June 27, 2014

Upgrade Something Yummy!

I have leisure time these days so I get chance to upgrade my potential which makes me more womanly! I learn to cook! *cry* I learn to prepare my own dinner and some snacks. Fortunately there is a grocery near my dorm. Sorry for my dormmates because they've been my objects to taste my food. LOL.

So far, I've successfully made fried rice, bolognase spaghetti, potato balls, chocolate pancake, and another dishes from chicken, eggs, and vegetable. It feels so good because you know what's actually inside your own food - it means healthier and more savings, yay! But because I'm quite blind with the techniques when I read the recipes, I choose to watch the tutorial from YouTube or call my mom.

The best thing is when looking at person I love eat my food happily... It's priceless. It motivates me to learn more and more. I always believe every woman has talent in cooking by nature, it just takes time! :D

June 25, 2014

Apa yang Salah?

Sampai sekarang selalu heran sama kebiasaan bangsa sendiri yang HOBI buang sampah sembarangan! It's everywhere... 

Tempat wisata yang bagus jadi rusak karena pengunjung seenaknya buang sampah tanpa rasa bersalah, atau di stasiun yang sudah tersedia banyak tempat sampah tapi masih aja tuh tangannya refleks buang sampah di tempat yang tidak seharusnya. Huhu. Bukan berarti karena ada penyapu jalan atau petugas kebersihan, kita terbiasa dengan mindset 'nanti kan ada yang bersihin' bisa sewenang-wenang tidak peduli, ya nggak sih?

Beberapa pendapat menyatakan bahwa kita ini bangsa yang ingin selalu dilayani. Setelah dapat hak sering lupa kewajiban. Ingin dapat nilai atau pekerjaan baik, mau yang instan. Saat hal tidak menyenangkan terjadi, tidak bercermin dan terus menyalahkan orang lain atau pemerintah. Setelah makan, sampah plastik dibuang gitu aja, di tempat-tempat yang tidak layak dirusak pula, di taman, di laut, di sungai, di selokan. Kalau banjir, kita semua marah-marah. Sebenarnya kita sedang marah pada diri sendiri nggak sih?

Kita bisa berubah kan ya? Apa yang salah sih? :(

June 22, 2014

Jangan Kalah Sama Hujan Bulan Juni :D

Jadi yang tertuang dalam puisi Sapardi Djoko Damono bahwa tiada yang lebih tabah dari hujan bulan Juni itu memang tepat. Masya Allah, Juni ini panas beneeeerrrr sepertinya sang hujan memang disuruh bersabar untuk menikmati indahnya terjun dari angkasa. Jalan kaki bolak balik ke kampus tanpa sun block dan persiapan hunting setiap weekend bikin nggak boleh takut sama matahari, yuhuuuuu calon pengantin jadi eksotis.............................. *menghibur diri* *nelen vitamin E*

Alhamdulillah, masalah catering udah kelar, malem-malem diniatin di tengah-tengah UTS ke kantornya Chikal buat fix-in daftar dan saat itu pula udah milih baju pengantin, biar ga keduluan diambil orang katanya aih persaingan di Jakarta ini yaa. Pulangnya nggak boleh tidur sampai pagi soalnya masih harus belajar buat ujian jam 8. Alhamdulillah, abis ujian terakhir langsung hibernasi. Sebelum UTS sempet kena serangan tension headache, sakit beneeeer kepala belakang. Solusinya cuma tidur dan nggak kelaperan. Diserang gatal-gatal dan nyeri di jari tangan dan kaki pula. Ternyata akibat kaki terendam banjir cukup lama waktu perjalanan ke Depok dan kondisi badan lagi nggak fit. Langsung disuruh minum dexamethasone biar kulit terselamatkan, duh.

Undangan juga udah nemu yang pas di harga dan di hati. Setelah tiga kali hunting undangan dong, Pasar Tebet, Blok M, lalu Pasar Tebet lagi dan dapat rekomendasi dari temen-temen *kalau dapet undangan sekarang yang diliat percetakannya apa zzz* benarlah kalau Pasar Tebet itu surganya undangan! Walaupun jauh tapi harga miring, kualitas bagus, dan modelnya lucu-lucu. Pas banget yang saya mau dan dia juga sama, senangnyaaaa. Akhirnya, udah jatuh hati sama Abadi Printing. Udah lega rasanya, masya Allah.

Sampai sekarang selalu percaya bahwa doa mama yang bikin saya kuat, yang bikin hal nggak mungkin menjadi mungkin. Mempersiapkan dan merencanakan semua berdua ituuuu berkah sekaligus tantangan. Seneng sekaliii dikasih kepercayaan buat melakukan dan menentukan sendiri, aaaaaah ya Allah mudahkanlah. UTS juga sudah berakhir. Ini semester yang paling random, tapi saya malah paling menikmati proses belajar di UTS kali ini. Dan saya punya temen-temen yang baiiiiik banget, yang bikin saya normal dan tetap ceria dalam rasa frustasi. LOL.

Banyak perjuangannya, banyak suka dukanya tapiiii lebih banyak suka dan syukurnya, namanya juga memperjuangkan sesuatu yang berharga, jadi ayo tetap semangat. Aroma Ramadhan mulai tercium, Ramadhan kedelapan di rantau!  :)

June 12, 2014

One Month and A Half With Kids

Being private tutor has a lot of good and sad stories, and teaching kids is one of the most challenging experience ever! They are Syifa in class 4 and Faiz in class 1. I accidentally meet her mom when I go back from class and she asks me to teach her kids if I have some time. So, why not? I just need to walk to arrive there and I have free time on the evening.

Teaching kids is not that hard, but not that easy. It is about education, because you have to understand them, be a good example, and be patient for their curiosity. But sometimes being patience needs great effort when you are tired or having bad mood, and they scream to each other or drop a glass of water to the floor........... LOL. When they learn, they used to sit in my laps, and sometimes the sister is jealous to her brother if he steals my attention. They love to talk and tell their imagination when they are doing homework. So I just can laugh after listening their stories. They love recording me with their tablet, oh no. And if the test come, I teach everyday include all subjects from religion until math. Of course, teaching Al Quran is something really new for me! They are smart, but they get to be bored easily because they have a lot of activities and courses. Urban kids have tough life.

From this experience, I learn that nowadays parenting is getting more difficult. The challenge is everywhere, and filtering the media or environment from giving bad impact is something to fight for. Sometimes I am shocked when they know things which are not for their age, for example about having relationship and it is not something rare to find in elementary school. I realize that being elementary teacher is a tough job, so it is important if government should maintain the policy that cares to their welfare. And of course, the kids are entertaining. Knowing that they trust me to be their listener is priceless.

So, here comes the moment that I choose not to continue my side job. The mid test will come and it is tiring because the pressure is amazing, LOL. It is more tiring than teaching adults. They ask me not to leave and give me a cute rabbit doll as a present. Oh, it is too sweet. When the mom asks me the reason, my answer is........... I am going to get married soon. What a random answer! -___- The mom is surprised and she thinks I am still 21. I am gonna be 25 this year *cry*

Cute bunny from kids :')

See you again kids. I love you :*

Post script: I always have dream that I can be a great educator or lecturer someday, and I can teach something related to my competence. Aamiin :)

June 1, 2014

Digitally Attached

Alhamdulillah. Finally, I can move on from the guilt and loneliness after the lost of my phone. I still have parents, best friend, and him who never leave me, and I have Allah who guarantees every piece of my life. I feel something good, much better than before. I feel loved, and it is a bless :)

Many good things happened today. My best friend, Ai asked me to accompany her trying to teach kids in Sarmili on Sunday morning. How sad to see they lived with the environment in poverty and garbage. But the smile painted on their face. It made me realize that I once forgot to have gratitude, although so many things that we could rejoice in life.

Under the heat attack, we walked to the campus and found out there was a heritage festival. Ai treated me cute bracelet from Borneo stand. It would be my future homeland, LOL. And, we went around and fulfilled our stomach with some cheap and delicious culinary. I was happy. Thank you for her! :)

This case taught me that I was digitally attached to some people in my life. Looking 'last seen' in whatsapp application could make me happy because I knew he/she was there. Now, I was back to short messaging era for a while. Nothing you could check on your phone, no unwanted notification from unwanted chat, you just focused on your duty, and no insecurity came out. Being digitally attached was sad, but you would find out that being naturally attached was awesome. When they called me and my best friend hugged me, I cried. How vulnerable! But, actually hormonal effect made it worse :p And... I loved being hugged.

We live in the era when we are totally connected in digital tools. When they are gone, we feel dumb and nothing. It is totally wrong. We should control the technology, not the technology which controls us right? And... I miss that technology :(

And yes, feel much relieved now. A new path of growing up. Never been easy, but never been that hard. Hello June, promise to be nice.

*Post Script: when I still had not got the replacement for my sim card, I went to my student's house and nobody opened the door because the bell was not functioned. I did not have their contact, so I made a note and slipped it under the fence, hoped they would see it. And yeah, it worked, they called me! It felt like... time-machine, returned to so many years ago :/