chibird:

Don’t worry about being lonely for long- you will find the other people out there who are just like you. It’s not selfish if you distance yourself from people who hurt you or drag you down. I just had a sleepover with my best friends from high school, and it made me remember how important this is. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and feel good about yourself, and that’s all you’ll need.

chibird:

Don’t worry about being lonely for long- you will find the other people out there who are just like you. It’s not selfish if you distance yourself from people who hurt you or drag you down. I just had a sleepover with my best friends from high school, and it made me remember how important this is. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and feel good about yourself, and that’s all you’ll need.

chibird:

You are not weak, you are not dumb, and you are not selfish- for being a normal human being. Don’t put yourself down for these things!

chibird:

You are not weak, you are not dumb, and you are not selfish- for being a normal human being. Don’t put yourself down for these things!

Anonymous asked:

Hello! (: I've recently finished memorizing hiragana and katakana. Now I have bought a book on kanji, and I am a bit confused. How do you decide when to use on'yomi and when to use kun'yomi? ありがとうございます!

lilyginnyblack:

Don’t think too much about that. Just learn the different readings and you eventually know when to use which one, since there really aren’t any standardized rules when it comes to on’yomi and kun’yomi.

If you focus too much on “on’yomi” and “kun’yomi” then I think it will just make the whole learning process more difficult to be honest. Don’t bother with that too much, because you’ll often times run across Kanji that don’t even have any Chinese readings (or have super rare, not-even-used-anymore Chinese readings), and just have a bunch of different Japanese readings. 

One rule I did learn when it comes to on’yomi and kun’yomi though, is that Chinese readings are used more often when Kanji are combined, and Japanese readings are used more often when the Kanji are on their own.

Here is an easy example of this:

山 - やま (Japanese reading) 富士山 - ふじさん (Chinese reading)

But, this may not always be the case and really you just have to study the Kanji and their various meanings. You eventually just start to know when one is a certain reading and what have you.

For example:

く - く and う - おこなう, once you’ve studied Kanji and vocabulary long enough, it starts to become very easy to tell and to know the different readings of different verbs that use the same Kanji. The く used in 行く, is an automatic indicator that 行 is being read as  and not as おこな. The う used in 行う is an automatic indicator that 行 is being read as おこな and not as .

It may seem really confusing and difficult right now, and it is, but the more you use Kanji, the more you interact with it, and the more Kanji and vocabulary that you learn, study, and practice, the easier it becomes to know when to use what reading and so on. You eventually just start knowing. But, even the Japanese sometimes don’t know what reading to use for certain Kanji or Japanese often times make mistakes with Kanji usage as well, so don’t feel too discouraged or upset if you get a Kanji wrong or make a mistake with a reading. It happens. Making mistakes is a very natural (and good) part of learning another language.

がんばってね!^0^

futuristic-viking:

kyeju:

nudityandnerdery:

kissthulu:

feigenbaumsworld:

sageofmagic:

memegrandpa:

helbows:

Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.

How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!

13 out of 36…

28 out of 36

32 out of 36. I’ve always been very good at reading people. I think that might be one of the reasons why I hate phone calls so much. I get uncomfortable on the phone and I think a lot of it is I can’t see the person’s facial expressions and it makes me feel like I’m flying blind.

Did pretty decent as well. 31 out of 36.

29 out of 36. I’m pretty okay with that.

Same.

27 of 36.

21 out of 36. I’m not so good at reading people.

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The funny thing about this blog is probably because I named it “Black Tea” yet it’s not very likely you’ll find posts about tea! xD 

But then I got these teabags, my first grasps to experience the taste of foreign tea product. Earl grey, eh? It sounds “royal” but it’s just common variation of tea in Britain, and it’s not expensive. But I’ve never seen one being sold in my place, so yes it’s rare to me. I wonder what will the taste like. Just how do they serve this kind of tea, I just can’t randomly pour sugar into it, right? .__. Just like what I did to my chamomile tea.. and thus my first teabag was wasted T.T 

By the way I got this from my aunt who just got back from Thai. And after some search on Google, I found out that Dilmah is quite a prestigious brand. But I’ve never seen one in store ._.  

Yesterday I had a chance to visit my relative and meet again with him and I took his pictures as much as I can :3 He’s such a handsome cat, indeed. However, it’s hard to tell what kind of breed he is. When I search on google angora, ragdoll, ragamuffin, and domestic long hair are all look the same to me ._. 

Yesterday I had a chance to visit my relative and meet again with him and I took his pictures as much as I can :3 He’s such a handsome cat, indeed. However, it’s hard to tell what kind of breed he is. When I search on google angora, ragdoll, ragamuffin, and domestic long hair are all look the same to me ._.