If only i am attractive.
if only i can be a little close to be considered attractive…
Rebels Without Causes: Tumblr Magazine PH’s Bloggers Who Matter - Part 5
Photos are from the bloggers themselves; credits to their photographers *winks*
Tumblr Magazine PH is, really, just a small conch in a vast body of water. But a conch, no matter how small or big it could be, still can make noise. And together with you, our dear readers, we create a united diaspora of voices sharing one thing we love - expressing ourselves.
We cannot thank you enough for the support you’ve been showing towards this blogazine. You guys are the reason why we keep on pursuing this blog and from month to month, bring you something new and fresh out of the box. Hats off to you!
This annual list of exceptional bloggers was indeed fun and interesting, not just to you, but also to Dexter and I, as we also discovered amazing people making their own mark on the blogging world.
Now that we are at the last part of this feature, please let us express our gratitude to all the bloggers who became part of this feature. Indeed, you deserve all the love and admiration in the world.
Until next year for another set of bloggers who matter. Cheers!
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Ailah Gesta Solis
24, Wedding Photographer
Aia: “I have so many things I dislike about humanity, but I am at the point of my life where I want to appreciate and love all each and everyone’s differences. No one is simply “just bad”, or simply “just good”. We are diverse. We are complex. There will always be two sides in our being. And I find that beautiful.”
Jerome David Tan
JD: “Ito yung dahilan kung bakit nakakatakot ang mundo / Magkamali ka lang ng isa, tatalikod na ang lahat sa iyo / Ito yung dahilan kung bakit hindi ka dapat lubusang magtiwala / Kapag wala na sa’yong pakinabang, iiwan ka na lamang bigla / Hindi mo pwedeng sisihin ang iba kung biguin ka nila / Matagal nang ganyan ang takbo ng mundo, dapat ay alam mo na / Lahat tayo ay mayroong kanya-kanyang hinaharap na laban / Hindi ka pwedeng umasa sa iba na mayroon sila sa’yong pakialam.”
Ma. Patricia Nabong
21, Film Student / Freelance Photographer
Pat: “Everyone can do something for society in their own little way, through what they do. And I guess in my case, photography isn’t just a way of seeing, but a way of showing, in the hope of raising awareness and understanding. I’ve always wanted to document remote cultures and lives of different people. However, as much as I want to take off and disappear in Peru or India, I still have to finish my degree, so I’ve been training my eye through street photography, roaming around cities and documenting everyday life. It’s a way of showing people what I see and what passes us by everyday. It’s a way of saying that these people exist, this is their reality, this is life.”
Grace Ann de Luna
20, Student (for a little more while)
Grace: “My least favorite thing about humanity is insensitivity. Most people are really insensitive to a whole lot of things. I, myself, have had some fair shares of being insensitive with some subjects. And it’s just a sad, sad thing whenever we become very insensitive to the things happening. We were all given the power to think for ourselves and have our own opinions, and yes, we have so much different opinions. But that doesn’t mean we have to be enclosed in that opinion alone. We all tend to do that a lot. Once you throw out what you think in the open, be ready enough to respect what others think as well.”
Justin Dale Julio Panaligan
20, Junior Accountant / According to his blog, a wallflower
Julio: “I’m claiming that I’m blessed – blessed with many talents. Yes, we can sing, dance, draw, take good pictures, wear clothes like a model, etc. but talent is not just about these things. Talent for me is how you influence other people, how you motivate them, how you inspire other people (through words or actions), how you change lives in different ways. Talent isn’t just the special things that we see in other people, it’s about the feelings that we get when we see that special thing on them. It’s the appreciation from that person no matter how talented that person is or not. It’s all about how you maximize your talents, your capabilities and what you’ve learned from the things around you. You just have to find out how to use these things in the right time and in the right place.”
Kyle Jumayne Francisco
20, Psychology Student / Fashion Stylist
Kyl: “In (20) years, I am already an accomplished fashion designer. I have my own brand and my own line. I have already done numerous shows and showed collections which were applauded by fashion enthusiasts, not just in the Philippines but around the globe. I’m living my life comfortably as I breathe fashion. It may sound a little ambitious, but I’m aiming for big stuff in the future which I am confident that I can do.”
Mark Nicole Anicas
17, Marketing Management Student / An Exclusive Social Media Strategist of PR Asia Worldwide
Mark: “Twenty years from now, I’d probably be a marketing consultant, managing a PR company that focuses on digital advertising. I am also seeing myself in that time as one of the owners of the most successful business venture around the heritage city of Vigan. I love to share my thoughts and some time, I venture into the field of technical photography. I’d really love to master the art of life. I also find myself most of the time just tweeting and tweeting… and tweeting.”
Masasabi kong isang beses pa lang sumubok umibig ang puso ko. May mga dumaang iba ngunit hindi iyon pumantay sa unang pagtibok nito. At oo, naging suntok iyon sa buwan at nauwi rin sa kabiguan. Pero gayun pa man, naging masaya ako at habang-buhay na dala-dala ang masayang alaala ng una kong pag-ibig at kabiguan. :)
I get that a lot. Haha. Thanks. :D
Nakakatuwang isipin na sa pagkakataong ito ay nakasisigurado na ako sa kung saan talaga ang dapat kong pagkalagyan sa mundo — na hindi gaya noon na mas namamayani sa akin ang takot, ay mas matatag na ako ngayong humaharap sa mga hamong sa akin ay ibinabato.
Alam kong nagsisimula pa lamang ako dito sa panibagong bahagi ng buhay ko, pero nakakatuwang makita ang unti-unting pagkakasakatuparan ng mga pangarap kong minsanan na rin noon naglaho. Na pagkatapos ng mahabang paghihintay ay heto’t muli na naman akong lumalaban, pero sa pagkakataong ito ay wala nang plano pang sumuko o magpatalo hangga’t ang tagumpay ay hindi ko pa nakakamtan.
Of Coffees and Faucets
- JD: Tara, inom. Juice o kape?
- Alex: Kape, sir. Kape ang dumadaloy sa mga ugat ko, e.
- JD: Buti ka pa. Akin kasi tubig gripo.
- Alex: Lol. Pakuluan mo muna iyan ha!
- JD: Hindi na, sir. Kailangan din natin minsan maging madumi.
- Alex: Pero di ako immune sa bacteria, e.
- JD: Ayos lang yan. May mga bagay na sadyang hindi natin matanggap sa una.
- Alex: Katulad ng mahal ko na hindi ako mahal?
- JD: Katulad ng taba ko na habang buhay ko nang dala-dala.
- Alex: At kagwapuhan natin na di nila matanggap. HAHAHAHA!
Lagi na lang ganito ang kinahahantungan ko. Sa tuwing may darating na isang taong magpaparamdam sa akin na mahalaga ako, na meron palang makatatanggap ng mga kakulangan ko’t mga kasiraan ng ulo, agad kong ibinababa ang itinindig kong pader upang magbakasakali na namang pwede akong maging maligaya — na mayroon akong importansiya.
Pero hindi, e. Hindi nga pala. Isang malaking pagkakamali nga pala ang umasa—ang muling umasang ako’y magiging maligaya pa. Dahil paglipas ng ilang panahon, magigising na naman ako sa panibagong umagang ako na naman lang mag-isa at kinakailangan ko na namang dagdagan ang taas ng aking pader para iligtas ang sarili ko mula sa pananakit ng iba.
At minsan pa
ko ang sariling
Nais kong magsimulang muli. Magpanibago. Alisin sa buhay ang lahat ng mga bagay na nakapagpapagulo lamang sa isipan ko. Ilayo ang sarili mula sa mga taong maaaring maging dahilan ng pagkadapa ko — ng mas ikalulungkot ko. Na maging mas matatag sa pagkakataong ito. Matutong manindigan. Tumayo sa sariling paa ko at hindi dahil sa dikta ng ibang tao.