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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…

Changing Your Name In The Digital Age

I changed my name. Truly, madly, and legally. I’m sure that though many in my network were speculating as to why, most were more far removed enough to avoid asking for fear of overstepping. Albeit a decision I mulled over several months, it surely was not something I thought was worth announcing to a thousand people on a social network, yet in a way it was precisely what transpired when I changed my Facebook name. In honesty, it’s more of a slight modification of what already is but regardless, it falls under the umbrella of a legal name  change. Whenever anyone hears of me utter the phrase “that’s my old name” or “I changed my name” – they generally ask why with fervent curiosity and awe. For giggles, I respond that I have gotten married* recently – which is met with either total disbelief (I mean hello, look at me?) or am generously congratulated and…

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…

5 Tips for Tech/Productivity

Credit to Irene for the photo.  1. Set up autocorrect for things you FREQUENTLY type on your phone. I’d rather not type in my email over and over again, multiple times a day and every single day.  I personally set up an arbitrary 3-letter combo “xzx” that corrects to my 23-character long email. 87% increased efficiency.  Results may vary depending on length. SUGGESTIONS: emails, addresses, phone numbers. Note: I recognize that auto-fill is a feature that exists in browser forms but this trick works anywhere you type rather than strictly the internet browser. 2. USE CHROME Extensions Declutter extension – automatically close duplicate tabs. [Link] Earth view from Google Earth – get a glimpse of some beautiful yet obscure corner of the earth every time you open a new tab (CTRL + T) – [Link]    ** personal favourite AdBlock – blocking Facebook, YouTube, etc. ads – [Link] Ads – annoying and sometimes too personal…

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…