March, 2021 | AsamBoi


infoMarch 21, 20216min00

We all remember our first big move into a new apartment. It is an overwhelming process but an exciting one. Your first apartment, own kitchen, and a place to build your dreams. Your first bedroom away from your familial home can hold a lot of precious memories.

From your late-night studies to the first working job, this is where you experience it all. It is crucial and important your room speaks some personality and matches you. A beautiful room at the end of a long, hard day can be enough to cheer you up. 

Oftentimes, our first room is not that luxurious or huge. We can’t afford the top interior design companies in Malaysia to be our assistant (but they can truly transform it, of course) But a compact space does not make designing it impossible. While it is challenging, it is pretty feasible to spruce it up to perfection. You can bring any sort of mystique or vibe to the room depending on you want to decorate it. 

  1. Adorn With Wall Art 

Art is subjective. It can be anything you want. A macrame wall hangers, magazine papers made into a scrapbook, collage of your friends, Pinterest findings up on the wall, or locally made paintings, choices are endless. They can bring a piece of color to your walls and make your room more vibrant. It will keep you engaged and happier as well.  Paintings and posters in different settings and different corners can truly be a hint of transformation. 

  1. Statement Lamp And Mirror 

Mirrors can reflect light. That’s science, right? The reflection of light can brighten up your room and make it seem brighter than usual. Strategic styling with a mirror can bring the vibrance of the room up a notch. Mirrors come in different forms. From a rectangle shape to a cloud shape, you have endless options of mirrors to choose from. Two to three different mirrors in various locations can make the difference you need.

Besides mirrors, another piece of furniture we can use as a statement piece in our room is a Lamp. Keep it minimal or make it extravagant. It is completely up to your taste and style.  A lamp, like mirrors, brightens up your room (Literally). 

  1. Plants, And More Plants 

Plants add greenery and life to your dark cold room. Plants were the rage of 2020, and it still is the rage. People stuck in the pandemic turned to plants to lighten up the room and make it feel more welcoming. Plants by your bedside and on your study table can give a feeling of liveliness. Be careful of your collection of candles as you situate the plant. Whether it is fake plants or real plants, they can all make simple transformations that are much needed. 

  1. Patterned beddings 

Whether it is colorful and embroidered pillows paired with a monochrome bedding set or a patterned duvet with plain pillows. Patterns, colors, and embroidery pops up your bedroom. They say that darker and colorful hues will turn away the eye from the size of the room. It serves its purpose as a distraction to the world. 

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infoMarch 15, 20215min00

As technology starts to advance in recent years, social media apps have become important platforms for people to interact with each other over long distances. With no sight of COVID-19 ending anytime soon, these social media apps have gained an even more prominent role than before as some people are using these apps to extend their help and services to others nearby who cannot perform tasks on their own. With so many social media apps being created left and right, surely some apps like Facebook will not be the only social media platform that every country uses right? 

Well, the best social media companies Malaysia are Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger as most older Malaysians use these social media apps to communicate and post pictures of food and status to keep their friends up-to-date on their current situations while searching for community pages to socialize with other members. Despite Facebook Messenger not considered as its own social media platform, Facebook forces their users to download it on their smartphones as they would otherwise could not communicate with their friends on Facebook if they do not have the app installed. TikTok is also another app that is gaining more usage recently as it works similar to Instagram with users being able to create video content with filters and post it on the platform. However, TikTok has its own unique niche that allows it to stand out from the rest as in some cases, TikTok videos have become a meme that will be used throughout other social media apps. But, it also gained a decline in its reputation due to their private data security being flawed and exposing many of its users’ data to hackers.

Besides that, Japan has its own top social media companies that are different to other countries. As Japan is known for being more conservative than other countries, they do not use social media apps like Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat. They instead use Twitter, Pixiv and Instagram as the alternative to post content. Japan is also known for its animation, or anime, throughout the world such as One Piece, Naruto and Megaman which makes Japan a popular country for virtual art and they would use these social media apps to post arts more often. Additionally, they use their own social messaging app called LINE which functions similarly to WhatsApp with the exception of LINE users having access stickers from popular anime series.

Overall, social media apps can be influenced by the country’s culture as it will affect which social media apps will be used the most in the country. For example, despite WhatsApp, Telegram, LINE and WeChat being available worldwide, WhatsApp is the top most used social messaging app as it is easy to use and more used by others for family and education purposes. However, its service might come to an end when its competitors create features to overtake its lead and become more widely used. No matter how popular a social media app is, it will eventually get taken over by another but only time can tell.

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