Alex Cunha & Clement Chabernaud Photographed by Ohnur for Esquire Spain May 2014
I THINK THE TAEKWONDO A DIVS IS TMRW.I THINK.OMG.JUNIORS GOOD LUCK.KICK THEM IN THE ARSE.
How teachers become wise friends as we casually chat on social media , grab a drink and maybe one day venture overseas together. Fuck hierarchy. We all get the respect we deserve if we treat everyone the way friends should be treated.
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.
I prayed for forgiveness from God. I had to, since, in my course of bmt, I missed my weekly Friday prayers and most of the daily prayers which amassed my sins. Circumstance didn’t allow me to with tight schedules, packed activities and a bare amount of admin time but surely He understands. Everything felt “kanchong”(rushed) in the course of 2 months and in the chaos I lost balance countless of time. Along side forgiveness, I seek for time, ample time for me to worship Him, that somehow, just somehow, my schedule gave way for me to repent. How the world works in mysterious ways. When you sincerely seek for something, hanker after it dearly, and force upon it, the universe apparently channels itself to your desire.You are, after all, the captain of your own destiny. While I may sound like a lunatic preacher, I can assure you that there is much truth in the testament ‘ask and you shall receive’. Though the funny thing is that (also ironically), the things we ask for don’t always turn out how we really want it to be.
I mentioned how I wanted more time for prayers in this seemingly impossible unaccommodating ns life. I have time now. Perhaps way too much in a wrong sort of package. A posting to Brunei wasn’t what I expected and I got a little panicky. I can imagine how God would be like ”Damn it Dan, I thought this is what you wanted?” I didn’t want Brunei because it was ‘ulu’ ( rather isolated or unknown). There isn’t much to look forward to but a seemingly unending mass of vegetation and a backward conservative civilisation in this modern day 21st century era (I’ve been told that the largest mall was as big as White Sands shopping centre which isn’t that big at all, like a 1 1/2 sized Wal-Mart). I asked my Encik, a rather uncanny version of the laughing Buddha (perhaps if I tickled his giant belly he could grant me the happiness I wanted), whether I could be posted to T-lands instead. At least there are places to go to, things to explore on top of the usual training. Encik replied in the most assuring tone (and in a mix of Malay) ” I see you as a good boy among these boys. Brunei is a good place. You’ll be in camp most of the time instead of the town. You can pray there. There are places of worship and loads of halal food and good people.” (Did I mention I also prayed to be sheltered from the evils of the world, from it’s destruction and calamities?-basically someone needs to start capping the tekans or I need to deploy a Whitehorse in camp).
'OK' grudgingly I replied. Funny how things work around in this world honestly. I've yet to comprehend its 'magic'. Whatever happens I can assure you it'll be OK in the end. Its God's plan at work and like the motto of the US, ”In God we trust” Aye?
*holds tube of mascara between my teeth* maybe it’s a metaphor, maybe it’s maybelline
The horror doesn’t stop here though. I have lots more masterposts:
masterpost of gothic/horror novels (yes I link you to a PDF version of the entire book!)
masterpost to make you feel better (when all the horror is too much)
The following aren’t masterposts, but they have an abundance of information
for some reason i thought both of these were the same post and i sat for awhile trying to figure out which ice cream face was the weak bitch
God I’m trying to contain my laughter in public.
THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.
Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.This. Muslims doesn’t equate terrorrist. That is a fucked up view of a religion. Are people forgetting the inquisition? Or what the catholic church used to do? Are you forgetting the countless scientist, freedom fighters killed because they were trying to share their discoveries/knowledges? As they say, don’t cast that stone if you aren’t clean.