Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online

In the last couple of days, we may or may not have seen the status posts about Facebook, its privacy notice and all that. Here is that status message.

“Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: £5.99 ($9.10) to keep the subscription of your status to be set to “private.” If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (I said paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste.”

Or this one

“As of September 28th , 2015 at 10:50p.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.”

If Facebook were to start charging for its services or if an update were to arise, they would post an official message right on top of the News Feed and they would send you an official e-mail from Facebook stating the changes made to the account settings/privacy. This is definitely a hoax and you can tell the way it has been written. Not very professionally might I add, and Facebook will not post like that.

It is somebody that has way too much time on their hands, and wanting to start trouble. People really need to do more productive, inspiring and thoughtful things on the internet, instead of playing around and doing ridiculous things. People need to think about what they post and do online. It is very important to stop doing these things. It is absolutely ridiculous. I just want to tell you that, do not believe everything you see and read on the internet. Don’t fall for the trends. If you have posted these messages on your statuses, please remove them immediately, and share amongst your family, friends, co-workers, classmates as well and if they have posted it as well. Please tell them to remove.

This also goes for any suspicious e-mails that go to your inbox or Junk mail. If you are unsure of an e-mail, please contact me, do a screen shot of it or delete it right away. Also, do not get tricked in sending an e-mail where it asks you for your name, birth date, account information, and all that. It is fraudulent and can lead to identity theft, viruses and much more and can result in an unfortunate hassle, which can lead to a headache of draining your bank account, and your name and existence.

The internet is a fun and wonderful place full of information and research on your favourite actor, actress, movies, facts, recipes, watching videos, social media and e-mail which you can connect, communicate with your loved ones, co-workers, and make new friends. Ultimately, it is how you utilize the internet that makes it all the fun and awesome.

Just because everybody is concentrating and involved in a trend online, it doesn’t mean that you have to do the same. Don’t fall for it. It is common sense. Be careful. Prevention is key to a safe, fun, and educational environment.

So, think about it.

Have you been tricked online before?

What advice do you have for issues like this?

Would like to hear from you.

Fashion Comfort VS Fashion Pain

In my life as I was growing up, I was always paying attention to fashion, always asking my mom when I was a kid, Mom I only want this kind of clothing and shoes, and I used to be a big brand name supporter, but my mom always taught me sweetie, its better to be comfortable and wear good clothing, not to try to grow up so fast, but in the last few years its been all about comfort for me rather than having fashion pains. I know that there is nothing greater like quality of the clothing, shoes I wear, but I am not one of those people anymore to be running around and finding brand names because In the end it is my comfort that is important to me. I have learned that when I was entering into my 20’s. So in the last 8 years or so its been all about comfort more than anything else.

I see some teenaged girls, and women wearing ever so high heels, and a lot of them cannot even walk in high heels and yet they still wear it because they think its cool and it makes them look good in it, to show off to friends and others who look at them and I know some of them are in pain wearing them and they still wear it like nothing is happening to them, but they do not know in the long run and in future that it can do damage to the vertebrae, back and legs. I do not know how some people can stay in heels and stand in them, dance in them and they say the love to wear heels. To me I wear very little or no heels at all. I love flats and just a small bit of a heel, but I just cannot handle high heels. The other day I was trying on shoes at a random store, and I said let me try on these big heels for a minute, lets see what the hype about it is, It took me merely 20 seconds and I already started to feel pain. I said how in the heck can people wear these for hours? So painful. I took them off and I felt so relieved. I am in for comfort and that is what should matter.

Even with the clothes and stuff. I don’t care if I buy them from big box stores, or an unknown clothing store or anything if it feels good, and the material is good, then I will buy it, but It doesn’t have to be big brand names. In the end fashion isn’t about impressing others, you shouldn’t have to impress others by proving a point or anything. It is how comfortable you see yourself with wearing whatever you want to wear and it is something that you should feel good about too. People in this world do not even have clothes and shoes to wear. We should be fortunate that we do have what we have and not complain about about not having brand name clothing, and shoes and spending thousands of dollars on clothing that is so ridiculous.

For me Comfort beats Fashion pain, and when I get older I am going to be in pain and people wonder why they are in so much pain when they get older on their legs, feet, back is because when were young we do not realize what we do when were young will affect us later on in life and its happened where I know someone who wore heels a lot and then as she got older, back problems started and leg problems. Now shes going to physiotherapy for the last 2 years. She now cannot stand heels and I do not blame her.

These fashion companies make you want to get more, and want you to always stay in the latest fashions, remember they are there to make money on you and it doesn’t matter how they do it, they do it and they always find a way to persuade the public eye, about certain things, but me I never follow the fashion trends. I do not have to buy everything that comes out, I do not have to go spend so much money where I can spend the money on more important things then having to always stay in the fashion world. No need to flaunt and impress others. Remember comfort, comfort, comfort.

You should not worry about what other people think about what kind of clothes you wear or anything. The important thing is how you see yourself, and how you feel. Yes dressing in a terrible way is not good like ripped jeans, way too baggy pants, and looking like a slob, okay that there no one should wear those when they are out, but other than that its what you feel. Comfort is key and remember your future. Save yourself from pain in the long run and be comfortable. So Fashion comfort conquers and wins!

I am So Happy! Things Have Turned Around For The Better.

Lately, things have become so much better in my life. I am looking for good schools to do my journalism course, I feel great inside and on the outside. I have been doing mini getaways with friends and family and more to come, so much has turned around for the better. I couldn’t be more happy than I am these days. I am ultimately happy that I have come this far. I have been so patient and patience is a virtue as they say. I believe in hard work and determination. I am determined to work harder and harder to achieve and to fulfill my dreams. If I want to get on those talk shows, if I want to write for magazines, if I want to get out there, I have to work hard at it to be where I want to be. I believe that hard work does pay off in the end. I feel like I am almost there, but I need more time and I need to keep doing what I am doing. I will not give up. Giving up is not an option. Not now, not ever. Not since I have come this far into everything. I am so blessed with everything in my life and I am so happy that my hard work is getting there.

I am doing everything in my power to get to Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Marilyn Denis, and more. I need to get on those shows and I will not stop until I do. I need to get my message out loud and clear about bullying and about so many different subjects and issues and about that lady on the bus getting bullied by children which is unacceptable and ridiculous. I have to put my foot down. Topics that need to be addressed. I will be even more happy when my words and my stories get out to the public. My friend made a fanpage of “A Writer Named Talin Orfali” on facebook, someone else made a page called Get Talin Orfali on the Ellen DeGeneres Show… I need to get there. It would mean a lot to me if some way, some how, these big international figures of our society can get to my blog, which Oprah’s Newsletter team has already come across my blog. I am super determined to get somewhere. Things have turned out for the better, but it will be even more if I can get on these shows.

With the help of general public, with the help of getting the word out, with word of mouth, with advertising me, and getting my words out there, I know in my heart, mind and soul that I can pull the plug on bullying as much as I can, I want to do this for the world, I want to do this for the humanity of people, I want to do this for everyone. I love humanity, I love people, and I care deeply for everyone. Whatever I need to do to pull the plug, whatever and however my words get out there would mean the world to me, but I want to make the world proud, I want to see a happy world with so many great things. I believe with one step at a time I can get to my goal, and I can achieve it.

I can do this and I will do this! I will get to California to be On Ellen, I will get to New York City. I will get to travel the world and share with people with what I have to say, with what I have to put out for the world to see. I care about this world so much. I am so happy that I have made a difference in many of my readers lives, but I feel that is not enough. I need to get on Television, I need to get on the air, I need to voice myself. Writing is writing, but it is also a must to speak to everyone from my face and my own mouth. I am putting my foot down!

I am going to do this and I will work my butt off! No ifs and’s or buts! This has to be done and I will do it! There will be obstacles, but I am ready to face them and get to where I want to be because I CAN!

 

I Have Been So Blessed With So Much! Thank You!

In The past 6-7 Months that I started using WordPress for my blogs, and I started to write here, I never knew how far I would get. I have been so blessed with so many viewers, so many people who are interested in my writings and those who search my blog and search terms on several search engines and it gets directed to my site. I truly appreciate everyone who comment and who engage into my blog. I read them all, but I will get to reply back to them. Due to my busy schedule throughout the day, but I will get to them and that is a promise from me. I have been so blessed with so many opportunities since I started blogging, and my first public speaking will be in Montreal, Quebec to talk to the Armenian Youth and Teens on important issues that are happening in our society now with bullying, with other important social issues that I need to address to them. I saw people from Montreal this weekend when I was at a Armenian Youth Getaway in Kingston, Ontario and they came up to me and they have been aware of my blog and what I write on my blog, so they asked me if I wanted to come to Montreal to speak to the youth and teens there and I jumped on the opportunity and I said yes of course. Going to Montreal is very easy for me.

So that is my big break, my first time in front of an audience addressing these issues. I have done a whole lot of public speaking before, but not this kind. I cannot wait to get up there and talk to so many people. I will be going toward the end of August beginning September when the schools start again and when the youth will be there for me to talk to them. I believe that it is important to have these discussions with teens and these seminars and assemblies so that it gets embedded into them and so they become educated about these issues. It is very important to me and I am excited for this experience that is coming up, and I cannot wait to head to Montreal again. Furthermore, I have just been blessed all around with my facebook fanpage “A writer named Talin Orfali”, along with everything else. God, My Family, My Friends, My Blog Supporters, My Blog Subscribers, everything in between, I just want to thank everyone for taking the time out of their lives to read what I have to say about issues, to read about what I have to say in my point of view, to read about my life and my experiences. It means a lot to me. I am sometimes at a loss of words and I feel so incredible, I feel so great, so happy.

Finally things have turned around for me for the better. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’d rather spend time with my blog, communicating with people online and socially, going to getaways with my fellow people, and doing something worth while in life instead of spending hours watching TV that will not do any good for me since there is crap on TV These days. I would rather reach out to others, and be there for others and do my best to make sure this world is a happy and positive place with a lot of people with joy, laughter and optimism. I love people and its my priority to help people emotionally and mentally. blogging has taught me so much about myself and my strengths and this is the one that has stood out to be the best one out of everything else. Thank you again. I am blessed beyond words, I am blessed and truly touched! I love you all!

The Manner less Society Today. Where is The Etiquette?

As I have been going out a lot in society, I am seeing more and more people being manner less and impatient. I am seeing a lot of people’s etiquette and the way they present themselves to be so tasteless and so terrible. I sometimes wonder how certain people have been raised and how certain people carry out themselves in public. Where are the mannered people? You don’t see much of it that much anymore. Many times I have sat in restaurants carrying on with my friends and with family and I see people talking and eating with their mouths full, I see people reaching for food or drinks too hovering the person sitting next to them. It does not hurt to say excuse me, may I have some of that bread over there? Or would you please pass me the pitcher of water? Never forget to say thank you. It is very important. No matter who you are with. Kindness and proper etiquette is a must. Here are some examples of Etiquette and Manners.

In A Shopping Mall or Plaza Setting:

It is always a great idea to look behind you to see if other people are coming when you approach the entrance doors. Keep the door wide open for them to come in too. People should say thank you to you, and of course your response would be your very welcome and enjoy your day. They or that person should say, thank you and you too. Then you carry about your business. Now when you go and line up at a cash out and you see people, not a good idea to bud in front of them. First come first serve. Budding in front of people is a no no. If the person says would you like to go ahead of me? You would then say Oh if you do not mind… The person says no no I insist or yes sure, Then you say thank you or if you say no its alright you were in front before I was. These little things make a huge impact in society. To learn to be patient and to learn to be polite.

In A Public Transit Setting:

When you are in a public transit setting, and you see elderly, or if you see someone with crutches or a pregnant person, its always a great idea to give them a seat. It makes them feel incredible that somebody has thought of them and given them their space to sit. Also if you are chewing gum incessantly and with your mouth constantly going 200 miles an hour making noise to make another person uncomfortable and to annoy others, you should chew with your mouth closed and don’t chew like a maniac.

On The Road Driving or In A Parking Lot:

I know this is the most difficult thing to be courteous to other drivers, but the road is shared with everyone. Not just you. Let a person in if they are trying to get in that lane or go to the lane to make a left turn or a right turn getting close to intersections and street ways. Also its a great idea to give people the right of way sometimes. depending on the situation. If you would like others to give you the way while driving, you have to sacrifice a couple of minutes here and there and let others in. Its important to share the road. I am sure we were taught how to share in kindergarten class and in grade school. Exercise the same habits when you are driving too. No matter what. Always signal your changes, always be cautious.

Restaurant Table Manner Etiquette:

Do not talk with your mouth full of food, Do not reach over somebody to get water or bread or whatever it is. Always ask the person beside you or near you to pass something you like on the table. Reaching over somebody’s eating space is a no no. Asking never hurts and you say please excuse my reach or my arm. Also never put your elbows on the table while eating. Use Utensils that are on the table and try to use less of your fingers and use utensils properly. Do not overfill your mouth with food. take small portions and put it in your mouth. Do not make too many sounds while eating and chew with your mouth closed. Also if you need to sneeze or if you have to cough, turn away from the table and do so and cough or sneeze on the edge of your elbow, then go to the restroom and wash your hands and come back to sit and join your group. When getting up at anytime, please say, Oh please excuse me. I will be back. These things help a lot. Also be patient with the waiter or waitress or server. They are not just dealing with you and your table as they are dealing with everyone. please give them time to get the food or things you requested.

Online Etiquette:

When using social networking sites like facebook, twitter, myspace, and all those other sites, its a great idea not to swear and curse, and watch what you write. It can one day be visible and you can be in trouble. Be careful always.

Say Please, Say Thank You, Always Ask, Always have a friendly smile and use proper etiquette no matter where you are. It is very important to exercise these simple things that can make a big difference in the world. Try and be amazed.

Etiquette is a recipe of success anywhere with anyone.

 

 

Duty Free Shopping At The Airport Does Not Make Sense To Me.

I have just been thinking a lot lately about the whole airport experiences and things I have seen while traveling within the past 5-6 years. In recent years air travel and security screenings at the airports has been enforced a lot more since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and I am all for it and I think the more security we have, the better it will be for all travelers including myself and those are great measures to ensure our well-being. They implemented the No Liquids in Carry on bag and all that stuff. I am glad security is tightened a lot more and the customs have been more aware of these things.

However, there is something that does not seem to make sense to me. I was traveling to Cayo, Coco, Cuba 2 years ago and I had an unopened bottle of Water from me where I bought it straight from the Grocery store, and after having our tickets and baggage checked in, we went toward the metal screening and security area before entering the gates to wait for our plane. This Customs person came and discarded the water I was going to drink until we boarded the flight. So I told them Customs, it is just water, I am going to drink it before I get on the plane while I wait, she said that we cannot allow liquids beyond the gates and we need to dump it out. So without further question, I followed the rules and I proceeded. As I went through the Metal screening process everything was great. Right across from the metal screening, there is these shops and duty free. So I began to ponder about why they discarded my unopened bottled water when they have all these liquids, drinks, perfume bottles, make up, personal hygiene products, coffee, and even sharp objects like nail clippers, tweezers, so on and so forth being sold.

Now, I got so angry at this point but decided not to cause a scene at the airport, so I had to purchase another unopened bottled water which cost me a lot more. It was like $3.50 for a bottle water when I bought mine from the grocery store for a $1.25. So the point is, that they don’t allow liquids being brought in, but they go and sell it at duty free, which does not make any sense to me. I came with a conclusion that they make you spend money at duty free and airport shops before boarding your plane so that the airport and the shops make more money off of you. Thats what I am thinking. I feel that its also a business. I don’t know but that’s just my take on it. I could be wrong, but everyone has different perspectives on things.

Thanks for reading!