Ex-pat living in Korea, writer of many things (a few of which are published), teacher of English as a second language. I mainly blog about my (mis)adventures through Asia, quotations and art that resonate with me, some fandom things, and other random bits.
Trying to get my novel published like everyone else. I walk a fine line between aspirations and delusions.
wanderlustified.wordpress.com

20th August 2014

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420dongsquad:

hello cats hello cats hello cats hello cats

420dongsquad:

hello cats hello cats hello cats hello cats

Tagged: animalscatsdogscute

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20th August 2014

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mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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17th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Knitting Bibliophile with 102,108 notes

ruinedchildhood:

the economy hit the power rangers hard



pretty sure this is on the Taipei metro, Taipei doesn’t get enough love

ruinedchildhood:

the economy hit the power rangers hard

pretty sure this is on the Taipei metro, Taipei doesn’t get enough love

Tagged: TaiwanTaipeipower rangersfunny

Source: hogardelocio

17th August 2014

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In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff ’tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn.
— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Tagged: shakespearequotationspersonalGPOY

17th August 2014

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Tonight I opened that bottle of Italian wine.

I’ve been saving it for something special that never happened but decided that cheering myself up should be occasion enough.

And you know, it didn’t taste as incredible as I remembered it. It was flatter on my tongue.

The setting had helped. In a fairy tale Tuscan vineyard, maybe everything tasted better.

Maybe Tuscany is a hint of paradise lost. Maybe I lost my way when I thought I had found it. Maybe a year ages wine and ages me beyond recognition.

Tagged: personalthoughtswinewritingItalytravel

13th August 2014

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spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.So.Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humansCelsius: what temperatures affect waterKelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.

So.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

Tagged: science

4th August 2014

Photo reblogged from A Portrait of the English Major as a Young Woman with 658 notes

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4th August 2014

Quote reblogged from a paper town for a paper girl. with 460 notes

I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death; and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.
— Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (via quoted-books)

Tagged: quotationsemily brontewuthering heights

Source: quoted-books

21st July 2014

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imbasicallyaprincess said: Hey I saw your inquiry about a pen pal and possibly teaching at an international school in Norway, and I can not recommend the International School of Stavanger enough. I had the pleasure of going there for three and a half years, and it was the best experience of my life, not just my schooling. The school creates a lovely atmosphere and it is so friendly and magical, even. It's so diverse and happy, I'd love to go back.

Thanks for the tip! I think I will probably have to go back and get a proper teaching certificate before I make the move to an international school. Not just an English degree, not just an ESL teaching certificate, but probably a proper state degree.

But I would love to check it out. Thanks again.

17th July 2014

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waywardandwanderlust:

heartsandmagic:

Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.

I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard

waywardandwanderlust:

heartsandmagic:

Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.

I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard

Tagged: catsanimals

Source: heartsandmagic