yearly work

I feel terrible whenever I hear my parents talking to each other about our household’s income. We only own a South Asian store, where we sell like spices, henna, frozen Desi foods, hair products, skin products, daal, etc (typical Desi store stuff). That’s our only source of income. It used to be okay-ish back in elementary and middle school, but ever since these American stores started to sell some of these things (at prices higher than their worth), less people have been shopping at our store, hence our income declining.

Please, I’m begging y'all, support your local South Asian stores, and shop there if you need any of those “South Asian” items (if there is a South Asian store near you). At least 60% of the owners are likely going through the same as my parents. Also, I can almost guarantee you’ll save money shopping at the local Desi stores as opposed to stores like Safeway, Vons, Krogers, etc.


Come on Lance you should know boyfriend jackets can’t be bought, they can only be stolen 💙❤️💋

(It’s not quite the 25th, but I’m about to jet off to osaka+kyoto for christmas, and then I’ll be spending the new year in taiwan so I’d rather be early than late! Happy holidays everyone!)

It’s once again Time for my yearly Update

I’ve been on Tumblr for two years now. Yes, a shock and a shame since this place is clearly a mess. But I think is a great place to keep track of my artwork and other shenanigans. In case you’re curious about my first year of digital art >> here's the post << I did for it.

Now did I make progress this past 12 months? I’m gonna say yes. My first art piece I posted was this piece showing me and my new(at the time) friend Cabbage which I posted on May 4, 2016.

I mean its, not a terrible artpiece all things considered but there are a lot of elements in it that make me cringe now.(I still LOVE wHy I made it THO)

Now on to the ones I am proud of and worked hard on:

May 25 (spent two days on this one)

June 24(I spent nearly an entire week to get this one right)

November 8 (my first post to hit 1000 notes)

February 11(my first comic not very good flow but ehhh)

March 8(my first post to hit 2000 also I love my Altean Lance au)

April 23 (My most recent piece, took me about 3-4 hours)

Yep, I’d say I’ve made a bit of progress. Thanks to everyone who has appreciated and supported me and my work. It’s been a long ride this past year but I hope the next year challenges me even more.

gwapisimo  asked:

In relation to your thesis abstract, I like the way you broke it down in simple terms that anyone can understand. You're a good writer. I do have a question though. In the context of Mesoamerica, what is corvee labor?

Thanks for the feedback! I think it is important that abstracts be easy to read, but still include all the pertinent information of the paper.

Corvée is simply unpaid or forced labor. That doesn’t mean that corvée labor is necessarily slavery. Typically, corvée labor manifests in the form of a labor tax. An elite in a position of power and authority demands a certain amount of labor as a tax. This tax could be yearly (i.e. work for a month in the dry season every year) or less frequently like every ten years (a male from a household (father, brother, uncle, etc) has to work several months during the dry season but then the household won’t contribute for another ten years). 

Abrams (1989, 1994) and Lucero (2007) have argued for some sort of labor tax for the Classic Maya. Carballo (2012), in his model of a labor collective, argued that the calpolli based form of labor organization, called a tequitl, was easy to extract tribute in the form of labor by Aztec nobility.

For my thesis, I argue that the ruling lineages of the Teuchitlan culture made use of corvée labor by leveraging their positions as mediators with the supernatural (cultural/symbolic capital) or leveraging their ties to their extensive family, friends, or those that may be indebted to them (social capital). It’s hard to say for certain right now with so few houses excavated, but that may change in the future. There are also questions as to whether every guachimonton at Los Guachimontones was constructed like Circle 2 or if Circle 2 is unique. I hope to answer those questions in my dissertation by expanding my analysis to the other guachimontones at the site.

Abrams, Elliot M.

1989 Architecture and Energy: An Evolutionary Perspective. Archaeological Method and Theory 1: 47-87.

1994 How the Maya Built Their World: Energetics and Ancient Architecture. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas.

Carballo, David M.

2012 Labor Collectives and Group Cooperation in Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico. In Cooperation and Collective Action: Archaeological Perspectives edited by David M. Carballo, pp. 243-274. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Lucero, Lisa J.

2007 Classic Maya temples, politics, and the voice of the people. Latin American Antiquity 18(4): 407-427.

anonymous asked:

How about some relationship headcanons for Gon, Hisoka, Chrollo, Leorio, and Kurapika? :)

How about a fucking hell yeah?


  1. Complete gentlemen in the streets, devious brat in the sheets.
  2. Might seem like a kawaii innocent little shit, yet he is anything but. Tricks his partner all the time.
  3. Big fan of public affection.
  4. Expect him to always remember very important dates (such as birthdays, yearly anniversaries, the works)
  5. Gives his partner piggy-back rides.
  6. Gon doesn’t mind being the little spoon when cuddling in bed, however he likes it when he’s the big spoon.


  1. Worry wart no matter what. If his partner is sick or hurt, he is the only one he trusts enough to check on and treat them.
  2. As much as he likes to talk a big, when he and his partner finally do the frick frack, Leorio is a blushing virgin.
  3. Likes to show off at fairs/amusement parks when it comes to the games. He aims to get the biggest prize possible for his partner.
  4. Surprisingly good at remembering anniversaries and birthdays.
  5. He’s okay with public affection, however it does get him flustered at times.
  6. Likes it best when his partner rests their head on his chest, right over his heart, and curled up against his side.


  1. Kurapika is not big on PDA. He likes to keep those things private.
  2. As much as he hates to admit it, Kurapika prefers to be the little spoon.
  3. He likes just walking through the park and going out on picnics.
  4. Kurapika has a thing for eye contact during intimate moments.
  5. He randomly checks his partner’s pulse whenever, just to make sure that they were really there with him.
  6. Completely vanilla when it comes to doing the do.


  1. Hisoka likes to surprise his partner randomly by popping out from weird spots whenever.
  2. As suspected his favorite date spot is the circus (where he acts like that one clown/jester that scares children before making them a balloon animal).
  3. Freak. In. The. Sheets.
  4. He is a major tease.
  5. Hisoka likes to lay his head in his partner’s lap, mainly if they end up feeding him at the same time.
  6. Hisoka actually likes to go out dancing with his partner twice a month, mainly to show off how flexible he is (and also to tease his partner).


  1. Outside of the Spiders, he is not fond of showing his affection in public, as he does not want his partner to be used against him.
  2. Total gentlemen.
  3. Chrollo loves feeling his partner run their fingers through his hair.
  4. If his partner shows interest in any object, he makes sure they get it.
  5. It might not seem like it, but Chrollo likes to sleep with his head on his partner’s chest, and hugging them to him.
  6. A very attentive lover. Always makes sure his partner is pleasured during the do.

시간제 refers to working on an hourly basis rather than a yearly wage contract. I.e this is what part-time and casual working staff do. 

시간제로 일하면 then you receive 시급 (hourly wage) as your form of compensation. 

If however you’re working on a yearly contract then your form of compensation is 월급 (salary) - it literally means monthly pay/wage (most people in Korea who work yearly contracts receive their salaries monthly). 

보수 (wages, salary, remuneration) includes both meanings of 시급 and 월급.


I’m close to running out the queue, and as some of you may have noticed, I’ve been severely lacking in any motivation to read for the past couple of weeks. I still think I’m going about the reading slump recovery thing wrong, so I think I’ll drop a few of my current reads, and pick up some other books. This quote helped a lot, actually. 

What I’m trying to say is, this hasn’t been much of a booklr for a month or two, but I’m trying to get back on track. I keep slipping up, and then I try to scramble up again. What can I say.

~ A VIP Christmas Tale ~

T'was the night before Christmas, and all throughout Seoul,
Not an idol was stirring, not even EXO,
The last dance was danced, the last ballad sung,
Tonight they all rest, their yearly work done,

But all over the world, with its timezones askew,
In these extra few hours, but only a few,
The VIPs gather and discuss with cheer,
What presents to send to their 5 boys this year…

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When you’re up and you’re wondering if you should finish that book. You’re also wondering if you should write a story from first person (again), but then you remember what a terrible venture it is.

It would be like Molly being asked by her aunt (who has jewelry that dangles at her bony wrists, banging against each other) -  to a Christmas party surrounded by other pasty women in bright colours. All of them dipping sliced carrots into some sort of spicy guacamole, complimenting each other on being exotic. “Oh ho ho ho-,” the laughter practically ringing in her ears. She’d be surrounded by beardless father Christmases, walking about in their Chanel red. 

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Even when/if Sandy's mom's rights are terminated,

I’m going to continue with visits.  It’ll be different from Clementine in that Clementine’s parents ‘surrendered’ with stipulations of our agreed visitation schedule.  With Sandy, I will have no obligations whatsoever.  Morally and ethically however if feel as though I do.  Visits probably won’t be as frequent as with Clementine’s family (1x a month)- but I will offer a predictable schedule.  In the case of both Clementine and Sandy’s birth parents, if they do anything I deem unsafe or otherwise damaging to the girls, all bets are off. 

I think the visit venue is key.  I’m not doing McDonald’s.  It majorly bums me out that McDonald’s ends up being the “community visit” location for most foster kids.  It’s not a reflection of foster care, but rather on the lack of free, kid-friendly places people can meet in NYC when the weather is bad (most of the year).

I’ve already decided we’ll have our visits at one of the children’s museums.  I think it’s a good place because the pressure is off to keep the kids entertained, it’ll be noisy and busy enough that I can be there without feeling as though I’m breathing on top of them.

 There are free days/times at most museums but they probably won’t coincide with everyone’s schedule.  I don’t mind footing the bill but I wish they had a yearly membership that could work for us.  Like a family plus, plus membership.  It would be good PR for them to figure something like this out.