Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There's Not a Man Today Who Could Take Me Away from My God

My Guy (My God)
Sister Act

I'm tellin' you from the start, I can't be torn apart from my God


No muscle bound man could take my hand from my God, (my God)
No handsome face could ever take the place of my God,(my God, my God)
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to bein' happy, we are

There's not a man today who could take me away from my God
There's not a man today who could take me away from my God
There's not a man today who could take me away from my God

Being in a certain condition for the past few months :) This song suddenly came up between my song downloading activity. Heard it over and over, those words touched me and gave me strength that God is more than a man for me. Help me to be strong God!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Booking Through Thursday: Evolution

Have your reading choices changed over the years? Or pretty much stayed the same? (And yes, from childhood to adulthood we usually read different things, but some people stick to basically the same kind of book their entire lives, so...)


When I was a child I read children books, comics and story books which were taken from the bible. My favorite children books were written by Enid Blyton such as The Five Find Outers and Famous Five series. Those books told stories about a group of children that were trying to solve mysteries.

At my teenage I read Japanese comic books. My favorites were Rose of Versailles and Eroica. Both are historical comics that took place in France during the Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte's time. I also read Agatha Christie's novel that I borrowed from my friends and relatives.

Nowadays I prefer literature novel because it reveals social realities in the society throughout the world. It sharpens our mind to respond concerning the social problems around us and refine our manners in seeing the matters in a more humane perspective way.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: Ellen

I'm joining Wednesday Wickedness for the first time. This week's questions based on quotes by Ellen Degeneres. Here we go!

1. "I was coming home from kindergarten--well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves." How old were you when you started working and what was your first job?
I started my first job when I was 24, six months after I graduate from university. I worked as a customer service staff at a shipping line.

2. "My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is." Tell us about your grandparents. "
All of my grandparents have passed away. I'll tell you about my grandfather from my father side. He was a well educated man in his era. He had open minded character that I admire so much. I hope I inherit that character.

3. "Procrastination isn't the problem, it's the solution. So procrastinate now, don't put it off." Do you procrastinate or are you on top of the situations?
Lot's of time I procrastrinate.

4. "Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." What would others say about you?
I don't know. I can't predict what others think about me.

5. "The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble" Do you believe in life on other planets?
Nope. I don't believe any existence of life on other planets.

6. "I'm a godmother, that's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that's cute, I taught her that." Do you have a godchild?
No. It's not common in our culture to have godparents or godchild.

7. "I don't understand the sizes anymore. There's a size zero, which I didn't even know that they had. It must stand for: 'Ohhh my God, you're thin.'" When was the last time that you were called too thin?
Probably when I was in elementary school which means about 20 years ago?

8. "I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me - they're just, like, 'I can't believe you don't remember me!" I'm like, 'Oh Dad I'm sorry!'" Who was the last person that you should have recognized but didn't?
A friend when I was in university added me as his friend in facebook. I didn't remember his name so I sent him a massage asking who he was. He answerd that he was my friend in university but I couldn't recall.

9. "I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words." Do you work out? Have you ever joined a gym and quit almost immediately?
I kept saying that a few months ago. I don't really like doing sports or excercises in gym. So I work out by learning dances such as salsa, chacha and rock and roll. It is more exciting!

10. 'We use 10 percent of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60 percent." Do you feel that you utilize all your intelligence in every situation?
I don't think so. I'm kinda lazy forcing my brain to work. It will work properly on things that I enjoy no matter how difficult they are.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Take A Bow
oh, how about a round of applause, yeah
a standing ovation
you look so dumb right now
that was quite a show
very entertaining
Parts of Rihanna's song "Take A Bow" reminds me of a time. A time when I was set to be an object of a show, a joke show. I was the joke and people laughed at me.
but it's over now
... take a bow

Friday, July 16, 2010

I Love Me Mentally

I'm sure that I am in good condition mentally. To keep being in good condition mentally is the challenge that we all have to face. I'm sure that all of us have to deal with different problems everyday, whether it is simple or difficult. There are many aspects in our lives that exhaust our thoughts and energy. Jobs, family, friendship, religion, society, etc. Each of them contribute in shaping our mental.

Through experiences I've learned so many things. When I graduated from university I have to be patient for two years until I got a job. After I got a job I had to fly to the other side of the country to settle in because I was posted there. Many times I have to defend myself against the people around me just because I have diferrent perception or principle about things. I believe that each of us has been through many struggles in our lifes. And for so many ups and downs, I thank God I'm still OK mentally.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Donation of Hopes and Prayers for Serui

Earthquake stroke Serui on June 16, 2o1o at 12.16 WIT. Lots of damages and losts has been caused by the 7.1 earthquake in the town which lies in Yapen Islands north Papua. It is then followed by at least eight times aftershocks and a warn of potential tsunami. People slept outside the house in case if there was a bigger quake. Some people were reported missing. The beautiful beach town Serui was mourning that morning.
Therefore, an action was taken in many parts of Papua. There is a box of donation for Serui in a shopping centre. A few students stand in the middle of the street carrying box or basket of donation also. In my church, the priest -which is also from Serui- urged the church to help the priests and pastors in Serui by donating boxes of instant noodles. Than I bought to boxes of instant noodles and brought it to church so it can be sent immediately. My boxes and other boxes might not be able to return what has been lost in Serui. But along with those boxes attached hopes and prayers for the people of Serui. Prayers to strenghten them and hopes of a better future for Serui.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Galaksi Kinanthi: Describes Love Perfectly

Kinanthi and Ajuj are separated by destiny, distance and civilization for about twenty years. Nevertheless, the love that grows between them since they were children never dies. Kinanthi spends her teenage in Arab as a labor filled with struggle but ended in America as a beautiful, bright and succesful professor that her books and lectures widely awaited among the educated. While Ajuj spends his life looking for Kinanthi until he gives up and continues his life in his retarded village. In the end the destiny, distance and civilization inhibit their love to unite but kept inside their heart.
Tasaro GK (the writer) describes loves perfectly through the journey of love between Kinanthi and Ajuj. The comfortable feeling between Kinanthi and Ajuj when they spent their times together when they were kids started their love story. They didn't even know what love was but enjoyed each other companion. Even when Ajuj and Kinanthi is separated miles away it is described that Kinanthi is thinking about Ajuj all the time. The novels that she reads tells about Ajujs, the musics that she listens to chant Ajuj. All her 113 letters only addressed to Ajuj the only person that she cares about. While there is no doubt that the reason why Ajuj spends his life looking for Kinanthi is that he always thinks about Kinanthi.

It is the selfish character of love itself showed when Kinanthi asks Ajuj not to forget her and asks him to stay at the galaxy of love -dark area under the crux constellation in the sky created by Ajuj, later it is called the galaxy of Kinanthi. In the end both Kinanthi and Ajuj admit that the galaxy never dies. Ajuj will always be there for Kinanthi. Not waiting for Kinanthi but just being there for Kinanthi. Kinanthi and Ajuj could be happy with someone else but their love will be kept within. Something that I don't agree. Though heart is hard to manage you don't want your spouse love someone else but you and so does your spouse. Right?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Establishing My English

It's been a while for me of feeling satisfied for what I had and what I became. Felt so comfortable with the role I played and the position I placed. It was just good, not bad, not spectacular. An ordinary girl did ordinary things in an ordinary world. Just so me. There was nothing that I need to prove. Hell with accounting -I'm working as an auditor right now. That wasn't my life. I did my job as good as I could but I had another dream to fulfill. It isn't wrong to have a dream right?

For all this time my dream is to visit every part of the world and experience my existence being in different part of the world. I admire the remarkable work of the Great Hand of God that has created the universe. The human being with colorful and various cultures, the uniqueness and the beauty of the nature. It's been a kind of miracle for me to muse about it.

In order to reach my dream I need to move one step ahead. I bought English Grammar book about a week ago. I need to establish my English so I have to learn more. My goal is to pass the IELTS and get a scholarship to Europe. A leap to live in another part of the world and experience a different world with different human, cultures and nature. I affirm myself so my effort won't stop before I reach my goal.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Barobbo: Friendship Corn Soup a la Macassar

Boil a little rice and plentiful corn seed, put mixed grinded onion, garlic and pepper into it. Stir for a while until it is blended. Include chopped boiled chicken and sauted shrimp. Stir again for a while to blend all the material. Add spinach, long beans, celery and leeks. Stir until it is well cooked. Serve it with corn cakes and fried onion. Add soysauce, chili sauce and crackers as you like it.
It was just another kind of food -though it was delicious and new for my tongue. What makes it special was the process and purpose of making it. Mix friendship, jokes and joy in the pot, while I was cleaning the corn, Mbak Yuni , Lala was chopping the leeks, Ratna and Putri were picking the spinach leaves, Imam was serving the syrup and grandis preparing muffins as the complementary. There was a comfortable feeling between the people around you.
Joined the food and the feelings together. Serve it with laughter and satisfaction. We got an extra ordinary barobbo for dinner. Enjoy the barobbo everybody!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scarface: Another Struggle Same Greediness

Been wondering why this movie was admired amongst celebrities that I watched in MTV Cribs a few years ago. My curiosity led me to a desire of putting this movie into my must-watch list movie. It was about ten years ago before I forgot it and then found the vcd in a bookstore a few months ago.

A Cuban immigrant named Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) came to United States to have a new opportunity to upgrade his destitute life. A tough life he experienced under the communist government and a background that he was in military construct a comprehension of gaining wealth and power in his mind. It doesn't matter weather it is good or bad his intention is to be rich and powerful.

Described as a man with a strong will and high balls Tony Montana is involved in a drug cartel and in a short time he takes over the drug empire and becomes a very wealthy man. He get everything in his life and he still wants more. As he becomes so powerful he turns to be a very selfish man. His fall begins when his wife leaves him, he kills his best friend and the death of his beloved sister -that he looses everything.

A stunning performance by Al Pacino surely one factor that makes the movie interesting. The strong character of Tony Montana that dare to take risk to get what he wants has become the trademark of a life struggle. That he choose the wrong way is something that often happen in everyday life. Plus the flowing plot that leads perfectly to the climax when he dies just after he looses everything.

Riches many times lead to greediness. There is noway to satisfy a man's desire. To hold yourself against it is a hard thing to do. The scene of Mama Montana refuses Tony's money is one side of the movie that shows that dishonest money can't blind a pure heart. Once one's heart has been blinded by money he/she will want more until he/she loose everything. When someone has got everything in his/her life what else he/she wants but happiness and tranquility?