Public Safety Tips

Safety is among the most important thing an individual need to enjoy life. While the Police should work to protect every citizen, the most efficient protection is self-protection. The Police is here just for rescuing and recovering someone from a bad thing that have already happened. This means, if you want to be free from danger and fully enjoy your life, you have to know some tips about self-protection. This is what I am going to write about in this blog.

The first tip is about hanging out at night. During the night, thieves and thugs are usually on operation. They are waiting for people coming back from clubs. For this reason, it is the time to be more careful. First, you should not drink too much. Otherwise you may lose your consciousness and then be an easy prey for the robbers. Second, you should walk in group. Because if you are alone, again you make it easy for the thieves to jack you. If your only choice is to walk home alone, nevertheless, I still have some tips for you. In this case, you should walk with confidence. Every stranger you see, you should have eye contact with them. Walk like you are not scared. Make sure you look strong enough like it is not your first time walking alone at night. Don’t to put your headphone on. Because like that, you won’t have any control on what is going on in the street and anyone would easily jack you.

Another useful tip is to not trust any stranger. Strangers can be good or bad. But don’t assume they are good people unless you know them. You should have a “don’t trust no stranger” mentality. Like that you are protecting yourself from many potential harm strangers could cause you. For example, if a stranger offers you ride on the street, say to yourself “that’s a predator looking for his prey” and then refuse kindly. If a stranger asks you to make a phone call from your cell phone, say you don’t have phone, unless it is an emergency.  Like that you are ensuring your safety.

The last thing I want to tell you is to call emergency in case you are in danger or feel you might be endangered. If you have an accident, call 911. If there is a case of fire, you should call the firefighter department. They will be able to help you. I had a tour in the fire fighter depart and I met the team there. They are very efficient and take less than 5 minutes to arrive when they them for emergency. Below is throwback of my visit in the fire department.

Dear reader, thank you for visiting my blog.


How I live the break of Independence Day

I was productive during the break of July 4th holiday. First, I spoke on the phone with a city council, then I began my arrangement to move to Pittsburgh next month. Those experiences are seemingly not exciting but in my case they were. It was the first time I made that in my whole life, either look for apartment online, or speak to a city responsible. For this reason, dear readers, I want to share those amazing experiences with you.

From the very beginning, I felt uneasy to write or to call a responsible in the local government. But, I knew that I had to do it because it is important for my class. Given that I was a little sick during the week and missed all the other elective activities, I had to get out of my comfort zone and reach out to at least one city council. I checked online, and took the email address of three of them. Afterwards, I wrote three quite formal email (humbly in my perspective) and send to them. Unfortunately, they were too busy to answer right away. So, I have decided to step out of my coward zone and to be bold enough to call one of them. “It is not about life and death”, I kept whispering that to myself to keep my motivation up and to be fearless. So, I called one of them. I can’t say the name in order to stay anonymous. He/She was very kind with me. The conversation was very quick because he/she was driving. But at least, I had the answer of one of my list of questions. I asked about how to participate in the event of council meeting. He/She told that I can check on the website of the city council of Champaign and to look for this information.  That was a very nice experience. He/She told me if I have more questions I can call him/her again or write him/her. Thus, I realize it was not something very difficult. When we have a “I must do it” mentality, we make surprising achievement.

During this “so called break”, I was also making my arrangement to move to Pittsburgh by next month. While for other it was time to have fun and to decompress, for me it was the opposite. I had to set up my flight and look for apartments. Surprisingly, I found out the expensiveness of the apartments in Pittsburgh. However, I looked over and over, and eventually I chose a good one. From these experience, I realize that hoping and determination are important in the pursuit of everything.

In sum, my break was overwhelming. It was paradoxically more overwhelming than class days. During class days, the time goes on very fast, but during the break it is slower. That’s why I prefer to have class instead of having breaks that are very boring.