Fourth Year

I'mma ______ like it's my last.
#sigh
luckyyyou:

Seriously though. Especially that last one. Wrap you in a blanket, tell you your loved, give you a kiss on the cheek then leave you alone. HAHA oh man so cheesy. Whatevs.

#sigh

luckyyyou:

Seriously though. Especially that last one. Wrap you in a blanket, tell you your loved, give you a kiss on the cheek then leave you alone. HAHA oh man so cheesy. Whatevs.

Totes

need to start doing this tumblr thing again.

Forgive people and move forward. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the remedy. It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened. It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life. Remember, the less time you spend hating the people who hurt you, the more time you’ll have to love the people who love you.

Pinayist praxis is an individual and communal process of decolonization, humanization, self-determination, and relationship building, ultimately moving toward liberation


…gonna’ focus on refining myself. Come at me 2012 :)

Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy

br0ke:

“Images of the Filipina” by Erwin Sunga, Caroline Calderon, Ingrid Liggayu, Bianca Flores

Credits to:
“We, Spoken Here 2” (Barbara Jane Reyes)
“If you want to know …” (Carlos Bulosan, Bino Realuyo, Proletariat Bronze)

Google Filipina, what do you see?

mail order brides
the perfect companions
exotic women
So how do WE define Filipina?

If you want to know who we are
Know our stories
understand our beautiful struggle
Don’t mistake what we say
We portray pinay everyday
in every way
Redefine:
the pinay cannot be bound by gender or sex
Yes, we Babae
and Lalake
We ates and achievers
We prostitutes and poets
We mothers and melissa roxas
We ypsp and yayas
We Rocky Rivera and roll models
We warriors and wonder womyn
We are all pinay

If you want to know who we are…
The pinay cannot be bound by borders
She is constantly moving
constantly recreating herself
We the overseas workers and overworked
We Saudi Arabia and South of Market
We Cory and community
We Bayan and Bessie Carmichael
We Katipunan and Kalinga
We Gabriela and Goddesses

We malakas and maganda
We malakas and maganda
We, malakas and maganda

If you want to know who we are…

We are the Filipina, the Filipino
In solidarity
We are all pinay

(via annetildetildetilde)

Truth is, everybody’s gonna hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for

It’s been real Fall 2011.

I don’t know where to start.  I created this blog to capture moments that are going to make my fourth year memorable and that’s the whole reason why I bought my cool point and shoot but this is beside the point. It is my last Fall quarter of my undergraduate career. There’s a lot of lasts this year and yes it makes me sad but I’m also very happy. It’s weird. I’ve been focusing on my relationships with people that I care about you know…making time for them…being with them…really being present with the people who mean a lot to me. I think it’s getting harder because I’m realizing how much time is left and I find myself caring for more and more people every day. For me there is always time to be with folks that are important.

Looking back on this quarter I remember feeling ready and excited to take this year to the next level. I wanted to come out of UCLA a stronger and more confident Pinay. I knew I wanted things to be different this year because last year was such a struggle but I definitely came out on top ;). I got a better sense of myself and my values. Once I started taking classes I noticed how much I enjoyed them. It was different. Although I was not the best student that I could have been this quarter, I was definitely a better student this year than I’ve ever been (relevant education is pretty legit). Anyway, I can confidently say that I love school and very blessed to have this education.

A theme that has been running through my quarter is the value of relationships. I value the relationships I have with folks because I know that we are deeply connected in one way or another. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be invested in people’s lives. That in it of itself has made my fourth year memorable.

 

Check these moments out: 


Let’s have more moments yuh? 

Reflection.

How will you give something beautiful to the world?

Growing up.

  • A: How do you use a credit card?
  • B: Wisely.