Most Yi believe they have the same ancestor, ꀉꁌꅋꃅ or ꀉꁌꐧꃅ ( Axpu Ddutmu or Axpu Jjutmu ). It is said that Apu Dumu married three wives and had six sons: each of the wives bore two sons. In the legend, the oldest two sons leading their tribes conquered other aborigines of Yunnan and began to reside in most territory of Yunnan. The youngest two sons led their tribes eastwards and were defeated by Han, before finally making western Guizhou their home and creating the largest quantity of Yi script documents. The other two sons led their tribes across the Jinsha River and dwelled in Liangshan. This group had close intermarriage with the local ꁍ ( Pup ).
— I’m disappointed. Club culture has never mutated into a meaningful social movement other than a vehicle for staying out late and getting high. Millions and millions of young people gather at places, yet it has never become a political movement. It was always about forgetting, and it’s sad, because I saw the roots of it, the freely accessible and open-minded parties of the early nineties that were later criminalized [in the UK]. I really feel saddened that club culture never spoke up for more than anything other than itself.
Though sporadic wars continued with the Burmese and other neighbors, Chinese wars with Burma and European intervention elsewhere in Southeast Asia allowed the Thai to develop an independent course by trading with the Europeans as well as playing the major powers against each other in order to remain independent. The Chakkri dynasty under Rama I held the Burmese at bay, while Rama II and Rama III helped to shape much of Thai society, but also led to Thai setbacks as the Europeans moved into areas surrounding modern Thailand and curtailed any claims the Thai had over Cambodia , in dispute with Burma and Vietnam . The Thai learned from European traders and diplomats, while maintaining an independent course. Chinese, Malay, and British influences helped to further shape the Thai people who often assimilated foreign ideas, but managed to preserve much of their culture and resisted the European colonization that engulfed their neighbors. Thailand is also the only country in Southeast Asia that was not colonized by European powers in modern history.
During her time in camp, Mulan's personality takes a shift. She proves to be fierce, physically, and mentally, as well as self-reliant, impressionable, and persistent. As she learns the ways of strength and agility, she becomes the top of her class, setting an example for the men surrounding her, eventually earning their respect and friendship. Over time, Mulan's quirky ways, and comedic elements are faded, symbolizing her growth, as she becomes more of a mature woman by the third act of the film; one who has the ability to perform successful tactics through quick-thinking and mental observation, as opposed to mere brute strength (something that is idealized in her camp) which would eventually result in saving her fellow soldiers, as well as China, on notable occasions. Nevertheless, she retained her humble nature, not once becoming overconfident and boastful, even after becoming a beloved heroine and receiving countless amounts of praise and respect from the very society that continuously opposed her. It wasn't until Mulan returned home and received a loving welcome from her father that she truly emoted her satisfaction over her previous successes, proving her goal, overall, was to uphold her family honor, while being true to herself; this being visually and thematically represented by her relationship with her father.
I went out riding bike tonight...when I saw this view and felt happy, I did not know that one and half hour later I ended up in a completely dark woods, and I was running crazy with my bike carried under my arm...because the road is too rough to ride down the hill and I did not know where was the end of the road or was there creepy people in the woods...even a friendly rabbit could give me a heart attack there...it was the most scary moment in my life...and I hope it keeps the record...don't want anything scarier...don't want to be on newspaper in this way..(every time something like death scared me...I think of newspaper...and that article about me or my corpse..) =_=
If I go through the woods to the top of the hill
Or run barefoot over the sand
I shall hear your voice in the wind, my love,
And feel the touch of your hand.