Always A Little Too Late

A few weeks back, me and my friends were talking about summer jobs and how we needed money badly. Someone said something about Topshop accepting people our age just for the summer and damn that definitely worked us out.

I forgot all about it because so much was going on and yesterday, while I was in Trinoma, we passed by Topshop and I remembered about our summer plans! I immediately asked about the summer job thing but sadly, the guy told us that it ended “2 weeks ago”. That put me down for a while, but I thought what the hell, I’ll just find another one! and then I went on with my window shopping.

After a while I went back to Topshop because I wanted to check this one shirt. While I was looking through the racks for the second time, one of the sales clerks approached me and told me that it was still ongoing and that I should go to Robinsons Galleria because that’s where they accept the application forms. I immediately went to my dad because I really wanted that summer job. Being 15 years old, no other stores will accept me so I wanted to take the chance…. also because I needed concert money and the experience because 1.) Topshop is on of my favourite shops and 2.) I think it will be a good way to participate in life and it will be one helluva ride/experience.

So today, I went to Robinsons Galleria in the hopes of going home with a job this summer…… but sadly they told me that they stopped accepting aplication forms last March 18. 8 DAYS AGO. I can’t believe it. Maybe if I asked a week earlier, I could have gotten a job in Topshop….. so after that I ended up roaming around and my feet brought me to /bestselers, a bookstore, and there I finished reading Babe in Boyland. After that I bought some fries and went home.

This really sucks and I feel bad but I did learn two things:

a. Do things earlier and don’t forget the plans you made

b. it’s not for me. Maybe this summer is not the summer I’ll work for Topshop, but something will happen and my life will be interesting. 🙂

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

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“Belly measures her life in summers.  Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.  Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad.  They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between.  But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.”

 

When I first saw this book in some bookstores a few years back, I wouldn’t even glance at it because the cover didn’t really catch my attention. Then I read the summary, and then I decided that I really wouldn’t read it because I thought it was the typical love story where nothing exciting happens and stuff like that.

But one day, some of my classmates started reading it and I then I asked them what was so interesting about it and they said it was really nice so I decided to give it a try and put it in my book list. And to my surprise, my friend gave me this book earlier as a gift for my 15th birthday! So when I got home earlier, instead of studying for our finals, I decided to read “a few pages”… that “few pages” turned out to be me reading the whole book. I actually finished reading it a few hours ago. I couldn’t put it down. I actually feel restless because I couldn’t wait to read the second book! And to think that I should be studying for our finals tomorrow!

The Summer I Turned Pretty is surely a page-turner. It’s the first book of The Summer Trilogy and it’s already very entertaining. It’s nothing like I expected it to be! Although there was this part where you might be able to predict how the book will end, if you’re a sucker for those love stories with twists and a lot of mood swings (the nice, kind of confusing, mood swings… if you get what I mean) then I highly recommend that you read this book. If you’re into those books about love and life and summer then I recommend that you read this book too.

Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, and Steven will definitely take you to one summer you won’t forget.