This month has been interesting with a Dutch theme. I guess you can take a girl out of Lowland, but you cant take Lowland out of a girl.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
In the last six months I've been to three weddings. After each one there's a rumor going around about me and a certain guy. By 'guy' I mean whoever I was with, or talk extensively during the whole thing.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I love a good pijat, massage. Back in lowland, thanks to a good health insurance, I had it at least once a month, but there were times I had it on weekly basis because of my connective tissues problem. Most of the time it was done by professionals: physiotherapists (I had 3 on my list for different specialities), Chinese tui na practitioner; sometimes a friend did it for me.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
This month is a census month up and down Indonesia. On telly you see ads promoting it, and urging people to participate. So I thought with such fanfare it would be a hugely detailed census.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This is one of my happier places. It's still as ugly and dirty as it was eons ago, with an 'improvement' of having 3 airco's, a projector and a better sound system. The guy in the front left is even dirtier than ever. I seem to recall someone gave him a name, but I cant recall the name. If I remember correctly,those benches have been witnessing generations with dreams going back from the colonial periods to these days.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Mom was at the DPR the other day. Apparently there are two big display cabinets full of masks. All of them are ugly looking masks. No beautiful mask at all.
She said, 'It's a reflection of this place, full of ugly-mask wearing people. Those esteem members are wearing these.'
Thursday, May 06, 2010
A Russian governor told a popular TV Show that he was abducted by Alien. State Duma wants him to be interogated to find out if he leaked any state secret to the aliens. Weird that they are not concern about his state of mind while governing.
Well, at least he has something to talk about with Japan PM's wife on their next meeting.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
At some point in our lives, we grief. It's something that we humans have in common, even though it looks different for everyone. Not only we grief over death. We grief for change. We grief for our loss. Loss of loved ones, loss of someone or something that we forged a bond with.
Our grief is unique. It comes in its own time, in its own way. When it hurt so much and you thought you cant take it anymore, remember that it too will pass. Dont know how, dont know when, but somehow one day it will. We just need to learn to ride it. Because the worst part of grief is we cant control it. All we can do is to feel it when it comes, be honest about it and let it go when we can.
There are times when we thought we pass it, the grief comes back with vengeance. Grief takes time. But dont let it consumed you, because you are braver than you believe and stronger than you think.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said there are five stages of grief,they look different on any of us:
Saturday, May 01, 2010
I showed mom some photographs by Rarindra Prakasa. At first she said it was taken at certain time so the rays will look like that. She got a point there. When I told her I am trying to get the tutorial for processing the picture, then she said, "Ngga tau, Papa yang tau." She doesnt know, my dad knew.