Hello all :D I shall blog about yesterday ;D I did streetsales (CIP :O); my shifts were from 9-12 and then 3-6.
So, I awoke! at around 6.30 in the morning (why so early? you ask) and changed into class tee and skirt etc. kinda stuff. Waited a while for my mother so we could take the MRT together ^^ (LOL it's because erm ._. we needed a license to do the sales on the street, and my printer had no ink, so erm my mother kindly offered to print it out in her office ahahaha .___.)
Anyways, took the MRT and my mother bought me and herself some random Breadtalk bread. We walkwalked to her office, took the lift up etc.
Tsk why am I talking about this? Anyway after getting the license I walked back to the MRT station and took a train to Raffles Place! Met up with Ting Ting and Sophia there :D and waited like !@#$ minutes for that slowpoke Sabrina -_- (haha alliteration!)(zomg I just realised that 'slowpoke' is a pokemon! As in I knew that all along but I didn't make a link between 'slowpoke' and 'slowpoke' :D)
Let me retype that phrase:
Okay. Erm. So when Sabrina came, we walked to where we were supposed to meet the brighTEN people, but GASP they weren't there! 'Cause of the (I quote one of the smses one of the organisers sent us later in the day,) "persistent and f*ing annoying rain". Anyway we found them huddled in some random corner ._. We got the tin cans :D and the merchandise (cute lil' pens and even cuter badges!)! Then we split into pairs - Sophia with Sabrina, me and Ting Ting, and took the same MRT to Orchard where we began our streetsales!
-change of tone-
At the start it was really sucky :/ 'cause people totally ignored us/didn't want to donate. Hello ten cent also cannot ah -.-? Somemore carry the bigbig LV paper bag walk around lor.
"In your face!" the bag screams.
Anyway D: we got the momentum going after a while (I seriously/honestly think I've a natural flair for this :O! Once I've gained more confidence lar :/) :D and everything became so much easier :) I started zihighing -_-
Oh and Orchard road was chockful of
angmohs Caucasians and other tourists :D we could tell because they were all talking random photographs of Ngee Ann City and the statues etc.!
Example (I koped this image from google randomly)
Meh I thought mean thoughts about the people who didn't donate and made stupid excuses (and those who had qianbian faces ._.) D: My karma is now zero.
We moved from place to place, mostly. Until it was 12 and we went back to Raffles Place ^^
Aha! This is the fun part :) going out with Ting Ting and Sophia was cool (Sabrina was -tsktsks- dining with her mother so she didn't go with us! I called her a fly.) We headed to Raffles City Shopping Centre and entered this restaurant, the Shokudo Japanese Food Bazaar 'cause Sophia wanted sushi :D
Here's what it was in a phrase: Not that good.
Shokudo's concept is rather cool, actually :D we are given a purchase card each, and there are lots of food stations in that bazaar, where we can walk around and buy different foods (from the different stations) with our purchase cards! Sophia, Ting Ting and I decided on buying from this Japanese/Italian pizza-pasta-baked rice station :O
The food was actually quite delish :D but the portions were tiny to the max -.- Their service wasn't exactly good - polite, yes, but they took around twenty-five minutes to give us our food. This wouldn't be (much of) a problem if they hadn't said explicitly "the food will be ready in ten minutes" (for me, seven minutes for Sophia and Ting Ting. I ordered pasta and they ordered pizza you see :D). It was even writted on our receipts lor -.-
So after twenty minutes the three of us got slightly impatient and went to the station again. There was a woman being pissed off there .___. apparently she ordered something but the people forgot her order and made other orders first, while her order wasn't made yet :/ Anyway we got our food!
Okay this is all. Afterwards, 'cause the portions were teeny, Sophia and Ting were still hungry (to a lesser extent, me too~) so we walked around the whole place looking for moar foodz. Rawr, we totally regretted eating at the bazaar place 'cause other places (like the food court!) had much nicer-looking (and cheaper!) food zomg!
And the more we walked the less hungry we felt so in the end, we went to the basement and bought pretzels! I'd cinnamon sugar and Ting Ting had chocolate :D (And zomg both Sophia and Ting Ting didn't quite like cinnamon sugar why D:)!
We watched a performance put up by a random dude (while waiting for me to finish my pretzel :D) (I remember his name, it's Johnny Toronto and he's from Canada!
) until he packed up, and another person was gonna perform. She took ages, though, so we went up (after I was done) and we saw Johnny Toronto again xD
Hmm after that we went to Citylink! Explored it (it was chockful of coolnez) and went to the Esplanade xD to take a look. Then went further in. At this point in time Sabrina's dining appointment was over, so she called us. It was funny 'cause it's like she calls and we tell her where we are, then shortly after that we move onto another place, and she calls again, and it goes on and on.
(Sorry, not very funny. It was a be-there moment ._.)
Hmm anyway we finally met at a cute sushi (yep) eatery that I forgot the name of! But it was nice and Ting Ting covered my sushi in wasabi D: I ate it though, and this wasabi was shiok (shioker (._.) than Sakae Sushi's! The last time at Sakae Sushi, Ting Ting dunked my sushi in wasabi and it wasn't that hot. But this time she only put a leetle (relatively, lar) and it was... PHWOAR! xD)
Erm we headed back to Raffles Place lateish, and we set off again!
This shift was about the same, probably more exciting though ;D at first me and Ting Ting tried to go to Bugis (yeah I know). It was really a good idea - effing many people (think Bugis Street and around the temple) and karma! (think the temple) and things like that, but after a while we both decided that it wasn't going to work out ... 'cause we were more comfortable speaking in English ._.
Went around Iluma for a bit to see if we could try the hippier/younger crowd (I'm not saying that Bugis Street is not hip. I'm not D:) but... nooo.
Went back to Orchard with little time to spare. Surprisingly our takings were almost as much as our first shift's :O
Some funny/memorable things that happened!
1. We approached some ah bengs, or at least some ah-beng-like male people, and they donated quite a bit (about three dollars in total ._.). Then randomly after they gave us their money one of them asked one of us "eh you got older sister?" zomg O_O Freaked out! Afterwards I was talking to Ting Ting about it:
F: "I think hor, he was asking you that question because he thinks you're -"
T: "He was talking to you!"
F: -possibility of this floods in, slightly creeped- "He was NOT O_O"
T: "Yes he was!!"
T: "Yes! I think he ask you because you look damn lian -gestures- and your sister would be even more lian!"
2. A group of Singapore Polytechnic guys started talking to us -.- while giving us five cents. Yep. But I'm not complaining! It's better than nothing!
That's it. Or maybe not, but I'm tired D: So yeah, good dayyyy.
Labels: brighTEN, cip, fun, sabrina, sophia, streetsales, ting ting