이세상 가장소중한사람 아미야 늘곁에있어줘서 정말고맙고 항상 많은응원과 사랑으로 우리들을 지켜주고 보라색으로 꽉차게 만들어주어서 정말고맙고 이런 큰상받게해줘서 고맙고 받고도 우리 진심으로 축하해줘서고맙고 방탄사랑해 라는말도 너무고맙고 사랑합니다!!💜💜💜
To the most precious people in this world, ARMYs. Thank you for always being by our side and for always protecting us with your many cheers and love and thank you for making (us) full of purple. Thank you for allowing us to receive this kind of big award. Even though (ARMYs) received this (award) as well, thank you for sincerely congratulating us and thank you so much for saying “I love Bangtan.” I love you!!💜💜💜 [T/N: During the second day of Muster, Taehyung said in his ending ment (after seeing the purple ARMY bomb ocean project) that purple means to trust and love each other for a long time. He made that meaning up himself ^^]
JACKSON WANG WITH GLASSES APPRECIATION POST (a.k.a my aesthetic)
Let me bless your dash really quick with some pictures of one of the most precious people on this earth. The Wang and only (see what i did there ;) ), my King, Jackson Wang. Grab a water bottle and take a seat because you’re going to need to quench that thirst soon.
Are you ready? Ok, LET’S GO Im not ready myself
Jackson with glasses + suspenders combo OMFG kick me pls
My cute King ♥
Why does he look like Jonghyun from SHINee in this pic below? lol
that only true love can bring happiness, that if you believe in your self you can make your dreams reality, that if you never give up and try your best you can reach greatness despite of what others think of you, of being different or your age, that athletes are human beings, with problems, flaws and sensitivity, despite what they let on, that life can surprise you in the best of ways if you decide not to give in even if you're lost, that mental issues isn't something to laugh about but can be faced with the right support, that friendship is the most precious thing, that people need to be free to love whoever they want as long as they are happy, that love has the power to change the world etc etc etc
Me, an intellectual:
that if you drink your ass off, pole dace and dry hump your idol, you got yourself your soulmate
I always begin the new year by drawing Ace surrounded by a lot of love and warmth and happiness from the people most precious to him. That will never get old no matter how many years pass. <3 Happy New Year, everyone!
✨ATTENTION ALL LITTLES, CAREGIVERS, AND PEOPLE WITH PRECIOUS STUFFIES: ✨
this is Max, my most beloved bear of all time. He’s over 20 years old and I sleep with him every single night. Well as you can see, max wasn’t looking so hot. He’s been matted for the past 15+ years and no matter how much brushing or cleaning I gave him he was always matted at oily looking. Well I recently came upon a method to clean and detangle faux fur, and I decided to try it on my best friend here. After about an hour of tender love and care he looks much better!!!
So here’s what you’ll need:
Hair detangling spray 💧
A fine toothed pet brush ✨
A hairdryer 💨
(Some patience, depending on how bad the tangles are) 👼
Go through and work on your friend one patch at a time. Spray down the patch with detangling spray and then brush through gently with the pet brush until all knots appear to be out. If you need to, use your fingers to pull out dirt or large mats. Then with the hairdryer on ❄️COOL❄️, dry the patch and repeat as many times as needed
EXO’s Kai is honestly everything. I can’t help but think that everything about him is so gorgeous and beautiful: The way he talks, the way he laughs, his rough yet smooth voice when singing, the way he dances with that mischievous expressions and the way he treats his fans as if we are the most precious people on earth and so many more points. I know that it isn’t really good or healthy to think like that but he’s purely perfect in my eyes.
Well lads, it’s been a while since I last wrote a Random Venezuelan Rant™, so lets correct that, shall we?
Alright, a bit of a background, the city of Maracaibo, my home, has had, at least for the last 30 years or so, a massive water distribution problem, which is blamed more or less on an old, outdated and badly maintained water distribution infrastructure, limited capacity for water treatment, and unreliable sources of water, so by my estimates, at least half of the city doesn’t have access to constant running water, instead relying on water tankers to fill up rooftop and underground tanks.
Now, I say constant, because at random intervals, from days to weeks, water does arrive, and most people use those precious few hours of running water to fill their tanks, as said water tankers can be very expensive, specially during the drought season.
My neighborhood is not exception to this, in fact, it’s infamous for how long water takes to get here, the longest time being 4 months, so my house came equipped with an underground tank with a capacity of some 15,000 liters or 4,000 US gallons, alongside a water pump and “lung” to keep the pressure steady within the house.
Our water tank and auxiliary water “pipe”, which is basically a second connection to the main pipe we made ourselves in desperation during the 4-moth drought, it looks like shit I know, but hey, it works!
Our water pump and pressure system, please ignore the leaky valve.
And the thing is, the infrastructure is so damaged, we know water is arriving because the streets get flooded, as many pipes are broken and no one ever bothers to fix them, but to be fair most damage comes from the people themselves, doing what we did just to get a bit more water from the mains.
The funny thing is, water has been arriving with increasing regularity lately, which should be a great thing! But since this is Venezuela, the weirdness doesn’t never stops, as those leaky pipes have been keeping varios streets constantly flooded, leading to deteriorated asphalt, many houses with water damaged, and extreme proliferation of flies and mosquitoes, which has always been a problem as bug spray has been very scarce for the last 4 years, so rather that being a blessing, it’s becoming a nuisance, quite the ironic predicament.
There’s a big-ass pothole hidden under the water in the last pic, I blew a tire on it three weeks ago.
Now, as you may have noticed, this all looks unsanitary as fuck, and well, it’s because it is! All this water is used for household cleaning, personal hygiene and cooking, but drinking it raw is a big no-no, forcing people to rely on watercoolers/bottled water for that, many also using that water for cooking as well, as even boiling it is not recommended.
We cook with ours because fuck it, we’re used to it (and the diarrhea went away after the first month anyway).
It also used to give us, specially mom and me, skin rashes, but those went away with time as well, although I’ve heard that many prefer to bath their babies and toddlers with bottled water, as skin infections are very common among them because of it.
So yeah, water is a big problem here, it has been for the longest time, and will be for God knows how long, but people get used to it, hell, I did, although every time I go back to Colombia, the first thing I do is drink water directly from the faucet, a commodity I sometimes miss, specially every time I have to drag around one of those big-ass water bottles to the kitchen.
As far as I’m aware, this problem has become widespread in recent years, as overall there has been a massive deterioration of the Venezuelan infrastructure, but Maracaibo still is the worst example of this, the ridiculousness of this whole situation greatly increasing as for once, water is finally flowing.
This country is fucking ridiculous at times, but hey, it’s home!