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This dress of disputed colors is driving China crazy, too


theduffboy:

Now I get it…

Originally posted on Quartz:

The dress of disputed colors is causing mass discord in mainland China, just as it has in the United States. On Weibo, the country’s biggest microblog service, a discussion thread titled, “Is the skirt blue and black or white and gold?” has over 65,000 comments and over 4.6 million views. As has been the case on Facebook and Twitter, people on both sides of color debate are confused, divided, and scared.

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“Weibo has exploded. What color is this dress? Some are saying it is blue and black, some say it is white and gold. Which is it!” one user wrote (registration required), in a comment with over 20,000 responses. One wrote, “It’s purplish blue and mustard gold, how can anyone see white and gold? Am I stupid?”

dress weibo A discussion topic on Weibo: “Is the skirt black and blue or white and gold.”

One Weibo user posted the question, “Just tell me the truth, what color is this?”…

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Take Back What’s Yours


So, I was not tagged, but I got inspired by Emma´s recent post about #TakeBackWhatsYours.

The campaign was originally started by Chloe from Chloe’s Concept as a way to use our position as bloggers to inspire other people to make a positive change for good!

…many make New Year resolutions, so why not influence people to make their resolution to take back what once belonged to them… maybe their confidence, maybe their control or even their happiness due to whatever situation has made them lack that ability.

This is a lifelong commitment, if you want to change the way you feel about yourself, or you want to act upon the message of this campaign and ‘Take Back What’s Yours‘, when better to do that than the start of a new year… This is not one of those “New Year, New Me” unrealistic resolutions. When I say “New Year, New You”, I genuinely mean it.

“TAKE BACK WHAT’S YOURS” –
MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO TAKE BACK WHAT BELONGS TO YOU. #TakeBackWhatsYours

I am taking back my career

I was tempted to make this post about my love life, but I will try to keep DA’s role in my blog as private as I can. Rather than that, I need to address the fact that my profession and job history resemble a washing machine cycle. I need to find my calling, so that I’m not faced with lack of job security, dreams stifled and a general downward inner spiral. This is as much as I’m willing to share here (don’t want to shoot myself in the foot!), but it’s a much needed start.

hello career is it me you're looking for

Take Back What’s Yours


theduffboy:

Challenge accepted!

Originally posted on bluchickenninja:

Take Back What's Yours

I was tagged by Galit on Coffee n’ Notes to take part in the #TakeBackWhatsYours campaign. The campaign was originally started by Chloe from Chloe’s Concept as a way to use our position as bloggers to inspire other people to make a positive change for good!

…many make New Year resolutions, so why not influence people to make their resolution to take back what once belonged to them… maybe their confidence, maybe their control or even their happiness due to whatever situation has made them lack that ability.

This is a lifelong commitment, if you want to change the way you feel about yourself, or you want to act upon the message of this campaign and ‘Take Back What’s Yours‘, when better to do that than the start of a new year… This is not one of those “New Year, New Me” unrealistic resolutions. When I…

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Traveling with strangers, part 1


I don’t travel as often as I’d like.  A couple of days ago I had the chance to sit on a shuttle on my way to Panajachel Sololá, near a village called El Tablón, where I was booked to teach a workshop for teens who want to become bloggers.

As Doctor Artist reminds me, I’m not as shy as I think I am, and I have the ability to open up to people. On my 145 km ride (plus the stop at Antigua Guatemala, where we dropped up and picked up passengers), I got to know some very interesting people. Granted I did not catch all of their names, on my next post I will tell you about them.