Thursday, April 27, 2017

Love in the palm of your hand.

It was three years ago and ever since I've been on and off the app whenever I'm bored, that was my reason to download it, of course I want a happily ever after but I really just use the app when I'm bored, as I used to go into any chatroom since I first had an internet connection when I was eleven. I like talking to strangers on the Internet.

The thing about online dating though is that ninety-nine percent of the people that practice it are there looking to sext or casual sex, I'm ok with it and have no problem with the idea but I am part of the one percent that hopes to match with someone, meet them and end up writing a cosmo article about how we found love in a dating app. Not gonna say I opened the app as a "social experiment" because that's bullshit, "social experiments" are a poor excuse for something someone really wanted to do; but that is another topic.

One thing I do hate is the people that don't play by the rules, some write it in their profiles, some don't, that argument that goes something like "I just like everyone and once we match I decide if I talk to them or let them go" I particularly hate this because I believe the like button or the ability to just message someone you like is there for a reason, to make "dating" a little bit more simple, not saying that it makes things easier but you're supposed to at least be talking to someone that looked at you and thought "why not?" you need to know that the person you just said hi to likes you, in whatever way they do but you should be talking to someone that wants to talk you back, you'll have time then to decide if the conversation will last forever or least than an hour.

I've encountered people that were rude about it, as if I had to convince them to date me, this one time some guy explained me how he was a journalist doing some research about sex practices and I just ran away from him in a second. My point being, why does people like to take the fun out of things? online dating sites tend to be very simple but people just like to complicate things.

The lesson here is, some of us are having fun, we like talking, joking and meeting people. I am aware some of you just want to have sex but I can't go to your house after you say "Hi, I live alone" or "Hi, do you want to meet in a motel" that'll be very dangerous. If you don't like talking, and actually knowing people you're trying to get in bed then online dating is definitely not for you and I would highly recommend you to delete your account so we don't have to purge our matches every now and then, you'll save us time and we'll be forever thankful.

Lots of love!
- Florencia

Friday, April 7, 2017

Finds of the Week

1. Damlaatmaca
A mini-embroidery artist I found on instagram a few days ago, I felt particularly in love with her white thread on black fabric embroideries ♥

2. Rainbowholic
I've been following Kaila for a few months now for her "Hobonichi with me!" series (I'm an addict) but I don't know how I missed the fact that she has a blog (!!!) until yesterday when I saw on twitter that she had a new entry, a 101 on adulting so of course I clicked right away because I don't know how to be an adult to be honest -_-' 
Her blog is positive and kawaii and thru her experience she blogs about how to follow your dreams and be happy. A must.

3. Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
More than a find this is a thing I've been waiting for the whole week and Oh my! it was worth the wait, it made me forget I'm dying with the flu for 5:41 minutes, magnificent art work ♥

4. MexicanoMx
Another instagram account, I know, I have a problem but I am in love with this mexican photographer's work, he takes such ethereal/magical portraits of mexican people, it's an instant follow.

You can click on any of the images to go to the proper webpage. ;)

Lots of love!
- Florencia

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

You and all that glitters.

I was pondering to talk about the importance of being viral on the Internet but first I'm gonna try and talk about authenticity, lately I feel like every trend I see comes from Instagram or videos on facebook, gonna take as an example the love for glitter, my room has been filled with glitter since I have a memory, I can still hear my mom saying "you have something in your face, oh! it's just glitter" back when I was a teenager, she stills do from time to time but now I usually use glitter eyeliner almost every day so it isn't weird to find it sitting in my face at the end of the day; my point being (without thinking it's wrong) how to follow a trend that seems to be everywhere without losing your authenticity?

Don't get me wrong but sometimes when you see something you like being viral it starts to feel like that meme of "oh! so you're a fan, can you name a song?" and that meme it's actually mocking what I'm trying to rant about right now, not that I think that everyone that uses glitter is just following a trend and it's not "authentically" a fan of glitter but we're so surrounded by this trends that as any other  it's just easy to follow it and become one of the many that spends it's time and effort to be "in". I know some might perceive that globalization and the liberty to express ourselves in the Internet makes us be who we truly are and some might even say that trends don't even exist now, that everyone in 2017 chooses what they want to be and how to express themselves but that's a lie; as social beings it's practically impossible that what we like came to our minds just by some sort of magic, we're so culturaly designed that our choices are never truly our choices but the choices our society wants us to have even if we don't want to.

Back to where we started, to be bombarded in my social networks with content that I do like is nice but to see the thousands likes and shares makes me feel less authentic and I can be a hater sometimes (I also kind of enjoy it sometimes) but what I've tried to do it's to be grateful that since what I like happens to be in I can easily find things I adore in a variety of shapes and sizes, most importantly a wide range of prices and it's not only glittery stuff but also unicorns and kawaii stuff that I've been collecting more now that I'm twenty-four than when i was a kid.

When we realize there are others who like the same stuff we do and we think they do it with not the same passion as we think we do is important to not hold grudges and never stop us from enjoying something we love, whether it was twenty years ago or today, I believe it's hard to feel authentic or more so to be unique but instead of trying to find a way to differentiate us from the others that surround us we should embrace what can bring us together, even when it's just a devote passion for glitter we can contribute to a whole. We are always going to be weirdos in the eyes of a stranger whether we represent mainstream media or an underground clique.

Lots of love!
- Florencia
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