Unfair. || Ignored then forgotten.

So while we were chilling here in Batangas, we decided to watch a local film titled “Must Be Love”. Yeah we were bored, but I must say, the movie was good.

Anyways, being a realistic buzzkill that I am, I didn’t like the concept of the story. Mainly because when I think about it, it’s about two bestfriends that fell in love with each other, disregarding the third wheel….ironically, that’s the original girlfriend.

(Yes, here I am like always, appreciating the neglected part of the good stories.) I’ll try to share how it looked like from a point of view like hers.

The original girlfriend started her act…well, normally. Came to the province a stranger. She met the guy, who is/was a womanizer, and fell in love with him after he courted him.

She loved taking photos of him, because she wanted lots of memories by the time she returned to Manila. He got tired of the pictures, but she never knew.

She loved cheering for him as he played Basketball, but he was secretly disappointed that she couldn’t play the sport.

She always wanted to look presentable and pretty for her boyfriend, but he found it boring that she was so strict.

When she left for Manila (well the guy was from the province. Cebu, I think?), she told her cousin, her boyfriend’s best friend, to take care of him and shoo off other girls.

Her cousin became the model for a beauty contest of some sort, and “bloomed”. The beautician asked her boyfriend to be her cousin’s partner for a dance, and that’s how they felt the connection.

Her boyfriend fell in love with her cousin after he realized her beauty, and the original girlfriend didn’t know until she came back to the province.

She found out, and got mad at her cousin out of shock and jealousy. She shouted at her cousin, and everybody looked at her for being the “girl-who-shouted-at-the-protagonist”.

Her cousin cried and told her boyfriend everything she felt right from the start, and he replied with how he felt.

Things happened and the original girlfriend substituted her cousin as the beautician’s model.

She tried everything to get him back. She was desperate because she was in love. She even tried to do the “slow motion” that got his attention.

Sure, maybe it was difficult for the guy to choose, but it was obviously harder for her, the original girlfriend, who had no choice. All she could do was wait.

And in the end, when the beauty contest was taking place, her boyfriend broke up with him.

She gave her gown to her cousin, the protagonist, and faded away. Everybody was shocked, but in delight, that the protagonist was there as she did her dance with the boyfriend.

It showed a short clip of how the original girlfriend bumped a “new” guy, but that’s it. It didn’t show what she had to go through afterwards. Her part was done.

All she did was love truly and fully, but in the end she was just ignored, replaced, and forgotten.

Pagtulong sa iba. || Panghihipo, pangga-gago, at pakikialam.

Kanina, habang nakasakay ako sa jeep pauwi, nagkaron ng away.

Sa una, sigawan. May tinatawag na bastos yung isang lalake, pinapababa nya ng jeep yung sinisigawan nya. Konting dagdag sa away, konting dagdag sa lakas ng sigaw.

Pangalawa, may suntok na binato yung nanigaw. Sa una, iisipin mong kupal yung nanapak. Bayolente. Walang modo. Pala-away. Siraulo. Madami kang maiisip, pero malamang makakaramdam ka ng takot. Ako, syempre, unang naisip ko, “pucha nagsasapakan na sila”.

Napahinto yung jeep, sumigaw yung driver, umupo yung nagbato ng unang suntok sa mukha. Kung andon ka manlalaki mata mo sa pagka-solido nung suntok. Isipin mo nakasandal ka na nga, nadiin pa yung mukha mo sa pader pagkatapos kang suntukin. Ganon ka-solid.

Pangatlo, pinipigil na yung nanapak pagtapos nyang magbato ng 3 or 4 pang suntok. Tinawag na lasing yung sinuntok nya, at pinapababa uli ng jeep. Sa una ayaw nung sinisigawan, pero ‘di naman siya pumapalag.

Pagkatapos ng ilang sigundo ng tensyon sa jeep, tinulak palabas nung nanuntok yung lasing. Nalaglag yung lasing sa jeep, hindi nakababa ng maayos. Pag tingin ko sa labas, naka-upo lang siya don. Nahihilo pa rin, hindi ko alam kung dahil lasing siya o dahil hilo sa mga suntok na nakuha ng mukha nya.

Kaya pala nagkaron ng away, nanghihipo yung lasing sa babaeng katabi nya. Di ko naiwasang mapansin, may itsura naman yung babae, siguro kaya naisipang mang-gago nung lasing.

Di ko napansin na nagpasalamat yung babae sa lalake, kahit pagbaba naming tatlo ng jeep.

Naisip ko, pano kung ako yung nakakita ng ganon? Aabot ba ako sa puntang mananapak ako? O kahit papano man lang, pano ako aakto sa ganon pag ako nakakita? Sigurado ako, may gagawin ako. Hindi ako tanga para bastang pabayaan ang babae kung binabastos siya ng ganon. Hindi ko nga lang talaga alam kung anong gagawin ko para huminto yung lalake.

Siguro, sisigawan ko muna ng sobra. Pag nag-angas, bahala na.

Napa-isip rin tuloy ako kung gano kadalas nangyayari yung ganon sa mga jeep, bus, FX, o kahit anong pwede sakyan pam-byahe. Pero ang mas magandang tanong, kung ilang Pilipino nga ba ang makikialam kung may nakita silang ganon. Oo, specifically, Pilipino yung tinatanong ko. Kitang kita na kasi sa’tin madalas yung “kung wala akong kinalaman dyan, ‘di ako makiki-alam” na mentality.

Nakakatakot isipin, pero minsan parang kahit ibang tao sa paligid mo, ‘di madaling gawing kakampi no?

stinkfart:

thegreatest:

All kinds of awesome

why can’t stuff like this be made more often.

Shit this is great. Really great.

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HistoRiles started out as an idea in transit. I have always commuted ever since high school. I commute via bus whenever I go home to Batangas, via tricycle whenever I get around Katipunan, and of course, via LRT when traveling around Manila. Philippine public transport has its own woes, but I figured if I could just make one little change, it might matter even for the short duration of any ride. I wanted people to find avenues to be insightful because I believe that a society that thrives in constant inquiry and wonder is one that’s geared for progress. As a design student and an aspiring artist, HistoRiles is my way of invoking the curiosity within every Filipino that has perhaps been lost amidst the flurry of every ordinary day’s rush.

— Alfred Marasigan, January 2012

Follow HistoRiles on tumblr and on twitter!

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We actually need these, in my opinion, so people will know (and hopefully not forget) at least the history of the places.

pwnator:

silentlysilentsilence:

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muircheartaigh:

reintier:

rizzuwizzu:

rides a cow into the international dateline

this is literally fucking PERFECT and i am going to laugh at how perfect this is for the next 209734 years 

I AM DEAD
THIS IS TOO ACCURATE

“and making them punch your forehead” HAHAHAHAH

^ that made me laugh like hell XD

sure why not

Sabit.

Unang beses ko sumabit ng jeep nung isang linggo.

Nakakatawa na nakakakaba pala sumabit sa jeep. Akala ko madali lang, pucha masakit rin pala sa kamay.

Syempre nakaka-ilang pag sa loob ako nakatingin, lalo na kasi unang beses ko. Iniisip ko “mukha kaya akong tanga?”, kaya minsan nilalabas ko na lang ulo ko kahit mainit.

Pero kahit kasi mainit, masarap tumambay pag ‘di ka naka-silong. Mahangin kasi. Akala ko sa una mukha akong gago kasi nga sabit ako, pero parang ang normal pa rin naman ng mga tingin ng mga tao sa’kin. Di naman pala ganon kasama sumabit.

Pag baba ko nga lang, ngawit na ngawit yung mga kamay ko. Kaya siguro ang lalaki ng braso nung ibang sumasabit, sanay na. Haha!

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This month, on local magazine covers.

Dawn Zulueta. Dammnnnnn son.

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PH: World’s Best Country in Business English
Well, people will now have to think twice before mocking Pinoys’ use of the English language.
The Philippines was named the world’s best country in business English proficiency, even beating the United States, according to a recent study by GlobalEnglish Corporation. GlobalEnglish has released early this month the results of its annual Business English Index (BEI), the only index that measures business English proficiency in the workplace.
For 2012, results showed that from 76 represented countries worldwide, only the Philippines attained a score above 7.0, “a BEI level within range of a high proficiency that indicates an ability to take an active role in business discussions and perform relatively complex tasks.”
“This is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country with one-tenth of the population of India, recently overtook India as a hub for call centers. Over 400,000 Filipinos are now employed in call centers, roughly 50,000 more than in India,” the study said.
The Philippines, which scored 7.11 and the lone country in the intermediate level, were joined by Norway (6.54), Estonia (6.45), Serbia (6.38) and Slovenia (6.19) in the top five.
GlobalEnglish noted that a country’s business English capability is an indicator of its economic growth and business success.
“It is not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving their economies, based on the latest GDP data from the World Bank,” it added.
Meanwhile, struggling economic powers (Japan, Italy and Mexico) and fast-growth emerging markets (Brazil, Columbia and Chile) scored below a 4.0 in business English proficiency, placing them at a disadvantage when competing in a global marketplace, the study said.
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(via amateurdreamer)

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PH: World’s Best Country in Business English

Well, people will now have to think twice before mocking Pinoys’ use of the English language.

The Philippines was named the world’s best country in business English proficiency, even beating the United States, according to a recent study by GlobalEnglish Corporation. GlobalEnglish has released early this month the results of its annual Business English Index (BEI), the only index that measures business English proficiency in the workplace.

For 2012, results showed that from 76 represented countries worldwide, only the Philippines attained a score above 7.0, “a BEI level within range of a high proficiency that indicates an ability to take an active role in business discussions and perform relatively complex tasks.”

“This is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country with one-tenth of the population of India, recently overtook India as a hub for call centers. Over 400,000 Filipinos are now employed in call centers, roughly 50,000 more than in India,” the study said.

The Philippines, which scored 7.11 and the lone country in the intermediate level, were joined by Norway (6.54), Estonia (6.45), Serbia (6.38) and Slovenia (6.19) in the top five.

GlobalEnglish noted that a country’s business English capability is an indicator of its economic growth and business success.

“It is not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway—the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012—are improving their economies, based on the latest GDP data from the World Bank,” it added.

Meanwhile, struggling economic powers (Japan, Italy and Mexico) and fast-growth emerging markets (Brazil, Columbia and Chile) scored below a 4.0 in business English proficiency, placing them at a disadvantage when competing in a global marketplace, the study said.

Read More »

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So I was trying to watch this YouTube video. And noticed that sneaky little difference that didn’t look right…

So I was trying to watch this YouTube video. And noticed that sneaky little difference that didn’t look right…

So I was trying to watch this YouTube video. And noticed that sneaky little difference that didn’t look right…

So I was trying to watch this YouTube video. And noticed that sneaky little difference that didn’t look right…