Feli, you're 'fan-girling' again...
Kuya, that's not even a word.
This is my comic strip for mother's day. Weird combination though(history and mother's day).
I painted over the original painting coz I'm not sure if its ok to just copy-paste it. España y Filipinas, meaning “Spain and the Philippines” in translation, is an 1886 oil on wood by Filipino painter, ilustrado, propagandist, and paladin, Juan Luna. It is an allegorical depiction of two women together, one a representation of Spain and the other of the Philippines. The painting, also known as España Guiando a Filipinas ("Spain Leading the Philippines"), is regarded as one of the “enduring pieces of legacy” that the Filipinos inherited from Luna. The painting is a centerpiece art at the Luna Hall of the Lopez Memorial Museum.
The Spaniard woman or “Mother Spain” was drawn with “wide strong shoulders” while the Filipino woman was illustrated as “graceful” and brown-skinned. Both were wearing female dresses known as traje de mestizas or "dress of the mestiza". The dressing of the women in traje de mestizas shows the cultural character, class consciousness, and social transformations resulting from 19th century Hispanization. Both women have their backs to the viewer, heading towards a far-away horizon, while embarking on the steps of a staircase. Side by side in the painting, Spain was shown to be leading the Philippines along the path to progress and development. The taller and maternal white figure of a woman is Spain, a representation of the "benevolent image of colonialism", is pointing ahead and guiding the "humbly dressed" Filipina to the "right way". The painting appeared in the book entitled El legado de España a Filipinas or "the Spanish legacy in the Philippines" with the accompanying caption stating: España guiando a Filipinas por la senda del progreso, or “Spain leads the Philippines on their way to progress”. It is further described as a painting that once linked the colonized with its former colonists, a "bucolic allegory" of the master and the servant "walking hand in hand".
Any way here's the wikipedia link: [link]
Please, I strongly recommend that you take some time to check it out so you'll see the what the painting looks like(Is it just me or does 'Mother Spain' from the painting kinda looks like nyotalia Spain? Just saying...
Feli = Felipinas or Philippines
Kuya = Big Brother. Its' use is not limited to family. A kind of honorific for guys old enough to be your big bro.
Philippine OC belongs to
Hetalia belongs to
PS: I hope I didn't butcher the Spanish language in my pathetic attempt to use it in my comic strips.