Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yip Hooray

I must feel pretty funny to the people especially the chinese posters on the blog posts I made here.

One day I am like RAGHHH ANGRY RAGE and the next I AM HAPPY SMILING, I really oughta keep my mood in control you know.

At least for today or something.

Somewhere out there are a bunch of kids kicking the stuff outta a sandbag with their karate and judo masters and they are learning well the art of self defence. I thought to myself that while I hear their grunts and screams and wondered...

"Man, time sure flies, look at me, I am 25 and where has all the time gone?"

Seriously though, life has been pretty damn tough, and yet I know it must be tougher for those people stranded in the middle of shit nowhere and doing something under the cover of a burqah.,

I swear to god, those people are really unfortunate, and look at here, I have a computer to type on, I have a forum to go to, and I have a can of soy bean milk in my left hand while I watch anime and rant about work. Heck, I have work.

You know what? The blog posters/commenters that left the comment in chinese for me?

Seriously, thank you guys.

I needed a reminder that somewhere down the road, I could use a pat in the back and say:
DUDE, cheer the hell up.

Thank you dear writers of my blog:

蔡靜芳蔡靜芳, 誠紋, 義珊義珊 and so on. Yes, I can read your comments and I do.

Most of all, today is my birthday and I am happy to let you all know, I have a new job waiting for me in the wings.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Corporate Idiocy and Just plain, BOSS BLUES.

I hate, let me state, that I HATE with the fiery intent of a furious sun about to explode Corporate.

if anything, corporates are like leeches.

Sure, they probably worked their way up and learned a few tricks in the office, but did most of them learned from where we did? As service people from the front lines? No.

If one of them were in town, entire outlets get tensed up over nothing, the worse bit being in that they demand outlets to perform with exceptional quality when in fact, out of all concerns... no one really gives a flying fuck if the floor was clean as a whistle with SO MANY people walking in and out. There is also an issue with their arrival, the moment they are in town, everyone has to stand and make salute over the outlet. The worse thing was that they don't give a fuck if we are busy, or just plain don't care about the stuff we do, because as long as we do it, we get paid.

Just what is it that corporate don't understand? People who work in LABOR JOBS just wanna get the job done and move on. WE DON'T HAVE TIME to scrutinize little details like measuring the mililitres of water being put inside a pot, and the stuff goes on a list etc etc etc. THERE IS JUST TOO MANY THINGS TO DO.

We can't give a fuck even if we wanted to do so. Likewise, YOU ALSO DON'T PAY US ENOUGH TO GIVE A FUCK.

What, you think just because you don a tie and a suit, you can just waltz in and put sudden quizzes at us? I know how to answer your question asshole: FUCK YOUR SHIT.

Oh, maybe I won't just so I keep the job but look, FUCK OFF, go back to your sassy office of motivational posters and logo mugs and pretend we are doing our jobs, you stay off our turf, we stay off your turf. (and your hair)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Well fuck damn.

Oh what?

1. You say that the IT department of this company spies not just every terminal in every single country's nation's region's coffee bean store and its cashier activities and such and such? I am sorry, does the company have nothing better to do? So much so that they would check on why a staff would plug an ipod into the terminal so that it charges for a while? I am sorry what? You say I have to make a report about THE INCIDENT IN WHICH SAID IPOD WAS CHARGED? WELL FUCK YOU.
I don't give a fuck, and I didn't do nothing wrong.

2. Okay, Mr. Hazelnut, I heard you like to find trouble, and there is NOT ONE DAY or ONE THING you wouldn't bitch shit your way through to get it your way. I and the staff bet on you whether you would in your typical shitty behavior approach us for the same shit you order every day, it is a harmless game, and harmless bet. Heck, we ain't even really betting, it was a manner of speech. you know, like 'oh hey, I bet you a hundred bucks the next customer to come in the store would be a girl.' WHAT? There has been cases where he lodged COMPLAINTS to the HQ? WELL FUCK YOU, I don't care.

3. Oh, I see, the company is gonna give me a warning letter? WELL FUCK YOU, I don't care, it is above my paycheck of 'You are paying me enough to give a flying fuck'

4. Hmm... interesting, you are saying if I keep that attitude I will be fired? WELL FUCK YOU, I don't care. IT IS A LABOR JOB, did you know opposite this store is about 4 other establishments that offer the same job and BETTER PAY? SORRY MOTHERFUCKERS, YOUR LOSS.



1 hour ago: I was informed my cashier register is short by 178 dollars. which is impossible because as a proud AZN Chinese, I have genetically superior mathematical and money counting skills. Nonetheless, it seems the computer has deduced that my genetic inheritance from my forefathers were inferior.

45 minutes ago: As it had happened before, I wired the banking use tracing wire to my computer and listed all the trading which occured after 5pm, my shift. There were ZERO anomalies. which means, no extra or lacking was found. This proves two things: the short which was said (178 dollars) DOES NOT exist or tally with MANUAL COUNTING.

two - the manual counting tallies with the first cashiering count based on how much money/sales was transacted on that 5pm - 1am shift. There was yet again, no anomalies.

30 minutes ago: I shuffled through the details on cards and error punches, such as 17 dollar sales which are punched as 19 dollars (due to font similiarity, or print blurriness) there are no anomalies.

25 minutes ago: final deduction, for some reason, the banking wire has malfunctioned, this was not mentioned after 3pm which is the cut off mid shift cash-out period. There were a number of transacted sales between 3pm - 5pm, which amounts to 178 dollars, and were SHOWN on the cash out manually. However, there were no listings of these sales due to the wire being UNPLUGGED during the shift by yanking or some other occurence. This caused NO SALES of 178 when there is sales.

The machine therefore deduced that 178 dollars were NOT PRESENT, but there were NO 178 dollars being lost. IT WAS put into the safe in the earlier shift, but was uncounted for electronically.

Basically, TL, DR. my mathematical analysis bested a machine.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some Rant Thing

High School of the Dead is one helluva show, personally my critic bears an ill reproach to much devastating cancelled manga when it should have stayed virtually one of the best month by month series. True it get tiresome hearing the 'Lost' like characters bickering their differences but the story pulls a very traditional formula that makes the zombie apocalypse theme bearable. It is not so much the Romero'esque zombie gore and screams and entrails that make a zombie movie worth its salt, rather, it is the theme of characters that are in it.

Too often we have seen the typical sheriff who gets eated, the typical housewife in an argument with husband and husband comes home one night and tries to eat the kids while puking out dinner, too often did we get the typical lovers lost in a cave who think they can wait it out, even more typical is the young man or military genius who magically conjures the magic weapon or magic cure which can save everyone. Whatever happened to the original I am Legend? Lost in translation that is what. Whilst in the original story penned by the author the show should have delivered an alternative form of ending, this one was 'Will Smith saved the world, AGAIN' sort of thing. I am frankly fed up by how the typically typical zombie movie is revolved on. (The original was Will Smith discovering that the flesh eating, violent wall-crawling, crazies are actually overactive over him taking one their own hostage, and subsequently ended that movie on that note, there was a second version of the movie out, and you can get it online if you don't feel like getting cheated by big companies who think they can get away making twice the profit for something so horrendously wrongly made the first time and deserved no mercy for their misgivings)

I don't even have to be an art critic or a movie critic to criticize a typical movie. Don't even get me started any Romero film. Just what is so cult classic about Romero other than he has introduced finely the culture of zombie apocalypse films? I dunno, I asked people I know and they all had to praise him instead of telling me exactly what is good about a George A. Romero film. Okay, come on, I can freely appreciate a Quentin Tarantino, or maybe a Ridley Scott, but there are a list of people directors who just direct the same shit and rebadged it over and over again.

M. Night Shyamalan, look man, you suck, get over it. There is that BOOM EXPLOSION SLOW MOTION Michael Bay, and frankly he sucks too. I come to think of it as rather not relying on the traditional formula can really make you stand out amongst the crowd.

Anyway, back on topic wise, this was supposed to be a HOTD praise fest for myself.

Like I said, there is something very wrong with what was being chosen to be turned into a TV show. You get your typical shit and then the not so typical shit that was rated as excellent but is still shit. Bakemonogatari falls the latter, and K-On certainly the former. HOTD puts into perspective what I wanted to see on TV, gritty, bloody and fun fun fun zombie apocalypse in anime form. This has never been done before and I am terribly yet again, must rant on how the manga has gotten cancelled. I am expecting a lot from this show and I can already see that it doesn't fail to impress. Good quality action, very gritty characters that make for a believable trait, though Hirano in the show seems a bit far fetch at times but otherwise...

So here we go, a new season of anime and a lot of new shows to match. I am not exactly sure if any of them are good as the running last season are all rather nice.

I can certainly appreciate RAINBOW when it aired, and I hope to see more shows of such complex caliber. They have to stop churning out pretentious stuff like Bakemonogatari and all that jazzy 'pun' and 'only Japanese people can understand' stuff for the sake of the lord. The people who watch anime like myself could really use less of that sorta nonsense.

Dear Blog, I have decided to make a post.

I have been at work recently and frankly, life has been a hectic mess.

changing jobs was one thing but getting into one and staying is also not good especially when you are in a shift that doesn't quite make you come alive in the morning and when night comes you are alive as a donkey on crack.

Life has been many a changing tide of events that really was pretty bad to be said the least.

In the between, I have missed birthdays, events, and so many fun things I once knew in life to be a part of them which I so normally attend.

Frankly, I am pained by myself and the environment which I am thrusted upon.

With the way things are, I am sadly losing some important friends of mine, but then again, that is how life is I guess.

Meanwhile, I have stopped writing, and drawing, I am pretty saddened by this but I guess you can either take it or leave it.

Another thing: where to find me working? I am working at coffeebean so drop by for a cup of coffee at your nearest store... and maybe, the man of magic will do wonders for your day.


You don't wanna know what I did to your sting.


Meanwhile what I am currently watching:

Asobi ni Iku Yo, basically what I think to be DEARS the abridged edition.
Ookami-san about this school which has a... mercenary division that takes missions and completes them but demands favors in return for the missions they do for their clientele. Rather interesting, if only for CAT KNUCKLES.

Sengoku Basara Season 2, basically like season 1 except with more awesome since the first episode just exploded with it. Expect manly MAN battles.

HSOTD, High School of The Dead is something like any of the gore spilling zombie movies of today, except the lameness of Romero doesn't quite apply when you apply Inazuma Sensei's lovely boob jiggling, papaya dual wielding lovely jubblies in all their glorious splendor. This is certainly one show to watch, however, dear god WATCH THE AT-X version. Censors in Japan are fucked up. WHAT AM I WATCHING HERE A BLACK SCREEN WITH SOUND EFFECTS?!

Something not entirely anime at all, and rather, lovely as a whole. If you liked Suicide and gore films like Tokyo Gore Police, you will like the dose of brain it injects into this contemporary culture of suicide inclination.