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Saya takut

Akhir-akhir ini saya takut kalau liat foto teman-teman saya yang sudah gendong anak atau bayi. Entah apa karena saya takut disuruh2 menikah, atau karena saya takut untuk mendapatkan tanggung jawab punya anak, atau karena saya takut saya ngga bisa jadi ibu yang baik.

Pokoknya, foto-foto keluarga muda bahagia sedang menjadi a serious nightmare buat saya.

Jauh-jauh dulu deh dari Facebook.

I ♥ My Job

Macaroni Schotel

Some Indonesian peeps are quite familiar with this dish: macaroni schotel. Some people said its kinda Dutch/European food that is popular in Indonesia.

To tell you the truth, Dutch people are not familiar with Macaronie Schotel. Neither are the Italians (my friend Tina, from Italy, will kill me if she found out that I made macaroni into somekind of pie or savoury cake or what we call 'schotel'). Schotel is a Dutch word for dish or platter. Thus it is not food. I reckon the name of this food is created because it is a mix of macaroni, milk, cheese, and ham, and put in a 'schotel'.

Apart from the name, the taste of this dish is excellent, delicious, mammamiaaa!

So, last weekend, I had my Sunday off (honestly, I skipped church, too, because I was so exhausted). Thus, I decided to ask my mom how to make a macaroni schotel. Why my mom?

My mom's family is known as the great chef. My grandma could cook very well; my uncle, too. My grandma, my uncle and my mom even had (and fo…

Enough is enough

And it's been enough!

I cannot believe I fell into the same holes, exact same holes, over and over and over again. And this time, I must say 'ENOUGH'!

Don't you sometimes have this kinda feeling? When you know something is really wrong, but you do it anyway? When you realise that certain thing cannot go on, but you just keep going on?

It's hard, isn't it!

I really hope this time I will be a very good girl, and say yes NO MORE!

The Digital Natives

The Internet is ruining our attention span, it is and you know it!

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Love & Regret

Lately I have been encountering some issues relating love and regret - either my friends were going through this or watching it on movies or TV: you love someone, but it's too late; you love someone, but s/he is taken; you love someone, but s/he doesn't love you back; or the last, and the saddest one, you love someone, s/he loves you too, but both of you didn't know, until recently, when both of you are no longer available :(

These songs happened to be on my new MP3 playlist. Thus, I hope you don't mind to read this corny post :)

If I Knew Then - Lady Antebellum

You Know My Heart Is Reaching For You
But We Never Even Met
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now
I'd Fall In Love.

Cause Love Only Comes, Once In A While
And Knocks On Your Door
And Throws You A Smile
And Takes Every Breath,
Leaves Every Scar,
Speaks Through Your Soul and Sings To Your Heart
But If I Knew Then, What I Know Now
I'd Fall In Love.

Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough - Patti Smyth & Don Henley

But there's …

Monogamy is passe! Yes or No?

On my way to the office this morning, an article on Spits, a free newspaper, caught my attention. Monogamy is passe is written on the title. Wooooot?

I paused for a moment, trying to rethink what 'passe' actually means. I typed the word 'passe' in my app on my Blackberry; and it means 'out of date'. I started reading the article, which basically stated that people are now embracing the idea of having an open relationship: men and women can have other relations apart from their official relationship.

We maybe are familiar with the word polygamy; yet this kind of open relationship, they call it 'polyamory'.

pic:3iLinG Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved (Wikipedia)
While polygamy refers to multiple marriages, polyamory is often perceived as modern style of relationship, which is based on mutual trust, equal respect among partn…

WSAD? (What Should Ariel Do?)

As a communication expert, we always need to be prepared for crisis communication or disaster management. If a company suffered a bad publication, or when bad things happened, like with BP’s oil spill or Toyota’s cars, the communication people need to work very hard to communicate the right message (while some other people work on to make things right) and to win the public favour again.

In theory, companies need to be prepared for crisis way in advance; however not many companies did that. I believe, Ariel had also never thought that such drama would happen, but yeah, here it is, and he has to face it!

So, here is my humble opinion regarding what he needs to do to clear the air:

Scenario 1: Launch a single/album

Celebrities, especially musicians, usually would create a drama or scandal to increase their popularity in order to promote the next movie, single, or album that would be launched. What Ariel could do is to write a song (or an album) as soon as possible and launch it! And theeen,…

What have we learned from Ariel?

These last couple of days have been very interesting for Indonesia and Indonesian people, for Twittersphere and especially for the “victims” – Ariel, LM, CT and so-called “the other girls”.

I have to admit that I had fun reading some gossips regarding this scandal; I even watched the videos (yes, I am guilty!). I guess it is also the reason why Twittersphere has been dominated with topics surrounding the leaking of some of Ariel’s homemade videos.

People were surprised or shocked – some people wanted some more, some people despised it yet they enjoy talking about it. And, of course, there are these people who want to be more valued and respected, thus they try to make a scene out of it. My housemate said “oh come on, don’t make such a big drama out of this! It is just two people humping each other. Nothing wrong about it. Nothing weird about it. What’s different is some people have brain and others don’t.”

Apart from which sides you are in, the bottom-line is everybody enjoys every momen…

World Cup

Any World Cup or football fans in da house??

I am quite a fan of this kind of big football match. I hardly miss world cup, euro cup, UEFA cup, and other big games that always attract big audience.

And it's starting, NEXT WEEK! Yay!

Who are you for this year? Who do you think is going to win?

Although I am pretty sure that Holland wouldn't reach the final game, not even quarter-final, I guess; but I am for Holland.

Hup Holland Hup!

This poster above is awesome. To see more of these, from other teams, go to this link.