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So much for my Summer

They said it was going to rain for something like a month straight but we've only had 2 weeks of sunshine! Both of those weeks I spent shut up in the house finally catching up with all the kpop happenings. FML

I finally got a job, YAY. The only problem is that it's as boring as hell. I know I should be grateful which I am but I'm shut up in a windowless room doing the most repetitive tasks.
I'm at my mum's biomedical engineering office working on 219 units at a time, basically tinkering about and making sure they work. I can assure you, its a lot more mind numbing than it sounds and when I come back from my 2 weeks off, I'll have over 1000 units waiting for me! :'(

I wouldn't mind so much if all my friends weren't rich and globe trotting right now especially since I'm still broke even with this extra cash.

Also, my school set me with heaps of endless assignments to do over the holidays which I haven't even begun yet, I have at least 9 books I need to read and I actually have to decide what I want to do with my life before I get back.

I've spent the whole week not sleeping either even though I have to wake up super early for work and I'm there 8.30 till 5pm.


Ok, here ends my rant. I'm actually going to bed 'early' today



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Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
hello...friend from Omona^^ could I ask you a question? Are you living or from the UK by any chance? For some reason I decided to let lj do that find a random journal thing and it took me to yours *lol*

btw congrats on getting a job that's something that I'm working on right now as well :X
Jul. 23rd, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Lol it took you to this crappy journal? That's pretty awesome.
Actually, I had no idea lj did that tbh. I'm still such a noob since I only joined for omona.

Yes, I am in the UK (and I assume you are too), how's it going?

Thanks! It's much needed because I'm super broke, lol. I just wish they paid more often and not the last friday of the month :/
Good luck on your job hunting! :)

Jul. 24th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me :) I'm doing fine just chilling at home and watching tv and reading omona. Actually I'm don't live in the UK I'm in the States...I'm looking into moving and studying in the UK next year though~

haha your journal isn't crappy it's quite lovely very simplistic and bright^^ Yes, they have a feature that ask you if you would like it to do a random journal search...been on lj for a few years now just don't update that much *lol* more active cause of omona.

No problem goodness getting paid once a month is really hard since u have to make sure u have enough to carry you over till the next month. Thanks, hopefully I will be posting about working soon :)
Jul. 24th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
Chilling at home is honestly the best thing in the world. It may sound really mundane but there's nothing like doing nothing after being active for so long.

Would you be coming for Uni because I think it's a really great experience. As much as I complain about England, coming at that stage in life is really rewarding and really takes your independence to a new level.
If you do come, just remember to bring lots of warm clothing because you'll need them pretty much all year, lol.

Gosh, this whole working thing isn't doing anything to remedy my whole ~I'M TURNING INTO AN ADULT!!~ panic. It almost feels like too much too soon.

Jul. 25th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Haha totally agrees yes there is nothing better than doing nothing all day long *lol*

Omg I totally understand how u feel...things do change a lot whenever u have to get out there and start working for a living...I try to act like a kid as much as I can to remedy the adult things I have to do in life^^

Yes, if things go well I'm really hoping to be able to go study in London for my Master's. I blame Harry Potter and the BBC for my sudden love for England. I really love the one year master's programs that many uni offer. I'm hoping to do it next year at University of London school of Oriental and African Studies^^ Oh yes I'm definitely looking forward to the wonderful rewarding life experience I will have in England. Thanks so much for the tips...didn't think England was a warm climate place.

Btw if you don't mind me asking what part of England are residing in?!

Aren't the summer Olympics coming to London next year?!
Jul. 25th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I've been clinging to my childhood of late which brings me a lot of judgement since now is the time to grow up. I think part of the reason why I love kpop is because it's got a huge element of escapism there.
(Lol I feel like the only UK kid who despises Harry Potter and all to do with it)

OMG, SOAS UNIVERSITY! I was considering going there next year but my mum isn't fond of the idea :(
UCL is just down the road from there though and that's another university I'd love to go to.

I live very very near London. I'd say just outside it although I live in London during school time.

Yeah but England has this remarkable talent of ruining everything it touches. Plus, the Olympics are in Camden which says a lot...lol
I wouldn't mind going since a lot f my family and friends are but tickets are so expensive now.

I even turned down an offer to volunteer for it which I kinda regret now. Ah well, I want to do a tour of Asia all of Summer next year or do 3 months of teaching in Korea.

Jul. 30th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
Haha that's all good, acting like an adult all the time certainly isn't all that fun. Yes, K-pop does have that effect and it does provide us with fun music and dances and lots of yummy eye-candy!

I can only imagine how much Harry Potter is hyped up there in the UK...so I can understand your dislike for it. I just really enjoyed it cause it got me back into enjoying reading and helped me get through all the crap in graduate school.

Wow thanks so much for telling me about UCL I will look more into this uni as well...it seems like a really great uni. Yes, SOAS is the prefect uni for studying Asian culture and they have an excellent master's program for Korean^^ Why doesn't your mum want you to go there? Is there something really bad about SOAS?! I'm just really curious^^

That's cool that you live so close to London^^ and go to school there. Hopefully I will be doing the same time around this time nxt year.

Haha really I didn't know England had the kinda of reputation if anything I would say that about America ruining nearly everything it gets our hands on. Camden a bad place in U.K. forgive my ignorance of U.K. geography I'm still a noob to U.K.

Goodness with the Olympics in the U.K. I take it that everything is going to be so much more expensive...I don't even want to know how much those tixs are just enjoying them free from your telly or the internet^^

Well, I'm sure volunteering there would be fun...but you will get that chance to tour Asia or teach in Korea, I think that will be totally fun to do travelling in Asia or teaching in Korea! You should definitely do it if you can :)
Aug. 6th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry for the late reply!!

There are actually so many amazing uni's here tbh, it's worth looking into all of them. I recommend this website called 'Push' where you literally answer as many questions as possible (I answered 200) and from those answers, they determine which Uni's would appeal to you the most.
What I like about them is that they're unbiased and they actually visit the Uni's unlike a lot of other sites and league tables.

The reason my mum doesn't really want me to go to SOAS is because their courses are so specialized, if you get what I mean. She wants whatever I take in Uni to allow me to go into anything even if I decide not to pursue whatever I studied as a career.

She totally supports my idea of maybe teaching English in South Korea though as she's looked into TEFL etc a hell of a lot and has manged to get me to get in contact with lots of people who are currently doing so over there.
She'd rather I take something like English lit or teaching or whatever in Uni and learn Korean on the side since I'll probably be there for 4 years anyways.

Living near London is great because it's really peaceful here but I can get into London quite easily when I want. The only downside is that my Town is snobby so naturally, it costs a fortune every time.

Camden isn't exactly terrible, it's just like the druggiest place ever and like the home of hipsters and whatever. Although, I like hipsters so...never mind.
Well London is the most expensive place I've ever been in, I can honestly say that with confidence. Everything literally doubles in price because it's in London, no exaggeration. I see the difference when I shop at home and when I shop in London plus, they're not even hugely far apart. Just, FML

Yeah my train fares went up loads because of the olympics and they hype is already boring tbh. England kinda killed it before it began...or maybe our natural pessimism/cynicism did. I'm not too sure.
If I don't get a ticket for anything, I might as well just go to Asia, lol. Everyone around me keep winning tickets =_='
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Jul. 24th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm lucky my friends are all broke so I feel left out when I do have money.

Don't worry you'll read those books and more in no time bro.
Jul. 24th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
That sounds so awesome. I bet saving money must be a bit easier that way. If I weren't the only broke one, I feel like we'd all be able to make more special memories.
I know it sounds overly cliché but honestly, it forces you to be more creative and have fun in different ways.

Thanks! I love reading and can get through books very quickly but not when I'm told to :/
Jul. 24th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
No you're right it does make you more creative. =)
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