kyungsoo getting shy when the mc talked about his popularity
kyungsoo getting shy when the mc talked about his popularity
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.
Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.
The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.
Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it.
Kyungsoo’s strong dislike for aegyo
Let’s get this straight cause it seems so EXO-L don’t understand. This is Luhan. Anyone that knows Luhan OR even glances at a picture of him knows this is Luhan. What the fuck, why can’t you accept EXO still supports WYF? Just cause’ you don’t see his whole face, you FUCKING KNOW this is Luhan. You just don’t want to believe the truth.
IS THIS TRUE????
WHAT IS THIS?! DID HE POST THIS ON WEIBO? I’M IN TEARS
Anonymous said: Hi I'm really self conscious cause I'm fat and ugly and no one ever likes me what do I do? :(( also I know you will say everyone is beautiful but I'm really not I've been confused for a fat guy before :((
When I was in high school, I was really fat. Well, I up until now I am still fat but during that time, I am 30 pounds heavier. I wore glasses and I had short hair. Sometimes when I ordered in fast food restaurants, the cashier would greet “what’s your order sir.. err.. mam?” When I went inside stores, the sales persons would ask “how may i help you sir… errr.. mam?” It was like that for many years. It is extra hard for me because being tall and fat in an Asian country is really odd. Most asian girls are petite and small and skinny so when people see fat girls, they tend to make fun of them. To be honest, I still am mistaken as a dude because of my big voice but what can I do? Can I change my voice? I really have big bones so I cannot slim like skinny slim. When I entered college, I told myself “this has to change” so I tried going on a diet program. I played basketball the whole summer before my sophomore year in college, I watched what I eat. eventually I lost a few pounds and without even trying harder because I was busy at school and because I was a poor college student I had no enough money for food so I lost more weight. I also stopped wearing glasses and bought contact lenses, grew my hair long, change my outfit a bit so I can appear more lady like. I know I do not have a pretty face compared to most women but I felt more confident with my body then. I felt more comfortable and it radiated because couple of men started asking me out and some people told me I look blooming. I felt good.
Yes, we would say you are beautiful because you are. You just have to find it in yourself to believe it and work on it. I embrace all women with bigger body structure because I am a fat lady too. I know it is hard but we cannot just let them take us down. If we cannot lose those pounds, we should just maximize what we have. We should also try to improve ourselves a bit. No one can help us if we wont help ourselves.
The first picture is me and my twinbrother when we were 3 years old. The second picture is me on my brother’s funeral. He was 18 years old and killed himself. I don’t care if this ruins your blog. I want you to reblog this and make a statement.
The first picture is worldfamous. Even Kendall Jenner posted it on her instagram account.We were on the news because no one knew that the picture was 15 years old. But people need to realize that life isn’t as pretty as the picture tells us. Life is cruel. Just like our society. And I’ve lost my best friend because of it. Teenagers are suppose to have fun, instead of thinking about killing themselves.
I hope this will get to Kendall Jenner and she’ll defend my statement. Because no one will probably listen to me…
tao didn’t choose this cruel life, the cruel life chose tao