1. 09:31 23rd Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from project760

    project760:

    3RD ANNUAL LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL TEA FESTIVAL

    JACKY LAU - Content Contributor

    Walking into this event, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Being Chinese, I have some knowledge of general tea etiquette, but through and through, I was out of my element. My initial reaction to this event: cozy. The 20 or so exhibitors could have been explored within 5 minutes, but like all fine things in life, drinking tea is a slow process meant to be savored and enjoyed, so off I went.

    The festival swag bag provided a porcelain teacup that allowed the attendee to taste the various teas offered for sampling. I was surprised by the abundance of fruit tea at the festival. My first tea was provided by Chado itself, located right next to the festival, the person pouring my tea listed off 5-6 ingredients in the tea, but to my untrained palette, it tasted just like agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus tea). One benefit of the festival being cozy was that I was able to converse with the vendors in much more depth. They were able to educate me on the 6 tea bases available: green, white, black, red, oolong and fruit/mixed. Although educational, I was thirsty in no time.  I moved down the line of exhibitors and kindly asked them to pour me cup after cup. Behind one of the vendors, I read, “Kids Tea”. The Tea Gallerie’s seller told me, “It’s Rose Parade for the big kid in all of us.” Rose Parade was an unmistakable party in my mouth. I read the ingredients, more hibiscus. I’m not sure if that is going to be the ongoing theme of the day. The telltale sign of the sweet yet tangy taste of hibiscus was prominent in this tea.

    As I moseyed around a few more vendors and coyly asked to try tea at every booth, I looked at my watch, I noticed I have spent my whole afternoon at this festival taste testing everything in sight. Besides being waterlogged, I probably have enough antioxidant to fight off the incoming flu season. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stop by the educational events where they paired tea with chocolate or tea with cheese, that would be on my to-do list for next year.

     
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    112, New shoe love brought to me by ShoeMint. on Flickr.4/22/2014: My new blush colored shoes finally arrived this evening. I love the pointy toes and neutral color. And they’re comfy - not stretching needed. ^_^
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    112, New shoe love brought to me by ShoeMint. on Flickr.

    4/22/2014: My new blush colored shoes finally arrived this evening. I love the pointy toes and neutral color. And they’re comfy - not stretching needed. ^_^

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  3. 22:05 19th Apr 2014

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    benjaminbailey:

Moon Knight # 1

    benjaminbailey:

    Moon Knight # 1

     
  4. 22:05

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    Chasing Toy Planes with @vnthota

    For more of Varun’s photos, browse the #mytoyplane hashtag and follow @vnthota on Instagram.

    As the son of a helicopter pilot, Macau Instagrammer Varun Thota (@vnthota) developed an early love for flying. “I used to play Microsoft’s Flight Simulator for hours and even used it to train for my mock pilot’s certificate as a kid,” Varun remembers.

    Now in his late twenties, Varun is still simulating flight patterns but has taken to Instagram to explore his fascination with aviation in a series he calls #mytoyplane. “I decided to start the series when my dad picked up a limited edition Kinder Egg chocolate pack, which included five Airbus A330s inside them,” says Varun. Drawing inspiration from the #putaplaneonit hashtag, Varun adds, “A lot of the photos using that hashtag are quite amazing and it was interesting to see how people even blended in photos of planes with insane backgrounds. I wanted to do something similar, and the idea of using the perfectly sized Kinder Egg planes with someone holding it to add perspective was what I decided to try.”

    The results are an imaginative set of photographs that playfully weave viewers through skyscrapers, city streets and the Macau countryside. When it comes to choosing his locations, Varun says, “I try to pick them when I feel they are realistic enough to have actual planes fly over or by them, so this is usually over resident buildings or estates. One of my favorites is looking up through a fire exit ladder.”

    More than anything, what Varun looks forward to about the #mytoyplane series, and Instagram in general, is the relationship building: “The thing I enjoy most about the series is how fun it is to include other people in it. It’s always fun to show people the plane, tell them the story and then ask them for a helping hand in taking the shot.”

     
  5. 22:04

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    ignoranthipster:

    Disney gender swaps by Sakimi Chan

    Teh Awesome!

     
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    Day 107, Piggie & I are night owls. 1o365d project. on Flickr.4/17/2014: I love staying up at night either working on crafts or reading books. 
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    Day 107, Piggie & I are night owls. 1o365d project. on Flickr.

    4/17/2014: I love staying up at night either working on crafts or reading books.

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  7. 01:14 6th Apr 2014

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    rosesandsparkles:

    Cat vs squirrel

    LOL! So #cute!

    (Source: laughteroftheday)

     
  8. 01:13

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    spiceyoursillylife:

    The best proposal I’ll ever witness.

    ^_^

     
  9. 01:12

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    scifi-fantasy-horror:

The Austringer by jenzee

This is awesome!

    scifi-fantasy-horror:

    The Austringer by jenzee

    This is awesome!

     
  10. 01:11

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    Reblogged from kodanshacomics

    moonkittynet:

    Special Sailor Moon fashion display at Isetan in Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan! These photos were taken by myself so PLEASE don’t reupload to other sites. Please DO feel free to reblog this post on tumbler, like it and link to on twitter or your site, etc.
    I also took an HD video of the display which is uploading now. Check back soon!

    (Source: moonkitty.net)