Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
Of steppin out to dance.
Source: SoundCloud / maylegaspi
Perfect chill out music, which hardly applies to R&B anymore or how it usually works for me. Teehee.
Source: SoundCloud / KAYTRANADA
Something must be wrong with me because for the entire month of April all I’ve been singing in my head is this song.
I’m really looking forward to more songs by Sam Smith! He’s really really good. And oddly reminds me of Boy George. Hmmm…
Source: SoundCloud / Disclosure
I always end up at the strangest and most random corners of the Internet and tonight I stumbled upon the Wikipedia page of a Filipina poet named Angela Manalang-Gloria who lived during the American period. I think what makes her special is her feistiness which I believe needs more attention! Imagine the horror of Filipinos and foreigners alike (who btw simply mocked women’s guts) when her poem Revolt from Hymen was published.
O to be free at last, to sleep at last
As infants sleep within thewomb of rest!
To stir and stirring find no blackness vast
With passion weighted down upon the breast,
To turn the face this way and that and feel
No kisses festering on it like sores,
To be alone at last, broken the seal
That marks the flesh no better than a whore’s!
You go girl! I wish high school and college teachers taught us about her in Filipino literature. I never thought someone would stand up against marital rape and write a poem about it in the 1940s.
Lucky Gaiman fans! This is the caption he wrote on his blog:
”I’m signing my way through 10,000 sheets of paper that will be bound into the pre-signed copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. If ever you have to do this (it feels like the sort of penance you had to do at school if you were caught eating chocolate in class), here is advice on what you do if your pen decides to make an enormous inkblot that soaks through several sheets…”
He really knows how to find magic in the simplest of things. If only I can get my hands on one of those! =)
Just a few photos from our quick trip to Pico de Loro. It wasn’t such a long drive but every minute getting there was worth it. The place is beautiful and carefully planned out.
There’s really nothing more to say except that we had so much fun and especially because it was my uncle’s birthday! I’ll post more photos soon… ;-)