Friday, August 18, 2017

The Annoying Know-It-All

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It's been a while since I wrote something like this here. Before we go along with this write-up, let's first define what a Know-It-All is. This is the person who can be annoying as hell because this person presents their ideas, opinions, inputs, etc. as if they are knowledgeable about the subject when in reality, the reverse is true. 

How can we tell the difference between an expert and an insufferable know-it-all?


The author gave us the following tips:

1. An expert asks questions before jumping in to give you their opinions. The reason, they want to get more information so they can tailor-fit their answers to your specific needs. On the other hand, a know-it-all would just jump right in, even without knowing the entire story.

2. Those who have mastery tend to admire others who have mastered the same or a totally different skill set. They realize that there are others out there who may have more experience than them. The annoying KIA would see other experts as competition and threat. 

3. Experts will encourage you to ask around and learn more to make informed decisions, while for those with the attitude, it's more of it's their way or the highway.

4. Experts share their knowledge. A know-it-all does not have anything of value to share.

5. Lastly, an expert would give you long-term advice. The KIA is the total reverse, they will give you what you want to hear, regardless of the value or substance.

The next question you might be asking  yourself when you meet an irritating person would be, How do I deal with this jerk? Here are some of the things that worked for me over the past 2 decades or so:

1. Ignore them. The more I fueled the fire, the more annoying they became. The best thing that worked for me was to not pay any attention. I'd nod my head but what they say goes inside one ear and out the other.

2. Never argue with them. Let them speak their piece and try not to start an argument. 

3. Express your intent loud and clear. A know-it-all would probably have things to say about your choices, etc. When this happens, let that person know that you are aware of the things that you need and want. Should that person try to sway you to their side, don't hesitate to reiterate your statement. 

How about you, do you have any other tips on how to spot a know-it-all and how to deal with them? If you do, please share away in the comments section. Thanks!


Brightest Blessings!

Halie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

F for Flexibility


Entry for ABC Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday

I used to exercise the conventional way - weight lifting, running, jogging. But, as I've gotten a wee bit older, I felt like I can't do all those rigorous stuff anymore. That's when I decided to try and improve myself by doing a bit of stretching, yoga style. Aside from making me a little more flexible and limber, it also helped me to calm my mind, improve my focus, and overall keep me in touch with my body. 

Now, I feel better and I think I can try to do those rigorous activities again.

Brightest Blessings!
 Halie

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

D for Dainty Doll

For WORDLESS WEDNESDAY and ABC WEDNESDAY

I started a new hobby last October 2016 - Toy Photography. One of the first dolls that I got for myself was this dainty little sweetheart! She's a prized catch dazzled me with her smile. :)

Brightest Blessings!

 Halie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

C for Collection

Entry for WORDLESS WEDNESDAY and ABC WEDNESDAY

I have been enjoying photography as a hobby for 8 or 9 years now. In those years, I have chosen to focus mainly on Food and Street Photography. Last year, around October, someone introduced me to another genre of the hobby - Toy Photography. 

I first dabbled in it using teddy bears, which I did find cute that time. As I enjoyed it further, I was compelled to buy new toys from different lines. My hubby gave me my first charming set of Pinypon Toys from Famosa which focused heavily on fairy tale characters and other more everyday figures. Then, I got into buying almost anything that caught my fancy. Now, my eyes are set on buying Funko Pop Vinyl Figures (of which I currently own 5 characters from different lines - 3 from Batman the Animated Series, 1 Snoopy and Woodstock, and a friend of mine gave me Stitch from Disney). I am planning to buy Lilo and afterwards, Scooby and Shaggy. Ah, my toy collection is growing and I don't see an end to it in the near future. 

Brightest Blessings!

 Halie
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