Plan of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan compared to present layout, Mexico City
"We must be very careful to avoid the use of the term “tribe” to describe these ethnic groups. “Tribe,” Ukpo points out, is largely a racist term. The Ibo and Hausa-Fulani of Nigeria are each made up of five to ten million people, a figure comparable to the number of, say, Scots, Welsh, Armenians, Serbs or Croats. Yet we do not refer to the latter groups as “tribes.” The term “tribe” is almost exclusively, and very indifferently, applied to peoples of Native American or African origin. It is a label which emerged with imperialism in its application to those who were non-European and lived in a “colonial or semi-colonial dependency…in Asia, Africa and Latin America” (14). As we are attempting to discard the prejudices of imperialism it is in our best interests to discard the use of the term “tribe” when referring to the ethnic groups of Nigeria."
"Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
I had work this morning then was meant to go to uni but I was all like nah screw that my tute for this subject is absolute rubbish and I know everything I need to know for my essay anyway so I’ll just go home and actually write it instead.
But I actually spent the afternoon cleaning my room and watched Howl’s Moving Castle in Japanese with subtitles. I understood like every tenth word so that kinda counts as study right??
And I’ve been missing my retainer since last week and I thought after cleaning my room I’d have been able to find it but I couldn’t… And it’s only ever in my room or bathroom, I never take it anywhere else and it’s nowhere to be found…… So I’ve deduced that some loco has broken into my house and stolen it to use in some weird ass brujeria to make my teeth fall out or something.
Fuck now I have to go to the dentist and pay for a new one tho.