Monday, March 31, 2014

Breaking Point

blind eye - "...Everybody who's seen it (the video ... now) knows what bullying looks like...Some people don't realize what's happening and what's going on when they're seeing bullying...Things like this tend to open up some avenues of discussion among people...It's a touchy subject...I hate that people turn a blind eye to bullying, especially with social networks, where it's so easy to bully someone and not even think about it..." - Brian Hughes, Crestview News Bulletin, 25 Nov 2013 (READ MORE)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Where I Belong

Freedom and Life - "...Nitong mga nakaraang araw, pinilit kong manahimik kaysa sagutin ang tanong ng ilan kung totoo nga bang nag-tangka ako ng suicide dahil wala na akong pera. Ngayon, pabubulaanan ko ang mga bintang, (This last few day, I tried to be quiet instead of replying to all question that they said I committed suicide because they said I don't have money anymore, now I will say to all of that, that's all wrong)," Pempengco said. "Mahal ko po ang buhay ko, lalo pa nga't malaya ko nang naipapahayag ang totoong ako. At mayroon pa rin po akong naitatagong pera, (I love my life, specially now that I have my freedom to be who I am and I still have money saved.)" she said. Pempengco was referring to her decision to go public with her sexual preference in June, which she has since credited in interviews for being happy. She is also openly in a relationship with Alyssa Quijano, a former rival in singing competitions with whom she now shares a home. On the subject of her alleged financial woes and her estrangement from her family, Pempengco added: "Patuloy pa rin po akong nag-tatrabaho dahil mahal ko ang pamilya ko. Maaring hindi maayos ang sitwasyon namin ngayon, pero umaasa po akong magiging okay kami sa nalalapit na panahon (I continuing to work because I love family, the situation right now may not be good but in due time, I still hoping it will be)...." - ABS-CBN News, 10 Dec 2013 (READ MORE)

Right Where I Belong - "...Pempengco lent her singing voice for the film's theme song "Right Where I Belong." The singer, however, said she almost lost the project after she revealed she was a lesbian. "I came out...I almost lost it but they didn't give up on me. They were scared, siyempre kasi 'di ba ang audience is mga kids, ganyan, but they realized na the story of being who you are is very beautiful and that's why they chose me," she told ANC. News that Charice was working on a US animated film first surfaced in June 2013, shortly after Pempengco revealed she was a lesbian. Pempenco did not announce the film's title, but hinted at the project..." - Rappler (READ MORE)

Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco (born May 10, 1992), popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as "the most talented girl in the world", she released her first international studio album Charice in 2010. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number-eight, making Charice the first Asian solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. She released the single "Pyramid" which featured singer Iyaz. It is her most successful single to-date, charting within the top 40 in a number of countries, and debuting on The Oprah Winfrey Show where she sang live vocals. Crossing over to acting on television, she joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon. She has released a new lead single, "Before It Explodes", written by Bruno Mars, from her international sophomore studio album, Infinity. In March 2012, she signed on to be one of the four judges of the Philippine version of The X Factor, which began to air on ABS-CBN in June. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

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Monday, March 3, 2014

you can hurt a lot of people

Chunky Face - "...I had a couple of awkward stages, now we have hair and makeup. I pay professionals. But you didn’t have professionals when you were grade three...I had a chunky face, I had a phase where I cut my hair like a boy so kids will find anything to pick on you for whether it’s true or not because it makes them feel better and bigger and it isn’t until you’re the victim that you realize that it’s not fun and it’s not cool… until you learn, you can hurt a lot of people...The Trevor Project has helped so many people save lives...And hopefully it will continue to save more..." - Sarah Korones, Wet Paint, 10 Dec 2013 (READ MORE)

Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; 9 January 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season (2006–2009). She stars as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce and Amara on CW's television drama The Vampire Diaries. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

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Bullying is an abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "targeted individual" (Wikipedia).