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Christine Lee
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For the holidays this year, I'm raising money for charity : water:
http://mycharitywater.org/christines-holiday-fundraiser

I did some research on the organization and 100% of the money raised goes directly to fund water project costs in the field.

Lack of access to clean water is an issue that causes far too many deaths (it's the 2nd leading killer of children worldwide). The effort spent on collecting water is especially damaging to women, who could use that time to earn extra income and complete their education.

I'm asking everyone to redirect any christmas gifts to this campaign instead. Thanks in advance for your support!
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I Am Malala Yousafzai #InternationalDayOfTheGirl  
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The +United Nations has declared that today, October 11th, is the International Day Of The Girl. I choose to honor today with the story of a young woman whom I didn't know until this week. Her name is Malala Yousafzai, and she is from Pakistan. This young woman (she's 14) has been fighting for the right for young women in her country to attend school despite the violent rule of the Taliban. Unfortunately, she was shot this week by the Taliban for continuing to advocate for children's education. She's currently laying in a hospital on a ventilator fighting for her life.

Malala, I may just be one woman, but I love and respect you for believing in your self and in the right for empowered women to have a place in this world.

You can find out more about her story and watch a documentary about the Swat region of Pakistan here. Note: There is graphic imagery on the video. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/world/asia/pakistan-erupts-in-anger-over-talibans-shooting-of-malala-yousafzai.html

You can also learn more about the education and support of the young women of the world at +10x10 and at their site: http://10x10act.org/10x10-the-film/

photo courtesy of the +The New York Times and Getty Images 
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WHALE RAINBOW!!!!!

+Gia Chung +Dennis Mo +Kathleen Li see?  whale-ing isn't all bad. ;)
 
Whale Rainbow

Here's a short video that'll brighten the rest of your day. Not just water comes out of this whale’s blowhole, but a rainbow, too!
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Double whale rainbow would have been even better.
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Butt kicking run up moraga steps with my roomie +Kathleen Li !!

Up... And down... And up... And down...
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Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

On life’s constant little limitations

Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

On expectations

Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

On why we are scared of the dark

Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction.

On the unspoken truth behind the education system

Calvin: As you can see, I have memorized this utterly useless piece of information long enough to pass a test question. I now intend to forget it forever. You’ve taught me nothing except how to cynically manipulate the system. Congratulations.

On the cruel reality of commercial art

Hobbes: Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.

On the tragedy of hipsters

Calvin: The world bores you when you’re cool.

On the tears of a clown

Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?

Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.

Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

On the falling of sparrows (or providence’s lack of a timetable)

Calvin: Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.

On why winter is the cruellest of seasons

Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

On the gaping hole in contemporary art’s soul

Calvin: People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.

On playing Frankenstein with words

Calvin: Verbing weirds language.

On realising God is more Woody Allen than Michael Bay

Calvin: They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.

Hobbes: Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.

Calvin: We need more special effects and dance numbers.

On why ET is real

Calvin: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

On looking yourself in the mirror

Hobbes: So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?

On the future

Calvin: Trick or treat!

Adult: Where’s your costume? What are you supposed to be?

Calvin: I’m yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you’re old and weak. Am I scary, or what?

On the truth

Calvin: It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

http://bookriot.com/2012/02/06/sixteen-things-calvin-and-hobbes-said-better-than-anyone-else/
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so true! calvin is my go-to philosopher :P
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LOL +Eric Hwang noticed this NBC fail on the Olympics website: "For the first time in Olympic beach volleyball history, two women's teams will meet for the gold medal." -___-
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I'm still waiting for the Mens-Mens pair figure staking event.  #bladesofglory  
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find the perfect avocado!  +Randy Li should find this useful. :)

though one of the commenters suggests pushing the stem down into the avocado instead.
 
Want an easier way to determine if an avocado is ripe?
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thanks +Jennifer Huang for the share!

+Dennis Mo +Paul Cheng +Kathleen Li (for your trip to taiwan) :)
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includes a good video on running form...
 
It turns out it's not as simple as putting on shoes and hitting the streets.
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So awesome.
 
Didn't get enough of yesterday's Venus Transit?

Here's a time-lapse video of yesterday's stunning celestial show.

#venustransit   #transitofvenus   #astronomy  
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