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04 September 2004 @ 08:28 pm
I'm not sure who got hurt worse yesterday, me or my wallet.  
I'm sooo sore. Yesterday was my first shift at Kohl's and it was eight hours of manual labor. We were moving and assembling fixtures, and cleaning everything off. We had to redo the entire men's section because the spacing wasn't up to code, and somehow spaghetti-armed me ended up pushing every hangfold. When I wasn't moving hangfolds I was scrubbing shelves clean, which involved a lot of getting down on my knees and getting up again. In fact the whole day was quite rough on my knees...it is hurting quite badly today and I think I may have pulled something. My shoulders and upper arms ache as well...I would give anything for a good massage!
Good news, I get paid next Friday for my efforts, I work twice this week, and the store manager bought us pizza for lunch. I love free food.

In the evening Kitty and I went to Sephora to get our make-up done by a Lorac artist. Jeannie was supposed to go with us, but canceled at the last minute. (Surprise, surprise. >_<; Is it a bad thing that I expect her to do that now?) It was fun, although the make-up artist's style isn't very compatiable with mine. When she did Kitty's make-up, she gave her extremely smoky grey, brown, and white eye make-up that made Kitty look extremely feline. (Hee hee!) She also put a lot of pink onto Kitty's face, and found a perfect 'lip polish' shade for Kitty. (In the bottle it was a very bright pink, hee hee.) The look she gave me involved pink eyeshadow at the outer corners of the eye and brown and pink eyeliner with what looked like a golden white shimmer. Far too subtle for me. She then put a peach powder all over my face to "warm it up." With this same reasoning, to make my face look softer, she used brown mascara. She then tried to put a antiqued pink lip polish on me, but took it off because it didn't work with my warmed tones. I jokingly said I wanted neon orange, and it turned out Lorac actually had a bright orange lip polish. (In the bottle it's the color of construction worker vests.) We put it on and it looked pretty good. ^_^ It is very transparent so it just made my lips look warmer. Everything made me look warmer. Unfortunately, I don't want to look warm and have softened features! I want extremes! Extreme color! Extreme angles! Extreme contrast!
...but I ended buying the orange lip polish because depending what I pair it with, it will work quite well. I also bought the brown mascara but I'm debating returning it now. I thought it would be fun to layer with green or purple, but I am not so sure and I think I'd rather have the money.

When I woke up this morning I found out Goong Goong went to the hospital on Thursday for congestive heart failure. :( They released him this morning but that was a solemn reminder that he's in his nineties and his health ain't too hot. We'll be visiting them tomorrow.
Narrator: thinkingaswirlymatrix on September 4th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your grandfather. =( Sometimes I feel lucky that all my grandparents passed away early.

You speak Mandarin? So do I.

I could never figure out having multiple shades of eyeshadow on my lids at one time. I'm not experienced enough, I bet. The whole shading thing...ah...
Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)
Actually, we speak Cantonese. Or accurately, they speak Cantonese. Their family has been in the country since before the Chinese exclusion act but the cultural influence has been less and less with every generation. My grandparents can't read above a basic level, my mother speaks like a child and can't read at all, and I don't know a word of Cantonese one way or the other. :-( Kinda sad...

I'm horrible at making multple colors work. I tried to do a pastel rainbow the other day but I'm not sure it's successful. It's hard to tell when no one gives feedback! ^^;
Narrator: make me over - nothingwonderaswirlymatrix on September 4th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh I guess "Goong Goong" is the same in both dialects.

The only thing I can do eye makeup-wise is eye shadow, and only one color. Eye liner and mascara always smear for me. Waterproof doesn't seem to help.
Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
Is that how it's spelled though? My grandparents were never sure how to write it down for me, but that was the closest we got. :) Is Grandmother Po Po as well?

Eyeliner is so difficult! My lines are always crooked and messy. ;_; Mascara I'm not too hot with either; I don't smear badly but it's always sooooo chunky.
Narratoraswirlymatrix on September 4th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)
Pinyin, it would be "Gong Gong" and "Puo Puo" (in Mandarin). I've seen it spelled the way you do it though.
blackmage runs with daggers.ruien on September 5th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
's in the inflections. goong goong and po po would be right in an english environment because of the descrepencies between english sounds and pinyin sounds and the fact that pinyin has 4 inflections for every "combination".

as to the make-up thing.. i'll bet it's cos you look asian =p it's usually that or "geisha" or porcelin. i do like that orange tho OO