Relevant because I’m a Filipino lol
Depressed because Manny was the one who lifted the Filipino spirits and pride. Face it, what made us proud to be Filipino before Pacquiao? Nothing. Decades of corruption, 400+ years of foreign occupation and wars, countless natural disasters month after month, Murphy’s law to its fullest, the suffering list goes on. But watching Pacquiao made us forget about the hopelessness back home, even if it was just for a little while. I’ve never seen a Filipino house more lighted up when Pacquiao was on the screen.
“Winning is not a Filipino quality, definitely not at all. We have been losers since Magellan’s ship landed in Cebu on March 16, 1521. But the will to get back up after being kicked down countless times, through all that has happened in our history, now that is the very essence of being Filipino.”
Now that his legend has finally withered out, what do we turn to to make us proud again? All 7107 Philippine islands will once again fade into the back of the world’s mind and become “that country near China that likes to sing a lot,” despite the fact that our people have been a huge factor in world history and politics. We may lose our relevance, but pride is something that sticks forever. Red and blue, through and through.
But to lighten up the mood—at least Manny Pacquiao is the 2012 planking champion! LOL and out of this whole mess, #PACQUIAOING was created
Sorry for going off on a cultural crisis on a post, the delete button is right there lol.
Wow I usually don’t reblog stuff from my other blog, but…
This was wayyy too good of myself to not do so
I feel like a writing champion
I forgot I had this from 1996 lol
I FORGOT TO TAKE IT WITH ME TODAY AND NOW ITS SNOWING LIKE CRAZY FFFFFUUUUUUUUU
Mapping Racial Diveristy in New York City
New York is 44.6% White (35.1% Non-Hispanic White), 25.1% Black, 11.8% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 16% Other Races. 27.5% of New Yorkers are Hispanic of any race.
New York is 36.1% foreign-born. This is much higher in the borough of Queens (my birthplace), where 48.5% are foreign born and 44.2% speak English at home.
Queens is 39.7% White (27.6% Non-Hispanic White), 19.1% Black, 22.9% Asian, 12.9% Another Race, and 4.5% 2 or More Races. 27.5% of Queens residents are Hispanic of any race, making Queens the most ethnically diverse county in the United States and perhaps the world. On a side note, Queens is the only county in the United States where blacks earn higher than whites in terms of income.
Many neighborhoods in this map are recognizably distinct, such as Harlem, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio, Chinatown, and Washington Heights in Manhattan, Flatbush, Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Chinatown in Brooklyn, as well as Flushing, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Far Rockaway, and Jamaica in Queens.
I be pushin so hard that they arrested me for dope possession
You know why? Cuz I am so dope, no question
Try to test me and I leave your head with an impression
Hot damn, I be comin off with too much agression!
*Rick Ross style* UGH
because someone actually liked this so it appeared on my dash again
HOLY SHIT WHEN DID I WRITE THIS WAS I DRUNK
I actually have a nice flow lol, just dont got the voice for it as evidenced by my 2 rap songs that I attempted to make a couple years ago LOL
Caaaannnn youuuuu feeeeeeeellll the loooooooveeee toniiiiiiight
Maybe I’ll try to record it and put it up here later lol
Don’t even ask me I just wanted to use the files I have but never use
It’s a little festival in which a lot of tents are up featuring different activities and whatnot.
There was a performance by the Rutgers Asian A’Capella Group (RAAG)…they did a little version of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King…” The beatbox and the singing and everything else was so much win!! I wish I recorded it lol
Has anyone here ever watched “All That,” the show on Nickelodeon in the 90s and the early 2000s? I had one of those
depressednostalgia moments last night, and so I watched the theme song to All That. Then I realized that the theme song was sung by the R&B/Soul group TLC.
And the girl who raps in that theme song is none other than Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. And she’s been dead for almost 10 years now (RIP Left Eye, it’s okay to chase those waterfalls now). And just that mere fact made me feel extremely old. And extremely sad.
Much sadder than after watching THAT scene in the Lion King. But yeah, I just wanted to share that with you. Nevermind me, I just have a lot of feelings at nights lolol. ALL MY FEELS! :’(
“Dreams are hopeless aspirations, in hopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you.” — Left Eye (“Waterfalls”)
Oh crap this is a Lion King blog lol. Here’s a GIF relating to this post:
I made this post 2 months ago because I was watching some 90s Nickelodeon. Reblogging again because today is the 10 year anniversary of Left Eye was killed. RIP.
So Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) was the first time I’ve ever been to a Broadway play or musical in my life. And it just so happens that I chose to go to The Lion King, which of course everybody knows is my favorite movie.
Nonetheless, it was St. Patrick’s day, so I had to wade through hordes of drunk ass tourists by Times Square, all of them whored out for the holiday (sorry, I don’t usually curse, and that wasn’t even bad, but I still do feel the need to apologize, lol).
Isn’t St. Patrick’s day a Catholic holiday, geez look what they did to it.Stupid tourists lol. (If I was born in New York City but spent my whole life in New Jersey, I guess I’m a tourist too, though. :/ )
So I walked uptown to 45th and Broadway, where the Lion King musical was at. I got in line, and the LAST TICKETS WERE SOLD RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYES. So I had to wait in a “cancellation line,” hoping that someone who already bought tickets had decided to cancel and give up their seats. So I waited…and waited…and waited…until finally, 1.5 hours later standing in that line, I got the news that someone cancelled their seat! I got dem tickets yyyuuuuaaaaa
Afterwards, I went in to the theater, and OMG I do not know why this person cancelled their seats, because it was right in the middle, not too close, but not too far. Perfect seats! And then the lights went out, and the curtains rose, and Rafiki (who is a woman in the musical) belted out the familiar and iconic lines of the “Circle of Life.” And I just lost it. I teared up out of pure excitement, but I was lucky because it was dark! So yeah, weeping would be a general theme throughout the play.
I teared up around 7 times watching this beautiful musical:
- “Circle of Life” — The Beginning just overwhelmed me OMG
- “The Pridelands” —When Mufasa showed young Simba the kingdom (DAT INSTRUMENTAL)
- “They Live in You” — When Mufasa sings to young Simba about the Great Kings of the Past (DAT INSTRUMENTAL AGAIN + MUFASA’S BEAST ASS VOICE)
- “The Gorge” — THE infamous Stampede Scene *young Simba looked so cute but so helpless in this scene! :’(*
- “Nao Tse Tsa” — When Sarabi, young Nala, and Rafiki mourn the deaths of Mufasa and young Simba (I wanted to tell them that he was still alive!!!)
- “Shadowland” — When Nala leaves Pride Rock to find food for her pride (before bumping into Simba and Timon & Pumbaa in the jungle, though this was not in the animated film) *NALA LOOKED RIGHT AT ME WHEN SINGING THIS AND SMILED AT ME OMG I DIED, DON’T LOOK AT ME WHEN I’M BUSY CRYING FOR YOU I WAS A MESS*
- “He Lives in You (Reprise)” — This time, Rafiki sings the song *BUT THIS IS WHEN MUFASA TALKS TO SIMBA THROUGH THE CLOUDS OMG :’( :’(*
In one year, the average man cries 6 times annually. Well, in one night, I went over the average. Lol. Oh, and let me tell you, the people who play Rafiki, Zazu, and of course Timon & Pumbaa are absolute CRACKS! I felt like a lot of their jokes were improv, thought of right on the spot! Even though they’re not, lol. Anyways, at the end of the musical, I was left standing there speechless, along with the other full house of 1,600 attendees, giving a standing ovation for what seemed like an hour, but yet in reality was only a minute. During the curtain call, I just kept clapping and clapping. Scar did get some boos, but that’s how great of a villain the actor performed him as. I also loved how some of the most ghetto New Yorkers I’ve ever seen sitting behind me attended the play! It just shows you how much The Lion King affected everybody who’s ever watched it! hahaaa
I wonder if they cried, I bet they did though, I’m 100% sure they teared up too
And so in the end, I’m lucky that I live right next to New York City. I can easily be able to go across the Hudson river and view this spectacular masterpiece. If you’ve seen this musical already, go see it again. It’s worth doing so because it’s that good. And if you haven’t seen it, Y U NO GET OFF UR BUTT AND GO SEE IT! No seriously, you’re missing out on so much. Get a reservation (unlike what I did, learn from me here!), and go see it as soon as possible.
Oh yeah, and after the play, the actors who played young Simba and young Nala came out. OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE. BUT YOU HAD TO PAY $20 TO GET A PICTURE WITH THEM. But the proceeds went to a charity in South Africa. But I didn’t want to pay. So I didn’t get the pics lol. Oh, and as an added bonus to my already perfect night, when I exited the Minskoff Theater, I got a glimpse of Ricky Martin as he left his own play, Evita!! Awwwww yeahhhhhh.
So to wrap it all up, read this long ass passage or not. I don’t care if you do or don’t. I just need to get this out of my chest and somewhere where I’ll be able to view it again haha. You could tell I got maddd feels for thiss tho. (Geez this was so emotional, I need to watch a bloody action movie just to get me back into man-mode! H.A.M. mode) But this truly was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life :’) And the best part of my experience is, It can be yours as well. Just go see it for yourself! You will not regret it. :)
This actually belongs on my personal because it is personal lol.