- Monday - got perfect on calc and chem test! the calc test before this one, I got 49/50 amazingly…even though I was struggling through the chapter. I lost a mark because instead of (0.01, xx), I put it was (0, xx). Oops. Mark went up 1%. I was the only one that got 100% *puts on glasses* on my chem test in both classes. Speaking of glasses, I need to get my eyes checked.
— Yesterday internet and cable wasn’t working so I had no choice but to be productive. I finished everything, including my 2 essay outlines.
—- went to the bank to apply for a credit card. I can’t build my own credit yet so I’m using my mom’s. I’ll buy my domain then.
—— I was careless and my plans have been foiled. I might have to reveal them earlier than I thought =(
——- I asked my grandpa why he wore a suit yesterday to my house and he said so they can take his picture after winning the lottery. I asked him if he won, he said not yet, but he’s already prepared and wanted to wear it. I took a picture of him and grandma said his suit cost $300. Priceless.
He finally has a cellphone again after 2 years. He couldn’t call my mom because he pressed held the buttons too long so 2 or 3 of the same number showed up instead of one. He was explaining to my grandma why after my sis taught him.
him: I was pressing it too hard and the keys are sensitive. You press it like this *pokes grandma in arm lightly* not like this *pokes harder*.
I couldn’t help but laugh… so he started to demonstrate by poking me. HAHA
grandpa: how do you pick up calls? nobody calls me. grandma: because you haven’t given your number to anybody yet.
——— I have to wake up at 4 am to volunteer for the food bank on Thursday PLUS and 4 hour training session tomorrow. It was do this, or a lengthly assignment due in 2 days which I have not touched. Ridiculous.
I wish I was one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to be since they were young. I know what school I want to go to but not which faculty. At first I was dead set on science but I never gave it a second thought until now.
Engineering — apparently difficult… but seems much more interesting than counting pills. I started to consider it because I looked was on the Blackberry site under careers and realized how great it could be. It’s possible to go into Business with this degree but you can’t go the other way around. This = more opportunities.
Science — Possible careers include: pharmacist, doctor, dentist which take 6+ years. I’m willing to put in as much schooling as possible to get where I want to be. Science = definitely more schooling. I don’t know if I’m capable of getting into dental/med school after. I do not want to waste 4 years with a pointless degree. (literature anyone?)
Anyway I was talking to my manager and asking his thoughts on this— I was considering business at the time but not so much anymore — he has a degree in commerce so he’s biased———-ANYWAY he knew someone who got a bachelors in science and now works at Save on foods as a cashier because he can’t find a job. He wants to “work his way up to pharmacist” which is just ridiculous. Many teachers at school hold some sort of science degree and end up teaching that or math. I definitely do not want that.
I’m transferring via Toronto there and Montreal back. I decided to change things up a bit..! I used my dad’s points to buy my tickets and chose window seats near the front of the plane. They cover only the fare so we have to pay tax.
I haven’t been on a plane since 2006 so I’m excited. I have never flown within Canada — it has always been international: USA, Europe, Asia — so this is a first. As well, never have I flown alone.
??CC?? Hellssss yea!
—— decided on the perfect domain name. will buy when there is a promotion HAHA
———- I take many pictures on my phone. I should post them somewhere.. each one has a little back story and to me they are quite amusing. Perhaps I’ll post on my site.
People take summer school to get ahead. Instead of taking a course over 5 months, it’s in 5 weeks. It’s an extremely condensed version of the course and honestly, you will hardly remember anything by the end of it. It should only be taken to “get it over with”.
I have taken 3 classes in 3 years. I repeated one of them because the course went by so fast, and I don’t remember anything from the other two. So I should have taken only one of them. It all depends on how fast you can learn and retain information.
Second, I don’t know how the hell some people can manage two summer courses. Props to them.
Anyway my mini rant is I always hear “You’re taking summer school? YOU ARE SO SMART”. Those people don’t take into consideration said person’s success in the course. They could be getting 55%… or 99%. It’s relative. OR when people see someone taking a course 1/2 grade level higher: OMG YOU R SO SMART. No it doesn’t mean anything. I could be taking this course now… or 10 months from now. It makes absolutely no difference when I’m taking it.
chemistry is hands down one of the dullest class I have had to sit through. My teacher talks and talks and talks ever so quietly. I sit at the back so I only hear some of the things he says and that’s dependent on how hard I try to listen.
There is a handful of people I was unjustifiably mean to in the past few years. I admit I was bitter and I had to apologize.
1. He’s still mad at me and we don’t talk at all.
2. Awkward smiles and salutations whenever we see each other. A few words here and there, but really it’s just weird.
… #3. He was sat in front of me last yr and would often turn around and ask for help. Everything went well, until he would ask me all the time… even when my teacher was still explaining the lesson. I don’t remember exactly what I said but it was along the lines of “stop asking me for help. do your own work!” We never spoke after.
Now, 1 year later I feel really bad and want to apologize.
a) message him via FB apologizing b) add him. if he accepts, say sorry c) message and add
I don’t know what to do, but I do know I’m afraid of rejection. That shouldn’t be that big of a deal though… seeing that he’s half way around the world for post-sec……
Driving in a parking lot is no fun. It’s not very long, so if I drove fast I would have to brake fast. My fastest driving at the time was 30 km/h and that felt like 100 km/h. I drove up to 60 km/h.. doubling what I deemed “fast” before because my dad kept saying “GO FASTER GO FASTER” lol! because cars were trailing behind close.
The last two times I drove with my dad at a parking lot, he said:
It’s going to be a LONG time before you can drive on the road.
During those lessons, when he would drive home he also said:
YOU should be the one driving home after the lesson. That’s when you’re good though.
Instead of going to our usual parking lot, we drove around the neighbourhood near coast meridian elem. because mom has been nagging him to just let me experience real driving instead of sheltering me in order to learn faster.
After 30 mins or so, he said:
Ok drive home.
NO WAY!!!! It was the first day I actually drove on the road with other cars and lights and stop signs, he told me to drive home. Also, I couldn’t believe he had that much confidence in me.
Before I was incredibly scared of being at the wheel. I was afraid of crashing, losing control and hitting curbs. I’ve completely overcome that and can probably face the highway now.
I am so grateful that I don’t deal with customers at my job. It’s tolerable on temporary basis though. I’ll write about why I love my job later ;)
1. Cheap people
Chinese lady who wanted a $550 white Mackage leather jacket for $50….for her 13 yr old daughter. At the sale it went from $200, which already is a steal. She found a blue pen mark on one sleeve and at my cashier station, demanded further markdowns.
Who would buy this anyway? I’m already taking a risk BUYING this because the pen might not even come off. + other lame reasoning..
Cashier said go to the dry cleaner and it’ll come right off. It’s just pen! She was hesitant and still demanding more so I had to ask Fr. He said give it for 99$. She kept insisting that it won’t come off, which irked me so much I said that if she won’t buy it, I WILL even though it is an xxs because it was dirt cheap. 99$ + one tax compared to 550+tax is an insane price. that is LESS THAT 20% of the original price.
Chinese lady continued repeating herself so I kept my stance. She wanted it for $80. Me and C were getting pissed and the line up was insanely long. I said take it or leave it cause I’d buy it. (I didn’t want it.. but I wanted to get rid of her ASAP). She finally gave in, giving me glares whilst paying.
I know this is a sale and the point is to save money, but really?
Yes a 13 year old needs a 500$ leather jacket.
2. People who refuse to check-in their bag.
Come on.. it’s not even a sale at a proper store. It’s at an old warehouse location in “cracktown” (area between gastown and chinatown w/ a lot of shady looking people). The policy is that you must check in all bags. No bag check = no entry. Simple policy that some think they can disregard. A tiny coach wristlet or your wallet is acceptable to take in because you can’t hide anything in there.
I guess people are intimidated by the “COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ARTICLES” sign by bag check.
How do I know you or your friends aren’t going to steal my money/look in my bag/steal my bag?
I vividly remember one lady who had a huge fit. I think she was carrying an LV bag. She put much emphasis on “a lot of money” trying to make herself seem superior to us kids. She tried to bypass the security guards with her big bag after ignoring our requests. There was a lot of yelling and arguing.The manager was brought out and her poor husband had to stand outside holding her bag while she shopped for who knows how long.
Why would I leave my bag with you? Do you know how much money I have in this bag? I have so much cash in my wallet and everything inside my wallet is valuable and worth A LOT OF MONEY. Like I have A LOT OF MONEY.
Hey, thanks for advertising that so loudly. If I were to steal anyone’s bag it would now be yours. ;)
I think these are the nouveau riche. They feel the desire to flaunt their extravagant bags/items at place where there are ridiculously cheap clothing on sale. I see girls wearing the 600$ leather jackets FROM this company at the sale. If perchance, you take off your jacket and someone else accidentally takes it, you are screwed. I have found totally different brands… ie. abercombie and fitch?
Since we allow the wallets to be taken in, people tend to lose them far too often. I have found so many wallets beneath piles of clothes and fortunately for them some people, out of the kindness of their hearts return it to the lost and found. Stealing is cake. Safest bet is to just check all your shit in and to not lose your bag location #.
3. People who think I will go to the back and get shit for them.
I am not your bitch.
People crowd around the back after making rounds around the sale and wait for the new stuff to come out… then they pounce. It gets so crazy I see men film it. They act like a pack of wolves. I go in and out, and some people even have the nerve to ask me to “get small sizes of nice clothes for my GF”
The other scenario is people beg me to bring racks of the more desirable items out. Uhh no. Racks are brought out whenever management feels like it. Do people truly think I’d say “Sure! just because you asked so nicely.” The security guy gets a kick out of it. Some racks are emptied 10 seconds after leaving the back. Do…not…want……to be apart of that.
- haven’t received email confirmation yet so I can’t buy my tickets….I’m refreshing my browser continuously.
— Michael Buble!! I am more excited for this than my Quebec trip. One of the cashiers at school that I work with, saw MB perform in a tiny cafe in Vancouver before being discovered and finding massive success. I had always known of him, but the defining moment was watching his Madison Square concert on TV. JA’s mom bought us tickets right at 10am. <3
—- on Sun I worked out for the first time in 10 months. I went to the rec and got on the treadmill, fully expecting that a) my heart gives out and in turn faint or b) my endurance is shit and I have to stop after 5 minutes. I was pleasantly surprised. I ran for 60 minutes without stopping for 3.3 miles(5.31 km) at a moderate pace. It said 30 minutes max but I ignored it LOL and doubled it. Yes it is a bit slow, and it’d take me 1:45 to complete the 10k sun run.. but I’ve trained once. I doubt I’ll beat last year’s pitiful time: 1hr 29.
Anyway, the treadmill stopped at 60.. so I stopped too. I went to sit down and my legs were so weak I was afraid I couldn’t support myself any longer. I sat there and waited for my parents to pick me up. Next week I’m “training” again with my cousin. Training means I don’t get to sleep in at all. Mon - Fri school. Sat work. Sun train. Everyday I’m up early. I saw JN, LB, MN.
Q said people should start making bets. Slowest, fastest, least likely to finish, etc. I’m fairly confident that I will get slowest out of the 60 A. staff so START MAKING THOSE BETS! You can thank me later ;)
—— Oh the joy of pranking people is immeasurable. Our pranks are lame, but satisfying nonetheless. Tomorrow I have one planned :-)
EY - we ran out of class to put lotion on his lock. JA’s locker is right beside and so we were just *there* at the time. He touched it and said “what the… HELL IS THIS WHITE STUFF ON MY LOCK?!” we told him to smell it and he did. *face brightens* “oh that does smell good!” It was strawberry or something. We couldn’t stop laughing
vngo - decided to do the exact same to vanna the next day as she wouldn’t expect it. I did it.. but she didn’t even go to her locker so it dried up and yea. didn’t work
MM - JD had his combo so we kept MM upstairs while we emptied out his locker into a bag. We found a fork, a few pills and some dirty clothes. *opens locker* “WTH???” oh man.. there were 4 or 5 of us there hysterically laughing. My face hurt and I had a stomach ache =(
——- list of olympic items I own…. brace yourself. I *think* that’s it.
miga fleece blanket (mom bought these two for me on sun!)
black mittens with maple leaf (related…ish) from aritz
blue official canada tee
quatchi and miga key chain
I need some mascot plushes to be happy. I think I can get all 4 small ones for $20. Don’t know if I should though.
——— Today the grads voted for the valedictorian. Some guy gave a speech to my class saying we shouldn’t vote for SS or AG cause nobody knows who the hell they are and will not properly represent the grads as they do not even attend any functions. Anyway.. I want to be valedictorian. Teachers nominated people on academic excellence and overall involvement in school activities. I don’t really like giving speeches, but I don’t think I’m entirely bad either so I may have a chance 8D. Plus it would look great on my resume. Note to self: be more involved w/ school, pretend I care and most importantly.. suck up!
My mind is always ailleurs, somewhere else. The only thing standing between the present and the future is time. Will the future come? How will I know once it comes? Or will it always be something unattainable, out of reach, as desires are everchanging? Will I ever be fully satisfied?
Nowadays, I really have a hard time interacting with people on a one-on-one basis. As much as I resent that fact, and as much as it wasn’t part of who I was before, it has unfortunately rendered me socially inept to such an extent that I find myself straying away from and avoiding any intimate interaction with almost anybody. Although, what feels like a cop-out does supplement some sort of justification for such a complex; simply put, I’ve just grown to be very anti-social. Perhaps it is past dealings that have taken place between certain individuals and I in which the bad in said individual overshadowed the good, but I’ve come to be very jaded and passive in regards to who people are to me to the point in which I don’t really care to know about them whatsoever. It’s somewhat of a shame really, as it drives me to the point in which I have preconceptions about these people, therefore I treat them a certain way based on said preconceptions, and inevitably it takes away from my social life (or whatever is left of it at this point) as I find myself pushing people away. Nevertheless, for the most part I try my best to make the most out of those one-on-one situations I find myself in, yet I haven’t really been motivated to at the very least become acquainted with anybody whatsoever. And by no-means am I shy, hard to get along with, or anything along those lines, I just haven’t really found it in me to be so outgoing with people in which I’m trying to make nice with anybody.