Finally I have the guts to write this post.
Since my last update, I've been occupied with Mum's treatment, in and out hospital. After 4 months dealing with Glioblastoma, or brain tumor, my beloved Mum passed away 3 July 2014. She
All I can tell you is, she passed away in good month of Ramadhan, and peaceful. Me and my brother really grateful with all the support we received from the first time she was diagnosed with cancer (cervix) in 2013 until the last day of her life. We can't repay for every support from family and friends...
July is tough month for me,,, Had my first birthday without Mum made me almost had a breakdown. Luckily I can control it because I'm sure she didn't want me to be sad on my special day.
Still coping everyday, me and my brother. I'm sure we will get through this. One thing for sure, we always remember our Mum with smile in our face,,,
It's been,,, too long since my last update. Lots of events occurred in this past month and I decided to keep all my feelings in separate journal. I will explain it in other occasion.
I dedicated this post to someone,the man I met.
Yes I heard you, my friends. I heard you complaining and ask, "This time, which guy that caught your attention? What makes him different than before?"
I have that reputation about being easily attract to guy, without second thought. My bad and not a good habit. Look at the bright side, I met this man because of this habit. One thing for sure, once I feel connected, you will have all my love (okay me and my over-the-top words). For short, I'm loyal.
Okay while I'm writing this, my mind flew back to 13 December 2013. The day when Djakarta Warehouse Project 2013 was held. Finally, I had the opportunity to went there. The event itself,,, totally magical for me.
I lost my sandals but I stood in first row from the beginning until the end hehehe. I got the best view of the stage, best sound of the music and most of all I could experience the best night of my life in 2013 hehehe.
However, I wouldn't talk about the event. I'm talking about me and why I love dance music.
Well finally I have the guts to write this down. I was thinking a lot before I decided to write it down.
Yes, I finally start my new chapter...
After 3 years and 8 months, I decided to have a new challenge. Not an easy decision, it never had. Before I said yes, it took me 3 months to think over it. Lots of reason, one of them was my Mum's treatment to cancer. I need to committed for her treatment.
The other one, of course my students and my colleagues. Those are the most precious things for me. They are my rock. We laughed together, cried together and shared everything. So yeah, it broke my heart when I have to tell them that I'm leaving.
Now my new chapter begin. I joined a foundation, small one. Why I choose this foundation? The vision to help students achieve a better life. The vision that I no longer found in my previous office. In this new place, I have to adjust myself.
Let's face it, my old office is a big place. Lots of employees and office boys. In my new place, small number of staffs and only have one office boys. So you need to take care yourself. My new office is also adopt open office space. It's good for me since I always made my table really messy hehehe.
I thank all my colleagues for making my time in the office worth every second. I thank all my students for the trust they gave me. I wouldn't trade my 3 years time with anything.
New projects waiting for me. I can't wait to participate. Wish me luck for my new chapter as I always wish all of you the best of luck in any field you do.
Okay I just having my 28th birthday on July 13. Yeay I'm 28 now!!! With all questions came from my Mum and Oma about marriage (as always), I prefer to think about what am I going to do and why I want to do it,,,
I consider this year as my turning point. I really think about my career. More than 3 years I'm working in the same place, honestly I need new environment. Earlier this year I talked with my friend Riri about freelance work, especially in writing section. I know I've been neglecting this blog for months, I still write in my other blog, in Bahasa hehehe.
In my other blog, I wrote several blog projects. Currently participating in 2 projects and,,, several times miss the deadline :) Actually 3 projects in another blog, because another one is writing fan fiction with 100 themes and I'm stuck in one theme *scratch my head* How many blogs I have??? 0_0
So, I've been thinking a long time about my work. I'm thinking to add writing in my portfolio. That's why I accepted an offer from Nani to be a freelancer. My job is writing social media content for one of the technology company.
Exhausting? You bet! Not with the works, though. With the technology terms that I need to understand so I can made the news with simple language. So far, I enjoy it. Love all the times I spent for looking a content, browsed various websites and Twitter accounts, wrote and sent it to be approved. Yeah, I enjoy writing so much.
I guess I've found my release through writing with big event this year. I'll tell you in another post. Anyway, I will continue to write (online or offline) because,,, I like to write!
See ya, Blog!
Another farewell party in my office. No tears, just laughter. We celebrate our moments working together. Within 2 years, we became big family.
Thank you Pak Budi and Pak George. It was my privilege to work with you. Every meeting was inspired one, full with laugh. Every discussion open new perspectives for us.
Friends remain friends... Wish you all the best in your new place. Until we meet again Pak Budi and Pak George. We'll wait for "good news" hehehe.
What is Backpacker? What is Flashpacker?
Hmm I googled these term and found the suitable definition:
Backpackers are independent travelers. Opting for low cost destinations and lodging in order to prolong their travel, these travelers prefer to experience a destination rather than see it. Flashpackers travel with the same approach, only now they have more money to spend.
How am I doing lately,,, kinda stressful.
I don't wanna talk about it. Let's talk about my travels. Wow, at least I made 3 plans this year. Either solo travel or group travel.
First one, with my Indo Star Trek friends, I went to Bandung to visit Bosscha Observatory in Lembang, which was on 19/4 . We have so much fun there. The story you can read it here.
Second, on May during Vesak Day, me and my high school friends will go to Yogya. We'll going to watch the sunrise near Borobudur Temple, watch the Vesak carnival and went to several places in Yogya. We're going for 3 days, from 24/5 to 26/5. All preparations ready hehehe. Tickets, place to stay, all set.
The last one, on December 2013, I'm going back to Yogya again. This time, for a week and going solo. Part of my end-of-year ritual, that I will go by myself, explore the city and have a new experience. I secured the ticket and place to stay. Maybe from my first trip on May, I will have some information about places to go. Temples and Palace definitely in my list.
Why I did this? As one of the solution for my stressful life at work hehehe. Need to recharge over and over again, I guess. Sometimes, go far from Jakarta good for your health. NO! Far from your OFFICE good for your health hehehe
After last week's chaos, finally this week everything is back to normal. Well, almost normal.
Due to flood emergency last week in Jakarta, we must close the campus for 2 days on 17-18 January 2013. The reason was lots of our students stucked in traffic or their house affected by flood. The staffs and lecturers were in same condition.
The situation was horrible in Jakarta. So, we have to close down our campus. Result, we have to reschedule our classes into silent week period.
Headache? You bet!
Juggling with a schedule is not an easy job. Me and Mbak Lia, my partner-in-crime, we have to checked the schedule to avoid any conflicts. Stress!!!
Last night, me and Mbak Lia almost have a mental breakdown (metaphoric). So we laughed so hard last night. Just releasing our stress with laughter.
Pray for me, Blog. I need to survive this week hehehe
Without reading any news, I knew it's gonna be chaos in Jakarta. Floods, traffic, you name it. Jakarta totally paralyzed this morning. The moment I wrote this, drizzled rain came. Expecting heavy rain, folks!
I don't want to comment about everything. I think lots of people already share their expressions about today. Even I live at rental room nearby the office, the crucial item in rain season a.k.a. umbrella, I lost it. So went to the office this morning very hard for me. Let me tell you why.
First, when I woke up at 6 AM, the first thought that came to my mind was, "Do I have to take a bath?"
So I took a bath, obviously. I need to wash my hair hehehe. Finished with my bath, I searched my closet for a work clothes. Another thought came to my mind, " Do I need to work?"
A glance to Twitterverse, yeah lots of complaints. Traffic jam here, flood there, train stopped. So I thought the office will be a bit empty. Scratch that, waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy too empty. After quick thinking, I decided to went to the office. Lots of students asked about lecturer's availability. Some of them trapped in a traffic jam. I have to inform them.
Here I am now. In the office, waiting some classes to finish and just write my blog. Reminiscing this morning, yeah got a message from my students. Because 4 big train stations in Jakarta flooded, the train service stopped only to the farthest station they can reach. Some of them already stuck in traffic for hours, they decided to go back home. The class running slow today.
The survivors, my own calling for my colleagues, not more than 40 people from total of 100's people. Then email from headquarters in Sudirman that today we were allowed to work half-day. Now there's not more than 20 people in this building. We're not talking about the students.
I took my hat off to the survivor students. I know they gone through hell just to come to the campus. Appreciate their efforts. I also pray for my students who couldn't make it to the campus. I hope they're safe at home right now.
For people who affected with flood today, I sincerely pray for you. Hopefully all of us can went through this day without any incidents. Be strong!
Just an ordinary girl that living the extraordinary life with her extraordinary family and friends