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This speech was delivered by a La Sallian engineer in one of the graduation ceremonies at the UP College of Engineering.

Ngayong araw na ito, sa ating pagtatapos, mayroon akong dalang Transcript of Record. Ang estudyanteng may-ari ng transcript na ito ay nag-aral sa De La Salle University. Sa unibersidad na ito, kapag ikaw ay isang undergraduate, may ID number ka na nagsisimula sa “94” at pataas, kung lumipas ang isang buong school year at umabot ka sa 15 units na bagsak, masisipa ka sa paaralan.

Ang transcript na hawak ko ay mayroong 27 units ng bagsak. 12 sa mga ito ay tinamo ng estudyante sa iisang schoolyear lang. Ang isang subject ay kadalasang may bigat na 3 units. Kung iisiping mabuti, isang subject na bagsak na lang ay pwede na masipa ang estudyanteng may-ari ng transcript na ito. 

Ang speech na ito ay hindi ko ginawa para i-acknowledge ang paghihirap ng ating mga magulang sa pagpapaaral satin. Hindi ko din ito ginawa para maghayag ng political statement, o kumbinsihin kayo na huwag umalis sa bansa at tulungan itong makaahon. Ang speech na ito ay para sa mga normal na estudyante na kagaya ng may may-ari ng transcript na hawak ko, dahil madalas, wala talagang pakialam ang unibersidad sa mga achievements nila. May mga awards na gaya ng “Summa Cum Laude”, “Best Thesis Award” at “Leadership Award.” Pero ni minsan, hindi pa ako nakakakita ng unibersidad na nagbigay ng “Hang-on and managed to graduate despite nearly getting kicked-out during his academic stay” award. 
Maaaring isang malaking kagaguhan ang konseptong ito para sa karamihan. Bakit mo pararangalan ang isang estudyanteng bulakbol, bobo, tamad o iresponsable? Hindi ba dapat isuka ito ng unibersidad? Ito yung mga tipo ng estudyanteng walang ia-asenso sa buhay, hindi ba?  Ayun. Natumbok niyo.Iyun na nga ang dahilan. 
Madalas, pag ang isang estudyante ay may pangit na marka sa paaralan, lalong lalo na sa kolehiyo, nakakapanghina ito ng loob. Nandiyan yung tatamarin ka mag-aral, nandyan yung iisipin mo “Ano pa kayang trabaho ang makukuha ko? Call center na naman o clerical? Ba’t kasi ang bobo ko. Kung matalino lang ako, sana, sa Proctor and Gamble ako, o kung saang sikat na kumpanya.”  Mas mahirap ang dinadaanan ng mga estudyanteng bumabagsak. Kahit na sabihin mong kasalanan nilang bumabagsak sila, hindi ninyo alam kung ano ang pakiramdam ng ganun.
 Madaling sabihin na “Kaya mo yan, mag-aral ka lang,” pero alam ba natin talaga ang sinasabi natin?  Kapag ang isang estudyante ay bumabagsak sa unibersidad, nandiyan yung tatawanan niya lang yan. O di kaya naman, ipagmamalaki niya pang “TAKE 5 NA KO!!!” o “Pare, magpi-PhD na ako sa Anmath3/Calculus/etc.”
Pero hindi alam ng mga isang Summa Cum Laude kung ano ang nasa isip ng isang normal na estudyante sa tuwing matutulog ito at alam niyang pag-gising niya, kailangan niya na namang ulitin ang isang subject na nakuha niya na sa susunod na term.  Kahit kalian, hindi naging problema sa “Star Student” na sabihing “Nay, bagsak ako.” at hindi kailanman sumagi sa isip nila na “Paano kaya kung sa walang-pangalang kumpanya lang ako makapagtrabaho?” Dahil sigurado sila sa kinabukasan nila. 
Huwag na tayong maglokohan. Grades are everything.Kahit bali-baligtarin mo iyan, hindi magiging patas ang mga kumpanyang kumukuha ng fresh graduates para magtrabaho sa kanila. Minsan din naman, nadadaan sa palakasan, pero ganun pa din. Kung hindi ka academically good, wala kang patutunguhan. Kung hindi man yun, mas mahirap yung dadaanan mo para lang makaabot sa prestihiyosong posisyon. 
Kaya ngayong graduation, ang speech na ito ay inaaalay ko para sa mga estudyanteng lumagpak, muntik-muntikan nang masipa o yung sa lahat ng paraang pwede, ginawa na para lang makatapos. Gagawin kong patas ang mundo para sa inyo kahit isang araw lang. Kahit ano pa ang sabihin ng ibang tao, kesyo kasalanan mo man na pangit ang marka mo o muntik ka nang makick-out, saludo ako sa hindi mo pagtigil sa pag-aaral. 
Saludo ako na may lakas ka ng loob na harapin pa rin ang mundo kahit alam mong hindi ito magiging patas sa iyo.Saludo ako na kahit pangit ang transcript mo, taas noo ka pa rin ngayong graduation at proud na proud sa sarili mo.
Ano ngayon ang mangyayari sa mga graduates pagkatapos nitong graduation? Ayoko nang puntahan yung pwedeng mangyayari sa mga Cum Laude. Baduy.Alam mo namang may patutunguhan ang buhay nila e. Pero dun sa mga lumagpak, ano ang meron?  Maaring makakuha kayo ng mediocre na trabaho lang. Pwede ka rin swertehin, baka makapagtrabaho ka sa magandang kumpanya. Madami pang pwedeng mangyari.Huwag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Kung nung college, nagtiyaga kayo e ba’t titigilan niyo yung pagti-tiyaga ngayon? 
Pwede ring ganito: Mag-aral ka ulit. Ipakita mo sa kanila na kung sisipagin ka lang, malayo ang mararating mo. Subukan mong patunayan sa kanila na kapag pinilit mo, kaya mo ring abutin yung naabot nila. Na hindi ka bobo, kundi tinamad ka lang. 
Baka sabihin ninyo, drowing lang ako. 
I’ve been on both sides. Naranasan ko na ring lumagpak, at muntikan na din akong masipa. Naranasan ko na ang umulit ng 4 na beses sa iisang subject. Naranasan ko na ang masumbatan ng magulang, kapatid at kung sino-sino pang propesor na walang pakialam sa pakiramdam ng estuyante. Naranasan ko nang hindi makatulog ng maraming gabi sa pagiisip kung paano ko na naman sasabihin sa magulang ko na may bagsak na naman ako. Kaya alam ko ang pakiramdam ninyo.  Akin ang transcript na ito. 
Pagkagraduate ko ng college, ano ang ginawa ko? Eto.Nagtrabaho muna ng konti, tapos aral ulit. Kuha ng Masteral sa kurso ko. Hindi para sa trabaho o kung ano man. Kundi para patunayan sa sarili ko na noong mga panahong bumabagsak ako, tinatamad lang ako. 
This is a rebellion. I raise my middle finger to every professor, over-achiever, naysayer and detractor THAT TOLD ME THAT I CAN’T MAKE IT. I raise my middle finger to every valedictory or graduation speech that only gratifies the university, those who were achievers in school or those who gratify the country when it’s supposed to be the graduate’s moment of glory. You are supposed to acknowledge EVERYONE. Even those who failed many times.  Kaya sa inyong mga graduates na medyo hindi maganda ang marka, para sa inyo ito. Kung kinaya ko ito, kaya niyo rin to. Imposibleng hindi.

Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real when you woke up you didnt know what to believe? What would you do if what you thought was true wasnt and what you thought wasnt true was? Would you retreat into your dreams with the hope of finding a more perfect reality?

Sometimes, life is stranger than a dream and the only way to wake up is to face what lies are hidden in your soul. You can only hope that in those moments of dark reflection, you are not alone.


LS
12 Songs

1. Ironic- Alanis Morissette

"Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right"

2. Closer To You- The Wallflowers

"How long an hour can take when you’re staring into open space, when I feel I’m slipping further away, I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you"

3. Sweetest Goodbye- Maroon 5

"There must be someplace here that only you and I could go so I can show you how I dream away everyday"

4. The Scientist- Coldplay

"Nobody said it was easy, it’s such a shame for us to part"

5. Slide- Goo Goo Dolls

"I wanna wake up where you are"

6. You Wanted More- Tonic

"Love is hard, love is strong, you will never say that you were wrong, I dont know when I got bitter, love is surely better when it’s gone"

7. Drops of Jupiter- Train

"Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star one without a permanent scar and did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?"

8. Stop Crying your Heart Out - Oasis

"Coz if all the stars have faded away, just try not to worry, you’ll see them some day"

9. Kiss Me- Sixpence None the Richer

"Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance silver moon’s sparkling, so kiss me"

10. Time Stands Still- All American Rejects

The day I knew you would leave, I can barely breathe. Can you hear me scream?”

11. When You Were Young- The Noisettes

"Waiting on some beautiful boy to save you for your old ways… He talks like a gentleman like you imagined when you were young"

12. Beautiful Mess- Jason Mraz

"And through the timeless words and priceless pictures we’ll fly like birds not of this earth and the tides they turn and hearts disfigure but that’s not a concern when we’re wounded together, and we tore our dresses and stained our shirts, but it’s nice today, the wait was so worth it"


10 things you might not know about me

1. I never learned how to put on make up. I’ve always thought, “well what are make up artists for?” Im lucky I have a mom and friends who are make up artists. 

2. I never take off the tags from my Religioso tops/dresses because I take it back sometimes after I use it.

3. I used to believe that I cannot repeat the same outfit more than three times.

4. I’ve started being maarte when I was 11 when my aunties influenced me to shave my legs and put on lip and cheek tint everyday. I was Grade 5. 

5. I have a driver’s license and I know how to drive a stick shift car but I’ve never driven alone because  I am scared of the jeepneys, buses and motorcycles who seem clueless about the rules of driving. 

6. I’ve always wanted a career in fashion. I bought my first Preview Magazine in Grade4 and had my first ever experience being in the front row seat of a fashion show in 2005 when my Tita graduated from La Salle International. It was heaven. 

7. I have a size 5 feet and it has always been hard for me to find the perfect pair of shoes abroad. I sometimes stuff a size 6 with corks or socks so that it would fit me. This is probably why I am eager to start my own shoe line because I know I wouldnt be able to fit into Louboutin’s, Zanotti’s or Prada’s unless it’s customized. Ouch.

8. I have an obsession for ballerina flats.

9. In clothes, I am mostly attracted to dark colors like grey, black and dark blue. In accessories, shoes and bags, I am attracted to bright colors from aqua blue to sunshine yellow. I’ve always believed that accessorizing will make a huge difference on the same outfit. 

10. I only stick with people who I know would always be there for me no matter what. I’m not into having a lot of friends and I cant belong to a huge barkada because I like having a small group of very close friends that I can talk to every single day. 


Poetry at its finest.

The heart wants what the heart wants and apparently mine wants a big bruise.
Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl (via mitchpee)
Moving

Moving Fashion Week updates here just because some people are fucking annoying. It’s only on fashion week that I go crazy on twitter.

Some people cannot understand the love and passion I have for fashion. It’s so easy to click the unfollow button. No one is forcing you to follow me or read my tweets. 

PS

I twitpic clothes I love for future reference and for my personal files and pegs.

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

Izell: Fashion is our life. I see us sitting along side Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. You started the permed lashes revolution in high school. I started the messy hair. Our notebook covers in high school were fashion editorials from Vogue cos that’s how we recycle. I can’t wait for our trip to Europe and here’s to being sisters (not friends) forever!

~i dont know how to comment on this post but i love you and sisters forever. Tumblr is weird and I just had to make one just so I can comment hahaha


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