Hello! You must have not heard from me for ages! Well, here I am. :) Recently, I went to a photoshooting job in our of new franchise outlets. Well, it's not that glamourous actually. I was just being a fake service crew for a magazine photoshoot because they couldn't find a 'model' last minute. It was interesting as it was my first time there.
*bear with me with the low quality photos because I forgot my digital camera and I used my phone instead*
The entrance of Publika Shopping Gallery. Oh look, there's a cute couple walking in.
The view from the new outlet. It was kind of humid that day but it rained soon after.
The view of the outlet from its entrance.
Pastries and juices!
Random shot before I went out to explore this foreign place. *It was after the photoshhot
That's me thinking that this shot would turn out nice but obviously failed.
The empty hallway from my right.
The empty hallway from my left.
The gents. I wanted to walk inside and have a closer shot of the wall art but chickened out in the end. Oh well.
The wall art in the ladies. That water flowing out from the vase is suspicious.
Doors in the bathroom.
Weirdness. It is literally translated as "Gossiping. We are gossiping."
A store selling vintage stationary from South Korea,
The view of the apartment from the ground. Obviously.
The street outside the shopping gallery. Full of well furnished cafes and restaurants.
I will never leave any shopping mall without grabbing a cup of bubble tea! :D
Then I went back to the outlet through the back entrance.
The comfortable seats. Spot the Valentine's day balloons? I have one at home.
I will blog about Lunar New Year soon. Overdue photos but it isn't going to stop me from posting.
Happy weekend! Hope you're doing great over there!
This post is inspired by women around me who got divorced and dumped like trash. Growing up, I hear relatives, friends, strangers on public transport talking about how a woman should lead her life. It's depressing and disappointing to hear women wanting to rely on men to lead a better life. I'm not trying to say that men are unreliable but I wish that women are more independent.
My ideas formed when I get to know more people especially men. There is only a very small number of men who are considered real men. Some worrisome things I heard men said are "It's such a burden to take care of a woman. Worse when she doesn't work and want to buy this and that.", "If only I could find a rich woman and marry her, I no longer have to worry for my future.", "I got married to her just because I can't find a woman I truly love. Better have someone than no one.", "Wait till I find someone prettier, I'll dump my current girlfriend.", "I would dump my girlfriend if you become mine.", "I'm just dating her because I haven't met a girl I really like. I'll leave her once that girl comes by.", "I'm only with her because she's pretty. I don't want to have ugly kids.", "I can never be with an awesome woman so I'll just settle for her." Terrible isn't it? I wouldn't consider these guys as men, they are just boys in my eyes. Although most of the men I met are disappointing, I still have hope. I have met a few really good men that stayed loyal throughout their marriage. They give me hope.
As a woman, or even a person, you should never rely on a person fully. At least to me. For instance, if I marry a man and be a housewife. I don't work, don't have working experience after I get married and if one day he decides to leave me, what is left of me? Will I be able to support myself with having so little working experience? What if I have kids and they need to go to school and EAT? I believe that no matter how much a man loves me, his love might change. Marriage is a bet. It might or might not last. Even if it lasts, what if one day he refuses to give me money for my daily expenditure?
As a woman, I think one should work, be financially independent in order to prepare for the worst that life or marriage might throw at you. To me, money is not the root of all evil but not having money is the root of all evil. Money is powerful and it can save you a lot of unnecessary worries. There are just too many benefits by being financially independent. A woman will automatically be more confident. She can buy whatever she wants, contribute to the family, have the ability to help her husband if he is facing financial difficulties and most importantly, not getting looked down at or being a burden. If her marriage fails, at least she will not lose everything.
It's just my thought on how I should lead my life as a woman, what do you think?
Hello my dear xanga friends! I'm not dead just had a lot going on in my life previously. So I graduated, found a job and after 2 months of hard work I finally get the hang of my workplace culture and my work overall. I still prefer my college life but I can't turn back time so I'll just learn to enjoy this.
So this is me recently. I was just recovering from a bad allergy flare up. So pardon me looking pale. =(
I guess when we start working we are entering the adult world. I certainly don't want to grow up this fast. Although I try to be serious and professional at work but deep down I wish to live like a kid. Where things are less complicated and most importantly being innocent and true. I know, I know it's just the reality of the world/ society but I try my best to be a genuine person and not following what others do.
Although I have only been working for 2 months but I have experienced and learned the good and the bad. The positive things being what my bosses taught me. I am certainly blessed to have such bosses where they constantly and willingly teach me how to work faster, more efficient to produce a quality work. The second is I found a really good hearted person as a colleague. We have lunch almost everyday and we exchange views and experiences. She is also the one that encourages and inspires me to stay true to myself and not succumb to the negative culture there.
On the contrary, I get to see how mean people can be. I will not go into details but some of the things they do are scapegoating, lying, gossiping, back-stabbing, being hypocritical, being stereotypical and selfish. These people also made me develop many ways to prevent myself from being 'harm'. My uni friends will definitely be surprised to see how differently I act at work. It's because I truly believe that being real and honest will make me vulnerable to people with bad intentions. Things I say might become a tool for them to hurt me. All I have to do is excel in my work and I don't have the need to do anything else. I barely share my private life with my colleagues. Besides I already have people close to my heart/ my university friends and of course Xanga people (how could I forget?). Everything is so much easier with them. I am comfortable being myself and not afraid of being judged.
It's just a short post but I have another post coming up shortly to make up for my 'disappearance'.
My cousin is here for 2 days. I have never liked him because he is so arrogant. To the point that I truly want to punch him.
Being his normal self, he was bragging a lot about his engineering degree and why engineering is better/ more worthy than other degrees such as business or linguistics bla bla bla. Bitch, please. He's irrelevant. As though the world only needs engineers. Then the topic shifted to me. My dad was kind of happy with the amount of interviews I was called to attend and job offers I got so he talked a little about it to my uncle and aunt(I usually stay quiet and just listen when adults talk). He then proceeded to belittle me, again. Like I would expect the contrary. He went on for about half an hour about how different the interview of an engineer is. How they are more professional and significant. He also talked about the company he's working with and its scale.
I don't remember much about what he said as I didn't pay much attention to what he had to say and at the same time I was busy rebuilding/ redecorating The Sims Social on Facebook. I've learned that ignoring arrogant people is the best way to handle them. He then talked about different computer antiviruses. Then he asked me what antivirus I'm using so I told him the brand. He said he had never heard of it then I told him it is one of the most used antivirus in China. He was kind of shocked because almighty him thought that he knows everything. He then said I'm wrong and quickly changed topic. o.O Typical of him.
After they went to bed. My mom just smiled to me and said don't worry about it because 1. I have more companies called me for interview. 2. I have more job offers. 3. My company is an international company 4. I get to learn more as my job scope is wider (accounting, human resources, administrations and marketing) and not routinely compared to him. 5. Most importantly, I'm not immature. Awwwwwww. My parents never fail to make me feel better and boost my confidence. Grateful to have them and my life.
Moral of the story, don't be arrogant. Everyone hates arrogant people. I don't confront them because it is pointless as all they care about is their own opinions. Being arrogant will only hinder yourself in gaining new knowledge and just show that you are an asshole.