7 September 2012

Two weeks notice

It's been a while that I properly wrote something on this blog

I don't know, it could be boredom, it could be laziness, but the bottom line is, I am back :)

But this return is followed by another goodbye. NO, not this blog, but to the Netherlands. Yes, if this comes a shock, I need to tell you now that I am moving back to Indonesia in 2 weeks.

How wonderful is that!!

Sad is no longer the feeling I particularly have at this moment. Most of the time, I would feel excitement and missing Stefy so much!

I cannot believe that this long distance relationship will end - at least for this time being, until I have to go to my PhD :P

Wish me luck with packing and saying goodbye.

See you in Indonesia. I hope I can get to write more, and of course, finish my book. Gosh, when was the last time I had time to write!

2 May 2012

The best excotic quote

"Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it is not yet the end." 

The impulse of wanting to watch this particular movie really paid off. I loved every bit of it, and I surely love this quote mentioned above.

 Go watch The best exotic Marigold hotel.

24 April 2012

The 'Four-Year' Engagement - and we are getting married! :)

After 11 years of dating (including 4 years of engagement), we finally decided to get married. Yes, you may have read about this before.

But, what you may not know, there is going to be a movie launched this summer (or before summer, depending where you live), titled Five-Year Engagement.

I had to laugh so hard when watching the trailer, because this is very close to what happened in our relationship :P

So, I am very looking forward to watching this movie

22 February 2012

Coming home

Going back home is going back to your childhood, meeting the voices from the past in an abode that reminds yourself of where it all began thereby presenting you with memories to cherish in solitary peace. Each year, this is a routine for those of us who work thousands of miles away from our home and cherish this sojourn with child-like enthusiasm. This eagerness is even more visible on the faces of those who welcome us back and accept us as we are.

(Repost from my friend's, Eddy, Facebook status)

All I am singing is
"Coming home, tell the world I'm coming home" (Diddy - Coming Home)

24 January 2012

When God doesn’t make sense?

Out of grief, I am writing this.

Don’t you ever wonder why certain things happen? Do they really happen for a reason? Or do they happen because they just,… happen?

I am crying for a friend of mine, who is maybe crying and screaming even more that I do now. I raise this question again and again, “why, God?”

Once I read a saying that goes like this “don’t say “why, God?” but “why not?”” And to be honest, I find that really harsh.

I do believe that our God is loving, but at this point, I just don’t see Him as loving and caring.

God, You just don’t make sense to me right now, but I pray so that you will be with my friend, who needs you even more than I do now.

[only in Bahasa Indonesia] Oh, Indonesiaku!

[copas dari temannya teman temanku] "Serba salah di Indonesia :Naek busway → digrepe ., Naek kereta → dicopet ., Naek angkot → diperkosa ., Udah jalan kaki pun → ditabrak Xenia.. Bahkan Ngesot aja → msh ditendang satpam.... :'("

23 January 2012

The day we say yes!

Finally, after all the wait, all the questions on when (read in bahasa indonesia: pertanyaan kapan kawin!), stefy and I finally have set the date for our wedding :)

(do I hear a Hallelujah?)


So, to celebrate this, I will put all my thoughts on this wedding on a new platform. Please welcome our first tumblr: http://stefynia2012.tumblr.com/

I will try to be quite routine with updating this platform I will update you any related news, gossips, thoughts, hopes, ideas, pretty much anything related to our wedding.

Wish us luck ;)

19 January 2012


Who doesn't want to look pretty?
And if being pretty means photoshoping your Facebook pictures, and if we merely live in this digital world, then say goodbye to the gym, to diet, to anti-aging cream, to make up! And take up advance Photoshop workshop ;)

Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

17 January 2012


I saw a tweet from @FollowFashionNL about a painter, Yvon van Bergen, who looked for a model for her 365 days painting project. So I sent my picture, and voila, here is my portrait!

You should check her blog, she has some nice portraits, and if you maybe are interested to be her model, just send her an e-mail.

I found myself to be interested in painting and arts more and more, especially after my trip to the Vatican city. I was so amazed with the Vatican museum. Love it!

11 January 2012

Housemate or Best Friend?

Haven't been blog-walking for a while, and I went to Nez' blog this morning (Hallo, Nez, pa kabar? gimana irsyad? :) )

She wrote a post about friendship and I can't help but reposting this following quote from Friends the series:

“I like you as a person, Monica, and I wanna stay friends with you. But if we’re being roommates I cannot see that coming… and I don’t want that.”

(Phoebe said to Monica)

Having had several housemates, I couldn't agree more! I regret my decision to be housemates with a very good friend. Yes, unlike Phoebe and Monica, we have become strangers now. We never talk anymore, we never say hi. Well, it hurts, but well I have moved on.

I reckon the older we are, the more complex we have become, and the less flexible we have become. In the past, noisy housemate wouldn't be a problem, now you feel like you want to strangle him. In the past, you may tolerate dirty dishes or dirty clothes laying around the house (you just didn't give a damn!), but now, you would become grumpy.

The bottomline is you just need your own space, you need more privacy (yes, especially if you have lived in the Netherlands for years and year, where privacy is a must!).

so, what's your choice? Having a housemate or a best friend?

3 January 2012

Happy new year!

Forgive this lazy blogger, but I of course wouldn't miss the chance to wish everybody a very happy new year!

I wish you all a very healthy and exciting 2012. Let's be up for some adventures that might be beyond our expectation.

At least, that's what I see to come on my plate.

Once again, happy new year 2012!