June 5, 2014
I grew in a world where the the girl to boy ratio is 6 to 1 and none of my experience could ever prepare my life with her.  She holds on to every word, every promise, every emotion she receives from me.
I try to be a few steps ahead before her mind runs miles around mine.  I try to teach her about kind hearts as she taught my heart about real love.  Thanks Thierri, you’ve been all kinds of wonderful.

I grew in a world where the the girl to boy ratio is 6 to 1 and none of my experience could ever prepare my life with her. She holds on to every word, every promise, every emotion she receives from me.
I try to be a few steps ahead before her mind runs miles around mine. I try to teach her about kind hearts as she taught my heart about real love. Thanks Thierri, you’ve been all kinds of wonderful.

May 28, 2014

Impostor

Sana ang tubig kong panligo’y
Galing sa balon

Sa araw na kikitilin ang aking buhay
Ng iniinom kong lason

At ang buhay ko
Na puno ng pagkakataon

Ay masisilip lamang sa mga kwentong
Sa limot binaon

At ang buhay ng bawat isa’y huhusgahan hindi sa mga pagkakamali
Kundi sa mga di ginawa
Ang mga tamang di inabot

Hindi ko kailangan ang saklolo ng isang impostor
Ang dugtong ng buhay mo’t buhay ko’y
Bunga lang ng malupit na pag inog ng mundong naghihikahos

ang dugtong ng pangalan ko’t pangalan mo
ay yun lang, isang dugtong

May 9, 2014
The pictures in my wallet… The pictures on my wall… Are of people closest to my heart… People who make up my soul… If you think that everything overabundant in life like these rhymes are priced cheap… You would never understand why love is free…

The pictures in my wallet… The pictures on my wall… Are of people closest to my heart… People who make up my soul… If you think that everything overabundant in life like these rhymes are priced cheap… You would never understand why love is free…

May 8, 2014
Wherever you may go… it don’t seem fair… for days to disappear… your light reflected now… reflected from afar… we were but stones… your light made us stars… /lightyears—pj

Wherever you may go… it don’t seem fair… for days to disappear… your light reflected now… reflected from afar… we were but stones… your light made us stars… /lightyears—pj

May 5, 2014
Presumptions

You are untied
So you must be free
You are not mine
So you must be his

I am closing my mind
I am closing my eyes
All I see is dark
I picture my heart

The world is too big
With hands too many
Pushing, pulling
When I just wanted to be held

Out of my own private…

I am closing my eyes
I am closing my heart
I am losing my mind
I am lost in the dark

May 4, 2014

My new sounds:

April 27, 2014
I’ve always been proud of the friends that I keep in PAGCOR.  We all share the same aspirations as members of a family, a community and as sensible human beings.  What good is the money that you make if it doesn’t make the people around you happy or better?  
Congrats to kuya Noni and ate Judy’s son, Bugs for graduating from UP D today.  

The son said he is a wise investment… Well, you are an achievement shared by everybody in the community and there are more great things in sight to be reached! Keep on going!

I’ve always been proud of the friends that I keep in PAGCOR. We all share the same aspirations as members of a family, a community and as sensible human beings. What good is the money that you make if it doesn’t make the people around you happy or better? Congrats to kuya Noni and ate Judy’s son, Bugs for graduating from UP D today. The son said he is a wise investment… Well, you are an achievement shared by everybody in the community and there are more great things in sight to be reached! Keep on going!

April 23, 2014
Poor Man’s Pochero.   

My dad once cooked for ate Lennette’s theater group when we had nothing in the kitchen but 2 cans of pork and beans, cabbage and loose cuts of meat.  The result was not gourmet but the smiles and the stories shared at the dinner table was tied on that good meal.  The essence of the moment stuck with me since.  

I am nowhere near being a good cook but my kids eat what I prepare so I make sure there’s goodness with what they take in.

Poor Man’s Pochero. My dad once cooked for ate Lennette’s theater group when we had nothing in the kitchen but 2 cans of pork and beans, cabbage and loose cuts of meat. The result was not gourmet but the smiles and the stories shared at the dinner table was tied on that good meal. The essence of the moment stuck with me since. I am nowhere near being a good cook but my kids eat what I prepare so I make sure there’s goodness with what they take in.

April 18, 2014

caitlinhill:

as-cool-as-an-attempted-suicide:

wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

Me

what we stay alive for

April 9, 2014
amandapalmer:

fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?
Allow me to answer that for you:
A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
"a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
"a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
"rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)

A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
"Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
"An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
"Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
"Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
"Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
"Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
"Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)
Does that about answer it?


i saw these statistics in one of the TED talks a few weeks ago.
depressing as fuck.
go USA.

amandapalmer:

fact-tory:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

Why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks to care for a child (which is, as the previous comment states, in no way “doing nothing”)?

Allow me to answer that for you:

  • A study of 16 European countries from 1969-1994 found that “more generous paid leave is found to reduce deaths of infants and young children”; specifically, mathematical models found that
    • "a 10-week increase in paid leave is predicted to reduce infant mortality rates by between 2.5% and 3.4%,"
    • "a 10-week extension [in leave] is predicted to decrease post-neonatal deaths by 3.7 to 4.5% and child fatalities by 3.3 to 3.5%," and
    • "rights to a year of job-protected paid leave are associated with roughly a 20% decline in post-neonatal deaths and a 15% decrease in fatalities occurring between the first and fifth birthdays" (x)
  • A more recent study again of 16 European countries plus the USA and Japan found that “a 10-week extension in job-protected paid leave is predicted to decrease infant mortality rates, post-neonatal mortality rates, and child mortality rates by 2.6%, 4.1%, and 3%, respectively” but that these effects were not found if the leave was not job-protected or paid (x)
  • Women who receive pad leave are more likely to be employed, 54% more likely to report wage increases, and have a 39% lower likelihood of receiving public assistance and a 40% lower likelihood of receiving food stamps in the year after the child’s birth; men were also less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps if they received paid family leave (x)
  • "Maternity leave legislation in Europe effectively increases job protection and female labour market attachment" (x)
  • "An increase in leave duration is associated with a decrease in [post-partum] depressive symptoms until six months postpartum" (x)
  • "Shorter maternity leave (<12 weeks) was associated with higher maternal depression, lower parental preoccupation with the infant, less knowledge of infant development, more negative impact of birth on self-esteem and marriage, and higher career centrality" (x)
  • "Breastfeeding duration increased sharply, by over a month, and the proportion of mothers attaining the public health benchmark of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding increased by nearly 40% [after Canada increased the length of mandated paid maternity leave]" (x)
  • "Maternity leave led to small increases in birth weight, decreases in the likelihood of a premature birth, and substantial decreases in infant mortality for children of college-educated and married mothers, who were most able to take advantage of unpaid leave [in the US]" (x)
  • "Increased time with the child [due to mandated maternity leave in Norway] led to a 2.7 percentage points decline in high school dropout and a 5% increase in wages at age 30" (x)
  • "Children whose mothers return to work early are less likely to receive regular medical checkups and breastfeeding in the first year of life, as well as to have all of their DPT/Oral Polio immunisations (in approximately the first 18 months of life)" and "children whose mothers return full-time within 12 weeks are more likely to have externalising behaviour problems at age 4" (x)

Does that about answer it?

i saw these statistics in one of the TED talks a few weeks ago.

depressing as fuck.

go USA.

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