Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Quitting + Damaged Lips

I just had my graduation practice this morning (and boy was it hot outside!) and I'm super excited for graduation on Friday. We have practice again in the morning and then we graduate a few hours later! It is crazy how time flies, but I am ready for college. I feel like college life will be different than high school. I know there is a lot more studying, but I also have heard that there is more free/social time so I can't wait to experience that!

Selfie while Babysitting
ohh I did not notice my face here.. at least the kids look adorable hehe! =)
The past few days have been super busy with my new job (which I have an interesting update about...ek), lots of errands/shopping, and numerous doctors visit (including some blood work for college!!). I was however able to catch up with one of old friends and her children. While my mom and sister went shopping, I hopped over to their house and spent my time with the children! They have 3 kids and sadly, one of them wasn't there when I went over!
I actually thought that the youngest child (the baby) was missing and I confused the kids up! It turns out the oldest one was missing!! I thought it was odd since I felt that the children's personalities had changed, but it turns out, I ended up mixing the girls up!! The baby was no longer a baby.. and the middle girl grew up! From what her sister told me, the older girl that I didn't see grew really tall and is now basically my height. That is crazy considering the fact that she is only 9!!! 

Canon Powershot Review

Another trip that I made this week was to Bestbuy to pick up a camera for my sister. She wanted a simple point and shot that took high quality photos. I love high quality photos, but the thought of lugging a huge camera around on trips is not fun. The camera that we chose to pick up was the canon powershot. So far, she has been loving the camera and the quality of the photos are very nice! It's also so much easier to carry around than a dslr which makes it easy for her to take on trips or to events! 

Mac Airbook College

So while my sister was looking for her camera, I took a little mini walk around the store and came across the laptop center. I actually don't have a laptop and I know it is practically required to have one while in college. I am stuck between the two major brands for laptops- either an Apple or Windows...
An apple is a bit more costly, but bestbuy also has a deal going on right now where students can save $150. This deal makes the laptop a bit closer in price to a windows, but it is still significantly more costly. I have heard that apple macbook last a lot longer which justify the price a bit. Apples comes with virus and a Microsoft office type software, but at my college, they also provide that to us for free. Therefore it seems that windows is still the better deal price wise. I just wonder how long a windows will last compared to an apple laptop.. I feel like it's the same? 

Coldstone Ice Cream

cold stone pistachio ice cream

After our shopping trip, we stopped to pick up some dinner. I noticed a coldstone near the shopping center where we were. I have this huge love for ice cream and froyo that I just had to stop in there after dinner. I am always craving ice cream hehe. The flavor that I got here is pistachio with gummy bears. I am a fan of pistachio ice cream and gummy bears though I have never tried gummy bears in ice cream. Well it turns out that even though I love gummy bears, they don't taste amazing in ice cream!! 

coppertone sport high performance spf 50 review

Banana Boat Spf chapstick review

A few days ago, I noticed my lips looking odd. My bottom lip was slightly darker than the rest of my lip. At first I thought that was due to me eating chocolate and not cleaning my face. So I went to clean my lips and the darkness did not come off. This morning it hit me out of nowhere that I might have sunburned my lips. I googled sunburned lips and volia, I knew instantly that the darkness on my lips was a burn!! At my first moment of free time, I went out and picked up some sunscreen lip balm and some sunscreen.
I've been taking a closer look at my skin and it seems that the past 4 years of no sunscreen days have taken it's effect on my skin... I'm making it a resolution this summer to use sunscreen whenever I go out and I am not running. I still can't get myself to wear sunscreen when running, but I have been applying it whenever I leave the house! _________________________________________________________________________________

You may notice that my title says I'm quitting.. hmm well I actually decided yesterday that I would be quitting my new job... Hear me out on this... For one, this was my first real job and it was full time. I never knew how time consuming a full time job was!! I have a lot of doctor appointments to catch up on and I just had no time for them. I also wanted to go on a few trips this summer and having a full time job conflicted with those trips!
I thought I would love the job, but after doing it for a week, I realized that I could not see myself doing this for the rest of the summer. The fact that it gets hotter and sunnier as the year goes on scared me and I could not be outside in that heat for 6+ hours~!! It sounds a bit selfish, but my skin was going to die..! I decided to tell my manager as early as I could instead of holding it off or just not showing up. My manager is so sweet that I didn't want to disappoint her! It was the scariest thing ever, but I chose to tell her the truth and not make up a corny lie!!! Luckily for me, everything ended up well!! My manager understood where I was coming from and wasn't angry. She ever offered to help me find another job which is just crazy!! I kinda lied a little bit to her and told her that I had another job since I didn't want to bother her!! Ahh she is so awesome!!!!
So now I am jobless once again. I'm considering taking on a part time job instead of full time, but it is hard without a driver's license! I'm working on getting my license now, finding a job close to home, as well as scheduling a bunch of appointments before college.. (including wisdom teeth removal this summer!!) 

How has your week been?
Do you guys think an apple macbook is worth the cost? (specifically for college)
Have you ever left a job because you just didn't like it? I personally could not put myself under the sun like that for the entire summer. It bothered me to know that I was damaging my skin everyday so I figured it was best to leave instead of suffer. I'm still new to the working world, so I'll see if my decision is correct later! 

54 comments:

  1. Yeah doll so much to celebrate about Graduation and nearly beginning to starting your future, Apple is a great investment great buy --now I need something cool like ice cream or gelato. Lol. Congrats sweetie.
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    1. haha yes there is so much to do!!
      hmm i think it is too, but I am still weary of getting ti for college hehe!

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  2. Lovely photos, expecially first one..so cute! Nice laptop :))

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  3. Aww, those girls look very cute! :3

    About the laptop with windows, I guess you mean a notebook with windows in it... try Acer, Sony, MSI or even one from Lenovo. You need to look up what they can in terms of performance & which hardware they have, not how long they might last. Sellers will tell you a lot of crap on that. Buy only after weighing them against each other.
    I bought one from ASUS in Oct. 2008, that cost me circa 1.500€, which today is like a notebook for around 2.000€uro... I used it for my freelance work and it died in less than 4 month & despite the guaranty being 2 years, they only paid me about 1.250€ back telling me I had used it for 4 month after all. :S

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    1. aww thanks!!
      ohh thanks for the advice! I will definitely look into those things! I actually am not that tech savey so I tend to shy away from those details, but they are really important.. especially since I want a laptop that will function correctly! Your right about the brand name.. I should look beyond that and see what is inside. Thank you!! I will do some reasearch this week on these things!

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  4. I would suggest the Apple! I bought my MacBook in 2008, and it's still going even now, I've never had any problems with it. I'm a bit more careful with it nowadays so I only use it for pictures and music storage, which is just fine because at home I have a regular computer and since I'm no longer in school, there's no need to lug the MacBook around anyway. Another thing I like about Apple is its consistency in design...I just cannot stand the new Windows design, I can't navigate it at all! Maybe that's just the old person in me talking, hahahaha.

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    1. ohh that is a long time that you have had it!! .. 6 years is crazy!! Your so lucky and I hope it last you even longer! =)
      I agree with you about the new windows design. It bothers me a lot and I'm just not a big fan of it. I'm used to the old version with that start menu in the bottom corner!

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  5. Man, you sure have a busy schedule!! :D Yahoo for summer~ and ugh, I honestly can't stand being out in the sun for that long! A sunburn on the lips? Get better, Mindy!! I'm quite envious that you guys had a graduation rehearsal.. we never had one, haha. Whichever laptop is better, go for it! I'd go for Windows.. Apple is too complicating to me, although I'm pretty sure that you'd get to know it better than me, so your choice! c: X

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    1. Yes hehe, the busyness is finally dying down, but I am still recovering from not sleeping! ohh, I learned never to pull an all nighter again.. my body is not meant for that!! lol
      I used to not mind the sun, but I'm beginning to notice sun damage on me (gasp) and my skin is just not responding well this year to the sun! I'm still going to run in it, but I'm going to try and limit any other time in the sun for a while!
      haha the rehearsals were long and boring, (so you were lucky for not having them) ,but they did help us (or me) not look confused when walking up ! Apple is definitely a new operating system and I'm not used to at it either !
      Enjoy your summer!!!! =)

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  6. congrats girl, u'll have fun years ahead, and the first pics is adorable.
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  7. I have never used an Apple before so I'd say: Windows :P
    I've been using my Sony Vaio for almost 4 years and it's
    working really well! Zero crashes either c:
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    1. ohhh okay! This is a positive to hear!! I think windows is the better choice especially price wise so thank you!!!

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  8. I have an Apple company and love it. I have had it for a few year now. I hope your sunburn goes away soon.

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    1. hmm that is good to hear! hehe I hope so too!

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  10. Wow, you really have been busy, but it seems like you're having a great time anyway. Quitting is never easy but you had some good reasons but you'll find a job that you'll enjoy sooner or later. ;)

    Macbooks are quite good, but in the end, it doesn't really matter, I've had a macbook for 5-6 years but I decided to buy a new asus laptop last year :)

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    1. hehe yes, but my schedule is finally clearing out! I just need to get my body back to normal !
      It was really hard, but I'm glad I did it and that she took it in a nonpersonal way! hmm that is a long time, but I agree with you that it r=might not matter as long as I take care of it!

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  11. The kids look so cute! Well, it's good that you quit instead of spending weeks potentially being miserable. Hope that you will find a better alternative!

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    1. Thank you!! I was thinking that too because I could not see myself doing that for the next 8 weeks lol!
      I'm hoping so too!!

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  12. I can totally understand you quitting, that job must be really hard. Don't worry, you'll find another one!

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    1. Thanks and yes I really hope so!! or else I'm going to be slightly broke for college !

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  13. you are so busy! anyway, canon's camera is good! and take care of urself :)

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    1. Thank you and yes my sister is loving it so far! It's got wifi on it !!

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  14. Congratulations! Ooh busy busy girl, just don't forget to stop and smell the flowers sometimes :)

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  15. I see that you're busy (so do I!), what about apple macbook I don't know if it is worth to buy it, because in my country (Poland) these notebook are very expensive (about 2.000 $) and I think that you made good decision leaving this job.

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    1. yes, but thanks gosh it's finally calming down now!
      I'm glad I left now and yeah, they are significantly more expensive so I don't think I really want it.

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  16. I also have a full-time job and it definitely cuts into my time to travel... It's the worst :(

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    1. yes, I never knew how time consuming they are!!

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  17. You should definitely enjoy your summer! I once quit - only because my manager was incredibly rude and treated everyone horribly.

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    1. Thank you and yes I really want to hehe.
      ohh that sounds terrible.. it's good that you quit!

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  18. College life is very different from H.S. because you'll be extra serious on your studies but the good thing is, you'll have many friends because you'll might have different classmates per class. Hope you can still enjoy this summer while having a job.

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    1. hehe I actually need a job now!
      It does seem very different .. a lot more free time. I am so excited for my social life to take of though hehe!

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  19. Those fun shots are so cute! I'm surprised you don't own a laptop. For kids entering college in S'pore, all are required to buy a laptop. Schools here will set up exhibition booths with special laptop promotions specially for their students to purchase & deals are rather attractive.

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    1. hehe thanks and a lot of people entering college in the US also have laptops.. I'm just slightly slow on everything!
      ohhh that sounds so nice! There is something similar here in the Us, but it isn't centered around laptops.

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  20. You sure have a buy schedule Mindy but that's okay after all that you'll reap what you sow and you're going college!!! Im pretty excited for you i hope you'll like the environment there :)

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    1. hehe yes I know!! I cannot wait!!
      I heard that it's a lot of fun so I'm hoping I like it and that I can adjust well!

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  21. At first I was worried that you were quitting your blog :O Good luck on a job hunt and it's great that your manager is so understanding ^_^ I hope your lips heal soon too!

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    1. hehe I'm not quitting my blog! I'm so glad she was!! She's such a sweet person and my lips are getting better. .a bit itchy, but it's getting there!

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  22. Wew you'll be so busy with College ! I hope you can also find a time to rest and relax :)

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    1. hehe things are finally calming down now!

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  23. I can tell you my college experience was the best even with the studying, it will teach you who you are and push you to your limits and if I could go back and do it again I would! Apple would be a great investment, after using non-Apple products for laptop most of my life I finally made the switch last year and don't regret it! Worth the extra bit :)

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    1. ohh this is really exciting to hear! I need more comments like this hehe.
      I am excited and nervous, but I think I'm ready to experience and learn new things. hmm I will take that into consideration! I feel the same way with my phone so far so I will see.. =)

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  24. Oh god! I thought you were quitting blogging. I was scared for a second there!

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  25. I think it's perfectly okay to quit a job if you do not enjoy it. In fact, I encourage it! College is much better than high school in my opinion (even though I miss high school very much) because you sort of grow into the person you really are at this stage of your life. Yes, there's more studying but like you said, there is also loads more social interaction in college :)

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    1. haha thanks! That makes me feel a lot better about my decision!
      I am quite excited for college hehe. I hear a lot about it and the people I know who are there say they like it a lot more than high school so I can't wait!

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  26. I think quitting this job was a good idea especially since you are so busy with graduation and college soon! About the laptop, I recommend Apple, it is a great investment... Enjoy graduation! :)

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    1. Yes, I'm actually glad I did now becuase I could not see myself doing it for a whole summer!
      hmm I am looking into apple. It's a hard decision, but time is ticking for me if I do want an apple!

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