joshpeck:

when your friend karen suggests that you go to taco bell when you can’t go to taco bell because you’re on an all carb diet

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portraitsofboston:

    “I grew up in the South Pacific, in Fiji. I came here after high school, and had to get used to a lot of things. I experienced culture shock: a new environment with different people, expectations and assumptions.     It made me want to hang on to the culture of the country where I had spent my formative years. Instead of wanting to assimilate, I decided to stay true to my accent and the things I grew up with. Basically, I was hanging on to the familiar in a world of the unfamiliar.”     “What’s an example of the cultural differences between Fiji and the U.S.?”     “In the culture I grew up in, men wear a sulu, which is similar to a sarong and looks like a skirt. But here? Not so much, unless it’s a kilt. In Fiji, it’s a masculine thing—men wear it all the time and no one bats an eye.  Here, if you wear a sulu or a sarong people will ask you, ‘Why are you wearing a skirt?’ You have to explain that it’s not a skirt, but they’ll still insist that it is. It makes you realize how things are perceived in different environments and societies. In one place, they have assumptions that something is masculine while something else is feminine. When you go somewhere else, it could be completely different, or even the exact opposite. People become confused if you use the same scheme as before—they find it jarring.”

portraitsofboston:

    “I grew up in the South Pacific, in Fiji. I came here after high school, and had to get used to a lot of things. I experienced culture shock: a new environment with different people, expectations and assumptions.
     It made me want to hang on to the culture of the country where I had spent my formative years. Instead of wanting to assimilate, I decided to stay true to my accent and the things I grew up with. Basically, I was hanging on to the familiar in a world of the unfamiliar.”
     “What’s an example of the cultural differences between Fiji and the U.S.?”
     “In the culture I grew up in, men wear a sulu, which is similar to a sarong and looks like a skirt. But here? Not so much, unless it’s a kilt. In Fiji, it’s a masculine thing—men wear it all the time and no one bats an eye.  Here, if you wear a sulu or a sarong people will ask you, ‘Why are you wearing a skirt?’ You have to explain that it’s not a skirt, but they’ll still insist that it is. It makes you realize how things are perceived in different environments and societies. In one place, they have assumptions that something is masculine while something else is feminine. When you go somewhere else, it could be completely different, or even the exact opposite. People become confused if you use the same scheme as before—they find it jarring.”

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In the center of this town, inside the stately St. Vitus Catholic Church, in a sanctuary filling with an organ’s somber timbre, Gerrit Mastenbroek thought about seat 22F. That was his sister’s seat on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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rubissdesaint:

What’s it’s like being friends with popular artists.

(Source: nbcsnl)

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bagmilk:

niknak79:

Physics!

this man has been decapitated and all you have to say is “physics!”??? wow….

bagmilk:

niknak79:

Physics!

this man has been decapitated and all you have to say is “physics!”??? wow….

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alecsgrg:

Lightning strike over dark sky | ( by Peeratam Tangtua )

alecsgrg:

Lightning strike over dark sky | ( by Peeratam Tangtua )

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mainlydc:

"I’m going to help you. Superman killed my man too, ya know? I have as much reason to hate him as anyone. And of course you need my help. I can do things you can’t."

Harley Quinn in Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two issue 13

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lizardlingo:

trots back over to gideon au for a sec . tHIS IS Terrell ‘Tips’ Jonaas, a childhood friend of Gideon (who irl actually belongs to my sister). He’s two years older than Gids and therefore always took charge. Both were in foster homes and Terrell insisted they call each other ‘brother’. They have some issues when they’re older due to different ‘career’ paths but Terrell is often trying to persuade him back to the bad boy side

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50ftwoman:

Big hair, big eyes, big pain in the ass.

50ftwoman:

Big hair, big eyes, big pain in the ass.

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