Monday, October 17, 2016

I'm alive LOL part 2


Apparently it has been exactly one year and 3 days since my last post. OMFG.

I had to look at my previous post to see where I left off. The photos below were gathered from my Facebook otherwise I don't remember what happened within the past year.

October 2015
In case you didn't know, the company I got hired from last year was Tokyo Otaku Mode as their Photographer.

 After finally getting a legit full-time office job. I bought my first car. I actually wanted a Honda because I drove one during my college and university years but my parents and I spoke to several dealers and settled for Toyota in Manhattan Beach because they gave a better discount for university grads within two years of graduation date.

November 2015
When Tokyo Otaku Mode hired me, they knew I had a nigh shift job as a Graphic Designer. I told them that I still needed the extra money to pay student loan and now new car payment. I got their permission to keep my second job because some companies are strict about working other jobs.

Late November, I got a THIRD JOB. Monday-Friday I worked 9-6pm at Tokyo Otaku Mode then afterwards worked 7pm-12:30am at Graphic Design job. Saturday & Sunday worked third job selling chestnuts from 8:30a-6:30pm. It would be seasonal until July 2016.

I worked on my birthday. I don't remember what happened. I think I ate cake.

December 2015

Lunch before the new year with TOM members.

My goal/treat for myself was to get all the Liz Lisa fukubukuro. My boyfriend bought me two of the bags as a birthday present and I bought the remaining three. 

January 2016
Went to ALA to take photos of cosplayers.

February 2016
My lucky bags arrived!

March 2016
Every month, we have pizza parties!

Sakura Frappuccino

April 2016
My hair was becoming a hassle and it would take me 40 mins to blow dry. Ain't no body have time for that when you have three jobs xD

Japan with boyfriend and his family

I brought $3,000USD spending money. We stayed with his mother in Abiko while his father stayed in Shibuya with his family. Even though I had a lot of spending cash, there was not enough luggage space. The post office ended up being closed because of a holiday during our last days so no point buying more clothes :/

Company trip to Oregon

My name is on TOM box

The perks for working at TOM are the events!

July 2016
Anime Expo

July 2016
TOM told me that they were moving to Oregon. They asked me to move there with them so I went. Goodbye parties.

August 2016
Moved to Oregon. My title would change to Photographer -> Warehouse Leader.

Moving was a pain. I couldn't bring all my Liz Lisa haha. I would visit LA every now and then to pick up more items. 

September 2016 to Present day

Oregon is really beautiful. Delicious food and beer. Good public transportation. No sales tax. I would best describe Portland as modern countryside. Adjustment has been hard. Only because it doesn't offer the things I like. Only one Japanese market called Uwajimaya which is ridiculously expensive because they have no competition. Their makeup section is just sad. I have to resort to grocery shop at Trader Joes instead of Marukai or Nijiya. I have no friends here. No boyfriend (he's in LA). We talk or text everyday. All I do is work. The highlights of my weekends are laundry and cleaning my apartment. Lately, I've been going to the office on the weekend to prep for the work week because I'm so bored at home which concludes to why I decided to start my blog again.