Li Hoang


What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you don’t feel eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are — underneath the year that makes you eleven.

Like some days you might say something stupid, and that’s the part of you that’s still ten. Or maybe some days you might need to sit on your mama’s lap because you’re scared, and that’s the part of you that’s five. And maybe one day when you’re all grown up maybe you will need to cry like if you’re three, and that’s okay. That’s what I tell Mama when she’s sad and needs to cry. Maybe she’s feeling three.

Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That’s how being eleven years old is.

—Exactly how I used to feel as a child. 

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V. interesting debate on drug addiction as Matthew Perry advocates the use of drug courts. Oppo Journalist Peter Hitchens puts up a good debate against him. 

V&A to exhibit fashion’s most iconic dresses

The V&A Museum once again has nabbed the cool opportunity to host an exhibition showcasing the most influential wedding dresses from 1775-2014.     


From celebrities to royalties, you’ll get the chance to see extensive archives and get up and close with the fabrics that women fawn over, dreaming about their ‘big day’. The 80-piece exhibition will take you through to the evolution of the wedding dress, the veil, stitching and jewellery as well as the designers behind the most famous wedding dresses of all time. 

The exhibition runs from 3 May 2014 - 15 March 2015 so there’s plenty of time to catch a glimpse of these beautiful gowns. Not to be missed! 

We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.

—Joshua Glenn Clark  (via allmuslimah)

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Mukhwas Magnificent


Last night I was at my regular Indian Restaurant, Spice Village. Very Famous amongst those who like their Indian food. As I left, I saw a big bowl of what looked like fennel seeds. The taste was a mix between liquorice, mint, and fennel seeds. Some of the fennel was sugar-coated and left a nice sweet aftertaste. So that night I did some research to find out where we could get some…..presumably at a local indian supermarket. Apparently, it is called Mukwas and comes in different variants of flavours. Indians and Pakistanis eat this as a mouth freshener after meals. It definitely serves its purpose, although I would probably snack on it as well.

It’s cheap to buy and you can get it from almost any Indian grocery store. Can’t wait to stock up on these! 

The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.

Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.

That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.

One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Han Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.

(Source: erickavillongco, via coolstorybhaijaan)

That just-got-home feeling. x

That just-got-home feeling. x

I absolutely love Pop Art. Crazy about it!