my weekend – part 1/3

On Friday,

My mobile phone was blinking. Someone’s calling me. I was at my office, doing some Flash animations for company greeting cards. I used to ignore my mobile phone during office hour since I worked here. It’s not because I want to impress my colleagues how hard working I am though.

Took a glance on my blinking mobile on my desk, the number looked quite long and came to my surprise, it had a very familiar prefix, my country. I paused for a while, tried to guess who was it, and decided to answer the call.

It was my cousin. She told me that her mother – my aunt – and her were in Singapore for a while, before tomorrow heading back to my hometown, and asked could we meet tonight.

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Addicted to Lao Tzu

A few weeks a go, accidentally, I saw a paragraph of Lao Tzu quotes from one of the software I used in my Mac. I googled it – I believe that google is a verb now – that day and I couldn’t find it. Well, maybe I just didn’t put the right words.

This Lao Tzu thingy leaded me to follow Lao Tzu twitter as well – even Lao Tzu has a tweet awesome hey?

Today, somehow my curiosity emerged out of nowhere and made me googled it again. Instead of searching the quote translation, I decided to start from his wiki page and, maybe, I can find some external links to find his works. But, it was negative. 🙁

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Keeping a Journal

On facing my obstacles…

There are many forms of obstacles in our life. And I believe that each of them is designed uniquely based on our needs. You can say it “haute couture”, a fashion term which means specially tailored to suit our needs.

Until recently, I often think where am I going from this point of my life? Is that life is the life that I really want?

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One of My Battlestar Galactica Favourites

Admiral Adama: In your opinion, off the record, what was Garner’s flaw?
Major Lee Adama: He was used to working with machines. Command is about people.
Admiral Adama: Remember that, as you take command of “The Beast” (Pegasus). Garner was my decision; his failures, my responsibility. Don’t let me fail a second time. Congratulations, Commander.

Those are the dialogue form a TV series titled Battlestar Galactica – Reimagined Series, or fans usually call it as Battlestar RDM (Ronald D. Moore), or you can even make it shorter BSG RDM. And for your information, it was on episode 17 season 2.

Why those conversation have a deep meaning in my heart?

It flashes back to last year and relates to my present.

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Grasshopper’s Jump

I read this story from  a mailing list, it’s a very nice post and very inspiring. It originally posted in Indonesian, so I decided to translate this into English so that more people can read and more people can gain the benefit. 🙂  And I hope that my translation will be good enough hehe :p

Once upon a time, there is a young smart grasshopper who lives in a forest. This fellow grasshopper is blessed with a finest quality among his peers, his jump is the highest and he’s proud of it. He jumps almost on everything, trees to trees, branches to branches, and one day on his jumping adventure, he saw a village close to the horizon. The village looks peaceful and green. And he wishes to go there.

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Be quick and fast or..

One of the twitter wonder for me, knowing useful links of articles from a friend. He likes to post self learning and motivational websites. Recently, he posted a link, titled “Failing Quickly: Failing can be one of the most productive things you can do.” Curious with the article, I visited the link and it brought me here.

It’s very interesting article if I may say. It highlighted that instead of worrying that you may fail, let’s say, your exams, or maybe you’re worrying because because you’re going to face something big ahead like facing your deadline, why don’t we just face it, get it done, and obtain the result. Most of us, I believe, have tendency to go around and around before doing the main thing. It happens on me at least. People are commonly rather doing something else like trying to distract themselves before the main “course”. For instance, I tend to have this habit before I do mine, for instance I have a new project, difficult one. I will let myself to have a little fun before doing it. It’s more like a mind relaxing for me. But, I realise that sometimes I did that because I was too stress or worry what the outcome would be. Well, I called those times as programmer’s block haha 😀 (reasons to justify my actions hahaha..)

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Just a little..

Well, let’s wait for the next one, that’s what I thought when I saw the elevator door is going to close soon. But, a pair of eyes inside looked at me, quickly pressed the button and the door brought to open again. I saw it, fasten my steps towards the elevator, yeah, I managed to go in.

I looked at my saviour, or my little saviour. She’s just around 7 year old, I think. Primary kid most likely to be true. I smiled at her, thanking her for holding the door for me and before I gestured to press my floor, she made the first move asking me, “Which floor are you going to?”

Wow, what kind of attitude, I thought. I told her, “4th floor please”. And quickly added thank you again after it. I was so tired today, I was looking down, the elevator floor. But somehow I can see her observing me from the corner of my eyes. I looked at her, and smiled to her.

When the elevator reached my floor, she’s quickly pressed the button to keep the door open, I looked at her, she’s a lovely kid with big round innocent eyes looked back at me, and I say thank you yah! to her. Somehow I feel an instant booster was injected to me. 🙂

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[J-drama]: Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

It’s been a while since I watched J-Drama so I didn’t really have expectation about it.

This Japanese dorama is my first dorama within last 5 years which I got it from my friend in Australia.
Literally, “Kekkon Dekinai Otoko” means “A man who can’t get married”, which at first, I thought it was very serious dorama type, and related with something terrible in the past that’s why he couldn’t married.

But, I was wrong.

The drama is so funny and I couldn’t stop watch it episode by episode.

In short, the story is mainly about a mature, eccentric, perfectionist architect (Abe Hiroshi) who runs a small company which has only one young assistant. He used to live alone and enjoys his small world. Until, he got terrible stomach pain and he has to ask help from his neighbor. Later, more people come into his life, some of them start to like him despite his ‘unique’ character.

What I like from this dorama, besides the unique main character, is the portrayal of ordinary day to day life for example the conflict. His character is accumulation from people characters that sometimes people around us have.

You should try to watch it! It’s simple and entertaining yet quite meaningful to me.

It won’t take long, only 12 episodes.

Web link:

  1. J-Drama Wiki
  2. 2007, June 6th. edited from Kartika Angkawijaya Friendster Blog,