as a pinoy

Malalaman mong mahal ka ng isang tao kung nagpplano siya ng mga bagay na alam niyong pangmatagalan. Ibig sabihin, nagcocommit siya sayo talaga. Like he’s planning your future wedding, kung saan kayo magttravel after, kung ilan yung magiging future babies niyo, kung anong magiging business niyo, etc. Basta yung vision niya nasa future na, then you can say na mahal ka talaga niyan at seryoso siya. Otherwise, alam mo na.

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a comic about growing up a queer filipino artist in america


(notes: please click to view in full res; reblogs are totally okay but reposts without credit are not; you may delete the caption, idgaf- thank you all for your kind words!)

anonymous asked:

Michael, how did you think of your YouTuber name? :0c

He suggested the name to me and I guess it sorta stuck-? 

I wasn’t very popular then, obviously, so I didn’t use the account as much, but I made the YouTube channel during the summer after my junior year in high school. So, that was about four years ago. 

Wow… four years. I can’t believe it. It feels so long ago, haha. But it still hurts like it was yesterday.

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Today, on the 21st of September, Filipinos from all walks of life march for human rights, and against tyranny.

(I do love this country, warts and all.)

(And shout out to all the schools using their social media platforms to give voice to the cause, and to their faculty, staff, and students who are using the cancellation of classes to join the march.)

@cryptidsp00n I couldn’t help but think of Michael saying this asdfh

the audio came from here

PINOY CELEBS AS WAZE’S NAVIGATION VOICE

KRIS AQUINO:

OMG! Traffic. So ganito, turn left tayo….ayan. Perfect! So ayan, magleft ka na here. Kasi nung dumaan ako dun last week mga monday din yun as in grabe I swear, walang traffic. Then I remember when my dad told me about… Ohmygosh! Nakakaloka! Nakalampas tayo. Turn right daliiii. Ginusto ko to eh why not? panindigan!“

RUFFA MAE QUINTO:

“Go go go!!! Drive drive lang to the highest level. Turn right ka in 20 meters you know. Ay mali, pasensha na. Left pala dapat. Ok fine. Todo na ‘to! Whoooo!!!”

PIA WURZTBACH:

“To turn right in 200 meters is both an honor and a responsibility. You can show the world the universe rather that you are confidently traveling with a heart.”

TONI GONZAGA AS PBB HOST:

“Driver, nagustuhan kaya ng taumbayan ang ginawa mong pagU-turn? O mas pinili nilang pa-diretsuhin ka na lang para maka-iwas sa traffic? Malalaman mo kung ilang metro ka magraright-turn… sa aking pagbabalik.”

PRESIDENT DUTERTE:

“Putangina. Sabi ng kaliwa! Buang ka.”

KUYA KIM:

“In 300 meters, turn right to Osmena Hi-way. Kaunting kaalaman lamang. Alam nyo ba na ang Osmena Hi-way ay intersection ng Qurino Avenue sa Paco Manila hanggang Alabang, Muntinlupa. 3 bayan ang dinadaanan nito; Manila, Makati at Pasay.

MOCHA USON:

Hello mga ka-DDS, sa loob ng tatlumpung metro, kumanan ka dahil yun ang tamang daan. Wag tayong dumaan sa Tuwid na Daan dahil mga Dilawan yan. Bilisan mo lang Ka-DDS, kapag naaksidente ka walang may ibang kasalanan diyan kundi si VP Leni.

ANGELICA PANGANIBAN:

“Putangina. Sabi ng kaliwa in 200 meters. Ano? Nawala wi-fi ng kapitbahay? Ang pasensya ko di basta-basta nauubos pero ang 4G ko konting-konti na lang! Bilis!”

JOHN ARCILLA AS HENERAL LUNA:

“Lumampas ka na punyeta! Sabi ng magdahan-dahan. Meron tayong mas malaking kaaway kaysa sa mga traffic enforcer. Ang ating mga sarili.”


"Kumanan o Mag-Uturn? Pumili ka!”

LIZA SOBERANO:

“In 200 meters, turn right. Ohmygosh. I don’t want na. I’m shy na.”

MAM CHARO:

“Dear Driver, Pagsapit ng sampung metro, kumanan. Pagkarating sa iyong napiling destinasyon, hulaan ang title ng episode ngayon. Nagmamahal, Ate Charo”

ZENAIDA SEBA,

“Sa buwan ng Hulyo, mas mainam na kumanan pagkalipas ng 200 metro. Malas ang mag-Uturn. Magiging malapit ka sa aksidente dahil kulay lavander ang panty mo. Tandaan, hindi hawak ng mga bituin ang kapalaran natin. Mayroon tayong traffic light, gamitin natin ito.”

TITO BOY:

“Kaibigan, usap tayo. Now naaaa!!  Let’s do the fast talk. Kanan o kaliwa? In 300 meters, Red Light or Green Light? Lights on or Lights off?”

JANINA SAN MIGUEL:

“Well, In 100 meters, turn right. B’coz there was the wa- they’re, they was the one who’s… very… Hahahaha… Oh I’m so sorry, Ahhmm… left pala. Oh my god… I told you I’m so confident. hahahahah. Sorry guys because this was really my first trip ever b’coz I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that we came from U-turn. Hmmm, so… but I said dot our family is the most important persons in our life so left talaga. Thank you.”

A selection of books about Asian American history and politics, with an emphasis on the radical movements of 1960s-1990s. 

My personal favorites are Legacy to Liberation: Politcs and Culture of Revolutionary Asian Pacific America, Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans, both edited by the late great Fred Ho, and Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama.