Celebrating my brother success

Metropolis Frontpage Cover

This morning I received a very good news from a friend in Surabaya, my home town. My brother was in a front page of national newspaper, Jawa Pos, for his book. I just barely spoke to him the day before, well, I called my parents since somehow both of them texted me so I decided to give them a call too.

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A day to enjoy

plus a bonus ride

I woke up quite late today, around 9 am. Yesterday, I came home around 130 am in the morning which I believe broke my all the time record from Indonesia-Melbourne-Singapore. I never came home that late early in the morning. I’m not a night person and yet not so morning person either. Well, I consider myself as average person. 🙂

Honestly, I like to sleep very much. Talking about sleeping, I can sleep everywhere.. During trips, in cars, during the day even when the cars are moving :p. My friends are sometimes vexed with my sleeping habit :p

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Apple pie, shaka shaka chicken and nice bus ride

Yesterday, one of my university buddies, Sandra texted me to meet out. She is in Singapore for a five day conference which started on Tuesday till Friday, and I guess, she chose to extended her stay until Sunday.

She stays in Ritz Carlton Millenia Hotel, which is located near Esplanade or City Hall MRT station. While I live in Commonwealth area. I searched using gothere.sg, and found out that I need around 40 minutes to go there by MRT and bus. It was 8 pm. So I was thinking better to stop at City Hall MRT station rather than using bus from Outram MRT station. I swiftly changed my clothes and left to Commonwealth MRT station.

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Just to be..

Be Well
Be Happy
Be Safe
Be Willing
Be Able
Be Loved
Be Wild
Be Helpful
Be Yourself
and through it all, just remember to JUST TO BE

Those words were on my farewell card from one of my best friends Maree from Australia.

I met her for the first time from Monash International Student Friendship Program. The Monash staff, Renee, matched us up because we live on the same road differs by blocks. She told us that ours is the best match she ever had.

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Me and my quiet time

Celia’s, my roommate’s alarm rings at 7 every morning because she goes to work about 8. As usual, I wakes up too. Well, since I used to wake up early anyway. We’re having breakfast, chatting – sometimes continuing what we talked yesterday or maybe talking about something which comes up from the Channel News Asia. Then she offs to work and here I am, alone.

I got job as web developer within a week in Singapore. It’s quite fast according to all my friends, since some of them took them months to be able to get it. I’m really grateful for it.

However, it left me doing nothing after the interview, the decision and the work permit waiting time. My daily routine for this week is waking up almost the same time as Celia and either starting the computer just to check emails, FBs, FSs, or just watching TV.

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Inspire and inspiration

These are inspirational quotes that I found from a site (which is I forgot ^.^). I hope can inspire you though

The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes–every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
– Orison Swett Marden

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Some motivational quotes…

If people are coming to work excited . . . if they’re making mistakes freely and fearlessly . . . if they’re having fun . . . if they’re concentrating doing things, rather than preparing reports and going to meetings – then somewhere you have leaders. – Robert Townsend

When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his crew was well motivated. –
The Hunt For Red October

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. – Peter F. Drucker
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘Press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race –
Calvin Coolidge

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? – Mary Manin Morrissey author

Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back.There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price. –
Elie Wiesel.

My first week in Singapore

I was quite .. a bit hard to find the words but just say that .. have lots of doubts and thoughts in my mind about finding jobs in Singapore. So I will summarize my week in one post :p

Monday,
I was staying at home, while Iwan, Wary and pFreddy were going for work. Felt so strange.
I sent out many applications, tailored my resume, and edited the cover letter.
Waited and waited.
No reply came.

Tuesday,
Still the same…
Surprisingly, in the afternoon, my phone rang. I was called by someone name Jenny from Verztec, asking me whether I will have time for tomorrow’s interview. Yupii!!

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