Who is Carmen? | Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Me

Who in the world is Carmen? I've been blogging for a while now & want y'all to get to know me a bit more. Me. Myself. I. Carmen. Getting to know me might not be as helpful as how to style a beanie or as tasty as this yummy breakfast recipe, but it's me nonetheless. If you read my blog, you're reading me in text & photo format. Why not get back to basics? Who the hell is Carmen? Without further ado....



I'm Persian, not Mexican - With a name like Carmen people tend to think I'm Hispanic. I'm not! I'm half Iranian & half...well that doesn't matter. My mum is Iranian aka Persian, so I grew up eating (& still eat) ghormeh sabzi (herb stew), fesenjān (thick, tart stew made from pomegranate syrup & ground walnuts), āsh (a thick soup), & kuku (vegetable souffle kind of like a frittata). I don't speak Farsi, so I'm bummed about that. Oh great, now I'm hungry! 

I'm a social media coordinator - What? I have a day job?! Uh yes. Gotta pay those bills somehow. I do social media for a resort, timeshatre, & hotel brand with 20 resorts in Caliofrnia & Hawaii. I also do freelance social media work. Basically, I create the daily Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram content depending on the brand. I focus on growth & engagement, so I manage their accounts as far as following others, unfollowing, liking, commenting, etc. So yes, I create Facebook posts for a living.

I have a boyfriend - And his name is Fred!  (hi bb<3) Oh yes, he reads my blog too. It's cool to have a male perspective & opinion in life as well as blogging. We've been together almost 2 years. We met in high school & were each other's first kiss. Awww. Things fizzled out & we parted ways but always remained friends. Well, here we are all those years later.

Okay, that's enough information for today. I'll keep up with this series every couple weeks or so! Stay tuned if you want to learn more about how cool I really am. ;] Until then it's back to your usual programming. Expect to see... Christmas Cocktail Recipe & How To Wear All Black this week!

Now this leads me to my questions for YOU:
  • Do your parents speak a language that you can't?
  • What's your day job?
  • How long was/is your longest relationship to date?
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51 comments

  1. Great post, I definitely need to do more Get to Know Me posts xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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    1. Yeah, it's nice to learn about who a person is. :]

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  2. Great post! Answer your question haha:
    1. I actually speak more langauges than my parents :)
    2. I don't work since I just finish high school!
    3. don't have a boyfriend haha
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    Pili
    pils13.blogspot.com

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    1. More languages than your parents?! That's awesome. :]

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  3. I had no idea you working in social media! That's part of my 9-5 every day, too :) I know a bit of Spanish and Italian, but the extent of my mom's multilingualism is "como se llama" haha. And my longest relationship to date would be with my dog, Augustus - 8 years!

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    1. Augustus sounds like a great pup. Hey we're social media work buddies! :D

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  4. Love your blog!

    1- My grandparents speak Danish and didn't pass it on to my mother, so I'm left in the cold too. Doesn't it suck knowing you could have learned a second language a little easier than learning it in school?
    2- Just moved & I am looking!
    3- 5 years, soon to be married!

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    1. Happy soon-to-be-marriage! Yes I totally wish I could've learned. It's so easy to pick up languages when you're a kid. :]

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  5. I love reading about me style blog posts of bloggers I love. I love getting to know them more and you are no exception! People always think with my name I'm polish or something, my surname is actually Hungarian but I'm British born and bred, I think it disappoints people a bit when I say that! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. I'm not disappointed in your non-Polishness. Being British rocks! Thanks for your kind words. :]

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  6. It makes total sense that you'd work in social media-- I'm sure that's helpful as a blogger!

    Always, Anita

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    1. Pretty helpful, but doesn't ensure success. :]

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  7. Hey :)
    Thanks for leaving a comment, just discovering your blog and reading through your latest posts.
    Varner sounds like a dutch name to me, am I wrong?
    1) My dad grew up in a region that was Polish, then German, then Polish again and hence knows some Polish but never taught us.
    2) I work in Logistics and Finance but want to switch (so uncreative)
    3) 4 years, with my current boyfriend I've been for three years and we'll get married in 6 months :)

    http://elmundodesophie-sparkle.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. I do believe Varner is German, but I'm not 100% certain. Oooh happy almost marriage! I hope you find a job you love. :]

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  8. Love to know the blogger! I am through and through British so no exciting foods for me!

    Have a lovely day x

    aforvogue

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    1. Well that's why we have Chinese food & Mexican food, etc. We get to eat yummy things without actually being from that place. :]

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  9. You have such a cool job, like it sounds amazing! My brother's friend had a interneship similar to that I always ask him questions about it!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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    1. It's pretty interesting especially because technology & social media changes all the time! :]

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  10. I love these little tid bits of info! Sounds like you have a really fun job :)
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. It's not too bad. I wouldn't say it's super fun hehe. :]

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  11. i also love to learn new, little things about people, lovely post! :)

    1. i speak the same languages as my parents do (dutch, german, english), but learned more languages then they did - i took french & spanish, but am not fluent!
    2. i'm a postgraduate student enrolled in a research program for art history, currently interning as a curatorial assistant, and my sporadic day job is translating and writing articles from time to time.
    3. my longest relationship was with an ex, almost 5.5 years from the time i was 14 until i was 19. my boyfriend and i are together for about 2 years, hoping to beat my record of course. ;)
    xo, cheyenne

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    1. I hope you beat your record too! Wow you speak a lot of languages. That's awesome. :]

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  12. I speak French because my stepmum is French, but I'm not nearly as good at it as my brother and sister who are younger and still live at home!

    It was great to find out more about you, and now I'm hungry too!!!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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    1. We should eat some Persian food haha. Dang, French would be nice to know! :p

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  13. Really intresting post! I love reading stuff like this and I feel like I've already learnt a lot about you just from reading this :) x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for reading & learning about my awesomeness. Hehe just kidding. :p

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  14. Aw Carmen this was a such a great post to read, I really loved getting to know you a bit better! Your life sounds pretty cool and I had no idea that you are a social media manager- how exciting!
    1. I speak more languages than my parents
    2. My day job is a Key Sales Advisor at H&M
    3. My longest relationship is the one I am in right now- almost 3 years and counting! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. Being a a good relationship is awesome, huh? Ooooh H&M. That sounds fun. :]

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  15. Awesome post! Cool getting to know you :)

    -my grandparents speak a filipino language that I cannot understand, But I wish I could!
    -I blog full time, slowly getting some income from sponsors ^__^
    -My longest relationship is my current one, 3 years and going strong <3

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

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    1. That's so cool. I want to get some sponsors & do the same as you. :] Hooray for successful relationships. :]

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  16. This is such a cool post for readers to get to know you better! Your job as a social media professional sounds great, will be fantastic if you can share some tips on your blog! And to your questions:
    1) Yes, Hokkien a chinese dialect that I can't speak
    2) I run an online fashion business but the website is under revamp now so I only focus on my personal blog currently
    3) Been with my husband for 8 years, including the dating period

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, Prudence. Perhaps it's time for me to do a social media basics post. Online fashion business sounds pretty fun as well. :]

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  17. Nice to meet you Carmen :)
    1. my parents speak taiwanese
    2. I am a full time student at a university right now, i'm studying to get a B. S. in chemistry
    3. the longest relationship ive been in is the one i'm in right now (with my boyfriend) for almost 4 years.

    :)

    xox Ingrid of Style Prosciutto
    www.styleprosciutto.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh chemistry. Smarty pants over here!! :p

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  18. So fun to learn more about you, Carmen! My mom is Filipino but unfortunately I never learned Tagalog :( It would have been awesome to learn another language. My day job is managing visitor services at an art museum. And I've been with my husband since 2007!

    Fun post! xx

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Darn our parents! I love going to art museums. It must be somewhat inspiring to see masterpieces every day. :D

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  19. I find these posts so useful, it's great to know who and about the person behind the computer screen really is, more people should be doing these sorts of posts :) x x

    http://millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Amazing facts about you!! It was so cool to read it! And congrats for being a social media manager! Lots of company still doesn't realize that is an important part of the communication.

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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    1. They sure don't! It's still a growing field. :]

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  21. Nice to read more facts about you.
    I speak more parents than my parents..
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  22. I love this post, Carmen and wow, I agree that the name Carmen is not a typical name for Iranian but how cool is that! I do look forward to future posts about yourself, I love getting to know the blogger. On my side, I speak all the languages that my parents speak which is English, Malay and 3 dialects of Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien).

    Reflection of Sanity | Smashbox Giveaway

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  23. Great post! Your job sounds fun. Answers to your questions: ;)
    Do your parents speak a language that you can't? - Nope, we all speak boring ol' English.
    What's your day job? - I create online classes for a university.
    How long was/is your longest relationship to date? - my longest relationship is my current one. 9 years. ;)

    Christina
    www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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  24. Awesome post.

    1. No
    2. Optometrist
    3. Unsure...married now.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Eye See Euphoria : http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/studded-affair

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    1. Optometrist. That's pretty cool. Now the sunglasses/glasses posts make sense! :p

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  25. Awe so cute that you two met in high school. My husband and I did too. :P


    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Heyoooo. But were you together since then? We weren't. :o

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  26. I love posts like these because it actually lets you get to know a person instead of just how they would wear a dress! But that is cute about your boyfriend! My boyfriend and I met in middle school but didn't start dating until about three years ago. :)

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  27. Great post Carmen! You should do these more often, it's always great to find out more about the blogger behind the blogs :) xx

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  28. It's really nice to meet and know you:).. It's one of a super blog post to me:). love reading getting to know me, but I haven't done once myself yet.. Happy holiday season to you:). Thx for dropping by my blog:).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  29. This is such a nice post idea! Nice to meet you :) xo

    www.naomella.com

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