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JAPAN- Reality VS Expectation

Tue Jul 7, 2015, 3:55 AM

HIII! /////////// :iconkissinguplz:

I´m finally(sadly) home from Japan!! 
If you wanna see some pictures you can go and check out my Instagram-->

It was such a fun trip! A great experience and I never wanted to leave! AHHH
I´ll tell you guys as briefly as I can but the journal will be pretty long so bare with me! ///3///
How the trip went itself will be in another journal!

Expectations meets reality (Yami POV)

Japan is Expensive???

NO!! Not at all. If you are like me and come from a Scandinavian country (North of Europe) Japan will be cheaper than what it is here! So for me it was a gold mine of goodies! The prices was either the same or cheaper. But definitely not more expensive! 
Also this is probably due to the fact the Yen (Japanese money currency) has been lowered in value. So when I exchanged my Swedish money to Yen, I got more money than I would´ve 10 years ago!

So right now is a very good time for Nordic people to go Japan if you want to take advantage of the prices! 

Japanese people are quiet, shy and stiff?

NO! The only place this would apply would probably be on the trains, were people are expected to be quiet due to so many people sleeping on the trains!
I totally got the impression from YouTubers and the like that Japanese people would be quiet like mice on restaurants and cafés--- BUT THEY ARE NOT.
They are laughing, they are cheering and they talk with such joy and speed.
Both me and my mother started to cry on the first day here because we never seen or felt so much joy around us. Everyone looked SO happy.
They made us Swedish people look like quiet mice in comparison ahaha!

Japanese people don´t smoke?

THEY DO! A LOT! Surprisingly--
Almost every Café and restaurant have a "smoking" and "non-smoking" area.
Same with the hotels. While in Sweden Smoking is forbidden in most eating places. Japanese people are so keen about their health so it really surprised me to see so many smokers in the cafés! It smelled horrible ugh!
Once when we saw a really cute café with really appealing food, both me and a japanese lady was on our way in--- and quickly went out waving our hands.
Thankfully more and more cafés are taking the smoking areas away!

I wouldn´t mind it, if it didn´t affect me!
Can´t they at least have a door between the smoking are and non smoking?
Because it didn´t matter much if you were in the non-smoking area when all the smoke still flew over to your side!

Also smoking was more common among men, while in Sweden smoking is the most common among women.

Japanese people are prude?

Yes and no!
While you would see girls wearing the shortest of skirts and shorts EVERYWHERE and tigh highs--- which is considered "sexual" here in the west--- it was not there!
EVERYONE HAD IT. Even small young girls. 
But showing cleavage or that your boobs are existing--??? NOPE
Not okay it seems. 
NOBODY of all the millions of people I walked by, had a cleavage. Most people was covered up to the neck even though it was so warm!

EVERY clothing I own had a low low V cut and shows plenty of cleavage.
So I got a lot of whispers about me as they probably assumed I didn´t understand ahaha.
I had to borrow my mothers pink shirt (that looked like a dress on me and you can see me wearing it while shopping at Liz Lisa) because it had the least lowest cut around the boobies! TAT;;
I did my best to find clothing more cultural acceptable but it was so hard because my body shape was way too curvy for the japanese clothing style.
Most skirts didn´t manage to go up over my hips, and the shirts buttons exploded at my chest area. Or I couldn´t even drag them over.

I managed to buy ONE set of clothes that JUST fit me but gosh it was hard--!
And I´m not even that curvy---

A tip for all girls that wanna shop Japanese clothing--- BRING YOUR SMALLEST BRAS. Unless you have A size in boobs you will have problem getting the stuff on you ahaha ♥

Oh, and no low cut shirts. People will stare. And whisper, a lot.

Also just wanted to say that the reason the girls can wear such super mini skirts here is because basically EVERY dress and skirt has built in silky shorts beneath! 
Hence the reason I think everyone feels safe going around in such things!

Japan barley has any nature?

NOPE! they have TONS of nature! Tbh I have never seen this much nature in my LIFE and I live in the wood areas of Sweden!
Gosh, it was so packed with trees and green it felt like a fantasy world!
And tress was so HUGE, like I said when I saw them "Look like Totoro trees".
The movie really did not exaggerate! 
Everything was beautiful, so green, and looked like it had been there for thousands of years! It was extremely impressive!
If you are not much for the city life, and like to explore nature of different countries-- Japan is definitely a place I can recommend! ♥

This was most of the things I could think of right now---
Feel free to ask any questions and I´ll try to answer them! :iconbunnyloveplz:

Ok first of I stole this from my dear Dekushake xD (Just looks fun to do)

Second, if you're uncomfortable or not too found of sexual shit, click away pls
Third, sorry to all of those who thought I was that innocent, i- Hell no you knew i wasn't at all.


1. Do you watch/read pornography?
A lot. "My reading manga" is my treasure.
So well. Manga porno count?

2. Would you ever consider making (acting or directing) a porno?
Sound fun :iconjimgagaplz:

3. Are you a virgin?
Pfff, no.

5. Happy that way?
How i couldn't? 

6. Are there any friends you've thought about sex with?
Well yah

7. Any of your friends you HAVE had sex with?
If i say i had one sexfriend yup.

8. Someone famous you would have sex with?
I dreamed last time of Angelina Jolie. It was a kiss but then. :icondatassplz:

9. Attracted to (men/women)?

10. Have you ever kissed or had sex with someone of the same sex?

11. What's your sexuality?

12. Do you masturbate?
It's natural thing. :iconshibeplz:

13. How often? Lately?
It's been long time gud, i have my boy now hoho

14. Do you want someone aggressive or passive in bed?
Both is good

15. Would you choose love or money?

16. Have you ever had sex in the shower or the bath?
hellah nooooooooo i hate it :iconbeangagaplz:

17. Would you rather oral or anal?
Oral :iconroxbury2plz:

18. Would you rather be the dominant partner, or the submissive partner in a relationship?
Prefer to be the dominant, however I dont mind being the submissive from time to time

19. Would you ever want to be tied?
NO :iconstunplz:

20. Would you ever want to tie someone up?
Love it :iconaaah-plz:

21. Ever offered to tie someone up?

22. Anyone ever offered to tie you up?
I said no.

23. Would you rather your sexual partner be shaved, or unshaved?
Doesn't matter 

24. Are you a flirt?
I'm a lot for fun

25. Where is the most romantic place you have had sex?
only bed, bed is the perfect place. IT'S FOR DAT

26. Where is the weirdest place you have had sex?

27. Have you ever been caught having sex?

28. Do you own sexy underwear?
hell no

29. Have you ever been to a strip club? 

30. Ever been to a bar just to get sex?

31. Ever been kicked out of a bar or a club for sexual reasons?

32. Ever been picked up in a bar?
Well about question 30, i've found :iconpelvicthrustplz:

33. Pee games?
:iconohokplz: no

34. Have you ever been in an "adult" store?

35. Bought something from an adult store?

36. Do you own any sex toys?
You wanna know huh? :iconjimgagaplz:

37. If yes, how many and what are they?
Still wanna know huh? :iconiggybrowsplz:

38. Does anyone have naughty pics of you or are you on film?
May someone, but it's been long time, she may deleted them since, for sure :iconomgcryplz:

39. Your weakness?
Shoulders and back :iconenglandwtfplz:

40. Favorite features on a sexual partner?
Attentive & lovely

41. Have you ever had sex with someone and called them the wrong name?
hellah no

42. Have you ever had phone sex?

43. Have you ever had cyber sex?

44. Your best features are?

45. What's your favorite sexual position?
No one in particularity

46. Would you have sex with music playing?

47. If yes, what song?

No seriously, i don't know. :iconwthenglandplz:

48. Favorite word for sex (fucking, humping, shagging…)?

49. Whispering or screaming?
Totally depends on if it's doing soft or aggressive

50. When you want to have sex with someone, what do you do about it?
Sweet hug and french kiss dude

51. Would you consider tying up someone and hurting them / being tied and having someone hurt you?
'm not like that

52. Would you consider tying someone up and tickling them / being tied and having someone tickle you?
Sound fun :iconenglandlookscoolplz:

53. Would you rather be on top?

54. Sex on a holiday? (Easter/Halloween/etc..)
Why nah?

55. How much would you do for your sexual partner?
Anything i think

sound cool :iconaaah-plz:

57. Sex before marriage?

58. Pussyfart.
Step 1 : *embarassed* :iconamericaspazzplz:
Step 2 : *lmao* :iconamericahappyspazzplz:

59. Tongue in your private area?

60. Tongue in your bellybutton?
Lol wu-?

61. Zodiac sign (yours, and sexual partner's)?
Imma Leo, he's Aries

62. Tips to turn you on?
massage... :iconarnoldgagaplz:

63. Have you ever been pregnant/got a girl pregnant?
Ew no NO NOOOOOOOOO :iconthrowplz:

64. Ever done any illegal drugs?
Weed is illegal in France k

65. Have you ever cheated on someone?
Once, well, difficult to say

66. Ever been cheated on?
May yes, may not

67. Have you ever taken a naked picture of yourself?
For an ex-partner

68. Have you ever taken a naked picture of someone else?

I feel nude now haaaah.
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World, People, Art....

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 7, 2015, 7:44 AM

:iconpointrightplz:PORTUGAL RANKS SECOND


Portugal remains the second best country in the world at receiving and integrating immigrants into society, according to the leading international study in the field, known as MIPEX, which in its latest edition shows that despite the crisis the country managed to increase its points total.

Among the 167 factors analysed, access to healthcare, education and permanent housing stand out as less positive in Portugal, while employment, action against discrimination, the process of gaining nationality and the reuniting of families gain the most post.

According to the study, Portugal is the southern European country best at fighting discrimination and promoting quality.


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Is vent art ok?

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 7, 2015, 4:37 AM

:bulletorange:Vent art :

"Art that someone makes to let out a feeling, usually a negative feeling like anger or sadness.
Venting your feelings out on the canvas."

I've been disgussing the topic of vent art with a few people 
lately and I would like to see what 
you guys think about it.

So is vent art ok ?

Some people say yes.They support the right of every artist to draw whatever 
they like.Art is a form of expression , every piece
you create also has a piece of yourself in it.

However the most people I've talked to seem to have some issues with it.
According to their opinion, vent art is unpleasant ,it makes
them awkward towards the artist and it's done for 
nothing more but attention.

I've personally never done any vent art (as far as I remember at least?)
cause I don't like expressing myself that way.
But even if I did I wouldn't publish it i guess.
Or if I really liked the outcome I would 
post it after a while, when i'd be feeling better maybe.

That cause of the poeple who being negative 
about vent art.Or more like, people 
are negative about mental instability.
Depression is unpleasant both for the person going through it 
and the people around them.
You're not fun when you're not okay.

So same goes for anything that refletcts that instability,in this
case your art.

So if I could sum up my opinion from this it would propably be :
It' ok to draw vent art but avoid publishing it for your own good.

Of course each occasion is different , some pieces
are milder than others, some people try to pass 
a message with vent art,or it's indeed done
for attention sometimes.I'm only trying to make a 
general conclusion over here.

I tried to keep this short and not analyse things that much cause this is about 
your opinion not mine.I want to hear what you have to say 
so go ahead and share your own thoughts!

Image by KatieAlves

Image by KatieAlves
Some of you may know already, but I bought a tiny house! I've been busy fixing it up and the kitchen is finally complete. The before and after picture is just of the kitchen as we're still finishing the rest of the house. The top left picture is when we first went to view the house. The bottom is when the lady got all her piles and piles of crap out. Then the right is the finished product. Or at least just about. Plus a fat cat modelling on the floor. 
Let me know if you guys want to see more of my house as we finish it, let me know! 
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What IS Photojournalism?

Mon Jul 6, 2015, 4:06 PM by tanikel:icontanikel:

Photojournalism Week

Welcome to Photojournalism Week!  @timothysim and I will be sharing some of our hard-earned knowledge (I can't speak for Tim, but some of mine had to be beat in ;p) about the world of photojournalism.  Who's excited?  :w00t!:

If you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

To kick-start the week, let's talk about what photojournalism is:

”I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”
                                                                                  - James Nachtwey

Photographers often capture nouns.  It’s the whole reason for the image, right?  Well, photojournalism is all about the verbs.  Photojournalists have just seconds to capture key elements of events, to tell the story.  Photojournalism gives us newsworthy photographs wherein the primary motivation is to recount a story. The photographer will not disturb the natural events of the scene (such as posing their subjects or asking them to reenact the scene).  

In the real world, the photographs are accompanied by at least two sentences that tell the ’who, what, when, where and why of the image.  These sentences are known as captions or cutlines.  They inform the reader of what’s going on with the image.  We'll be going over some of the basics of caption writing in another journal.  

Accuracy of the image is vital to photojournalism.  Journalists are ethically bound to not change anything about the story – no cloning out of unsightly poles, adding elements to the scene, or even removing blemishes.  If it happened, it happened.  At most, they can do basic editing such as correcting white-balance, slight sharpening, a push on the saturation, etc.  Photojournalism isn’t fine art, it’s not the photographer’s job to make anyone look pretty.


Photographs documenting concerts, audience, and the life and careers of musicians and artists.

Metallica I by HenriKack Dionysos by psykozz Best Of Both Worlds 02'45 by astrsk Perttu Kivilaakso by finkycake


Photographs used to chronicle significant & historical events in a truthful and objective manner.

Priest in Union by digitalgrace Final Goodbye by contains-mild-peril Propane by Injato Angels of The Dump 2 by henster311


Photographs of military personnel, equipment, or other related images that document the armed forces around the world. This does not include posed moments involving service members or airsoft.  

Humanitarian Aid by Greg-frey Long Day by SomeoneFunny McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle by Daniel-Wales-Images Mas-E-Qaleh_001 by arkady001


Photographs covering natural events and/or the results of such occurrences.  Some examples include floods, fires, and hurricanes.  

Boulder Ablaze by kkart Hurricane Sandy Branch by crunklen Buried by Shadow-and-Flame-86 unwelcome visitors by VaggelisFragiadakis


Photojournalism photography that does not fit into any of the other categories.

Mutts and other humans I by fuxs no belief allowed by bruised--vein Tribute to Firefighters by Corvidae65 Salted Life XX by NunoCanha


Photographs documenting people in a newsworthy setting, where the focus is telling a story in strictly journalistic terms.  This category is often used for lifestyle journalism, depicting scenes of everyday life.  

Take me home by GMBAkash Summertime by IvanAndreevich Concerning manly things by younghappy Tailor Adnan by oscarsnapshotter


Photographs documenting the forms of creative activity that are performed live, such as drama, music and dance.

Puppeteers at work by lucia-eggenhoffer Curtidores de Hongos by Mauricioluis The show by ahmedwkhan In motion by Thoum


Newsworthy photographs in which the location or setting is the main focus.  One example is Stamatis' photo of the fire raging in Athens. It is a good landscape view of the city yet tells the story of what happened. This is the difference between other ordinary APN (Animal Plants and Nature) pictures.

Close Call by amesho Bagan by AndyMumford Early morning by nooreva Fire in Athens by StamatisGR


Photographs depicting political events. Communicating some kind of political message, or depicting people trying to make a change.

Damnation by AriCaFoix En memoria de... by AriCaFoix No More Killing by V-E-S-S-I-E-L Egyptian Revolution 048 by MahmoudYakut


Photographs documenting public events (such as rallies, riots, marches, protests) in a newsworthy setting and in strictly journalistic terms.

Shake It Out by Wreathe Beach Party by Miguel-Santos dondolasi. by mudri Celebration of Light by KobraPhotography


Photographs documenting sporting events, their locations, the equipment, or the athletes in the wide world of sports.

Over the Bar by RoieG Dust by kelhus Two Definitions of Flight by 1pen Football on the Beach by IsacGoulart


Photographs documenting a wedding or the reception in strictly journalistic terms.  Candid images of the bride getting ready or the groomsmen joking around; these images are not posed portrait photographs.  

wedding hands - II by ahmedwkhan 18 by ssvisualmaker wedding dance by alexkatana Lena and Andrew by Zepr

Short tutorial I put together. Let me know about future topics you'd like to see!
Okay so i'm going to make pixel icons for everyone that comments. They are going to look like this. 
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1. If you do want one you must link this journal on your own journal. 
2. Link me your oc ref 
3. One icon per person alright? 


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Tue Jul 7, 2015, 2:03 AM

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