Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kids These Days

As much as I have a lot of things to say here in my blog, I have been very tied up with work for the past week and today, I happened to come across the "Ask Thelma" - not sure if that's the name of the section - and felt the urge to share the article here.

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2013/2/24/lifefocus/12739121&sec=lifefocus

Disclaimer: Reason I'm still reading the Star newspaper is not because I'm supporting it, but because it's subscribed in the house I'm staying in KL and I'm not paying for the subscription so I have no say in it.

Anyway, the title of the article is "A hellish life without a mobile phone", sent in by a 19 year-old girl who claims that she's going through a horrible life because first of all, all her friends at school have mobile phones.

"I have been through all the mental tortures that a student or a teenager shouldn’t have. My parents don’t understand my feelings and don’t get why at 19, I need a handphone!
It’s the most embarrassing thing in a teenager’s life!
Children younger than I am are using expensive smart phones, but I don’t even have a cheap one – you know, the kind from the “stone ages”. Among all my friends, I’m the only one who doesn’t own a phone." - excerpt from the article.

From what I read, I am thinking that this poor girl is going through some peer pressure. So her parents are not buying her phones while her elder sister got a loan from the father to buy an S3. 

I can't believe how spoilt kids are these days. Back during my days (in fact we're only 7 years apart), I worked my ass off as a part time sales assistant during school holidays to get my first mobile phone when I was 15. Then after a few more years of doing part time jobs, I saved enough to fork out about RM600 for my driving license. And you think all those can come so easily without any hard work?

Initially I wanted to talk about the suicide attempts she did but come to think of it, that is not the main point of this blog post, so I'll just skip. But seriously, what is happening to the world? Kids as young as 1 year old (or younger) are already busy fiddling with iPads and whatever tabs there are in the market. It's one thing to be technology-literate but it's another thing to have a REAL LIFE (which involves playing at the field with real friends aka non-virtual friends). I can only imagine how sociable they will be when they grow up.

This girl here is a classic example of kids this generation. You don't give them something, they attempt suicide. Time to learn to be more independent, kiddies. Nothing comes for free and suicide won't make anything better.


xoxo,



Saturday, February 16, 2013

7th Day of CNY

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! 



Today (7th day of Chinese New Year) is known as 人日 in the Chinese lunar calendar, which means common man's day or the day which everyone is officially a year older, which also happens to be my real lunar birthday. :)
Received a birthday wish from my mom after midnight just now. :)

Anyway, since it's been a long week and I kinda have a lot of things to say (provided I have time for them here), I thought of just writing a short post before hitting the sack.


Outfit on the 1st day of CNY:
Top - Seed
Bottom - Sequined high-low shorts from Miss Selfridge


A close up shot of the collar. Love the beads! A break from the conventional metal tip.


The shorts were actually chosen by my mom when she was here in KL...talk about trying to be fashionable, guess I need to learn from my mom haha! :S
Shoes - Primavera
Bag - Pierre Cardin

That's all for now! Gonna need some time to edit them photos.


xoxo,

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