Category Archives: Viva!

Me being quietly a part of a tree. | Rebelle Society

How I wish we could be forever young, in that summer light.

With our secret language, and the envy of our older sisters. Although often jealously spying on us, they never did uncover our magic world. The dragons we searched out, the adventures we took, the summer buzzing around us unnoticed. But, I am sure my soul absorbed the essence forever: bumble bees and all shades and nuances of green in that old apple yard. Time lost in joy.

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University students run successful campus-wide fruit business through WeChat: Shanghaiist

Says Du of his decision: \”Before I opened my shop, I was always paying attention to the evolution of public accounts on WeChat. I could see that Tencent really valued them. Public accounts were becoming more open and you could upgrade them. Its API was open as well. Taobao is already too saturated – it’s hard to penetrate and there are a lot of fakes and advertisements. WeChat is a bit more agile. A small entity can still have its own brand. So when I thought the timing was right, I started Weiguofang.\”

Large companies such as McDonalds and 7-11 are no strangers to using WeChat to pimp their wares, but now it seems even the smallest-scale businesses are cashing in on the service as well. We figure it won\’t be long before the stinky tofu hawker and the chuanr guy follow suit.

via University students run successful campus-wide fruit business through WeChat: Shanghaiist.

Alicia Silverstone Supports Peace Silk – Look to the Stars

Alicia Silverstone Supports Peace Silk

\”According to PETA, 3,000 silkworms are killed to make every pound of silk,\” says actress Alicia Silverstone.

This is because the silkworms are gassed, steamed or boiled before they emerge from their cocoons as moths. Preventing the moths from cutting through the cocoons allows manufacturers to harvest long, single strands of silk.

Silverstone supports peace silk, the process by which the silkworm is allowed to live out its full life cycle.

“Peace silk is woven by hand by fair trade producers in India,” says Silverstone. “This cruelty-free silk is sourced from the cocoons of the wild Eri moth. The process does not involve touching or harming the moths, nor does it require keeping them in captivity. Rather, their cocoons are collected from the forest after the moths emerge and fly away.”

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Big Boy locomotive begins California farewell tour – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee

POMONA, Calif. — An enormous steam locomotive that has been entertaining train enthusiasts at a California museum for years began a trek of more than 1,200 miles on Sunday with the ultimate goal of putting the engine back on the nation\’s rails.

The 600-ton Big Boy locomotive left the Pomona fairgrounds on its way to a Union Pacific rail yard in Colton, about 60 miles away, where it will be available for two weekends of public viewing before moving on to Cheyenne, Wyo., for restoration work. The goal is to eventually get Engine 4014 back on the rails, said Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt.

via Big Boy locomotive begins California farewell tour – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee.

Mimi Writes…….: Mimi In A Minute #32 ~ I Blame It On The Polar Vortex

These things keep me up at night. They give me a headache.

I just need sixty seconds of your time to unclog my pencil brain so that I can get some sleep.

Do you mind?

I have a few things to say. This is Mimi unplugged.

Hide your children.

via Mimi Writes…….: Mimi In A Minute #32 ~ I Blame It On The Polar Vortex.