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August 10th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I am going to update my blog everyday and today, I post another one of my trip adventure.

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Enjoy =D Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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Back from Alaska

August 10th, 2009 at 04:03 am

http://goxtina.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/back-from-alaska/

I just got back not long ago to post pictures but I did post a few on my blog. Will post more once I get enought rest.

By the way, I did not spend much. I finally decided to buy little souvenir gift to people I am very close with instead of people I just know. It makes my wallet a whole lot happier. I spend about $15 on the gift alone. Other than that, my parents paid for the two pairs of jeans at American Eagle, a pair of skinny jeans and slim bootcut jeans; both are stretchy and they cost $94.50 tax included. Finally jeans that fit my legs like a glove! They are all US dollars by the way.

Throughout the trip, I avoid buying things that I know will end up as junk. I bought like a tag that stick on the album... I don't what it's called but I can stick on clothes or a scrapbook.

I'm really tired at the moment so I guess I'll write more later on. Keep checking my blog for future update. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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My trip is coming soon

July 28th, 2009 at 11:30 am

I'm leaving to Alaska tomorrow morning!

Text is http://goxtina.wordpress.com/ and Link is
http://goxtina.wordpress.com/

This is my new blog. If I get the internet access there which I'm sure I will... I will write about my trip from that blog and everything else. I felt like having a blog let me have the freedom to talk about anything... Well not everything since I made it public but to express myself. I won't be putting anything personal just things I would like to share with some of you. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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Not much to report here

July 27th, 2009 at 09:32 pm

Other that I already saved over $500 is an achievemment, I don't have much to talk about. On the newspaper last week, it said that the recession in Canada is officially over. Wow... It only lasts less than a year. I remembered how my Micro teachers keeps telling us that we are going on a long recession. Jobs will still be cut but we are recovering now.

Any exciting things to report... I went to see Russell Peters last Friday at 8 pm. He's famous Canadian comedian and I got the chance to see him in person. The show overall was awesome. If you don't mind him mocking other cultures and his own (He is Indian by the way), then you might like him. Search on Youtube and you will find some of his old materials that are really hilarious.

Here's one:

Text is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5jlrxcpkI and Link is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5jlrxcpkI Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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My saving progress

July 13th, 2009 at 09:51 am

I gave up the idea of buying the two flats, one is in fabric and the other is in synthetic. The one with the synthetic doesn't let my feet breath and it doesn't hold up in bad weather.

I called my Rogers agent yesterday and got a cheaper plan. With $15 per month, I get 150 minutes daytime and on evenings and weekend, I get a 1000 minutes. Caller display is given to me for free. There's also the system access fee that cost $6.95 and the 911 dial that cost $0.50. They offer me $10 unlimited text messages. My total bill cost $32.45 with taxes, $36.68 compares to the $50-$55 I used to pay monthly. I'm waiting for a cheaper messages package because I want my monthly cellphone bill to be $30. The $30 is included tax too. For now, I'm quite satisfied with it.

My dad wasn't much help with my cellphone charge,I asked him to help me because if I end the contract it's $400. When he heard the cost, he told me to stay in the contract and look online but when I tried giving him the reasons why I think and the thing I did to try to save money, he just brush me off. When I don't follow his so called super duperlicious advice, he will gets angry. I'm sorry for him, but I am untitled to my own opinion and it would be nice that he listen to me instead of brushing me off with the you take care of yourself words. I wouldn't care if I canceled my plan and he doesn't want to pay but I want him to listen and that is the hardest thing for him. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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It's all about money now

July 11th, 2009 at 07:20 pm

Shoes = money
Cellphone = money
Bus card = money
clothes = money
Grocery = money
Go out = money
Hair = money
Trip = money

Let's see... I was looking for gladiator sandals to walk in the summer. Bought two perfect pairs and I also found two perfect flats for the summer. I do not need that much shoes... Since I got rid of my stuff a month or so ago, I need new flats because all the ones I wore are wearing out or are too hot for the weather. I do not buy wedge or heels and I rely on comfortable shoes.I can opt out for inexpensive shoes but I found one pair of red for $20 and one in black and white for $50. I really love the red ones but I've been eyeing on the black and white ones for awhile now. I am really horrible on deciding for shoes, really. I am just leaving this topic off for the moment because I am really weak for shoes.

Cellphone, I just made a topic whether or not I should cancel my cellphone contract and I calculated the cost involve and everything on the forum.

Bus card, I do not need one for July because I do not go out often. Reason why I bought it? I was on the rush and the machine did not offer tickets.The cost is $45 per month.

Clothes, I don't plan on buying much in the summer only shorts. I've been doing some clean up a few months ago and I am planning to buy classic pieces now because this is what I am attracted the most. I only got a pair of shorts and I want more because is pretty much what I wear now.

Grocery, my parents don't bother to buy anything for the house. Need to stock my own food and it's better than eating out anyways.

Go out, I want to enjoy my summer with a couple of friends. I bought a card for an amusement park and pay $15 for the season pass for parking. The card cost $75 and it provides a lot of fun with my friends. We did barbecue where we split the cost $10 each. We go to the movie some Tuesday where it cost $5 each, I'm planning to do movie night with a couple of friends so it will cost cheaper. I also want to try out new activities such as bungee jumping and rock climbing.

Hair, I only cut my hair every three months and I really love my hairstylist. I used to spend only $25 every three months but now I did red streak. I don't think I'll be redoing till August. I do invest on hairstyle... I just got addicted recently.

Trip, I am not planning to spend much. Probably a souvenir... I am not sure yet.

As you can see, most of those things I can opt out. I guess I've been taking over by my wants... I can't help but to feel such a bimbo. Work hasn't been great because I've been stressing about money. I forget things easily and a coworker of mine is bossing us around. I just obey to her sarcastically which doesn't show much, the reason why she did that is because she thinks she is better than us.

Anyways, I really need to talk with my dad about my cellphone contract so I will get that out of my mind. Also the clothes dillema will have to end... Work is starting to become stressful and not fun anymore.

I really need encouragement... and I really want to get back to my old self, I used to be better at saving money. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 12 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) ) -->

Selling on ebay soon

July 10th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I still have things to get rid off in my closet so I decided to sell them on ebay. I figure out what kind of style I want and I am going to be doing some more clean up and probably a bit more shopping.

I also add to the challenge last week from my paycheck and this is how much I have now: $363.38 Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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Troubled by a friend

June 23rd, 2009 at 09:44 am

I had a friend whom I know for 4 years now and she just graduated from High school. Since I first met her, she changed a lot. Usually people change for the better but she got worse lately.

Her love life is mess up, she dated a 22 or 23 years guy on the internet for 1 year and a half when she was 15 and they slept together whenever they see each other. She ditches him for a Spanish guy she met on the internet around her age and she never listens to anybody but him. She ditches the Spanish guy for a 21 years old guy from a rock band and they recently broke up.

She is 17 at the moment and she did some professional photoshoots where she poses in lingerie or she's naked with only her hair hiding her intimate part. I saw some of them from facebook and it's kinda disturbing to a see a 17 years old with a tiny body posing like that. She's a nice person overall but lately, she has been mess up. A coworker who was a close friend of her said that the last time she saw her, she was wearing belly top, short shorts and heels to go out. She also starts ditching her friends whom she's been hanging out with for years. I don't understand why but her old friends still stick by her side and they let her treat them this way.

I know that she has problems with her parents like me. She does whatever the heck she wants and she comes home very late. She also has been sleeping around lately from what I heard.

Is it still a teen thing? I am confused with her and she's a charismatic person, so I don't understand how she can do all of this. She's also very good in school. She has the rights to do whatever she wants but this is crazy. She said she has no morals and she hates it when someone is giving her the moral (when obviously, we are trying to tell her to be careful). In my opinion,she doesn't have any conscious at the consequences and she has stalkers who stalk her on facebook.

What do you think of this? She doesn't talk to me because I told her to be careful a year or two ago when she was dating a guy from the internet and now she dislikes me. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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Adding $6.25 to the challenge

June 21st, 2009 at 09:16 am

I got $6.25 of change to put into my challenge. Now I have $230.52!

You know these days, I've been trying to figure out a way to get out of my negative thoughts. Life is not as bad as it seems, my parents may not be that great... I got some great friends who can make my life more better.

I didn't go shopping on the 19th, I figure I need to go out a few times and try to come up with an outfit with the things I have. That way, I will know what I am missing.

By the way, the wonderful news is... My very close friend and her little brother finally moved out of her abusive father house and she is now living with her mother whom she hasn't seen for three years. I am happy for her. When she was living with her dad, she couldn't do anything without his permission or she'll get beaten. Now her dad is going to try to change for the better. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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Hitting the 20 mark

June 20th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Today is the day that I turn 20 and I received a wonderful news from a very close friend of mine. Will tell you more about it later.

Thanks for those of you who cheer me up on my last post, I really appreciate it when you guys are here to listen to me. I needed you guys! =)

My birthday celebration was a blast! I thought it wouldn't be all that special but my friends made it special for me! Yay! Nothing really amazing happened on that day, just spending time with old friends. ^_^

I admit, I act like a kid from times to times but I noticed some changes in the way I think nowadays. Sometimes, I wonder why people doesn't feel comfortable talking me to me, I guess I don't bring anything good for them or I'm too goody goody and boring. I can't associated myself with studious people and I don't associated with rebellious people, I'm just plain normal. I do have a life outside of school and I got some bad experiences that would be funny to talk about or scandalous. A coworker once told a friend of hers that I was too into my studies and I never do anything risky in life. Well if I am going to start talking now about my life adventure, people will have a different vision about me. Then again, it's not worth losing the good image I have in order to gain attention... I mean, my future career could be a stake here if I decided to let the whole world know about my stupidity. I only tell probably one or two of my friends whom I trust and that is it. Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
--------------------
Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!


Outside the Venitian hotel:




Everyday life:










where the poor live:


Portugueuse egg tart:


They make those Chinese snack(Forgot what it called) in front of us:



A cute warning sign:


I'm going to stop the pictures uploading from Macau here. Will post more of Macau later. Need to go to work in a few hours so I have to prepare.

Have a good day!


[entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 6 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [47704] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47704 [entry_title] => First set of pictures from my China trip [entry_stub] => first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/23/first-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-_47704/ [entry_date] => 1232734677 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-23 10:17:57 [entry_text] => I'm going to go to the public library in Montreal today to start some math exercises for next week. I want to prepare myself in Calculus II so I won't have too much trouble in it like last semester.

Here are the first set of pictures from my trip and it's from Hong Kong:

Taxi driver's on the right:


near our hotel's bathroom sink:


Our breakfasts:




What the street looks like in the morning:



The 7/11 store:


there's even a microwave next to the premade food so you can eat them right away:


The subway:





Subway is very clean:


Breads in Hong Kong don't have any crusts:


Cereals:


Ice cream ^.^:


Afternoon in the street:


Restaurant:


How they make the soup:


My meal(Super delicious!):


Shopping mall(About five to seven floors):


Magazines stand:


Machines where they sell drinks:


Another delicious meal:


What you get here in America is nothing compare to this lol...:


A picture with a cute mascot:


How we cross the street:


Another shopping mall:


My cousin's cat, they have four cats in their appartment and this one is the cutest:


What I notice the most in Hong Kong are: People work faster there than here, they prioritize good services, restaurants are very competitive with each others and you are guaranteed to get super good food fast. Though, people there don't have much patience compare to us.

Sorry for the load of pictures lol... There's so much to show!! xD My next set of picture will be from Macau.



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In need of guidance in my life

June 18th, 2009 at 05:08 pm

Lately, I've been staying home and thinking about my life. I know I have to do something in my free time instead of going out and staying home not doing much.

Tomorrow and the day after will be the days where I'm going out to celebrate my birthday. Next Monday, I might go see my sister's graduation. This September, she's going to middle school next year.

Lately, I've been trying to find guidance in life... I feel a little lost. I always knew that I lack someone in life who can help me out, mainly parental guidance. My parents and I are really cold toward each others, we always argue. My parents act like kids and they always want to be right and they never admit they are wrong. Oh yeah, did I mention they never try to explain anything to us? As we get older, we aren't living in an obvious land anymore and they keep hiding things from us. I told my dad once that I am not a kid anymore and we aren't stupid if something is going wrong in the family or something, he still doesn't get it.

Part of the reason why I wanted to move out was the constant lack of communication between us, is it sacred or something? Even if I show them what I wrote, they will stay quiet for a little while and they will keep doing the same damn mistake again. I confront my dad a few times about him showing bad examples in the family, my parents just brush us off and wants us to admit our wrongs but not theirs. My brother once told my dad he was a bad father. It was harsh but it's the truth, I told my brother not to say anything like this again because it hurts.

My mom is not responsible herself, she is part of the reason why my dad's family is having problems and almost all my cousins despise her. Mind you, she can be evil. I can't blame her for not knowing between rights and wrongs, she does hold some understand of her own about the world... More accuratly than my dad. When someone anger my mother, she only sees the bad in that person and she acts irrationally. I used to be like her until someone pointed it out to me about it and I tried to control it. My mom is more like the type that she can do anything she wants as long there's someone who can back her up and she cares a lot about her reputation. When I went to China, she acts all superior and she talks like she's some wise person.

I guess I ressented my family a lot. My mom would put us through hell because she feels inferior to her coworkers, she would come home and starts screaming at us. My dad, I talked about him before. His favourite word on us is money. Just talking about my family, it just so troublesome.

If I didn't come to this website or go see adults to hear me talk about my family problems, who knows... I might stop school and do things like girls at my age are doing. These past few days, I've been showing signs of losing myself. I can't tell what I did but I feel the side effect, am I losing myself again? Guangzhou:

The places where farmers work.


The scenery was amazing... I felt like I was in a movie or something!










The spring resort outside Guangzhou.


Our little private spring resort. Water is heated by a volcano.


We each get our little spring house. LOL

I didn't take any pictures of the city of Guangzhou... I was afraid that people will steal my camera lol!

My next post will be from Xiamen, my parents hometown. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48631] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48631 [entry_title] => Taking some risks right now [entry_stub] => taking-some-risks-right-now- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/19/taking-some-risks-right-now-_48631/ [entry_date] => 1235096560 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-19 18:22:40 [entry_text] => I decided to put the money that I saved up for London into Mutual funds. I am planning to go to China only next year to study Mandarin. I might go to New York this summer which I only need a certain amount of money which I can accumulate in the future.

I am really going to concentrate on my future and traveling will be next year. I don't worry about the market going down at this moment, I still have plenty of years to go and I hardly need any of the money right now except... Going shopping haha... xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 1 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48560] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2796] => Array ( [category_id] => 2796 [category_name] => My sweet future [category_stub] => my-sweet-future- ) ) [entry_id] => 48560 [entry_title] => My weakness! [entry_stub] => my-weakness- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/my-weakness-_48560/ [entry_date] => 1234922031 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:53:51 [entry_text] => I am sooo weak when it comes to clothes... Now that I've found some nice sweaters... Hehe.

I bought clothes before school starts and none after that which is a huge improvement. I decided to take my friend's advice about buying clothes. Once a month, buy a sweater/jeans/shoes or whatever you like, just one. Basically, I get whatever I want or need on clothes only once per month. It just possible because... I have a lot of clothes already and I already took out my unwanted clothes last month when I move back in to my house.

Since I am not going to London now, I would really like to use this money to inject it into the market. I won't be using this money for awhile... I will be working throughout the semester and I am not planning any future trips for a little while. If I keep it in my bank, it will run a possibility of me using the money on clothes. I am pretty good at buying clothes that I will love for a very long time but I have enought to last me the seasons already. xD [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48559] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48559 [entry_title] => Working out [entry_stub] => working-out [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/17/working-out_48559/ [entry_date] => 1234921311 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-17 17:41:51 [entry_text] => I don't think I would be able to go take bellyclasses this semester especially when it's cold outside and I finish pretty late in most days.

I went to my local gym area where they offer all kind of classes and a physical condition all equip with a trainer. My muscles lately have been very weak lately and just using my treadmill will just not do. I would very much like to sign myself up for a membership for a year since it's about 10 minutes of walk from my house and my schedule fit with the hours avalaible.

The cost for a year is $528 including tax and membership cost. Initially, the membership cost 100$ but they have it on special this week until Friday. The payment per month after the first month is 34$. The first month however is 158$. However, a memebership for 2 months and a half is 258$.Although... I was thinking long term. I'll think about it.

As for my trip in London, I decided to stay in Canada this summer mostly because I want to take summer school. I told my friend I won't be going. However, I might go to New York this July for three days if everything goes well and the Canadian dollars is not too low. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 0 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48471] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2645] => Array ( [category_id] => 2645 [category_name] => $20 Challenge [category_stub] => 20-challenge ) ) [entry_id] => 48471 [entry_title] => Big jump for challenge money [entry_stub] => big-jump-for-challenge-money [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/14/big-jump-for-challenge-money_48471/ [entry_date] => 1234674946 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-14 21:15:46 [entry_text] => I have 502.24$ more for my challenge money!!

Old amount: $500
+
new amount: $502.24
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Total: 1002.24

I am thinking of taking belly dance class to get over my breakup and I always want to learn this type of dance. It's 140$ for 7 courses so I'm going to check it out next week. I was thinking of maybe joining a gym or something with my CB where they have all kind of courses offer. It would be nice.

Happy Valentine day everyone! [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 2 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48382] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48382 [entry_title] => Picture time [entry_stub] => picture-time [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/11/picture-time_48382/ [entry_date] => 1234390337 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-11 14:12:17 [entry_text] => I will post more pictures from my trip later on. I seem to have problems uploading them. I started taking a picture of my outfit and my new haircut outside and it turns out pretty good.


I feel like I am in a manga...



I will post my challenge money soon. [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 4 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 1 ) [48331] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48331 [entry_title] => Continuing the year 2009 being single [entry_stub] => continuing-the-year-2009-being-single [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/10/continuing-the-year-2009-being-single_48331/ [entry_date] => 1234280940 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-10 07:49:00 [entry_text] => Well that's it people... My boyfriend broke up with me last Sunday because he was confused with his feelings toward me. He just wants us to remain friends for now.

There's some tears here and there... I don't think that matter that much. I knew it will come sooner or later when I came back from China, especially with the way he treats me on the very first day of my return. I called GuiGui on that day and his dad said he will call me back. Throughout the afternoon, I received no phone call from him. When his parents drove me back to his house on that day, he doesn't look happy when he saw me and he already knew that I called him.

We are on a break right now he told me. Honestly,I treat it more like a breakup than anything else. I can't put up with this anymore. I tried my best to keep this relationship going and he just gave up trying. He is quite the opposite of me and he doesn't seem to accept or love me the way I am. Most importantly, he sees himself as being alone in life. Then so be it.

Yesterday, I went to see a couple of my friends to talk it out. I talk with a good friend of mine for hours about it and he said with all the effort I put in the relationship, I deserve better. I guess I do.

Anyways, I have to write out my challenge money this week. I save a bundle so far. =) [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 7 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [48059] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2642] => Array ( [category_id] => 2642 [category_name] => Me,myself and I [category_stub] => memyself-and-i ) ) [entry_id] => 48059 [entry_title] => 4th semester started [entry_stub] => 4th-semester-started- [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/02/01/4th-semester-started-_48059/ [entry_date] => 1233558732 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-02-01 23:12:12 [entry_text] => I started my 4th semester last Monday and I had fun.

It was Chinese New Year on that day so I wore a beautiful red bracelet that I bought from a street seller in Guangzhou for less than 10$ with my belge sweater. Needless to say, it looks cool and festive hihi... Gotta post the picture of it later on.

My first day, I had three classes that day from 8 am to 6pm with a long 4 hours break in between class. I used my break by going to my brother's (non-relative) appartment with a friend to get my math books. Then I went to eat with my friend in a Vietnamese restaurant. I volunteer to pay for his meal because it was his first time eating something different from what he is used to. As you can see, he from Haiti (black) and he wanted to try something new. I introduced him to a meal that composed to rice,egg, beef and vegetable with sweet sauce. He likes it. I also introduced him to bubble tea [entry_active] => 1 [total_comments] => 3 [contest] => 0 [ever_published] => 1 [contains_images] => 0 ) [47762] => Array ( [journal_id] => 3357 [journal_url] => goxtina [author_photo] => 0 [journal_name] => This time is my way [journal_author] => Christina [journal_author_email] => [category_ids] => [categories] => Array ( [2794] => Array ( [category_id] => 2794 [category_name] => My voyage [category_stub] => my-voyage ) ) [entry_id] => 47762 [entry_title] => Second set of pictures from my trip to China [entry_stub] => second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c [entry_url] => https://goxtina.savingadvice.com/2009/01/25/second-set-of-pictures-from-my-trip-to-c_47762/ [entry_date] => 1232906810 [entry_date_mysql] => 2009-01-25 10:06:50 [entry_text] => After two full days in Hong Kong, we went to Macau on boat. A city that is very similair to Las Vegas, it's a Casino city.

The first publicity that I see in Macau:


In my hotel, there's this card on our night table:


The Venitian Macau Resort-Hotel(Inside):







By the way, it's the Venitian hotel is a HUGE mall, casino... Like the Edmonton Mall in Alberta:


There's also entertainement!