today my aunty wasn’t going to pick me up today. so i had to what they call “commute” by myself. commute meaning riding the jeepney and stuff. i would say it was exciting for me, one because i didnt know where i was going but i was hoping i didnt get lost haha. another reason was because i was on my own, it felt good to learn as i go. the only thing that sucked was that it was raining hard but i had an umbrella. well that was my experience for the day.
tomorrow it will be december 1st for us here in the philippines, and i just realized that it will be the first time i will be spending christmas and new years away from hawaii. its make me sad to think that i will not be able to see my dad, my brothers, other family members, and friends back in hawaii. well i know we will always have facebook, but it just isn’t the same feeling as being back home. but on a positive note, i will be spending it with my mommy. i know i just have to hang in there, it will pay off in the long run.
today was a very short day, woke up super early in the morning to go to this place which i would call a swap meet back home, but even worse. they sell all kinds of things, even knock off bags haha. its always crowded and gets even more crowded throughout the day. when i went to go buy my supplies, i thought i had the money i needed maybe even more but i thought wrong. i had 6,200 pesos, and all i bought was my wahl clippers(3,600) cutting scissors(1,000), thinning shears(1,000) and two mannequin heads(1500). it cost me about 7100, so my aunty had to give me 1000 extra. blaaaah, i dont know the value of pesos here >__< i keep comparing pesos to dollars. its okay, i will get use to it sooner or later.
today was a very blah day, had school but my first class which was accounting. all i did was xerox copy pages from a book and thats it. when the teacher told me to go xerox copy the book, i didnt even know where to go. he said the national book store which i know where it is, but then the mall didnt open for another half an hour so i had to wait. come to find i out when i went there, they dont xerox copy books ugggh. so i had the concierge if there is any place. good thing there was one outside the mall close by. then my other class which is english, and i was the only student >__< so class was cut short. we finished before 1230 and my saturday class is suppose to be 9-2. having school for 6 days a week isnt so bad i guess. well i only have half day classes for the first two weeks then the real 8-5 school days begin. i dont even know if im ready for that but it should be fun because after the first two week then we get on the floor and start practicing the real stuff. im super excited for that :]
ugggh, had a bad day today >__<. first i lost my phone, then on top of that my mom left to go back to ilocos tonight so now its just me. on the bright side, im here with my aunty, uncle and cousins and i know they will take good care of me. im just sad at the moment, but im sure it will pass in a few days.
so this morning was kind of like a small mini adventure, i had to catch the jeepney to school. not by myself of course because i dont know which ones to ride and how to use them, so i went with my uncle. i would usually get dropped off by him because he has a car but they have this color coding system for cars here in the philippines, so whatever color it is on your car then you cant use it. im not sure how it exactly works but i know it isnt the color of your car that matters, i think its a sticker or your license plate or who knows lols. anyways, going to school was pretty fast, i just have to remember what my uncle and aunty taught me about riding the jeepneys back and forth from home and school. im just praying and hoping that i dont ever get lost here >__< but im sure when i do get used to it then i will be fine. school went by quickly and finished like an hour early, so i was pretty happy. we learned about life skills in the cosmetology world and most of it was common sense, if you have common sense lols. after class my mom and aunty were already waiting for me, so we left and went to this mall called gateway mall. we went up to the foodcourt and to my surprise there was an aunty annes pretzels haha. i was so happy at that moment that i bought two sour cream & onion pretzels lols, but it wasnt as good as what i remembered in vegas bleeeh. after lunch, we just went to run some errands and went home. for dinner, i had fishball which is like one of my favorite things to eat here in the philippines :] and that was pretty much my day.
second day of school was eductional, learned about the history of cosmetology and we have an assignment too thats due by friday. we have to get pictures of influential people back in the day from the egyptians to the greeks to the victorian age, also people from the 20th century who made things popular. i learned a lot in just one day, i havent been excited to learn more since who knows when. im happy i chose to go into cosmetology. besides school, today was such a tiring day, we went galavanting for new shoes for school. we went to different malls and i was wearing my boots the whole day until i finally bought new shoes that i needed for school because we cant wear rubber shoes because youre considered a domestic helper haha. and now after a long day, im just laying down, relaxing, and listening to some music.
omg, today was just amazing. i had butterflies in my stomach just waiting for class to start. when it finally did, i was just waiting to learn everything but it was just the first day so i had to wait. anyways, i met some pretty nice people. some who talk a lot, some who have kids, some who are married, some who are old and some who are young. all in all they were pretty cool but its just the first day so who knows what could happen next. i cant wait for tomorrow :]
Thanks for always liking my shit(: Hahaha, how is everything going? You must have a lot of time on my hands to always be reading my posts. Did you start school yet? Can you come home already? ILY and IMY<3
janine, janine, janine, janine. i miss you so much. everything here has been alright, im bored out of my mind being in the province. i wish i started school already, but i have another week and a few days uggggh. and well all i do here is watch tv, eat, and go on my laptop lols. and ill be home when i can >__< i love and miss you<3