Home is where the love is

I'm home! Horeeeey...
Like another foreigner students, holiday is something that we waited for. Exactly, for a reason: to go home! It’s always special, when we dream about our home there afar, how soft your bed, how you could meet the peoples that you love a lot everyday, how to enjoy the complete facilities that your parents give to you. And now it becomes real! Wahh!

Become a foreigner student is not really bad, also not really good actually. Often we miss our family, imagine what they are doing now, and remember the times when I’m in home on the last holiday. But you should realize that you are alone now, saving yourself, organized your life, struggling for your study, that in the last you must responsible it all to your parents. Yes, it makes you more mature of course. Although I do it in a little complaint sometimes, hehheee :p

The benefit of become a foreigner student is just one word, FREEDOM! Yah, it’s totally free, it does up to you want to be better or become wilder. You choose your way, decided by yourself. But for me privately, I choose the first one, remembering my sentences above:
“In the last you must responsible it all to your parents”

Beside that all, I’m also enjoying my life as a foreigner student. Because I have many friends that very kindly, help me in many situations, in sadness and happiness. Laughing, sharing, eating, shopping, spending the nights, and have fun together. Hmmph, a year I’m live in North Sumatera, still have many years yet, and I’m very thankful to all of you. See you on the next semester, Medan!


PS: Not too much has changed in my hometown. Want to share together with my families, meet my school friends, tennis athletes, my coach, and visit our school. Many things to do! Although I know that it’s time to be an unemployed and become lazy!

Free trip... Canceled!

Masih inget kan postingan gue yg ini. Disitu ada janji SDB buat ngasih free trip buat founder member nya. Hmmph, sebenernya sih Mr.Erick udah nepatin janji nya. HONGKONG! Yess, we'll going to HK for free!

By the way, mungkin gue perlu jelasin dulu apa itu founder member SDB, dan kenapa dikasih hadiah free trip dari sekolah. Oke, SDB itu Sekolah Darma Bangsa, sekolahan pertama berbasis internasional di Bandarlampung. Dan kebetulan, tahun gue masuk SMA itu adalah tahun awal berdirinya SDB. Jadilah siswa-siswi awal itu disebut founder member SDB a.k.a angkatan pertama nya gitu loh. Kebetulan waktu itu murid SMA nya cuma ada 20 orang ( sedkit banget kan ya? Maklum aja sih, namanya jg sekolah baru), dan ditempatin di satu kelas namanya GAUSS. Sedangkan yg SMP di kelas MARS.
Dan karena lulusan pertama itu, susah payah buat ngehadapin UN, berjuang buat reputasi sekolah yg pada saat itu timbul kontroversi lah, apa lah apa lah. Akhirnya para BOD (Board of Director) SDB ngasih tantangan sekaligus perjanjian ke kita, para founder member. Isi tantangannya:
"Kalo para founder member bisa lulus 100%, dan bisa dapet rank di kota, bakalan dikasih hadiah free trip ke luar negeri."
Ya jelas dong, dari saat itu kita semua berjuang buat UN. Sampe akhirnya kita bener-bener lulus 100%, sekaligus ranking 3 se-provinsi Lampung. Bayangin, sekolah baru, tapi prestasi udah keren abis! Jadi deh, janji itu ditepatin. Walaupun cuma trip 3 hari doang sih, tapi ya lumayan kan.

Oke, itu sebagai cerita pembuka. Balik ke topik, gimana tentang trip itu?
Awalnya didaftar siapa-siapa aja yg bisa ikutan di tanggal segitu. Agak ribet juga sih, soalnya kan udah pada misah-misah kuliah nya, jadi harus nyesuaiin jadwal masing-masing. Karena di kalender akademik USU tuh harusnya udah libur dari tanggal belasan juni, ya gue pastiin lah bisa ikutan. Banyak juga sih ujung-ujungnya anak Gauss yg gak ikutan trip karena bentrok jadwal kuliah. Akhirnya yg bener-bener jadi ikut ya gak semua 20 orang Gauss, cuma beberapa orang aja.

Gue yg udah mesen tiket ke Jakarta buat ngumpul bareng disana harusnya. Daaan ternyata udah pasti-pasti gitu, tapi ya adaaaa aja yg bikin gue paleng, jadwal ujian lah dimundur-mundurin. Sebenernya sih udah gak gitu penting, tinggal remidial-remidial doang. Jadi, disini gue bingung, mau ikut trip apa nggak. Terus begitu gue minta saran ama nyokap-bokap gue, mereka malah bilang,
"Yaudah lah ce, kuliah itu lebih penting. Selesaiin aja dulu tuh kuliah, Trip nya di cancel aja. Lagian juga kan cuma 3 hari doang, ce."
Astaga, nyesek loh sumpah! Terpaksa semua tiket gue undur, gue cancel, ganti hari, ganti rute jadi pulang kampung! Bete abis kan?!

Yang gue kesel tuh ya, kenapa sih nyokap bilang gak jadi nya baru belakangan? Dari awal didukung-dukung, diurusin fiskal nya, jaminan, segala macem. Gue juga udah seneng aja mau pergi bareng Gauss lagi. Ehh, tau-tau mami gue sendiri yg bilang gak usah jadi. Mending kan kalo dari awal gak usah diijinin aja gue pergi. Kadang nyokap juga suka ngasih harapan gitu sih. Sumpah, keki!

Huh, tapi ya udah lah. Nyokap pasti tau gimana baiknya buat gue kan, nerima aja gue mesti nya.
Buat Gauss and Mars, have fun trip ya, jangan lupa oleh-oleh :p

Still waiting

"So am I still waiting
For this world to stop hating
Can't find a good reason
Can't find hope to believe in..."
Still waiting - Sum 41
No, I'm not talking about the world. You could replace the word 'world' to be 'campus'. Well, of course you know what I'm talking about.
Yess, it's about ME! Me and another student who haven't holidays yet. And because of this, I had to cancel my vacation plans before. Huhh, still waiting too long! Boring so much.

So, how much longer must we wait to come back hometown?

Wall of Fame

I think it’s better if the wall full of expression, not just plain. I often see the modern art, something like graffiti or pop art. Actually I want to make my room like that, but I can’t draw the graffiti, even I don’t have any poster or wallpaper.
So I thought, why don't I make it by myself? Absolutely, I make my own wall of fame by the posters that I got from the old magazine and advertisement brochure. I cutted it, modified, and beautified it in such a way. And this is it!


 I became crazy to take pictures with it!

I named it "Famous Dress". It means, this wall is a special place for me to 'ngeksis' a.k.a taking pictures :p. Someday, I’ll make my wall full of photograph. Sounds very attractive right?


PS: I'm very disappointed, because there are a few of my holiday plans had to be canceled. Huh, what a bad news! Even though, I'd been planning it since last year. Huuuaaaa, so hurt! I'll tell you someday :(

Need the brain power!


Kadang gue suka iri ngeliat banyak orang di luar sana yg nyantai-nyantai aja ngejalanin hidup. Kadang pengen juga kayak orang-orang kebanyakan, ngebolos kuliah, gak peduli tugas, terus gak usah pusing mikirin hasil ujian. Mau hasil nya kayak apa kek, ya bodo amat.

Kenapa ya hati gue kok gak bisa gitu? Selaluuu aja dihantui perasaan galau pas ngebolos, walaupun cuma satu mata kuliah. Selalu aja galau begitu tau hasil ujian jelek. Terutama, sakit hati karena udah belajar bener-bener, eh taunya apa yg dipelajarin malah gak ada yg keluar di soal ujian! Sumpah nyesek abis.
Sedangkan banyak orang gak belajar sama sekali, senang-senang aja kerjaannya, nyontek sana-sini, ternyata hasilnya gak jauh beda sama kita, atau bahkan malah lebih bagus. Sakit hati gak sih?
Bukannya gak berusaha loh gue ini. Walaupun mungkin belum maksimal. Tapi mau maksimal apa nggak ya kalo keadaannya begitu ya sama aja.

Bukannya sok rajin, gimana pun, gue punya tanggung jawab. Bukan cuma buat diri sendiri, tapi juga ke orangtua. Wahh berat! Memang sih, bokap nyokap gue gak nuntut banyak. Tapi ngeliat orangtua kecewa itu yg paling bikin merasa bersalah. Huhh, gak tau lah, pasrahin aja ujung-ujungnya.

Let's the photos tell them

Want to share these photos of my holiday last week. 5 days in Jakarta. Beside of attended my Grandma's birthday party, I didn't go around too much, just in a few place, only if my aunts invited me to join them to go around. While over there, it seems nothing that I can do except eat, eat, and eat! I don't care about my body looks bigger now.

By the way, you will not see my biological families here, because they had gone home first already to Lampung. Therefore, I stayed alone in my Grandma's home with my aunts and my cousins. Hmmph, all of my cousins are still the children. So, when I play with them, I felt that I'm very old! Hhahhaa.
Enjoy the pics! Hopefully you're not tired of seeing too many photos of me :p

at Mall of Indonesia with my aunts and cousins. Junk food again!

We also visited the cemetery too!
Visited the cemetery of my Grandpa, Great-grandma, and my Grandma's sister. Three at once, because their cemeteries are near each other.

Hopefully they are happy in heaven.


The last day, played with the water, called swim!
We swam at the night. Well, I always love swimming in the night. When at night, the swimming pool was quite and peaceful with the dim lighting. I also love to see the lamp in the darkness, feel so romantic. It was cool!

Yess, I look like a sailor girl!

Oke, these all my holiday reports. It doesn't feel that next week is time for the exam week . Woww, can't wait for my long holiday actually. But I haven't ready for the exam, and I think that I never ready for this. Yeah, the examination always makes me scary. Huahhh, just wish me luck guys! And wish the luckiest too for all of you who are facing the exams!

My Granny's 80th birthday

"Happy 80th birthday to my Grandma, Aminah Hariono!
Hopefully will be given the grace and healthy always for you.
My Grandma is very amazing! In her 80 years old, she still can working, cooking, and also driving the car. The super grandmother!
My Grandpa was already die since my Mom still a child. My Grandma choose not to marry again, although at that time, many men who came to apply her. So because of it, she fighting alone by herself to feed their children, until she achived the success like now. They have 7 children, including my Mom as the 4th child. .
Salute for her! I always touched when I hear her live story :(

In her 80th birthday, all of her children and grandchildren from afar also came in. Yes, we're all in this together here. The big family of Harry Hariono (my Grandpa's name)!
The party was held in Furama Resto, Jakarta on May 29th, formed of dining table.



What I wore for the party?
I wore the blue gown, because my family's dress code is blue colour. Hmmph, inspirated by Kate Middleton in her engagement party.. Hhahaa :p
This tatto (body art) creared by my aunt: Amy Hariono
Yes. she is very creative!
A little bit promotion, if you want this tatto, you can ask her, but she live in Bali.
Hhaha! So far.
Created the body art, she make it longer like a necklace.
Thanks ii Mey!

Have the photo session too for each family. My aunts and my uncles wore the dress colour code too. Each colour for each family, like black, red, purple, green, etc. As I told before, that my family choose the blue colour one.
The location is in my Grandma's house at 'Gudang Peluru' resident complex.

Another colour. Sorry cannot be displayed one by one, because it's impossible to displaying all 7 colours here. I just put three of it:
Black
Red
Purple
So, what is your favorite colour?




Sorry if too many photos :)
My family was come back to Lampung quickly, because they have to work anymore. Huahh, actually I still miss them. Remember about my long holiday, around 3-4 weeks later. Can't wait for the long holiday!
But I was in Jakarta for 5 days, with my aunts and cousins. Fortunately, I was in a short holiday because of SNMPTN and 'furlough together' day. My another activities there I'll post later. See you!


PS: By the way, thanks also to Henny, Indah, Valent, Mega, and Iphoo who accompany me bought this gown, shoes, and clutch. Happy to feel that I have family in this city, that were far away from my hometown. *hugkiss