Adult Coloring Book

First of all… yes, I’m at home. And yes, I’m procrastinating. I’m so sorry, dear work, research, and… similar stuff :(. How am I procrastinating –besides writing a blog post, of course–? The answer is… coloring! A friend *hi, Jen!* introduces me to this new addictive activity. It was addictive when I was a child, but then I moved on to drawing and painting, the more ‘grown-up’ stuff :p. The problem with drawing or painting READ MORE

Singapore Night Festival

The festival happened around two weeks after Singapore celebrates its golden jubilee, August 21-22 and 28-29. Actually, I found out about this festival accidentally, I’m so glad I didn’t miss it :). After the ‘cat & bear’s trip to Tioman Island, Malaysia’ (will write about this soon), we arrived back in Singapore on Monday, August 24 evening. On our way to the nearest 7 Eleven to have our dinner, ehem… ’cause I was craving steamy ramen cup :D, we READ MORE

About Saying Sorry

This morning, my peaceful shower time was disrupted by a neighbor child’s loud cries, and a woman’s –most probably the child’s mother– yells. At first the woman’s shouts were in Chinese, which I don’t understand at all. I assume that she expressed why she was angry. But then, the woman starts yelling repeatedly, “Say sorry!” Instead of saying sorry, the child’s cries grow louder and louder. The woman was so persistent to get to hear that ‘sorry’ word from the READ MORE

Bali, the Island of Gods

After more than 20 years living in Java, its neighboring island, I finally get a chance to visit Bali! This famous island that people often mention whenever I tell them I’m from Indonesia, “I know Bali!” they will say :). “Yeah, but I’ve never been there,” is what I usually respond with. Well, even though the Bali strait can be easily crossed with ferry from the eastern point of Java, my hometown is in the west part READ MORE

Stories from Home

I actually just came back from home, yes, home sweet home… Indonesia! 🙂 After I came back from Iceland trip, I only had 19 days to finish every work-related things that need to be closed, before my flight to Jakarta. Did I finish them? Of course… not. Most of the time I was relaxing at home, but there are times when I had to open my laptop, checking and sending emails, and worked until late at night. Those READ MORE

The Mirza Family

Since it’s only at the beginning of my 3rd semester, means all of the classes were still at the ‘introductory part’, I’ve been doing some projects which require my right brain more than my left brain. Designing. I really enjoy this more than writing paper, obviously. And until now, sometimes I have a feeling that I’ve been taking the ‘wrong path’ ^^; Oh well.. Anyway, since my right brain is more active lately, I decided READ MORE

Quick Getaway, to the East of Java

Remaining time: a week 🙁 Sebenarnya ada 3 undangan pernikahan *for Mum & Dad, not for me ;p* di hari Sabtu tanggal 10 September kemarin, di tiga kota yang berbeda: Jakarta, Surabaya, dan Semarang. Dengan berbagai pertimbangan *termasuk keinginan sang anak yang masih belum puas berlibur, ehem*, akhirnya kami berakhir pekan di… East of Java! Rujak Cingur, tanpa cingur? Berangkat pukul 6 pagi dari Cengkareng, tanpa sarapan, dengan maksud mau sarapan di Surabaya. Setelah sedikit READ MORE

Now & Then: How Much Have We Grown?

The idea came from my sister, while we both have a lot of free time… at home. I mean, when will we have a chance to do silly things like this again? ;p Some points to conclude… First, we do still have identical shirts! The difference is, they used to be in different sizes. Now they’re identical to the size, but we have a reason for buying two shirts ;). There is no way we READ MORE

Balikpapan dan Pulau Derawan

Sama seperti liburan sebelumnya ke Tarakan, alasan berlibur ke Balikpapan kali ini juga dalam rangka menengok sang Pupule. Yap, ‘daerah operasi’-nya sudah berpindah ke Balikpapan, bukan di Tarakan lagi ^^. Canopy Bridge di Bukit Bangkirai Bukit Bangkirai merupakan kawasan konservasi hutan Bangkirai yang menjadi salah satu tujuan wisata di Balikpapan. Agak jauh dari kota Balikpapan, sekitar 2 jam perjalanan dengan mobil ke arah kota Samarinda. Pengelolanya tidak lain dan tidak bukan ya perusahaan tempat Papa bekerja, READ MORE