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Alyssa Bianca Santos
Welcome to the world of a sixteen year old frustrated blogger and freshie who spends most of her time lost in the world of fictional books or mindlessly surfing the net.

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CABIN 3: POSEIDON

krewellayasmine:

huffingtonpost:

Hey, White America, You Need To Hear What These Ferguson Kids Have To Say

In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.

Watch the full video and see these kids explain how racism is still a huge part of even getting an interview for a job.

THIS IS THE SHIT

Monday, November 11, 2013

thunderpopcola:

TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.

The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.  

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

  • donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
  • donations via Habitat for Humanity
  • donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
  • eta:donations via UNICEF Philippines
  • eta2: donations via CARE Australia
  • eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis
  • eta2:donations via GMA Network (credit card)
  • eta2:donations via World Vision
  • eta2:donations via AmeriCares
  • eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
  • eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)

FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES

HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS

Please reblog and add other details I might’ve missed! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

so about that allegiant ending…

wildwanderingwords:

Veronica has made a blog post explaining the ending of Allegiant and why she wrote the way she did. 

my personal thoughts on the matter below 

***SPOILERS***

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
"Disney String Medley" by Music Inc.

mydisneyplaylist:

Disney String Medley | performed by Music Inc.

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - The Lion King
"Beauty and the Beast" - Beauty and the Beast
"A Whole New World" - Aladdin
"I See the Light" - Tangled
"When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio
"Kiss the Girl" - The Little Mermaid
"Some Day My Prince Will Come" - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - Cinderella

Perfect love medley for a wedding (:

Friday, October 25, 2013
a-mixture-of-things:


WHY DID THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN, VERONICA? WHY? WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?


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a-mixture-of-things:

WHY DID THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN, VERONICA? WHY? WAS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?

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Allegiant

tweedle-dipshit:

I just finished the Divergent series.


Excuse me while I go curl up in a ball and never read again.

Monday, May 13, 2013

           In school, I am constantly reminded of the duty that comes with studying in the University of Philippines. A university named after the country of whom its citizens I owe my education to. I am reminded that after 4 or so years, I must work hard to give back what my countrymen invested in my education by doing what I can in my chosen field to serve my country. Not a bad deal really, considering that education and experience gained from studying in UP is nearly a priceless one and I have you, my dear taxpaying countrymen, to thank for that.

            But my dear countrymen, what have you done today?

            Today you elected our leaders for the next 3 or 6 years; Some good yet some (or should I say a lot) not so good. I would still like to believe that there is some hope left in our country. That there are good leaders waiting to serve a country that deserves so much more than what it is getting; leaders who are supposed to be selfless and service-oriented and not greedy, power hungry or manipulative snakes whose main intention is to gain fame, money and powers. They say a good leader is also a good follower; yet why is it that, as far as Philippine politics is concerned, some politicians need to stoop so low and buy votes. Is there no dignity in losing a fair and clean election?

            Whose fault is it in the first place? The people who buy votes or the people who sell them? I guess it goes both ways. There wouldn’t be any votes to be bought if there weren’t any votes to sell. I know that for a lot of Filipinos out there, a single peso is worth so much and the struggles they have to go through daily are so unimaginable that sometimes principles must be secondary to need. Our right to vote is something given equally to all Filipinos (above the age of 18, of course) and selling your right to vote just means that you are telling the rich that yes, nothing is equal anymore because money buys everything. I just think that while life can be unbearable at most times for a lot of people, you still shouldn’t give away the things that allow you to say “Hey, I’m just worth as you are.”

            It would be so much easier for the poor to take pride in their right to vote if our so called “leaders” would not take advantage of their already horrible situation. Manipulating a person is just straight out devious. I mean, what kind of person would deliberately want take away the things that supposedly represent a person’s dignity for their own personal gain?

            Vote buying isn’t the only thing rampant in our country, there’s the issue of political dynasties and the issue of incompetent candidates winning positions other people deserve to have. The only way these problems can be solved is that if we, Filipinos, protect our votes and learn to make informed choices. In doing so, I believe we’re actually helping this country rise again.

            3 years from now, I will be voting for the first time. I swear that at that time, I will choose candidates who I know can be trusted with the position they are running for. Apart from some level of knowledge of politics and experience, they must have strong sense of nationalism. Because love of country is really the first thing we need if want the Philippines to get back on track and I quote my friend on this (yes, Jecx, I had to backread your FB account to find this.) “Hindi naman mahal ng mga Pilipino ang Pilipinas, eh. Kasi kung mahal natin Pilipinas edi sana yung mga officials, hindi maiisipan pagnakawan yung bansa niya. Kung mahal ng mga Pilipino yung bansa niya, yung mga iboboto niya yung mga taong may potential na may gawing maganda sa Pilipinas”

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013
the-absolute-best-posts:

sheepdean:
heartdisney:
Boo’s real name is Mary, as shown briefly on one of the crayon drawings she shows to Sulley in the scene where Boo is going to sleep on Sulley’s bed. The actress who provided the voice of Boo is Mary Gibbs.
Dammit Pixar, do you guys ever sleep
Via/Follow The Absolute Greatest Posts…ever.

wait wait wait *rewinds childhood*

the-absolute-best-posts:

sheepdean:

heartdisney:

Boo’s real name is Mary, as shown briefly on one of the crayon drawings she shows to Sulley in the scene where Boo is going to sleep on Sulley’s bed. The actress who provided the voice of Boo is Mary Gibbs.

Dammit Pixar, do you guys ever sleep

Via/Follow The Absolute Greatest Posts…ever.

wait wait wait *rewinds childhood*

imperfectwriting:

norwegianblues:

THE most underrated scene in the entire movie. It was perfect. And do you know how often I see gif sets of it? This is the second one I’ve seen since the movie came out (It’s been over 5 months, now).

So let’s just pause for a moment from reblogging gifs of Tony’s sass, Loki’s sex appeal, or Bruce’s fluffiness and just appreciate this nameless, old, German guy and how, even though he knew he would probably die, he stood up to a tyrant to prove that the human race wouldn’t give up their freedom so easily.

Friendly reminder that it’s implied that he’s a Holocaust survivor.

dettsu:

headmeetsdesk:

radioactivemoose:

so for some reason hershey’s thinks that golden apples would be great to sell as valentine’s candy

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so i got one and wrote this on top:

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and left it on a table in the studio

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less than five minutes later people were fighting about it

my plan has thus far been a success

I love you

ARE YOU ERIS