it’s okay not to be okay, please take your time to heal, and be safe; we understand, and a lot of us have all been there - some of us still are: you are never alone when you don’t need to be, we all stand next to you in recovery
Uhm, hi! Sorry for disturbing, but I moved to the Philippines and am struggling in my Filipino subjects, haha. I understand a little, pero hindi pa ko masyadong marunong, esp sa pag-form ng mga sentences... (I'm more fluent in Hiligaynon) Could I ask for some tips on learning Tagalog? Thank you 💕
Hi, hello! You’re not disturbing at all! :) I feel you re: Filipino. I grew up in a Tagalog environment, and my Filipino is terrible. Sadly, the approach to teaching Filipino in the country is that of a first language, when in fact it should be that of a second language (in my very humble opinion). The current approach assumes that everyone already knows and uses Filipino as a first language, which is not true, of course, duh. People in the provinces use it maybe as a third language, maybe even a fourth.
Anyway, you can watch telenovelas and teleseryes to sharpen your Filipino skillz. Watch movies; listen to songs (OPM is as alive as ever, bless that shit.) Try to talk to your friends in Filipino as well (if not awkward). Just practice and practice and immerse yourself in the language. Good luck! <3
One Thing (Among Many) That I Really Appreciated About Wonder Woman
I was ready to go into Wonder Woman, fully expecting Steve Trevor’s story Arc to be “I’m sexist, and by the end of the film Diana will prove me wrong, but until then I’ll be a smarmy jerk boy.” I was waiting for a “Woman can’t do X” joke or Steve being incredulous at her abilities and having it be played for laughs. I was waiting for it, to clench my teeth and get through it.
BUT WHO BOY HOWDY WAS I WRONG AND I AM SO GLAD
becuase from the moment Steve “Ride or Die” Trevor washes up on Amazon Island of Buff Chicks he is 100% there for Diana. He treats her as an equal, is supportive of her power, follows her into battle, and is only critical of her when he’s concerned for her safety, and even then does what he can to help her push forward anyway. I wasn’t expecting to leave the theater having a lot of feelings about Steve Trevor but HOOOOO DOGGY.
Like Steve is such a breath of fresh air. After sitting through film after film of of stubborn, borish, snarky, sarcastic men that we’re supposed to revere as heroes, I’m so so thankful that we get Steve Trevor, who is a warrior who believes in the best of people, who willingly embraces vulnerability and the Lasso of Truth, who believes in self-sacrifice and that human beings are inherently good, who above all believes in, supports, relies on, follows, and loves Wonder Woman.
ITS LIKE A WOMAN DIRECTED THIS MOVIE OR SOMETHING, FINALLY DEPICTING A HEROIC MAN OF WOMAN’S DESIRES, AS OPPOSED TO A HEROIC MAN OF WHAT MEN THINK IS WOMEN’S DESIRES
gaining approval in da2: careful consideration of each dialogue response, micromanaging you party because some characters literally can’t be taken out together without losing approval, the eternal struggle of Getting Carver To Love You Back
gaining approval in dai: i stood on a hill and watched a bear fighting darkspawn on the storm coast and blackwall slightly approved three times