malacanan:

One National Artist on another: Nick Joaquin on Fernando Amorsolo

The 1920s was when [Fernando Amorsolo] developed the light—or, rather, the backlighting—that is his greatest contribution to Philippine painting. The glow against which his figures stand and which usually coruscates into a burst of light at one point of the canvas—in a cluster of leaves, a spill of hair, the swell of breasts—is what makes classic the Amorsolo Filipininana of his time.

Says the Maestro: “When I came back from Spain I did nothing but paint and paint out in the open, studying the light. Maski sa España kung nagpipinta ako, diyan ako nagpipinta sa liwanag na liwanag. Wala akong ginawa kundi mag-observe (Even in Spain, when I painted, I would paint where the light was brightest. I would no nothing but observe the light).”

In his work the Philippine earth is observed in hot light and delight, by an artist in whom abounded the vitality of ordinary sensual man, a man who married two wives, begot six children by the first and eight by the second, and who rose every day with the dawn to paint and paint—until arthritis slowed down those lusty prolific hands.

Today is the 42nd death anniversary of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

bahtmun:

Tumblr celebrates Earth Day

givemeinternet:

My Reaction When it’s really windy outside and I’m drunk

givemeinternet:

My Reaction When it’s really windy outside and I’m drunk

Letchugas yang BOOM PANES na iyan. Pauso na naman. 

… Sa bagay, nagbabago talaga ang Filipino slang word.. Pshhh tsss. Hahaha makikisawsaw naman ang Pinoy. Hala sige! Hahahaha

dutchster:

These are the little things that make you happy (via)

dutchster:

These are the little things that make you happy (via)

nevver:

Turgenev

818-polo:

musicforthesouls:

Bambu - Where You From

We living in a city with no pity, smog make lungs shitty, children up at 6 to get bussed across the city, laying off teachers, economy weaker, I watched graduation from under the school bleachers, all my friends dropped out early, american justice did my homies so dirty. Prison over taggin or prison over some bud

inspirationfeed:

Joseph Chilton Pearce http://ift.tt/1q4VJpb

inspirationfeed:

Joseph Chilton Pearce http://ift.tt/1q4VJpb

lendlklein:

Napakaraming salitang nais bigkasin
Mga nararamdamang dapat palabasin
Ang sinubok na damdaming hindi napansin
Pag-aalalang hiniling na palawigin.

Ninais nito na iyo sanang alamin
Ang tunay na pagtatratong nais maangkin
Upang mga katanungan at saloobin
Ay makita ang galak na iyong kapiling.

Subalit hindi natupad ang tanging hiling
Ang ninais ng pusong ito na maangkin
Yaon sana ang siyang makapagsasalin
Sa isang puso, ang pinagsamang damdamin

Nakikiusap ngayon sana’y yaong dinggin
Mala-lagim na pagkalito’y susuungin
Sapagkat kung ito ay babalewalain
Lalaki’t lalaki ang hikbi ng damdamin

Ngayon ay siyang tunay na dapat unawain
Kinalalagyan ng masindhing saloobin
Sakit na ramdam natin kailangang lutasin
Ngunit paano naman yaon haharapin?

Diyos ko, Diyos ko, dinggin mong ako ay antukin
Upang ang gulo ay hindi muna isipin
Pagkalito sa pangyayaring susuungin
Nawa ay pinto ng sulusyon ay tagpuin.

givemeinternet:

Old school mildly interesting

givemeinternet:

Old school mildly interesting

Kamikazee - Sobrang Init | Tower Sessions S01E13 (Part 3 of 3)

(Source: youtube.com)

8 Badass Female Filipino Figures in Tribal Filipino Culture

An Open Letter to the KFC Philippines Management

“You’re always criticizing your public officials but you yourselves don’t know how to behave so that your public officials will respond accordingly.”— Sen. Miriam D. Santiago