The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.
THIS IS THE BEST IDEA IN THE WORLD.
Please make this go viral.
It is so important I don’t even care if you delete what I write here, just help it be seen.
"Two other people took my picture before you, so I was already popular."
I know that some people said in the comments that this outfit was culturally appropriative, but just remember that you don’t know that someone isn’t a POC or biracial just by looking at them. Don’t assume other people’s races.
^ My immediate reaction was to be upset by this photo because, I’m sorry, I’m just so fucking sick of people stealing Asian outfits and making them cool or trendy. But then I thought that maybe she’s a mixed kid. If not, there’s a problem here, though.Hi. I’m actually Japanese. Most of us LIKE when people find beauty in our culture. As long as nobody is disrespecting us or making a mockery of us, then there isn’t a problem, and if you think there is, then it seems that you are in favor of cultural segregation and that is causing more harm than good.When I was in Japan, there were a lot of places where you could get done up in a kimono or the male equivalent and have your picture taken. No one cares.
Most Korean people I know are pretty delighted when foreigners wear hanbok, in a “oh, you are appreciating our culture! you look good in that” way. I have never actually heard or heard of people reacting negatively to non-Korean people wearing traditional Korean clothes, unless they were racist to begin with and would have objected to foreigners regardless of what they were wearing.
'Appropriation' is, I think, only appropriation when either it is done in a blatantly disrespectful way, or if the group whose clothes (etc) are being adopted is culturally marginalized to the degree where they themselves face discrimination when they wear those things.
Korean people, afaik, don’t give a fuck. When foreigners visit and wear our clothes, it’s in good fun by people who are usually appreciative of the aesthetic qualities of what they’re donning, and also because we ourselves have never faced discrimination for our nationality or traditional dress.
uhhh, basically, intent matters, context matters, people within the same community often have radically different ideas of what’s okay. But you know, I think the only Koreans I know who’d potentially care are the American-raised ones on liberal, activisty college campuses who are extremely well versed in the liberal, activisty language and rulebook.
seriously, people on here need to grow up and learn about the world around them
I find it absolutely fascinating that people on here scream about cultural appropriation, then turn around and mass post Doctor Who and K-Pop and World Cup. Next thing you know, Tumblr will think it’s unacceptable to learn other languages because it’s appropriating culture. Like… it’s possible to explore another culture without exploiting it.
You know…as someone who studies history..what I have always been taught is that no culture is something that developed in a bubble. Every single culture in the world was inspired or influenced by something else (and still are). To be honest, the way I see the world is that every single culture is a dialect of the same language and every single one of them is as fascinating, important and colorful as the next. That’s my personal opinion though. As for wearing ‘another’ culture their clothes, I agree that intent and context are very important.
You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.
imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun
"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."
Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.
But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.
What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?
But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.
Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”
I completely agree with the commentary, but I would like to add, that taking a gameboy away and make the kid look at those rocks will never live up to that amazing world inside his machine. There are hundreds of fun stories probably to tell about stonehenge. There have been millions of theories and I’m sure there are some weird things that have happened there over the years. If you want a child to enjoy history and *the real world* give it something to enjoy. Tell him the fun and awesome stories. The kind that speak to the imagination. I am pretty sure that otherwise, even without that gameboy, all he’s going to remember is that it’s a pile of rocks. I study history and I know for a fact that the fun and weird stories stick with me a lot more than the basic facts. They’ll learn those basics fact at some point, but let their imagination run wild with the fun parts of history and they will remember it a lot faster. So for parents who take their children to this “very unappropriate place” to have a vacation, just do some research. Find some cool things to tell your kids and I’m sure they will be a lot more willing to put that gameboy away for a while.
physics-and-fiction said: Loki took the collar from him, gently clasping it around his neck. "For now," he said softly. He stroked Tony's jaw lightly.
The leather collar felt heavy around his neck and it certainly would take some getting used to, but it wasn’t horrible. “Can I point out then that this collar is rather boring?” It was just a plain, simple black leather worn by all the regular slaves.
Professor: Your essay must be 3,000 - 6,000 words
"IT HAS 8,564 WORDS AND I CAN’T DELETE ANY OF THEM WITHOUT RUINING MY ESSAY"
You know, a classmate of mine always had that problem, so instead he just added in a lot of footnotes. Like everything he could reference he would put one in for. Footnotes don’t count after all.
I’m not sure how it’s done at other universities, but my teachers always tell me they only start deducting points when what you write is bulshit. You can have 10000 words where every word is needed and it would still not be a problem, but if you add twenty extra when they are unnecessary you will get cruely cut down.
This is me, my name is Kelli and I’m 17-years-old, battling cancer for the third time. I have less than a year to live and the only thing I want to do more than anything before I die is meet Ellen. She’s my sunshine. She’s the reason I wake up everyday and I watch her show every morning. She just radiates so much joy and happiness and she gives me hope. It’s really my dream to be able to meet her. Unfortunately, due to a long waiting list, the Wish Foundation told me I probably wouldn’t be able to meet her within my short timeline. But I see miracles happen all the time.. therefore I won’t give up on my dream. I thought that maybe if this gets enough attention, someone from the Ellen Show would come across it, or maybe even Ellen herself will know of me and my wish to meet her. Please, help me make my wish come true.
GUYS KEEP REBLOGGING
Personally after looking at the photo of Tom and “jane” and his sisters, the girl in question looks a lot like his sister, Emma. Plus someone said he was going on vacation with his sister… So yeah. Also the fact that it was a misinterpretation- it was suppose to say mr. And MISS Hiddleston
I was thinking the same thing to be honest. It seems to make a bit more sense. I don’t really care if he’s married or not -if he is, I wish him the best of luck-, but that simply does sound more reasonable.
*ATTENTION EVERYONE* I never thought I would have to do this.. My 15 year old sister is missing… She’s been gone for almost 2 weeks now, and her location is unknown. She lives in the Dallas, Texas area but could be ANYWHERE. Please reblog. It could save her life. I may not have many followers but I hope I have a few that will try to help me.. Please please please spread this. Get the word out. Bring my sister home. Please.. Just one reblog could save her life..
tumblr help find my best friends sister
Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.
It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats.
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)
http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!
YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!
SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!