Sunday, 10 December 2017

DOCS: Pre-teen Beauty Queen

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha December 11, 2017 :
Sasha Bennington is a determined, ambitious model who wants to get to the top of the beauty pageant ladder. She’s also eleven years old. Watch as she becomes the first ever British child to take part in a kid’s beauty pageant in America. Parents Jane and Martin have instilled in her that beauty and money are the most important things in life – and this pageant is her big opportunity for stardom. Sasha immerses herself in this quest: nightly rehearsals of catwalk style, private coaching for the cheerleading routine, spray-tans and manicures – while counting every calorie that passes her tiny lip glossed lips, every step of the way from Burnley to Texas is followed. This fascinating documentary raises many important and contemporary questions of childhood and parenting in the 21st century.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.