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Umm,... it's nice

How often do you get this response from a friend, or colleague?

And how often do you get this from your close friend of even your boyfiend or girlfriend, or your partner, or your husband or your family?

I find it kinda disturbing when people don't really have opinion, especially if they are quite close to you.

Especially when it comes to choosing place to go, or place to eat.

A: Where are we going for dinner?
B: Up to you
A: What do you want to eat?
B: Um,.. I don't know. Up to you.
A: Chinese?
B: Umm,.. we went there last week!
A: Italian?
B: Hm, it's crowded on thursday evening
A: Indonesian
B: Oh, come on, we can cook Indonesian ourselves!
A: .... *not talking anymore*

Why don't you just say what you want! and even if it means not going anywhere for dinner, it'd be better than saying 'up to you!'

I guess living in a country, where the people are very direct, has taught me to express what I think or what I feel. And I kinda expect people to do the same.

Don't you thin…

Senz Umbrella: finally, a product that makes sense!

If you live in the Netherlands, are frustrated with the weather, and think that umbrella is just hopeless, you are just like me! Until I found Senz Umbrella, the famous, strange umbrella that works well against strong wind.

Well, I was very proud and positive about this umbrella, until it was broken 2 weeks ago. I wouldn’t blame the product, though, because the wind was too strong, coming from many different sides.



When my umbrella was R.I.P, all I could do was sobbing inside. It wasn’t an easy decision to buy this umbrella. Due to the abnormal price for one piece of mini umbrella, I had to think a lot before buying it; but finally I bought it!

I was overly positive about it. I promoted to my colleagues who had frustration about their broken umbrella. But not after 2 weeks ago! I was sad and regretted my decision buying this too expansive umbrella, yet still broken in the end.

As a social media geek, I thought, hmm,.. let’s try to find Senz Twitter or Facebook account. Just for fun, I goo…

Welcome back to Holland, Welcome back LDR!

It's been more than 2 weeks ago when I landed to this wet and cold supposed-to-be summer of Holland, after my 1 month summer holiday in Indonesia.

And it has also been more than 2 weeks that I have res-entered to the LDR - long distance relationship. I couldn't believe myself for doing it all over again. After being in LDR for almost 5 years, I remembered making an oath not to be in this cruel LDR cycle again!

But here I am, or let's say here we are, again.

If you ask how I am so far, I'd say on the weekdays, it's okay. But on the weekend, this is when the emptiness started to creep in.

Missing him is not the worst, thanks to the technology (do I hear a Hallelujah?), but his presence is really missed. Since we lived in the same city, he often was at home cooking dinner for me. Or we often went for movie or dining when we felt like it (or when the weather allowed).

And weekends were always our favorite! We went to traditional market, experimented with some recipes, went …