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Showing posts from May, 2009

Belanda Yang Aneh

It's been a very strange season in Holland. This morning I read @mymodjo tweet about how Holland varied from sunny morning to cloudy, rainy, again sunny, and back to cloudy afternoon.

In fact, some people became really ill because of this strange weather (raise your hand if you are one of the victim! :P) *oma angkat tangan*

The stranger thing is this: Dutch people can be easily deceived by the sun (or the fact that a new season has taken place). If it is sunny, although it is still cold as a fridge, the Dutchies would wear their slippers, t-shirt, skirt, and sunglasses. Or even worse, like yesterday, the fact that this is almost June, which is already Spring and almost Summer, they wore shorts and t-shirt, even though the weather was like crap - cold and raining.

I could recall that two months ago, when it was just the beginning of spring, it was 10 - 13 degree. People wore their jacket or rain coat. They still wore boots or at least proper shoes to protect their feet against cold wi…


Culture research passed
thank's God!

anyway, have you guys ever felt that you have talked too much although you actually didn't want to?
i have had that feeling recently
should shut my mouth up really

Britain's Got Talent

Yesterday was the first semi final show, of which Susan Boyle and Diversity were through to the Final - yipee

I'm curious about tonight, also the final show. I like Aidan Davis to win, but I do also love Diversity. And, the wisdom of crowd might voluntarily vote for Susan Boyle. Almost forgot, I also found Shaheen very cute, and his voice,..*imagining him doing a duet with Joss Stone*

Anyway, this is diversity that Bang Tepy and I love so much

So, who's it gonna be?

Patronus Charm

Although I don't particularly like Harry Potter, except watching the first and second Harry Potter the movie; I found the idea of Patronus Charm to fight against Dementors very brilliant. For Harry Potter lover, there is no need to explain; yet for those who only know Harry Potter by name, here are some explanations coming from Harry Potter Wiki.

"Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them... Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you."

"A Patronus is a kind of positive force, and for the wizard who can conjure one, it works something like a shield, with the Dementor feeding on it, rather than him. In order for it to work, you need to think of a memory. Not just any memory, a very happy memory, a very powerful memory… Allow it to fill you up…lose yourself in i…

Facebook haram?

Setelah menulis posting sebelumnya, Oma jadi inget omongan Mas Yon, temen sekelas Oma.

Ada satu temen sekelas Oma yang pernah bilang kalo Facebook tuh haram (waaayy before ada rumor fatwa haram ini), so dia ga mau punya Facebook (which she now has one).

Dan si Mas Yon ini bilang
"ah, aneh-aneh aja. emang Facebook mengandung minyak babi?"


Facebook in Indonesia

Have you heard about the possibility of banning Facebook in Indonesia?

Although it shouldn't surprise me, I was quite shocked when the news of banning Facebook in Indonesia went online. Indonesia is very well-known for banning unnecessary things, such as PDA (public display affection) or possibly smoking. And now Facebook. How could it surprise me?

Facebook is everywhere, even my parents now are using Facebook every now and then. Thus, banning Facebooks in nonsence. Not only it is absurd, but it is really hard to control. With the spread of IPhone and BlackBerry, Facebook is accessed continuously.

To go deeper to this case, one of the reasones Facebook would be possible banned is because many people use it to flirt with other people. Ah,...

If this rumour is true, I guess banning Facebook wouldn't be enough. How about banning the whole internet coming to Indonesia? *sighing*

Reading some other resources about this case, I came to conclusion that actually Muslim leaders in Indonesi…

Beyond My Limit

Blind man cannot lead another blind man. Indeed.
This theory also applies to education: how could you teach me about communication management, if you don't have a good communication management?

I am utterly disappointed with the way I have been treated lately at my university, the Hague University, Holland. It is towards the end of the course of Master of International Communication Management. Both students and lecturers are busy prepaing the thesis, or what we call here Communication Advice module.

The new course manager was very nice to let the students pick the first and second supervisors they want to have for guiding them for the Communication Advice module. I picked my favorite teachers: Amanda and Suzan.

After some confusing information and emails about the Communication Advice module coming from the course manager, we finally got the supervisor line up last week. Too bad, I didn't get the supervisor that I asked for.

Disappointed, indeed, but I tried to be open for this …

The Ending

(may contain spoilers)

As the rumor goes, these two television series have come to an end. Too bad, because they are series that can make me laugh, scream, and cry (a little) at the same time. Gossip Girl, especially, makes me envy all the pretty clothing line. Oh actually, Brooke Davis in One Tree Hill also wears pretty clothes. And One Tree Hill is very good because of the soundtracks. I would definitely by the soundtracks from all seasons.

Thus, I watched these two series in two days, yesterday and this morning. And after finishing One Tree Hill this morning, I had an idea to compare the two endings. Gossip Girl is (or now was) on the second season. For the TV series lover, I am sure you know what and how it is to be on the second season. Everything is still pretty new, stories just started to build up, characters are maturing, thus in short, everything is still baby. Hence Gossip Girl is in its finale episode. I was perplexed, but anyway, despite the drama that Gossip Girl has crea…

Liburan lagi

Bulan April - Juni adalah bulan penuh dengan hari libur di Belanda. Senangnya.
Besok libur lagi, mpe Jumat.
So, sleeping time again, since my flu has not yet gone for good.
of course, I am still writing my specialisation research paper about online reputation management. I hope that many people are and will be filling in my survey.

About today
I just came back from Indonesian embassy in The Hague. Tadi bis nge-MC di acara Indonesian Tourism Business Dialogue yang dihadiri oleh Bapak Dirjen Pariwisata, Bapak Ambassador, dan beberapa tokoh penting seperti walikota dan ibu gubernur Bandar Lampung dan West Sumatera.

It was fun.
I could meet some important people and did some networking.
also with some media people, like from TV One, Media Indonesia
It's good.

About this morning
I just came to conclusion that he, my bad habit, has been highly avoiding me
kenapa ya?
tapi bagus lah, kalo emang it would help me to forget and let go :P

About tomorrow
enaknya ngapain ya selain tidur?
pengen bikin ot…

bad habit: hilang tanpamu

You're my bad habit
I'm trying not to love you like I do
(but it's no use you know there's no use you know there's no use)
You're my bad habit... no somehow I don't wanna be rid of you
(but it's no use you know there's no use)

Joss Stone

ni lagu terbarunya si mister drummer itu

bad habit :(

sampe kapan?

kuis: kenapa judulnya hilang tanpamu?

jawaban oma yang ke-GR-an: he can't live without oma :P


finally I finished my questionnaire

here it is: click here

this survey is dedicated to all students who are currently studying in Holland. Don't worry, this survey won't take up your time; it needs max. 8-10 minutes.

It is about online reputation management of education in Holland. This survery is part of a research, which will contribute to Nuffic.

please help me to pass this around to your friends, retweet this, or put it in your facebook wall.

I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks :)


I am at work again
after a week being idle at home, sleeping, eating and reading books, I am back to (almost) normal.

today is finalising my questionnaire
*thanks to dita*
ntar kalo dah kelar bantuin oma ya :)

so wish me luck, folks

p.s. semalem mimpi bapak drummer itu lagi. pusing oma, uda lamaaaa ngga contact, eh masih aja bisa2nya muncul di mimpi. tapi mimpinya indicated bahwa we both have to let go - good sign ^^

Disabled + story about my weekend

it is me now

it's been two days that i have been like this.

Ini dia kronologinya:

Jumat (8 May 2009)

I woke up quite late just because I didn't need to work or go to school; but I had an appointment with my Dutch friend in Rotterdam. Her son was going to celebrate his 3rd birthday, thus She and I planned to bake some cakes for the birthday party (on Saturday).

I woke up, feeling realllyy weak and dizzy; but then for me a promise is a promise. I pushed myself to wake up and get ready (altho very slow) and sent myself to Rotterdam.

The weather was,.. hm,.. okay, I supposed, but I forgot my scarf (to protect me from the wind, not merely fashion tho). By the time I arrived at her place, the rain was pouring like crazy..

To cut the long story short, in the middle of our baking cake session, she admitted that she forgot to buy some ingredients. Then, I volunteered to buy them in the store nearby, just because she had 2 kids (one almost 3 years old - the bday boy - and a daughter wh…


I just finished Amanda Coady's integrated marketing communication plan for Unilever Health Centre.
It's been hours!
*is it my fault because I had been blogging, twittering, and facebooking this whole holiday?* :P

Tomorrow's class is about Service Marketing
Pas youtube-ing (I wonder whether this would be a verb), I found this video I had seen before.
Why on earth it was tagged 'services marketing'?

But funny tho

Mati Saja!

Ini lho yang bikin Oma ngomel-ngomel
tapi still can't have enough
yeah, a little too not over you

p.s. which is also cocok ma judul lagunya! mati saja - berlaku untuk perasaan ini, berlaku untuk orang itu (not literally seh), berlaku untuk pikiran-pikiran busuk mengenai orang cute itu :P

You selfish, handosme, little thing!

Sudah 3 hari ini, aku berpikir-pikir
menanyakan pada diriku berulang-ulang: am i stupid?

Kupandangi fotomu di FB, asking: do i like you?
Why do i like you, if I do?

Lagi-lagi jawabannya, no, thank you, i don't love you

So, i am stupid, then.
because i am still following you online wherever you are
Frikin' silly me.

no, no, no, i dunot love you
neither do i care about you.

no, no, no, no

never ever would you ask how i am
neither do you know what my favorite color, my favorite music, the book i am reading, things i am having trouble with
neither would you care if my best friend's husband passed away

then, why would i still think about you?

gosh, you,.. selfish, handsome, little, cute thing!
self-centred, adorable #$?!*%#

i am still a little too not over you.

fewh,.. why?

3 Days Rule

I need some cheering up

Thus, I decided to drop my assignment and watch HIMYM. And my goodness, it was hillarious!! It was really worth watching.

Here is my favorite part, which I know, as a Christian, it is not really ethical to put this up, but I can't help it! It's so funny!

You can continue to watch this episode at my favorite website


What does a 'goodbye' mean?

Is it an expression to show that you will meet that person again sometimes? or is it to show how a wonderful time you just had with that person?

Either way, there is nothing painful or hard about saying goodbye, then. But why is it always so hard, or painful, or sad to say goodbye to someone, especially when it is forever goodbye?

Another concern that came to my mind is why we have to say goodbye when we least expect it. Sometime we are not prepared to say goodbye, or we just simply don't want to say goodbye; but we still have to say goodbye.

goodbye = good + bye
thus, there must be something good about it, right?

Thus, the last question, if it is supposed to be good, why cannot we have it figured out easily? Why do we first have to cry and to be puzzled by the goodbye, and one day, just maybe, we will discover the meaning of it?

I guess I must say goodbye, even I don't want it now.

Goodbye, Bang.

Gagal maning en Queen's Day

Hari ini rencana mo jogging
Eh,.. gara-gara semalem nonton pilem Chaos, jadinya bangun telat

hari ini enaknya ngapain ya?

Oh ya, these are some of my Queen's day pictures
How was your Queen's day?
I had fun, despite the drama I found out the next day


Ajak chat
Ajak chat

Kalo ajak chat, nanti garing
nanti bingung ngomong apa
Kalo nggak
Kalo nggak

I miss you now

Ajak chat nggak ya?

Casper The Movie

Not sure you'd still remember this film.
I fell in love with Devon Sawa at tha time. He was my first love
And this movie was part of my childhood.
For me, this was true love; this is how two people falling in love supposed to be or do.

Watch the best part of this movie: