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A new set for an apocalypse movie? 
No.
The riots in Kiev. This is happening right now.

Those breathtaking pictures were taken by the young and usually happy tumblarian girl RedMisa during her volunteer work at Kiev.

"I never thought that I would cry for my native country. I’m not particularly patriotic, I do not like politics, large gatherings of people, meetings and inspirational slogans. but I still go to the central street of Kyiv almost every day, doing volunteer work, doing all I can to help. two months of no change for the better, things were getting worse and worse. but when the killings began, catching the protesters in the streets and beating them up…that was the last straw for me. I do not know what to expect next."

- RedMisa, http://redmisa.tumblr.com/

Ukraine probably won’t have access to the internet soon. Read more about it here.

I’ve always had a good deal of difficulty trusting my intuition when making important decisions due to other people weighing in on what I should do - yet each time I ignore that tense feeling within me, I’ve regretted it.
Nowadays I’ve learned to trust my gut about things - be it about leaving classes because of a “bad feeling”, or adding a bit more cinnamon to a sauce.

I’ve always had a good deal of difficulty trusting my intuition when making important decisions due to other people weighing in on what I should do - yet each time I ignore that tense feeling within me, I’ve regretted it.
Nowadays I’ve learned to trust my gut about things - be it about leaving classes because of a “bad feeling”, or adding a bit more cinnamon to a sauce.

Proudest photo of Hawaii that I took. This is a view from the courtyard beyond the main building of the Grand Wailea, sloping down to the beach.
(Click-through to the hotel.)

Proudest photo of Hawaii that I took. This is a view from the courtyard beyond the main building of the Grand Wailea, sloping down to the beach.
(Click-through to the hotel.)

Obligatory outstretched-foot photo.

Obligatory outstretched-foot photo.

Delayed Deliberation

Another year has passed, and with its passing I’ve thought much on how my outlook on life has changed. No longer a mere observer, I’ve taken to performing actions that solidify my place in the world, allowibg me to look back and know I am not just a ghost.

With the completion of two history courses (General Education required by my university) I’ve obtained a love for history (esp. Roman history - Kingdom, Republic, and Empire) that I never knew I had. The parallels with more modern history are astoundingly abundant, and would be rather terrifying were it not so fascinating.

I fell in love with a beauteous girl from my homeland - my best friend. Yet this did not hold up against the test of distance and time, and I then learned the bitterness of heartbreak. Still, that experience has changed me irrevocably, for I know now that I am capable of such love, and that it’s truly magnificent. Thus instead of sitting idly by, I will take up the challenge and search for another who might bolster my being.
My commitment to emotional honesty and expression was tried and remained true, and I hope this continues.

I’m considering a commitment to a photo a day coupled with some thoughts for the day (either related to the picture or not), similar in theory to my sister’s Tumblr, http://www.infjdoodles.tumblr.com.

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s make it a good one.
(Oh and I’m visiting Hawaii right now, to explain the photos following this.)

DOMO ES SUPAH FRIENDLY

DOMO ES SUPAH FRIENDLY

ODST sniper, acquiring targets.

ODST sniper, acquiring targets.

Mandalorian Batman Vs. Mandalorian Joker!

Mandalorian Batman Vs. Mandalorian Joker!

Tucson Comic-Con (Saturday)

Clad in kilt and extravertiness, I went to the Comic-Con out here in Tucson yesterday! Absolutely awesomazing - lots of really cool artists and cosplayers and people.

Shall be posting some photos I got, though I do apologize for quality - I was using my father’s Droid X (which, while equipped with an impressive HD camera, nevertheless had a hard time with the indoor lighting).