Sometimes I do certain things with the intention of reintroducing myself to, well, myself. I like flipping through old notebooks, retracing old doodles I`ve made, looking at old pictures, anything that will allow myself a sentimental journey. I don`t know what it is. If I have a phobia of forgetting, or a fear of becoming something other than what I`ve been.
you’re listening to new music, and the music sucks, but you keep on listening because you’re trying to give it a chance, but it still continues to suck and you just sit there and have to ask yourself “What the fuck are you listening to!?” in order to stop it.
“It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely.”—Malcolm X (via kiwizzo)
“The filmmaker, like his fellow artists in different media, has now realized that the artist is also a public person. He does not work in isolation from society. Instead of working alone in his ivory tower he is a citizen of the slums, of the streets, of the battlefield if need be. The artist is…
“When I was in high school, I loved smoking weed. I loved it. But I cut myself to once a month. That was my rule. And so as the first of the month came closer, my friends would be like, ‘All right, what’s the plan this weekend?’ And actually it’s really cool when you do it that infrequently, you can really trip. In hindsight, could I have smoked weed on the weekends? Yeah. But it was cool to do it once a month. I still do that sometimes, I go on little weedfests. I’m a pothead. That’s my drug of choice.”—Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via fuckyeahjgl, whenthecamerasoff)(via cupcakez) (via heavilyblunted)
It was super busy and I pushed myself through it with 110% of effort - because I know it’s best I get myself warmed up for the long March. (Which will be 10x busier.)
I started my new part-time job at a law office downtown this week. And I’m still part time as an admin assistant and lead graphic designer at my other job. As well as 4 freelance projects I’m currently working on. Add that up and I am well over full time. Oh but don’t forget the volunteer work I live. My plate is full overflowing. I am maintaining as best as I know how.
Late buses, missing buses
this has been sitting in my drafts since february. didn’t realize it. decided to post it instead of just deleting it.
Elaine Villasper is the Vice Chair of Education for GABRIELA USA, the North American chapter of the Filipino women’s rights organization. Gabriela, an alliance of over 200 Philippines-based women’s organizations, has been agitating and organizing for women’s rights in that country for almost three decades. GABRIELA stands for General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Education, Leadership and Action, and was named in honor of Gabriela Silang, who protested against Spanish rule of the Philippines in the eighteenth century.
What has been your favorite design project to work on?
I don’t know why this is hard to answer. But all my projects in school were fun because they were all just experimental - no client telling me what to do. I guess that’s unrealistic. In the real world, working on the Binary Star reunion poster was fun because I was designing for a group I had listened heavily to 9 years prior. Full circles in my life make me feel like Lost. And I loves me some Lost.
“A nation that does not continuously renew itself through progressive-minded and militant youth cannot possibly advance. A world of timid and apathetic youth will merely feed all the regimes of injustice and exploitation with a constant flow of manpower for exploited labor and cannon fodder for unjust wars.”—Youth On The March by Jose Maria Sison (Published in the Philippines Free Press, November 2, 1968)