One of the most exhausting weeks.

Posted on 10-08-2014

Hello everyone, long time no see.
I have been a combination of lazy and busy over the past month.  I warn you, this is going to be a wordy post.

During the holidays, I don’t even know what I did. 90% of my time was spent reading shoujo mangas and now I have gotten through probably above 60 over the past few weeks LOL.

This week has been the most hectic though. Literally all my university time has been dedicated to my club, CCA. This is probably going to bore you guys but people often ask me what I do as VP and I struggle to respond… because it’s a bit of everything. Usually it’s very manageable but recently I’ve been stressing out so much because our major event is coming up and many of our exec committee are either sick or doing deferred exams!  Anyway, I shall list out my accomplishments for the past 2 weeks because it makes me feel a bit better about how exhausted I am because it’s worth it since I actually did stuff! LOL.  This is more a reminder to myself that this stress I’m feeling right now is a result of me doing something tangible.

Work & Corporate Events:
So, the company I’m working for is soon to release their new product, so I had a lot of work to do making promotional material.  Also, we are entering an export award thing so I have been not only working on that in person at the office, but finishing it off at home.  It’s a REALLY long process – it’s like writing an entire report or something.  Anyway, my boss wrote most of the stuff so I only really had to proof-read, edit and submit it.

The other day I had a corporate event with a firm, where we learned about the Australian economy, had an office tour and participated in a Networking Session with their reps and also other students.  I’m proud of myself because I took a bit of initiative and also actually made friends, which is great because I’m usually a very shy person LOL.

Emails:
Usually, I don’t deal with emails but I’ve been noticing people haven’t been replying to enquiries so I’ve been answering them.  I used to be a bit nervous about sending emails because I tend to make a lot of mistakes, but recently I have gotten faster at writing them and (seemingly) more accurate, yay.

Table Sitting & Ticket Selling:
For a few days in weeks 1 & 2, I have been spending a few hours helping out at the ticket selling table, most days that I went I was setting up the table from the start which means going down to the lockers, carrying bags and setting up the banner.  I also ran up and down to CNS and back to print flyers, posters and stuff, cut up more tickets and went with Kenneth to Officeworks to print more things.  Kenneth and I also put up posters during the holidays (although they seemed to be gone by the time we got back lols).

There were some issues with ticket selling, since during the BBQ someone didn’t put the purchaser’s info into the spreadsheet.  So I had to like, go collect the receipt book from CNS (which I have never done before), then search for the missing people and also Facebook stalk and email them to find their info.

The membership database had heaps of problems too, which is now solved thank gosh.  But anyway, a lot of the time at the event itself, the database wasn’t working which put me in a panic so I went to CNS to solve it, only to have them not able to fix the problem so we had to come up with some last minute solutions.  Luckily, there are some really great people in the Committee who helped out with gathering peoples details and putting it into the database once the issues were resolved like ages after.

Designing Stuff:
I modified some of the designs Sophia made for CCA’s dinner, such as the cover photo and also some images for emails.  Because I’m crazy, I made a 5-image Facebook campaign called ‘5 Things that Makes CCA’s Corporate Dinner Different“.  Also, I am graphics designer for KIMBAP so I had to design poster, cover pic and like two promotional images for that.

Booking rooms, tables & meetings:
Firstly, Kenneth and I had a meeting with a firm, which wasn’t too bad, although whenever a firm is involved I freak out a little inside with nervousness.  But it went well.

So we were going to run a Networking Workshop.  I had to book a room for it, and also Kenneth and I had a meeting with the people who would be helping us run the event.  We confirmed a date with them and everything, only to have them tell us last minute that they couldn’t do that day anymore and we’d have to move it to Wednesday.

It’s always a pain to deal with venue booking, especially when the date has just changed so I was calling them up and emailing them and they just wouldn’t confirm!  Which totally messed up the marketing schedule and just overall, stressed me out.  Thank gosh they finally confirmed in the end and everything went smoothly  I even gave the ‘ending’ speech, and since I hate public speaking (ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVEN’T PREPARED OMONA), I am proud of myself for giving the speech pretty well and shaking the lady’s hand and all that shizz.  LOL.  Slowly improving myself.

KIMBAP O’Week:
I came by KIMBAP’s O-Week Stall once or twice… I can’t remember.  But I didn’t do very much there lol.  Still, travelled to Caulfield for that so it’s enough to go on this list.

KIMBAP Cocktail Night:
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go, because I’ve had so much stuff on AND I also hate clubbing and stuff… made slightly less appealing by the fact both Bryan and Calene weren’t able to attend.  But in the end, to support them I decided to go anyway, since they all worked really hard on the event and might have needed some help.  It was good to get out a little, I had a delicious dinner at the Merrywell with Mikey and Nelson, yay.  Loaded fries are my new fave things.  After that, we walked from Crown to Eve Bar in my killer heels LOL.  But it was okay since I felt fat after eating so much at Merrywell and the walk did me good.

Helped out at the registration table until it closed and then went downstairs to relax with everyone else.  I’m really antisocial in ‘social’ events… especially without Bryan there LOL.  Like I can sort of deal with professional events, but I am the most awkward person in the world when it comes to social events because… I don’t know.  I’m too uptight or something?! LMAO.  Too shy?  Whatever, the point is that I fail at socialising and don’t know how to have conversations with people.

Anyway, I had half a Raspberry Daquiri and turned completely red.  It was a similar feeling to Law Camp, could feel my throat closing up a bit and my heart beating insanely fast.  This time I didn’t throw up though!  But I got pretty chatty… I think I just get really chatty and then I feel sleepy so it’s not much fun tbh.  But overall the night wasn’t bad, the committee did well

Corporate Dinner:
My most recent source of stress is planning for the Corporate Dinner.  Marketing is all on track and tickets have sold out, but firms are STILL being confirmed and we also need to confirm numbers with the venue on the same day that we’re calling up firms.  It’s insane.  Yesterday I spent the entire day working on the table rotation thing, and today I spent a few hours with Bianca on it as well.  Now it should be OKAY but I was freaking out so much yesterday because I was exhausted, stressed out and yeah.

I’ve already sacrificed so much uni for this dinner LOL.  I don’t know how last years VP, Michelle, survived this but it’s insane.  Friday, no one was able to help with setting up table sitting so I had to do it by myself (until, luckily, Mikey was free and helped me out, even though he isn’t even part of the club LOL).

Anyway, I was pretty peeved at that because I also have a group presentation next week, the DAY AFTER Corporate Dinner and during the time where I had to set up table sitting, I could have been working on it with my group member who was free all day!  Sadness.  Now I’m going to meet with him early tomorrow to work on it.

University:
Had such a drama on Thursday because my tutorial was in the most random building in the Science/Engineering area, where they are building something and everything is blocked off.  I got lost for a good 15 minutes, went into the wrong lecture room and came to class like 20 mins late LOLOL.  But I wasn’t the latest person there so… yeah it’s okay.

I’ve been skipping all my law lectures.  Cries.  I managed somehow to catch up to two yesterday, but I’m still two behind!  Going to try to watch another tonight and again tomorrow.

OKAYYY THATS ALL FOR MY UPDATE.
I am dying but y’know being able to talk out all my stuff makes me feel better.

Love you blog.
Miss you, youtube.  I will be back very soon.


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Italian Food Adventures

Posted on 08-03-2014

I had this post on my drafts for a while since I uploaded the pictures from my phone, and what better time to publish it than exam time, when I am up at 2am for no reason whatsoever besides stress

 The other day my relatives took my brother and I to an Italian restaurant!  It’s been a some time since I’ve been to a nice one, so it was a pleasant change.  I can’t remember any of the details so I’ll just leave you with the photos.

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I finally reached 600 subscribers!  Amazing~  Even though I know it’s not a ~huge~ number compared to those people with thousands or millions, I’m proud to have built it up myself from next to nothing.  Thank you everyone who subscribes!  I haven’t had time to edit my new video – I feel ridiculously bad about it… this entire year is going to be busy for me because of my clubs and work.  I even almost took up a volunteer job at the RSPCA magazine but unfortunately had to pull out due to the overwhelming amount of work I’ve taken on this year, compared to other years.  I helped out with their April edition a little bit though.

Anyway I’m going to slow down a bit.  Well, I’m going to try to keep up with what I’m already doing.  And spare time will go to my videos.  Too bad right now there isn’t any Mid-sem break is coming up very soon though so I will HOPEFULLY film a few videos then, so that I can upload some stuff for you guys.  I’m super lucky cause my friend under the name Berettas, makes great music that I can use without worrying so much about copyright issues yay!  He’s entered a new remix competition and it sounds awesome here, I’m hoping to use it in one of my videos this break so keep an ear out for it and give his song a like, I know he’ll really appreciate it.

Also some of my friends and I are going to the Commerce Ball!  Yayyyy so excited to wear my dress LOL.  Such expensive tickets- seriously, everything is happening this year.  My favourite non-kpop band (as you may remember), the Dandy Warhols are coming to Melbourne and I am too poor, after buying commball tickets, to go  BUT I REALLY WANT TO GO.  Since Nirvana was before my time I missed out on seeing them live so I’m forever scared I’ll miss out on my dose of the Dandys.  If they play And then I dreamt of yes, and I miss out… omg I might die.

Speaking of music (back to kpop) I’ve also really been loving the Royal Pirates  I like how they were on youtube before, filming at home so you know their music is legit.  And they speak English.  And they’re just the funniest and super real.  I’m always a sucker for the down-to-earth stars, hahah.

Okay… back to being an insomniac because of my stupid law exam.  CRIES.


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Life, work & dates

Posted on 12-02-2014

Hi guys! I’m so sorry I haven’t blogged in ages and ages. To be honest I’ve been caught up in other things… work, clubs, friends, the bf… hahaha. I feel so bad since I finally reached 500 subbies Need to edit the video on my SD card asap omg.

Well a number of things has happened recently. I went to Venus Bay with Bryan and his family, then to a bunch of Chinese New Year gatherings with both my fam and his, which was pretty hectic. Then I’ve had meetings with various firms for CCA, and some meetings for KIMBAP, the Korean Cultural Club that I am part of as general committee, but mostly I am just an advisor and graphics designer. I made a lot of cute logos and posters for them, it’s really fun since it’s quite cartoony hehe.

Also I’ve been working… not just at my new job, although thats a thing on its own, but also making websites for small businesses for my friends I also made myself a portfolio but I don’t think I’ll link it here, just to keep personal/business separate. I’ll probs have to charge everyone else who wants a website from now on cause so much stresssu o__o I’m really enjoying it right now though. I like not having uni worries at all, and doing things on my own at my pace.

Let me see… well besides all that, last week I met up with my good friend Simone for bowling and a catch up which was amazing since I haven’t seen her in a billion yrs and I luv her hahaha. But soon after I got really sick.. like I had half a box of tissues in my handbag, used that WHOLE thing up and then used another entire tissue box up. It was really frustrating, I had a meeting with a firm the next day but there was no way I could go with a red nose and fever, and dat tissue consumption.

Over the weekend I got better, then the other day I had to go to Harbourtown with Bryan because date+buying friend present for her 21st. There was a pile of dandelions in the middle of the place… which is weird because it’s pretty much a concrete jungle. (didnt edit because cbs)

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Then today I had work, but it’s really far away so I’m pretty tired afterwards.  But no rest!  Because I won tickets to see the “preview screening” of Endless Love.  So random, I was just looking for something to do for Valentines day, then saw the contest and figured I should enter.  Then I won yay!!

I was expecting the cinema to be kinda bad… because usually they’re pretty small, but definitely not this time hehe.  They gave us a huge cinema with red curtains and leather seats, and complimentary gold, heart-shaped chocolates!

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The movie was pretty good, though the story line was ridiculous.  But what do you expect of romantic movies tbh.  The point is their love > everything.  And the drama/feels were stronk.  We bought the Valentines day deal, which had a big bucket of popcorn, two giant drinks, and a box of malteasers yay.

Most unhealthy day for sure.  This is probs why I get sick 24/7.

Afterwards we decided to have dinner at TGI Fridays.  Everyone tells us it’s overpriced and not that great.  But we really enjoyed it!  I think you have to go a little bit all-out though, I’m sure their normal burgers are pretty typical.  But the quesidillas and Bryan’s Jack Daniels Burger was great!

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Service was really good too… we tipped more than we can afford LOL.  Oh well.  On Friday we’re going to Valentines Day dinner!!!  Then Qld soon… I think I am spoilt HAhaha :D  But soon uni starts again and reality kicks back in.


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Camping in the Summer

Posted on 18-12-2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Surprisingly my Summer has been pretty busy… I find that I always have something to do, and when I think that I have nothing to do it turns out I’ve forgotten something and make a huge mess of things.  I wish I were more naturally organised.  I plan and plan but theres always an issue lol.

So after Korea we had no budget for another trip, so we went with the cheapest option we could think of- camping!  Last weekend my friends and I went camping at Cape Paterson, sort of near Inveloch.  Tbh when I suggested camping I actually meant roughing it out in the bush with only a crappy “toilet” and no showers LOL.  I know it sounds gross but I actually kind of enjoy the feeling of camping ’cause it’s just so chill and stuff.  But the trip was so much better than I expected!  I would even say I enjoyed it more than our 2nd trip to Rosebud, hahaha.

The camping site was really, really nice.  Not what I was expecting at all.  I was just imagining the horrible toilets which are basically holes in the ground with a toilet structure plonked on top- but it was totally not.  All the facilities were so clean and nice!  The showers actually had hot water, the toilets were flushable and the whole bathroom area was cleaned daily.  There was a camp kitchen, with 2 fridges and a microwave + other appliances (but we still brought our own bc the kitchen…while it was usable, you can never be sure..) and a bbq area.  Not only that but the sites were powered, so there were no issues with charging phones and having light, and the lots were large enough to fit both our tent and car~  The price was very reasonable, about $30pp for 2 nights.  Considering we usually have to pay like $50 a night for a rental house… plus bond, it was really a great saving.  The fact that our stay didn’t fall into peak season was really good, because the camp was close to empty

Just a short walk from the camp- literally just behind the camping site, is the beach.  The beach is beautiful!  Really clean and there were heaps of rocks to explore around and it even had a patrolled area so you know that it’s okay to swim LOL unlike Rosebud where we were just sort of around the beach near the drain… omg.

So Bryan and I left his house first, because Michael Pua told us the night before that he couldn’t drive there early with us because of work.  Basically, our plan was to have Bryan drive me, Pua to drive Mikey and David to drive everyone else because he’s the only one with Green P’s and a car.  Pua dropped the tents off to us the night before and we drove off.  I think it was the first time Bryan had driven so far, but luckily it was a very quiet and straight road trip.  About 10 mins before we arrived, we got extremely hungry so we stopped by Maccas for lunch.  I had a Grand Angus burger and half an apple pie which we shared.  Afterwards, we arrived at the site, checked-in and grabbed the keys to the entry gate.  We didn’t explore because the sky was kind of dreary… so we started to pitch Nelson’s huge tent.

Bryan and I were deciding which to put up, but we figured that Nelson’s tent was packed neatly in the black bag (since we didn’t get it from Nelson/David themselves, we got confused as to which bags went with which tent- we thought David’s tent was half in a plastic bag).  And, his tent had “instructions”, so we went with it.

Turns out it was the most difficult tent to put up.  Took us like… 4 hours to put it up BUT seeing as it was just the two of us, the fact we even got it up before everyone arrived is a feat in itself LOL.  We were really confused…we tried to follow the instructions but it didn’t make sense.. the pictures didn’t match up.  So we ended up doing what we “thought” they meant, spending like 3 hours putting it up that way… but turns out a part of Nelsons tent was inside the plastic bag which we thought was David’s tent.  Finally we worked it out and put up the tent.  It was particularly confusing because Bryan and I are used to smaller tents.  This huge tent had a really unique structure… you have to build the outer “shell” then hook up the inner shell afterwards, which was weird.  But in the end it looked really good and the tent was super nice!

Finally, everyone arrived and we were fairly hungry from all the energy we used putting up the tent.  Luckily they brought food!!  :D  There was heaps of food- more than I thought there would be.  They bought KFC, and Calene + her mum made heaps of dishes, Nelson brought “chinese japchae” that his mum made, Jess brought sandwiches.  So much food, yumm.  But unfortunately, before we could eat it we had to put up the 2nd tent.  It took like 5 seconds LOL.  Bryan and I cri everytim.  Oh well, it’s better that we didn’t waste time putting up tents while everyone was together anyway.  We unpacked everything into the tents and ate outside on picnic rugs.  The only bad thing about the camp is the fact you can have open flames, which means no bonfire But I guess it’s a worthwhile price to pay for nice facilities and electricity.

After we ate, we walked down to the beach.  Too cold to go into the water or anything, but we explored a tiny bit and watched the sunset.  It was really nice and relaxing after the tiring day.  At night we stayed up late playing Mafia and chatting.  I suck so much at Mafia cause Im terrible at lying omg.  But somehow I managed to trick Pulu HAHahah.  Bryan and I were the “murderers” in the game, but no one knew.  Jess and David were trying to convince me of some reason why Bryan was the “murderer”.  David was also like “if you vote for him, you’ll win.” and that scared me cause it looked like he was lying… like he knew it was me or something and his “convincing” me was just a ploy to get rid of Bryan so that they could aim me next round.  So I didn’t want to get rid of Bryan.

I suck at Mafia so I played dumb.  Actually, I could see what they were trying to get at, but it was slightly confusing… so rather than try to comprehend what they were talking about, I blanked my mind out whenever Jess spoke so that I could convincingly not understand.  LOL it must have worked because they didn’t seem to suspect me until later… it probably helped that I also have the excuse that I don’t want to vote out my own bf hahaha.  IDK WHY people always blame me when its not me and when it is… wat.  Anyway in the end Pulu listened to confused me and voted for Jess because her method of playing is to be super sure and convince ppl.  I think Pulu was just like wtf so he looked to me who looked as confused as he was.  I don’t actually like playing Mafia that much… LOL well maybe not “dislike” but I think I’m weird cos I find it really ~stressful~ having to lie.  I mean, it’s definitely fun.  But I hate being anything other than citizen.  I’d rather just watch everyone else play.  I suppose I’m just like that… I don’t like Cheat, and even in Dota I hate “pubbing” because it’s too stressful having the team rely on me.  Idk when I’m doing something “for fun” I like it to be stress-free and no one is relying on me to do anything etc.  At least Mafia is just within friends though, I guess.  Don’t know how I will continue my stress-free life in the real world.

Anyway, we ended up all sleeping in the giant tent because it was scary to go into the other tent… also the other tent didn’t have power cause we didn’t have an extension cord.  The girls basically just used that tent as a changing room in the end.  I’ll try to post about Day 2 tmr.


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Sleeping Habits

Posted on 10-11-2013

I have another exam on Tuesday, then one next week.  I’m so relieved the worst week is over!

So I haven’t been posting very interesting things lately.  I read back on some of my posts.  I’m really glad I went through the effort to take photos for my other posts.

I tend to sway in and out of these updating frenzies, then I return to this state of… zombie-ness.  It’s ridiculous how long it’s been since I’ve done a proper video or a Makeup Monday.  I CRAI EVERY TIME.  As soon as exams are over I’m going to go nuts with recording and editing and stuff.  I REALLY hope this new mac update didn’t mess up both iMovie and Final Cut Pro or somebody gonna get hurt real bad.

Anyway, I go through so many ~phases~ in my blog, but life generally remains the same.  I’ve actually had this Korea post in my drafts for a long time, I wanted to edit the photos but well, life has been stressful.  So stressful that my skin is breaking out and I have even bigger bags under my eyes than normal.  I have insomnia or something.

Something weird happened to me a few days ago, before my law exam.  I think it must be due to stress; when I’m stressed out I tend to obsess over a lot of random things.  I was trying to force myself to fall asleep, to get back into my normal pattern.  Y’know when you close your eyes and it’s not exactly pitch black but there’s those dots of color and stuff?  (I kind of imagine that as seeing the inside of my eyelids, is that what it is?)  Well, every time I closed my eyes, my eyeballs didn’t know where to look… like I kept looking up or down… too far up or too far down that my eyes started to hurt.  So I got scared of closing my eyes.

I had to tire myself out so they would close naturally to fall asleep, which wasn’t until like 4am.

Sigh.

I’m quite sad that I haven’t been able to go out for the past few days… I’ve pretty much been hibernating from the world.  And I do this to myself because I have to.  If I go out, I can NEVER do any work.  Even if I go out for say, lunch.  When I get back I can’t seem to get myself to do anything.  I feel very anti-social but there’s nothing I can do about it.  It’s been a long time since I went to visit my extended family as well.

Oops, why did this post become about my weird habits..  Oh well, it’s good to release it.  Exams will be over soon and I can get back into my normal routine where I can be bright and happy and not-crazy again LOL.  Bryan and I will be going to the Lindt Cafe after exams for this deal thingy.  I can’t wait!  As a chocolate-lover (and general dessert fanatic), I’m super looking forward to it.  Plus it’s been a while since we went out on a date.  Exams are so annoying omgah.


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