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How to show that you have a personality through your Facebook

Do you ever look at somebody and think, “damn, they look too cool for me.” Just from that one look you feel as if you already know that they have some sort of alternative avant-garde personality. There is an 80% chance that the person you’re looking at has a set of obscure bangs that are potentially shaped like a staircase on their forehead or a triangle. (They could also be potentially carrying a handbag that is reminiscent of your 90s childhood like a pikachu bag or a hello kitty wallet.) It’s already hard enough to express that you have a personality in real life and as social media is now an extension of ourselves, the question comes down to how exactly can we show that we have a personality through our Facebook? Childhood pictures in questionable clothing Do I not just look like a miniature version of a modern day…

The Truth About Hair Compliments

Disclaimer: The hair in the post header was used for clickbait. I’ve never had that haircut it was just myself sporting a wig. I know to never get china doll bangs although I really want to dip my feet into that world I know I will regret it. We’ve all been in that situation where you get a hair cut and the hairdresser asks you “Do you like it?” and you automatically reply “I LOVE IT!!!” The pain of a terrible haircut still hasn’t settled because the hairdresser only lets you glimpse into the mirror that he holds behind your head for about 5 seconds. You don’t know exactly how to feel because you’re not even too sure what you look like. As you walk out of the hair salon and into the wilderness of the streets, you realize you can’t stop staring at yourself in the windows and you…

Ooh Mammie: Régine Café [VLOG]

Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It has been described as brothy or meaty. A loanword from the Japanese (うま味 ?), umami can be translated as “pleasant savory taste” (Wikipedia). I’d like to think that I’m also a pleasant savory taste ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Ooh Mammie (/u’ma:mi/), a reaction given to seduction tactics performed by food. VLOG series produced by Saumignon showcasing food in a manner that’s NSFW. People have always mentioned that I should start vlogging, most probably because they wanted me to stop talking to them and instead talk to an inanimate object. Thus, instead of always talking about wanting to vlog I’ve decided to just dip my feet into the ocean and try it out, because it’s a new year so why the hell not!!! If you have been following our blog since our…

What to do when you feel like you’re losing control

There are moments in life where you feel powerless. Moments where you feel like your narrative isn’t in your own hands, that you’re just a spectator in your own life. It could be that moment when you’re dwelling on what the purpose of life is. It could be that moment where you think you’re never going to find somebody who understands you. It could even be that moment when you drop your ice cream on the ground and realize that the 5 second rule doesn’t apply. I think a lot of us get like this, but not a lot of us share it. I mean each time I have a life crisis mental breakdown, I think it tends to make people who don’t know how to react feel uncomfortable. I have been having a quarter life crisis for the last 3 years so it explains a lot as to why I’m…

Top 5 Accessories For a Man

Shout out to Duy, @yudnguyen,  for letting us use this pic.  Disclaimer: If you think I’m foh real you gotta get yohself checked (…but I am foh real though) To my dearest readers, after extensive research in observing men (not in a creepy, heavy breathing, searched you on facebook, twitter, linkedin, your high school myspace page way) and determining what I find attractive, I have compiled a list of 5 must haves for men. 1. a Baguette When I see a guy with a baguette coming out of his beautiful tote made out of reusable materials (no that was not a euphemism ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ), I think, “wow. this guy be cultured.” A guy who has a baguette isn’t some guy who just eats your traditional mass manufactured white wonder bread. This type of guy researches which cafes to go to when he travels cause he’s into that stuff.…

What to do when you wave to someone who doesn’t see you

It happens to the best of us and it happens to the worst of us (me). We’ll wave to someone very enthusiastically (if you’re unlucky and decide to be happy and perky that day, it’ll make it even more traumatizing) and that person will just walk right on by, leaving you with your hand in mid-air shamefully dangling. Petrified with fear and social anxiety, you’re not sure of your next course in action. Have no fear, Shirley is here with some life-changing advice on the alternatives available to you if you ever encounter this situation.ヽ(*・ω・)ノ Catch the air that your hand is high-fiving As your hand dangles, you can gracefully catch the air lacing through your fingers into a fist pose.  Retract your hand safely to your mouth region as if you’re in deep thought. Let’s be honest though the only thing you’re thinking of is how many years in…

Feature: Beauty Queen

Nowadays with the rise of social media, we can’t help but constantly compare ourselves on a superficial level to others. We sometimes base our own worth by using benchmarks that society provides for us and this can cause us to feel insecure about who we are. If you know me, then you know that I’m a huge advocate of self-love. I think a lot issues that people have stem from the fact that they haven’t learned to love themselves enough. When we feel uncomfortable in our own skin, sometimes we start to loathe ourselves and this can cause lack of confidence, it can cause us to turn down opportunities due to our insecurities, and it can cause us to not demand the respect and love that we deserve. I was recently asked to take part in a project called, Beauty Queen. The creator of this project is a 22 year old girl…

Le Butterblume

The first time I saw this place was actually from the overpass walking towards Rosemont metro. I saw the words Butterblume and of course being the die-hard Harry Potter fan that I am my first instinct was to think of butterbeer. However, I soon learnt that butterblume actually means buttercup in German. How so mignon of a name is that? Le Butterblume is located in the Mile End, just about the hippest neighbourhood in Montreal. Being the closeted artist that I am, I’ve always longed to live in this area, have a teal coloured bicycle and date a man with a full lumbersexual beard, but alas I ain’t cool enough (╯︵╰,). My friend has been nagging me to go here with her and like the very good friend that I am I kept pushing it back…oh how I regret not coming here earlier and I’m extremely grateful that she pushed me here!!!…

10 Stages of Launching a Facebook Page

Jen and I have been planning our Facebook page launch ever since we thought of the idea of having a blog. After claiming our Facebook page (along with every other possible social media platform as we are very ambitious), two years later we’ve finally clicked the publish button. Let me tell you that this may be one of the most anticipated moments of my existence…I will let you be the judge as to whether that’s a good thing or just demonstrates how perpetually sad my existence is. I’d like to share with our 3 readers the 10 stages of launching a Facebook page à la SAUMIGNON. 1. Planning the Launch As our website was hacked (whoever it was was obviously misguided as our viewership is very low), we wanted to breathe new life into our blog. We purchased a new theme and were trying to figure out a logo for our blog. We…

Venice MTL

These days I’ve been treating my body like a temple, minus that one weekend where I stuffed myself at a buffet to a point where I couldn’t taste my food anymore. Besides that, I’ve been making myself all these green smoothies in the morning, eating oatmeal, doing some BBG (Bikini body guide for those of you who don’t know what it is…and no my body is not bikini ready I’m only at week 4, but do check up on me in 8 weeks I’ll most likely look exactly the same as right now), and going pretentiously vegan (just kidding I ain’t that level yet). For those of you who are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, it can be quite difficult especially if you enjoy eating out a lot like me. Do not fret, Venice MTL is here to satisfy your needs of eating out and it’s decently healthy. I…