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#nofilter because ouch, Bath, you’re stunning. #sunnysunday #Bath #somerset #iloveyou

#nofilter because ouch, Bath, you’re stunning. #sunnysunday #Bath #somerset #iloveyou

Shorts, glorious shorts! They don’t fit me, so maybe you can grab a bargain for yourself? :) #summer #shorts #holiday  (at http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ferretsrokmysox13/m.html?_pgn=1&redirect=mobile)

Shorts, glorious shorts! They don’t fit me, so maybe you can grab a bargain for yourself? :) #summer #shorts #holiday (at http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ferretsrokmysox13/m.html?_pgn=1&redirect=mobile)

Tagged with:  #summer  #holiday  #shorts
I fear I might have turned into one of those people that posts motivational poems on social media networks. But man oh man did this strike a chord. #noquittingallowed

I fear I might have turned into one of those people that posts motivational poems on social media networks. But man oh man did this strike a chord. #noquittingallowed

Tagged with:  #noquittingallowed

UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOT A FREE HOLIDAY

What does unemployment feel like? It feels like the minutes, the hours, the days dragging by and pulling you along with it. It feels like failure — which comes as an unwelcome surprise for those of us whose academic lives were blessedly carefree. It feels like watching sitcoms back-to-back until an episode of Friends happens to touch on money/employment and it makes you feel too crap to watch Joey saunter into a coffee shop job like he didn’t need the money. Money. Most of all, it feels like a sinking feeling in your stomach, a racing heart when you consider your overdraft and a nagging itch in your mind that THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT. 

It feels like parental judgement, even when  especially when they say, of course, they’re not disappointed. It feels like no restaurant trips, no spontaneity, no new clothes, no haircuts, no “because I’m worth it” moments in the aisle of Boots. 

It feels like all this, every, single, day. 

It feels like waiting around to hear back from job interviews, it feels like putting your life on hold for fear (?) of a prospective employer ringing you up to ask you to come in for a chat. It feels like you no longer have control of your life. 

It feels like worries, anxiety and putting on a brave face because other people have it worse — I know that. I have food, water, clothing, shelter. Just a sore lack of self-esteem. I even have a summer in America coming up (with a job! with horses! with sun!), but it’s hard to focus on the positives when the lingering fear of “you have no money, you shouldn’t be doing this, how dare you think you deserve this, you have no money, you’re in your overdraft, you need to be working on a career, what are you doing” is always there. 

It feels very much like the black dog people call Depression. It feels like any moment I could collapse into a pool of tears and snot and self-loathing. It feels like the tiniest hairline crack of a fracture could break me. It feels shitty. It feels privileged. It feels self-indulgent. It feels wrong. 

Feeling reflective. Recognise this #nofilter view?

Feeling reflective. Recognise this #nofilter view?

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animalstalkinginallcaps:

CINDY, YOU ACTUALLY THINK THIS IS SOMEHOW A ‘ONE SIDED RELATIONSHIP’ AND THAT I ONLY CARE ABOUT MY OWN FEELINGS? HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE IT MAKES ME FEEL TO KNOW THAT THE WOMAN I LOVE THINKS I’M ‘SHALLOW’, AND ‘SELFISH’, AND THAT I EXHIBIT ‘AN ALMOST PATHOLOGICAL COMPULSION TO MAKE MYSELF THE FOCUS OF EVERY DISCUSSION’?
THAT’S SO UNFAIR TO ME. I DON’T DESERVE THAT, AND I’M NOT SURE HOW I’M SUPPOSED TO COPE WITH IT.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

CINDY, YOU ACTUALLY THINK THIS IS SOMEHOW A ‘ONE SIDED RELATIONSHIP’ AND THAT I ONLY CARE ABOUT MY OWN FEELINGS? HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE IT MAKES ME FEEL TO KNOW THAT THE WOMAN I LOVE THINKS I’M ‘SHALLOW’, AND ‘SELFISH’, AND THAT I EXHIBIT ‘AN ALMOST PATHOLOGICAL COMPULSION TO MAKE MYSELF THE FOCUS OF EVERY DISCUSSION’?

THAT’S SO UNFAIR TO ME. I DON’T DESERVE THAT, AND I’M NOT SURE HOW I’M SUPPOSED TO COPE WITH IT.

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Exploring Tai O (大澳), Hong Kong’s Traditional Fishing Village

To see more photos and videos of Tai O, explore the Tai O 大澳 and Tai O Market 大澳街巿 location pages.

Known locally as “the Venice of Hong Kong,” Tai O (大澳) is a small fishing village which straddles the waters between the west coast of Lantau Island and a smaller island just 15 meters (49 feet) away. The village is known for its waterfront establishments and traditional way of life. Most notably, Tai O is home to the oldest remaining community of stilt houses, once common across all of Hong Kong.

For over two centuries, the village has been home to the Tanka people, formerly a nomadic southern Chinese ethnic group. Since then until the mid-1900s, the village became a major trading port to China, exporting salt and seafood. Though Tai O is no longer a key site for trade, many elderly residents of the village continue to make a living from fishing, duck farming and making the village’s famous salted fish and shrimp paste, all of which can be found in the main Tai O Market. Tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong visit Tai O to see the slow, unchanging lifestyle of the old seaside village—a sight that has become increasingly rare in their rapidly developing home countries.

Because I love my birthplace.

Some days, my jobless state gets me really down. It’s not just the depressing overdraft, or the lack of purpose when I get up in the morning; it’s feeling like somehow this is all my fault. And when that feeling creeps in like the migraine it is, there’s not much to do but count the (46) days until I go to Camp. Technically that’s a job, right?

Some days, my jobless state gets me really down. It’s not just the depressing overdraft, or the lack of purpose when I get up in the morning; it’s feeling like somehow this is all my fault. And when that feeling creeps in like the migraine it is, there’s not much to do but count the (46) days until I go to Camp. Technically that’s a job, right?

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Hand lettering by Sean McCabe

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*heavy breathing*

I actually think this should be labeled NSFW.

So effing gorgeous.

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