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Chinese food Braised Dongpo Pork #chineseculture #Dongpo Pork #chinese food

Once upon a time I used to draw stuff. Hands were always fun. This was a homework assignment from a trillion years ago as a college freshman. Just a little ink and charcoal piece I did in our dorm room (in the Towers that are no longer there at EUP, *sniffle*). Perhaps 2019 will be a good year to get back into some sort of artsy creativeness. 🎨⌚We'll see! #inkandcharcoal #drawing #art #sketch #penandink #charcoal #handdrawing #homeworksketch #2019 #2019goals #newyear #gettinginspired #itsnevertoolate #draw #becreative #arslongavitabrevis

China top actress 2018 Liying Zhao #Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

Chinese style photograph1 #Chinese #snowandredplum #Chinatrends

Most people know I refer to my best friend's family as my 'adopted' family since I spent a vast amount of time here growing up and even moved in for a bit during the college years. I spend every Christmas with them and look forward to spending time with them each year. Adopted mom sent us a group text this evening to show off adopted dad's mad tree decorating skills. @abbynormalsomething - I think he's been holding out on us all these years! It looks gorgeous! 😍🎄❄⛄ Can't wait to go home in 2 weeks! 😊 #merrychristmas #christmastree #happyholidays #happyholidays2018 #adoptedfamily #familydontendwithblood #familydontendinblood

Despite having nearly two full 3/4 length tattoo sleeves and a chest piece, I have a massive phobia of needles and VEINS. Always have. But today I asked the lab tech if I could attempt to take a couple of photos (didn't know if I would be able to hold steady enough!) so I could try to do some exposure therapy with visual aids and maybe some behavioral/cognitive therapy of my own to try to help me get over this since it's a good bet there will be plenty more of this as the years progress. I figure if I can at least look at the photos from time to time it might not be so bad down the road. Today was progress! I was at least able to look at it! I make them use butterfly needles because I'm a big baby, lol. 😝💉🏥💫 #bloodwork #needlephobia #stayingstrong #faceyourfears #faceyourfear #blood #vein #veinphobia #tattoosareokthoughlol #staycalm #followthecalmness

Baby hippie Rachel, lol. Circa early 2000s - the undergraduate years 😝 #35mm #hippie #thecollegeyears #imissschool #imissnotbeinganadult #2000s #pennsylvania

We tend to demonize the 'negative' aspects of being human and then later in hindsight see how those 'lesser' qualities actually helped contribute greatly to who we genuinely are. Instead, just accept all of it, right now. ⏳🌎 #embraceyourweird #embraceyourweirdness #bevulnerable #bekindtoyourself #beyourself #lightenup #cheerup #enjoytheride #enjoythejourney #enjoylife #acceptyourself #stayopen #amorfati #momentomori #theresnothingwrongwithyou #yesthatbirdisupsidedownlol 😆

Picked this up over the summer and I'm hoping to have a reunion marathon perhaps sometime over the coming holiday breaks next month.  I'd never heard of this show until 2009 when I'd broken up with my boyfriend and moved into my first apartment that was all my own.  I've always loved cartoons (animation is just an incredible artform) and when I stumbled across this show I found it to be incredibly comforting and engaging.  I couldn't wait to get home from work to watch the 3 episodes that Nickelodeon aired in succession each night.  I'd never seen anything like it.  While the animation was fun, what captivated me most was the content, the unique characters, and the fun world-building.  So many elements tied in so closely to Buddhism and the fact that the main character was so closely tied to the element of air and I'm a Gemini, an air sign, lol, well, it was just fun. 😜  It just all really struck a chord in me and to this day I still adore the series.  When I learned a short while ago that Netflix will be making a live-action version of the show I couldn't believe it.  There's always the possibility that it could turn out to be a total train wreck but I'm just excited that the franchise is still alive and thriving and getting attention.  There are so many great and positive messages to be found in this work.  I think one of the things I love most is that the main character retains his childlike playfulness despite what he goes through.  The other characters are fantastic as well.  Toph is probably my favorite.  Appa too, lol.  I'm 37 and a half years old and still want my own 10 ton flying bison. 😊😍 Continued in comments... #avatarthelastairbender #atla #avatar #airbender #nickelodeon #bluray #netflix #artsaveslives #staychildlike #enjoythelittlethings #cartoonsrule #nevergrowup #growingoldisinevitablegrowingupisoptional #havefun #shineon

It's been a while...☕📝📒 Brought some stuff to read and brush up on while enjoying a warm cup of coffee on this chilly fall October day. This place has such a great atmosphere. #michellescafe #autumn #october #coffee #writing #penandpaper #stoicism #stoicwisdom #epictetus #marcusaurelius #seneca #selfdiscipline #ego #egoistheenemy

Lunch! (Andrew and Kyle not pictured) Jeff, Tony, Tom, and Emilee ❤ I don't eat pork but they had plenty on their menu for folks like me. Great food, great conversation, and wonderful atmosphere! 😊👍🍴☕

Lunch! #brainfood Gotta have my croutons, though. #youcanhavemycarbswhenyouprythemfrommycolddeadhands 😜😁🍴❤ #food

Ordered this book to be used as a Memorial Book for a wonderful lady from our community who passed away recently. Someone requested a book on birds and I found this beauty: Nearly 7 lbs, over 700 pgs, and just gorgeous cover to cover. I'm never disappointed by DK Publisher books. Really blown away by this one. Already learned new things such as - did you know Canadian geese can live up to 25 years? I did not! The more you know! And yes, those are the feet of Optimus Prime on the wall to the upper left. 😊 My office is cool and being a librarian (well, library director) rocks. I'm so very thankful that I get to do this job with such wonderful people in a great little community. Finally, Liz, thank you for all you did to help the Friends group and the library. You will be greatly missed. 🙏💗😇 #librarian #librarylife #library #librariesrock #book #bookaddict #booklover #books #booksofinstagram #beautifulbooks #bookcover #gorgeousbookcovers #dkpublishing #imseriousthisbookisamazing #thiscovermakesmethinkofthemovielabyrinth #sorrynotsorry #okmaybeishouldcutbackoncaffeine😂 #lizwouldlovethis❤

Seek your truth, grow through love, abandon the ego. Love and serve the whole of creation without discrimination. #rumi #love #beyourself #bebrave #bekindtoyourself #beyou #believeinyourself #bealive #enjoythejourney #gratitude