I don’t blame my high standards on media, society, SNSD, photoshop, or even makeup. I blame the first cavewomen that decide that it was a good idea to wear red berry juice on her lips, as well as the first caveman that found it attractive.
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”
~Plato’s The Symposium.
i was trying to avoid reblogging this but somebody actually quoted Plato’s Symposium so i feel obliged
Lil’ Bear and Tala the wolf were inseparable growing up and are still best friends!
I CAN’T OMG
- Facebook: "Like this photo if you want to hit the person who did this to this poor child, 1 like equals 1 punch."
- Tumblr: "If 10,000 people reblog this, I won't kill myself."
- Sounding familiar? It's emotional blackmail, and a load of bullshit, stop trying to turn Tumblr into Facebook, and stop looking for attention, and get some help. That might sound cruel, but in the end, would you really kill yourself because you didn't get 10,000 reblogs on a post? If you really wanted to die, you would do it, maybe saying goodbye to a couple of people, if any, you wouldn't announce it to everyone, you wouldn't try to broadcast that you're going to kill yourself to a nation of people. Suicide is a real issue, so quit joking about it and talking about doing it, like you would talk about your weekend.
My students know I’m in love with Jessica and Tiffany. She hasn’t really seen them before too. Not bad. Apparently I’m a Bad Boy too. #snsd #bigbang #kpop #drawing #art #whizkidz
It all started in November of last year, but it is finally over. I can now drive… “leagally” at least. Getting my driver’s license in Thailand was very easy the first time 4 years ago. I just showed them my California driver’s license and that was it.
However for whatever reason I didn’t renew it or thought about it for 3 years after the 1 year renewal date. It was brought to my attention until I was pulled over for the like the 5th time… I know what you’re thinking. I don’t drive fast often or wrecklessly, I have an out of state registered car. Cops think I am transporting drugs when they see a Chiang Rai plate in BKK.
Anyway I had to go through the motions of renewing my license. Knowing how a goverenment runs things it was quite tedious and long. Especially I’m a foreigner with little knowledge if the Thai writen language. Testing and grasping everything to pass was hard. My first attempt had me failing the writen or rather the “push buttons” exam. Yes, they do cater to outsiders like me with English translations of driver handbooks. They weren’t good translations and hard to understand at times, but it is something.
Testing with multipile choice on computer was different. Turns out the computers are old and buttons get stuck. Pressing one button will accidentally answer 2 questions. I missed 9 questions… fail.
Trip number 2. I learned from my mistakes and passed missing only 3. As strange as some of the questions were I passed. Driving a military tank on the street is apparentlly more legal than driving a car with no windshield. Anyone selling a tank?
Next was the driving test. I rented a car for 100 baht since it was easier than driving from my house. They sat me in a room ro watch a video on how the test will be done. I focused on where to go and what ro do, but the details were lost on me. Wish the video had subtitles. Even the handbook was unclear. You are allowed only 6 gear shifts to parallel park. I didn’t understand those shifts included gerting out of the space too. It didn’t matter how straight the car was… fail.
My thrid venture there had me going home early and not testing at all. I made the mistake of going the last Friday before New Years. My next mistake was going to eat breakfast before they opened. If I skipped breakfast I could have been the 5th person. When I got back from breakfast I was the 60th person… fail.
That brings us to Monday. I skipped breakfast and stood in the line for 1 1/2 hours. Sat through the video for another 30 minutes. I was number 15, but since I rented a car I was 3rd. Things were looking up until I saw how terrible the people ahead of me were doing. Car 1 was a teenager, he hit the wall… fail. Car 2 was a lady and she couldn’t parallel park worth shit. Over 10 shifts and not even in the space… fail.
My turn was up. Driving in a straight line and backing up in a straight line was easy. Next was parallel parking. Cut it really close to the corner of the space. I needed a 2nd shift forward so I won’t hit. 3rd shift took me into the space, but crooked a fuck but in the space. Rather than straightening and risking additional shifts I look to the instructor outside the car for confirmation. She looks to me and asks if I’m finish. I say yes and “It’s crooked right?” She says it’s not straight and points me to the last station. It’s to drive along a curb and stop at a line. No problem.
I then pull up to the window and hand them ny teat sheet. No congratulations or u failed, just got to building 4, 2nd floor. I passed. So apparently my license is good for 5 years. No worries until 2018. If anything trail and error is how I went at this. Yes, it takes time but it’s finished.