It’s good to know that people are discovering Late Night Alumni through the movie Crazy Stupid Love. I tend to get a little giddy when I recognize a song on the big screen…haha. By the way, it’s a movie I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m not big on romantic comedies, but this is worth checking out. Ryan Gosling is hawt :-) *drools*
After being unemployed for a couple of months, I decided to get my head out of my ass and try job hunting again. So I started applying for retail jobs like crazy online, and I got a call from Uniqlo to set me up for a group interview. I’m thinking the night before, “Ok I’m going to get a good night’s sleep and try to get there early” The appointment was for 1:45pm, and I was getting ready to leave my house a quarter to 12. Just when I walked to the train station to make my way to Manhattan, the unthinkable happens. *Service advisory* No trains are running downtown from 231st to Dyckman from 10am-3pm…Fuck me.
By the time I was halfway down to Manhattan, I was already late…What should I do? Should I email them, or call the HR personnel to explain that due to train trouble I missed the interview and needed to reschedule. And if so, would this already count as a negative towards me? 10 billion things was running through my head. Then I remembered that there was an open house interview at 4pm with Uniqlo at the staffing agency. Score! I still had a chance…It was already 3pm, so I figured let me grab a quick bite to eat and I’ll make my way there. I got off a stop too early, so ended up having to walk a couple of blocks…Speed walking! I was two minutes late because the security guard wanted me to show ID, and I had to walk down this long hallway. I finally make my way to the right room, and the recruiters were looking at me like I didn’t even have a chance (since being tardy would already have been a strike against me)
When asked if anyone know of Uniqlo and to explain about what makes them unique, nobody had a clue. A lot of basic customer service questions were asked and nobody volunteered to answer. I’m like “really? Did anyone even prepare for this interview?” It just boggles my mind on how unprepared people are. All it takes is one simple click to the website, and do a bit of research, even if you haven’t shopped there before. Ok, so you might not have retail experience…but if you improvise, or at least participate would give you points because you took the initiative. Think people, think! Two girls came in the interview dressed down and had facial piercings…WTF??? (and you wonder why people complain on why they can’t get hired.) Guess in the end, I proved the recruiters wrong…because out of 10 other people in the room, I was the only one who qualified for the 2nd group interview this following week. Booyashick.
Turns out the recruiter has connections with Century 21 as well. He looked over my resume, and recommend that I apply for the Lead cashier or supervisor position being I had a lot of retail experience. We’ll see how it goes. Fingers crossed on Uniqlo, and Century 21 as my backup!
In the meantime, I signed up for TESOL courses online. Once I complete my 120 hours and get my certificate, I’m one step away from teaching ESL abroad :-)
In a couple-driven consumer marketing society, you’re bound to come across people who wonder why you’re single, as if the ultimate goal in life is to pair up with another human being and cling to that ideal as if your life depends on it. They might even imply that something is “wrong” with you if you’re single. I often brace myself for that kind of ignorance. Remember that you don’t have to defend yourself being single, just like it’s rude to attack the validity of someone’s relationship. Usually I’d say “I prefer being single” and change the subject or mention that statistics show that 50% of all people are single anyway.
Being single doesn’t have to mean being lonely. When you’re single, you have more time to do a variety of things, all of which are opportunities to forge new friendships. Even if you’re an introvert, this can be an excellent time to nurture your extroverted side. But even a social butterfly like myself can grapple with loneliness too…So what I do is make it a priority in life to create meaningful friendships and enrich your existing ones. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you want to be happy. The #1 ingredient for happiness, by far is optimism. So be optimistic!
Being married is a “lifestyle choice” and not a “requirement.” Therefore, being single is a “lifestyle choice” and not a “default option.” It is possible when you CHOOSE to be single. There are advantages to being married just as there are disadvantages to being married, such as loss of personal freedom, having to compromise, etc. Conversely, there are advantages to being single, as well as disadvantages. Whether one is married or single is nothing more than a lifestyle choice.
I’m not saying that one should be single, but merely pointing out that just because you are, don’t beat yourself over it. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet your soul mate tomorrow, a month, or a year from now. Anything is possible. But for now, just live your life to the fullest! Embrace it :-)
TIPS I go by (It might be helpful to others?)
Say YES to every opportunity to learn, grow and meet new people.
Be grateful for what you have. Many people in the world don’t have what you have.
Decide for yourself if there are aspects of your life or your personality that you would like to change and do it. You are your best evaluator. You don’t need to listen to those people who tell you that you are single because you are too “picky”, too fat, or too old to meet someone else.
Ignore the toxic people in your life. It is easy to recognize them. Their negative words of fear and discouragement sap your energy.
Invest in yourself. Save some money and get a professional massage. Get a manicure and pedicure…anything that nurtures your body and lifts your spirit.
I find this subject on my mind since I received an invitation in the mail last month, that my good friend from college is getting married in June. What is Marriage? To me it’s just a license to say you guys are legally married. Do you really need a paper to prove you love one another?
Marriage is a huge commitment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Take some time to consider why you want to get married in the first place. Many people get married thinking that they can change the other person. Although people can change, certain behaviors may be difficult to change. Getting married will not fix problems within a relationship. Do you want to get married to get away from your family? Are you doing it for money? Stability? An unplanned pregnancy? Before you “tie the knot”, make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.
Marriage is not a fairy tale. The love you share with your partner will change over time. What you need out of your relationship will change over time…The excitement will eventually wear off. Your patience and devotion will be tested. Marriage requires you to give of yourself, to make sacrifices, and to admit when you are wrong. It requires you to forgive when you really don’t want to, and to keep on trying no matter how hard you want to give up. It takes dedication, commitment, honesty, and effort to make a marriage last.
There is no magic formula to making a marriage work. Sometimes, even the best of marriages fail. Many people enter a marriage expecting their partner to make them “happy” or “complete”. However, only YOU can be held responsible for your own happiness. By taking the time to think about your future and sharing your thoughts with your partner, you have already taken the first step in making sure your relationship can stand the test of time.
Sure, everyone wants the big glamorous wedding with the cake and all…but in the long run it’s more costly for a divorce than to get married in the first place. Almost 50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States…Not too glamorous after all is it?
If it’s to be with the person I love, I could easily move in with him and have him as a life long partner without the marriage (Gene Simmons and Goldie Hawn did it) I don’t have to deal with the government that allows greedy opportunistic lawyers to steal everything I own. Here in America there are a lot of people making a lot of money splitting up relationships hunting for people like you to suck you dry.
If you are considering marriage, run from it as fast as you can. If you want to be in a relationship, do it. Buy her a ring, and then live happily ever after. But a contract with the government doesn’t add to the relationship. In fact, because of laws nowadays, marriage actually hurts the relationship and you are more likely to stay together if you don’t get married. Now if you don’t have any money and don’t ever plan to have any, this doesn’t apply to you. Get married, have children, don’t worry. However, if you have a good job, own property, buying a house, you’re in trouble.
By no means am I encouraging people to not get married, but it’s just a matter of opinion. I’d only marry if he’s royalty. So what if I’m holding out for my imaginary Prince Charming? Guess this means I’ll stay single forever! :)
He’s my bestie from down under. Funny how we met (through online gaming) No, it was not WoW, but something geekier than that. Almost 7 yrs of friendship. I used to be up all night and couldn’t sleep. One day Drew took it upon himself to make up a bedtime story for me…Ahhh, the good ‘ol days. Luv ya Drew! :)
Jan 10, 2008
Drew says: do you want me to read you the one about the puppy again?? Angie says: *rolls eyes* Angie says: i want a new story Drew says: i have a new one about the fairytale princess Angie says: yea, what about her? Drew says: well, a long long time ago, in a land far far away Drew says: there lived Princess Angela of the Bronx Drew says: she was the most beautiful princess in all the lands Drew says: but alas, she could not find a prince that could provide her with children Angie says: LOL Angie says: who cares about kids…. Angie says: you’re a bad storyteller Drew says: she dated the captain of the kings navy… but he couldn’t last in bed Drew says: so the king had him decapitated and his head stuck on a pole at the front of her place to remind all the would be suitors the punishment for disappointing his daughter Angie says: hmm, ok. there’s blood and violence. brownie pts there :) Angie says: so did she end up living happily ever after or what? Drew says: do you want me to tell you the story or do not! Angie says: go ahead, i’m waiting :D Drew says: well, one day the postman came to her door carrying wonderful news Drew says: that a collection of princes from all the lands would be gathering for the princes & princesses ball Drew says: so her father organised the royal bodyguard Drew says: a battalion of his million finest men to escort his daughter to the ball Angie says: lol Drew says: but alas a war broke out & all the princes were killed by the evil Master Drew before she could arrive Angie says: what?! that bastard ! Drew says: the evil Drew ambushed the royal bodyguard and murdered the million men & captured the Princess Drew says: and had her imprisioned in his evil bedroom where he had his way with her for many years Angie says: lmao Angie says: did she get knocked up and ended up having a kid 12 months later? Drew says: one day, the Knight in Shining Armour came to her rescue… but she did not want to leave teh evil Drew, as he was more man than he could ever be Angie says: hahaha Drew says: so the evil Drew & Princess Angela had many children and took over the all lands & lived happily ever after with 12 kids that took 12 months each to make Drew says: THE END Angie says: 12 kids…good lord Angie says: that’s too many mouths to feed Drew says: pffff Angie says: i hope the servants were better taking care of them Drew says: the servants would hve looked after them Angie says: lol Angie says: get off my wave Drew says: this is evil Drew, he had a bigger castle than Princess Angelas king father Drew says: and a bigger army Drew says: of evil henchmen Angie says: Uh huh Angie says: but all he liked to do all day was go skiing with his friends and get drunk all night Drew says: look ok… he was the master!! Princess Angela was still considered to be a captive… Angie says: pffft… Drew says: this is MY story! if you want it to end another way go write your own Angie says: lol Angie says: nah, it wasn’t too shabby. i’ll post this on my blog as a daily reminder in case i can’t sleep i could read it Drew says: besides… it was gettng really long & i wanted it to end… so i finished it quickly Drew says: lmao Drew says: otherwise there might have been a bigger war like in LOTR Angie says: pffft…u call that long? finishing quickly shouldn’t be in your vocab :P Drew says: haha Drew says: you’re meant to be alseep… it was your bedtime story Angie says: a big LOTR war eh….you might as well call upon your mighty friend Robbo the white wizard to help you battle the ugly mud monster who wants to kill the princess since she’s infatuated with the evil Drew Drew says: hahaha Drew says: what kills mud monsters????? Angie says: dunno. you probably have to cut out it’s heart and go travel all the way to Mordor and drop it thru the volcanic lava in order to disintergrate it Drew says: LMAO!!!! Drew says: i just cracked up!!! Angie says: u started it with the LOTR crap so all the scenes are stuck in my head Drew says: you will come on the journey with me Drew says: the fellowship of the mud Drew says: we can have many adventures on the way to destroy the mud monster Drew says: & rob the white wizard can come & protect us with his magic & provide us with whatever the hell they called the weed they smoked Angie says: lol dork…I’m going to bed. G’nite!
So, I’m rummaging through my old myspace blogs and stumbled upon something i posted 3 yrs ago…haha. Apparently, I was on some dating site and this kid took it upon himself to message me.
Subject: Wow You’re Tall
=====womanbeater wrote===== Would you be offended if I said you look like my favorite porn star? (Lucy Liu)
Re: Wow You’re Tall
=====angixxxx wrote===== Well, the last I remembered Lucy Liu was not a porn star. Nice profile, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of ladies with that.
Re: Wow You’re Tall
=====womanbeater wrote===== Whoops I meant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Lee_(Korean) non nude pic. Once I saw her my heart started racing and my pupils dilated. That’s quite a compliment to be compared with her.
I would like to conclude that this kid is in fact a dumbass. I’m sure the ladies are loving his profile, with the sn of womanbeater
*Note: I look nothing like Lucy Lee by the way. Maybe I just happened to have pornstar makeup that day…lol
This is my first post. Finally got peered pressured into joining. Hopefully I’ll update this more often as I go. I used to have a blog on Livejournal and Myspace, but stopped keeping up with it. I get bored easily and move on to the next thing. ADD perhaps? :)
By the way, Sam Worthington is hawt. Just wanted to throw that in there for randomness. Booyah.