I didn’t want to spam you so I compiled my “10 things to do in Japan” illustrations for Japan Lover Me (website | facebook) in one post! (*≧▽≦)

The lists were researched and listed by Kaila, Kaye, Ashley, and Carly! ♥

*I’ll edit this post when we add more lists! :3

*We’re also going to release a JapanLovin’ Traveller’s e-book soon! :3

*EDIT: added Nagoya!

[ Sticky: Again, sorry for the lack of posts lately. ;3; April turned out to be the busiest month for me this year.. yet. @A@ (Commissions are still closed, by the way! (except those who reserved long ago) I’ll update you guys soon~ ;-;) ]

58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names
  • Petrichor: the way it smells outside after rain.
  • Purlicue: the space between the thumb and forefingers.
  • Wamble: stomach rumbling.
  • Aglet: the plastic coating on a shoelace.
  • Vagitus: the cry of a newborn baby.
  • Glabella: the space between your eyebrows.
  • Chanking: spat-out food.
  • Lunule: the white, crescent shaped part of the nail.
  • Peen: the side opposite the hammer’s striking side.
  • Tines: the prongs on a fork.
  • Souffle cup: a ketchup/condiment cup.
  • Natiform: something that resembles a butt.
  • Phosphenes: the lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.
  • Nurdle: a tiny dab of toothpaste.
  • Box tent: the table in the middle of a pizza box.
  • Cornicione: the outer part of the crust on a pizza.
  • Barm: the foam on a beer.
  • Rasceta: the lines on the inside of your wrist.
  • Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow.
  • Ferrule: the metal part at the end of a pencil.
  • Punt: the bottom of a wine bottle.
  • Keeper: the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
  • Minimus: your little toe or finger.
  • Zarf: the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.
  • Rectal Tenesmus: the feeling of incomplete defecation.
  • Agraffe: the wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.
  • Columella nasi: the space between your nostrils.
  • Lemniscate: the infinity symbol.
  • Desire path: a path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.
  • Armscye: the armhole in most clothing.
  • Dysania: the state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
  • Collywobbles: butterflies in your stomach.
  • Nibling: the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling.
  • Griffonage: unreadable handwriting.
  • Paresthesia: that “pins and needles” feeling.
  • Defenestrate: to throw out a window.
  • Muntin: the strip separating window panes.
  • Philtrum: the groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.
  • Snood: the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey.
  • Vocable: the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning.
  • Tittle: the dot over an “i” or a “j.”
  • Morton’s toe: when your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
  • Crepuscular rays: rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”
  • Snellen chart: the chart you look at when you take an eye exam.
  • Crapulence: that sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.
  • Obelus: the division sign (÷).
  • Ideolocator: a “you are here” sign.
  • Brannock device: the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store.
  • Interrobang: what it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?!
  • Mamihlapinatapai: the look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do.
  • Phloem bundles: those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.
  • Semantic satiation: what happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning.
  • Octothorpe: the pound (#) button on a telephone.
  • Gynecomastia: man-boobs.
  • Mondegreen: misheard song lyrics.
  • Scurryfunge: the time you run around cleaning frantically right before company comes over.
  • Aphthongs: silent letters.
  • Tmesis: when you separate a word into two for effect. Example: “I AM GOING TO ASBO-FREAKIN’-LUTELY BE THE BEST SCRABBLE PLAYER ON THE PLANET NOW!”
Alternatives to Comfort Eating
  1. Paint your nails
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Read a chapter of a book
  4. Watch an episode of your favourite comedy
  5. Clean your room
  6. Take a bath
  7. Write in a journal
  8. Browse your favourite tumblrs
  9. Make a playlist of your favourite songs and listen to it
  10. Build a blanket fort
  11. Meditate
  12. Buy a listography book and complete a list
  13. Start a craft project
  14. Bake something healthy
  15. Talk to a friend
  16. Dye your hair
  17. Make a cup of tea
  18. Colour in a colouring book
  19. Dance
  20. Make a list of things to do that week
  21. Play a game on your phone
  22. Go for a nap
I’ve found that it`s a good thing to go through heartache at one point or another in your lifetime. Not the petty, childhood heartache. But the horrible kind we’ve experienced. But see, when you get to the healing part of this, you will have so much love to share with someone. You will be able to appreciate someone in ways even you cannot understand. You will be so much stronger than you were before. I know how much this sucks right now and I know it seems unfair, but when it’s all said and done with, this will all make sense. All this pain you are going through at this moment will eventually teach you some of the greatest lessons in life you will ever need to learn.
—  Daily Relatable Love Quotes

here is a list of important things

  • dean
  • cas
  • dean’s freckles
  • dean’s butt
  • cas’ skin
  • cas’ butt
  • dean’s bowlegs
  • cas’ eyes
  • dean’s eyes
  • dean and cas fucking while they look into each other’s eyes
  • cas’ mouth
  • dean’s mouth
  • dean and cas putting their mouths together
  • dean and cas putting their mouths on each other’s dicks
  • dean and cas making love and mapping each other’s skin
  • dean and cas grinding their hard cocks together and leaking all over their joined hands
  • dean and cas having phone sex
  • dean and cas having impala sex
  • dean and cas having make up sex
  • dean and cas having wall sex
  • dean and cas having lots of sex

pettydealthings-deactivated2014  asked:

I guess if I saw you, a white person, drowning in a river, I guess I'm obligated to ignore you and let you drown cause you know, you are not a human being who deserves respect. Besides, as a black person, you drowning is not my problem. Keep thinking like that dude cause one day a black person will not GIVE A SHIT.

Is this what it looks like when they do give a shit? 

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Policeman trying to do his job abused by racist Pakistanis
Dirty white slag, this is a Muslim area”
Alex Holroyd murdered for being racist
“They kept shouting Lee Rigby – like they wanted to re-create what happened.”
Police appealing for witnesses to racist attack without telling us the races
“I’m going to break every white bone in your white face”
Once again the media reports on a race attack without actually telling us what the races were!
Dewsbury man beaten by Muslims shouting “Fucking White Bastard”
Update on Turkish killer Ali Koc: Judge concludes the attacks were racially motivated
Muslims threaten and racially abuse police investigating them for terrorism
Driving instructor driven off the road and called “white scum”
“They called me a ‘fat, white bastard’ and the other day I was showered with a pile of bricks”
“Fuck you, you haggis-munching ginger bastards. I’m going to bomb you white fuckers!”
Racist #PakAttack in Hitchin
Preston cadets racially abused by Muslims
Racist #HateCrime #PakAttack in #Burton
“Westernised women open their legs too easily” says Iranian immigrant doctor who groped patients
Racist hate crime Pak Attack in Bolton
Black immigrant voluntarily moves to Britain, then racially abuses the indigenous community
“The men exclusively wanted white girls to abuse”
“He wanted to hurt us because we were white”
The Unsolved Racist Murder of Keith Blakelock
White Catholic girl killed by Muslim for dating a Muslim
Racist Muslim gang attack in Bolton, called the victims “white trash”
“He said he couldn’t be seen with me in public because I was white and he was Asian”
Racist Pak Attack in Leicester
Nigerian Paedophile Opemipo Jaji was “obsessed with little white girls”
‘You white bitch, I’m going to burn your house down’
Turk racially assaults white bus driver, calling him “white pig” and spitting on him
#Muslim #racial #bullying caught on camera
Shoplifter racially abuses ASDA security guard – newspaper doesn’t say what race
White schoolboy “bullied to death” by racist Pakistani classmates
“White bitch, pale-faced slut, I’ll punch your head in!’
Pakistani Pack Attack in Dewsbury, called victim a “Fucking White Bastard”
Birmingham Mail manages to report on a racist attack without telling us what the races were
Muslim Patrol racially assaulted white man a week before the videos
Shofik Ali, the Racist Rapist of Rochdale
Pakistani Pack Attack in Blackburn: “They started hurling racist abuse”
Racist black attacks white train passenger
Pakistani Pack Attack in Great Lever
Racist attack on Leeds train – but the media don’t tell us the races!
“Told to climb through a back window because the men did not want to be seen with white girls”
Luton Policeman called a “White Bastard”
White kids include Muslims in the local neighbourhood snowball fights – and get bashed with iron bars!
Graveyard vandalised in Luton: “White People Die In Hell”
Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Occupied Bradford
Black customer assaults three ASDA staff, hurling racial abuse
“I Hate White People! White Cunts!” – Black woman has racist meltdown on London tram
Black woman gets off scot free for threatening a “white bitch”
Racist Asians deliberately run over white teenager in Burnley
“White people move out!” – Muslim gang daubing anti-white graffiti across Ravensthorpe
Scottish dog walker shot by Asian in racially motivated attack
Racist Asians beat white man for holding hands with his Asian wife
“It’s not just them who are racist. We are racist too”– Muslim paedophile admits anti-white bias
Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Heckmondwike – but newspaper doesn’t mention the race of the victim!
Police ‘covered up’ violent campaign to turn London area ‘Islamic’
Muslim gang abduct white boy in Oldham and hold him captive saying “White boy, run”
Muslims deliberately dropping bricks onto white people’s cars in Oldham
Explicitly Racist Muslim Pack Attack in Balfour Street, Oldham
“Asians rule supreme! Get out of our area, white scum!”
Muslims deliberately run over white cyclist Kane Duffy in Oldham
Muslim racially abuses and threatens white hospital staff in Oldham
Racist attack on Oldham security guards – but Oldham Chronicle neglects to tell us what the races were!
Muslims beat William McKeaney to death calling him a “white cunt” – not charged with racism
“Get the whiteys” – Brinkworth family flee London due to anti-white violence
“She was singled out because she was white”
“There is a problem of British Pakistani men thinking white girls are worthless and can be abused”
“White scum” – White father and baby son beaten by racist Muslims in Peterborough
“You white bastards!” – Martin Porter and Mark Machin beaten unconcious by racist Muslim gang in Sneyd Green
Muslims attacking Poles … in Yorkshire
“Reformed terrorist” attacks British police officers spouting racial abuse
“Dirty white dogs” – “Fucking white bastard”. A preist’s wife writes about the reality of life in Muslim-occupied Birmingham
Sheldon Hague beaten within an inch of his life by Muslim gang in Rochdale – who were looking for a white person
White British woman spat on and assaulted by racist Muslim gang in Keighley town centre
Another racist Muslim rapist targeting white girls and calling them “white trash”
Windsor erupts in a race war after Muslims fresh out of prayers attack white boys with pitchforks, baseball bats and iron bars
Pools of blood on Sidwell Street: White man bottled by racist blacks in Exeter
Jake Peters beaten by black gang shouting racial slurs
“I’m from Afghanistan, I’m a Muslim! I’m going to stab every white person!”
Muslim gang shatter John Payne’s skull with a hammer in Stepney – because he was white
Muslim gang racially abuse and assault white man on his way to church
Reece Johnson slashed in the face by racist Muslim gang seeking revenge on a white man
White man requires 62 stitches after being slashed in the face by Muslims in unprovoked racist attack in Barkingside
Gang of violent Muslims racially attack English people in Blackpool
Another racist Muslim gang attack in Rochdale
Louise Holt punched in the face in Oldham – part of a pattern
Patrick O’Brien & friends assaulted by Muslim gang in Oldham – BNP force the Oldham Chronicle to admit it was racist
Muslim gang beats James Howard in Oldham
“Asian Virus” (their actual gang name) beat Deividas Strizegauskas to death
“That will teach the white man for interfering in Paki business”
“I’ll send that kuffar bitch straight to hell!”
Muslim gang racially abuse and assault British army cadet Gareth Rogers
Billy Ward – another white English boy stabbed to death by African immigrants
“You’re the next Kriss Donald! We’re going to murder you!”
“Manningham belongs to Muslims. We don’t want whites. We rule Bradford. We are going to get you out.”
White British war veteren gets viciously beaten by Muslim gang shouting “Get Out Of Our Area!”
Another white priest attacked by a Muslim gang … in London
Muslim gang called “Asian Invasion” attack 15 year-old white boy Henry Webster with a hammer
Black rapist in London: “I WANTED TO FIND A WHITE WOMAN TO RAPE”
Muslim gang severely beats Daniel Stringer-Prince in the head just because he’s white
“I stabbed up some white boy”
Muslim gang beat two white boys in Burnley, spouting anti-white slurs
Somali Muslim gang viciously assault Rhea Page shouting “Kill the white bitch!”
White man bottled and teenager punched in second unprovoked Muslim gang race hate attack in just days
“White Bastard”: Father-of-two beaten up and left for dead by Muslim gang for being white
Muslims racially abuse White family putting flowers on a grave
Gang of 15 Asians attack Joseph Haigh with screwdrivers and bricks, calling him “white trash”
Fresh attacks in no-go Savile Town
Muslim gang kidnaps, stabs, tortures and immolates Kriss Donald
Muslim gang stabs Ross Parker to death because he’s white
“Death to Whites” “Paki Powa” “No-Go Area For Whites”
Youth exiled to Pakistan by dad after Blackburn attack

‘Hate crimes don’t happen to white people’
Latino Pack Attack kicks off simmering racial tensions
White man beaten by blacks and Latinos for eating with his black friend
Latinos beat, threaten to rape and kill white schoolgirl after finding out she opposes illegal immigration
“We don’t want any gringo here”
“I’m going to kill you white boys, I’m going to kill you white motherfuckers”
“We’re going to teach white boys a lesson. White boys are going to die”
Latinos shoot white man because he was wearing a “Border Patrol” cap
Racist Latino beats white woman saying “I hate white people!”
Just another Hate Rape
Racist Latinos beat white man to death in New York shouting racial slurs
Racist Latino attacks Russian boy at school
Anti-immigration American physically beaten by pro-immigration Mexican
Racially motivated gang-rape in Mexico

This was sent to me by kat513 & it's absolutely awesome!

My mother-in-law sent this:
“Lexophile” is a word used to describe those who have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” A competition to see who can come up with the best “Lexophilic phase”( PUN) is held every year in an undisclosed location. This year’s winning submission is posted at the very end.

When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.

The batteries were given out free of charge.

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

A will is a dead giveaway.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

When you’ve seen one shopping Center you’ve seen a mall.

Police were called to a day care Center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.

When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.

Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it.

And the cream of the wretched crop:

Those who get too big for their pants will be exposed in the end.

That’s all, Folks!

It’s just another number. Don’t parade your “independence” around like you’ve earned a prize.

Buying your own cigarettes doesn’t make you an adult anymore than being able to tie your own shoes.

Treat kids with respect. It’s not like you’ve magically grown up. You know what they feel like.

(You’ve still got some growing up to do.)

You’re getting ready to make some big decisions. Be careful. Be cautious. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice.

It’s okay if you start to move on from people; people change. But don’t forget anyone. These people are important–they’ve shaped you into who you are now.

That being said, cut off the unhealthy relationships you’re still in. They’re not worth the trouble.

School is important. Finish it. In fact, do more than just finish it. Succeed.

Make sure that you’re more than prepared before you move out. I know you think you’re ready and everything, but you’ll really miss your parents and bills are fucking hard to deal with.

Maturity isn’t all about your age. It’s about being willing to take responsibility for your mistakes and taking charge of your own life.

Your father may want to help you with your finances. Let him.
Your mother is going to try to become your friend. Let her.

Don’t rush into a relationship.

Vote. Seriously, vote.

It’s just another day, just another number. It’s not today that changed you. It’s the past eighteen years that’s made the difference.

People will ask you what you’re going to do with your life. It’s okay to say “I don’t know”.

When your brother calls and asks for advice on his relationship, he’s not asking you as a newly minted adult. He’s asking you as his little sister. Don’t forget who you are.

Buy yourself a watch. Time management will always be helpful.

Go on, live your life.


“18 Things About Turning 18”


Shel Silverstein’s “The Twenty Commandments”

Found in Different Dances, his book of “adult” cartoons.


From God’s Twitter account, a new set of ten commandments:

1 Laugh.
2 Read.
3 Say please.
4 Floss.
5 Doubt.
6 Exercise.
7 Learn.
8 Don’t hate.
9 Cut the bullshit.
10 Chill.

See also: George Carlin on the 10 commandments (“Having ten commandments was really a marketing decision!”)
5 Reasons Why Indie Bookstores Are Perfect Models for American Small Businesses

I don’t recall exactly which sky-is-falling installment of the 2008 economic meltdown was in the news on a day when I was working at a nonprofit job that entailed dealing with the children of reall…

Hooray for indie bookstores!

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A list of reminders
  1. Love who you want to and not a person someone told you to love. If you’re lucky enough to find your significant other, don’t you walk away from it.
  2. You have to remember that relationships are scary, but that shouldn’t hinder you talking to people and let them be a part of you. Don’t let your past relationship dictate your life - both present and future.
  3. Guard your heart.
  4. Don’t expect someone to be immediately happy when you told them to be. Learn that it’s okay to be sad sometimes and learn how to stop making someone feel bad for being sad.
  5. Surround yourself with people with good intentions.
  6. Respect and love your parents, because no matter what happens, whether good or bad, they’re always there for you.
  7. Being alone and being lonely are two different things. Being alone could be healthy, but no one deserves to be lonely. 
  8. Take care of yourself like how you take care of other people.
  9. It’s okay to fail at things every once in a while. It makes you learn and be better the next time around.
  10. Plan ahead, but it’s okay to be spontaneous, too. It gives out a little excitement.
  11. Take a risk. It’s one of the few things you somehow owe yourself. It gives out a rush.
  12. You don’t need anyone else’s permission to do that things that you want. If you want something and it makes you happy, claim it. 
  13. You don’t need someone else to save you. You are strong and you just need to be reminded that you could win all of your battles.
  14. Let people in and be a part of your life. You can never imagine what good it can provide you.
  15. Pray.
How to Get a Guy Notice You While Being Yourself.

So, I was chatting with a date coach recently when I almost choked on my drink. He listed five things a woman should do if she wants to improve her chances of getting a man: wear a dress; wear heels; wear light makeup; wear contact lenses (if you’re shortsighted); and wear your hair long.

I don’t like heels; too risky. I don’t always wear makeup; too much hassle. I don’t wear contact lenses; too scared of injury. And I just chopped my hair pixie short. His tips made me sceptical; after all, I truly believe that you’re beautiful as you are. So I put up a valiant defence about how I think being ourselves is the way to attract the right guy.

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