USA Work & Travel Week 7 (28th June 2010 – 4th July 2010)

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Oh well, it was the independence day weekend and it’s gonna be very very busy. together with all the soccer matches.
had to create bank of america account too. anyway, on a random note, while creating the account, they said that we will receive $30. and guess what, the $30 was really banked in! just before we left san fran on the last few days. so it was like free $30! i was really lucky i guess. because i thought my bank account was like zero or negatived but when i checked my bank balance i was like shocked.

breakfast at OB diner. omg it was really cheap but suddenly i can’t remember the price. it was really good. their hashbrown thingy. omg. i’m hungry.
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29th June 2010

we had OB diners again.
i’m not sure if this thing works. but i guess in the past it was really cool to ‘dedicate a song’
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and of course the food!
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the soup! which tastes oh-kay only.
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just some random houses along the way.
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i think i rushed back home to watch torres. everything was worth it.
Spain got into the finals! It was a happy day. There was a random party on the rooftop at night too.
i remember i went for a walk with someone who started plucking the flowers by the roadside. we walked all the way to manasquan. probably a half hour walk? it was nice to walk. i think it was like 12plus1 and when we went back, haha there were alot of people on the rooftop. well it’s not rooftop rooftop, maybe a balcony or something. there was a huge party going on and obviously we can’t sleep since our room was directly underneath.
oh well, i shall not describe the event of booze, shisha(whatever the spelling), smoke and drunk people. gosh. but i had an easy task which was just to take photos and observer everything that was going around me. more of an eye opener that a participant.
didn’t sleep the whole night because of (undisclosed reasons unrelated to me).
but because of that, i managed to capture the sunrise the next morning. sadly, i was alone watching the sunrise from the balcony.
do you see it? the sun (egg yolk) coming out from the horizon. yea the horizon. the imaginary line where the sky and sea meets.
at least i saw the sunrise (: photo 36954_455410066208_4424946_n.jpg
alright alright, i admit to using sunset mode on my canon camera. hahahahahahah.
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the one without any effects.
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and this was the aftermath of the party.
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whee. and i didn’t sleep the whole night. why? because the next day we are going SHOPPING.

30th June 2010


la dee dum. it was a road trip to woodbury in new york for shopping! obviously i didn’t drive but i remember writing down all the directions, of course from google maps! renting car was a headache.but eventually we got it although we weren’t supposed to rent a car. it was around $107 including insurance for 24 hours. it was around 2 hours the whole journey and gosh their expressway is really fast. i would have died driving.
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it’s amazing how they have shopping outlets with mountains as a backdrop. wow.
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evidence that we really drove.
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it was really hot. and a lot of walking needed to be done. because it is like FLAT. oh wells.
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and i always regret not getting more.
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and the loots for the day!
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things just come in very very big bags. i should have brought home all the paper bags. they are so pretty.
i could have spent more. i could.

1st July 2010

The taiwanese were coming one by one, and i think there were 3 lost sheeps and we took them in for the night. A pity I can’t seem to remember their names =/ and they forgot to add me on facebook. oh wells.
Fireworks started! On every thursday night. It wasn’t exactly awesome in terms of designs but it was very long. Maybe 15mins?
I don’t know. I acted like a small kid who was so amazed with fireworks and I even took a video of it. Things got really bad on independence day. I got scolded for watching fireworks instead of working. It was a rather bad scolding but whatever. Whenever she is in a bad mood because there are too many customers I get hell anyway. The start of the nightmare for me while working =/
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2nd July 2010

Can’t remember what happened today but I wrote that I was really angry and that I went over to the arcade to waste even more money. I think it was something about me being too nice to the customer and getting scolded as a result. customer is not always right in the USA. what customer service? it is not supposed to exist =/ zzz but then again it was someone’s birthday! and she had to spend it cleaning the kitchen. oh wells. i shall be nice and not post maria’s photo up here.
This is the after photo. Imagine what it was like before =/
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oh well, i had to nurse my anger of getting wrongfully scolded too. zah.

cupcakes from new york!

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3rd July 2010

went over and tried the chinese food in point pleasant for the first time!
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the serving was as usual, HUGE.
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and you see those gallons of water in the background. we have to make a trip of 15-20mins every few days to refill our gallons. and carry them back (filled & heavy). which was why i didn’t exactly gain much weight while i was there. we had to walk walk walk and keep walking =/
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as usual we can’t finish the food.
and there was my favourite drink. SNAPPLE. omg i still remember trying to search for this particular flavour, ORANGEADE (orange + lemonade) omg i drank it once in new york and i searched everywhere and i still can’t find it again. i remember rushing to every CVS and walgreens drink section just to look for the flavour. it was super super super nice. and i can’t find it anymore =( i’ll show the picture once i’m at that point in time.
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oh and it was a saturday, which means the brown house was having a party. they have a birthday party every saturday. but the funniest thing is they always celebrate early birthdays? even like 6 months in advance. it was just an excuse to have a party. but we didn’t really know how to interact so we were just there to explore their house. and just to say hi to the friendly ones. oh well. they are nice people.

4th July 2010

and the dreaded independence day came. but the day started well as we made a mad rush to jersey shore premium outlet for shopping. we took a cab this time and we were so scared that we might be late for work. i bought my converse shoes for $14.99! and madden girls shoes which i absolutely love it but it is torn and tattered after i kept wearing it when i was there =/ and of course not forgetting my tommy bag.

it was really a bad work day as i got scolded for watching fireworks. when there weren’t any customers at my side of the shop. i still very angsty over the whole incident somehow. oh wells. too bad i’m not the boss. can’t believe i actually got scolded twice in a row. oh wells, but the taiwanese came over and cooked their ramen beef noodles for us, while waiting to use the washing machine. if i remember correctly, i also booked the tickets for our domstic flight across the continent. think we paid $224 for it. well, we collected tips today too, an attempt to cool myself down from the anger. it was quite a lot of tips. for the amount of hours i put in. argh.

and that signals the end of the week. with independence day! it was so busy that i didn’t take any photo on that day.

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