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Ako si Ligaya
(I am Ligaya)
Owner of the Pinoy-Culture blog & the I Heart Southeast Asia blog

animist. polytheist. Pilipin@ Polytheist Reconstructionist. 22 years old. new yorker. artist. crafter. nature worshiper. storyteller. anime and manga lover. bookworm. works with herbs. tagalog & akeanon (pilipin@). child of the earth. daughter of the deities, Kaptan and Magwayen. devotee to the Bisayan Goddess, Laon.
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Fandoms include: TMI, Doctor Who, Hetalia, Game of Thrones, [K]


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Speaking of calls for independence in regards of Scotland (which I have strongly supported for years)

To be totally honest with you guys, I am a strong supporter of an independent Bisayas. There are many Bisdak, such as myself, who want the Bisayas to be independent from the Philippines, in particular of imperial Manila. One of the reasons is that all the taxes people give out to Manila is barely if ever returned back and no money is given to help the development and support of the provinces. Another reason is language. Many Bisayans still resent the fact Tagalog is the basis of the Filipino language and that they are forced to learn the language over their own when in terms of demographics and geography Bisaya is the most spoken. Not to mention how they are often made fun of or seen as rude and unrespectful by the Tagalogs because they don’t say po in every sentence. Third reason is culture and identity. Bisayans already have a strong culture and identity, one that has been unbroken since precolonial times. We know who we are and are very proud of our history and culture. Add someone like Miriam Santiago, a Bisaya woman from Iloilo in Panay, who can definitely improve the state of the Bisayas if she manages to get through with her lung cancer treatment.

Another reason is that before the proclaimation of the Philippines and Aguinaldo, the Bisayas and Mindanao were already independent. We Illongos already defeated Spanish forces and had a government separate from the Katipunan. Same with Negros (Buglas). Also, did any Bisayan or someone from Mindanao sign the declaration of Philippines independence? Aguinaldo imposed that to everyone when not everyone agreed or even acknowledged it, better yet it wasn’t even spoken with to people of the Bisayas or Mindanao if they wanted to be a part of the Philippines it was just imposed that they would. Mindanao never even bowed down to the Spaniards and was just added in through the Americans and Tagalogs, it was separate and had their own government already. Heck Aguinaldo tried to arrest General Lacson who led the revolts in Negros. And you want to know the ironic truth? The Katipunan lost to the Spaniards. However Panay and Negros already won and the rest of the Bisayas was following.

So there are a lot of reasons why I along with many other Bisayans are strongly for our independence and to govern ourselves. Now also with the neglect and abuse from Manila in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda even today its another reason why we should be independent because obviously Imperial Manila with its ruling corrupted political families, not even parties but families and celebrities, don’t give a shit about the Bisayas.

And its not the first time talks of the Bisayas seceding from the Philippines has happened. Back in 2005 governors in the Bisayas were in the talks of a proposed secession. So the secession of the Bisayas and of our independence isn’t something new and is still a possible reality if Bisayans actively voice out their concerns and speak out on their independence.

I for one, if the Bisayas ever was trying to gain independence from the Philippines like Scotland is now, I for one would vote yes.

wickedclothes:

Reclaimed Lightbulb Terrarium

Inside of this reclaimed lightbulb lies sand, seashells, assorted pebbles, and marimo, otherwise known as Japanese moss balls. Marimo, a prized plant in Japan, is grown underwater and requires only low light and water to thrive. Rests on a driftwood base. Sold on Etsy.

rockcitylookbook:

Ambreia Stevens for RCL

Photos Bree. Style Blair. Make Up Whitney.

M.I.A. for NME Magazine

mortisia:

Because we all need them.. even in our tumblr pages. 
Dreamy decorations/furniture [b&w stripes][dreamy decorations1]

wastelandcaress:

Ji-in Cho outfits: the white, the red and the black.

floralls:

roses_autumn (by Sarah Ryhanen)

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

snazziest:

awwww-cute:

She looked perfectly into the camera

she looked perfectly into eternity u mean

HALLOWEEN EYES

the-goddamazon:

mrskidderkat:

Nicki Minaj speaking on why she hired Vlogger Beat Face Honey as her personal makeup artist

Oh wow!

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

swolizard:

neguswemadeit:

planetsoda:

officialmcdonaldsblog:

pikachucastiel:

ghostofbucky:

getinthefuckingjaeger:

nostopdasgay:

catslock:

condelimoncio:

 MY WHOLE LIFE IS A LIE

THAT’S CHEATING

This is a blatant violation of trust

YOU LYING FUCKS I SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE ADMIRING THE BRICK LAYERS THAT ALWAYS LAY THE BRICKS NEAT AND PERFECTLY LINED UP HOLY SHIT I LOOK UP TO YOU HOW COULD YOU

I guess we shouldn’t mention this either then…

image

did u ppl seriously think that they would individually lay down thousands of bricks?????

YES

i did

You people do know that concrete is durable but fractures quite easily correct? The use of the first one helps it so that the energy dissipates evenly and doesnt make it look all shitty. Thats why you’ll notice that the bigger the concrete block on a sidewalk, the more cracks it’ll have in it over time. Not only does the first image show ingenuity in saving time and supplies, but makes the pathway more sturdy

lsd-in-wonderland:

My beautiful Bookshelf! :)

fantasticalradicals:

Liu Dan for ID magazine.

She always looks fabulous, but very rarely does she have dark skin in her editorials. She looks beautiful both ways, but as a medium dark-skinned Asian girl, I’d love if I saw her like this more often. There are really not many dark-skinned Asian models out there.