Have you ever stopped on your way out of the house to think about whether it’s going to rain while you’re out and about? Stop wasting your time and precious brainpower and protect yourself against any possible precipitation you may face during the day. Keep an umbrella with you at all times, whether it’s in your purse, backpack, motor-bike compartment or stuffed in your pants pocket. Frankly, its just good form in a day and age when global warming is causing the weather to be as unpredictable as the choices made every week in 5 cool things. Furthermore, it just looks cool, as can be clearly seen in the photo to the left.
“Protect your life; wear a helmet,” is a phrase you have surely read on public safety signs along the city streets, and many of you have probably ignored it. But don’t even try to tell me that safety isn’t cool. First of all, this week I am the decider of what’s cool and you’re not, but, more importantly, you can pick out a sweet style that fits your personality and you won’t have to sacrifice your aesthetic perfection in the name of self preservation. You will have newfound confidence as you maneuver around the many slow-moving vehicles and stupid drivers on your way to your next destination. It will also give the police one less reason to pull you over, and there is nothing cool about dishing out dough to one of the city’s many traffic cops.
Imagine that you are sitting on a bus or stuck in a line somewhere and you are almost bored to death. Don’t put your life at risk in such situations. Save up your money and buy yourself a portable TV that will keep you entertained wherever you are, as long as you remember to charge the battery. Those feelings of loneliness that you get while on a long trip can be easily suppressed by switching on the screen and sinking into your favourite programme. I recommend that you expand your appreciation for portable appliances in general. Depending on the situation, mobile fans, stovetops and speakers can all be a valuable addition to your experience.
Even if the posters, pictures, photos and decorations on your walls are full of life, they are still lifeless. Consider getting a low-maintenance companion, in the form of a fish, to hang out in your room and entertain you in times of severe boredom. There are plenty of shops around the city that sell a wide variety of fish and equally diverse selection of bowls and tanks to house them in. Choosing the right accommodation for your finned friend is probably more important than the fish itself, since you can give your room a natural feel that you won’t find anywhere else. When you come home and watch your fish happily gobble up the food you just gave it, you will have the added pleasure of knowing that you have made a happy home for your tiny new pal.
Are you working on improving your foreign language fluency? If not, I would ask why; if so, this is an item you need to have. An electronic dictionary will enhance your studies as it is much easier to use than a standard dictionary and has a bunch of features that its ink and paper counterpart doesn’t. Type in a word and within five seconds you will be able to choose between a few different translations. Keep it in your bag or your pocket and you will be able to learn new words wherever you might be. You hardly even need to learn the order of the alphabet anymore as flipping through the pages of a dictionary is a thing of the past.