Thursday, May 31, 2007

Heylo Goodbye

Heylo Singapur....

Makasih ya udah dateng, nungguin kita yang entah di Terminal 1 apa 2, trus ngobrol2 sampe 2.5 jam sampe kalian harus bertaksi ria pulang. :)
Kita terhibur lor (lah?). Sayang nggak bisa upload poto2nya nih. Entar aja ya. Sampe ketemu dua tahun lagi (keliatannya intervalnya kayak gitu.)

Heylo Jakarta....Bye Jakarta...

Heylo Texas....We are coming home!
Nantikan artis-artis Ria Jenaka ini by midnight Friday! :D

So far away
Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?
It would be so fine to see your face at my door
Doesn't help to know that you're just time away
Long ago I reached for you, and there you stood
Holding you again could only do me good
How I wish I could, but you're so far away

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Calling Singapore

Hello, Singapore...

We will leave from Singapore, will be landed in Changi this Thursday 9 PM your time. The flight back to LA at 7 AM the next day.

Interested on a meet up?

Do let me know!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Went to Jakarta (on Monday) for visa appointment (on Tuesday). Thank God, I got the visa.

Went to Bandung on Wednesday, met with these salt to the earth on Thursday. :)

A la Cingular pose.

Thou-shouldn't-crop-moi-from-this-picture-and-post-it-on-your-FS-or-else pose.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Some Rumbai Pictorials

B drives us around

John Deere!


Two nerds at their mother ship

Wimp! They installed AC units in every classroom.

To, sate si Cun!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Missing You

Dear Papa,

It's been a week since we buried you. It's been a week since I stopped crying, instead I just feel numb inside. Nothing in the world will be able to move my heart, except for the memories of you. There are many silent moments when I think of you and your antics. This is still like a dream I am hoping I am going to wake up soon.

Tonight, I am missing you so much, I cried in the corner of a room. Everyone in this house has been too tough. Is it merely on the outside, aren't we all broken inside?

So here, I'm writing this. It's been therapeutic at best.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007


How did you decide to go back for good?

why? for precisely this reason
i don't want to get the phonecall you got

I'm looking at the situations over here
don't think I can survive

hey, don't judge indonesia by pekanbaru
J-town's rocking



kepada anak yatim Kp. Baru, diharapkan segera berkumpul di Mesjid Baitul Amal
Kak, itu kita udah dipanggil tu

Ha ha ha, yuk ikut berbaris


Donde esta su novio?

where's my what?

your boyfriend

don't have one

ah...rogaré para usted
I will pray for you to get one soon
adios, amiga

adios, padre


Papa lagi kehujanan tu ya, kasihan...

Ah paling dia lagi main catur sama Tulang teman sekelasnya itu
sambil minum tuak mereka

kerja yg baik ya anak...ibu tidur dulu

ok ok :)

I actually did some research work today!

good girl!...
life goes on right?

yup..gotta make my papa proud

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Requiscat in Pacem

Dear all,

My father passed away at 9:45 AM today Tuesday, May 8th.

May he rest in peace.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Wishful Thinking

I've just arrived in SG and going to Batam enroute to Pekanbaru in a few hours. Father in ICU. Keep us in your prayers?

Ika, Ade, everyone...thank you so much for everything.

Friday, May 04, 2007


Dear Daddy


halo, Pa

papa kena gangguan pernapasan


karena uric acid

kok uric acid larinya ke pernapasan?
in, ini mama
iya ada peradangan di paru-paru
habis papa gitu, kalau sudah sembuh mulai ngerokok lagi
tapi sudah lumayan kok
besok pagi mau ke dokter
I am
  1. worrying about the state of my father's health. He has diabetes for sixteen years, a light stroke in 2003 and other things in between. Did I tell you when I was a child, I used to check up on him at nights to see if he was breathing?
  2. going to start researching uric acid vs. respiratory failure, and other things I can do to help, from here. This makes me want to go hoooommmeee.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

That NY is so Funny

pengen juga org jadi kayak one of those reality show girls
drama drama drama
haha tapi kok tak ada lah susahhh

ahoaohaohohahoa kan udah banyak
drama...mencret2 (how's the dumping practice, btw?)
drama...what's up big girl
drama...bibir jontor

hahaha should do jogging

ahhhhh nooooo
don't remind me of it
not that kind of drama
should be one of those bitchy moments drama

we're not drama prone

I know
people are not attached to us

people are repulsed from us

I know

people and us are of the same pole

so it kinda sucks being us, huh?
Losersss with capital L
well back to studying
I'll nudge you when I'm doing my study break


When I Grow up, I Want to be Just Like Him

"Which part of this map is Indonesia?"

The guy suddenly asked me. He had a Wikipedia map of the world on his screen. We were the only two people still perching on the computer lab at this hour of the evening.

"These parts right here." I showed him.

The map showed the countries traveled by JP II. It was color coded to indicate the number of visits the late Pope paid in each country--JP II had never been to China!. We talked a little bit about all these countries, the guy has a very decent knowledge.

Over the years, I know a little bit about the guy. We followed almost the same path. As international students, both of us have been here forever. We graduated with bachelor's degree and went to get PhD from this department.

The thing with him is that he has this starving artist mentality. Upon graduation, he turned down a well paying job in a respected industry in favor for a lower paying post doc position in the department, in which he has a greater control over a novelty research. Where will he go from here? The possibility is endless.

When I was younger, I never had a role model. These days, everyone is my role model. The guy, for instance, has a lot of qualities to be admired in a person. He's intelligent, smart, a passionate hardworker, a family guy, a religious man, and a mentally balanced person, who is also grateful and humble (or so it seems from the surface) and is not ignorant about life, people, and the world. True, part of these qualities are inherent, but he also works hard to mold himself this direction.

All in all, what a well rounded person. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Udah Lama Enggak

Dear R,

Tonight I went to the Rec intending to have a light exercise, what with feeling bloated and all. On TV, the Mavericks-Warriors playoff was on. Alas, it was too far from the elliptical I stationed myself, so I stuck with my reading instead. Robert Kennedy, Jr. wrote an article about falconing on Vanity Fair. An interesting reading indeed.

On occasions, I relieved my eyes from reading while moving and on one they landed on the sight of you entering the room. Gradually, my speed went from the measly 60 rpm up to the usual 80 rpm. Was it the thought of a chance of bumping to you or was it because my body finally refused to keep moving at such low speed? I don't know.

When I was done, I took a stroll out of the gym, but you were no where around. It seems you are too mobile these days after you have acquired your own car. A stick shift, I presumed.

Oh, well.

RRRRRRRRRRRRR (a la Bu Didi mode)

Thunderstorm is Coming

question.... u probably know the bible luar dalem... are these verses real?
abis gak punya bible sih...can't check :P

bentar can always find one online...

Exodus 35:2 is real
"For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death." ooooo...kay....
u better not be workin' on Sundays missie!

well they are all real

but you have to put them into context...and not taking them literally....

that's what a bible wisegirl would say


:-O....well you might not think so...but there are plenty of "literalists"

yeah I know
I haven't read my bible for a long's kinda hard to really "read" those
I know enough just to survive

hahaha...gue di hotel baca sedikit udah berair mata gue (ngantuk) lol

you have to read Psalm though

itu bagus buat orang sedih dan menderita

kalo elu lagi

what? I never read the good things....
I just read the bad ones so I can argue about it on message boards



Under the Weather

Dark and raining outside
Tony Bennet's on YouTube

It was just too depressing

Analgesic is for sissy
You are still a happy thought