Are you “Home”?

“One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again,” — José Rizal.

I just wanted to segue a little for I felt the need to write for my fellow Filipinos who work abroad, and who are far from their families at home.

Opportunities. When they come, we grab them so we won’t waste time. We only have a single string of life to live, and it’s our choice whether we acquire noble qualities and live it, or we we waste time waiting to die. We need to it, we need to grab it while it’s there or someone else might get it. Thus, my fellow Filipinos who have accepted the challenge to work abroad, who have grabbed opportunities for their love ones at home.

I’m sharing a relevant song I found and it’s called “Tahanan,” such a beautiful Filipino word for “home,” which tackles pretty much everything I wanted to tell you. It’s by an emerging Filipino singer-songwriter Rico Bautista. Apologies to some if you won’t understand the song (it’s in Filipino). The song itself is notable, and video got me teary-eyed. 

To everyone, please reblog this especially to your Filipino friends who work far away from their families. They need this.

ofwings replied to your post: okay given the latest rumors about fi…

please god, all i want from this movie is jaina solo, even if she’s not called that

like, I’m down if han and leia have one kid and it’s a girl and she’s a badass jedi and she has all of the kickass qualities of her mom and dad with this idolization of jedi master luke and basically the entire movie is about her ascension to jedi master level and just CAN THE PROTAGONIST OF THIS NEXT FILM BE A GIRL???

ofwings asked:

hey miles, i know we have never really talked but i just wanted to say that i'm glad your new job is awesome and fulfilling and that you make my dash a brighter place! :D

Hey Sarah! Thank you! I appreciate that a lot and all your posts are always on point, so thank you for that. Super grateful for being able to work at a cool company. I hope they continue to grow and allow me to grow with them and stay.

ofwings asked:


they take me back to freshman year of college so hardcore, man. aw.

  1. lack of color
  2. talking bird (but the demo version with the ukulele)
  3. marching bands of manhattan
  4. stable song
  5. transatlanticism

i thiiiink? i havent listened to them a ton in so long but those are the songs i go back to

ofwings asked:

1, 10, 15

1. Favorite moment of 2013: I never, ever expected it to be this, but being 10 feet away from Abby breaking the record was something ridiculously special and that entire game and entire night was just a step above anything else I’ve been at.  (Honorable mention: being at JELD-WEN for the PTFC-FCKC game.)

10: Done!

15: Favorite woso tumblr post: GONNA BE REAL SELF-CENTERED AND GO WITH THIS.

ofwings replied to your post:favorite college team??

god, i feel like i commit the cardinal sin of college hockey and have had the most fun watching bu. team canada lite, i have regrets.

BU is good too!! As long as its not BC or Harvard. But yeah they basically have all of team Canada on their roster haha. At least Jack Eichel plays for their mens team.

man remember when you could copy the text of replies & tumblr automatically hyperlinked that was great

ofwings answered: code name verity!

THANK you for reminding me i do have this waiting for me to read!!

daeneryed answered: fics? books? what’re you in the mood for?

fic or book, anything that has good characterization, is betaed/edited. i’m not in the mood for sherlock, apparently, randomly gave that another try & nah. if it’s long i’d like it to be really engaging. usually i’m okay with culling through the masses but i am just not feeling up to it right now

ofwings asked:

"#yeah i'm all about this" dude i am far too apple pie country music flag waving american for the gillian apps problem i am having, but here i am and i just need to tell someone

oh i know i’m normally screaming and clicking as fast as i can when i reblog meghan agosta just to get it over with XD. But isn’t that just the perfect package: pizza, gold medal, and lady hockey players haha.