I'm a learner!


A winner is not always a champion. Winner is winner, loser is learner.
Yess, I'm a learner!
- Dresiani Mareti -
Hahaha hebat ya gue bisa bikin quote kayak gitu?
Menghibur diri aja sih sebenernya, karena gue bukan seorang juara. Hhahaa!

Pekan olahraga antar fakultas itu?
Hasilnya, di nomor tunggal gue memang menang. Dan gue yakin kita semua berimbang, gue yakin banget! Tapi ternyata dari 7 peserta, menang 4 kali dan kalah 2 kali aja gak cukup. Tetep ujung-ujungnya poin lah yg dinilai, dan poin gue kalah dikit aja loh. Astaga!
Begitu juga di nomor ganda campuran, gue yg tadinya udah optimis bisa dapet seenggaknya juara 3, ternyata harus lebih berlapang dada juga nerima kekalahan. Padahal, udah leading 5-1 loh FKG! Ehh tau-taunya dikejer jadi 6-8 untuk FMIPA. Huh!

Sakit hati?
Asli, sakit hati banget! Tapi gue gak menyalahkan siapa2 kok. Gue gak menyalahkan diri sendiri, gue gak menyalahkan partner gue, bahkan gue gak menyalahkan mental gue, seperti yg pernah gue ramalkan sebelumnya,
Kalaupun gue gagal di pertandingan ini, berarti gue tau apa yg harus gue benahin, MENTAL!
Kenyataannya, ramalan gue salah. Emang ada benernya dikit, gagalnya sih bener. :) Tapi, gue gak menyalahkan mental gue kok. Kali ini, ada kemajuan. Agaknya mental gue jadi lebih terlatih, semakin kuat dan gue pengen jadi lebih kuat lagi!

Yang gue sesalkan adalah KEBERUNTUNGAN. Yah itu!
Gue mungkin lagi gak beruntung aja.
Well, emang kayaknya post ini penuh keluhan, dan kesannya gue jadi gak nerima kekalahan. Hmmph, gimana ya ngejelasinnya? Gini, gimana lo gak sakit hati kalo lo udah berjuang untuk menang, dan elo memang berhasil menang tapi gak juara? Bahkan udah gue bela-belain untuk tanding tenis-kuliah-tanding tenis lg supaya gue gak di WO (walk out). Sedangkan banyak orang-orang laen yg juara padahal mereka gak berjuang, tapi menang karena lawannya WO. Nah itulah yg gue rasain! Mending gak usah maen aja gue nya! Toh orang-orang gak tau gimana perjuangan gue, mereka cuma ngeliat hasil akhir yaitu kekalahan gue!
Terus juga, gimana gak sakit hati kalo lo udah leading, dan udah diprediksikan orang-orang bakal menang. Tapi kenyataannya kekejer skornya, dan lo gak jadi menang alias kalah? Huahhh, udah ah capek gue ngebahas nya! Intinya, gara-gara gak beruntung itu!
Satu hal yg gue yakini, bahwa semua perjuangan itu gak mungkin sia-sia. Well, gue memang bukan juara. Tapi seenggaknya gue tetep terhormat!

Terakhir, gue mau say thanks aja buat orang-orang yg udah ngedukung.
Bapak PD3, panitia pertandingan yg sebenernya mendukung gue. Hhahaa, maap gue mengecewakan! Partner gue (Bg Wanda), temen-temen dan senior yg sempet nonton di lapangan buat ngedukung (Yolanda & Abbe, Yohannes, Bg Rasyid, Bg Arga, Bg Putra, Bg Taufik, Bg Hardi, dll.), lawan maen gue, and all dentistrians 2010 (Evi, Mega, Valent, Henny, Indah, Kardo, Ridho).
Meskipun kayaknya sepele, tapi dukungan kalian bener2 berarti banget buat perkembangan mental gue. Thanks to you!
Berlatih lebih banyak, merupakan jawaban!


PS: I'm sorry for all dentistrians, I can't bring the medallion. But our men double got it, guys! At least, we have 1 medallion from tennis :)

Fashion is art, no rules!


"Fashion is no rules!"
- Diana Caitilin -
It feels so sucks if I dressed up in the morning before go to campus, but I don't receive the good response from anyone else. Even they thought that I'm weird in my outfit! Huhh!

I was tired of hearing all those complaints about me. They always and always comment on me. Some people who know-it-on the style give me more advice, bla bla and bla... Boy friends are laughing when they looked at me. Hey, what do you know about it?

I don't know what they like. Sometimes when I choose 'the gembel' style, then they like it. Hhahaa, yes! They like 'the gembel' style. It's something like blue jeans, neat shirt or t-shirt. Whereas in fact, I like my girlie style, when I wear skirt and the colourful socks. Hmmph, not really girlie, sometimes I like in tomboy style too.
Guys, don't judge me by the outfit that I wear, because it's my mood's work. My real personality is not necessarily the same as that.

One thing that you need to know about fashion is fashion is art.
We can do anything in fashion and make it as creative as possible. Well, no matter it's weird or not. Because the most important thing is how you make your style different from the others, how to make it unique on your way. Don't care about other people's opinions. They don't know anything!


--->>> The last, you don't have to humble a person's sense of fashion. Try to respect what they wear, and don't be fussy and pretentious advise.

Life is Amazing!


Attended the charity seminar yesterday, at Grand Aston City Hall.
Topic: LIFE IS AMAZING
("RAISING THE GIANTS AT HOME" and "RAISING YOUR WEALTH MINDSET")
with speakers Mr. Steve Sudjatmiko and Mr. Tommy Siawira.
This event is organized by DPD PATRIA Sumut (PATRIA is a theravada buddhist youth organization. If you want to know more about PATRIA, you can check at www.patria.or.id).

Fortunately, I was also the committee of this event as a receptionist. I've become the committee of Seminar like this in Lampung (Well actually, I'm a PATRIA Lampung's member. But I moved to Medan, and also join here now), but it's my 1st time join the PATRIA Sumut's event, in cooperation with their members. Yess, I'm a part of them now.
There's something different between PATRIA Lampung and Sumut. Of course, here in Medan, the members are too many, and most of them are workers! But in Lampung, just a few, and many students are the members. So contrast, right! In Medan, everything is more organized and more formal.

I'm willing to join this event, although this week I have the block exams. Huaahh!
Because, I always adore the great motivators like them. It seems a shame to miss an opportunity to met 2 great peoples like them. They are very very amazing! They can speak fluently and their topics are not boring like my lecturers spoke in front of the class :). I like the way they deliver the topics. They are also very charismatic, and I was dazzled at them!
Remember that their age was much older than me, so I want to keep my respect, I can only admire them from afar. (Hhahaa, om-om loh!)

The 2 charismatic persons:
Mr. Steve Sudjatmiko and Mr. Tommy Siawira



Something like usual, motivators are always preach to us about success, how it could be. But a good lesson that I learned from them is,
"Cleverness is not enough to get a success!"
Yah I agree that!
A lot of smart peoples in this world, but not all of them are successful.
--->>> So, wants to be what the kind of person are you?


PS: Thanks to DPD PATRIA Sumut and DPC PATRIA Medan, who trusted me to follow this special event! Thanks, thanks, and THANKS!

Inter-faculty Tournament 2011

Pekan olahraga antar-fakultas USU bakal dimulai besok, 19-26 Februari 2011.
So, udah sejauh mana persiapan lo?
Kebetulan gue sebagai perwakilan FKG buat cabor tennis lapangan (nah sombuoong). Pemain laennya dari FKG: Yohannes '10 ama Bang Wanda '09. Dan jujur gue gak siap apa-apa!

Opening nya mulai jam 8 pagi. Tapi karena gue ada praktikum Biokimia sampe jam 9, kemungkinan gue gak bisa ikut deville nya. Huahhh, padahal gue pengen banget ikutan itu, kangen-kangenan ama atlet-atlet yg laen di IMT-GT kemaren.
Technical meeting kemaren juga gue gak bisa ikutan, karena praktikum Histologi. Bagus! Padahal harusnya semua panitia pertandingan ikut TM ini, dan harus hadir waktu Opening Ceremony besok. Lagi, gara-gara praktikum sial! Gak semua pemain jadi panitia pertandingan, ini kebetulan aja gue di FKG sebagai pemain merangkap official juga. Ihh yg gue sebelnya, kenapa sih harus ada praktikum segala di waktu-waktu begini? Rese banget kan!

Mana surat dispensasi gak keluar-keluar juga dari bag.pendidikan fakultas. Padahal gue udah ngasih daftar nama-nama pemain nya dari bulan kemaren. Tapi adaaa aja yg di ribetin ama mereka-mereka. Yah minta skema pertandingan lah, gampang lah katanya, ntar-ntar aja lah. Ntah apasih maunya!
Huh, tapi ya udah lah ya, daripada gue keki ngomongin praktikum dan segala urusan akademis repot itu. Cukup tau aja deh.

Yaiyy, baju baru!

Jadi, udah sejauh mana persiapan lo buat menghadapi fakultas-fakultas laennya itu?
Yah kayak yg gue bilang tadi, gue gak siap apa-apa! Beneran, selama ini ya latian gitu-gitu aja, agaknya gak ada kemajuan. Masih banyak yg harus dibenahin dari cara maen gue. Mungkin optimis adalah kata-kata terbaik untuk saat ini.

Tapi, gue berpikir ulang. Optimis? Yakin lo, Dress?
Mungkin bisa aja, gue tau siapa yg bakal gue hadapi ntar. Yaa, walaupun lawan gue senior-senior semua, 2009 keatas. Tapi kalo gue bisa menilai, gue yakin kita semua ber-imbang kok.

Masalah utamanya adalah MENTAL!
Ya, ini nih. Mental itu lah yg paling penting buat seorang atlet.
Sedangkan mentalitas gue sering down waktu pertandingan gini. Kadang gue ngerasa atmosfer pertandingan itu beda banget sama atmosfer pas latian. Gak tau ya beda aja!
Sekedar ramalan: jadi kalo gue gagal besok, gue tau apa yg harus gue benahin, MENTAL!

Seenggaknya, gue bakal usahain yg terbaik. Maen enjoy dan nunjukkin permainan terbaik gue. Hmmph, wish me luck, guys!


PS: Pertandingan antar fakultas ini bersamaan waktunya dgn ujian blok gue. Gimana gue gak stress, sementara di blok ini banyak banget materi nya!
Okee, kayak yg pernah gue bilang "Walaupun gue pernah gagal jadi atlet, seenggaknya gue gak boleh gagal lagi jadi dokter gigi.". Mungkin dulu gue punya obsesi menang di suatu pertandingan tenis, tapi sekarang obsesi gue adalah hasil terbaik di akademis kedokteran gigi. Amiiin!

This is 'ME TIME'!


Gak selamanya kok sendirian itu sepi,
gak selamanya juga sendiri itu kosong.
Gue sering olahraga sendirian, kayak renang, sepedaan, atau lari sendirian gitu. Bukan karena gue nya sok ng-eksis sih, gak tau ya hobi aja. Gak cuma olahraga, kadang belanja pun gue sendirian juga. Pokonya, ada aja deh yg gue kerjain.
Hhahaa, mungkin kalian ngerasanya aneh. Tapi yah gak perlu nganggep gue aneh juga kalee. Buat gue, dengan melakukannya sendirian, gue jadi punya 'Me Time'. Gue enjoy tuh! Kadang, kita memang butuh waktu-waktu kayak gini, walaupun sebenernya gue memang selalu punya 'Me Time' itu sih di kost-an.

Selaen itu, alasan gue ngerjainnya sendirian adalah gue bisa lebih fokus sama apa yg gue kerjain. Kayaknya ya semau-mau gue gitu! Mau cepet, mau lambet, mau gue ngerjainnya sambil jungkir balik kek, terserah gue deh. Laen kalo gue ngerjainnya bareng temen-temen, pasti ujung-ujungnya ngerumpi, malah gak kerja. Kadang-kadang gue nya juga sih yg males ngajak orang, ribet lagi mau janjian ini-itu.

Bukan berarti gue gak suka rame loh. Gue seneng kok kalo ada yg nemenin gue. Gue seneng kalo ada temen yg nginep di kost-an gue kadang pas liburan. Gue seneng kadang ada aja yg mau nemenin gue belanja atau cuma sekedar nongkrong. (Behh, ngeri bener dress, anak nongkrong ya lo?) Tapi mungkin, sekali-kali gue butuh waktu sendiri itu, jadi tolong hargai 'Me Time' nya gue.


PS: Kalo kalian nemuin gue lagi jalan-jalan sendirian ntah dimana, biarin aja. Awas jangan deket-deket, karena gue bisa menggigit! Hhahahaa. Nggak ding, becanda!

V-Day is Flour Day!

Sorry for the late post, but I wanna say,
HAPPY VALENTINE DAY, ALL!

Last Sunday, I attended KMB's Sunday Event. Pray, more games, and gift exchange. Do you know that my gift is in Diana, and also Diana's gift is in me! Hhahaa, many people around, but we got each other! I give her the frame, and I got Cadbury Chocolate from her:
Diana and Me!


On Monday, February 14th, we had to 'chocolate exchange' too in FKG. Hehheee.
Thanks to Mega, Indah, Evi, and Pheity for the chocolates. Kurang kurang! hahaa.

Usually, peoples celebrate V-Day with their sweetheart. But me, just celebrate it with my friends, my beloved friends. Well, it's able to love anyone right? Not only with our boyfriend/girlfriend.
I wore: All in pink!
Pink pink pink!
The view looks like overseas right?
Hhaha, No, it's my campus!


By the way, V-Day is Valent's birthday! Hssstt, we have surprise for her.
FLOUR party! Hhahaaa.

Find out: Who's Mr.X actually?


In my 1st dream:
I saw someone in the black shirt, black-cropped hair, but in his light skin, not too old, and not too young also,
is reading a newspaper there.
Everyday always bring the newspaper, either in the library or even in the canteen.
He read it seriously, whereas many people around, whereas it's crowd or quite,
he still doesn't budge.
But unfortunately, his face is not too obvious,
because I stand far enough from him.
In my 2nd dream:
I saw him again and again.
In his white blazer, and I realized that he is tall enough.
Still holding the newspaper, he goes to the library.
Browsing the internet, and searching anything that I never know.
While occasionally joking with the librarians,
he read, then I see the smile on his face.
Is he thirst of the knowledge?

And then he goes by his blue vehicle...

Well, I know it just my dream. But, why it can happen up to 2 times?
It's ok, when I'm busy with my daily activities, I could forget it. But in the night when I want to sleep, I'll remember it again. Huahh! I'm so curious.
Really, who is he?
Sometimes in black, and the other times he is in white.
On the one side, I'm impressed with his curiosity. But the other side, think about it makes me scared. Hiiii!
And apparently, I ever saw him in the real life, you know! Wow, CRAZY!

I'm not just writing, not only imagining, guys! This actually happened to me.
Could anyone help me to show the truth? Who is HE?


# By the way, how about my photo session this morning?
It was taken when we were waiting for the late lecture.

Location : My beloved faculty (FKG USU's Garden)
Photographer : Henny
Camera : Nokia X2

Cool isn't it?
Thanks to Henny who take this pics.

About an appointment with the religion


I realize that a chat about religion is something fragile. We have to be careful when present it.

One day, a friend asked me something. And I was quite shocked when I heard the question. She asked,
"Dress, I ever heard the Islamic song in your hand phone. And I thought that you're interested in it, maybe you're interested to religious change?"

Of course, I really really shocked! What is she talking about? Religious Change?!
Even I never think about that! The difference is good, but most importantly is belief.

Just for information, she's not a Moslem, not a Buddhist too, but she is Christian. So she can tell me what she was thinking about when she heard that song in my HP, fairly and impartially. And I know that some of you also thought so, just as she thought, don't you?

Huuuffh, I need to clear this! What wrong if I just keep the songs?
Having other religious songs in our mobile phones do not mean that we are interested in their religion, guys. I only interested in that songs, not in that religion. It just the song, and the song is the art. Moreover, the songs in my HP aren't really the Islamic songs, it's something popular songs like Ungu's songs, like that.
If you want to know, not only the Islamic songs in my HP, but also I have the Christian songs! So, what are you thinking about me?

Well guys, I'm 100% Buddhist, so religious, and always will be! I promise this, now and forever. Not only bound by the mere promise, but it's an appointment from my deepest heart. I'm very sure with my religion, and I believe in Buddha.

I know that it's not easy to make an appointment with the God and with the religion. It's so serious, no kidding. We must really to keep it, guys. We don't know what will happen tomorrow. So, don't do that if you're not sure that you can keep it! But I'm sure what I'm talking about, what I promised, that I'll always believe in Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha.


Oke, I think it's clear enough for you to know me better, that I don't support the religious change. I'm not fanatic, but I'm religious. So, don't judge me to do religious change anymore.
I'm sorry if my sentence wrong in this post. I don't mean to offend anyone.

--->>> Maybe this post could be the motivation for the Buddhist musician to make the nicest Buddhist songs anymore. Hheheheee.

Friends are families!



When I found you
I found me
I was no longer alone
I was put together
There were no missing pieces
We were the perfect puzzle
On lookers envied what we had
We had so many beautiful memories
That they're not even possible to forget
That part of my life was my life
The life I loved

-- Jessica M. Ward --



After 6 months I know my friends in FKG, I think now I better know their character one by one. Well, of course we can't judge the person within 6 months only. But approximately it shows the overall.

Basically, they are very funny. I always laugh everyday when we meet, talk, and spend my time with them. We are also help each other. Although we are from the different culture, ethnic, and religion. But we are one here!

Do you know when I wake up late, Valent calls me to woke me up!
Do you know when I come late to campus so I didn't to sit in front, Mega and Indah will always reserve me the chair!
Do you know when I want to sharing or gossip, Ary and Oddie always listen to me!
Do you know when I need the advice, Yanti always gives me the wise advice!
Do you know when I need debate partner, Evi is the right person!
Do you know when I want to hang out around, Henny will accompany me!
Do you know when I had a hard task, they also help me!

But, one that I regret is, they always and always comment on my outfit! Hhahaha, I don't know why, maybe they look me weird. Well, I never hurt. And apparently, they are familiar with my style, and my stupidity. Hhahaa, puas deh lo pada ngetawain gue!


Especially me, as a foreigner here, who haven't families. I realize that I'm nothing without them. Maybe I'm a lucky person to have friends like them. Not just who has been mentioned above, but also all of you, who also always complement me. Once again, I have to say THANKS TO YOU, Guys!

FRIENDSHIP is not about benefit, but it's how to mutual understanding, respect, and help one another. How we can see the friendship. Not just a friend, but more than that, we are family!


PS: This post is dedicated to all my friends!

Happy CNY 2011!

Happy Chinese New Year 2562 to all of you!
Today we celebrate it, full of wishes.

This is my new outfit, Red shirt and shawl.
Do you like it?

This is my first CNY in Medan, far from my families. I'm not able to go home or go to my Grandma's house in Jakarta this year, because I have the practicum tomorrow and tomorrow again. As you know, we have to attend 100% of all practicums.

Yah actually I feel alone, but many activities today made me forget about that. I realize that I need to busy, so I make it busy! I cleaned up my boarding house yesterday, freshened up myself of course, and create my own CNY atmosphere. Well, you need to be creative if you are a foreigner.

I miss my families, so much! They're in Jakarta now, all of my big family are there, and it makes me envy! Huahhhh. I've already call them this morning to say,
"Gong Xi Fat Chai, Xin nian khuai le"

So, I just go to Vihara Mahasampatti to pray. After that, with my friend, Indah, we go to Mega's house. Taste a lot of cookies and drink. Hhaha, sorry Meg! Then, because of her house is near from Thamrin Plaza, so we visit that mall too.

I also visit my aunt's house. Not really my aunt, but she's still my family, a lil bit far family something like that. She doesn't celebrate the CNY actually, but I just visit to respect her.


I know that many of you also celebrate this day without your families around. Well, I really understand how it feel. Sometimes we feel sad, quite, and lonely right? But you don't need to be sad guys, because not only you who feel it. Me also! And many peoples around the world feel it too. Just be positive thinking, that we are INDEPENDENT! To face this life, we don't need to be fragile. We are not afraid to be lonely! Is it OK for you?

--->>> So, let's make this rabbit's year fully of joy, fun, and happiness!


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