JT & Jimmy love
as we should
“He tried. He always, always tried, and always with love at the core of that effort.” — Mona Simpson, novelist, sister of Steve Jobs. Read the rest here.
why purpose is a woman
Purpose is a clearer thinker than anyone I know. She is also the least forgiving of mistakes, but the most compassionate of those who make them. It all depends on where you’re coming from, and whether the error was made from honest ignorance or an attempt to cover things up. <…> Purpose is not easy to live with, but she is a loyal friend. The men she used to go out with seldom...
how it ends*
1 egress 2 exigencies 3 composition 4 considerations 5 ingress *had written much of this early this month. was editing and putting it up one by one. last one up today. am surprised by how writing seems to be ahead of what happens. it seems like i’m constantly bracing myself. how tiring.
success ♥ complacency FTW.
Success has always been good at numbers and appearances. Years ago, when we were together in college, he was the sort everyone wanted to have around all the time. Back then he was pursuing Purpose, and they did seem like the perfect couple to those who knew them both. Since then however, they have not seen much of each other, except at other people’s weddings. After that, Purpose went...
poverty ain't a blessing
“When RH is portrayed as a great evil and when women and men who choose to pursue RH measures, notably contraception, are deemed to be sinners by Church leaders, this is neither fair nor informed. <…> The greater sin would be to bring any number of children into a world of poverty. <…> (I consider poverty a great risk and not a blessing despite what the Church might...
not in india. but you get my drift.
And so it goes. In any breakup, there is this moment when a person who was a part of you just an instant ago becomes a surrealistically familiar stranger. After that moment, inertia and denial can only delay the inevitable. On my last night in Bangalore I drank an egregious amount of my favorite takeout Chinese hot-and-sour vegetable soup, and I cried; I knew this second goodbye was final....
<…> Enjoy the stories, admire the craft. Then put it in your backpack and go. As far as you can, for as long as you can afford it. Preferably someplace where ou have to think in one language and buy groceries in another. Get a job there. Rent a room. Stick around. Do something. If it doesn’t work out, do something else. Whatever it is, you will be able to use it in the stories...
1st Tiger Translate Manila Graffiti Showdown!
Ooooh. A live battle eh. tigertranslatemanila: EKIS and NUNO of KSTPhilippines go head-to-head in a Graffiti Showdown for the Tiger Translate Manila Kick-Off on November 18! work by Ekis via http://kstphilippines.tumblr.com/ Join us in this celebration of art and music, and the streets of Manila that bear witness to it! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for updates and...
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FREE BEER ALWAYS GOOD. AND A PARTY WITH GRAFFITI ART AND TURBO GOTH? EVEN BETTER. tigertranslatemanila: Tiger Translate Manila is partying with you this weekend! Give it up for the Tiger Translate Manila Weekend Promo for October 21 to 22! You can join the promo in three easy steps! 1. Go to any of the bars and restos that serve Tiger Beer.
Tiger Translate Manila: Growth Spurt: Tiger... →
tigertranslatemanila: During any length of time (pun much intended), a city and its people change — skin is stretched to tautness, gaps are formed where before there were none, new habits that neglect the past arise at the same time that there remains a struggle to remember. Now in the city of Manila,…
Tiger Translate Manila: "A growing society must... →
tigertranslatemanila: … and accept new ideas for the future, while respecting its own history. — James Ng, Hong Kong, Tiger Translate Artist. Source: Tiger Translate website. What is extraordinary in James Ng’s work on the Tiger Translate themes of Growth and the Future is precisely its merging…
"Materialism can control us and break our...
tigertranslatemanila: Devante, Tiger Translate Artist, Republic of Korea reimagines the Gold Theme to question the idea that it can only be a commodity, in the context of a media that renders beauty as something to be bought and acquired, instead of something that comes from within. Source: Tiger Translate website. The first theme for Tiger Translate Manila is GOLD! How will Pinoy graffiti...
In art, as life:
special are these times when i surprise myself: art doesn’t imitate life, it just happens with it. *** That might be said about Cabangis’ work in Gathering as a whole, owing as it does its existence on disparity and disjointedness and disconnections. Right here is where its daring also lies, as it reiterates the obviously mundane and everyday as that which we refuse to admit it is, where...
A LETTER TO THE ONE WHO WALKED AWAY | Pulse.ph :... →
a cd-review-cum-love-letter to Ebe Dancel.
art in times of recession: Dennis Juan Ma, NZ
tigertranslatemanila: For Tiger Translate Artist Dennis Juan Ma from New Zealand, fear brought on by difficulty should be transformed into courage, resilience, and hope. “The recession hit us hard. Some of us got scared, some of us lost the courage to fight. However there is always hope and a future. Let courage grow and it will destroy the enemies!” Check out Dennis Juan Ma via the Tiger...
"There is art in everything ...
tigertranslatemanila: … Enjoy the tiny little details of life. — Stephen Chan, United Kingdom Stephen Chan is Tiger Translate Artist of the Month, working with concepts of futurism and the metropolis, in a detailed illustration style uniquely his. Source: Tiger Translate site. Click here for more on Stephen Chan! Like Translate Manila on Facebook! Follow Translate Manila on Twitter!
boys i love!
See the full gallery on Posterous 1. <after i tell this story of my recent life> Manny: (looks at me with a knowing smile) Gian: so ano siya, tipong ayaw mo siyang bastusin? Me: ha? Gian: gano’n kasi sa lalake, kapag super gusto mo yung babae, ayaw mo siya bastusin. Manny: oo nga. Me: ah, eh baliktad sa babae. gusto ko siya bastusin. Gian: oo nga, mao-offend ako kung sabihin...
Let me tell you a wonderful old joke from communist times. A guy was sent from...– Slavoj Žižek at Occupy Wall Street (via kateoplis)
agree with pop TV 2
“It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.” — Meredith on Grey’s Anatomy. ...
no defining journalist:
and it’s about time we did.
agree with pop TV 1
Robin: Chemistry. If you have chemistry, you’ll only need one thing… Ted: What’s that? Robin: Timing. But timing’s a bitch. and i say: oh honey, like you can’t even begin to imagine.
Nora Aunor at her most real
yes, cigarette and all. but also lines and age, wisdom and just some darn honesty. finally a woman’s image so real it makes us uncomfortable.