Monday, December 31, 2018

The Final Post for 2018

2018 was quite eventful for me especially the past few months towards the end of this year. So many things had happened and I was actually quite surprised seeing myself jumped out of my comfort zone chair of this administrative position in my company as I joined local blogger, YouTuber and social media influencers community.

Meeting new people, experiencing different kind of vibes, attending events, struggling through different language even among locals; just few things I've gone through that had made me realise the fact that I should've gone out more and do more! I always find myself having fun while engaging with fellow bloggers and social media influencers on my Instagram for beauty @myrabeautydiary and often neglected my personal Instagram account which I now turned into this blog's social media channel where I post teasers for programs or events that I attend followed by more postings afterwards. 

Few days ago, an acquaintance of mine posted on her Instagram Stories; asking what's the biggest lesson I've learned in 2018 and I straightforwardly answered, "social media influencers are so different in real life." If you know me personally, I bet you'd know that how you see me as a person in real life is pretty much the same if you were to approach me on social media. 

...or at least that's what I want you to think of me?

I've came to know about how bubbly I am while I'm engaging with people on Instagram DMs or replying on a long thread on Twitter when my followers and personal friends told me about it. Most of them said it's okay to be nice on social media i.e strangers while engaging on a topic that we're all love like beauty products and whatnot. But none of my friends nor followers warned me about catfishing. 

Being social media enthusiast such as myself should have made me well-informed about scams on social media but I guess I'm just naive when it comes to that. A person actually catfished another KK-based influencer that I'm following merely because she's part of the blogging community that I've mentioned above. Thinking that she really was asking for help, I followed through half-way before realising that the person isn't genuine and indeed was a scammer. I've lost RM100++ due to this but because I was having the most expensive lunch in my life so far and I was actually with my parents at the time; spending a good 3 hours after months of clashing schedules, hospital nights, and many weekends spent apart despite the fact that we're all living in a single apartment, I decided to shut my frustration and moved along. 

As my phone bills rolling in as it's the end of the month, I'm now full of regrets of not being able to handle the situation better but of course, I'll take it as another lesson to be learned. Apart from realising that other social media influencers that I've come across personally are so different; not that this is a bad or good thing, encountering such selfish social media scammer for the first time in my 30 years on this planet can actually be a good thing. I hope.

Now, onto the New Year's resolution.... I'm going to maintain my 2018 resolution which is to less spending and more saving. Monthly bills and commitments aren't included which means less trip to SEPHORA, beauty stores, etc and focus more on ASB investments and life savings.

What about you guys? Are you ready for 2019, yet?

I guess that's all from me! I'll see you guys soon!

Happy New Year 2019! Have a blast, stay happy and healthy!

Signing out of 2018.

2 comments on "The Final Post for 2018"
  1. Happy New Year. May 2019 be a better year than 2018.

  2. Happy new year dear... hope 2019 gonna be your amazing year to archive your resolutions