The day I joined a networking marketing company changed my entire life. Although I don’t do much with the company now, I’m more heavily indulged in my books on a daily basis. Self- education is really priceless to me.
Up until sophomore year of high school, I was a complete loner. Then one of my good friends Cj decided to talk to me that day. I made tons of friends for the rest of my high school years.
Tumblr.. haha. Trust me, you can learn a lot from any networking site, but I’ve learned much from being on here.
Talking to my best friend Jan about my sexuality. I finally stopped thinking it was a phase.
Going to Oklahoma. I saw how much of a big dream everyone was building for themselves in the company.
Going on the 7 day cruise with my aunty and uncle.
Watching the video about the educational system in South Korea. I had more of a desire to stay more focused on my language studies.
Through the training I had in judo, I wasn’t afraid of being myself in public that much.
Seattle’s Gay Parade 2011. It was just way too much fun as a first event.
The day I started my 365 project, I was in a tank top and briefs at a cousins house. Who’d knew I’d made it this far.
I’ve noticed that since I don’t follow anyone, then I don’t have the sudden urge to create a new tab for tumblr. That’s one of the pros of unfollowing everyone, since I have more time to focus on studies and reads. The only con I can see in not following anyone, is that I lack the innovation to come up with any writing pieces. For example, I could be reading up to 5- 10 different write- ups and thus be inspired to write in response.
I assumed a majority of you would unfollow, since most of you thought I probably didn’t like your blog. I guess my assumption was right and I’m sort of happy about that. If the numbers reduce more over the next few days, you probably didn’t read the last post I made about unfollowing everyone. Or in this case, this post.
"Clarissa," he said, "please tell my North American friend why they left their countries ." He nodded his head in the direction of the stage. Three new girls were accepting the hats from the others, who jumped down and started dressing . The music switched to salsa, and as the newcomers danced, they shed their clothes to the rhythm. Clarissa held out her right hand. "I’m pleased to meet you," she said. Then she stood up and reached for our empty bottles. "In answer to Fidel’s question, these girls come here to escape brutality . I’ll bring a couple more Balboas ." After she left, I turned to Fidel . "Come on," I said . "They’re here for U.S. dollars ."
"True . But why so many from the countries where fascist dictators rule? " I glanced back at the stage . The three of them were giggling and or throwing the sailor’s cap around like a ball . I looked Fidel in the eye . ”You’re not kidding, are you?”
"No," he said seriously, "I wish I were . Most of these girls have lost their families —fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends . They grew up with torture and death . Dancing and prostitution don’t seem all that bad to them . They can make a lot of money here, then start fresh somewhere, buy a little shop, open a cafe — "
240: what does your name mean according to urban dictionary? were you named after anyone in your family, or does your name mean something special to your parents?
Stephen Greek in origin, I’ve come to the conclusion that Stephen is just about the coolest male name. Whether it’s pronounced ‘Stef-an’ or ‘Steve-en’ doesn’t matter, it’s just awesome. Steph and Stevie are also the coolest nicknames.Some famous Stephens include Stephen King, Stephen Fry, and Stephen Hawking.
Stephen is an awesome name.
I was named after a co-worker of my dads. So, in a way, Stephen has a lot of significance for them.
Of if you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for some event that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man. You’ll have lots of friends who really like you because you were such a nice hard- working guy. You spent a life playing it safe, doing the right things. But the truth is, you let life push you into submission. Deep down you were terrified of taking risks. You really wanted to win, but the fear of losing was greater than the excitement of winning. Deep inside, you and only you will know you didn’t go for it. You chose to play it safe.
Recently, I’ve thought about realizations each individual mind sees in themselves and how it affects them to the next realization as they get older. The more I thought about this idea, the more it spread to the point where I just couldn’t judge anyone. How can you judge someone in their current state, when they haven’t realized who they really are without going through their individual experiences? If you steadily think about it, those who you claim as ignorant, negative, or a pessimist can change gradually. You shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that they will be like that for life, when you haven’t considered every single aspect about them. Plus, you possibly won’t be by their side in the near future. I’ll give for those who are reading this, an example almost every person can relate to. All of you have probably heard of the term “teeny boppers”, correct? Yeah, they may act stupid, ignorant, or join superficial cliques right now, but that’s a realization that might run in the short or long term standpoint. Nothing lasts for ever and we eventually grow on to the next realization of our lives that help us evolve. Anything and everything is just a stage in our lives that we all eventually grow from. From my perspective, judging anyone is a waste of time, because you won’t know how great or versatile that person will be in the near future.
The $800 Million Formula: Slim Sales, a Goofy Name
Blogging service Tumblr has a funny name and scant revenue. It has also convinced investors it is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The New York-based company is poised to raise $75 million to $100 million in venture capital, an investment that will value the company at $800 million, people familiar with the matter said.
The lack of revenue kept some major Silicon Valley venture firms from signing onto the deal. But at least one big firm—Greylock Partners, an investor in Facebook Inc. and Groupon Inc.—is participating, the people said.
Greylock declined to comment. Tumblr declined to comment on its discussions with financiers.
Tumblr has 45 employees and combines blogging and social media. Users sign up for a free account, choose a name for their public webpage and then post whatever they like. While many blogs are elaborate, Tumblr enables short-form posts—often just a single photo or a sentence.
The service has been especially popular with the fashion community, owing to its relative ease of use and visual emphasis. About 20% of the company’s 27 million blogs are related to fashion.
The deal is the latest big investment in a New York start-up since mobile social network Foursquare Labs Inc. raised $50 million in late June, valuing it at $600 million, six times its valuation last year. Foursquare, like Tumblr, has a big and growing user base, but makes little money.
The investment significantly raises Tumblr’s valuation and highlights how interest in promising new technology companies lingers despite growing concerns about the broader economy. In December, Tumblr disclosed that it raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures in an investment that valued the company at $120 million.
Tumblr’s investors say they believe the company’s active user base gives it tremendous potential to make money. Roelof Botha, a partner with Sequoia Capital and a Tumblr director, said in an interview this May that he is impressed with Tumblr’s growth in users and page views and believes it will find a way to make money from this young, active audience.
"Questions around monetization still exist," he said. "But the company has absolute scale, massive traction, and huge growth and money-making potential."
Tumblr’s efforts to generate revenue have been mostly experimental.
"While our early initiatives are already generating meaningful revenue, there’s much more in store," founder and Chief Executive David Karp said in an email Thursday. The company’s service is growing quickly overseas as well, he said.
The company has dabbled in advertising, attracting a partnership in February with American Express for New York Fashion Week. Tumblr also has a marketplace for custom webpage themes that range in price from $9 to $49. Revenue from the marketplace, which has more than a thousand designs, is shared with the theme designers.
Tumblr had 13.4 million unique U.S. visitors in July 2011, up from 6.7 million users in December, according to industry tracker comScore Inc.
By number of users, Tumblr is still far behind the two other major blogging platforms. In July, Word Press had about 44 million users, while Blogger, which is owned by Google Inc., had about 64 million users.
If the measure is page views, however, Tumblr far surpasses those rivals. In July, Tumblr had 3.8 billion U.S. page views, up from 1.6 billion in December, said comScore. WordPress had 282 million page views, while Blogger had 718 million.
Tumblr was founded in 2007 by Mr. Karp, a high-school dropout then 20 years old, who launched the site to simplify the process of blogging.
The Tumblr name stems from tumblelog, which is a short-form mixed-media blog. Mr. Karp remains CEO.
The Business Insider reported earlier this week that Tumblr was in the process of raising investor money.
I’m going to say.. it was when I went to Vancouver, Canada for a fireworks show. I believe it was a competition between 4 different nations from around the world? It was the most amazing fireworks show I had ever seen haha. I forgot who won, but each nation put up an amazing show.
People misuse the words originality, unique, and fake a lot
It’s gets tiring when I see people constantly arguing whose fake, original, or unique. Get a dictionary and educate yourselves on what these words actually mean. Stop acting like you’re an expert on the usage of these words.
I’m going to admit some of my faults that are physical and emotional just to relieve some pressure off my chest. I don’t see these things as a negative type of situation for myself, but I feel like writing it down to see how effective it is.
I have crooked teeth, so don’t expect a nice smile from me. That’s why in the videos where I talk, I try my best not to show the bottom row of teeth.
I have a scar above my eyebrow. The cause of it was when I was fighting with my sister. She flipped me over her body and I hit the bed post corner. The wound was about half an inch deep, but it wasn’t major. Never had it stitched
I have a painful toothache I’ve been having for awhile since I haven’t pulled out my wisdom teeth yet. My stubbornness shows since I don’t want my parents to pay for the surgery.
I don’t care as much now when I lose friends whether it was I or them that cut off contact.
I cry every other night, but I don’t know why.
I act a few years beyond my age, so it’s easy to be single..
I don’t crave attention, but I question whether that’s a good or bad thing
The list could be longer, but I don’t know. This is a part of who I am and I’m comfortable sharing these faults of mine.
Through love, hate, terror, and disputes. I could never get why people constantly whine through these intricate subjects. It seems as though that you’re so lonely in the world, that you’re willing to expose a personality that people can relate or sympathize with. And when it doesn’t get enough attention as you desired in the first place, you start to let your mind wander at what you should do to get that consistent attention. Nudity and half naked bodies seems like the only way people think of to sustain that consistency. As the masses start reeling in, it gives your ego a boost. You start to build your empire and you become embodied by this newfound image that you want to share with everyone. As the recognition stacks on, you push those you don’t need to the bottom and let those that matter to you, climb to the top. They give off this impression that their well- being is far more important then your own. That’s how corrupted their minds have become.
I wonder how many of you conform to what society labels you as. How many of you try to break out of that label and what made you make that decision. I wonder how many of you can actually think for yourself, and only yourself. How many of the decisions you make in your life are actually for you w/o the consent of others needs.
I was watching a movie a few days ago called Mr. Nobody. I know I’ve been talking about it quite a lot lately, but it really got me thinking. It was about a man who could hardly remember his past, but also about the same little boy that could see the future.
We’re all Mr. and Ms. Nobody. We’re all so busy trying to lay out our futures by presuming consequence after consequence, but once it’s time for us to kick the bucket, there’s not much for us to look back on. It’s ignorant to think that our whole lives are written in stone, and what’s even more ignorant is the people that try to engrave that stone themselves. They have this image of an ideal life where they continue to make themselves grow less happy with each attempt to reach that wondrous goal. But maybe we don’t need that fancy car, high paying job, and luxurious house that we’ve been yearning for to replace that void in our lives, because maybe we’re just making ourselves even more hollow and duller by the minute.
“You have to make the right choice. As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.” Not to the point where we just stand around and wait for something to happen, but we should stop thinking “What if?” and just go with whatever feels right. Don’t deprive yourself of chances just because the second or third choice seems to be more reasonable or more offering in the long run—there’s no point in living the high life if you really had no life to live to begin with.
You’ll find out things more then ever before, if you do that. I found that if I didn’t ask enough questions about how busy you are or if you’re doing well, then that would just make myself look like a jerk. And I’ve probably done that in the past and learned from those mistakes. I used to hit up people with:
"Hey, let’s hang out today. I know you’re probably not doing anything =)"
"I’m coming over right now. Got bored at home"
"Let’s eat out tonight!"
I’ve set myself up for disappointment when I find out the person doesn’t want to hangout, but that isn’t their fault. It’s all solely my fault that I jump to assumptions so easily. But now that I’ve gotten past that phase, I see that others have and are still using that type of approach with me.
This is probably the one that gets to me the most. Its when people assume they know how you’re feeling, instead of asking “How’re you feeling right now?” It ticks me off when someone doesn’t ask questions, but relies on instincts and “vibe” to how someone currently feels at the moment. Never assume what I’m feeling at the moment, because it can hurt you or our friendship in the long run. Ask questions instead of making assumptions, because I can tell you for sure, that it helps make friendships and relationships stronger.
I absolutely despise people who think that they know you completely, even people who hang out with you or talk to you on a daily basis won’t even know every little thing about you. I can’t stand people who say “You’re not like that” or “You don’t like that”. What the fuck would you know? Do you live with me? Are you with me every single second of my life? Are you in my mind? Do you know my every thought and feeling? Have you seen underneath these clothes? Do you watch me every night in my room? Has it ever occurred to you that someone can hide things? Not tell you every spec of detail? You do not know someone inside and out unless you are that person. Don’t go around saying “you’re fake” or “that’s not you”, just shut the fuck up. Stop acting like you know someone when in truth, you probably know nothing about them.
You know, I’m going to add to this and say that you also shouldn’t assume something about someone when you don’t know what’s going through their head.