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Organization, organization, organization

I haven’t updated in a million light years and I apologize but in my defense, HOLY SHIZA has life gotten hectic.  I’ve recently accepted another (second) job as a receptionist at an office downtown, and though I initially believed the workload would be doable it is starting to eat away at my study time meaning that it’s time for me to go into overdrive!  Luckily so far I have been fairly apt at keeping everything on schedule and being productive 99.999% of the time (William and I’s dates currently usually consist of studying and/or doing some kind of leisurely activity that we believe will stimulate our minds because let me tell you, our minds need stimulating!)

That said, my weeks of doom are coming up in approximately 2 1/2 weeks (AKA midterms/papers time) so I’m starting to feel a mild sense of apprehension with perhaps a little dash of fear.  I am attempting to compensate and abate these anxieties by being super organized – you know, post-it notes on everything, to-do lists galore, scheduling and compartmentalizing my time – and I’m feeling pretty good about it now.  But still it feels like there’s a little tiny bit of anxiety hiding away somewhere that occasionally decides to go out and have a party and wreck havoc with the level of productivity I’ve got going here.

Anyways – the question I’d like to ask you (in light of all this stress and work!) is two-fold: firstly, what do you do that helps you stay organized and secondly, how do you manage to incorporate leisure/social time?


October 3 2009 at 11:34 pm Leave a comment

After a little over two years, I’m finally done at Choices. It felt really weird on Thursday, because I knew that it was my last day but I felt like I would feel more melancholy about the whole thing, but really, it just felt like another day at work. I only started to feel like it really was my last day there about 15 minutes till my shift was over, because Susan (my supervisor) started looking for me in the store to say goodbye. She was so sweet about it too, this past week she’s been bugging me about giving me my two weeks and whatnot, but she actually teared up when she said goodbye to me. It was really cute, and to be honest, it did make me sad about leaving the place, though I always thought management was a little fishy and I never quite agreed with some of their policies.

William’s dog, Muse, died a few days ago. William and his family are naturally completely heartbroken over it, it happened really suddenly and kind of out of the blue. He sent me a text message on Friday morning about it and I read it right after I woke up and bawled for about half an hour. I’m quite close with William’s family, they’ve been so amazingly generous and welcoming of me to their family and William and I would always hang out with his parents and Muse; in fact, in grade 12, one of the main things we did while we hung out would be to take Muse on walks. It really hit me harder than I would’ve thought it would, and I still feel sad about it all.

And school starts on Tuesday. Another wonderful thing for me to anticipate. I got some school supplies today which was, as always, fun and supremely satisfying. There’s something so refreshing about being able to write in a new notebook or crack open a new package of pens. I know, I’m a big dork.

September 1 2008 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Friday’s Feast #196

When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
Well, I last cut it in like, January I think. So it’s been about eight months, give or take a few weeks. I hate getting my hair cut…it always seems like I envision something completely different for my hair and it never works our because what I envision isn’t possible for my hair type 😦 But I’m looking to get it cut again…

Name one thing you miss about being a child.
When I was a kid, I lived across the street from my best friend and we both had younger brothers that were the same age, so the four of us would always play together. Our favourite thing to do was either play street hockey (girls versus boys) or play pretend spies…those were the good days. I loved my old neighbourhood cause there were so many kids around, so much going on all the time, and everyone knew everyone. Sometimes everyone would go to the park in my neighbourhood and play a game of soccer or baseball.

Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.
Well, it obviously depends on what you’re using it with! I usually cook with olive oil but I eat toast and bake, make omelettes with butter or margarine, depending on what my mom gets.

Main Course
If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
French and Chinese. I only know conversational Chinese even though I’m Chinese myself; my family is whitewashed to the max and my parents speak English to myself and my younger brothers. I’d like to learn Chinese because it clearly is going to be the dominant language of the future and I feel that not only would it help me become closer with my heritage, but it’d also be a good career and life tool in general. And French because I love the language, it just sounds so beautiful, and it’s the other official language in my country.

Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
Graduated from SFU with either an honours degree in Communication or a double major in Communication and Criminology…and hopefully at law school…possibly. Maybe. Who knows. Hahaha.

On another note, thank god it’s Friday. I’ve worked all weekdays of this week at Choices, which I haven’t done since like…well, probably last summer. And it’s been crazy. Though I really love (most of) the people who work there, I’m pretty glad to be leaving…I felt so stuck at that place, and though it was fun while it lasted, I think it’s better for me to focus on school and just having an easy job for now. I work Monday-Thursday next week (28 hours!) as well and then I’m done…Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and then school starts on the 2nd of September. Yikes.

William and I are supposed to go do the Chief tomorrow, here’s to hoping that the weather will hold up. I’ve never done it before but I’ve heard it’s easy from some people and not so easy from others. To be honest, despite the fact that I’m pretty active, I’ve never been much of a hiker, I prefer trips on the water and by water vessel as opposed to getting places with your own two legs. I don’t mind going on day hikes though, those are always nice, and how could you not enjoy it when you live in such a beautiful place like British Columbia? You might as well take advantage of what you’ve got, wouldn’t you agree??

August 23 2008 at 6:26 am Leave a comment

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