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


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 :)


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


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.


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 :)


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-


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.


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!


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

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


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 =)