Long Distance Relationship

When it comes to long distance relationships, it’s very important that you learn about each other before taking it to another level. Learn about one another’s background, where are they from, what are their past involvement with other partners before you, how do they treat their families, what are theirRead More…

When it comes to long distance relationships, it’s very important that you learn about each other before taking it to another level. Learn about one another’s background, where are they from, what are their past involvement with other partners before you, how do they treat their families, what are their beliefs and morals? And as you begin to learn about one another, you will soon learn personalities and interesting facts you never knew from the beginning. Also try to get a feeling of what he/she likes and dislikes so that when you are together, you won’t feel so different. Of course it will be much more difficult when it comes to spending quality time together, because the fact of the matter is, you’re miles away! Therefore, there are going to be days you will feel like giving up and if you have reached to a point in your relationship where you’ve made a mutual decision to be together long term, this will be the time you need to be there for each other the most.

Just like any local relationship, your long distance relationship starts off beautifully. The guy sees the girl, he is struck by her beauty and he wants to get to know her more… Girls, if a guy is taking his time to get to know you, he’s serious about you. However, it might be a bit risky to get into a relationship if the two of you NEVER had any history or previous contact (whether it be through a friend, family member, or personal meeting) it is very important to have some kind of previous connection with one other before getting serious. There’s been a lot of online dating where you meet online for the first time and all you do is chat, you never see the person beside the picture on their profile. So think smart!

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Rather than going out for dinner or meeting up with each other’s friends and families, most of your time spent together will be over a computer and phone calls. It’s your decision to accept that challenge or move on to someone closer. So it all starts with a mutual decision to continue the relationship or not.

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This leads to the following topic. Discuss future goals with one another to make certain that you are on the same page TOGETHER. First of all, what are your future goals? What do you expect to accomplish in this relationship? In your personal life? Where do you see yourself in 10 years from the initial state of your relationship together? What are your partners intentions with you and how do they plan to accomplish them? How long will it be before you two meet in person? Can you wait that length of time and remain faithful to one another? Where do you see yourselves 10 years from now, as a couple? Are there things he does or you do that is upsetting and you might consider changing?

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Secure your heart. Build confidence and trust in each other. You will never trust someone 100% immediately, and it is okay to start of small. Trust is something earned and not given. You might question, “how do I trust him if he’s not even here?” Well, you must be honest with one another. Be open and give him the support he needs so that he feels loved and cared for. Help one another figure things out. Guys, if she’s going through a situation, don’t expect her to overcome them all by herself. Give her the comfort that she needs. And girls, It’s not a bad thing to share your most inner feelings with him, he will listen and a good listener is a good speaker. Also, lend him your ear to learn his hardships and give him the same amount of support he has given you. So whatever is on your mind and heart, don’t be afraid to express that.

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Some people may discourage you to continue your relationship, but apart from all the negativity , there are also some great things to keep the relationship going. It’s not too much to tell that special person in your life that you love them, no matter how far or close they might be. Letting them know how you truly feel about them will touch their heart and it also gives them a reason to keep holding on. Even if things are not perfect, remember they don’t have to be. And neither do you. All that is needed is the love and support from both sides because, without the other the relationship becomes fatal. Here’s a great tip: Before your day begins, send a message or make a phone call to say, “I Love You.” In all of the chaos that happens during the course of your day, it’s a wonderful feeling to know and hear those words… it makes you feel special and it also gives you the encouragement you need.

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If you’re not ready to express your feelings at that level quite yet, do not worry. Take your time getting to know each other and eventually, when the time is right, you will be ready.

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Another important factor in long distance relationships, is to communicate with your partner. This is extremely important, whether you are dating locally or long distance. In fact, it is the key progression in your relationship. If the both of you have decided to continue the relationship, you need to communicate with one another on a daily bases. Update one another on your personal lives, even if you had a lousy or stressful day. In the course of communication, learn each other’s schedule. If you’re the late night worker and she’s the morning college student, update one another every now and then of what’s going on. The fact that you’re involved in each others lives at different times and places, shows how much you care and you are also interested in what they do. One of the fun things you and your partner can do to keep up with your days, send photos and call one another from time to time. If he’s out working late, give him a call to say “Good night, sweet dreams. I Love You” and if she’s sleeping in late, give her a call to say “Good morning beautiful. Have a wonderful day.”

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So you might want to consider downloading good apps that will allow you to see, speak and message each other. You want to be able to have a connection with one another and wouldn’t you want to enjoy hearing his voice and looking into his eyes? You also want to get a sense of feeling and emotions, to keep the relationship alive and less awkward. In this, you will also be keeping up with what’s going on in their life as well as sharing yours.

 

Entertain yourselves together. It might sound a bit out of the ordinary, because how does one entertain in separate places? Have you ever played a video game that involves players to communicate through a headset? Well, my brother recently got a PS4 and he plays a game called “Destiny.” Guys would know more about video games more than I do, but that game just like a many others, actually allows you to speak to another player on the other end. So by entertaining yourselves in your relationship, find some fun games that you’re both into. Sing songs together, even if he/she is a horrible singer. Its an expression of your affection for each other, they’ll understand. Send cute photos,videos or audio that your partner can always look back at. Read a book or if you share the same belief, read a chapter or two every night. Send each other songs that reminded you of him/her so they will know you are thinking of them. Make something special for each other and send it for them to cherish. Some guys might disagree to this one but, cook and eat together. It’s really fun to watch your partner cook while Skyping, sometimes its cute to set up a date night. Just for kicks! You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant and order with your partner online, when you can simply stay at home and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Even if it doesn’t come out perfect, you can always help each other out next time. If you’re a sucker for romance like me, poetry is a good source. Don’t worry if the words don’t rhyme, as long as your meaning is put out there. Create love stories together, maybe even fashion a fantasy of how differently things would have been if he/she were there.

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Keep in mind that you are both in separate places, so it’s a great chance to share your time with close friends and family. Don’t neglect the one’s you love.

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Remember, there’s no rush in relationships. Take it slow and you’ll see how amazing things will turn out.

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York can’t Get it Up!

Since I report for Pandora’s Box, the school paper. I got to report on the Escalators being down for “FOREVER!”‘ I had a great time interviewing out Student Body President, Shaikh Amin. He was really down to earth and concerned about the issues. I interviewed him and later wrote aRead More…

My clip from PB

My clip from PB

Since I report for Pandora’s Box, the school paper. I got to report on the Escalators being down for “FOREVER!”‘ I had a great time interviewing out Student Body President, Shaikh Amin. He was really down to earth and concerned about the issues. I interviewed him and later wrote a story for PB.

I was so happy to hear he used my article to push our administrative board to make changes. Can you believe that our school was actually going to replace all the Escalators with Stairs rather than fix them?!?!?!

Well anyway, after he threw my article at administration, a week or so after they were back up. I’m not sure if it was my article or his persistence, but I feel good about it.

Here’s a photo of my clip from PB!

-By the way, I hope you guys read the paper :-).. If you don’t already, Start! It’s pretty good. I might be a little biased but im proud of it, we work hard. You have access to PB Online here.

A New Era With Social Media And Personal Branding

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media […]

Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media one way or the other.

 

Electronic gadgets have been obsessed with and have had a great demand globally.               Social Media allows us communicate and share information, it allows information to be recreated and be placed out there for future references, and it is also used as a learning and educating process in the development of young children.

With the use of social media information is therefore shared with millions of people creating a better informed society. Since media is not disposable, newspapers, TV news episodes and other forms of media can be stored and be easily retrieved at any time for individuals’ use. “Values of making connections with people” is one point which is amplified through social media. It can be used to make important ties and connections with people whom you may have a similar interest with and it can be very prominent in professional recommendations from others.

“Building bridges with a blog are ways to communicate”.Blogs can be very useful and valuable when communicating with people whom we’ve known and those now acquainted with.The term social is more as to how we communicate with people. Media on the other hand as the mode that is used to transmit communication.

Therefore social media can be viewed as a mode or mechanism used to convey communication. However, social media also has its setbacks. Personal and private information can cause corruption in a person’s professional and personal life, since many employers use an individual’s social media/blogs information to determine whether someone may or may not be eligible for a job.

The information put out there has varying consequences as of how people monitor your life on social media. I personally found the workshop to be functional to my own use of social media and it was quite educating for me to learn more about how it can be useful and how it can be harmful. Social media has its pros and cons and should be used in the right ways for the right reasons.

 

Can Personal Collections Become Public Archives?

I read the “Personal Collections Become Public Archives” and it was quite realistic and something that some people can relate to, and of course that depends on your age or which era you are from. Earlier in the 90’s I personally was one of those persons who would get up early on Saturday mornings to […]

I read the “Personal Collections Become Public Archives” and it was quite realistic and something that some people can relate to, and of course that depends on your age or which era you are from. Earlier in the 90’s I personally was one of those persons who would get up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons since if you missed at that on that date and time then your chances of seeing it again is almost NIL or perhaps in another couple of months.

 

As mentioned in the piece, in the 70’s and in the 80’s Youtube was not available for you to catch up with the cartoons that you missed this morning. Also, with Netflix available people no longer have to stay awake until wee hours in the night or get up early in the mornings to keep up with their shows.

As the writer in “Personal Collections Become Public Archives” said, in the 70’s and 80’s you were lucky if you had a tape collector where you can have hours and hours of your shows recorded if you were so fortunate. From the artifact that was given I thought Battle of the Planets was the most fun and endearing one.

Digital Journalism- Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: “The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism” I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as […]

As I was reading about Digital Journalism: Excerpts from the Columbia Graduate School: The Story So Far, What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism I figured it was very interesting and educating at the same time. Digital journalism also known as online journalism is a contemporary form of journalism where editorial content is distributed via the Internet as opposed to publishing via print or broadcast.

News from Everywhere: Chapter one, which is ‘The Economics of Digital Journalism’, focuses a great deal on how the digital world contributes a great deal to the nation’s economy. Rick Edmonds who studies the financial side of the new business for Poynter’s Website claimed that newspapers’ online revenue grew by more than 30 percent in both 2005 and 2006.

I personally think that the digital transformation of the news industry has grown tremendously over the years. Newsrooms and newspapers have swelled in size over the years, and digital medium has taken a permanent place in the media industry.

With audiences and ad revenue growing even as competitors disappeared, digital journalism is growing constantly. The best part about digital journalism is that there are fewer barriers to entry, lowered distribution costs, and diverse computer networking technologies have led to the widespread practice of digital journalism.