To greet the day, rather than attempting to seize it, is an act of humility.
John Ortberg, on carpe diem (via superminisan)


(Source: oecologia)





The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.
Timothy Keller (via proverbs31v25)

(Source: proverbs31v25)





kecky:

geqianjay:

我能想到最浪漫的事,就是和你一起慢慢变胖

the most romantic thing i could think of, is getting fat together with you

i’m gonna cry

(Source: mjaomjaoinbeijing)



oh-totoro:

GIVEAWAY EXTENDED!

When I posted this giveaway a month ago, I hadn’t planned to be in London on the 31st of July (the original closing date of this giveaway) and I am unable to select the winners until I get home later in the week. Due to this, I am extending the giveaway by just over a week and the winners will now be selected on Saturday 9th August.

Don’t miss out! This is your last chance to enter! ^___^ xox

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YAY!!! I cannot believe it, but I have reached a phenomenal 50,000 followers (now 55,555)! That’s 49,500 more than I ever hoped to have, hehe, and to celebrate and say thank you for your unbelievable support, I want to give a little something back.


There will be three lucky winners who will each win one of these prizes…

1ST PRIZE:
The large Oh-Totoro (grey) plushie.

2ND PRIZE:
The medium Chu-Totoro (blue) plushie.

3RD PRIZE:
The small Chibi-Totoro (white) plushie.

All three of these plushies are genuine Japanese merchandise and feature the official “Approved by Studio Ghibli” sticker, so are very high quality! ^___^


HOW TO ENTER:

1. You must be following oh-totoro
     - I will check this after making the draw and redraw if necessary.
2. You must reblog this post.
     - Each reblog counts as an entry. You may reblog once per day.
3. You must be willing to give me your postal address.
     - Well, this should be obvious.
4. A photo of each winner with their prize would be greatly appreciated so I can reblog it to oh-totoro, but this is not a requirement.


DATE OF DRAW:

SATURDAY 9th AUGUST 2014 (and will be announced a week later)

I will contact the three winners on this date and give them 48 hours to respond to my Ask. If I don’t receive a response, I will nudge up those who have responded and redraw the lowest prize. This will also be the case if Asks are not enabled. Make sure your Asks are enabled!


WHO CAN ENTER:

Anybody can enter. I will post to any country. So don’t miss out!

Good luck! x



"It's Just Good Teaching" - My case for Culturally Responsive Teaching

detroitsomething:

Gloria Ladson-Billings’ article advocating for Culturally Responsive Education changed me as a teacher.

My first year teaching in Detroit was back in 2010. I was fresh out of college and eager to make a difference. I lived by Mandela’s quote, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you…