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Christine
30 April 2010 @ 03:36 am

I just want nice things...
I have one final exam left, and I'm procrastinating AND stressing out at the same time. Yay me.
 
 
Christine
10 April 2010 @ 05:08 am

Anyone here heard of Fashionary? It's this really cool Moleskine-like sketchbook which holds a lot of design-related information, along with dotted figure templates for you to sketch your clothes on! Now I'm no fashion designer (I'm comfortable being the consumer), but I like to draw out my outfits, or outfits I see on other people, only for inspiration purposes. For that sole reason, I want this sketchbook. They actually have templates available for download on their website, but it's way more fun to have something you can bring everywhere with you. The information contained within it can be pretty interesting too. I don't know if there are any designers/aspiring designers on my friends list, but you guys should consider this. It's only $16, too!

(I sound like an infomercial 90% of the time. Trufax.)

God I have so many things to write about, but I simply have noooo time. Been busy with work and school lately. It's exhausting, but comforting, in a way. If I compare with this exact time last year, I must say my life has been more constructive and productive. I'm nowhere near where I wanna be right now, school-wise, but I can at least say I'm given opportunities at work which will allow to make me grow, and I'm really grateful for that. :)

Other entries will come later this week... If I can. Finals time, people! I didn't miss this aspect of school, obviously. But I am not too stressed about them. Yet.

Ah, about the issue mentioned in the last entry (about the upcoming project with the partner I don't agree too much with), I decided to talk to him about it, and see what happens... If I see that it won't work out, well, there's no contract that binds us together. :/ But thanks everyone for the advice. ♥
 
 
Christine
02 March 2010 @ 01:31 am
How do you tell someone that you don't wanna work with them anymore?

Ok so long story short: a good friend of mine told me about this idea of a website project he had in mind and he asked me if I wanted to join in. Truthfully, that idea, I had thought about it as well (it's nothing spectacular, just something that hasn't been done extensively locally), but since he mentioned it first and we were good friends anyway, I happily agreed to work on it with him. That was a few years ago however, and nothing happened yet. No concrete plan, in fact, no concrete talk at all about anything we're supposed to do.

So...Collapse )

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My friends and I had a cupcake day on Saturday! I'm just telling you this because we took pictures and I wanna show off our cute cupcakes wuahahaha.



OM NOM NOM. (Picture heavy, yo.)Collapse )

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On another note, is anyone a 2PM fan in my friends list? ... *crickets chirp* Hooookay. So many things happening lately with them. I, at first, felt sad, then angry, then disgusted, then upset, now I just feel sorry and I just wished everything went back to the way it was. These guys, as stupid as it may seem (because, hey, they're only Kpop idols in the end) provided me with hours of fun and enjoyment. They made me feel like 15 years old again. Wait, that's not a good thing is it? Hmmmmmm... Whatever. Just buy me ice cream.
 
 
Christine
07 February 2010 @ 11:19 pm
formspring, anyone?

Even though I don't have that big of a blog and probably all my LiveJounal friends already know lots about me (I find I reveal quite a bit, hey hey no shame hey!), I still thought it'd be a fun thing to have. Ask away hahaha... My formspring doesn't have anything on it sniff.
 
 
Christine
02 February 2010 @ 12:44 am
This entry is gonna be sooo loooong. I'm hitting myself on the head, writing this entry when I'm so sleepy.

So I keep complaining about 2009 yadda yadda. While it ended up not being much better than 2008 for me (maybe worse, in fact, considering 2008 was only bad at the end), 2010 seems to have started off well! I've made it back to school, of course, that's the best part. I've still had a string of bad luck in the last weeks, but with I always had some good luck to make up for it.

  • Gap (which is where I've been working since December) has barely been giving me any hours in the last few weeks. I could work 8 hours one week, and none the next. I got my schedule for this week and the next. Total hours: zero. What if I had rent to pay?!

    HOWEVER.

    Desperate for a new job (again, yes), I scoured online job offers. I found an interesting listing on Craigslist (and OMG I would never trust Craigslist job offers but this one seemed legit) for an interesting non-sales telemarketing position in a business solutions company. And DUN DUN DUN DUN! I got the jooooooooob! :DD Today was my first day and while I haven't made any calls, it seems super easy, and the department I'm working with is super chill. And I'm getting paid quite a lot for the job asked... I'm quite excited about this! I'm quitting Gap soon... The discount was good, but to buy clothes one needs money so yeah. :P

  • The government took a whole lot of time to study my student loan file and told me four weeks later and one week before the school fee payment due date that my request was incomplete! And I sent in all the papers, too! So I don't know what happened, but my BFF basically helps me paying my fees meanwhile (I love you bb ;_;), I send the documents they were asking for again, and the same day, I come home to an e-mail telling me that my loan is being deposited into my account.

    ...

    YAH OKAY.

  • I tried to access my bank account via online services the other night and found out my access was blocked. I call customer service (Friday at 3 p.m.) and they tell me that there had been a fraud attempt and they had blocked my bank account for security measures. Now they want me to go to a branch to replace my card and be able to access my account again, EXCEPT IT'S THE WEEK-END AND THE BANKS ARE ALREADY CLOSED. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

    That said, I have plenty of money coming in soon so I'll be able to pay my debts and stuff. ♥


Other issues arose, but I'm getting too tired to list them all.

I just wanna say though, that even with all the bad things I've gone through in the last year, there is one thing that kept me going all along, and that's the incredible friends I have. They've been encouraging me to go back to school, congratulating me on every good step I took, and helped me on numerous occasions. On my first day of school, everybody asked me how my day went and if I'm integrating well in my new school. On my first day of work, whether at Gap or the new company, everybody asked me how I liked it, as well. I just feel really lucky to have such friends that always care enough to just ask me those little questions, it really makes me warm in my heart.

That said, who's ready for spriiiiiiiiiiing? The mercury just dropped really badly over here (-30C, meh) and I want to wear light spring layers and muted colours already. I want pinks and beiges (!!!) and greys and silk and lace and light jersey and ahhhh.



I like to sing-ah~ I like to sing-ah~ About the Moon-ah and the June-ah and the spring-ah~ I like to sing-ah~Collapse )


By the way, anyone seen the Zipia redesign? It looks more like Dahong now! They brought back the lookbooks (I used to love that feature), where you could browse based on coordinates. They also have that new Monomori collection that I like quite a bit.

Also, I redesigned my LiveJournal layout a bit. Not used to it at all.
 
 
 
Christine
26 January 2010 @ 01:29 am

I lost my camera remote control, so I've had a really hard time taking self pictures. I really can't work with a timer! D: I always have to make a bazillion poses before I get the right one, and even then, it sometimes needs some tweaking. Basically, that means no outfit post in a while (I've already ordered a new remote control, I'm vain like that), because I hate mirror pictures, they never look right, and all the mirrors in the house are somehow dirty, and I can't be bothered with cleaning them. Anyway, I haven't been dressing particularly well lately. Tomorrow will probably be one of those days I'll be wearing a v-neck with jeans. So uninspired.

The other night, I almost burned down my house! I was a bit hungry for a snack, so I put a croissant in the small oven and left it there for a few minutes. I came back, and it was in MOTHERFUCKING FLAMES. The oven's door was already becoming a bit black, the croissant looked like a meteoroid, and my first instinct was to pull the door down and blow on the fire. T__T;; Needless to say that didn't help AT ALL, so I ultimately yelled for help, waking everyone up. I also splashed the croissant with water, which, in retrospect, could have made things much worse. My mom grabbed it with pliers and put it in the sink and drowned it in water. What would I do without my mom? :D; The kitchen and hallway smelled like smoked till morning. T_T Sniff. I was scared shitless.

Now I'm hungry and I don't wanna go near the oven. :|

 
 
Christine
17 January 2010 @ 02:46 am

A long time ago, I discovered the song I Love You by Yutaka Ozaki, and I immediately fell in love with it. This rendition by ayaka combines this great song with one of the greatest voices.

Just a little post dedicated to ayaka, who is taking a break from her singing career due to illness. Hopefully, she will get better soon, and we'll be able to hear her sing again.

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Christine
12 January 2010 @ 02:38 am

A very belated happy new year to you all! I hope you guys spent nice holidays with your family and friends. :) For my part, I simply enjoyed dinners with my family and my boyfriend. I also worked almost full-time, but I am now down to having almost no hours. *blinks* I miss the days when I was required to work a minimum of 17 hours. I was guaranteed to have a paycheck at least. So, I am back to looking for a job, but it is less urgent now as I still, theoretically, have a job.

That said, I had an interview this afternoon at Forever21. It was a group interview, and let me tell you, the people there were... pretty special. I won't go into details as to how each of them were, but I didn't have a good feeling about most of them (as in, I don't think I can get along with them). It's wrong to judge based on small introductions, but first impressions do matter, and I have a hard time picturing myself working with any of them, unfortunately. Anyway, they had only 6 positions available (we were about 15 being interviewed) and considering I was probably the most boring out of all of them, I think I'll be at my current job for a while LOL.

In other news, yours truly has officially started school again yay!! \o/ Only completed one week so far, so who knows how I'll feel in a few weeks from now. But the feeling of saying 'I have class' is a good one, strangely enough. I made sure to not have any classes too early in the morning so I don't get frustrated too quick. So far, so good!

It's crazy how picky I've become with my purchases, especially clothes and accessories. While I used to buy LOTS and LOTS of pieces, these days I seem to only buy maybe 3-4 items per month? Ideally, I'd buy more, but tight tight budget doesn't allow me to do so. I just visit online shops every day and save items, admire them, and convince myself they are not worth it. It's hard. Really hard. Right now I'm back on a lingerie kick. ASOS is really good at making me want to spend over $30 on a bra (which doesn't happen, usually).

Some sets I want currently...Collapse )

*sighs*

I did offer myself some gifts over the holidays however, even though I could afford them only thanks to gift money haha.

Recent purchases...Collapse )

I also bought some jeans from my workplace, and they're honestly the best jeans I ever owned. But I'll have another entry on those soon enough...

 
 
Christine
12 December 2009 @ 01:49 am

U guise, I is so bored ryte now!

Did I mention I got a new job? I did. Actually I got hired a long time ago but they didn't make me start working until recently. So, I am now working at a well-known clothing store, and this is my first time doing retail sales. On my first day, I was exhausted from lack of sleep (I had slept an hour and started work at 7 AM) and disliked it a lot. I'm all for customer service and being nice to customers, but having to smile and say hi every time someone walks in, and inform them of our promotions, was not something I saw myself do everyday. At least that's what I thought. As days went by, I got used to it, and folding clothes became kinda therapeutic and helping customers and seeing them happy with their purchases made my days. So it's safe to say I kinda like my job so far! The pay could be better, but a job is a job. I'm just happy to have paychecks coming in again.

That said, today was my first day off in a while. I usually see my boyfriend on Fridays but he is currently in his exam period so he's too busy studying. I haven't seen him in a week, but I understand! I woke up at 10:45 AM and hurried to get to my shower, thinking that I was gonna be late for work. When I realized I had no work, I went back to sleep and woke up only at 5 PM and there my boredom began. What the hell did I do back when I didn't have a job?!

Boredom makes a girl shop around. Instead of doing it physically, I did it online because the weather today was too cold to handle. Also, rather than actually spending, I just lusted after some stuff. I made a list of what I'd like to get eventually.

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Christine
30 November 2009 @ 04:39 am

I love the feel of this room... The brick wall (I love brick walls, painted or not), the soft lighting and the soft colours, those dear heads on the wall... Love, love it. I'm back on my home decor obsession! I think I wouldn't be able to rent an apartment by myself. Unless I become really rich in the near future, finding a suitable apartment will be near impossible with what I'd be able to pay. I'm talking under $600. :( If I can move out with my boyfriend, that'd be best. No need for two rooms (well, except maybe to use as an office), and we still get to share the rent. Perfect! Now, just gotta wait a few years...

Some more pics for fun.Collapse )

Ugh, I feel like a whale lately... I've been gaining pounds like crazy. I tried running, but I tend to uh forget to do it everyday. :( I have to motivate myself a bit more! Also, I just got my periods so my face EXPLODED these last few days. I have pimples everywhere, I HATE IT UGH, I want to go to sleep and wake up only when everything is over. -_- But doing that will make me gain more weight. Whoopee.