Epic Story

Only life writes epic stories… or I do: as the main actor of that story 😀

Today was weird. I got up and felt like trash, it got better after a few steps so I went to work. At work this strange headache started in the back of my head… I took medicine.
We could not work between 8:00 am and 8:40 am as our network was dead – they fixed it and we could work.
Sadly my medicine was not working yet and I spent the next 2 hours between customers on the phone, customer mails and headache that spread to the front. I called our team leader line and went home at 10:45 am – where I finally showed up at 1:15 pm.

Usually I need around 55minutes to get home, so what happened?
The weather! … or let’s say: I have weird priorities.
First I went to our other office to see a friend who gave me his PSP and some present *__* (we wanted to meet up that very same day after work anyways so I called him to say: Sorry, can’t, but can we meet shortly?)
I took the Tram to Centraal Station and took the train to Haarlem Station. I got out and took the bus to Centrum/Verwulft, got off and went to the Optrician to let my eyes check so I can get contact lenses – sadly I need an appointment and that I have now for next Tuesday. I went to a shoe shop next door to get 2 pairs of new shoes (as my actual ones start to kill me) and went to the post office to pick up a package (which is waiting for me since Thursday).
The last stop of my detour was at a games store… where I spent nearly an hour (and several calls to my friend) to finally buy my own PSP.
After that I went home … and fed my snake (who will shed again soon).

Man. I feel better – especially after the shower I took.
Hopefully it will stay like this. The weather is not – it was nice windy and sunny before – not too warm or too cold but now it is cloudy/windy and smells like rain. Maybe these sudden changes made my head go crazy 😦 I’m getting old.


I’m So Happy

Aw man, I’m so happy! Really!

Got my first real (actually second but my first one was a clean for May/June without weekend shift money) salary including money for weekend shifts and bonus. I supposedly earn less money than in my last job but including all the rest I get more then before 😀 funny world.

But also… there’s another package sitting at the post office… until next week Wednesday or Thursday as I will not have time before that to pick it up  (damn you cosplay, finish yourself!).
Tales of Xillia will get out soon too – can’t wait to get my limited edition (which seems to be out in Eurpoe now too – but either already sold or a bit more expensive or GERMAN blargh)!

A friend of mine will lend me his PSP on Wednesday so I can check if a PAL verison play NTSC games (which I am pretty sure as my friend told me already… but I just want to know what kind of porn he has on his memory card … I AM FREAKING JOKING HERE RIGHT NOW!!! REALLY!) so I might buy my own PSP – I am pretty sure I will do so… addiction, you tangled me.

I was at the hairdresser today… my hair is a tiny bit shorter now – not too short as I need the hair length for Legretta end of August :3 but it feels so light~ I wonder what I will do ext year when I want to do Lily and need even longer hair 😀

Tomorrow I will probably drop by at an optrician to get my eyes checked so I can order lenses (for cosplay reasons… maybe also work… or so)

The only down side: It’s freaking humid! Bleh.

Balcony Sunscreen

No, this is not a cosplay injury…

that just happened on my balcony when trying to get the sunscreen down. It’s an old mechanism, I never used it but today I thought “yay let’s get it down” … uhum… It came down. Completely. As in: it broke out of the walls and fell onto my arm and balcony.

Besides the shock, a bit of blood and the bruise I’m fine (and contacted my landlord already)
Geez and here I wanted to chill with my visit today… and damage myself *lol*

Balcony Sunscreen

and here the evil sunscreen – I am actually glad it did not drop down my balcony on some car!Balcony Sunscreen


New Packages Arrived

OMG~ I want to drool…. not on the games but… well yes, actually yes.

I received 5 new packages today. Actually I did order *only* the controller of the Xillia2 game and received the game with it *___*
I will not complain as it is awesome!
And I need to wait for the other 7 games to get delivered in the next 2-3 weeks (1 of them is Xillia limited edition from US market including a Milla figure) and 2 others I did not order yet plus the one which will come out later this year. Omg the addiction.

So now I just would need the time to play haha~
New Packages Arrived


Introverted Person VS Extraverted Work

I wondered for some weeks now, but suddenly it hit me. Wait, what? Okay, first the scenario 😀

I am an introverted person, I don’t cherish crowds nor attention (last one actually bothers me… not because I don’t trust, but because of the lies). I’m fine with a few people being close to me but too many and I will avoid any interaction. Some people may think I’m arrogant or something – I couldn’t care less about those people who never try to find out who/how I really am. So far so good. Nothing new.

But as I have a new work now, being introverted is not of much help – in contrary: it’s exhausting.

My last job as a “Localization Specialist” (simplified: Translator) was perfect for myself being introverted: get in the bubble for work and gooooo~. It was only really exhausting because of the things I did after work. I mean: You work on a game, translate texts for it, test things, etc and then you get home and play the very same game. Something’s not right. Yes, now I know. I don’t play any of the games anymore either. Not because of work. I stopped with the last winter updates as I thought they’re ridiculous and drive the games somewhere where the “soul” of the game will not exist anymore. (Geez I could write a whole blog about the “soul” of a game)
Also some other things weren’t right… but you see these things usually when it’s too late.

So… well… after a lot of applications and a lot of “no sorry” (or nonsense) answers, no answers at all or some rumor things being spread after my application I felt I should make it easier for me and try plan B (or C in case B doesn’t work out). Plan B was a success (so no need for plan C) and therefore I found new work in less than 2 months of idling around at home. I was intraining at the company for 2 weeks and ready to go.
But what I underestimated: The job is based on an extroverted mindset.

I wasn’t aware of that up to today. Really.
I was thinking about why I feel completely exhausted after work usually after the 2nd or 3rd day. Happy, but totally wasted. Especially since I received the Upskill training (I was working 1 week after the 2 weeks training and had another training called “Upskill” for 1 week as a result of my productivity)… And then it hit me – like a lightning strikes a tree: it’s because my mind is not used to it.
Every day I need to approach customers and contract partners – they can be angry or nice, it doesn’t matter.
I need to handle every call or mail in a professional, friendly matter.

To be honest: I thought I had fun as a translator and I would never want to work in a call center willingly, but I have fun. A lot of fun which is also visible for colleagues (mostly because I start laughing my ass off with my customers on the phone).
But… it costs a lot of my energy as well and as I can not recharge this through talks with my colleagues/friends or food, I recharge it on my way home or at home. Explains my exhaustion which vanishes immediately on my first day of weekend (which is Monday/Tuesday) and returns latest on my 3rd working day.
But at the end of the day: It’s worth it. I am proud of what I do and work for… and I enjoy it.

My contract ends on 31st of September but I will do everything to prove that I am worth of keeping me.
I am a fighter, always was and I don’t want to be anything else. Every path has its up and downs and I don’t plan on going down soon 🙂

Wild Raven Lets Human Pull Out Porcupine Quills

A woman and her daughter filmed this video when they heard a raven sqawking sitting on a fence.

They went to see why he was sitting there for over an hour and found out he had 4 porcupine quills stuck in his neck and wing.

This video shows the successful attempt to pull out the porcupine quills while the raven holds still to let them get removed – clever animal!

Raven Rescue (Crow)