here’s my gift exchange for @ninyard , i hope you like it <3 (these are,,,random kandreil hcs set in the pjo verse pls bear with me)

  • so i think we all can agree on the fact that neil is a child of Hermes, the god of messengers, roads, travelers and thieves (he’s also described as cunning, witty and quick)
  • in this au neil def takes after his dad; he loves to outsmart his opponents, is the fastest demigod in camp half blood n has,of course, a smart mouth aka he can never shut the fuck up n gets into trouble 24/7 and poor andrew has to deal it all the damn time
  • but we all know that andrew lovehates neils ability to twist andrews words around and use them to win arguments lmao

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lofficielmanila: L'OFFICIEL MANILA N°16
November 2016

Margaret Zhang @margaret__zhang shoots this month’s cover girl Karlie Kloss @karliekloss exclusively for L’officiel Manila, highlighting all the Aussie designers you ought to know. Three contemporary fashion brands show us a world #PostVetements . Rafe Totengco @rafe_totengco of @rafenewyork talks to Noel Manapat @noelmanapat about his bittersweet return to Manila. James Reyes @jamesvreyes waxes poetic about his career jump from fashion to theater arts and why history books are as relevant as pop culture. Three young chefs based in LA bring “local” cuisine to a foreign plate and capture an entirely new market along the way.

And more — all in our Culture Issue.

Photography and styling by Margaret Zhang @margaret__zhang
Fashion by Michael Lo Sordo @michaellosordo, Off-White @off____white, and Swarovski @swarovski
Makeup by Quinn Murphy @quinnmurphy1
Hair by Frankie Foye @frankiefoye

kate-r  asked:

As a Filipino, do you think that we should forget the brutalities committed by the Japanese and the Americans during the liberation of Manila in 1945?

Forgive, yes. But forget? To forget is a disservice to those who were victims of the war. We must remember that the Battle of Manila was waged not only in the city plazas but also in residential areas across the metro, in homes. Families were helplessly slaughtered. Many died of starvation. It is thus a warning to those people  today who would call for an “all-out war” on a region they barely know. Let me quote Eliezer Wiesel: “To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.”

We should never forget. History is replete with rich lessons, of honor and bravery, in the backdrop of human depravity. History balances us, makes us wary of extremist ideas and makes us remember our own mistakes, and our own loss, and confronts us with the truth that we are flawed in every way. It is hard to forgive. But it is a grave error to forget. I remember this quote from El Terror Amarillo en Filipinas:

“You can forgive, but not forget, because to forget would not mean justice, or the spirit of preservation, or dignity. You forgive, knowing full well that you are forgiving what is humanly unforgivable.” - Ernesto Foye

We Filipinos have this certain historical amnesia on certain things. Wounds heal when we remember and accept truth.