Archive for April, 2008

Lovely Gran

The most favorite person in my family is my grandmother. She was a wonderful lady. She had an Asian face with brown eyes. She looked so smart and always showed the good impression of a hard worker. When she was young, she worked for her family because when her parent passed away, they left little children. It’s continued when she got married with my grandfather. My grandfather passed away too young and that’s made her had to fight for the family.

Since I was a child, she always taking care of me. So, my mother could do her job. She stayed with my family consider my father is the youngest son in our big family. I always saying, she is my second mother. She gave me a lot of advices of how to facing this world, how to be a good Hindu and how important of respect and honor. Before I went slept, she always telling me of how the Japanese army (when Japan tookover Indonesia) came to our house and threw all of our belonging. Then, I would asked why they did it, etc. One thing that I always remember is when nobody could understand my behavior, when I was in elementary school exactly. I couldn’t explain to my parent what happened to me. Fortunately, my grandmother could catch what I meant. She talked to me and told me what should I do. It made me calm and felt grateful.

Actually she has a lot of stories of life, which I could learn from it. She had never pretend to be someone good, but she always proved it. I love her so much.
I saw her days, how she changed from the great independent woman to a frail old lady. When she passed away in her 100 years, I sat beside her. She didn’t get sick or something else. She told us, that her time to back home. On that day, I was running to my aunty and crying. One thing I didn’t want to do was cried in front of her. Yes, I was feeling lost. I lost someone who I love. All of family felt the same I thought.

Until now, wherever I am, I always remember her. She is my teacher, my parent, my friend and my hero.


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While thinking of how to answer the questions in my english manual book, I looked around my room and I got an idea to describe all the things which accompanying my days here.

First, my lovely bed, which covered by baby blue and yellow sunflower bed sheet with such of Terry Palmer pillows. I love this bed sheet, cause it’s not too hot or too cold. Short story, it’s the nicest bed sheet ^^. Like usually, on my bed there must be some books. At this time there’s English manual book, oxford dictionary, oxford thesaurus, novels (Heretic, The Interpretation of Murder) and Donal duck. I love Donal Duck since years ago. Beside that, both of my handphones are there, ready to receive and send all of the informations.

Second, the table. The most interesting stuff on it is a mug. Roses mug exactly. Nishimaki san gave me that lovely mug, two years ago. She knew that I love roses so much. After that, there’s a pile of book (news paper, DVD, calendar, etc) and sweet baked brownies beside it. I always have snack, consider if I got hungry at the mid night ^^

Third, under the bed there’s many boxes of books. I divided them by the category, such as document, novels, self help, memories, tutorial and DVD. It makes me easier to manage them. Beside the door there’s a pile of boxes of shoes

Forth, under the table there’s boxes for the kitchen stuff and carrier bags.

Fifth, on the top of cupboard. There’s some religion books, such as Bhagawadgita, Hindu’s tutorial books, etc. There is also room’s fragrance. Inside the cupboard there are my lovely clothes which as my friend wherever I am, hehehe.

Six, on the wall. There are some God’s picture. I love those pictures and I always taking them every where I moved. Also, there’s a wall clock and PUAS(extend for Pesta Untuk Anak Sekolah) written on it. I didn’t expect that I would found that clock free. Last year, when I went to Kwitang to looked some cheap books, I visit Gunung Agung book store too, just window shooping I thought. But, one batch of books made me stayed for a couple of minutes. All those books are talked about conspiracy, mystery and history. Wao, this is my favourite book, I sounded quietly. Then, I asked the cashier, if I could do the payment by debit card. She said I could, but with minimum payment 100,000 rupiah. It’s quite not customer friendly actually. But, never mind. At last, I brought five books (it’s same category) to the cashier table. All of them just one hundred something (after the discount). Actually, I got 50% discount for all those books. And… because I bought more than one hundred thousand for the same category of books, they gave me a gift. Yes, the gift is that clock. I just surprised and said thank you.

Honestly, at that time I need a wall clock and one of the clocks in the clock store at mall catch my eyes. Should I bought it… that the first thought came out. It’s too expensive for the thing just like that.

The point is, I have a wall clock right now and it’s so nice hanging on the wall ^^

Now, I wanna fix everything before go for the courses. Hope today could be my great Saturday ^^


*Yes, last Saturday was a great day for me ^^

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Yellow Smile

The time when I wanna said something, many things, a lot of things…. but only one sentence came out ‘iya n good luck’ . I couldn’t sound all the words in my brain. I was speechless.

Yellow smile could made me happy, yellow smile could made me upset, yellow smile could made me sad, yellow smile could made me anger, yellow smile could made me alive, yellow smile could made me survive. It just a yellow smile in fact, nothing else!!!

When it’s disappeared, I was waiting for days and nights. When it came, I just smiled and kept quiet. I wanna talked but I didn’t. I wanna go far far away. So, I couldn’t see the yellow smile again. If I stay, it’s so hard.

Yellow smile will always be there. What ever I do, where ever I go. Someday, it’ll come to me and show me the world and tell me what it means.


I’ll miss that yellow smile. Could I keep the yellow smile. Could I hold the yellow smile.



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Lovely Bali

When I read my friend’s blog, about his experiences in Bali, it reminded me of my thought last night (what will happen if my company move me to Bali, handle the project in Bali might be).

As a Balinese, who growing up there, I know and really really know that Bali is one of the most wonderful places in the world, and I always wanna back there, someday!

But for now, for work… Honestly, work environment of Jakarta and Bali totally different and it makes me think twice. Near the family, it’s a nice thing people said, but not for me sometimes.  I love them and I always miss them, that’s why I call them every week.

Frankly, I have a lot of consideration if I wanna move to Bali. Yes, I love Bali to spend the holidays, but not for working! In another side, nobody knows what will happen. Who knows I’ll move and work there.  If I did, there must be something significant.

Anyway, this July I’ll back home, take a leave for ten days. Wish I could enjoy all the things cause at that time is critical days for me, actually.

Wish for the best ^^

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BaverlyHills town house is one of places in Bandung which looks quite nice, but not really nice I thought (honestly). Because it didn’t maintain good enough. The design is minimalize but not child oriented. There’s a lot of sharp shape, so dangerous.!!


Last week, all Silverlakers of Bank Mandiri project site went to Bandung for a short training of credit card and remittance. Also, we wanted to spent the holiday with the coldy weather of Bandung. And we stayed in BaverlyHills town house in fact. 

Anyway, do you believe that all credit card holder have already understood of the story and the rules(policy) behind it ???  — I don’t think so…. ^^


Blur image ^^BeverlyHills has some meeting rooms. They looked manage it well because they have the meeting packages (meeting room, lunch, dinner). If I’m not mistaken, if we didn’t take the package, we should spent 1,5 million rupiah only for the meeting room. Quite expensive I thought.


For the shopper’s view, this place is a very very nice place I thought. Because it’s near the shopping center, such as Dago, Braga, Rumah Mode and many more. But for me, If we want to take a rest, it would be better if went to the villages, in which we could talk to the villagers, walk in the rice field, hearing the bird’s song, the wind blows and song of water ^^

That’s why since I was a child I loved hiking and camping.


Back to the house’s design. Even it looked so dangerous for kid, one thing that made me interested was the bath room design. They separated the toilet and the bath room. It didn’t look like a bath room from outside. The door looked just as an accessories of the wall. 


By the way, I just realized that most of the building in Bandung is the old design of Dutch exactly. Start from the office bulding till the Grand Hyat hotel. First time  I saw those building, I just thinking, why this city looked so old, no art behind the building, it just looked as a hunk of white stone.




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Faith Fate

When I woke up from the beautiful nightmare
My soul flew to the place of where you are

Thinking of you along the night
I believe you are there
Waiting for me
As I always looking for you

The morning sunshine encourage me
To trust my instinct about you
That you must be there
That you’ll come to fill the emptiness

Even I don’t know you
You in person
But I know you
You as a soul

 a couple of roses enlighted by a candle lit


* 17th of April 2008, 4:59 am


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Talked about job and everything related seems like something that I don’t wanna talking about (looks like I didn’t enjoy my job, hehehhe – but I really really enjoy it!!!)Now, I should understand what I wrote and it’s not an easy job in fact. Basically, the writer supposed to understand of what they wrote right?? But, anybody realize that sometimes we didn’t understand about what we’ve done??

Ok, forget about right or not… The point is I must understand about everything in front of my face right now. It’s all about user requirements. Sometimes we feel, we understand what they need or what they want, but it could be wrong. Cause it could be only “based on my understanding…” So, how? Hmmmnnnmmmm, I need study more. Yes, I need it. ^^

Collect the user requirement is tough activities (I call it ‘activities’). Translate their thought to the sentences is more difficult. Realize their want become something real is the most difficult job. Cause, not all people can explain their want (thought) properly. They can imagine their needs, can have a lot of ‘crazy’ ideas, but couldn’t realize it into the words. That’s the fact. That’s human.

And that’s my job, to facilitate them as “a translator of their thought”. Fortunately, I have senior in office, who always helping me to understand all those things (even he’s not here right now).

Last week I finished the user requirement (after the long discussion). It’s not perfect yet, needs to be checked by the professional ^^ After all requirements complete, I need to make sure that I understand completely about what I’ve wrote. After that, I need to know how to translate it into the codes. And then … then… then… then… then… ( happy after finishing the project ^^ )

I need to digging deeper and deeper about those requirements. It could be tricky sometimes and I don’t wanna take the risk at the end (make my life more difficult). But one thing I know is I found something new and it makes me alive 🙂


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