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TURN BACK

Sugar

Does

really makes

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FAT?

5P H O T O G R A P H Y

SECRETS

BECOME RICH FOOD-BLOGGER

ON SUPER LOW LOW BUDGET


T H E F I R S T E D I T I O N

CONTENTS

03

F O O D P O R N 1 0 1

Cheat that cheap food into million-dollars

Michelin. An ultimate guide to become a rich

food-blogger on low budget

13

E N S L A V E Y O U R C R U S H

Psychology introduces you the 6 things you

should be doing if you want your crush like You

back

17

F O O D D E L I V E R Y K I L L S

Lunch at your door or death at your face? How

our lazy meal murders lives and home. Start

packing your own lunch.

23

S U G A R M A K E S Y O U F A T ?

Why we are so addicted to sugar and is it really

the culprit behind the creeping number on your

scale?


E D I T O R :

L E S S O N

M U S T - L E A R N

FOODPORN

101

F O O D B L O G G E R ' S

C L O R I S H U A N G

Make Your

Food Gloss

H O W T O C H E A T T H A T C H E A P F O O D I N T O

M I L L I O N - D O L L A R S M I C H E L I N


Bro, that Matsusaka and Caspian caviar ain’t

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Fat Taste, Skinny Purse

CLORIS HUANG

food-blogger even on low budget with only

The aspiration to become luxurious deli foodblogger

may be legit, but sometimes money

single-digit-priced McDonald's or plastic

counts. After all, the business of updating

wrapped buns.

fancy dishes really depends on how much

budget you’ve got. If your taste is fat but that

A lot of the time, the popularity of your photo

wallet in your pocket is skinny AF, one day

depends on the way you photograph it

the reality will kick you hard on the derriere:

instead of what is being photographed.

Especially when it comes to food, people

ever gonna fly onto your plate! Then, your

more often click on lusciously provocative

penniless palate begins to shake: “How am I

shots of food taken with well consideration

gonna get that million-clicks foodie if I can’t

than one-second finished fluffs. This is how

afford million-dollars Michelin?”

ordinary food can go fancy, with the right

The answer? Use your weapon: the camera.

background, lighting, composition, and your

camera. Sounds like a more lucrative deal?

Every food blogger is equipped with a

camera regardless of kind, and as long

Let’s get straight into how to polish the

as you’ve got one, you can become a celeb

‘junks’.


true

power

lies

in your

hands,

not your

plate.


texture, movement, to the localized shapes of

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O N E

DIVE & GO MACRO

Masquerading lesson one: Only show the goodies of

your food. How to do that? Use macro photography:

zooming-in and getting real close-up with your food.

Simply put: macro makes the food filling the frame.

By zooming-in into your food, you can actually

discover a wide range of intrigue, ranging from

different parts of your food that would visually stretch

on abstractism. Thus, you don’t really need to care if

your food is brand-attractive enough to get the likes

because you are engaging your viewers on the

magnified intricacy of the dish, and fortunately every

food offers touch, movement, and pattern highly

individualized and unique to its own kind. If your take

is executed properly, the shot would just be as eye-

catching as those on GordonRamsay.com.

So the bonus: You may feel like an ignoble vagrant

snapping your hackneyed starbucks or humdrum

grocery noodles, but if you zoom in, no one’s gonna

know it! (Unless you caption it.)


ealistically, you only need 50mm lens for

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Because you are very close up to the food,

Before you start, get yourself a decent

camera and lens. You can technically just use

tiny movement of the camera could ruin the

picture. In this case, remember three points:

your phone, but if your goal aims for a more

striking impression, it’s really recommended

shutter speed, ISO, and light. Fast speed

to purchase a macro camera lens suitable for

accompanied by higher ISO or brighter light

your cause. Depending on your need, you

will always enable you capture the shot with

may choose from 35mm to 100mm, though

less blurring and shifting. If possible, use a

tripod to stabilize your camera; if not, make

food photography, because lenses of 100mm

use of your body! Right positioning of your

or larger are generally for shooting subjects

elbows on steady surface will help.

like wilderness animals or insects that

prohibit you to approach at near distance.

Lenses such as Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN C

lens and Olympus Zuiko F/2.8 Macro lens are

excellent options for your trolley, especially

the Olympus, its offer of F/2.8 aperture really

provide some captivating effect in macro

frame.

Also pay special attention to the adjustment

of your camera


doesn’t necessarily need to be superfluously eyecatching,

since you want your viewers essentially to

2. Complementary color always work well with

3. Light food subject on relative dark

emphasis; same goes with the reverse. Toffee

4. White and black go well with literally all sort

Aperture, such as F2 or F1.8 will do the same trick

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T W O

PRETTY UP YOUR

BACKGROUND

If you can’t macro, don't do it. But be aware when

you zoom out, find an attractive and suitable

of food, just don’t do pure black on black, you

don’t want power-cut on your post.

background for your food subject. The background

5. For table background, wood is a very

effective surface, the texture will enhance

focus on the food. While choosing the background,

your photo.

think about the following tips:

1. Consider the color of your food matter.

If you can’t find a satisfying background, try a smalldigit

aperture and play with depth of field----You

each other, find your food a complementary

may call it a blurred background. A narrow depth of

background (Red & green, black & white,

field will help you to blur out all the messy things on

blue & orange, yellow & purple).

the back and concentrate the focus on your nearground

food, and sometimes you can actually get a

decent effect when those distractions are smudgy.

background give a nice contrast and

chocolate on milky marble? Yummy!

just as well.


together, order a lot of cheap grease but arrange

diagonals, and power of odds are good ways to

draft, it’s helpful to increase the contrast and

recommended, although it costs you $8, but the

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LIGHT IT UP

T H R E E

MAGIC TIME

F I V E

Good lighting is insanely crucial to the

The ultimate thing you should do if you want to

turn crap into gold is do the edit. Because the food

presentation of your food. Whether it’s grocery

store jerky or Hokkaido urchin, a good lighting will

itself may be lackluster, applying attractive filters

boost the level of your photography to another

and just-right adjustment of color can strengthen

your food photo. And depends on the original

level.

When you’re taking the shots, find a spot with

exposure to create more dynamicity. You can even

natural lighting. Remember it’s always better to

avoid the jaundice-dripping electric lamp that

use photoshop to fix unwanted details! Editing

does increase the quality of your photo.

make your food fifty shades older. Get a seat

outside or simply take your food out on the street,

Apps such as VSCO and PicsArt provide wide

range of good filters for use, while Foodie Cam and

and a tip for ya: street as background can also

Gudak Cam are amazing food camera; if you want

adds color to your photo. If it’s at night, make good

a retro, film-roll effect, Gudak is highly

use of the electric light, not for the overall tone but

play with the shadows and contrast. You can also

stunt you can get from it really worth the bill. All

pull from other tips.

these apps can be downloaded with Android and

iSO. Why not try it out?

GET IN SHAPE

F O U R

Now you know the ultimate secrets of what it takes

to succeed in a food-blogger career even without

big money patron, you can start thinga trying out!

Heed that it’s totally fine to combine multiple tips

A plate of sandwich on a dining table, boring!

or use only one tip, as long as you have a passionate

Make’em into arts! Find your friends and eat

heart for food and a persevering mind to practice

the techniques, who knows if you are the next

them artistically. A good composition will not

‘slumdog foodllionaire”?

necessarily make the food itself seem more

appealing but it would certainly elevate the

aesthetics of your photo. If that everyday burger

bores you, build a burger pyramid with your

gourmand gangs! Rule of thirds, fill in the frame,

compose your photo. Add those in, the one-cent

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roasting, the sun is pan-frying eggs on the road, and you just

bonuses: plastics. Your pizza in plastic box, your soda in plastic

bottle, and plastic straws and plastic utensils, and they all end

credit:

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P A C K Y O U R O W N L U N C H T O S A V E

T H E W O R L D

The following scenario cannot be more typical in a lazy, casual

Saturday noon: We woke up by that annoying 12 o’clock alarm,

slid our phone and check out what’s good on food delivery app

since it’s too late for a homemade brunch, then place some

fried chicken orders and wait in the couch like a starving dog.

No more than 10 minutes and your scrumptious, delicious

déjeuner will come at your doorway, ready to enjoy the feast,

maybe with CDs of film or two! It’s a pretty common way to sort

out your weekend lazy cravings. The weather’s goddamn

don’t bother to go outside your AC-sufficient apartment. Who

cares if I don’t put on my shoes, with food delivery APP you can

literally get your favorite treats in less than no time.

"But convenience often comes

with a price."

Maybe you haven’t notice it yet, but every time a delivery

knocks on your door, you will always get a few pale and ashen

up in a white screechy plastic bag! That’s hell lot of plastics, it

may seem like a day-to-day trifle to be ignored, but the real

matter is that you will have no idea just what nefarious deals

they are doing to the place you are living in, right in this

moment.

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non-biodegradable, which basically means nothing

WHITE

IMMORTAL

ZOMBIE

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INTERVIEW

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credit: Susan White / U.S Fish & Wildlife Service / Ocean Conservancy

Your lunch plastic survive on average about 25

And think about this: 295 million Chinese has

minutes before you trash them---maybe even lesser-

ordered takeout via food delivery services in 7

--but for that piece of light material to get

months(more than Ariana Grande’s instagram

decomposed it takes 450 up to a thousands years!

followers!), and 12 million orders are placed every

(You grand×10children may find the takeaway bag

day via a major takeaway company(more than all

you’re using right now) Another thing, plastics are

the New Zealanders!); If each order is shipped with a

plastic bag and a plastic lunchbox, that’s a insane 24

organic can kill them! And it’s hella EW, because

million plastic consumption ON A SINGLE DAY! And

it’s ONLY in China. Can you imagine the number if

your faeces are biodegradable and the nonbiodegradable

plastics are literally like

we add up the global total? ---- Absolute lunacy. And

indestructible poop that stuck in the soil who break

the absurdity will soar onto another level if we are

down into bits and bits of toxic matter that poison

calculating how long will all of these undeads go to

the earth, the water, and all the cute animals you’re

hell.

ever gonna loved! I know you’re already pretty

disgusted, but that’s not it.


plastics, cuz well, you WOULDN’t want that thing in

dementor, once the animals mistakenly ingest it, it’s

BUTCHERS

THESEA

ON

Dolphins are cute, turtles are adorable, but with

Perhaps you should consider boycotting the

plastic pollution, you’re just gonna see thousands of

floating corpses in horror aesthetic. Believe it or not,

your stomach, and here’s what happen when the

animals are on the rollercoaster of massive

animals eat plastic. Because plastic is like unkillable

holocaust dying thanks to of human’s massive

addiction to plastic packaging, and hey, your

gonna stay in the gut. The digestion will be

delivery takeaways proudly counted as one. We

interfered and food cannot be broken down, and

can’t blame the evolution, but animals cannot really

instead of instant death which eases on the mind,

differentiate crusts of food from plastic snippets,

the animals are suffering from a long and

they are going to eat those plastic left by you, and

excruciating process. If you don’t want to

the scale of that population is about 100,000 a year,

experience that yourself, don’t do it to the cute

accompanied by 100,000 death a year.

seals.


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PACK YOUR

OWN

can’t obviously save the world or ditch

You

the plastic at once, that’s just impossible.

all

you do can start from small bits, such as

But

the food delivery orders and pack

quitting

own lunch with your own box. And you

your

love it for these reasons: it’s more

will

friendly, it’s healthier, and

environmental

actually save more money in long term.

you

out some lunch box ideas you can

Check

on your own to brighten up the planet

make

a little bit more.

just


Tamagoyaki: Japanese omelette serves you

Dorasik” literally mean “lunch box”, with

palatable. And of course, some korean healthy

Kimchi: this is a must for Koreans

good. And here are some Indian dishes you

#1 Japanese Bento in Purple Geisha Bento Box

Creative Lunchbox Ideas That

Japanese has got some real aesthetic and

ingenuity with their lunches. One creative

lunch bento you can take from the anime-

lovers is Geisha bento box. The bento box has

the shape of traditional Japanese figure, the

three-tiers container allow you to prepare

Will Save Your Tomorrow

delicious sushi even to miso soup----the lid of

Even if the policy don’t change, you can

the bento is an inverted bowl for liquid or rice.

Some Japanese food you should try in bento

change to save the world. So here’s a challenge:

set:

this weekend, ditch that lethargy go getting up

and kick yourself into the kitchen to make your

own delicious, healthy, and new lunch!

the daily protein

Apple rabbit: apple slices cut in rabbit shape, a

boost in Vitamin and ultimate cuteness

Onigiri: triangle rice ball with nori seaweed,

yummy carbs.

#2 Korean Dorasik in Stainless steel Lunchbox

stainless steel lunchbox, you can skip the

plastic and go pretty Asian old-school like

with your lunch. Although not watertight, the

steel box will keep you food fresh and

noon delights:

Braised Lotus roots: Get your veggies ready

Ojingeochae Muchim: Literally means spicy

dried squid, super tasty

Brown rice kimbap: he Korean version of

“sushi”, you can get things like crab meat,

cucumber, and carrots in the fillings.

#3 The Indian Tiffin

If you want that super-size castle-like box,

Indian tiffin is your best choice. It’s also made

from steel but with multiple tiers layer on top

of each other. And it’s not plastic, no plastic is

must not miss in the carrier:

Kathi rolls: Paratha flatbread rolling chicken

and veggie for a savory bite.

Dal Makhani: Fibers-up with lentils, beans, and

corianders!

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ugar!

E N E M Y

O R

F R I E N D ?

“Sugar” is literally hitlerized in the modern

weight-loss campaign. And agree if you dare, we all

have heard the famous media portrayal of “sugar

makes you fat”. Google online, and you will be

bombed by harangues written by health experts

and bodybuilders on just how bad sugar is for you:

“It’s evil”, “It’s heinous”, and most terrifyingly, “it’s

fattening!” Then, humanity’s alarmed innovativity

creates surges of dietary laws like “you can’t eat

any sugar if you wanna be fit,” “carbs are bad cuz

they contain sugar”, or “go paleo if you want to

cut”, and so on and so on.

I S S U G A R T H E R E A L C U L P R I T

B E H I N D Y O U R C R E E P I N G

W E I G H T G A I N ?

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And as self-conscious and mating-driven as

humans are considered, we all have struggled with

our weight at some point in life. And almost

immediately we started doing this--at least in the

beginning----cutting off every single grams of

sugar from our diet.


Now, let’s share a second of rapport:

We all have dropped that chocolate

bar or ice cream for a bowl of plainbitter

salad, sometimes even shoving

the bread and pasta away for the fear

of simple sugar, only in venture to

shed a few pounds off. Yet it sounds

pretty convincing, Eh? All that

decadent sweetness and guilty

pleasure entailed sure does

something as screwed-up as weight

gain. And plus you’ve seen all these

obese kids munching on Reese’s and

oreos, there got to be a cause-andeffect

between the word “sugar” and

“being fat”.

But is sugar the real culprit behind

your lurking weight gain? Well, the

truth is: Sugar does not cause you to

gain weight. Okay. Hold on. If your

reaction is ‘BS’ or ‘F**k No!’, I can

totally relate. But let’s just be a little

bit more skeptical than just the plain

old “sugar makes you fat”. Before you

ditch all sugar and go paleo, read the

following, and you will be

overwhelmed to be enlightened that

sugar is not that EVIL after all, and

eating the correct sugar as part of

your diet will not hinder the weight

loss----it's totally Okay.

IT'S EVERYWHERE

Sugar is a pretty abstract. You may

think of it as Haagen Dazs or

Cheesecake factory, but it’s way

more complex. The term “sugar” is

like a big-ass family surname, and

under that there are three big-ass

headmasters: monosaccharides,

oligosaccharides, and

polysaccharides. Simply put,

monosaccharides are simple sugar

found in food like doughnut and even

fruits; oligosaccharides and

polysaccharides are found in veggie

and starches. So basically with

exception to raw meat and water,

EVERYTHING contains some form of

sugars, even the healthiest stuffs like

avocado.

EAT OR DIE

There is a legitimate reason behind

why you crave for sugar so much

after staying away from it for a long

time, and that is, you need sugar to

survive. Without sugar, your brain

goes ‘dead’, that clumps of neurons

and brain cells inside your head need

sugar to fuel your thinking and

creativity. If you ever had a brain fog,

you know now that was probably

because of low glucose level.

And that sugar-lust gene is also in

your DNA. Where ancient times held

fullness unaccountable, your Stone-

Age millenarian grandfather grabbed

on sugar and fat whenever he could

to survive the ‘Hunger Game’. Who

knows when’s the next meal? We love

sugar, and we need it, because

evolution says it help us stay ALIVE.

You wouldn’t want to torture your

body by dumping the main source of

energy you need. So chill-out, you’re

allowed to eat sugar.

GOOD N BAD

I bet 100 dollars that most of you

would somewhat arrive to the

resolution to eat only the “good

sugar” or “good carbs” and not the

“bad ones.” But bro, what do you

really mean by “good and bad”?

Because the truth is, there isn’t really

a “Good N Bad” distinction!

Let’s kick in with some shocking

chemistry.

First call for all the healthyorthodox:

Pineapple, cashews, and

sweet potatoes contain sucrose, a

type of simple sugar that’s got a

fructose and glucose; Second call to

the dessert-slaves: That corn syrup

contains the same sugar but only

breaks down faster.

Now the picture is clearer.

Chemically speaking, the “good” n

“bad” are just as similar. Whether

they are naturally occurring or

artificially made, they all end up in

glucose and absorbed by your body.

Now looking at it, they’re pretty

similar right?

But it certainly doesn’t mean that

cakes = fruits, and you should quit

the nuts for muffins. Occasional

dessert in moderation is fine. Eating

sugar is not problematic, the real

deal is how much you’re eating it.


THE

REAL

Killer

Dessert doesn’t make you fat, but lots of

dessert certainly does-----overeating is

what makes weigh heavier than

yesterday.

Famous dude from the Yale University

Prevention Research Center called David

Katz says that "we actually need sugar;

it's our body's preferred fuel, but we eat

too damn much of it." He is right:

American heart experts (AHA) tells us not

to eat more than 24 grams of sugar if

you’re a female, but in reality, we crush

ourself an average of 18 tablespoons. You

should still eat the sugars, but you’re

eating way too much. What’s overeating?

Feeding yourself with too much energy

from regardless types of food, whether

it’s protein, sugar, fats, or even fruits.

Consider this scenario and guess

who’s gonna gain more weight: a

person who eats one cookie but

followed with a balanced, nutritious

diet, or a person who eats just 20

plates of 18 oz steak with absolutely

no sugar? The answer is obvious.

Taking from research conclusion from

University of Hawaii, what you should

take away is that: “It is important to

state at the outset that there is no

direct connection between added

sugars intake and obesity unless

excessive consumption of sugarcontaining

beverages and foods leads

to energy imbalance and the resultant

weight gain.”


NOW

what to do

Get A Bowl

Do you find it hard to count how much your stomach has embraced in

your family dinner, where everything just lay out and you can take

whatever you want? In weight-loss or even for the sake of health,

portion control is the key. Use a small bowl or a plate with divider to

limit the amount of food you are supposed to eat, this way, you know

how much you’ve consumed and you would not try to fork more.

Go Natural

You know you can’t skip carbs nor the sugar, but you can decide which

sugar to eat. Natural sugar found in unprocessed food such as fruit

and grains are okay to eat. Not only provide you the necessary energy

to work, but they also provide you nutritions to boost your health. You

can also choose slow-releasing sugars like complex carbs or starches

to keep yourself fuller throughout the day.

Remember, natural dietary sugar is entirely

legal to be added onto your plate, they

won’t build a bulge on your abs.

Eat Like A Strategically

Get a phone app that helps you to track

what you eat throughout the day. If you

want to track your calories to ensure

you’re not feeding yourself more than you

needed, app like MyFitnessPal is perfect

for you. They provide caloric and

nutritional value for almost all the food

you can possibly find, it’s always good to

know how much energy, sugar, and sodium

you’re delivering into your body, too. If you

occasionally get one piece of dark

chocolate, DON’T FREAK OUT, it’s okay, as

long as moderation guards your mouth.

Learn up these tricks and tips, and you

are taking one more step to a healthier

and much more manageable progress

towards your weight.

And don’t blame the sugar, humans need

sugar, we are genetically and

evolutionarily predisposed to live

dependent upon it. Even if you look around

the fit and thin people, they still eat that

swiss rolls and drink that frappuccino. It’s

the amount of sugar you consume every

day that you need to heed upon. Don’t let

the sugar overwhelm you, but let yourself

take control of that cravings and sweets,

that way, you can safely satiate dessert

once in awhile without worrying up that

number creeping on the scale.


WEET

¿

çomes

truë

?


probably dying to know just HOW those

You’re

and cute couples who always show off their

sweet

of love’ on Snapchat got together,

‘moment

in the end, aren’t most of us---including

because

stuck in an endless lane of

yourself----always

one-side crush? And ‘ouch’, that part of

miserable

story always hurt the most: You really, really

the

someone, you’d always peek at them and pay

like

attention when their names are mentioned;

extra

they’re ten meters away walking towards

when

direction your breath get defenestrated by

your

nutty heart rate; and all you ever long for is to

your

that one special person to be part of your life!

let

bitter truth, they don’t even give a damn

But,

you! (*silent heartbreaks*) And that’s the

about

ending for a sad high-school crush

classic

How To

Your

Enslave

Crush

tell y’all, as long as your crush is not being

But

or hospitalized for fatal illness, there is

deported

no reason you should give up now

absolutely

be the Éponine who could only watch that

and

Cosette snatch away Marius. It’s

thin-skinned

possible to reverse the swampy dilemma

totally

your unrequited love. In fact, if you’re sharp

of

to manipulate what you’ve got well,

enough

could even make your crush to have a crush

you

you! And don’t ever allow yourself to be

on

by the assumption that just because

defeated

not the hottest girl or guy around the

you’re

you’re never gonna get the

neighbourhood,

spot in your heart(because it’s only one

sweet

of it, there are other chances). After reading

part

you will obtain the full manual to get the

this,

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recollection.

hottest heartthrob fall head over heels over you!


your crush doesn’t even know you exist, how do you suppose

If

will be your BF or GF, ever? In contrary to our daunted

they

the must-take step is to get close and spam your

self-instinct,

on your crush’s face: “Hey, It’s me.” Whether it’s

presence

on a group project together or attend the same

working

you should let your bae know that the

extracurricular,

between you two is not far away, because proximity,

distance

geographic nearness, is the very most powerful indicator of

or

and relationship. Think about this, if your crush is

friendship

a major heachache and in urgency of asking someone

having

help, would he more likely to run himself towards his math

for

tablemate or someone he’d come across in hallway

class

once per month? The answer: no one would bother to

roughly

a faraway stranger.

trouble

the science and chemistry aside, “opposite attracts” is a

Throw

lie. You might think the girls who will like whatever the

big-fat

lead finds interesting stupid, but similarity actually

male

the people together. Look your besties circles: you and

brings

friends share the same passion, gossip over the same

your

and enjoy the same desserts. All these things you guys

celebs,

in common build up the close relationship. If you

have

to find the same interest as your crush, go for it, don’t

happen

you purchase an expensive but highly risky plastic

Unless

it’s very unlikely your face will change. But you can

surgery,

yourself more attractive by dressing your smart, clean,

make

chic. If makeup makes you look better, do it! Don’t hesitate

and

unnatural”, because the more attractive your impression is

“it’s

other people, they will perceive you as healthier, happier,

on

even more successful. And that’s all due to the Halo Effect,

and

tend to think pretty creatures more positive. So make

people

beautiful, make yourself fashionable, sometimes it’s

yourself

to be a little extra with your style.

okay

want really want your crush to hit on you even faster, go do

If

exercise, because the same logic with physical appeal

some

apply to fitness. But do not mistaken that you have to be

also

Cristiano Ronaldo if you’re a guy or Miranda Kerr if you’re a

like

Get some muscle training to get the curves and lines and

girl.

we like fitter people, and your crush surely does too.

muscles,

secret weapon you are going to learn from here is

Another

through association”. And in human language, it

“liking

means the following scenario: If your crush really like

basically

you’d better show up whenever she eats Godiva. And

Godiva,

these principles are derived from Behaviorist Ivan Pavlov's

all

of conditioning. Because when your crush will have a

theory

mood when she enjoys her favorite dessert, if you’d

happy

up every time, she will naturally associate you with the

show

mood. So find out what your crush like, and prepare to

good

off a lucky coincidence out of it.

pull

you have come as far as good friend, it’s time to let your

If

know your feeling. You may feel like ‘Wow what?! That

crush

just make the whole thing awkward AF and we will just

will

to square one’, but psychology says otherwise. The reward

back

of attraction will do the explaining: we like things that

theory

us feel rewarded, and it’s the same with relationship.

make

you voice out your affection, they are gonna feel good

When

and in turn they are more likely to keep going back to

about,

and treat you better because of that sentimental

you

So when the time is ripe, let it out!

satisfaction.

ways to make that

hot chic turn to you

S T E P 1 : T A K E T H E ‘ N E X T - D O O R ’ S E A T

S T E P 4 : G E T A S W E A T Y W O R K O U T

S T E P 5 : L I K I N G T H R O U G H A S S O C I A T I O N

S T E P 2 : ‘ S A M E H E R E ! ’

make yourself ‘unique and special’ by voting for the different.

S T E P 3 : G O S H O P P I N G

S T E P 6 : S A Y I T O U T L O U D


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you could have the power of a president, would

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