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So I Uh....Quit My Job

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 26, 2014, 4:48 PM


Yup. Didn't even last a week. On one hand, I feel like a failure. That has got to be some kind of record. On the other hand, I'm relieved because that job had me on such a downward spiral so fast that my friends and family noticed the depressive state I was going into. I originally agreed to work 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week which was fine even though I live an hour away but once I got there, they made me work 10-12 hour shifts with no break which basically made my schedule: wake up at 3 AM, get home around 5:30 or 6, take a shower then get ready for bed. I had no time outside of that to do anything else like wind down and de-stress. So I ended up carrying my stress over from the next day. It didn't help that I was barely eating because of the crazy schedule. I couldn't sleep except for one night of good sleep that resulted in me being late for work. By the end of my fourth day where I had to make desserts for 300 people, salad for 200, and 600 tuna tacos, I was 300% done with that place. I went home, called my friend, and cried. I couldn't take it anymore. On top of all that, I hated working there. I was so unhappy. I've worked jobs that sucked but I could tolerate it for the paycheck. This was the first time I couldn't even manage that. So now I'm back to the unemployment board with a new car to pay for that I had bought for the job. Fun. 

  • Mood: Suffering
  • Eating: something like 500 calories a day the past week
Pan the Faun by sockstealingnome
Pan the Faun
Made for my art club's scrapbook after we saw a free screening of the movie. Painted with watercolors. Trying to get the hang of it and I surprisingly enjoy using the medium despite swearing it off as the bane of my existence for years. It still has a way of looking awful though when you only have two layers of paint down. 
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I GOT A JERRRRBBBB!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 8, 2014, 8:05 PM


Yes, you heard me right. After five months of rejections I finally got a job! As a pastry cook! At a nice hotel! My first career related job! I thought for sure I'd have to start as a dishwasher and work my way up. I had to do a cooking test today and oh my lord. That was some of the worst three hours of my life. I had to make three different desserts and if you can imagine everything going wrong, that's what happened. Fifteen minutes before my time ran up, I still didn't have my third dessert finished. It was horrible. I thought for sure I was going to fail as I stood there trying to get my damn chocolate to temper. And then pathetically I stood inside the walk-in fridge to get my chocolates to cool as quickly as possible. I still managed to pass but I do not want to repeat that ever again. But from now on, I'll be an employee at Casa Monica Hotel. 




P.S. I have now joined the smartphone crowd. Yes, yes I'm late to the party. 


  • Mood: Triumph
  • Reading: Fable by Chanda Hahn
  • Watching: Stalker

Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 12:57 PM


I know I've been quiet on my end. I've been working full time as a nanny since June and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to break into the pastry industry. Anyway, that's mainly why I haven't been able to go through your new deviations (and also because I'm lazy, so lazy). I did manage to save up enough for my three wisdom tooth extractions. I shopped around between three oral surgeons and ultimately got a quote for a little over $1100 which is pretty good considering my insurance wouldn't cover the procedure at all. I had the surgery yesterday morning and I've been in recovery since. I only got a local anesthetic so I was awake through the whole thing. It really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I only had pain once the Novocain wore off but was able to treat it with OTC painkillers and luckily, have been pain free since. It's been a remarkably easy recovery despite bleeding for quite awhile afterwards. I had mac and cheese for dinner that night. I still have a lot of swelling around my jaw which has prevented me from calling back a possible employer. Imagine trying to talk when your mouth has been wired shut, that's how I feel right now. Hopefully they'll understand the delay and give me the chance to interview. Wish me luck! 

  • Mood: Eager
  • Reading: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, it hurts
  • Eating: mac and cheese

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Hanh Nguyen
United States
My name is Hanh Nguyen and I began drawing after having a vivid dream about a girl being held prisoner by an ancient tree. She ended up becoming my first OC and inspired me to keep drawing since. My artistic goal is to never lose the joy for art and to create illustrations. My absolute favorite thing is hearing viewer feedback.

My drawing style can be summed up as semi-realistic fantasy, but I like to dabble in other forms of art too. Currently I am studying to become a pastry chef.

"Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless."
~Oscar Wilde

So I Uh....Quit My Job

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 26, 2014, 4:48 PM


Yup. Didn't even last a week. On one hand, I feel like a failure. That has got to be some kind of record. On the other hand, I'm relieved because that job had me on such a downward spiral so fast that my friends and family noticed the depressive state I was going into. I originally agreed to work 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week which was fine even though I live an hour away but once I got there, they made me work 10-12 hour shifts with no break which basically made my schedule: wake up at 3 AM, get home around 5:30 or 6, take a shower then get ready for bed. I had no time outside of that to do anything else like wind down and de-stress. So I ended up carrying my stress over from the next day. It didn't help that I was barely eating because of the crazy schedule. I couldn't sleep except for one night of good sleep that resulted in me being late for work. By the end of my fourth day where I had to make desserts for 300 people, salad for 200, and 600 tuna tacos, I was 300% done with that place. I went home, called my friend, and cried. I couldn't take it anymore. On top of all that, I hated working there. I was so unhappy. I've worked jobs that sucked but I could tolerate it for the paycheck. This was the first time I couldn't even manage that. So now I'm back to the unemployment board with a new car to pay for that I had bought for the job. Fun. 

  • Mood: Suffering
  • Eating: something like 500 calories a day the past week

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:iconmariabruggeman:
MariaBruggeman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice comment!
About the watercolour-pencils, just add little water with a small brush and experiment a lot! :)
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LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lillycadaver.deviantart.com/ar… Stock used. Thank you!
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi Hi   :tighthug:
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:iconsockstealingnome:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Long time no see.
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:iconalembic-lynx:
Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
You too  :tighthug:  how was your summer ??
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:iconsockstealingnome:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Well I've been job hunting since I graduated in May. Nothing has come of it yet so...not doing so great right now.
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DescedantOfTheRose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the llama~! :rose:
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
No problem. :)
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pritthish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GNOMEEEEEEEE

remember me and the mrs tarantula sketch all those years ago
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Of course! I haven't forgotten you.
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