A Walk through Life

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

89452 Notes | Posted on October 01, 2014 Source: raaawrbin / notjessatall

Hello friends! It has been awhile! So sorry. D: I’ve been pretty darn busy working on my visa. Lo and behold, I’m done! I went to the embassy earlier and I finally got back my passport w/ the approved visa! Thank goodness! I was a bit worried cause I haven’t been out of the country in a very long time - My family is not the travelling type. D: 

Anyway, I was tagged by my friend, Raphi, on facebook on a bookshelf challenge thingy! The top photo is from our office - the short ones in the middle and the books on the right aren’t mine(they’re Clang’s, my seatmate! :’D) The next photos though are from my bookshelf at home. Couldn’t take photos of all of my books, cause they’re stored in boxes. :P

Toodle-doo! Hoping to post more after I finish a logo commission! For now, *le hugs*! <3 

P.S. Just in case anyone’s going to ask about the banana, it was a birthday gift from my friend, Robbie. :)) 


kyletwebster:

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@ayonkaysopas brought this beauty to work today! #coraline #neilgaiman #figure #toy #vscocam #collectibles

@ayonkaysopas brought this beauty to work today! #coraline #neilgaiman #figure #toy #vscocam #collectibles


If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we’ve destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think we might see each other once or twice?

— Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach


This finally arrived! So excited to start reading this! 😍 @notjessatall #monicarize #personal #book #bookdepository #markdunn

This finally arrived! So excited to start reading this! 😍 @notjessatall #monicarize #personal #book #bookdepository #markdunn


Sketches and ideas! ⭐️

Sketches and ideas! ⭐️


This arrived last night! Thank you, #bookdepository! :) #monicarize #personal #book #benjaminsáenz

This arrived last night! Thank you, #bookdepository! :) #monicarize #personal #book #benjaminsáenz


Sketches on my new Muji pad! :D


So it’s my birthday today! Wwiiii!

Yesterday, I watched Rurounin Kenshin w/ the entire Carbon Digital family! Right after, some of my officemates and I decided to eat dinner at Tutto Domani!

Played foosball, Uno stacko and a couple of mind/puzzle games while munching on some delicious pasta, pizza, etc. Also got this nice gift from @notjessatall & allthingsclangsy! Thank you both! :)




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