Friday, November 28, 2008

Got My Computer Back!


So I got my computer back and it's up and running again which is great! No idea what was wrong w/ it but I don't care. What was annoying was yesterday they told me to go there at noon to pick it up...of course it wasn't ready and wouldn't be until 5. I was pissed so I told them they owed me a discount on the price since they wasted both my time and money to get down there...and they agreed so that made me happy! Now back to more important things like networking, correspondence, meetings etc. I hate when something distracts you from the task at hand!

Thursday, November 27, 2008



So I took my computer to be fixed today. I have no idea what was wrong w/ it nor do I really care all I know is that it will be fixed for me tomorrow at noon and it won't be costing me too much (thank God for visa l0l). I've decided I must have been a giant asshole in a past life b/c my luck just royally sucks lately! Should have things back to somewhat normal by tomorrow...YEAH!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Okay I'm trying to remain calm. I think my computer is screwed up...hopefully not too bad :( It won't start up properly and it's currently running some sort of error repair thing. I am praying that it is able to repair itself. That's all I need to add to everything is a computer that is broken and needs repair! I have enough trouble getting a taxi driver to take me to the right location let alone explain to an IT guy that there are probs w/ my computer!! I'm currently at a cafe drinking a latte I can't even really afford right now b/c I have to use the internet to correspond w/ clients and things. I mean take away my tv, dvd player, even my ipod (which I love dearly) but NOT my computer!! F*@K! F*@K! F*@K!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So I had two meetings today and I think they both went really well...hopefully good things will come from this i.e. Work! lol

Monday, November 24, 2008


So true in Business and in Life

Good - Fast - Cheap

Pick 2 out of the 3 b/c you can't have it all!

Good and Fast: Won't Be Cheap
Fast and Cheap: Won't Be Good
Good and Cheap: Won't Be Fast

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Don't Worry...

I gave in and went and bought a blanket and pillow everyone! Thank you for your concern it's nice to know you guys care. They were the cheapest blanket and pillow I could find at Carrefour (French Walmart) and they are ugly but they are keeping me warm at night and that's what matters. I have to admit it's nice to sleep through the night and not wake up multiple times to refill the hot water bottle that I was sleeping w/ to keep me warm lol. I have some good meetings this wk so hopefully some good stuff will come from that! And of course I'll keep you all updated!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Hey Everyone,

Well I just saw my Beauty Story published in CHEEK MAGAZINE which is so exciting. It's an online Canadian mag and it's super cool w/ a lot of great editorials and info so I suggest everyone go check it out. My story is called Liquid Paper and I'm really proud of the work I did on that shoot b/c I think it really captures my personal style as a makeup artist - clean, precise and beautiful! I have to give a big shout out to photographer Troy Moth on the shoot b/c without his style and talent it wouldn't have been possible. This was our first shoot together and I'm so glad we met! We've done some amazing work together and when I get back to Canada I hope we can work together more b/c our team chemistry is just awesome and I LOVE the pics we always seem to produce! Troy is definitely one to watch out for. He's so young and so talented. Please don't forget me while I'm gone Troy lol!

My Apartment!

Okay so I've been in Shanghai about a wk now and it's been a pretty busy start! Arrived last Fri. night, checked out apts. on Sat., moved into my new apt. Sun. and from there just been going to meetings and stuff.

I got an agent to help me find a place just b/c it's easier that way being that I don't speak Mandarin (yet) and I don't know my way around that well (and I get lost very easily). My agent was really nice her name was Sophie and she took me around to a couple of different places. I even got to ride on the back of a scooter through Shanghai which anyone who knows Shanghai knows is an experience in itself!

It was between two places. The one was newer, smaller and a bit cheaper but not near as central. The place I ended up going w/ is about a 5 min walk from Xinzha metro which is 1 stop above People's Square line 1...very central which is exactly what I was going for since as I mentioned before I'm directionally challenged and when you don't know the language it brings the game of charades to a whole new level when communicating w/ ppl. It's a one bedroom...nice enough...nothing fancy but whatever I really just want a place to stay that doesn't have cockroaches! And so far I can safely say I haven't seen I'll go knock on some wood!

As many of you know my apt. in Shanghai last Summer came w/ house guests aka cockroaches. I asked my friend Todd (Canadian photographer) during the Summer one request in apt. hunting- no cockroaches and no rats...well at least it didn't have rats. My second night there I saw two cockroaches in the kitchen...apparently it just can't be helped! Well I put out traps and only saw about one a wk...unfortunately I don't know if they were eating the dead ones or something but they started to grow to mutant size. At least I can look back and call it a character building experience lol.

One thing that majorly sucks here though is that they require 2 mths rent plus 2 mths deposit (that's 4 mths...with the Can. dollar in the crapper that's a lot!). Until I start working this has left me beyond poor...I haven't bought sheets for my bed yet but I think today I'm going to go buy a blanket b/c sleeping in my coat w/ a hot water bottle just isn't cutting it (no I'm not joking here). Thankfully I found out that the air conditioners in China are also the heaters as I was really beginning to worry that I had somehow rented an apt. that didn't have heat as I couldn't see a vent anywhere in the place... I was definitely cold and it's only Nov. so I was more than a little worried (esp. since I'm sleeping w/ a coat and hot water bottle lol).

Here's some pics of my apt.

Here's the kitchen

Living room...Love that orange couch lol...esp. w/ pea green wall off the kitchen!

Here's the bedroom - See no sheets! Actually I've just been sleeping on my orange couch until now!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hello All!

Hey Everyone,

Well this is my very first Blog Posting! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not the most computer literate person so bear w/ me while I learn lol!

Anyway, as many of you know I'm currently residing in Shanghai, China working as a Makeup Artist. I've basically started this Blog to keep everyone up-to-date on my life here and to raise awareness about my work!