A lot of tears were shed for the tragedy that typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought to the Philippines but more than the heartbreak and suffering, there were tears shed borne by stories and images that touched the heart.
Truly, it is in the darkest of times that we appreciate the tiniest spark. And more often than not, we do not know that it is us, after all, who carries it all along.
This is my country and these are my people.
We are flawed and, sometimes, we hate ourselves too. We may not be the most progressive country in our region but I believe we have the potential to be so. If only all of us would try to find that tiny spark and let it lead us… if only we would believe in ourselves and what we can do as a nation… if only we finally open our eyes to the truth that we, as Filipinos, are valuable and that we have shown it countless of times without us knowing.
We often forget the true Filipino spirit that all of us intrinsically have. The Filipino spirit that is unwavering and invincible. It is optimistic; not missing a smile even if the worst has come. It is resilient; falls down but bounces back fast. Never has the line "life goes on" been more accurate. It is courageous; able to take any overwhelming challenge, stare death and devastation in the eye and still scream, as if taunting, that it didn’t win; that we will stand up and fight back. And that we will be victorious. Most of all, it is hopeful. Hope; that value which follows optimism, resiliency, and courage no matter where it goes… that value which tells us to NEVER GIVE UP nomatterfuckinwhat.
Sometimes, we forget them. But on the direst of times, they emerge.
Yolanda, I still hate you so much… but thank you, nonetheless. Thank you for showing me the beauty of the Filipinos that I often fail to remember… All of what the above pictures depict and the Bayanihan spirit that is very much alive (and could never be justified with a few photos only).
Philippines, I am proud of you. There may be other things in which you are lacking… but your people? They’re amazing. I don’t say it often but i want you to know that I’m damn proud to be Filipino. And I will always do my best to make you proud of me too.
Congrats on making a new
derp face record , Luhan
Korean EXO fans having their own fansigning event
Oh my God I’m so done with this fandom
(Source: allkpop.com, via taesukey)
Cute SooHae in SMTown Concert in Tokyo:
- Danced to “Hope”
- Hae reenacted Soo’s N’Sync poppin’ dance in Shinhwa Broadcast
- Soo almost hit Hae and they laughed
- Hae danced towards Soo’s direction but Soo didn’t notice him
- Hae rubbed/touched Soo’s back
- Soo finally noticed him and she laughed
omg this is too adorbs anflafnalnflaf
07;”Reasons why Kim Jaejoong should be your Bias ❥❥ He’s a ridiculously attractive cook
THEY NEED TO ACCEPT THIS AWARD WITH ALL 12 MEMBERS N O
Kris’ acceptance speech “UHhh uh and we just uh really appreciate your support. uhh yeah you know uhh uhhh and uhh we love you!”
OTPs: Sungmin x Sooyoung (MinYoung)
“I think we have gotten so close that we can tell each other anything just by looking at the other’s eyes" —- Sungmin
MOST LEGIT SOO-OTP
WHY DO I EVEN LIKE THESE IDIOTS? ;A;
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The moral of the story never changes:
STAY CLASSY AND SAY NO TO FANWARS.
a reply 1997 screenshot and the latest bizz in fandom world. i approve.
"i’ll take u 2 dreamland hit me up on AIM: s3xdr4g0n94"
"what’s my asl? 17.m. your pants"
"i walk dis lonely road…the only road that i have ever known - greenday. truer words never spoken. hit me up ladies ;) i’m a nice guy"
"tired of bein alone…tired of being friend-zoned…lookin for mrs.right or mrs.right now. ~~~~;;"
Fans can battle and say that their idols are the best in terms of being an idol but I won’t argue that for Super Junior. Super Junior does not really represent music. They do not represent image and they do not represent the best. They are not even the typical idols.
But to me, they represent friendship in its truest form. Friendship with all its ugliness, downsides, rough patches, and tears. Friendship in all its beauty.
For friendship is not always about happy smiles. More often than not, friendship is the loud bang of a door being shut after a petty fight. Friendship is tears, insults, and harsh words over a boy/girl/bag/etc. Friendship is hanging up the phone because you’re tired of listening. Friendship is awkward silence after a joke that has been pushed too far. Friendship is fist fights and swearing and not talking to each other for weeks. Friendship hurts.
But more than that, friendship is also “sorry”, “I forgive you”, and “let’s stop this nonsense because I miss you”. Friendship is laughing at and laughing with. Friendship is hidden compliments and straightforward comments. Friendship is long distance telephone calls and random notes. Friendship is a tight hug, a shoulder to lean on, a lending ear. Friendship comforts.
Super Junior did not start as good friends. They did not get together because they want to. But as they went on, we see the bond that has formed between them. Some of them may not be as close to some as they are to another but as a whole, we see the friendship they’ve made among each other.
It is friendship; when one floats away and yet the others hold on. It is friendship, when space and time is an adversary and the whole world is pitting against you so you pretend to forget but deep inside, you will always remember. It is friendship, when you are shamed and ridiculed for staying with someone but you do not mind because that’s where you’re happy. It is when even if you are pushed away, even when people laugh at you for waiting for nothing, you still do; because that’s what friends do.
Friendship is being able to accept that your happy days now may only be painful memories later; and yet you hold on to them because they are beautiful. Because these are the memories which remind you that, at some part of your life, you have been very happy.
When people say that friendships last forever, they do not mean it to be consistent. You lose contact, you forget birthdays, you drift away. But you never fall apart.
Friendship is when, after many years, when you even start to forget what each other looked like the last time you saw each other, you still find that spot in your heart that beats for the memories once shared. Memories that may not be remembered at all times but will never be forgotten.
Friendship is not always there but it lives to forever. Friendship is everlasting.
From the latest preview. | Translation thanks to Wtheol.
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