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September 27, 2014

Move-In!

Tuesday was move-in day to the school’s apartments/village! Surprisingly, I only needed to make one trip to school with all of my packed things. The only thing I forgot was my Magic Bullet blender :(. It took me ~35 minutes to check-in and ~20 minutes to unload everything from my car to my room. My room is a bit bigger than I imagined and with the way we arranged the furniture, we have a neat space in the middle of the room! My desk is a bit packed because I brought my desktop, but no worries; I can make-do with the space. At first, I thought I would have too much clothes in my half of the closet but it turns out I have some room for more clothes (even without using those space savers).

There were some extra stuff we had to buy from Target/IKEA. I bought some kitchenware and some room accessories. The “best” part was setting up a snack section on the door with goodies other than Rice Krispies (I had a thing for RK’s at work *_*).

My room/housemates are friendly and everything in the complex looks good so far! The two ~complains~ I have is that our/my room’s light at night comes from a floor lamp and the bathroom doesn’t have a lock. Every room in the village that has my room’s setup are powered by a floor lamp while the other room is powered by a ceiling lamp. But I can live with these flaws. At least the air conditioner works because it was ~105F on Wednesday!!

September 20, 2014

A foodtime/work adventures post or a summer haul post? Why not both!

Last week, a few coworkers and I went to a Mexican seafood restaurant down the street for lunch. I had a shrimp and octopus cocktail, as the usual. While waiting for our food, we saw a few waiters bringing out maracas, a slice of cake, a huge sombrero, and sang happy birthday to someone at a table nearby. One of the engineers from our table thought it would be funny to play a prank on our parts guy and told one of the waiters it’s their birthday X’D.

On Tuesday, my boyfriend and I had an afternoon meal after work. We got ourselves sushi bowls from the place I went to after my interview a few months ago. This time around, I got the deluxe sushi bowl and I liked it a lot more than the overpriced chirashi bowl from another restaurant. The bowl had salmon, tuna, yellowtail, imitation crab, shrimp, spicy tuna, and some veggies with rice on the bottom ☺.

September 13, 2014

Initially, I thought I would have countless days where I’m sitting around looking for things to do. It turns out that I got employed at the end of June as an IT Assistant; even though I’m doing most of the work. I felt overwhelmed at first because I had to be trained in everything within three days, then things got a bit better. I learned a lot from the job such as knowing how the telephone system in a network works, debugging hardware/software problems, how the inventory system operates, how to configure the company’s software management system, and so on. Not to mention, the people at work are nice and welcoming! I’m thankful for the valuable hands-on experience this company granted me.

Work took up most of my summer break so I didn’t have time to do other things. At the most, I had the first few weeks and that one week off.  My boyfriend had work too so we were both busy to spend a lot of time together. At the most, we had a small meal once a week or so. Thankfully there’s work to make time go by faster.

Aside from that, I got to play a couple of games. I bought Need for Speed: Most Wanted when it was on sale and ended up finishing the game within a weekend.. It wasn’t too bad because I got to drive a Camaro, Mustang, Viper, Corvette, and a few European super cars. I also played Warframe except it’s one of those games where you have to pay for upgrades if you really want to “win” in the game quickly. I haven’t bothered paying for upgrades yet so my character has weak gear. At least that prolongs the gameplay and you play as a space ninja!! Somewhere along the way, I got a beta key for a preview of The Crew but I missed it because of work :(.

September 7, 2014

A new season means a new set of list/bucket list/things to do over the fall. I’m going to live ~30 miles away from home so I’ll be in a new environment this time around. With that said, I put together tasks that’s plausible to accomplish ☺.

Academia

  • 3.3+ GPA: With 4 classes/16 units, I’m aiming for a 3.3+ GPA. ’nuff said.
  • Clubs: I’m looking into joining a couple of clubs this quarter. Both pertains to information technology and I can imagine the benefits (and fun) I can get out of the organizations. The department chair introduced me to a couple of the eboard members yesterday so that’s a start ☺.
  • NCL Top 50%: I’m participating in NCL again this fall! NCL is a capture-the-flag cyber security competition. I did pretty well last year and I expect the same this year even though there will be more competition with more participants (unless the game completely changed ;o).
September 1, 2014

Happy September! Can’t you believe there are less than 4 months left in the year? The season of holidays is right around the corner~

It’s finally official that I’m going to continue working during the fall quarter. I was initially hired as a temporary/summer intern but management was pleased with my performance and offered me an extended stay. I’m thankful for the opportunity because I learned a lot from this company so far ☺. I’ll be going to work two days out of the week so hopefully it doesn’t get in the way of academics.

Speaking of academics, I finally got the chance to register for my 4th class! My class schedule for the fall is ~complete~ and it seems like I’m stuck with evening classes once again.. But it shouldn’t be that bad because I’m living on campus this time, right right? This means I can afford the time to go back to my room/place in between classes ☺.

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