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Dec. 4th, 2005 @ 01:16 am MP3 + Holiday Party
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Robert Miles- One and One

So I got this new (my first actually) MP3 player last night. I ordered it last week from Wallmart and it took surprisingly little time to ship. Must be UPS- stupid FedEx. Check out the pictures. It is the smallest in the world.

It really is small. It's actually awesome because it has necklace headphones that you wear it with so you don't have to hassle with bulkiness or whatever. It's only a gig, but super portable and holds a few hundred songs which is plenty for now. I mean I will never listen to all 5000+ songs on my MP3 player before the battery runs or whatever. I figured in two years when I work at an accounting firm (see below), I'll probably get a hard drive player since I will be using it at my desk where I can turn it in. So far, so good- no real complaints.

 

Tonight I went to the firm I'm interning at over the summer (Clark Nuber)'s Holiday party at the Science Center. At first I didn't have a date, but I ended up going with Lauren--which is really good because I would have been out of place without a guest. Everyone at the party was really nice. And they announced my name and gave me a gift, along with the other UW intern. Wow, I've gotten so much from the firm already. There were also some cool gifts people won- IPOD mini, Canon digital camera, various $50 gift cards, radios (as in 14 mile walkie-talkies). I met a few new people but my only complaint is that it seemed a bit too "old" for me. I mean it was totally one of those corporate holiday parties which is fine, but I don't have a GF to showoff and I'm not that old and I really don't know anyone. After the summer it'll be fine. I just need to mingle some more but it's akward because I don't know what to say since everyone is older than me- although the other UW intern did running start and is probably only 20. And I also noticed that everyone is taller than me LOL. But the dinner was great. I had fillet mingon and the presentation was 5 star (along with the taste). And there were like 6 drink stations. I didn't have alcohol, but Lauren sure enjoyed the white wine. After the party, she said she wasn't drunk, but she was definetely tipsy. Lauren was nervous about trying to impress people for me and she did a good job. Things turned out fine. I also found out (officially) that she's dating one of my (now) former coworkers at the EC, Jeff. We had a going-away party for him yesterday. I'm glad that those two are (sorta) dating. I think I'll have a good time working at Clark Nuber. I just hope I don't get spoiled. LOL.

 

So after the party, I drove up to Lynnwood for Mili's karoke birthday party. I called her 3 times but no answer so I went 1/2 hour out of my way to the place she said she was having it at. Nope- no one there. I called someone else who I thought would be there and she didn't know what was going on. God, wasted an hour and a half. It's a good thing that I never pursued that...Her car got stolen two weeks ago too. She's borrowing her Ex's car.

 

On the school front, I'm kinda pissed at my group projects. For one group, the people are flaky. The other one, they are on-top of things, but not very "open" to ideas and doing good (in my mind) work. So as usual, I have to completely edit the paper and for the other one, well, I wrote it so yeah. I have to study for all of my classes too. The next week and a half will be a pain. But hopefully after that it'll turn out ok and I can quit Sears and prepare for next quarter.


By working in retail, I've come to hate some kinds of people. And doing these stupid group projects, I hate flaky people and people who are not organized and people who don't hold their own. I've adopted three principles for being successful: Information, Communication, and Dedication. You need all three of them to get things done and reach your goals. I guess that's part of the reason I'm an accountant (the first two anyway).

 

Well, I'm tired and should do work tomorrow. Go Huskies and Seahawks.

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Nov. 27th, 2005 @ 07:16 pm Oh, right
I found this on MSN: http://msn.match.com/msn/article.aspx?articleid=5381&TrackingID=516311&BannerID=544657&menuid=6?GT1=7350

Although the article is directed towards women, I think all of them apply (if they were directed towards men). It's actually a bit depressing- especially #2 since that will totally be me next Saturday.
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Nov. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:43 pm Preliminary Visual Schedule
   Monday       Tuesday    Wednesday   Thursday       Friday    
 8:30  ACCTG 320 A
BLM 207
  ACCTG 320 A
BLM 207
   
 9:00       
 9:30  ACCTG 440 B
MGH 231
ACCTG 440 B
MGH 231
 
 10:00       
 10:30  FIN 453 B
BLM 213
FIN 453 B
BLM 213
 
 11:00       
 11:30       
 12:00       
 12:30           
 1:00           
 1:30  FIN 460 A
BLM 207
  FIN 460 A
BLM 207
   
 2:00       
 2:30       
 3:00       
 3:30    MGMT 320 B
BLM 417
  MGMT 320 B
BLM 417
 
 4:00       
 4:30       
 5:00       

 

Either FIN 460 or MGMT 320 (most likely Management) will be dropped.

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Nov. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:43 pm Preliminary Visual Schedule
   Monday       Tuesday    Wednesday   Thursday       Friday    
 8:30  ACCTG 303 A
BLM 204
MGMT 300 G
BLM 205
ACCTG 303 A
BLM 204
MGMT 300 G
BLM 205
I BUS 300 AA
BLM 207
 9:00 
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 10:30           
 11:00           
 11:30           
 12:00           
 12:30           
 1:00           
 1:30  I BUS 300 A
GUG 224
  I BUS 300 A
GUG 224
   
 2:00       
 2:30       
 3:00       
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Nov. 20th, 2005 @ 11:43 pm Funny How People are Connected
Current Mood: Meh
Current Music: Christina Aguilera ft. Lil Kim- Can't Hold Us Down
So it's funny how many of the Asian girls I know (or even Asian people in general) at UW are connected. I mean they know each other by a mutual friend or something. It's odd because many of them are similar- they are not for me! Hah. I mean some are hardcore X-tian. Some are politically conservative (or both). And some are taken. None of those things is bad, but I don't think it's right for me- or at least that doesn't present as right for me. I mean I think a politically conservative person and I could get along. And hardcore Christians these days don't really seem to be 'hardcore Christians.' Many of them at UW drink and party. I mean I don't know if this is against their relgious beliefs, but it seems a bit contradictory to me (or at least my understanding of being pure and my stereotypes of X-tians).

Oh well. I need to find someone sometime in the next year- at least to date. I mean I have this Clark Nuber Holiday Party I was invited to (and a guest) and I have no guest to bring. I was talking to one of my friends and she said that i need to find someone presentable- I agree. No stupid people. And I would have to find someone to bring that is somewhat interested in the accounting- or at least is willing to go because of me. That leaves accounting people and someone i am dating who would go just because it's me. well, i decided that i am not going to go with anyone- i don't have a gf and i can't think of anyone that would want to go (or someone who is presentable). oh well, it would be a good networking opportunity since i will be working with these people next summer. oh, and they gave me a $50 gift boat (not a basket, a boat). I have pics and i'll post them when i upload them to my computer. it's pretty cool.

preliminary visual schedule to come soon as well.
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Nov. 15th, 2005 @ 01:04 am Arg
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
I feel so bummed out for a variety of reasons- and it's not because i did poorly on my accounting midterm (i think it was fair)... stupid management test tomorrow and lack of time/motivation to study stupid topics/theories.
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Oct. 31st, 2005 @ 12:26 am GREAT NEWS!!!!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Ferry Corsten- Kyoto
Ah yes...What a surprisingly ok/good weekend. So to sum it up, two good things happened to me this weekend. No, I didn't win the lottery and no I didn't 'hit a home run' or anything like that. BUT on Saturday night I got an offer from the 6 hour interview I did from Clark Nuber. They want me to be one of their summer Audit Interns!!! YEAH!!! This is great because I get paid a lot more than my other jobs and basically I will probably end up getting a job at Clark Nuber after I graduate- which, after looking at all indications, looks great. I will be paid fairly well it appears. Also, there is a great benefits package including full medical, dental, and vision, 401K, tuition reimburesment and free training. But the best part is 1 week paid sick leave and 4 weeks paid vacation!! Yeah! For someone who would just be starting, that is GREAT!! Oh, and during the busy time, you are paid not to work too much. Well, that's sorta a catch because you 'lose' money for working over 60 hours during the busy season and 'gain' money for working under. In total, the associates got a $1000 bonus just from that incentive program (not including regular bonuses/raises). So I figured this could be the place for me to grow!! Yeah!!! So now I can stop worrying about a lot of uncertainty regarding internships, applications, cover letters, and future prospects and such. This gives me more time to focus on the things at hand (e.g. grades) yet at the same time, gives me comfort taht I can slack off on other things (e.g. grades). So I know that CN certainly does not have the glitz of the the Big 4 Account firms (PWC, E&Y, KPMG, Deloitte) nor the bigger 'smaller' ones like Moss Adams, Grant Thorton, and BDO Siedman, but I think my choice may be best for me. I mentioned I get my own desk. And I will know everyone's name, and vice versa- such a relief. And I may get paid slightly more. There are drawbacks, but I think if I work at it, I can stay with the company for awhile and obtain promotions and such: Senior, Manager, Senior Manager, Partner!???!!. But first is the CPA. Which is another good thing I found out. I found out that I will have enough credits when I graduate to fulfill the educational requirements needed for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Nice! No more school for me essentially. Plus, the CPA would be great because it is a certification of the highest integrity and such. I mean who do you trust in life? Lawyers? Maybe. CPA's? Yup! Boo-yeah.

So the other good thing that happened this weekend was that I sorta caught my first bad guy at Sears. Now, I didn't actually get credit, but I was watching the dude and all and the cops came and he went to the jail and stuff. Although I technically didn't detain him, I was right in it the whole way. This is great because I needed the experience on what to do since I never received proper training and such. I'm glad my co-worker, Dustin, was there because I would have freaked out and the guy was 19, 6'2" and a meth user. Not cool if I had to stop him. Oh, and his friend, who didn't steal anything, wasn't any better to deal with either.

So I could elaborate, but I need sleep. Til next time...

Oh, and Freaknight was cool. Bidgood and I really got into it but Brandon not so much. But I missed Paul Oakenfold which is really dissappointing because that was one of the main causes for me going. But, I did make progress/satisfaction on another end. Bad venue though- smaller wing of the Events Center.
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Oct. 27th, 2005 @ 11:06 pm Day
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: John Legend- Number One
Today was busy. I had my Management class and got my midterm test back. As I expected, I did pretty poorly. Below the mean in fact. I think Bidgood is doing well and will have 'one-up' on me for our big bet of who can get better grades this quarter. Oh well, I'm more involved and it is self-fulfilling so I'm ok.

After class i went back the EC for about 15 minutes to check my email and such. I got another invitation for an on-campus interview. THis time it is for Protiviti for their internal audit position. I don't really know much about the company but it looks like they outsource internal audit services and such. With that, I'm 3/4 on interviews. I applied for Protiviti, Albertsons, Clark Nuber, and BDO Siedman. I got interviews with all except for BDO (douche bags who didn't even attend their own information session). I'm awaiting Stryker Endocopsy and Microsoft. I don't think MSFT will get to me because it looks like they lost my resume but that's ok. If they are that unroganized, do I really want to work for them? [sure I do...]

So then I went to Bellevue for an in-office, second interview with Clark Nuber. To sum it up: 9 interviewers in 6 hours. I also had lunch and met with the head of the department (partner) who I would be working for if I got the position. The position is for a summer internship in the audit department. I was really nervous at first- I had to go to luch at a pretty nice place and I wasn't that talkative but the people at CN are really nice and easygoing- which is totally what I like. So after the last interview with the parnter, I think things went well. I made the partner laugh and he thought I had a sense of humor. I brought out the break dance and ping pong card a few times and people were amused. And one girl wants to maybe take a hip-hop dance class with the EC. How great would that be? CN is also technology-oriented which is so cool. You would get your own laptop, PDA, cell phone, and cubicle. I know that sounds crappy- cubicle, but at the big 4 firms, you don't even get your own desk, which is totally impersonal and not cool yo. So in short, I was impressed with Clark Nuber and would love to work there. It's totally open and there are only 120 employees which is small compared to Price Waterhouse Cooper's 100,000+ worldwide employees. 120 employees means room to grow and people who will actually know your name- totally cool.

So after that, I went back to UW. Man, 520 traffic is bad. Took me 40 minutes to cross the bridge- so many carpool violators too. It's 3 person carpool and not 2 on 520. Bastard violators. I was about 40 minutes late for my Beta Alpha Psi meeting and was given crap by one of the officers (bitch!). But I sat in and then left and got some free food. I saw many people I knew but didn't get a chance to talk because i had to do other things- darn.

Then I went to a group paper meeting in suzzallo in which we didn't get much stuff done. it's going to be a challenging paper ot write with 4 people.

anyway, that was my day. My next 4 days are giong to be jsut as hectic too. gotta go and write thank you emails now ;-)
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Oct. 22nd, 2005 @ 11:03 pm Tagged by Ben
Current Mood: Ready to Break Dance Again!
Current Music: Green Day -- Holiday
The Rules: List five songs that you are currently loving. It doesn't matter what genre they are, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the songs in your blog, then tag five other friends to see what they're listening to. Enjoy!

(andy order)

Black Eyed Peas- My Humps (god, it's so catchy)
Weezer- Perfect Situation
David Banner- Play
Phanton Planet- California (OC Theme Song)
Robert Miles- Children

i tag: jessica, jason g, ashley, kaylan, and abe
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Oct. 9th, 2005 @ 10:39 pm Sister's Party
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ian Van Dahl- Castles in the Sky
Oh, and another thing. My sister, Jessica is turning 16 on October 19th and we are throwing her a sweet 16 birthday bash this coming weekend. THe family party is going to be on Saturday at night but the interesting one is going to be on Friday night. I expect 20-40 teens around the house dancing (hopefully breaking and freaking because that would be amusing), playing sexbox, foosball, random games, talking, eating, etc. All of the things that a party (at 15-16 years old) would entail. I want to encourage them to play spin the bottle or something to that effect. Anyway, I am going to have double (or triple +) duties that night. Since the only person qualified to do security is me (honestly- because I'm Loss Prevention/Sears Security), I have to do that so not AZN thugs get in the house and cause a ruckus. And no smoking in front or near the house. Some douches that are like 15 smoke. WTF!!! And then I have to DJ cause only I know how to (or at least use my laptop to do it and set-up the audio/visual stuff). And then I'm the MC, crowd control, parking guy, facilitor, and such. But I think there's going to be some older people (e.g. 16-18) so it might not be ok. But we're having most of the dancing and such in the garage which is really lame but is a hell of a lot cheaper than renting a hall for $50-100/hour. I hope this doesn't turn out to be too lame because I want my sister to have fun and not ruin or tarnish, in anyway, her reputation. But then again, if she does Running Start next year, then who cares?

Anyway, if anyone around town wants to help me out, then you're welcome to (provided I know what you're going to be doing and such). I'm looking at some strong Asian guy named Ben. LOL. Well actually, there's that girl, Michelle, that I (jokingly) tried to hook you (Ben) up with. LOL.
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