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March 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM

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Organic Movement

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Today is my first time in my lifetime realizing doing the organic movement. As Wednesday is my Ice Skating School schedule, being in Dynamic Flow class is a surprise to my Yoga guru. She went crazy, I guessed. She was not giving us the regular dynamic flow, downward facing dog – plank – chaturanga dandasana – cobra – upward facing dog – and – back to – downward facing dog. Instead, she asked us to stay at chaturanga pose and lift our legs, one by one. My arms literally were shaking! Especially after having Body Pump classes on last Monday and Tuesday.  And as if they were not crazy enough for me. She started to go wild and changed the normal plank into side plank. Dang! I frowned and chose the option. I created my own option. :p

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March 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Red Wine

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It was my first time drinking red wine. I had been holding my curiosity on wine for quite some time. It was not because wine was hard to get. But, it would be because its skyrocketing price. So, I always said to myself that beer would do. Until…

I visited my brother’s house. It was Christmas time and holiday season, for me in particularly. so, I decided  to spend a night at my brother’s home. When the kids were down on the bed. We were talking and he shared his collection of wine. Ah, to my surprise, I had been waiting to taste a glass of wine.

I usually don’t drink alcohol. I only drink cold beer when things are out of control and I need to slow down my mind. I might sip on some vodka mix when I am getting crazy and I need to shut all my mind. Alcohol drinks have that effect to me. I also don’t go to the night club. I like loud music but too loud is just nerve breaking for me. So, basically I am just a good person. Hahahaha… 😀

Well, those Pina collada, Dry Martini, Blue Margarita are just friends during holiday. Just incase you notice me with them.

So, I never tasted wine before. What an opportunity to quench my thirsting desire on wine! My sis in law just left me with those bottle as I said I would stay a little longer with the internet. So, I grabbed  glass and chose the red and poured a bit. Finally!

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March 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Yummm…

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March 23, 2012 at 9:52 PM

….by the beach.

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March 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Villa Ombak. Checked.

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It was my first visit to one of my beautiful country exotic islands, Gili Trawangan. I took a tour, semi backpacking. We travelled from Java to Lombok by bus. It was my first visit to an island on the eastern part of Indonesia. FYI, Indonesia has 17, 508 islands with 5 large islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes and West Papua. Gili Trawangan is among the lesser Sunda islands in West Nusa Tenggara islands range. When we had lunch on the beach, munching to some local food, one of the guides said the most obnoxious sentence I ever heard on an island. He said; “Villa Ombak is the best hotel in here. It is where the bule stays.” Well, bule is just a nickname locals gave to foreign tourists who have golden hair and white-colored skin. Usually, when we played under the sun for a long period of time, our black-colored hair would turn to a bit reddish. That was when our parents start saying that our hair turned to bule in color. So, when our ancestors (or whoever invented that term) saw blonde tourists, they must have been lack of vocabularies that they named those people, bule. Anyway, as I said earlier, it was so obnoxious. I refused to admit that there was a place in which only bule people can stay. And I made a pact to myself to visit this place, Villa Ombak.

So, last January, I went to Lombok with my friend. On our itinerary, I wrote with bold, Villa Ombak. It was my first time visiting this island by myself. I knew already that Villa Ombak was located on the left side of the harbor … or … that site where the boats stopped. With our hugh backpack on our back, it was a pain staking effort to walk there. Well, I knew it was on the left side, but I had no idea how far it was from the dock to the villa. We just tried our best, then in the middle of the road, we stopped a Cidomo. Cidomo is the local transportation. It is almost like a carriage in a very modest way. You will know what I mean, when you ride it. Surprisingly, we cannot bargain with the driver or rider or … mas-mas, in local dialect. We were so upset because he put 40, 000 IDR for just one trip to the villa. Man! That’s a robbery! That was a price for a nite stay in a shanty room in this island.

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Written by vallaura

March 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM

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Story of God: Mountain View

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March 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM

The Power of a Name

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I was sitting nicely, getting ready to hear a Sunday sermon from my second favorite speaker in my church, Mr. MW. I had given up my hope in listening to my favorite speaker John Doe since so many weeks ago. Apparently he was so busy to tend his flock. But he has always seen in the church that assure me he has been making sure someone is still feeding us with good Bible teaching.

Just like that Sunday. After my Sunday school class, I was getting ready for the second service when I caught him in the middle of a conversation with some bunch of people. It somehow calmed me down to know that he was in town. I whispered to myself, one day he will be back on the pulpit, chillax girl. So, I did. I relaxed. I took a glass of cold water and stepped into sanctuary, took a weekly bulletin and sat at my regular seat.

Then I realized it was written on the bulletin that John Doe will be on the pulpit next week!

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March 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

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Book Log of 2012

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The year of come back – in reading. 

Earlier this year, I wrote a posting, Vallaura Awards. One of its awards was given to the best book I’ve read in 2011. To my surprise, I realized that I hadn’t read so many book in that year. Shame on me! So, to prevent wasting of my valuable time of chances in getting wonderful knowledge from books, I decided to keep record of this year books.

What better way to restart a lost hobby besides reading a good Dan Brown’s sci-fi novel. So to start the counting, I sank in Deception Point. Not as enchanting as The Da Vinci code or Angels and Demons of course, but it surely did the trick. My desires to read had arose. Good job Dan Brown! And thanks to my dear friend, Fany who lent me the book which tragically torn apart by my puppy. heheheehe…

I did start it well. But it didn’t mean that it will stay on course. So, carefully I chose another novel. This time to play save, I chose novel that were recommended by friends. They were in Bahasa, my native language, 5 cm and Manusia Setengah Salmon. The first one was okay. But the later one which was recommended as a funny book almost killed my willingness to read. Sorry to say. Maybe I should have not expect something great from those books. But, I thanked Ribka for lending me the first book and Junita for the latter one.

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Written by vallaura

March 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM

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