1. 21:45 19th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from kateordie

    surprisebitch:

    this show seriously tackles all issues

    I learned the word tonto(a) today! Yo entiendo duuudes!

    (Source: kimagreggs)

     
  2. 21:43

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    Reblogged from humansofnewyork

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    humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

    humansofnewyork:

    "We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

    (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

     
  3. 22:26 10th Aug 2014

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    Mexicans take the phrase, “I put that shit on everything” to a whole new level. Yes, hot sauce (and lime!) on my chips. 

Hot sauce EVERYWHERE, even on fruit!!

    Mexicans take the phrase, “I put that shit on everything” to a whole new level. Yes, hot sauce (and lime!) on my chips.

    Hot sauce EVERYWHERE, even on fruit!!

     
  4. 00:10 6th Aug 2014

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    Hola

    As I tried to figure out how to record my experiences (as you know from one of my older posts), on a whim I applied to be on the UBC blog squad and I am not sure HOW but I got it. Maybe only 6 people applied! Because there are 6 bloggers! So here is my travel blog that I’m going to try and regularly update.

    I might send out an email to family and friends soon who might be interested, so you might receive this link again through email.

    For reference, here is a video that I sent as part of my application:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ5w7YJAhyk

    Also, I’ve been here for TWO DAYS and I have not had horchata yet!!!!! I have however, had delightful enchiladas, and chicken feet soup. Yum. I think my stomach is still getting used to the food cuz it hurts. But it hurts so gooood !!

    Okay right my bloggity blog:
    http://blogs.ubc.ca/whereissaki/

    Sending love from Qtown
    S

     
  5. 03:17 30th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from allthegoodthingsinlife

    allthegoodthingsinlife:

lavoien
     
  6. 03:14

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    Reblogged from 24freedinners

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Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog

    Long exposure, 3 traffic lights in the fog

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  7. 03:14

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    Reblogged from albinwonderland

    I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.
    — THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird  (via albinwonderland)

    (Source: blythebrooklyn)

     
  8. 03:11

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    Being an adult is really hard these days…..maybe it always is….

     
  9. 01:29 25th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from kateordie

    factota:

    "i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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    (Source: fzur)

     
  10. It impossible to say T-minus[x amount of time] when you fly stand by

    Hi everyone! 

    I just wanted to give another small update about my life, and try to figure out how I’m going to be recording/reflecting on my experiences that I’ll be having for the next time period of my life.  Tumblr? UBC blog? Photos? New blog? My own journal? I have decided yet, so I’m sort of testing this out right now. 

    DIS   claimer: If you don’t know, I’m leaving on exchange to go to Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro, Mexico for the next 9 months-a year.

    It’s FINALLY starting to come together! It didn’t really feel too real until today since the housing I wanted came through. I am still struggling through the visa process. The ONE lady who apparently processes student visa’s at the Mexican embassy is ON VACATION until tomorrow. She’s been gone for like, three weeks. Mexican uni semesters start at the beginning of August, and she chooses to take her vacation until like 2 weeks before then? Am I being over-needy here? Or was that a silly decision on somebodies part. IMMA GONNA SAY SILLY DECISION.

    So why didn’t you get started with the visa sooner Saki? Because there is so much bullshit paperwork that needed to be done before I even got to this stage. For example, I have to prove that I’ve been working these past six months or prove that mi padres have a bank average of over $100,000 every month this last year. WHAT?!  SRLSY….$100,000? That is craycray. Madness. Absurd. Ludicrous.  Anyways, I was able to get my shit together one way or another, but I haven’t gotten my visa yet. Calling Connie bright and early tomorrow on her first day back to hopefully chat and set and appointment with her to obtain my student visa.

    Deadlines are apparently not a thing:

    We had been told from TEC (the school I’m going to) that if we wanted to be in a host family, they had to know by some time in June. I had opted out of that idea after hearing about lack of food in the house, strict curfews, bad times in general. And who wants a bad time? Not I! So I passed up the “cultural” and spanish learning and decided to find my own place. I still hadn’t found a place, and was beginning to feel stressed out. Finding a place through the internet alone is scary! Was it a scam? A bad part of the neighborhood? Is that a fake light fixture in the picture? The portugese guy who posted on the uni fb page saying he’s looking for a roommate only has unrecognizable cartoons as his profile picture. Yes. I am judging based on his page. So, I had been looking online for a place, but wasn’t feeling too great.

    However, having drinks with a friend who had been to the same place as me recently for the past year, she highly recommended HER specific host family. She told me people were signing up for host families after the school year even started! So I went for it, and requested specifically the family my friend had. I was worried I wouldn’t hear back, since I had not been hearing back from the school when I sent emails in the past, or that my request would most likely be rejected since I was so far past the deadline but voila! Today I got the email. I’ll be staying with the host family once I arrive in Mexico. So deadlines? Whateva! Ain’t no thang, they are going to make it work. woo hoo! Now, it’s getting to crunch time. I’ll be heading out in approximately two weeks and I need to start getting ready to leave. Wish me luck!

    S