Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm alive LOL

Hello everyone. I'm using my one day off to finally update. I haven't forgotten about this blog or my followers. I've been busy with two jobs working 12-18hrs a day. Why am I working so much? Well after graduating university, I was having a hard time trying to find work. I finally got hired part-time at Tokyo Central / Don Quijote (ドン・キホーテ) as a graphic designer / cashier in May. During this time, boyfriend started complaining I wasn't making enough money which was true. It wasn't enough to support my expensive shopping habits and student loan.

Sometime in July, my co-worker brought me to this place called Oko Cafe. My co-worker went here everyday for drinks so he knew the workers and owner. Co-worker introduced me to the owner Sammi. She thought I was cute and was asking if I was looking for more work. "I'm like as a matter of fact I am." I filled out an application and she noticed I majored in Graphic Design. She said her husband was looking for help to create posters, flyers and food menu etc. I was hired on the spot. Lucky day. So from then on I've been working those crazy long hours. Once my paychecks were getting bigger, I started buying Liz Lisa every week (I know, I'm crazy). I had enough money to pay for my spending habits. One paycheck went to Liz Lisa/Ayumi Hamasaki/misc goods and the other paycheck went to food and student loans (mostly loan). I lost weight in the process. I just didn't have the time to eat anymore plus I didn't want to spend money on food. Lately my dad was being lazy with making dinner so there wouldn't be leftovers for me when I get back home at 1am which made me pissed so I went the cheap route. Survive on one onigiri a day sometimes I ate cup noodle if I had enough energy coming home from work.

Meeting Beth
We've been online friends since forever back when Xanga was the shit 12 years ago? HAHA. She came to LA with her husband and two kids. I had a blast hanging out with her over the weekend. I remember it being considered weird to have online friends. Now it's a common thing. Some of my closest friends were originally online.

She bought me this lovely hamster!

The month of August was torture. I worked 8am-2:30pm then 3:30pm-3:30am for special 3 day weekend event. I felt dead everyday. I drank 5 cans of redbull to keep myself awake. Tokyo Central was going through renovation so I ended up doing construction work with the rest of the staff. I put up wallpaper, cut and laminated over 5000+ designs. Oh yeah also little janitorial work like scrubbing tile, cleaning men & womens restrooms everyday. BLEH.

This pretty summed up my current situation back in August

September came along. I wasn't getting much graphic design work for Tokyo Central. They mainly wanted me as cashier cause we were busy with the store's soft opening. Oko still had me doing graphic design every week so I was content with them.

Before I knew it, it was already October. It was time to start looking for a new daytime job, preferably full-time in my field of study. Submitted my updated resume to companies, went to a few job interviews and FINALLY landed a full-time job. After hearing the good news, I quickly submitted my two weeks. I will mention my job on my facebook later this week. I start this thursday October 15. I'm nervous and jumping for joy at the same time.