Welcome to Key West, now don't get voted off the island! Learn the methods to our madness. Mandy Miles' "Key West Dos and Don'ts" offers a quick and hilarious crash course on local life in a tourist town. Longtime Key West author and newspaper columnist Mandy Miles offers tropical tips and island etiquette on everything from parking and partying; to scooter horns and Hemingway. "In my nearly 20 years here, no one has ever asked me, 'Where do the tourists go?' But they all want to know how the locals live," said Miles. So here it is: 100 ways to conquer Key West and look like you live here - without getting voted off the island. Key West: Dont just visit; live it.
Philippines, Filipinos, Filipinas, Pinoy, Pinay, Pilipino, Pilipina. Confused? It seems everybody has a name for the inhabitants of the Philippines, including the Pinoys themselves. But don't worry. On the first page of this delightful guide to the etiquette, customs and taboos of more than 7,000 islands that is the Philippines, you'll find the best traveling tip you need to use when among the smiling and talkative people of this tropical paradise. Did we say talkative? That's an understatement! Filipinos are the most bubbly and communicative and therefore caring and friendliest people in Southeast Asia. This former U.S. colony has adopted American vocabulary, accents and lifestyles more than any other country in the region. Filipinos are also the Asian leaders in abbreviations which liberally sprinkle their conversation ("my D.I. is in the C.R."). They are also masters of inventing new words--witty and amusing--for just about everything from food to the foibles and weaknesses of their fellow countrymen. To ensure that you, the foreign resident, fleeting visitor or armchair traveler, enjoy your stay in the Philippines, we present a light hearted but practical guide to the do's and don'ts of this dynamic country. DON'T tell your best friend that he's got food stuck between his teeth. DO slouch in the back of your taxi as you leave the motel after a romantic afternoon. And DON'T throw water over the guy downstairs singing his heart out. He's just serenading his ladylove on the fourth floor. Want to know more? Then DO buy this book!
Theatre Etiquette, Behaviour Policing, and the Live Performance Experience
Author: Kirsty Sedgman
Category: Performing Arts
Audiences are not what they used to be. Munching crisps or snapping selfies, chatting loudly or charging phones onstage – bad behaviour in theatre is apparently on the rise. And lately some spectators have begun to fight back... The Reasonable Audience explores the recent trend of ‘theatre etiquette’: an audience-led crusade to bring ‘manners and respect’ back to the auditorium. This comes at a time when, around the world, arts institutions are working to balance the traditional pleasures of receptive quietness with the need to foster more inclusive experiences. Through investigating the rhetorics of morality underpinning both sides of the argument, this book examines how models of 'good' and 'bad' spectatorship are constructed and legitimised. Is theatre etiquette actually snobbish? Are audiences really more selfish? Who gets to decide what counts as ‘reasonable’ within public space?Using theatre etiquette to explore wider issues of social participation, cultural exclusion, and the politics of identity, Kirsty Sedgman asks what it means to police the behaviour of others.
Twenty-first century fashion advice is nothing if not confusing. Bombarded with contradictory information from TV celebs and glossy magazines, how are we supposed to know just what to wear? Well wonder no more, because fashion expert Elise Vallée's little book The Well-Dressed Woman's Do's and Dont's is back in print after 80 years. For the thoroughly modern girl, Vallée advocates a Parisienne sense of style. From undergarments to frocks and hats, no item of the wardrobe is left unexamined. After perfecting your 'Mannequin' with the aid of the French elastic belt, she then divulges the Frenchwoman's secret of 'cheating', where the fashion of the day is adapted by the wearer to make it more becoming. But she doesn't stop there, Vallée is concerned that any woman who wants to make a really good appearance should not neglect the proper care of the face and hair. From cold cream to indelible lip colouring, Vallée will help you avoid a vulgar façade. Invaluable reading, after completing The Well-Dressed Woman's Do's and Dont's, you too will be able to say 'I have arrived, as near as it is possible, to Perfection of Appearance'.
In this modern era of traffic jams, road rage and speed cameras, it's easy to forget the simple pleasure that the gentlemanly pastime of motoring can bring. This handy little guide from the original age of the automobile, reminds us how to achieve maximum enjoyment from the motoring experience. With essential advice for both beginner drivers and confirmed Road Hogs - from choosing your vehicle and learning to drive to the latest dashboard equipment and all you could want to know about oiling, greasing and valve grinding - Pemberton also offers many tips on women drivers, picnicking, the holiday tour and fitting a wireless into your car. A man of strong opinions, he insists you give way to the man driving uphill, for 'if you block his way you may spoil one of the motorist's most pleasant thrills, that is, a good top-gear hill climb'. He also offers wise advice on everything from speed limits: 'From long experience of touring in Britain and abroad I should say that an average speed of 20 miles per hour is a sound allowance' to new technology: 'In wet weather one of the chief annoyances to the driver is an obscured wind-screen. There are highly efficient automatic wind-screen wipers on the market.' Both informative and entertaining, Motor Do's and Dont's is the perfect Christmas gift for the motor enthusiast in your life.
With this book, an international group of approximate 50 HR leaders, professors and senior consultants compiled their knowledge and experience in an easy-to-navigate format to allow busy HR executives finding exactly the advice they need. Re-inventing the wheel – unfortunately – still is a common practice in Human Resources Management. Traditional literature on HR fails to provide advice based on current, real-life experience and online forums lack a logical structure. Hence, there is a clear need for a resource with practical, structured and experience-based advice on Human Resources Management. The book also provides readers from other functional areas and job starters a realistic insight into today's HR management – be it as a personal career orientation or as a way to enrich their overall management knowledge.
'If I was going into teaching now, I would want a handy, easily accessible booklet of dos and don'ts and possible strategies that I could employ. I would want it to be easy to understand and follow, and just as easy to put into practice. I would want to know that I could trust the strategies because they had been tried and tested in the most difficult of classrooms. I would also want a complete checklist of everything I needed to do before I even stepped into the classroom.' From the introduction The down-to-earth introduction to Dos and Don'ts of Behaviour Management sets the tone for this upbeat and practical guide for all of those who are new to teaching. Whether you are a trainee teacher, newly qualified teacher or recently qualified teacher, this book is essential reading. Containing advice on all aspects of behaviour management, this book covers problems such as managing 'problem' pupils and dealing with a classroom 'riot'. New topics covered in this new edition include avoiding confrontation and the use of humour, empathy and common sense.