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
So I stumbled this artist, Yuna. Malaysian artist that have unique voice. She performed her song called " Decorate" and I fell in love instantly. The lyrics totally captivated me. The original song less than 2 minutes. That's why I love her live performance.
Now, this song really fits my feeling. I felt something new with this person. He will go in a long period of time. Should I wait for him??? Maybe. One thing for sure, this song fits my feeling towards him and how I will wait for him.
Dear, this one is for you...
As you may know, today's rain and flood affected thousands people. My friends in the office have this initiative for helping those affected by it. You can read it here.
DONATE DRY CLOTHING FOR Flood Victims
Please drop clothes off by Thursday 17 Jan 2013 at 7:00 PM at:
-Sampoerna Strategic Square 27th Floor (Elena)
-Sampoerna School of Business- Mulia Business Park
Pancoran - jl ht haryonon kav 58-60 building d (Elena)
-Lobby of Apartment Pavilion Tower 2
-Lobby of ASEAN Secretariat Jl Sisingamangaraja No 70. A (Mega)
Over the last few years we've been working with a community on the Ciliwung, Kampung Melayu Kecil. The community is very poor and very prone to flooding. Flooding is so normal that the whole kampung has two stories houses—the first floor for flooding the second floor for living.
Over the last two weeks there has been extensive flooding in their neighborhood reaching up to two meters—the community has been using boats to get around. Many of them depend on their gerobak jualan or bajaj for their livelihoods—but these too are now underwater.
Over the last 24 hours (this was one 15/1... we haven't had any updates since last nights rains) the flooding has risen to 5 meters filling even their second floors—this is the worst flooding they’ve seen since the 2007 floods. Most have evacuated (over 2,000) but many are still stuck in their houses—some are living on the fly over on Jl Casablanca and a mosque nearby. They are in desperate need of dry clothing.
Thursday 17 Jan 2013 Mega and I will go to deliver clothes.
But we will also go again this weekend--so if you can't get clothes to us today-- try again tomorrow.
NEXT: We will chip in to buy some blankets, feminine hygene pads and medicines
For more information please contact:
Mega: 085888242599, email@example.com
Elena: 087780920030, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your support.
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