27 THINGS COVID-19 SHOWED THE WORLD BY PORTALKINI.COM

I don’t usually browse my Facebook feed nowadays, though this one post caught my attention as it was the first thing that I see when I opened the app. It shows some realizations about the world during this pandemic


1. USA is no longer the world’s leading country.

2. China won the 3rd world war without firing a missile and no one could handle it.

3. Vladimir Putin is a visionary.

4. Prevention saves more lives than acting at the last moment.

5. Health professionals are worth more than football players.

6. Europeans are not educated as they appear.

7. We are not mistaken when we ask for more hospitals and less war.

8. Children occupy a privileged place in nature.

9. Oil is worthless in a society without consumption.

10. Death does not distinguish race, color or social strata.

11. Human beings are opportunistic and despicable, no matter their socioeconomic position when raising prices.

12. Toilet paper is more important than food.

13. Social networks bring us closer, but it also the means to create panic.

14. Now we know how animals feel in zoos.

15. Today’s children no longer know how to play without internet or TV.

16. There are those who earn millions and do not serve humanity.

17. Computer engineers are important, they already know where the internet fell.

18. Health care workers are alone, abandoned and forgotten. Even so, they never give up.

19. Children are now educated as free thinkers by their parents.

20. Does aid favor the wealthy and needy? Those who live day-by-day are disoriented.

21. No pastor saved the coronavirus patients.

22. We started to appreciate the great gesture of trust, that also means shaking hands

23. Humans are the real viruses on this planet.

24. The planet regenerates quickly without humans.

25. We are not prepared for a pandemic.

26. Politicians take the opportunity to pull the rug from the rival.

27. More should be invested in health rather than festivals.


Do you agree with this list? Share your thoughts in the comments below 😊

WHO I FOLLOW ONLINE/CURRENT OBSESSIONS

This is a follow up post to my previous one, you know the one where I called out bad content creators (yikes!) as I’ve said who you follow reflects who you are, I know no one asked me who I’m following on social media but Imma share it.

I have two current obsessions right now in terms of internet personality: Bretman Rock & Ashley Ippolito.

Bretman Rock

via Instagram @bretmanrock

I love him because he’s a Filipino like me but living in the U.S and he’s killing it there as Youtuber. He’s a beauty guru/influencer but he actually started as a comedian first and he still does some crazy and funny things until now. Funny thing is he is gay but heterosexual females are all over him because he is that damn fine. His make-up is so on point all the time, I don’t even know how to do a simple make-up 😂. I find him super funny like I literally watch all of his video to make myself laugh lol. He is such a real person that’s what I like about celebrities and personalities, you sense how genuine a person is. He curse a lot though, so viewers discretion if you’re going to watch him 😁


Ashley Ippolito

via Instagram @ashley_ippolito
via Pinterest

Our internet mom ❤️ Okay, I didn’t expect to like a reactor on Youtube because I find them faking their reactions on what they’re listening or watching but this girl has the funniest reactions and comments, and I find her quirkiness to be cute which adds up to the comedic side of her videos. She’s also just simple and not trying too hard just to make a content. I also appreciate how she gives advice on mental health and using her platform to actually talk about the importance of actually talking about it and taking care of yourself. I’m obsessed with her videos right now, I find myself watching her videos from years ago and I’m seriously laughing too damn hard. She has 3 channels that you could check out:

Ashley Ippolito – personal vlogging channel
Reacts By Ash – Music reaction channel
ur internet mom ash – Movies & TV series reaction channel

These are my current obsessions right now, and I realized that these two has a similarity; they are not afraid to make fun of themselves but at the same time they can kick haters ass 😆

WHO AND WHAT YOU FOLLOW ON THE INTERNET REFLECTS WHO YOU ARE

via FB Page of Finding Tom

Several weeks ago, I watched this video of a vlogger named Tom Kuegler on his page Finding Tom. He talked about one infamous video of another vlogger where he shamed and degraded a public transportation driver, it went viral and Tom went on to say that this vlogger did a terrible thing but still gets a lot of attention.

Tom stated in his video that there are good and bad content creators out there, and we need to be careful who we follow online.

This is so true in todays time, there are plenty of content creators that get backlash from what they did but still get attention from the public, they even get more famous for it. It’s all about publicity right? Tom also pointed out that these “bad content creators” get confidence because of the attention that they are getting, and they immediately think that every thing that they do is a great idea. The validation they get from the views, likes, and subscriptions fuels them to create more stupid content. Just like what Tom said, it takes away the attention from genuine creators who’s being cautious and mindful towards the viewers’ perception on what they intake from their video. These bad vloggers/bloggers get so much validation that they forget the content they make and how it’s going to be viewed by others, they think every one will like it just because they created it.

One more thing I hate about these bad content creators is how people still manage to waste their time on them, giving them attention and fame. Like, why? I mean you hate what they did so much but you still watch them? You still follow them? You create memes about them, the hypocrisy in that is way off the roof. I personally think that who and what you follow online says a lot about you, I mean you follow a certain topic because it resonates to your ideals right? I mean, for me I follow a certain personality online because of what they do, and how great their personality is. Deep inside, I want to do what they do or I want to be friends with them. My point there is that why do people follow a “bad vlogger/blogger”? What do they get from them? Like, vloggers who do dangerous pranks? (There’s a reason MTV Jackass is not suited in today’s time anymore). What do people get from it? Entertainment? Really? You enjoy making fun of others? Okay, that’s your choice, and that says something about yourself.

Many people now aspire to be a youtuber, blogger etc. But I seriously think that being an influencer has a responsibility on what they create and how it’s going to be viewed, and they should also aspire to be a role model whether they like it or not. I’m not buying what they say that they are not trying to please people. Basically, that’s what they signed up for when they decided that they want to be an influencer or internet famous. They were given a platform, they are a public figure, they take the good from it but there is also the bad in it, and whether they like it or not being cautious on their every move is part of their job.

The point of this post is to tell you that be careful who you follow, be careful of the content you take from social media and the internet. It may seem like it’s not a big deal but it is a big deal, it affects you in little ways that you don’t even notice. What you take from what you follow creates this image in your mind, that you unconsciously and suddenly want in your own life. It creates fake ideals that you’ll become upset later on because you don’t have it or it’s far from being achieved. What you follow online affects how you see yourself, and right now internet has its ways to bring that down. All I’m saying here is that don’t pressure yourself to follow the trends or to be updated all the time, follow what you love online and read things that will benefit you. Make internet and social media a healthy space again. 😄

I want to know who and what you follow online? Which celebrity? What topics and trends are you into? Let me know in the comments 😊

A SOCIETY THAT CRITICIZES MORE THAN COMMENDING

We currently live in a world where people focus more on your mistakes than appreciate the nice things that you make. One thing I keep on noticing on people is how they are too quick to judge and criticize someone even at times when the action is pretty much commendable.

I don’t know why it’s easier for people to give bad comments rather than leave an affirmative ones. I also noticed that when people give compliments it’s just a short phrase like “you look nice” or “that’s great!” etc. But when they give their opinions about how they dislike something/someone it’s detailed like they have too much words on how they “hate” it. I don’t know how people find joy in criticizing someone. Are they like sadists who takes pleasure in bringing people down? And why is it awkward to praise others for the nice things that they do or even give a simple compliment?

I’ve encountered this article on why people tend to give criticisms https://psychology-spot.com/unfair-criticism/. To summarize the article they are either of the following: They are insecure, threatened, self-centered, attention-seeker, or they are jealous of you. And I’m thinking about how all of these reasons sums up a person who has problems with self-love. It makes sense though, I see how being critical let people face their insecurities that they couldn’t address and they let it out on others as to divert the attention from their own flaws. While, others use it as a way to be seen and to feel important like they say being opinionated makes you look smart. Jealous people tends to be critical to the point of having a crab mentality because you have what they don’t have, and this also falls on being self-centered and besting out everyone. But not all criticisms are bad there are constructive criticisms which aims to make you better at what you do, we also need to learn to differentiate those apart. Sometimes it’s constructive to them but it’s not to us. Imagine if these people are so secured with themselves, they won’t even have the time and care to give any comments on others. It will be peaceful world for sure.

Why is it awkward to give compliments? This is based on observation, I think it’s the same on how we accept compliments. We feel awkward right? I think most of us are hesitant to give out compliments because we’re not sure on how the other person will react on it. Many people shut down compliments because they have low self-esteem and they feel like it’s not true, they see their selves as the complete opposite of the compliment. And it made me think again how this falls on the problem of self-love. Can you believe many problems and complications arise from having a little and no love for yourself?

Just some thoughts I have. Sorry for this short post, I’m so annoyed how critical and judgmental people can be on social media. You can’t really express yourself nowadays, even when you help others there are still those trolls who will ruin your day.

Anyways, see you on my next post! 😊

Please check out this article by Sumeet Why Hating Someone Is So Stupid (And How To Stop It) this blog post from Sumeet triggered me to write this post.

P.S. Please be kind to everyone, if you feel the urge to give a bad comment, contemplate and keep it to yourself. Spread love and kindness.

P.P.S. Love yourself.

KEEP YOUR PERSONAL ISSUES PRIVATE

There are things that should be kept to yourself, things that only your inner circle should know and not the whole world. Basically, in today’s time we’re asking ourselves to be stalked just by posting status, photos and other personal stuff on social media but I think there’s a limit to it. We all have that freewill in using social media but there is also a thin line between sharing and oversharing. There are things that I think should be kept private and not broadcast it to the world where you just basically reveal all your problems and other information that can be used against you.

Personal issues should be handled privately because how I see it, posting it online could cause to unresolved problems because of other people’s opinion on it. Only those who are involved in the issue should be the ones who handle it and not ask for sympathy or comment from the online world. You may not care what others think about how open you are but think about the other people who are involved in the situation and how you could have slander them with inaccurate information because you chose to post it online rather than discuss it privately. Stuff like these also shows your character and how you respect others because the people you have issues with they were your friends and even family, you have fights and misunderstandings but that shouldn’t stop you from being a kind and respectful person. Always be the bigger man and always be mindful of your actions because you may feel better about venting it out online but you’re not the only one who’s affected. I mostly read about stuff like a cheating husband, yes what the husband did was wrong but also think when you start posting this there are also kids who are involved and will be greatly affected by the situation. How will shaming the husband or the mistress help in solving the issue?

I read hundreds of posts like this everyday and they are letting people in on their dirty laundry or letting others grab a popcorn making their personal issues as a source of entertainment, doesn’t it bother them? Well, I wrote this post because I’m bothered by how busy people are with publicizing their problems rather than solving it privately. How about they took all that time they rendered on writing those long posts in discussing their problem with one another? Or maybe they just really like the publicity? The likes? The comments? Whatever it is I hope they realize the consequences of their actions and also realize that posting it online is not the only way to vent out. It is not the right way and channel to grab someone’s attention, use the traditional way and communicate, talk it out calmly and discuss it privately.

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