27.12.09

Leaving The Year of 2009

Year 2009 is almost coming to the end. The new year is coming ahead. Am i ready to step to a new year? No matter what, i know i should be ready 'cuz time never stop running.
Looking back to this 2009 year, many things happened, many things i got to learn, many things brought both happiness and sadness. A big change in my life also happened on this year. Going abroad living far from my parents. Finally i learn how to stand on my own feet, how to live my life without relying on anybody else.
What about the coming year 2010? Will there be a big change again? Well, of course i'm not hoping my life will be just staying the same like the current situation. Of course i expect some changes. For me, those changes will make me learn more things. And of course without changes, i think it will be just a boring life. I won't share my boring life to my kids in the future and make them fall asleep while listening to me (NOO WAYY!!). I don't care even if there will be one big change or only some little changes. But if it would be happening, am i ready for the big one?
New year resolution? No, i'm not going to make one. I don't remember if i ever done even once before.
Okay, maybe i'll just make a kind of promise to my self. I'll be tough no matter what's coming ahead :) 


25.12.09

Hurt

I don't think I should be underestimated.
-Lindsay Davenport-

I think anybody who doesn't think i'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.
-George W. Bush-

Never underestimate the capacity of another human being to have exactly the same shortcomings you have.
-Leigh Steinberg- 


image from here

23.12.09

ABC Cooking Lesson

Today i had a great day. I only had one class today and it was English class. It's not because it's just English class, but since the teacher said that today we're just gonna have fun, so i was really enjoyed. Then after class, i went back to my room to have a short break and to pray. After that, together with Mba Rani, we went to Mba Dessy's house to celebrate her birthday. Actually her birthday was on Dec 20th. It was fun. We chatted a lot.
Around 3 pm, me and Mba Rani went to Roppongi Midtown, and we also met Huong Senpai there and had 2 hours cake lesson together. It was fun. I felt like 'oh god, here i really am. having a cake lesson. i'm making a cake! unbelievable!' Well, it may sounds too much. But i'm not really good at cooking. All i can do are only make scrambled egg, fried rice, and just those frozen-food-frying-stuffs. Anyway fortunately the lesson went so smooth. I could do every step that needed to be done. Oh yeah actually i need a lil help in some part. But still i felt like i still could handle it. Ahahaha..
Anyway, during the making process of the cake, suddenly i felt like my head was turning around and everything went dark. Luckily before i really fell, i quickly sat on the nearest chair to me. And after that i vomited (don't be misunderstood, please. I went to the toilet right after i felt like i would vomit). But anyway, the fact that i still able to continue the lesson after that incident was very great :)
And voilaa..here is the picture of the cake that i made..

Strawberry Dome Cake


After we finished the lesson, we went to see the illumination in Roppongi Mid Town. It was very beautiful. I think illumination in Roppongi Mid Town was the best compared to the one in Tokyo Tower and Shinjuku.



And our journey today was ended with dinner at Tengu. But actually only me and Mba Rani who went for dinner together since Huong Senpai already had another plan with her boyfriend.
Thanks to Mba Rani for inviting to come along to the free cake lesson. I think i'm gonna take the package cooking lesson someday. Since it costs a lot of money. I think i'm not financially ready now. Hehehe..

7.12.09

One Stressful Week Has Passed

Yes, the burden that i brought the whole week preparing for the japanese language proficiency test has already gone away. Well, even though i can't say that i'm happy enough about it, because the test was almost killing me. Too many unfamiliar words on the vocabulary test. Bad headache suddenly made me suffered during the last few minutes of test.
Oh well, now i can only wish for miracle so that i could pass the JLPT level 3.
Despite all the bad things about the test, i couldn't let myself to leave the beautiful spot without taking any picture. LOL.
 Finally got to wear my new coat from H&M


3.12.09

Quote Of The Day

It's so easy to forgive what someone have done to you, but it's way more difficult to forget it.

-found in twitter-

27.11.09

Syokubunka 食文化

Today we moslems celebrate Idul Adha. But since i have full schedule for classed today, i couldn't go to pray together. So sad, i really loved to go.
Anyway today was such an roller coaster day for me. Started from didn't go to morning baito. And then i have big quiz for japanese class. As i finished the quiz early so i could leave earlier. Then i was heating a bread using microwave, and i didn't realized what's going on until i smell smoke in my room. And i found out that the bread was already burnt. And the worst thing is i can still smell the smoke until now even it has been 10 hours passed. Oh my God.
Then in the afternoon, my senpai called me and told me that i needed to go to 経営者フォーラム as soon as possible because the forum would be held only until 16.10 which means it's held from the 3rd period to 4th period while i need to take a substitution absence for the 5th period class. Since i had class at 14.40 (on the 4th period) so my senpai said to me that i'd better go to the forum before the class (on the 3rd period). Then i was hurried and ran from my dorm to the hall. I was so tired and hungry because i haven't ate anything that afternoon.
After the forum, i had english class. Thanks God today we didn't talk much about our news project. Because i'm kinda bored about it for now. We were only listening to some people's experiences about stereotypes.
Then i went to syokubunka. It's such a cultural introduction on food. And today's foods were korean foods. We saw the cooking demonstration from korean students then we tried to make the foods in group. We made Stewed Kimchi, Cucumber Kimchi, and Chijimi. Well, actually i should have been able to eat cucumber kimchi and chimiji because these foods don't use pork as the ingredient. But, one of my group member was doing such a suck thing. She cut pork and vegetables with the same knife without washing it first. So when she cut the vegetables, the knife was already being used to cut pork before. So i couldn't eat anything. Huuuuhhhh..It was making me in bad mood.
But after that syokubunka, i went to kyoudo with joyce and tree. I ate takoyaki there. Oishikatta!
Ooohh..so tired today. And i have to wake up early tomorrow because i will go for momiji hiking. So, gonna go to bed right now. Good night all x)

Stewed Kimchi

 Cucumber Kimchi

Chijimi

My cooking group

The delicious takoyaki


Extra Comfy Purple Slipper

Love my new slipper so much. Actually i bought this pair of slipper few months ago, but i never used them before. And i just decided to use them today and i found out that they're so comfy :) and of course the purple color make them so perfect for me :)


24.11.09

Monkey Majik - Fly

Leaving on that 7:30 train, I don't how far I'll go.
Round in circles just as long I would tell you, I am alone but
we could be.
Tell me something I haven't heard before, except for when you
shut me down.
Remember when we stayed up all night drinking whiskey.
I know that you've been waiting.
I'll see you on the other side.

Oh! We're better off alone, I told you once before,
so don't knock on my door, you'll see it if you will,
but I don't wanna know.
I'm feeling so resentful.

I wanna fly
Fly me up so high
Take me to the skies
I won't get by
Itsu made mo kimi no koe ga boku no kokoro de hibiku
If you can't believe me take me home

Kimi no chiisa na te wo semete ato sukoshi
Tsuyoku nigiri shimete itanara
yukkuri ashita wo materareta noni
namida no wake shiteita kedo ima dewa mou ososugiru kara
sore wa sugi yuku keshiki no youni

I wanna fly
Fly me up so high
Take me to the skies
I won't get by
Itsu made mo kimi no koe wa boku no michi ni aru sa
If you can't believe me take me home

Everybody's talking always up and groovin' come on up and join
up with me yeah!
Always on and dancin' always on the move and, come on everybody
won't you come with me?

cause I wanna fly
Fly me up so high
Take me to the skies
I won't get by
Everybody needs to go beyond the seas
If you can't believe me take me home

cause I wanna fly, I wanna fly,
take me high. cause I wanna fly,
I wanna fly, take me high!

I wanna fly
Fly me up so high
Take me to the skies
I won't get by
Itsu made mo kimi no koe wa boku no michi ni aru sa
If you can't believe me take me home

23.11.09

Solo Trip to Abiko and Extra Trip to Tsukuba

Hi people! Last Saturday i had my solo trip to Abiko in Chiba prefecture. In Abiko, there's a house of my mother's professor when she was taking master degree some years ago in Tsukuba University. The professor name is Tanaka sensei. Tanaka sensei and his wife picked me up at Abiko station then we walked around the Teganuma lake in Abiko and also to Abiko City Museum of Birds. Loved the scenery that i had there. I stayed in Tanaka sensei's house for a night. Then on Sunday we went to Tsukuba city in Ibaraki prefecture. FYI, Tsukuba is the place where i was born 20 years ago. Felt so exited when i knew i would go there even though it's not the first time. Before this one, i also ever been to Tsukuba around 12 years ago. Anyway i'm happy :) Tsukuba is also know as Tsukuba Science City. In Tsukuba there are many research institutes.

national bird of Japan キジ (read: kiji)

teganuma lake

 playing kite around the lake

mount tsukuba


Anyway i really love the view of countryside in Japan. It's very natural. Different from Tokyo which has a very busy-crowded image. Someday i want to go to Abiko and Tsukuba again :) Thanks to Tanaka sensei for inviting me.

21.11.09

Shocking Happy Day

Yesterday i was planning to go to Harajuku, but suddenly changed the plan and went around Shibuya and Shinjuku. Some moments made me surprised but some moments made me enjoy and happy.
Further story and photos will be posted soon :)

15.11.09

Quote Of The Day

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.  
-Abraham Lincoln-

14.11.09

My First Boots

Last Tuesday i had a sudden shopping day with my senior, ayu. Suddenly we decided to go to Shimokitazawa. Then we found that many shoes store were having sale, especially boots sale. So we took a look and tried some pairs of boots. I wasn't really sure whether i would buy or not. So besides asking ayu's opinion about my boots choice, i also took a photo of the boots secretly and sent mms to my another senior, mba rani. And then after she received the photo, she called me and told me to buy. So finally i bought that pair of boots. And do you know what? This pair of boots is my first boots. And today is the first time i use my boots. There is an International Student Forum in my campus which was holding a small halloween party and my friend asked me to go. But i don't have any costume and i never been to halloween party before. So i just dress as usual, but since it is so cold today, i wore my coat and also used my boots.




10.11.09

Shinagawa Aquarium and Tokyo Tower

Exactly last week, on November 3rd, I had a one day trip together with my friends. They were Rama, Ayu and Indrawan. Since it was a national holiday in Japan, so it should be the best opportunity for us. We started the trip from out dorm and went to Shibuya to meet Indrawan there.
The first destination was Shinagawa Aquarium. The entrance fee for adult was JPY 1300. It was a good place. But to be honest, Seaworld in Ancol Jakarta is better than Shinagawa Aquarium. Because the tunel aquarium in Shinagawa is much smaller than in Jakarta. Anyway i enjoyed each second i had there. It was funny when Rama and Indra tried to get good photo shots inside the tunel aquarium. We were waiting for the fishes to cross above us. And i really enjoyed to let he small fishes, which were said could be good for skin care, played with my hand .







We stayed there until when the aquarium was about going to close. Then because of starving, we looked for somewhere to have early dinner. After having dinner, we continued our trip to Tokyo Tower. We were glad because we saw the first day of illumination in Tokyo Tower which also the first in Tokyo this year. The entrance fee for the main observatory was JPY 820.







We also stayed at Tokyo Tower until the very last minute while enjoying delicious wafles. It was a happy day. Otsukaresamadeshita Rama, Ayu, and Indrawan!
:)

7.11.09

Owl City - Fireflies

This song made me fell in love at the first time i heard it. I love the voice of the singer. And it also reminds me to Japanese dorama titled Hotaru no Hikari which means Glow of Fireflies. I like that dorama so much.

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies lit up the world as i fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude but I'd just stand and stare

[Chorus:]
I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sockhop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

[Repeat Chorus:]

When I fall asleep leave my door open just a crack
[ Owl City Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
But ill know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

[Repeat Chorus:] (2x)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause my dreams are bursting at the seams

2.11.09

第118回収穫祭 (The 118th Harvest Festival)

Hi, friends! Finally the 118th Harvest Festival is over. It was held from October 30th to November 1st. I had so many new experiences during those three days. Started from learn how to interact with customer, how to promote effectively, how to make good coordination with the others inside the shop, etc.
The first day was quite disappointing because we only sold about eight boxes of indomie. Since there were 53 boxes, it meant that we needed to do extra efforts to sell the 45 boxes left in two days. But my seniors said it's normal because it was friday. Not so many people came to the festival.
The second day was fun. We could sell around 16 boxes. And that day, i got the task to do the promotion. It was really hot. And now i got my skin darker. UHHH (i don't like it). But i was glad because of the good sales. But we also had a bad news. This year we might not get the best shop award because that day we didn't get the later that inform we passed the 1st selection. Actually i was a bit disappointed and had no spirit for the next day.
The last day, we all shocked when the queuing line of the customer never stopped from 11 a.m. We were happy but my seniors said that we never had something like this happened before. So we couldn't stop making the indomie (or my senior, Bang Acul used to say Indonesian Chicken Curry Ramen when promoting it) and we couldn't have any break. Actually we still able to sell more but since we need to pray, so we decided to close the shop earlier. And there were seven boxes left. Anyway through those three days, we got big profit. Yeayy.. :)

the morning market


build the tent for the shop

 
the shuukakusai days (when promoting)




p.s look at the pamflet that i hold, there's my picture on it. uuhh feel like being a model =)

28.10.09

The Prize for Winning Looklet Styling Contest

Still remember with Looklet Styling Contest that i joined few weeks ago? You can refresh your memory here. Since my style was the most being voted by people, so i won that contest. And the prize would be Ludic fur jacket which was being the theme of the contest. I was happy but worried in the same time. I wondered how it would be if the size of the jacket is too big. Because as i remembered, looklet team didn't ask me the size.
And when i just got back to my dorm from classes, then i found my name was written on the board, which means there's a package for me. So i quickly went to the dorm-man and asked for my package. And yeah just like what i thought, it's from looklet.
Here i post the photos..





Thanks for everyone who voted and thanks to Looklet :)

Selamat Hari Sumpah Pemuda

Yoww everyone, selamat hari sumpah pemuda!! Let's be a creative, initiative, and high spirited youth generation to make our country better!
Just had japanese test this morning. Thanks God i could make it.
And i'm in a condition when i miss my bf so much. It has been several days we haven't had communication via webcam, so feels like i haven't met him for years. Too bad.

27.10.09

National Blogger Day

I never knew before that today is the blogger national day (euuww..anyway i'm a kind of confused on how to translate 'hari blogger nasional' in the right way) in Indonesia. So for all blogger around, happy national blogger day :)


tepat tgl 27/10. ingin jd yg pertama ucapakan: selamat HARI BLOGGER NASIONAL! pergi ke palu membawa koper, jayalah selalu hai para Blogger! -copied from Mr. Tifatul Sembiring's tweet

Syalalala..

After a hard week, ended with typhoon yesterday. Yes typhoon, you may bring all of my tiredness, sadness, and any other suck feelings fly with you. I don't mind at all. This week should be an energetic, fun week since we're going to have a biggest campus event here. We call it shuukakusai or maybe it's okay if we make a translation of it by harvest festival. There will be many stalls selling many kind of foods either japanese foods or international foods. Since there will be some food stalls from Indonesia, Philipine , Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Latin America, Mongolia, China. And of course many food stalls from Japan. People from all over Tokyo may come those three days start from October 30th to November 1st.
So, you reader, if you live around Tokyo, we'll be glad to welcome you here at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Setagaya Campus :)

Anyway, this is the latest style i made in Looklet.



22.10.09

At This Point..

Hm..Maybe it's going to sound a bit melancholic, but it can't be helped. At the moment, i'm not feeling good about anything. There's something that has gone lately. I miss my time when i could get around with my friends. Either during high school time or during previous college time. Sometimes i could be too talkative around them, but sometimes i could be so quiet and just looking at them talking about everything. No matter how i was, i felt happy when they were around. Even they're not some people who were really close to me, even they're not always be whom i talked to when i had problems (sometimes i did for sure), but there's such feeling that i was into them. It felt like i could blend with them.
These 6 last months, since i just started a new life experience, studying abroad, living far away from parents, leaving everything behind, i feel like i can't feel being into some people. I have friends here. Of course i'm not a kind of person who can't make a new friendship. But somehow, i can't really blend with them, neither to my international friends nor indonesians. It's not like i hate them. Absolutely not. They're all unique. More characters are found in them. I'm glad that i could have a lifetime experience living in this international atmosphere. I could meet people from many parts of the world. I wonder why i couldn't feel the feeling that i had before. Sometimes i think 'ok, maybe it's just about time. hey you! you're just living here for quite short time! you still have many more time to find the happiness being around them'.

Hhhhhhhahhh..
Sorry for posting such a thing like this.
Goodnite everyone!

Quick Stop

People are not made only by themselves;
they are also made by those around them


-somebody-

picture was taken from somewhere

15.10.09

Vote For My Style in Looklet Styling Contest

I have told you before that i'm so crazy about looklet. Almost everyday i make new styles in looklet. In looklet, there's a looklet styling contest every two weeks. And since i made my looklet account, i always enter the contest.
This week there's Ludic Fur Contest. And finally one my style entry becomes a nominee. So everyone, if you have looklet account, please vote for my style :)

click here

I hope i can win this contest. It would be nice if i could have that fur jacket because i don't have one yet. Wish me luck :)

13.10.09

Twisted

These lately days has became so tiring. Many activities that should be done. Started from the 9th international student summit, shuukakusai no junbi (preparation for harvest fest in campus), accompanying a lecturer who was in tokyo for several days, saman dance practicing, and finally saman dance performance.

The eight of us were very spiritfull facing the upcoming saman dance performance in Hamacho. Because we 'heard' that we would be paid for ¥10.000 per person. That is a big amount of money for sure. So we did all the preparation and the performance wholeheartedly.


People there seemed to be satisfied with our performance. We were happy of that. Then when we're ready to go home, we waited for our payment. And at the time when the man who invited us gave the money. We all were shocked. It's only ¥10.000 for all + ¥5000 for transport fee. So there're only ¥15.000 that we should share together. We got twisted for sure. Maybe there was a misunderstanding. Anyway, even though we were a bit disappointed, but we forgot about it right away, and be happy again.

And these are some of the happily crazy photos on the way home (on the train!)

Anyway, thanks to Indra who was kindly taking photos for us :)