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I’ll be going to South Korea from 9 May to 21 May and I’ve created a temporary twitter account (@dearmyjjk) just to document my travel experiences. 

If you guys are interested in honest reviews of food, shopping, KTX, metro, dog cafes, bangtan stuffs, celebrity stuffs, kdrama stuffs etc… feel free to follow it (and i’ll give a free follow back  (^艸^)!!!). I will be posting about my experiences, the costs, directions, weather etc. 

I won’t be posting selfies at all (rest assured ♡´・ᴗ・`♡) 

Legend: highlights (BTS MV filming sites, BTS stuff, BTS mentions, celebrity mentions, kdrama etc)

Cities & attractions that i’ll be going to:

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i have so many feelings…

lofty structures built into trees, and squat little homes nestled into the edges of woodlands with big gardens, solar panels or a turbine

cities with apartments that have gardens on every rooftop - an urban canopy of trees with lights and lanterns 

green technology that allows advancements in robotics, engineering and mass transportation 

the medical industry working with more natural ways to cure disease and illness, prosthetics that are biodegradable but don’t lack the durability of steel

bright cultures and minds all working together towards a common goal…

the slums and low-income areas being littered with upcycled remnants of the “old world”

underground markets for plastics, gasoline, and oil and drugs that have terrifying side effects like death

it could be so easy to explore the darker side of solarpunk.


Crown Princess Mary’s foreign visits → Bangladesh, 2017

For her first foreign visit of 2017, Crown Princess Mary made a top secret journey to Bangladesh which wasn’t announced until she was already in the country due to security concerns. The future Queen was making the journey in her capacity as an advocate for women’s rights. She has visited countries across the globe to fight for female empowerment but this was her first time in Bangladesh. During her time in the country, she visited a number of projects which promote women and are funded by Danish groups. She took in Farmer Field School, a Danish supported initiative which aims to improve women’s knowledge of farming techniques and the Jaago Foundation which runs schools in vulnerable areas, including slums. She also took in the Auto-Tex textile factory which employs a number of women. Mary’s warmth and compassion immediately won over the crowds of people who came to visit her and she relished the opportunity to learn more about the local context. She particularly focused on the impact of climate change on women as rural areas in the country have been severely affected by flooding, storms and high water levels. Listening to the local women’s stories was a profound experience which clearly left a deep impression on the Crown Princess. 


In the early 1800s surgeons in England were desperate for cadavers, bodies to dissect in order to learn what makes what run with us humans. To their dismay, the only bodies these doctors were able to ply their trade on were executed convicts. Around 1825-1830 the supply of convicts was on a drastic decline due to less death sentences, which of course some entrepreneuring criminals took advantage of. Most crime buffs know about the notorious Burke and Hare, two men who murdered then sold the bodies then were put on trial for their lives. A lesser known but very similar case is that of the London Burkers. Named after the aforementioned Burke, which was a gang of men who dug up freshly buried bodies and murdered for profit. On November 5th, 1831, a fresh corpse was delivered by John Bishop and James May to the King’s College School of Anatomy. It was so fresh that it raised the suspicions of the demonstrator of anatomy who called the authorities. It was confirmed that the body was that of a 14 boy who had not died naturally. Police arrested the whole gang and searched their residence in Nova Scotia Gardens, a slum area of London. Police found multiple items of clothing and suspected more than one murder had occurred. A short trial commenced and the arrested men, May, Bishop and Thomas Williams, were all convicted and sentenced to death. On November 4th, Bishop made a full confession, claiming to have sold between 500 and 1000 bodies over 12 years. More macabre than that he confessed to two more murders and explained how he did it. Luring his victims, the poor and lost of society, he would drug and brutally murder the poor helpless victims. On December 5, 1831, Bishop and Williams were hung at Newgate prison. May was spared death as it was believed he had no idea about the murders, just the ‘dead from natural causes’ body selling. That same year Elizabeth Ross killed Catherine Walsh of Whitechapel to sell her corpse to a surgeon. These crimes, plus the Burke and Hare murder spree, led to the passage of the Anatomy Act of 1832 which provided a better supply of cadavers to medical schools. This supply took away the enterprising murderers’ chance of filling the schools with victims. Pictured above: a depiction of Bishop, May and Williams, a newspaper from the time about the crimes, a depiction of the murder that brought them to the attention of the authorites, Nova Scotia Gardens where some of the murders took place and finally a song wrtten about the Burkers in 1832.


Today, I had one of the most heartfelt day of my life. For the first time, I was allowed to join our church’s feeding program in the largest slum area in the entire metropolis, Tondo. The fact na first time ko makapunta dun, nakakalungkot lang isipin na nag eexist pala talaga yung ganung lugar. I watched some documentaries on tv but I can say it’s different feeling pag andun kana in the place itself.

Na assigned yung team namin sa Aroma, I guess ayun ata yung pinaka malaking brgy. dun followed by Happyland, etc.

Aroma’s aroma really stays with you. A mix of piss, sweat, smoke and rot will welcome you. Air felt thick and warm, and the ground sticky and wet. And of course we need to be careful on their so called land mines which is a poop because it’s almost everywhere.

We did house to house to distribute the food. Not all of them have doors or even any furniture inside. People were sitting on the floor and eating. Everyone was greeting us. There was no moment where I could have felt unsafe or anything like that. In fact, the people were smiling!

Some of them were washing their hair outside with a bucket. I had a look into some of the houses. Most of them have no water and no electricity.

This was not a tour neither a tourist attraction. This was an incredible experience that opened my eyes and changed my whole perspective.

I was thinking about my first world problems, about my self, my friends and my family. We’re complaining about little things every day and having no idea how lucky we are to have a shelter, a bed to sleep, clothes to wear and something to eat in the fridge.

Seeing their joyful faces has changed my mind and enlightened me. Happiness has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with wealth. Humanity shines even brighter amidst poverty. These kids can bear more difficulties in life than we can ever imagine… Life goes on. But I will never forget this day.

This is life. This is Aroma.It’s a different world and It’s heartbreaking. // credits to the owner of the photo

Bestiary - Nug

A nug is a hairless, nearly blind creature that resembles a small pig.  These harmless, docile omnivores populate the underground tunnels of the dwarves, and are known to eat almost anything they find on the cavern floors, including insects, worms, and when the pickings are lean, limestone and simple metals. Their large snouts are excellent for digging in the shallow pools and mud pits they frequent, this practice led to the dwarven nickname of “mud splashers”. Nugs can also be found in Orzammar proper, on the tables of the poorer slum areas or even as a domesticated pet. 

I was sure before the Blight they were a whole lot more rare. Should ask a Warden about that, if killing Archdemons leaves nugs all over. And the poor things don’t seem built for anywhere. I mean, they feed on anything, but they blister in the desert and freeze in the snow, and they’re easier to track than your own arse. Everything eats them (except me, the hands put me off), yet they thrive. Randy bastards outpace every tooth and claw.

Anyway, my point is, the ones around the farm are so inbred, they’re five colors and can’t stop peeing. I’m selling them in the capital as “elusive eastern bunny-pigs.” What did Father say about idiots with deep pockets?

—Excerpt from the private letters of “Captain” Byrne, lap-nug dealer, produced in evidence after seven claims of Water Terrors and death following bites in the Garden District, 9:36

anonymous asked:

where did you get some of your inspiration from on the recent chapter of suntapes?? it was lovely b

It’s all imagination. I think of the house I lived in when I was in the U.S. when I write, it really helps set the scene more. There really was a church across the road, its parking lot is nice to skate in. The sunroom comes from my cousin’s house; the first time I ever heard of a sunroom and that such things existed. I fell in love with the term, somewhat, and knew I’d romanticize the fuck out of it when the right time comes. When I drove to donate clothing and toys (everything passable I found while cleaning storage units), I got to drive through the slum areas of Hagerstown where you just lock your car and hope you don’t hit a red light. I don’t know, it’s important to set the scene and know what you want it to look like, you want to know how a character feels about these things.

The church scene was heavily inspired by @baronegan’s photography. And then this living room scene, I… I don’t know, I’m overwhelmed by it myself. It’s almost exactly how I got together with the last person I loved. I choose really impactful/meaningful situations from my life and twist them to the story’s flow, that’s the only way you can reach the top of your Realism Hill, I think.

The last scene wasn’t even supposed to exist. I was already done with the chapter and decided I’d smoke before publishing. And then I figured, hey, Eren should smoke before publishing, too.


The ABBEY OF THE EVERYMAN: a short guide (please click to enlarge!)

notes; [1] - speculation, clavering blvd.’s original purpose is unknown, but as it’s named after the high overseer responsible for building the abbey, i thought it was probably meant as easy access. i guessed there were slums there once, because slums flank the area, although they could have easily cropped up after. [2] - method of execution is not recorded, i guessed burning because that’s historically what was done, and what the Abbey did during the Great Trials. [3] - despite the void creating the world and cosmos, it is viewed negatively for it also brought forth evil spirits.

mmoomii  asked:

Dear Archy, I'm currently doing a redevelopment project of a slum area. To fund for the project, local govt decided to insert shopping mall on site to attract funding/investment. Any interesting shopping mall concept that you can recommend? Thanks!!

Personally, I think people still like the experience of walking down the street window shopping in an are with people, plazas and plenty of stores and restaurants like Bond Street (above) but here are some mall ideas for you to consider.

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Connecting from Lagos with Nigerian Photographer @andrewesiebo

To see more of Andrew’s photographs, follow @andrewesiebo on Instagram.

The Internet was new and very expensive in Lagos, Nigeria, when aspiring young photographer Andrew Esiebo (@andrewesiebo) attempted his online search for a mentor. “I was only able to afford a minute to do the Internet search,” he says. But in that brief moment, he connected with Paul, a photographer and blogger in Minneapolis, Minnesota — and began a correspondence that continues to this day. “Back then, I would take pictures with my film camera, scan them and email to Paul for his feedback. And at some point, he sent me books with titles on light, camera equipment, the business of photography and darkroom processing. I studied those books religiously and acquired the confidence to be more creative and skillful with my camera.” Almost 15 years later, Andrew’s photographs have been exhibited and published around the world, and he continues to post to the Internet to fill “global visual representation gaps” about his homeland. He adds, “Lagos is a city of contrasts. There’s slums and posh areas, congestions and tranquilities, tension and calm, hopes and despairs. There’s spaces for everybody in the city.”

PHILIPPINES, Manila : Residents pass water buckets to help extinguish a huge fire that razed a slum area overnight in Manila on January 1, 2016. Nearly 300 homes were destroyed in the early New Year’s Day fire, according to local media reports.    AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro : Children play around a man disguised as Batman at the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 9, 2014. Families living in this shantytown within a stone’s throw of Rio ’s mythical Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA