The world is just wonderful!

Love culture and cute stuffs.
Oh and most of the photo(unless noted)are not by me! Tired of typing NOT BY ME.
hiscinnamongirl:

Once upon a time,I was the sole heart beat of the “mehfil”. Without me and my beat, there was no colour, no music, no merriment and no gesture .….. Just with a beat and rhythm of my first stroke, the entire programme bursted out with applause of the spectators and audience…..So, my dear… ..anything more to tell? Hope now, no more instauration is required to reveal my identity……Yes; I am “ghungroo”, the “dancing bells”, as some call me of.

hiscinnamongirl:

Once upon a time,I was the sole heart beat of the “mehfil”. Without me and my beat, there was no colour, no music, no merriment and no gesture .….. Just with a beat and rhythm of my first stroke, the entire programme bursted out with applause of the spectators and audience…..So, my dear… ..anything more to tell? Hope now, no more instauration is required to reveal my identity……Yes; I am “ghungroo”, the “dancing bells”, as some call me of.

moaniecat:

My Yowapeda OT3 in Taisho era outfits. Will be selling these as bag tags soon. :)

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chinaism:

张辛苑 Zhang Xinyuan 

改良汉服

she’s wearing a  Chinese Hanfu (汉服) ♥

First glance I thought oh it is a Uzbek vid but no it is Tajik!

k3nj1litt:

21 APRIL 2014

Incheon, South Korea (CNN) — The number of crew members charged is rising, and so is the anger that families feel.

But there’s one crew member they are leaving out: Park Jee Young, 22, who by witness accounts helped them escape and distributed life jackets — one after the other to students — as the stricken ferry began to sink.

When she ran out of jackets, she ran to the next floor to grab more.

When she was asked why she wasn’t wearing a life jacket, Park said that crew members would be last and that she had to help others first, according to witness accounts to South Korean media.

Park now lies in a funeral home in the city of Incheon.

She is one of the 87 people dead; 215 remain missing.

The other day, a man with injuries to his head showed up to the funeral room where Park’s memorial stands.

When asked by Park’s family who he was, the man said that he had been injured in the ferry and that he was “indebted” to the young woman who placed a towel on his bloody head and helped him as the water rose.

"She was so responsible and so kind," said her grandmother, Jung Jee Kwon, who sat on the floor, slumped against a wall, no longer able to stand. Her family members kneeled with her, holding her hand and weeping together on the floor.

White mums and lilies, which signify death, poured in from strangers, covering the hallway leading to her memorial room. The flowers contain messages like “We will not forget your noble spirit.” “We will always remember your sacrifice.” “Hero.” An online petition has gone up urging the government to award her a Good Samaritan award.

Her relatives say Park wanted to stay in college, but she felt responsible for supporting her family after her father passed away two years ago. So she dropped out and joined the ferry company in 2012. She was transferred to a bigger ship, the Sewol, about six months ago, because she had proved her capabilities, her relatives said.

The Sewol’s sinking has left many appalled by the alleged actions of several members of the crew — including the captain, who now faces a series of criminal charges for his role in last week’s sinking.

"This is so unfair that our Jee Young had to die while the captain ran away," said her aunt, who declined to give her name. "Jee Young was so responsible, and the captain just ran away."

Over two-thirds of those on board were students on a high school field trip, many of whom remain missing.

Students grieve in hometown

The students attended Danwon High School in Ansan, a leafy suburb of Seoul.

The high school is missing most of its sophomores, and classes are to resume Thursday.

Those who are not students, teachers or parents were not allowed on school grounds to allow those to grieve privately. Well-wishers milled outside the school gate, writing Post-it notes and signs with messages of hope and encouragement. “Brothers and sisters, please come back,” one read.

Judith Ambe, a local college student who knew about 10 of the missing students through her church, stood outside, silently praying.

"I just hope, maybe, they could be found alive," Ambe said, wiping her tears. "I’m hoping God will intervene."

"It feels so empty now," said student Kim Song Kyum, 17. "It’s not an environment where you can study now."

Every student there knows someone who has died or gone missing, the teenagers said.

"I want everything to be a lie," high school student Oh Hae Youn said. "When I wake up in the morning, I feel like everything feels right. Then, I realize it’s not. I just wish everything was a lie."

SOURCES

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hadziq:

The Hundred-word Eulogy (百字讃 bǎizìzàn) • 100-character praise of #Islam, #Allah, and the prophet #Muhammad written by the Hongwu Emperor of #China (r. 1368-1398). 百字贊,是由明太祖洪武皇帝手書一百字對 #伊斯蘭 教的贊美。原文保留在南京,幾間 #中國 的 #清真寺 也有其副本。
《百字讚》寫道:“乾坤初始,天籍注名。傳教大聖,降生西域。授受天經,三十部冊,普化眾生。億兆君師,萬聖領袖。協助天運,保庇國民。五時祈祐,默祝太平。存心真主,加志窮民。拯救患難,洞徹幽冥。超拔靈魂,脱離罪業。仁覆天下,道冠古今。降邪歸一,教名清真。穆罕默德,至貴聖人。 English Translation: Since the creation of the universe God had already appointed his great faith-preaching man, From the West he was born, And received the holy scripture And book made of 30 parts (Juz) To guide all creations, Master of all rulers, Leader of the holy ones, With support from the Heavens, To protect his nation, With five daily prayers, Silently hoping for peace, His heart directed towards Allah, Giving power to the poor, Saving them from calamity, Seeing through the Unseen, Pulling the souls and the spirits away from all wrongdoings, Mercy to the world, Transversing to the ancient, Majestic path vanquished away all evil, His religion Pure and True, Muhammad, The Noble High One.

hadziq:

The Hundred-word Eulogy (百字讃 bǎizìzàn) • 100-character praise of #Islam, #Allah, and the prophet #Muhammad written by the Hongwu Emperor of #China (r. 1368-1398). 百字贊,是由明太祖洪武皇帝手書一百字對 #伊斯蘭 教的贊美。原文保留在南京,幾間 #中國 的 #清真寺 也有其副本。

《百字讚》寫道:“乾坤初始,天籍注名。傳教大聖,降生西域。授受天經,三十部冊,普化眾生。億兆君師,萬聖領袖。協助天運,保庇國民。五時祈祐,默祝太平。存心真主,加志窮民。拯救患難,洞徹幽冥。超拔靈魂,脱離罪業。仁覆天下,道冠古今。降邪歸一,教名清真。穆罕默德,至貴聖人。
English Translation: Since the creation of the universe God had already appointed his great faith-preaching man, From the West he was born, And received the holy scripture And book made of 30 parts (Juz) To guide all creations, Master of all rulers, Leader of the holy ones, With support from the Heavens, To protect his nation, With five daily prayers, Silently hoping for peace, His heart directed towards Allah, Giving power to the poor, Saving them from calamity, Seeing through the Unseen, Pulling the souls and the spirits away from all wrongdoings, Mercy to the world, Transversing to the ancient, Majestic path vanquished away all evil, His religion Pure and True, Muhammad, The Noble High One.

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junehislop:

I just received a late birthday present from one of the old ladies who works with me at the Castle. It’s a writing chest and guys, it’s brand new and the company don’t even make these anymore so it’s worth around $50. I almost cried I was so happy. I will treasure this forever!

junehislop:

I just received a late birthday present from one of the old ladies who works with me at the Castle. It’s a writing chest and guys, it’s brand new and the company don’t even make these anymore so it’s worth around $50. I almost cried I was so happy. I will treasure this forever!

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