I have been all over the place since yesterday, a lot has been going on leading up to my big trip and the event that affected me the most yesterday morning was when my beloved boss told me that she had resigned from being our manager and was moving into the city and changing hotel chains. Needless to say I was devastated, I even cried to one of my assistant managers over this news.
Though my boss has only been here for year and a half and I know in her new role she will do amazing things, she has been like a mum figure to me at work and encouraged to keep being the best person I can be. She has encouraged me to apply for other hotels, other roles having noticed my restleness here in my current role and knows what I want in my career. She will finish up when I am still on my holiday but promised me that my current duty managers will keep me in the loop of who our new boss will be. I am just going to miss her so much!
In other news, it is six more day until I am boarding a plane and flying to Dubai with the parents, I told my best friend it won’t hit me until the night before when I have to stay up before our 2:30am pick up.
The past three days at work have been non stop to say the least, each day I have been clocking off work at least 45mins to an hour later, this usually isn’t the norm for me and it’s not because I haven’t been able to be on top of my work. No my checklist is signed off and complete on each shift it is because I take on additional tasks to help my Assistant manager so they can leave on time as well. Tomorrow is my last day before my two days off and tonight I printed off 114 registration cards, so many!
My colleague is determined to sign up the majority of them into our hotel loyalty program while I am just thinking of how much updating we will need to do from each registration card and adding membership numbers to every one who signs up. I would have no problem with this if my parents weren’t always arguing with me that it isn’t my job to stay back every day. I understand that I am rostered on from certain hours but it is always about flexibility, this is what hotels is all about and it is not like I hate my job, I am passionate in what I do here. I wish my parents understood this by now.
I have been given the roster for next week and my boss has given me three days before flying to Europe off! Happy to say I am one happy traveller and not too long until the big day arrives 😀
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 had a phone interview today with the reservation manager at Olympic park properties, it went good I believe and he will get in touch with me either by Thursday or by next Monday. With the assistance of my boss I have been submitting transfer forms and my resumes to various properties around Sydney. There was another I submitted today for the new Sofitel in Darling Harbour.
Again it was reservations and if I’m honest with myself, if I had to choose between the two if I got accepted in both, I’d go Sofitel for multiple reasons such as its in the city where I always go every Friday night for either Japanese or Asian street market food no matter what season it is. It is also specifically located in Darling Harbour where I first started working in hotels, seven years ago that is a lot of nostalgia right there. Plus it is a five star property and it is new! Right next to the newly built convention centre.
Either way, both of them are a different direction to my usual Front office job and it be nice for a change, I keep saying in this blog of mine that I have become stalemate in my current position and looking for something fresh to be part of. This idea of leaving Front desk and trying a new department in hotels has gotten me hungry.
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!
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 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.
All these early starts are making my body cry for sleep, which is perhaps why I had a nap yesterday evening after I came home from work and slept in the car all the way home today after a full day out with the family in Bowral. This week has been packed with great memories whether online or in real life and I will list my top five in the usual likes. I had requested to have today and tomorrow off because the newest member of my family, my cousin’s little daughter had her baptism today and celebrated her first birthday.
She lives an hour away in the Southern Highlands and driving down the highway to her town brings back fond memories of when my family and I used to drive to Nowra before Nanna moved back up to Sydney, we used to have a lunch stop in Mittagong which is the town next to Bowral and it always fun to go through as a kid travelling a lot.
The five likes;
Karage mayo bowl at Tenkomori on Friday night followed by fun conversation in the Bee Lab downstairs in the city
Despite the drama a wannabe kawaii blogger blew up on Facebook, my friendships grew with some of the girlies online
Cousin bonding time today over birthday lunch with both adult and kids
2/3 of the unique pins I bought online via Etsy have been delivered this week
Growing knowledge while working and gaining confidence to become a team leader
I will never grow up, that is a fact everyone close to me knows. I am the forever magical girl with a ton of stuffies, a ginger cat and lots of pink in home decor, clothes and accessories while staying cute in her style as well. But they are moments in life where I have to put on my big girl panties and act like the 29 year old woman that I am. I had to do it today since I woke up this morning and normally I enjoy a decent sleep in when I don’t have to work or on PM shifts.
Today was the one day off I had between 5 and 3 AM shifts and I am forever thankful to my boss for giving me a single day in lieu otherwise I would have been working 9 days straight. My day off was quite productive however starting with the morning I had a work webinar to do from home that went from an hour, first cooked myself breakfast a decent ham omelette with sliced rockmelon on the side plus more of my amazing Tea Tonic’s well being green tea then the afternoon was regular hair wash and going to my local shopping centre and visiting one of hte insurance companies.
You see I was involved in a minor car accident coming home from Wisemen’s Ferry on the 20th April a day before my younger sister’s birthday, no one was hurt and both our cars still function but because I was the one who bumped the back of the other car, their insurer sent a letter to me asking that I pay for the extra, now I been through enough minor accidents that my parents are sick of my at times reckless driving and of course sick of paying the repairs on my car. Today I decided to do it all on my own without bothering them for help and I did it.
I feel quite accomplished today that I can now relax tonight before I return to work tomorrow morning.
Three days out of eight have been done and dusted so far and I still have yet to continue my exercise, though I’m still very much moving around but not at a cardio level. Mum has been telling me about my budget for our Europe trip in August, thank goodness I been saving up is all I can say despite the random splurges of cute buys online…
Our clocks went back an hour today and I am forever grateful for the extra sleep I got this morning turning six hours into seven, I also worked with my front office manager today, despite being constant with our check outs, the guests were all so lovely and happy people, so we had a lot of fun while on shift. I also got fed breakfast at work today too, we got to have eggs and hash browns plus a free lunch! I can’t say no to fish and chips.
Been on a writing spree when it comes to the story of Mistaken Identity, I am up to chapter 6 for it and so far ironing out the plot while trying to calm down all the crazy ideas that keep entering my head around the fictional tale. Watched Burlesque to help with the dance sequences since the main focus is in the club. Can’t wait for this week to finish though, not just because I’m looking forward to a mini weekend away with mum but to get my rest will be nice.
Though Cyclone Debbie has gone passed and settled down from a category 4 to a tropical storm in Northern queensland, my work life is about to become a busy period leading right up to the weekend where mum and I will be doing the 10km walk in our nation’s capital.
Yes it is coming up already, can’t believe this month has gone so quickly (sorta). I will be working 8 AM shifts straight after tomorrow’s day off and training the new guest service agent, it will be a leadership experience for me, so wish me luck!
Do I have five likes for this past week, lemme count them below;
Parents came home yesterday and I got a t-shirt present from mum 😀
Sushi from Kanzo in Parramatta today for lunch was divine
Finally watched Moana! What a girl power driven and emotional Disney movie ._.
I been on a creative spark all this evening with writing my story Mistaken Identity
Catch up phone call with my old work colleague Honey, we will see each other on Saturday
Parents flew out to Philippines today and will be away for two weeks while visiting both dad’s mum who is living in the southern province and his younger sister and husband who have retired there also. I still got the jitter bugs inside me only because this time last year I was scared when I heard a loud bang outside my house at 4am, so scared that I ended up calling my work and getting one of the night auditors to check my house for me.
Here is hoping for an uneventful two weeks without the presence of the adults. I’m sure I’ll be fine, I got Ange, Adam and Skitty of course 😛
I lost two more kilos, don’t ask how I’m doing it but it’s staying off
Going to watch Beauty and the Beast with two work colleagues on 21st March
Kitten D’amour’s ‘Suspicion’ collection is divine!
I bought Barbie: Video Game Hero, its very ‘Wreck it Ralph’ but sad no new movie trailers were released
Only two months (roughly) until Shadowhunters returns to tv with 2b 😀
I been working AM shifts the past two days and will be working AM again tomorrow on my birthday, no I do not feel anywhere close to 29 and still feel like a hyper 21 year old girl 😛 I have also been going for walks with my mum and her work friend the past 3 nights, the back of my knees hurt when I wake up! Takes a bit of stretching before I’m ready to tackle the day, our weather down under says starting from tomorrow it’s going to be another 3 days of 40 degree weather. Eww!
This week’s 5 likes;
My DokiDoki crate for this month arrived yesterday
Housekeeping manager brought mini donuts to work today, so nom
My hair when blow dried goes past my chest now, didn’t realise how long it is!
One of my VIP guests has a birthday reminder on his phone for tomorrow
All my recent Flickr uploads have been surpassing 20 favs each 😀