GREAT NEWS! I GOT THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN MY LOCAL RINK, O'BRIEN GROUP ARENA.
I am absolutely excited and I can't wait for my first shift. It's not the position I originally applied for, which is Ice Ambassador, however, I've been assigned to the cafe instead, and I don't mind. Bonus is I get to learn how to make coffee! The fancy coffee art - OMG! I really hope little old anime/manga artist in me will help me nail them fancy coffee art. I love coffee, but I never really thought about actually learning how to work as a barista. I imagine it's a little nerve-racking when you're under pressure and you're rushing to make them as orders pile up (hence, you may not have the time for coffee art unless it's presented in a mug), but that's the job, and I gotta work with it~
Just yesterday, I came in to sign the paperwork to make me an official employee there. Ahhh...acceptance-into-the-job-paperwork....always the most fun part about finding a job. It was quite funny actually, my reaction afterwards. The venue manager I met with to sign the papers lead me to the change rooms to fit me my new uniform. After recording down the uniform I'm keeping, he left me in the hockey change rooms and the moment he left, wearing my brand new uniform, I did the most strangest of victory dances. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT.
I'll see you guys, not only as a regular figure skater at the rink, but now also your Igloo Cafe server.
Happy skating~! <3
Today, I had an great time cosplaying as Yuri Plisetsky in the Cosplay on Ice these holidays! Best part is I got the guy I like to cosplay Otabek for me (HANDS UP FOR OTAYURI). When I got to the rink, there was already like, two other Yurio cosplays, and then one more came in later, so there was like four Yurios, and one Otabek.
There were also quite a few other cosplays as well. Our host came in as Peter Pan, I saw a Lydia and Stiles (Teen Wolf), Kiki (Kiki's Delivery Service), Natsu and Lucy (Fairy Tail), a Full Metal Alchemist character (soz, I have no watched it yet and I wasn't sure, but it looked like Roy, perhaps), Newt (Fantastic Beasts) and a female Kakashi (Naruto). At least, that was all the cosplays I recognised.
A cute thing that happened today was, as I was practicing in the middle of the rink (I may have been in cosplay, but that doesn't stop me from practicing...and a little showing off, particularly as Yurio), I went to stop and take a breather. The song playing at that moment was 1D's "You Don't Know You're Beautiful". Now, I don't mind 1D. I can handle listening to them. It wasn't until the guy I like approached me and began lip syncing the song as if he were singing it to me that I started facepalming and cringing. He was "singing" it and making hand gestures accordingly, moving closer and closer to me while I leaned further and further back away from it. Suddenly, this chick with a Stiles Stilinski lacrosse hoodie skates by us and shouts "Otayuri!", which broke me out of my false, playful disgust and I started giggling.
A friend of mine who works at the rink was also there, so I got to skate around and talk to her as I haven't seen her in a while.
It's a good thing we requested today's host to make today's event. I haven't been able to attend a Cosplay on Ice since my Kagami Taiga on ice video (which was......about three years now!). We should have more Cosplay on Ice events more often.
Mara Isabel Santos. 19 years old. Currently in Freeskate 4 working on Preliminary. :)