Saturday, 9 January 2016

Welcome 2016!

Hi guys,

Long time no see.

OMG! It’s been a good month since my last post.

First, this is me and my new hairstyle. Decided to change new tresses since its new year :-)

The last post was in Nov, If my memory serve me well, it was the time when I was an absolutely nutter, preparing for N3 exam and approaching December which festive months with lots of events and celebration. 

But finally its over and I kinda miss December coz its my favourite month L

So! Let’s recap of what’s happened last month and also in this post I’ll include list of gratitude of 2015 and most important thing, New Year Resolutions of 2016!

Let’s roll on, shall we?

First, 4 Dec, Attended company D&D which I didn’t won the top ten or best costume or anything but win lucky draw Lacie 1TB Porsche design external hardisk which prized $150! and then we did Christmas exchange gift, too!

6 Dec was JLPT N3 test and I can say I did remarkably well during the test. So the results will be on March which I’m so excited about.

Followed by JCS Graduation ceremony @ Raffles hotel. That’s happened on 13 Dec. No idea what’s going on during the speech LOL but I went there just to take my certificate and the score report, as well as take tons of photos with sensei and classmate…

Went to meet EiEi my ex classmate for a quick lunch and exchange Christmas gift. It’s super-duper impromptu. LOL. Thanks sis for the Christmas gift. I do use the hair mask a lots since I colour-bleached my hair next year.

And then this year, I went out to see Christmas illumination @ Orchard together with the GXfit group. Background a bit, it is a church group which focus on fitness activity and I’ve found lots of friends of it. It’s weekly class and since I always go to my office’s gym, might as well I go to their class since it's only few stops away.

Home sweet home my hometown, Jakarta...Eat, play, sleep…like a pig. 

We celebrated Chloe’s 1st birthday and Giselle 8th birthday together at Churreria, Puri Indah Mall. So many people turned up and we chit-chat and taking photos nonstop. I like when Giselle treats Chloe nicely, she’s so gentle and considerate towards baby but still she prefers to play with friends from same age or older. LOL. Its ok. one step at a time.  Btw, I really miss my long hair now :-(

Then I cut my hair at Nobu Salon @ Citywalk mall. It's a Japanese salon and all the hairstylists and customers are Japanese. I felt foreigner in my home country!

The colour turned out to be nice! I like ash blonde and dark brown (2 coloured tone) and it's getting lighter over wash, but the problem is the hairstylist is Japanese and yet he did a lot of layered cut using layered scissors...which make my hair frizzy and unhealthy :-( I spent Rp. 1.9k there which quite cheap actually if you compare it with Japanese salon in Singapore. 

Then back to Singapore on 2 Jan and busy unpacking and stuff. Emo coz holiday is over. hahaha. 

That’s all my December about.


Now, jump to list of gratitude 2015

  •  I feel gratitude towards my health. Not only God give me pink of health throughout this year, I can exercise twice a week quite flexibly and meet lots of friends who has same interest.
  • I feel gratitude towards my family. Thanks for Chloe in our midst. She’s cute and adorable. I’m blooming miss her already. And Thanks for Giselle in my life, too. Especially when I see Giselle’s sleeping face, all my troubles and worry melts away. (sounds creepy) I feel gratitude towards people at home. They always support and listen to me when in needs, hope we can maintain a good relationship. There’s no way I take this for granted.
  • I feel gratitude towards my job. It enabled me to pay bills, plan for holiday, support my hobbies, and plan for future, too!
  • I feel gratitude towards my study, not only I can finish my CA class and take N3 2X within a year. I also have some spare time to study Jap and learn other things. 
  • Feel gratitude towards church. The facts that God gave me the opportunity to serve as an usher for the past year. I served in Conference, too. Unbelievably, God took away my worry and gave me strength to carry on for the whole 2 days of Conference.
  • I feel gratitude towards my friends. LG is indeed a very strong support system. Well, no one perfect including mine so I think it’ll be good if we can just accept other people’s strength and weakness. It’s all good
  • I feel gratitude finally my braces journey came to an end. I'm officially having nice straight teeth right now and I'm loving it! 

So this year 2016!

Study/ Career:

-        Taking up FA class, which means study harder 3X as usual.
-        Taking up new skills, such as: mastering some advance yoga post or learn how to maximize my Mac or maybe taking guitar lesson!?
-        Try to find a new job, at least find those I can utilize my Jap skill?


-        Settle down in new LG. God will put me to the right place and right timing.
-        Go venture another possible way to serve God, such as mission trip or kids ministry!? I'm not sure though.

 Spiritual, mind, and body:  
-        Taking fortnight to overseas. Hopefully to rediscover myself again in this journey.
-        Up my exercise routine. Not only jogging, I need to try out any other work out pls! My weight stuck on certain numbers and I need to lose weight!

-        To be able to listen more and speak less. I’m a natural non-sense talker. Remember, Deb you are 29 this year so pls behave like one pls!
-        Maintain good relationship with everybody. Be more open. Which I’m trying! And I’m trying again in 2016
-        Back to basics. Simplicity is good. Less is more.

Oh and the thing that I'd like to continue to grow this year is to have a surrender heart to God. Completely. Surrender doesn't mean I'm weak but it means completely let God take control. It ain't easy coz human is natural control-freak. But one thing for sure, when I follow His plan, all things will fall into the correct place and correct timing. 

As for His plan is good for me, now and forever. Amen. 

Ok I think I covered pretty much of it.  Oh ya last one, I aim to blog more often this year hopefully time permits me to maintain this blog regularly. 



Monday, 23 November 2015

Updates: November Birthday month


It’s been a month since my last post. 
Recently it has been a crazy weeks for me but overall it's still good.
In fact, November and December are my favourite month of the year!

The reason is simple.

November is my birthday.

December is Jesus’s birthday (aka Christmas).

Since 2007, December became even better; coz Giselle’s birthday falls on December too

Since last year, December is even the best, my niece was just born on Boxing day! A day after Christmas!

I miss you already, Chloe :-) 

So back to topic again, these few weeks have been crazy and at the same time, excited week for me. 

I just finished my final exam on Jap advance class last week, celebrated my birthday, and soon prepare for the N3 test again! 
Since I failed N3 on last July, I will retake on this coming Dec so pls pls pls God, lemme pass my N3 this time round with flying rainbow mark!

Prior to exam day, I was so stressed out, studying till 2 am every night, as expected, right after exam’s over I crashed and burnt. 
In fact, now I’m still down with flu and sore throat and still in recovering stage that’s why I have not even have time to study for N3! Ok ok must start studying tonight.

How I’d wish I can study in the morning (coz I’m a morning person) but I’ve spent my day working in the office, labouring and stuff, and by the time it reaches night, my energy level down to hill and what I want to do the least is to touch my Jap textbook... Ok dilemma aside, I really need to drag my lazy bum and start to revising asap!

Aside from Jap stuff, recently I have interest to explore my Macbook. So far since I own this Macbook, I only use safari and mailbox application...

What is page? Ah don’t bother, LOL. Keynote? Issit power point? LOL

Imovie? To create movie (obviously by judging the name) but still I don’t know how to use it, LOL.

Yep, I’m shameful to myself coz I own Macbook but still don’t know how to use its basic function.

What trigger me was actually, I just bought staff purchase, the latest version of Win2016 for Mac, which only launches a couple months ago! The price is $15 freaking cheap. Retail price maybe $199??  (correct me if I'm mistaken)

So after downloading all these shits into my Macbook, it triggered me to explore more applications in this powerful tool and decided to borrow tons of guidebook in the library and even to the extent of joining the class, too! Ok, next year resolution is to explore iWork!

So overall, these 2 things (Jap final exam and Mac’s class training) were occupying my first 2 weeks of November.

Then come my birthday, Friday the thirteen....

I was so sadden by Paris Attack, why of all days, they choose that day to launch the terror attack!? 

Many victim died by the shooting and bombing, many people mourning about the loss of their loved ones, the whole world mourning. What we can do now is to support Paris and pray for the lost souls and the same time, realizing that terrorist are REAL problems now that the WORLD is facing right now, and plan for anticipation. Pray for better world, for a better place to live for everybody with no regards of skin colour, race, and ethnicity.


Anyway, my birthday this year, I have a total of 6th time celebration. Let's go thru one by one quickly, shall we?

1st: my colleagues celebrated my birthday in advance because they thought that I’ll be on leave on the actual day! Turns out on the actual day, it was so quiet and awkward coz I'm still working on my birthday but its ok I really appreciate for the cake and the presents. Really love the Craftholics I can hug it while sitting in the office. 

2nd celebration is on the actual day, we went to Miz Japanese restaurant for a dinner and I got the nicest purple flower bouquet of all! I don’t know why LG thought that I love flowers actually I’m not really into flowers but don’t mind to receive one. LOL. Thanks for the Adidas gym bag and Starbucks card now I can coffee-binge till Christmas. LOL. 

3rd: Celebration at home. It was pretty simple by singing song and blow candles but appreciate the effort. Oh ya I supposed to celebrate with usher’s team on Sunday but I swapped duty with Anee coz I got Jap oral speaking test on that day, sadness....

Thanks, Sephora for the birthday gift! 

And also, I'm buying a proper American Tourister luggage for the very first time! 

4th: Thanks guys at GXFit class for celebrating my birthday after work-out session.  Lots of photobomb here and there seriously but I really appreciate the prayers and we had lots of fun putting calories back.  LOL.

5th: Met Carol for sushi-binge at Sushi Ryoshisushi in Liang Court. Love the Japanese sponge cake OMG so moist and I’m drooling now by thinking about it. 

6th: Met Anee in another Japanese restaurant, Kojitsuru Nabe at Bugis Junction. Love her company and catching up with each other. Next time my treat, ok ! hehe...

After that we celebrated one of the sister birthday at Stuttgart Cafe on last weekend. Took lots of photos such as these...

 That's all!

Ok I better go back to study again...

December is going to be an exciting month. 

Basically, DnD, N3 test, stock-take, Christmas celebration, services, dinner, till end of the year. All fully booked!
Oh ya, I’m going back to my hometown for Christmas and new year, to celebrate my niece 1st birthday celebration. 

But I’ll need to bring back my work too so will be working and holidaying at the same time. 

Till next year!? *ok will try to post again next week month*

Thanks for reading this wordy post.