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“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”
every time i see that “human brain cell and galaxy look the same” post with that accompanying commentary like “what if the stories in our brains are actually the real universes that are in our brain cells” i’m just
To a child, there are few things more important than the sanctity of a bedroom.
Photojournalist James Mollison recently finished a series of 56 diptychs showing portraits of children from around the world along with an image of their bedroom.
via Silly Place
Upon their return, Palestinians pour water to save the family birds after finding them alive at the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes, while visiting the area during a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
Can’t sleep so I’m cruising around town and I want the weather to be this forever
Snapchats from one of the fanciest nights of my life. Got another gala coming up this month and I can’t wait to be in attendance and get as fucked up as I did at the last one. 💖
(Source: minimalistblack / Kitsune Maison)
Is this too many photos of my dog Matilda wearing solid gold chains and rocking some red nail polish?
Throwback to one of the best dates 💖
Just so everyone knows that Siri knows me by “hot bitch” and is sassy as hell
I see no lies here
but why are crop tops more expensive than normal tops
Why don’t dogs get to see the world too?
I want a puppy to travel with
Sometimes google just throws random images at you.