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Traveling Vocabulary

1. 비행기 = airplane
2. 기차 = train
3. 배 = ship
4. 버스 = bus
5. 지하철 = subway
6. 택시 = taxi
7. 공항 = airport
8. 국제 공항 = international airport
9. 버스 터미날 = bus terminal
10. 기차역 = train station
11. 지하철역 = subway station
12. 버스 정류장 = bus stop
13. 관세 = customs
14. 시설 = facilities
15. 출입국 관리소 = immigration office
16. 매표소 = ticket booth
17. 철도 = railway
18. 호텔 = hotel
19. 유스호스텔 = youth hostel
20. 입구 = entrance
21. 출구 = exit
22. 승치권 = ticket
23. 여권 = passport
24. 탑승권 = boarding pass
25. 출발지 = department point
26. 도착지 = destination
27. 환전소 = foreign exchange
28. 거스름돈 = change (money)
29. 미국 달라 = U.s dollar
30. 요금 = fare
31. 착륙 = landing
32. 이륙 = take off
33. 사업차 = on buiness
34. 휴가차 = on vacation
35. 짐 = luggage
36. 왕복으로 = round trip

37. 오다 = to come
38. 쇼핑하다 = to shop
39. 구경하다 = to sightsee
40. 날다 = to fly
41. 여행하다 = to travel

42. 한국 = Korea
43. 대한민국 = South Korea
44. 북한 = North Korea
45. 미국 = America/ U.S
46. 호주 = Australia
47. 캐나다 = Canada
48. 중국 = China
49. 프랑스 = France
50. 독일 = Germany
51. 인도 = India
52. 일본 = Japan
53. 멕시코 = Mexico
54. 태국 = Thailand
55. 러시아 = Russia
56. 영국 = England
57. 오스트리아 = Austria


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Scanned and quoted from the book “Art Nouveau” by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

1 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase, 1897.

Glass covered in several layers of different colours, with overlapping applications of glass foils, settings of pearls on the upper ring, precious stones set on the upper ring and on the base. 37 cm high. Base made by Tiffany & Co., London.

“Because of its very nature, the number of stained glass works sold by Tiffany was limited. However, during the Belle Epoque the search for practical objects of elegant design, such as lamps, vases and toilette items seemed almost unlimited. There was also an important economical factor: of all the great quantities of colour glass available only a small portion lend itself to the manufacture of stained glass works. Therefore Tiffany began producing objects in blown glass, that he named Favrile glass.”

2 - Tiffany & Co. New York, Lamp, c. 1900.

Pierpont Morgan Estate Lamp, North Carolina, c. 1900. Aged bronze. 48 cm high.

“Tiffany’s holding also produced less sophisticated objects for daily use, that even so maintained all the charm of his unique art.”

3 - Louis Majorelle, Nénuphar Table Lamp, c.1900. Louis Majorelle, Nénuphar table lamp, c.1900. Bronze with patine, molted and polished, glass shade.

You’re My Bodyguard, Not My Owner. (Part 8) (Brendon Urie x Reader)

You drew in a shaky breath as you gazed through the windshield of the SUV, which rounded the final corner into your street, the place you’d called ‘home’ for the past five years coming into view. You hadn’t visited the house since that God-awful day three months ago, and if you had things your way, you’d never go back there ever again. It was the place where your world came tumbling down and you knew that visiting the house meant reliving the worst moment of your life all over again. But, it was for the greater good, and if there was one thing would you pride yourself on, it would be that you were always willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.

The SUV pulled into the driveway and came to a halt. You bent down slightly, allowing you to take in the exterior of the house in its entirety. It still looked exactly the same, except now it emitted an aura of grief, as if the house itself was in mourning, crying out for your dead parents. Biting your lip, you closed your eyes and took in another shaky breath, trying to mentally prepare yourself for the next little while.

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Bonne Anniversaire, Monsieur Foucault!

Today is the birthday of Jean Foucault, born in 1821 to a publisher in Paris.  In addition to defining and inventing the Foucault pendulum, Foucault is credited with naming the gyroscope.  But first, the pendulum.  Since the time of Galileo who defined the laws governing the motion of pendulums, but Foucault was the first to use the pendulum to show the rotation of the earth independent of celestial observation.  Before he was thirty he devised an experiment to measure the speed of light.  Today he is known more for the pendulum that bears his name than any of his other achievements.  The word pendulum is a New Latin neuter of the noun pendulus meaning hanging down from the verb pendere meaning to hang.

Animation of a Foucault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris (48°52’ North), with the Earth’s rotation rate greatly exaggerated. The green trace shows the path of the pendulum bob over the ground (a rotating reference frame), while the blue trace shows the path in a frame of reference rotating with the plane of the pendulum.

GIF of the motion of a Foucault pendulum relative to the motion of the earth courtesy Nbrouard, used with permission under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

ORGANISATION: Mind Palace Series Part 1/?

A mind palace is to memory as Google is to the internet. You don’t search the internet through Google, you search for information through Googles massive index of the internet. If there isn’t something in the index then nothing but a runtime error code comes up. Imagine your memory as a bunch of tiny dots. There are millions of these tiny dots, but lets pretend there’s only 10. Now make connections between the dots that are associated to each other. Well anything could be associated to just about anything else if you think about it, and there’s so many ways in which things could be connected, you’d end up a huge writhing mass of lines rather than dots. Now try to find something specific and important in that cluster. Sure the connections may lead you to what you want, but they may also lead you in the opposite direction.

How does Google fix this problem? They send out spiders which find everything to do with your search, then each piece of data is criticised using a set of questions about the information. Half a second later you have a set of search results which best fit what you’re looking for. A mind palace can be the same way through training.

There is a large difference a regular brain and a catalogued brain. If you make and maintain a mind palace, you’ll be affecting the Hippocampus (the part of your brain which deals with both memory and spatial reasoning). Normally, memory would look like a large intuitive cluster of dots with unlimited connections. With a mind palace, however, it would look almost the same, except that large cluster would be a bunch of smaller clusters with a single connection going to the centre of each one. It would be organised and easy to navigate. Basically you’d be looking at a giant, intuitive, interactive table of contents of your memory.

For example, my mind palace, which is based on a system I created originating from computer coding languages ,basic mnemonic devices, and the Method of Loci, has four main clusters which further breaks down:

LIBRARY (Concepts and ideas)

Contacts breaks down into eight subgroups:

  • Acquaintances
  • Family
  • General Friends
  • Close Friends
  • Best Friends
  • Mentors
  • Colleagues
  • Enemies

Locations breaks down into six subgroups:

  • Europe (51)
  • Africa (54)
  • Asia (48)
  • Australia/Oceania (15)
  • North America (23)
  • South America (15)

Inventory is directly related to Locations so any items are organised by their location. Inventory has it’s own subgroups (such as environment, food, or office) but all possible subgroups completely depends on your Locations.

Library breaks down into my adapted version of the Dewey Decimal System. It’s in a palace based on many of my favourite libraries and book stores, which breaks down into thirteen floors, one for each subgroup:

  • A - Attic (Holds most important items and a log of recent actions throughout the entire palace. This is the brain, per se, of it).
  • 9 - History and Geography
  • 8 - Literature
  • 7 - The Arts
  • 6 - Applied Sciences
  • 5 - Natural Sciences
  • 4 - Maths
  • 3 - Languages
  • 2 - Social Sciences
  • 1 - Philosophy and Religion
  • G - Ground (Holds general knowledge and logs of all actions that happen within floors 1 through 9).
  • B - Basement (Holding place out of the natural set of paths for information without a place to go yet).
  • L - Locked (Holds all locked sub-palaces that fall under the Library palace. Locked items are suppressed from both the conscious and subconscious mind. If executed properly, you could virtually lock away entire sections of your memory of events and plan for them to surface at a specific time. I will talk all about locked palaces in its own post about how bad they are for you, how useful they are for passing interrogations, and how they are triggered by specific sequences of differing stimuli).

Mind palaces can be formatted in any way you like. You could make it look and feel like Tumblr if you like (which I will talk about when I make a post on Palace Platforms). There’s really no wrong way to do it as long as you follow the basic fundamentals which make it a mind palace by the technicalities of the definitions and origins.

1:48 am

Written at a kitchen counter with a bag of donuts and a cup of Rooibos tea


Cressa Rose Cliff


It’s 10:06 pm.
There are thirteen things on my to-do list.
I’ve done four of them.
Can I go to bed now?

I have an inexplicable urge to sing REALLY LOUD.
But mum is sleeping. 
Singing will have to wait. 
I’ll write a book report in the meantime.
10:19 pm.

The to-do list is down to eleven now
But most of those are due tomorrow.
There aren’t enough donuts in this bag for how late I’ll be up tonight
Because shit,
It’s already 10:38.

Physics class: 
If a person walks 30 meters west
and 50 meters north, 
How many hours of their life will they waste on homework?
1:48 am.

get to know me ! 🌟

rules: answer all of the questions below, then tag 20 other people you would like to get to know better!

tagged by: @aluminumfox !

nickname: randa / sharkbait / miranda but with weird inflections

gender: genderqueer! but also who knows, really!

star sign: gemini, the good star twins

height: between 5′ and 5′1″

sexuality: bi, or sometimes just straight (ha) up queer

hogwarts house: gryffindor

favorite animal: hmm i like turtles, whales, elk, most animals really but those are what jump to mind tonight

average hours spent sleeping: depends on the day - weekends are like 8+, weekdays are more like ~5

dogs or cats: mmm, cats but it’s a close one

number of blankets I sleep with: one big soft blanket

dream trip: road trip north america - the 48 lower states and mexico/canada

dream job: screenwriting, and perhaps some video editing but primarily focused on writing

when I made this account: i don’t even remember, but it isn’t my first account

why I made this account: a previous account (which is still “active”) was fandom-focused and i wanted a place that was a little more personal and which also could be the main for new interest-based accounts

number of followers: in total between here and the side? ‘bout 5.8k. but just 110 here on my main alone

tagging: @always-make-it-gayer @gaypinkie @smenjaminbith @professorart @nacrepearl @loyalstiles @soulmateklaine but only if u want to


Some of you know that I’m currently deployed to South Korea. So here is what is happening, all of which can be found from mainstream news sources.

•The North fired shells across the border and we retaliated.
•The North has declared a semi-state of war with their military ready to attack at any moment.
•Our forces are also ready. We are at a heightened state of alert. OPSEC is paramount.

All of this is happening for a few reasons
-Annual joint force training
-Two soldiers were maimed by North landmines last week
-The South began playing anti-Pyongyang propaganda from loudspeakers along the DMZ

The North fired the shell at a loudspeaker and has given a 48 hour warning to stop all anti-Pyongyang propaganda otherwise they will strike agin.

Although this is a continual threat from the North there are new elements in effect this time.

Read RESPONSIBLE news sources and stay up to date.

Mary Dawson

Mary joined the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh in 1962 as a research associate in the Section of Vertebrate Paleontology. The director of the museum assured Mary: “No woman will ever be a curator here”. Less than a decade later, he was proved wrong.

In 1970 she became curator of the same museum, and kept that position till her retirement in 2004. She was responsible for the fourth largest vertebrate fossil collection in North America as well as the Chair of the Division of Earth Sciences at the museum (1973-1997) and acting director (1982-1983). She continues to work as curator-emerita and the Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is currently named in her honour.

Mary Dawson started her scientific career with the study of the evolution of rodents and lagomorphs. Her groundbreaking graduate thesis (University of Kansas, 1958), is a comprehensive study of North American rabbits between 45 and 1 million years ago. After she graduating, she headed to Switzerland for a year-long postdoc where she studied the comparable evolution of pikas. This included the giant Sardinian pika (Prolagus sardus) of the Late Pleistocene. Later, her fieldwork took her to Pleistocene caves in Sardinia and Sicily, where she was the first to make a life-size reconstruction of the Sardinian pika in gypsum based on a skeletal mount. One copy of this mount is kept at the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland; another, originally belonging to Dutch palaeontologist Paul Sondaar, was given to the author of this post, Alexandra van der Geer, in 1990. You can see a great picture of Mary working on the mounts here.

In addition to this work, Mary conducted fieldwork at the Haughton Crater deposit in the Arctic (Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands) between 1973 and 1987, where her team was the first to discover fossils of terrestrial mammals that indicated a migration route between North America and Europe during the Paleogene, some 45-48 million years ago. These discoveries gave support to the plate tectonics theory of continental evolution providing evidence of a land bridge stretching from North America to Europe. The land mammals she and her team found indicated a warm, temperate climate with no or very little frost.

Mary has received numerous awards, including the Arnold Guyot Prize from the National Geographic Society in 1981 and honorary membership of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in 1999. She is the second woman and the first American woman who received the prestigious Romer-Simpson medal (2002), the highest honour bestowed by the SVP, in recognition of her research in the Arctic. According to Mary, she did not face particular problems as a woman palaeontologist; she always did her own thing. Stefanie Doebler, however, shared the following anecdote: “…she cheerfully described how she was given a Paleontologist Barbie for Christmas (c. 1997).  To her dismay, the largest item in the doll’s toolbox was her hairbrush. ‘Obviously there’s still a long, long way between Barbie and reality,’ says Dawson.”

Between 2007-2010, she collaborated with Natalie Rybczynski of the Canadian Museum of Nature in a search for Arctic fossils that led to the discovery of a transitional form in the evolution of seals and their relatives. Together with Richard Tedford of the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and Natalie Rybczynski, Mary described this early Miocene proto-seal as Puijila darwini in the journal Nature (2009). She continues to carry out high-quality research on fossil rodents and lagomorphs today.

Image credit: Mary Dawson (far right), Natalia Rybczynski (center) of Canadian Museum of Nature (July 2007). Together with Liz Ross they found a small, carnivorous mammal in 23-million-year-old lake deposits on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Used with kind permission of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, all rights reserved

Post by Alexandra van der Geer

Edited & posted by Suzie

a long list of special songs that they’ve written about the countries they’ve been to, also including some songs they’ve covered during the tour :-)

links that have a plus sign (+) beside them have more than one video

last updated SOUNDS LIVE FEELS LIVE NORTH AMERICA: “Twin Cities” on August 2, 2016 at 11:48 PM (GMT+8)

• • •


[02.19.16] Nagoya, Japan

[02.20.16] Osaka, Japan

[02.23.16] Tokyo, Japan

[02.27.16] Shanghai, China

[02.29.16] Taipei, Taiwan

[03.02.16] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

[03.03.16] Singapore, Singapore“Singapore”

[03.05.16] Jakarta, Indonesia“Jakarta” and “Nasi Goreng”

[03.08.16] Bangkok, Thailand“Phad Thailand” and “Bangkok”

[03.10.16] Hong Kong, Hong Kong“Hong Kong Rhymes with King Kong”

[03.12.16] Manila, Philippines“Vanilla in Manila”

• • •


[04.05.16] Sheffield, England“She’s Like Sheffield”

[04.07.16] London, England“Bangers and Mash”

[04.08.16] London, England“Fish and Chips”

[04.09.16] Brighton, England“Brighton Feels Alrighton”

[04.11.16] Leeds, England“Yorkshire Pudding”

[04.12.16] Nottingham, England“Who’s Got the Best Ham? Nottingham!”

[04.14.16] Birmingham, England“I Shaved My Beard for Birmingham”

[04.15.16] Cardiff, Wales “Welsh (I Wanna Be)”

[04.16.16] Cardiff, Wales“I Bought A New Car in Cardiff”

[04.18.16] Newcastle, England“Newcastle, It’s Not Old Castle”

[04.19.16] Glasgow, Scotland“Glasgow’s Ready To Go Go” and “Here We Fucking Go” and “500 Miles”

[04.20.16] Glasgow, Scotland“Here We Fucking Go Now”

[04.22.16] Manchester, England“Manchester is Party Capital of the World”

[04.23.16] Manchester, England“Wonderwall”

[04.25.16] Belfast, Northern Ireland“Chasing Cars” and “Belfast and Furious” +

[04.26.16] Dublin, Ireland“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Wet Friday Dublin Nights” +

[04.27.16] Dublin, Ireland

[05.12.16] Vienna, Austria“We Had the Biggest Wiener Schnitzel”

[05.13.16] Verona, Italy“My Name is Calum” and “My Name is Luke” and “Verona”

[05.14.16] Rome, Italy“When in Rome”

[05.16.16] Munich, Germany“We’re the Munich Munchkins”

[05.17.16] Paris, France“France Off, Take My Pants Off”

[05.18.16] Lille, France“Lille”

[05.20.16] Antwerp, Belgium“Antwerk”

[05.21.16] Amsterdam, Netherlands“Ziggodome” and “Hot Damn in Amsterdam”

[05.22.16] Amsterdam, Netherlands

[05.24.16] Zurich, Switzerland“Swiss Chocolate, Swiss Cheese”

[05.25.16] Amneville, France

[05.26.16] Hamburg, Germany“Hamburgers in Hamburg”

[05.28.16] Herning, Denmark

[05.29.16] Copenhagen, Denmark“Coping with Copenhagen”

[05.31.16] Oslo, Norway“No Way Norway” and “We’re in Oslo”

[06.01.16] Stockholm, Sweden

[06.03.16] Helsinki, Finland“Helsinki”

[06.04.16] Tallinn, Estonia“Tallinn Soars Like An Eagle”

[06.06.16] Berlin, Germany “I’m Born Again Berlin”

[06.07.16] Mannheim, Germany

[06.08.16] Cologne, Germany

[06.10.16] Barcelona, Spain“Hola Barcelona”

[06.11.16] Madrid, Spain“I’m Mad, I’m Mad, I’m Mad for Madrid”

• • •


[06.30.16] Uncasville, Connecticut – “Connecticut (Spelled Connect-i-cut)”

[07.01.16] Uncasville, Connecticut

[07.02.16] Hershey, Pennsylvania – “Hershey Park Chocolate Factory”

[07.05.16] Syracuse, New York

[07.06.16] Darien Lake, New York

[07.08.16] Bristow, Virginia

[07.09.16] Mansfield, Massachusetts

[07.10.16] Holmdel, New Jersey – “Holmdel Feels Like Home”

[07.12.16] Toronto, Canada “Poutine Doesn’t Taste Like Poo Poo” and “Living in the 6ix"

[07.13.16] Montreal, Canada – “Perfect”

[07.15.16] New York City, New York

[07.16.16] Camden, New Jersey

[07.18.16] Charlotte, North Carolina

[07.20.16] Jacksonville, Florida

[07.22.16] Pelham, Alabama

[07.23.16] Nashville, Tennessee

[07.24.16] Atlanta, Georgia

[07.26.16] Cincinnati, Ohio

[07.27.16] Auburn Hills, Michigan – “Lose Yourself”

[07.29.16] Moline, Illinois

[07.30.16] Tinley Park, Illinois

[07.31.16] Saint Paul, Minnesota – “Twin Cities”

[08.18.16] Tulsa, Oklahoma

[08.19.16] Maryland Heights, Missouri

[08.20.16] Kansas City, Missouri

[08.22.16] Omaha, Nebraska

[08.24.16] Denver, Colorado

[08.26.16] Salt Lake City, Utah

[08.27.16] Boise, Idaho

[08.28.16] Auburn, Washington

[08.30.16] Spokane, Washington

[08.31.16] Ridgefield, Washington

[09.02.16] Mountain View, California

next show: Wheatland, California on September 3, 2016