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2 Year Difference: Barista To Assistant Manager

Hello everybody! It’s been a long while… again. I need to start writing on here more…


5 days ago, I received the news that would forever changed my career life, and thus, change my life for the better: I have been promoted…

From a retail sales associate (9 years ago)

To Barista (Nearly 2 years ago)

To now… an Assistant Store Manager.

I nearly cried so hard when I got the news, cause this was the moment that I’ve been waiting for since November 2015: I finally, finally got a full time job. Not only that, but I somehow been upgraded, to a management position. This is HUGE. I never thought I would actually get my foot inside of a management position. I promise to be the best assistant manager that I can be, for as long as I possibly can.

In other news: ACEN 2019 was the best year yet! Not only did I had fun with my twin and bffs, but I also became my mega bestie’s cosplay photographer! It was amazing, and the rave was amazing, too! I was super sad when I left that Sunday, but hey… I actually got a chance to show my 2 bffs a tour of Chinatown! 20190519_155650 *Grilled chicken Steak for me, Udon for Bri*20190519_153919*Down here at this mini food court in Chinatown… they have some very good bubble tea*20190519_155515*Taro and I believe coffee bubble tea*20190519_155526*My mega bestie Gabe got this: Strawberry bubble tea. It was really good*20190516_202409*Bri, Gabe, and I. These two actually had a blast when I took em to Chinatown for the very first time. I did too*20190518_123200*Day 2 at ACEN. Gabe was cosplaying as Static Shock, and I was his awesome cosplay photographer. It was extremely fun*20190518_18080320190518_180815*Teen Titans and Static Shock*

20190517_114645*ACEN Day 1. My twin Arielle cosplaying as a Zombie Ariel*20190517_114427*My new friend Ciera cosplaying as Spiderman*20190519_135033*Final day at ACEN; Too Sweet Cosplay Wrestling shoot. It was fun*20190517_141844*DBZ Cosplay shoot. My friend Cedes (In the Blue wig with bunny ears in the back) was cosplaying as Bulma, and Gabe (Very hidden) was cosplaying as Broly*

On a completely different note, my first day as an assistant manager (Just yesterday) was awesome! I’m really looking forward to my next day of training! As far as my current job goes… I’m sad to leave it (Mostly due to my coworkers), but… it’s time to spread my wings, and take things to the next level.

Further updates with the new job (..and pics), coming within a few days.

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Transitioning Into A New Reality, Part Three: The Final Goodbye

“I have something to say to everyone: Today is my final day working here. I just want to thank you all for an amazing (Thinking: ..but horrible, stress-inducing, somewhat unbearable) 8 years of me working here. It was a hard decision, but the time has come for me to move on. All of ya are like family to me, and I appreciate all of ya have done. I will miss you all (Thinking: ..but I will def NOT miss working here. Thank freakin GOODNESS I am leaving here for good! Yes, yes, yes!!). *Tries to hold back tears* Thank you all, and don’t worry.. I will visit ya. I promise. Goodbye everyone (Thinking: ..and good freakin riddance to working here!!).. I love  and miss you all”.

Person 1: “Don’t go”!!

Person 2: “You’ll be deeply missed”.

Person 3: “Don’t cry, cause then you’re gonna make me cry”!

Person 4: “I’ll miss you. Good luck with your journeys and your new job. Promise you’ll visit us”?

Person 5: “Don’t go.. we need you to stay here with us”!!

Person 6: “We love and will miss you too”.

Me: “Now don’t ya cry.. ya gonna make me cry as well”!!

*Hugs and tears flow down many eyes*

These last two weeks has been very emotional. I dreaded this day, but at the same time, I felt…


Like, I knew this day would come, but I was prepared for it… physically, somewhat mentally, but not emotionally. I will miss everyone working here.. including the new people. What I won’t miss though, is working here. The location? Eh… probably not, since it’s almost in the middle of nowhere. This is my final day working here, and so I say..

Goodbye, and good riddance. Goodbye Crete, and hello Shorewood. Goodbye everyone…

*Tearfully* I’ll miss you all.

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


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:


  • 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!!


  • 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.


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).


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.




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

20170529_155812(Almost all of the ravioli was gone)

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

20170529_160451(The LP grilling)

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.


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).


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


Job interviews


Seeing old friends

News (Both good and bad)


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!

Posted in Family, Friends, Personal, Photography, Relationships, Weather

March: Month of the Sickness and the Anemic

This won’t be the last time that I will talk about anemia, okay??

Well, we’re already into April, can you believe it?? This year is going by way too fast! Anyway… last month was just really crazy. I found out that one of my supervisors from work has anemia as well. It’s crazy how many people that I know are suffering from anemia. Well, over 3.5 million people have it, so I shouldn’t be surprised by it.

Anyway, like I said before, last month was crazy. After getting off of the ‘curse’ last month, I ended up getting sick AGAIN. First, I started getting the same symptoms from anemia (Headache, dizziness, fatigue), which was really making me sick, cause I thought for sure that I was gonna end up suffering from the ‘curse’ the same way I did last month, but nah.. it ended in four days (I know what you all are thinking: “TMI! TMI!” I know.. –_-). Thank goodness for that! Seriously, I don’t know what’s worse: Suffering from THAT or having anemia. Anyway, since Spring is in the air, guess what else I’m suffering from ever since two weeks ago (..and almost half of the people at my job, and Lawrence as well.. by the way, he’s doing okay. He and I have been hanging out A LOT, and are starting on our path to moving out into a house together and whatnot. More details on another post.)??



Seriously, if there’s one thing I hate more than a cold, it’s allergies.. and ohh boy, did it come at the worse time possible: Right AFTER the ‘curse’! Right after Wrestlemania (By the way, Lawrence, our buddy Steven, and I actually went to our buddy Josh’s house for the Wrestlemania party… let’s just say that Lawrence slept through 2 of the main matches. It was very funny. I’ll post it in another post as well.)! Lemme explain just how bad my allergies can get:

Yesterday when I woke up at like, 4 something in the morning (Just to use the bathroom.. what else), I heard something outside (Of course it was gonna be 60+ degrees with rain on the way).. and sure enough, it was raining. I knew right away that my allergies was gonna flare up sometime that day, and did flare up 3 hours later. My Mum woke me up, cause she forgot her umbrella, and she wanted me to go to her car and get it for her before she went to work. As soon as I woke up, my allergies started flaring up, BADLY. I ended up sneezing four times before I could even get up out of the bed! That’s how bad it was! Then I continued to sneeze and getting a runny nose (and the roof of my mouth was itching bad too, on top of that). That’s how bad it was throughout the day.. until I went with my Mum to Wal-Mart to get some allergy medicine. It did help, until earlier today. I am gonna have to take some tonight before I go to bed. My allergies aren’t flaring up now, but I can assure that it will either by tomorrow or Easter Sunday. By the way, happy Good Friday to you all!

As for Lawrence, he took some allergy medicine, but he has to take it at night, cause it would make him drowsy. As for me, I got the non-drowsy allergy medicine, and it usually helps. Speaking of which, my family actually suffers from allergies except for my Mum. It’s kinda funny, but freakin annoying at the same time. How in the world did almost everyone in my family except for her had to suffer with allergies? That I could never understand.

Anyway… I’m going on home, wash my hair, and get ready for Easter Sunday with my Mum, grandparents, and aunt.. oh, and work as well. Yea, I got off of work at 7:30 tonight, and I had to stop at the store on the way to get something for my Mum for Easter, so as soon as I left, got home and change my clothes, I headed for Panda Express to get some dinner and head straight to Starbucks. They’re about to close in 3 minutes, so I’m gonna head on home and wash my hair.. and take an allergy pill as well. I would’ve wrote sometime last week, but I kept on having writer’s block, which prevented me from posting on here. Tis very annoying and frustrating at the same time. I’m gonna start writing on my blogs more, I promise this time!

Oh, and here’s a picture of me and Lawrence when we was at Josh’s house last week:

052He freakin photo bombed my photo.. I’ll make sure I get him back for it.

Posted in Events, Fashion, Friends, Holiday, Personal, Photography, Relationships, Work

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…