Saturday, August 9, 2008


Tonight marks the first time I have ever worked SO hard in the entirety of my existence. I was also the first time as a busser (I have to fulfill 60 hours of this and 60 hours of hostessing in order to advance!) at the restaurant. Oh My Goodness. All I can say is that at least I was recognized for all the hard work. I totally busted my tail end out there... and now I'm exhausted. It was stressful, but the hostess! She's new too and she was almost in tears! There were a couple threats, a few angry customers, and lots and lots of people waiting over an hour in line but she seriously did the best she could for the situation she was put in... I just hope to do half as well tomorrow as hostess eeek!

I cannot wait to be a server.

Other news - B got me tix to the Jason Mraz concert! Cha cha cha!

Mom went to pick up her new car in the States today. It's a 2009 Subaru Forester. I like the leather seats, the large moon/sun roof, the automatic seat adjuster, and the 6 CD system, but you pay for what you get when it comes to quality. Not an expensive car -- the finishing touches like the handles feel like they're made out of plastic (ie. it looks cheap). And the car is definitely not meant to be driven by big people! It was a bit squishy for me to get in and out.

Oh! More news, I got to see a childhood friend during work today!! He was one of my best Our Lady Of Sorrows friends along with two others and we all lived within 4 blocks from each other... and then in Gr 3, I switched to Tyee Montessori and he moved across town so we totally lost contact until our parents (w/ us) bumped into each other at London Drugs in Gr 10. I totally remember the day and how I felt gross and was wearing that over-sized FLO sweatshirt (it was a miserable day)... and today I also felt gross and sticky and was wearing my more scrubby, faded black clothes (bakery clothes) lol. It's really neat seeing how ppl change, especially when it's a good one.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Work Play Work

Today I went to my nomination session at SFU to see what I have to do and which university I'm going to for my exchange. Dun dun dunnnnn I got Korea University! Yea man I'm a happy beaver. So I have do a TON of other stuff before I'm actually, really, truly accepted/going but it's like 95% gonna happen.

Equally exciting news (for me, anyway).... my Zipia order came! I met up with the girl who did the survey (yay saved shipping costs) and I love every single thing I ordered! Everything fits well, everything looks like what I hoped it would look like (meaning their pictures are super accurate and they don't try to make it look better than it actually is unlike some YesStyle items). Extremely happy. I ended up getting a bag, a pair of plastic aviators (no metal rim), a heather gray drape-y vest, and 2 pairs of earrings. Fyi, if you do plan on buying from Zipia, there's a $500 minimum so I think it's best to take part in a survey.

Posh boss called -- he said he realized he gave me too many shifts this week (uh yea 6 shifts for 5 days of availability!) and that it might be overwhelming for me so he says I can have today free. So what did I do? Shop of course. Shopping in general is really satisfying for me, but shopping by myself is just perfect. I really enjoy shopping alone. I ended up going downtown + spent some time in H&M. I ended up getting a mustard yellow and white striped scarf thingy and a double-U black fitted dress (that's pretty much the same as the AA one xept it's thicker material and cheaper by $10).

Oh yea - I found out I look really bad in ankle boots (stupid legs). Makes me a little sad... I think they're chic.

I saw a cat with 3 legs yesterday. Seems fine, just hobbles slowly. I thought it was born like that but Emerald pointed out it had a hole in his leg.

No time for "I Wish I Could Add You To My Zune: Part 2" today unfortch... maybe tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Wish I Could Add You To My Zune: Part 1

Me a busy busy missy now.

Apparently Zhang Zi Yi is gonna be at W. Broadway's Posh next Wednesday (not tomorrow). They're have 12 models come in to do a shoot for a magazine! Sounds fun wish I could see.

Schedule for next week
Wed: Work 9:30-5, Aunts coming for dinner
Thurs: SFU nomination session 11:30AM, Work 5:30-11 (D's bday!)
Fri: Work 11:30-3 and maybe 7-12.. but trying to switch out so I can make it to D's dinner
Sat: Work 5-12 (pack in morning)
Sun: Work 11:30AM-5, G-ma's house for dinner
Monday to Wednesday: Trip w/ family to Harrison Hot Springs.
Thurs: Free day (might have to work though)
Fri: Work 9:30-5
Sat: Party

OK so there's some pretty darn good YouTube talent out there. This is the first part of... who knows how many... where I want to introduce you guys to and just spread the love of singing and music!
First up is...
JenniferJChung !! 18 yrs old and has really straight teeth. haha and ppl think she's Chinese and Japanese but she's actually Korean. I think she looks quite Chinese but whateva.
Yael Naim - New Soul
(N's note: One of my all time favourite "swing head side to side" song!)
I really really enjoy listening to her sing covers!
And uh, she sings such great songs tooo + I like her pronunciation.
Seems like a down to earth girl.
"Lucky" by Jason Mraz & Colbie w/singindork888 (who will be featured soon!)


Sat, Nov 8, 2008 07:30 PM
@ Centre of Performing Arts!
Pre-sale is on now $39.40/ticket
Public on sale this Fri, Aug 8th at 10AM

Some of my fav. (haven't gone through them all)
"Samson" by Regina Spektor
Crank Dat by Soulja Boy (REMIX!) ft. Ryan & Johnny Tsunami. Crank Dat is sung!
"We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
"Hero" !! (of course) - the rushed version
"Lalala" by Lee Soo Young (I don't know the song but it's pretty)
All I Want For Christmas (Acoustic) ft. Johnny (It's always OK to listen to Xmas music all year round)
"Love Song" by Sara Bareilles (Acapella)
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles (cute silly one w/ her friends)
"Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones A duet! Nice!

So I think from her YouTube fame, she got to go to NYC + do collabs w/ different artists + is now signed! Good for her!

Stay tuned for the next singer!
I'm so excited!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ailuvyu ♥

Wow I don't think I've ever had this much sugar consecutively EVER. I must say I feel quite chubby right now and I just feel like wearing skirts ('cause I don't think pants fit). Defo time for a thorough detox...

♥♥21st Birthday moments!♥♥
ON the day of

Cutest moment: When my cousins Shannon and Kristin sang Bonne Fete on the top of their lungs into my answering machine! ♥

Sweetest, most touching moment: OK I can't choose --
- Handmade cards ♥
- When M made me a home-made + extremely decadent peanut butter ice cream cake! ♥
Sittin', Waitin', Wishing...
What did I wish for? I never tell anyone what they were but my wishes have never come true.
- When my brother presented me with a T&T Chinese Fruit cake with sparklers in it when I came through the door at 12:30AMish (and an extra green tea cake slice on the side)! ♥
(Oh my time to LAY off the cakes/sweets! My cheeks have ballooned like no tomorrow!)

Oh yea - I had my first shift at work (Posh) last Monday night (which is why I was wearing all black in the pics above). It went smoothly -- the boss guy put me as hostess right away (by myself! I was expecting to be an assistant of some sort but Monday is their slowest day so it wasn't bad at all even though my coworkers said that that Monday was unusually busier than most). I liked it but I can see how hostessing can be a little crazy when it gets super busy. Time while hostessing went by real quick and after I've seated one group of reservations, 30 min has passed and the next group is ready to be sat! My first walk-in customer was a family friend's daughter (whoda thought?) and my Aunt and her friends came too. I like my coworkers - they're fun and like to joke around a lot and tease.

Wednesday was Nad's birthday ♥! I've always thought how it was so neat how we're besties, our names are so similar (also 'cause Natasha is a form of Natalia) and our birthdays are 1 day apart... and if Nad was a boy (she has an older sister), then (s)he would have been named Christopher (which is my younger brother's name). We went out to La Villetta on Hastings for dinner -- a nice, quiet Italian restaurant I'd like to go again!
Then we went to her house and ate cake and took pics. Since we were all wearing shades of black (xept for D.ho who was, well, he was black, a black sheep all night), we decided to take a picture of us looking all serious (omgoodness totally reminds me of our group Artona grad pic where we had to not smile... we looked pretty bad and Bern looked like she was about to cry). Anyway, since D.ho's white shirt says "Happy Club" on it, we thought it'd be funny to take a non-smiling picture w/ him in the middle.
Except... he couldn't stop laughing at the last moment!
1st attempt...
he cracked right before the timer set off and Nad, Dims, and I couldn't hold it either.
Chinese mafia anyone? Drama case cover?
Both Dims and I can't not smile... well, me more-so ahha... so funny looking... Dims could probably kill w/ his stare.
Now someone just needs to photoshop the background.
And yes - Dims and Billy (either side of the chair) wore matching outfits on purpose.

Oh yea -- I made a sign that said "HAPPY" and "21st" and got Dims to come downtown with me to the Japadog stand to take a picture with the super friendly Japanese Japadog ladies. It was fun -- there was a pretty big line-up so we had to wait a while for it to die down so I made Dims help me decorate the sign...... well, at least we got some shapes out of him. Of course we got a stranger dude to take the pic for us but he only took 2 pictures (the first, we weren't ready for) in a row. The 2nd isn't perfect but I think that's what makes it funny. I love how Dims is only holding the "st" from "21st" and how the Japadog girl on the right looks so glowy happy holding a hot dog... and the short girl is trying to get her head in the pic hahaha ♥
Then yesterday (Friday), I had my birthday get-together at ♥Hapa Izakaya♥ on Robson! It was my first time there (and my first time at any Izakaya) + it left a good impression on me. The theme was glamour so my girls got dolled up (Diana wore a dress!) which meant I got to try my BCBG "stripper shoes" as M calls it, but they began to hurt after about 45 minutes of wearing them - we had to walk down Robson 'cause the bus didn't come. We did a set menu so we all got a bite of a variety of appies and we were all quite stuffed by about 3/4 of the way. I loved the decor of the inside - we sat in a huge round table where we had to take our shoes off... the servers took our shoes away (I couldn't seem to part with mine though lol) and gave them back at the end. Servers were extremely attentive too and took away our dishes/brought dishes/and just always seemed to be there when I needed to request something.
Here, Nad is picking off a piece of raw beef. Their edamame beans were made hapa-style. They're great! ♥
♥ Artemis and Steph
♥ Nad and I
♥ Diana (she wore a dress!!) and I
♥ M and I (aw blurry! but it makes our skin look nice).
We don't take enough pictures together!
Dolls ♥: M, AshLee, Jamie, Cass (in a Sari!)
(Next batch of photos courtesy of Nad! But all blurry 'cause I took it off Facebook haha)
One pear sake martini and a pitcher of hapa's new strawberry sake margarita (yum ♥)
Tons of drinks!Nad and I (again) ♥
Cass made mini lime and lemon meringues for everyone! ♥ Loveee I had 3!
See, that's my hand reaching for another one (or, OK, my first in this picture).
At the end I had to take a random shot w/ Cass..... I didn't know what it was (noone would tell me)... and I had to experience how awful it was. A 151. Ew. No effect on me though thank goodness. No heart deserved here though.
Hand-drawn papayas from Ashlee + D ♥
It's a papaya family! Well, odd couple.
Goodbyes with Cass and Jamie (and now Posh coworkers ♥)
Au revoir with AshLee ♥♥
The girls
Thank you to all of you (Artemis, AshLee, Bern, Cass, Diana, Jamie, Melanie, Nad, Steph)!Then after 7 of us went to Caprice

Artemis and M (grar flash)
Con moi (w/ my heels, I was around 5'8 - 'tis nice being as tall as A is in flats). She was wearing her Michael Kors so she was about 5'9-5'10. Aw I like this pic ♥-- resting our tired feet (at least mine).
Cute B and IA round of girly Alize + 7ups on Steph (thx!)
Steph (who is going to Ecuador on Wednesday!) and I (we look like natural Geishas in this lighting)
I had such a lovely night ♥ Ailuvyu all! ♥