Saturday, October 9, 2010
But as one thing slows down something else picks up. My trip to China and Hong Kong is approaching fast and I haven't even decided what I need to bring or pack. I'm slacking, but thats nothing new since I rarely make a post here. however, I will TRY to post as much on my trip as possible. But you never know, with my track record it's up in the air.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The weather has also been changing lately. No more sweltering days or humid nights as of late. I appreciate the cooler temperatures. It also means that I have a chance to showcase some outfits. With changing temperatures also signals the end of baseball season. Things have been brewing at work which keeps me occupied from the minute I walk in to way after I walk out. It takes a bit of time and space to sort it all out, but I believe it will work out.
My job search is still ongoing but thankfully I have a goal. Not that I didn't before but now I have narrowed it significantly. All that is left is to find the job.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
To start off I would like to rehash a few things. Firstly my Great American Road Trip. That has been discontinued, DOA, no chance of resuscitation. Instead, Olithia and I have come to a few conclusions:
A) We discovered that we were being a bit too ambitious to venture on a 30 some day road trip when neither of us has been on one before.
B) Instead of one long trip, it would make more sense that we split the continental US into quadrants and road trip one section at a time.
C) We will be headed off to China as an alternative. (More on that to follow)
D) We will spend less money therefore be able to save more money for our future road trip. Hurray!
As I mentioned in my last post, I went to my friend's wedding solo. Olithia posted this and boy it sure put my feelings into words. I'm in the same boat as her and it's good to know I'm not alone. Though I have to admit, I am quite a romantic and maybe a bit too much of one. But that's okay with me.
Finally. Trip to China! My parents and I haven't had a chance to go on a true vacation in quite awhile, especially one overseas. So part of this trip is my graduation present! The fact that my great friend Olithia will be with me makes it even better. We will be spending 10 days in China and then some time in Hong Kong as well. I am super excited because a classmate from college recently moved there for a job and I can't wait to catch up with her in person. Plus through my current job, I met a chef that will be in China/Hong Kong during the same time. Small world, so we might meet up too. It's nice to be around food lovers especially in a foreign land.
Lastly, so I wasn't done, I have an interview! It pains me that the position I have now will be non existent after early October so I have begun to look for other routes. It is early, but it never hurts to get a head start right?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Lets not dwell on that.
There's nothing to make anyone feel older than they are than to recount stories from the past. So many memories were brought up starting with "Remember when." Those precious hours spent with my former classmates were amazing.
This is the outfit I chose. A bit more formal compared to what everyone else wore. But I rather be overdressed than underdressed. This "dress" is actually a skirt that pulled up to turn into a minidress. the peach bow was tied under the bust for some definition.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thankfully, as my cursor poised above the "checkout" I came to my senses. Although I can want everything in the world, I cannot own everything I want. As newbie in the world of adulthood, I feel it is paramount that I spend cautiously.
I have lived by my words once, lets see how many more times I can do it!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I have done my due diligence to find hauls that do not pertain to beauty or clothing. So far I have come up with none. Then an article in July issue of Marie Claire came out about the growing number of haul videos which got me thinking.... How do they afford it all.
I love clothes and make up but never have I gone out to purchase a group of products unless it was absolutely necessary. Therefore I have come up with a plan. If I come across a dress I like online or an eye shadow that I think its cool I won't buy it. I would just post a picture or a link because I want to live within my means and it would be impossible to buy things just to tell people about it.
So let me kick it off!
Name: Who Wants to Be a Frillionaire Dress
Why I like it: Strapless is cute for summer, a light cardigan over it and it's ready for a daytime picnic or a cropped blazer and its good for an evening out dancing. The color looks soft and feminine, it catches the eye but doesn't over shock the viewer. Of course the frills are super eye catching.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
First off, going to work is amazing. In the morning I get this rush of excitement to go in. Although some things don't go as well as I like, the experience is well worth it. I wish that I could do more at work; to have more responsibilities, to have more power, to choices.
As for my internet dating, I find that there are so many people out there that it is really a trial and error method to find someone. I'm am putting more thought into who I am and who I am looking for.
My room is nearly done. The contractor that was hired did a pretty shabby job. There's no need for me to complain and whine because I went ahead and fixed it myself. I might be a girly girl, but I will get down and dirty to make sure my room turns out the way I want it to.
Finally, my writing. It is getting more detailed and sometimes I feel as though I need to pry the pen off the paper. Today I will include two tidbits I have written.
The first is a poem. It came to me while I was on my way home from work.
I want to sit on the street
Just so I can rest my feet
The day is almost over
But the bus isn't any closer
The night is young
But the day has just begun
Home from work I go
To prepare for tomorrows show
This next one is short. I don't know if it even qualifies as a short story.
It was impossible to ignore the growing tension around them. Times got so bad that the sparks could turn into an inferno that all the water in the world could not put out. Then the exchange of words slowly got out of hand but the looks were the hardest to disregard.
It was time for her to take action, to take a stand. With her chin up and confidence in her walk, she strode over to his home office.
Without even passing the threshold, she calmly stated, "I want a divorce."
There it is. Sort and sweet. Please let me know what you think, every bit counts to help improve on my writing.
<3 Silvie Redrow
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Since my last post, I have been on two more dates with different guys from the online dating site. Each experience was different and had its own reason for further consideration. One thing that I notice and strikes me is that both gentleman are willing to pay for the meal. Even with my offer to pay half, they are very determined to pass. It is only reasonable, in my perspective, to feel a bit guilty that they pay for the meal. Yet I have been told time and again that as a female on a date, I should never have to pay.
That got me thinking on the investing that these men have to make. It is not guarantee that the date will turn out well but the gesture is appreciated.
I have also started writing some short stories in my newly acquired Moleskine note book. I fell spontaneous sometimes to put words on paper and it fits the bill. It will make its way as a post eventually.
Lastly, my room is getting renovated. It is long overdue. However, I get asked: aren't you suppose to be moving out instead? Unless I hit the jackpot, I am a very poor college graduate so no, I can't move out.
Will post final look, sadly I did not have time to do a before shot.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So I have been conversing with a few, okay... 3, guys? men? fishes? lol
This past Saturday I forged ahead and met one. Neutral location, BN starbucks cafe, and we headed off to have pizza for lunch. When I think back about how the day progressed, I can already see the tenseness that was present. I do not know if it was on my end, his end or our end but conversation did not flow. There was a tense cloud over us for the duration of our meeting. I would not call it fun but I was not too keen on staying much longer after the meal either.
Till the next fish comes swimming!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The "real world" is now the real world. Sans quotes.
In other news, my online dating has been progressing slowly. I have been finding some interesting people to talk to. However easy going and free of commitment the conversations are, I feel as though I am two timing someone! Deep down I understand that it is not the case and those guys are probably chatting up multiple woman too. How suited am I to finding someone online?
Onward we go!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Update on my life anyone?
Professionally, I started my job. Its a temp but I could see it potentially going somewhere. I work at Citifeild, home of the New York Mets as a suite supervisor. The hours aren't long compared to being in a kitchen, but I feel that I move around wayyyy more than I did in the kitchen.
I was suppose to only be in charge of 8 suites but the read world has set in. One supervisor got fired before the opening game and another got fired for not reporting in. Now instead of 8 I have 13. On a "regular" day 9 out of 13 of my suites are open. I have about 2 guest attendants per room and 2 runners between all of them.
There's a lot of walking back and forth, I'm considering getting a pedometer to see how far I walk in a day, however the job is fun and also frustrating at times. But I take a deep breath to calm myself and try to tackle the problem head on.
Now personally, hang on to your chairs, I joined an online dating site. I know what you're thinking but please:
9 times out of 10, you don't have the right to.
It might sound strange for a 21 year old to join a dating website, but honest to truth, I'm not the type to go out to clubs or bars. Beside, what type of guys will I be meeting there anyway? So I ventured out and gave online dating a try.
I do admit, there were a few creepers who messaged me. No offense to them but I'm 21 and one of them was 41.
More to come on that later. I need sleep.
6 out of a 10 game home stand done.... now to survive the last 4.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I doubt there is anything better than a home cooked meal especially dishes that I LOVE. Eating at school was like walking on a tightrope. One wrong move and your pretty much screwed! Although the choices are abundant, by the time I graduated they were boring. Menus didn't seem to change in the three years I was there.
Now at home, I have a chance to make request and suggestions. It's not a surprise that I eat way better, therefore, must move more. The numbers on the scale are quite unforgiving and brutally honest.
Yesterday I had the fortune of going out with one of my greatest friend from high school. While most meetings occur either in a museum in Manhattan or at our high school, we decided to go somewhere closer to home and more familiar.
The Hall of Science is the interactive museum in Queens that I'm sure every elementary school student goes to as a field trip. It has been years since I have stepped foot into that building. Surprisingly, it was very much how I remembered it. Even better I think we enjoyed ourself much more this time around.
It was a through back into being a child again. Curious and inquisitive, we explored and conquered experiencing the joy and carefree feeling that was once a staple in days gone by.
Friday, February 26, 2010
In almost all of those situations, I questioned myself.
Am I proud of the life I lead up to this point?
I am an avid watcher of crime shows like CSI and Law & Order. In those there are bound to be gunshots. A sound which I am quite unfamiliar with.
Last night or rather early this morning, I was in bed but not yet asleep when i heard what I thought was 5 or 6 gunshots. At first I was in denial. I live in a residential neighborhood and rarely hear about robberies or break-ins. Yet as I laid there, I considered what else those sounds could be. A blown tire? A plastic bottle a car went over?
This unrecognizable fear and questioning set it. Is everything okay? Are we safe? What happened?
I could have brushed it off as something that happened in the distance until police cars rolled up. Then more questions came up.
Of all things to be afraid of... the unknown is by far the most daunting.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I had my first interview today in Manhattan. I was so nervous I barely slept the night before. I can't help but think I was over dressed. The CIA dress code has been such a big part of my educational career that I went there in a button down, dress skirt and heels while my interviewer was in t-shit and jeans. Overall I felt quite confidant. Now to rock the trailing tomorrow! I'm sure today and tomorrow is just the beginning of what I will be facing more often.
In other news, living at home is like a a throwback in time. For the past 3 years I have been quite independant: no one to tell me when to go to bed or when to take my meals or report where I am and with whom I am out with. I can say quite positivly, those days are OVER. My parents, much love to them, are super protective. Since thier bird that left the nest has finally flown home, they hover.. endlessly. Strangely, I can't say I mind it all that much.
One positive and negative aspect of living at home has to be the FOOD. There is nothing better than a home cooked meal, not even what they serve at school compares.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm already looking for jobs online.
I'm not moving forward or backward. It's like a hamster or chinchilla running on the wheel. Better yet, someone on a treadmill.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This year I was not dwelling on being single or how everyone was all love-y dove-y but I was more focused on celebrating the Lunar New Year with my family. For the past two days I have been feasting on delicious Chinese food my mother has spent time making.
Coupled with Friday's feasting trip, I have consumed way too many calories. It's time for some workout?!
Friday, February 12, 2010
As of now, it's the end of my educational path. I leave the school that I have called home for over 3 years. It is possibly one of the hardest things to do, to leave the room I love (which is bigger than the one I'm returning to at home), the friends I cherish and the great food.
However there is the beginning of something new: my career! Is has been quite daunting to pursue employment. While some of my fellow classmates have already secured positions, I am still seeking one that fits me and one that I fit with. The numerous opportunities are here, there and everywhere. To find myself the perfect one will take time, but I am fully prepared!
A day after graduating, I was fortunate to see my great friend, Karni, graduate with an Associates in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts. Buddies from our time in baking classes that started in 2007, we are quite inseparable. To celebrate, we going to head to
The culinary feast to celebrate was complete. We were all quite stuffed and content to have had some familiar food as well as some foreign food. Although the food was memorable, the time spent together was most defiantly unforgettable.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I feel it’s important to look put together all the time; except in bed. But I digress. I see so many of my fellow college attendees who show up at the career fair like they just woke up and decided to go. Did they find that outfit from the hamper? Hopefully the clean hamper. Is a wrinkled shirt the style now? I think not! Some people just don’t seem to care.
So for my overall look I decided to go prim and proper with my grey slacks that have thin pink lines but added my fair with a magenta sweater that matches in hue. In the bleak NY weather, color is necessary. I also applied some light makeup. Nothing serious; I don’t want to wear a mask, I just want enough to cover blemishes, give a bit of color to my check and highlight my eyes.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Is there anything more American than football? or baseball? maybe hot dog and apple pie?
Saturday, February 6, 2010
As a student of the world and one that loves food to boot, it's a sad day when I come to realize that I will be leaving my beloved Hyde Park NY. Sure it has been over 3 long years, but the food away from school will be more missed than that of the food served AT school. Which says something since this school is The Culinary Institute of America.
I journeyed, what I believe will be my last time, to Rossi's. In a nondescript corner of a quiet back street, it seems that only those who respect good food know where to look for it. Even before setting foot in the door, the five senses kick into high gear. The simple building with its stripped awning and minimalist windows. But once I step in, you are transported into a different world. There is a bustle of people in line waiting to pay or waiting to order. The sound of the register, the footsteps of moving patrons. With only a narrow space between the refrigerated display and the back wall of oils, vinegars, jellies, frozen pasta and various other items it only allows about two person to stand abreast in each direction. Once I approach the back to order, I smell the daily soup, the pasta and who can forget the fresh bread.
Within a few minutes my order has been taken and the line shuffles along. As someone takes my panini off the press to cut, I see the golden color and hear that crunch as the knife glides through. Crinkling paper signals my order is done just as i approach the register. A quick exchange of money, and I'm out the door.
A hop, skip and jump later I'm the car. Do I even bother to wait?
Of course NOT!
Unwrapping the sandwich is feels like Christmas day when I was young. That excitement and impatience to tear through the paper to get to the prize. The balsamic and oil waifs through and with the first bite, the unmistakable crunch of pressed bread. I have reached sandwich heaven.