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Week II of Bronconess
October 12, 2014
Trendy Coffee Shop Project

On Tuesday, my group had to go to a “trendy coffee shop” to secretly observe the employee’s behaviors for our Organizational Behavior class. The name makes sense, right?! At first, we wanted to go to Starbucks but it was full so we went to a tea house instead. We had to document how much personal space they give with each other, eye contact, and give recommendations based on what we saw. To make things less obvious, we ordered food and drinks. I got myself a caramel milk ice with mini boba and grass jelly along with some fish ball. The fish ball has roe stuffed in the center and it tasted amazing!


During lunch on Friday, a few coworkers and I went to eat at Lazy Dog for lunch. I ordered the Hawaiian sticky ribs with umami fries and Asian slaw. I LOVE RIBS, ’nuff said. Then during the evening, my boyfriend and I had a date night at a legit Ramen place (Yukino Ya) and we really liked it! If we go again, I’ll go for the shoyu bowl instead of grounded beef (since I didn’t bother looking up what it meant at first).

And here are other food-things over the week:

  • I made shrimp/hoki spring rolls on Sunday.
  • We chopped more fruits for the week (hurray for real fruit blends).
  • My dinner’s theme for the week was rice with bbq-seasoned chicken.
  • My boyfriend and I went to Alberto’s at 10:30pm Thursday night. Their tacos are huge!

On a side note, Fresh & Easy became my go-to place for market needs because it’s less than 10 minutes away! It’s a bit expensive but I made the budget for it. If only Whole Foods was a lot closer…

And The Rest

I started taking the school’s shuttle to school for my late afternoon class and club meetings because it’s a hassle to find parking on the main campus. Speaking of which, there were representatives from a couple of big companies who came to talk to us about their job during the club meetings. I feel so enlightened with all of these opportunities out there ☺.

Living on campus is great! If I lived at home, I would need to commute 35~65 minutes each way daily and that saved time can be put into other things! And hurray for more cooking experience.

For now, I have a backlog of homework to get through. Time for some of that Operations Management reading.

8 Responses

  1. Holly ☆ October 13, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I find it fascinating the way employees at coffee shops work. I swear they must be able to read each others minds!

    Living on campus certainly does save time. I know that it is costing me a lot more to live away from home than it would be to live with my parents and commute everyday, but you just don’t get that valuable experience of independence. 🙂

  2. Robin ☆ October 13, 2014 at 6:21 am

    That project sounds very interesting! I wonder what your observations at Starbucks would have been like.

  3. Tiff ☆ October 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Sounds like a very laid back school project! Easy A for you, hopefully.

    Ramennnnn, yum! There are tons of differing regional ramen dishes so be sure to look them all up the next time you go so you’re prepared for your next trip or any ramen trip.

    Best of luck on your homework!

  4. Michelle ☆ October 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I’m always jealous of where you can eat. I just wish I had the money and time to travel to these yummy restaurants.

    Easy school project is easy =) Good luck with your homework!

  5. Tara ☆ October 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Sounds like you’re really enjoying that coffee shop project. ^^ I may have to do that on my own one of these days, but I only go to locally-owned coffee shops, and my favourite one only has three workers, and you can see that they have good chemistry even by walking in . . . plus I know them, so that may make my observation a bit biased, LOL.

    Anyway, YUM for food. I love Japanese ramen — I usually get the shoyu kind with extra chyasu (pork) because those practically melt in my mouth. You’re making me crave for Japanese ramen . . . I need to go back to this one place.

    As for you living on campus — I’m glad that’s working out well, and I’m glad you’ve cut down on the commuting time! That’s always a plus and gives you more time to do other stuff 😀

  6. Cat ☆ October 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    The coffee shop project sounds fun 🙂 I hope they didn’t notice you guys were observing them!

    Yesss, I love ribs too. The sticky ribs and the ramen you got both look tasty! I like to get the tonkotsu ramen at my favorite ramen place. It has a fatty and rich pork broth 🙂 Their dipping ramen is amazing too.

    I’m glad living on campus has been going well! I lived on or near campus during college and definitely didn’t regret it. It saves soooo much time. Good luck on your homework and classes!

  7. Georgie ☆ October 19, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Haha that sounds really fun, that you got to work but also had a chance to try the food that was sold in the tea house. Sounds really cute! I’m sure, with or without you guys “fitting in”, it would have been interesting observing other people’s behaviour.

    Mmm tacos… I have not had Mexican food in a while! I think I deserve a taco. 😉

    I live about 60 minutes away from work. Work is also near the campus where I studied, but I didn’t want to spend money living on campus. Maybe if I lived a bit further, I would have. I have some friends who live two hours away from work, and I knew some people who lived about the same distance from university too!

  8. Jackie ☆ October 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    One of my classes had to do that too! It’s so interesting what you can learn just by watching people do something.

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