Little Miss Hipchick

So, I was in a 70's party last night (Gabe's surprise party!) and I decided to come dressed as a hippie . Well, if I've known I would be the only one (except Anne) who's gonna take the costume thing seriously I would have worn normal clothes. I enjoyed my 70's wardrobe trip (with my dad haha) though. :) And because I think I would have been a cute hippie (haha walang aangal!) I decided to make this entry. My tribute to my past life! Haha. This kid just love love loves vintage!:)

If I have a time machine I would most probably try and travel back to the 1960's til the early 70's . I think this is the era in which I would fit best. I am a hippie by heart. Maybe I am one in my past life. Hihi. Well, for one I love vintage whatevers, from clothes to shoes to bags to furnitures to everything! My favorite life altering motto is : Spread peace and love (which is very hippie! duh! and my multiply page welcome message). I only see them in movies and through my Dad's stories but I believe they have some kind of intimate relationship with nature (unless I'm just imagining things) which brings them peace or something. Well, I love nature too (not the i'll-kill-the-chinese-people-for-eating-babysharks by lily kind) and I always look forward to my everyday quiet time. I too just love love love and patronize songs inspired by peace, equality, and love...songs like Imagine & Love is All You Need(by the Beatles), One love (Bob Marley), Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan) and many others that have been significantly famous during the revolution. I admire how musicians of that time brought fire, passion and purpose to their music and how everyone wanted CHANGE... in politics, social awareness and cultural acceptance. During this time the Black Revolution (fight against racism by black people), Vietnam War, Women's Liberation and the famous Sexual Revolution occured.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well, it's the latter I'm most interested about. Fine fine I am a very sexual (sexual as in contagiously affectionate to everyone and proudly BI haha) person! Well, I've discovered that people that time were very open with their sexuality and their knowledge of the subject became so vast that a counter-culture which rejected the conservative ways and embraced individual freedom was formed. Sex, which was once a mystifying and taboo subject, became as normal as saying Jesus. With sexual freedom and exploration, the intake of psychedelic drugs became as easy as buying a piece of candy from the store (yeaaaah weed pa!!!). Orgies were held like a normal gathering on a Sunday afternoon and 10% of the total population (according to survey!) turned out to be gay (it would have been great to be gay in an era of sexual freedom). People, even children (freakin' unbelievable), were encouraged to spread "Free Love", meaning anyone could love anyone, anywhere (seriously?!), anytime, without guilt (that's what I'm talking about and that's how it should be!).

"The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great."
- Abbie Hoffman

But one significant event during the late 60's which I think has the most impact, (since I'm a hardcore feminist) was the Women's Liberation. It was the time when women no longer wanted to be stereotyped as plain housewives (you know Stepford Wives style)...when women finally gained their status, freedom and equality in a male dominant society. Feminism became popular and women all over the world started to ackowledge their strengths and power in the society and in their personal lives. This forever altered the power equilibrium all over the world. Yey! Girl power! :P

"I wish someone would have told me that, just because I'm a girl, I don't have to get married."
- Marlo Thomas

"Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that it's not all she wants to be."
- Betty Rollin

So that's about it, I just love the 60's-70's. But the primary reason why is the fact that during this time the biggest social, cultural and political changes happened. It was a really time of CHANGE. And nearly everyone was involved and had a cause. That's what we need! Well, I might be boring you so I'm gonna end here. And as what I always say: Spread PEACE and LOVE!!!

Here's my best hipchick impression. My dad was my judge! Sorry for my chaotic background.Hihi!:)

"I believe true happiness is derived from helping others and spreading love. Sharing Unconditional Love is the best high you can experience. Pure Energy flows through you unhindered by doubt, fear or expectation. It is magical beyond belief. Try it sometime!"
Skip Stone

"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. "
John Lennon

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

"Those times i burned my guitar was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love.I love my guitar."
Jimi Hendrix

LOVE IS A SACRIFICE. Read that boy angas. :/

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