Hi, my name is Jay. I'm 21. Junior engineering student in Portland, Oregon. I currently teach and work in a book store. I like to make art and sell crafts I make. This blog is a personal reflection of things I like, anecdotes about my life, things that inspire me, things that make me laugh, and all together just a blog to take some time away from my busy life. Check out my other blog for less tangential content.
23
Apr
11:04pm

I love Willard. I wish I had a black eyed white rat so I could name him Socrates. I just miss my rats in general.

22
Apr
1:35am
2 days ago 12,111 notes source hi-res   # planets    # hands    # space    # cool    # surreal  
21
Apr
5:16pm
We fall in love with one version of someone and we expect them to stay that way, but they never do.
~ Olivia Wilde, “Her: Love in the Modern Age”   (via truthe)
21
Apr
5:15pm

need that wallpaper

21
Apr
5:09pm
2 days ago 646 notes source   # cute    # bones    # skeleton    # cats  
21
Apr
3:22pm

I have so much to do in one day, but I’m doing nothing. If there wasn’t a fee to skip therapy I probably wouldn’t have gotten out of bed. So tired and not motivated. Two weeks left of school and I feel 100% done. Not looking forward to my exam tomorrow or the two presentations I have to do. Nonetheless, study for finals for the week after. I hate this time of year.

2 days ago 1 note   # finals    # stressed    # tired    # college    # rants    # personal  
20
Apr
4:14am
20
Apr
4:14am
Some people are so broken, They get mad at you for being whole.
20
Apr
4:13am
20
Apr
12:05am
Why do we spell the country as ‘Philippines’ but the language as ‘Filipino’?
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Philippines is an old English name of the country. It was a Spanish colony, the Spanish name for the country is Islas Filipinas. Then the people of the Philippines decided to choose a new language to become the national language. They chose a language called Tagalog. Tagalog called the Philippines the same way as Spahish.

Subsequently they decided to rename Tagalog to Filipino to highlight its role as a national language. And English just borrowed the name.

/u/czallo

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Wrong.

Philippines is the English name of the country after Islas de Filipinas. How they came up with that name from Filipinas I have no clue but the name has has stuck since the American colonization which in turn derives from a colonial name that has stuck with us during our 333 (when Spain eventually got a foothold in 1565 during Miguel Lopez de Legazpi expedition years later after Magellans voyage and arrival in 1521) years of Spanish colonization. It really should be changed because it’s still a colonial name which comes from a Spanish King we never acknowledged. But I already discussed this here and it’s another topic all together, one that will be very long and passionate so I’ll leave it for another day.

The people of the Philippines did not choose Tagalog to be the national language. The Tagalogs did. In which at the time and still is, the seat of power was in Manila, a Tagalog region. Andres Bonifacio himself declared the people and nation as Katagalugan, “the Tagalog nation”, saying that we were all Tagalog which means “people by the river”, when in fact there are hundreds of other ethnic groups besides the Tagalogs and languages in the archipelago, and not all of them live by a river let alone understand one another. 

They never renamed Tagalog as Pilipino. Tagalog is Tagalog. Pilipino is Pilipino, which essentially is Tagalog with very, very few words borrowed from other Philippine languages but essentially Tagalog in grammar and form. The “Pilipino language” is just a mask and fake nationalistic term to hide the fact that it’s essentially just Tagalog to try and settle the disputes held and still held that we have a national language to represent all of us in a sense of nationalistic pride.

In the Philippines the language is spelled Pilipino not Filipino. The country is officially called Republika ng Pilipinas, or in English, The Republic of the Philippines. Filipino is just the English spelling as the letter “f’ and the sound is not from our indigenous alphabet or sounds, it is instead “p”. The “f” sound, along with j, x, c, and z was only introduced during Spanish and American colonization. 

*drops mic*

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19
Apr
2:56am

Ha. What I wanted to say at my interview last week.

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15
Apr
2:43am

RIP Lulu. Lost my second rat yesterday morning. Had to make the decision to put her down. Thank you to Oregon Humane Society for humane and affordable services, and for letting me adopt she and her sister two years ago. Three seizures, loss of balance, she couldn’t hold anything anymore, and almost two years old. It was time. So sad to see a friend suffer, no matter how small. Having a hard time dealing with losing both my rat loves only two months apart. Remember getting them as babies two summers ago. It’s been a tough week. 

1 week ago 1 note hi-res   # rats    # fancy rat    # pets    # personal    # death    # rip  
15
Apr
2:18am

generalelectric:

In the 1960s, GE engineers developed the Cybernetic Anthropmorophous Machine, or Walking Truck. In 1966, the US Army awarded GE a contract for building the experimental vehicle. However, its hand and foot controls not only fatigued operators, but were impractical for prolonged use on the battlefield, so the project was discontinued. Kevin Weir at flux machine recently reanimated the Walking Truck so the mechanical beast could gallop once more.

1 week ago 5,309 notes source   # interesting    # old engineering    # engineering    # crazy    # army  
13
Apr
2:43pm
11
Apr
2:09am
Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, “Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.” So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.
~ Marina Abramović (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)