anonymous asked:

Sandra Oh is such a BEAST.......her performance is insane. I wonder by what standard they’ll finally award an asian actor how much better do they need to be than sandra oh?! also do you think Henry Golding gets more offers for being more euro looking than other asian actors? He’s getting leading roles left and right soon after cra in comparison to other asian actors like steven yeun or john cho and even the rest of the cra cast who’ve had slim pickings. I can’t see them getting these roles....

I also love how humble she is. She should’ve won but eh. I hope someone wins something on the next awards show.

As for Henry Golding, I don’t see him as more “Euro looking.” To me, he doesn’t even look mixed. If I didn’t know he was, I would’ve thought he was monoracial. Most people that don’t know anything about him probably think he’s monoracial.

I will say though that Henry has a physical stature that gives him an appearance advantage over someone like Steven Yeun. I can’t really explain it but Henry has more of a “leading man” appearance than Steven does. Physical build and stature can definitely give a person an advantage.

Angry Asian Guy

To the hero professors

So, I’m taking U.S. History one and two over the summer at my community college, and the professor is this older white man. Naturally, this is history, and my first assumption walking in to the class is that I’m gonna be stuck listening to this guy drone on for two months of boredom. Great.

Within the first five minutes I knew I was wrong. So, so wrong.

“I don’t want you to be stuck memorizing dates,” he says. “I want you to know the story, the people, the conditions and reactions so that maybe we can all learn from past mistakes.” I was baffled. A history class that doesn’t require you to be able to rattle off dates? Not only that, there’s no homework and we don’t have to read the text book. The only things that are going to be on the test are things that come straight out of his mouth during class. He introduces himself, and proceeds to go around the room and greets every person one at a time. He will do this every day for the rest of the summer one and two semesters.

Then the lecture begins. I say lecture, but it feels more like story time in kindergarten. He begins to speak with such prose and personality that I forget this is a college course. He’s taken something that has so much potential to be mundane and turned it in to a book that I can’t put down. You bibliophiles know what I’m talking about. And then this glorious fucker ends the class in a mid-sentence cliffhanger.

Every class he carries on this way. It feels as if I’m there. Signing the Declaration, fighting against brothers in the Civil War, listening to FDR’s fireside chats, storming the beaches of Normandy… And he remains unbiased. He wants to make sure we see there’s two sides to every story; understand the conditions that lead to those reactions.

We took a test today, a week from our final exam. He goes around the room in his usual affable fashion, but rather than just ask how we’re doing, today he asks if there’s anything he can do for us. Most folks like myself say something along the lines of nothing, or I’m good. This girl next to me jokingly says, “You can buy me a coffee.”

“How much is it?” He asks.

“About five dollars.” She answers.

And without hesitation, this professor, this wonderful man with a love of teaching, and a love of his students, pulls out a fucking twenty dollar bill, hands it to her and just says “Go get your coffee, and bring me the change.” Then continues on his way like it’s nothing.

And it may be nothing. Maybe I’m blowing something small out of proportion. But in a world where it feels as if every class is just dragging you along in the gravel behind it, and the professors seem to just be going through the motions; to see someone actually do something kind and ask nothing in return is so refreshing and uplifting.

I don’t know. Maybe this is just a boring shit post, but I really needed to share my appreciation for this hero of a teacher. A teacher who after over 30 years of teaching is still happy with what he does.


tl;dr: Some teachers leave a long lasting impact on your life; change the way you think, the way you see the world. Appreciate them for what they are. The unsung heroes of a failing education system.

Index of Magical uses of Incense A - F

ACACIA:

Burned with sandalwood to stimulate the psychic powers.

AFRICAN VIOLET:

Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home.

ALLSPICE:

Burned to attract both good luck and money.

ALOE:

Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations, and strength.

ALTHEA:

Burned for protection and to stimulate the psychic powers.

AMBER: 

Burned for love, comfort, happiness and healing

AMBERGRIS:

Burn for dreams and aphrodisiac

ANGELICA:

Burn for protection, harmony, integration, insight and understanding, stability and meditation

ANISE SEEDS:

Burned as a meditation and emotional balance incense.

BASIL:

Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities such as demons and unfriendly ghosts, and to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth. This is also an excellent incense to use when performing love divinations.  Also burn for concentration, assertiveness, decisiveness, trust, integrity, enthusiasm, mental clarity, cheerfulness, confidence and courage

BAY:

Burned to facilitate the psychic powers, and to induce prophectic dream-visions.

BAYBERRY:

Burned mainly to attract money and also burned for protection, happiness and control

BENZOIN:

Burned for purification, astral projection, clears negative energy, emotional balance, eases sadness, depression, weariness, grief, anger, anxiety and to attract prosperity.

BERGAMONT:

Burn for money, prosperity, uplifting of spirits, joy, protection, concentration, alertness, confidence, balance, strength, courage, motivation and assertiveness

BISTORT:

Burned often with frankincense as a powerful incense to aid divination.

BRACKEN:

Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain.

CARDAMOM:

Burn for mental clarity, concentration, confidence, courage, enthusiasm and motivation

CARNATION:

Burn for protection, strength, healing, love and lust 

CEDAR:

Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares, and heal various ailments, including head colds.

CEDARWOOD:

Burn for healing, purification, protection, money, balance, grounding, clarity, insight and wisdom

CHAMOMILE:

Burn for harmony, peace, calm, spiritual and inner peace

CINNAMON:

Burned for protection and to attract money, wealth, prosperity, business success, stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, and aid in healing.  Also burned for stimulation, strength and lust 

CITRON:

Burned in rituals to aid healing and also to strengthen the psychic powers.

CITRONELLA:

Burn for cleansing, warding off, healing and exorcism

CLOVE:

Burned to dispel negativity, purify sacred and magickal spaces, attract money, and stop or prevent the spread of gossip. Also burn for pain relief, intellectual stimulation, business success, wealth, prosperity, divination, exorcism, protection, eases fears, improves memory and focus

COCONUT:

Burned for protection.

COPAL:

Burned for purification, uplifting spirits, protection, exorcism, spirituality and to attract love.

CYPRESS:

Burn for strength, comfort, healing, eases anxiety, stress, self-assurance, confidence, physical vitality, willpower and concentration

DAMIANA:

Burned to facilitate psychic visions.

DITTANY OF CRETE:

Burned to conjure spirits and to aid in divination, astral projection, especially when mixed with equal parts of benzoin, sandalwood, and vanilla. 

DRAGONS BLOOD:

Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, courage, purification, attract love, and restore male potency. Many Witches also burn dragon’s blood for protection when spell casting and invoking. When added to other incenses, dragon’s blood makes their magickal powers all the stronger.

ELECAMPANE:

Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities-divination by gazing.

EUCALYPTUS:

Burn for healing, purification and protection

FERN:

Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Also used to exorcise evil supernatural entities.

FRANKINCENSE:

Burned to dispel negativity, spirituality, purify magickal spaces, consecration, protect against evil, exorcism, aid meditation, astral strength, induce psychic visions, courage, protection, attract good luck, and honor Pagan deities.