12:58 a.m // 1:00 a.m

I have always appreciated silence. It’s a powerful thing. Whenever I see someone who is silent, I can’t seem to be bothered how much loud their souls are and how strong they are to hide it. It must be deafening. 

(Source: roiserrano)

Your body is a map that only shows the way home.

—Home (#38: July 20, 2014)

(Source: roiserrano)

Just an update.
Lately, I’ve been busy with school and with a lot of opportunities for both photography and video. With the latest, being able to do a shoot with Chalk Magazine - Bright Young Manila: Campus Hotties. We did the interview videos as well as the behind-the-scenes video. We will also be covering the Campus Tour for all three legs! So see you whenever we’ll be touring your school!
And, this week, we began the first week of classes at Mapua as well as a new school year. I’ll be attending my classes tomorrow, for the first time this week, since I still haven’t gotten myself enrolled for this semester and the typhoon has been such a pain in the ass.
I do hope that everyone is safe and dry.
So, what’s up?

Just an update.

Lately, I’ve been busy with school and with a lot of opportunities for both photography and video. With the latest, being able to do a shoot with Chalk Magazine - Bright Young Manila: Campus Hotties. We did the interview videos as well as the behind-the-scenes video. We will also be covering the Campus Tour for all three legs! So see you whenever we’ll be touring your school!

And, this week, we began the first week of classes at Mapua as well as a new school year. I’ll be attending my classes tomorrow, for the first time this week, since I still haven’t gotten myself enrolled for this semester and the typhoon has been such a pain in the ass.

I do hope that everyone is safe and dry.

So, what’s up?

(Source: roiserrano)

The heart stops beating and time never slows down. I fell in love with you faster than a speeding bullet.

(Source: roiserrano)

I have always felt so lonely and I have thought of cutting myself, but I couldn’t because I had to maintain the image of being fine. Sometimes, I physically hurt myself, but it healed in time. Smoking, on the other hand, allows me to hurt myself without anyone noticing the damages. And the hard truth is, I can’t quit at this point.

(Source: roiserrano)

Rebels Without Causes: Tumblr Magazine PH’s Bloggers Who Matter - Part 3

tumblrmagph:

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Photos are from the bloggers themselves; credits to their photographers *winks*

Here is Tumblr, if you prefer to see and understand it in numbers.

As of June 2014, this microblogging site has a total blog population of about 192 million, with over 83.1 billion blog posts, all managed by about 280 employees, housed on its three offices at NYC, RVA, and LA. [1]

The website itself has been available to 13 major languages in the world, and has 37,000 registered meetups all over the globe. [1]

Tumblr’s blog population is enough to occupy the citizen count of the United Kingdom and Japan, combined. Surprisingly, these two countries ranked 3rd (4.4%) and 4th (3.6%) place, respectively, as the top countries that visit Tumblr. [2]

Obviously, United States of America ranked 1st with 32.8% of the total site visit. To much surprise, India ranked 2nd with 8.3%, and on 5th place is France with 3.5% site visit. The Philippines? At the bottom of the list with 1%. [2]

In a global view, Tumblr ranked 35th on popularity (19th most popular in the United States). [2]

In April 2013, the website received more than 13 billion global page views [3], and come June 2014, over 96 million posts are created on the site each day[4]

AddThis, a social media bookmarking web technology company, noted in 2011 that Tumblr had increased by 1,299.5% in terms of growth in content sharing, with Facebook on the side that makes up sharing on the web at 52%. [5]

In the Philippines, Tumblr is the 16th most popular site based on a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews. 1.1% of Tumblr users come from Philippines and they generate 1.0% of the pageviews on Tumblr. [6]

Support this feature and tell us what you reckon. Our hash tag: #TMPHRebels

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Rommel Rebucan
20, “Certified Unemployed”
http://benokrebucan.tumblr.com/

Benok:Being a graduate of Fine Arts, I really want to be an animator, and because of this, I see myself twenty to thirty years from now as a successful animator in Pixar or DreamWorks, if not, maybe in Japan. Kung hindi naman, I would be on a advertising company doing *of course* advertisements for a certain product. But still I will pursue my dream job which is to be an animator/illustrator. Medyo bihira kasi yung nag-o-offer nyan dito sa Pilipinas, kaya I have plans to go somewhere na may nag-o-offer ng [ganung] klaseng job.”

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John Carlo Tagata
18, Information Technology Student
http://centimeters.tumblr.com/

JC:I have my own successful efforts in making a difference. As much as I try to fulfill my goals and my dreams, I have always put the sake of others into account. Most of the time, I’m a son that is trying to make his parents proud, or I’m a brother who tells his younger siblings to live wholesome lives. Sometimes, I’m an active volunteer taking 1-hour rides out of town to help “unreached” people live better lives. Just recently, I’m a student-leader working to help students understand what IT is. I have gone beyond my comfort zones to change the lives of other people. My whole life does not revolve around me, and I think that makes my existence relevant.”

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Jan Michael Rebuyas
22, Writer and reporter for The Philippine STAR
http://hisvantagepoint.tumblr.com/

Mike: “In all honesty, I’m just some plain old hobbyist with equipment that I don’t even deserve. (But my parents think I do, so who am I to argue?) With my blog, I’m just trying to keep track of my life and all the everyday sh*t that happens in it and share just a tad bit of it with anyone who would care and want to know. One of the most memorable things to happen to me on Tumblr were the times when my photos got into the *featured* tags, which honestly was quite a surprise since I don’t think that I’m that good of a photographer.”

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JL Javier
19, Information Design Student
http://jljavier.tumblr.com/

JL:One of my favorite quotes is really cheesy: "Find what you love and let it kill you." That’s design and photography for me. I owe much of my strength and confidence to these two things even though, at the same time, they drive me insane. / We all matter to something or someone, the same way that the people around us have influenced us one way or another, making them relevant to us. I try to be the best version of myself I can be not just for others, but also for myself. I don’t think it matters what exactly your relevance is, as long as it helps you and the people around you grow.”

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Roye Julian Serrano
21, Multimedia Arts Student
http://roiserrano.tumblr.com/

Roi:I write endlessly on my journal, read books (and not inside a goddamn Starbucks, because I’m not a hipster and just because there are other places to get better coffee), and I love taking photographs. I usually get bashed whenever I post something, especially a photograph. I usually just shake it off, because I believe that if I keep on doing what I love, people will start to understand and soon appreciate what I do.”

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Rennell Salumbre
22, Freelance Photographer / “Tambay Most Of The Time”
http://rennellsalumbre.com/

Rennell:I love music and photography. I want to work in both industries as much as possible, but of course, I prioritize photography since that’s where I, somehow, excel in. I used to play the guitar kasi but then, no improvement with my skill kaya I stopped. How I wish I could sing din. Pero I take photos of musicians naman sometimes kaya I think my photography will also be a help na rin in the music industry. Haha!”

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Nicole Cortez
18, Journalism and Media Studies Student
http://uniquecole.tumblr.com/

Nicole: “I can’t say I’m out to change the entire world and I’m not that ambitious, but I want to make a difference in the lives of people through my writing, to advocate good causes and champion them all. I want to be able to draw out of my mind the perfectly tailored sentence—the phrase that makes everyone else sit down and realize ‘Ah, so that’s what it’s all about. I have to do something about it.’ I dunno. I want to grow into myself and grow outwards and spread my roots to each person I touch. I know these are small things, but hey, they’re good things nonetheless. At the end of the day, I think, doing good things for people is way more important than anything else anyway.”

Rebels Without Causes x Part 1
Rebels Without Causes x Part 2

Awesome! Thank you to Pael and the rest of the staff of TumblrMagPH for this feature. :D

11:28 p.m. // 11:33 p.m.

I want to drink and smoke my lungs out. I want to party all night and not worry about a single thing. Perhaps, I can go somewhere and be a stranger for once. Meet someone and tell my story; and hopefully, smile at me. I want to remember how it feels to be free and not having the need to build walls around me. I want people to tell me the truth. I want to feel invincible for just a minute, or even for second. What’s a minute if you can feel something you haven’t felt for even just a short while? I want to be something new; and not be labeled. I want to be a couple of years younger, and remember how a first love feels like. I want to be someone’s first, forever. I want to be enough for someone. I want to be that person and not this.

(Source: roiserrano)

But even if I fall in love again, it could never be the same way that I loved you.

But even if I fall in love again, it could never be the same way that I loved you.

(Source: roiserrano)

I never knew the importance of love until I have decided to let myself fall into it.

—Love (#37: June 10, 2014)

(Source: roiserrano)

I want to memorize the way you breathe, so that I’ll know if your heart skips a beat whenever you’re with me.

(Source: roiserrano)

The sky bleeds the same color of loneliness as I.

The sky bleeds the same color of loneliness as I.

(Source: roiserrano)

11:13 p.m. // 11:19 p.m.

Last night, I went out with a few friends and all I could ever think about is how much effort every person goes through just to deconstruct and break the walls of another person. Nobody else knows about everything that is inside us unless we tell them. And I fear that. What if I don’t meet people to know more about me and they end up rationalizing me according just to how they see me or how they heard stories about me from other people. I guess I’m too concerned about that I never have considered exploring the universes of other people and get to know them for them to know me. It has always been about me and I’m scared of that. I have become my own worst enemy.

(Source: roiserrano)

When we kiss, I taste someone else’s name in your mouth.

—Bitterness (#36: May 29, 2014)

(Source: roiserrano)

Just hold my hand and tell me we’re going to be okay.

—Assurance (#35: May 29, 2014)

(Source: roiserrano)

The thing about sadness is that when you have carried it with you for a very long time, and when it slowly goes away, you always try to find things that weigh you down; rather than accepting that things are starting to get a little bit better.

(Source: roiserrano)