Narsis di Taman

Pagiii smuaaa, selamat hari Senin yaa. Masih pada semangat kan? Kalau ngerasa lagi bete ato bosen, biasanya tangan saya suka jalan sendiri buat ngambil cermin ato gadget, buat foto-foto *true story* Serius, saya ini narsis aku, foto itu akan saya bilang bagus kalau saya yang di foto itu terlihat bagus 😀

Nah, pas di Belanda 2 bulan kemarin, level narsis saya meningkat pesat. Hal ini disebabkan banyaknya pemandangan-pemandangan indah yang cocok untuk dipadankan dengan saya. Saya terpukau dengan taman-taman di Belanda yang bersih. Beberapa taman bahkan memasang tanda tertentu yang melarang anjing masuk ke taman tersebut, dan dipatuhi dunkz oleh para pemilik anjing, akibatnya saya menjadi tidak takut terkena ranjau kala berkunjung ke taman.

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Dua minggu sebelum kepulangan saya ke Indonesia, sepertinya sudah mulai transisi musim semi. Hal ini ditandai dengan mekarnya bunga-bunga dimana-mana. Kece abiiiiis. Sayangnya, kami tidak berkesempatan mampir ke Keukenhof, taman tulip legendaris Belanda, karena baru dibuka pada akhir Maret 2014. Ya sudah, silahkan loh disimak ya foto-fotonya, maaf kalau banyak saya nya 😀

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2013 In a Glance – Uber Late Post!

Morning readers! Happy belated new year! I hope you guys welcome 2014 as excited as I am. Nevertheless, 2013 has just went away, I have no doubt that last year was one of the important years in my timeline. There were excessive moments in 2013, the good and the bad, which makes me stronger and better. And here is some summary from my 2013:

1. January

  • In the beginning of 2013, i officially moved to Jakarta to start my 8 months diplomatic training. I was still remember the anxious feeling of that time.

2. February

  • I started my diplomatic school training (Sekdilu) in Jakarta. It was such a great things since i got the chance to meet other 58 brilliant young diplomats (in the making). LOL. And since then, we’re labeled as Sekdilu batch 37 till now.

3. March

  • The “late” opening of Sekdilu 37 in Gedung Pancasila, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But hey, better late than never, right?
  • I force my lazy ass to joined Fun Running Prambors. I’m not a fan of doing a sport but you can count on me for watching! Surprisingly, the event was really fun. In the beginning, the committee suddenly showered us with color powder, hahaha, so we run in mix color!

4. April

  • April was mostly about study, and also we keep on practicing on our choir since we’ve already scheduled to some events in the near future.
  • We celebrated Kartini Day by wearing traditional costume, looking good, girls!

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5. May

  • Sekdilu 37 went to Surabaya! Yay! We got the chance to visit Madura as well and experience the famous Suramadu bridge, Bromo mountain, Sampurna house, KRI Dewaruci and also TKI training class. It will be hard to forget Surabaya since we had many memories and class performances!

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  • Hey you! Happy bday my precious!

6. June

  • My favorite month in a year! June means birthday! And birthday means presents and surprise. Thank you all for the gifts and the cake and the mid-night lilies :*

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7. July

  • July was 2013 fasting month. And i went through it with my Sekdilu 37 fellow. I also sometimes spent my “ngabuburit” time by going to Bendungan Hilir market to find delicious snack and food.

8. August

  • I bought myself a new gadget. It feels nice spoiling yourself with your very own money after a long and tiring work.
  • Went back home to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with my family. One of my favorite holiday at all times.
  • Gita Bhuana choir was appointed to sing in the opening and closing 2nd Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in JCC Jakarta. We could see our president, minister of foreign affairs, and other very important people in extremely close distance.

9. September

  • Sekdilu 37 finally graduated! Our graduation ceremony was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs, and what made me even happier, my mother and my brother managed to come as well in very short notice.
  • My brother’s birthday
  • Sekdilu 37 successfuly held Salam ASEAN in one of Jakarta most famous landmark, Monas! We also make a new world record as the longest ASEAN Handshake! Splendid!

10. October

  • In October, i was appointed to be Liason Officer for Peru for the APEC event in Bali. That was stunning. My knowledge before the APEC in escorting the high level was, lets say, zero. I was continuously asking about this and that. Fortunately, things were ended up perfectly. And i have no doubt in trying this again.
  • October also means abroad internship. And where is the perfect internship for young diplomat? Yep, you’re right, we were sent to the Indonesia representative office in four countries, Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. I was sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with my other 9 colleagues.

11. November

  • Half of this month was still spent in Kuala Lumpur. One month internship was quite fast and hurry. I do wish the next batch will have at least 2 months internship abroad.
  • One of GenkGonk member, Riri, finally got married. So some of us flew to Malang to attend the birthday. Such a warm and bonding experience. It remained us how fast time flies. Happy wedding Riri!

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12. December

  • I celebrated new year eve with my friends in Jakarta. We marched to Bundaran HI with thousands of people. We then saw fireworks and exhibitions, not to mentions, the new media darling, the governor of Jakarta, Jokowi. That was fun!

Well, then, so we can bluntly conclude that almost most of my 2013 was about Sekdilu 37. But i also manage to spent time with my GenkGonk, and also my dearly cheri. Well, i guess it’s a wrap. I hope this year will bring joy, blessing, and happiness. 2014, bring it on!!!

C’est La Vie

“When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.”

― Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

well said, i’ve learned the hard way. The person you love the most can make you cry the hardest

 

10 things about me

  1. I love surprises, i’m good in making surprises, so, my expectation in surprises is also high
  2. It’s not easy for me to compliment someone or something. If I give compliment, then you do deserve it
  3. I love fashion, I dress fashionably, I usually act such a fashion police for my friends. Just gimme a week and I can notice your style and how many outfits you have in your closet
  4. Crepes and pancake and ice cream could simply make my day
  5. I am actually very independent and dislike depend on others, but when I feel attached and comfortable with someone, I transform into an extremely spoiled person
  6. I love travelling, before I die I have to be able to visit at least 3 countries in Africa and Latin America
  7. I hate being sick and surrounded by sick people. I’d do anything to cure them so that I won’t be infected
  8. A true optimistic person, i also know what i want and i’ll fight till i get it
  9. Don’t get fooled by my princessy appearance, I’m a good chef in the kitchen 🙂
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Nostalgia Masa Kecil :)

IMG03156-20130101-1927Morning folks!! Apa kabaaar? Sudah tahun 2013 nih, gimana? apa kalian masih salah-salah nulis tahun? Saya juga masih begitu loh, hehehe. Sebenarnya, saya ingin memposting sesuatu kemarin, tapiii, karena  adek saya mendadak minta bantuan untuk menerjemahkan jurnal-jurnal, jadilah niatan saya menulis batal. Well, ya sudahlah tidak apa-apa, toh postingan saya kali ini tentang masa kecil yang sedikit banyak akan menyinggung adek saya yang bandel itu.

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semacam sesi foto dengan mama ketika saya masih, errrr, bayi 😀

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entah siapa yang meletakkan saya di meja seakan saya properti saja, hahahaha

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belum jago jalan, bisanya masih merangkak

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saya baru saja menangis kalau tidak salah, berusaha dihibur papa dengan dot berisi susu dan sebuah apel, hihihi

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iyaaa, ini saya loh, pakai baju army dan kalung manik-manik, juaraaa dey 😀

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nama saya Dewy bukan Dewi, waktu itu sedang karnaval TK dan diarak naik delman *penting*

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mau dicium lumba-lumba pun pose dulu dunkz

Lahir di keluarga kecil yang terdiri dari empat orang saja (ideal sekali yaaa), ditambah dengan jarak usia yang hanya 2 tahun membuat saya sangat dekat dengan adek saya. Masa kecil saya terbilang cukup menyenangkan. Dari kecil sampai TK kami sekeluarga mengontrak rumah sederhana di daerah Miliran. Rumah saya cukup sederhana, berkamar tiga dan berlantai semen, belum dikeramik, tapi malah adem loh ternyata 🙂 Alhamdulilah, ketika saya akan masuk SD, papa mendapat rejeki sehingga bisa membangun rumah sendiri dan tidak mengontrak lagi.

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aiih, cantiknyaa *abaikan*

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masa-masa ketika saya masih lebih tinggi dari adek saya, lihat, saya setengah hati menggandeng adek, hehehehe

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foto kesukaan saya, lucu yaaaa

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tertangkap kamera sedang mengudap cokelat payung

Saya kemarin bongkar-bongkar album foto lama dan terkaget-kaget melihat koleksi foto di dalamnya. Astagaaa, wajah saya semacam telah berevolusi, well, bukan berarti dulu saya seperti itik yang kini menjadi angsa, bukaaaan, kata orang saya memang sudah manis *pede* dan suka kamera sejak kecil. Kita lihat sama-sama yuk, ada foto papa mama ketika masi muda, dan tentu saja foto adek saya yang (masih) menggemaskan 😀

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saya lumayan feminim juga yaaa, kontras jika dibandingkan dengan adek saya yang berkeris

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mobil pertama yang kami punya, perhatikan dunkz gaya topi terbalik saya dan adik, berasa paling keren pokoknya

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my grumpy face 😀
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saya yang sekarang, tetap sadar kamera pastinyaa

Food for Thought

One of my hobbies is reading. Since I was little, I found it satisfying to read something. Well, during my childhood, I read almost everything, from folklore to magazine, you name it. I read constantly even when I didn’t know the meaning or the vocabs. I remembered when I was in my fifth or sixth grade, I made my mother furious because instead of doing my homework, I rather spent my spare time in books rental. LOL, those good ol’ times were hilarious.

When I grow up, my reading habit hasn’t disappeared, it grows stronger instead. I read faster than the others. Although the internet era has conquered us now, I still prefer paper as my reading material. I don’t know why, but there is such happy feeling when you can touch and interact with your reading material. You can flip the paper, add some notes, or even just simply squeeze it. Well, the environmentalist will definitely dislike my behavior. I also loveee the smell of new book, and I guess that is one reason why I seldom read something online.

Book is such a good friend of mine. Before I go somewhere, I always make sure that I’ve brought books with me. I love spending my time by reading books almost everywhere, in my room, in a coffee shop, in a park (it’s kinda difficult to find a cozy park to read here in Indonesia), even in a plane. Interestingly, I can’t read books in car, well actually not only books, anything written in paper base would be impossible to be read by me in car. It will make me dizzy and sick in instant. But no worries, I still able to read sms, tweets, or any status updates.

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Reading can comfort me. I don’t have any topic preference in reading, but I’m just not into futuristic topics, and oh, also some cheesy teenage romance, a big NO. By reading a lot, I can have a lot of imagination. It was nice and worth the time if I can find a good book. I always adore the writer who can create such masterpiece *bow*. FYI, I love books written by JK Rowling, Charles Dickens, Dave Koontz, Joy Fielding, and Nicholas Hemingway. But again, sometimes some books could just surprise me, like hidden treasure.

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Well then, do you also like reading? Would you kindly share or recommend me some good books to read? The holiday is approaching fast, and my book cart is still empty 🙂 Have a nice day, pals!!!!