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Manila submerged. Please signal boost, along with the emergency hotlines and donation links:
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS.
Several of my country men and women are chest-deep in flood because of Typhoon Maring’s (international name: Trami) relentless rains. The sun hasn’t come out for days in Metro Manila and we need your help.
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- National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines: (02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668, (02) 911-1873
- Red Cross hotline: 143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95
- DSWD: (632)931-81-01 to 07, local 426 (Disaster Response Unit); (02) 951-7119
- PAGASA: 433-8526
- NDRRMC: 911-1406
- MMDA Flood Control: 882-4177
- PNP: 117
- Philippine Cost Guard: 527-6136
- Philippine Red Cross: 911-1876
- Bureau of Fire Protection: 729-5166
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yi peng (second full moon) lantern festival in chiangmai, thailand. wish lanterns, also known as khoom loy or khoom fay, are symbolic in thailand of problems and worries floating away. photos: ng chai hock, pansiri pikunkaew, taradol chitmanchaitham
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups.
All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.
His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: 50 pounds of pots rated an “A”, 40 pounds a “B”, and so on.
Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot — albeit a perfect one — to get an “A”.Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity.
It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work-and learning from their mistakes — the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.
David Bayles and Ted Orland, “Art and Fear”
Perfection is intimidating. I think most artists’ blocks come from the fear of creating something imperfect.
This is seriously such an important quote. Learning to understand this - as well as the concept of perfectionism as a sunk investment, or one with diminishing returns - has seriously liberated me from a crippling inability to *do* pretty much anything I wanted to do. Such a life-changing thing to understand.