Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie


What does selfie mean? According to Oxford dictionary (online), definition of selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Unfortunately, recently I just found out that many of my friends have a misunderstanding about selfie means. They thought selfie is the photograph of oneself (without being accompanied by others) and it has taken by others. So, everytime I upload my photograph and receive a comment from someone who has a misunderstanding about selfie, I’ll try to correct their understanding and give their an explanation about selfie means. I think it is necessary for us to understand about what we say. So, please correct me if I am wrong.

Talking about selfie, I am not used to do that kind of thing. As I remember, if I try to make a selfie, the result always not satisfactory at all. But one day, when I went to some places by myself, there are only 3 options if I want to capture the moment. First, I could only take the picture of the beautiful view of that place. Second, if I want to have myself in the picture, I could ask someone to take my photo, but it is a little bit annoying I think. So the last option is selfie, I have to take my own picture by myself. So that I try to make selfie. I try so many times to get at least one good picture, but as you can see (the above photograph) the photo is still not good. Then, though (perhaps) it was a little bit annoying and embarrassing, I ask anyone I meet to take my photo :D. In my opinion, to memorize the special moment,  I would ask someone to help me in taking my picture rather than I make a selfie with bad result because the moment itself will never be repeated.


It’s Okay To Be Afraid

The Laughing Phoenix

It’s okay to be afraid. It’s how you recognize courage.

It’s okay to have doubts. It’s when you learn to have faith.

It’s okay to fall. It’s how you learn to rise.

It’s okay to be defeated. It’s where you learn how to win.

It’s okay to be in the dark. It’s how you see the flame.

It’s okay to make mistakes. It shows you the way to mastery.

It’s okay to get scars. They are Life’s medals of adventures.

And when you came out from trials and tribulations triumphant,

It is now your privilege and duty

To find a wounded soul, and tell him

“It’s okay….”

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