not just the pink ball kirby...

Kirby Araullo is a UC Davis student (of History, War & Peace Studies, and, Asian American Studies), a guerrilla filmmaker, the basis of the KD measurement, sometimes a turtle, sometimes a dolphin, sometimes a monkey, but, popularly known as the pink ball from Nintendo that devours almost anything and everything he wants. As a Guerrilla filmmaker his works have appeared and received critical acclaim in student and independent film festivals both in California and in the Philippines. As a proud Filipino of Kapampangan descent, he loves to experiment in the kitchen with whatever ingredients he can find then post the picture of the final product on his social networking accounts so look for him on twitter, instagram, lookbook, tumblr, etc.
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(Belated) Happy #Easter!
#latepost #eastereggs #sibdinner+gf lol (at Little Stockton House)

How come I just saw this now?..

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originalplumbing:

"Everyone who has rallied to get me on this list I love you all. To have a black trans woman at the top of this list if it’s only for today is so major. Keep voting. Voting is open til April 22.” — Laverne Cox via Facebook

Click here to cast your vote in the TIME100 Reader Poll.

SIGNal BewSt!!!

ALL THE WAY TURNT UP YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Did you know that there was a successful peaceful revolution in Iceland? It’s true. But you wouldn’t know from watching TV.
In 2008, the people of Iceland forced their prime minister and his whole government to resign. Next, they nationalized the banks & opted not to pay back the fake debt created by foreign bankers. Next, they created a public assembly to rewrite their constitution. And all of this in a peaceful way.
The people of Iceland have proven to the world that there is a way to dismantle the system while preserving peace & democracy.
Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Icelandic_financial_crisis_protests
http://youtu.be/8-SiYQ8s_6I


I have maintained since roughly 2010 that Iceland is the fucking best

oh my….god….i didnt even know

"The 2009–2011 Icelandic financial crisis protests, also referred to as the Kitchenware / Kitchen Implement Revolution”
The Kitchenware Revolution

all-four-cheekbones:

jazuthewinchesterprincess:

greencarnations:

thinksquad:

Did you know that there was a successful peaceful revolution in Iceland? It’s true. But you wouldn’t know from watching TV.

In 2008, the people of Iceland forced their prime minister and his whole government to resign. Next, they nationalized the banks & opted not to pay back the fake debt created by foreign bankers. Next, they created a public assembly to rewrite their constitution. And all of this in a peaceful way.

The people of Iceland have proven to the world that there is a way to dismantle the system while preserving peace & democracy.

Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Icelandic_financial_crisis_protests

http://youtu.be/8-SiYQ8s_6I

I have maintained since roughly 2010 that Iceland is the fucking best

oh my….god….i didnt even know

"The 2009–2011 Icelandic financial crisis protests, also referred to as the Kitchenware / Kitchen Implement Revolution”

The Kitchenware Revolution

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pinoy-culture:

USF Kasamahan’s annual Barrio Fiesta is a 41 year tradition that stages a celebration of the Pilipin@ culture and history through outlets such as various dance, music, and drama. This year’s theme, “Relayson, from chaos to creation" explicates the Pilipin@-American experience through showcasing the importance of various relationships such as family, friends, and the relationship with ones roots embedded in cultural history.

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THE SEA IS OURS is an anthology of Southeast Asian steampunk. We are looking for steampunk stories that are set in Southeast Asia (SEA), or secondary worlds that evoke Southeast Asia, with Southeast Asian protagonists, in any of the countries that make up the region: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We are seeking historically and technologically-innovative stories.

Steampunk, for the purposes of this anthology, is defined as an aesthetic that combines technofantasy, anachronism, retro-futurism, an alternate history/world, and the evocation of an incipient industrial revolution. How does the steampunk aesthetic look, feel, sound, smell, or taste like in these regions? What kind of technologies would grow in resource-rich SEAsia? What do our historical figures, our Parameswaras, Trung sisters, Lapu-Lapus, do in such a world?

Submissions are encouraged to explore various levels and kinds of technologies, not just steam technology. Locals myths can also find their way into these stories; what does the mix of technology and fantasy look like in such worlds? We welcome exploration of all kinds of stories: from the extraordinary to the everyday. What changes does accelerated technology create for the local landscape and societies? If historical events are given a steampunk twist, how do their outcomes change, or stay the same? 

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE JUNE 30, 2014. 
We will contact all submitters within four weeks of submissions closing.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • •Stories should have a visible development arc, even if they are somewhat experimental.
  • •Stories should be in English, but we take a broad view of English, which includes dialect, accents, local slang, and non-English words that express nuances that standard English can’t.
  • •Characters should be embedded in their settings. We should not be able to transplant the specifics of their story easily, even if they are based on common science fiction/fantasy archetypes.
  • •Local takes on actual historical events are highly encouraged, although not necessary in alternate world settings. Mention in your submission email the specific event you are referencing.
  • •Stories featuring queer characters, characters with disabilities, non-normative relationships, and other such non-mainstream narratives are welcome.

Click through for full submission guidelines!!!

ETA: So apparently no one saw fit to mention to me that Indonesia was missing from the list and I had to find out through some wayward middleman tweeting that folks were feeling left out

So I’m editing and re-bageling for ALL THE INDONESIANS! 

And if folks could keep reblogging this as a LINK and not convert it to text because it makes following reblogging kind of wonky, that’d be much appreciated

Y’all, blackwolfchng and I really want to see a lot of SEAsian contributors!! We have contacts from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, a couple in Thailand, and SEAsian-American folx… if you have people in Cambodia, Burma, Timor, Brunei, and Laos that you think we should contact, let us know!!

I also want to specify that non-SEAsians with connections to SEA are also welcome.

I also want to specify that SEAsian ethnic groups who don’t exactly belong to any specific nation-state are also welcome.

I also want to specify that diaspora SEAsians are also welcome.

I also want to specify that SEAsia has a long history of trade with South Asia, Africa, Arabia and East Asian countries and we welcome stories about those histories as well. 

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LARGE AND ENDLESS.

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HOLY SHIT THIS

This times a million

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Just got home from another successful youth empowerment conference. S/o to @jnymml and everyone behind #HYEC2014! S/o to all the amazing students that a few moments ago filled this lecture hall with so much postivity and with so much potential! Good luck to y’all! On Monday college students will fill this hall, here for their classes and possibily having no idea how many lives were touched in this room ;)
#Hmong #HmongYouth #UCDavis #HSU (at University of California, Davis)

Hypocrisy

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blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Don’t just reblog, make sure to sign!

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Here’s a “selfie” I took with my dad inside the Vatican (Christmas 2009) when I visited him for winter break.
It was Good Friday of 1998, 16 years ago, It was also election season in the Philippines and my dad was a campaign manager and being the hardworking leader that he is… well… My dad suffered a really bad heart attack. I was only 9 and I wasn’t with him when it happened, in fact I hadn’t seen him for at least a week when it happened. Everyone was scared. I was so scared, but I kept smiling and I even brought my new sketchbook and colored pencils when I visited my dad in the hospital’s ICU (Intensive Care Unit). We almost lost him. But I kept my spirits up and tried cheering him up. He couldn’t speak at that moment. He took my sketchbook and the green colored pencil and wrote “I LOVE YOU.” Honestly, for a second I was frightened and thought he was saying his farewell but I stayed positive. I tried my best to hold my tears and keep my smile. I couldn’t really hug him with all these hospital stuff attached to him but I remember holding his hand, hugging his legs and kissing him. Thankfully he survived, he went through recovery and given his dedication he immediately went back to public service. I love you too Papa! ♥♥♥
So yeah, if you ever wonder why I do the things that I do. Well, you have my family to thank. I’m fortunate enough to have an inspiring bunch of folks to call my family. :’)
#GoodFriday #Family #FatherAndSon #Vatican #SaintPetersBasilica #Rome
p.s. My dad delivered a clean victory that election and served the public with all his heart (only to be forced to leave the country 7 years later by the same people he helped get elected, you know… the dark side of Filipino politics lol, but it’s all good now *wink*).

Here’s another one just because this group is filled with inspiring positivity! #HYEC2014 (at University of California, Davis)

Another successful “Let’s Take a Selfie” Body image & positivity workshop! @ #HYEC2014 (Hmong Youth Empowerment Conference) #UCDavis (at University of California, Davis)

pag-asaharibon:

Pinay transgender model in NY ‘to come out again’ in May 3 event

For transgender model Geena Rocero, 30, coming out appeared to have occurred in stages, one exhilarating episode at a time.

The first time was at age 15 when she won a beauty pageant in the Philippines, then at 19 when she underwent a gender reassignment surgery in Thailand. That surgery would pave the way for her to acquire a San Francisco driver’s license identifying her as Female with the name Geena spelled “with a double E” as in Geena Davis of the cult hit “Thelma and Louise.”

“I remember looking at my California driver’s license,” Geena told a recent TED Talks conference. “That was a powerful moment.”

With that personal revelation last month, Geena came out yet again. For the first time, her New York friends and colleagues, including her agent came to learn about her true gender identity. A model under contract with Next Model Management, Geena said she came out because she’d like to lend her voice “to help others live their truths.”

The Philippine-born Geena came to New York in 2005 to fulfill her dream of becoming a top model. She would later became a model for companies like Hanes, Target, Macy’s and Rimmel Cosmetics.

Although she came to an early realization at age 5 that she may be more ‘girl’ than ‘boy,’ it would be at age 15 when she joined her first beauty pageant on the goading of a woman who promised to take care of her registration fee and gowns. Geena won Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown in addition to placing 2nd runner-up among 40-plus candidates in a Philippine province.

She would join more beauty contests wherever they were held – in the back of a truck or at a pavement near the rice fields — and found herself enjoying all attention and to a certain extent the validation of a long-held dream.

It was when she achieved success as a model that she decided to open up about her true gender identity. The death of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman from Harlem who was beaten to death and whose alleged attacker did not face charges, moved Geena to advocate for transgender individuals who face constant threats of hate and violence.

“Our suicide rate is nine times higher than the general population,” she said. Hate, she declared, ended Nettles’s life.

On May 3, Geena will come out yet again before the Filipino American community. She is confirmed to speak at NextDayBetter’s Defining Breakthroughs series where she will introduce Gender Proud her advocacy group that is working toward a “more progressive” gender marker legislation. The series will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation at 601 W. 26th St #325.

CEO and co-founder Ryan Letada said NextDayBetter is a platform for exploring world-changing ideas that inspire and “move humanity forward.”

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