How to Keep in Touch With Far Away Friends

Today marks 3 years of me registering on WordPress!! these 3 years have really flown by. I just knew that I had to blog about something once I saw that notification. The only problem was, I didn’t quite know what to blog about. Then, inspiration came! I got an email from an old friend! I hadn’t seen her since I moved from that place 5 years ago! You can’t imagine my surprise hearing from her. We used to correspond through email about 3 years back. She sent me a long letter asking questions about me and telling me about what she was up to. I actually had tears in my eyes when I realised she remembered all this stuff about me. Thus, this post. How to keep in touch with far away friends.

  1. Before you/ they leave get their contact info. How else can you keep in touch if you don’t know how?! It’s better to use email for longer messages but text for shorter more frequent messages. You could also get their Instagram. It’s a great way to know what each other are up to.
  2. If possible, set up a time for you guys to text each other. Or set up a plan on when to email. Example: once a week.
  3. Go online often. Check your email regularly. Social media has downfalls but also perks. It’s the easiest way to communicate.
  4. Send letters! Parcels are even better! It’s always nice coming home from school and finding out a friend far away sent you a handwritten letter!
  5. Share lots of photos! A true friend does want to genuinely know what you’re up to
  6. Sometimes, you need to make the first move. This sounds like the cliche romantic movie thing but really, all friendships require effort. You may feel like you’re the only one trying but just be patient. Good things come to those who wait. And even if the results are not what you expected, be glad you tried.
  7. Don’t be upset if it takes a while for a reply. Even more so if there’s a time difference. One thing friendship really needs, is time spent together. You may grow apart eventually or may not be as close but that’s all normal. You will always have a bond and lots of memories that are not to be forgotten.

I really emphasise on tip 7. because I have dealt with this a lot. Nevertheless, I still look back fondly on all the pictures, cards and gifts.

I hope this advice works as well for you as it did for me.

x Bluecocacola

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Pros and Cons of Getting a Dog

Hey guys! Since my previous post got a lot more views than usual, I decided to do another pros and cons list. This time it’s about dogs! Who doesn’t love dogs? Some people are allergic to them, yes I know. I’m one of them, but I really wanted a dog so my family and I got a hypoallergenic dog. For those of you who don’t know, that means it’s fur doesn’t shed. My dog’s fur needs to be trimmed about once a month. Examples of hypoallergenic dogs are a poodle,maltese,portuguese water dog, giant schnauzer and an afghan hound.

I myself have a pet poodle. She’s adorable and super friendly. She loves licking and playing fetch. 2017-02-24-2That’s her. Isn’t she cute?

Well.. that was a very long introduction. Let’s go straight to the list then!

PROS

1.Man’s best friend (what else can I say?)

2. You can become more responsible.

3. Lonely? Dogs love company!

4. Loyal. They will never leave your side.

5. Did you know that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than others?

6. You get more exercise. Your dog needs to be walked and played with often. You can benefit from that too!

7. Less stress. My dog is very therapeutic. Just cuddling her makes all my worries go away!

CONS

1.Dogs should be trained from a young age. If not, you are more likely to have trouble controlling it.

2.Dogs are messy. What can I say? Way too many times I’ve found torn up tissue paper on the carpet.

3.They need a lot of attention. If you work the whole day, please for the dog’s sake don’t leave it alone in a cage.

4.Pee. My dog pees when she gets way too excited. Guess who has to clean it up?*sighs*

5. Dogs aren’t cheap. You have to spay them, feed them and groom them. But in my opinion, they’re worth every penny 🙂

So, I had way too many pros and couldn’t think of enough cons, but I think we all know how loving dogs are and no more explanation needed. Remember, don’t choose a dog but let the dog choose you 🙂

Pros and Cons of Short Hair

Hey guys! I’m sorry that I’ve been super unactive, but I forgot my password for the 27th time… (such a lame excuse). Anyway, I actually just cut my hair. I donated it to make wigs for cancer patients (it takes 8-12 ponytails to make a wig, so please donate it if you ever cut your hair). It took me about a week to decide wether to cut it or not, but I’m glad I decided to cause not only do I get a new look but someone else will too 🙂

Here’s a list of the pros and cons of short hair

PROS

1.Easy to wash

2.Easy to maintain

3.No need to worry about your ponytail

4.No hair stuck to the back of your neck

5.Fast to dry

CONS

1.Gets in the way when you bend your neck

2.Frizz (no need further elaboration :p The struggle is real)

3.If you’ve had long hair for a long time whenever you sweat, by habit you try to tie your hair (I’ve done this so many times and it’s only been 5 days!)

4.I have this other habit of squeezing the water out of my hair after my bath which now I can’t do with short hair

5. Puffy. My hair always sticks out when I tuck it behind my ear)

 

The reason that I decided to make this list is because of my difficulty deciding to cut my hair or not. Hope this was helpful and, yes I will try to post more often. 🙂 🙂