Thursday. 11.13.14 9:21 am
This morning I have a new job interview. I have been doing the SAME job for 12 years. I hit the ceiling 7 years ago. Basically this means that without a cost of living increase I have not received an increase in pay for 7 years. I have been looking for work since I received my masters degree in 2009 and I have not been able to find anything! It has been frustrating.
I have not interviewed for a job in 12 years. Im nervous that I do not know what I'm going to say or act. I have prepared myself but Im so out of practice. Well, here goes everything!!
Magic Bullet - My Marvelous Juicer!
Monday, November 10, 2014
I had a nutri bullet and somehow I burned out the motor. Who knew that could even happen? I must have overloaded the cup when I smelled something burning. I removed the cup from the holder when I had seen it smoking a little and now it wont turn on. Im was so sad becasue I used that thing twice a day! I was just started to get creative. Well what I did not know is that you are suppose to add water or juice to the cup BEFORE blending. Duh??
So now, I'm going to start again. I received some money for my birthday so I went to costco to look for a new juicer. The magic bullet was on sale for $49.99. Hooray!!! I purchased some frozen fruit (3 bags), one large tub of non-fat yogurt and went home. I was so smoothie happy that I made smooties all day for me and my kids! Now that I'm a professional, I woud like to make some better juices. I want to add vegetables. I was told that the magic bullet is not a juicer but I saw online that it is!!! Hooray! I cant wait to head to the market to buy, kale, cucumbers, carrots and spinich. I also found a couple of my favorite Jamba Juice recipies that I would like to try.
Jamba Juice Apple ‘N Greens Smoothie
The Jamba Juice Apple ‘N Greens Smoothie was developed to deliver healthy green nutrients without tasting like freshly mowed lawn clippings. This recipe will show you how to make one.
Author: Elle Kenwood
Recipe type: Drinks
•½ banana, sliced
•½ frozen mangos
•½ cup frozen peaches
•¼ cup apple juice
•1 cup green vegetable juice (carrots, spinach, bell pepper, kale, spirulina, lettuce)
•¼ cup strawberry juice
•1 cup ice
1.Place ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved. For the best results with easy clean up, we recommend using a NutriBullet Nutrition Extractor.
Orange Carrot Karma Smoothie Recipe (Jamba Juice Fruit & Veggie)
½ banana, sliced
½ cup frozen mangos
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup ice
Fall and Daylight Savings
Tuesday. 11.4.14 8:57 am
I love the fall and rising with the sun, not before it. The air is so crisp and chilly. It reminds me that fall is finally here. Lately it has been so warm that summers are lasting through October and now I found out that it's going to be warm all this week in November. Last year I think Fall lasted 3 weeks before we hit winter.
Mother Nature can you please bring back fall to California? In hawaii you do not get to see the leaves change color. In hawaii and arizona, we do not change our clocks. I use to be so strange to see people catching the bus in the dark to go to school. You would think that dangerous but crime was not as bad as it is today.
The fall means changing wardrobes, bringing out the cuddle blankets for the couches, hot chocolate, sweatshirts and socks. Mmm... my favorite time of the year.
Monday. 11.3.14 10:48 am
Why is it that people do not obey deadlines? The worst are college students. There are deadlines for college applciations,for scholarship applcations, financial aid and special programs. What makes even less sense is that administrators and faculty will "extend" deadlines to accomodate the students. No! You are enabling them to become irresponsible adults! That's what you are doing. If you hand out the syllabus at the begining of the semester they have a whole 2.5 months to prepare. Why are you giving them one more week!!?? You are enabling!I want to help students learn how to succeed in life. If you miss your job interview, they will not tell you, "that's okay just come in tomorrow at the same time." If you are suppose to show up in court and you miss it, the judge will not say, "I understand, le'ts reschedule." Students need to understand what a hard dealine is.
As a parent, I feel bad when my child is so close to finishing and just needs one more day. But, I'm not going to ask him/her to beg the teacher for one more day. I am going to get on my child for not preparing sooner, not starting sooner, not proof reading their work, checking the ink in the printer, etc.
That is me just showing that I care for my child and the child of another. I want to help people learn how to help themselves in see the world for what it really is not for what it isnt. Am I wrong? Should I encourage them to challenge the rules at every opportunity?
Saturday. 11.1.14 3:00 am
It's now November 1st! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!! Oh right and to Hello Kitty that never ages even at the age of 40!
Free Stuff on your Birthday
Friday. 10.31.14 6:24 pm
How to find Free Stuff on your Birthday
Every year I miss all of the free stuff on my birthday, therefore this year I am going to make sure that I maximize my birthday "loot". I have been searching on the web and so far this is what I found.
It only Friday
Friday. 10.31.14 9:15 am
My birthday is on this saturday and I'm going to Knotts Scary Farm with my daughter NuTang[changbang] and her boyfriend. Anyhow, I woke up early this morning thinking it was saturday and it's only FRIDAY!!! OMG!! I even woke up before my alarm clock.
Hello Kitty is NOT a cat
Thursday. 10.30.14 11:19 am
Hello Kitty is not a cat...
What a shocker! I bring this up now because Hello Kitty is celebrating her 40th birthday this weekend. She is a scorpio just like me and our birthdays are on the same day!!! So for my birthday I wanted to go the Hello Kitty Convention to celebrate with her and all her followers!
They will have food booths, a photo booth and temporary Hello Kitty tatoos!! Sorry I'm going to miss it but Im sure the parents are happy that a grown woman is not going to knock their child down to get a photo with hello kitty.
Her birthday bash is going to be all weekend long and activities will be happening throughout Japan town!! We share the same the birthday and all I'm doing is going to Knotts Scary Farm!!
Chado Tea Room Special
Hello Kitty Con Events
Join Misako Aoki, the official Kawaii Ambassador of Japan and founder of the Japan Lolita Association, as our hostess for two very special Hello Kitty Con tea experiences at the Chado Tea Room, located next door inside the Japanese American National Museum.
Hello Kitty's Spooky Cute Lolita Tea
Friday, Oct 31st (Halloween) from 10am-12pm, $40 per person
*Lolita or Halloween attire is not required for the Halloween, but is encouraged.
Hello Kitty Birthday Breakfast Tea
Saturday, Nov 1st from 10am - 12pm, $40 per person
Hello Kitty-themed treats will be provided at each event including tea sandwiches, scones, hand-dipped chocolates and Hello Kitty tea blends. There will be a special appearance by
Hello Kitty and you will also receive a goodie bag!
It\'s been over a year
Wednesday. 10.29.14 11:59 am
Well, it's been over a year since I have been on here. A lot has happened. I lost my job, my hula school, my boyfriend left and I was referred to a psychiatric hospital. All of this happened in a span of 4 weeks. Who would not be near a meltdown? I felt as if my whole world was destroyed. I sank into a deep depression and of course suicide was at the top of my list. It was sooooo difficult to find the positive things in life and needless to say I needed help.
As the walls came crashing in, one of the moms of my hula students decided to help me find another location to restart my hula school. Because she is retired, she was able to spend many hours with me, encouraging me and distracting me from this horrible mess. To make matters worse, my landlord shut the water to the building off for repairs without warning and we were without water for our showers. Other people have family living in this state so they have alternate places to shower. I do not have such a privilege. I asked the landlord where I am possibly supposed to shower?? She said, “You can get the water from the laundry room and transport it in bucket.” SERIOUSLY!! This was a sign that it was time to move, but with no job and no savings, how could I afford the move in fee and increased rent?
I was out of work for 9 months on administrative leave which meant that I had another chance to get my job back. My manager was a tyrant and micromanager that I knew there was no way on earth that she would allow me to come back. She painted a picture in the minds of HR that I was mentally and emotionally unstable and HR subjected me to an 8 hour evaluation and exam with a psychologist of their choice. I had to wait nearly one month for the results and the Dr. said that I am currently not fit for duty and that I need to be re-evaluated in 90 days.
During those 90 days I looked for other work, I filled out a minimum of 10 applications per day and they were all dead ends. I started reading books, doing meditation, and taking online intelligence assessment tests because I wanted to pass the next evaluation.
I went to spiritual healers, psychics and card readers because I wanted to find out, what was in store for me. I had absolutely nothing! NO job, no home, no friends, no money, no love relationship…. I received “light energy” and noticed a change right away. I received a spiritual healing and felt a lot of the pain and depression releasing. I know, it sounds strange. I continued to receive light energy 3 times a week and felt more positive. Things in my environment began to change. Negative people started disappearing. I found another location for my hula school that was only 1/3 the rent of where I was. I started getting students and earning a tiny income. I started to develop new friendships with the students and families that were coming to me for instruction. I continued to receive light energy and found a better place to live. I went from an apartment to renting a house. The owner is very nice and worked with me on the move in and deposit. My environment continued to become more and more positive. After receiving light energy for 2 months I decided to take the course to learn how to give light energy. After passing the 90 day re-evaluation with flying colors I was able to return to work and have my medical and dental benefits back. My manager fought it tooth and nail and said that she was concerned for the “safety of her workers if I returned to her office.” Oh please lady!! Once again it was in my favor. I am back at the same company working in a more positive environment with a boss that is against micromanaging. Nobody bothers me and I am making more money now then where I was before.
So here I am today… one year after my train wreck (so to speak) and I am back on track with a more positive attitude. My job is still great, my environment is still positive, negative people do not seem to linger and loiter around me and my hula school is full of positive, loving people. I continue to give and receive light 3 times per week and I am grateful for the way my life is today. Light energy is not a religion but a way of living the universal principles.
Now that I’m “back to normal”, I am hoping to visit NuTang at least once a week!
Marvelous way to save money
Monday. 1.31.11 2:34 am
Today is just another day another dollar. I am trying to find ways to keep my hard earned dollars in my pocket. I have been trying to cut corners, such as changing my cell phone plan, turning off the lights and the TV when we are not using it and using tons of blankets instead of turning on the heater. In the process I discovered that my highest utility bill is my Cable TV bill. With the internet, my cable bill is $140 per month. That is a lot of money. Then I discovered that I could get satellite TV directly on my computer FOR LESS than the price of Cable with no monthly fee. I pay one fee, one time for unlimited bandwidth and over 3,500 channels!
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