Sometimes people have a hard time understanding what a happy relationship between two people who obvs think the other is awesome looks like.
We think this is one great (and holy bananas, so freaking hilarious) example.
LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
Ed Sheeran, your impeccable way with words is pulling on my heartstrings.
My my myyyyyyyy give me love
Just when I’m stressing over my exam tomorrow I take a moment and watch this wonderful clip.
Shadow Act- Britain’s Got Talent
Rice: A Call to Action.
If you didn’t have a reason to go to PCN “Against the Grain” this Saturday, I hope this changes your mind.
Written & Performed By: Tom “Mumble” De Alva
Video Concept By: Tom “Mumble” De Alva, Christopher Oka, & Jessica “Jaejae” Julian
Directed By: Christopher Oka
Inspired By: PCN 2013 “Against the Grain”, presented by the Pilipino American Alliance of UC Merced.
April 29, 2013 7:23pm-7:39pm
That’s what we eat right?
No, or at least that’s not what it seems like.
Cause of false rumors and stereotypes, it doesn’t seem right.
They say we sing karaoke all the time and we eat dog,
How we gossip to past time, and how we eat like slobs.
Just cause our plates the size of steering wheels,
They judge the way we eat our meals,
But see they don’t understand, they don’t know the culture.
And to them it seems different, but to us.. It really hurts huh.
They’re ashamed to be a part of it, but truth is were guilty to.
But who does the finger point to in the end, is it me or is it you?
See we look all these children, not knowing what is the truth.
Our culture is getting criticized for our lack of effort to teach the youth.
Cause we say they don’t understand cause it’s a life they never lived in,
But truth is how can we expect them to know what’s right or wrong, when what’s right.. They didn’t know existed.
Now we look to our elders for guidance, cause who lived it? That’s our parents.
But we can’t really preach the truth, when the truth, they never shared it.
And I know it seems unfair,
But it’s not that they don’t care.
It’s hard sharing about your past when your constantly being scared.
Imagine living in a society where they judge you like a book,
Judging you from the smell of your food to the way that you look.
The pigment of your skin, to your accent when you talk,
The things you believe in, to even the way that you walk.
It’s frightening really, which makes it hard to share your culture.
Cause society picks at all the culture you’ve got left, and devours it off you like some vultures.
So now the children are misinformed, while the parents are misunderstood.
Society is miseducated, and our culture is missed in the hood.
It’s a continuous cycle, that one day I hope will end,
But for this to ever happen, we must take matters into our own hands.
We’re Filipino Americans, so say it proud, like it’s your name.
And learn from these stories we present to you, May 4th.. Against the Grain.
The Pilipino American Alliance of UC Merced presents the 5th annual Pilipino Cultural Night 2013!
PCN2013 will present and address modern issues through a cultural perspective. All those that attend can expect traditional and modern dance performances by PAA Cultural & PAA Modern, songs performed by PAA Choir, and a roller coaster of emotions through the original play, “Against The Grain”, written and performed by PAA general members.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lakireddy Auditorium (COB 102), UC Merced
-2pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
-7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Free - UCM Students (w/ Catcard)
$5 - Presale Tickets/Veterans/UCM Alumni/Children (5 Years Old & Younger)
$8 - General Admission (2pm Show)
$10 - General Admission (7pm Show)