roboluvsunicorn:

tentacuddles:

zuky:

poodleduke:

yungtoothpic:

Dad goals

that’s the cutest demonstration of wingchun i have seen my entire life

Gently demonstrating two dozen blocks, traps, intercepts and strikes in a few seconds — an early and advanced education for a child who will likely grow up with an acute eye and feel for how the body works.

OH MY GOSH I saw the video for this and nearly cried! The best part is taht she’s having fun but over time you can see she gets more and more serious about it and aahhhhh~

Wing Chun daddy, forever reblog. Oh hey, the video.

roboluvsunicorn:

tentacuddles:

zuky:

poodleduke:

yungtoothpic:

Dad goals

that’s the cutest demonstration of wingchun i have seen my entire life

Gently demonstrating two dozen blocks, traps, intercepts and strikes in a few seconds — an early and advanced education for a child who will likely grow up with an acute eye and feel for how the body works.

OH MY GOSH I saw the video for this and nearly cried! The best part is taht she’s having fun but over time you can see she gets more and more serious about it and aahhhhh~

Wing Chun daddy, forever reblog. Oh hey, the video.

(Source: 4gifs, via admiralmackbar)

Tags: wing chun

clandestinejoys:

the-voyage-never-ends:

hallucinists:

i think about this video almost every day and i am so frightened of it

What the fuck is this?

I’ve desperately wanted one of these ever since I saw this video. This time, Japan. This time.

This is super cute, but what a pain in the ass. Also, I’d need to eat like 40 of those to make me full.

ETA: @Aliwalibongo said: "Uh….these aren’t food, if I’m not mistaken? My friend who lived in Japan (and speaks Japanese) showed these to me a long time ago. They’re like mini playdough/modeling clay kits.”

Oh contraire. ;-) They’re marketed as a DIY gummy-like candy, but the taste is meant to resemble a burger and fries. You can buy it on Amazon. If you scroll down to the question and answer portion, they list the ingredients, including food(ish) products.

Tags: instant food

My initial reaction when I read this was, “WTF?” It’s disturbing any way you look at it. This person might actually think the ferry hit the missing plane. Or, this person thinks the thought of it is funny. 
I get gallows humor. This isn’t it.
(This was screencaptioned from the comments section of a USA Today article on the Sewol disaster.)

My initial reaction when I read this was, “WTF?” It’s disturbing any way you look at it. This person might actually think the ferry hit the missing plane. Or, this person thinks the thought of it is funny. 

I get gallows humor. This isn’t it.

(This was screencaptioned from the comments section of a USA Today article on the Sewol disaster.)

kvaestelle:

Jung Chawoong

-Gave his life jacket to his friend

-Saved a group of friends and went inside again to save other friends

-Class president

-It was his 17th birthday.

Park Jiyoung

-Sewol ferry crew. Worked about 6 months

-Found life jackets on 4th floor and handled it to students in 3rd floor

-Student asked why she’s not wearing a life jacket, and she answered “the crews are the last one to wear it.”

-Tried to save people even though the water was at the level of her chest

-“I’ll save all of you first, then I’ll go out”

They are two heroes we now know.

And the last one is the asshole……..the captain of the Sewol Ferry who saved himself and left the passengers. I hate you man.

RIP for two heroes….

but you captain, you go to hell.

Tragic.

(via arari)

Tags: sewol korea

Perception of a memory

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When I was little — maybe 6 or 7 years old — we had to bring photos to school for a project. I don’t recall exactly what we were doing. Probably something about a family tree.

My parents picked this photo for me to bring in. Although my father bought a nice camera after we immigrated to the United States, we didn’t have one back in Korea. Cameras were a luxury for the rich and we weren’t wealthy. So that means that my parents took me to a photographer’s studio in Seoul to get this shot.

I must’ve been about 3 or 4. I had on a nice dress. My hair was neatly combed and my bangs were pinned back. And I had on tights and western-style shoes, rather than the Korean rubber shoes (고무신), which my mother said I refused to wear.

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When it doesn’t happen to you

I may expound on this later when I have more time. And I don’t know why it took me so long to make this analogy. But when a person accuses another of being overly sensitive — or says that something that the latter experienced couldn’t possibly have happened — what (s)he really means is, “It has never happened to me. So, I can’t imagine it happening to you. Therefore, I don’t believe you.”

This is how I view parenthood sometimes. 

This is how I view parenthood sometimes. 

(Source: acidocasualidad, via themamalogues)

LOL! What you get when kids write the script and their dads act it out. This is so cute…and makes me want to buy a penguin. :-)

Anonymous asked: hey :) i really like your blog! i am looking for some advice. i plan to (possibly) double-major in international relations and linguistics next year. i am fluent in french, and have recently become very interested in the korean language, because it is so linguistically logical and beautiful. in this vein, would it be culturally appropriative of me to take classes in korean without taking classes in korean culture? i just don't want to be lumped in with all the koreaboos :(

semprebrava:

lostintrafficlights:

Nope!

What does anon mean by more “logical”? As a forth year linguistics student, I dont think its true that any language or grammar is more or less logical than any other other…. its pretty subjective, and all languages conform to rules of “universal grammar” anyway. I know that the korean writing system was designed by a linguist, so it doesn’t contain anywhere near English’s ambiguity when it comes to pronunciation (from what I know of korean anyway)…

but yeah.. just seems a weird statement. I’m curious what Anon means by this… It just sounds like a weird justification to me

This past fall, when Koreans celebrated the 567th birthday of Hangul, there were several articles in the mainstream media professing why Hangul is one of the most logical languages out there. (The most logical language? I dunno.) I remember “liking” them on Tumblr and perhaps even reblogging them. A quick Google search found these two in the Economist and Script Source.

I’m going with lostintrafficlights' original answer. I am not a linguist. Just a person who learned to speak English as a second language—and later learned to read and write (low level) Korean… I'll offer my two cents based on learning and now teaching those two languages to my child.

I help my son do his kindergarten homework (in English), as well as his Korean school homework every day. I am somewhat educated and have a masters degree. And yet it’s very difficult for me to explain to my kindergartener why English is the way it is. It makes very little sense. Yet I can easily explain how to write/read words in Hangul. It’s not 100% consistent, but it seems more consistent than English to me.

I’ve always maintained that English is a very difficult language to learn, although — to me, personally — English is easier for me to use now because it’s my dominant language. But it isn’t logical. As a little girl, I asked my father why p-o-l-i-s-h spelled both polish (as in polish the furniture) and Polish (as in the natives of Poland). What the hell?

And this comment isn’t aimed at either of you, but I’ve been seeing questions like this on FB and Twitter and here, of course. And I always think, why does anyone need to justify wanting to learn another language? I live in a country where most people wouldn’t dream of learning a second language. I welcome it for whatever reason. If this person is a Koreaboo, I don’t care. If this person is culturally ignorant/ethnocentric at a certain level (and I’m not saying (s)he is), perhaps learning the language will get them to learn more about the world in general and Korea in particular. That’s a good thing.

The Anon who asked the question says she’s fluent in French (and I’m assuming English). She has a knack for languages. I don’t know why he/she is even asking for permission or if it’s problematic. Learning is never problematic.

themamalogues:

robot-mama:

30 Days of Mommy Meals » Peanut Blossom
If anyone had showed up at my door with food in the month-and-a-half after my daughter was born, I probably would have cried. There were so many days when I barely ate anything all day because we didn’t have food in the house, and I was so overwhelmed by the new baby, I had a hard time getting out of the house to go grocery shopping or to go out to eat. This is such a nice idea.

This is awesome. We didn’t have any meals delivered when Harry was born - though 2 aunts sent an Edible Arrangement each. And folks sprung for pizzas when they visited. Our family association does 2 weeks of meals for new babies and you bet yer ass I’ll be jumping on that train with baby #2!

My friends and neighbors brought meals for us every two days for almost two months.  It was such a lovely gift not to have to think about making meals. When I make meals for my friends, I always include them in recyclable or disposable containers. In some instances, I sent meals in cookware I no longer wanted/needed and told them to keep them or give them away to someone else.

themamalogues:

robot-mama:

30 Days of Mommy Meals » Peanut Blossom

If anyone had showed up at my door with food in the month-and-a-half after my daughter was born, I probably would have cried. There were so many days when I barely ate anything all day because we didn’t have food in the house, and I was so overwhelmed by the new baby, I had a hard time getting out of the house to go grocery shopping or to go out to eat. This is such a nice idea.

This is awesome. We didn’t have any meals delivered when Harry was born - though 2 aunts sent an Edible Arrangement each. And folks sprung for pizzas when they visited. Our family association does 2 weeks of meals for new babies and you bet yer ass I’ll be jumping on that train with baby #2!

My friends and neighbors brought meals for us every two days for almost two months. It was such a lovely gift not to have to think about making meals. When I make meals for my friends, I always include them in recyclable or disposable containers. In some instances, I sent meals in cookware I no longer wanted/needed and told them to keep them or give them away to someone else.