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Please Dont leave me behind

Please Don’t Leave Me Behind

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time travelling or your hundredth, there will always be that sinking fear that you have forgotten something of importance at home. It’s best, then, to always keep a travel checklist as to not forget your travel essentials.

Travel organizer
Don’t have a travel organizer? Get one now for every member of your family. It’ll help ensure that everything you need to get from one place to another is in one neat place. In your travel organizer, be sure to place your passport and visas, your IDs (yes, your school ID will suffice), cash, itinerary, your tickets, and your hotel contact information. Got all that? Okay, on to the next.

In this bag will contain the things that you’ll need during your flight, but make sure you have at least some clothes, and toiletries in there too just in case you lose your luggage. Here are some things to put in your carry-on: your travel organizer, your phone and charger, headphones, camera, a book, your glasses, a pen, and some wet wipes. Your flight will now go by smoothly, now on to your toiletry kit.

Toiletry kit
Make sure that the liquids and aerosols in your toiletry kit, don’t go over 100ml so they don’t get taken away from you in the airport. In your toiletry kit, be sure to have your toothbrush and toothpaste, a comb, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, sunscreen, facial wash and some lip balm. Got everything? Alright, it’s on to your actual luggage.

The items in this bag will determine how great you look in your Instagram posts. Be sure to pack clothes that are appropriate for the weather, but make you look great. Some basic things to bring are: t-shirts, pants or shorts, socks, sweaters, jackets, pajamas, your underwear, a swimsuit, and your toiletry kit.
Once everything in this list is ready, the last step is just to remember to bring your carry-on, and your luggage along with you when you leave the house.
Stand out this summer with the JRP Summer Standout Camp.

Planning the perfect vacation

Planning the Perfect Vacation

Summer: It’s the perfect time for family bonding, you’re out of school, your parents have the Holy Week free, and are probably itching to spend a few days of their vacation leave to have fun and relax. Since it’s also that time of year when most families travel to far off places in order to make some fantastic memories, we’re here to help make that trip truly memorable for you and your family.

Where do you want to go?
In order to make this decision, you also have to ask yourself (and your family) what you want to do in this vacation. Do you want to see a place that’s completely different from home? Ride some roller coasters? Eat exotic food? If you have these questions answered, then it’s easier to pick a place to go.

Have you picked a place yet? Great! Then it’s time to do some research. We live in an age where information is available with just a click of a button! So, take out your phones or your laptops for all the info you need.

Book your flight and accommodations!
This is the part that your parents will most likely take care of, so rest easy and let the adults figure this out.

Yes, there are so many things you possibly need for this trip that it feels a bit overwhelming trying to figure out what to bring, and what to leave behind. While, you don’t need to bring your entire house with you, try to bring some extra clothes and enough toiletries. And remember, bring things that’ll also help you enjoy the trip, like your iPod or a good book. (ALSO: NEVER FORGET YOUR PASSPORT!)

Avoid stress.
Remember to be at the airport early! There’ll likely be less people in line at the check-ins, and you’ll grab a good seat (preferably next to a socket!) while you wait for your flight. But don’t go overboard, like being at the airport at 5am when your flight leaves at 10pm, okay? That’s just weird.

If you’re able to travel this summer, that’s fantastic! Cherish the moments with your loved ones, and make some unforgettable memories. Once you come back, you can always join the Summer Standout Camp at JRP.


Concert Do’s and Don’ts

Some of your most memorable experiences will be attending your favorite artists’ concerts. There is nothing quite like hearing and seeing them perform live, so it’s totally understandable if you freak out, fangirl a bit, and even cry, but do remember that you are still in a public space. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts that you have to remember:

DO: Try to make friends.
It may normally be a little difficult trying to start a conversation with strangers because you have no idea what their interests are. But you’re at a concert, so obviously you and everyone else in the location are fans of the performing artist. So, strike up a conversation and you may just make some new friends.

DON’T: Start a fight.
Everybody wants to get closer to the stage during a concert. This is probably the only time you’ll truly get to be in contact with your favorite band, or singer, and you’re a little excited at the chance of getting them to notice you. Do not, however, push people out of the way, or elbow people in order to get to the front because you’ll likely start a fight that you’re just better off without.

DO: Charge your phone.
It has happened to the best of us. We take videos of the entire concert, or Snapchat/Instagram Story everything that happens before, during, and after the concert, or call a friend so that they can (sort of) hear the artist live. By the end of the night when you need to take a Grab or an Uber, or call your dad to pick you up, you realize your phone is dead. So do charge your phone before the concert, or bring a power bank so you’ll be able to get home safely.

DON’T: Take drinks or food from strangers.
This should be fairly obvious. If you don’t know them, or just met them, even if they’re friendly enough, do not under any circumstance ingest anything that they give you. Please. Just don’t do it for your sake.
So, go and have fun! Sing as loud as you possibly can. Scream when the moment permits it, and remember our Do’s and Don’ts so you can make the most out of those magical few hours with your favorite artists.



Cinema Etiquette

Everybody loves watching movies; it’s one of those things you can do to relax, and enjoy yourself. The cinema, then, can be one of the best and most enjoyable places to be in, until you come across someone who doesn’t know that there are some unwritten rules in place. These are the things you shouldn’t do when inside a cinema.

•Ask all the questions
To be fair, there are times when you couldn’t hear what the main character said, or you sneezed and realize you just missed a major reveal, so you have to ask your friend what happened. But if you ask all possible questions while the movie is playing (i.e. “Who’s that?” “Why are they fighting?”), you’re going to annoy everyone in the cinema. Just watch the movie, and all your questions will be answered.

•Put your phone on maximum brightness
We get it! Sometimes, you have to check your phone. You could be waiting for an important text, or seeing if your parents are wondering where you are, and it’s fine to glance at your phone every now and then, but PLEASE, make sure that your phone’s brightness is on low so that you don’t blind the people behind, and beside you.

• Put your feet up on the chair in front of you
It’s perfectly acceptable to get comfortable in the cinema; just try not to get too comfortable. You are, after all, still in a public place, and not at home. Do not, under any circumstance, put your feet up on the chair in front of you! It’s very rude!Think of the people who will be sitting on that chair in the next showing!

• Spoil the movie
It’s fun to discuss the movie right after you’ve finished watching, but make sure not to do it as you’re walking out of the cinema and when there’s a queue of people lining up for the next showing. Spoilers are horrible, and you don’t want to ruin the movie for others. (Imagine if you found out that Darth Vader was Luke’s father before you saw The Empire Strikes Back!)
Remember, the cinema is fun, but make sure that it’s not just fun for you, but for everyone else as well.