Women gained the right to vote in Canada before Aboriginal people did. Women’s suffrage was granted before World War II, but Aboriginal people had to wait until the late 60s to be allowed to vote. Aboriginal women? A few years after.
Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norwaystack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.
fucking Norway, man.
Norway: where they build monuments and burn them because metal.
only in my homeland.
Another reason for my life-long dream to move to Alesund.
"In the city of Tokyo, a building stands as an anachronism in relation to the surrounding urban landscape. The building in question is the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007), who was one of the leading members of an influential architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism.
Kurokawa designed the building with plug-in capsules to promote exchangeability and modifications to the structure over time, theoretically improving its capacity to adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the post-industrial society. When the building first opened in March of 1972, it was advertised in the media to signal ‘the dawn of the capsule age.’
The irony presented by the story of the Nakagin Capsule Tower is the fact that it became the last architecture of its kind to be completed in the world. Furthermore, the building has never undergone the process of regeneration during the forty years of existence. Not a single capsule has been replaced since 1972, even though Kurokawa intended them to sustain a lifespan of only twenty-five years.
The design in reality proved to be too rigid in adapting to the unforeseen political and economic developments in the years that followed its construction. With the building’s system in stasis without fulfilling its original mission of continual growth and renewal, it stands like a monument to a future that never arrived in the 21st Century.
Due to the pressures of the city’s real estate market, plans have been discussed for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be demolished to make way for a conventional apartment complex. Yet, the building today has coincidentally assumed a new role in the city, becoming a poignant reminder of a path ultimately not taken.”
Once James and his heat won second straight NBA crown, people including myself recklessly started throwing their money away to get one of those Lebron’s signature basketball shoes, Lebron X. That one is called Lebron X “Dolphins”, which is my favourite one among its kind in the market. Just cannot help myself falling in love with its unique colourway of atomic teal and total orange!!!! 대박!!!!
"When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a diverse cross section of children and the bedrooms they call home. His moving images remove the children from their home environment, showing them before a neutral background that mostly hides their economic status as if to say “kids are just kids.” Only when their bedroom is observed, however, does the full scope of their living situation become poiniently clear.”
A Korean male always having a passion for active living, and enjoying getting his butt kicked in the gym and a WEST COAST lover, a fresh graduate with a BA in Sociology. Also much into some other sectors like social media, IT and photography. I would like my blog to be a connection between my homeland, S. Korea and Canada that was my second home for years and also to be a connection to the people, places, and things for which I will always have a tremendous amount of affection.