I did the cover design of DEVIL NO ID’s 2nd single. Also we made the poster that was made in collaboration with Tower Record Japan. We still have the physical stores of Tower Record and this is one of the best thing about my country.
U.S. Army Soldiers with Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, walk along the top of a grape row during a dismounted patrol at Shubazai, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2013.
“Breakthrough at Chipyong-ni”, from the US Army in Action series. February 1951, the 23rd Infantry Combat Team of the 2nd ID, with attached French and Dutch, smashes out from a four day siege in the Korean valley of Chipyong-ni.
How would you describe jongtae's dynamic? Do you think taemin likes jonghyun as much as jonghyun likes him?
yes?? i absolutely do think taemin likes jonghyun as much as vice versa lmao. people who imply he doesnt just Honestly arent paying attention to the two of them. and then theres the antis who just want to find ways to prove friendships Aren’t Real and are just Forced Images They’re Putting On For The Camera. which w that logic u could say no two ppl in shinee are True Friends lmao. they have been friends for ten entire years. its not some thing sm tries to push as ive seen some ppl claim.
the justification that a lot of people use when they say taemin doesnt like jonghyun seems to rest on the fact that jonghyun tends to be more physically demonstrative of his affection than taemin. hes rly touchy nd he clings on and in an industry focused on what goes on in front of the camera, ppl latch onto that.
their dynamic is v interesting and complex, bc they share a lot of basic similarities (such as being introverted) but they also differ in a lot of ways. their means of emotional expression is one of them. they obviously feel super super comfortable with each other as theyve said they can spend the entire night up just talking to each other. there is a lot of mutual respect involved, enough to seek support nd help during each others solos. but also lots of affection!! and playfulness!! and the ability to have Serious Discussion about topics that are important to them, like music or talk about other aspects of their personal lives together. and heres jonghyun explaining it better than i can. like jonghyun says, its a Mutual Friendship where they stand on equal grounds, not one where jonghyun sees himself as a big brother who has to mentor taemin.
The Balangiga Bell, on display at the 2nd ID Museum at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.
Please can we have our bells back? Philippine town asks U.S.
In the devastated coastal Philippine town of Balangiga, a Roman Catholic belfry with a maroon steeple rises from the rubble, a battered symbol of resistance for a people with mixed feelings about the U.S. military now helping them survive.
After one of the world’s most powerful typhoons roared across the central Philippines and killed more than 4,000 people, U.S. military helicopters are flying in aid to desperate regions such as this once-picturesque fishing village of 12,600 people in ravaged Samar province.
It was here 112 years ago that one of the darkest chapters of American colonialism began: the island-wide massacre by U.S. soldiers of thousands of Filipinos, including women and children, in response to the killing of 48 U.S. soldiers by rebels.
After months of bloodshed, animosity has festered for more than a century over the ultimate insult: seizure of the town’s church bells by U.S. troops. In recent years, the Philippine government has demanded their return.
Marciano Deladia, a chief aide to the mayor, and other residents are thankful for the U.S. packets of rice and other food. “But we want our bells back,” he said.
The town built the belfry in 1998 in the hope that the United States would return three bells it says were stolen as trophies during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War. One is believed to have been rung to signal the start of the attack.
Two of the bells are at the Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The third is part of a travelling museum now at a base in South Korea.
The dispute over the Balangiga bells underscores the difficulty the United States will face in transforming goodwill over its aid to typhoon victims into a bigger military presence on the ground in the Philippines.
Although the two countries are close allies, mistrust still lingers over America’s previous role as the Philippines’ colonial master, as well as its longtime support for the brutal and kleptocratic regime of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The belfry is among just a few buildings still intact after Super Typhoon Haiyan killed 14 people in Balangiga, where a well-organized evacuation plan kept fatalities low.
“We don’t have any animosity against the American people,” said Deladia, standing in front of a monument recreating the ambush of U.S. troops. But the bells, he said, are “part of our historical heritage”.
Every September 28 the town re-enacts the 1901 Balangiga “incident” in which 48 occupying U.S. soldiers died in an ambush at the old church that triggered retaliation in which U.S. forces razed homes and killed thousands.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Sound of the drums, beatin’ in my heart.
Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division lay in a cloud of dirt after an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade drops them off during a bilateral exercise in the US Central Command area of responsibility. After being dropped off, soldiers assaulted a mock village, which tested their ability to conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain. The week-long military-to-military exercise fostered partnership and interoperability. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch, 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th ID, 19 FEB 2014.)
An M1A2SEP Abrams tank from Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogues,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sits ready to fire the first engagement of the night portion of Gunnery Table V here at Red Cloud Range, Dec. 6. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)