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How to Look Steampunk? Here Are the Six Ultimate Steampunk Fashion Tips

/* Steampunk fashion lives! Steampunk fashion is the fusion of neo-futurism and Victorian age costume. It’s a fascinating fashion statement that has come to spotlight in the recent years. What makes it very exciting is that it comes with no limits and definitely no strict rules. You can wear a Victorian costume, accessories, and couple it with  ... */

Steampunk fashion lives!

Steampunk fashion is the fusion of neo-futurism and Victorian age costume. It’s a fascinating fashion statement that has come to spotlight in the recent years. What makes it very exciting is that it comes with no limits and definitely no strict rules.

You can wear a Victorian costume, accessories, and couple it with trampoline jumping shoes – and you’re good to go! Every steam punk fan is free to mix and match steampunk costumes, accessories, and even footwear.

If you’re fascinated with the steampunk revolution and want to try this bizarre fashion trend, be sure to read this six essential steampunk fashion tips!

  1. Steampunk fashion is simply turning steampunk literature into real-world. Any clothing you find in steampunk literature is perfect!
  2. You’ll never go wrong with Victorian attire. Being the first people to utilize the steam technology as a part of their daily life, it’s not surprising to find steampunk literature being set during their era. The whole of the steampunk literature is strongly inspired by the Victorian world. So, if you’re trying to look steampunkish, go Victorian!
  3. Steampunk fashion is all about providing entertainment to its wearer, delight to its viewer, and fascination to the senses. If your steampunk get it up is living up to these characters, then you’re wearing the right costumes. Don’t be afraid about your outfit just because you think you’re not being “too steampunk.”

Don’t think that there are strict accessories and fashion collections (like goggles) that can create that punkish status look, if these accessories don’t fit your look, you can dump them. In the same way, if you think an accessory can glam up your look, wear it. There isn’t anything wrong wearing a pair of trampoline jumping shoes to complete your attire. Take a look at how these boots look like at this site.

  1. You’re free to choose colors. A lot of people equate steampunk fashion with the dark colors like black, brown, and gray. But the truth is that steampunk can be of any color. You can even wear flashy neon colors and still be punkish! Every color can be relevant to steampunk since the fashion embodies an advanced technology with complicated machine-made patterns and vibrant colors.
  2. If you’re someone who likes to mix and match different fashion styles, steampunk fashion can fit well with these genres. Think of Pulp Adventure, Medieval, Enlightenment era fashion sense? They’ll jive well steampunk. You won’t feel compelled to infuse steampunk with other genres because it fits well. Steampunk talks about uniqueness and diversity allowing it to merge with all sorts of fashion statements.
  3. Have fun and be yourself! That’s the ethos of steampunk. There are no strict rules when you want to look steampunk. Anything that relives the steampunk literature and looks Victorian is technically steampunk! You might hear some disagree but if your fashion makes you feel great and comfortable – that should be good! Your own unique style is very much welcome. Feel free to express your interpretation of steampunk!

Surviving, Tips and Tricks

Surviving A Doomsday Scenario While Abroad Take These Tips

/* If you love to travel abroad or if your work necessitates moving to different countries, such as those in the aviation, Foreign Service, international construction, and full truckload shipping industries, you have to be a survivalist or at least learn how to be one. Earthquakes. Typhoons. Tsunamis. Rogue waves. Flooding. Terrorism. These  ... */

If you love to travel abroad or if your work necessitates moving to different countries, such as those in the aviation, Foreign Service, international construction, and full truckload shipping industries, you have to be a survivalist or at least learn how to be one.

Earthquakes. Typhoons. Tsunamis. Rogue waves. Flooding. Terrorism. These doomsday scenarios can happen anywhere across the globe. Over the past weeks, we’ve seen how natural disasters and terrorist acts ravaged several countries. Travelers and migrant workers have been caught by surprise with these sudden unfortunate events. Sadly, many expatriates don’t know what do in case of these emergencies.

Do you know what to do if you find yourself in the middle of an apocalyptic scenario in some remote country?

Preparation is crucial

For those travelling, living or working abroad, preparing for possible catastrophe should always be among your priorities. Among the things you can do include:

  • Bringing important contact numbers: the embassy, your travel agent, employer, travel insurance provider, relatives, and others whom you can alert in case of emergency.
  • Carrying signed, valid passport and, if required, a visa.
  • An identification card that bears emergency information.
  • Leave copies of your passport, visa and itinerary to family or friends.
  • Know the coverage of your travel and health insurance.
  • Be familiar with the local emergency response of the country you’re in. Including local emergency hotlines.

Doing these puts you in the best possible position should disaster strike. It is highly recommended that frequent travelers abroad have an emergency kit or pack that contains all these basic necessities as well as some first aid supplies. It would also help to have some background in survival skills.

After the catastrophe strikes, the next goal is for your safe and immediate extrication and repatriation. The embassy will coordinate with local authorities to account for all their citizens.

Staying safe post disaster

  • Stay in your hotel or workplace if it is safe. If it isn’t safe, bring your emergency bag and move to a place of safety.
  • If you’re out on the street, find a safe refuge, away from immediate danger.
  • Contact your local embassy. They will help you get back home.
  • In case the embassy is similarly ravaged, coordinate with the Red Cross or local authorities for instructions on what to do.

Also take note of these basic post-disaster tips:

  • In case of a blackout, use flashlight for lighting rather than those that could cause fire.
  • Know the routes that may be blocked or cordoned off by authorities without prior notice.
  • Be aware of designated emergency assembly areas.
  • If possible, reconfirm availability of your flight before heading to the airport.

Lastly, you might find some time to study and learn basic survival skills. First aid skills, fire starting, sending distress signal, finding water, building an emergency shelter, cooking, hunting, etc. are some survival skills that can help you after a disaster strikes abroad. Doomsday scenarios can happen anytime, anywhere and the only thing you can do is to prepare for it!

Desert Punk, Time to Think, Tips and Tricks

What Desert Punk Teaches About Real Life

/* The short-running show Desert Punk touched on a variety of interesting genres, and has enough amazing story and genre diversity in it to keep even a person who has never shown interest in anime a fan. Desert Punk is more than just anime; this show delves into genres such as steampunk and post-apocalyptic fiction. And even though this show has  ... */

The short-running show Desert Punk touched on a variety of interesting genres, and has enough amazing story and genre diversity in it to keep even a person who has never shown interest in anime a fan. Desert Punk is more than just anime; this show delves into genres such as steampunk and post-apocalyptic fiction. And even though this show has an amazing story and is terrific fun and good entertainment, there are lessons that you can learn from the show that you can apply to real life. Here are a few of the important lessons that I’ve pulled from a few years of being a fan of the show!

The Way People React To Their Surroundings

Kanta Mizuno is a very interesting protagonist, even by anime standards. Mizuno is a handyman that tries to make his way in the wasteland that Japan has become after years of nuclear war and death. His reaction to his surroundings and situations that he comes in contact with usually involves making light of the situation, often with dark jokes. On the other hand, many other characters let the darkness of their surrounds make them into psychopathic, brutal individuals that will never hesitate to kill other people. To be fair however, Mizuno is no choirboy either…

Our Heroes Are Rarely That Heroic

Especially in times of danger and constant stress, the people that we end up looking up to or wanting to be like are often terrible people themselves. For example, Kanta Mizuno is extremely perverted and sexist towards other women in the show. The only reason that he takes the young girl he finds, Kosuna, as an apprentice is because she shows him a picture of her mother and shows him how attractive she will be when she’s older. This (more than slightly) creepy part of the story shows just how unheroic our heroes can often be; the show does a good job of pointing out how our heroes rarely people we should completely look up to.

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Surviving, Tips and Tricks

My 5 Tips for Surviving the Wilderness

/* In addition to reading and watching some of my favorite TV shows, my greatest and most useful hobby is wilderness survival. Here are a few of my best tips for staying alive and healthy in the wilderness! First, know your wilderness and pack accordingly. You are not going to pack the same stuff for a desert expedition as you will for a trip to  ... */

In addition to reading and watching some of my favorite TV shows, my greatest and most useful hobby is wilderness survival. Here are a few of my best tips for staying alive and healthy in the wilderness!

First, know your wilderness and pack accordingly. You are not going to pack the same stuff for a desert expedition as you will for a trip to the mountains. Make sure you research your surroundings and pack to the climate. At one time I brought no warm clothing for a desert expedition; little did I know how cold the desert gets at night! Do a LOT of research, and figure out the things you might not think of until they happen… Like getting cold in the desert! Who knew, right?

Next, make sure that you pack far more lightly than you think you will need. You would be amazed at how heavy your pack will seem after you’ve hiked for a few miles; a good guide is to keep the pack at 1/4 of your weight AT MAX. You will hike yourself into exhaustion if you don’t follow that guide. Use dehydrated food, only carry as much water as you need… That weight adds up!

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