Category Archives: thematic

I love dumpsters.

A slight echo of the first post I’ve made on this blog. Some of the best tags and street art I’ve seen on Vancouver have been on dumpsters, where they’re guaranteed to last longer than anywhere else except in skid row. It is also common for dumpsters to be transported throughout the city, reaching an audience rivaled only by train cars.

Orca by Norali?

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Life. quoted.

No one ever won a war by dying for their country- G.S. Patton II

General George Smith Patton Jr., known as “America’s Fightingest General” was best known for his command of the Seventh United States Army and also the Third United States Army during WWII. This famous quote (slightly modified) came from one of his infamous speeches to the Third United States Army:

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. (May 31st, 1944)

The second line I have for you today is not really a quote but more of an existentialist rhetorical question:

Who are you today?

Is it ironic how slightly reshuffling the order of the letters in “who” gives us one of the most common questions we will ever be asked? How do we even begin to answer this question? Who are you today? Who am I?

 

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New year, new resolutions

One life no regrets. Image credit: Lillienne Zen, find her on Twitter here.

I love this sticker, the message, and especially the little detail on “I”! Unfortunately, the popular/infamous way to express such a message among the 15-25 demographic nowadays is _ _ _ _. I’ll let you fill in the blanks.

Thanks, Lillienne for the photo!

If anyone would like to send in submissions, you guys can message me at sivfreiheit91 [at] gmail [dot] com. Make sure you include an appropriate subject line so I don’t disregard it as spam!

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Getting the pulse of a foreign city

A 13 hr flight away, on another continent, speaking another language, colonized by another people. Macau, a small city a ferry ride away from Hong Kong, populated with hotels and casinos to rival those of Las Vegas. An imitation of an imitation but a good one nonetheless. A city of a vibrant but sometimes highly cynical people, dependent on tourists from mainland China, and yet distrustful and uncomfortable with this relationship. There are so many things I can comment on about this city, a place where I have many memories of since I was a small child. Many of the things I’ve observed here during my recent trip almost made me lose faith in humanity, and yet, there may still be hope.

The symbol at the top of the angel’s head is a tag found in many areas of Macau, as far-flung as the regions of Cotai and Taipa.

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Academic graffiti?

Phelix was here.

Pretty awesome picture of the Clock tower with the central library (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) in the background. Just a piece of paper taped onto a door. 10 points for Gryffindor if you know where it’s from! Just one of two sightings I’ve had of Phelix on campus (don’t ask me where the other one is, I’ve been trying to find it again to no avail).

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