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Alive, working, writing

It seems that I am really neglecting this blog, but the truth is that I do not have much to write about. I am very busy at the moment with my dayjob as a legal secretary and trying to finish my book and screenplay in the spare time. Seriously, sometimes I feel like I needed at least few months of vacation to finish it, but even like this, I am getting closer and closer to the end. Only few dozen pages and I am done.

As for my surgery, I am still waiting. I got some bad news from my ortho at the last visit – it seems that one side of my jaw is relapsing no matter what they do, so they keep postponing my next surgery and adding more and more wires to my mouth. I have some hope that my teeth and jaw could be prepared by the start of April, but by the way she said it, my next surgery wont happen sooner than in May or June. 😦  There are moments when it is really annoying, because I can not plan anything at all until I have the date. There is a conzert of Yamato drummers in Prague, but guess what? Yes, I will be “probably” at hospital during that time… sometimes, I really wish I had it all behind me and could just look back and say “Whew, its done and I survived with flying colours, yay!”

Anyway, end of the rant and back to writing.

I am still here XD

Sorry, I havent been active here too much, mainly because I had nothing to write about. I am undergoing my ortho treatment, preparing for the next surgery (which will happen in few months if my doctor team decides on the final plan) and working and writing my book like a mad bunny.

So, if you want to contact me, just drop me a message and I will answer as usually 🙂

Coping with stuff

Life is going decently, that is why I havent been posting here for a while. The job showed to be really nice and I must say I love it. I was also able to finish one of the difficult scenes in my screenplay and am almost done with the story (only about 145 pages of the finale, but I have them drafted already). And yes, I am still foolishly dreaming of working with Gackt on this project, lol.

As for my reconstructive surgery – well, things are not the best, but the improvement is visible, so I am not complaining much and am trying to cope with the few bad moments. I got my palatal retainer (which should work as re-expander as well and give me the few extra mm that the expander did not manage to) and seriously,getting it in was hell on earth. I was crying by pain and the doctor could not fit it in no matter what she did at first. One of my molar bands was ripped off in the process, which actually showed to be good, because she could stick the wire in and then cement the band back on my tooth.

One side of my mouth is extremely sensitive to pain and they have no idea why it is so. It looks like something must have gone wrong with the surgery. I suppose that is my luck 😦

Anyway, I will be posting a little more from now on. I also got a myspace account (mainly for writing and work reasons), but if you want to friend me, let me know that you got my contact from here. I usually do not accept just anybody for the sake of “having a lot of friends”.

http://www.myspace.com/ladycandar

The new job (aka Life can be a really strange thing)

Well, life really works in a strange way sometimes. Not that I was not quite happy in the call center, but… I just got an offer that nobody could refuse 😉

Ok. I had a lot of problems to get a job I wanted. I did not want to take something too low below my qualification and also needed to fit in my writing (so can not be dead after every shift) and granny (I need/want to go to her every weekend, so need slightly modified Friday schedule, because it takes 3 hours by bus to her). In anything else, I was flexible like hell but… yeah, no luck. Then I landed the call center job and I was happy to have at least anything before my next surgery, because I might be disabled for a while and will really need the money.

So, I spent 6 days (should be 5, but boss needed me and asked for one more day) in a call center as help center operator/coordinator. Basically, we received calls from people in pinch and organized appropriate and quick help for them. It was not bad and the people in the company were superb. Really nice friendly environment where you could ask anybody for anything and everyone was always nice.

But I got another offer – I was in a small attorney company and they offered me a job of an assistant with the outlook of becoming a paralegal soon. Nice salary, good working hours, looks like the people here are also nice (not the crazy disturbing types that I got used to but nobody is perfect, lol) and… *drum roll*… they will let me write my own stuff when I do not have any duties to fulfill. In other words, I can work full time and write almost full time at the same time. That is writer’s heaven. So… after one day of mad considering at night and bothering anybody I knew with questions (poor guys, I am so sorry XD), I signed my resignation letter and told the new company I will be starting this week.

For some reasons, my life is starting to be suspiciously good. O__o

EDIT: I just found a really great cologne to use. It is called Para mi Bebe Pink and it is… baby splash cologne. But god you should smell it. Nice “clean” scent that is not agressive at all (not like many others). It is 100% pure natural fragnance based, no chemicals in there.  I am in love… tempted to buy much much more bottles. MUST… RE-SI…S…T…. (edit from today: no, I did not resist and stuffed my closet with 5 more bottles ;))

Anyway, except for a small shock in the form of ants in our flat (killed them with fire… ehm, actually with detergents and washing powder) my good day continues ^____^

Going fulltime

Ok, if nothing major happens, I am going full time from the 12th May. I have one contract offer before me and am waiting for one more company to decide if they want me or no. Either way, I have a full time position secured.

The offers look like this right now:

1) Assisting service coordinator and translator position in phone assistance company – decent pay, work 30 minutes by bus from my Prague flat, 4 days a week (long shifts). Its phone based work and not 100% what I would like to do, but I am qualified for it, would allow me to spend more time with gran and write. The cons are high work stress and that I would be probably braindead after work, also this is not my planned career course really. They offered me a contact, so if I do not get a chance elsewhere, I go for them.

2) Translation manager/coordinator in a translation company – decent pay, work right next to my house in Prague (so no transportation at all, lol!), 5 days a week (normal shifts), would be good career course. The only con is that I would have slightly harder time going to grans place, but I think I could manage. Oh and they are small, but quite rich company. If they offer me a contract, I am their woman, lol.

3) Junior assistant to general director for major Czech security company – decent pay, work 45 minutes from my Prague home by bus (and bad transportation), 5 days a week (normal shifts), chance for good pay rise and becoming personal assistant to the general director. The job does not look bad, but the transportation is major pain in the ass and also they are late with their offer, because I need to decide this Wednesday the latest. So, probably, I will pass this one.

I am planning to start hitting the gym when I go full time and also need to finish Kiseki (thinking about name change lately, lol).

My dream would be job in the Prague film studios Barrandov, but they have no opening for me right now and I seriously need a job with stable income. I thought about job in major Czech TV, but no interesting openings (that I have qualification for of course) is not available.

So, I suppose I am gonna be content with just being employed… be it where it is.

Kimonos

Here are some kimonos that I have. With bleeding heart, I decided that I should sell part of my collection, because I do not have much space for them and also do not have the opportunity to wear them. So if you were interested in some, let me know. Some are quite expensive though (especially the uchikake).

I will be uploading photos of my other kimonos when i get time to make photos of them as well, they are in BFs flat.

So, here we go…

White wedding kimono (I have almost the same one in red as well)

100% natural silk, pure white, perfect condition

White wedding kimono

White wedding kimono

White wedding kimono

Vintage pink kimono

100% silk, but a little rough due to the embroidery

slight staining on the lining, not visible when worn

Vintage pink kimono

Vintage pink kimono

Vintage pink kimono

Heavily embroidered uchikake

100% pure natural silk with woven pattern and heavy embroidery

perfect condition

100% pure silk embroidered uchikake wedding kimono

100% pure silk embroidered uchikake wedding kimono

100% pure silk embroidered uchikake wedding kimono

100% pure silk embroidered uchikake wedding kimono

Rare golden obi

Rare golden embroidery obi kimono belt

Rare golden embroidery obi kimono belt

Silver and pink obi

Silver and pink flower pattern obi kimono belt

Silver and pink flower pattern obi kimono belt

Since I am hunting for regular job once again, I decided to make few photos that I could send with my CV. Here is the result with me in warpaint 😉

Lady Candar