california beautiful

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”





It’s really complicated…



Natalie Dormer SDCC 2014 Portraits by Entertainment Weekly

Natalie Dormer SDCC 2014 Portraits by Entertainment Weekly


onceuponamirror:

have i died
be honest

onceuponamirror:

have i died

be honest



Like with everything post-college, my tolerance isn’t what it used to be.

Current time:
5:45 am.

Amount of sleep since laying down at 12:50 am:
0 seconds.

Hours until my interview
:
7.25 hours.

Cups of coffee I’ve had in the past 24 hours
:
2 lattes…12+ hours ago.

Level of fatigue
:
Pretty tired.

Level of regret
:
Through the roof.

posted 4 days ago

I will forever love coffee. (at Hansa Coffee Roasters)

I will forever love coffee. (at Hansa Coffee Roasters)

posted 5 days ago with 1 note

I had such a great time this past month.

Take me back to California please.

posted 5 days ago

Track Title: Dangerous

Artist: Big Data

Album: 1.0 EP

Dangerous (ft. Joywave) by Big Data from “1.0 EP”

posted 1 month ago with 1 note

Turkey, bacon, and avocado on honey wheat :9 (at The Bread Store)

Turkey, bacon, and avocado on honey wheat :9 (at The Bread Store)

posted 1 month ago

TWO MORE DAYS
posted 1 month ago with 1 note

Making it official. #pokemonmaster #theverybest

Making it official. #pokemonmaster #theverybest

posted 1 month ago with 1 note