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Not So Social Media.

This week has been an exceptionally challenging one for me. πŸ™

But I am just glad that I have the strong support from my family, good friends, new friends, acquaintances, and even strangers. I am so touched and blessed, really. Social media can be good – REALLY GOOD IN FACT. After all, it is only through social media that you meet new friends, interact with others, and share new ideas with each other. If you must know, I have managed to rekindle an old friendship recently which turned sour due to social media, but is now sweeter than ever thanks to social media also. Love! I have benefited so much from social media and dare I say, I am what I am today because of…

SOCIAL MEDIA.

But what happens when you misuse it?

You know, you cannot stop people from talking or cross-examining you based on simply what they read about you. These same people do not even feel the need to know you personally to judge you. A bit unfair right? But that’s how it works. Make huge claims about yourself and you can start counting the number of hate mails coming your way. Make a little blunder and people will strike you with their pitchforks. Defend yourself and people will accuse you of being the bad one. Share unnecessary information about your life and people will remember that and use it against you.

THIS IS SOCIAL MEDIA.

As much as I try not to step on anybody’s toes most of the time, it is not impossible to please all. Β But hey, I am really okay with that.

Someone close once said to me,

“Why bother about what others think of you? Reputation is not everything.”

That’s where you are wrong, because reputation (especially if it concerns the family) is everything. You need to earn the respect from others and the only way to do so is by having a good online and offline reputation. Even if you are not the kind to be bothered by this thing called reputation, at least think of your poor innocent family members. I like to believe that in the online world, what people say about you is more important than what you say about yourself. For example, if you say you are good and nice but others think you are not, then the OTHER others will definitely agree with them. So it is not so much about not being yourself for the sake of earning respect from others in this online world. It is about earning that respect first so that you are liked/loved by others for being yourself. Get it? No?

NEVER MIND!

Right now I am just feeling super guilty for not spending enough time with my girls despite it being the March holidays! My gosh, this is the only period that they are practically at home every single day. What is wrong with me? I have been so tied up with deadlines and all this week. And what, today is already Friday?Β Where have the days gone to? πŸ™

What Sharleez said to me the other day when she saw me typing away for one whole day really woke me up.

Do you want to know what she said to me?

“Mummy, you are so busy that I pity you.”

πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

So please excuse me now while I go spend the rest of the day with my girls.

Guess where I am bringing the Nadyas today?

tampines1

Yes!

We are going to the new Rooftop Water Playground at Tampines One!

Finally, a πŸ™‚ after so many πŸ™ ?

Gosh! There’s definitely more to life, darlings.

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