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"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and
some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
-William Shakespeare
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"Bitch, don’t kill my vibe"

Anne and Jimmy killin’ them notes with rap-turned-musical songs. Love it!

Hanoi to Saigon #khmernewyear #travel #vietnam


Capturing the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

To view more photos and videos of cherry blossoms and hanami parties throughout Japan, browse the #, #花見 and #お花見 hashtags on Instagram.

In Japan, sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, stand as the symbolic flower of spring and start appearing all over the country as the seasons change. During this season, rows of cherry trees with their pastel-pink crowns transform the country and shower the streets in falling petals. People go out to gardens, streets and parks for hanami (花見), or flower viewing, to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the mild weather after the long, cold winter. Often, hanami involves picnicking in the best sakura locations and enjoying food and drinks with friends under cherry trees. The blooming of sakura begins from the south around late March and spreads northward through the beginning of May.

Want to see more photos and videos from some of the most famous sakura locations in Japan? Explore the location pages below:

"I feel that there’s so many things in my life that I’m beginning again. I feel that I’m at a starting point - at least I’m giving you the honest interview, not some fucking pre-canned interview."



Jared Leto

Jared’s role as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club was phenomenon - allowing him to earn the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Loved his acceptance speech:

"… To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.

[Then he did the typical Oscar thank you….before moving one to a more heartfelt subject:]

This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you…” 


Read Sheryl’s new philosophy here.

The waiter gave me a rose and wished me, “Happy Women’s Day!” this evening. Thank you. Happy Women’s Day to all the beautiful, strong and inspiring women on this planet. Women hold Half the Sky

Mai N. ‏@valerie_1211  6m
Really enjoyed @TheAcademy #awards this yr. Best moment goes to the #selfies. Congrats to all the winners & nominees.

Really enjoyed this yr. Best moment goes to the . Congrats to all the winners & nominees.

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When I first found the “bad video” it had 4 million hits. I knew when I had a my own video hit that many views things would come full circle. Unknowingly brave started back then and BRAVE will continue for the rest of my life. #thankyou #grateful

Thank you lizziebeautiful for always motivating me to think positive.

"Whatever God you believe in, we come from the same on. Strip away the fear, underneath it’s all the same love" - Same Love, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grammys 2014

Big congrats to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their huge Grammy win.


"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." - Henry Ward Beecher via @holstee #100happydays

Thank you, nettra for sharing this invaluable quote.

The #beachtrip, Jan 2-4 #2014. Thank you @asaerika for providing us the exotic resort. #emario

2013, you have been harsh to me. It was one heck of a long and rough year. 2014, be nice to me.


Hello everyone! It is less than 24 hours to a new day, a new month and a new year. After months of hard work, we are proud to officially launch and present to you our school’s website! For those who are interested in learning how to play an instrument - from the piano to the guitar and many more, please check out our school’s website at

To an exciting and prosperous 2014 - Happy New Year!

Srornos Music School (via Facebook)