Jajak Jakarta

There's never a dull moment with these two :)

Yup, after a great dinner with my Elementary buddies from Gandhi, I slept over at my cousin--Titin--'s place and just like any sleepovers we had, it was filled with snacks, Facebook-profile-talks, and lack of sleep! We slept at 4 in the morning and because we planned to go out the following morning and had to pick up Cien-cien, we woke up at 10 and left at 11! So, that's not too bad, right? :p Then, we went to explore the great city of Jakarta! Titin drove to Sunter to pick up Maria, or better known as Cien-cien, and went to a noodle stall just around the corner near Cien-cien's house for a yummy breakfast :)

Since I have to go back home early, we planned to go home at about 4 o'clock and 'cause there's tons of places we had in mind that we want to go to, we scheduled the exact in-and-out timing for each mall! :p First stop: GRAND INDONESIA!!! :)

Titin is getting very good at driving, she's even able to take pictures while doing it!
Not a very good example, though ;p
Look! There's a Metro Mini next to Titin!
At Grand Indo's parking lot
Just arrived at Grand Indo and I think not taking pictures in the toilet would be a crime ;)
On the escalator! Doesn't this picture looks sorta--kinda-- like we're in an airport? Bahaah!
Again with the airport-like background!

One thing about Grand Indonesia that I love most is its 'Alun-Alun Indonesia,' where they sell all these Indonesian goods from all over the country and what I love about it is its 'traditional vibe' that I get from the very first step I take into Alun-Alun Indonesia ;) And here's some of the goodies we found ;)

Wayang! It's this puppet-like thing that apparently, Indonesians are very good at!
I have to tell you this, we sucked! We're so bad at it, it's not as easy as it looks :p
Look at this picture, the wayang looks gay, doesn't it?! Maybe ours is not wayang, the more proper term is 'GAY-ang.'
HAHA :p
Look how small that thing is! It even has this mini-sized fan that satay vendors use to make the satay :) And what's a good satay without some kecap manis, right ;)

Too bad Alun-Alun Indonesia holds a pretty high standard when it comes to labeling the price! But the quality is worth the price I suppose. So I'm going to make some Euro or Pounds or Dollar before going back to Jakarta and buy all those stuffs that caught my eye at Alun-Alun Indonesia ;) After Alun-Alun Indonesia, we went to see this Lego exhibition just next to Alun-Alun Indonesia. Lego always amazes me. I'm one of those Lego fans, but all I did was make a shapeless car, or a shapeless house. Come to think of it, I never really did make anything out of Lego. But they! They did an amazing job with Lego! Look at this Octopus :)

And those big blue eyes! Isn't it just the most adorable thing you've ever seen in the (Lego) world??? :)

We planned to go out of Grand Indonesia at 1 p.m, and we reached the exit of Grand Indonesia at exactly 1 p.m! We were on time ;) And after a while, we kinda still have no idea on where to go next, but we went to Plaza Semanggi next and stroll around for a while then we headed to the Rooftop afterwards and took these cute pictures ;) So basically we were inspired by all the 'artsy' pictures that were displayed in Grand Indonesia. There's this exhibition of cool slash candid-like slash spontaneous pictures, and we decided to expand the idea and buy M&M-like candy and took pictures! :) It's almost like biscuits, though, it's not really candy, because it's much crunchier and yummy-er ;) We figured the color of the biscuits would look better in pictures rather than M&M's because these biscuits have more 'shocking' colors, and having said that, we realized that the food coloring was quite a lot, so that's pretty scary :p All in all, the pictures look great ;)

Titin looking cute ;)
Cien-cien looks preeeeetty :) Don't you agree? ;)
You can't really see, but there's biscuits in my mouth, but that didn't quite work out :p
Rooftop! :)

And since we had too much fun taking pictures and chit-chatting while having some (so-called) sushi, before we know it, it's 4 in the afternoon so we decided to head back.

When we're stopping on a red light, we realized that we almost ran out of gas! (Notice that the red light on the bottom is on!) But since it was a Sunday and there's no traffic jam, we made it to Kemayoran to get some gas :) Then we dropped Cien-cien off, and we went back home! :)

That is all for the 'adventurous' trip I had with Titin and Cien-cien ;)
It was pretty tiring, but had great fun :D
Keep me posted, everyyyoneeeee :D



KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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HALLOWEE(ke)N(d)!

YUP!!!

It's the weekends!! Weeks after weeks have passed and I'm getting just ever so pumped and excited :) We have officially reached the midst of November, and before we know it, we'd be celebrating Christmas and New Year's!! :) 

Speaking of celebrations, I know how Indonesia doesn't celebrate Halloween at all, unlike the western culture who takes Halloween as serious as their own Easter or Independence Day--meaning, there's always traditions to live up to. Trick or treating, costume-wearing, pumpkin-carving, and all of those things they do every year :) 

Maria, one of my best friends, was born on this 'spooky' day ;) So we had to celebrate her birthday around Halloween and it was great fun :) Located at Puro, I met some of my old friends I haven't seen in ages. Felt great, like this little unplanned reunion :D Too bad Bella is in L.A or the guest list would've been perfect. Took tons of pictures but I'll just post a few :)
Maria, the beautiful birthday girl :)

Can't believe she turned 18!! She's in the same class as I am, but she's older by a year :) There's this ginormous cake that was super duper cute, and which represents her; an amazing, talented young designer. There's this measuring tape, scissors, et cetera et cetera :) Told her I am so gonna wear a dress made by her on a red carpet event :) So, let's hope for it, fingers crossed!!! :D 

First surprise of the night: Huge vase of roses from... Ehmmm ;p
Ladies :)
Left to Right: Maria, Me, Nathalie, Katy, Tenny
REUNION! WHOOP :D
Nath and Nad
Love her :)
The food was (Y)(Y)(Y)
I'm feeding the bday girl :)
Aww yeay :)
The Gandhi bunch! Bahaah :) How I miss Elementary times :D
Missing Bella :(
The Gandhi bunch and the huuuuuge cake :)

The dinner started at 7 and ended at about 11, and there's this Halloween party being thrown and there's tons of people that dressed up as freaks. I've always thought Indonesia has the scariest ghosts and all the western ghosts aren't really that scary, so yeah, they were pretty scary. So, props to Indonesia for having the scariest ghosts! Whoohooooo :)
Karen and Maria with the scary bloody midget :S
This guy seriously scared the crap out of me!!
With the headless bride. Doesn't it make you wonder how the wedding ended?
...just kidding ;) 

That is all for my updates :) 
Blog y'all later :) 
Have tons of blogs to post yet still haven't found the time to just sit around and type!! Blaargh... 


KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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See your enemy in the eyes and say, "Bless you."

Yeah, sure, saying it in a theory is much easier than to do it in real life. I'm just like any ordinary person, I want to be treated right, I can be pretty upset when someone's treating me like crap when you know you don't deserve to, when deep down you know that's not how they're suppose to treat you, because you don't treat them the way they treat you. 


AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!


Thank God it's Sunday!!! I don't get why people hate Mondays, because I always look forward to Mondays because I think of it as the beginning of a new week, so I can start new and fresh :) And since I'm getting closer to what I've been looking forward to, I actually don't have any other stuffs to worry or complain about because behind all these things that happened, there are actually good things falling into place... Finally :) 


I'm not going to act all fake or angelic and show you just all the good things that I've learned through stuffs that happened to me, but let me tell you that there are times I feel like I've had enough and just want to punch someone in the face or poke someone with a stick!!! As savage or cruel as it may sound, it has never happened (and neither will it ever happen, hopefully ;p), so no need to worry :) There are just some mind games being played in this itty bitty head, and some inner demons whispering in my mind saying things I know I shouldn't be doing, but I would be lying if I say that it didn't cross my mind or that I didn't have the 'desire' to go get a payback, but I realized that's not the person I am, or ever was. Taking the high road is never easy, but I've always been the person who do so, and will continue doing so. I've 'tried' being a mean person, and it actually hurt no one but myself, 'cause I was lying to myself and realized that that's not person I have grown up becoming, and by being mean didn't make me feel any better, I actually felt like I was the same person that was being mean to me, and that made me felt pretty darn crappy :S


Don't give praises or think that I do this for compliments, I just never had the heart to actually meet a person and slap him/her in the face to actually give a 'lesson' learned. I'm the 'swept-it-in-a-rug' kind of person. So yeah, there might be tons of dust bunnies under the rug, but I'd vacuum it as soon as it's needed to be done. I have my own advantages for being a pretty forgetful person (my brother even call me Dori-- from Finding Nemo 'Dori'), but once I remember things, it's insanely unstoppable. Well, God, this is my fight, but I know You're in the battle doing it for me, I'm giving up all my rights for revenge, I know someday You'll do it for me. Not that I'd wish anything bad to happen to people who are mean to me, it's just-- what goes around, comes around, you know??? 

It's been clinically proven. Ha. 




KEEP THE FAITH

...someday it'd all be worth it!

XOXOX

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Black and white, wrong and right.

I guess you have to meet the wrong people to be thankful when you meet the right ones. I don't know why, but these days I just feel like God has 'permitted' me to meet all the people I pray every night not to let me meet. Maybe it's because I'm being tested, but I feel like I've went waaay beyond my limits, I feel it's almost impossible to deal with those people. And the way I see it, I think it's best to keep it all to myself. 


If there is any kind of way to measure my stress level, it's by what I eat when I'm not even hungry. And yes, it was pretty intense so I had a bunch of Cadbury Flakes. Other than it was sooooo good, I just thought about too much stuffs yesterday, so I had to eat something! (That was a lame excuse for eating chocolate) But yeah, I promised myself that I would burn all those calories (and thoughts) I had yesterday, and thank God, I did ;)

Aaahhhhh :)


KEEP THE FAITH ;)
XOXOX

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Die, Goliath, DIEEE!

Should stop worrying.

Should stop letting unimportant people get into my brain. 
Should let go.
Should not think about unnecessary opinions.
Should give myself a break.
Should probably show how I truly feel.
Should keep believing. 

KEEP THE FAITH
XOXOX

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An equal treatment ;)

I'm astounded by how people can treat others with no respect. I mean, haven't they ever heard of "Treat others the way you want to be treated"? This explosion of emotions is not coming out of no where, I'm mad because of a reasonable 'excuse.' I just dislike people who treat their maids with no respect. I know it so well how Indonesia has abundant storage of labor, but that's not something you should take for granted. Just because you're blessed with great wealth, that doesn't give you the power to treat people however you'd like. 



Ya mungkin mereka suka agak lemot, ato bisa buat salah, tapi ya, yaudah, mereka juga gak sempurna, you have to always keep that in mind! Malah seharusnya lu merasa thankful kalo punya maid(s) yang mau kerja buat lo. They might not be the smartest people in the world, and maybe it takes you extra patience to get them to work properly; well, let me put it this way, if they're scholars, they wouldn't be working for you, now, would they? 


So, try treating them with the right amount of respect. Just because they receive salary from you out of the tasks they do around the house for you, that doesn't mean they're your 'slave' and make you their 'master.' If you're treating them with the right attitude, I believe that they'll feel 'homey,' which will result to motivate them to work even harder :) 



Keep The Faith
XOXOX

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Caught dead copying.

Tsk tsk tsk.


This is just one of the many statuses that you copied. I'm just not in the mood to show it all one by one, and also I still don't want to show your identity, so use your second chance wisely. I just don't get why you love to copy even the most unimportant status I can ever think of. It's pretty pathetic how most of your statuses are copied from others, just show how you lack something that is most probably the most important thing out of a person's life-- identity

And to put a mask out of all this! I know that you said on your status how you hate copycats and yet, YOU ARE ONE!

The irony. 

I'm just so tired of all those crap you tried selling to people, 'cause clearly, I'm not buying any :)
That is all.


KEEP THE FAITH!
XOXOX

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I’m happy to say that I will be there at the end of the day =)





Some dreams can feel so real. Kadang gua suka lupa kemaren mimpi apa, tapi setiap ada kesempatan kalo inget, gua pasti catet, karena gua gak mau lupa, gua percaya mimpi yang gua dapet itu gak pernah gak ada artinya. Mimpi gua juga suka berasa real banget, melebihi 3D, 4D, 5D, apa lah yang canggih-canggih. Pokoknya real. Kemaren salah satunya :(

I hate having dreams of people that I miss, it makes it so hard to wake up. In my dream, I remembered meeting him at Taman Anggrek, yang menurut gua adalah tempat yang lumayan bersejarah karena kita pertama kali ketemu disana, dan setiap pergi ke T.A pasti seru, makanya gua namain T.A 'ground zero' alias markas pertemuan. I saw him and all I can remember was; before we went our separate ways, he hugged me so tight that I could hear his heartbeat. Gua sedih kalo ingetnya, soalnya he's probably the best guy-friend I ever had. And because of the dream I have yesterday, I woke up thinking I want to look for pictures that I kept in a concealable place. 

Old pictures just haunt me with old memories. We met at probably the weirdest way possible and never in a million years would I thought we would've been friends-- good friends. I'm just imperfect in so many ways, and he saw right through me. I would nag and be the most sensitive person in the whole world, and yet he would patiently talk to me and calm me down.We fight a lot and most of the fights are because of me, correction, gua berasanya all of the fights are because of me. I've made him cry, I hurt him a lot, yet he would still be there for me when I need him most. And though we don't talk much these days, a part of me still thinks I never deserve you, not even as a friend. 

He's the kind of person that loves me for who I am, though he knows me inside and out. Dia udah tau semua tentang gua, and every time we talk or meet, gak perlu ada yang di-jaim-in. Mau betahak ya betahak, kentut ya kentut. (No, we're not that disgusting, I'm just trying to picture how close we were. Well, you know what I mean ;p ) We barely speak these days, but yeah, I remember it all, I remember everything.

:] :] :]

Gatau kenapa suka sama foto cacat ini :D
Sekarang tiap liat Taz g inget dia. Not only 'cause Taz was a pretty wacky & loveable cartoon, but also 'cause I have the exact same shirt which was from him :)
Gak pernah bosen ngasitau dia how good he looks in a tux :)
Apa, centil? :)

Snapshots of him on webcam haha :)
:'(

To the guy I thought I knew, I miss you.

KEEP THE FAITH, PEOPLE :)
hugggs&kisses

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