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"The Taiwanese government wants to approve a treaty between China which would influence most of the industry in Taiwan. Originally it would be examined by the congress, but the party of the government (KMT) try to avoid the examination, so the furious people have occupied the congress now to show their disappointment."

日本語News: 

http://japan.cna.com.tw/news/apol/201308290003.aspx

English News:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1108369

This is my country, and today, the legislature in order to pass a bill of inequality, the ruling party to turn off the monitor, captured by the microphone to announce the bill, ignoring any opposition.

Please please Reblog this post let more people to see, the government ignored the democraticwe, please let more people know. 

And sorry for my poor English. Thank you for your reblog.

Most protesters are young adults and students who are concern about the future of Taiwan. 

Saw some protesters’ update today. The police and protesters outside of the building maintained in peaceful stalemate most of the time (protest strategy was “Police moves, we move”). I am very glad to hear several stories that police were not violent (or tried to), they were only trying to stop more protesters entering the building and removing them out. There were times where people negotiate with police so that they can send supplies in. HOWEVER, our government, politicians and news outlet still sucks and they tried to paint the protest as violent. Sadly unsurprisingly, major news media in Taiwan stay silent (even when there are reporters on scene) or have a very skewered coverage on this.

Taiwan had several large-scaled protests recent year, and none of them turn violent—there’s even not a piece of trash left the street at all after thousands of people protesting. It’s very sad that we have very kind and disciplined citizens, but with very short-sighted and overall greedy politicians….

I am not against ALL potential trade treaty, but I am definitely against and disgusted by Taiwanese government when they tried to force the treaty through without lawful examination and majority people’s voice :(

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everysongaday:

HATA MOTOHIRO (秦基博) - Rain [Long Ver.] 

Original by OE SENRI (大江千里)

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Celebrating March 14, π Day!

Explore Pi Day creations from around the globe and share your own with the #piday, #pipie and #π hashtags.

This Friday, math and pastry enthusiasts around the world celebrate Pi Day, the day when the date (3/14) matches the first three digits of the mathematical constant π (3.14).

Even those with a passing interest in mathematics use today as an excuse to test their baking skills, indulge in the baking prowess of others and snap some photos and videos along the way.

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Joining “The Wall Club” (#ザ壁部) with @ka_nai

To see more photos from “The Wall Club,” browse the #ザ壁部 hashtag and follow @ka_nai on Instagram.

"One of my followers once told me that all the photos I take on Instagram are of walls, so I decided to create a hashtag for it." This is how Tokyo Instagrammer Hisayuki Kanai (@ka_nai) came up with the idea for a unique hashtag to chronicle his wall photos: #ザ壁部, literally meaning “The Wall Club” in Japanese (the English equivalent of the hashtag is #straightfacades). Until very recently, the hashtag project became the center of his life as he searched for good walls to shoot whenever he went out.

"For me, taking wall photos is not meant to be ‘photography.’ I capture walls because it is something I can find anywhere to design a square frame in interesting ways," explains Hisayuki. "The trick to shooting wall photos is to just shoot straight!" he adds. "It takes a lot of patience aligning the camera in perfect parallel with the wall."

Hisayuki’s work quickly caught the imagination of other community members and the hashtag is now widely used by many Instagrammers across the world. “I’ve actually been thanked by other strange people like me who like to take photos of walls but didn’t know what to make of it,” he says.

fred-smurf:

peel-a-potato-with-a-potato:

mystrangesilhouettes:

A look in my dream house.

The books organized by color are very satisfying to me.

i need every single one of these

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The 2014 Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival (若草山焼き) Takes Place in Nara, Japan

To see more photos and videos of Wakakusa Yamayaki, browse the #山焼き hashtag and explore the 奈良公園 (Nara Park), 若草山 山頂 and 若草山 location pages.

On the fourth Saturday of January, the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki (若草山焼き), or “Roasting of Wakakusa Mountain” festival, takes place in Nara, Japan. As the name suggests, the festival is celebrated by setting fire to the dry grass of Wakakusa Mountain, creating a hill of fire. The event begins with a dazzling fireworks show, immediately followed by a lighting ceremony held at the foot of the mountain by Shinto priests. The spectacle of fire emitted from the top of the 342-meter (1,122-foot) mountain can be viewed throughout the city of Nara and from parts of neighboring cities. Many local and visiting Instagrammers gather to capture the fireworks and blazing hillside as the fire spreads throughout the mountain.

The tradition of Wakakusa Yamayaki is thought to have evolved over hundreds of years since it began before the Edo period (1603-1867 CE). Though the exact origin of the event is unclear, several theories exist. According to one theory, Todaiji (東大寺), Kofukuji (興福寺) and Kasuga Taisha (春日大社), the three great temples of Nara, started the hill burning as an act to calm the spirit of an ancient burial mound on the peak of the mountain. Another theory claims that the mountain was burned due to a boundary dispute between Todaiji and Kofukuji.

fulifuli:

What do you see, Will?

fulifuli:

What do you see, Will?

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