what is it to be chinese

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Name: Anne
Age: 15
Country: USA

Hi! I’m Anne.
I am from America, and I’m looking for a pen pal because I live in quite a bubble. My best friend is from Canada, however, and I like to think I have met people from around the world.

I am of the LGBT+ community, and I suffer from many mental illnesses (not to brag but it offers a bit of perspective on things). I can speak a little bit of Mandarin Chinese, a Roman toddler’s Latin, English and maybe 4-5 Russian words. My main interests are photography, memes, poetry, language humor (quite a niche genre), history, astrology, film, musicals, and generally just what’s going on in the world. I am a big believer in knowing what’s going on around me because I am a history lover and I hope to one day do one of the following: be in the United States elected government, be a cinematographer or director, and finally be a UN delegate.

I’m hoping we can send each other pictures or videos in addition to our letters. I would love pen and paper letters, but I don’t know if I have the financial capability to do that yet, so until then, I’m fine with Tumblr or email.

Preferences: Preferably 21 or under (for safety reasons). Also, outside of the US, for more cultural depth. Thanks!

But do y’all realize that like everyone in that audience was also shook when BTS won because of the fact that there are Asian artists on that stage. Korean, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Taiwanese, etc idc…like you tell me when the last time you saw an Asian musician WIN an award….

triangle-biangel  asked:

What's your tatt of?

It’s a Chinese guardian lion with a rose replacing the traditional ball. The original idea was to get another one on my other thigh, with a magnolia, but I got it done when I was traveling and it ended up taking 7 hours just for that one to be finished so I never was able to get the other one done. It’s still a work in progress! 

anonymous asked:

"why nearly half the nation thought Donald Trump’s vision of America was a compelling one" What's so surprising about a positive vision of creating jobs by eliminating competition from Mexican immigrants and Chinese workers appealing to non-coastal-elite white-working-class men?

Honestly, I mostly agree with you that this is the explanation. There’s kind of a pattern where liberal thinkpiece writers will either try to explain the Trump phenomenon in terms of one or a few components of these things, or else think of it as a result of a bunch of independent factors that add up to produce it. In reality, Trump voters seem to believe in the entire narrative, and it seems like a mistake to address it as though it’s merely the sum of its parts. “Illegal immigrants come to America, take our jobs, dilute our culture, bring crime and drugs, spur social atomization, and collude with the left to keep us down, all while shipping what few jobs are left overseas and imposing stupid and/or malicious regulations on us to benefit the bureaucrats over the little guy” is an entire worldview that, despite how silly it might seem to us liberals (except for maybe the part about cronyism), a large fraction of the country Actually Believes. Economics lesson about the Iowa Car Crop don’t seem to be helping much, and I’m not sure how much we can get Trump voters to trust us when we tell them that the narrative is faulty when there’s a genuine value difference in how much we care about preserving Red Tribe culture and helping the ingroup versus trying to help everyone by being globalist/universalist.

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Hey guys! I haven’t been very active lately because I’ve been in Animation School Hell, so I thought I’d show some of the stuff I was working on. These are some concept art for my Legend of the White Snake idea. Basically I was envisioning an animated wuxia drama lol.

Anyway, thanks for continuing to follow me and support me even though I haven’t been doing much. Hope to see some of you at cons this summer!

general li mulan

okay so i LOVE mulan okay. as far as i’m concerned it’s a Perfect Movie and doesn’t need any fixing. but i was thinking today and -

- what if mulan didn’t go to war to save her father?

say her father is dead, okay, killed by the previous war. so she’s raised by her mother and grandmother, women who’s complacency and softness has been worn away by necessity. she needs to marry well, for her family’s sake, because her mother has refused the hand of every man who offered. but mulan is even more rough around the edges than before, is educated not only in books (her mother said men wouldn’t find smarts attractive and grandmother pointed out that men aren’t always around and off to school mulan went) but in the sword too, taught to her by her classmate, ping.

mulan is considered in the lower end of the upper class, coming from a family of military men and scholars and successful merchants. ping is near the top, the son or nephew of an advisor to the emperor. his family is very rich and very important, and the reason they become friends is because mulan manages to notice something about him that he’s been hiding from everyone else - he’s going blind.

not totally blind, enough to get around, but blind enough that reading is difficult and swordplay is even worse, although once he has it down he has it. ping is no fool, he’s not weak or bumbling. his eyes just don’t work. so mulan notices and confronts him about it. she promises to keep it a secret, and hey, she’ll even help him with his assignments by reading the books out loud and helping him study. but in return he must teach her the sword, must teach her about military and tactics. he agrees.

ping and mulan become very good friends and there’s some raised eyebrows about it but they are TOO far away in class for it to be inappropriate, so they make tutting sounds and disapproving faces and let it go.

then the draft happens. ping can’t go to war, he won’t survive it. not with his eyesight like it is. so mulan offers him a deal - she’ll go to war for him, in his place. in return, if she survives, he must marry her. if she dies he must take care of her family.

ping can’t make this kind of family decision on his own, so he goes to his mother and tells her everything, about the eyesight and how he’ll die if he goes and mulan’s offer. his mother says he must keep it a secret from his father, but agrees - if mulan fights in her son’s place and survives, a wedding will be arranged. either way, mulan’s family will be taken care of. ping will be sent to live with some cousins in the meanwhile.

“you’re not in love with me, are you?” ping asks, helping mulan saddle her horse in the middle of the night. she scoffs and rolls her eyes, “not even a little. but marrying you will make my family happy, and besides, you’re my best friend,” she says, smiling, “better you than some grabby old man.” he smiles and hugs her and says, “i’m not in love with you either. but don’t die out there. we have a wedding to plan.”

so mulan goes to the camp, pretending to be ping, and she’s a little bit less lost but things still go as they go. she’s educated and trained, so it’s not hard for her to pass as ping. shang is keeping a special eye on her, thinking that she’s the son of an advisor, one of his father’s friends. and he sees how easily she excels, how quick thinking and smart she is, and starts giving her more and more responsibilities. by the time they’re called out, shang considers ping ie mulan to be his right hand man, and possibly his best friend.

he’s also a little bit in love with ping, and he’s long known he’s attracted to both genders, so he watches ping laugh and smile and the crease between his eyes when he frowns and does his best to let his feelings chase away the best soldier he has. every time shang looks at ping his heart clenches and he things to himself: i wish i could have you, i wish this was a time and a place where one man could have another, i wish you were a girl, is wish i was a girl - i wish we could be together. he’s literally a step away from doodling ‘li ping’ with little hearts over his battle plans. 

so the battles happen. shang and ping lead their men together, respected and loved. they each get promoted, and promoted, and promoted. it’s been years, and it comes to a point where they’re both generals in their own right. they trust each other, care for each other. and are both secretly in love with the other.

mulan is so conflicted. because she wants this war to end and to go home and settle back into life and become ping’s wife, so she can have an easy life spent studying and learning with her family taken care of. that’s what she’d wanted. but now what she wants is shang, her best friend, her brother in arms, her fellow general. she wishes to be everything to him, aches to be the woman on his arm and in his bed, but knows it’s the one thing she can never be.

then that final battle happens. mulan’s quick thinking saves them all and ends the war - but she’s injured.

shang finds out the ping has been a girl all along. he demands explanations - so she tells him everything, that she traded places with ping to save him, to become his wife.

and the lies should sting the sharpest, but they don’t. she’s still the same person, after all. it’s that she’s promised to another man, for one second he’d thought he might have her, but no. so he agrees not to reveal her but he’s furious and furious at himself for being furious and they’re not the same now, broken and splintered and neither of them know what to do.

the war is over. they leave. mulan returns home, and thanks to her ping is now known as a respected general. she’s done her part and survived, and now she gets her reward - ping’s hand in marriage.

but she sees ping for the first time and flings herself into his arms and starts crying. she tells him everything, because he’s still her friend, her very best friend besides shang, the man whom she lied to and betrayed and loves. and ping listens and takes her by the shoulders and says - i’ll uphold our bargain, if that’s what you want. you can be my pampered wife, you’ve more than earned it. but if you want to go to shang, i won’t blame you. you deserve your happiness.

and mulan goes back and forth, but ultimately she decides she has to try. if shang rejects her she’ll return and marry ping and uphold her family honor. but if shang wants her - he’s not as high up as ping, but he’s high up enough to satisfy her family, and also she would love him and want him if he was no more than a farming peasant so it doesn’t matter much anyway.

she rides to the capitol. she finally meets ping’s father, running into him while looking for shang. “ah mulan,” says this man who was never supposed to know of her until she became his daughter-in-law, “i didn’t expect to see you here. how fortuitous. walk with me.” she does, wary, and that’s how she discovers - he and the emperor had discovered her deception a year in, but at that point she’d already proven herself too skilled and valuable to lose. he tells her that he will uphold his son and wife’s deal and gladly welcome her to his household - but that she’s earned her rank as general, and that he and the emperor have no problem with letting her keep it.

she says thank you, shocked and joyful, but that she has to talk to someone first. “ah, yes, young general li,” he says, eyes twinkling, “i do believe he’s around here somewhere.”

she has no idea how he seems to know everything, but she finally tracks down shang who’s ecstatic to see her and hates himself for it. she confesses - says she loves him, that she’s engaged to ping but willing and able to break this engagement for shang. who is dumbfounded and elated and says yes, of course, finally and forever.

and mulan accepts her rank and marries shang, and they become the literal power battle couple of the general li mulan and general li shang. ping becomes a scholar and marries a very nice young woman who loves reading and is happy to read aloud to her husband with his failing eyes.

and they all live happily ever after.

  • Latino is not a race.
  • Mestizo is a race and probably what you meant to say.
  • Latinos are majority mestizos, but not all Latinos are mestizos.
  • In Latin America there is black / chinese / native / white / turkish people… and they’re all latinos.
  • Racism might not be actually the same in LatinAmerica as is in USA, but antiblackness is still prevalent, so is discrimination towards native / Romani / Asian / Jewish people, mestizos and so on.
  • Colorism is real, and white and white-passing people have privilege over dark-skinned people.
  • Xenophobia is real, and it won’t be hard to heard of the discriminations Bolivians face in Argentina, or Peruvians in Chile (these cases also affected be racism).
  • White people have white privilege even in places where they’re a minority.
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dailysakuraiba #1-100 | subtlesakuraiba #83 - vsa 【2017.02.16】
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有缘无分 (yǒu yuán wú fèn) -  “have fate without destiny” refers to couples who were fated to c o m e together, but not destined to s t a y together

More Voltron Headcanons ft. More Allura & Coran
  • Allura doesn’t understand finger guns so whenever she makes a pun she whips out a bayard and shoots to the sky 
  • Coran sometimes steals Allura’s fingernail trimmers so he can trim his luxurious mustache 
  • Hunk has stretch marks that look like the “Scream” painting 
  • Lance and Shiro are too embarrassed to tell Coran why it’s “organism” not “orgasm” 
  • Pidge invented a pair of rocket boots 
    • they broke their leg before they even put them on 
  • Keith tried making his own pair of heels so he could be the same height as Shiro. He wanted them to be cool but instead they looked like the boots on the playbill of “Kinky Boots” 
    • he still wears them when everyone’s asleep
  • Pidge has a polaroid camera 
  • Shiro loves wearing crop tops because it means everyone has to look at his abs 
  • The curve of Lance’s ass is: y= -(sin(x^(1.7/6)+4)+(1/x))+10
  • Hunk is allergic to Keith’s lame comebacks
  • Shiro’s text alert is the Full House theme
  • Keith and Lance sometimes slide down the hallway in their socks to “Old Time Rock and Roll” 
  • Allura learned Chinese in a week because it was so similar to Altean
    • Keith and Shiro think it’s hilarious because Keith is Korean and Shiro is Japanese so they don’t understand her at all 
  • Pidge is too short for Hunk to give them a piggy back ride 
  • Hunk, like Andy Dwyer, can and will give anyone a piggy back ride any time of day no matter what 
  • Shiro and Keith use NERF guns for training exercises 
  • Pidge and Lance stole one of Keith’s Super Soakers so they could trick Coran into thinking he had the slipperies again 
  • Allura’s hair changes color depending on how pissed off she is 
  • Keith thinks skinny jeans are the only acceptable form of pants 
  • Lance can do a perfect singing impression of Shakira 
    • prefers not to 
    • does it only to make Keith feel better 
  • Coran can smell how gay everyone is 
    • seriously goddamn
  • Keith and Pidge follow Bill Nye on Instagram
  • Keith chopped off his mullet so he could have a sweet undercut and Lance didn’t talk to him for a month 
  • Pidge, Shiro and Hunk watch Disney movies whenever Keith and Lance fight for more than an hour
    • All of them love Big Hero 6, but for different reasons 
  • Shiro’s voice cracked super bad while they were on a mission and Lance wouldn’t stop laughing for three days 
  • Coran once asked Pidge what the function of a rubber duck was