Thursday, April 27, 2006

Quick one...

Hola everyone! Thanks so much for your effort to keep visiting my blog while I was on hiatus. I can't say that I'm back yet... but I thought it would be nice to just post a quick news about me.
I am still here... the second essay is finished, but I am still struggling to get my programming assignment done. So that's what I am busy at right now... Plus, I will be having four exams from 08th May 2006 until 19th May 2006, so you can expect me to not posting here too often until then.
After that, on 22nd May 2006, I'll have to start my final dissertation... Hopefully, by then, I'll be more relaxed than now. So... apologize for not being able to visit you all too often. But for now, I will 'steal' some time to visit you around.

Until the next one!

Update: Blogwalking around is finished! Fiuh... around 3 hours visiting back all those addresses. Hopefully, soon, I'll be able to visit you all again one by one.

As part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it is you and me.
Together forever and never apart,
Maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Remembrance of the Korean drama 'The Last Dance is With Me'.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

259th posting

One essay finished at 4 a.m. this morning with 3986 words in total! *sleepy*
Another one to be started tonight!

so... HIATUS mode: ON! ^^;

Friday, April 14, 2006

lucky stars

my lucky starsAkhirnya ludes sudah kertas lipat yang dikirim mamiku dalam jangka waktu kurang dari seminggu! Sayangnya jumlahnya kurang, jadinya botolku hanya terisi separuh. *Ada yang mau nyumbang ngirim? Karena aku tahu di sini tidak ada yang jual kertas lipat yang seperti itu, adanya yang bujur sangkar saja* So, here is the picture. Gak terlalu jelas sih, tapi ya kanggo lah ya hehe...

Tak terasa sudah 2/3 dari liburanku terlewati, tugas belum semuanya tuntas, tapi mata terasa penat karena harus membaca banyak jurnal dan buku tebal untuk mencari data... *sob* Jadi minggu depan, bakal full time doing homework deh!
Tadi *jumat* aku bereksperimen di dapur. Bikin brownies... belum aku coba sih rasanya bagaimana kue yang baru keluar dari oven itu, tapi waktu mengaduk adonan, rasanya sudah pas. Aku bikin kue dalam rangka ultah si Lan tanggal 13 kemarin. Kebetulan dia sudah kembali dari Cambridge, jadi besok aku akan berkunjung ke tempatnya dengan membawa kue brownies dan hadiah ulang tahunnya. Semoga saja dia suka...

Niwei, pendek saja... happy weekend, everyone! God bless!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Special Prayer

No fancy present I have for your special day...
Nor a factory-made card to give you...
Not that I don't care enough...
A special prayer I would like to give you;
That wisdom and blessings of God are poured out from the heaven above...
That everlasting love, joy and peace shower each of your days...
And that my Lord, Jesus Christ, guides and takes care of you wherever you may go.
Jesus loves you!
And so do I. :D

Happy birthday, Lan!

Unfortunately, the birthday boy has to spend his day on the train coming back to Liverpool from Cambridge with his friends. Well, I hope he gets back safely.
Untuk beberapa hari ini bakal away from blogwalking, karena mau fokus untuk ngerjain essay (Clustering algorithms & Buchi Automata) *anybody wants to help?!*
So... for those that celebrate it, I would like to say:
Have a blessed Easter!
May the joy of His resurrection fill your hearts and strengthen your faith!
God bless you all!

Thank you, Jesus, for loving me.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Kindness

Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

- Albert Schweitzer


Ps. Lagi males posting... lagi seneng-senengnya bikin lucky star *origami* karena baru dikirimi kertas lipatnya sama Mami. Huhuhu... Emang hobi :P
Tapi bukan itu aja dink... lagi ngumpulin data untuk nyelesaiin dua essay. Wish my luck yah :)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

God's Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes, which God gave me to hold.
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black box, and all your joys in the gold."

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes,
Both my joys and sorrows I stored,
But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black, I wanted to find out why.
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole, which my sorrows had fallen out by.
I showed the hole to God, and mused, "I wonder where my sorrows could be!"
He smiled a gentle smile and said, "My child, they're all here with me..."
I asked God, why He gave me the boxes, why the gold and the black with the hole?

"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings, the black is for you to let go."

Life is too short for us to linger on our sorrows. Instead, enjoy to the best of it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Naughty Habit(s)

Dapet PR dari miss YuLie tentang kebiasaan bandel diriku. Hmm... *garuk-garuk kepala* apa ya kebiasaan bandelku? Well, let's see!
  1. Tidur dan bangun sangat telat!
    Yang ini bener-bener parah banget. Maksud hati tidur teratur, paling telat jam 11 sudah ngorok dan bangun pagi-pagi. Tapi always and always, baru tidur lewat dari jam 12 malem dan bangun as late as I can. Sampe-sampe si doi ngomel-ngomel. Aku dapet julukan 'extremely lazy girl' dari dia, tp toh aku cuek bebek ajah. Huhuhu... dasar Sherly! Ini belum lagi kalo mamiku tahu, wah, bisa panas kupingku diomelin terus, kekeke...

  2. Bangun tidur kuterus... turn ON my laptop.
    Mungkin yang ini bagi orang-orang yg sepertiku merasa kebiasaan yg satu ini normal-normal sajah. Tapi bagi ortu, beberapa teman serta si doi, ini sangat-sangatlah annoying. Kekekeke... Malah kadang sebelum mandi dan bersiap kuliah, aku sempatkan dahulu chatting dengan teman di Y!M dan MSN.

  3. Minum teh di malam hari
    Aku doyan banget minum teh yang kental. Nah kalau sudah minum teh, bisa bergelas-gelas. Akibatnya malam hari semakin melek, dan memperparah kebiasaan nomer 1 itu. Doi selalu mengingatkan: "Jangan minum teh malam-malam! Kamu kalau bikin teh, kental banget." Hahaha... tapi yah mo begimana? Wong suka. :P
    My favourite teas: English Breakfast, Chinese tea (green tea and ti kuan yin), Tong Ji.

So far koq cuma itu aja ya yang masuk ke otak? Hmm... atau karena yang lain itu sudah menjadi kebiasaanku, jadi aku ga mengganggap itu bandel? Tiga aja cukup kan yah, Yul? Boleh dianggap lunas kan yah? Hehehe... *dengan tampang memohon*

Dear Lan,
Happy first monthly-versary to us.
Time really flies...
God bless our relationship.
Amen.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Alton Towers

Storybook Land EntranceI would say yesterday was "a day of disasters and adventures". Believe it or not, there were so many things happened to make the day felt worse and worse!
It started with Lan, who forgot to bring his Y-P Rail Card, and had to pay the normal price to avoid being fined on the train. Then, our first train to Crewe was delayed for 15 minutes and we missed the second train and had to wait for another hour to our destination. *just great* It made me wonder... 'Will we get to the themepark at all today?!'
After an hour wait, finally we got on the train to the final destination. However... when we get there, we found out that the bus to go to Alton Towers will not arrive until an hour later. Arrrggghhh... some more waitingggggggggg!!! There was no toilet, no warm place and the wind was so cold and strong.
Lan & II felt that it was a complete disaster and the whole day was ruined. We were planning to get to the themepark in the morning, so we can make the most of it, but it turned out that it was already mid-day and we haven't reached the themepark at all. Everything went okay from the point we got on the bus and onwards.
The themepark was so HUGE that we tried to explore every bit of it as quick as possible to be able to see all of them. (And I found out that we missed two sections of the parks. Well, that's not too bad.)
We went on the first ride, where the thing spins around the circle. Too bad for Lan, that after that ride, his stomach went upset. He said, 'Maybe I am getting too old for this thing.' Hehehe... So there I was, going on each ride by myself. It was less fun without him, but I wanted to make the most of it.

Beautiful GardenAlton Towers is not all about rides. In there, there is an old tower and a HUGE beautiful garden. The tower is an authentic some-kind-of-medieval tower. We went in there and got the sense of going back to the old time. So hugeeee!!! We went round, round and round... I wonder how did the people, who lived there in the old times, manage to not get lost?
Unto the garden, 'beautiful, spacious and peaceful', those are words I used to explain my amazement! There is a waterfall, a pagoda, a lake and all kinds of plants. We could wander around there for the whole day and keep saying how pretty it is. I kept saying: "I wish I can have a garden like this." It is a perfect place to just sit, enjoy the sun and relax... Ahh... Perfecto!

Lan with upset stomachI had great fun in the park, despite of the disastrous morning. I felt bad for Lan whose stomach is upset even until we got on the train back to Liverpool. At least the coming back journey went smoothly, unlike the outward journey. Well, I said to Lan: "Next time, you organise everything, when we have any plans. I feel dumb and stupid enough already with this huge mistake." One thing that Lan said to me: "I will never again go to the themepark! Once is enough to experience an upset stomach!" Hahaha...

Ps. Thank you, Lan, for not being mad at me because of this disastrous plan and for putting up with me the whole day and letting me have fun, when you had stomach ache. Thank you, dear.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I Feel SO DUMB!

I experienced panic attack this afternoon. Just after coming back from Church, my friend said 'hello' to me through MSN. He asked me how I am doing and so so... until it got to the point where he asked me what I am doing for the holiday *Yey! I have 3 weeks holiday this month!* I told him that tomorrow, I am going to Alton Towers, the most famous themepark in UK.
And here is where the panic attack came... I thought, Alton Towers is in Blackpool. However, the fact is that it is not in Blackpool (although there is a themepark, too, in Blackpool.) What am I to do?! I already bought the tickets; both the themepark tickets and the train tickets! Out of my desperation and my embarrassment, I sent a text message to Lan *since I am going with him, tomorrow*, after trying to call his room and nobody picked up the phone.
Within a minute, he was online in Y!M. He was in his friend's place. So I talked to him and kept saying: "I FEEL SO DUMB!" (until it got to a point where he replied: "Luckily you realized that!" *great!*). Good thing that we still can get 'cheap' train tickets (well, the cheapest ones we can get anyway!), which I bought through the Internet. In addition, I can refund the tickets to Blackpool, with a £ 5.00 fine . *still better than nothing*

Oh God... I don't know what's wrong with me these days! Is my brain really damaged?! Coz I don't usually make this kind of mistakes.
Still, I thank God that I found out about this today. I really can't imagine what it would be if we don't find out until tomorrow...

The moral of the story: Please learn from my mistake, will ya? So you don't have to feel so dumb like I do right now.

God bless you all! Have a great week ahead!