Confucius says, "BE A LOTUS.." which means no matter how ugly, how evil, and how sinful everyone around you might become, do not allow yourself to be stained. A lotus remains beautiful even if it lingers in the filthy waters of the pond. Don't be contaminated, do not be influenced by worthless means. Remain radiant among the shadows of darkness.. Be a lotus.. It has to start with one to fill the pond with more. (◦'ں'◦)
"Never feel bad if some relations don’t work out. Be grateful to Allah always because He knows what is best for us. People who are not meant for us just walk away from us while people who are meant to stay in our life make their own way."
I know it’s easier to say, but our life meant to move forward. After all, we are going to leave this worldly life. One day. (via saturindu)
Long exposures photos of “Japan cherry blossoms” byArixxx
We often see photos of the fascinating and busy city life of Tokyo, however, sometimes it is good to slow down and show other parts of Japan. Photographer Arixxx focuses on taking pictures of nature and nighttime scenes in Hitachi.
I actually love the way people look naturally—without any makeup on, you know—when people first wake up. The tousled hair, the bare face, the fresh eyes after being suppressed in darkness all night. It’s sensitive vulnerability, the true person is revealed and is free from all masks. I think people are beautiful the way they are.
It’s been another year Arashists! 2012 has been quite a big year for Arashi. So let’s take time and appreciate all of their hard works and achievements for this year. These are only a part of what they have done for 2012 though. Arashi-san, otsukaresama deshita! Advanced Happy New Year everyone!