Real Issues That Affect Us

Versatile Blogger Award

ALOHA!

I’m coming to you LIVE and direct from Honolulu, Hawaii aka London town… How GOES it?!

I just wanted to jump on the blogging bandwagon to give major kudos, love and shout-outs to Alexis, one of my favourite ladies in the blogasphere. What an absolute BABE! Bloggers like her are the reason I carry on blogging.

Thank you Alexis for nominating me for my second Versatile Blogger award.

Right, let’s hop to it – the rules should you choose to accept them (like a proposal) are…

  • Give a little thankful R E S P E C T (the way Aretha Franklin does) in the form of back linking to your nominator.
  • Nominate 15 blogging gangstas of your choosing.
  • Link your nom-nom-inedible-ations and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share sieben (seven) FAKTZ about your person/self.

 

(I feel like you know enough, so I might have to write seven FICTIONS instead, for suspense purposes)

  • My next tattoo is going to be a willow tree (this is true.)

 

  • I smell like 8Teen Spirit (fiction.)
  • I kickboxed my way to a tendon tear in my knee (true…)
  • I don’t really know much about life (25 years later), but I’ll keep you posted when I reach level 26 (oh, who am I kidding? True!)
  • I have an Oreo cheesecake in my fridge which belongs in & around my facial arena, making its way inside of my stomach lining (true.)
  • This is the sixth out of the seven facts, I can count, honest. (a fact that showed promise of having nothing to do with me, #selfish.)
  • The definition of a fact is: “a thing that is known or proved to be true”. I, myself, am a fact. I’m no Catfish! You don’t need to set Nev & Max to kick my butt! (true.)

 

15 nominations time… Alright. Who’s it gonna be?

Jheeze, I feel like this is the virtual version of the Sorting Hat scene in Harry Potter…

Okay, here goes:

  1. You, the person reading this.
  2. You, the person reading this.
  3. You, the person reading this.
  4. You, the person reading this.
  5. You, the person reading this.
  6. You, the person reading this.
  7. You, the person reading this.
  8. You, the person reading this.
  9. You, the person reading this.
  10. You, the person reading this.
  11. You, the person reading this.
  12. You, the person reading this.
  13. You, the person reading this.
  14. You, the person reading this.
  15. You, the person reading this.

It’s not a tall order choosing 15 people who read this and I’ll tell you why… ‘Cause this blog isn’t a Giraffe! Bless you all whether you sneeze or not.

LOVE!

❤️

Eva Bra

Wow. If this story doesn’t tug at your heartstrings so hard that they come off, are you human?

So, a Mexican student called Julian Rios Cantu was 13 when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through a DOUBLE mastectomy! The family’s life changed forever, and it’s affected the poor guy so much that he promised to revolutionise the diagnosis of breast cancer, preventing mastectomies for other women.

At the age of 18, Julian and his three friends created ‘Eva’, the sensory bra that monitors the shape, texture, colour, and temperature of each breast – to determine whether there are cancerous cells that could put women at risk.

If you’re looking for more information on this bra, there’s a video posted onto Higia Technologies (the company that Julian has founded) explaining how it works and was made.

Eva is made up of 200 small, tactile biosensors that map out the surface of each breast and its results recorded via the bra and sent to an app, alerting the wearers of changes.

In the video it states that customers only need to wear Eva for one hour a week to have the results registered. Cantu dreams of Eva being less painful than mammograms, giving better results than an ultrasound. He’s also dubbed it the: “autoexploration bra”.

Want to find out more? Click here to watch the Spanish video tutorial.

Yes, the Eva bra might just be a prototype right now, but I think it’s a brilliant idea that’ll gain large, widespread funding. Want to stay in the loop? Subscribe the Higia Technologies’ newsletter now – available in English and Spanish.

I think Julian deserves a Mexican knighthood. What an absolute teen prodigy, and inventorial legend. The student turned entrepreneur has gone on to win the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Germany.

13 Reasons Why

This week’s #NationalMentalHealthWeek and May is renowned for being #NationalMentalHealthMonth. So, I wanted to make a quick post that explains why I won’t be watching ‘13 Reasons Why‘, and tell you all that it’s okay to suffer from bouts of depression from time to time, you’re only human. When you begin to feel down though, recognise the triggers, and speak/reach out. Don’t suffer alone. You’re not alone.

1) It sounds majorly sad, traumatising and depressing.

2) It’ll definitely have a negative affect on me, it’ll be a mind-messer.

3) I’m not interested in watching someone else suffering – least of all to the point of being driven to suicide.

4) I don’t want to watch other people’s words or actions leading to someone taking their own life… I’m well aware that it’s a prominent, sensitive issue in today’s society that needs to be addressed (in ways other than filming a series and streaming it to Netflix).

5) would you want people making a film/TV show about you or someone you know and love going through this? Out of respect, no I wouldn’t. It’s a personal and private thing. Therefore, if this story’s based on a true story – which I’m sure it is – I don’t think it should be aired.

6) a majority of us have been bullied, so I wouldn’t watch it for fear that it’d bring back memories. I also don’t think watching others being bullied is something I’d find intriguing or interesting. It actually makes me sad, angry, hurt and annoyed.

7) the show itself is WAY too overrated!

8) I’m not interested in Netflix unless I’m watching it with someone (and I don’t – not because I can’t get someone to watch it with, just because I’m selective and only have one in mind).

9) The genre of real-life, thriller dramas/documentaries doesn’t appeal to me (with exception of Catfish and that isn’t even tragic or mind-messy).

10) I can’t not get emotionally invested in such stories, so I avoid them when possible.

11) it’s not something I’d openly recommend anyone to watch*, so why would I watch it myself?

*other than a bully, in which case I’d show them this as a means of explaining how their words/actions are impacting/could impact on those who they’re bullying.

12) I believe there are other ways of raising awareness for suicide (which doesn’t involve making documentaries). If you want to make a difference, campaign, march, run a marathon, or set up a GoFundMe… Speak out. Do something.

You don’t need to watch a docu-series about the last moments of someone’s life, leading up to their death, to want to do something about it.

13) I just don’t want to.

Look, to give credit where it’s due, I’ve heard great things from friends. It’s also been well received by the wider Netflix community. Obviously if you’re interested in this type of show, watch it. I’m just not and I wanted to share my thoughts on it because it’s all over social-media…

A second season of it (if rumours are to be believed) just shows that it’s less about suicide awareness and more about bank balance. No thanks.

If you’ve been affected by depression, anxiety or intrusive thoughts, seek help – speak to the Samaritans or Child Line (if you’re young). Alternatively, contact a mental health charity like Mind and/or speak to your GP, mentor, parent/s, someone you trust. Sometimes, even a stranger can help. Just, speak.

Sunshine Blogger Award

Bella Inzio did a Sunshine Blogger Award and nominated everyone who read it… I obviously read it, and have accepted her indirect nomination with pride, because today was the sunniest day ever, to happen in London, England…

It was so incredibly sunny that haters would say it hailed and snowed! Don’t ask meteorologists, ’cause they’re the haters!

TERRIBLE WEATHER! WHAT THE HELL?!

Yeah – here’s the ‘4 Simple Rules For Accepting My Nomination‘:

• Merci beaucoup the person(s) who nominated you in a post and linking up with their blog

• Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you (to the best of your ability, or in my case – worst)

• Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 different questions (this should be fun, everyone knows how much I love a good interrogation #BroadchurchCALLING).

• Make reference to the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award picture in all its glory on your Postmansour Blog

The Qu(estions)te that Bella wanted answering:

1. What’s your favourite flower?

The ‘Bird of Paradise’. I absolutely love it. The ones that remind me of my mum, which I also love, are Plumeria/Frangipani, Jasmine, Gardenia, and Daisy. 🙂

I’m also a massive fan of blue orchids and roses. In fact, I’d probably say the blue orchid is my second favourite. Definitely the first is Bird of Paradise.

2. How do you unwind when stress strikes?

Blog like a Bloggosapien.

3. Who’s your celeb crush?

Bae, he probably doesn’t identify himself as a celebrity but he is and/or should be… He is in his field – that’s for sure! Trust me, he’s outstanding in it, a legendary Scarecrow of a guy! 😆

He’s so lovely it’s scary. 💖

4. Do you have a sports team you support?

Leeds (via Manchester) United.

5. One random fact about yourself.

I’m normal, on the outside. Yeah, I’m normal. Somewhat normal – in between normal and Normansour.

6. Something you worked really hard for that you’re proud of?

My life. I literally sat in my mum’s womb for 9 MONTHS! That’s slave labour – literally. #OneBorn

7. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Bae. Although he ain’t guilty, he’s innocent – like the smoothie. 😉

8. What made you want to start your blog?

The fact that I can touch type, type really fast, and do some cool stuff with typing. I have a type, writers. Writers are just my type.

*Time to take a break, I’m Out.* 

9. Something you want to improve on?

Understand that bae might not feel the saeme? Nah, tried that – wasn’t fun. So, he does. I’ll make sure he does. 😜

I’m also absolutely joking, listen – if he didn’t, I’d absolutely understand. A Desperado is a drink, not a trait.

10. One characteristic in a partner that is non-negotiable?

I would’ve said funny, ’cause they have to be hilarious 💖 – but nowadays I’m really digging (a hole in the ‘Shape of Them’ 😆) annoyingness. Like, the more annoying they actually are, the better. 😘

11. Are you a planner or do you wing it?

I own a planner, love lists, and eat chicken wings – so I guess I’m the best of both worlds?

Nominations:

If this was Big Brother, I’d nominate those who are reading this. I’m doing a Bella because I’m hungry af and need to eat. I also love too many bloggers to link just 11. Of course, the latter was my excuse. The first reason was just the test.

My questions:

  1. What’s your favourite song ever written?
  2. Where do you like to go to eat out?
  3. How many pets do you/have you had (if any)? OR Why don’t you have any pets now?
  4. What’s your favourite memory?
  5. If you could stalk anyone without being caught or noticed (and without it being almost illegal) who would you stalk and why? 😂
  6. How would you know you’ve made it?
  7. What’s your dream job?
  8. Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?
  9. Define your own “happiness”?
  10. What is your favourite thing about life?
  11. If you could spend time with anyone, dead/alive, who would it be and why?