I like smart, attractive, and confident things.
“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”
People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life?
^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.
Shoutout to my parents
and you know, shout out to our im/migrant parents who were not college educated before they came to the U.S and don’t share a narrative of going from “riches to rags.” shout out to my im/migrant parents who were laborers at home and are still laborers here.
i think it’s important to honor the complexities of our parents histories and uplift their triumphs but let’s remember to do so in a way that honors all of the ways im/migrants exist and all of the places we and our parents come from. we don’t have to prove that capitalism, white supremacy, classism, etc is awful because our parents were once revered college professors or doctors. we don’t have to believe in that assimilation.
how to excite a large crowd of white people:
- play don’t stop believin’ by journey
URGENT: today in Russia, a terrible bill passed in the Russian parliament’s lower house that censors all things considered “gay”. It’s our local partners’ worst nightmare and we need your help.
This vote comes off the back of two brutal anti-gay murders in Russia, and the trial of a major LGBT rights organisation today.
Tell world leaders to STOP the crackdown, add your name:
This really is happening, and it’s scary as hell.
“Update June 12: the situation is worsening. Russia has just passed a new anti-gay law makes it illegal even to say the word “gay”. People in Russia standing up against the crackdown are urging All Out members to keep growing the petition to help draw the attention of world leaders and the media.”
spread this like the plague
The law allows gay foreigners to be detained for up to two weeks before being deported, as well. Go to visit Russia and reveal you’re gay, your accommodations might become courtesy of Vladimir Putin.
This is pretty fucked.
not shocking, considering the amount of homophobia even amongst russian circus people.
KitKat in Japan… (1)
…is so much more fun. In Germany we only have the standard type of KitKat, but in Japan there was a time when there were so many different kinds of KitKat, that you really couldn’t decide which one to buy. I loved that! Unfortunately, even in Japan the range of different KitKat flavours is shrinking with every year >.<
KitKat is a common sweet in Japan that mothers put into the bentô boxes of their children when they’re facing a difficult exam. That is because KitKat is pronounced kitto katto in Japanese, which can be translated into “sure victory”.
(2) Vanilla Beans
(3) White (with Hokkaidô Milk)
(4) Orange & Chocolate
(5) Japanese Chestnut
(6) Caramel (only around Halloween)
(9) White Chocolade with Salt
I remember that I liked Orange&Chocolate the least and was really scared to taste the one with salt and the one with cherryblossoms. In most cases the KitKat is just really, really sweet, but has a funny colour ^^ And they are nearly all labled with 「期間限定」 - kikangentei which means “only for a limited time” - a sure way to get the Japanese to buy your product :9
order me these
there are a lot of ugly people in jonesboro, ar.
I love how it has come to stand for an aside, an afterthought, unspoken mocking, self-congratulation, and basically all private and unprofessional thoughts that aren’t represented in the prose that’s normally above it/around it/attached to it.
And I’m talking about the way we use hashtags on…