Archive | October, 2012

Tune-day Tuesday- Aleesia: Time’s Up

9 Oct

I have not written a Tune-day Tuesday review in months, but what better time to break the hiatus than with Aleesia’s brand new single, Time’s Up.

Could we be alone for one last night
I know we really shouldn’t but
I know that we’re both craving one last fight
So break my heart one final time

 

This song is incredible and I knew when I first heard it that it would be an early single off of Aleesia’s debut album, Girl Talk. Aleesia co-wrote the song with Dan Talevski and the two create the perfect imagery of an ugly, but beautiful good bye. I think that everyone can relate to this song because we have all been at a point in our lives where we have had to say good bye to someone or something, whether we have wanted to or not.

Always ugly
Always so mean
All that we know
Can’t let it go

Beautiful disaster now
That time is ticking faster
And it’s more than complicated
Knowing that this love is fading, oh

Til time is up

The music video has an incredible dance break that really showcases Aleesia’s incredible dance skills. The video shows off the beautiful message of the song and really is a visual treat. All of Aleesia’s beautiful outfits and the incredible scenery prove to be the perfect backdrop to an incredibly powerful song.

Thanks for stopping by!

Merzybean.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

7 Oct

It’s hard to believe that Canadian Thanksgiving is upon us already. I absolutely love celebrating Thanksgiving because it is a holiday full of quality family time and delicious food. Not a bad combination, in my books!

When we first came to Canada, the Thanksgiving tradition was very new to my family but we embraced it completely.

While it is important to count our blessings everyday, I think it is nice to have a day dedicated to sharing what we are grateful for with others. So, with that being said, here is a list of what I am grateful for this year:

  • Being engaged to a wonderful man
  • Having two degrees under my belt
  • Planning an exciting wedding
  • Having a family who loves me unconditionally
  • Siblings who, no matter what, will have my back
  • Friends who are loyal and reliable, both new and old
  • Being a part of special friends’ weddings
  • Friends’ engagements
  • New opportunities that have come my way recently

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, but I hope that everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving with their loved ones.

What are you thankful for?

Merzybean.

How Can I Help You?

5 Oct

Perhaps it’s just me, but I find myself experiencing terrible customer service more frequently these days. If I experience service that is par, or even slightly above par, I find myself feeling inclined to commend the individual helping me and essentially doing their job. I think that we certainly live in a society where people are very quick to criticize others or find something to complain about. I think that it is equally as important to applaud good work and recognize excellent service.

I have worked in several retail environments and customer oriented jobs in the past, so I can completely understand the position of a scorned, bitter employee. However, I do not agree with employees using these feelings against other customers. I don’t appreciate being treated like an inconvenience when asking an employee (politely) for help and a bit of guidance if I’m shopping, or for a refill of my drink at a restaurant.

With my background in retail, I completely understand how one or two rude and demanding customers can dampen a shift. I have arrived to many retail shifts, in the past, feeling miserable because I have had a long day at school, or because I had a fight at home. However, I always left those feelings aside when my shifts commenced and I would go out of my way to help customers and make the shift a pleasant experience for everyone.

On the flip side, there are the foul customers who expect a personal shopper to meet their every demand who can genuinely drive an employee insane. Working in any retail or customer service environment is not for the weak hearted type. There is a fine line between being a helpful, proactive employee who puts his/her customers first, and the type of employee who is taken advantage of. My least favourite customer wasn’t even the customer who brushed off my hello and ignored my offer for help, but it was the customer who was my best friend because they wanted a discount.

With all of that being said, I think that there needs to be a balance between the employee and the customer in order to have a pleasant experience, all around.

Be kind, that’s all anyone expects on either end of the spectrum!

Merzybean.