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Cracks in a concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are.

inothernews:

guardian:

News photo of the day: South Korean rapper Psy does the Gangnam Style dance-step with Ban Ki-Moon before their meeting in New York. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images. 
Ban: “I’m a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets.”

I love this, heart and Seoul.

inothernews:

guardian:

News photo of the day: South Korean rapper Psy does the Gangnam Style dance-step with Ban Ki-Moon before their meeting in New York. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images.

Ban: “I’m a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets.”

I love this, heart and Seoul.

Ganon?!

GOODEVENING! =)

thediaryofayoungman:

10 QUESTIONS FOR A CANDLE VENDOR
Today, most candles are made from paraffin. Candles can also be made from beeswax, soy, other plant waxes, and tallow (a by-product of beef-fat rendering). Gel candles are made from a mixture of paraffin and plastic.
In the Philippines, candles are often sold outside the Church by different vendors.
Meet ALING SUSAN, a candle vendor at Quiapo church.
QUESTION 1: Ilang taon na po kayo nagbebenta ng kandila? (How long have you been selling candles?)
ALING SUSAN: 15 years na. (15 years.)
QUESTION 2: Isa po ba itong negosyo o naglalako po kayo para sa isang mayroon negosyo ng kandila? (Is it a family business or you sell it for someone else?)
ALING SUSAN: Naglalako ako para sa iba. Hindi na kami nakapagtayo ng maayos na negosyo. Paliging lugi. (I sell it for someone else. We aren’t able to own a business that is profitable.)
QUESTION 3: Paano po kayo nagsimula bilang candle vendor? (How did you start as a candle vendor?)
ALING SUSAN: Sa mga kaibigan lang ito. Wala kasing mahanap na ibang pagkakakitaan. (I was referred to by a friend. I wasn’t able to find a job or a business that is profitable.)
QUESTION 4: Ano po ang ibig sabihin ng mga kulay ng kandila? (What does the color of each candle represent?)
ALING SUSAN: Ang puti para sa purity. Ang pula para sa ikabubuti ng relasyon sa pamilya. Ang asul para sa ikatatahimik ng kaisipan. Sa pink ang love life. Tapos ang itim para sa mga kaaway para magbago sila at maging mabuti. At ang green para sa pera o kaya business. (White is for purity. Red is for family relationships. Blue is for peace of mind. Pink is for love life. Black is for the change of heart of enemies and green is for business.)
QUESTION 5: Magkakakilala po ba kayo ng mga candle vendors dito? (Do candle vendors here know each other?)
ALING SUSAN: Magkakaibigan o kaya ung iba magkakamaganak. (Some are friends while others are relatives.)
QUESTION 6: Magkaano po ang kita ninyo sa isang araw? (How much do you earn in a day?)
ALING SUSAN: Malaki na ang isang daan para sa isang araw. (100 pesos per day.)
QUESTION 7: Napagkakasya niyo po iyon para sa pangaraw-araw? (Are you able to suffice your needs with your daily income?)
ALING SUSAN: Hindi. Kulang na kulang pa. Pero, wala tayong magagawa diyan kundi magsikap na lang talaga. (No. Our income does not meet our needs. We just have to work hard for what we need.)
QUESTION 8: Tumutulong po ba sa inyo ang mga anak ninyo? (Do you children help you with work?)
ALING SUSAN: Ang panganay ko ang tumutulong sa akin dito. Ang bunso ko naman sa bahay namamahala. (My first born helps with selling candles while my youngest child does chores at home.)
QUESTION 9: Paano po nakatutulong ang pagiging candle vendor ninyo sa pag-abot ng mga pangarap ninyo? (How does your occupation help you with achieving your dreams?)
ALING SUSAN: Nakakapagipon kami kahit konti. (We are able to save money.)
QUESTION 10: Ano po ang gusto ninyong makamit? (What do you want to achieve?)
ALING SUSAN: Magkaroon ng sariling bahay. (To own a house.)

thediaryofayoungman:

10 QUESTIONS FOR A CANDLE VENDOR

Today, most candles are made from paraffin. Candles can also be made from beeswaxsoy, other plant waxes, and tallow (a by-product of beef-fat rendering). Gel candles are made from a mixture of paraffin and plastic.

In the Philippines, candles are often sold outside the Church by different vendors.

Meet ALING SUSAN, a candle vendor at Quiapo church.

QUESTION 1: Ilang taon na po kayo nagbebenta ng kandila? (How long have you been selling candles?)

ALING SUSAN: 15 years na. (15 years.)

QUESTION 2: Isa po ba itong negosyo o naglalako po kayo para sa isang mayroon negosyo ng kandila? (Is it a family business or you sell it for someone else?)

ALING SUSAN: Naglalako ako para sa iba. Hindi na kami nakapagtayo ng maayos na negosyo. Paliging lugi. (I sell it for someone else. We aren’t able to own a business that is profitable.)

QUESTION 3: Paano po kayo nagsimula bilang candle vendor? (How did you start as a candle vendor?)

ALING SUSAN: Sa mga kaibigan lang ito. Wala kasing mahanap na ibang pagkakakitaan. (I was referred to by a friend. I wasn’t able to find a job or a business that is profitable.)

QUESTION 4: Ano po ang ibig sabihin ng mga kulay ng kandila? (What does the color of each candle represent?)

ALING SUSAN: Ang puti para sa purity. Ang pula para sa ikabubuti ng relasyon sa pamilya. Ang asul para sa ikatatahimik ng kaisipan. Sa pink ang love life. Tapos ang itim para sa mga kaaway para magbago sila at maging mabuti. At ang green para sa pera o kaya business. (White is for purity. Red is for family relationships. Blue is for peace of mind. Pink is for love life. Black is for the change of heart of enemies and green is for business.)

QUESTION 5: Magkakakilala po ba kayo ng mga candle vendors dito? (Do candle vendors here know each other?)

ALING SUSAN: Magkakaibigan o kaya ung iba magkakamaganak. (Some are friends while others are relatives.)

QUESTION 6: Magkaano po ang kita ninyo sa isang araw? (How much do you earn in a day?)

ALING SUSAN: Malaki na ang isang daan para sa isang araw. (100 pesos per day.)

QUESTION 7: Napagkakasya niyo po iyon para sa pangaraw-araw? (Are you able to suffice your needs with your daily income?)

ALING SUSAN: Hindi. Kulang na kulang pa. Pero, wala tayong magagawa diyan kundi magsikap na lang talaga. (No. Our income does not meet our needs. We just have to work hard for what we need.)

QUESTION 8: Tumutulong po ba sa inyo ang mga anak ninyo? (Do you children help you with work?)

ALING SUSAN: Ang panganay ko ang tumutulong sa akin dito. Ang bunso ko naman sa bahay namamahala. (My first born helps with selling candles while my youngest child does chores at home.)

QUESTION 9: Paano po nakatutulong ang pagiging candle vendor ninyo sa pag-abot ng mga pangarap ninyo? (How does your occupation help you with achieving your dreams?)

ALING SUSAN: Nakakapagipon kami kahit konti. (We are able to save money.)

QUESTION 10: Ano po ang gusto ninyong makamit? (What do you want to achieve?)

ALING SUSAN: Magkaroon ng sariling bahay. (To own a house.)

LIGHTHOUSE!!!

LIGHTHOUSE!!!

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Mountain Tops
The ridges surrounding Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.

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