my country is amazing

This is a callout post for the TSA agent who was incredibly thoughtful and concerned about me flying across the country all alone without an adult and wanted to make sure I knew how to go through security and felt safe and comfortable and explained that, as per the signs, children under 12 can keep their shoes on, and directed me specifically to another agent to help me so I wouldn’t be overwhelmed or afraid.

You were super sweet and kind, and the look on your face when I handed you my driver’s license and you realized I was 25 was priceless.

25th of April, 1974 - Portugal - Photo by Eduardo Gageiro

In PIDE’s headquarters (International and State Defense Police), the portrait of António de Oliveira Salazar, the dictator, is taken down during the Carnation Revolution.

PRINCESS DIARIES INSPIRED AUS
  • You are the reigning monarch/heir of my country and I’m your head of security but god you’re an amazing person and also single someone help me
  • My family is making an attempt to have a hostile takeover of the country and you’re part of the ruling family and oh no you’re hot
  • We’ve been dating for almost a year now and your dad’s side of the family is in town and you really don’t want me to meet them even though I’ve met your mom and oh it turns out you’re the heir to a small country what
  • You and I are the only people here under the age of 25 and you just found out that you’re the heir to your country’s throne and it’s your first state dinner and I’ve grown up with this and don’t know anything else and god you’re refreshingly sincere and have no idea what double speak even is and so I try to spend the night trying to make sure you don’t accidentally commit an irreparable faux paus and maybe start World War III and god you’re attractive can I have your number
  • I’ve been your personal assistant since you took the throne and I am more than a little bit in love with you oh no someone help oh wait that’s supposed to be me crap
  • Your country is really misogynistic and won’t let you inherit unless you’re married and you now have an arranged marriage with my older brother and I’m his twin sister who’s supposed to be your chaperone but wow you’re really funny
  • I’m your lady in waiting and I keep making a fool of myself in front of you but I can’t help it I’m lowkey in love with you
  • My family has served as body guards to yours for centuries so we’re childhood friends and we’ve done everything together we even live in the same dorm for college and I’m gonna be assigned to you once we both graduate from college but help I’m more than a little bit in love with you
  • I met you at a ball held in my honor but you just found out you’re royalty and don’t know who I am and you think I’m one of the musicians because one of my majors is music and I sometimes play at these things if I can get away with it and god you treat me like an actual person and I keep running into you at these things and I feel bad because no one’s clued you in yet but I hope they don’t because our countries hate each other and you have really pretty eyes
  • We’re both bored out of our minds at one of these fancy parties our parents made us go to and we spend the time people watching royals and guessing what everyone’s really thinking and god you’re hilarious and I keep running into you at these things and soon I’m willingly going to them the first time I told my parents I wanted to go they made our primary physician make sure I wasn’t sick that’s how much I hate them what have you done to me
  • You’re taking etiquette classes and I’m supposed to be your partner when you need one and god you’re bad at this fine I’ll tutor you but oh no you’re actually a really good person
  • We’re both children of the ruling monarchs of our respective countries and our parents used to be friends and we used to be friends when we were kids but then politics happened and our countries were enemies but we’ve struck a tentative truce a decade later and at the ball in honor of the truce we meet again and wow you got hot
  • We’re in high school and we’ve been dating for the past 2 years and you’re being really weird and sneaking around a lot are you cheating on me oh wait thank god no it turns out you’re having lessons on how to be royalty because that’s a thing now well let’s see how we’re gonna get through this one also your grandparent is terrifying
  • I’m an up and coming artist and you keep showing up to all my exhibits and you always make my day better whenever I see you and you almost always stay late and help me clean up and goddammit you’ve become my muse and I can’t really paint anything but you and one time when you stay after you kiss me and I’m ecstatic because I really like you but the next day I’m shopping for groceries and I see a picture of us kissing on the magazine in the checkout wtf do you mean you’re royalty are you sure bonus we’re the same gender and you’ve never come out before and now have to deal with being an out royal
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Happy birthday Dave Mustaine!! I love you so much and I can’t express in words how your music makes me feel, you’re SO amazing! 

I hope I can go to one of your shows soon so I can live the “aguante Megadeth” experience, which is soooo special (here you can enjoy it).

Well, I don’t know what more to say so I wish you a very happy birthday again colorado, I admire you a lot and I hope to hear new music from you soon!!

Coco is hands down the best Disney Pixar movie ever.

And I just want to thank Pixar for hugging my country with an amazing and perfectly made movie.

It’s truly a work of art visually and musically. Along with the story, it captures perfectly how beautiful my country is, and how amazing our biggest tradition is.

Without a doubt, Coco is now my favorite Disney movie.

Inútil? Heartbreaking. Deep. Deeply moving. Makes me cry every time.

Paciencia y Fe? Incredible. Perfection captured in one song. Makes me sob and want to hug my grandma every time.

Hundreds of Stories? Unbelievable. Silly and so deep and true. Makes me want to ask my parents all sorts of questions so I never forget their stories.

Enough? The biggest motivation. Thrilling. Makes me want to do ten push ups and pinch a baby’s cheek.

Carnaval del Barrio? Absolute perfection. Music, love and pride. Makes me sob.

Alabanza? Devastating. Beautifully tragic. Makes me want to appreciate every second of my life.

Older immigrants who have been in their country for decades? Amazing. Hardworking. Have so much to teach and pass on. Everybody should listen to them more.

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Totally unnecessary post and old pics but do you all ever think about how lucky we are that we have this kind of pics? Like most married politicians won’t even hold hands in public? 🤔

Women in Mexican money.
On the $500 MXP (Mexican Peso) we can see Frida Kahlo, recognized artist, painter, and one of THE MOST bad ass women in history.

On the $200 MXP we see Juana de Asbaje, with the legend: “Hombres necios que acusáis a la mujer sin razón, sin ver que sois la ocasión de lo mismo que culpáis.” Which translates to: “Stubborn men that accuse women without reason, without seeing that it is you the cause of the same thing you blame.”

Both women have gone down in history with their statements, both points of feminism in two radical different poles. Frida Kahlo wouldn’t shave, she let her unibrow grow, she had female lovers, amongst other many many remarkable things she did. Sor Juana was as humble as one can get, a woman of church, yet she outspoke about the inequalities of woman in society.

Basically, the two sides of a coin.

@amazingphil @danielhowell dressed as mariachis

900 FOLLOWERS?!

Most of you don’t know this but I am Mexican and I am proud of it, I know my country kind of sucks but it’s cultural side is amazing, it has such a variety of things that make it perfect; since I reached 900 follower I decided to draw Dan and Phil dressed as Mariachis to celebrate my culture and were I am from. Thank you all so much for all the love and support

See you soon and stay safe

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Some photos in my camera roll from a farmers market in Nice, France 🇫🇷❤️