Understanding the hype: Silk Bedding

I was scrolling the Twitter when I saw a tweet saying that you can reduce your hair loss when you use a certain type of pillowcase – silk pillowcase. I thought it was a sarcastic tweet ya gais, no kidding I thought they are really making a joke out of it. Cause seriously, man? Silk pillowcase for hair? Reduce hair loss? With pillowcase? 

I remember … laughing… hysterically too.

Until one day, a Beauty Guru in Twitter was talking about them – I was in utter shock, of course. I am sorry, you precious luscious fabric produce by silkworm fabric!

I guess one of the reasons that make me think that way is that – silk symbolizes a very luxurious and posh thingy. Lol. It did to some extent? Look at how expensive they are! One full silk bedding set would easily cost you a fortune. I was curious and decided to google it a little bit. It turned out that, as cited in Business Insider

“Professor Daniel Nicodemo credits silk's price tag to its thermal conductivity and sturdiness. It's also easily dyed and doesn't cause skin irritation.”

Compared to other fabric material such as synthetic polyester, there are a lot of works that goes in the process of making them. Plus, apparently, the health benefit is not some kind of jokes. To name few, it can help people with sensitive, dry or itchy skin as it is hypoallergenic. It can also help in preventing our hair from getting thinning due to friction when we were sleeping. Hence the reason why luxury silk bedding, even any forms of it – robes, dresses are hella price. 

According to what I have read, cotton is coarser in texture leading your hair to be easily broken and tangle (scream: that explains our messy bed hair!) A genuine silk fabrics would not ‘catch’ our skin if we run our rough and callused hand over it. A manmade silk would. 

Even though silk is one of the most expensive fabric – considering its health benefit, I guess for long time investment and if you do have extra money to spend on hm why not go extra?

pictures all credit to: freedomsilk.com

064: Case #2 | of drawing the lines

a raw picture snapped using Android 

I have decided that these two words, 'stupidity' and 'ignorance,' should not be used interchangeably. I used to believe that these words hold the same weight, the same definition - regardless of anything, it just going to bring the same meaning when used in a sentence. 

Hell yeah, hell no.

The reason is that - after some serious contemplation, banging inside my brain, I came into the realization that these two are indeed contrasting in nature. Even though they have the same basis when it comes to meaning - it represents the action of not knowing something or lack of knowledge regarding something, it actually goes back to the presence of action in between that. (?) Loljoke. 

No. I am partially joking.

I used to think that 'Ignorance' is just a grand-ier word to explain stupidity. It just a word that romanticises the idea of lacking knowledge about particular things, coated in fancy gold for people to use in their everyday life. A word that synonymous in meaning - it just may not seem harsher than when people decided to use 'stupid'. To call people as 'stupid' is taboo, using the word 'ignorant' is not. Sometimes, you need a new way to call people stupid; 'Ignorant' is an option due to the degree of harshness as compared to the earlier is lower. A form of euphemism we called it in language.

People are treating words as if it is not that big deal. After all, it just a word. With the abundances of incidents that happened currently, I think there is a need to draw a fine yet a bold line in using these two words.

Remember, I told you about how it depends on their prior and post actions?
These two words refer to the act of not knowing. Yes, but I found that 'Ignorance' is the trait where a person plainly does not have any knowledge about any particular thing in the discussion. They have never been exposed to the incidents, the facts, the issue, the knowledge. There is no presence of prior knowledge before. You are just indeed a blank sheet. That is ignorance.

'Stupid' on the other hand, is when you do have prior knowledge regarding the issue - a problem that may arise is how you take that information and process it in your mind, which later will produce a stand that, again, may become your common ground. How an action can be deemed 'stupid' is depended on the projection of your understanding which is being forecast through your action. 

For instance, you do have knowledge that the right way to handle trash is to put it into its designated place, the trash bin. However, you put it on top of your friend's bunk :') My dear ladies and gentleman, that is plain stupid

And the world has no room for stupidity. We have enough and they are beyond control, we do not need more. 

Being ignorance is fine, it can be forgiven. There are a lot of things that can be explored in this world and not having the 'ilm about it is fine. Ignorance is bliss, katanya. But that is not right too. We do understand the significance of having knowledge about the world in order to help us making the right decisions and choices in this world. Hidup ini penuh dengan ranting ranting yang akan membawa kita kepada satu ranting yang lain. 

Life is a choice, and for us to make the right choice, the act of knowing something is demanded from us. 

Wah wah wah gitu.

I open the floor for any further sharing :D