ielts practice

Our lives have been drastically changed with the ever changing pace of the world. One of  the things that we have embraced in our daily existence is the use of social media. We are living in an era of growing dependence on technology which propelled the existence of the internet benefitting us in so many ways.  However, along with it are the downsides that changed our ways of communication and socialization.

The advantages of social media include faster communication, getting reconnected with long lost friends and having access to news reports and trending topics. Everybody is familiar with facebook, twitter and instagram to name a few. Using them opened us to a portal of  ease in reaching out to anybody like using messanger applications and being able to express our opinions by posting them on facebook and twitter. You cant miss any breaking news in lieu of television or  newspaper when all you have to do is open a news site in your mobile phones or tablets. 

While we are gratified at the comfort of social media has done to our lives, we have become entirely reliant on all these things than in the past. These days you will see people hooked to their mobile phones oblivious  of the people around them. Many became glued to their virtual world with less human interaction. It is also evident that in some instances social media can trick gullible people into believing distorted facts or informations. 

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resurrecting my penchant for writing

Im not really into writing but  i have an unwavering desire to do so eversince . My present career sidelined me to be content with making up unsatisfying sleep during my day off. However i dont want to deny myself of what my heart truly aspires for. It is my best form of expression where i can help stimulate myself mentally and possibly spiritually.

Working for more than seven years and counting in the ultraconservative country of saudi where social life is nonexistent to its truest sense. Other than dealing with people in my workplace as a nurse  my life literally revolves around being a healthworker in this other side of the world. I dont know if i should laud myself for my enduring stint in this turf that i never imagined i would set my foot into. Sometimes i think i am quite displaced from my origin of birth due to the popular hype that working abroad as a nurse paves the way for a better future. In that sense, i have an ambivalent feelings over which if i should feel lucky, be grateful or simply  feel the other way around. should i have stayed in the philippines, do i get a life where i am financially rewarded the same way that i am compensated by my present host country? definitely the answer is no. regrets? is it really money which brought me here? to be honest i cant even answer it myself. i was just a disgruntled citizen of my own country being jobless for two years caught in a web of this dillemna to work overseas. i was so naive who also jumped into this bandwagon following my contemporaries who are doin well abroad.

The culture which i found so punitive at first that i became well  adjusted later on me didnt really matter at all. i was hungry for a career which i felt i was deprived of  from where i came from. my first two years were the most stressful,  learning the language and temperament of patients i dealt with. i would always find a way out to dodge the overwhelming stress keeping me exhausted by gaining friends out of my workplace. at first it was quite amazing meeting  and hanging out with fellow filipino friends. it was an utter challenge mingling with them since it is prohibited here. in fact, i attended more well organized parties here than when i was living in the philippines. its quite an irony. the friends that i knew of had dwindled in numbers unfortunately.

right now my saudi life consists mostly of work and rest in my pad. i dont have activities anymore like i used to have. i am reduced to an individual who is simply working to live.br>