congratulations, my babies
Yes! Congratulations, my babies, indeed! Rofan congratulations on your wedding! Your bride looks so young, I can't believe she's 23! Looks 17 to me! Hahahaha...and you look smashing as always! Ever since we first met in grade 10. Hahahahaha.
Aaaaah, high school. The gang's all married. Mandy's been married for a year and currently trying to have a baby. Adhi's now a proud father of a baby boy whose name is so complicated (you know a whole new generation is born when their names are either too cutesy or complicated...or both) I don't even remember his nickname. And then Rofan. The gang's all hitched but Maya and me. Place your bets guys...who will walk down the altar first...My bet is Maya. Hahahaha. Um, because she lives in Indo?

Listening to: 98 Degrees - I Do (Cherish You)
Thursday, July 31, 2008, 11:44 p.m.

want a gay guy friend...i have plenty, just ask
I had a girls' day out with my best bud Hanum and we ran into a seemingly gay guy working at the Bobbi Brown counter at Smith & Coughey. At the sight of the young man Hanum remarked that she'd love to have a gay guy as a friend, she didn't know why but reckoned it would be so cool.
Indeed it's cool to have gay guy friends. You can get as close as possible without the usual discomfort of personal bounderies (which often actually mean physical) that intersex friendship often encounters. You can hold hands (I do this with Leo), lock arms (with Ivan), hug (with all my gay friends except A Hsien hahahahah...) without the get-off-me-we're-not-a-couple uneasiness. And when your gay friend praises your beauty, you know it's sincere and you don't expect any aftermath other than feeling flattered. You don't get suspicious that he might have feelings for you, or worse, try to get under your knickers.
I'm still waiting for that perfect gay guy friend who's good-looking and doesn't look in the least bit gay to play couple with!
Off topic, does anyone know the title of this Tarkan song? The ad seems to date back to the early 2000s or late '90s judging from the phone model, so maybe the song, if it's not exclusively recorded for Turkcell (very smart wordplay, Turkce ('Turkish' in Turkish) and 'cell' from 'cellphone' rolled into one), comes from Tarkan or Karma?

Listening to: Rufus Wainwright - Grey Gardens
Sunday, July 27, 2008, 10:08 a.m.

dangdut suara gendang...
My mate Ivan (A Hsien blows you a kiss!) popped over on Sunday and he transferred his collection of Dangdut tunes, old and new, from his MP3 player into my laptop. And I must admit I like them. Yes, I'm a typical overseas Indo.

You know you're Indonesian when...
53. You think Dangdut is corny, but listen to it anyway because you're homesick.


Listening to: Manis Manja Group - Hello Dangdut
Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 03:15 p.m.

this is not a poem
This is for you JPG. Miss you buddy! Enjoy London! And oblivion.

Why do I think a lot of it lately?
Not that I'm feeling suicidal
Or maybe I am
Just in denial
Denial is the best weapon ever
What's the name of that band again?
The one that sounds like Tegan and Sara in terms of name...
Happiness and Cyanide?
Yeah I think that's the one.

You know I'm not ok.
Good luck trying to convince yourself you're relieved.
I hate you.

I miss you.
I want to listen to the entire of Thriller and Bad.

Is it German or Turkish?
When I fully master one of these lingos everything and everyone can fuck themselves.
I always say that don't I.
Insert a goal and a promise that once I achieve that people can bungee-jump to death and I won't give a toss.
I wish it were that easy.

My goals are what keeps me alive.
And it's not marriage.
Marriage is only for girls who can't see past the bling and the designer bags.

Now that I'm in your shoes.
Your polished, shiny sneakers.
I'm not happy.
I'm ashamed.
I'm sorry I did this to you.
Now I truly hope you have a terribly short memory.

Now my darling.
I know which button to press to push you to the limits.
I love our pairing.

Listening to: The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 01:32 a.m.

on being a full fledged adult part 30
I'm an adult. A. Full-fledged. Adult. I used to feel fully relieved about it but now I have mixed feelings.
I have a job which I like, but even if I get promoted to something like my boss Becky Walkinton's position I won't stay there for long. Three years tops, and then move on...I want something that allows me to travel, so that would be working with Auckland Museum having whatever position that involves lots of traveling. Or working as a tour guide for a travel company like Stray. But the only irking thing is that I hate hostels and I don't have a driver's license. Hahahaha. As for license, I'll get it soon (ever noticed I've been saying this ever since I was 17?) and hostels...from what I've noticed most of the time we only stay at a hostel from about 3.00 PM until 8:00 AM so I guess I can manage that. I reckon it would be cool to travel round the country, driving the minibus and being mother/friend/event organizer to my clients, and crashing at hippie hostels 11 months of the year, and get a one-month leave to spend in another country at a ritzy place...
I'm also a bit nervous about the financial independence part of adulthood. Mum has decided to continue supporting me until my work permit is out and I can work 40 hours a week, regardless of how much money I make. My work permit should be out sometime in August at the latest, and then I don't know...if the office decides to employ me 40 hours a week then I guess I'll have to live low...No more Starbucks and weekly shoe-shopping! Goodness!

Listening to: Linkin Park - Leave Out All The Rest
Sunday, July 20, 2008, 08:58 a.m.

i should be the artist...
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No way! Hahahahaha...
I miss my two Germans...You know who you are :)

Listening to: Gil Ofarim - Talk to You (hahahaha sorry!)
Friday, July 18, 2008, 08:27 a.m.

Nana to the homebodies, Ish/Isyana/Ishan/Isya to the sheep shaggers. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. Taurus/Pig. Used to play piano, violin, and dance ballet (yes she had a typical Asian upbringing.) Born in Indonesia, first set foot in New Zealand on July 6 2005. Holder of a diploma in ESL from Universitas Indonesia (2005) and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Auckland (2008) in English Literature and Films, Television, and Media Studies. Works part-time at Auckland International since March 2008. Wants to truly master a third language before she dies. Doesn't have a care in the world as her twenties march on...

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