Good evening everyone, and welcome to my seasonal journal slash blog. I'm writing this mid flight on the way to CKG from SRG💛 This is my first time writing for the blog 20,000ft above the ground, so I'm kinda proud of it(?)
Btw, I posted a snapgram last night, and Darrell did not recieve it well. This has been one of the many times he somewhat hint me to discard the post because I do not look good enough. He's afraid that my image will be broken- maybe.
Squad, it is true that I do not always look good in pictures. I'd blame the camera for only being able to catch in 2D, whereas mirror catches 3D😞
Believe me. I've seen girls posting pictures of themselves doing mirror selfie, endorsing stuffs, taking selfie with a dog filter, and I am nothing like that. Some girls might be the "i only post pictures where i look good" kinda people, some post inspiring quotes, or beautiful scenery, some treat instagram as a lookbook, some as diary, some for pencitraan and some doesn't even care.
Well I do care about what I posts. I care about the moments, whether my face looks acceptable for public consumption. Posting pictures on instagram has been my habbit for years and I have been on many stages in life. The "I'm new to instagram" stage, "posting life quotes" stage, "sweet seventeen era", "dear diary" and finally the "i post moments where the background fits my feed" stage.
Believe me, instagram has taught me a lot about life. It has made me realize that imperfection is truly the real beauty. I notice some guys loving accounts of girls posting their face/their body/themselves. I know I don't post pictures where I look good. That is one of my considerations but not the main thing.
Moments are way more to me. The feeds where many expressions are shown. Not only candid pics of myself looking at certain places, or awkwardly clutching my booty and elongating the legs.
The beauty I believe in is beyond all that. It is more than just the appearance, the Instagram posts, the feeds. I believe that beauty is when someone is brave enough to acknowledge their flaws, to share what they stand for, to show them their many expressions.
So this is not me, being against girls posting pretty pictures of themselves. This is me, being against the shallow standard of beauty. It is stupid of people to judge whether a girl is beautiful or not only based on her Instagram account.
I've heard people saying that I look ugly on pictures, at least not as decent. I've heard some said "yovela ga pernah bener di foto". I pray that they can meet me in person someday, and I'll happily acknowledge their thoughts on how true that is. Darrell even made me erase some posts just to avoid negative comments addressed to him about me. But I'm not gonna change for image. I'm keeping this image. I like my life already😃
Its nice to see comments like "cantik ce" "pretty💕". But believe me, it is wayyyyy nicer to see people starting a conversation based on the post. Teases, jokes, laughters, real truthful comments, happy comments, I always consider them better anyways.
So hereby, squad, let's stand up, fight photo-shaming, body-shaming, image-shaming, Instagram-shaming or what ever this is called. This is to the unnecessary standard of beauty judged by Instagram posts.
Post expressions. Post the moments. Share the laugh🌟
Bonus foto flight hari ini:) love the sky🌙