FREEDOM is NOT FREE.
By Drei-nerys Stormborn Tiger-yen of Mindanao, Queen of Tricycles, Mother of Dragons and a cat named Tesla
Today, as part of my personal journey towards proactively expressing my own freedom, I have decided to RECLAIM my favorite color as a child… The color of yummy sweet Philippine mangoes, the color of my favorite bananas, the shade of my favorite precious metal: YELLOW.
As a mocha cappuccino-skinned native of Mindanao, yellow gold looks good on me. Methinks one of the saddest things since 2009 was when I finally consciously STOPPED wearing and using yellow because I was DISGUSTED by the idea of being associated with the Liberal Party and the Cojuangco-Aquinos. Not that I’m complaining, I still look great in BLUE, WHITE, RED… or nothing. But I do miss the feeling yellow, as a simple color, gave me as a little kid: VIBRANT ENERGY and HAPPINESS.
Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. And I LOVE food. Especially cheese. Yellow cheese. Mm mmm mmm mm mmmmm….
In Philippines, however, yellow has been used as a political color to symbolize support for the GREEDY, HYPOCRITICAL, MURDEROUS and TREASONOUS clan of the Cojuangco-Aquinos.
For majority of the Filipino people today, yellow subconsciously produces a “warming” effect, arousing RAGE, stimulating mental activity to incinerate the logical fallacies of YELLOW ZOMBIES, and generates muscle energy to punch walls and pillows when you have close friends and family who are still blind, dumb, or corrupt as f*(k to support the Cojuangco-Aquinos and their allies. (Oh, Hello There, dear frustrating Uncle and Aunts. 😂😝)
Yellow can quickly grab attention, but it can also be abrasive when overused. It can appear warm and bright, yet it can also lead to visual fatigue. In Philippines, I know a lot of people like me who have come to deeply LOATHE the mere sight of yellow, simply because we stand for TRUTH and JUSTICE.
A few of my closest friends and I were even offered a cute and bigger, more spacious room once, while we were on vacay here in Mindanao, and we all chose the smaller space (for the same price) simply because the bigger room had yellow walls. LOLOLOLOL 😂😝
Personally, I would merrily celebrate the day Cojuangco-Aquinos, their political allies, and all their cronies are thoroughly and mercilessly investigated and tried for TREASON, TERRORISM, CORRUPTION, and PLUNDER.
I still don’t think I have the heart to wear a yellow dress or shirt (for now), but I don’t mind driving this tricycle. 😂😝😘🇵🇭👊
Today, I would like to THANK all the selfless and brave soldiers here in Mindanao who work relentlessly hard to help keep me safe.
Because of you and all your immeasurable sacrifice, I am FREE to be a silly, funny, and drop dead gorgeous nomadic smart-ass, joyfully—albeit cautiously—traveling around my beloved #Mindanao. Because of you, I am FREE to meditate on trivial matters such as why I like or dislike YELLOW. ⚖️🇵🇭⚖️
I feel safest when I see the presence of armed soldiers. I freak out when I don’t see any military presence within a 10KM radius.
This is my reality as a beautiful native of #MindaNOW.
Mindanao is my home. I come from a family of selfless soldiers, teachers, farmers, and fishermen. We also have former rebels and ex-Communists in the clan.
The struggle is real, but I have more than 1,001 reasons to love Mindanao. I use my precious FREEDOM to help educate the International Community about my people, our history, our journey, and our collective evolution.
So to all the Manila-centric idiotic pseudo-intellectual fools, especially those from my alma mater (ze University of the Philippines, Diliman): #I_Support_Martial_Law. F🖕CK YOU. 😘
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