The art of Real Talk in the office 

It’s hard when you are the outspoken one in the office. Towing the line between being honest and being careful with my words is an everyday dilemma to me, especially since I have a tendency to say what I mean when I want and when I need to. 

How do you even do #RealTalk without even hurting anyone’s feelings? The fact that Filipinos are known to be non-confrontational in nature where you are expected to be honest but nice at all times doesn’t help either. 

Here’s the thing – it’s not healthy to keep your feelings and let things simmer when you are raring to tell it as it is. It causes stress and tension in your professional and personal relationships. 

Personally, I think I am not a fan of shutting up. Better to say it as it is on a respectable and constructive manner than being two-faced just for the sake of “maintaining the peace.” 

Start up app Veems, Pinoy’s new favorite social app, released a new feature that allows people to express their feelings easily. 
For those who’d rather maintain the peace while being truthful at the same time, you can do it via the “Secret SMS” feature on Veems. 

The feature allows users to send free anonymous SMS to anyone in their phone’s contact, even if they are not on Veems.
The catch? Users can only send pre­loaded messages. 

The messages are categorized according to people’s most common emotions: miss, upset, regret, and of course, love. For example, if you have the hots for someone at work, you can secretly send, “I can’t wait to see you at work.” Or if you admire someone and you’re quite shy to tell them in person, you can send, “You inspire me.” 

When your contact receives the SMS, they will see a portion of the message. When they click the link, they will see the entire message and will have the option to download Veems in order for them to guess who sent the message. 

The team behind Veems hopes that it is a first step for allowing people to discuss their feelings. Sometimes we’re scared to express our true emotions because we’re scared or afraid to be judged. Letting someone know how we feel anonymously can be a liberating feeling. 

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