demisexual Indonesian girl who is so tired of hearing:

• “demisexual? that’s a thing? so…like….will you get turned on when you see your friends naked”
• “aren’t you chinese omq but your eyes look so chinese lol but you’re not pale and skinny enough to be chinese though” (ya because people of one race should share the exact same look shape and size right)
• “you’ll look pretty if you lose weight” (nah fuck that fam i’m fabulous and mere numbers aren’t gonna tell me otherwise)
• every other comments that indicate that because I have such an ‘asian sweet look’ i will immediately become a 'submissive asian wife’

happy afad guys! keep your head held high.


The Brain Scoop:
How to Protect the Rainforest

Wherein I interviewed expedition leader and rockstar Corine Vriesendorp about what it means to conserve and protect the Amazon rainforest, in light of the overwhelming global demands for natural resources. 

This is the final installment in our Amazon Adventures series. We set out with the goal to share some of the fantastic conservation work of The Field Museum’s Action Center, and I hope we came even remotely close to spreading their complex and dynamic mission. If I never get to visit the rainforest again, this trip and all of the untold opportunities it held for me – as a communicator, passionate science enthusiast, and lover of the natural world – will forever be a highlight of my life. 

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Tagged by sunnysunflowers for two selfies! 
My laptop’s camera is horrible, sorry for the low quality (my phone isn’t any better tbh).
Sis gave me her cheongsam and now I have a summer dress (and a bit fancier dress if I would need one). It’s so comfortable one and feels nice! Verti the cat approves it, too.

This is the last photos from my trip to mom’s place, where I have hung around with sis more than a month.
On Monday I return to Helsinki and hit London from Tuesday on for the rest of the week. 

(I’m tagging nei-ninganywayimnikki and revolvermonkcelot, because I know you don’t mind sharing pics here sometimes. Feel free to ignore the tagging!)

Flight 143

Prompt: You always hated flying alone. No one to share your fear with you kinda sucks. That is until a man named Dean and his brother Sam board.

Pairing: Reader x Dean

Word Count: 2228

Theme Song: Round and Round by Ratt

WARNINGS: Swearing, Fear of Flying alone (Let me know if I missed something)

Originally posted by cesaray

A/N: I’ve been flying all day and wrote this while I was on the plane. I’m in layover right in Minnesota right now and should get the second part out during my next flight! Enjoy and let me know what you think! (I really need to do some requests that y’all sent in. I promise this week I will!)

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I had a dream that you made blueberry-squash pudding and we ate it together in a garden of wildflowers.

I’m actually putting my blankets through the wash at the moment because I accidentally squashed blueberries all over them last night. I must have dropped a few of them in my bed while snacking, only finding out after sleeping a whole night and finding blue smudges on my belly. You’ve picked up on the berry wavelength but in a much more poetic way :) Thank you for sharing this with me xxx


So, I don’t know how many of you know that I’m from Baltimore or still have Baltimore in your thoughts but I thought it’d be nice for me to share.

I’m a supervisor at a nonprofit, Banner Neighborhoods, over the summers (this will be my third year) and I just want you all to be aware that there have always been people including youth invested in and taking care of our city.

At my job in particular, we take city youth and employ them throughout the summer. During our sessions we clean Baltimore city streets and then introduce the youth to year round job opportunities and colleges.

It’s so interesting to had seen the coverage of Baltimore when I see stuff like this nearly every day.

PLEASE share this so we can dispel the “thug” label being placed in Baltimore youth and kids. We are not thugs.


anonymous asked:

Blah blah IDGAF, what's the point of having a blog if you BARELY put anything for download? Pathetic. You're ugly too

I don’t normally reply to this shit because it’s worthless of my time but this is just too funny. Do whatever I don’t care I know you do into make me angry but it’s not going to happen. The moment you said that what’s the point of having a blog blitch I already share my pics. Not enough for your sorry ass? Rip anon ’s dignity

Love & Lyrics

Music always has a knack for capturing feelings and emotions that can be difficult to express properly through normal communication. The stereotype of couples having “their song” that represents their feelings and relationship has been around for decades, but for an LDR couple it’s much more typical to have entire playlists dedicated to the complex emotions involved. Jay and I have always found comfort and satisfaction in sharing music with each other that we relate to, and many of these songs represent being in a long distance relationship very well. I’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorites that have popped up often over the last 3 years.

1. Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Ray

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will, I know you will

2. Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“I remember all those crazy things you said
You left them running through my head
You’re always there, you’re everywhere
But right now I wish you were here.“

3. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years, I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

4. Undisclosed Desires - Muse

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“I want to reconcile the violence in your heart,
I want to recognize your beauty’s not just a mask,
I want to exorcise the demons from your past,
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart.”

5. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“If I could only find a note to make you understand
I’d sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand
Just keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune
And know my heart’s a stereo that only plays for you“

6. Cradled in Love - Poets of the Fall

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“We took a gamble with this love,
Like sailing to the storm
With the waves rushing over to take us,
We were battling against the tide.”

7. 3 Words - Cheryl Cole

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“I told him you are the man of my dreams
You saved me from drowning in the streams
I know we’re really gonna last forever and ever.“

8. When Two Are One - Atreyu

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“My breathing in the night when you’re not there
The silence ringing through my ears
And all I want to do is hear your voice
But you’re not there.“

9. You are the One - Shiny Toy Guns

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“You are the one, you’ll never be alone again
You’re more than in my head - you’re more.”

10. All Around Me - Flyleaf

Lyrics that apply to LDR couples:
“My hands float up above me
And you whisper you love me
And I begin to fade into our secret place

Inspired by this LDR Writing Prompt: Ten Songs

july is pretty chill i guess.

feel free to check out my etsy shop as i post and share more watercolor and print items over the next few weeks–link in bio!

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The animal hospital fundraiser is still going so if you have spare cash at all please consider donating it to help dozens of wild and domestic animals. I know we can reach this goal, I’ve seen Tumblr raise more for a single animal, share this with everyone, please!

mustardseedguy asked:

how do you improve your public speaking? i pause a lot and i don't like it. i think it's because i think about what i'm going to say a lot.

Hey dear friend, thank you for trusting me with this question. I’m honestly much more comfortable with writing than speaking, and I know the trepidation of being on-your-feet without the safety net of going back to edit. Preaching a sermon is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. Even teaching a Bible study or just sharing your testimony is extremely unnerving. Most surveys will show that public speaking is one of the top three fears in the world, even more than death or spiders. People would rather die by spiders than speak in public. If you’re introverted like me, it’s preferable.

I’m not qualified to be an authority on speaking, but the absolute number one piece of wisdom that has helped me is to know exactly what I want to say and to care about saying it. That probably sounds obvious, but it makes a huge difference when you’re passionate about your message, regardless of your speaking ability or style. When I have my message down cold and I’m fired up by the content, there’s an urgency where I can’t wait to get to the next point. It creates a kind of excitement and enthusiasm that can’t be faked or replicated by someone else.

If you find yourself forgetting what you want to say next, it’s possible you have too much to say. Try a 3am test. If someone were to wake you up at three in the morning and ask, “What’s your message in one sentence?” – you should be able to answer. Think of it this way: if you can’t remember your own points, no one else will, either. I have an entire file that’s a “cutting room floor” of extra stuff I never used for a message. As they say in English class, “Kill your darlings” and keep it simple. (By the way, there’s nothing wrong with pausing sometimes. A dramatic silence can punctuate your point.)

Here’s another thing. Speaking has a learning curve, like any other ability. I heard in seminary that your first one-hundred sermons will always be terrible. It’s growing pains, sort of like a song-writer’s very first songs or a writer’s first poems – they always cringe at those. Most parents raise their first child with a lot of worries and extra attention, but by the third child the parents are laid-back and relaxed. The more you speak, the more you’ll find your voice and what works best for you.

I’ve given about 700 messages so far, and it took a few hundred before I was comfortable in my own skin. Even then, I still bomb sometimes. We never fully “arrive.” It’s a learning process for the rest of your life. And it does get easier. These days, I almost never use notes and I’ve stopped getting nauseous on stage. I call that a win.

A few last things: Be able to have a sense of humor about yourself when you’re speaking. Unless it’s a very serious topic, you can call out a mistake and laugh. Try every kind of method until you find one you like, whether it’s a full manuscript or a one-sheet with skeleton notes. Watch this super-helpful video by Andy Stanley. Watch some good sermons or even stand-up comedy to get a sense of pacing and structure.  Try recording yourself a few times to see where you can improve. Pray like crazy. Love the people you’re speaking to. Sermons are a way of serving people and serving God, and in the end, God is your main audience. Keep His glory in view.

I hope you’ll allow me to be a little vulnerable here. I’m going to share three messages I’ve preached. The first two were prepared, concise, and from the heart (in my humble opinion, I could be wrong). The third one was choppy, not as prepared, and you can hear me reaching for things to say. You totally don’t have to listen to any of these, or even just a minute or two might help.

- The Reckless, Relentless, Sloppy Grace of God: The Church That Jesus Had In Mind

- Our Story, Carved of Grace and Glory: What It Means To Glorify God, The Most Important Purpose of our Lives

- Grace Is Not Easy or Romantic: The Gritty Grinding Gears Of Grace 

Love you my friend, and kick butt!

– J.S.

We’re allowed to share a tiny portion of our dcbb with you. Here is mine!

Castiel looked offended.

“I am not a shapeshifter,” he hissed. “I am a familiar. I am your familiar. Don’t you feel our connection? Our energy?”