Wagamama Ukiyo

Selfish Life. Selfish World.

Its Official… November 15, 2008

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Just finished training, my first shift is next Wednesday 8am – 2pm and Thursday 8am till 8pm (12 hour shift, joy!). I’ll be shadowing for a few weeks then I will have my Patients/Residents assigned to me.


I’ll probably Blog again next week after my first shifts…


Waiting… October 26, 2008

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So like I said, rather un enthusiasticly, in my last post, I have a job!

Not just ANY job, a new job!

So, I’ve got a job with Bupa (Health Care) they are like the NHS, only Private =]

This is particularly exciting because I want to become a fully Qualified Nurse, and now I am a Care Assistant for Bupa, I will be able to work my way up the Health Care ladder, and eventually do my Nurses Training.

So here is what the Job Description for my role says;

The main requirements of the Care Assistant are:

  • To be responsible for the well being, ie the physical, emotional and social needs of the residents, in a caring, kind and respectful manner, preserving dignity and self-respect at all times.

I wont go into too much detail, because most of what I’ll be doing is hardly glam 😛

Anyway, I realized how excited I am about it, and that I hadn’t posted it like that here, so now I have!

All I need to do now is wait for my CRB and Pova checks to be done before I can do my 3 days of Induction Training in Paperwork, and then get started! 😀

Ciao! x


Ugh… October 19, 2008

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Well I haven’t been posting as much as id like to, same old story, really.

So, I got myself a job a while back in Telesales working in a Call Center, pfft Call Center? It was just an office in town, it wasn’t huge and I shared one of the offices in the building with someone else, just me and her. It was the Telesales room, 2 desks and lots of data. 2 people would come in for the morning and then I would go in with this other woman, who started on the same day as me would go in and finish at 7:30pm. It wasn’t a really bad job, very relaxed and chilles out, and I really go along with the woman I was working with, until one day her husband told her she can’t come back to work… that was hard for me, she made it eassier to get throught he shift, having someone there that I got along with. Anyway to finish up I quit, the pay sucked, and it just wasn’t enough.

I’ve got another job now, but I haven’t started yet, I am waiting for my CRB check to be done. I’m a Care Assistant for Bupa and I really can’t wait to get started, it will be a stable wage and I will be well on my way to becoming a nurse. In fact, id of never found out about it if I wasn;t doing the pervious job, Telesales.

I can’t wait to get working again, it is so boring being stuck at home with nothing to do, so much time on my hands. I also like having a good income, more money to spend on fun times!

Oh I’m also looking to rename my blog, start a fresh, Lisa got any ideas? 😀

Anyway enough rambling…


False smiles October 9, 2008

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I, like many people, have and do go through life wearing a false smile. What does this mean? It means that we pretend to be OK a lot of the time, even when we’re not. At work we smile, even when we are thinking about bashing a customers head against the desk with rage, for example.

Lately my smile has faded, because I am simply finding it hard to put it on. In my family I have always been the one that ‘is OK’ and even when I am not, id just say ‘Oh I am fine’ I hold things together, and I stay strong when others can’t, it is just what I do.

but what do you do, when you lose your false smile?

It isn’t a bad thing to use a false smile, a smile does a lot of good, for many people. But I am just starting to wonder… why is it so hard to be happy? Why SHOULD we need to use a false smile? Surely we have reason to use a ‘real’ smile?


Smile, its important. Smile as much as you can, even if it is a false smile. But also remember to smile inside, because that is true happiness, a true smile.

We all have the right to be happy.

So there’s my pointless, ranting post. Enjoy. : )


Amnesty International October 6, 2008

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Today The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008 was on, so I just thought id post an Amnesty Banner. It’s a great cause, and Amnesty does some fantastic work.

Torture is terror - Amnesty International


MuxTape September 23, 2008

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save muxtape

I recently visited the muxtape web page as I wanted to use it to post songs to my blog, to find that the the

service is unavailable. I then found the “Save Muxtape” web page, which has some more details as to why the service is unavailable. You should visit that site, and if you have your own web page add something about it, and lets get Muxtape back : )

I’ll be posting more soon!


I’m here… a little late September 10, 2008

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In my previous posts I said about moving house, well I’ve done it! I actualy moved a couple of months ago but just haven’t posted anythig yet. Well I am here, in the new place! I have a lovely view from the living room window, looking out over fields with just a farm in the distance. Since I’ve been here the fields have changed from a slight gold color to green, its amazing. At night you can see the lights of the next town in the distance, and cars. The area here sucks, there’s nothing here… no cinema, shopping centre or even large stores and everyone here seems to have a bad attitude, so I don’t plan to stay here for long. Its odd, the change you experience when you move from one place to another, everything from the local scenery to the attitudes of the people around you.

Since I got here I haven’t done much, I enrolled into College but have decided to wait until next year to complete my course, I haven’t found a job yet and wow that is difficult here as the area is so isolated and run down. I’ve been having meetings at the L&D Hospital, and should be Volunteering there before long.

I’m at an important stage of my life, and I’m finding it difficult to choose a path to take, I am just drifting and there is so much id like to do but I know in reality I can’t do everything so I have to choose a path and a career. I hate choice 😛

Anyway thats my update, I’ll blog something more interesting soon, hopefully.