Technologically Challenged...

Hello Darlings,

I've decided to take a summer course on Romantic Art. Besides the heavy workload and trying to hunt down a perfect pair of sandals, I've been tackling a technological challenge: an Iphone!!! Me+technology=Disaster.

I am an old-school girl who was never fascinated by technology - so I stuck to my good-old Motorola. But my dad insisted that I needed an update, so who am I to disagree with the parents :P

I must admit that the iPhone is addictive and now my life revolves around it! Not only did I already personalize it with a Juicy Couture case, but also went into App overload. Now, I wonder how could I have lasted so long without one.

People no longer send hand-written invites, thank you, or birthday cards. We can just instantaneously send a text with a blunt statement or a question. Communication is reduced to the most primitive interaction. Personally, I get irritated and offended when a person is talking to me and text-ing a separate conversation on their phone. Is there no etiquette when it comes to technology? The attitude that everything goes is exactly what ticks me off.

Basic manners should be obeyed with or without phones. And at the end of the day, I really don't care how awesome BBM-ing your buddy is or how wicked that App is... it is simply rude! As a user of such a witty device, I get their awesomeness but that still does not justify as to why people need them on while dining, having a conversation, or watching a movie! Turn it OFF! And don't use it while driving... trust me car accidents really suck!

So, I just wanted to share some of the most basic  cellphone manners that I read in a neat little book called "How to Live Like a Lady" by Sarah Tomczak. I think that some of us might not even realize that what we are doing can be potentially disrespectful, even if it is as small as a text-message.

Don't answer work phone calls or e-mails out of work time.

Don't read texts or take calls in company.

Never place your phone  on a table during the meal.

Keep your volume down.

Don't make  lengthy calls while traveling on public transportation.

Don's discuss personal matters in public.

Do switch off your phone in the cinema, restaurants, beauty salon, and on the beach.

Don't choose a novelty ring tone that will annoy everyone.

Besides my constant irritation with the beauty of technology, I did have an interesting weekend during which I had the chance to catch up with a few of my elementary school classmates during a reunion. Since it was hosted in a bar setting, I settled for semi-casual look with a statement shoe. I must admit that I am still completely obsessing over the army surplus and just can't get over how perfect it is and how well it goes with my YSL troopers. On a side note, I also wanted to mention a little something about these shorts. I love the shorts to pieces but they wrinkle like there is no tomorrow. Five minutes of sitting down will cause quite a bit of wrinkling. So warning to those who want to purchase them, otherwise they are perfection!

I am wearing:
Wilfred Little Moon Chiffon Blouse—from Aritzia, Sherway
Talula Babaton Shorts—from Aritzia, Sherway
Talula Cotton Surplus—from Aritzia, Sherway
YSL Trooper Heels—from Holt Renfrew Last Call
Michael Kors Watch— gift from Andrew

I am interested to know your thoughts....

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