Anonymous said: you're absolutely amazing. just remember that.

I never get these types of messages on tumblr, so thank you. I wish you weren’t on anon so that I could know who to direct my affection towards!

This was just a dream for me. My heart can’t control itself.

The last time I came to Los Angeles, it was after we buried my great uncle, the man who made it possible for me to have a better life. The time before that, I came to meet him.

It feels amazing to be able to come to this city on a less melancholy note. To be able to come and leave with laughter and smiles instead of tears. Things have changed, and so have I, but none for the worst. I love this city, and I love my life.

Dear world…

Today was a good day. We started out leaving San Francisco at sunrise, and as soon as we got to Los Angeles, we were greeted by the sunset. In between, we saw a lot of beautiful sights. The Californian coast is amazing. Breath-takingly beautiful. And to top it all off, the house we are currently staying in is gorgeous. I can’t ask for more from this vacation.

I also just found out that I passed my Music History course. I’m incredibly happy right now. I wish I could bottle up this feeling and take it out whenever I feel down. I feel accomplished. It feels great.

Just some shots from my current travel adventure.

California, I’ll see you soon.

In less than 12 hours, I’ll be off to California. No words can express my excitement right now.

I usually abstain from commenting on tragic international events because I feel like a dick every time I fail to acknowledge one… Because I should be acknowledging them all. All of these tragedies are devastating. Somebody is always hurting. The operative word being “always,” which is a tragedy in of itself.

But at the same time, I don’t just want to talk about these events for the sake of acknowledging them. That doesn’t add any positivity whatsoever, and it helps nobody. And at the end of the day, I can only speak for myself, which makes me feel like I’m making the conversation about me rather than the issues at hand. Which is a reality that I really want to avoid…

The other side of it is that I tend to be very emotionally affected by these things. I have a… sensitivity to such emotional events. And when I get emotional, I’m no longer productive. I don’t want that. I don’t want to be a crying sack of useless trauma like I was with 9/11. I need to function as a person, for my sake, and for the sake of my sanity.

So I apologize to the world when I don’t openly grieve or express outrage to the injustices people face. To whatever viral tragedy may occur. There are several I have foregone these past few years. There are too many terrible things in this lifetime to perceive, and it’s emotionally exhausting to care so much. Especially if it’s coming at all directions.

CL’s advice to WINNER

I think this is very important advice. It’s difficult to see the bigger picture sometimes, when you’re so caught up in the minute details of life. Little victories may not get you the grand feeling you long for, but they sustain you for longer.

(Source: namdiva, via park-baekyeollie)

vieuxchanson:

Pierre Lapointe frappe fort avec ce nouveau clip fou, réalisé par les géniaux Appendices, et en profite pour rouler une pelle à Michèle Richard.

If this video doesn’t become your favorite thing in life then I honestly can’t help you.