[personal profile] calvinl
Wow, it has been a long time since I have updated this journal. A lot of things have happened since my last post, one of the more significant things being moving out of my mom's house and into an apartment in Irvine. Irvine has the least crime of any city with at least 100,000 people. This is why it is important to drive carefully around Irvine, because the police have nothing better to do than to give traffic tickets.

Also, I was given a raise at work which was a pleasant surprise. I had intended to ask for a raise at the end of the year, after I demonstrated all the projects I completed this year. It's refreshing to work for a company that appreciates what you do.

Other than that, nothing much to report other than the obligatory "I'm trying to get in shape." Eating healthier at lunch isn't as much of a challenge as I thought it would be. I think sometimes I get so caught up in work I feel like I have to go to a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant to take lunch back to my desk. Sometimes it's just good to get away from the office and recharge your batteries.

We are currently working on converting our apartment balcony to a hookah lounge. Since I know nothing about design, I'm letting Davina pick out the decor. The only thing I picked out was the hookah and the flavors for it. The other thing I am looking to do is to get more passionate about tea. My mom has an expensive tea set at home she said she wanted to give to me because no one is using it. My brother warned me that it might be a pain in the ass to clean, but I guess if I want to be passionate about it, I have to put forth the effort. But after learning more and more about tea, I've realized that it can be an expensive hobby. For instance, my mom has a one pound bag of tea leaves that my dad bought from a tea house in China for $420.00 U.S. Dollars. But I think the first thing I will do is to start indulging in loose leaf teas instead of relying on tea bags.

Date: 2011-07-12 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowanda380.livejournal.com
yay for having your own place, congrats!

Date: 2011-07-13 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thenextlife.livejournal.com
Thank you! My lifestyle hasn't changed too much, because even when I lived at home I usually just chatted with Davina and then went to bed. The only difference now is that I talk to her in person now rather than online :D

Date: 2011-07-14 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilswtpea.livejournal.com
I'm glad your company appreciates you! In this employers' market, it seems like companies could get away with anything.



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