4 Days and 3 Nights: Extraordinary Second Day

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Yeah, gua bangun pagi- pagi dan dari yang tadinya ada 5 orang di kamar, gua tinggal berdua ama si rita. Gua emang bukan morning person, haha. Turun ke bawah dengan kesadaran masih setengah- setengah, yang laen sudah memasak breakfast. Umm.. Tapi itu dah jam sepuluhan sih, jadi lebih tepat kalo disebut Brunch kayanyaa. Hahaha.

Bangga loh kita- kita, walau cuman bocah- bocah amatir, bisa membuat spaghetti sendiri yang enak (walau kita pake yang instan). Eh gak instan- instan amet!! Kita masih masak pake kompor, kasih sosis yang dipotong- potong, pkoknya masi diitung masak! :))

ah nike sok nutup2in kayak banci kena grebek

Setelah kita masak dan beres- beres. Nyadar deh kalo persediaan air kita sangat amat teramat kurang, aplagi setelah ngerebus pasta. Kayaknya dari sisa 9 botol yang dibeli kemaren tambah 2 botol sumbangan dr mely ama indrik, sisanya tinggal 4-5 botol doang. Oke, ini sih pasti kurang. Jadi sekitar jam setengah dua siang gitu kita memutuskan untuk pergi dan beli aqua. Kita jalann deh tanpa tujuan pasti, yang gua tau pokoknya ke arah pintu gerbang depan (dan kita bisa dibilang ada di dket pintu gerbang belakang).

Kita coba jalan teruss, terus itu agak grimis gua inget. Takut sakit, jadi pake hoodie kalo gak pasang jaket di pala  gitu (yah itu gua).  Kita jalan dan jalan terus ketemu satu mini market di kota bunga yang deket ama kantor pemasaran itu. Ah, udah ga jual aer, barangnya mahal- mahal smua. ARGH terpaksa deh kita jalan lagi. Paling ada beberapa yang beli snack, atau obat gitu. Waktu menunjukkan pukul 14:36 (kurang lebi laaah).

Setelah jalan bentar kita kaya ketemu kios- kios gitu. Seperti ketemu berkah kita ksana dan trnyata, huf, walau bentuknya kios, harganya tetep mahal juga. Masa aqua 1.5 liter harganya ampe 7500. Ah diketok men, yaudah deh, kita jalan lagi, keluar kota bunga. Rencananya mo ke alfamart yang ad di luar sono. Waktu hari pertama rasanya kok tuh alfamart deket bangeet, yah itu gara2 naik mobil kayaknya.

1-2 kali gua hampir diserempet motor (yay me!), akhirnya 20 menitan gitu nyampe. Dsana kita nge stok ulang sgala- galanya mie instan beli lagi deh 20 biji (19 gobang + 1 mie gepeng gaga punya c bocah ajaib, hans). Beli lagi sprite satu botol. Setelah melewati dilema akhirnya kita beli 17 botol aqua lagi. Stlah itu kita nitip deh ama mba alfamartnya soalnya kita mau makan, untung boleh! kalo ga repot bawa2 gituan kemana- mana. Terus dapet gratis es krim gara2 pembelanjaan kita banyak gitu, kasih ke si anak smuki yang kyoot itu lagi.

Kita akhirnya milih buat makan bubur, smuanya makan bubur kecuali mely mesen mie goreng, rita nasgor dan si nadai ga napsu makan. Stlah ditunggu2 buburnya tiba dan... yah itu mangkok pas diliat kayanya dalem gitu, pas dimakan rasanya kok dangkal banget ya? Pas si dahar ma indrik mo nambah, katanya udah abis itu smua dah porsi terakhir.

Hans: "Buuu mau bayar" *nadanya aslinya sumpah lucu hahaha*
Ibu yang jualan: "ohh satunya %^&#$ *ngmg ga jelas* lima belas ribu"
Kita: "?!!! berapa bu?"
Ibu yang jualan: "Lima belas ribu dek"
Entah siapa: "tadi bukannya tujuh ribu?"
Ibu yang jualan: "oh enggak itu nasgor ama mie goreng! bubur mah satunya tujuh rebu atuhh" *lalu tuh ibu2 ketawa2 tanpa tau kita dah sakit jantung, masa bubur sgitu ampe 15 ribu*

Lalu kita balik ke alfmart tadi untuk ngambil belanjaan kita, bingung deh gimana bawanya ini. Jalannya kan lumayan jauh, terus 17 botol aqua loh, itu berat! Terus si mba kasir kaya bilang naek angkot aja. Kita tanya emang angkot bsa masuk ampe kota bunga? Si mba gak tau juga. Ya udah deh coba aja dlu di tanya, this is indonesia, anything can happen right? ;)

Sampe diluarnya, kita nungguin angkot, pas nungguin tiba2 ada angkot yang dah di depan mundur lagi ke belakang, (aah emang indo itu ajaib yah, di tngah jalan bsa ada kendaraan umum jalan mundur). Tapi sayangnya tuh angkot dah rame. Kita tungguin satu angkot lagi, hoki banget, isinya cuman 2 orang dan mereka turun di depan alfamart. Pas ditanya, abang angkotnya juga setuju nganterin ampe dalem. Smuanya bsa bernapas lega deh pas tau kita bsa balik ke villa pake angkot. Si hans dah bergelantungan di pintu angkot, katanya berasa kayak, kenek ;)

Akhirnya tuh angkot masuk ampe komplek2, haha udah gitu pas di jalan kita kaya lupa2 gitu... bingung kali yah tuh supir. Terus pas nyampe, kita kasih 20 ribu. Si abangnya ngomong, "kalo gak keberatan, kalo gak keberatan yah, boleh tambah 10rb lagi? Kalo gak keberatan sih". Jujur sih, gua kagumm :D. Sopan banget mintanya. Tntu aja kita ga keberatan, kita bersebelas dan dia rela nganter kita ampe masuk ke dalem kota bunga. Ah di mana lagi bisa kayak begini? Emang betul sih sering kali angkot2 gitu menyalahi aturan, tapi kita juga kena enaknya yah? hahaha :) 

Nyampenya disana gua dan nadai langsung ke dapur buat masak nasi. Yang lain sibuk memasang pemanggangnya. Yaaay! Kita bakal bbq-an! Yah, stlah nyuci beras 3x kita masukin ke rice cooker, dan jalan ke teras. Ternyata disana lagi pada kbngungan cara masang alat bbq-nya. Walau 2 taun yang lalu udah pernah dipasang (dan 2 taun yg lalu juga ada gua rita hans dan nike), kita lupa lagi cara masangnya. Yasudah kita pake jalan keluar yang sama seperti dua tahun yang lalu, "nik, telp nko lu dong!". Tapi kali ini gak semudah saat itu, soalnya suara si nike abis. Jadinya si rita deh yang nelpon  nkonya, "halo ko, ini temennya nike, mau nanya cara masang alat bbqnya". Setelah dapet pencerahan dari sang koko, akhirnya alat bbqnya pun jadi :)


Skarang tinggal siap-siapin smuanya. Terus tiba- tiba si dahar ma indrik ngmg, "nne lu nyium bau gosong gak?". Tapi kita lagi gak goreng apa- apa jadi gak tralu dipikirin.

Tusuk- tusuk sosis, kentang, bakso. Yah akhirnya smua siap. Tapi... *Tek* "Eh nasinya dah jadi tuh!". Gua buka tuh rice cooker, keliatannya sih jadi, pas dicoba. "MAMPUS MASIH KERAS". Keliatannya tuh nasi kebanyakan gitu, harusnya masak dua kali, tapi karena gua kira bisa, jadi gua masak dalam porsi yang gede sekaligus. AAAh stlah dipikir pikir yah, masak lagi deh, dikasi aer lagi. Mana dibawahnya ada yang gosong (ternyata INI bau gosong yang diomongin tadi). Pas dipindahin nasinya ke piring, komentar si indrik lebay lagi, "wah bunyinya kayak naro batu di piring".

Akhirnya nasi beres juga, terus pas lagi nge bakar- bakar. Kita cerita ke yang laen mengenai kegagalan masak nasi tadi. Lalu peter mengatakan sesuatu yang super mencerahkan, "ooh gara- gara berasnya sblom dimasak di pelok2 melvin sih!" Aaah... that explained everything. Thanks pet! :)

Oiya gua belom bilang kan cara nyalain api bbqnya? Kita kan lupa bawa korek api, lupa bawa geretan, smua hal. Jadi gimana? Yah kita bakar kardus di kompor terus lari keluar rumah terus bakar arangnya. Gitu terus kurang lebi 3x, dilakukan oleh indrik dan hans. Hahaha.

ini gara2 gua nuang kbnyakn minyak yah? --" maaf kawan2


Eh btw keren deh, sjak malem itu kita suka kedatengan kucing hamil! Haha dia dateng terus muter- muter deket bbqnya. Kita kasih makan deh, satu ham. Haha. Lucu sih kucingnya, tapi dateng mulu stiap kali masak, jadi gondok jga. Hahaha.



Timbul satu masalah lagi, pas kita mau bakar 3 ikan, arangnya udah mati. Alternatif lainnya lagi? Kompor. Jadi kita pegangin tuh ikan di atas kompor ampe mateng. HAHA. Untung villa itu isinya anak- anak smua. Beneran deh kalo ada ortu yang ngeliat bisa histeris. Haha abis itu slesai dibakar smua ikannya, walau melewati begitu banyak rintangan.

Setelah beres makan dan segala macem. Kita maen kartu lagi seperti biasa. Ini saat dimana, hal bertambah gila. Gua, indrik, nadia ama si smuki maen capsa di sofa. Berempat. Dan kayanya itu sebuah kesalahan. Pertama paling yang ngaco cuman si smuki, dimana dia merasa ga pernah kalah padahal dia sering kalah cuman gamau ngocok. Makin lama gua ikut ngaco, ampe si nadia takut ngeliat guaa (aa kejam banget si dia). Tapi emang sih gua juga ngerasa aneh saat itu, kayak pikiran gua kosong, nge blank, terus kalo mulai mikir gua bisa ketawa sendiri. Aah emang nyeremin sih kalo dipikir- pikir lagi --". Pkoknya kita bertekad gamau buat dosa lagi hari itu. Makanya ketika jam 12 berdentang, kita kembali membuat dosa :). "Membuka jilid yang baru", yah itulah ungkapannya.

Sisanya orang waras di meja lain main "100", kalo gak capsa, speedcard. Tapi mereka trnyata kalo diperhatiin juga dah agak agak ga normal. Hmm. Malem kedua agak nyeremin juga yaah.

Sehabis itu... Kepala gua rasanya kosong :D. Gua ga inget apa- apa lagi. Keliatannya kita mengakhiri hari itu, dan tidur. Kaget juga, satu malem lagi dah lewat. Gua masih penasaran apa penyebab fenomena yang terjadi pada malam kedua? God knows. ;)

PS: ada yang gua lewatin? (kayanya sih ada) Kalo ada kasih tau gua yaa. Gua juga agak- agak lupa :)







4 Days and 3 Nights: The First Night

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4 Days and 3 Nights adalah kisah mengenai 11 bocah petualang yang nekat pergi jalan- jalan tanpa bimbingan orang dewasa. Kejadiannya terjadi pada tanggal 19- 22 Desember 2010

Pesertaaaanya adalaaaah....
Peter (pemilik villa), Zuki (si terbang), Nike (awan), Rita (Mipos), Nadia (ris), Dahar (Si anak smuki yang biutipul, kyot, dll), Indrik (jis), Melvin (korban!), Hans (bocah ajaib), Mely (si uhuy-batek) dan gua (anne anak paling normal)


Minggu, 19 Desember 2010

Jadi kita semua janjian untuk jalan pada pukul... satu. Yak. Tentu aja sperti biasa, ngaret! Kita berangkat kurang lebih 13.30 juga sih. Janjian ngumpul di SMP tercinta, SMPK IPEKA Tomang. Gua sampe disana dan sudah ada zuki, mel*** dan indrik. Tak lama kmudian yang lain mlai berkumpulan, sperti nadia, lalu peter, rita dan darien dan yang terakhir... Hans

Rncananya sih kita mo brangkat pagian supaya gak kena one way dan  biar kita bisa nonton bola indo vs phil yang ditayangkan pada pukul tujuh malaaam, ternyata... kita memang 'beruntung' dan setelah berjuang melewati liku- liku di gunung, jalan tikus, lewatin kebun pohon pisang, semak belukar, segala macem, kita emang harus tetap pake jalan utama, jadi.. kena one way. Ngestuck, jadi kita brenti bentar dan mejeng di pizza hut.  

Gua masih inget orang yang duduk di seberang ***vin jadi madesu, yap, entah itu gua yang berlebihan tapi dua orang itu menjadi diam ketika duduk di depan si youknowwho.

Makanannya akhirnya abis, tapi kita masi duduk- duduk disana, dan setelah si pelayan yang tadinya ramah itu menjadi tidak ramah lagi... yaudah deh pergi aja. Pas balik gua masih inget juga nyebrang hampir ketabrak motor (hufff kelamaan di singapur kebiasaan nyebrang dengan aman , insting survivalnya jadi ga jalan lagi nih).

Deket mobil yang kita parkir, ada beberapa polisi mejeng- mejeng. Si nadia, salah seorang temanku yang cukup frontal (:D) bertanya pada pak polisi, "pak ini kapan one way ya selesai?", untung dijawabnya "sebentar lagi kok ini dah mau dibuka". Langsung pada ngacir ke mobil! Hahaha.

Pas di jalan, gua sms nike, yang udah jalan sendiri dari karawang dan sudah nyampe brasco. Trnyata dia baru sadar kalo daritadi dia juga mejeng2 di tempat sebelah pizza hut kita tadi dia sadar pas liat mobil kita jalan. Ah memang dia ini.... 

Ya sudah lalu kita terus jalan. Mobil yang kutebengi ini yang di belakang mobil satunya lagi. Terus dah mulai agak gelap, dan tiba- tiba ada yang sadar, kayaknya bukan jalan yang benar yang kita lewatin ini. Ternyata pas ditelpon mobil satu lagi, kita sadar kalo kita kelewatan belokan ke Kota Bunga sekitar 500 meter. Setelah berenti di jalan, nanya- nanya orang, akhirnya kita menemukan belokan tersebut. Disana ada papan kota bunga yang udah gelap, dan ga jelas gituuu. Ahhh ya pantes ga kliataan!!

Pas gerbang pintunya dah keliatan, kita ditelpon ama peter, minta tolong bliin galon air. Jadi kita puter arah bentar dan jalan ke alfamart deket sana. Gua kaget saat ngeliat harga galon air satunya 43 ribu, dan itu 19 liter (kata yang jaga), setelah didiskusikan kita jadinya membeli 9 satu setengah liter aqua. We thought it was enough... Gua dan mely pun balik ke mobil dengan air2 itu dan es krim feast buat si smuki yang kyot itu (aaah dingin2 masi aja makan gituan)

Akhirnya nyampe disana setelah kita sekali lagi nyasar mau nyari villa si peter, yang blok Q8 itu. Kita sebenernya sih udah ketemuuu, cuman pas waktu itu kita ngeliat satu villa, kita liat orang2nya dan itu bukan peter dkk (padahal itu yang jagain villa), gua inget tu si dahar ngomong, "Ah itu bukan orangg..!" dengan suara super kenceng dia. Yah, kita puter arah dan nunggu di jemput ama mobil peter. 

Nyampe disana, tv udah nyala, yaaay bola dan telat satu babak. Nonton juga udah gak konsen. Soalnya pada sibuk mikirin makan malem dan sgala macem. Si nike juga akhirnya nyampe ke villa setelah nyasar2 juga. Oh iya, tadinya sih mau mesen KFC, tapi gak mau nganter tuh KFC jelek, gua masi inget percakapan temanku si zuki,

"Halo, mas maaf ngomong apa? Disini ribut banget" saking bingungnya ampe lupa, kan bisa keluar aja zuk ;)) . Setelah bolak balik nelpon KFC bogor, terus KFC cisarua, eeh ga bisa, ya udah deh. Kita masak indomie sajah. 

Setelah selesai makan dan sgala macem, kita smua mulai main kartu. Gila sih itu waktu itu ada berapa dek, 5-6 kali ya. Meja main kartu, lantai main kartu, sofa main kartu. Udah gitu ribuuuuuuut banget. Gua takut sih, kalo ada satpam nge grebek masuk, dah kayak bandar judi. Hahaha. Gua belajar main speed card loh, diajarin ama si HANS, guru speed card ku yang baiiik. Abis selsai berguru ama si hans, gua main di meja ama ANAK SMUKI KYOOT, di sebelah zuki ama nadai yang maen speed card dan gak slesai2. Aduh cape maen ama si dahar, ga slesai2.. di boongin... terus yaa.. ngomongnya kaya orang ngaco2 gitu deh. Huff.. Terpaksa gua harus mengakali situasi dengan cara... ngintipp

lagi main kartu dan makan indomiee :3
Disaat smua sedang maen kartu, tiba- tiba si mely ngomong, "Main cabu cabu ca ca yok" Kalimat itu mengubah hidup gua... once and for all. Yah, tapi kalimat setelah itu lah yang mencemari memori gua, "ayooo si melvin yang pimpin gerakannya" . Gua kira ini cuman game yang polos dan tidak berdosa. Dimana kita hanya membentuk satu lingkaran dan mengikuti gerakan orang disamping kiri kita scara berulang- ulang. Ternyata TIDAK. teman2 gua gak sepolos itu rupanya. Yaaah, sperti kata pepatah ada udang dibalik batu.

Orang NORMAL bakal memulai game ini dengan dua tepukan tangan dan gerakan tangan lain yang ringan. TAPI gak. you know who emang gak pernah gagal mengejutkan kita semua. Dia loncat sambil tepuk tangan di atas kepala dengan semangatnya, dilanjutin ama gerakan eksotis (vocab dahar) lain. Game itu gagal total karena ga ada yang bisa ngikutin, smuanya berjatuhan ketawa ngakak. Ada yang gebuk2 dinding, ada yang jatuh ke sofa. Yaah.. kita coba sekali lagi deh. Dipimpin lagi ama si... melvin. 
As expected, as soon as he started to make a move, korban kembali jatuh bergelimpangan di lantai. Ternyata mereka sengaja ngajak main game ini biar bisa ngeliat melvin bergaya- gaya. Ckck. Yah,   itu akan menjadi malam yang paling gua ingat! Gua yakin 9 teman gua yang lain juga berpendapat sama!

Waktu menunjukkan pukul dua pagi, kita siap- siap mau tidur deh. Smua cewe satu kamar di lantai dua dan cowo dipisah jadi 2 (Dahar ma indrik) dan 4 (zuki, peter, mlvin, hans). Kita sikat gigi, cuci muka dan sgala macem. That night, kita smua tidur dengan nyenyaak. 4 hari 3 malam, pertama kedengeran lama banget, tapi tanpa sadar, saat itu 1 hari udah lewat.

Berlanjut ke hari kedua ;)






My All-Time-Favourite Game

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Do these images seem familiar to you?



Yup. It's Harvest Moon: Back to Nature :))
Simple and fun. Until Playstation 2 and 3 destroy the simplicity of the game by releasing Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and Harvest Moon: Wonderful Life. (Although personally, I kinda like the wonderful life version, yo-hoo, you can grow old and have gray hair, have a son OR daughter and watch them grow into a teen, townspeople that grow old as years pass by, that's gotta be cool right? ) More details about this version in other post, next time.




so cute :) *screenshot from wonderful life


I have mentioned this game in my previous post, I love this game. Yeah. I really, really, really, love this game. I don't know why. To some of you who used to play this game, maybe you guys are wondering, like I am, what is so addictive about this game? It is basically about farm life. No aliens. No earth-invasion. Nothing supranatural. Except for harmless Harvest Goddess and some Harvest Sprites, they are the only supranatural beings in the game. Even so, they are available to help us with farm-works.




muahaha! my slaves buddies! 

What is the main goal for this game? You basically grow crops, buy farm-animals (chickens, sheeps, cows), get rich, marry a girl, and have a family. The end. Doesn't seem that much fun, right?

This is what you basically do:

  1. Wake up, eat breakfast
  2. Check the calendar (what events are coming up?)
  3. Check out the weather channel
  4. If tomorrow is going to rain, put your chickens, cows, horse, dog inside building!!
  5. If tomorrow is sunny, skip number 4 and go straight to number 6
  6. Water your crops, if they have ripen, harvest them!
  7. Take care of your animals, feed 'em, brush 'em.
  8. Milk your cows, get eggs, cut the wool of your sheep
  9. Go round the mountain to take anything that can be sold, ANYTHING.
  10. OR you can go inside the mine, trying to get as many ores as possible until you turn blue and faint.
  11.  Go pick flowers to please the girls that you like, yeah, with an s. You can be the ultimate casanova and no one is going to hate you.
  12. Go back to your farm, and then sleep.

Right? I bet those who have played this before, know what I'm talking about. For those who never played this game, please bear with me, and try playing this game ;) it's available in playstation, gameboy, even PC! *cough*

It's not that boring actually, there are some events that you can enjoy and look forward to. Like the chicken festival, when you win, your winning chicken will lay golden egg. Or the cow festival. The tomato festival. Moonlight festival. Swimming festival, etc etc.







Still, in real life, to grow crops there are things like bugs, or storms. Raising animals aren't easy, they may not give you their products every day. There are times when the rain won't come down, and plants may wither. There is no way, a girl will want to marry you because we give her the same flower every single day. Life is never that simple.

Maybe that's why we love this game. Everything goes according to our plan. If something goes wrong, there's restart button. It's so simple. So peaceful. So pleasant. So easy. Where all people are very warm. No crime. The path is so straight. Yeah, we are secretly longing for a life, where nothing could possibly go wrong.

That's all for now, mind sharing your experience when you played this game? :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Credits to:
Google.com and this site HMfarm.com for images and other details ;)

Apple: New Products? Again?

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Ah Apple, who hasn't heard about the magnificence of this brand? Apple is famous for its quality, its originality, its elegant design and its price.

ah the price beauty 

Mac. iPhone. iPad. iTouch. iPod Classic. iPod Shuffle. iPod Nano. iDontknow

Well, there was this case once in UK, when a lot of people came to work late that day. It was so weird that no one knew what was happening. When they found out the reason for the weird phenomenon, they were quite shocked. That day the iPhone's clock application had an error that caused the clock to be late by one hour. That was why, a lot of employees came late. They woke up an hour later than they wanted that morning.

So many people's lives depend on Apple. And still, Apple updates its products like crazy. It's like they upgrade theirs stuffs annually, or sometimes even sooner than once a year. Apple fans have no choice other than buying its new products (even though the upgrades might not be too necessary e.g: slight increase in screen resolution).

This happened to me...

I got my precious iTouch just last year. When I bought it, they said it was the third generation and it was the newest one. I was contented. And then, that day came. Yes.
They launched iTouch fourth generation.
From the first to the third generation, they only changed the OS and added some other details, of course not too significant ones ;). BUT this time, this time... They added the camera feature.

 As an amateur cam-whore *cough*, I was devastated to hear the news. It broke my heart as every time I walk into stores, I see these new iTouch casings, designed with holes for the CAMERA. One solution to this is to just buy the new iTouch, right? But you can't! You know the feeling? The feeling when you want to buy the new iTouch but you are scared that maybe in the fifth generation they're going to upgrade it into something much more awesome (ungkapan dalam Bahasa Indonesia: Tanggung)?

And there's no way you could keep up with the updates... But, camera on your iPod?! *Shriek*(okay I sound ridiculous, the difference between the newest iTouch and the iPhone is just one of them can make phone calls and the other- wait, I just remembered there is skype application. Okay there's no difference other than its price).


Another trend I realize is that, Apple makes their products smaller each time, take a look of the newest iPod Nano, its size is now half of the size it used to be. And the newest Mac book, none other than Macbook Air. Super thin and light.

Macbook Air
daamn it looks so fragile and vulnerable, I'm so gonna buy it!


The other day, a friend of mine, Zenjaya, shared this on facebook. It's a parody on Apple's ad, it's worth watching. It's HILARIOUS. Click on the link below:

Click here to see Mactini Ad (Hilarious Video)

Check out other Peter Serafinowicz videos about Apple.

iToilet Anyone? Click to see and iPad? (This one is different)


Oh okay, gotta run and bury my iTouch now. It might as well be a iTime-capsule by now.

The Most Beautiful Thing About Love

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/!\ WARNING /!\
This post is going to be rather boring. For once in a while, I'm in serious mode. Please bear with it, and thank you for reading ;)



Try googling for the world's divorce rate. Its statistics, percentage or whatever.
" The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "Probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue.", which is actually a projection. "50% of all marriages in the America end in divorce." "
50% wow, that's like... Half?

What God unites can't be separated by humans... Right?


I believe in love. I have always been. But when I watched TV, or when I read the news, my faith for love began to shrink. "Why?" I thought to myself, "Love is supposed to last forever... Isn't it?". Then I continued my life, thinking that love doesn't last forever. Well, I know nothing lasts eternally but still... In this case, it doesn't even last long :(

However, recently something happened to me. It has once again, changed my view.


I was working in the National Museum of Singapore during my week of work attachment. I was, as usual, guarding the gallery. Well, only a part of it, and that part was the handcraft-making corner. There were little desks and little chairs to sit on while making the handcraft.


where i worked ^


People came, sat and made the handcrafts. And it went around like that for hours. Although it was SO boring- I actually had to bring my own entertainment (yup, I brought a small sudoku book, damn it was fun!) I had to admit, although it was kind of tedious, when there were people making handcraft there, it was really fun to watch them and yeah, simply heartwarming.

In the middle of my shift. This, happened.

An old couple came in, they brought their two grandchildren along. The first one was a girl, she was between six or seven, her little brother, ranged between four to five. They were westerners. Tourists, I assumed. The grandparents then dragged big chairs to sit as they watched their grandchildren listening stories about Pompeii's tragedy from the Museum's staff. They really watched, their eyes didn't move an inch.

After the staff finished telling the story, she guided the two children to the little desk to make handcraft. Then, I saw this touching moment. The little boy was sitting on the Grandfather's lap, and they were making the craft together. The Grandmother too, squatted and helped the little girl. I had the picture right here... (do.not.make.any.comment.on.my.action... IKNOW)

Yes, I'm a bad stalker and photographer.

Then after that, the staff offered the children to try on Roman costumes. So they did. The Grandmother smiled and leaned to her husband, "Can you take their pictures, darling?" The man, with smile that hadn't faded since the moment I saw him, nodded and he took out his camera. The little girl and her brother let out a sweet smile as the old man took their pictures.

'Amazing', I thought to myself, 'They still call each other 'Darling'? '

I was touched. I could feel the love in the family. Love of Grandparents to their Grandchildren. Love of a happily-married couple. What touched me the most was, they looked so happy. Simple wasn't it? Sometimes, small things like this really touch me.


**

I realize, although love comes in different forms, there are some things we can't change about it.

Do you realize when you truly love someone, you care about them more, even though they weren't there with you at the moment? When you truly love someone, you really accept them for who they are? When you truly love someone, you can't really let go of them easily? When you truly love someone... Does it even need a reason?

Love,
For your spouse, family, friends, God.
It is, beautiful. Calming. Comforting. Strong. Sweet. Touching. Warm. :)

I once read a quote, and it has been my favourite quote since,
"Love doesn't rot. It's the only thing in the world that doesn't. If it does, then it isn't love."

Oh, Wouldn't it be amazing if this world is full of never-ending love? God bless :)

P.S.: The 'darling' part, I didn't hear it personally. Big thanks to Sherine, my partner during work-attachment. She overheard what the woman said to her husband ;)




Mixed News :)

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I planned to make new post, a week ago. Crap. I need to stop this procrastinating stuff. So anyway, I'm having a great time here in Indonesia. Laze around and... eat, and laze around a bit more... And eat.

....

Okay, I'm quite bored, to be honest. Beside eating and lazing around, I play a computer game. Yes with an 'a'. I play PlantVsZombie by the way. It's super fun :@)


Wonder when mine is going to be this cool

Still, I want to play HARVEST MOON sofrikkinbad. Too bad, I can't. It's just not compatible with my laptop. Oh well.

I just love Harvest Moon, don't you?


What have I been up to lately? Nothing much really. I haven't watched Harry Potter. Yeah the movie that everyone says is good. Problem is, I don't know who to watch it with. Ughhh... Only at time like this I wish for transportation system like Singapore's.

I've been trying to practice playing guitar, ugh it is tough work. I just can't seem to understand whether I'm doing it right or wrong. It's especially hard when the whole family members have no idea about it. The F and B keys, I wish my fingers are flexible enough to reach all the strings. Well, I just need to practice and practice and practice. Hey, I suddenly remember this quote I read the other day,
'Practice makes perfect, but no one is perfect, so why practice?'
HA! witty I must say. But, in reality, we still need to practice to do anything right. Too bad, really. Sigh.

By the way, two days ago, I baked a cake. Well, um not a cake, brownies, yes the simplest form of baking anything. And um, well yeah, I didn't make it from the scratch, it came in a form of box.


yes, this is the box


Add two eggs, 1/2 cup of veggie oil and 1/4 cup of water. Mix them. Put them in 162 degrees Celsius oven for 55 minutes. Walaa! It's the best brownies I've ever tasted.
OKAY. Anyone can 'bake' that kind of cake. I'm working on baking the whole thing from the scratch. Plus it will give me something to do in this long holiday. Wish me luck? :)

By the way, have you heard about Korea(s) and New Zealand?

I don't know what that North Korea's brilliant leader is thinking about, but I hope he'd start using his common sense. This attack was said to be the first since the Korean War ended in 1953.


Attack on Tuesday

I can't believe he started to attack South Korea, and sure, recalling they have had this 'not-so-good' relation, this wasn't very surprising, but please. The world already has problems waiting to be solved, please do not add anymore to the waiting-list.
War brings pain, misery, tears, not only during the war, but after the war itself. Imagine families who lose their family members. Innocent people's lives lost because of others' egoism. Whatever bad things you do to this world, will be remembered. It will never be forgotten. Even years after that.

On a side note, I, no, students from all over the world do not need anymore extra pages in our history books. No, thank you :)

Let's pray for the best, hope God helps lives in Korea. Both Koreas. Amen.

And also about New Zealand, I just read it this morning. It was sad to hear that the all 29 trapped miners in New Zealand were dead. They were trapped inside the mine because of an explosion that happened last Friday. Second explosion on Wednesday afternoon, doomed these 29 miners. This tragedy is considered as a National Tragedy, a quote from New Zealand, Prime Minister, John Key,

"New Zealand is a small country -- a country where we are our brother's keeper. So to lose this many brothers at once strikes an agonizing blow."

Pray for the miners, and their families.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Sorry for my messed up English... Still workin' on it. Seeyoulater :)

Life is...

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Don't know what's getting into me lately. It's just that I started to appreciate life, and not only that, but also appreciating how to live. I finished reading "Tuesdays With Morrie" and "Life on the Refrigerator Door", for the second time. Also last week when I went to church, the preach was about loving others. Also just now I watched, "My Sister's Keeper".

A little info about the books:

Tuesdays With Morrie
By Mitch Albom




It's a book about the writer's former professor, known as Morrie. He had always been a great teacher to all of his students. I'm impressed on how Mitch Albom managed to depict the character of Morrie perfectly. Now that Morrie was facing death, he gradually changed into someone better- he was already a great man before. Someone who appreciates life more and more. He was a true optimist. This is a book about amazing life lessons.

Life on The Refrigerator Door
By Alice Kuipers




A simple book yet so amazing. Each page is like a note passed between a mother and daughter. They live a busy life. Barely see each other. That's why they've been communicating with a note sticked on to the refrigerator door. Often they are busy with their own life, until one point we found out that the mother had deadly illness. Both of them realized how little time they had. They tried to cherish every moment they had. Simply sweet and touching.

What do all of these have in common? Well, all of them taught me to appreciate the life I'm living. To notice what's important in our life- that we commonly overlook. To wake up, and see the world around us. To love each other.

The last one struck me the most. Have I done it? I remember times when I closed my eyes to those who are in need of helps. Times when I walked away, avoiding those who cried out for help. Times when I hurt those who I love. Times when I got distracted when someone was talking to me. Times when I didn't realize that... Time itself is running out.

What has happened recently was a wake up call for me. I started to notice... That the life I'm living now is meaningless. Morrie said on the book, that we are often busy doing something. Chasing for nothing. Giving our all into something that's not even related to us. Not realizing what's real anymore. We're half-asleep.

Have you ever thought of doing little things that may change other's life? Like saying 'hi' to a friend. Helping someone carrying their books. Giving up our seats to those who need it more. To let other people go through first instead of you. To always be grateful to those who was once a part of your life. To keep in touch with those who you love. To listen carefully to those who you love as if it might be the last time you're hearing from them. To do what your conscience tells you to?

Often we are too busy doing things we think are important. Often we don't realize, or stop to notice what our hearts are saying. These are little things that could turn someone's day upside down. Just thinking about making someone happy, doesn't it make us happy too?

I don't know. I want to start from the little things. This may sound easy and hard to do. I know that there'll be time when I forget about this. All I can do is try to do my best. And like when they say..

"Live your life as there's no tomorrow"

God Bless :)




Stupid Questions: How do you answer them?

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What they actually wanted to say
Stupid questions, they're all around us... They could also be detected in... *Drum rolls please*

AIRPORT

Scenario 1
Destination: US
Setting: Arrival, at Immigration Desk
Character: P- Passenger
I- Immigration Officer

I: "How come you are white and you are from Ghana..."
P: "How come you are black and from USA?"

End of conversation.

Did this really happen?
Answer: Yes (I didn't make it up, swear)

I searched it through the internet, and found some interesting and amusing questions. Immigration forms. Have you ever wondered, each time you are filling the questions given, such as,

"Do you posses any weapon or drugs?"
"Do you posses any pornography?"
"Have you in any way broke any law?"

These are very brilliant questions, if only, people are that honest... I mean there won't be anyone who actually tick YES even though they actually possess 3 tonnes of marijuana, right?

I: Do you have any weapon with you?
P: Now that you mention it, I do have a shotgun with me, and I'm going to hand it in instead of using it to shoot you.

Now let's move on to Visa Application

Have you heard? Students around the world who want to study at Britain are now asked on a form whether they have committed genocide before.

Wait,
What is a genocide?

gen·o·cide

[jen-uh-sahyd] Show IPA
–noun
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.


Yes, they do make committing genocide sounds like pick-pocketing. Still, if someone actually answered yes, I would think twice and then decide it was just a mere joke. I mean, logically, who would answer yes and actually mean it? :-o


Here is a lovable part, quoted from my favorite blog, The Curios Diary of MrJam,

Q: “Between 1933 and 1945 were you involved in persecutions associated with Nazi Germany or its allies?”

A: “Yes, and by the way, it is my 140th birthday today.”

Yes, this ^ is a REAL question from the US entry form prepared by the homeland security department. What can I say? Unbelievable.

There has also been a case where a little 6 years old girl was listed as a potential terrorist. Due to some technical problem, she was in the blacklist. Smart! I would have never thought of that, a little girl is MONSTROUS. Uh-huh, they can scream during the flight and cause chaos. Or maybe she was just being unlucky.

I read an article where an Israeli security shot a macbook because he thought it was some suspicious-article. It was being shot 3 times. I wonder what if... That laptop contained important datas. Or maybe it did.

"I'm sorry boss, my laptop broke. I lost all the datas"
"What?! How come?!!"
"The security in Israel shot my laptop"
"... Next time, find an excuse that anyone could actually believe. YOU'RE FIRED"

Beautiful, innovative, Apple's Brand New MacBook

To read the article:

MacBook Shot by Israeli Security Officers



That's all for this post, next time you are asked to filled up questions, please, amuse them. They have job to do, and it's a boring one.

Q: What's your interest?
A: Playing sport, music, and oh... Bombs :)

That... Would entertain them for awhile. Anyway, that's all now. Sorry for the super slow update. This post is inspired by my favorite writer, Nury Vittachi, cheers!



How I Describe My Weekend

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"Ah... It's weekend. Don't you just love waking up late in the Saturday? So late that you only need to eat your lunch as soon as you wake up? Enjoying the cool breeze of the rain. Just sit back and relax, reading your books, playing your laptop, doing whatever you feel like doing..."

WRONG

Yup, things aren't going as it used to be anymore. It's Saturday today and I used to wake up late during Saturdays, but nope, I woke up at 7:10 am this morning (and yes, I know there are some people who wake up earlier than me during Saturdays, but... For me, this is early). I needed to go to school today to become a helper and attend an english workshop. And do you know what I dislike the most?

Waking up when it's still raining.

I mean GOSH, it's like the most perfect moment to jump, lie on the bed and be the pig of the day. Of course I also hate it when I have to walk to school while it is raining, holding up the umbrella that covers only your head and body, and later finding your arms are actually wet. And during the workshop, I was shivering for 1 hour, because of the school hall's air-con (my body can no longer cope on with low temperature). To add up more spices to my day, me and my friend left our files that we just got from the workshop on a table in Novena's food court. Then we arrived home at 2.30 pm. Cool. It was quite a day, but it hasn't even ended yet. But... As bizarre as my day could be, I don't feel angry, frustrated, moody, etc. Hmm. Funny.

Maybe because of this quote I read the other day...

"How happy your life is depends on how you want it to be happy or not"

True, I thought to myself. All this time, I've wasted my time to be... Unhappy. What's the use anyway, being angry or pissed by something that can't be changed? Nothing good could be done by doing so. Also, me and my friends have been enjoying life lately. I've been applying this quote into my life, and so far... So good :)

Every time I start to feel frustrated I will think this way, happy or not happy it totally depends on us. I can't let other people decide how our life should be. Have faith in ourselves. Listen to our conscience. And by the way, it's kind of similar with the concept of my blog, a few drops of bitterness make the best chocolate. The bitterness makes the sweetness even sweeter, right? :)

God bless

Bringing The Past With Me

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My favorite quote, 'Time Flies'. I know, I know, I said it like a zillion times, but I mean... Seriously time flies... With the speed of light (okay, exaggerate much). Anyway, I am now alone in my parents' bedroom, and it gives me time to just sit and think. It feels as if I just got into Singapore, but actually I've stayed there for 6 months. Again, when I looked at my old friends, they don't seem to change, but they are now officially in second year of Senior High School. Man! And to reckon that we graduated together. Same goes with my little brother, before I left he just finished primary, and now he's in his second year of Junior High School, he is now even taller than me by 5-7 centimeters (I haven't grown even 1 mm!).

"Everyone has moved on", I thought to myself. Someone even said that, in the future, I won't be seeing any of my friends anymore, he also said something about having different life that will later become an invisible barrier between us. In one point we couldn't find any topic that will relate these two lifestyles. I'll slowly lose contacts, and then... All of them suddenly are just mere acquaintances. I denied it, but... To think of it more deeply, "Maybe it's true". Yes, each of us will naturally deny it, but who knows? This kind of 'Moving-on-and-forgetting-the-past' happens a lot. It's sad. Just sad. :(

I logged into my facebook account, then I accidentally clicked on photos of me. I decided that maybe I'll flip through my photos, starting from... The oldest. Then there was this photo of me and my classmates during yearbook photo sessions, there are lot of silly photos. Then I kept on flipping through the photos. I chuckled a few times seeing those photos. Then I came to this photo of me and my friends in Puncak. Walking on park, hiking up to the mountain, went to this fish pond, washing dishes, cooking frozen food, playing cards, and so on. My first intention on having a quick look on my old photos failed, I ended up reading all the comments on each photo. Then, I saw these photos, it was the sacred 4th of October, when me and my two other friends celebrated our last birthday in Indonesia in a restaurant which we destroyed later :D. I remembered how my other friends went through troubles to give us surprise, yeah the place was dirty, and we cleaned it up together :)) In the end I feel... :( and :) I missed those happy moments so much, when everyone had smiles on their faces, there were no worries, it was just... Indescribable.

"I'd be stupid if I forget about my past. If I forget about everyone in it", I thought. It's okay to move on, in fact we have to move on. But that doesn't mean we have to let go of everything. What happened in the past is what made you survive. It's always important to take a piece of our past and bring it along. So c'mon, keep in touch with those who you love! :)

The past makes a person who he is now - anonymous

And Now...
Here I am, frustrated. I didn't meet some people I'd like to meet, I haven't gone somewhere I planned to go before, I haven't gone shopping with my mom or friends, I haven't tasted some delicacies, in short... this holiday is just not long enough !! It's okay though, time will bring me to the next holiday in no time :)) See you again.

30 Hours Famine Camp

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30 Hours Famine Camp
4- 5 June 2010

WO HOO :))

Last Friday, me and my friends participated in a camp. This wasn't an ordinary camp, during the camp we had to fast, meaning we couldn't eat any solid food within 30 hours. Drinks were okay though. I had to admit that this was the first camp I've ever attended my whole life. So I was kind of excited.

There were about more or less 1,200 participants.
There were 8 countries:
Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Mongolia

Then all of us were spread into those 8 countries, then in each country we were divided into small groups. During the grouping, I felt so ALONE since I knew no one in both my small group and country. Some of my friends (Regina and Sherine) tried to make things better and introduced me to people who they know (They knew that I had been desperately searching for people who were in the same country as me - Thanks guys! :*). Eventually I also knew that, there was one of my senior who was in the same small group as me. Yipee! I was freed from the fear of being alone :))

So we did this activity called, 'A Day in The Life'. The goal of this activity was so all the participants could experience the life of those people in need. The small group I mentioned earlier was actually a family too. My family's name was Naidu. At first, we were all shy since we didn't know each other. After a few minute of introduction, my facilitator, Fu Hua briefed us for this activity. There were 4 roles, Head, Vice- Head, Adult and Child. As one of the youngest in my family, I played the role child ( :D) with another family member.

As responsible adults and children, we needed to work, get educated, get vaccinated and... more work! Yeah, this activity was kind of cool. It looked like The Sims, only much more realistic. So we could work as beggar, prostitute, drug-dealer, street-singer, farmer (fancy eh? :)) ). It was fun, everyone was trying to do as many jobs as possible, in order to gain money and help each family. Another thing UNIQUE about this activity was that... you could get AIDS!! Wee~! Who'd have thought of that? You could get AIDS from being a prostitute, from being vaccinated for $6 in illegal hospital instead of paying $10 in legal one, or just by doing NOTHING :DD!

Okay, maybe not by doing completely nothing, but it happened to me though. So it was like this, I was about to sing as a street-child, the game master put some kind of hole in my identity card, and when I was about to start...

the horn was sounded, session 1 was over.

Me and my Friends were told that we needed to get back to our family. I was like, "I'll be back!!" (since this job worth as much as $20, while other jobs worth $4 ) as I was running towards my family's direction. Then in my family, our family head checked each identity card, to make sure everything was okay. He looked at mine for awhile then he turned his head up and said, "You've got AIDS". I was like, "What the eff?!", but since I was a shy kid back then I only said, "How come?". He then told me that the hole on this part of my identity card meant that I got AIDS. Then I remembered... STREET-SINGER- JOB. The game master there put a hole on my card! As soon as session 2 started, I ran back to the place I left before and the game master said, "No can do. You got AIDS. I can't let you work", I exclaimed with disbelief, "But I got this from the job you gave... which I haven't even done!!". I pleaded, and pleaded, and... *sigh* pleaded so that he would let me work. But he said he couldn't, since it was the rules. I was shocked. I felt betrayed. I was fooled. Every time people asked me, "AIDS? What did you do?". I smiled and replied, "Nothing". Then people would be looking at me, confused. I had no intention in explaining how was doing nothing could make you infected with AIDS. It was just simply too... Stupid.

Then as the game went on, more and more people got AIDS (Welcome to my world brothers and sisters). This activity also meant to tell us that AIDS spread quickly, and what's cruel that Game Masters usually didn't want to hire victims of AIDS... even though it wasn't their fault.

I also know that the life of children who inherit AIDS from their parents are horrible. People who aren't educated about how the virus spreads treat them as if they aren't humans. If only people know that AIDS wouldn't spread by touching, hand-shakes... Their life would be much easier.

Oh yeah, I got Malaria as well :D Wo hoo, thanks God that it was just a game, if it was real, I'd be dead by now. Imagine, infected by two deadly viruses just in hours.

End of 'A Day in The Life'





Exam is Over!!!!!!

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Okay Finally. The day I've been waiting for. Yes. My mid year exams are officially over. I've never ever in my whole life studied that hard. Phew. And to the fact that it wasn't hard enough. Things are different but... yeah, we have to try and move on. :))

Today is 12 May, andddd... next week is going to be 19 May. The first time I stepped my foot on Singapore, was 19 November. Guess what? It's almost 6 months - half a year, I've been spending my life here. Time flies so fast. I'm getting used living here, things seem normal. Everything. So anyway, yesterday, I decided to clean up my room. Let me describe my room for youuu.. :)

Okay, my bed was a mess. Pillows were on both sides of the bed, blanket wasn't folded, and my bolster almost fell off from the bed. And yeah, my dolls were all over the room :D. Next, my desk, oh man, papers, all kind of books were stacked on the desk. 3 miscellaneous drink bottles on it, 2 plastic bag of something, pencil case, and dirty glass. Under the desk, pile of my laundry which I hadn't stored into my cupboard. The content of my trash bin was piling up.

Then I realized it was time... for me to fix my room. I started cleaning my room from my desk, I was re-arranging my books when I found something. Yeah. It was a book my friends gave me before I left. I sat awhile to read that book, I missed those time so much. I couldn't forget all the good times we had. Sometimes I wish, just to turn back on time. To enjoy those splendid moments I had with them. Too bad, I couldn't do that, and now I'm so far away from them. Gosh, I miss Indonesia!! I miss everything in it. :(

I closed the book, and continued cleaning the whole room. I even put an air freshener on it :DD

Anyway, that is all I wanted to say now.

I MISS INDONESIA

Feeling Happy yet Sad: Dilemma?

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Yup, happy and sad; how I am feeling right now. Maybe you guys are thinking, 'How come?', 'Is it even possible to feel sad and happy at the same time?', or maybe, 'Geez, she can't differentiate between happiness and sadness'. Just for your information, I can differentiate those two feelings. I'll get to the story of how I got to a point where I'm feeling two contrast feelings at the same time.

I started the day with waking up late, and went to my old Secondary school, yep, IPEKA Tomang. I met some friends I haven't met for awhile. Then they asked me things. It felt good to finally see smiles on their faces- directly, not from photos- after a long time. I also met teachers who taught me back then- my homeroom teacher even brought me and my friend to my old 9th grade classroom. When I stepped into the classroom, I had a flashback of what it used to be.

'It was messy. Everyone was busy with their own stuffs. Some could be seen running around doing stupid things. Some would just sit while two or three friends of theirs would surround them. Some would be busy walking around to their friends' desk. The classroom's door was opened WIDE- Some children also ran off outside to meet their friends from other class or just gazing the basketball field from the second floor. Such class was surely NOISY. It was simply a chaos. Then at the end of the lesson, teachers would get frustrated and report to our form teacher on how we had behaved.' - Ah, the good ol' time.

I smiled recalling all those memories. I saw a few differences in the classroom. Like there is a little cupboard on the wall of the corner of the class now. I was about to 'take some souvenirs' with me from that cupboard but my teacher said that the owner is going to need it after the mid-term holiday - oh well, I'll come back next holiday.

Then after meeting some more teachers. A few tours in the teacher's lounge. We decided it's time to leave (We as in me and my friends). We are planning to go and watch movies - yeah finally, no more S$10 movie ticket. I headed off to Puri Mall - a mall with lots of memories, 4th October 2009 especially - using my friend's car.
There were five people inside the car and we arrived first. Oh yeah, Have I mentioned the fact that I went to the mall without bringing my wallet? So, it was like this, I was waiting for my friend when I decided to play games in my iTouch. I opened my bag, and found my iTouch - ONLY my iTouch. I phoned back home to make sure I left my wallet there, and it was in my room. Sitting nicely on my computer desk. "Great", I thought to myself. After I told my mum that I forgot to bring my wallet, she then started saying about stuffs, "It's like going to school with books", "It's like going to a war without weapons"... Is it that fatal?
Guess it is. There were lots of stuffs I wanted to do but I had to cancel them since I forgot to bring money. I even had to borrow some of my friends' money- and I hate borrowing money, I always forget to pay them, and it isn't a very good thing to do, is it? Okay,
Borrowed money for: Movie ticket & Popcorn
Then the rest of the gang finally showed up. We left the food court and headed off to the supermarket to supply ourselves with less-expensive beverages for our movies. Again - I had to borrow money for this. After everyone got their stuffs, then we went to the cinema.
We arrived early - I forgot the last time we arrived before all the lights were turned off, and the beginning of the movie started off already. We settled down, waited for the movie to play while some commercials that I honestly didn't pay attention at all... Playing on the screen. We were going to watch Alice in The Wonderland by the way.
Everything went well, when suddenly a group of kids came into the room and sat in the row behind us. My friend, who sat beside me, was totally pissed with them. Yeah, they were making a lot of annoying noises, and 'Rocked' our seats. My other friend who sat beside me said, "3D effect huh?". My friend - the pissed one - just sighed and she wished to throw the people behind into the sea. But of course she didn't. We enjoyed the movie. It was great, and of course the rocking chair effect, really nice. Seemed so real.

After the movie we didn't know what to do. Just before deciding what to do next, our friend joined in, he didn't join us in watching the movie since he watched it before. "Ok, now what?" I didn't know how things went after that, when suddenly they started to walk. I just followed them, not knowing anywhere else to go. We entered a bookshop, I still didn't know why were we there, but... oh well.

Then suddenly we got into the schoolbag section, and I still didn't know what we were doing there. So I asked a friend, and she told me, one of my friend was going to pick his birthday present, "Right". It was kind of funny. My friend was confused, he didn't know what he wanted. Some of my friends started to craze off, pointing stuff like telescopes, pen that its cost didn't make any sense, and lastly a hello kitty school bag.
My friend decided to have a school bag. So he shall have one. We helped him to choose the right one. It must be big, since it needs to carry all his school stuffs. As we helped him to pick his bags, I realized that the shop assistants started to stare at us with confusion and concern. Finally, my friend made up his mind and choose a bag. Happy Bday dude! We collected money among ourselves to pay for the bag, and guess what... I had to borrow money - again. My friend got his present, and we walked out from the store.
We then decided to eat at a restaurant that might soon blacklist us- for reference see 4th October Notes. We entered the restaurant, find ourselves seats. Choosing from the menu. And shoot... Now how was I supposed to eat without bringing any money - okay had to fully admit, this is FATAL. I wanted to skip dinner, but all my friends were really, really tolerant, nice, and understanding. For short, I had to borrow money... again. (Note to self, make sure you bring your wallet. Period.)
We chit- chatted. Just a simple conversation, talking about stuffs. Bullying the others (sins committed today: countless), telling stories, and so on.We ended our dinner with stupid ritual. Yes, creating a new dish from the leftovers. I think they're going to upload the photo of our masterpiece - it looked like an oyster... I tried making letters from the chili sauce, writing one of my friend's name. Then my friends, gave coins for the tips... 4-5 coins. My friend without noticing that the waiter was right behind him, counting the coins and announced the little amount of the money. Then we walked off the restaurant happily. Okay, now the restaurant is going to ban us for sure.

I went home that day with two of my friends. Along the way, we talked about a lot of stuffs - well , not a lot, only one, but it was SUPER fun. We laughed, especially when we saw a bunch of cops running around the neighborhood, I said something and we laughed all the way. I asked my mom to bring money so I could pay my debt when she picked me up. Okay. Half of my debt is gone.

I went home, then chatted with some of my friends. I sat in front of my computer, then I looked at the calender beside it. There was a circle on tomorrow's date, "It's time already huh". I was just looking at pictures in photos that people tagged me in. I accidentally clicked the last page of that section.

I was stunned. I saw my old photos. I saw times when we were getting pictures for my yearbook. Photos of my graduation. Photos when I went to Bali. Photos when I went to Puncak. Photos when I had barbecue party. Photos when it was my friend's birthday. It happened all so fast. All the good memories. All the good times.

Here are some of my favorites photos:


When I look at the picture, it seems so peaceful. There was no worry. No burdens.



This one is my favorite too. Took by my lunatic friend, Zen. Everyone looked so happy. I wonder why everyone was smiling, this photo is really GOOD. Love it. :x



Taken in... Wait I know. Senayan City. Hope I'm right, it's after watching a movie. With hamsters, (I forgot :))) Taken last year.

After seeing this picture, I don't feel like going back. When I'm here, in Indonesia. Everything seems right. I had a lot of fun with these beloved friends of mine. Who have accompanied me for 3 years in secondary school.

"A good friend is hard to find, and also hard to leave."


It's hard but I got over it. I'm going to miss them, but it's okay. I'll come back next holiday. To have more fun with them. :)) Now excuse me, I have an oreo ice cream waiting for me. After that, I have to pack my stuffs. See you in June! :D