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15 nice things to do in Hua Hin

Behind the smiles

Living in a second home in Thailands oldest resort for some years: Here are 15 very nice things to do in this wonderful town. 

1. Sea food.

The seafood down by the pier and seaside is still first class. Find a nice restaurant and a table by the sea.  Don’t necessarily look for nice teak furniture and white tablecloths, The best food is normally where thai people go. Eat the way thai people do: Buy several dishes to choose from. My favourite: Grilled lobster with cheese and som spicy dip.

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Good Start So Far!

For the past month or so, I have sent in over 30 resumes and applications. I have spent hours searching for jobs, doing online applications, selling myself and strengths through emails, and driving around Madison, WI to all the different shopping areas. Let’s just say, my bank account was not happy with all the money i’ve spent on gas.
After not hearing from any places and getting rejected from my dream job at Urban Outfitters, I started to lose faith. I started think it’s because I haven’t had a job for almost a year or it’s because I have limited references. I also started freaking out over every little thing and wonder why places were’t calling me back. I’m quite overdramatic at times like these. Applying for jobs obviously causes stress in my life.
SO FINALLY TODAY, yes TODAY!, I finally got two emails back! One job for a hostess and one for a nanny! I am excited to see how the interviews go and see if I get them.

So for all the people out there applying for jobs, is it also hard for you guys to find a job? Where is your dream place to work at if you had a choice?

Stay Beautiful ❤

Lucy

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When I Grow Up!

I know, I know. It’s been almost a month since I last posted.  Sorry! I’ve been having a busy schedule lately. I’ll be posting a little more throughout the summer, I promise!

When I was little, people would ask me, «What do you want to be when you grow up?» I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I simply and sometimes eagerly replied, ‘I want to be a veterinarian!'» That lasted from the age of 6 to the age of 11. When I was 11 I found out I had to operate on animals in college, that idea quickly died. I also wanted to be a zoologist because I loved tigers to an extreme amount. But after 5th grade, that fizzled out.

Now being 18, almost 19, I have no idea what I want to be. I have many ideas running through my head but nothing stuck to me yet. I want to be in the fashion industry and try to change the face of marketing. I personally dealt with the affected of the industry and I know how the pressures of it can damage young adults.

I also want to be a choreographer because I know I don’t have the technique level to become a professional dancer. Whenever I listen to music, I can’t help but to start think of choreography. It comes naturally to me.

Another thing I am interested in pursuing, which is a little bit more academic, is a major in Women’s’ Studies. I took a semester long course during my first semester senior year. Every since that class, I have had an interest to continue with it. I would definitely be down doing a double major with Women’s Studies as one of them.

Whatever comes to me when I finally decide, I just want to be happy about it. I want to be passionate for whatever I do in life. I don’t want to be miserable and hate the work I do.

For all the people reading this, what do you want to be? What did the 6 year old version wanted to be? Are you having a struggle deciding between happiness and passion or having economic security?

Stay beautiful

Lucy ❤

 

Photo on 07-07-2012 at 10.34 PM

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Godbye Norway, Hello Italy!

On Friday, May 16, it was my last day at my program. Emotions were at an all time high, tissues were being used, and we all said goodbye for now. These people have impacted my life in just a short amount of time and I will never forget this experience. Even though I did not cry, I can’t imagine not being able to see them on a daily basis. They are all such beautiful people with different backrounds and they all helped me grow up a lot. Throughout this year, I cried my eyes out, I laughed, I met amazing and talented people, and I created fabulous friendships.

That Thursday, we had our last dinner together and I told the school a quote by Maya Angelou, which is:

«People will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.»

Now that the year is over, I am staying in Oslo, the capital of Norway, until June 26th. Then, I am going to northern Italy for about a week with my parents and sister. I am extrememly excited to go to Italy. I went to Italy once when I was 8 years old, but I was too young to appriciate everything around me. The only thing I appricated when I was 8 was the food there. I fell in love with clams and mussels. 

But, 10 years later, I now can appreciate everything more. I can appriciate the history and culture. I will be more willing to do things. unlike when I was 8.

For all the people reading this, have you had a life changing exprience? How did it change your life? Let me know and leave a comment!

Stay beautiful ❤

Lucy

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Oh, Dance

As I said, I’m in Norway to dance. I just want to give a little information on why dance is my favorite passion. I started dancing when I was 12 years old or 7th grade.. I got a scholarship to my first dance studio called Studio 3D. It’s in Deerfield,WI which is about 40 minutes away. I started doing lyrical, a subsection of contemporary. Then in 8th grade, I started doing jazz on top of lyrical.

During my freshmen year of high school, I stopped going to Studio 3D and did dance team! I absolutely loved the feeling on a team. The practices, the performances, and team bonding’s on Friday nights. I met so many beautiful and amazing people. I am still lucky to call some of them my friends.

Then in 10th grade, I went to a new studio called The Madison Professional Dance Center. During that year, I took lyrical, jazz, and ballet. Personally, I hated ballet. I never really got into it and I didn’t clique well with it. I never took a ballet class again until I came to Norway.

11th grade, I continued with lyrical and jazz, but I found a new love. I started doing hip hp. It was something I never took before and I could let go. It felt great to do. My teacher was also amazing! She has the best choreography, words can’t do justice to it. I continuted with those 3 classes during my senior year of high school.

Dance is a major part of who I am. Whenever I listen to music, I think of choreography’s I can do to them. I never really understood what free time was due to dance, but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. Dance will always be apart of my life.

I also did some dance competitions, but I’ll save it for a different post.

For all you people, what are your passions? What makes you happy? Leave a comment!

Stay beautiful

Lucy

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Summer Lovin’

Summer is fast approaching! That means long hot days at the pool, drinking iced teas and Americano’s from local coffee shops near my house, my birthday, getting frozen custard from my favorite custard place in Madison, driving arounds with my car windows down blasting music, getting tan, my hair gets lighter, long nights with my closest friends, going on adventures, and memories to make. Summer, by far, is my favorite season.

Probably my favorite song that makes me love song is Summer Love by Justin Timberlake. It brings back a memory of when two of my friends from Illinois visited me in the summer of 2007. My dad was driving us to Target and it brings back the happiest memories.

Sadly, this summer is going to be slightly different. In the past, I had empty days to do whatever I want. I could wake up at noon, enjoy a late breakfast, and make plans with my friends to see what we should do. The days seemed limitless. 

This summer, I will be finding a job to work part time. Hopefully, I will get a job in retail at my favorite store called Urban Outfitters. I will also be taking an ACT class to improve my score for when I apply to colleges in the fall. I will also try to take a few drop in dance classes at a studio! Even though that doesn’t seem like a lot, I know it will be time consuming. 

I know I will have days where I won’t be working. I will still be able to make memories and have fun. Summer is basically the definition of fun!

What are your plans for summer? Are you excited to do something? Let me know and comment!

Stay beautiful people!

Lucy

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