Friday the 13th is known to be a day of bad luck or negative energy, found to be the theme in all Halloween or horror films but perhaps for me it is a symbol of good luck. The number 13 has always been a sign of good things for my dad especially having gotten amazing results in his exams and jobs in the past. This happened to me today, at 12:30pm to be exact when I was browsing my email while getting my hair done at my local hairdressers.
That job I squealed to all of you my dear readers about that I am starting in January next year. My new boss emailed me today requesting me to start earlier than that day. She has asked me to start in TWO weeks! Of course she understands me to talk to my current managers to find a schedule that will benefit me and assist them in this transition but omg! Sooner than I expected! And it is also so very exciting, I already told my two besties, my parents and my boss soon as we started shift today.
Apparently the new hotel is much busier than they expected and they are in dire need of assistance, I want to go so much but at the same time I want to be here in my current job helping the people who has encouraged my career this past year. Fingers crossed for both sides!
I have been on a creative run since my three days off and it has been focused on this single fantasy story that I have previously mentioned in other diary entries. I even have written notes for book 2 plus a chapter which will be continued after I have completed the first one. I am thankful that my imagination has not left me and that I am still able to create scenarios and ideas in my head.
I have also completed my map and my current novel is up to 78 pages, not bad considering I haven’t done any kind of para roleplay in either IMVU or Second Life for the past three-four years. I only hope that this imagination of mine continues to flourish so that I can finish a story for once. It is a bad habit of mine because I haven’t completed an actual story ever!
All this excitement of leading up to the end of the year, my new work opening at the beginning of next month and I will be joining them in January has got this week going very quickly. Today on my day off was quiet during the day though I have been writing a fair lot even if its one shots that have been inspired by my dreams. I used to do this a lot when I was in high school, I’d have a random idea pop into my head and I used to quickly write it down in a notebook or type up a story on the downstairs computer.
It is why I have so many books that are half full in my book shelf and in the drawers too, I had an endless imagination that a tiny piece was only used during my roleplaying days on IMVU. I guess being hardly online in either virtual universe, the imagination is waking up even more and I am creating my own alphabet, drawing up maps and creating new fantasy species especially for the bigger tales. Alongside my Ame chronicles, I have about four other big stories saved on my laptop.
Yes I’m still around, sorry I haven’t been sharing anything with you all lately,
I have been on a creative spree when it comes to story writing, also suffering jet lag from my trip to Europe and working the PM shifts. But I will post today that I had an interview at the new Sofitel in the city yesterday morning and it went really well! I met the Reservations manager and the Revenue manager who were both really nice women and the interview only went for 17mins, I will find out if I got the job or not next Monday so positive thoughts for me everyone!
This Sunday I will also be doing the Blackmore 10km run/walk with my mum and two of her friends, I’m not sure if some of you remember from last year, we did the 9km run of the same event. I am hoping to beat my score since I have been very active while travelling around Europe so my body is not foreign to lots of movement. My sister and I will be staying in the city because Ange being the fit girl that she is, is doing the half marathon- say good luck to her too 😀
I didn’t make an official announcement of when I left Sydney two weeks ago but I am positive that everyone who follows my blog knew where I was going in the leading up days until I flew to Dubai. I have been over here on the other side of the globe for the past 2 weeks and been in Paris for 5 days. My parents and I have been non stop moving since we arrived and it has been amazing even with the random arguments my parents decide to start with each other. I have had my own room this past week and have been glad for it, I am returning to sharing a room with the parentals as of tonight after we take a train to London this afternoon. We are there for two weeks and next week I will be finally seeing my other half Brad, so can’t wait!
Might post again here while in London but mum has a busy schedule yet again for us, if not I will blog again when I am back home in Sydney. Thanks to those who are still following the Luci Logs and understaning my annual leave.
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 😀
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 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!
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 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.
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