Friday, January 10, 2014

On pedigree

Upsetting to see how ignorant we can be about animals and how much we devalue dogs simply because of breed— standards of beauty set for these animals that even they are completely unaware about. 

There is no less love that an askal can give and no more love that a purebred dog is willing to give you. Sure, a dog’s pedigree may be responsible for certain traits but it does not define that animal, nor does it limit its capacity in any way. Every single dog has his or her own character and temperament which is, most of the time and more often than we know, attributable to the dog owner. Believing a silly notion that a dog, just because of breed, is better than their mixed breed counterpart is a sweeping generalisation. Believing that a dog is such because he is a certain breed is tantamount to believing something like Filipinos, just because they’re Filipinos, all are discriminatory idiots who assign value depending on pedigree. I’d like to think otherwise.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Moving out, moving on.

I thought that I'd never get you out of my system. You were in my veins and in the air I breathed. But, one day, I woke and there was nothing left-- just the dark dingy streets and unfamiliar corners. The city had ceased to be mine.

So I whine and wonder about how I could've lost this love for you, a place I was so enamored with, a place I was so convinced I belonged to and belonged to me. I walk these unfamiliar roads trying to remember how you smelled, how you tasted, but there is nothing but the sounds of a different city and the sun on my face.

And I think: I could get used to this.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Intellectual Property: Why we should care.

I remember explaining to a very confused classmate that piracy was bad and it was stealing. I remember getting very frustrated because he could not seem to grasp what I was saying, It seemed odd to me that he had no idea that he was stealing intellectual property. “How could he have not known?”, I was asking myself the whole time.

Turns out, most everyone in this country either do not know, do not care, or do not bother to think about it. Having a parent whose work dabbled in IP, I was not part of that majority. Having lived with random lectures on the topic and a strict no pirated rule in our house, I grew to understand and care about this issue.

Why does it matter?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy halloween folks!

Not quite sure what me and my sister are supposed to be. Obviously we got too carried away by the whole match-matchy thing that we lost sight of what we originally wanted to dress up as (which was supposed to be Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee). 

Whatever. I do what I want. (Hohohoho)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Guess who's back!

 ..and with so much time in her hands for the next few weeks!

It's been forever since my last post and so much has happened since then. I never really understood how people could be too busy to tell their stories up until the last few months. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monkey Tantrums

Today on Rappler's #TalkThursday episode, Jose Ramon Albert, Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board spoke on poverty and statistics in the country. He mentioned that income inequality exists in the Philippines, that there's a divide between the rich and the poor.

THIS VIDEO explains that thought perfectly.

And we wonder why things are this crazy.

Ruffles and Aztec in Blue

A summer outfit in the middle of the city.