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Whatsapp Stories? Wha…

So I guess everyone is doing it now?

Most of you know that I am a firm believer and a heavy user of Snapchat, however I do post stories on both instagram and Snapchat. 

I just got these leaked pictures of WHATSAPP STORIES, not sure they are official though, but they seem like a test dummy for a new update.

I personally do not have all my snapchat friends on Instagram – and definitely not on whatsapp, so I do not see this whatsapp update as threatening to my “stories activity”.

Many people I know though, shifted from Snapchat to Instagram stories since it made more sense – they have both their friends and the main pages they follow on Instagram; they wouldn’t be missing on anything (no major FOMOs).

Whatsapp stories would make more sense for those who use Snapchat to check their friends updates; those who are more private.

Probably Whatsapp Stories would target:

  • Private Instagram users who refrain from uploading insta stories  because of the two people they don’t know that they accepted last Monday
  • 30 and above who do not really care about celebrities or follow major news and celebrity/fashion/influencers pages
  • People who never used Snapchat or instagram stories and never really got it “because it’s too complicated”
  • Jealous boyfriends and girlfriends who already change their whatsapp pictures into black and their status into “pimping” and “single” when they’re on a fight

I think it will be less common among the youngsters since their parents and aunts have their whatsapp contacts – and no kid wants his grandma to know he is having fries for lunch at Burger King instead of her Kebbeh.

Thoughts?

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Thank you Ahmad Ki for the leak!

With Love!
M

How To Stop Smoking: M Snapchat

So today, I asked my Snap chat friends how someone can stop smoking. I was surprised by the number of snaps I got of people asking me to share the advice I got because I guess many people are trying to stop and failing.

 

Since a Snapchat story only remains for 24 hours, here’s a blog for some of the answers/advice I got. I hope you find them useful.

 

(Names mentioned are the people’s Snapchat usernames)

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EliasSafy thinks you need to stop cold turkey, he suggests sauna and steam for 3 days straight and a walk whenever you have the urgency to smoke; possibly motivating yourself with some teeth whitening: once you have whiten teeth, you wouldn’t want to lose them for the sake of smoking.

 

Rosemary.isk “forgets” her cigarettes at home. Also, she carries a cigarette box of a brand she does not like so that she smokes less. However, she still fails to do so sometimes and gets herself the pack of cigarettes she likes. At least she is trying!

 

Alyyshah actually quit cigarettes for some months now.
“You can quit by drinking enough water and juice… working out helps taking out the stress too,” he added saying, “Orange juice is my best friend now”.

 

KareemTabbaa decreased the amount gradually day by day. Then he stayed smoking 1 cigarette a day for one month. Then he was done!
JustinHammin also cut down the number of cigarettes he smoked by the week. He cut one cigarette every week + water and exercise

 

ElieAbsi GAINED 20 KILOS when he stopped smoking and doesn’t advise anyone to stop!

– Check this link: tips to quit smoking without gaining weight

Gilbertdeev8 asked me to NOT BE A QUITER!!

 

Letplaypoker said all it needs to stop smoking is “self belief and will power”.

 

RachidFadel3 completely stopped smoking 6 years ago and never got back to it. What he did? “I slept, woke up and never smoked ever again,” he said. He added, “All it needs is will power.”

 

Mckennaian quit many years ago with the help of the patch. “Sometimes you need other than just cold turkey,” he added, “I also had to change my lifestyle. At least for a year.”

 

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Now this is interesting;

MazenAshkar recommended printing a big poster of disgusting lungs on your room wall and cellphone wallpaper for the first month + working out.
He recommended a book called Excuses Begone.

 

Abou_zeidomar “Smoke the worst kind of cigarettes. Try also to brush your teeth then smoke. That used to kill me when I was a heavy smoker. Search for a healthier life by fitness gym or whatever.”

 

ChristianChami believes that fasting on cigarettes would actually help. Since you’re doing it with faith, your will power might be stronger + music + keeping busy

 

KevinVazzo recommends just keeping busy and asking those who smoke not to smoke near you.

 

HseinChamas “Smoke Shisha” adding, “Believe me wala, because of shisha I stopped smoking cigarettes”

– I guess this works with some people. Shisha is definitely not my thing though.

Anthony.Kahwaji “put nuts in a cigarette box”

– This is an unconventional way to stop smoking, probably makes you gain weight, but at least you would be keeping yourself and mouth busy without smoking

 

Monaz201 “Chewing gum, always in mouth”

– Again, this would keep your mouth busy. I’d fail miserably in that cause I always tend to swallow gum. I’m not sure what day it was but ever since that day, I never knew how to chew a gum anymore.

 

Dr-Dubs “I stopped smoking a year ago by running. The first week was hard and I was about to give up. The second week was easy.”

Finally, I got this snap from MohammadZahwe that made my day
“And Mohammad Zahwe said: I fell in love with a fictional exceptional lady who hates the smell of smokes”

– Seriously now, I’d so believe I’m in love with a superhero that doesn’t like smoking!

 

Just like everything else, people differ when it comes to quitting smoking. All it needs for some is waking up and determining to stop. Others actually need ‘the patch’ or the interference of a superhero!

Update! January 22, 2019

Another good way to stop smoking gradually is the smart lighter, Slighter. 

Slighter studies your smoking pattern for one week then creates a personalized program, designed by top-notch engineers and behavioral therapists to help you gradually reduce smoking or quit. 

Watch the episode to get more details, and pre-oder it now if you’re a smoker wishing to stop smoking.

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Plus, it would be nice to just carry any cigarette looking product and “pretend” to smoke. I remember our physics school used to do that after diagnosed by lung cancer. Holding the cigarette-lookin-gums would be a smart idea. 

I hope you find this as useful as I did!

With love!
M

*Would love if you could share your story, too.*
Featured photo by Ahmed Darwiche Photography