Asher’s Trip To China Part 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to part 2 of my China trip! I am overjoyed at the response of the first part, and hope that you enjoy this one too. Now, let’s continue this awesome journey!

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  • A very cool totem that is near the Forbidden Temple. I love the use of dragons that circle around the massive structure.

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  • I love the architecture of this building, and the dragons give it a very powerful aura.

 

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  • Another excellent form of architecture with very beautiful tiles.

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  • This is a beautiful bowl that’s made out of white jade. In ancient China, jade was considered to be the most expensive material.

 

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Amazing Buddhas from the Palace Museum.

 

Part 3 coming soonish

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More Fascinating Tv Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more TV Tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Getting Crap Past The Radar: This is one of my favorite, and most well-known tropes on the site. It occurs whenever a form of media puts something scandalous, or flat-out inappropriate into an otherwise family friendly TV show. It’s amazing at how many instances of this occur on TV, so I’ll give a few examples; The Yu-Gi-Oh! card Dark Necrofear was called Dark Necrophilia in the Japanese Anime, Megaman Battle Network 2 has a character asking you to “suck yo mama’s milk”, and the game is still rated E!,  and,Plankton from SpongeBob attempts suicide in the episode “One Course Meal”. 

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  • SNK Boss: This infuriating trope occurs in many great SNK fighting games, and others like King of Fighters, Marvel VS. Capcom, and The Battle Network Series. Many things cause a boss to rise to this level such as; Overpowered attacks, Cheating system limitations, or Rage-Inducing defense. Some examples of these bosses include; Goenitz from King of Fighters 96 (He can spam a wind barrier attack  that blocks everything and hits super hard), Gil from Street Fighter 3rd Strike (His attacks hit extremely hard, and he can recover his health fully if he has meter), and BassXX from Megaman Battle Network 5 Double Team DS (He has 4,000 HP, a constantly regenerating aura, moves ridiculously fast, and his attacks can do up to 700 Dmg!)  

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Asher’s Adventures In Thailand (Temple of The Emerald Buddha) aka (Wat Phra Kaew)

One of the most amazing things about Thailand was the various temples scattered throughout the country. This particular place moved me on an emotional and spiritual level. I took many pictures there, and will be discussing them below. Keep in mind that I wasn’t able to take pictures of the titular Buddha due to the amazing importance to Buddhism and Thai culture. Now, let’s begin this spiritual adventure!

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(This was the view of the temple from the outside, and it completely blew me away. The preservation of the temple is incredible, and its elegant design makes it a very popular monument.)

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(As we travel into the temple, there are many Buddhas scattered around, and each of them look different. This photo is of one of these Buddhas, and it seems to emit a serene aura. Also, behind it is a tower made out of pure gold. It’s nearly too beautiful for words.)

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(This fearsome looking creature is known as a Yaksha. Yaksha are sacred guardians of temples that ward off bandits.)

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(Here’s another picture of the interior. As you can see, many people came to the temple, to admire and respect the Buddhas. I absolutely adore the gold plated towers, and have never seen anything like it before.)

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(This particular picture is of the decor of the Grand Palace. The roof looks as if it were made out of dragon scales or ribbon candy. If you look closer, you can see the dragon insignia on each arch way. 

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(This final picture is of a golden walkway that leads to another Buddha. As you can see, the structures seem completely untouched for thousands of years.)

 

All About Music (Sundays)

  • The Beatles’ very popular White Album was first called A Doll’s House. (buzzfeed.com)

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  • Spitting some intence fire! According to the Guinness World Records, the fastest rapper is Ricky Brown. He can rap 723 syllables in 41.27 seconds! (musicradar.com)

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  • The awesome Led Zepplin song, Black Dog, was created because a black Labrador walked into the studio while they were recording. (buzzfeed.com)

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  • Fast! Jimi Hendrix wrote  the song, Little Wing,in a lightning fast 145 seconds! (buzzfeed.com)

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Manga and Nihongo Paradisu! (Fridays) I’m a huge Otaku and love everything that has to do with anime, manga, and Japanese culture.

  • It isn’t strange to eat rice with every meal, including breakfast. (factsaboutjapan.com)

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  • In Japan, more paper is used for manga than toilet paper! (sleepinggeeks.com)

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  • Slurrrp! This one is one of my favorites. When eating ramen, or other noodle dishes in Japan, you must slurp them loudly and as noisily as possible. This is not only a sign that the meal is delicious, but it is considered rude not to! (theblot.com) Ramen wa daisuki dai yo!

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  • Girl Power: Many of the most successful manga artists are female!

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  • Sumo Wrestlers eat a hearty stew called Chankonabe to fatten up their bodies. (factsaboutjapan.com)

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  • Karaoke translates to “empty orchestra” in Japanese. (factsaboutjapan.com)

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  • Geishas were originally men! (roughguides.com)

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