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Walk In Closet

Who doesn't want a walk-in closet?

This one is my fave.

How about you?

Pick the one you like most

Source: Desire to Inspire

I Dream My Dream

A friend posted her latest blog post about how she perceived life. She also shared how happy she is at this moment with her new job.

Quoted from her post, she said “A first job should be something you love doing, something that represents your ideals and values. So, when you are still at the point of having the freedom and possibilities to choose, choose well. Before responsibilities, peer pressure and world demands steer you away from your dreams.”.

This quote has struck me for me a moment.

I was quite for a while.

I will not complain about how I don’t like my current job, because, seriously, I do! It is the best unexpected thing that could happen in my life. How often would you get called by your thesis supervisor and get a job offer?

However, lately, I was thinking about my dream and about the life I am living in.

Adventure and social work are my passion. I would go to Timbuktu if there was a natural disaster and the people needed help; or I’d go to North Pole if the children were illite…

Photo Hunting, in Belgium

New Experience in Fashion

Yes, I love fashion, like any other women
But no, I am not a fashion-holic, although I will certainly not refuse if I were given lots of money to spend on clothes, bags, and especially shoes and accessories.


I cannot really explain what my fashion style is. I kinda like something "normal" yet vintage at the same time. Since I like mix-and-match, I like fashion items that can be mix-and-match. Thus, there are plenty plain fashion in my wardrobe.

Just discovered a very nice, new experience of shopping at House of Dotes

Cute, ey?

They haven't got plent stuffs yet, tho

Another fashion site I like is Mod Vintage

If I should relate to one particular person regarding fashion, I'd go for this lady

Zooey Deschanel

New Job = Excited + Exhausted

Last Monday, I started my new job at this car refinishes company, quite well-known in Europe, and some other parts of the world (better not to mention the name of the company, toch?)

This is a short-term project - 4 months - which hopefully will turn out to be a longer one. Some of my responsibilities are to take care of the digital (internal and external) communication. The focus is more on their intranet.

It is fun, but what is even more fun, is the task that was just given to me this afternoon.

"wow, wow, wow!" so I wrote on my Twitter.

I cannot really say yet what it is, but it involves viral marketing strategy for a major automotive company :) yay!

Wish me luck! Really need to cross my fingers here.

God, please help me *praying*

Will You Love My Naked Heart?

Some weeks ago, at church, the speaker shared this song and talked about having pure and honest heart. It is really good to be true to ourselves, and to someone close to use, like our partner.

The song goes like this:

So I wrap up this part that doesn't look good; I make it look lovely, like I think it should,
But if you only know who I pretend to be I'll never know if you could really love me.

If you find out who I really am...
If I show you what I keep in the dark...
Stripped of my defences, can your love really clothe my naked heart?

I think it is really sad and true, at the same time.

It is sad because there are people that wrap up their heart, or even themselves to be like they are expected to be - but it ain't themselves.

And it is true because it is happening. There are people doing so, even me.

The speaker at that church said that we should come clean. He shared that when he did that to his wife, his wife and he both wept. He wept because of confessing the dark side of him. …

Between you and him*

Ku akui ku sangat sangat menginginkanmu
Namun kusadari ku diantara kalian
Aku tak mengerti ini semua harus terjadi

Ku akui ku sangat sangat mengharapkanmu
Tapi kini ku sadar ku tak akan bisa
Aku tak mengerti ini semua harus terjadi

Lupakan aku kembali padanya
Aku bukan siapa siapa untukmu

*)This is not the original version of this song. This song is actually sung by D'Masiv. But, unfortunately, I love this version - Barry Likumahuwa Project - better. Although, I couldn't find the proper video :)

Ulang Tahun

Kemarin (tgl 14), si drummer ultah.

Setelah bergumul, berpikir antara mengucapkan selamat dan tidak mengucapkan selamat, akhirnya aku memutuskan mengucapkan selamat. Ucapan selamat yang sangat standard, "Happy birthday ya, God bless".



Baguslah, at least we are now on the same page.

It hurts actually to know that someone is ignoring you, especially someone that you don't really wish to do so. But, alas, it is better off this way.

I Don't Want to Change the World

In the past, I remember saying to myself, and to some people (especially during job interview :P) that I dream to make this world a better place, especially in regards to access to education and increasing the standard of life in Indonesia.

Yet, I realise, that I sometime focus more on the big picture to make the world a better place rather than to make my little world, my surrounding a better place.

I tend to forget to be kind to my colleagues, to greet my neighbours, or just to forgive some people that unintentionally hurted me.

This song by Alain Clark (anyway, he is Dutch) has moved my heart, especially this following lyric in this song:

I don't wanna change the world
I just wanna make a difference
Something like being good to the man next door even if he's different
And I don't have to be a leader
I just wanna lead a life
That one of these days I can look back on and say I did alright

So, now I hope I can start changing the world by first changing myself :)

Pretty Women

Don't you sometimes wonder why some pretty girls could end up with some rich men? Is it their beauty that attract those men? or is it, like our parents or the wise men always advice us, their inner beauty, personality that could win those men's heart?

This article is very inspiring and, somehow, very true: Wanita Cantik Bisa Mendapatkan Segalanya?

Quoting from my current favorite film - Cin(t)a - beauty is often reversed to intelligence. Although this is a typical stereotype, I don't agree; and I believe we, women, can break this stereotype. What we should do is to work on something that is more everlasting and don't only rely on what Daddy and Mommy give us (Quoted from Tyra Banks - ANTM): our pretty face.

We should work on something that lies inside use: the inner traits. These includes our intelligence, our knowledge, character, skills, and personality.

This definitely will make worth much more than 500000$/year (haven't read the article? you should, then you will f…

Writing (Again)

Maybe I have mentioned earlier that I wanted to write a book (or did I even tell that I was actually writing one?), it is now the time to wish me luck. Because it's getting serious now.

I know the storyline.
I have started the first four chapters.
So, yes, I hope to get it done like soon :P

Next week we have two more days off in Holland. I really hope I can get some more done next week.

Wish me luck, and please do not hesitate to drop some comments to wish me luck :P

p.s. this mission to write a book is because of my dearest friend Ega who just started his self-publishing business:

News: Anak Douwes Dekker

Got this news from my yahoo group. I feel sorry for him. I mean, seriously, if your dad was a national hero, wouldn't you get at least a proper treatment?

Ah, it is only my humble opinion.

Maybe my nation has some other issues to tackle, like corruption, pornography, Century case, or Julia Perez being a governmental staff?

Anak Douwes Dekker Terlunta-lunta
Metro Siang / Sosbud / Jumat, 2 April 2010

Bangsa yang besar adalah bangsa yang tahu bagaimana menghargai jasa para pahlawannya. Namun, tampaknya pepatah itu tidak berlaku di Indonesia. Para pejuang, janda hingga anak mereka justru terpinggirkan. Salah satunya adalah putra dari Douwes Dekker.

Lelaki 65 tahun yang terbaring lemah di ICU Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangun Kusumo, Jakarta Pusat, ini bernama Koesworo Setiabudi. Dia anak terakhir Douwes Dekker atau yang lebih dikenal dengan nama Dokter Setiabudi. Pria tua ini terbaring lemah setelah menjalani operasi kanker usus yang telah lama dideritanya. Kini kondisinya terus stabil. Rencananya, …

Pizza Maffia

It is the title of a Dutch movie that will be coming in February 2011.

If you have ever lived or are living in Holland, you could kinda guess what this movie is about and who will play in this movie. If you have guessed, you might be sure that this movie will not be my cuppa tea.

But,... it happened that I had lunch in an Indonesian restaurant that was located in front of the shooting location. So, my colleagues and I watched the shooting, the stuntmen; we may also have seen the actors and directors.

It was fun!

You can watch some footages from the shooting here

And my compliment to their marketing activities. They showed some footages, and provide update from their shooting and the making of the movie. Kinda cool!

Single Vs Married

It occurs to me that marriage life ain't that fun! Don't you agree?

(LOL, please continue reading this if you find my first statement a bit annoying or offensive for some. )

I was quite reluctant to get married a few months ago, just because I'd seen so many marriages that just didn't work, for many different reasons. I just didn't want to bury myself, neither I want to fall into the same hole.

But now I am (more) open to the idea of marriage, but it occurs to me that people that already got married (that I know or hear about) don't enjoy the fun as much as we, the singles.

Agree, disagree?

Here, let me share some stories I heard about marriage couples I know or met:
"Sally, I can't sleep over at your place anymore. I am married now. It's different now. My husband wouldn't like it.""Do you want to help at this event? It is one week event. You can earn extra money." "No, I am married now. It's different.""Hey, where i…