So here are the posts you would be expecting in the coming weeks:
- CNY 2012 (looooong due I know)
- The production of Manzoku
- My KL trip with M By Hgroup
- Photoshoot for FlairClosetLabel and Hueberry
- Nando's new Cataplana dish
- New CP goodies
- Store opening of Dip Drops at Takashimaya
- And the MediaBiz awards
My posts might not be in that order by the way!
My life has been a little out of balance for the past 3 weeks or so. I took on a retail job so I could still earn some income while searching for a proper journalism related job. If you were wondering which retail store it is for, I won't say. All I will say is that it's a brand that is somewhat pricey. And perhaps it was because I wasn't used to the working hours for a full-time retail staff or perhaps it was because of the people there. And perhaps a few other factors. But one thing for sure, I hardly enjoyed working there.
For the first time in my life, I thought of taking an MC just so I could not go to work. I never had that thought, not once in my 13 years of schooling life (so far) nor for any other job. I drag myself to work and this is especially so when my shift is from 9 am to 10 pm. That is 13 hours long! And not to mention, you have to stand the entire time. Definitely not an easy job, I take my hats off to those working retail on a permanent full-time basis. I have no time for myself or anyone else after work on weekdays cos I end at like 10 pm and of course, weekends aren't mine anymore. This job kinda screwed my life upside down. My table and room's in a horrible mess, it's making my bunions and my old spine injury act up among others. All I do when I reach home is quickly shower, brush my teeth and head for bed. And then wake up the next day and head to work and the cycle repeats. The past 2 weeks were just physically and mentally draining.
But the thing is, I've worked at Uniqlo and H&M and I had the most awesome time working at those two places, especially for the latter. The people I met there were lovely and super friendly, they actually make you look forward to go to work because you have so much fun with them (even when you are working); the environment is just different. Honestly, I think the people you work with make a great deal of difference to how much you enjoy your work.
But anyhow, enough of the rant. I found a proper journalism related job and will be starting next tuesday! (because I have to serve one week's notice for the retail store) And I am excited. It's related to fashion and I have a straight bus to the office which is absolutely fantastic because I love taking the bus over trains, anytime of the day. Furthermore, the morning crowd taking the train just scares me.
May April be a good month for me and for us all! :)
Shanice (Yi Ting)