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Transitioning Into A New Reality, Part One: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

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Where have I been for the past few to several weeks? Well, here’s what has been going on:

1. I’ve gotten a new job (Yay me.. after 3 years of job searching, it finally paid off!! Thank you Jesus!!) 3 weeks ago, and so far, I am LOVING IT. Also, I got baptized on the same day that I got hired. It was a good day.

2. Trying to juggle between two jobs (Yes, I’m still at my current job, but that will actually change. More on that in a few moments).. it’s kinda hard, but so far, I have been doing a great job of it.

3. Church, and spending time with my soulmate. We’re getting ready to do Scrooge the Musical again, so it’s gonna get even more busy for me.

4. Family stuff, as always.

Finally, 5. More traveling to and from both jobs.  More on that in a little bit.

So yes, recently I’ve gotten a new job at Starbucks (Finally.. got my new job).. well, not directly in Starbucks, but in Starbucks.. inside of Target. Here are the up and downsides to this new change:

Upsides:

  • So far, I’m loving it.. I get to create, try, and make drinks!! My new coworkers and managers are awesome!! They’re like family here.
  • I get to hand out stickers to children (They love it when I actually do that)!
  • I get paid more than my first job (..and I got a raise last week too!)
  • It’s in a very nice and safe neighborhood, near other food places, Walmart, and more. I’m actually familiar with the area, cause I know relatives that live at and nearby there, so if I have to work in the morning, I can stay with them, and save gas.
  • I don’t have to leave my job to get food for lunch and stuff, cause there’s a Pizza Hut right next to where I work! Score!!
  • More hours to work than my other job… almost to a full time job, mostly, and overtime.. this is mostly perfect!
  • I get to wear my graphic shirts (As long as they’re mostly red.. any type of red, actually, if I’m on the registers) and any types of shoes (As long as they’re closed-toed). Since my main responsibility is at Starbucks, I have to wear black (Which I don’t mind at all, cause I have to wear black at my church. Plus, I mostly have black shirts to wear, which means.. I don’t have to shop for work clothes.. except for red shirts and khaki pants, which I got that out of the way). This is.. perfect! Now I don’t have to worry about wearing dress shoes everyday!!

Downsides:

  • I gotta commute 45 mins-1 hr (Depending on traffic) to and from work, since I now work near west (Compared to 15 mins to and from my other job). To me, it’s not all that bad, but that will all change once I move near my new job (Hopefully within the next year or so).
  • Along with the time I gotta travel to and from, I now have to pay for gas every few days (Depending on how many days I have to work). It’s gonna get annoying overtime, but once I move near my job, I won’t have to worry bout it so much.
  • Juggling between two jobs for right now… yea, it’s kinda not so bad, but considering the hours that I gotta go to and from both jobs (1+ hour each), it’ll only be temporary, until I can transfer to the one near my other job (8 mins to and from)… right?

Nope. As of a few days ago, I just found out that my transfer request has been canceled, which sucks balls. I was hoping that I could continue to work both jobs, until I get my first review, but… sadly, it’s not gonna work, as my other job intercepts with my new job.

Sadly, I’m gonna have to quit my first job and work my new job.. which I don’t mind at all, actually.. thinking it long and hard recently. I wish things could’ve worked out for the better, but… in the end, I have to do what’s best for me, and the best thing to do.. is to let the other job go. I hate to do it, I really do…, but as the saying goes: Breaking up (..or in this case, letting go) is hard to do. It’s better this way.

Stay tuned to part two, and see what happens next when I give out my first resignation letter to my first job.

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Unexpected Hero

Yesterday was chaotic.. and I mean chaotic, to the point where I almost had a nervous breakdown at work (..and not too long ago, it just happened).

Here’s how it all happened:

It was just a normal day at work… with a bit of a twist. I somehow ended up with the first credit of the day (Even though it didn’t go through, and the customer was irate cause of the policy), but then a few hours later… complete chaos. A lady (Who regularly comes in here) goes around shopping and all, when suddenly.. an alarm goes off. I got up (I was organizing some candy and snacks at the registers), and see the lady leaving out.. with a black bag and unpurchased merchandise, right in plain view! I tried to stopped her, but it was too late. Kinda knowing what to do (..and fearing that no one, but me saw what happened), I immediately called my assistant manager, and told her what happened. Two of my coworkers asked me what happened, and once I told them, I kept my eye out on the thief. Somehow, I caught her kinda ‘trying on clothes’ (Just putting it on her to see if it fits), and what happens next? She comes back, only this time… the black bag was empty! She looked like she was drunk, by the way that she was walking. Glad my coworker caught that.

As soon as she came through the door, I greeted her professionally, and with a smile. All seemed normal, but my coworkers and I still had to keep an eye out for her. The LP and assistant manager started to look through the camera, and watched the footage again, just to make sure that my suspicions were right. I was hoping that my eyes wasn’t playing tricks on me, and that the stuff she ‘stole’ was brought, or exchanged.

Nope…

About 10-20 minutes later, before I took my break, I decided to still be professional, and told the lady to have a great day. “Thanks, and I hope you have a good day too”, she told me. Now my anxiety started to rise, and I didn’t even realize it, until after it was all said and done (The verdict, I mean). After I got off of my break, I went back to the registers and got the line down. Now I feel my anxiety is starting to get to me. What was gonna happen next? Would I be wrong? What will the LP and assistant manager will say to me? Will I have to go to court to testify my story? Tons of thoughts swelled up to my head. Several minutes later, the verdict was in: The police took the lady away in handcuffs. The LP and assistant manager came to me and started to high five me for a job well done on catching the thief, who.. was indeed drunk, all that time (Another coworker who was nearby told me). In fact, she tried to steal something else in front of the other coworker, but the coworker caught her red handed. Let’s just say.. that I was not only in shock, but in total disbelief.. not only for the lady, but for the fact that all of this was happening right before my eyes. I never thought in a million years, I would actually catch a thief at my job. I still couldn’t believe it. The craziest part of it all was that what she said before I went on break. I never had that happened before… that’s what almost caused me to cry.

“I wanna go home. I wanna go home. I wanna go home…”

That’s what I kept on saying throughout the rest of my shift. It was that bad, almost to the point of the verge of a nervous breakdown. I had to go the back of the store a few times just to avoid that. I didn’t want my coworkers to know, or to even think that I was almost having an anxiety attack. Thankfully it was nearly empty throughout my shift. I did had customers, but I had to remain strong and pretend that nothing happened.. even though it did. I had to be my usual self.

After my shift was over, I had to talk to another of my coworker to help ease my mind of what happened earlier. Of course my supervisor and LP congratulated me on a job well done. Even though that was all said and done, it was still fresh in my mind. When I got home, I wanted to stop and let it all out (..and I did, for a minute or two). I had to consider this the absolute most chaotic shift of my life.

“You did it! You caught her! You’re a hero”!

…Even though I’m being considered a(n unexpected) hero, I don’t feel like I am.. especially since my anxiety got in the way…, but hey, I guess I can actually call myself a hero, cause there’s one thing that I actually did:

Overcame my anxiety through this crazy situation, and somehow had the confidence to pull through. When times are tough, you gotta pull through, cause at the end.., there’s gonna be a rainbow waiting for you.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Well, I had an interesting, but very good Memorial Day weekend. I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday!

Saturday, all I did was just.. work. Nothing more, nothing less. At least the good news is that I got out early.

Sunday was the usual.. church, watch some YouTube videos, slept (I really wish I had money to travel to downtown Chicago, but… that was a no-go.), and just prepared for tomorrow.

Memorial Day… it was quite interesting. My Mum and I went to the Memorial Day Prayer at our church. Just like Labor Day, it was packed. We all had to be there (Choir included) at 6 a.m (I dislike waking up early in the morning, but since my job has started scheduling me to working freight and Ship From Store fulfillment, I had to get up at between 3-4 a.m. It’s rough, but I’m starting to get used to it… SLOWLY).

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20170529_061336You can actually see people on their knees at the podium and walking back and forth, praying for peace, children, the nation, and much more. Even the Pastor was praying along with all of us. There were tears falling, cheering, clapping, singing, and dancing at the end of the prayer meeting.

Afterwards, my Mum and I went home, ate breakfast, and prepared for the Memorial Day BBQ at our job (..and I dozed off beforehand).

Several hours later, we headed up to the job, and had fun at the BBQ.

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20170529_155731(These hamburgers are ready to go and be grilled)

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There were desserts, chips, drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, watermelon there. It was fun.

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20170529_160519(The view from back of the store)

20170529_164257(Finished at last. The hamburger was good)

So that ends the tale of my 2017 Memorial Day weekend. It was slightly better than last year’s, I’ll say that. Hopefully next year I’ll be cooking and having a BBQ with my friends… and going to different places.

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When Life Knocks You Down, Get Back Up

Finally I get a chance to do a huge update on here, and boy… a heck of a lot has been going on since then.

First off, I just wanna say, happy Lunar New Year (Or Chinese New Year, however you wanna say it). It’s the year of the monkey! Also, happy Mardi Gras to you all! I hope 2016 is getting to a good start for all you readers and viewers!

My 2016 isn’t going so good for me so far, but I will say that I am hanging on here. I have been trying to overcome my anxiety issues (It’s slowly becoming obsolete, but I’ve been having a bit of a fall back several times, but I am starting to become stronger as an after effect). As far as Touré and I go, we are actually doing really well, despite all of the recent setbacks that have been occurring as of lately.

This Friday is Touré’s last day of work. The reason being is cause his job is moving to a new suburb, one that is too far for him to get to at this time (Cause he’s still in school, currently). Until he graduates out of college (Which won’t be until the next two years), he’ll be out of a job. It’s been kinda hard on us (Me, actually, cause this is the first that has happened to me.. having my significant other losing his job, cause of situations that are out of his control), but we are actually getting through it. The good news is that he is doing live streaming on YouTube, and he is making some money off of that (Slowly, but surely), so that’s helping him and I out. He is almost to 500 subscribers (He actually calls it his people to entertain), so that’s helping out a lot.

As for me, I’m actually considering transferring to a university and finishing my bachelor’s degree there. Originally, I was gonna become a nurse, but the more I think about it, the more it’s becoming clear to me. Why am I taking one step forward, but a bunch of steps back? I need to get my bachelor’s degree and go on for my MBA, so I can start my career and have a better life for Touré and I (Also, he’s doing the same thing, as well). To be honest, we would like to live in either downtown or the north side of Chicago, but because his job is now going to the Northwest suburbs (..and my job is more than likely gonna be in Chicago), we’re trying to meet in the middle and figure out a solution that will make us happy (Apartment-wise). For now, we’re gonna concentrate on the present, and focus on the important stuff, like ACEN (Ah, Amine Central.. the event that we hope to go to this May, if everything goes through), and to me, finding a full time job and getting back to school.

It has been a huge roller coaster for me this past month, but I am keeping my balance in life, and trying to stay focused on becoming a better and happier me. Less stress, less anxiety, and less crying over stuff that is out of my control. This year, I am gonna fully make that change. Not just for me, but for Touré. By the way, all of these tests and such are making us stronger, not only as a couple, but as individuals. I’m really proud to call him my true soul mate (Also the best boyfriend I ever had as well, and I truly mean it).

Speaking of which, we are actually celebrating our first Valentine’s Day this weekend. Saturday, we are going to Steak and Shake for our Pre-Valentine’s Day date. Sunday, we are going to the movie theater to see Deadpool. I gotta admit, I’m actually excited about Valentine’s Day. All of the other V-Days that I had with my exes.. some were decent, most were bad, but it wasn’t one that I could say that I had the best V-Day ever. I’m hoping that this year I can say that. I will get pictures when that day comes.

I finally took some pictures of when I went to Chicago on Lunar New Year’s Eve that I can post on my photography blog. I will get em posted this week. As far as my fashion and beauty blog.. I have a bit of photos to put on as well. Those will also be posted this week as well.

Anyway, sorry bout the long wait, but like I said before, a lot has been happening in my life as of lately, and it has put me into despair (..and also risen my anxiety levels as well), but now that I am finally feeling better and starting to feel a bit more optimistic about the present day life, I’m  gonna start writing more on this blog. I have a bit of topics that I want to go over as well, but those will be for next time.

Until then, have a great day/night (It is almost midnight, Central time where I live, so I have to head to bed, cause I have work in the evening, and lots of errands to do in the morning)!

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The Calm Before The Holiday Storm: Recent Updates

Jeez… can’t I go at least a day to write an update on my blogs without getting too caught up with school, work, and family issues?? Guess not, but for now I can.

So… how are y’all readers and viewers doing these past few months since I last wrote on here? Hope ya are doing well. Me.. I’ve been trying to get an update on here since October, but once again.. been extremely busy with school, work, and family (Mainly work and family).

October was really, really busy for me. It was kinda okay for the most part, but there were a few good days that I had.

20151016_182914First off, in mid October, I went to downtown Chicago with Touré, Nick, Shawn, Stanesha, Josh, Bernard, Shirley, Olivia, and a few others for Josh’s birthday party (It was located in this place called Pinstripes. It was like a restaurant with a bowling alley and stuff in it. It was so much fun). After the party was over, Touré, Nick, and I decided to walk downtown before we went back home. It was so relaxing, I needed that walk with the babe and brother.

So two weeks has passed, and I thought that I was gonna get a chance to give an update, but nope.. it was time for the parent and I to move. We moved out of our old apartment towards the final few days of last month, and the first few days of this month into this bigger apartment right across the way from our old place. I have a bigger room with a walk-in closet and my own bathroom!! 😀 It’s really awesome, but it’s only temporary until I move to Chicago with Touré, which will not be until the next two years or so.

So after the move-in (Which was freakin stressful, due to the fact that I had to mainly move all of mine and the parent’s stuff, cause she was working mostly in the daytime, and it took much longer than expected, cause why not move a few things here and there where you can have multiple cars help you move?! Oh boy… when I move, I’ll try to move everything out in one day, but who knows..?), I continued with work and school (By the way, I got an A and an A- on both of my midterms! Yay me!).

Then, one Saturday evening (In the middle of this month), I get the news from the parent that she had been in a car accident. That made my chest hurt, cause I didn’t know if she was hurt or if the car had been totaled. It turned out that only a small part of the passenger side (In the front) had been totaled. She escaped unharmed. The driver who hit her, got “impatient and zoomed across the road, when clearly it wasn’t her turn and hit the other driver”. That’s what I heard from the paramedics, who saw the accident as well, thank goodness for them. So she has been riding a rental car for the past two weeks now, while her car is in the shop getting repairs.

On the 17th, of my relatives was having surgery to remove a tumor out of her stomach (Or kidneys.. I can’t remember which part it was in), so the parent decided to stay with her until she got out of surgery later on that day. The day before, she stay over into the next day, when she (the relative) started having surgery. The surgery was a success, by the way. As for me, I had to work on my birthday (Which was last Wednesday), so I really didn’t get a chance to celebrate it until that Saturday. It was kinda stressful, cause I wanted a party on that day, but it didn’t happen, due to all of the news that has been happening from the end of October to last week.

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So what did I do last Saturday and Sunday? Why, hung out with my soulmate, Touré (of course)! It was actually fun, cause we played games, went to the mall (I showed him an anime store, which he got mad at me for, cause he wanted to buy a lot of stuff, but he didn’t had the money to do so. I was laughing a bit, but I also felt his pain. Not to worry though.. next Friday we’ll go there), and sang Christmas music and played in the snow (Yes it did snow on Saturday. Since we both love winter, we decided to make the most of it and threw snowballs at each other).

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20151118_135955He and his Mum gave me this stuffed dog for my birthday (That happy b-day thing my aunt made for me). I decided to name the dog Kodzo (It’s pronounced ko-jo, by the way) out of respect (It’s also Touré’s middle name) and just cause.

20151107_000927His Mum gave me these slippers for my birthday.

20151122_160141Touré brought me these for my birthday as well. The player 1 bracelet is mine, and the other one is his.

So that’s what has been going on with me for the past month. Overall, it’s been busy for me, but it’s not over yet. Thanksgiving is in two days and this time, I gotta work on that day AND Black Friday (Actually, I gotta work 5 days this week, including those days that I mentioned). I really hate the fact that most of the retail stores are gonna open once again for Thanksgiving (Although from what I heard, some of the stores are fighting back and decided to be closed on that day, which is very good), some starting at 6 p.m. (Like the store that I work at), and others starting at 3 p.m. or earlier. Thankfully (and luckily) for my babe, his job is closed on Thanksgiving, but they’re giving him and the other employees the option to work on Black Friday. Thankfully for me, I don’t have to close on Black Friday, nor on Thanksgiving (My store will be open from 6 p.m. on that day to midnight on Black Friday. All I have to say bout this is that it isn’t right by all means to have any stores open on Thanksgiving!). So we’ll see how this year’s holiday season goes.

One other thing that I wanna mention is that December is almost here, which means that 2015 will be ending. Time is indeed flying by too fast. School is almost over for me in a few weeks, so I’ll have some time to rest and get my plans unfolded (I.E., get a full-time job, volunteer at a hospital, register for next semester, and save money for the apartment and furniture).. and with that said, here’s to this year’s crazy holiday season.. the calm before the storm!

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April: Month of the Unexpected

…and UNEXPECTED IT HAS!!!!!!!

Job interviews

Work

Seeing old friends

News (Both good and bad)

Events

Holy freakin crap, I was NOT expecting all of this to happen in one single MONTH!! Like, my mind has been going into overload cause of all of this unexpected stuff and news!!

First off, I ended up with a whole bunch of job interviews (Both actual and phone) last month.. I almost had a new job, but cause of a certain parent who told certain family members about my new job, and how much I should stick to the already dead end job that I currently have and not work two jobs at the same time, I ended up not getting the job. So that means that I’m stuck with the same job now until I either a. Find a job that a certain parent would like, b. Find a full time job so that I can quit my current job, or c. Volunteer at a hospital and wait til I get my CNA/CPR licenses to start working on my career and get a job that way. I just can’t win!

*Sighs* I know something will come up sooner or later, but I hope I get a full time job before a. I start back school in the fall, or b. Before the holiday season. Something’s gotta give, I mean really. I’m like, really at my wit’s end at this. Idk why everyone else is getting new jobs and stuff when I’m not… I’m trying the best that I can freakin do. *Sighs* For now, I’m gonna stop applying for jobs until ACEN ends. I’ll get to the ACEN topic later on.

Oh, speaking of work, I keep getting unexpected calls from my job, asking me if I wanted to work. Of course I said yes, cause I need all of the money that I can get until I get a full time job, but lately I’ve been working for the past 4 days straight, all at different times. It’s really putting some stress on my body (..and cause of that, I missed out on C2E2, which is a comic con convention, or something like that, my best friend’s birthday party, which was in Chinatown, and it’s making my anemia kick in. Oh wait, that’s the ‘curse’.). I mean, I know it’s preparing me for my career, cause I’m gonna end up doing something like this, but except for longer hours and such, but still.. it’s making my stress level go up. *Sighs* It can’t be helped. It really can’t be helped.

The good news out of all of this is that I kept bumping into my old friends from grade school, high school, and when they used to work at the same job as me, but ended up quitting, cause they ended up getting better jobs. So yea, it was awesome seeing em again.

Now for the news. I’ll start with the bad. Aside from unexpected job interviews that have failed, all of the extra hours that I kept getting (Which was half of a bad thing, cause of all of the added stress that I kept having), all of the good events that I kept on missing out on (Which made me very jealous and upset)…, my plans keep failing. I know what you all are gonna say: “It’s all God’s plan”. I know, but it’s making me get into a nervous breakdown, which I’m gonna have once again in a few days to a week. Yep, these past few weeks have been nothing, but depression and nervous breakdowns.

Yes ladies and gentlemen, my depression is coming back, and once again, worse than ever. I’m trying to overcome it, but every time something good happens to me, something else or someone else ends up ruining it for me (..and it’s mainly that one person), and I’m tired of it. I really am. Yes for the past few days, a few of my friends have been having nervous breakdowns, mainly from school. I did help em feel better by helping em, so… yea.

So mainly the unexpected bad news was that things didn’t go as planned, I kept missing out on a lot of good stuff, my depression came back, I had a nervous breakdown, and all of that. Plus I started to get very lightheaded and fatigued, due to anemia… once again, this time.. added with extreme stress. Plus, today’s May 1st, which means that I’m not looking forward to it at all. Why? I’ll tell you all about it in the events topic.

The unexpected good news is that this month is May, and guess what that means? For the first time ever, I’m going to ACEN (Anime Central)!!! Yes it’s finally gonna happen!!! I’ll talk more about that in a little bit. Even more good news: Lawrence might be getting a job by next week!! I’m very excited for him, cause the job that he’s gonna be working in pays well, and by next year, we’re gonna be living on our own!!

Now, speaking of ACEN, that’s the last thing that I wanna talk about: Unexpected events. Last month I went to Dave & Buster’s for the very first time ever, and I must say: It is freakin AWESOME!!!! So many games… so many games!! It was like paradise for me!! My Mum came with me, along with a few of our coworkers, so she had a great time as well.. for someone who rarely plays video games, from what I can see.

So yea, that was unexpected, and guess what else is gonna be unexpected this month (We’re into May now, can you believe it??): Anime Central, or ACEN!! Now, I’m excited, nervous, and at the same time… NOT looking forward to it.. well, the next two weeks I’m not looking forward to, mainly cause my Mum is very skeptical about me going there with my friends. Lemme give you 5 reasons why:

1. She has never met most of my friends before, except for Josh and Lawrence, so she’s very worried about me hanging out with unknown people, who she thinks is gonna beat me up.

2. I’m gonna be away from her for 3 days, which means that I’m gonna be staying in a hotel room with either Asia, Cassidy, and her Mum, or either Lawrence, Josh, and Matt. Since I have never been in a hotel before, she’s really skeptical about me staying there and sharing a bed with one other person, and… see number 1.

3. See numbers 1 and 2.

4. Since she has never heard of anime before, or isn’t even a fan about it, she doesn’t know much about conventions before, which means that she doesn’t want me to go at all. Yep, she’s overprotected. She even considered talking to Cassidy’s Mum to see if it was alright for me to stay at a hotel with them! I’m 25 years old for Pete’s sake! I’ll be alright!

..and finally:

5. Did I mention see numbers 1, 2, and 4?

Yea, she’s very overprotective, and she just doesn’t know when to let me go.. even when I’m 25 years old, an ADULT!! I understand that I’m the only child here, and that she just wants the best for me, but still… she needs to let go. I’m gonna be moving out hopefully by next year, for Pete’s sake!

*Sighs* So yea… happy May to you all. May this month be a good one to you all, and may it be at least, a decent one for me! These next two weeks will be very annoying, cause of ACEN and whatnot, but after all of this… I hope things will go back to normal. If not, I have plans B-E on lock.

No matter what, by next year, I’ll finally be on my own, and finally free of my Mum’s nagging torture!

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18 More Days

*Thursday, October 30, 2014

Text message from Mum: “They fired Jay”

Me: “How come?” (Calls Mum)

Mum: “Hello?”

Me: “Hey.”

Mum: “Hey.”

Me: “What happened?”

Mum: “Jay got fired.”

Me: “How did he get fired?”

Mum: “I’ll tell you about it later.”

Me: “Alright.” (Hangs up)*

*Sighs* Where do I begin? Well, how about suffering from my 4 year anniversary of my grandmother’s death (Father’s side) for about a week?? Or the fact that my favorite supervisor got fired two days ago?! I’ve been stressing out a whole lot since the week of the anniversary of my grandma’s deaths, and my bipolar depression (Yes I am bipolar. I do admit that.) came back this Thursday after I found out that my favorite supervisor got fired. I can’t say much as to how he got fired, cause it’s personal, but all I can say is that my job is cruel. My job is VERY cruel.

Wednesday night, I told my Mum about my schedule for next week, and she asked me was I working this Saturday, and I told her that I was, but I was working in the morning. She got really pissed off, cause she wanted me to get that day off, cause my family was suppose to take her to a restaurant for her birthday, but since I took that work shift that Saturday (Which is today), she sat at home.

That what really ticked me off, cause she didn’t tell me about it until AFTER I took that shift. She usually tells me stuff about a few days to a week in advance, but this time…, she didn’t tell me until after I told her that I had to work that night. So my Wednesday night was kinda ruined.. after an almost 8 1/2 hr shift at work.

Thursday night after I found out that my favorite supervisor got fired, I was at the mall with my Mum (Ate like, two pretzels, a lemonade, and when I got home with my new boots, drank some Powerade), I went to sleep, and at 2 something Friday morning, I woke up to a very upset stomach.. which turned into puke and diarrhea (I know, TMI), and a restless morning.. which made it kinda worse, cause I had to work that morning at 10 in the morning. I somehow managed to survived it (My stomach held on at the job, thankfully), but things got a bit worse after work.

As soon as I got out, I called my Mum and told her about the Halloween party that I’m going to, and again she gets annoyed, cause I didn’t remind her earlier, even though I told her the day before. That gave me another bad headache, which actually went away while I went to the Halloween party with Lawrence, my buddy Scotty, and some of their friends.

pizap.com14148866554781Lawrence was dressed as JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield from the WWE), and I was dressed as a nerdy maid for the Halloween Party. Yes, I had pigtails. Here’s another look at my costume: 010Oh yea. Maids rock.

Anyway, after the party was over, Lawrence and I went back to his house, talked to his Mum, brother, and sisters, and we basically left to get something to eat, and went back to the house, where we watched Big Bang Theory, drank hot coco, and basically took a nap to relieve that stress headache away. Yea it was relaxing indeed.

Today I went to work, got home, ate pizza, and now I’m resting. Thank goodness I’m off tomorrow. Now I can go rest and work on homework.

Now since I have a bad headache (Been having a headache since yesterday), I’m gonna rest and take some Advil. I’ll post the pictures of the Halloween party on my photography blog tomorrow.. or whenever I can next week. Sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I should. Work has got me stressed so much, that it has taken a strain to my body. Yea, I need to get my car asap, so I can get out of this job.

P.S., as far as me and Lawrence’s 10 year anniversary went, we actually had to work that day, but we did spend some time beforehand. Also, it is November, which means my birthday’s coming.. 18 more days left til I turn 1/4 of a century years old. Jeez time flies so fast…

Posted in Computers, Friends, Personal, Photography, Relationships, Work

S and L’s Handful of Events

Last week was very eventful, mainly for me. Last week I had to work five days in a row! It was very tough, until I went to school for the first time in a year! I was so excited, I started to burst tears of joy last Wednesday and Thursday. Anyway, the majority of the kids went back to school last week and this week, and so did the college kids, including Lawrence and I. Yes, we both had school last week, only except he goes on Tuesday and Thursdays, and I only go on Thursdays. Man, school was so exciting, I couldn’t wait to go back. Sadly, I have homework and two quizzes to study for (Yes, on the first day of school. That has never happened to me before) on the second day of school (This Thursday…), so I’ve been studying my butt off ever since the first day of school.

Anyway, today was my day off (Finally!), and I decided to hang with Lawrence. Also, today was a hiring event for a company, so we decided to head up there so he can apply for the company. Oh, and yesterday I got the charger for my laptop.. but sadly, it didn’t work. I had Lawrence check it out, and he told me what the problem is: The battery. So now I gotta save money for a new battery for the laptop.. which is now even more pain in the butt. I’ll get it in a few months.

Anyway, when Lawrence got dressed to go to the hiring event, he told me that he looked like a bloke.

001He doesn’t even look like a bloke! He looks professionally sexy! Anyway, once we got outside, I decided to get a pic of us, and this is what happened:

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Yes, his goofy butt. He did this just after he said the word ‘bloke’. I told him before, he doesn’t look like a bloke. He looks really sexy! Anyway, the hiring event was a success (He actually applied there. I didn’t). Now all that’s left to do is to wait for the call. Anyway, after that’s over, I decided to take him home (After some lunch and watching season episodes of Cowboy Bebop. Yesterday, we watched Pulp Fiction, and it was funny as heck), and suddenly I realized that I was coming down with a cold (Yes, last night when I got home from work, I didn’t put the fan on me when I went to sleep. Big mistake… when I don’t put the fan on me whenever I sleep, I end up getting a cold the next morning. Although it makes me fall asleep faster, I don’t sleep with the fan on me that often. I have to sleep with it on me, otherwise… yea, cold ensures). So yea, I’m suffering with a cold right now. However, I’m gonna try this honey/cinnamon remedy while my cold is still ripe.

I’m sorry for not posting updates lately.. I’ve been working my butt off at work lately, and Mother Nature’s been kicking my butt off last week, and now I have a cold?? This sucks balls. Yea, so I’m gonna rest for the night.., cause I have a headache now. X( I won’t be better in a few weeks.. just great.

Posted in Family, Friends, Personal, School, Work

Weekend Disaster

Last weekend was a complete disaster. Saturday my favorite glasses broke, and now I’m stuck with these other glasses:

417641_399084843472669_2017964578_n I used to like em, but I hate em now. I’m so used to my other glasses: 002, that I rarely wear my other ones anymore! Having my favorite glasses broke, and wearing tape over em (The right side of my glasses (Arm) broke) made me so embarrassed, that I ended up getting a huge headache. So I ended up cooking dinner with a pounding headache, taking advil, and taking a 2 hour nap to get rid of that headache. It sucked, cause I was gonna go to Buffalo Wild Wings with Lawrence to see this UFC PPV (Which we didn’t go, cause my Mum doesn’t want me to go out at night unless I’m with Erik, and I had a pounding headache from being so embarrassed about wearing tape on my glasses), but I couldn’t, cause of that darn headache. Thankfully for me, my hs bff (High school bff) was so sweet, he wanted me to rest up and watch the UFC PPV with me via computer and phone.

Thankfully for me again, I woke up at round 11:30-ish and caught his texts, so I ended up seeing the PPV… let’s just say that my first prediction with Jones vs Teixeira was right all this time, and we ended up ranting about it for a bit.., but we had a great convo, nonetheless, like always. Not to worry though: This July, we’re gonna see the other UFC PPV. This is gonna be awesome!

So yesterday I was talking to Lawrence, and we were talking about moving out of our parents’ house. Well guess what? That’s our goal for next year: Moving out of our parents house. Believe me, we spent like an hour talking about how much we want to move out, get jobs (We’re actually gonna do some job hunting sometime this summer), and save up for an apartment. We need our freedom, like seriously. He’s tired of cleaning up after his siblings and parents, getting blamed on, and babysitting his baby sisters all day. I’m tired of not doing things my own way without getting nagged on, not being able to hang out with my friends (Because my Mum doesn’t know them, and thus she really can’t trust me hanging out with them), and doing things that she’s too lazy to do (Like last night, she banged on my wall, just to have me to come close her closet door. She was a few inches away from the door…).

Like seriously, this is getting out of hand! Things couldn’t get any worse from here.., but it may get worse very soon. I can strongly feel it. I’m trying to stay positive here, but I’m not sure if I can continue to do so. Just for my friends, family, my hs bff, and my prince Erik, I’m gonna try to stay positive for them. I’m saving up for a car in the next month or two at this point, but once I get my car, I can finally start job hunting, and once I get a full time job, I can save up for school, ACEN (Anime convention), and finally for an apartment. Wish me luck.. I’m almost at my goal of going back to school for this fall, so that’s my starting point of success.

P.S., please pray for the people who were affected by the tornados down South.

Posted in Events, News, Personal, Travel, Work

One Surprise, Blessing, and Luck After Another

Last week was so weird, but lucky at the same time.. not to mention sad. Monday was just another day. Tuesday was very sad: The wrestler Ultimate Warrior passed away that night. One of my high school best friends texted me about it, and that just made me sad.. and surprised. The Ultimate Warrior was doing well when he was on Raw Monday Night, but some say he was clenching his chest during the Hall of Fame that Friday night. Wednesday morning, I found out that he died of heart failure.

Wednesday I had to work, and it was a good work day. Thursday was weird, but very awesome. Originally, I was suppose to do training, and do fitting rooms. However, I was not prepared for what happened that night. As soon as I got through with my training, my supervisor asked me how comfortable I was doing customer service for that night. I told her that I more than comfortable to do customer service that night. I was ready! So where did I end up at for the night? Customer service, of course! My two supervisors ended up helping one of my coworkers on the floor, and in the end, everyone helped out, while I did customer service for the night. It was the 2nd time that I ended up counting down the registers. I messed up on one of the registers by under counting it, but my supervisor helped me out at the end. The other register I counted down, I had no trouble with it at all. Also, one of the customers told my supervisor that I have an amazing personality. That, and the total surprise and God’s blessing that happened to me made my night.

Friday I was off, but my Mum had inspection that afternoon, so I spent the morning cleaning my room. Of course, she passed. Later that evening, I went to the laundromat and washed the clothes. Oh, and did I mention that I found 5 pennies that evening (2 in the washer, 1 in the dryer, and 2 by my Mum’s car). Of course, I had to do everything before 11 that night, and thankfully for me, everything was done 20 mins before 11. As I was going to the job to pick up my Mum, I took a shortcut. I saw a police car right when I was about to speed to my job (Thankfully I was about a minute to my job). I wasn’t gonna get caught by the police, so I turned into a restaurant to fool the policeman. Talk about luck!!

When my Mum and I got home, I ran upstairs to get into my pajamas, and soon enough, she came upstairs. She went into her room and asked me what were her covers doing on her recliner, and then she realized that I went to the laundromat by myself. That’s when she started to cry. She told me that it was sweet of me to wash the clothes.

Yesterday was a real drag. I got a call from my boss, asking me if I want to come into work. Of course I didn’t wanna do it, cause it was such a beautiful day outside, but something in my mind told me to go into work. So.. I did, but I worked at the same time that my Mum had to work at well: A 6 freakin hour day, ugh. Well, I did had a decent day yesterday, but it was good, cause I had fun with the coworkers.

So last week was a huge surprise, blessing, and luck. This week should be a decent week. If there’s anything weird, good, or bad that came during this week, then I’ll post it on here.