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lnzox asked:

So I thought I was Bikolian but I asked my mom where she's from and she said Daet, Camarines Norte. She can speak bikol and Tagalog but that makes us actually tagalog right? I'd be excited if so because there's more information on that ethnic group

Camarines Norte is part of the Bikolano homeland so she is most likely Bikolano not Tagalog. Just because she speaks Tagalog doesn’t mean anything as the language is literally forced on non-Tagalogs so just because she speaks Tagalog doesn’t mean anything because it is a forced language. My mom is Akeanon yet she speaks Tagalog (among 3 other Philippine languages other than Akeanon and Tagalog) simply because she was forced to learn it in school and it is the language she speaks at home with us because that is the only Philippine language my dad knows as he is a Tagalog. She was lucky enough to have learned her native tongue as her siblings other than her older sister only know Tagalog and English. However she was born in Zambales not in Aklan so her place of birth doesn’t represent what she actually is ethnically so place of birth doesn’t mean anything either at times.

Also what is wrong with being Bikolano? Bikolanos have a very rich ethnic history and culture. One of our known epics of the Philippines are found in the Ibalon nation (the original name of the Bikolano homeland). Bikolanos were fierce warriors, just like many of the Bisayans who they have a cultural affinity with and just like their Bisayan neighbors they were heavily tattooed. However they were also known farmers and traders just like their Tagalog neighbors further north of Luzon. One shouldn’t be ashamed of their ethnic group as it’s not only putting shame on your ancestors but it is also degrading yourself to want to be something you aren’t.

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WHAT THE HECK

SO I PLAYED ALL OF DUST AN ELYSIAN TAIL AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL GAME. 

I GOT A NEW MONITOR FOR MY DESKTOP YESTERDAY AND I PLAYED DUST SOME MORE AND I REALIZED THAT THIS GAME LIED TO ME. 

I

WASN’T

EXPECTING

THIS

HOLY DUST BUNNIES

THESE SCREENSHOTS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE

THIS GAME IS SO BEAUTIFUL I DONT UNDERSTAND

I DONT UNDERSTAND

I CANT HANDLE THIS

I CANT

STOP IT

WHAT THE HECK

NO

Different ways to play:

(This was sitting in my drafts for a really long time. Whoops.)

Alright, so I’ve maybe continuously played this game multiple times due to just..well. Liking it that much. But you can only repeat the same process but so many times in certain span of time before falling in a rut. So, in order to give this game a bit of a twist for replay-ability, I’ve come up with different methods in which could enhance the replaying experience. (Some of which I have done myself, some of which I made up and are not sure if it works yet)

Assuming, most of these can be done on any difficulty (Unless stated otherwise)

This list is literally just comprised to bring in new ideas for ways to play the game and bring a challenge forward to those who are looking for an odd, creative way to play. (You know, how Pokemon has the many different challenges like Nuzlocke)

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The Road Less Traveled

These photos were taken when I was on my way home last Saturday (from Naga to Daet). The first photo was taken at the Bitukang Manok (Camarines Norte). It’s called that way because its curves seem like to be an intestine. Tortuous. At sobrang nakakahilo dito sa part na ‘to, swear. It’s like a mini Emi, if you know what Emi is. The second photo was taken in a highway in Daet. I was inside the van when I took these. :)

Bagasbas Beach, Daet, Camarines Norte

This beach is a big part of my childhood. And I know, a lot of people who grew up in Cam Norte too have a lot of memories here. I’ve always loved coming here just to make muni-muni, watch people walk and surf, and wait for the sun to set. I feel so lucky to have a beach like this just a few kilometers from our home.