uncategorized

3 Things I've Learned Before My Upcoming 33rd Birthday

3 Things I’ve Learned Before My Upcoming 33rd Birthday

It was fun and games until suddenly, I realized that my 33rd birthday is in a week. I had a video call with my mom today and she kept reminding me of that. That, and the reminder to buy her some stuff from Turkey.

I’ve been traveling in the past few months. As much as I want to update my blog with my traveling stories, it’s hard to do it these days since I’m still traveling with my little ol’ netbook and my friend in Serbia changed the OS to Linux. I can’t seem to get the hang of it, nor do I have the patience to sort out my traveling photos as quickly as I always did on Windows. 

So I figure I will resume my traveling stories as soon as I get back to Indonesia on the laptop I’ve got at home, and this time I’m going to touch on some topic on my personal matters: my age and the lessons I’ve learned that remind me of my maturity during my trip this time. 

4 Ways to Choose the Best Domain Name for Your Website

4 Ways to Choose the Best Domain Name for Your Website

So you decide to build a website. Whether it’s for your business or just for personal use through blogging, choosing the best domain name for your website can be quite tricky.

If you asked me why I ended up choosing The BeauTraveler as my brand as well as my domain name, I actually can’t remember why.

I knew since the beginning that I wanted to have a blog covering some of the topics, including travel, beauty and dating. Some people have mispronounced the brand as in beau traveler when it’s supposed to go like byu-traveler as in beau in “beauty”. But that’s okay, I don’t regret anything about using The BeauTraveler as my brand and domain name.

So in this post, I want to share some tips on choosing the best domain names for your website so you don’t regret it in the future. Here we go!

5 Ways to Spend Your Time Alone and Become Your Own Best Friend - The BeauTraveler

5 Ways to Spend Your Time Alone and Become Your Own Best Friend

I’m counting down the days to start traveling again after spending almost two years not going anywhere and just staying at home. This time, I will try living a semi-digital nomad life as I’m going back to Izmir for a month, and then head off to Belgrade for another month to travel around Serbia before going back to Turkey and choosing Istanbul as my next base for the next.

As I almost always travel alone, I don’t know how many times I encounter friends or strangers who would be like, “Wow… How could you travel and do other things alone? How do you manage to have no one but yourself as a company?”

And the key to spending your time alone is this: you need to be your own best friend. But then again, spending my time alone isn’t exactly a challenge for my introverted self. I find mingling with strangers more challenging than having to order a table for one at the restaurant.

So, how do I usually manage to enjoy my solitude? Here are some ways I do to spend my quality ‘me time’!

The Face of Your Soulmate Sketch From Relationship Psychic: Is It Legit or a Scam?

The Face of Your Soulmate Sketch From Relationship Psychic: Is It Legit or a Scam?

Before I start writing and you start judging, I know that it sounds desperate for me to spend over $20 USD for a soulmate sketch from an online psychic. Believe me, I don’t usually spend that much money for some random shit like it. I mean, I do, but normally it is for some more useful stuff like clothes that I barely wear because I never leave the house.

So, why did I even spend $40 USD to get the hints of how my soulmate looks like and some random readings to get the leads to find him or whatever? The reason is that I got a refund from Barry Lewis after he decided to discontinue his pizzeria project.

A few months ago, my friend Jay told me about how he spent £90 GBP to back his favorite influencer, Barry Lewis, as he planned to open a pizzeria somewhere in the UK. Now, know that I never heard or saw any video of Barry on Youtube before, but when I checked out the campaign, I was interested.

Why? Because for the minimum of £30 GBP, Barry offered us the benefit of having our name written on the “founders” wall at his future pizzeria. Jay is a big fan of his, so he spent extra for a meet-and-greet and a chance to watch Star Wars or something with Barry. I spent £30 GBP because of my ego to want to have my name written somewhere in the UK.

But then recently, we got the project update, and he decided that it’s safer to just cancel the plan for the time being and he reached out to all 60,000++ backers that he would refund all the money received for the campaign. So, I got the refund and then I couldn’t be trusted with extra money in my hand! LOL.

Which One is More Stressful: Climbing the Corporate Ladder or Becoming an Entrepreneur?

Which One is More Stressful: Climbing the Corporate Ladder or Becoming an Entrepreneur?

Anyone who has ever tried climbing the corporate ladder and challenged their luck in becoming an entrepreneur will know the answer. Both are stressful in a totally different way!

While both bring some perks that you can’t get from the other, there are some setbacks about choosing one over the other. Climbing the corporate ladder gives you some kind of stability. Becoming an entrepreneur will give you a chance to make your dream come true. But really, which one is more stressful?

Now, you know I’m not the kind of person who will strongly recommend you to quit your job and travel to start whatever business is… But I’ve been in both situations. Stressing over a corporate job, and dying to figure out how to make things work for my business.

So in this post, I will talk about it… The stress you may get from both sides!