15 August 2011

A matter of face

I've been slack in writing here.  Sometimes I have so many things I want to say but I also have so many things that I want to do and usually that wins.

Today, I feel like ranting about something.

What do you all think about someone requesting me to be a Facebook friend and I accept.  

Later when I changed my profile picture to something other than my photo, that someone got annoyed.  So annoyed that he insisted I put a picture of myself showing my "face" because this is Facebook.   

Even when I said that it's not a requirement of Facebook, and that all my photos are visible now that we are already friends, it was still not acceptable.  In the end, I told that person to delete me.

I know that people put up all sorts of pictures/logos/pets/kids/sceneries and what not.  Who cares what you want to put up?  What counts is the person behind that Facebook account.

I believe this is infringing on a person's freedom of expression.  If you fail this test, then you can't be my friend.   I can't be your friend.  We cannot be friends.

Facebook is a great filter for the small-minded people out there.  I have now rid myself of one of them.

(pics from photobucket)


LC Teh said...

Some people are control freaks... You did right.

STEEST said...


Thanks for the validation.


Bitchy lil' me... said...

Well said jie!!! Spot on!!!

STEEST said...

Mei Mei

That is so you!!!!!!! But somehow I can't get used to that nickname lah.

LOL, just old-fashioned in some ways.


Small Kucing said...

indeed a good filter.

Anonymous said...

I dunno how to explain clowns like that lah. They think up ridiculous 'rules' and want the rest of us to follow? Who died and made him Facebook-king?!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Steest, was thrilled have you dropped by.
How you doin'?
I do not have FB nor tweeter.....just my pondok more than enough to take my time.
Besides I've seen read, heard of some uncomfortable happenings with FB. No thanks.

Oh ya, my wife and I don't own h/phones. No reason too. She hates phones and not a phone chatter, thank goodness.
You stay young and keep a song in your heart, Steest.
Have a nice day.

Martin Lee said...

Haha, i think I know who!

I changed back though I am a bit annoyed too!

STEEST said...

Small Kucing

I believe that we see who they really are when they make demands like that.


STEEST said...


One man's meat is another man's poison. :)

It's good that you and your wife agree on this. Likewise, for my husband and me. We can't manage without the latest technology.

FB is harmless if you know how to use it. :)

STEEST said...


Oh gosh!!!! You think you do. We have to compare notes, then.


Jong said...


LOL, like what I just read. You did the right thing girl! Arhh that's why no FB for me, I value my privacy.

STEEST said...

Anonymous 16.06

I forgot to reply to you! Oops! Sorry about that.

I thought your comment was quite funny especialy the part about Facebook-king.

Thank you. :)

STEEST said...


I am glad that I have good company.

The problem is that I was going to listen to him and obediently put a picture to make him happy until I realised that I am my own boss.

Facebook is okay as long as you customise the settings for the privacy that you want.

Hugs!!! :)

KS Cheah said...

Lita, you better take that funny looking hand out of my face whenever I see you on Facebook! Or else I don't want to be your friend! LOLOLOL!

STEEST said...


Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


KS Cheah said...

Ha! I give up! You're too good! :o)