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sjuloves music #2

Say hi to my new playlist!

It shows what I've been up to in June. Working, taking and editing pics, drawing, writing, housekeeping and listening to, let's say, rhythmic music in the background. Less of singing, more instrumental - electro - swing. Are you also often interrupted by lyrics in songs while working and tend to sing together with the interpret? Are you also missing the good old last.fm with all those tags and recommendations? How easy it was back then to answer the question of 'What kind of music do you listen to?'.

Btw, those Spotify recommendations suck, I must say. The only thing worth it, in my opinion, is Discover Weekly (has some weaker weeks form time to time, though, maybe they need more tags :D)

 

As you might notice, one song in the playlist is slightly different than the others. I couldn't help myself not to put Nils Frahm in there. No electro, no beats, just piano. But Nils is da real MVP, I'll tell you. I've been to his concert twice and he just nailed it. (Moreover, I LOVE the sound of Rhodes)

I'm already curious if you'll liste to my new playlist and what will you say - either about my 'working' electro or about Nils. And don't forget to leave me a comment down below and let me know what kind of music you prefer while you're working!

jacket: vintage Levis // dress: Lindex // shoes: Vagabond // bag: Matt &Nat // beret hat: BOHO Vintage concept store // sunnies: Mango

SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT THE REAL LIFE

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Zdravím, v tento krásny jesenný deň! Včera sa netom prehnala smršť menom Socialne média sú klam a vy ste to už museli čítať asi 100-krát, áno, i ja sa k tomu idem práve vyjadriť.

V prvom rade sa Vás pýtam - Myslíte si, že profily na Insta s desiatkami tisícov followerov sú vždy autentické? Že ich majitelia sú šťastní a bezstarostní ľudia, užívajúci si svoj nádherný život?

Ak ste odpovedali akokoľvek, čítajte ďalej! :)

Hey guys, even though you probably couldn't miss this story on the internet, I want to dedicate this article to the very hot topic - Social Media Is Not The Real Life.

First of all, let me ask you a question - Do you think instagram posts from people with hundreds of thousands followers are all authentic? Do you think, that these people are happy, self confident, with a laid-back approach to life?

Whatever your answer is, keep reading! :)

jacket: Levi's (second hand) // dress: COS // cardigan: Zara // bag: Odivi // sneakers: Nike // sock and stockings : H&M and Lindex

Ide o príbeh Esseny O'Neill, mladej austrálskej youtuberky / Istagramerky /sľubnej modelky, ktorú svoju kariéru postavila na sociálnych sieťach. Dosiahla v našich zemepisných šírkach takmer nemožné - vyše 700 tis followerov na Instagrame a tomu i prináležiace výhody (spomína 2000 AUD za Instapost).  
Teraz sa však re-edituje svoje posty a popisuje ich skutočné pozadie.

"Prispievanie na Insta ma pohltilo. Nedokážem popísať, aký krásny je živoe bez mobilu, bez sociálnych sietí, bez porovnávania, alebo lajkov alebo followerov. Nie sme followeri, sme jedinečné bytosti plné lásky (ok, lepšie to preložiť neviem). Nikdy som sa necítila tak slobodne." hovorí vo svojom videu, na YT kanáli, ktorý už žial zmazala (rovnako ako Insta).
Búrlivo roní slzy a vysvetľuje, ako so soaciálnymi siaťami začala v 12tich, v snahe dokázať sebe i svetu, že na to má a tež má a i ona môže byť tými modelkami a mediálne známymi bytosťami, ktoré toľko obdivovala.

This is a story of Essena O'Neill whose whole 'carreer' has been built around Social Media. She had more than 700k followers on the Instagram and now she stopped taking social-media photos and keeps re-eding her photos with 'true' captions.

"Posting on instagram consumed me. I can't tell you how beautiful life is without a phone, without social media, without comparing, or likes or followers. We are not followers, we are beings of individuality and love. I have never felt so free. ” she's saying in her video, which is unfortunatelly not longer available.
She was literally crying, and explaing us how she started with social media at the age of 12, trying to prove herself, her own value a and show to other people that she also can be as beautiful as models are.


But then she realized, she was just consumed and overhelmed by it, doing only what paying companies wanted from her, and stopped being herself.
That video has became extremely viral. And almost everyone says she's rigth, she's the one who managed to open her eyes and see how the world and social media really are (and aren't).

Zlom nastal, keď zistila, ako je tým celým pohltená, ako tomu zasvätila celý život, ako podlieha firmám, ktoré jej platia za reklamu a že vlastne ani nevie, kým sa vlastne stala.
Video za jedinký deň zaplavilo internety a vyvolalo obrovskú vlnu nadšenia z Esseny, ktorá otvorila oči a chce nás inšpirovať svojimi činmi.


Čo si o tom myslíte?
No..ja by som povedala, že je to veľmi zaujímave, no viac než inšpiratívne to pokladám za ...patetické.
V prvom rade je strašne smutné, keď niekto začne svoje pôsobenie na sociálnych sieťach pocitom, že musí nejak sebe i iným dokázať svoju vlastnú hodnotu.

No i tak, zvolania so slzami v očiach "Ľudiaaa, choďte von! Tam je skutočný svet! Príroda, ľudia sa objímajú, rozprávajú sa!" mi prídu strašne patetické.
Dívam sa okolo a všetci žijú normálne životy neberúc sociálne siete moc vážne a ona mi svojím posolstvom príde, akoby si toho nebola uplne vedomá. Akoby predpokladala, všetci riešia instagram a siete tak vážne, ako ona riešila. A stále ich rieši, i ked sa na to snaží pozerať z iného uhla, z uhla 'šíriaceho osvetu'.. 
A navyše, nakoľko sa vzdala sponzorov a zdroj príjmov, pýta ľudí o pomoc - peniaze. 
Nemám rada takéto hranie ľudom na city, ako venuje video svojmu mladšiemu ja a cití sa byť zneužitá médiami, že pre ne zapredala telo i dušu. 
Stále mám pocit, že takéto okázalé verejné manifestácie sily a odvahy sú prejavom pravého opaku.

Pre viac info, prečítaje si viac na jej stránkach -- TU

What do you think about that?
Well.. I find it very interesting, but maybe more pathetic then inspiring.
At first I need to say that starting an Insta/YouTube/Whatever-Social-Media-Channel with the intention to prove your value is just really sad.
And crying "Heeey people, go outside and see the nature, hug other people! There's a life outside!!" as if it was a huge discovery just tells me that she still takes Instagram and social media very seriously.
I just cannot see the difference between being obssessed by posting how perfect and special she is (thin, beautiful, joyful) via social media before and being obssessed by posting how valuable are her thoughts and makeovers are now.
And, strangely enough, she's asking for donations in a Youtube video, because she lost her sponsors and stopped posting the paid content, thus losing her source of income..
For more, click on her page -- here


Akože áno, je super, že v 18/19 dostala rozum, ale obviňovať sociálne média z toho, že v nich nachádzala šťastie, sebaúctu a zdroj príjmov mi stále príde nedospelé a alibistiké.
Jej posolstvo ako také nie je zlé, a verím, že neisté dievčatá v predpubertálnom veku s pripojením na internet by ju mali dobre počúvať. Iba tá forma presiaknutá búrlivými emóciami, ma nie a nie presdvečiť, že už teraz skutočne vie, čo robí..

Aký máte z toho pocit vy?

So..yes. Of course it's better that she realized how silly she was, better late than never, but blaming social media isn't the right way how to prove she's more mature than she was when she was 12.
Her message isn't bad per se, and I believe many young girls in their pre-pubertal age doubting their own value should listen to her. However, the form she used and the overhelming emotional tsunami I got from the video didn't really persuade me.

What do you think guys?


5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT INSTAGRAM

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jacket: Levi's (second hand from Mads Nørdgaard) // sweater: H&M // jeans: Mango // shoes: Vagabond // bag: Odivi

Už žiadne čakanie v rade na pokladňu, v čakárni u lekára či cesta mhd nie sú tak zdĺhavé a otravné, odkedy existuje Instagram. Scrollujem novými príspevkami a upravujem fotky, kedykoľvek mám 5 minút času a hrozne ma to baví. Ale napriek tomu, že ma Insta baví možno i viac ako blogy, youtube a fejsbuky dokopy, týchto päť vecí ma fakt vytáča:
  1. Ľudia, ktorí vás follownú, čakajú, že ich follownete späť a za dva dni vás odfollownú.   Mňa takto striedavo (od)followovali nejaké Pražské kytice a Kuchyne a nábytok. Je to fakt otravné a smutné, ale asi to vynáša - tie Kuchyne majú okolo 3tis followerov.
  2. Všadeprítomná reklama . Instagramom si vlastne sami dávkujeme reklamu a túžime po veciach, o ktorých nebyť Instagramu, ani nevieme, že existujú. Poznáte to, žijete si spokojne a nič vám nechýba a v tom si pozriete Instagram a BUM! Túžite po novej UD palete, Nike botách, Chloe kabelke ..díky Insta!
  3. Preferencie fotiek. Čo mi vadí asi najviac je, že najpopulárnejšie fotky sú vždy jedlo. Keby som mala nejaké luxusné veci, tak by asi predčili i to, ale takto je jedlo absolútna topka. A keď dám fotku, ktorá sa mi fakt vydarí, tak nič..
  4. Strata autentickosti. Kúpiť si 1000 followerov za 5$ si môže každý. Komu potom možno veriť? Keď sa navyše cítite blbo, že nemáte tisíce followerov, ako vaše blogerské kolegyne..
  5. Fake profily a spamy. Hoci sa každému novému followerovi teším jak malá, jednoznačne fake profily hneď blokujem a nahlasujem. Aj komentáre. Dobre im tak!
No more annoyingly long waiting in a queue, in doc's waiting room or travelling in public transport since we have Instagram. I scroll through posts and edit photos whenever I have spare five minutes and I just love it. Even though I love Instagram more than blogs, youtube and facebook combined, these five things just suck:
  1. Accounts following me just because they're expecting I will follow them back. And after two days they usually unfollow, just to follow again in couple of days. It's just silly and sad. 
  2. Ads everywhere. We just dose ourselves ads and crave for stuff we would not know about without having Instagram. Having some peaceful time, not needing anything, scrolling through Instagram and than BAM! ..you really need that UD palette, Nike sneakers or Chloe bag...Damn it!
  3. People's preferences. What irritates me maybe the most is that people like mostly pictures of food. If I had some luxury stuff, it would probably beat the food, but for now the food is just unbeatable. And when I post a really good pic, it gets barely a few likes..
  4. Authenticity loss. You can buy thousands of likes and followers for a bargain. Who can you trust, then? And you also feel bad for having just a fraction of your fellow-bloggers' followers...
  5. Fake profiles and spams. Even though I'm happy like a hippo when I gain a new follower, I block obviously fake profiles within a second. And report them. And spamming comments as well. Nah!