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Just Millennial Things: “Memes” On Your Timeline

Since its birth, memes have been a topic for laughs by many. If you didn’t get the meme you’d be callled a “normie” and sometimes if you’re not laughing at a meme or editing one to fit your humor, you’re probably the “meme-able” one. How we communicate has truly evolved through social media, and interpreting memes and actually understanding them and using them as a form of communication reassures that.

If you understand the humor behind certain photos with captions edited into them shared by thousands, well, congratulations! You’re still part of this generation. These posts are dubbed as “memes”, it is referred to as a “catchphrase, concept or an activity” that eventually found its way to being a “piece of media that eventually spreads”. If there’s one thing that’s true about these forms of media, it’s that it’s humorous, to say the least.

Memes are manipulated and edited clips from movies, or photos from paparazzi that mirror everyday situations of the ordinary person. It is a product of creativity that eventually clicks towards the culture and environment one spreads it to.

Said to be coined in the year 1976, Richard Dawkins had shared that these memes on the Internet are a “hijacking of the original idea”, which would prove that the evolution and mutation of these media are the very things that support its existence.

There are so many memes born in a span of a week sourced from famous events, TV shows and of course, in unusual circumstances. Even if there are some that have failed to crack us up or have left the internet world forever, there are some memes that stuck with most netizens and lived on long enough for us to scroll through on our “TLs” (timelines) a couple of times. 

Classical Art Memes

Photo: Sherdog Forums

Art appreciation and meme-loving is a mix we can all enjoy. Take for example these classical art memes that truly speak to this generation’s woes and is relatable to our everyday experiences and “feels”.

Even if these art were made ages ago, their meanings (or how we interpret them) still holds true until this day. In this world of screens, it’s still worth our while to go over originals on canvas that are national treasures.

Kim Kardashian Memes

Photo: Gabriel Zamora on Twitter

We all love her for her and her family’s reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and also because of her merchandise and cosmetics line. Except for all the attention she’s getting about her behind, there are some clips from the TV show that portray Kim as a “meme-able” gal.

Buff Kim is just one of the memes going around social media that have truly made us think Kim’s more than just this Barbie girl in her fabulous and expensive Barbie world.

“Is This A Pigeon” Meme


This meme was picked out from a scene in a Japanese anime TV series “The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird”, and it was about how the protagonist in the series mistakenly identified a butterfly as pigeon. From then on, in most social media sites, it is used to describe sarcastic confusion on things.

When you do not know how to respond to your clueless friend, just go on over an editing app and make yourself a new meme featuring your friend and their dubieties.

Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Photo: Reverend Scott on Twitter

This famous photo started off as a stock photo you could see with just one click away on Google when you’d want a sample photo of different happenings and activities.

The source image, taken by photographer Antonion Guillem, has the description “Disloyal man with his girlfriend looking at another girl” before it even went into the spotlight in the “meme world”. This meme is used when one’s wanting something other than what one already has, hence, the disloyalty in the relationship reference.

Kermit the Frog Memes

What we know as a cartoon character back in the day has now reincarnated itself to fit the new generation. If you’re frequently on Twitter, you’ve probably known how the latest “chika” is now in the form of the word “tea”, which gladly fits this Muppet’s image right here, who’s sipping a cup of Lipton tea and talking about “hypocrisy” and “stupidity” of different people.

Netizens mostly use it to “throw shade” at different people they either hate or would want to start a feud with. Well, Kermit’s got to do all the talking about this “tea”. You need to spill!

Salt Bae Meme

“Salt Bae” is actually Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, who became viral for his video while fabulously sprinkling salt on the carved steak he was cooking up. He is long known to be prepping his meals in the sassiest ways, often called a “theatrical” preparation of food.

The meme can be used in a number of different ways. It may be taken literally as to sprinkling something on someone like (“K”s to your boyfriend when you’re mad), or it could mean that one’s really being #extra just like chef!

Mocking Spongebob Meme

Photo: PassionX

Also known as “Spongemock”, this particular image was sourced from the episode of the animated comedy series SpongeBob SquarePants called “Little Yellow Book”. In the episode, this meme was born because of Squidward when he happens to go over SpongeBob’s diary, discovers that whenever SpongeBob sees plaid, he acts like a chicken!

This mocking meme is paired with captions with alternating upper and lower case letters comprising a sentence.  

Since its birth, memes have been a topic for laughs by many. If you didn’t get the meme you’d be callled a “normie” and sometimes if you’re not laughing at a meme or editing one to fit your humor, you’re probably the “meme-able” one. How we communicate has truly evolved through social media, and interpreting memes and actually understanding them and using them as a form of communication reassures that.

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Cebuano Pride: The National Museum of Cebu

Pride of Cebu

By Eva Gullas 
photos courtesy of DOT
“With the National Museum of Cebu, the cradle of Christianity in the country, we open the doors to a temple in history and culture, inviting tourists and locals to witness our archaeological and natural treasures. The NMP-Cebu is not just a museum but a bridge to our past and a window into our future,” declares Christina Frasco, our Secretary of Tourism, at the ceremonial opening last July 28.
Located at the heart of the city’s historic port area, the former colonial Customs House, built in 1910, was transformed into an elegant edifice worthy of the city’s place in history. It was in Cebu where the Spanish conquistadors first landed in 1521 and where Magellan met his end at the hands of the local chieftain Lapu-Lapu. Starting August 1, the National Museum of Cebu will open its doors daily from 9 am to 5 pm except Monday.

Cebu City Tourism’s Neil Odjigue, Cembeth Hortillano and CCTC Chairperson Joy Pesquera

Worth checking is the first floor, where a few art pieces from national artists like Cebu’s own Martino Abellana, Fernando Amorsolo, and Jose Joya take pride of place. On the right wing are finds from archeological digs found all over the islands. Called Ang Karaang Sugbo or Old Cebu, they include a gold death mask and ancient vases from China. There’s also Kinaiyahan: Cebu’s Natural Wonders, which features an impressive wall containing the different layers underneath our soil. There is also a display case that interactively showcases the various elements around the area, like gold, copper, and gypsum. Another wing is Paglawig: Cultural Movember Across the Seas, showcasing the islands’ maritime history and sea bounty, including rare shells.

Museum Director Jeremy Barns, Maryanne Arculli, Andronik Aboitiz and wife Doreen, Amanda Luym

Some of the abstract art from the New York collection

It is on the second floor, though, where the museum shines. Up the grand staircase, guests are greeted by Elmer Borlongan’s massive Battle of Mactan, facing a facsimile of the Sta Maria galleon, Magellan’s flagship. Then on to a limited-time exhibit on loan from the Philippine Center New York Core Collection of 1974, a treasure trove of almost 90 paintings collected by former First Lady Imelda Marcos, including Ang Kioks, Sanso, Manuel Rodrigues, and many more representing both avant-garde and classic Filipino masters. The New York collection is only available until March 2024 and is not to be missed.

Writer Eva Gullas beside Elmer Borlongan’s Battle of Mactan

The National Museum Cebu has been years in the making, and this cultural milestone has finally been made possible under the new administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who famously said during the inauguration, “I am a museum fan, and I can stay in art museums for hours and hours.” He added, ” museums are considered valuable natural assets to a nation as they build a sense of community, document history, inspire creativity, promote tourism, and unite people through a shared heritage.” Kudos to the National Museum Board of Trustees, chaired by Andoni Aboitiz and Museum Director Jeremy Barnes, for this cultural gift to Cebu!
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The Uncommon Traditions that Mexicans and Filipinos share when celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Dia de los Muertos

By Allain Dumon Fonte

The 2nd of November is All Soul’s Day, a holiday that is very important to many Filipinos to remember our loved ones who passed on. This is also widely celebrated in Mexico as “Dia De los Muertos” or in English, “The Day of the Dead”. And Mexicans celebrate the 2nd of November grander than they celebrate Christmas. Well, you can witness it from the Disney movie, “Coco”.

As All Soul’s Day or Dia de los Muertos is about to end, here are some interesting traditions and superstitions that Filipinos and Mexicans share:


Dia de los Muertos or All Soul’s Day is not practiced on October 31st or on the Hallow’s Eve as many other western cultures practice; but we celebrate it on the 2nd of November. We celebrate November 1st as All Saint’s Day or the Day of the Holy, while in Mexico they call it Dia de los Innocentes or Dia de los Angelitos to commemorate the children who died too early in life.


Both in Mexico and in the Philippines, we visit the grave of our loved ones and we clean it well. This is a ritual to honour their resting places and to let them know that they are never forgotten.


In Mexico, they believe that the scent of flowers attract spirits. So the flower offerings are invitation to their dead loved ones to visit the living families. While in the Philippines, we believe that flowers offered to the dead exalt the souls and somehow fill in the sadness that we feel when missing our dead loved ones.

Most of the time, Filipinos choose all-white flowers to offer because white is the absence of colour, which means the absence of Joy and happiness. White also symbolises purity of soul which we hope our dead loved ones will attain as they journey to heaven. While in Mexico, they have the yellow Mexican marigolds as the official flowers of the dead that will guide them in their journey to the afterlife.


Both cultures believe that monarch butterflies are dead loved ones who visit us and show their appreciation that we have not forgotten them. A presence of monarch butterflies also means that our dead loved ones are always there guiding us and looking after us.


Spending a night at the graveyard and picnicking with the rest of the family may sound very creepy to many; but to both Filipino and Mexican cultures, picnicking and spending a night at the cemetery is a must to show our love to our dearly departed. It is the only time in the year that families gather and tell stories of the dead loved ones and how colourful or how great their lives were.


In Mexico, they have what they call “ofrendas” or an altar where the pictures of their dead loved ones are displayed and offered with flowers, candles, and their favourite food. Very similar to the Filipino culture of cooking the favourite food of our dead loved ones and everyone in the family enjoys the food for dinner.

My family tradition involves me driving all the way to Colon street and buy that famous Snow Sheen’s “pancit canton”. This is my granddad’s favourite snack. Sadly, the old Visayan Restaurant is no longer there. My late uncle and my late grandpa love their sweet ad and sour fish. We also set up an “ofrenda” on their graveyard and eat their favourite food while picnicking in the cemetery. We do not spend a night in the cemetery; but while we are picnicking there, we usually play the songs of Pilita Corrales and Susan Fuentes that my late grandpa used to listen every afternoon while enjoying his coffee, pan de sal, and pancit canton.

What about your family traditions? Share your thoughts by commenting to this article.

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Catch Ted Lasso the Emmy Award Winning Comedy Series on Apple TV+

Catch Ted Lasso the Emmy Award Winning Comedy Series on Apple TV+


Rating: *****/ *****

The multi award–winning comedy series airing on Apple TV+ is one of my favorite shows.  Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis is about a fun good-natured American football coached hired by a British soccer club (AFC Richmond in London) to become their new coach.  In spite of the fact that Ted has no experience or knowledge about British football/soccer, his positive demeanor and charm helps him overcome the animosity of the team’s players, staff and fans.  Eventually Ted wins over the team and the locals as they fight for position in the English Premier League.

The show won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and 7 Emmy Awards in its 2 seasons and Season 3 is just around the corner.  You can catch Seasons 1 & 2 of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+

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