As the days creep closer and my parents and I are finalising our checklists and our packing, I’m just happy that I am already on annual leave after six days of work last week. Not that it wasn’t stressful, happy to say that my very last shift at work turned out to be quite pleasant with a lot of hugs and well wishing from my colleagues. I’m looking forward to travelling in business class, it is such a long flight to get up to Dubai alone.
Been organising with the boyfriend of what we are going to do together in the second week while in England, I know that the cat cafe is one thing I definitely want to experience even after finding out Sydney has its own cat cafe in the city. Mum has also asked Brad if he would like to join us on a trip down to Portsmouth, she is going there to meet her work friends but the train ride would be nice for my parents to find more about him.
I pre-ordered the Enchanted rose from Beauty and the Beast, also acts as bluetooth speaker
Family dinner with my family and my sister’s fiance’s family tonight, lots of laughs and good conversation
Getting keratin on my hair tomorrow, it means no more frizz!
Dollhouse DIY videos on Youtube are so relaxing, I have no idea why
Writing more, socialising in reality more like what I used to do before pixel universes took over
6:30am start today and I’m back to the daily grind after a fabulous weekend either relaxing or out with friends, this is also my last week of work doing 6 days before my annual leave for Europe begins. I am all packed and ready to go, just have my day bag to prep for but otherwise everything else is ready for the month trip. Mum keeps telling me how busy we will be with training around the different countries and I know this won’t be a shopping trip, I’m just overall excited for the experience.
I am also still in fangirl mode over all the goodies being released from San Diego comic-con, that is another bucket list to one day check out the convention and be part of the masses in Hall H. The trailers for Shadowhunters, Avengers 3: Infinity war, Justice League have got me squealing and I can’t believe that Adelaide Kane (Mary from Reign) is going to be in Once upon a time and Tom Welling (Superman from Smallville) is going to be featured in the new season of Lucifer!
My old assistant manager celebrated her birthday this past Saturday in the city, it was great to catch up
Kagami event has opened on Second Life, it’s a Japanese horror game brings back nostalgia from 2 years ago
I pre-ordered Occamy, the bird snake from Fantastic Beasts, a special pop doll from San Diego comic-con
My dragon story has been moved from my little black book into word document
Cute covered journals from Typo such as mermaid scales are addictive, I need to stop buying them!
8 days can put a strain on your body and you can imagine how relieved I was when 11pm finally clocked over and I was happily leaving work last Friday for my weekend off! It is also not long now until I am away for a month and in Europe! I keep having dreams of flying business class would be like. Though I have done it before when going to Christchurch with mum, this longer trip will be worth the heavy dollars that my family and I paid.
Also can’t wait to meet my other half in London, if all goes well with him and I after our first official meeting in reality, he said he would fly down under for my sister’s wedding next year in March! Here is hoping everything goes smoothly.
Catch up dinner with Mei last night, I haven’t seen her in a month!
Crunchie hot choc, The Choc Pot invented it and its a subtle version of the monster milkshakes. Yum!
The original Disney Princess voice actresses are making a cameo in Wreck it Ralph 2!!
I lost another kilo, I just wish my body would stop fluctuating on itself
Binge watching Z nation on Netflix, that show I admit is better than TWD >.>
I guess four days off can be classified as a mini holiday for most people especially when usually even after 6-7 days of work, you still only get the required two day weekend. For me in the hotel industry, this is quite a luxury and though I haven’t been exactly productive though I have packed majority of clothes needed for Europe and I did cook dinner for the family tonight (they loved it too :D) my days off so far have been very chilled out.
I have one more day off and again it will probably be nothing too crazy however I am getting something done which will be listed below in my weekly likes. Once again delivering my five positive thoughts for the week;
Re-connecting with one of my girls in the Hen Den past two days has been sweet
Skype calls with the boyfriend, seeing each other’s cats on camera too
Dollhouse DIY’s on youtube, I don’t know why but they are so relaxing to watch before bed
I am getting my hair done ombre tomorrow! I’m adding a mahogany hue to the ends 😀
My mind is all over the place and my adult ADHD is partial to blame, I’m thinking of my career, I’m thinking of the need to efficiently start packing then just throwing clothes into my suitcase, I’m thinking about continuing my Ame chronicles or finally writing up my Dragon riders fantasy tale. Usually the best thing that helps me sort everything into place is a little bit of retail therapy whether pixel or real but considering I’m trying to save up my money I decided to not do that and instead am now on Polyvore making outfits for Ame.
I’m also annoyed with my google Chromecast, it is not accepting my WIFI which means I can’t Netflix stream or watch youtube videos on my tv as I fall asleep tonight. I been trying to fix it for the past two days and kinda just gave up tonight after I got home from a very busy shift at work tonight. We have a sports team from the UK staying with us and they all landed from England this evening, for such a long flight all the players still had plenty of energy even when I left work at 11:45pm.
Tomorrow I’m getting my hair washed but on Thursday, I have decided to stop fluffing about and getting my hair dyed with an ombre effect! Ever since I saw the picture of Pinterest and the fact my bestie Mei has been doing ombre to her dark locks for so long now and it looks fabulous! I want to do it too so it will look all nice for my boyfriend when I see him end of next month, this trip keeps creeping closer and closer!
It seems my boss is determined to give my career the boost it desperately needs having gotten me to fill out a transfer form and re-do my survey. I have also applied for two different types of roles, one is reservations, the other is communications like what I used to do at the previous hotel for 9 months and it was a fun 9 months as well, I enjoyed that role. So here is hoping I get into both, though the idea of working in a five star property though daunting sounds amazing!
Tomorrow is Day 3/5 in work and then I have four days off after that, not sure what I’ve got planned probably more organising my closet for Europe, 34 more days and it keeps getting closer! The excited jitters have landed.
My five likes over the course of the past week;
Vegetable tempura is delicious and addictive!
Kong: Skull Island wasn’t as bad I expected and the bonus of Tom Hiddleston ❤
Marie from Aristocats and Regina from Once upon a time pop dolls I got the other day
Clary and Jace had their kiss in the recent episode of Shadowhunters! MY OTP IS BACK
Early access to The Crystal Heart Festival on Second Life is a magic girl’s dream come true
I started packing for Europe since yesterday, I think it is partially because of my mum has been dropping some of her clothes on my bed and advising me to “get a move on” so to speak. The big luggage has been pulled out of the wardrobe and had tshirts thrown inside, I made a mental note for myself to address the packing on my upcoming days off. Can’t wait for the warm weather to be honest, when I finish my PM shifts at 11pm it has been between 7-9 degrees celsius when I walk out of the hotel. Too damn cold!
I have also written up a new resume from the beginning, the original resume that had been typed up by my dad and I had been adding in information over the years was “too cluttered and too old fashion” according to my boss and she asked if I could re-do it again. I have sent what I have written to one of my assistant managers who has been my mentor over the past couple of months and hopefully we can build it up to standards so our boss can send it through to the reservations department at the other property. If I do get this job I can have my weekends back and my body clock will be reset to normal.
Hobby wise, I have been making a lot of Polyvore outfits for my character Ame Hayato, I am hoping that with this creative outlet it will inspire me to continue her chronicles and share the stories with all of you here on my blog.
I was suppose to post this earlier but that Ame fashion entry was too cute that I enjoyed seeing it sit at the top of my blog without anything disrupting all the bright colours of her wardrobe. Anyway here is a weekly update of what is going on in my reality. Work has been seamless and no problems, though our rating is horrid (we got 10 days to boost it up again!) though I also may been having a change of scene if all goes to plan and with the continuing support of my Front office manager and duty managers.
I won’t speak of it as of yet since its still very much in the early stages but after I was presented with a different path in my career, I realised that after 4 years in the same hotel, doing the same job I have become officially stalemate. No movement, no nothing even with the increased training of more tasks. This offer was presented to be my boss and had me thinking about it the past couple of days. I sought out advice from my besties Mei and Katie, my boyfriend Brad and my parents. They all think I should go for this new opportunity, so we’ll see how it goes.
I will keep you all my readers in touch of how it goes over the next couple of weeks, but surely nothing will happen as of yet because of my big holiday in August.
The top five likes from the past 10 days;
New assistant manager has started working at my hotel, he knows my other duty manager and we are getting along very nicely
Shadowhunters is back tomorrow, wooot!
I have been binge watching Season 1 of Reign, oh gosh my ‘Frary’ heart is bursting
I know I’m suppose to be saving up my money but I couldn’t help but get new Peter Alexander winter pjs today
I’ve seen this handmade Enchanted rose with fairy lights on Etsy and I want to buy it so much! Maybe after my holiday (if I have money left in my bank account)
I am browsing Polly Pocket products on both Etsy and Ebay, I have been watching The Magic School bus on Netflix for the past two weeks after work and been hanging out on IMVU where more of old friends from 2010-2012 days are returning with their own fond memories of the ‘Golden years’. It has been quite fun seeing from them again, usually it starts from them finding my homepage and visiting followed by messages than figuring out who they are.
I have been mentioning in previous diary entries on here that with Second Life becoming less appealing, my long distance relationship coming to fruition in two months and more socialising with my international friends on IMVU, it seems like we are heading into a new era of great pixel memories. The friendships I have made and kept from that virtual world though it is small, we are very close and have been through so much together as a group.
Also the 90s child inside me is begging for that new Polly Pocket made that is going to be released on the 23rd June though I am suppose to be saving up money for Europe. Not too long to go now!
The rain mixed with the cold weather of winter is never a good combination especially when you have been working for seven days straight at work, this is me currently. I did it as a favour for one of the guest service agents who wanted Friday off and rather than split our days off, we decided to swap our weekend completely. I don’t mind, I have tomorrow and Monday off and hoping that the rain holds off tomorrow so my family, bestie Mei and I can check out Vivid in the city.
I was originally going to vent under the sub heading of Neko Irritation but decided not to and instead just place it here in my diary entry. All my good friends know that I cannot stand fair-weather friends (A friend who is only a friend when circumstances are pleasant or profitable. At the first sign of trouble, these capricious, disloyal friends will drop their relationship with you.) I have had my fair share of them online, none in reality of course because it is a whole different ball game beyond the computer.
But online, you have so many and it usually occurs of when they striving to climb the pixel social ladder or wanting a boyfriend or a man who is DTF, I sadly had to release a fair-weather friend last night after my gut feeling became true. And it wasn’t just me, two of my other girl friends noticed it too and also deleted this friend. It is quite unfortunate because I knew her on IMVU for the past 5 years? And she helped me re-do my avatar when I returned to that pixel universe. Let’s just hope she knows what she is doing…
The top five likes from the past 9 days;
Cadbury bars- I have lessened my sugar intake so having a bar of chocolate sates the craving
Golden State Warriors are still leading in NBA finals
My flickr has reached 1,100 followers tonight 😀 Thank you all
Wonder Woman! I need to watch it again, it was absolutely amazing and Gal is soaring high!
Family time last weekend after AM shift, I don’t get much time with my cousins but when I do it is always crazy in a good way
It is cold and raining outside but I am inside watching The Magic school bus on Netflix ^^; My mood is far more different compared to yesterday. One of my friends in our group chat known as the Hen Den broke up with her boyfriend, they have been on-off for about 3 or 4 times now but it seems now is a definite split. He turned from struggling boyfriend to being a jerk who doesn’t know how to treat women and only think with his groin. There is another cruder term for it but I am being classy about it on my blog.
Safe to say when my friend told me of her sad predicament, the entire group was mad and while trying to console her, we were also venting out our anger at this stupid boy for being a moron! I could go on but this isn’t under the venting sub title. Work was constant and my Assistant manager kept me busy today, it was Day 4/7 and I am also keeping an eye out on the weather in particular for Sunday.
As I said in my previous diary entry, Vivid has arrived in the city and I am hoping to check it out with the family on my days off. Unfortunately with the forecast of rain it doesn’t look like it is going to happen. Maybe we can all just go in for dinner and dessert? It is the long weekend afterall and everyone has this upcoming Monday off.
I do not like this 4-7 degrees Celsius every night I finish at 11pm and drive home, it is too cold though it is perfect excuse to pull out the cute winter wear again and get all snuggled in. But I still don’t like it! Work has its moments of being random and fun, then other times we are cracking down and working our butts off until after the shift ends.
Tonight was one of those nights and it is also when I had some girl who only comments on my timeline when being a bitch and the thing is she really knows nothing, to think that my status was about the virtual world had me mentally facepalming- some people live online too much.
An assortment of five positive things this week;
Vivid (Sydney sound and light show) is back on in the city, going to see it with family on 11th June
More Shadowhunters promos, we have a week until it premieres again!
My group of girls- glad we are hanging out more on IMVU, it is peaceful
My unicorn slippers arrived in the post last week, just in time for the cold weather
Natural stones collection at Lovisa jewellery store- been wearing a lot of moon stones lately :3
I am so sorry I haven’t been posting anything on here for the past five days, I hope I haven’t lost a couple of the new followers that added me this past week. If that is the case, I am sorry again. Work has been crazy and I am learning so many new procedures and doing projects that come with being a team leader. My front office manager said I have to do the work before I get the title, one of my assistant managers is also leaving end of June and I have this feeling that after having experience as a team leader, I too will leave this property I have been for almost four years now, I think it is time to move on.
Three nights ago, I also had a bleeding nose at 2am, just when I thought I was over my fear of my blood and that episode just proved I am still not over it and still freak out. I know it is a mental issue and no matter how many times my parents tell me to not panic because it is not life threatening, I still flail and call for help. Day after and I started getting the beginning stages of a cold, today I have been sleeping majority of the day until the afternoon when I dropped my dad off to the bus stop, he is going into the city to catch up with some old work mates.
Normally I go into the city because T.G.I.F but I think for tonight, I will just get some takeaway and eat from home, I am back to work tomorrow morning and I know working AM shifts this weekend will definitely not help me get over this common cold. Opened up a new public room on IMVU and been hanging with my girls on there, finding it more fun than staying parked in my cottage on Second Life, that mood to log into the universe seems to be diminishing every week.
Mum is also coming home from working overseas and will land in the morning, I won’t see her until I finish my shift though at 3pm and perhaps catch up at my aunt’s 60th birthday. It is an afternoon event.
I got three days off and though I didn’t do much and returning to work tomorrow morning, it has been quite chilled out and relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle in the hotel or going out and having family parties. Tonight is my usual driving or bus into the city for my regular Chinatown Friday night markets which means food time!
I got five days of work this week but it is getting more exciting because I am learning the ropes for a team leader, wish me luck I get this promotion soon!
My five likes;
Wonder Woman is getting amazing reviews from fans who have watched it this week, yayy!
Boyfriend made me swoon three times, he is such a romantic when not being a dork ❤
More Shadowhunters teasers have been released! More Sebastian!
Drove up the mountains yesterday, took pictures of the Autumn scenery, so pretty this time of year
12 followers away from reaching 1,100 on my Flickr, well I guess people like my pictures 😀