"Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn about what anyone thinks."
Christina Yang (via xdilara)
And yet they have extremely low rates of cycling related head injuries. Meanwhile, the US is among those countries that lead in both wearing helmets and head injuries. One of the main differences? Serious investments in cycling infrastructure, much of which is segregated or protected from auto traffic.
As someone who’s been hit by a car while on a bicycle, I think we definitely need to invest in better cycling infrastructure in America. We could learn from cities like Davis, Calif. and Portland, Ore., that have wide bike lanes with dedicated signals and traffic lights.
Sometimes, when I’m in my car, I crank up the music pretty loud. All you Michael Dunns out there, please don’t shoot me.
Please don’t shoot my sons, either, or my brothers-in-law, nephews, nephews-in-law or other male relatives. I have quite a few friends and acquaintances who also happen to be black men, and I’d appreciate your not shooting them as well, even if the value you place on their lives is approximately zero.
I know I shouldn’t have to ask, but nothing else has worked."
The Daily Cartoon by Tom Toro: http://nyr.kr/1fFxdFx
An apt metaphor.
South Korean Lee Young-shil, 87, right, gets emotional as she meets with her North Korean daughter Dong Myung-sook, 66, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades are tearfully reuniting, grateful to embrace children, brothers, sisters and spouses they had thought they might never see again. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Ji-eun) KOREA OUYT
For his ‘Spring-Autumn' project, photographer Qozop explored the role of clothes in society from different Asian nations through a clever and playful juxtaposition of two generations.
"Basically, this idea for Spring-Autumn came about from a notion that though Asia has become westernized to a large degree, it is still possible to witness its traditions and cultures."
"And as an Asian society, our cultural beliefs are often reflected in our dressing. Fashion (other than wrinkles) is one of the best tell tales of how old a person is, or what generation they hail from."
"Many of us grow up with the vague notion that as we get older, our wardrobe should be changing right there along with us. We’re taught to ‘dress our age,’ without knowing exactly what this even means."
"It was easy to get the kids to agree to be photographed; the older folks required a little coaxing but once they have been photographed, they were often curious and amused to see themselves in their son’s or grandson’s attire - some were so comfortable in their new getup that they joked that they wanted to remain in that attire for the rest of the day!"
- Malay grandfather and grandson
- Chinese mother and daughter
- Indian aunt and niece
- Malay mother and daughter
- Chinese grandmother and granddaughter
- Chinese grandfather and grandson
- Indian grandfather and grandson
credit: ©Qozop “There is nothing special about me. I am just an artist who has caught a picture-making sickness.”