Uaaa, Monday. In the morning I got up at 6am already, because outside was a lot of snow and all means of transport were delayed. The bus to Swanley arrived about 20 minutes later, so I arrived at the train station around 8:00. Station is usually quite empty, but this time it was a lot of people there. Even trains were delayed too. Train directions to London Victoria arrived more than half an hour later. Although the delay was from the beginning only around five minutes, later it constantly increased. When the train finally arrived, almost all the people, who were waiting at the railway station, flocked inside. Even without them, the train was crowded, but now it was head to head. I stood into a corner to the opposite door. I could not breathe and I was afraid that the doors could open behind the ride.The train changed the direction of travel into other platforms in London. I saw sparks from under the train, despite the train went very slowly. In halfway train stopped at the platform where not supposed to stop at all. Lights went out. The door opened and people got in and got off to/from train. We stayed there about 15 minutes. At the end they announced that the train will go the original route to London Victoria. Few people were disappointed and they left the train. The half hour long trip became more than an hour long trip. When we finally arrived at Victoria, I quickly headed out of the train and I looked for another train that took me on Sutton. Unfortunately I had to wait another 20 minutes, but fortunately the train was half empty so I was able to sit down and read a book. On the station I arrived shortly after half past ten. Meeting about work I had exactly at 11:00, so I found a company on the map (it was just five minutes far, because it was only two streets far) and then I walked around the area for short time. Head prepared the contract to me and my gave me CV which I had to write and send him back. He said me that the company Carefirst24, where I worked before, finished. I knew this. I wanted know reason from him. I was sure that he know it but he did not say it to me. He said that he help me find something else similar as before. On the way back the train station was closed for an indefinite period, so I went in search of the bus. I could not find any right direction. But I came across a black man who was looking for the same bus and he asked someone on right bus station, so I pursued him. Succeeded. I sat down totally back in bus and I felt like Asian girl. I do not know why but I felt. I decided to get off on West Croydon and change a bus for a train. I was very surprised when I saw Trams. Really tram! I did not know that in England are trams. They were so amazing. I have to try it next time *w* I passed my stop and had to go back a bit.I went around Overground and I have been thinking if I have use it instead the train. But some young man asked me (the first time I had no idea that he speaks to me, because he started with something in terms 'dear'.. unfortunately I do not remember exactly how) if is everything ok and if I need help. I felt embarrassed so I escaped on the normal train. I went back to Victoria, I changed the transport to the underground and I went to Tooting. I got off on Tooting Broadway and I began looking for Job center. At 15:30 I've had a meeting about an NINO (National Insurance Number), but I still had time for more than an hour to find it. Since that I did have get off a one stop early in Tooting Bec, as I discovered later, it was not exactly the shortest way. But it was easy. I went just straight to milder hill. The way was lined a lot of shops. I visited Poundshop and I bought a big package of Maoam. I had a small (also full) shoulder bag so I could not cram it there. I had to leave it open until I have ate it all. I did not want to hold it in my hands. I found Job center and I had still around 45 minutes time, so I got on the underground and I went here and there. Shortly before half past three I met with my friend who had to help me with my English on Job center and I went inside with him to wait before on my turn. Man, who led the interview with me, had a lot of questions. He was surprised that I am self-employer person and I have to pay the taxes by myself. I spent about an hour there. He copied my employment contract and my passport and he said that in 10 days I will be have in mailbox decision if I get NINo or not. I went back to home with my friends by car. It took a while before we wander from London. We stopped in Swanley in ASDA shop and we buy some food for dinner and I bought a discounted cosmetics for hair (gel, hardener, foam). Such a crazy day ^^
On Monday Dorina started me really frustrated. She wanted always something from me. When I asked her if she could to turn on the internet for me, she said that she has to finished first something because she was a long time without the internet and that she will turn on the internet for me later, because I am always downloading the movies so the internet works slowly. Then she told me that the internet is on - did not work. I watched TV. I have the internet for a moment at the evening before than she went out with a one man. Elvira had visit us, but she again did not come. Reason? Outside was very cold. After she returned, she changed my TV program. She told me that I have to prepare my beds. I answered her that I will do it after the film, she said ok. But during the film she started prepared it. I was offended. She lay down on it. Then she wanted so I slept there. I slept on the couch. After we watched one movie about a fat girl who wanted be slim. She enjoyed it.
The next morning I spoke with Dorina that one of us should go to shopping because we lack a lot of ingredients. Before noon, ran out of Sydney's nurse. Dorina told her how Sydney is very aggressive, that they need to train movement, etc. The nurse said us that at noon will come Lynn - social worker. Lynn told us that we have to pack own bags immediatly, because our agetura does not have a contract with a social worker's agency for year 2013. Dorina did not believe to Lynn and she asked her so many time what she did wrong. Dorina could not to back away from the garden on the road. Lynn had to do for her, but she scratched Dorina's car. Mahen did not answer on calling. I visited with Dorina our agency, but there was the police. Dorina called Elvira - Elvira said that she will help us find a work - and Steve (Dorina's other agent) - Steve found a job for her in Nurse house 350 km from London. We went to West Kingsdown to my friend's house. Fortunately, Dorina has car navigation, so we are did not lose. Dorina ate Christmas confectionery and soup from my original country. She enjoyed it. Later she had a lot of questions on Paul - my friend - and she talked with a so many her friends via skype. Elvira wrote me on facebook that Brian - manager of our agency - were arrested. Dorina would not go to bed at evening, although everyone else was tired. It was annoying. At night, she complained that in the room is cold -.-
Although Dorina had leave the house at 7am, so she could get at noon to the city, where she had a new job from Steve, did not go. She got up at 6:30am, she went to the bathroom and then she slept other one hour. Later she wanted from me to I prepared a breakfast and coffee for her. Meanwhile she chat with her friends and she leaved house around 9:30am. Before leaving, she noticed that she has scratch a car and she did not forgot to complain. The other way around, what she forgot was her comb and her cable from the printer. After her departure I had time to get some sleep and talk with my friends who I have not seen a long time. That evening we went to big shopping to Asda where I bought some lasagna for dinner. Yum ;3
Thursday was a day of new clothing pieces. In the afternoon I went with my friends to the Bluewater shopping center, where I spend half of my saved up money (more
here). I should to find a new job.
here). I should to find a new job.
Friday was a very busy day. In the morning my friend cut my hair and after she tryed use a peroxide for colouring. Unfortunately, I had only 9% peroxide, so the yellow color got just slightly lighter shade and brown color remained brown. In the afternoon, we decided to take photos. But outside was a much snow that sometimes my shoes bury into snow and stayed without it. Moreover it was so so cold that after a while I did not feel my own body. Nevertheless we took some photos and I am quite proud of them.
On Saturday me and my friends decided to buy a minimum of 3000 puzzle. We speculated between two cities - Bromley and Gravesend. Bromley is near so it was win and we browsed the The Glades shopping center and pedestrianised High Street. Unfortunately we did not find suitable puzzle, so we finally went to Gravesend, where we know a right shop. We arrived around 17pm and we hoped that the store will still open, because it's Saturday, but the owner closed the shop right before our eyes. When we were there, we bough some sweets in the poundshop and some foodstuffs in ASDA. At home I cooked potato goulash for dinner and later we watched movies.
Last day of the week was relaxing for all. We slept most of the day. In the afternoon I sort my old or summer clothes, I gave it in a plastic bag and I put them on loft. At evening called Dorina that she forgot here the cable from her printer. She remembered on it almost after the week, a miracle.
Finally I decided to create my first outfit. I know that it is not perfect. I have to learn yet. But I tried to express what I have to like in lately time and how I feel. About the last photo my friend said that I look like a wax figure. So here is it.
Black dress - H&M, Shoulder bag - Primark, Heel's shoes - Primark, Belt - Primark, White tights - Primark, Pearl's blacelet with bow - H&M, White stone's ring - H&M, Pearl ear-rings - Porcelain Doll, Dragonfly necklace - Christmas present
Yesterday I was to have a look at Bluewater shopping center with my friends and I saw a big sale at H&M, which I could not resist. I spent about an hour by choosing of clothing and accessories, but I am very satisfied. I really love a sale!
I can not belive how quickly pass days. On Monday, I got a new colleague (48 years old Romanian woman, Dorina). When I first saw her, I was quite surprised. I did not know what to expect it. I was afraid working with someone of her age. Although she did not speak English much better than me, she was too talkative. She told me what she would like to do for feeling comfortable or we can improve own English together, etc. Before than Dorina come here, my previous colleague Elvira wrote on her food my name, to anyone could not eat it. So when Dorina asked me which food is for someone I felt so weird .. so selfish .. because almost everything was 'my', but I could not share it. Later, I got sms from Elvira that I have not give her number to Dorina. Really? Since we have only one free small room with one bed in house, I tried to be nice and I slept on couch in the living room. Later I felt regret.
Without Elvira we did not have connection on net. Elvira promised that she will come on Tuesday at 10 am, but she did not. Dorina was upset and she almost started crying - she wanted the internet so much. When Dorina wanted to call the agency (because she wanted Elvira's mobile number), I wrote sms to Elvira and she called on the landline and she spoke with Dorina. I felt like a gossip girl. But later Dorina called to agency since she had plenty of questions. She wanted money to go to shopping. Big boss promised that he to send someone here with the money - nobody came here. Then we had to write the shopping list for someone who to come here. Dorina was not happy because she did not know a lot of food names in english and she wanted to go to buy something alone .. again nobody came here. After 9 pm finally came Elvira. She trying to connect her mobile internet to Dorina's laptop, but it did not work. Dorina was impatient, upset and they almost started had a quarrel with internet. In evening Elvira slept here and suddenly they became a great friends. Elvira gave to Dorina her phone number. At night, Dorina made fun of my answers 'do not know, do not know, do not know.' But when she asks me on questions like 'When are you hungry?', so how I have know it? Even though they both laughed, I was not sure if I have take it for fun or serious. I was not very satisfied.
At morning Elvira leave us and she said that she only takes a her stuff to her home and that she will come back. She had take her phone with another simcard with the internet for us, but she did not come. At evening she should go with Dorin for exploring London, so Dorina tried to call her - phone number was probably off. Dorina was upset. But fortunately she was with big boss on big shopping in Asda store at afternoon. They bought strawberries and other fruits for me (which Dorina later ate almost all). When they went back to home, Dorina started cry because they promised her £375 per week, but she had gets only (?) £350 per week .. I did not understand. For me it was enough since meals and accommodation is free of charge. But she really cried. Later she spoke with someone and she got £375 per week. Suddenly she was very happy.
Neither the next day Elvira did not answer on calling. I tried call her too but number which previously worked suddenly not existed. I was afraid about her. Dorina looked for connect to internet wherever they could, but without result.
On Friday my friend - Eva - called me. She was on Victoria coach station, she missed her bus to Cambridge and she had not money for another bus. I was afraid to leave my job, but she was crying, so I went. I did know place around where I live and currently working, so it took me a while to find the train station. But after a few minutes I found it. It was happy day. I bought a daily travelcard and I headed to the center of London. Eva hugged me after arrival .. I wanted to resist, but she looks so unhappy that I could not. She said me that her friend eventually bought a ticket over the internet, but at least we went a little to eat and talk to Pret A Manger. Then I bought a white chocolate for her (because she like it) and I took her to the bus. After arriving home, Dorina said me that Elvira will come here at every moment. She was not 100% sure because she did not believe her so much already. But Elvira finally came and she gave the phone with new simcard to Dorine and we could happily live a virtual life.
I do not know why, but the connection on internet in my laptop constantly falling out. On Saturday, I did not want bother to Dorina any more, so I tried to connect it myself. But Dorina suddenly began to be cross that it is her phone and I can not touch it, that I can get wrong it. Suddenly she was her modesty and 'all people the same' away. That evening I had a fight with my friend because I needed help from him with the creation of a bank account. And so ended another bad day. I had rather gave up and I watched another 5 episodes of korean dorama Love Rain, where I cried again over the behavior of korean citizens. It is really impossible to parents, who love over 30 years, they will married + their children was in love too and they will dating (each have originally different parents)?
On Sunday I wanted a day of rest and a little more to devote to my friends, but in the afternoon Dorina called me to her room and she began to show me her diplomas from universities and a quite to extol herself. I have to really start be more bolder and if I do not like something 'say no'. I do not like talkative people .. I really do not ...
But after all this week was not so bad. I began to watch a music programs on television, I came across a new song and I just love it. I love the words, I love the music, I love the videoclip. Later I would like to learn singing it and create my own cover. Enjoy.. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble ~
Btw.: Please, if you do not understand to something, let me know in the comments. I would like improve my english and you can help me. Thank you ;3
Huh. And a first week in the new year is over. Lately I have felt as if all the days were the same. I am lazy, but my job bored me. Waking up early morning, hygiene, dressing, breakfast, tv, snacks, tv, lunch, tv, snacks, tv, dinner, tv, hygiene, dressing, bed, waking up at nights .. sometimes some tidy .. but anyway I am closed at home all day without a shred of fresh air, moreover almost without the internet and it is killing me slowly. I would like to go to shopping, sit in the cafe or just walked around the area, but I can not.. Not yet ..
~ Anyway ~
~ Anyway ~
Yesterday I started to watch korean dorama 'Love Rain'. I saw only 9 episodes yet, but I love it. I am so fascinated by more than 30 years continuing love. The first four episodes were strange for me. From the beginning I was not sure if they are from another time, but then it hit me. I loved the style of dress (blouses with collared, long dresses or skirts with floral patterns, cardigans, bows in hair ..). I liked the scene with policemen where they walked on the street with a tape measure and they measured the length skirts for girls or length of hair for boys (long hair were snipped) + scene of empty streets in the midnight when was curfew out. I was sorry that Seo In Ha and Kim Yoon Hee could not be together although they were in love so much. Until now I do not understand any behavior of korean people. Their politeness, decency and love to friends, to family or to country .. But even hardness and strictness. I would like to go through the love as from some romatic movie. The two boys loving me, giving the show their love for me .. I want feel that somebody can not live without me.. I want had the opportunity to choose between them .. I cried every time when Seo In Ha sang song which he wrote for Kim Yoon Hee. I love this song so much that I have to constantly sing it too.
I wish Happy New Year to everyone! I feel like I was born again. This day starts something magical. Gateway to another world was opened. People say that number 13 is unhappy (foremost friday 13.). But actually, this is a new magical beginning for me. So let's go start to live something different, better than so far. Party just starting ♡