Instagram: for the longest time it was my favourite social media platform and still is to date. I believe I joined the photo sharing app in the Summer of 2013 when I was taking a well deserved break upon finishing Sixth Form College and preparing to delve into the world of work. It wasn’t until the later half of the following year that I began to browse and upload on a regular basis. The ‘addictive’ phase has depleted several times, and despite nowadays being able to withstand not refreshing the feed every twenty minutes or less I have no regrets about joining the platform.
I’m well aware that friendships or acquaintances formed via social media aren’t as ‘trustworthy’ as relationships formed in the ‘real world’, although I can confidently confirm that for anyone with social issues for whichever reason can use social media as a venting system thus allowing them to gradually build their confidence into communication with people face-to-face. Furthermore, if you meet someone meaningful through social media and mutually it’s something you wish to develop further; then you will find a way to continue your friendship or romantic relationship in person instead of relying on typed text. One word of advice – don’t waste time in meeting the people/person you want to be with, despite the doubt of the other person’s intentions you’ll never know if things will work out unless act on your considerations.
If you are familiar with my Instagram it may have been brought to your attention that the contents of my account don’t reflect diversity. The majority of my photos are of foods and my cats, there are minimal selfies and occasionally I share shots of the places I have explored or pasted through.
Despite condensing the photos on my page there is still too many to discuss in this blog post, nonetheless I will express some details of my favourites: most of which have been featured in previous blog posts.
Milly, the cat I had to leave at my parent’s home, was once the star of the show. Well…she was photogenic when asleep, it’s a struggle to get a nice photo of her when she is wide awake. She just doesn’t still! I regret not taking more photographs of Peach: my hamster, before she passed but at least I have plenty of memories.
Despite not usually liking pork, and to anyone who is also fairly fussy with how meat tastes or is prepared I highly recommend Japanese or Korean variations of Donkatsu/Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) as on the majority of occasions the pork moreso resembles chicken. If you can find an authentic Japanese restaurant, typically tonkatsu is served with a Worcester based sauce whereas Japanese cuisine inspired or fusion restaurants like ‘Wasabi’ and ‘Wagamama’s’ usually produce tonkatsu with a tasty Japanese vegetable curry with steamed rice.
My preferred family restaurant is Frankie and Benny’s – a franchaise with an Italian-American menu. It’s one of the few places were I find it difficult to simply decide what to order. There Calzones are monthwatering and their pasta dishes put Jamie Oliver to shame.
Honestly need to present more photos of South Korea, especially now that I have a better quality phone camera – I use an LG G5 whereas my older photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Nikon Coolpix digital camera; both with less megapixels than the LG G5.