Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Grace's Performance & silly blogwork

Today, after so many rehearsals, Grace performed sucessfully at the 5th school art exhibition.
First, she participated as one of the dancers for the marching band of the school. It went well, apart from the ugly costume and the wet yard of the school because it rained a little in the morning. The marching band played four songs. Two of them that I remember was Oblada obladi and cucak rowo, the other two I forgot.

After the marching band is finished with their performance, the art exhibition started. We quickly changed Grace's costume, because she was the third on the list to perform. As usual, in Indonesia, they have introduction speeches from various people, which, thinking that the audience is students, they are really useless and boring hahaha...

The first performance was modelling and then continued by a solo performance of girl, singing 'you raised me up'. Not bad at all. I actually adore those kids, they are very brave and confident in performing. Then, it was time for Grace to perform. I was already ready with my camera and with my breath held. To be honest, I didn't really like it to be in the middle of so many kids. Their sweat almost made me faint, but anyway, for the sake of my sister, I just had to do it.

Grace was performing ballet with tamborine, the church's dance. The song played is Nikita's song, titled "Mengingat akanMu". Throughout the rehearsals, there were always things that she didn't do right. However, during the real performance, she did really well. She was, in fact, very good. Praise The Lord!
Knowing that she was the only one that did a solo performance on the dancing, I am very proud of her.

... Now, onto the second part ...


*blogwork, deleted! I'm fed up looking at it hehehe*

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poetic Him

Sweetie, I miss you more.
You are my day.
You are my night.
I miss you more and more.
Please show up.
God bless us.

- Him, 24 March 2007, 2:30 pm (UK time)


Honey, you are making me sad and fly at the same time... :(

Friday, March 23, 2007

tentang hujan

Sudah dua hari ini kota Denpasar diguyur hujan yang cukup lebat. Angin kencang pun menemani hujan yang menurunkan temperatur yang akhir-akhir ini cukup tinggi. Kegerahan serasa hilang ditelan dingin dan sejuknya hujan.
Aku bersyukur, Tuhan tahu saat yang tepat untuk menurunkan hujan dan menongolkan matahari. Meskipun dunia ini berteriak-teriak bahwa iklim bumi ini sudah semakin kacau balau dan tak terkontrol akibat global warming dan lubang ozone yang menganga, aku tetap percaya bahwa hujan dan sinar matahari semua itu ada di dalam kedaulatan Tuhan yang Maha Esa.

Lebatnya hujan tetap punya efek samping. Di rumahku, contohnya, di luar hujan, di dalam pun ada hujan. Kebocoran di beberapa tempat tak terelakkan, apalagi di salah satu sudut kamarku, sudah seperti keran bocor saja. Tapi ya sudahlah, toh kita manusia sudah diberi hujan secara cuma-cuma.
Udara dingin begini, aku jadi ingat dia. Aku kangen... pelukannya tiada duanya. *blush*

Thursday, March 22, 2007

back in Denpasar

Hello... hello... hello! I am back in Denpasar now after 'escaping' from Nyepi to Surabaya. It was a very tiring and busy journey back and forward, but with my family, I was enjoying my time as much as I could. The journey Denpasar-Surabaya pp actually put me in a thought of "when will I be like this again with my family? Soon, I will be leaving to do my PhD back in United Kingdom". I will surely miss the time I spent with my family.
In Surabaya, we went to TP, Pasar Atom, BG Junction, and several restaurants including cafesera and Banana leaf. Hufff... My feet were sore and tired. We also went to kota Batu (a little town close to Malang). It had been a long time since the last time I went there. Many have changed, but it is still a cool-weathered town, the water was cold too!
The good thing was I managed to meet several of my uncles (whom I rarely meet) and aunties. Surabaya... no matter what, it is still my birth town. I am very attached to it. :)

I think this is a very meaningless post hahaha... but anyway, just to let you know I am back. Somebody was worried because I did not reply his emails for several days. He forgot that I told him I will be away for several days in the weekend hehehe...

That's all for now. God bless!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hari Raya Nyepi

Pasti semua yang di Indonesia sudah pada tahu kalo hari Senin tanggal 19 Maret 2007 nanti umat Hindu bakal ngerayain Hari Nyepi. Kalau yang pernah tinggal di Bali pas hari Nyepi, pasti tahu banget deh... pada hari itu, kita ga boleh nyalain lampu (api dan apapun yang bercahaya), gak boleh keluar rumah, dan gak boleh gaduh atau ribut-ribut selama 24 jam! Pokoknya sesuai namanya "Nyepi", selama 24 jam itu bali jadi sepi seperti kota mati, tidak ada satu orang pun yang boleh terlihat di luar kecuali sang pecalang-pecalang. Siapa itu pecalang? Mereka adalah orang-orang Bali yang sudah terpilih untuk menjaga keamanan Bali, untuk acara-acara apapun tak terkecuali Nyepi.
Biasanya, kalau ada yang melanggar, contohnya ketahuan nyalain lampu, rumahnya pasti dilempar batu. Tapi kalau kebetulan pecalangnya baik hati, ya ditegur aja, diperingati.

Nah, kalau keluargaku gak pernah betah untuk ngejalanin Nyepi di rumah. Pokoknya gak bisa deh gelap-gelapan! Siasat kita di saat Nyepi tuh, kadang kita melarikan diri nginep di hotel (karena kalo di dalam kawasan hotel, pasti deh masih boleh keluar, nyalain lampu, karena kan terhalang oleh lobi. Jadi di luarnya gelap, tapi di dalem leluasa), atau juga kita pulang kampuang ke Surabaya.
Untuk tahun ini, rencananya kita akan hijrah ke Surabaya, karena kebetulan ada beberapa urusan keluarga. Kalau untukku sih ada urusan yang berhubungan dengan secret mission Hehehe...
So, kalau weekend ini aku menghilang, harap maklum yah! :)

Blessed weekend for all of you! God bless!

Update: Today (16 March 2007), my application for Duncan Norman scholarship has been handed in by my supervisor. Please help in prayers. Thanks.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Missing you...

I am missing you, my secret admirer. Everytime I think of you, I feel as if my soul wants to fly to where you are.
It's been awhile since the last time I talked about him, if you noticed. Lots been going on between us; many discussions, some misunderstandings, bits of jokes, arguments and other things, but plenty of laughs and love :)
We are doing fine and happy, although sometimes he is too busy doing his research that it can be difficult for us to find time to talk with each other. However, I am happy that we continually send emails to each other and our trust getting stronger, our faith growing mature. Praise The Lord!!

Oops, there is something I have to do. That's all for now, guys! Until the next post, God bless you always! *Have a blessed week ahead :)*
Everytime you are lonely,
remember, dear, I am very close to you.
I am in your heart always;
Half of me is already with you.

- nie, 09 March 2007.

Friday, March 09, 2007

In This Life...

For all Ive been blessed with in this life
There was an emptiness in me
I was imprisoned by the power of gold
With one honest touch you set me free

Chorus:
Let the world stop turning
Let the sun stop burning
Let them tell me loves not worth going through
If it all falls apart
I will know deep in my heart
The only dream that mattered had come true
In this life, I was loved by you

For every mountain I have climbed
And ever raging river crossed
You were the treasure that I longed to find
Without you love I would be lost

Chorus

In this life, I was loved by you

by Ronan Keating


I am loving this song these days... It touches me deeply.
Have a great weekend! God bless you all!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

another "blog"work

Hari gini masih dapet quiz-quizan. Adaaaa aja deh yg mulai PR-PR kayak begini. Aku dapetnya dr Vivie, kebetulan aku lg ga ada bahan utk diposting hehehe... So here we go:
1. Record that change your life: Jeffry S. Tjhandra & Hillsong
2. Records you've listened more than once: Hmm... There are lots of them, for example: Meteor Garden I soundtrack, Hillsong Blessed, Live to Worship, etc.
3. Records that you just don't understand: Rock, Metal, Punk Songs, I just hate them all. Can't listen nor understand any of them. Too noisy!
4. Record that made you laugh: I can't really think of any one of them, but I can say Project Pop was good one!
5. Records that made you cry: Worship Song & heart broken (sad) songs hehe...
6. Record that creeps the hell out of you: Black metal music and their kinds.
7. Record you wish had never been made: Anti Christ songs.
8. Records that you've just listened: Easy listening song, some nice pop songs (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins)
9. Record you've been meaning to buy (..or Steal): This one, well... lately I don't even want to have any desire to buy CD, too expensive.
10. Nge-tag sapa yah.........??? This one, no obligation, but I'd like to choose: Nia di Aussie & Mee-chan. :)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Someone called "B"

B at CNY celebration at Jerami VillaTonight, we had hotpot (or what we call steamboat in Indonesia) to celebrate the birthdays of B (read it 'be') and Grace. Since we were quite busy these several days with some guests, we postponed Grace's birthday celebration until today. It is just a family celebration, but, we always enjoy our time together very much.

Well, you must've figured out that the person I call B here is my own dad. Hehehe... In the family, we call our parents Papi & Mami. The nickname "B" was created by Erwin and I. Being influenced by the film serial 'si Doel', we started to call him babe. It developed to just "Be", because it sounds cooler to us and much easier to pronounce hahahaha... Are we just lazy or what? :P
Anyway, today (03 March 2007) is B's 46th birthday! It seemed like just any ordinary day, but we say our special prayers for him...
Dearest B,
Happy Birthday!

May The Lord adds to you:
1. His special wisdoms
2. His unendless love
3. His eternal peace
4. His never ending joy
5. Abundance of His blessings from the Heavens above.
Amen!

Have a blessed birthday! We all love you! :)