When I’m writing an essay and trying to make the word count.
she looked to the side like “who wrote this shit?”
Whoever wrote this was definitely fired… See what I did there. Fire… Fired?! I’ll be here all week people.
"Maybe your army comes and maybe it’s too much for us but it’s all on you. Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it." - Tony Stark, The Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy first trailer
"Michael looked all alone in that huge palace; there was no team to welcome him back to the stalls. Yet, as he sat back to listen to his scores being announced, his face broke into a wide grin and he held up his white jacket to show the name of the country he was representing: the Philippines. That little gesture spoke volumes. It didn’t matter that he won no medals. He was telling the world that his country exists—not just as the site of catastrophic disasters but as a pool of gifted and disciplined athletes. And, if they were listening, he was also telling his country’s leaders that Filipino athletes could be among the best in the world in any field of sports, with a little support."
- Randy David (The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 15, 2014)
Not only did he hold up his white jacket - he kept checking to make sure he was displaying the country’s name correctly. This is why I said, on Twitter, that he’s so damn proud to have come from the Philippines, to be a figure skater from the Philippines which is a country with no ice and no snow whatsoever, and what has the Philippines done by him so far?
And as someone else in the tags pointed out: he never asked for money himself, though he was likely to have needed it; all he asked for was support, mostly in the form of prayers.
So when are we going to do right by this kid, who wants to go on to bigger and better things, who wants to compete in 2018 if he has to do it all alone once again?
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