Ufff…It’s been so long…

It’s been so long…such a long time that I opened the computer to actually write something. Who cares about my bla, bla, bla anyways? πŸ™‚ Probably nobody, but for some reason this blog was always my ‘go to place’ when I felt that I am falling apart. It’s been some crazy busy few months and there are other months waiting for me. I decided though, that I’ll come back to my reading blogs and share things on my blog.

So I had this crazy idea about making money online and I changed my life and my blog and I tried to learn about networking and marketing and all that stuff. It took me just a few months to realize that this thing is not for me. So yeah, maybe networking is the future, who knows? From what I see around me, the end of the world might just come sooner rather then later. Too dramatic, you think? Well…I don’t know about that! πŸ™‚ Yeah, back to making money online. So…this thing is really for people that know what they are doing, that are passionate and that are ready to invest money and invest again and again. Or so I think anyways. After, there is this thing of making friends online. You know what the problem is with that? That so many people that you meet online, the so called ‘ Let me help you and teach you how to make $30 000 per month’ are mostly just a bunch of people that all they want is your money to share with you things that you already know! Yeah!!! Do you know how many time in these few months I subscribed to online seminars about how to make your online business work and all the time I was just hearing things that I know already?! Many, many times! Anyhow…I am not saying it might not work and that all are liars, but yeah…you gotta be careful out there as many of them really don’t care about you or your business, they just want your money.

On another note, how about all the politics and manifestations that go on and on in the world? And I am not talking just about the United States. Also, there are parts of Europe that start to feel the pressure and want to make a change. So, I stayed as far away as I could from all the posting on social media about these things, not because I don’t care or that I don’t have an opinion about it, but simply because my opinions seemed to be somehow different from what people were sharing. At one point, I decided to share a thought about some thing that I thought was stupid. And ohhhhh boyyyy! People jumped on and told me that I’m so judgemental and that people can do whatever they want and that I should not attack people like that. LooooooL. Yeah, that is what I have to say about that! Because I find it so strange that everybody seems to think they have the right to share their thoughts and opinions but as soon as someone thinks differently they feel attacked. And those people that start with philosophical stuff (I meant to say sh*t) that analyze every single word you put out there, as in : ‘ohhh, if you say this than in reality you mean this, and you say this because of a deeper problem that you have and your ego and bla bla bla’. I have an opinion and that’s it. I don’t see why we should analyze every single word that I say or write. Goshhh…not to mention that apparently I  have an ego problem so this girl advised me to read I don’t know what book. So instead of telling her where to put that book, I just cleaned my Facebook list! Yup! Winter cleaning happened on my Facebook. Not because they don’t accept my opinions but because they think I should accept theirs but they don’t accept mine. So, out of my life they are. Who needs people like that anyways? I don’t!

Now that I am done my bla, bla…How is everyone? I actually missed my blog and I know I’ve been absent and I didn’t read any blogs lately (shame on me) but I am getting back to that! πŸ™‚

Have a great night my dears! I’m so happy to be back! Stay safe!

Cristina B.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! πŸ˜œβ„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒ¨

Up to now we received a bit of snow here in this part of Canada. This part of Canada is in the province of QuΓ©bec. Today however, we woke up to a lot of snow that, to be honest with you, I wasn’t really happy to see. Let me show you, it’s not over though, it is still snowing (πŸŒ¨β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ):

 


Luckily I’m done early today so I can enjoy a good book without the outside cold. I hope you guys have better weather in your part of the world. If you enjoy snow, can you please make me like it too? πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜’β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ˜’

Stay safe! πŸ™‚

Cristina B.

The stranger, the dog and his master

The stranger walks with her young kid in the parking lot of a big north american store. From far away she sees this white bundle of fur excited to see everyone walking by. As she approches she sees the white puddle next to her master. He is blond, beautiful blue eyes, he sings in a corner almost hidden from everyone. His hat next to him holds a few dollars, probably given by people that passed by. The stranger instantly thinks that she wants to help this man and she has a plan.

As she walks in the store, holding her child next to her, she completely forgets what she is supposed to buy for herself. All of the sudden her needs are not important. She immediately goes in the animal food aisle and she grabs a box of dog food. The kid asks her mom what is that for, as they do not have a dog.

Have you seen the man sitting outside with his dog? she asks. He is not as fortunate as we are, he has a harder life than we do and if nobody helps him he cannot enjoy life as we do!Β 

The kid watches his mom with amazed eyes. They pay the food and walk outside.

Hello sir! How are you today? I bought some food for your cute dog! Here it is! she says while giving him the box of food. Also, I do not have a lot of cash on me and there is no bank around here, but here, take this 10$! It’s for you! I didn’t know what would you like to eat!Β 

His eyes! Tears! Excitement! Gratefulness! He starts thanking her and he says that he has some food for his dog that other kind strangers like her gave him. He says that the food was almost over and he thanks her so much for her kindness.

It’s the least that I could do for you! I wish I could do more! Just take care of yourself, ok?Β 

She tries not to look at him with pity. She knows that he probably doesn’t feel comfortable with the way people look at him. She says goodbye and walks away hoping that others will do the same for this man and his dog. At the same time, she hops from the bottom of her heart that her child learned a lesson today: always help others in need! We don’t know their life story so instead of judgment we should give them more understanding.

Cristina Burcus

4 things that I learned from the #angrybirdsgame

A few years ago we bought the XBOX 360 Kinect. We genuinely thought that we will use it pretty often and why not use it as a way to work out. There are so many games for it, games that really make you move so much that your entire body hurts next day. Well, we did play for some days and obviously we got bored after. What I think killed our excitement was also the fact that the kids were so young that could not fully understand how to play, so it was a constant fight on who should play and how to do it. We mostly use it now for when people are coming over and after we got all the discussion subjects out of the way. The game that we play with people is the one below, as it has multiple sports that you can choose from and you can also add multiple players:


I deviated a bit from the subject! 😁 What I want to write about in this post is how a specific game, which is Angry Birds, made me see life differently.

Some time ago, I tried to play Angry Birds on my phone. I say, I tried, because this game was always getting me so angry and I was never able to pass a level so I was ending up frustrated and irritated. We bought the Angry Birds for the XBOX and I remember thinking that this will only annoy me so much that I will probably not touch it. And it was the case for many months. Until a few weeks ago when, randomly, I started to play it with my partner in crime plus the kids. And while playing and actually enjoying it I realized some things that made me reflect on life:


1. When you need to resolve a problem you might want to ask for advice and choose the best one for you.Β There are really hard levels that I honestly think on the spot are impossible to pass. But you see, there are 4 minds looking at the same problem and we advise each other and guess what?! All of the sudden, the hard level is not so hard anymore and the response is just there in front of us.

2. There are multiple ways of solving a problem. Sometimes one of us passed the level using a technique but the next one playing restarts the level by mistake. As the next person plays the same level using a different technique we all say that noooo, this is not the way to do it. But we are all surprised when in the end, using a different way, the level was past! This means, that a problem can be resolved in multiple ways and just because others don’t agree with you, it does not mean you are wrong in doing what you are doing.

3. When I finally want to give up I give it another chance and that’s when I pass. Sometimes I try and try to pass a level but no matter what I do I just can’t pass that level. I start to get frustrated and I think to myself that I’ll try just one more time and I’ll give up. I won’t say that it works ALL the time but I swear that 90% of the time I always pass at that last try that I give. What does this means? If you feel like giving up just try one more time but make sure this last time you give your all. I won’t promise it will necessarily work but chances that it will are pretty high.

4. Sometimes I get so angry and frustrated that I just need to take a break. After I played the same level and I applied #3 and it still didn’t work I decide that a break is needed. Either I take a 10 minutes break or maybe I’ll play again next day, but I assure you that once I’m back with my mind cleared, that level does not seem so impossible to pass anymore. So, whenever you feel defeated, take a break. When you come back to whatever you are doing, things will make much more sense.

I’m sure there are many more things that I’ll discover along the way. I’m sure that people will think that I’m not normal to compare a game with real life. I’m also sure that we all see life differently. But these things are popping to my mind every time I play the Angry Birds game. And now…I really don’t get as mad as I used to when I open this game! ☺️

Thanks for reading!

Cristina B.

Our #PokemonGo experienceΒ 

About a week ago I started to see posts on Facebook about Pokemon. My kids watch the cartoons every day so I thought that all of the sudden everyone started to watch Pokemon. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ How silly of me!

I heard all about the app shortly after. My boyfriend is up to date with every new thing out there, so of course we had the app even before he told me everything about it. We went outside with the kids and let me tell you something: we had the time of our life! Being the fact that my kids watch Pokemon and they know everything about it, it is so much fun for them to actually be in the position to catch pokemons. We walked so much that my feet were hurting. We spoke so much that it made me think that I don’t remember a day in which we actually interacted so much with one another. It made my family happy so it made me happy as well.

I must confess though that all these people that complain about this app and what it does, that call bad names on those that play on the app really upset me. I get that it is not for everybody but why do they have to be so mean? Why do they have to offend others because of something they don’t enjoy?! I will never understand why people must always complain about things that make others happy!

So…stay safe, be aware of your environment, be aware when you cross the street and while you look on your phone make sure you either have someone that watches your back or you watch your steps at the same time and most importantly, don’t Pokemon and drive! Besides that, I hope I’ll see you around so we can make a Pokemon battle! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹


Thanks for reading!

Cristina B.

1. 5 Problems With Social Media…☺️

Social Media! Ohhh the platforms that are part of most people’s lives! The platforms that are part of most people’s routine; I included.

There is not one day that I don’t check social media. Several times a day I’m there, online, to see what people did, said or where are they at! There are days when I find it so boring and I can’t find anything else more interesting to do. There are many, many interesting things that I could do, but social media grabs my attention so many times during my day.

I am sure that many people have their own ‘problems’ with social media, but here is my top 5:

1. Yes, this is really the TOP problem that I have with social media: Employers check your social media profiles. So, if you write a message on your profile and you forgot to make it private and this message contains something that the Employer might not agree with, you might not be hired. Yes, probably they should not do it, but THEY DO! If you ask me, I find it’s a bit ridiculous not to get a job because of this but hey…who am I to tell employers how to hire, right?! ☺️

2. Social media is Fake! All I see is how happy people are, how grateful they are, how positive and what a great pink life they have. Reality is that most people live a boring life but they think that if they put all these positive things out there, others might think they live the pure happiness. They say that they don’t want people to know the negative stuff. And all of the sudden you find out, through social media, that the ‘perfect couple’ broke up. 😏😏😏😏

3. Social Media is addictive! Personally, I think I spend most of my evenings on it. Sometimes I’m reading or writing, but if I had no book or where to write, I could spend my life on social media. I really enjoy pictures. πŸ˜‚ I just stay there and look at people’s albums. Some might call me a stalker, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. In my defence, I would ask: Why do people upload the pictures? For others to look at them! 😝

4. Social Media is time consuming! How many evening I got lost on social media just to realize that it’s too late now and I didn’t prepare the lunches for the next day, I didn’t read my book, I didn’t call my mom, etc…The reality is, that when I’m on social media, the time just flies. Next thing you know I have to go to bed and I did close to nothing with my evening. 😱

5. Social Media is dangerous! As in really dangerous. These days there are so many things happening on these platforms, from real stalking (not my kind of stalking lol) to bulling. You must be really careful what you share publicly and most importantly add as friends just people that you really know. If you prefer to have your profile public, at least be careful what you post. Your kids pictures and your own can end up in places you might not really appreciate. Of course the danger is still there with a private profile but I believe it is somewhat less dangerous.

This is my list. ☺️ Will I leave social media any time soon? I’m not planning to , but who knows what might happen in the future. Be careful on social media, as they say: Better be safe than sorry!

Do you have any problems with social media? ☺️

Cristina B.