philippine tube


“Well, the man’s got the sperm and the woman’s got the egg. Now, once a month an egg slides down the Philippine tube towards the uterus. The first sperm to reach the egg wins, it gets a medal, it’s born, you name him Cory, you push him out the door, and nothing makes sense for the rest of his life.”

boy meets world: season two   

what’s in my bag: bayani edition

- adventure time backpack

  • darth vader moleskine for his course notes (bigay ni goyong. doble kasi yung natanggap niya from ‘school fans’ ampfFFF)

  • smaller, plain black moleskine for random thoughts and sketches

  • g-tec .3 [black], tin set of staedtler mars lumograph, staedtler rasoplast pen/pencil eraser

  • green parker pen with jose rizal inscribed in faux gold

  • hello panda [chocolate], 2 nissin wafers, stick-o [small; strawberry]

  • summit bottled water

  • ‘i love sagada’ pouch (pasalubong from the luna brothers). inside are his boarding house keys, coins, and a wrinkled but neatly folded 100-peso bill

- nike knapsack [black]

  • empty flask

  • unopened pack of marlboro ice blast & plain red lighter

  • ziplock filled with v-fresh, icool, assorted maxx candies

  • grade school notebook with piolo pascual on the cover for his notes

  • g-tec .3 (nicked from a clueless pepe)

  • worn copy of bob ong’s ang mga kaibigan ni mama susan

  • small plastic envelope for fast food coupons and pamphlets from protests he went to

  • sleek silver powerbank & 3 TB seagate external hard drive for his ‘~stuff~’

  • 2x2 pic of marcelo (“gago di sa’kin ‘yan baka nahulog lang”)

- dark brown leather backpack

  • portfolio for his current uni registration form & test permit. also, lists of the boys’ uni schedule and infos on their professors just in case one of his friends (rather, sons) need him for consultation (because they all wrote him down as ‘guardian’)

  • gabriel garcia marquez’s one hundred years of solitude

  • first aid kit containing: box of waterproof plasters, green cross alcohol [small], pocket tissue, wet wipes, basic medicinal tablets, katinko ointment

  • ipad mini [black] loaded with award-winning foreign films, classic songs and compositions (may class ang tito). he also records lectures then types summaries at home

  • compact umbrella [brown]

- puma backpack

  • pocari sweat

  • face towel [blue] tapos ‘tunying’ is embroidered sa lower right side

  • jason sacher’s how to swear around the world (joke gift from juan)

  • maroon moleskine for personal writings, most of which are poems

  • nintendo dsi with nintendogs: lab and friends (dONT JUDGE or he will fight you irl)

- herschel little america backpack [camouflage]

  • voss water (infused with lemon ch0sxzz)

  • black macbook air [11-inch] with charger

  • altoids mint tin

  • beats by dr. dre [black headphones]

  • current issue of esquire philippines

  • hand sanitizer

- versace briefcase (too flashy for his taste but it’s a gift from miong e)

  • ring-bound reader of hand-picked works from his favorite political and philosophical writers such as rousseau, robespierre, wollstonecraft

  • yellow pad, blank index cards, assorted sticky notes

  • bic pen [black], mechanical pencil, stabilo boss highlighter [blue]

  • philippine constitution [hardbound]

  • tube of hand lotion [sampaguita]

- marc jacobs ‘domo arigato’ backpack

  • eos lip balm [sweet mint]

  • ray-ban aviator sunglasses with case

  • axe gold

  • hanz de fuko claymation 

  • arnold palmer (from miong’s beverage stash e since bros sila ok lang lol) 

  • kevin kwan’s crazy rich asians

- jansport backpack [red]

  • f. sionil jose’s masa

  • face towel [white]

  • nature’s spring bottled water

  • swiss army knife

  • first aid kit [same with marcelo’s] but with the additional: elastic bandage and tape, whistle, ammonia inhalant (when someone faints during a protest), candies

  • cattleya spiral notebook [large]

  • bic biro pen [black]

- jansport backpack [gray]

  • portable casette tape player [retro style na orange] with asin’s kahapon at pag-ibig

  • amado v. hernandez’s mga ibong mandaragit

  • penny board [red]

  • laki sa layaw casette tape (na gusto niyang ipahiram kay goyong)

  • tweedz braided headphones [green]

  • gray beanie (sa tuwing may ‘bad hair day’ siya and he’s not in the mood for the fam’s teasing)

  • resealed cheetos [crunchy]
If You Think These Kids Are Having Fun, You’re Very Wrong. What They’re Actually Doing Is Unbelievable.

Think about the children that moan and groan about getting up for school in the morning. Now, think about this: there are children from around the world that daily risk their lives, just so they can get an education. They walk miles after miles, climb rope bridges and even zip line to get to class, all to do something that countless American students have handed to them on a platter.

This will make waiting at the bus stop look easy.

There used to be a reliable bridge near Batu Busuk village in Sumatra, Indonesia, that children could use to get to school.

When bridges collapse from flooding or age, they must tightrope walk across them like these children are doing from Sanghiang Tanjung village.

The gap they have to traverse is over 30 feet long and they have to tackle this on TOP of a seven mile walk.

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