The year of 2020 has been a rollercoaster for everyone around the world. And although there have been bad times, it’s time to look into the future. Tired of being stuck indoors after the lockdown? Well then…. Time to book that well deserved, long awaited holiday! Below I have listed some countries, areas and activities that are often suggested to others as the “best holiday spots”. So, grab a smoothie, put up your feet and get ready to decide on your next adventure!!
Dubai was once a small fishing village, and has grown to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities around the world! Often explained as something “you need to see to believe,” Dubai offers a range of incredible memories for everyone who visits the area.
Whether you visit this amazing building, standing at 828m high, at night or day you will have a memorable experience. This astonishing building is found in the heart of Dubai, and stands watching over the city. Capture the perfect view from the observation deck, or grab a bite to eat. It’s highly recommended to try getting yourself in for a sunset session on levels 124 & 125!
The Dubai Desert
Only a short drive from Downtown Dubai, this desert allows you to do a variety of activities! From hot air balloon rides, to staying the night; from sandboarding to quad biking, you will never be bored. There is something for everyone!!
Parks & Resorts
Dubai isn’t one to be short of entertainment… With the range of Parks & Resorts, it’s a new experience each day! Children and adults alike are bound to lose themselves in the fun of these labyrinths of amazing theme parks. Some popular Dubai Parks are: Motiongate, Bollywood Park, and LegolandDubai.
Many people have Japan on their bucket-lists, and who can blame them?! With amazing sites, eye-catching buildings and a vast amount of activities and tourist attractions, it’s no wonder why you’ll need to take a few trips to cover it all!
Temples & Shrines
Temples and Shrines are everywhere in Japan. Locals and tourists stop by to pray to ancestors, or to commemorate a memorable occasion. Visitors can purchase omamori (small pouch charms) , or protective charms for things such as health, studies and much more. Some popular Temples and shrines are: Kinkaku-ji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple and Itsukushima Shrine.
Street Kart Shibuya
Always wondered what it would be like to enter a childhood favourite game?! Well Tokyo let’s you enter Mario Kart, and ride around the streets dressed as your favorite characters. And like many reviews have said, “Once was not enough!” So be prepared to find yourself going back more.
Ueno Park & Zoo
What better way to spend a spring afternoon than walking under cherry blossoms? But! Not only have you got a BEAUTIFUL park to walk around, but surrounding the park is also some of Tokyo’s popular museums and the Ueno Zoo! Cherry blossoms, history, art and a zoo. Sounds like a day packed with possibilities.
Cancún is just north of Mexico's Caribbean coast resort known as the Riviera Maya. Unlike the other holiday destinations on this list, you will experience a LOT of water based activities and tours. This destination is great for a Summer vacation!
Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour
The world's largest underwater display, made of over 500 life-sized sculptures. Get ready to dive head first into this underwater adventure and admire the marine life and colourful school of fish. This is one snorkeling expedition you won’t forget!
La Isla Shopping Village
Located in the hotel district of Cancun, this easy accessible shopping village is set up to make your experience easy and enjoyable while you shop. Packed with great places to find items to bring home, Starbucks, restaurants and food stalls, mexican specialty boutiques and even Louis Vuitton, Prada and other high end options to make your experience fulfilling. And if that’s not enough, there is even an aquarium to relax after a long day!
Selvatica Adventure Park ATV and Ziplines in Riviera Maya
Like an adventure? Want to get your adrenaline running? Then this activity will be one of the best choices for you. This activity offers a 5-in-1 adventure of a lifetime. Soar through trees, cross a treetop rope course, take a thrilling parachute drop and venture off-road on a heart racing ATV or Polaris RZR buggy excursion. To finish your thrill seeking adventure, take a dip in a private cenote (natural underground reservoir).
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Writing this story has shown me on how true empathy can have an impact on someone else. Following up with the previous posts, we have more HDA Members including iC ranking members and Senior Executives.
On the previous post I showed a video on how in a hospital setting, being quick to judge can be detrimental. With this post I decided to take it a step farther by showing empathy in a setting we all can recognize, high school.
It’s another tear jerker, sadly
This member tells their story beginning with how COVID has impacted them. Due to the pandemic, they have been unable to see their family since restrictions have begun. Their closest friends have deserted them due to their friends belief that the restrictions have no constitutive value. Their friends are anti-mask wearing, and anti-vaccination people and this member feels that is a complete disregard for other human lives.
The author, Tom is a Trial Owner within HDA, his real life situation is filled with excitement, stress, and lack of sleep. As everyone knows, (he’s incredibly sorry, he’s just too excited), he is a nursing student. The excitement for this stems from the fact he’s 24, has never been able to hold a job for longer than a year, and is finally achieving goals in his life. He struggles with severe anxiety beyond any reconcilable effect, however, he has been working diligently to ensure this anxiety does not interfere with his studies. In real life, he can be described as a lone soul with only a few near and dear friends, he enjoys it that way. Recently he was fired from his place of employment due to being unable to work full-time hours whilst enrolled at college, so he has been making a fast attempt of finding new employment. He makes a grand attempt daily to spread true kindness and love in a world where it seems some days, none exists.
This person pans a future of uncertainty for me, they are unsure if their plans and dreams will come to fruition. They say sleeping pills and sleeping with their significant other makes them sleep better at night. They jump out of bed at the beck and call of the necessity to study, but they are fearful he or she might not be doing enough. Also, they write about how fast their mind moves and that it drives them crazy. They are afraid of people finding the truth that they’re bipolar because he or she is afraid they will be seen as clinically insane. Their therapist unfortunately contracted and then died of COVID-19, this member speaks of how much of an impact their death had on him or her.
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Life as you know doesn't always go to plan whether you were hoping to get an A+ in the latest assignment, the job promotion you always wanted or a relationship with someone. At times like this, it is normal for us as humans to feel sadness, grief and even uncertainty. Sometimes, these memories can stick with us for hours, days, weeks and even months; this then affects us both physically and mentally, thus restricting our ability on a daily basis. I want to ask you: In this year alone, how many of the people you know have felt uncertainty and/or stress as a result of personal reasons or COVID-19? While that is fresh in your head, I want to tell you a short-story of mine.
Some of the readers out there would know that I’m currently in my last year of High School. It is honestly a nerve-wracking experience since it’s like everything you’ve worked for in the past 12 years leads up to this moment; so it’s only right that it's a big thing right? Well if you live in Australia you would know that we have first experienced the worst bushfire season followed by floods and then the Global Pandemic.This then adds on to my level of stress and uncertainty since restrictions/isolations caused my school to shut for 3 weeks; creating a huge gap in our education.
Now, that’s just one of many ways a person’s mental health can be impacted. In fact, there are all sorts of factors that influence a person whether it’s big or small. Some may include:
And these are just some examples. Many individuals in our society and the world have experienced this at some point in their lives and it’s not O-K. Everyone has the right to feel loved, the right to feel confident, to be cared for and treated fairly. I don’t know about you, but did you know that poor mental health can lead to issues such as:
Anxiety, Depression and eventually Death?
Did you know:
All Of This Can Be Prevented
Back to my story for a moment, I was under a constant amount of stress just before trials and it felt even worse during my exams week; it was to the extent that I couldn’t sleep or eat properly, I started to have doubts of my future and questioning myself: “What if I fail”?
It doesn’t hurt to check-up on others. A simple question like “Are you feeling ok” or “How have you been lately” is effective because it shows the other person that you genuinely care and it makes them feel appreciated.
If you are reading this and you have experienced similar situations or is currently experiencing it, may I encourage you to tell a reliable someone about it? It may seem really nerve-wracking because you might be judged, but I want to point out that there are plenty of people that are here and ready to support you, to listen to you and appreciate you.
If you are reading this and you know someone who may be having a rough time, may I also encourage you to talk to them? It would mean the world to them to have someone that they can lean on. Like the saying goes “With small things, big things grow”; you can potentially improve or save someone’s life by simply checking up on them.
I hope whoever’s reading can be encouraged because you matter a lot, just because you’re going through rough times doesn’t make you any less likable or appreciated; in fact it means that we’re not doing a good job loving and caring for eachother. Like the title suggests, “You don’t know your worth” but you are valued more than anything in the world. If you enjoyed reading this or you want someone to talk to, don’t be afraid to slide into my dms. I’m sure there are also plenty of people in HDA that you can talk to if you don’t like me :( To conclude, there are also plenty of organisations that are out there ready to step in for you and support/guide you through whatever you may be facing; you just need to look up organisations in your country.
Thanks so much for reading this and I hope it can make a difference.
This post wouldn't happen without you guys contributing! Please please please keep sending in your confessions. It gives us all a little bit of entertainment in a world that is pretty shit. Pass it on:
Now onto the confessions!!
the people you praise and befriend are the same people begging people for nudes over sc - creeps be creepin (editors note - if you wrote this confessions pls get in touch with Lana, you aren’t in trouble I just want to talk about what you wrote <3)
playing the victim when you were your own demise. hiding behind confessions saying people bully you when you agitate everyone else. here's a help line 03444 775 774 since hda doesn't give a fuck for your lies. - aggressively helpful?
I am a 3ic above with pay manager rights..and I absolutely hate it when people comment in announcement chat so I secretly take some 1-2c away from the coins given to me every time I see some unnecessary comments there.. Hehehe - ANNOUNCEMENT: You are stealing from HDA
So like, I don't even want to say this for Foundation or anyone to think people are "hating" or "shitting" on them. There are many flaws in HDA, like there is in many agencies, and one common problem is always favouritism. And I have often seen it with Foundations' Ex and present Personal Assistants, but more in their Ex and present Representatives. They have often been allowed to get away with so much more than other members because of their close friendship to the Founders. - Rage against the Founders
I am a simp - Simp King
Sometimes I have a forbidden affair moment in HDA-Restroom with *Redaaacted* - not resting in the restroom ;)
when a certain worker says he’s busy but always on snapchat drinking - BRB “Lagging”
tired of those hda couples that keep breaking up and getting back together - make up your mind already!
always talking about your online boyfriend isn’t cute, shut up - btw i CHOOSE to be single
On the first day of my working day in HDA, it was so lovely and I feel welcomed. I have a lot of friends and iC's are taking care of me. I work persistently and harder than others until I reach a higher rank. But suddenly I came out of my dreams of expectations and realised the reality in HDA....
This research shows that people are surprisingly inept at predicting how we feel and face in various situations in HDA.
Today the Blog squad is back with an interesting concept of how we expect our daily activities in base to be like but then we wake up and reality hits hard :”) Hope you all have fun while reading this blog and can relate to these situations!
Recruiting at FTF
We all have an image in our mind that a recruit will just walk up to our front desks and politely ask for a job and we will get the opportunity to help them but it is not always the case 🤡
While we all love promoting members [obviously for reports and pay badge :smort:] but it is not always peaceful or smoothly done because we have people sleeping like it is their house ;3
Recruits are not the only ones who are sometimes have trouble but some trainers on the other hand :shush: who won’t even help the recruits... 😢
Well we always need people who disagree over everything :cowboy: and we have many of em not liking the most efficient pay system, it is like they don’t know the difference between ranks :clown:
Ahhhhhhh, a very isolated but famous topic :3 there are many types of hoverers, some just stand there and keep waiting……. :snores: while there are some who give up their promos for others :cries and claps:
To end this blog, we all had high expectations from 2020 didn't we? Ah but see where are we now; at least habbo saved us from going insane LMAO. I remember getting caught in my own fantasy once, then it “hit” me… It is these simple moments that make us unique and incredible at HDA, I hope you made it this far and you’ve had a good chuckle. Next time you’re at HDA though don’t forget; STOP PROCRASTINATING!
Cyberpunk and Autumnal Seasons coming in Habbo again !!!
This September we will be surprised with full of cyberpunks collection and more trees coming. :)
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Re-Release Room Bundles !!
Titan Spacecraft Bundle
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Release date : 7th September, 2020
Undiscovered Planet Bundle
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Alien Metropolis Bundle
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RARE Credit Furni !!
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Cyberpunk Gas Mask - 15th September, 2020
Cyberpunk Fins - 17th September, 2020
Cyberpunk Holo Lens - 22nd September, 2020
Cyberpunk Sneakers - 24th September, 2020
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Have a desire for something a bit more natural than cyborgs, machines and robots?
Good news that they will release new autumnal tree furni !!
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Do you secretly have a crush on someone in HDA but don’t have the guts to admit it? Do you find behaviour someone does annoying but don’t want to say? Did you break the rules or know a secret that you need to tell someone but know if you do you’ll get in trouble, or worse, fired?!
Well you came to the right place my HDA friends, welcome to HDA Confessions, where everyone is anonymous and every secret is a juicy secret we wanna read! So please, donate generously to HDA confessions by submitting yours here so we can all benefit from your secrets.
Someone help me grow my eggplant :((( - 🍆
SOPHIE UR SO HOT I LOVE U <3 - sophie fan
i asked a few girls for a slow dance on hallways and none of them danced with me - dancing with myself
I used to be active and talkative in base.. Now I'm quiet and people feel I ignore them but I'm really doing tasks/reports. - work smarter not harder
I've been writing some love-letters and compliments to someone so they know they're amazing and perfect in everything they do. Since they're anomalous, everytime they walk near me or stand behind me I either get really nervous or pretend to afk. One time I got so paranoid I might've pissed my pants - in love and in diapers
Didnt want to put this out there this way but i found out that my [redacted] is not only a homophobic coquet but also whines more than actually doing tasks and like im not so thrilled about working with him/her anymore - disenchanted
I am tired of seeing how privileged some in hda are , i am tired of seeing the way they get treated or the horrible way they treat people ! It’s really annoying and makes me want to scream i just want to say please remember that its an online game and you dont have A high rank in an irl company .. when you do then you can flex until then you are no one <3 - i scream you scream
i used to think that kiyah09 was skieslimit's alt and viceversa - seeing double
I have a crush on a founder but they are dating another founder and I don't want hate - founding crush
As an online community hosted by Habbo Hotel, The Habbo Defence Agency (HDA) is attended by hundreds of people from multiple continents, countries, and timezones. As it is online, HDA the status quo is to not talk about the lives behind the screen but instead the reports, tasks, and pays. This has easily allowed the best of us to forget to connect on a personal level, even though we are strangers. In this article, you will read the stories of the tough and strong willed that are grappled with mental illness, the hopefulness of the ones that have their entire lives ahead of them, and the ones that have found love online. This story is about empathy and the need to find ways to better communicate and connect with one another, this is, The Online Human Connection.
Empathy regards understanding. Understanding what another person might go through without feeling their actual emotions. The 4 minute video below paints a clear picture on how to empathize with others. Reader be warned, it is a tear jerker.
Read the testimonials of the unnamed below, any personal identifying information has been redacted to ensure anonymity was preserved. If anyone did waive anonymity, their name and rank in HDA was included in their testimonial.
One member describes his or her offline life recently full of uncertainty. It’s currently an anxious time for them as they’re about to return to university to continue their studies. In addition to this, they have taken their online life, offline by engaging in a relationship with someone hundreds of kilometers or thousands of miles away.
Another member attends to their child while attempting to ensure an active presence within the agency. In addition to the needs of their child, their relationship with his or her significant other has been strenuous due to factors they declined to name. This member also struggles intensely with severe anxiety causing them to decrease their activity within HDA. They’ve experienced paranoia, panic attacks while awake and worse, while asleep, and depression. They are also struggling with poverty and try their best to take care of their young child without much financial assistance from external sources. COVID-19 unfortunately impacted them in a way no one could have predicted, their significant other lost their employment and there are not enough opportunities at this moment to attain gainful employment elsewhere.
This member describes their current real life experiences as excitement for the future, they are about to graduate high school and are completing their final few weeks with final exams. This person is struggling with the uncertainty of what lies ahead for them, however they have recently initiated the beginnings of a new relationship in real life and that has been exciting for them. They feel HDA is a great place to find true friendships and have been able to communicate with other members on a deep and personal level, however most of the time these conversations regard online habituals and light personals such as work and school. They do tend to hide their emotions to not upset anyone in HDA due to their religious beliefs, their goal is to ensure their demeanor is kind and true, this includes ensuring they are not the cause of any issues.
I hope you’ve found this article inspiring. As I was writing it, I couldn’t help but find myself taken by the words of those I have spent my time with in HDA.
This is part one of a three part series. Many thanks to the members of HDA in participating and you can expect part two next week.
Lana is a Founder of HDA and is editor of this blog, there are many contributors on this blog, if you would like to be a contributor please contact me!
Edited by: Vibrational