The Straits Times
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Published on Jul 01, 2014
 
Culture Vulture

Arms race of curating one's life

Enjoy life instead of living and documenting it in a social-media bubble

 
 

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to Facebook/Instagram/ tweet it, did it happen?

My rather facetious take on the famous philosophical riddle was sparked by two rather disparate events recently.

One was my rediscovery of the business of scrapbooking. Given that I'm a paper nerd, I'm rather surprised myself that it took me so long to cotton on to the hobby. But I wandered into a scrapbooking supply shop recently and promptly spent enough to qualify for membership.

In the past two weeks, I have been popping into other shops and what I saw in these outlets made me think about experiences and how we document them.