Baka Bukas (2016): Thoughts

Baka Bukas (2016), directed and written by Samantha Lee, is about a lesbian named Alex (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) and her best friend (Louise Delos Reyes). Culturally Realistic I like how evident this film shows the struggles of lesbians specifically. Especially filipino lesbians. By definition, the tagalog of lesbian is lesbiyana, but stereotypically, lesbians are defined as […]

#KwentongLakbayan 2016

October 19, 2016. The day the police rammed over our own people, I was with my Philo 10 class, visiting the camps of the indigenous people in the new CAL building. It was my first time this year to see them. We were listening to the story of the Dumagat tribe leader, when an Anakbayan […]

“RE: Filipinos saying we should move on”

  Don’t you dare associate heartbreak with socio-political traumas On top of the reasons why, is that theirs ended with a period; yours, a comma Never think that your tears over a lover is the same grief victims feel Opposition led the powerful to send Death to many; your sad songs Tell about a boy […]

Our Society… and Game of Thrones

You know, with everything that’s been happening recently, I can’t help but wonder about what’s happening up there at the top of the economic chain with the political leaders. It’s like some Game of Thrones shit. I mean we know only 10% of what’s really going on. That’s all the media shows – just a […]