"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”
Join us for part 2 of Yuletide Yingtime, as quixotic elfin editor Chris Ying continues his expedition into the peppermint-y heart of Swedish Christmas.
And make sure to tune in for the shocking* conclusion of this miniseries tomorrow!
(If you missed part 1, you can find it here.)
(*The conclusion probably won’t be shocking unless Ying shows up to dinner at Fäviken in a holiday-themed body stocking or something. A boy can dream! - PFM)
Aww, this kinda makes me miss Christmas in Scandinavia. Christmas markets! Gløgg! Julebord!
Liu Bolin (Shandong, China) camouflages himself against various surroundings as a protest over the lack of recognition of individuals in Chinese society. His aim is to momentarily disappear.
This is one of the reasons why I watch Eurovision every year. 12 points to you, Romanian Dubstep Opera Glittery Vampire in Space.
A mandopop classic. One of my parents’ favourite singers (we still have a laser disc of her greatest hits). Heard in many Chinese households. I’ve heard it sung at weddings, played in restaurants, malls, in tv shows, movies, etc. It is a must-have in any Chinese karaoke songbook.
Bare with me as I relive my childhood for a bit. Cantopop ballads from the 90’s were legit.
The video: what’s happening! How did Leon teleport? Through his dreams? Does he have a TARDIS? Is the old lady who gave him the fobwatch the same lady who’s in the picture? Why would she torment him like that? I’m so confused.
Look at those croccodile tears at the end! (His acting has definitely gotten better since this video was made, see: Fallen Angels, Comrades: Almost a Love Story, etc.)
EXO-M - XOXO
I slightly prefer the EXO-K version, but I like this version well enough annnd I don’t think I’ve ever posted mando/cantopop on my tumblr yet (sorry, my peoples. I will post some 90’s cantopop ballads soon, because they are legit classics/integral to my early childhood years. My parents played them nonstop. Four heavenly kings, that’s what’s up).
Made some Doctor Who cookies to celebrate #doctorwho50th. Cookies are cool.
Abidaz - Nitti5 (feat. Robyn)
skulle ønske at denne sangen var nittifem sekunder lenger. still a jam tho.