Friday, November 30, 2007
Friday Feast #170
AppetizerWhat is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?
I'm going to have to say The Merry Go Round cause it's the first thing that came to mind... SoupHow do you react in uncomfortable social situations?
Hmm... that would really depend on what the situation is. I'd probably laugh sheepishly and try to get away from there unnoticeable and ASAP, though :PSaladOn a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?
I'd say about 6. Except that deep, philosophical topics usually end up being humorous once you bring them up with me. Hahaha. And then of course there were those times when I'd make some philosophy up from the most ridiculous things. But that's another story :))Main CourseDid you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?
No, and no. In fact, I didn't even know there's a flu shot available. Hmmm...Dessert
Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?
Umm, depending on how busy I am during the week, I'd say about 14... but that's only because mom always has the TV on at night so I would watch while doing other things too :)
Labels: Friday's Feast
What my iTunes says
I'm snagging this off this blog
, simply because I love these kind of game :P
1. Put your iTunes/ music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT
(this is in capital letters, so it is very serious. No hiding your showtunes, folks!)
After you’ve answered all of the questions, tag 5 other people and then let them know they’ve been tagged to do the meme themselves!
IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
I Don't Care - Ricky Martin
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Heavy Tango - Paris Jazz Big Band
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
For You I Will (Confidence) - Teddy Geiger
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
I'll Be There For You - FRIENDS Theme Song
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Find Your Way Back - Michelle Branch
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me - Bellefire
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
My Generation - Starfield
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Ain't No Sunshine - Susan Wong
WHAT IS 2+2?
Me and My Boyfriend - Mocca
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Carry You Home - James Blunt
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Old Style Love Songs
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Try Too Hard - Teddy Geiger
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Raincloud - Lighthouse Family
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Take My Hand - Dido
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Those Were The Days - Old Style Love Songs
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
On The Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Hold Me, Kill Me - U2
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
You are My Refuge - Maranatha! Singers
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Tangled - Maroon 5
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Lonely No More - Rob Thomas
I'm not tagging anyone cause I wasn't tagged to do this, but feel free to grab it... or to tag me with anything, if you'd like :P
Labels: Random Ramblings
First, I just noticed I had Amy
twice on my TT list yesterday. Oops... :(
Second, see my WW post below? I thought I had to make clear that THAT is a real baby. And that was her actual 'pose'. I did not manipulate the photo at all. I just pasted the Cabbage Patch Kid next to her. I'm still amazed to this moment at how similar they look like. Hahaha :))
Third, speaking of babies... if you have a facebook account, you might know that they have this application called make a baby. Well, I randomly invited friends to mate, and this morning I received a surprise in the form of the most angry little baby I ever saw on facebook:
I sure hope she'd look better after a few pokes! :D
Labels: Random Ramblings
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thursday Thirteen - 11th edition
Whoa. I almost forgot that it's a Thursday! I don't know what to post today, either... Let's see... how about...13 random people's TT, and my 'answer' to their title
- Natalie - What I like about the Holidays: PRESENTS! :D
- Amy - My passions: Umm... teddy bears? and books. And of course, GOD.
- Amy - My passions: Umm... teddy bears? and books. And of course, GOD.
- Leah - List of things to do with Christmas approaching: Force mom to get the Christmas tree out and start decorating it!
- Twisted Cinderella - My Creations: Hmm... I can't top that... haven't been creating anything lately.
- Nicholas - Thirteen MOVIE DVDs From My Collection: 13 would be too many, so instead, the movie I own on DVD that I last watched: Forrest Gump (I watched it yesterday on TV, though)
- EHT - 13 Events in the Bible That Are Confirmed Elsewhere: Very interesting! How it fits my current interest. Will come back and read some more.
- Carolan - Thirteen Random Things That Happened On My Birthday: 1940 Walt Disney's Fantasia debuted (from InfoPlease).
- No Nonsense Girl - Thirteen truths that have changed my life: God is working behind everything happening in our lives.
- Andrea - a few of my favorite things: see my answer to things I'm passionate about :P
- Mom not Mum - Thirteen Concerts I've Been To: This would be filled by Classical concerts.
- Bethany - Thirteen Random Things: Doing this TT actually got more complicated than I thought it would be. AND I need to head off to check up on work...
- Morgan - Celebrity Crushes:Keanu Reeves was the first, Archie Kao the latest :)
Labels: Thursday Thirteen
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
My first attempt on a wordless wednesday
Labels: Wordless Wednesday
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Look at what mom got me for Christmas!!
That's a Parallel Bible in Indonesian
(My first parallel bible ever!), as well as an Indonesian version
of the Rainbow Study Bible
. Oh, and of course I'm aware that Christmas is still about 28 (?) days to go, but mom went to the distribution office of the Indonesian Bible Society
and bought these, as well as a bunch of other stuff including a 9-volume-set of the handwritten bible (we actually wrote part of it YEARS ago... I can't remember which part, though). So yeah, what an awesome early Christmas present.
Also, my order from ChristianBooks.Com
has arrived safely in the hands of my cousin, who'll be here on Dec 15. So that's two more bibles to look forward to!
Speaking of bibles, I also sent off the registration form for a Master's degree in Biblical Studies today. If all goes well, I should be starting that course around April next year. Meanwhile, I'm indulging myself in the reading of the many bibles I now own :)
Labels: A Day in My Life
Monday, November 26, 2007
Somewhat similar to VisualDNA, I reckon... but fun anyways... now if only I can find my visualDNA results to compare...
Nothing seems to bother you - you sail through life crisis free. It's not that your life doesn't have its ups and downs, it's just that you handle everything without unnecessary drama and antics. You approach each day fresh, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. You are confident that you can handle anything that comes your way and experience has shown that you are absolutely right about this.
You are continually pursuing a simpler and less complicated life - you don't allow yourself to fall victim to all of the "should do's" that society continually bombards you with. You are thoughtful about your life choices and think in terms of yourself, others and the world in which we live. You have a great sense that we are part of something much bigger and we must be good to others, if we want others and the world to be good to us.
You are easily stressed out and overwhelmed - you need to take care of yourself first and foremost. Because you tend to be self reflective, you know your limits quite well and must remember to not exceed those limits. When you overwhelm your life with obligations and responsibilities, you tend to shut down and go into yourself even further. Take some time to find your serenity and kick back your feet.
You are a cuddle bug - from a warm hug shared with your best friend to steamy sex with your partner, you enjoy every bit of human contact that you can get. You demonstrate your love for others most fluidly through physical one-on-one contact and you feel the most loved when you are being touched. You feel disconnected when you are physically isolated from others. You're a people person and a lover of all things human.
Labels: Online Quiz
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Thursday Thirteen - 10th edition
Yeps. I've made my decision. Here's my Weight Loss Plan (WLP) in 13 Steps! Hahaha :D
- I need to lose about 10 kgs until the end of this year.
- So that's 5kgs each month. *fingers crossed*
- Otherwise, mom will FORCE me to go to the nutritionist/doctor who just so happens to be my ex-crush's Dad (which I would like to avoid, thank you very much!)
- So... I will be swimming every other day...
- and doing Yoga or some other form of exercise in between.
- For each 2.5kgs I lose and retain, I will reward myself something special.
- Which is not a food item, and will be no more than 50,000 rupiah in value.
- I shall limit my consumption of chocolate... to one piece a day!
- Also, I will drink a lot of water.
- and ban sugary drinks (this will also fulfill a point on my 101 things to do list)...
- except for my daily intake of Vitamin C, and perhaps some juices.
- I will only eat ice cream once a week (unless somebody offers me some ice cream, which I shall not refuse).
- And of course, no vigorous snacking :D
Labels: Thursday Thirteen
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
On Saturday, I had to wake up early in the morning because I had to go to my (old) university to judge at an English Story Telling competition. It was a great experience and I loved every single minute I spent there, even if I got tired of listening to 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'Cinderella'. This has sparked my interest in being an English teacher, and am now pursuing some information from my former English lecturer about it.
Sunday, I had to go to church early morning as usual, followed by teaching Sunday School, and then immediately there was a choir practice which lasted about 3 and half hours... and once I got home, I had to prepare myself because a friend of mine was getting married. The party was so crowded that it was hard to get some food. My friend was very pretty and very happy even if she seemed to treat the event like it's a game (at least to my eyes). Am happy for her, though... and praying for a great life ahead of her. As for me, I had a great time hanging out with all the people I knew who were there (a lot of them, actually!)
Monday, my boss attacked me with stuff to do... which wasn't that much eventually, and I spent the rest of the day working on the layout of the Sunday School Devotion Book I had to finish.
Today... I'm very sleepy and tired and bored and am seriously thinking about my job. I am trying to enjoy my job, but I haven't succeeded yet. And deep down inside... the English Teacher option seems a good one. Otherwise I'm also thinking about becoming a writer, or a designer. Anything that is part-time and allows me to work at my own pace. And that I enjoy. And where there's no boss telling me things which just confuse me. Oh, and of course there's still another thing I would like to pursue... BIBLE STUDY! Yes, I am actually thinking of taking a Master's Degree course in this. Or any other Theological programs, for the matter. Hmmm... dreams, dreams, dreams and plans, plans, plans...
Labels: Just A Thought
Friday, November 16, 2007
Friday Feast #169
AppetizerWhat was your first “real” job?
Hmm... what does "real" mean? My first internship was unpaid, but it was the time I first 'tasted' a job. And to the guests at the hotel, there was no sign that I was a trainee at all. So in that sense, my first job would be a butler at a luxury boutique hotel in the Rosewood
On the other hand, I first got paid while doing my 2nd internship. That would be as a waitress at a Conrad
Or... if you're talking after school has finished, that would be my current job. A manager at a fine art gallery.SoupWhere would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
To sleep :P
Or swimming in my backyard pool. I find the water very calming and thus inspiring. The bad thing is... I wouldn't be able to write down any ideas as quickly.SaladComplete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
My mom talks about me having to lose weight with (not so much) a stranger. Like she did last night with this doctor who has helped some of our church members lose weight who just happens to be the father of my first crush ever! How's that for embarrassment??Main CourseWhat values did your parents instill in you?
Err... that I need to lose weight while I'm still young before it's too late and I get very, very sick? Hahah. I'm seriously annoyed by this notion, you see... but anyways, mom thought me awesome values that made me the person I am today. So yeah.
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
Oh. Wow. I don't remember any. Seriously. Sorry... :(
Labels: Friday's Feast
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Thursday Thirteen - 9th edition
It's a wordless TT on my B'day (13.11.07) :D
Labels: Thursday Thirteen
Monday, November 12, 2007
anticipation is the greatest pleasure
What is that, you ask? That is the bunch of this that will officially be mine in... hmm... 4 hours!! Hahaha. Yeps. B'day presents. Aren't they lovely?
Of course I seriously mean I have 8 boxes of b'day presents and a bunch of other stuff like balloons and candies and a princess tiara. And yes, those numbers on the left corner is how old I will be. Tee hee... I'm childish, I know. And I like it that way.
Those presents are the ones I bought for myself with the help of mom's b'day money. We made it this kind of tradition for me to get a specific amount of money each year (the exact amount depending on mom's discretion) to buy stuff for my b'day. I would usually chip in with my savings or just at random sometimes, to result in the delightful thing called my b'day present(S) :D
Another one of my b'day traditions is to have goodie bags and lots of candies for my friends. This started in high school. My 17th b'day, I think, when I thought "Wouldn't it be cool to celebrate in a very childish way??" - I bought candies and chocolates and small presents and threw all of them in a large box, opened the box during lunch break and let everyone dig in!
The next year, I prepared small bags filled with snacks, so it was just like when we were in elementary school. My freshman year I put a (HUGE) glass jar filled with candies at the student lounge. The whole university celebrated my b'day. Hahah. The candy thing was so unique to me that most people said they're going to miss my b'day candies after I graduated. Well, my closest pals need to fret not coz I have a surprise in store for them tomorrow!
Oh yes, I do plan each and every one of my b'days with precision to ensure that I get what I want. Of course I kinda feel like getting a surprise b'day party thrown or something, but the fear of people forgetting my b'day is too big I just HAVE to prepare everything. The downside? I will never be surprised during special days (this includes also my farewell during my internship in S'pore). Except, well, last year, for example, my classmates did surprise me with a happy b'day song and a lovely teddy bear. So yeah, I'll delight in that.
The thing about b'days is: at this particular moment (3 hours and 45 minutes to my b'day) I don't really feel very much. I'm numb. Just like it's every other day (except of course I'm blogging about my anticipation, so it is something special). But when I go to sleep later, and wake up... there's always this funny fuzzy feeling. Oh yes... I love that feeling. I can't help but wonder if anyone else out there might feel the same way too? Hmm...
Well, better take my shower and get to sleep now... the sooner my b'day comes, the better. Right? Right :)
Labels: A Day in My Life, Just A Thought
Friday, November 9, 2007
Friday Feast #168
AppetizerWhich snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
Popcorn. And I love it in Singapore cause you can opt to have sweet and salty ones in one box. Here it's just plain salty ones.SoupWhat year did you start using the internet?
Umm... 1998, I think? Probably earlier.SaladWhat is your first name in Pig Latin?
Err... I'm lost... Help, anyone?Main CourseName something you are picky about.
Teddy Bears! Hahaha. Actually, I love all teddies, but I get picky when I have to choose which one to buy from the shelf.DessertFill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.
I was sleepy yesterday and I am sleepy today. Seriously.
Labels: Friday's Feast
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Thursday Thirteen - 8th edition
I am so not going to let anything keep me from TT-ing this week. In fact, I'm up to posting a double edition to make up for last week :DThirteen Things That Happened on My Trip to Singapore
- Our flight was delayed
And only because of 4 people who just happened to arrive late because they were busy carrying some traditional cakes... thankfully, they realized that the plane was late because of them. As Singaporean say, they were very pay see (meaning: ashamed).
- I got acquainted with Ms. Kartika Affandi
Who is the daughter of the painter Affandi, and also her children. Of course, it only comes natural as my uncle (aka Boss) was hosting her for the book launch. I did find it very unfair that she got all the attention during our event there seeing that she only decided to come after receiving payment from my uncle. But what can I say... the perks of being someone famous' daughter, right?
- I learned to 'take care of things'
Like handling the check in and all the payments, also doing things I never did before like actually perusing the Business Centre at the hotel. During this particular stay, I think it is the first time we really 'utilized' the hotel staff by having so many requests. Hahah.
- We stayed at a very special room
Not because it was located at the Club Floor and thus we got L'Occitanne amenities, but rather because of the room number. It was room 1113. And that would be my birth date. Cool, right? I had to take a pic.
- I strained my ankles (yes, both of them)
I fell down on the pedestrian walkway on my way back to the hotel after a teddy bear shopping spree. It was so embarrassing (thankfully not many people were there to see it happen). And sadly it still hurts a bit until now :(
- I had to do a speech in front of a whole bunch of important people!
The story was, one of our writers, Prof.-Dr. Astri Wright, was unable to come to the book launch, but she sent her greetings via e-mail and I got to read it. What was really fun is, as she saluted a bunch of people in the speech, I decided to lead everyone in clapping as I read each paragraph. So I was leading all these VIPs in clapping! Hahaha. I had a good time.
- I got to play camerawoman too!
and take care of the lighting for the special launching event. Lots of fun. Nuff said.
- Of course, I got a bunch of teddies
About 20 pcs, I reckon. Most of them are Ty's, but I also got this whole series of tin toys teddies. And a very special lil fellow who is a limited edition number 3/750 from this German company (I forgot the name). As I mentioned earlier, most of them are still tucked away for my birthday present, so pics later.
- Also, we bought a S$1,800 violin
Thanks to the man selling who said the violin costs 'thousand eight' which we assumed was S$1,008 instead of S$1,800. Hah. My brother got very lucky of course to receive that present on top of his Givi which we had bought earlier. Anyways, I started taking violin lessons so in the future I might be using that violin too!
- I did NOT get to meet most of my friends
They bailed out on me last minute. Pretty sad. I managed to drop by the restaurant we used to work at though and say hi to some people (not many are left there who I know, anyways). I didn't even manage to contact the guy I used to have a huge crush on. Not that he really mattered that much.
- I got to speak Singlish, obviously
Yes, that actually made me somewhat happy. Again, lots of fun.
- I took the MRT to the airport
I love the MRT. If only they have something like this here in Jakarta.
- My aunt decided to give me all the leftover cash
That amounted to about S$150, and with the tax return we received, I managed to buy several teddies, a magazine and also this book I've always wanted to buy. I even brought some cash back home which is now allocated for my birthday lunch with my friends.
And speaking of my birthday... (this coming TUESDAY!!)Thirteen Things I'd LOVE to Receive on My Birthday but Probably Won't (Unless YOU Would Like to Buy it for Me) - from amazon.com
- TNIV True Identity Bible
I'm reading the teen True Images version and at 23 I think I should read this version now, you think?
- A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book
When will this book be available here??
- Revolve 2008
- Maple the Ty Bear
- Magee the Ty Bear
and a whole bunch of other Ty bears, too... or any other teddy bears, for the matter.
- Famous Bears and Friends
just found it randomly and seems pretty interesting.
- Pointe Shoes
What can I say... it's a childhood dream of mine!
- Canon Photo Printer
Could definitely come in handy.
- That Thing You Do! DVD
I want this. I want this. I WANT THIS! It's even on my 101 Things To Do list.
- Godiva Chocolates
- The Story of Art
Saw this at the bookstore yesterday and it seems quite interesting.
- Messengers of Faith
Definitely a cool something to take to the Sunday School class.
- Amazon Gift Certificate
Who knows what else I might find? :P
The truth is I've never bought anything off Amazon before thanks to the shipment cost which is way too expensive :(
Happy TT, everyone!
Labels: Thursday Thirteen
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Dona Nobis Pacem
I can't believe I forgot to post on Blogblast for Peace. I'm backdating this post, of course.
What happened, you might ask?
I supposed I've been busy. My mind's been preoccupied. And on November 7th, 2007, all I remembered was that it's my friend's birthday and that I'm meeting up with my university pals for lunch.
So anyways, today... I vow to live in peace with myself and with the world (even though that would include my co-worker I'm having such a hard time being at peace with)... because it really does depend on each of ourselves, no?
Labels: Blogblast for Peace
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
So in the hope of finding a layout code suitable for the gallery's website I'm working on (actually, I finished a very simple layout, but mom's given me some pretty dazzling ideas and I really WANT it to work out), I dug up some of my old blogs.
Yes, believe it or not, I've been around since 2001. No wait, actually earlier. I had personal websites those days, and then I roamed around pitas, and now I'm here. I'm so happy to see that pitas still keeps all the archives. I'm thinking of saving them, though... just in case. But maybe later. Anyways, I'm going to look over the fact that this might reveal to you my real name and some details of my life, and here they are for your reading pleasure (they used to be great for your seeing pleasure too, but unfortunately most of the servers I used have died so all the images are broken): Going Bananas
, think of me fondly
, and (not yet) insane!
I can't really remember, but I think I had several more blogs too. I was bad, I know. Kept quitting and reappearing but changing my address for some unknown reason. Nana
might have a better memory of all my blogs. She's been with me through it all. And I still remember how we first met. I reviewed her site on Xanga (which wasn't such a good review). Hahaha... look how we've grown, Na!
Labels: Just A Thought, Just for Fun
Saturday, November 3, 2007
work has, as you can see...
robbed me from the joy of joining Thursday Thirteen and Friday's Feast this week :(
and now... I'm sitting here being lazy as always. It's raining, and seriously I feel like going to sleep. Wouldn't that be lovely?? But I should get my task done before my boss asks for it, don't you think?? But I'm too lazy... I'm hoping he'll forget about it altogether. Arrgh.
Funny thing is, whenever I feel like work is getting the better of me, I'm reminded how lucky I actually am. And I'm happy for that. As always.
Labels: Just A Thought