Just came back from work. Work is up and running and i’m almost done with training. Still, i’m figuring out all this type of office politics that I do not like. I don’t really want to get into it, but lets just say some people are putting up a front to get ahead. I know it’s business, but I will never EVER let go of my ethics. I will never demean someones work, never play someone to get ahead, etc. It’s crazy what people will do to stay as the top dog; I vow to myself to remain ethical, keep my morals and treat people like I wanted to be treated. There are way more impt things in life than to sell your soul to the machine … . ::sigh::
Well that was a fun two-week and half “break”. Got offered a full time position as an advisor. And all the negative talk about the US’s economy motivated me MORE to the hustle! Yay for being a grown up
Went to the grocery store and some dude was complaining about the produce blah blah blah. I’m like really, you know there was a tsunami and earthquake yesterday and YOU’RE complaining about produce. I’m freakin worried about my friend Rei who hasn’t replied to anyone’s messages or calls, we don’t even know if she is safe or not. AND people hav a stick in their ass about Santa Cruz’s “hit”. News flash, that was a mere wave, i’m sorry your bougious ass sailboats got hit. Whatever, some people SUCK!
So I just had a phone call with a friend of mine who’s living in Japan. She’s living in Sendai and as you may know that’s the city that got hot the worst. Well, she’s okay and her family too so far, but she was close to tears when she called me and after she told me what happened… I’m crying too.
She said that she’s been in the middle of the street after the earthquake and when the tsunami came, together with her mother and her little brother (2 years old). The water was too fast so they had to hide in the shelter of a house but they knew that the water would rise more and more and that they had to get away from there or else they would drown. They kept yelling and somehow a man saw them from a balcony of the house they were hiding behind. Well, that man jumped down from the balcony and into the water and helped my friend and her mother and brother to get up into the house and the safety even though the water was getting stronger and stronger and making it even more impossible to stand. My friend’s mother insisted on her kids going first and then the man helped her up the balcony too.
She just turned around and he grabbed her hand to get out of the water too when a car (one of hundreds) was being washed down the street and in his direction. My friend’s mother and the other people were yelling… and he suddenly let go of her hand so that she wouldn’t get pulled into the water when the car hit and drowned him.
My friend and her family survived… thanks to a stranger who gave his life to rescue them. He could’ve stayed in the save building but instead he helped them. I was so touched when she told me her story.
I don’t know the name of this man, his story, who he was… but I want to give him a special moment in my prayers today and in the future.
SO i just had an interview this morning with the President and manger of the company. I’m pretty sure it DIDN’T go well. My competition next to me had way more experience and qualifications than me. Plus, living in Korea made my english.. WORSE! Seriously, sometimes it’s hard for me to recall certain words and phrases…it’s crazy. Still, my outfit was way cuter than hers, haha!! Business shopping is fun!! Okay, i’m going to stop being mean.. Anyways “studying” and waiting for a phone interview at 3:30 so hopefully that goes better. My parents keep telling me to relax for awhile but i’m a GO go go person, I hate being lazy..it drives me insane! Iono how people can do it! okay gotta peace, sorry for the rant tumblr!
How I felt divided like the knife that sliced this the whole country into north and south still bewildered how to keep the memories that matters after the many months that seemed centuries after I learned how to speak and write in Korean. It is the hometown of my heart next to the grasses of Hayward Those wonderful kids but now moving again.
How my pupils love now to doodle and parse in English after showing them the scarecrows of Halloween in November and orange and black Giants uniforms to stand tall after they won the World Series. The smell of pine and the cards of Christmas they pin on Christmas day! and it is coming to an end like a dream. Like waking up to find the whole Seoul draped in fog and snowflakes whistling from the mountains. How so white and clean immaculate though the subway trains still rambles to Pusan to the southern coasts on and the Han River along Inchon whistles to the tunes of slow awakening. How so terribly fast as if it is in hurry after I have just fallen asleep to a dream. if only to hold the fingers of that wall clock to icicles these kids will never grow up. or those locks will not find their keys from lovers on that hill where they will meet again? but we have to move again to another town and another time. A new word or a new tune of song is enough as I carry on before I say goodbye. Till we meet again next time. adieu, my children.
I remember talking to my friends and they brought up some random girl I never met in my life. Anyways, they kept bad-mouthing her, insullting her looks…you name it. I thought, maybe she cheated on one of them, went Cray Cray on them, or some extreme Sheen, Irratic behavior of some sort. When I questioned one of the guys about this mysterious girl and why he seemed to be peeved by her, he claimed that she defriended him after he slapped her butt. His reply, “she must be one of those uptight feminist girls or something”.
At first I was taken aback. WOw, first of all, people still act like that. 2nd of all, why am I friend with this ignorant asshole. It’s crazy when being a Feminist is associated with dyke, ober senstive and other superflous mumbo jumbo. Why can’t a woman be strong without being associated with all that, why can’t it be okay for a woman to be a bitch, and why is it a woman’s fault for getting her ass slapped and getting mad about it!? Are we suppose to be sweet, nice all the fucking time? uhm NO, shit is tiring!
Anyways from this rant, I’m proud to be a Feminist and APPRECIATE WOMEN!