I'm a twenty year old free spirit who's trying to keep a track of her life just to observe what kind of a person I am. I'm vulgar from time to time, But really isn't everyone? My frustration level is always close to boiling point, and my patience, well, let's just say, I do need to keep that in check. I'm a girl with Hawaiian hips and Japanese humor. So, ladies and gentlemen, bear with me and do attempt to enjoy my nonsense-d key bashing that I call a blog.
Life. Love. Liqueur
Finally, a break.
Work is... interesting.
Good news, and looong week of work.
The thin line between want and need.
New training to begin.
How do I start a blog such as this? I never know w...
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//7/15/10 9:50 AM
Ladies and gentlemen (or to whomever it may concern) I have been missing for a week or so now. I went back to work after the wonderful two days off, and I've been exhausted. But, at the same time, I've had a lot of happenings. So let's start from the beginning:
Last Friday was my second day off of work: Duckie and I decided to hit up the cinemas since we haven't been able to in a while. We went and watched Despicable Me, which was a cute movie and had me laughing throughout the whole thing. Though, that's really easy to do since I have a short attention span. Let me tell you something though, the Character Agnes
Is me in cartoon form. She is just the CUTEST and FUNNIEST little thing you will ever meet. She shares a love and devotion to unicorns and fluffy things just as much as I do. IT'S SO FLUFFY I COULD DIE! I definitely wish I could have that big fat unicorn.
It's so fluffy! Unicorns song
Alright, moving on. After the movie, we stopped by the car dealership to go talk to the salesperson who has been so nice and kind to us to help us find our car. We got a price check on the car we wanted and made an appointment to go back to see him on Sunday. He was nice enough to let us know that we could just bring in a check and leave that with them and just give them a call when my grandfather wired the money into our account, then we'd be ready to drive off in our new car.
Then we returned home and got some rest before a big day at work on Saturday (which, must have been so big I can't even remember what happened).
Sunday came along, and we were lazy until around the late afternoon when we finally decided to go visit the dealership. I got my checkbook ready, my ID and everything and went down to see them. Alright. So I was adamant on getting a black car, just because it's black. But I got a chance to see the white - and Do I LOVE the white or what? Anyways, we signed the paper works, wrote the check left it with them, about an hour of doing all the things you need to do to get a car, THEY LET US TAKE THE CAR HOME. Yeah, I know pretty cool. I have a white Honda 2WD CR- V EX-L with Navigation.
They told us to give them a call when the money got transferred in. Which, it did and I called a yesterday. So This car is mine - And Duckie has been driving it around EVERYWHERE.
And finally, got an insurance on it yesterday, how exciting is that? And I should be getting my driver's license in the next month or so. Wow, tons of new things happening at once! Unfortunately for me, I work five days in a row, and let me tell you - it's going to be a busy week at work.
I hope your everyone's week went well.
//7/8/10 8:33 PM
Finally, a break.
Nine days straight, through fourth of July weekend and finally a break! Today and tomorrow are my two days off and I am completely stoked. A nice day relaxing, by first getting all of my errands done. We got our money order for rent done, sent in our utility bill, my deposit for my school, FINALLY sent my best friend's bags to her in Hawai'i.
After getting all of that out of the day, we begin our day off with a delicious lunch at Port of Subs.
Where I got a Buffalo Chicken sandwhich, and Duckie got a Roast Beef and Turkey Sandwhich. This place is seriously delicious. If you have a port of subs near where you live and haven't tried it out yet, do go! Click here to find a location near you!
After, that, we decided to spend the day walking around in Petaluma, which we did. It was slightly chilly today, but other than that, it was so much fun! We stopped by Heebee Jeebees, which is a fun little store, where they sell fun gookers. One of the things I've been wanting lately are these fun ice cube trays. They had a bit of a variety there, but I really like these two...
They were about $10, so I didn't buy either of them, but perhaps next time I will. We then stopped by Jungle Vibe, which was a lot of fun. I got a Hello Kitty key cover for my new car that I SHOULD be getting sometime soon!
After that, we stopped by the Mall to walk around before our five O'clock manicure appointment. I got two new shoes...
Cute kitten heels (yes, of course, leopard print) I was looking for black ones so I could wear them to work, but I couldn't find a good pair, instead, I found these cute little Ballet Flats...
It looks like On Pointe Ballet Shoes. I'm super excited for them! We stopped by the gourmet shop, where we got a mini slow cooker for about $6.
How exciting! Now all we need to do is clean our house, get some groceries and we could put that slow cooker to good use. Finally, we went and got a GREAT deal at Coach, where I got a cute little ponytail scarf!
I think I'm getting a bit too obsessed with the animal prints.... That ended our stay at the mall, and it was then time for our appointment. Five O'clock appointment, and we got there about fifteen minutes early. One hour later, we were ready to go, my nails beautifully ruby red, and Duckie's a cute french tipped.
Click here to check out their website, and get their information and get an appointment there!
All in all, the first day to my two day "mini vacation" went pretty well. Now, I'm going to end the day with a Harry Potter special on ABC family and also browsing pictures of my new car! How is your week coming along, readers?
//7/5/10 8:22 PM
After a long day at work, Moose, my cat always manages to make me smile. And I wanted to share her with all of you. So, every Monday, to start off your week, I shalt be sharing with you a picture and or a video of my adorable Moose. Here it goes...
The two important beings that I live for. I hope you guys all had a wonderful fourth. What're your plans for this week?
//7/2/10 10:41 AM
Work is... interesting.
Working in retail really widens your perspective on the world because of the wide variety of people that comes in. From people who think they'll get a discount if they barter with us to people who are just way too young and spoiled to be even allowed in the store. Yes, interesting mix of people like to visit our store, and the most memorable moments are those where you're just head-desking.
Let's do a little recap of customers that I've encountered in the past.
Micro Mini dogs are SO in right now. And we have people who bring in their cute little puppies who sit in their purse or stroller being the cute, quiet puppies they are. Minding their own business, and not really causing much of a problem to anyone. I AM in fact an animal lover, and I deeply understand the want and need to show off your pets (because I know I show pictures of my cat to ANYONE who stands still long enough), but what's really the line that should be drawn here? How big should be the dog that you take with you to go shopping? Service dogs are one thing but a Chow Chow?
As cute and lion like he was, Chow Chows are very BIG. That is a one big ball of fur. A DOG is one thing, but what other pets could you take to shop with you? A rabbit? A Goldfish? But as Patti Page says, you can't take a goldfish for a walk. How about a parrot?
Yes, you heard me correct. A Parrot. Some lady, a couple of months ago brought her parrot with her. And this parrot had bird turrets. Not with human words, but with squawks. I'm not sure if you guys have ever seen the movie Paulie...
but, if it was Paulie coming into the store having his turrets, I'd be ecstatic, but alas, 'twas not. It was only a badly trained parrot with turrets, and the only thing its' owner tried to do was turn to it and go "shhhhh". It's a damn bird, lady.
Children seem to be some people's accessories as well. And we have some ADORABLE babies who come in. Little heart breakers. But one thing I hate more than anything is when parents neglect their children when they're shopping, especially if your child has a mild to sever case of ADD, because let's face it, most children are like that. Because some parents are so busy being in their own world looking at which purse to buy, these little children have their own ideas of fun - Ransacking the store. And only when something in our display some where goes SLAM, BAM, WHAM do they realize that their children aren't where they last left them. So here we are, sales associates, baby sitting their children and making sure that they're not walking out of the doors.
Okay, cute babies are one thing, but what about overly spoiled pre-teens? And what is it with them being sluttier than ever now? I saw a group of girls with their parents come in. The girls looked around eleven (but everyone looks eleven to me if they're younger) and they were wearing micro mini short shorts with a tiny shirt that showed off their stomach. Really? You're, what? Ten? Why are we being so slutty? I mean, I know it's hot, Jesus Christ, but put a shirt on that fits you.
Overall, I think people are interesting, and it's so much fun people watching at our store, it really is a great way to pass the time.
I almost forgot, it's fourth of July Weekend. What is everyone's plans? (Somebody....? Anybody....?)
//6/30/10 10:45 PM
Good news, and looong week of work.
I moved here to Northern California last year in order to attend a certain art school. This particular art school, took advantage of me and totally screwed me over. I didn't have a dorm to stay in, because they kicked me out so I moved in with my lovely girlfriend and her dad. We stayed there for a couple of months, until we got an apartment of our own. Spiral staircase and a loft included!
Since then, my parents and I have been having a little bit of a rough patch, because they originally wanted me to come back home. Of course, I defied their wishes and stayed here, because really, I didn't want to leave. I was completely happy, and I still am. They let me stay with a promise that I would be very productive of the time I have and find a new school to go to. Of course, I found a wonderful job in the time being that I have a lot of fun in, and on my spare time, I've been looking for a new school to go to that offered an Art History major. After searching for months online, I finally found a great school that offers everything that I want that is only a forty five minute to an hour commute. Back earlier in the year, I scheduled a meeting with my guidance counselor to talk about my opportunities and my necessary credentials to apply for the school. I had to submit my application with an essay, contact my previous college in Japan in order to have my transcripts sent over (which for four transcripts cost me about $16), Contact my professor to have a recommendation letter written to be sent to the new school AND I had to get my transcript evaluated, which turned out great, because I learned that I had an equivalent to 3.8 GPA. So much to do in so little time. A lot of panicking happened. One trip all the way down to Marin happened. Hyperventilation took its place as a routine. A lot of doubt and worry that I didn't get it.
But after all of the Applications, panic attacks, and international mailing, A month and a couple of days later, I finally got fully accepted into this wonderful school as of yesterday! And to make the icing and strawberries on top of the cake, today, I received a call from my counselor, where he gives me the great news that I got a $10,000 scholarship! How amazing is that?
Of course, I had to wait to call my mother, since she's visiting Japan and our time differences are just WAY out of whack, so I did so on my second break, and was she completely thrilled or what? She kept repeating "Thank God you didn't turn out like me" and "Thank God you're good at school". I wasn't sure how to word it to my grandfather, so my mother, I'm sure told him all about it after we got off of the phone, and I'm very sure he's quite enthusiastic about the fact. It will save him a lot of money, but he is quite the supportive grandfather, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to be just that.
Now the day would've been complete if I hadn't had to go back to work after that magical one hour lunch. But, I can't have everything that I want in life just happen, due to the face that the universe DOESN'T revolve around me - no matter how much it seems that way. I did have to return unfortunately, since I was the closing shift, they needed me, and of course, Lily ALWAYS comes to the rescue (Here I go with the ego thing again). The closing shift wasn't too bad today, and we both got to leave around a half an hour after locking our doors.
Though, because during the day, we weren't TOO busy, I had a lot of time to think. Letting everything that happened during lunch sink in. I was also contemplating over the fact that I work forty hours this week. I also came realize then that I work every day since yesterday until next Wednesday! That is nine days straight of work! Wow, what a busy week. Slightly bummed out that I don't have much time to spend with my lovely girlfriend, but at the same time relieved that I'm going to have enough money to do my cosplay AND buy my purse.
But then, in the end what makes my day and my life better is the wonderful support system I have waiting at home for me: Duckie, the love of my life
And our baby, Moose
Duckie and I have been together for four years. And What a rocky four years has it been, but I swear to God, we can make it through everything. And my baby Moose. She's started to do this thing where she comes up to the door when she sees us come home. Like Today, when pulling up into our parking spot, I look up to see Moose, sitting on the spiral staircase, peeking out of the window to make sure we're home. Then we see her trudge down the stairs, and we come up to open the door to see her waiting for us. Yes, she is a fat cat - about 13lbs. Seven years old, and spoiled to death. I live for days like these. Things are beginning to look great!
I hope whoever is reading my blog had a great week!
// 9:05 AM
The thin line between want and need.
Yes, it is 8:00AM and I am posting yet another blog. I work in retail, and I LOVE where I work. Though, it's quite difficult selling the cutest bags in the world, I somehow manage every week with a full paycheck. And let me tell you, do we get a great discount or what?
Anyways, I haven't gotten myself a new bag since I started working there almost a year ago, November. And I've been DYING for a brand new bag. I was originally supposed to get one for a birthday present from my mother back in early June, however, the bags that I wanted were on Back Order. So, I gave up on that particular bag, and decided that I'd wait it out to see what other bags would catch my eyes, because I know they eventually will.
That was probably the best decision that I've made in a long time. In August, they are coming out with a new ocelot print Maggie bag. The style is something like this:
So, I've been saving my money in order to get a Maggie for the last week. And I'm very excited to say that I am doing a very very good job at being a good girl and not splurging on something, so I'm kicking my butt later when I really really really want something.
Now, with that I'm in need of a new phone as well. Why? because my lovely LG Xenon phone
That is having unfortunate leaking problems from the screen. Now I'm not sure how much of a health hazard that is, but it's the only phone that I have. The phone that I'm looking for that I really want is a Japanese phone. But how much are unlocked Japanese phones costing? Anywhere form $400 ~ $1700. Yes. And the particular phone that I want, I can't find anywhere.
Which, Katie totally thinks I should.
// 12:09 AM
New training to begin.
Now, honestly, I need to start posting more often. I was looking at some people's blogs, and does my blog look overly pathetic or what? Well, let's see. It's almost midnight, I have work in exactly twelve hours and I am currently awake because I am COMPLETELY excited about the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer that came out yesterday.
If my fellow readers are Harry Potter fans and have yet to seen it, well, I pretty much don't consider you one. No, just kidding. Here is a link for you poor, unfortunate, deprived, BROKEN souls. (To anyone who got that, I give you all kudos, and a side of brownies). New Trailer
Alright, now, let me tell you this story of why this particular series is special to me in every way possible:
I moved to America in 1997 at the age of seven from Tokyo, Japan. I had little to no background in the English language. I skipped second grade (and by skipped, I mean I attended the last ten days of second grade, and my teacher let me go onto third grade), and struggled to learn English. Every night, with my parents, I stuttered through every word, syllable and letter of a ten paged book for hours upon hours. My home work sessions, generally ended in me going to bed with my head down with tears streaming down my face. My English slowly improved throughout the next couple of years, however, I detested reading. Everything about it just made me tear up in both fear and anger...
Until one day, I stumbled upon a book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I gave it a shot... And Wow-Wee! I couldn't put it down. I read and re-read all of the books. My sixth grade crush even got involved and we competed to see who would finish reading all four books (at the times) first. Of course I won.
Now, with these characters, every single one, I developed. I grew up with them. They were, what you say a support group that got me through the darkest of times, and since then, I've enjoyed reading. Every single characters in these books, you love to love and you love to hate. Everything made you feel magical, something you won't ever feel in anything else. Now, after growing up with the characters, and having fond memories of books and movie premiers, it is hard and heart breaking having to say goodbye to the franchise. So, upon watching the trailer with my Duckie (Girlfriend), I cried. Yes, I cried. I cried like I've never cried before.
Then, we realized that the movie is going to be playing in five months. Now, my best friend, Kava, and I (friends for too long to even remember), became friends back in middle school BECAUSE of Harry Potter. And we had a wonderful tradition of going to the midnight premiers of almost every Harry Potter event since we've been friends until we got separated due to educational purposes. Now, to celebrate this epic finale of the phenomenon that drove children for over a decade, my bestest friend in the entire universe is coming down to visit me in November in order to see the installment in the IMAX theater in San Francisco. Exciting? Yes, it is. Now, we ALWAYS, ALWAYS DRESS UP. Like so:
(Yes, that was from like fifty years ago when the last book came out. I was LAV-LAV and she was Hermione). That's when I realized *GASP* OH NO. I NEED TO FIND AN EPIIIIIIC COSTUME TO WEAR THIS YEAR. Mainly because it's the last one. No, I didn't want to be Hermione, AGAIN. Not Lav Lav, AGAIN. And besides the movies came out and NO ONE would get my costume. And I sat there thinking through creatures:
HOUSE ELF - I'm the perfect height : DECLINED.
GOBLIN - I won't have to do much to my face... and perfect height : Uh... I don't think so.
LEE JORDAN - He's black! : Uhm... Not gonna grow dreadlocks.
BLAZE ZABINI - He's black too. But... he's so pretty... and tall : Nah...
What could I be that NO ONE would be? Something that would leave an impression in those fan's minds?
Then, I got the PERFECT idea as to what/who I would cosplay as. Now, I won't tell you, what exactly I will be, but I will tell you this...I'm completely excited to say that I will be wearing these:
to the premiere. Yes, those are Pointe Tap shoes. Sansha's T-perina Pointe/Tap shoes to be exact. Yes, aren't they just the most ADORABLE things? NOW, I haven't danced ballet in over a decade (wow, I'm old) and I've NEVER danced Tap before. But what am I going to do for the next five months....?
Learn to become a Tapperina.
How? Youtube. Now, I don't need to be a PROFESSIONAL dancer, I just have to be able to show off at the premiere. So I'm going to look up dance basics on Youtube, and retrain myself to become a ballerina and ATTEMPT to master the basics of tap dancing.