Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice in Wonderland + Update

Hey everyone sorry I haven't been posting for such a long time. I've been very very very busy lately. Well, still am haha. but it's been over a couple months now and even almost time for my b-day. [which will be updated later after my party]

On opening night i went to see Alice in Wonderland with my mom. We caught the late night showing because we were too tight on time. The movie was really great. I really loved the part where they say am i mad? im afraid so...... complete bonkers etc etc "but let me tell you a secret, all the best people are" I really liked teh red queen and kinda felt sorry for her. I was soo happy with the cinematography. Tim Burton always does a great job. Anyway, after the movie i ran into some lolitas that seem to have the same idea as me to watch alice in lolita. ww~~ I knew there was a meet up for this was i wasnt paying attention when and where because I've been so busy.

With that aside, recently I've been really busy with school, work and work. As an update from the last entry, Modern didn't phone me back because my availability went down by quite a bit by Juno. I landed the job at Juno. However, my boss is a real pain. He's super moody and gets upset over everything. I think I've prob been threatened to be let go at least 1 every 2 weeks and everyday he makes it feel like im being scrutinizingly evaluated and that i could be let go any day or soon.

The Olympics in Vancouver made the restaurant in complete chaos. I had to sub in as an auxiliary. I didnt quite appreciate being stuck on bus/dish washing duty...

On the brighter-side, I went to an office open house that changed my life. I joined a company in which eventually will gain me more money than i could dream of earning at a resturant. I've already started and doing well. Due to timing, they were having a Big Event convention in Cali. I was invited to come. I though.. well... its kinda alot of money isnt it? 400 for plane tix.

But I thought, well why not. I have a good feeling that this trip is very important to go to. I bet on my plane ticket, that I will at LEAST make back the trip cost. However, on the other hand, my dumb boss who said at the beginning that he would NOT schedule me in for the weekend ended up doing so. =_= obviously i couldn't work those days. the plane ticket was already reserved! So what does he do? he yells at me quite loudly over the phone and said that I will be fired because of this and i have to decide RIGHT now if i want to stay or go on the trip. I managed to calm him down to let me phone my trainer to see what I can do. I was having a heartattack. This boss is so scary!

Anyway, the ticket is already bought, i cannot afford to pay penalty and not go. And my boss calmed down and realized that if he let me go, hed be screwed over and him, and his 2 other staff will have to be working 7 days a week and split shifts til they find another and fully train them. HAHAHA dumbass.

When I came back he tried to schedule me in for thursdays which i already told him i have school it was only special that i could work that day during the olympic break. =_= he gets super mad AGAIN. and says that he will look for a new worker and if they want more shifts he will give it to them and let me go. You know what fine. i dont care :P However, although hes been searching nothing good came up so guess what buddy? your stuck with me HAHA [not that im even a bad worker as it is *rolls eyes*]

Anyway, on with the actual Updates: =3 [Actually I've decided that ill do them as separate entries.... due to the fact that blogger makes it annoying to move pictures around in the blog... ]

edit: sorry kinda out of time ill try again later with chinese newyear, valentines day etc.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oakland/SanFran Trip

I recently joined a new company and was soon whisked off to a business convention in Oakland California. It was quite a sudden decision which was kinda what made me feel soo good about it. Its the first time i ever went to USA by plane and also the first time i ever decided to go on a trip on whim.

The trip plan was to go from Van at 4am in the morning to seattle and catch a local flight down to Oakland from Seattle. We got held up by customs due to some of our members were not citizens of canada, so standard procedure of checking things and such -_-ll

We got to seattle kinda late and further complications and long line ups lead us ot be late for our flight and missed it. Luckily we could go on to the next one 3hrs later for no extra cost. However this meant we missed the first day T_T;; oh well. its ok

When we arrived in Oakland my trainer was already waiting at the hotel for us. She said she didnt go because she felt it would be lonely and awkward to go alone. So we decided to freashen up and get ready for the gala night. I washed my hair and then got a call from our head guy saying to be down in 30mins. WHAT?! ==;; why didnt he say that earlier.. I cant do my hair and everything in 30mins. No way TT;; But i did end up being able to curl all my hair and get my makeup done in 45mins. 0_0 yay~ thanks to my lovely trance =3. But i wasnt able to do sujimori like i wanted to do TT;;

We were all supposed to eat at a chinese buffet. But seriously i didnt want to pay 15US for all you can eat.. I cant eat that much and not enough time. So we went to another resturant and got some good chinese food for maybe 6dollars each.

At the gala night there were so many awards given out my hands were getting red from clapping.

The next morning, i had to get to the convention hall by 8. sure, Ill wake up at 615 and that will give me enough time to get ready and make it down early. AGAIN our head said be downstairs by 7:00. WHAT? =_=... why??? for breakfast. So i decided to skip breakfast and continue my morning routine. who needs 45mins for breakfast? i dont even eat breakfast normally anyway... not hungry... basically the whole weekend was somthing like this. So i got the nickname Barbie LOL

I wont comment more on the actual things that happened in the seminars.. you kinda had to be there for that. But on with the fun part.

NIght out in SanFran. Our semenars end at 5 so we are basically free to do whatever we want after that. Sanfan was soo close we decided to go there and have some fun. We went downtown by train. The train system is similar to Japans with the gates and everything. Apparently, only vancouver has the kind of system it does.

Sanfran was really amazing. especially the bank interiors. We didnt get to do any shopping because all the shops were pretty much closed. But to our surprise the chinese New Year parade was happening and we got to see it all. We took many many pictures and eventually ended up at the cheesecake factory for dinner on top of Macy's. While waiting we admired the beautiful view over Union Square.

What i loved about Sanfran was that unlike in vancouver were i get alot of wtf stares, everyone either though i looked cool or didnt even see me. That was quite refreshing.

On the Last day I had to leave early since my flight was booked 3hrs before everyone elses. I was to wait in seattle for them to arrive and drive back to vancouver together. But thats ok, I have my good friends cha and yuta in seattle

while waiting for my flight i met the head of seattle office for our company. He's really inspirational and it just so happens that when i was on the plane, i ended up sitting next to him 0_0. He showed me photos from the company sponsored trip to japan and hawaii. It was amazing.

When i got to seattle i was greeted by Cha and Yuta and thier friend Zane. Though Yuta and I have been talking for more almost a year online and the phone this was the first time meeting him in person. I was soo excited.

We went to 13 coins to eat dinner and i told them about my trip. [oh and i decided to stay an extra night and go back home by greyhound] We then went to Hmart for some liquor and snacks and headed back to Cha and Yutas. THey had to clean up so, i sat in teh car with Zane and got to know him better. Hes a pretty cool guy too.

and yea the rest is just relaxing drinking, and catching up. The next morning I went home by greyhound. Im exhausted but i had to go to work later that day. I made alot of mistakes on the billing and got deducted 16 dollars or something. Do i care at this point? hardly lol

LOL anyway my photo i was totally dazed XD long dayy~~ Oh and i forgot to mention, Yuta totally loved my luggage and had alot of fun rolling it around LOL

Anyway if you want to see more photos heres a link to an album with other things that happend this winter season and this trip