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I am a happy writer, art/jazz/yoga lover, solo traveler, social drinker, and an endless happiness seeker.

Feeling Grateful Each Day is (Not) Easy

I’m truly grateful that God always put guardian angel(s) around to take care of me. This is the last month of the year, and I’m currently struggling with job resignation, waiting period, idle status, and writer’s block. #December is a period when I question & evaluate everything, mainly because my birthday falls in that month.

Such things I don’t usually share to people, because I think there’s no point of whining and I should be better finding solutions by myself. My mentor is one of the few wiser people I go to, but as we grow older together I don’t want to be so spoiled and attached to her (I still do, a bit.. lol), so I started asking and sharing less. I feel that one day I would want to be there more for her when she needs it. We could even picture ourselves playing the same ol’ board games 10-20 years from now. Lol.

But in my most difficult times (and only few would know) she’d keep on letting me to be a part of something, in her life… if not in the whole group or community. You can’t be depressed when you felt loved, and you can’t be depressed when you know there are so many other people who look up to you and wish to be in your position (no matter how small you feel you are). I am a product of self-loathe and insecurities, and I am a constant work in progress (even now I gain weight because I felt un-energetic about life in general).

We had a big delicious meal today and she packed some big loafs of pork hams for me to take home. It’s too much. She even asked if I want to spend Christmas together with her family this year, and I know it’s not just a light offer. It feels overwhelming sometimes, but I think she sees something in me that I don’t see myself. And that’s why I thank God for placing guardian angels like her near me (yes, it’s not just her, but many). #December #countingblessing #friendship

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December, again


Although this is not the best year in my life, I still have many reasons to be thankful and feel blessed throughout this year. 

Another year, another age number will pass by and yet I am constantly asking myself from time to time, “What have I done so far?” 

I hope you too feel truly blessed this year. 

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Phil 4:13- NLT) #december #decembergirl #seasonsgreetings 

Welcome to my world, Surface


This is perfect for people who like to type, draw and write from time to time! I bet the #SurfaceStudio is even more amazing than this. Great job, #Microsoft! Apple, you’ve been in your confort zone far too long. People who buy your stuff are mainly seeking for status & chic look, but even now #surfacepro4 is much more powerful & stylish than Macbook. #tech #gadget #nerdgirl #2016

***holes are everywhere

Was looking for my way to the bus stop after getting lost at an underpass, a 40-something decent-looking guy came up and say, “women cao ni hao ma?”. Urgh! So angry cuz I couldn’t reply back, I just shook my head. It basically means “Shall we fuck?” #harrasmentstillhappens #singapore #asshole

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How to be a good sales person 

I was planning to visit three places; Courts at Raffles building, Challenger, and #HarveyNorman. 

After created fixed itinerary for the day, I browsed around and found that HN is the nearest place to me, located at Millenia Walk/ Suntec. 

So I walked for 15 minutes there and found this shiny looking gadget right at the entrance. Exactly what I was looking for! No need to wait till #blackfriday cuz Microsoft has slashed $300 on #surfacepro4 at their online store & retailers until Dec 2. 

Then, one of the staff, Keith (quite cute looking) came by and had a small talk with me. I started asking about this and that, he answered by giving his honest yet diplomatic opinions. He was very patient & even offered to show some stuff around the shop for me as alternatives. He started offering bonuses and free stuff in subtle way, but when I said “I’ll think about it, thanks”, he didn’t look irritated when I walked away. 

So, I came back 5 mins later, specifically looking for him, and I bet he was happy to close the deal. IMO, he is a good sales person; he has initiatives, he is direct yet polite, he tries up selling and treat a customer like king. Did I go to Challenger and Courts after that? Of course not 😄#retail #shopping #november 

Meetup in Library@Orchard Singapore for the first time



Did you know that Orchard Gateway in Singapore has a nice spot for reading and having a meetup? Next time, after shopping in Orchard, visit Library@Orchard, on the 3rd floor. People just come to read, relax, and join this kind of local meetup at the public area called Space.

We are hoping that one day Jakarta will have something like this to. #igdaily #bookstagram #booklovers #library #books – at library@orchard

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Mbak Sumi dan Go Clean

Waktu sudah berjalan satu jam dua puluh menit dan Mbak Sumi masih terlihat gesit mengelap dan menata barang kesana-kemari. Tujuan akhirnya adalah membersihkan kamar mandi. Usianya mungkin sepuluh tahun lebih diatas saya, tapi tubuhnya kurus, mungil, dan cekatan. Ia mengenakan jilbab hitam, yang mungkin ia senadakan dengan seragam #GoClean yang harus ia pakai. Cara bicaranya singkat dan tertata, tidak melengking dan vulgar seperti para asisten rumah tangga yang kerap bergosip lantang dan memenuhi lobby dan pinggiran kolam renang apartemen karena kurang kerjaan.

Layanan dua jam yang ia sediakan lewat #Gojek buat pekerja kantoran yang sibuk, terutama penghuni apartemen yang tidak punya ruang dan waktu untuk mempekerjakan asisten rumah tangga tetap, sangatlah berharga. Benar kata orang, waktu adalah uang. Apa yang Mbak Sumi lakukan selama dua jam belum tentu bisa saya kerjakan sendiri dengan hasil serapi itu. Saya termasuk salah satu orang yang sangat menghargai kemajuan teknologi untuk memperbanyak layanan seperti ini. Jadi, terima kasih banyak, Mbak Sumi! #bukaniklan

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