Part 1: She Knows He Knows

He touched her finger that was still pointed at his chest, "Still manage to scare the day out of me, I see." She smiled. Too sweetly. "Are you trying to get us killed? Not a good day to die, you say?".

How To Cross Road In Margonda

Somebody should publish this kind of booklet long before I even got enrolled in University of Indonesia. Duh! 1. If there's eventually a traffic light for passerby, please DO pay attention. It's not there for decoration purpose (only).

Dream High

Once upon a time, in one particular high school, lived one particular girl student. Let's call her Suzy. Not only that she got the looks, she also had the wealth and singing talent and lots of antis. All things other girls could only imagine.

Story From Far Java

On my last visit to Jogja (seriously this city has something captivating), I happened to visit Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat and Kraton Surakarta in one-day-trip to Solo.

Letting Go

The big question of letting go bugged my mind around these last couple of months. Some things.. are they worth to keep, or should I let them go. Think I'm pretty good of letting things go, but when inputs and comments started to coming in, I'd have to reconsider my decision.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Obsession

I think the phrase "me and my big mouth" would suit me perfectly berhubung gue mulai kewalahan menangani 'issue' yang aga-aga bikin pala gue puyeng...

Yup, it's called wawancara...

Wawancara yang gue lakuin sih ngga banyak2 amat, mengingat gue juga melakukannya dengan setengah hati, nyeleneh dan ngasal (bayangkan saja gue pernah harus diwawancara untuk sebuah pekerjaan yg gue LUPA kapan gue nge-apply-nya dan gue nge-apply sebagai APA, not to mention gue juga NGGA NGEH ni perusahaan apaan)..

Totally chaos... kacau...

Belum lagi wawancara2 itu hanya sekedar wawancara doang, ngga ada kelanjutannya, sigh, bahkan kalau adapun... gue ngga yakin bakal nerima ato ngga =( dilema...

Anyway, baruuu aja gue ditelfon lagi (God, considering that today is SATURDAY and it supposed to be a WEEK END!! Ngapain dia nelfon gue hari ginih??), dia nyuru gue dateng ke Pasar Baru (and why do I intend to make myself in trouble? Udah tau ngga ngenalin jalanan di Jakarta, eeh ini malah milih tempatnya jauh2 bener, dulu Sunter sekarang Pasar Baru, oalah Maaay) jam 9 pagi untuk panggilan kerja.

First thing on my mind... Who the heck is this person??

Second thing is... Hah? Panggilan kerja?? Ngga salah tu, bukannya panggilan wawancara??

Tapi akhirnya akal sehat gue mengatakan kayanya ni orang cuman salah ngomong =P Jadilah gue mencari akal di mana letak lokasi wawancara gue berikutnya. Syn would probably be my first place to ask.

Anyhow, that is NOT the main topic I want to discuss. Intinya adalah, ternyata sekali lagi gue mendapati diri gue yang sangat plin-plan dan ngga bisa menentukan satu path yang jelas dalam karir gue. Apakah gue mau bekerja sesuai minat gue atau sesuai kebutuhan keuangan gue? Apakah gue mau kerja part time ato kerja nine to five? Atauuu, bahkan yang lebih ngaco... apakah gue mau bekerja atau menggantungkan diri sepenuhnya ke atap... err... ke siapapun yang bakal jadi suami gue nanti?

Pusing...

Masalah lainnya, ternyata gue mengidap obsesi menekan tombol QUICK APPLY di jobsdb.com yang tak jarang menjerat gue dalam masalah kaya beginian. Belum lagi pengalaman being interviewed itu sendiri udah sangat lucu buat gue. Bikin ketagihan. Melatih cara ngejual diri dan nambah skill ngomong dengan NGGA grogi.

Salahkan frase 'nothing to lose' when u applied a job... Gue jadi berasa sangat ringan dan ngga ada beban buat ngelamar2 kerjaan walopun sekarang gue sebenernya harus berkonsentrasi pada empat hal penting... Buku Angkatan, Revisi SP, proyek SILAKIP dan artikel majalah...

Ngomong2 tentang artikel, ni majalah baru aja nanyain gue sidang kapan soalnya mereka butuh kehadiran gue di kantor untuk ngerjain sesuatu. Hmm, my lucky shot is... buat ngupdate websitenya... tapi akhirnya gue puyeng sendiri ngatur waktu dengan mahluk yang namanya wawancara itu tadi T__T damn it...

Aduh aku binguuung...

Flash News

Oh and by the way... Lucky Number Slevin is a fine movie to watch, I finally get my old sense of watching sinemas once again =P Thank God...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Officially pengangguran

Sidang SP saya dah selese ^___^ It's finished, done, the end... thank God... Now, I literally and figuratively have no job (aside for that bloody revision, Year Book, etc)

What do you think I should do for now?

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I'm planning to travel around Jakarta (not really a big idea, tho) looking for an appropriate place to eat, or to visit... maybe my friend's houses... maybe just a strange spots... or maybe a library... Gosh, how I miss reading the whole excellent thick book...

What do you suggest? Quite fond of the idea of reading Perfume - Patrick Suskind, but is it a worthy read or just a boring crime thriller? Have no idea, but it will be interesting to find out.. or will it not?

Another book that I could come up with is You Will Dream New Dreams - Kim Schive & Stanley D. Klein. Okay, so it's a Chicken Soup look alike... But then again, I find these kinda stories are actually inspiring to read. I mean, in life there should be balancing, right? Those yin-yang philosophy? (kebanyakan baca Get Backers -_-#) So whilst I'm reading the psychotic material, it would be nice to read the positive and inspiring and touching stories like that. Okay, so I'm acting like a bit smart ass (._.)

Aduuuh, buku apa lagi yaaa??? Dulu gue pernah ketemu buku lucu yang nyeritain abused child gtuh... No, no, bukan The Child Called It (gila, basi banget kalo masi blum tau ni buku)... bukan juga Series of Inspiring Stories kaya Julia, Adam, dan sapa2 lah itu yang menderita banyak penyakit yang lucu2 (macemnya philophobia, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, dll).. Aduh, tapi judulnya apa ya??? Lupa gue...

And you know what, sepenyelidikan gue... halah, bahasanya... ternyata banyak sekali fobia-fobia menarik di dunia ini =D *topik melenceng*

Wikipedia itu menyediakan so freakin many interesting fact about phobia and who suffers from it =D *kyaa* Jadi pengen baca kisah2nya... =D

Dari wikipedia jugalah gue baru ngeh kalo ternyata "Beatrix Kiddo, a.k.a. The Bride, (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill suffers taphephobia (fear of being buried alive)" INTERESTING...!!!

*search more on Google*

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

The end of Semester

Last Saturday was a day of cleaning and made a path to a brand new era in my life.

Okay, that sounded a bit too much, but that's the truth I guess. Hehehe, I simply threw away all of my old stuff, namely notes, assignment, test results, paper from all the topics I could remember, presentation slides, and drabbling things I used to write in the middle of class. Out of sudden, I felt this whole feeling of nostalgic moment (yuck!). I laughed at my old writing, and I was surprised to see how many of them were written by adji and cecep. Those stupid times... hehehe...

And then, when I looked at my test material, I had no idea, really, how on earth could I survived from that horrible test, named POK, Anum, and Physics. Honestly it's a wonder considering that I was having this blank moment when I scanned through those papers. AVG response time? Huh? Come again? =D Nevertheless, I was delighted to see my own progress in several things. Oh God, how cupu my database project back then =D The ERD was hardly correct and the interface =D hihihi, that was so sweet, my terracotta theme. Where did I get that terracotta name anyway?

As for DDP, hmm... now that was a crazy moment. My knowledge about java thingy was absolutely zero. Waks, chaos every week =D Pemicu di tiap 2 hari sekali, dasar sinting! Mending ngodingnya gampang2, lah ini.. suru bukin prototipe MsPaint, bikin rumah2an, array 2D sambil ngegambar topi, aplikasi fisika... OHMIGOD... Gue jadi inget gmana senengnya pas pertama kali berhasil ngejalanin Hello World =D Bujuuug, keren abiiis.... (._.) The lecturer at that time was not my fave one, but now.. he was practically one of my favorite one =) Mr. Muki was one of the kind, really! The passion, the eagerness, the laugh, the weird affection of recording one's final test situation, the similar voice of Aristo =P Ahahahaha... lucu banget tu dosen.

Aaaah, sweet old reminiscense...
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But now... I'm about to leave all those things and take a step forward... Leaving all memories that had practically been written in my basically secondary RAM =P and start to give free space for whatever things that coming on its way... good or bad... happy or sad... poverty or wealth... sickness or health... Hmm, it rhymes... Ok, jadi ngelantur... intinya... mari kita berjuang bersama-sama... Ganbatte!!!