humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

skating-onquicksand

every episode of scooby doo

  • guy: something spooky's happening
  • fred: k we'll come check it out
  • fred: daphne, velma come with me
  • daphne: lol okei
  • shaggy: but scooby and i are terrified of everything why do you always fucking send us off alone
  • velma: shut up you two
  • shaggy and scooby: *run into monster*
  • scooby: RAGGY
  • shaggy: *oblivious to everything*
  • scooy: RAAAAGGGGGY
  • shaggy: zoinks!
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 1*
  • shaggy and scooby: *meet up with fred, velma, and daphne*
  • fred: what happened?
  • shaggy: M-M-MONSTER
  • velma: uh oh
  • monster: boo
  • all: AAAAH
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 2*
  • *they run into one room and come out of another one, i don't fucking know how that's possible*
  • velma: my glasses! i lost my glasses!
  • monster: *picks up velma's glasses and hands them to her*
  • velma: thanks. ....JINKIES!
  • *the monster chases them accompanied by fun music: part 3*
  • monster: whoops i tripped
  • scooby: i captured you
  • *they pull the monster's mask off*
  • fred: oh look it's the suspicious guy we met at the beginning of the episode who was super suspicious and greedy and he wanted money
  • suspicious guy: and i would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids and your dumb dog
  • scooby: ROOBY ROOBY ROO
  • all: *laugh*