October 29, 2014

Let Me Take A Selfie

Are you one of those people who misses out on their surroundings and experiences because they're too busy taking selfies?

Sooooooo, there I was on a Saturday evening. Cakes had gone to bed cos he woke up at 5am to head to the bakery. I was sitting there, watching TV and the episode of KUWTK where the Kardashians started their vacay in Thailand. In that episode, Kim was taking lots and lots of selfies while on vacay because she wanted to make a book of selfies for Kanye (well, it turns out it was also for the whole world too, because the book's on sale :p).

Anyways, Khloe points out that instead of paying attention to the experience, Kim is busy taking selfies and missing out on just enjoying everything that's happening. And that's why Khloe's usually my fave Kardashian - because she has sense (except for that whole French Montana thing).



I've gone out sometimes and been busy taking photos of myself or the outing (I once wrote a post on How to Take a Great Selfie btw), that I find afterwards that I didn't really immerse myself in the experience. Instead of simply enjoying myself, I was more worried about taking great pictures, fiddling with the camera or phone to make sure the settings were good, checking the photos already taken, retaking those photos from different angles, and so on. Don't get me wrong. Yes, having photos is a great way of capturing memories and helps you share where you've been with others. But sometimes, we need to put the phones and cameras down, and just soak up the atmosphere, the ambiance, the friendship, the food, the show, the sights... you get the idea.

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I usually don't like Fox News, but there's a great article about this exact topic.

I won't even touch on people taking selfies during church, at funerals, and other inappropriate times/venues.

Thanks for reading! Gotta go take another selfie :)


20 comments:

  1. Very true...the selfie addiction needs to be checked!! #notetoself

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  2. Hehe! The one that gets me, is people taking selfies inside supermarket bikonu!! my weight loss blog: www.theshapecube.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank God you know you are talking to yourself, lol. The world is rapidly becoming more narcissistic.

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    1. Lol, geroff. I'll lock you up somewhere and force you to take 100 selfies to regain freedom.

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  4. Honestly i need to check that too.. I can take selfies almost everywhere ..*coversface*

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  5. Khloe was my favorite too but now I'm on the fence. I'm a selfie freak I need to check this too
    Divadiari.blogspot.com

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    1. Lo, check yourself before you wreck yourself *corny mode*

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  6. ure right ohh...i am a hopeless selfie addict ....i even take while driving
    http://www.largerthanlife.com.ng/

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    1. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?! Wait until you park!!!

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  7. I take a lot of selfies, but the weird thing about my own is that they don't make it out to the public.I change my twitter avatar like twice a year. Facebook display photo has been the same since September 2013, and I'm not active on Insta (not my face anyway), and I'm also really bad on BBM.

    Kourtney is my favourite Kardashian, and your Bella Naija article is really nice!

    x

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    1. LOL, really? What's the point of taking selfies if you don't plan to share eventually?

      Thanks!

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  8. Hahaha. Berry. I like you and your blog.

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  9. So I met you on a friend 's page as she put up your article '3 things you miss after getting married'. So much did I love that cos I had to seek you out and here I am
    I love your writing style tinged with pure humour. *lol* and you know Atilola??? *ecstatic I am officially in love with YOU!

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    1. Awww, thank you very much Abisola. I'm really flattered :)

      Yes I do - she's always trying to boss me around.

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  10. And yes! I love selfies to bits but I will never take one inappropriately i.e in church, funeral etc and i'm prone to snatching, better yet, yanking off d phone from the selfie-taker that does that beside me *lol*

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