Traveling, Performing and Having that Look

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I have to admit that some of my more interesting and “nerve-racking” trips have actually involved me performing before an audience.

A couple of these trips which my job required involved me leading a song before a large group of people. And there was another trip which challenged me to perform a dance together with my group of friends. This last trip meant that we needed to put on some costumes. Looking back now, I thought we would have been more interesting to the audience had we gone one more extra step of altering our looks a bit. And this would have been simply and easily made possible just by donning on a wig.

Here are 3 wigs which would have made us look a bit “more interesting” and glammed up as we did our dance routine:

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  • This Zury Sis Wig Viola Color Sombre would have made a difference on our look for that night. You see its play of shades would have had looked well as the lights were trained on us for that performance.

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  • This Bobbi Boss Wig – M899 Yvetra would have really helped the look of the “fairy character” in our performance. The color would have given our co-performer an ethereal look.

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  • I have to say though that a clean, no-nonsense look would still be great to have on a performance. So this Bobbi Boss Wig – M896 Andrea would have made sense for some of us in the group.

For a change in look as you and I perform before an audience, it is not hard to do really with the help of a wig or two (or more!). There are great wigs to choose from Divatress.

8 Travel Quotes for Both the Traveler and Non-traveler

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I last shared on this blog some travel quotes that pique my interest. You can find the post on those travel quotes right here.

I have had some lull in travel with my last trip in January and with the next one coming up on August yet. And so I thought it would be nice to get inspired about how others viewed travelling. So here are some travel quotes you and I can ponder on:

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
– Anais Nin

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
– Martin Buber

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
– Leonardo da Vinci

People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
– Martin Yan

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
– Benjamin Disraeli

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
– Lawrence Durrell

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
– Lin Yutang

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
– T. S. Eliot

You can find more inspiring travel quotes from brainyquote.com.

Travelling to Music Festivals in 2017

Do you like going to concerts  or music festivals?

While I like going to concerts, I have not yet taken one step forward that others would do — travel to another city or even country just to enjoy the live music of their favorite artists in a concert or in a music festival. Speaking of music festivals, here are some which are scheduled to run this year:

    • Exit in Novi Sad, Serbia.  If you’re into electronic, hiphop, punk, metal, reggae and rock music, then this can be the festival for you. Organized yearly since 2000, it is scheduled to run July 6-19, 2017.
    • Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium. If dancing and electronic music is your thing, then you might enjoy this July 21-30 festival. It would be likely that electronic music DJ’s taking the stage will be geared with the best headphones, hdj might even be their choice for the night.
    •  Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay, Australia. The “land down under” also has its own music festival which will run this coming July 21-23. This annual event has been held since 2001 and features alternative, electronic, hip hop and indie rock music. 
  • Fuji Rock in Yuzawa, Niigata Perfecture, Japan. Reportedly one of the largest music festivals not just in Asia but the world, this will fill the air with rock and electronic music on July 28-30.
  • Rock in Rio, Brazil. This music festival traces its first one back in 1985. Other than in Brazil, it has also been held in different locations including in Portugal, Spain and the USA. This year, it is set on September 15-17 and 21-24 in Rio.

So how about you, would you be travelling for a concert or music festival this year?

Basic Fire Safety Reminders During Your Hotel Stay

The casualties and the injured in the recent Resorts World Manila incident included hotel guests as the lone gunman set on fire parts of the Resort leading to the suffocation of guests (including employees) as they panicked and tried to exit the building. Others also died during the ensuing stampede.

The main cause of the deaths was suffocation which reminds us how important it is to know what to do should a fire happen in the place you are staying. Here are some basic fire safety reminders:

    • After checking in, know the fire exits and the shortest way to get there. I often travel alone due to work so perhaps I have always been conscious of this. Hotels and pension houses usually provide information about this within your room. Read it right after you get into your room. Check the hallway outside your room to give you an idea which direction you should head to in the event of an emergency.
    • Make sure you place your important travel documents in a place where you can easily find them. Make it easy for yourself to find and grab your passports, IDs and travel tickets should you need to immediately evacuate the place.
    • In the event of fire, do not hide in the bathroom.  I have read of many fire incidents in houses and even in the Resorts World incident were some people chose to hide in the bathroom and perished. Some people think that because there is water in the bathroom, they can be saved from the fire or from the suffocating smoke. This is not true. The fire and smoke will still find you there.
    • Cover your nose with wet cloth or towel when fleeing the fire and smoke.  This is to protect yourself from suffocation, from passing out because of the smoke. You can also cover yourself with a wet blanket or towel as protection from the fire when you flee the scene.
      IMPORTANT: According to the National Fire Protection Association, a global nonprofit organization: most fire deaths are not caused by burns, but by smoke inhalation. Smoke is itself made up of lethal components.

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  • Keep your head low or crawl when you leave your room. Smoke goes up so you have more chances being suffocated if you leave the place in a standing or upright position.
  • Contact your friends or family once you are out of the building. My own take is to only call or message them once you are already safely outside. Let them know where you are and your current situation.
  • If you have the number of the fire department or police, you can also initiate calling them. It is a sad possibility that some hotel personnel may not be as prepared in incidents like this and it will be for your good as well as that of the other guests and even employees, if you do your part in asking for help. Do this once you are out of the building.

As you may have noticed, some of these tips need to be done before a fire has even occurred. These will help ensure that you won’t panic once a fire does occur. Above all, remember to pray. I always do so right before I go to sleep.

If you have other fire safety tips, do share them in the comments section below.