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The 5 Most Important Differences Between Paris And New York

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

The Paris versus New York debate ever rages on and below-the-belt remarks are tossed like grenades across both sides of the Atlantic. There’s already a swishy website that compares the two great cities using cutesy, minimalist drawings. Take for instance, one picture that shows the varied coffee preferences between the two metropolises. On the New York side, there’s a tall Starbucks cup while, on the Paris side, there’s a tiny espresso. Yet seeing that Americans prefer Starbucks to espresso, thicker beards to mustaches, and pastrami to patisserie may be charming and all, it’s not much if you’re deciding between where to travel, work or live. The real differences between these cities are about quality of life and the way people view their relationship to both others and the world.

1. The Customer is Always Wrong

Don’t even try to get quick restaurant service, obtain a visa, return an item of…

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Open Letter

An open letter.

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How do I start?

  Hi Bebs! Upon reading this now I know you’ve realized what I was telling you. I thought ways on how I could atleast probably give you something “inexchange of” the things you do for me every late at night.

  Posting on famous social sites is an option. But there are so many things that I would like to tell you by which I know circumstances won’t allow me. So I’ve decided to make a page just for you. ♡

  It’s been years since the last time I’ve made something like this for you. I honestly don’t know what my theme’s going to be like. If I should recall our story, or should atleast give you a message here cause, the last time I made a note for you were those times we’re just starting as a couple.

  Looking back on those years, we were so naive and playful. I know our relationship never started right. I know in the very beginning no one, even I would thought “Us” could last. I can still recall the very first time I saw you and, I never thought how I look at you now would be different on how I look at you back then.

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  Meeting you I could say, is one of God‘s greatest miracle He has given me. Earlier we were talking about what our life and what we could be if we never met each other. We’ve put sarcasms and jokes in our conversation like we could have ended up in a more stable relationship unlike ours or we’re happy go lucky mingling with other people. But set aside those, I hope you remember the last thing I told you and I mean it. I would rather not have a much stable life or relationship than not having you. And If I could change my future now, I will never trade the moment I fell in love with you.

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  Despite everything that had happened to us, I always think what have I done in my previous life to deserve someone like you. Ren, thank you for teaching me almost everything I know I would never learn from anyone else. Going to church is one. But seriously, you’ve made me felt all the worst and all the best one could feel. Though you give up at times, I still thank you for your unending patience. You never fail to make me realize that I am so blessed of having you because you’ve made me understood that the most important things in life have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seems to be no hope at all.

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  We always thought of an ideal relationship. A relationship so perfect that we can never have over the years. And I think, that’s what makes our relationship so special and unique. We never had a relationship which everyone would think “we could last”, we never even had a relationship that’s been stable for a year and we never had a relationship that is so ideal. But, if two couples would be in our position, of all the problems we’ve had. I don’t think those ideal relationships could surpass everything we’ve both been through. We never have a relationship so ideal because what we have is real.

  We’re both unsure what the future may bring. There will be times wherein you and I may hate each other, not understand each other, blame each other, and tell each other words in a state of anger. I know my promises are overused and at most times I’m at the point where I’m on the verge of proving you how much I love you. Bebs, if one day I do that, please don’t give up on me. I know we’re not yet a family but I want you to know that on my position now, you’re the person I want to have kids with. You’re the person I want to sleep and see everytime I wake up in the morning. You’re the person I want to grow old with cause one thing’s I know is for sure, You are my greatest love. I know I couldn’t find another man who’ll love me like you do. That’s why I want to spend the rest of my life loving you.

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I love you Ren. Always have and always will.

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You have value.

Originally posted on Tips for Living Your Best Life:

twenty dollars

I saw this recently and wanted to share it:

“A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you — but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air. “Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it…

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Pray for the Philippines

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Storm after storm. As of August 17, Typhoon “Labuyo” killed almost 21 filipinos and up to this day the rescue teams are still in search of the missing bodies. Last August 19, tropical depression “Maring” developed into a storm and will stay in the Philippine area of responsibility in the next 3 days. Day by day, hour by hour,  as reported on the news and as I see on posts it is so heartbreaking to see what the Philippines especially the filipino people are going through.

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Roads are impassable.

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People are stranded and a lot were evacuating.

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Sto. Domingo church — Philippines’ oldest church, serves as an evacuation center for the people in Quezon City and nearby cities.

In the midst of suffering, this happened:

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I just can’t believe such an attention seeker could post this; poser or not, despite of everything that is happening.

It had also diverted the netizens attention. Instead of disseminating information about the people who were in need, a lot of filipino bashed her because of her heartless tweets. It is then reported that the account was a poser and a hater of a girl in which she stole pictures to post on the said poser account.

On my part, poser or not, just because of hate how could you post such things in the midst of this crisis? I pity you.

On a positive thought, I salute those volunteers, non-government organizations, celebrities, elites, army, police, politicians and common filipino people who continuously offer their strength, attention and goods despite of the danger that may cross along their way.

Please pray for us, and may God bless our country, Philippines.

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Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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When history and the present day collides.

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

 

Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist/photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his Live Journal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs blended into the same locations as they currently look today.

Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg and the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive, in Krasnogorsk; Sergey then travelled to various battle scenes from World War II, snapping a picture in present day for his blended collages. Sergey has travelled to Paris, Berlin, Prague and around Russia, revisiting historic war sites. By snapping these locations from a similar angle as the original war photographs, we get a chilling glimpse into a very different and scary time.

The photographs below are haunting, telling and incredibly fascinating. Be sure to check out the entire collection at:

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

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A classic work of art.

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

 

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.

When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that :)

Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.

I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):

- zuzahin aka Mads…

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