Exciting Things and New Changes
I was a bit embarrassed when I saw the date of my last post, but life has been keeping me on my toes and lots of exciting things have happened since. To list a few:
1. I am officially a Boston University alumnus!
Graduated summa cum laude and received a top marketing concentrator award. The best part was sharing my Boston life with my family and friends who flew all the way from LA to see me.
2. I am moving to Seattle!
I am starting work with Procter & Gamble in June, and I got assigned my dream position: working with my favorite brand, Tide! The Seattle housing market is a mess; with Amazon and Microsoft hiring like crazy out there, apartments are being snatched up right and left. Rental prices are also sky-rocket high like Boston and NYC especially in downtown. After hours of online searching, I was lucky to find an affordable place 1.3 miles away from Pike Place Market (many food photos to come) and a 5 minute walk from the Frye Art Museum. Just signed my lease today!
3. Jonathan and I celebrated his birthday and our anniversary in Madrid.
Even though Jonathan is from Hawaii, he has never been outside the country (Montreal doesn’t really count…), so I surprised him with flights to Madrid for his birthday! We went to a bullfight, saw the Spanish art masterpieces, saw flamenco, drank wine, and ate lots and lots of jamon… (cured ham). Photos to come!
4. Got an iPhone. Or two.
Why is this significant? Well, it completes my Apple family: MacBook, iTouch, iPad, and now iPhone (I’m such an Apple junkie), but more significantly, my first iPhone broke 4 days after I got it. Dropped it on Jonathan’s pebbly porch and the glass completely shattered. According to my friends, my face looked like I saw a ghost. My wireless carrier told me I had to purchase a new one/pay a deductible. If I had to pay for a replacement after only 4 days, maybe a fragile iPhone wasn’t for me. I decided to go to the Apple store to see if there was any hope left, and lo and behold: Tyler from the Genius Bar replaces my phone for free. His reason? Because he felt horrible it broke after 4 days.
And this is why I will forever be brand loyal to Apple. They take care of their customers, in some way or another.
Do I miss my Blackberry? Yeah, some days, especially when I’m reminded of the iPhone’s short battery life, the lack of an external push notification indicator, and its fragility. But I do enjoy the interface and iPhone apps, they do make life easier.
The movers just came today and packed up all my stuff. I will be in Boston until June 3rd before I make the move. I’m going to revisit all my favorite Boston restaurants and finish my Boston to-do list. The next few weeks are going to be hectic, but I’m truly excited for what’s to come!