عش كريما أو مت شهيدا

 

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to
life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom,
but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more
computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but
broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway
morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the
showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can
bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share
this insight, or to just hit delete…

Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks
up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave
your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the
only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and your loved ones, but most
of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might
not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to
share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Bob Moorehead (via feellng)

memisstay:

kai-ni inspired me to make this to combat animal abuse. If there are any mistakes feel free to correct me.

memisstay:

kai-ni inspired me to make this to combat animal abuse. If there are any mistakes feel free to correct me.

TYPES OF BETTA

esimorpbetta:

esimorpbetta:

A. VEILTAIL (long-tail)

B. CROWNTAIL

C. COMBTAIL

D. HALF-MOON

E. SHORT-FINNED FIGHTING STYLE (plakat)

F. DOUBLE-TAIL

G. DELTA-TAIL

H. HALFSUN

I. ROSETAIL

 

the-betta-blog:

Veiltail  the most commonly found betta and usually the cheapest, its caudal fin droops down and resembles a veil
Crowntail  easily found but not as much as the veiltail. The fins fan out into spikes. SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH FINROT
Doubetail  the caudal fin is seperated into two lobes. Not always as exaggerated as in the drawing. Can come in a delta, halfmoon, or plakat form as well.
Delta  fins have straight edges and fan out over 130 degrees but not quite 180 degrees
Halfmoon fins fan out to 180 degrees, anything more than 180 is considered an Over Halfmoon
Plakat Has short fins close to the body. Can be found in crowntail, doubletail,halfmoon, and over halfmoon. Be sure not to confuse it with a severe case of fin rot
Rosetail a variant of Halfmoon. The fins are so big that they have a ruffled appearance and overlap on itself
Feathertail  another variant of Halfmoon. excessive caudal finnage causes the them to look like they branch out and look like feathers.
Spadetail  the caudal find start big and roundand end in a point. Not as common as other tail types

the-betta-blog:

Veiltail  the most commonly found betta and usually the cheapest, its caudal fin droops down and resembles a veil

Crowntail  easily found but not as much as the veiltail. The fins fan out into spikes. SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH FINROT

Doubetail  the caudal fin is seperated into two lobes. Not always as exaggerated as in the drawing. Can come in a delta, halfmoon, or plakat form as well.

Delta  fins have straight edges and fan out over 130 degrees but not quite 180 degrees

Halfmoon fins fan out to 180 degrees, anything more than 180 is considered an Over Halfmoon

Plakat Has short fins close to the body. Can be found in crowntail, doubletail,halfmoon, and over halfmoon. Be sure not to confuse it with a severe case of fin rot

Rosetail a variant of Halfmoon. The fins are so big that they have a ruffled appearance and overlap on itself

Feathertail  another variant of Halfmoon. excessive caudal finnage causes the them to look like they branch out and look like feathers.

Spadetail  the caudal find start big and roundand end in a point. Not as common as other tail types

odditiesoflife:

Stunning Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish

Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich gets incredibly close up to capture these stunning portraits of Siamese fighting fish in graceful, dancerly poses. The Thai photographer uses perfectly placed lighting to create the dramatic highlights and shadows that give personality to each little finned creature.

The photographs convey a sense of elegance that sits in direct contrast to the territorial nature of the popular freshwater aquarium fish. As they twist and turn and form captivating curves, Angkatavanich times his shots perfectly to capture the magnificence of the individual forms. His subjects are set against either a stark black or white background and the beauty of the flowing fins is playfully complemented by each naturally fierce facial expression.

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) also known as betta, is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and are called pla-kad (literally biting fish) in Thai. They tend to be rather aggressive.
The people of Siam and Malaya (now Thailand and Malaysia) are known to have collected these fish prior to the 19th century.

In the wild, bettas spar for only a few minutes or so before one fish backs off. Bred specifically for fighting, domesticated betta matches can go on for much longer, with winners determined by a willingness to continue fighting. Once one fish retreats, the match is over. Seeing the popularity of these fights, the king of Siam started licensing and collecting these fighting fish. 

Although known for their brilliant colors and large, flowing fins, the natural coloration of B. splendens is a dull green, browns and gray, and the fins of wild specimens are relatively short. Brilliantly colored and longer-finned varieties have been developed through selective breeding.

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friku:

where the fuck has this been all my life?????????

(Source: youtube.com)