Social media has changed the way we live, hasn’t it? Not only in our daily routines but in how we see the world. The younger generation or generation “Z” we call them now seem to think that what we see on social media is what we get, but as we all know it is exactly the opposite or sometimes the opposite to what we think it maybe. Or is it just plain boredom that we reach to our phones and start scrolling to the point where we actually find something remotely interesting to read or look at, and then either like or comment to a meaningless post that has some sort of visually appeal to it and then just move onto the next post that we sort of like and then do the same thing to or is it our ADHD kicking in for the few moments that we spend on our phones to pass the time away.
Me personally I am not too sure why we do spend so much time on our phones when we don’t need to, I try not to personally, but if you are on public transport and need to pass the time away, who doesn’t pull out their phone and have a look at Instagram, Facebook and whatever else you may have on your phone.
So, do we actually need social media? And does it do anything for society moving forward post Covid? Well, I am not here to answer that question for you but to put it up for discussion. Hopefully you won’t knock someone’s opinion in the process, like mine usually does, but we live in a free world, right? Or should I say in a world that is full of social media commentators that think whatever they write will change someone’s mind set forever and in turn make it a better place for you and me to live in
Food for thought?
Enjoy “Summer Haze”
Model: Johanna LawLor
Photography, editing and videography by Geoffrey Chuah
Swimwear and Clothes: General Pants
Bundeena, Sydney, NSW
So, the last two years have been testing to say the least when it has come to just about anything and everything that we have tried to do. Traveling has been hard enough never a lone trying to get from A to B without having to wear a mask. But better and brighter things are just around the corner for everyone that has planned for their year ahead. Because planning is the key, right?
As I am writing this in New South Wales, which is the state I live in. It has just recorded 22,500 Covid cases. The day before that, it was 20,000 cases and the number just keeps going up and up and we wonder if and when, it will ever stop? My prediction is that the case numbers will go down but not for a few weeks and one has to think that most of these cases are mild and not life threating. Unless you are an elderly person.
Moving on to a less touchy subject, and that 2022 will be the year that everything goes back to just about normal, we will build up an immunity to this virus as Onmicron is less deadly than the Delta strain. Traveling will become more easier, as boarders will slowly come down, not that they haven’t already, but the one boarder I am talking about is the Western Australian boarder, and we can slowly but surely start to enjoy pre-covid life again.
Now, this blurb is the first of the year and I am hoping it will be one of many blurbs I get to write for LaMode, I love to voice my opinion on subjects, that are sometimes one’s that are not always open to write about. But when it comes to my creativity, that will always be first and foremost for this online publication.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Take me to the edge of the World
Not too sure how we ended up where we are today but I am pretty sure it had something to do with that goddam virus!!!
After spending nearly 4 months in lock down, which by the way had it’s positives and negatives. I thought it was time for not only LaMode magazine but also the editor aka Geoffrey Chuah or myself. To try and break into a more creative mode than it is now.
I shot and edited the video called “Take me to the edge of the World”
It is a reflection of where we are in the world. Which is pretty much on the verge of going back to normal or at least trying to. The bridge of no return could be another way of describing it, which is the reason why the Sydney harbour bridge is centre of this editorial. A bridge will not only help you get you where you want to go. But the surroundings of that piece of metal and concrete will also be more than interesting to indulge and enjoy.
Let’s hope that all the vaccine’s that are being used and the boosters, that come after it will help human-kind enjoy it’s humanity and bring back the world the way it was before Covid-19 hit us.
Enjoy “Take me to the edge of the World”
There is always light at the end of the tunnel no matter how bad the situation you maybe in. I am writing this from the point of view of being in lockdown for close to two and a half months. And knowing that I will be able to live with more freedom in what should be in about 5-6 weeks.
Whilst I have been in lockdown. LaMode magazine has been working hard to re-cut and recreate new videos from old editorials. We love the fact that if you work in the creative industry everyone has a different point of view.
Which can be good if you all have the same view on the same subject you may be working on. But when you are working hard to re-cut a video to make it look better it can lead to a few creative differences. Which leads me on to write about how this lockdown has affected the many millions of people who can’t and won’t be able to do anything like get a haircut for another 5-6 weeks.
We say point of view because, the whole of the greater Sydney area is in lockdown, but not everyone has the same rules. There are curfews, and tighter restrictions out in the Western Suburb’s than there are anywhere else. So from the point of the New South Wales premiere, she is dividing the greater Sydney area into two area’s so the virus cannot escape and, create more trouble for the area’s that haven’t been hit so hard. Which, LaMode magazine can relate too. A video should have a narrative, and when that narrative plays out you have an ending, which is a little bit like what this Pandemic is like to live with at the moment. Even though we are still very much in the middle of it.
What has happen over the last 20 months with this pandemic, has been life changing, which is again a little bit like what happens when you watch a movie or a video that has emotion and a moving ending to it.
LaMode is a global online magazine in a blog-style format, or what I would like to call a onlineZine. With a focus on Fashion, Swimwear and Culture editorials. LaMode Magazine is not seasonal with its editorials because we like to shoot imagery that is on point to what we think will entertain you as the reader from our point of view.