lightning strikes

nash, 25.

I try to be the best version of me.

malacanan:

For the past two days, the Presidential Museum and Library Tumblr Team has put up a temporary home [that is: have taken over a lone table and part of the floor] in the Philippine Presidents Room of the National Library of the Philippines. Think: Inception, but for libraries. [No, not really?]

A lot of the material we feature here come from the good folks of NatLib, and we’ve invaded their quiet space once again—because that’s how much we love you, Tumblr. So: Expect more Awesome!

FIELD TRIP FULL OF AWESOME! All Filipino booklovers must visit this place at least once. :)

malacanan:

TODAY IN HISTORY: On October 25, 1762, residents of Manila were compelled to swear allegiance to King George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

TOP: Portrait of George III by Allan Ramsay, circa 1762. [via] BOTTOM: The 1762 British Conquest of Manila, in context. Learn more about Britain’s two-year stint in the Philippines at the Presidential Museum and Library website.

King George III was a mad king. He reminds me of peacocks. I didn’t know why at first—prolly a reference I picked up from somewhere—so, I Googled it and voila!

British King George III had a mental illness. For a time, he ended every sentence with the word “peacock.” He also sometimes spoke for many hours without pause, and claimed to talk to angels. [via]

Now I want to try lecturing and saying peacock! Or maybe some other random animal. 

Mulling over identity.

Why can’t we just accept that our identity is shaped by multiculturalism? All this talk about homogenization and finding the ‘essential’ Filipino is making me dizzy. 

We’re a good mix. Let’s accept this and work with what we have. Maybe then we can begin to actually promote local culture. 

Looking at old things like this box of ciggies from ages ago makes me nostalgic for another place, another time. Many people have written accounts about pre-War Manila and it all seemed so grand.
What happened to us?
Photo courtesy of the National Archives. 

Looking at old things like this box of ciggies from ages ago makes me nostalgic for another place, another time. Many people have written accounts about pre-War Manila and it all seemed so grand.

What happened to us?

Photo courtesy of the National Archives

Poverty alleviation takes time and effort and it’s a multifaceted endeavor which your government can’t do alone. That aside, the PPP isn’t around to alleviate poverty. It’s a human development program aiming to aid the poorest of the poor. 

The question now is, what are you doing to help solve this problem?

(Source: gov.ph)