Jun. 13th, 2007 05:17 pm
neoyi: (Luigi Bowser)
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I'm gonna turn 21 in just two days. June 15, the big 2-1 when I can finally be declared an official adult. To drink and gamble as freely as the law requires me to. But knowing me, I'll cry about how old I'm getting, move on, and just wait till I turn 22 where I'll rinse and repeat.

It's just...weird that my mom is ragging on me to get a boyfriend. It's not a bad thing, she rarely does it, but it's a weird feeling. I was raised for the first nine years of my life with typical, cliche strict "Get Straight A's in school" Asian parents, but they mellowed out in time, yet their opinion on my romance life was the same: don't date. Hell, my father took a loooooooong time to decide if I was allowed to go to my prom with my best friend, Chris, even though I told him multiple times we're FRIENDS, not a couple. Mom would nod and agree (I know they're just being protective), but dang, it just feels weird for her to say that. Of course I'm still in no rush, though I wonder if I'm just saying that because I've never been in a relationship...ever.

What I am nervous on is a job interview with Target come tomorrow morning. GAWD, butterflies in my stomach! I have AC Moore and Toys R' Us as my fallback should I not get the Target job, but damn, I need a job desperately and I'm scared shit. Wish me luck, guys.

Date: 2007-06-13 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somnia-lustre.livejournal.com
Good luck with the job search. It's a bit strange about your Mom though, I guess she's overcompensating for when they said the oposite.

Aww, poor Neoyi. We have the whole coming of age (with the alcohol and gambling etc) at 18, so I've already gone through that. It's nowhere near as interesting once it's legal. However despite everything, there are decided benefits from age.^_^

Date: 2007-06-13 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
I'm actually rather nervous if I bring home a guy who ISN'T Korean (my parents let me known frequently throughout my life that I need to marry a Korean dude, but I have no clue if they still fall by that--they haven't mentioned it in years), ahahaha.

Thanks for the kind words.

Date: 2007-06-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somnia-lustre.livejournal.com
Woah that is a bit of a tall order. At least they're not trying to arrange anything. Set ups are always a bit cringe-worthy, because you have to worry about not upsetting your family, as well as your date.

Date: 2007-06-13 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
Arrange? If this was about as little as a 100+ years ago, then yes, that would be the case, lol.

At the moment, I'm not worried about it. I like my swingin' single status. I honestly don't even see myself settling down for a long time. Hey, I'm 20 going on 21, I still got a lot I wanna do before I think about a husband and potential family that usually comes from it, but yes, it's an issue I think about at times.

It's Yu, no worries.

Date: 2007-06-14 03:30 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey Neo-Yi,

I just wanted to give a shout out since it is life changing moments like those that are small and seemingly nothing big that can be pretty mind-boggling. The whole, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT DATING shpeel parents rage about and then suddenly my biological mother rants about my appearance because I'm going to college not to get a degree, oh no, but to get a guy. It just kind of stops you in your tracks.

And good luck on the job interview. They are nerve wracking. At least for me, too. Ugh, growing up. So, here, have an internet hug. ::hug::

<33 Later

Re: It's Yu, no worries.

Date: 2007-06-14 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
Thanks for the internet hug. The interview went well and I might be offered a job as a cashier.

Date: 2007-06-14 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somnia-lustre.livejournal.com
No, I meant the whole blind date kind of thing, but it's a friend of the family or something like that. If you haven't had that, then you're lucky. I didn't mean an arranged marriage or anything, that would be scary. Lol.

Good for you for enjoying being single. I'm quite fond of it too.

Date: 2007-06-14 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
Blind date? ANY dating would send my parents driving up the wall, ahaha. I'm also not a blind date-ish person, I feel they can be unreliable methods. *shrugs*

Date: 2007-06-14 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shdwtorn.livejournal.com
You've been pretty low key about the birthday...but eh, turning 21 isn't all that great...that is until you get out of the house. THEN it gets interesting...good luck with that job interview. I hope it goes well...keep you in my thoughts I will. As for the relationship issue, heh, I find my situation is different. My parents, family, extended family hasn't asked me to wait but asked am I dating, since like I was 17. And then I dated and they didn't approve of my choices. It's hit or miss, but I'm confident you won't bend to pressure and you'll date when you're good and ready (As it seems you aren't ready just yet but maybe you are...haha)

Date: 2007-06-14 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
I don't feel ready to date because I enjoy single life, plus I do feel I am not ready to make that kind of commitment.

Date: 2007-06-14 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavalya-ra.livejournal.com
Congratulations on turning 21, Neo! You'll be legal to do things you probably don't care to do anyway. :P

Try not to stress about the interview. Show that you can be calm and resourceful and concientious- best of luck! (Although fair warning: I don't know how Target's interviews for working in the store are, but their interviews for internships were brutal. If that happens to be the case here, take it with a grain of salt and know it's not you- it's them and it's a reason I'm not totally gung-ho about Target anymore- although I definitely prefer them to Walmart.)

Date: 2007-06-14 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
I got back from my Target interview and it seem to have gone well. I might be offered a position as a Cashier, I just have to do a drug test come 10:30AM tomorrow, but yeah, it went well.

Date: 2007-06-16 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavalya-ra.livejournal.com
That's awesome. ^^

Date: 2007-06-14 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darklordkeisha.livejournal.com
Good luck with the job hunt, babe! And happy day-before-your-birthday!

Date: 2007-06-15 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neoyi.livejournal.com
Ahahah, thank you so much!

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