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Return to home

Back at home at last!!!
I'm still tired and a bit sick, so I am looking forward to my sleep tonight after writing up this post. First of all, I'd like to thank you all, my friends, for the kind attentions and visits to my blog. My sister is already healed *Thank you Jesus!* She is back to school now with her usual curiosities, cheerfulness and smiles! Thank you for praying and caring for her, my friends!

Secondly, about my interview... it went well, I think..., I was nervous but, thank God, I could answer all the questions confidently. At the moment, I am still waiting for the result, whether I get accepted or not. On the other hand, my application to UofL is going smoothly. I should receive the news about my acceptance soon and then I shall be preparing for the scholarship application. So, please help in prayers, my friends, for The Lord to give the best for me.

Thirdly, my trip for the education fair was quite fun. This time, again, I was helping the representative from JCU,…

With Mee-a

Just a quick note! I'm at the moment in Surabaya, spending time with Mee-a and my itchy throat!
How are you all?? Fair is almost over and I had fun along the way *plus suffering because of sore throat, coughs and fever*.
The story is to be continued!!

God bless you all!

a little remembrance

My interview with UWE is only hours away. I do think about it, although there is no extreme nervousness inside me. I realize that I know nothing about what will they ask me about. Whether it is a general type of questions or more specific questions relating the topic of the PhD position, I don't know and have no clues. One thing I know and do is to cling wholeheartedly to my Father God.
At the same time, my best friend, Yulie, will have her viva at the same day, but earlier than me. My interview is around 10 pm (about 2 pm UK time), her viva is at 9 am in the morning. I pray that The Lord gives her success and confidence in facing her viva. Amen.

Another news is about my sister, Grace. Thanks for all the prayers and encouragements. However, I am so sad to say that her condition has been worsened these several days. And, unavoidably, she had to go to hospital today. Yesterday, my parents took her to Surabaya for a check up to the specialist (dokter paru-paru) that we've known w…

Pneumonia?!

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My house is so quiet these several days. Why? 'Coz my little darling sister, Grace is sick since Sunday. First, we thought it was only a normal cough and fever, but then it did not stop after my mum gave her some medicine. So on Tuesday, we went to general practicioner (dokter umum). He said it was a bronchitis. He gave some medicines, but not much really changed.
And since we were so worried, today, my dad rang the doctor. The doctor suggested to take a blood test, just in case she has thypoid or DB. After we got the result, in the evening, we went to the doctor. We were grateful it wasn't thypoid or DB, but the doctor was very suspicious about the way Grace breathes. So, he said, we better take her to X-Ray.
To cut the story short, after he saw the X-ray result, he concluded it is a pneumonia and he said it's better to take her to the pediatrician (dokter spesialis anak) for the decision whether she has to go to hospital or not. We were hoping that she won't need to …

My new buddy

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For the last several weeks, I have had a new 'friend' accompanying me all the time at home. So, who is it?
It's a Brazilian turtle that I bought at a supermarket the last time I went to Surabaya. Since, we travelled by car at that time, we put it in a small glass bottle and brought it to Denpasar. Hehehe...
Until now, I still don't know whether it's a male or female. I just have no clue at all! My mum named it Lan-lan. *don't ask why she gave that name, 'coz I don't know either!*
My turtle loves to eat and very clever. I give fish food, vegetables and mosquitos sometimes (if I manage to catch one! :P). And when it's dinner time and it sees me close, it'll come and approach me. Hehehe... so cute. It is fun to have a pet. I'm enjoying it very much. :D

As the date is drawing near, I am growing nervous to the interview time. Yes, I got an invitation for an interview by phone on 18 January 2007 by UWE for a studentship for a PhD position in appli…

Do I know you too much?

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Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Lan, which contains a link of the website that shows all the photos from the Bible Camp that he attended during Christmas holiday. He actually challenged me to find him in between so many photos.
When the webpage and the thumbnails of the pictures load up on my browser, I could immediately spot the photos that have him in them. I was surprised myself... even if it was only his back, I can recognize him.

Then, when I went online on MSN, he was online, too. So we had quite a long conversation. It was nice to talk again to him... it's been a while. We talked about many things, and I discovered more about how I can guess how he feels correctly. Do I know him too much? Should I try not to do it again? I don't know...

After the conversation, I went offline about 1 a.m. and tried to sleep but couldn't. So I prayed; having a conversation with my Father God. I felt so blue... so painful.
I realized that, although I've moved on, the feeling s…

Especially for you: Mother.

Today, as I said previously, is my Mum's birthday. It's her 42nd year of life. No fancy gifts for her, only a little greeting card from me. But, I'm sure it still is meaningful for her. For me, it is a special gift, because it contains my gratefulness and thankfulness to my Jesus for giving me such a special mother, and my thankfulness to her for being who she is all this time, a mother to me and my siblings. I feel that 'thank you' is never enough when it's compared to what she's done for me since the first time I was in her womb, but from her point of view, a little 'thank you' might be able to put a smile on her face.
That's what most important about it. To make her smile. To make her happy.

In my life, these are the important things: To please my Jesus by obeying Him. To make my parents happy. And, if I become a wife in the future, be a good wife and have a happy family. Sounds simple, but not so easy, huh?

Well, during dinner at Widuran Res…

22nd hour of year 2007

It's already the 22nd hour of 2007, time surely flies so fast. The first day has almost finished, and time keeps rolling fast unwantedly. The new year's eve sparkles still linger and many told about how they celebrated it with friends, family, or their beloved ones.
Well, for me, there's nothing fancy about it. We just gathered together at my parents' room, watching Spiderman and eating Chitato, hehehehe... It might not seem very fun, but just being with my family, that's a great gift from The Lord. I remember, last year, I spent the new year's eve with my brother, Erwin, in Brighton. In his small dormitory room, we sat on the bed, eating crisps and watching Korean drama, waiting for the countdown. When it was the time, we watched the fireworks on the dark sky from the window. It seems so simple, yet, it lingers in my memory.
Why? 'Coz I don't get to be with my family so often. Hence, every opportunity I have to be with any one of them feels so sweet an…