national-hotel

anonymous asked:

AU idea can you do a supercorp where they inexplicably have to share a bed??? Bonus points of mon (pain in the ass) el catches them and gets a rude awakening. LYSM <3 <3

Protective Custody

“I’m really sorry about this.”

Kara says apologetically, setting their bags on the sofa before continuing.

“If it makes you feel any better, Alex says it should be like two nights, tops.”

It doesn’t.

Make Lena feel better that is.

Especially now that she’s getting a chance to look around the hotel room.

And she isn’t being a snob, really she isn’t, but the whole place just feels …

Dingy.

“Why do we have to stay here again? I know plenty of luxury hotels in national city that would be happy to-“

“That’s just it, Lee, that’s exactly where they would look for you! No one would ever guess that you’re in a place like this! It’s safer this way!”

“My best friend is Supergirl and I don’t even get the perk of being able to stay at a five star hotel when some idiot is trying to kill me?” She arches an eyebrow in Kara’s direction, but the other woman only pouts.

“I don’t want anything to happen to you, I want to take every precaution. I’m sorry this place isn’t the Hilton, but I’d rather sleep in a pile of trash for a week than have you get hurt. Besides, this place isn’t SO bad. I mean there’s a free ice machine down the hall! Free ice!”

Lena crinkles her nose at the thought of using ice machine left unattended for hours at a time.

Kara’s hands settle on her shoulders, rubbing up and down her arms in a soothing motion.

She tries not to shiver at the touch.

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Fidel Castro and Malcolm X at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem on September 19, 1960. 

Castro was visiting New York City to address the United Nations. He had checked into the elite Shelburne hotel in Midtown but it allegedly demanded an exorbitant fee in hard cash. Tabloid newspapers fumed that Castro’s “uncouth primitives” had “killed, plucked, and cooked chickens in their rooms at the Shelburne and extinguished cigars on expensive carpets”.The president and his entourage of 50, almost all dressed in combat fatigues, were said to have considered sleeping in hammocks in Central Park and threatened to march to the UN and set up camp on the grounds.But Malcolm X and other civil rights leaders arranged for the Cubans to stay at the rundown Hotel Theresa in predominantly black Harlem. Malcolm X wrote in his autobiography that Castro “achieved a psychological coup over the US State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he’d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes”.

“Castro’s first words were lost to us assembled around him,” the New York Citizen-Call reported. “But Malcolm heard him and answered, ‘Downtown for you, it was ice, uptown it is warm.’

“The Premier smiled appreciatively. ‘Aahh yes, we feel very warm here.’

“Then the Muslim leader, ever a militant, said, ‘I think you will find the people in Harlem are not so addicted to the propaganda they put out downtown.’

“In halting English, Dr Castro said, ‘I admire this. I have seen how it is possible for propaganda to make changes in people. Your people live here and are faced with this propaganda all the time and yet, they understand. This is very interesting.’

“’There are 20 million of us,’ said Malcolm X, ‘and we always understand.’”

Malcolm X was later quoted as saying Castro was the “only white person he ever liked”.

(via The Guardian)

KageHina Week: Day Five (Just Another Excuse for Bedsharing Trope)

A very fluffy 2k ficlet featuring very smitten first-year Tobio, dedicated to @slashbringingtrasher whose sage advice I will keep with me always. Aka, she reminded me I needed to look at the prompts list. ;P 

Written for today’s prompts, sleepy mornings and miscommunications!


Tobio woke with a jolt. Scrunching his sleep-sticky eyes, he peeked out into the unknown and found – well, mostly pillow. But beyond that, starchy white sheets rumpled all the way to the horizon of the hotel bed, beyond which was the A/C unit spewing arctic air into the rest of the dim room.

It took him a moment to realize exactly what he was doing in a hotel room (Nationals, long days, bronze medals, last night in Tokyo), and then what had woken him (a very loud noise, and a very shaky bed), until something – or someone – behind him let out a tremendous sigh, and then a WHAP! and a yelp.

A similar yelp to the one that had woken Tobio up in the first place, if a little less ear-splitting.

“Hey,” the person whined, and then Tobio found a pillow landing not-so-softly on his hip.

He turned, wriggled around under the covers until he could squint at Hinata, sitting up in bed next to him and pawing around on the end table for his phone.

“What are you doing?” Tobio groaned.

“Go back to sleep!” Yamaguchi, ever the night owl, snapped from the other bed. Tobio bet Tsukishima would’ve followed it up with another projectile pillow, but he’d used it up too soon a moment ago. Hence the pillow on Tobio’s butt.

“I set – set my wrong – my alarm,” Hinata wailed quietly, still too tired to pull a sentence together.

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Buildings Ornamentations (No. 68)

933 Washington Avenue,  Miami Beach

Wyndham Garden Hotel/former Taft Hotel, Miami Beach (two pics)

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (two pics)

South Seas Hotel, Miami Beach

National Hotel, Miami Beach

Cadet Hotel, Miami Beach (three pics)

Park Avenue and 57th Street looking south, shortly before Christmas, 1963. The First National City Bank Building (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961) are on foreground, left, with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (Schultze & Weaver, 1931) and the new 50-story Chemical Bank New York Trust Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) under construction at background. Union Carbide (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960), ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) buildings are at right. The Pan Am (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi, 1963) and New York General (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) are at center.

Photo: Victor Laredo.

Source: Victor Laredo, Thomas Reilly. “New York City: A Photographic Portrait” (New York, Dover, 1973).

You can definitely tell that Les Invalides was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 

Les Invalides, Paris, France

anonymous asked:

Heya so can i request a supercorp prompt? If thats a yes, how about lena and kara flirting as 'friends' and playing truth or dare and something like "kara, i dare you to kiss me" and being flustered but still does it and kara getting lena back with something even flirtier? You know?

This actually something I posted for a different prompt, but it fills this one pretty well too! I think (hope) you’ll like it!

Protective Custody   

“I’m really sorry about this.”

Kara says apologetically, setting their bags on the sofa before continuing.

“If it makes you feel any better, Alex says it should be like two nights, tops.”

It doesn’t.

Make Lena feel better that is.

Especially now that she’s getting a chance to look around the hotel room.

And she isn’t being a snob, really she isn’t, but the whole place just feels …

Dingy.

“Why do we have to stay here again? I know plenty of luxury hotels in national city that would be happy to-“

“That’s just it, Lee, that’s exactly where they would look for you! No one would ever guess that you’re in a place like this! It’s safer this way!”

“My best friend is Supergirl and I don’t even get the perk of being able to stay at a five star hotel when some idiot is trying to kill me?” She arches an eyebrow in Kara’s direction, but the other woman only pouts.

“I don’t want anything to happen to you, I want to take every precaution. I’m sorry this place isn’t the Hilton, but I’d rather sleep in a pile of trash for a week than have you get hurt. Besides, this place isn’t SO bad. I mean there’s a free ice machine down the hall! Free ice!”

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Perspectiva, Edificio de departamentos y comerciales  para la Compañía de Seguros La Nacional (hoy Hotel Ramada Culiacán), Gral. Juan Carrasco No. 606 Norte esq de Gral. Antonio Rosales, Primer Cuadro, Culiacán, Sinaloa, México 1961 (remodelado)

Arq.  Augusto H Álvarez

Perspective drawing, Aparments and commecial building for the National Insurance Company, (now Hotel Ramada Culiacan), Juan Carrasco 606 Norte at Rosales, Culiacan, Sinaola, Mexico 1961 (remodeled)

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After a particularly disappointing year at college, cousins Cora and Malia dream up the perfect way to spend their summer–traveling cross-country by motorcycle. They talk their girlfriends Lydia and Kira into it, and when Lydia’s best friend Allison hears about it, she and her girlfriend Erica jump on board, too. The six girls set out on a two-month long trip that none of them will ever forget, filled with hotel rooms, national monuments, forest-lined backroads, and one adventure after another.

to: christa (@malieatate)​
from: elizabeth (@khylinrambo)

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Wilderness Lodge by Jordan Hall

Singita Lebombo Lodge - Kruger National Park, South Africa

This luxury lodge offers 13 rooms, and one private villa, overlooking the amazing Kruger National Park. The hotels suites are suspended above the N’Wanetsi River, that attracts lions, elephant, buffalo, leopard and Rhino to its banks. The lodge also features a roof terrace and wine studio. 

Romantic Weekend (Kihyun X Reader) 1/2

Bonjour! Here is part 1 out of 2! If I get positive feedback I’ll make sure to publish part 2 (Smut) soon! 

YES I HAVE AN OBSESSION FOR KIHYUN FIGHT ME

Is it worth making a second part? please tell me <3 

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The past weeks have been absolutely crazy for me and Kihyun. As I was studying my ass of for my mid-term and my end of term exams, Kihyun was busy promoting for Monsta x’s comeback. The two of us felt tired and exhausted because of our busy schedules, Especially Kihyun. He’s been preparing for so long for this comeback, he wanted it to be pitch perfect. I know Kihyun well now, and I know that he would do everything for his members and for monbebes. Unfortunately, because of my studies and his album, we can’t see each other as often as we would want to. For the past 6 weeks I’ve seen him… 3 times? Maybe 4? And the time we spent together was usually really short. Once we went to get coffee between 2 practices. Another time he went to spent the evening with me and went back as soon as I fell asleep. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about his job and Kihyun, I know well that his job means everything to him and that his members are equally important. He’s been working day and night for this comeback, and I knew that the first thing he would sacrifice would be time spent with me. I understand perfectly why; his job is his dream and monbebes are the ones making his dream possible. I owe so much to them, they are the ones taking care of Kihyun when he is away and making him happy when I’m not around. And to be 100% honest, that’s why I fell in love with him in the first place. The way he gets serious when talking about his job, how his eyes would light up when talking about monbebes, the bright smile he wears when he tells me about a joke Minhyuk said backstage. That’s also when he is the handsomest, when he is doing what he loves. I want to spend more time with him, that’s for sure, but I can’t keep him from working because his beautiful smile and energy that it gives him would disappear.

But now it’s all over! I just finished my last exam and Kihyun is practically done with his promotions. I’m so happy about finally spending time with him. The thoughts of seeing him all I want made me go the extra mile with my studies and was my motivation throughout the week. He told me he couldn’t wait to see me too, and that he missed me a lot to the point of driving him crazy. We then agreed on meeting tonight at my place for a romantic night including wine and his signature kimchi stew.

“Y/N, how about we go on a trip?”

“A TRIP!? A rea trip? Just the 2 of us? Where? When!?”

He was definitely amused by my excitement. The wide smile that illuminated his tired face showed how proud he was of his decision to make time for me. That’s want I wanted to hear the most too, after all those weeks of loneliness without my boyfriend.

“You don’t seem like you want to go, maybe I should ask Shownu?”

“Kihyunnie…! How do I look like someone that doesn’t want to go! If you don’t take me with you I’ll be the one going with Shownu, how about that?”
“Alright alright, how does Osaka sounds to you Y/N?”

The instant relieve I felt when he started joking like he usually does. It made me feel at ease, as thought I was completely worry-free at that moment.

“This sounds lovely baby, you can’t even imagine how happy I am right now” As I said those sincere words, I went and wrap my arms around his waist his kissed his cheek. He lost weight from the time we first started going out to his now, post-comeback self. Nothing to be concerned about, but I still wish he would take care of himself more, I really want Kihyun to stay healthy.

“We are leaving tomorrow at 2pm, if you are not ready by then, I’ll leave without you” He placed a soft kiss on my lips with a playful smile traced on his.

- ON THE PLANE-

I didn’t know it would be so stressful. I wasn’t scared of being on a plane or going overseas, not at all. The thing I was scared about is our night in the hotel. We’ve been going out for 4 months now and we’ve held hands, kissed and has “heated moments” together but we never did it. It’s not like we are not ready or that we don’t love each other. Far from that. The time’s never been right. When we started going out, we agreed about taking our time with this matter and with the promotion starting, we just didn’t have time. Kihyun Wasn’t in a hurry to do so, neither was I.

But, I knew quite well that this was planned as a part of his romantic weekend.

Actually, stressed isn’t the right word, thrilled is more like it.

We were in first class for the flight from Incheon to Osaka’s airport. I tried to convince Kihyun to change our plane tickets to a less expensive one. One way or another, it’s taking us to the same place, right? And making him use his own money, which he worked hard for, for flying in first class made me feel extremely bad. He soon made me feel at ease with his kind- hearted words: “I want to spend my own money the way I want to, and that is by spoiling my girlfriend.”

He was now sound asleep, head resting on his hand which was placed on the arm rest. He was so beautiful. Every time I see him I can’t help but feel extremely lucky to have such a man as my boyfriend.

“You look so tired kihyunnie… Maybe we should’ve stayed home” I gasped when I realised I said my thoughts out loud. Luckily, he was sleeping tight, which left me being embarrassed all by myself.

“Y/N, stop worrying about me alright. I want you to have the best weekend you’ve ever had. Nothing in the world could make me miss our romantic trip. Now let me sleep before the bags under my eyes reach my knees.” As those lovely words reach my ears, he took my hand in his and delicately placed it on his chest, this way. Placed like that, I could feel his heartbeat against my hand, and felt perfectly happy. I laid my head on his shoulder and whispered: “I love you Kihyunnie” and received a sweet kiss on the top of my head with a soft : “I know, I feel the same”.

-AT THE AIRPORT’S RECEPTION-

“Since the plan was delayed, I don’t think we’ll be able to catch a train or a taxi this late at night. I’ll go ask the receptionist if she can help us out.”

He seemed really disappointed.

“I’m sorry Y/N, I made a reservation in a nice hotel that I knew you would’ve love… I’m sorry we can’t make it.”

“If I’m with you, I could sleep under a bridge and feel like the luckiest girl, don’t worry”.

We went to the receptionist’s desk and asked if any hotel nearby still had a room available. Unfortunately, today was a national holiday and every hotel were completely booked.

We she looked at Kihyun directly, her attitude changed completely. Her cheeks were blushed and the pitch of her voice became higher. She told us to wait a moment and went in the back to make a phone call. I didn’t care much, it wasn’t the first time it happened, Kihyun was indeed beautiful, no wonder girls are always staring and acting cute around him.

She came back with a shy smile and her cheeks still blushed.

“I called an hotel close to the airport and told them that Monsta X’s Kihyun was looking for a room. Since you are well known in Japan, the hotel managed to find a room for the two of you.”

“Thank you so much miss” said Kihyun. “Where is the hotel located? We’ll head there right away.”

“The only think Mister is that… The hotel is a capsule hotel. Which means rooms are usually for one person only, since it’s especially narrow. They decided to make an exception and let the two of you stay in the same capsule. Is it okay with you?”

From the side view, I could see Kihyun ear turn bright red, and when he turn around to look at me, his face had the exact same color.

He turned back to the receptionist and she understood without us even talking. She said with the same shy smile: “Mister looks okay with the situation, I’ll make the reservation, it’ll be ready in 15 minutes. I hope you’ll have an enjoyable stay in Osaka.”

lovely picture from: Monsta x fancafe ( Kihyun)

Cute, shy and giggly Kihyun from : Kpop Amino 

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Happy Moon Festival (中秋節) - Taiwan’s Thankgiving !!!

The Moon Festival is one of the 3 major holidays in Taiwan besides the Lunar New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Which also known as Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrated in , Japan(Tsukimi 月見) ,Taiwan,Korea(Chuseok), China ,Singapore , Malaysia ,Vietnam.

It’s a holiday to celebrate Harvest ,enjoy seeing the moon,sees friends and family come together and bond, pray for the things that they want and give thanks for the things that they’ve got.

Courtesy Photo :Howard Hotel