10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years

  1. Explore what YOU love, and own it. – If you spend your life trying to define yourself by what someone else loves, you’re going to be miserable.  Try things – try everything.  Explore.  See what makes you hear music inside and what makes your heart swell, and then go do it.  Find out everything you can about it.  Find other people who love it too.  If you waste time pretending to like something just because other people you think are “cool” like it, you’re going to end up with the wrong people and circumstances in your life.  Love what you love and be yourself, and you will end up with a lifestyle and relationships that make you truly happy.
  2. Live YOUR idea of your life, every day. – As you’re working on point #1, you will inevitably meet people who want to steer you in a different direction – their direction.  Just remember, what’s right for them may be wrong for you, and vice versa.  The truth is that the world isn’t really as it is, but as we see it.  And we all see it differently.  If you end up living a boring, miserable life because you completely ignored yourself and instead listened to a parent, a peer, or some gal on TV telling you how to live your life, then you have no one but yourself to blame.  Honestly, the smartest and most courageous act is simply to think for yourself and listen to you own intuition.  It’s better to die your way, than live someone else’s idea of your life.  
  3. Wake up every morning and get the RIGHT things done. – The world does not owe you a living.  You owe the world a life.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Take full responsibility for your life – take control.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.  Focus on being productive, not being busy.  Don’t just get things done; get the right things done (and this includes things in your personal life too).

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Top 5 Tips for living a brave life

1. Don’t be afraid of failure. Sometimes failing can be a good thing! I’ve found that I learn the most through my mistakes. Sure, it can be embarrassing and let’s face it…failing isn’t anyone’s dream. But it’s important to remember that it happens to us all - no one’s perfect! So embrace it, acknowledge it, learn from it and move on!

2. Take every opportunity. I can’t stress this one enough! Take every opportunity – even if it’s not what you originally had in mind. Doors open for a reason and it can lead to new experiences and often times other opportunities! You won’t know whether you like it or not unless you give it a try and hey – you may even learn something new. Embrace each opportunity with an open mind and give it everything you’ve got!

3.  Hard work pays off. Okay, you got me. This tip is pretty cliché - but it’s true! Hard work really does pay off. Although sometimes it may not seem like it, hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. It’s appreciated by everyone around you and makes life so much easier!

4.  Be kind. Sounds simple right? But you would be surprised at the amount of people who forget to treat those around them with kindness and respect. A positive attitude and a smile go a long way- not only in the work setting, but everyday life as well.

5. Step outside of your comfort zone. If any of you have been keeping up with this blog, you know this one was hard for me! But I can honestly say it’s been worth it. There’s only so much inside of your comfort zone and if you ever want to change or progress, you’re going to have to take that step eventually! Breaking that “safety bubble” will teach you things you never knew about yourself and lead to experiences you wouldn’t otherwise have had. Take risks that are worth taking and follow your dreams – you never know what you might learn.



Tutorial: Game Boy Shader & Post Processing

A couple people have asked me about this! I’ll mostly breaks down how it works!

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Here’s a good introduction to Shaders that is from a different side on what I’m attempting to explain, but also more comprehensive!

It gets kind of long and technical from here on out!

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ftm passing tip: on the left is a picture of me wearing my jeans on my hips(how people normally wear jeans) on the right is a picture of me wearing my jeans a little below my hips so that they “sag”(as people call it). this helps me to pass because men’s hips are lower than female’s. so, to give the appearance of my hips being lower and having a longer torso, I wear my jeans below my hips.

Alternative Uses of Breastmilk

We all know how breast milk is specifically formulated to nurture and nourish a growing baby; but it can do a lot more than just feed your little one! Breast milk can protect your little one from gastrointestinal upset, allergies, asthma, obesity and various communicable diseases. Some cultures, families and professionals take that literally as more and more people start to use breast milk in their First Aid kits. Today we are going to discuss a few of the alternative ways to use breast milk your whole family will benefit from!

  • For Your Eyes. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, some mamas and medical professionals have noticed the soothing benefits breast milk can have on eye infections, particularly Pink Eye.  Pink Eye is caused when fecal matter makes its way into the ocular cavity and causes extreme itching, oozing, swelling and of course, a pink eye.  Pink Eye in highly contagious and can be tricky to get rid of as it can jump from eye to eye.  However, using breast milk as a treatment has shown to be the most effective way to cure pink eye in babies and young children, with just two drops in the eye daily until the infection clears being more powerful than prescription anti-biotic drops.  As an added benefit, if you are a contact lens wearer and find yourself without saline solution, you can always use breast milk to clean your lenses!
  • For Your Ears. Young children are really susceptible to ear infections, especially when they are teething.  Ear infections occur when the middle ear becomes swollen and the inner ear liquid becomes trapped behind the eardrum which can cause pain and temporary loss of hearing.  If an ear infection is left untreated or becomes chronic, permanent hearing loss may occur. If your little one (or anyone in your family) comes down with an ear infection just a few drops of breast milk (3-4 drops) into the outer part of the ear (do not put directly into the ear canal) can clear up an ear infection in a jiffy! 
  • For Your Nose and Throat. If you are an allergy sufferer or are merely experiencing a seasonal cold, we all know how annoying a stuffed up nose can be.  Many of us use a Nettie pot to rinse out the nasal cavity with a warm saline mixture.  May alternative medical practitioners suggest adding a few drops of breast milk into you Nettie pot before you rinse.  The breast milk will help ease the pressure in your sinuses by naturally reducing inflammation.  Also, because of its ability to be utilized as an anti-inflammatory (which also doubles as a pain reliever) gargling with breast milk is an excellent way to experience relief from a sore throat!
  • For Your Skin. Because it’s a natural anti-biotic, just a few drops of breast milk on a fresh cut, burn, scrape, rash or other skin irritation can not only soothe itching and burning but will keep germs from growing in a wound.  Apply just 2-3 drops of breast milk to a fresh cut or scrape and let it sit on the wound for a few minutes (much like you would with hydrogen peroxide).  Breast milk has also been shown to be a highly effective treatment for acne in infants, children and adults!  To use breast milk as a facial cleanser simply dampen your skin and apply breast milk all over, like you would any other facial cleanser.  Rinse with warm water and then spot treat with a dab of breast milk where needed!

Note: If you are a mama who produces more than enough milk to nourish your little one, you may want to consider bottling some up for later. Make sure to store your breast milk in the refrigerator or freezer and discard if you notice any deterioration or molding.  Make sure to clearly mark which milk you are saving for First Aid purposes so you don’t accidentally feed it to your little one. Also, please take note that it is always important to consult your pediatrician or family practice doctor if your child develops any of the ailments listed above and let them know of your desire to treat it naturally. To learn more or to order our Herbal Tea Supplement, Milky, check out our website, Need.

10 Tips for getting trough the first days of a Break-Up
  1. Cry all you want and as hard as you want. You’re letting out your emotions, you need to do this. Or else you will feel terrible during the day.
  2. Feel like crying at school? Pack a pair of sunglasses to walk trough the halls with. If anyone asks, you’re having alergies, pinkeye or sensitive to light.
  3. Avoid sad music! At any cost, avoid this. If you feel like you can’t and your iPod is filled with them, stay away from your iPod for a few days. Listening to sad music will make you feel worse.
  4. Limit contact with your ex. This is the hardest part of a break-up. Don’t go cold turkey and stop everything in one shot. Take your time. Slowly stop contacting them. This works best because you won’t feel preasured. If you contact them, it’s okay. Just limit it to a verry little amount of contact until you no longer need it.
  5. Putt away items that remind you of them! Choose a day to do this. Avoid doing this when you’re super happy because it will only bring you down. Best time to do this is when you feel a little sad. This way you can let out all your emotions. If you don’t want to throw away things, just store them far in the closet. Putt tape on the box or where ever you’re storing them to avoid you opening it!
  6. Friends, friends and friends. Hang out with your friends as much as you can. Do things you love even if the interest is not there. Their positivity will help you trough your day especially at school
  7. Binge watchingg! Have a favorite TV Show? Binge watch all the seasons. This will get your mind off things and help you get trough the day with ease. Go HERE to watch them free online. Or go to Netflix if you have the subscription!
  8. Realize that it’s going to hurt. Don’t expect to be happy in the first 3 days. Your heart will hurt and you will cry. Only time can heal the pain. But it will end. Just hang on <3
  9. Ready for music? Positive playlists! Head over to 8tracks and look for ‘moving on’ playlist or ‘single’ playlists. The songs will make you fierce and better about yourself! This really gets your energy pumping and get you ready for the day.
  10. Find yourself. Have a hobby you always wanted to try? Wanted to join a school activity? Want a healthier lifestyle? You can do all these things! You don’t have anybody holding you back. You don’t feel sorry for leaving anybody alone. You can do you. You can better yourself and learn from your mistakes. Learn that language you always wanted, take on a new hobby you never thought you’d do! Be happy, be free. Because you’re worth it <3

"Think of your soul like a bottle. It’s filled with memories and feelings. When you cry, you’re pouring out these feelings and emptying the bottle. If you don’t take off the lid, the bottle will overflow. Take off that lid and let everything out. Fill it back with memories you wish to keep, happy memories. In the future you can either grab a new bottle and start over or store that bottle in a special place in your heart and keep those memories forever." - unknown


"You have to trust your abilities, work really hard and know you can do it. If you don’t get a part it isn’t the end of the world, there will be more chances.

If you are afraid of rejection you won’t learn why you didn’t make it. You just have to laugh about it. You won’t feel great about it at the time, but just know that in a week or so you will feel better.”

—  -Willemijn Verkaik

anonymous said:

How do you say "to have to" in Japanese? Like how would you say "to must"?

I’ll be referencing this chart (clicking this will open a .pdf file in a new tab in your browser) to aid in explaining this if you want to look at it

In Japanese there’re two ways to say “I must do this”  or “I have to do that”.  One way is compulsory (where you are, in a sense, forced to do something) and the other way is obligatory (where you must do something because it has to be done, in a sense on your own will).

However, personally, I just use the obligatory way of saying “I must/have to do this” but if you want to make the distinction in your writing, by all means, go for it.

Ok, let’s start conjugating.

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its-2015-bound-scholar said:

I want to say that I love your blog. I want to major in computer science and I wonder if you have any tips for what I should study that would give me a better grasp of the field? Sorry if you already posted something about it.

Hi there!!

I certainly do have advice.

Play around on the internet as much as possible.

There are SO MANY free resources that you can tap into to discover what it is that you love. Do you love web development, or software development? Operating systems? Are you more interested in iOS or Android development? Do you want to get into medical software? ….OK, maybe that’s getting a little TOO specific, but you get my point. Playing around with Codecademy, Code School, Treehouse, and the like.. will allow you to discover what you like building, what languages you enjoy programming in, and what you eventually what a job doing. So take free classes online!

Become an awesome communicator.

Would Linux have succeeded if Linus Torvalds hadn’t evangelized it? As brilliant a hacker as he is, it was Linus’s ability to convey his ideas in written English via email and mailing lists that made Linux attract a worldwide army of volunteers.

Even on the small scale, when you look at any programming company/place/whatever, the programmers with the most power and influence are the ones who can write and speak in English clearly, convincingly, and comfortably.

Contrary to what many people think, a good programmer isn’t this weirdo basement-dweller with a pizza-stained t-shirt who is incapable of communicating efficiently with other humans. A good programmer is a team-player who works well with others, can easily teach others, and can effortlessly convey their ideas.

The difference between a tolerable programmer and a great programmer is not how many programming languages they know, and it’s not whether they prefer Python or Java or whatever. It’s whether they can communicate their ideas. By persuading other people, they get more leverage. By writing clear comments and technical specs, they let other programmers understand their code, which means other programmers can use and work with their code instead of rewriting it. Without this, their code is worthless!

By writing clear technical documentation for end users, they allow people to figure out what their code is supposed to do, which is the only way those users can see the value of their code. There’s a lot of wonderful, useful code buried on the internet that nobody uses because it was created by programmers who don’t write very well (or don’t write at all), and so nobody knows what they’ve done, and so their brilliant code just rots away.

Start a blog or something. Read the newspaper. The more you read and write, the easier it will be to write, and the easier it is to write, the more you’ll write!

Learn C at some point.

Notice I didn’t say C++. Although C is becoming increasingly rare, it is still the lingua franca of working programmers. It’s kind of like, how a lot of people still learn Latin… it’s the basis for so many languages, that understanding Latin brings a whole new understanding to say.. Italian. Or Spanish. The same with C. Plus then, you can use your C knowledge to do cool shit with Arduinos—win win!

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Back to school: Move into dorm room.

I’m sorry it took me too long to answer this question. And I’m sorry it took me too long to get back to posting regularly. I’ve been pretty busy lately, with college and all, but here I am, back and ready.

1. Don’t look to other poets/writers for inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere - it’s in your lover, in your family, in your friends, even in the non-human non-living things, but it’s not in other writers. Because other writers are looking for it, too. It’s a hard gem to mine, so when we find at least the smallest amount of it we keep it to ourselves and try to make it grow in our work.

2. Don’t look for inspiration

A lot of people believe that writing is matter of sitting at a desk, typewriter or pen or computer ready, and waiting for the muse to come sweeping down from the heavens in a bright ethereal glow, carrying tons of ideas for books-to-be. That makes it sound easy - and crazy - and it’s a wrong perception of the work.

Writing is as hard work as mining coals. As carrying crates of fish and meat for stalls at a palengke. It’s a matter of writing, inspired or not, and then editing, re-writing,editing, rewriting,…

Sometimes it will come easy. Sometimes it will be as hard as pushing your brains out through your nose. But all the time it is hard work, and no hard work is done by waiting for an imaginary muse to do it for you. Write.

3. Don’t be a writer. Be writing.

This is a statement from William Faulkner. (I got it from goodreads - I don’t know if he wrote it in a novel or an essay or whatever.) And it’s pretty self-explanatory. Don’t have the time to flaunt yourself around people, telling them about how you’re a writer. That takes time off your schedule. Just write.

4. Don’t talk about your ideas with anyone unless it’s been put to paper

This is the mistake many new writers make - and believe me I’ve repeated it many times, and I still do. This is from F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of classics, most notably The Great Gatsby. When you start to talk about something, an idea or an image, you start to lose it. It doesn’t become yours anymore. It becomes everyone else’s. And once that something has drifted off, parted to other people, you will find extreme difficulty summoning them back for the actual writing. So when you’ve got an idea for a poem or a story (or a poem-story), keep it to yourself until after the drafts are finished. Then you can share them with your friends for their comments, and it can be improved on.

5. Stop reading tips and start writing

Need I explain this? You just read five tips. That amount of time you could have written at least a paragraph.


Hi everyone! I wanted to start sharing some study tips I’ve learned, and I plan on doing this every Friday. I just started school and my psychology teacher is great! She’s one of the three teachers that collegeboard chose to write the AP Psychology Exam, so I wanted to share some tips she gave me.

Tip #1: Associate a scent with studying.

My psychology teacher always uses vanilla air freshener and sprays some around the room everytime we start class. When we associate a scent with learning, we’ll be able to recall things better when we smell the scent.

Find a scent to stick with whenever you do homework or study, and when you take a test, you can take a whiff of the scent which will help rejog your memory.

I recommend using essential oils (you can read about helpful ones here) because some oils are better at enhancing the brain’s learning capabilities. It is also better for your health compared to all of the chemicals in air freshener.