On a shoot one day, I noticed that my friend (who has been wearing contact lenses about as long as I have) was struggling to open a new contact lens vial. When I offered to show her how to do it in a less troublesome way, she was surprised that there was such a method. I’ve also seen other people do stuff like open them with pliers, which is a bit too much and potentially unhygienic.
So I decided that maybe I should post about it to help out other people who might be struggling with their lens vials. You could hurt yourself on the metal parts of the seal (I know I have) so hopefully this will let you avoid that. I just learned it when I noticed the engraved arrow on the side of the seal and just tried stuff from there.
Hi, Jin! I'm Rachel. I've been "following" your work for a few years now, starting at DeviantART. I'm not into cosplay, myself, but I always enjoy seeing your photos and posts documenting such. Plus, you're just an all-around great person, as far as I can see. I recently realized that I've never heard your voice. Which isn't a big deal, really... but it got me curious. Are there any videos out there featuring your voice? ...Or, would you be willing to record a short something? :)
Hi, Rachel! Thank you for the kind words. You are so sweet. And now I must apologize for to answer your question I shall link a video that might persuade you to lose your respect for me. Hahaha!
Here is a video of me and my friends in a karaoke room. Our voices get mixed together at times but at 0:57 it’s kind of hard to miss me.
For some of you guys, this may be your first time hearing my voice. I’m sorry it had to be like this. Hahaha!
Can you reccomend any other songs besides the MCR songs that are particularly uplifting or inspiring? :) x
One that always gets to me is Every New Day by Five Iron Frenzy. That’s where I got the username behindinfinity. If you’d like to read my post about that, it’s over HERE.
I’m not exactly Christian and even if there are religious tones in the lyrics, I appreciate the bigger picture painted by the song. It’s basically a song about life — our changing perspectives as we live and learn, the struggles we face, and finding strength in the darkest times. It’s a beautiful, meaningful song and the progression towards the end always lifts my spirits.
A song I found comforting was All Is Full of Love by Björk, though I had for sentimental reasons grown fond of the cover performed by Death Cab for Cutie.
You’ll be given love You’ll be taken care of You’ll be given love You have to trust it
Maybe not from the sources You have poured yours Maybe not from the directions You are staring at
The lyrics are concise and the melody is pretty simple, but I think that’s part of the reason it made such an impact on me. It almost feels like a mantra I’m whispering to myself, echoing inside my own head. (This sounds a little creepy and maybe I am a little bit creepy.)
I think something a lot of people deal with is feeling overlooked or taken for granted, or living with the weight of unrequited love. This song is a reminder that even when things don’t work out the way we had hoped, good things can still come from where they are least expected.
Those two songs I’ve mentioned are pretty serious, so I feel like throwing in something fun. This is a song that makes me think about my friends — We Are Golden by MIKA.
(Although it is in a non-vulgar way, Mika dances around in tiny white shorts in this video so I thought I’d give a fair warning just in case you’re at school or work or something, hahah)
It’s a song that touches on self-discovery as we grow up, along with the some of the stuff that comes with it: being misunderstood, feeling confused, doing things others might consider crazy. However, there seems to be a sense of fun and a healthy dose of reckless abandon that makes me feel that no matter what others might think of us, as long as we are happy and being true to who we are, we are golden. :)
”By the time a girl is 17, she has seen more than 250,000 messages about what she is supposed to look like.” [Source]
We grow up surrounded by photographs of women with every flaw carefully photoshopped out - and then are told that we can be as thin as they are, as beautiful as…
Take part of this video project that aims to tell people:It’s okay to look the way you do. You are beautiful.
They’re looking for volunteers. You can take a video of your makeup process, share a video of yourself voicing out what you think, take a picture of yourself holding up a message, share information — there’s a lot of ways you can help.
There’s a whole lot more information in the full post. I hope you could take the time to read and contribute, or simply spread the word about this project.
If you believe in this, especially if you would have needed to hear something like this when you were younger — use your voice and make it count. <3