Rules of Social Media

When it comes to social media, not all of us are as into its functioning as others. There are lots of different types of people on the internet. Some are professional, some are amateurs; some use it all the time, some rarely visit it. However, no matter what sort of people they are, there are some who just don’t know what to do (and what is acceptable) on social media.

And so, here are some rules of social media that everyone should know and follow.

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1. Do NOT over-share

Yeah, we all know someone who constantly bitches about other people online or talks about their teachers (or bosses) and parents in poor light on social media. Here’s a news-flash to you people, that is not cool. We look at your updates and think “Really? Did you just stoop that low?”

In fact, that is the exact way you lose peoples’ respect for you. Stop trying to diss people online. Just, stop.

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2. Do not share weird pictures

OK, keeping in mind you have your parents (or children), your teachers (or bosses), etc on your social media platform and not just your friends, you just cannot post anything you want. It’s just not nice waking up and seeing a revealing or awkward or weird picture of someone you respect online. Either change your privacy settings or don’t post those things. Otherwise, it’s just gonna end up being awkward for you to explain.

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3. Beware of what you ‘retweet’ or ‘like’ or (whatever)

Keep in mind people can see the things you retweet and the pages you follow. You may like/be attracted to/obsessed with something or someone, or maybe have a weird fetish (and that’s fine, it’s totally your call), but maybe it’s not worth sharing with the world. Unless its socially acceptable, maybe you should keep it to yourself to avoid yourself the embarrassment. We don’t wanna be like :

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4. Do NOT overdo the selfie

It’s perfectly OK to take pictures of yourself (when nobody is around to do it for you). But when you’re

a) making a stupid facial expression (duckface) and/or,

b) revealing more of your body than we need or want to see

then it’s not worth putting onto social media. Not everyone wants to see what you look like when you’re half naked or when you have brain transplants with a duck.

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5. Don’t mess up the language

To people who do this,

Why do you do it?!

I’m sorry, but at the risk of sounding like a Grammar Nazi, I would like to tell all you children who don’t know what ‘spelling’, ‘grammar’ and ‘punctuation’ is, go get a damn dictionary or go back to primary school. Trying to decode your texts is going to be that much easier if you use your senses when you’re typing.

And,

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6. Don’t give us too much information

There are some people who turn every little happening in their life into an event. Having lunch? Let me post that. Drinking coffee? Instagram that. Going to the mall? Let me tweet about it. Watching TV? Tumblr’s the answer.

Have you ever thought about the fact that maybe, just maybe, we don’t care? I’m sure that coffee was life-changing and your TV serial was oh-so-sensational, but we don’t need to hear everything about your day. There is such a thing as TMI (Too Much Information), you know.

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Stay amazing,

Deliya x 🙂

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What to do when you’re feeling down…

Life’s not easy. Noone ever said it was and you better stop believing it. It’s just not that way. You don’t always win. You have bad days. In fact, sometimes you have terrible days. Days that make you feel like giving up – packing your bags and going home because none of this crap is worth it.

But wait.

It gets better. I shit you not, it gets better. You’ve just got to keep at it.

Believe me when I say this, but it  does get better. I’ve been there, and I’ve done that. But this isn’t about my sob story, no. This is about what I learnt at the end. The thing about life is that nothing is permanent. The good times? Temporary. Bad times? Temporary. Things will change and life will come back round.

Just remember,

See, it’s all about the long run. You don’t want to have lived your life and at the end, feel like it was all a massive struggle. You want, at the end, for it too feel like you were happy. People are going to say mean things to bring you down, and bad things will inevitably happen. But you’ve just got to get up in the morning and ask yourself this :

No. You’re not. Because you’re better and stronger than that. You have a self-respect and opinion of yourself that nobody in the world can change. And to the people who bring you down you say,

Because clearly, you don’t need people like that in your life. They’re never going to help you out and you’ll never feel any better or become any better of a person with them. They will not challenge you and you just don’t need the extra baggage they bring.

Sometimes, you need to be a bit harsh on yourself too. Whenever bad thoughts start to take over, tell yourself:

There are people who’d be lost without you.

You are smart and thoughtful and kind and fun and beautiful and worth knowing. And all this coming from a person who doesn’t even know you. So, believe me when I say it, the people who have you in their life are lucky that they do. Because you’re a gem and you deserve every good thing that comes your way.

There are so many ways to pick yourself up when you feel down. One way, of course, is food.

Sing loudly and off-key. It doesn’t even matter. Just sing it out. You’ll feel better.

Because,

We all have guilty pleasures, don;t we, Taylor? Go ahead and do them for once.

Look through old pictures and relive those memories.

Do something ridiculous and funny with your best friend. Go out. Or stay in and wear mustaches all day, I dunno.

Go on a shopping spree. Go on.

And just remember that Tom Hiddleston says:

So whenever you feel like

SNAP OUT OF IT. You’re you. You’re alive. You’re worth it. And that’s better than anything else out there.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

Things People Should NOT Do In Public (But Do)

There are many stupid and/or irritating things people do in public that they just shouldn’t. But they do. And this makes it suck for all us normal (?) people out there. So my advice to you is : stop. Just, stop.

Don’t know which category you belong to? Let me help you out.

Here are some things people do in public that they shouldn’t.

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1. Take selfies in public bathrooms

Why do you need to this right now? And here of all places. You don’t look ‘cute’ (especially not in a bathroom). Not even Rachel McAdams would look ‘cute’ in a bathroom selfie. (OK, maybe she would, but you get my drift). You’re taking up my already limited bathroom space and time. Oh and if you keep doing it, all people in the toilet watching you take these should be able to comment on your facial expressions without you being offended by their comments, because clearly, this is a public thing now. It’s not just you and the phone. It’s you, everybody’s space, time and patience and the phone.

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2. Wear ripped tights

Sorry Miley and whoever else is doing this. Ripped jeans? Meh, OK I guess. But ripped tights? Now you’re just looking for ways to look homeless. I mean, come on. At the risk of sounding like a prude, we don’t care if you have long or shapely legs. Get some proper pants on! Where’s the dignity in clothe wearing if everything you own is torn?

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3. Talking loudly in restaurants

We know you think you’re awesome and that everyone has got to know what you’ve got to say, but maybe we don’t want to be in on your conversation. Maybe we’re having own own conversations, did you think of that? It just makes me go like,

Or on more sassy days when I’m feeling judgmental about their life,

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4. People who text or talk during a movie

Maybe it’s the constant bleeping of your phone or maybe its either you or your screaming bratty children, but when you make noises at the movie, come prepared for the hate.

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5. People who spit chewing gums on sidewalks

What the hell? You just did that shamelessly in broad daylight. What is wrong with you? That’s just gross (not to mention plain evil to the person who steps on it later in the day). If you’re going to do something uncouth and hateful, at least have the decency to wait for dark.

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That’s all for now guys! More later I guess…

I think I might’ve been a bit dramatic on this one…Nah, I wasn’t.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

Why Boys in Books Are Better

…And here is where my inner love for every fiction male-hero comes out.

#sorrynotsorry

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Peeta, Percy, Ron, Jacob, Gale, Jace, Augutus, Darcy, Daniel, Sherlock and Noah…you’re up.

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1. Boys in books are drop-dead gorgeous

      

Let’s be serious now. Which book have you read when the main male character isn’t already in-built and equipped with every single feature your ‘perfect guy’ possesses? I mean, come on. I don’t mean to be shallow, but who isn’t a sucker for a cute boy? Don’t tell me you wouldn’t fall for him. DON’T YOU LIE TO ME.

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2. Boys in books are hella romantic

    

Let’s face it. Boys in books know just what to say, when to say it and how. They know and love who you are, flaws and all, and still want you forever. They don’t lie, cheat or hurt you. And their sappy cheesy sarcastic romance is the thing real boys should be made of (but aren’t).

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3. Boys in books don’t change…unless it’s for you

Another thing that we fall in love with is that the boy in the book may not be perfect. He may be selfish, arrogant or downright rude, but he is always ready  to change for the girl. What hopeless romantic doesn’t want that? Which teenage girl doesn’t want a bad boy who’s good only for her?

Like,

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4. Boys in books are always there for you

They’re always there, whatever, wherever, whenever. Even when real boys aren’t. They’re there when you need a break from real life.

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5. There are no messy heartbreaks

Boys in books are incapable of breaking up with you or breaking your heart. Unless of course they die. Then, yes, you’re allowed to ball like a a baby for days.

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6. They look at you the way every girl wants to be looked at

Need I say more?

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7. You don’t need to dress up for them

Forget about the hours you spend on hair and makeup before you see a guy. Guys in books don’t care. You don’t need to impress them. They love you anyway.

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8. There’s always a happy-ever-after

And in books, forever actually means forever. When a book ends, you know those two are going to be together forever, no matter what. The author doesn’t need to say it. You just know.

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So, in the fervent hopes that I haven’t made you single for life, I just want to remind you, that in the name of all boys in books…

Stay beautiful,

Deliya x 🙂

Things I Hate About the Internet

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Now don’t get me wrong, I’m part of that whole wifi-driven generation that presumably ‘lives it’s life online‘ and spends hours of endless fun on the internet. But, I have to say there are some things that the internet offers us that we wished it just didn’t. Let me explain…

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1. Updates about peoples’ lives

Whether it’s an overemotional friend on Facebook or a person who tweets every event of their life as and when they’re happening to them, we all know that one person that has absolutely no idea what “too much information” is. It may come as a surprise to you, but our day was going perfectly fine without you reminding us how blessed we are to be alive or whatever crap. It’s social media, not your crying towel. Get it together people! #sorrynotsorry

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2. People who overuse acronyms

I mean, yes, we get it, writing ‘lol’ or ‘bro’ is so much faster than typing out the whole real thing, but when people go crazy with the ‘TBH’s and the ‘YOLO’s, that’s when things get annoying. Unless you’re being ironic or something, you should know that ‘bro’ing it out on the internet is just about the lamest thing I’ll be reading all week. So stop it. Just, please. I’m asking nicely.

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3. Pre-schoolers with an internet connection

OK, I don’t mean to be a Grammar Nazi but is it that hard to get your grammar and spelling right when you type? At least make an effort to make the word you type closely resemble the actual word. I mean, I’m honored that you think I’m clever enough to decode that comment you made on my post where not even a word was written in actual English, but please spare me the mind games unless you’re an actual secret agent in dire need of my help.

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4. Commercials/Advertisements

You know what I’m talking about if you use YouTube at all. Ever since mid-2013, every single video has this little non-related prequel a.k.a. an advertisement telling us about a product that we definitely are not interested in buying, that compulsorily take up 5 seconds of our day. I mean, seriously, if there is even one human being on this planet that has benefited from these ads or has bought something after watching them, please, let me know and I will gladly rest my case. Exactly. I mean, you don’t even have to ask me, YouTube. I have always and will always want to ‘Skip This Ad‘ as fast as possible (i.e. exactly 5 seconds). Just saying. That button is a game, IT’S A DAMN JOKE YOUTUBE!

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5. Internet fights

Why do people even waste their time with this? Why?? I mean, how is it possible that they don’t know what a spectacle they’re making for everyone else. People typing mean stuff from behind their screens in Caps Lock is really not the way you fight and doing it over the internet just gives us all recorded proof of what an idiot you are. It’s a chance for us to point and laugh at you. Just get that and stop already.

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6. Misinformed souls

The internet is full to bursting with people who don’t know anything. If you look for any random piece of information, 10 people will probably give you 10 different answers. Everyone is just as clueless as you are and it’s no secret or lie. Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet because, chances are, it may have been typed out my a clueless self-assured teenager somewhere in a part of the world you’ve never even heard of.

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I’m sure I’m not alone in this. (Or am I?) That’s all for now!

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

Things Single People Can Do That Couples Can’t

Yep, it’s time to feel better about yourself because no matter how much hell and sappy crap the loved-up people around you have been giving you, it’s not the end of the world. There are, in fact, reasons why it’s great being single. There are so many things that single people can do that people in relationships can’t so stop feeling bad about yourself because you’re the lucky one. Really.

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1. You can be as sloppy as you want and no one’s there to care

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2. Wanna have a lazy day? No problem!

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3. Bad hair day? Thank god you don’t have a boyfriend!

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4. You can eat as much as you want…Really

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5. You learn how to be independent and strong because you don’t need someone to validate you

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 6. You learn how to have fun on your own

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7. You don’t need to stress about the impression you’ll make

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8.  You have more time to improve yourself instead of concentrating on someone else

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9. You can now be truthful about how you feel to the opposite gender

(instead of lying that you like their new shirt or redecorated bedroom just because you have that ulterior motive…just think about it; you can finally tell them how ugly they look in that shirt)

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10. You can totally improve your come-back skills

   

11. You can finally catch up on all those TV shows that you’d got on hold

12. You don’t have to go looking for something for your significant other on V-day

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I mean does it get any better than this?

So stop feeling frustrated, because, clearly, the advantages to this deal outweigh the disadvantages 10-1.

Stay beautiful,

Deliya x 🙂

♡ My Bittersweet Relationship With Nicholas Sparks ♡

OK, confession time – unlike most peoples’ (and teenage girls’) opinions about this beloved writer of our generation, I have strongly mixed feelings about where I stand on the issue of ‘OMG How much do you love Nicholas Sparks?’ Now calm down, don’t get your panties in a twist, I didn’t say I hate him (yet), and I haven’t said otherwise either (yet). I’m just here to tell you about my love-hate relationship with our darling N.S. and hope you end up as confused as I feel.

(Yes, raining on your romance-squeal parade just might make my day, so what, don’t judge me. Oops, sorry not sorry.)

Raising the Bar a little too high there, Sparky boy

All your lovey-dovey unrealistic shit and basic lack of new plots is making me sick Sparks, so stop it. Just freaking don’t. That stuff is too damn cute even though it’s all kind of similar and it’s not fair that I’ll never get a kiss or a romance like that if I live a thousand lives. Ruining peoples’ lives ain’t funny business and it’s not good to make people doubt there’s something wrong with the way they get their flirt on and get relationships to work. Why would you do that to someone, that’s just mean, plain and simple! I’ll see you in hell, Sparks. In. Hell.

2. But We Love It

Yeah, I’ll be the first to admit that my oh-so-soft-and-romantic heart sighed and cried 4 times the first time I read ‘The Notebook“. So what? Don’t pretend you didn’t tear up. We hate his guts for making our relationship status at an all-time ‘single’ but god damn, we want that shit. We want to read about that beautiful, impossibly tragic love and how those broken hearts made it work against all odds. We live for that. We. Want. That. Shit.

3. Stuff like that JUST doesn’t happen in real life

Yeah, sure. Like even after losing your wife to 9/11, finding new love and loving her after her she gets cancer would ever happen (not to us anyway). What, Nicholas Sparks characters don’t get bogged down by pressurizing parents, social status and leukemia? Bullshit. And unrealistic. So unrealistic.

You should be kissed everyday, every hour, every minute.

Yeah, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. Or that anybody’s got the time for that sappy line. I mean Come. On.

But we totally wish it did

I mean, Come. On. Don’t you, though? Sparks has got this way of making us feel warm and fuzzy inside, no matter how many times he throws out similar-looking plots at us. He sets the mood for you, and you better be ready with a big-ass tub to cry yourself a river when you’re done. God, that man will be the death of us all with his old-school romantic gestures and kisses in the rain. Jesus Christ. Who doesn’t love a guy who holds us when we cry and look like shit?

*self-consciously raises hand slowly*

So yeah, that’s how I feel about it. Uh huh. I’m gonna go now, and do something…you know, arm wrestle crocodiles, the usual *tries too hard to act cool*…oh alright you know what I’m going to be doing.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

♡ How To Start Being A Healthier Teenager ♡

If you lot are anything like me then you’re pretty unhealthy and you take full and undue advantage of the fact that you don’t get fat no matter how much junk food you seem to eat and never work it off.

Now straight off, you should know that being healthy and fit isn’t the same as being slim. It might get you there but that’s not the objective here. The objective is not to die of multiple diseases (cholesterol, heart diseases and cancer) when you grow up. So yeah, here goes my advice to y’all about how to start being a little healthier.

(Yeah, I know I shouldn’t be one to preach but I’m going to start working on this stuff from next week onwards, so in your face Mom! That’ll show you to call me lazy!)

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1. Drink more water!

Keeping your body hydrated is the easiest way to be  healthy! Drinking several glasses of water a day purifies your body, boosts immunity and regulates metabolism.

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2. Exercise! (apart from just P.E.)

   

You’ve got to start exercising. Yes, everyday. Not anything too intense. Probably just your favourite sport for an hour a day. Maybe you’ll be more into it if you brought your friends along, or maybe you just get your kicks out of beating your own personal best without them, I wouldn’t know. But in any case, do remember to exercise – whether it’s running, swimming, football, basketball or tennis or whatever.

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 3. Get enough sleep

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Even though Michael was super adorable when he said he wouldn’t sleep for days in Neverland, Emma Stone is right. You’ve got to sleep a good 8 hours a night. This is something us lazy people are good at so we’ve got this in the bag but all those of you who stay up late nights to do god-knows-what (I wouldn’t know), stop that shit and go to bed.

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4. Eat a good breakfast

Don’t go extreme – don’t eat too much for breakfast (and definitely no junk food!) and don’t skip it altogether (like I do when I’m late for school, which is always). Some fruit, egg, milk or toast are always good choices.

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5. Stop the junk food

All the food at fast food restaurants and all those cokes and chips you have during your 48 hour PS3 gaming marathons (if you have those, I don’t if that’s just me and my friends) are not going to help you get any healthier. Say no to junk food and start eating healthy! Eat slowly and stop eating when you’re full.

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6. Be clean and hygenic

Keep your skin healthy and clean by washing it at least 3 times a day. Brush your teeth twice a day at least and bathe everyday (at least I hope you already do that). Have a strict hygiene regime and follow through everyday.

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See how easy this stuff is? Anyone can do it! (Yeah, at this point I’m just trying to convince myself to start this stuff as well…)

 All in all, be confident, love yourself and stay healthy and beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Pitch Perfect : Why We Loved It

In the odd case that you don’t already know, the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 has been revealed! Now for anyone who watched (and inevitably fell in love with) the original Pitch Perfect, this is a big deal – what with all the wondering as to whether it’ll be as good as the original (as is the problem with most sequels).

But I’m not here to promote the new movie. Instead, I’m going to be reminding you why you fell in love with the original to begin with, because, let’s be honest, do we really need a reason to whip out the Fat Amy gifs? I think not.

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 1. Fat Amy’s insults and comments

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2. Of course, Anna Kendrick makes the film even more amazing

 

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 3. And wasn’t everyone a shipper of Jesse and Becca? Yes. Yes they were.

   

   

      

   

    

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4. It changed the way we looked at Capella music

I mean at first, even Becca thought Capella was ‘lame’ and Jesse thought it was ‘synchronized nerd singing’. But dayum, opinions change fast when you get into it.

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5. It wasn’t predictable

The whole point of why the Becca hated movies was because she thought they were predictable. And so, Pitch Perfect went about doing exactly the opposite. The Bella’s didn’t get into the finals originally and lost several times to the Treble Makers, Jesse and Becca didn’t hook up (and in fact fought on occasion). It was amazing, in other words.

   

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 So there it is, five reasons why we loved the original Pitch Perfect! Can’t wait for the sequel to come out!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For Summer

Winter’s almost come and gone and here I am, a year older, waiting for summer to come along again. Here’s where I convince you (not that you need convincing) why summer is the best season. There are so many reasons why summer is the shit – from the beach to hanging out outdoors to sundaes to tanning.

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1. The beach

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2. Tanning

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3. Surfing

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4. Swimming

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 5. Ice Cream

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6. Summer love

  

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7. Camping

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 8. More fun with friends

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 So yeah, those are the reasons why I love (and can’t wait for) summer! What do you guys think?

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂