21 Maret 2018

Singapore, Vacation This Year

19 Februari 2018,

I ever told to my self, that I should go by plane once a year, where ever it goes. Alhamdulilah, it almost happen as i plan. In 2016 i went to Bali for World Culture Forum, in 2017 we have our honeymoon in Malaysia and this year Allah give us chance to go to Singapore. A country that very close to Indonesia, but I just get the chance to know to visit this year. Fortunately, my trip was free, because this trip was paid by my office boss, together with my other 2 guys. So there are 3 people including me who got this 'price', and I decided to take my husband with me too.


We got flight at 3 p.m but I am so upset because the flight was delay until 4 hours. Our planning to arrived at SG before night failed. We finally take off at 7.30 p.m which is tiring and we did not got any compensation (Honestly, we are starving and thirsty). We get to the Changi AIrport at 11 p.m and miss the public train. Then we decided to take the Uber Taxi which is more expensive. As we got to the hotel, there are another drama for us and it was at 12 p.m MID NIGHT. The receptionist said that her system only record one room for us, which we actually book for 3 room at that night. She said that there are no room left. Ya Allah, we are so tired of delay and now we should deal with the hotel reservation problem. I thought, where we can got room in the middle of the night and of course if there is, it would be very expensive. But then I try to persuade her to do double check, because my payment for 3 room has been confirm by the system. After all of this tiring conversation, She finally said that she found our room and she said sorry for us because she didn't clearly see our code booking. Alhamdulilah. After we put all the stuff in the room, we go out for very late dinner. We found one restaurant near Masjid that still open and I order 'Nasi Lemak'.

Because the incident at first day, we only have an effective day for strolling around this day. So we set up early, have breakfast, buy the STP (Singapore Touris Card) and heading off to Sentosa Island. One of my friend have already going here, so he guide us along the way, especially to find the way. We did not enter the Universal Studio tho, because there are limited time, then we only took picture in front of it. Afterward, we take bus to Garden By The bay (we bought the ticket online before arrival) and spent day to afternoon in here. At 5 pm it was start rain very very hard, so we did not have enough time to take picture in Singapore statue. Then we go to Bugis to buy souvenir and eat at Qiji Restaurant. We took almost 20.000 step of walk this day (I recorded in my smart phone) and we still stoping by to Little India and have dinner there.

Dont really have enough time for another trip, because we need to go back to the airport soon. My flight was at 11 am and surprisingly the MRT on airport route was in trouble. Then the operator manage all the passengers to take bus which is twice longer.  As we arrived at airport we run away to do check out and so sad we dont have time to change/return the STP card (Take the 10 dollars deposit).


Lesson learn :

1. Singapore is smart city. They are small and manageable. The area is not even larger than Surabaya city.
2. No garbage in town. Every corner is clean
3. The architecture is their main attraction. especially the Garden by the bay, we Indonesian often taken for granted our natural creature, such as forest and rain fall. But Singapore, the country that have limited source of natural attraction, they can create an indoor garden and that all amazing. They even successfully planting the cheery flower and blooming this month.
4. The city is really quite, not many people in the street. or maybe because I went there when it was holiday :D
5. EXPENSIVE ! Compare to Malaysia, I would rate Singapore as an expensive  country. Food price for one serve cost around 50.000 rupiah. Therefore, for three days living here we probably spent around 3million rupiah

Alhamdulilah, thank you Allah for this precious opportunity to see another side of the world :D

My first post at 2018

I promise my self to write in my blog again. Promise that I never fullfill it all the time until now is March already. So hear we go, I just write whatever come up in my brain. Lets pretend that this is a new blog, and this is my first post :D

So here a little update of my life so far, 
1. I will turn 27 this year, which is quite supprising for me, means that I will face a real adulthood path
2. In May I will celebrate my second anniversay, yeay. I love my husband. There are a lot of things we need to learn everyday everytime. Because yes, marriage is never ending task. But i enjoy it, much
3. I will reach my third year working here in my office. So far so good, but I start feeling that I need another chapter. So I will trying another opportunity I thought
4. The #TTC things is always on my first priority. Cross finger !
5. After reading someone writing about Working Mom world, now I switch my way to be career woman.
6. This year we move in another house. Learn how to built relationship with my neighbourhod as Mrs. F, we join local meeting every month and so on (I also decorating this house, this part is my excitement)
7. As my #TTC efford we begin healthy life, doing more exercise, diminishing stressful things, and also avoid some ( I mean a lot of) food :)
8. Learning english? I often giving up on this. But see, I try to write this on english and I hope I can constantly come up with english

I think thats all for my life update. Bye for now :D

29 Juni 2017


Akhir-akhir ini lagi suka lihat acara Asian Next Top Model, kali ini yang season 5. Nontonya via Youtube, krn nggak ada TV kabel dirumah. Saya suka nonton acara ini karena ada perwakilan Indonesia yang pernah menang di season sebelumnya, namanya Gani. Nah kali ini cukup unik krn ada kontenstan asal Indonesia yang kembar, Valerie dan Veronika. Bagian yang paling suka dari acara ini adalah saat kontestan dipanggil satu persatu didepan juri. Lalu juri secara bergantian memberikan komentar atas hasil foto, mulai dari ekspresi, gaya hingga attitude selama melakukan sesi pemotretan. Menarik karena sejelek apapun hasil yang ada, namun juri selalu memberikan masukan dan saran dari sisi positive. Sejak awal ada yang namanya Shikin (dari Malaysia) yang sudah terlihat menonjol, karena setiap sesi foto dia selalu mendapat score yang bagus. Karakter dan pembawaannya yang matang membuat Shikin sudah seperti Top Model. Dibandingkan yang lain, dimana kontestan masih saling beradu ego bahkan bertengkar. 

Ada juga yang namanya Cindy (dari Taiwan), dia kalau nggak salah masih sangat muda, sekitar 17 tahun dan minim pengalaman. Namun tidak disangka dia bisa bertahan hingga 5 besar. Padahal dia selalu terlihat childish dan easy going, seperti ikut kompetisi tanpa beban namun saat proses eliminasi dia bahkan terselamatkan dan nggak jadi pulang. Sementara ada kontenstan lain yang sangat PD bahwa penampilannya paling bagus, paling berpengalaman di runaway dan lain sebagainnya. Nah yang jauh diluar dugaan adalah Maureen (Juara 1 AsNTM 5) dari Filipina. Sejak awal masuk dia yang sering di Bully sama temen-temennya. Karena dianggap cuman modal tampang aja tanpa pengalaman, dan itu memang benar (dia bisa dibilang model amatiran, baru belajar). Namun semakin dia di bully, dia semakin bangkit dan membuktikan ke temen-temennya kalau mereka salah. 

Pelajaran :
Tidak perlu berambisi untuk menjadi Pemenang nomer 1. Fokuslah menjadi yang terbaik disetiap episode hidup, nanti kesuksesan pasti akan berjalan beriringan. 

Have fun toward every hardship in life, enjoy the process and focus on finishing it well.
Here what Maureen said on her instagram
  • mauwrob I still can't believe I'm saying this... but I'm Asia's Next Topmodel! It feels like a dream and I don't know when I'll ever realize that all this has happened to me. This has been such a crazy journey but definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience I'll never forget about.
    Before I entered the competition, I already doubted myself. I never even thought I would make it into the competition at all. But look at me now! 😭
    I've learned so many new things. I've learned about different cultures, languages. I've learned about modeling. But I've mostly learned a lot about myself. I am stronger than I thought I was and I really don't give up!
    I was constantly called 'a pretty face with no skills'. But little did they know, it would just make me come out stronger and better. It became a perfect motivation for me to prove them wrong and to show them that being inexperienced doesn't mean you're a weak model.
    There were times where I felt like giving up, but I knew that it couldn't be an option. I was the last Filipina standing and a Filipina has never won before. I wanted to win this for my country - the Philippines and I'm so happy to say that I did. This is all for you guys! We won this together ❤🇵🇭
    This experience has made me grow so much as a model and as a person and I'm so thankful for everyone involved. The support I've gotten from all of you is insane! I've never expected so many people to support me, a weird, clumsy aspiring model 😂 but I'm so grateful for it. Thank you all so much! I love every single one of you ❤
    I hope I inspire everyone to do the same thing I did. To follow your dreams and to not let anyone bring you down. Do what you love to do!
    It's true! You're capable of doing anything, if you just go out and try! So work hard, it'll pay off. ❤❤❤
    Thank you @asntm @starworld_asia for this opportunity!! #AsNTM #AsNTM5 #TeamMaureen #TeamPhilippines #PhilippinesOnTop
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    Dear Husband,

    When I look at you, at us, I look at a lot of things. I see happiness, I see joy, I see unconditional love, I see sincerity, I see compassion, I see the fear of losing, I see desire, I see ambition, I see us growing. In all that, we laugh, we cry, we learn, we fight, we argue, we hate, we love more, but most importantly, we live.

    Life with you is a life without limits that was never ordinary. In every chapter, there was always a test and a lot of struggle that made us had no choice but to face everything together and we eventually come out stronger. Whatever we are facing today, is to become yet another great story for us to reminisce in the future so we can look at each other's wrinkled face and say once again, "we did it, love."

    You are both my soulmate and my life partner. I don't know why things happen the way they do, but I believe that together, everything is possible.

    Till death do us part.


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    Juni is coming, yeay
    Ulang tahun tahun ini bertepatan dengan bulan Ramadhan, jadi sekalian syukuran plus buka bersama teman-teman kantor. Total ada 10 orang, temen seruangan, temen lama dan temen lainnya. 
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