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Music Craze: MLTR

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If you were my age or older, you might be joining the craze when Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR) visited Jakarta in Romantic Valentine Concert a week ago. Unfortnately I could not be there. But thanks to my friends, I could see some photos of them.

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Health Probe: Drink

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I just had this reality fact from some photos taken couple of days ago that I was gaining some more unnecessary weight. ugh. Yes, I did quit my gym membership since December. And plan to have jogging every morning was still out of the picture due to this never ending rainy season.

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February 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Cakery: RC versus TLJ

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These past couple of weeks, I had the chance to share some of God’s blessings by buying birthday cake, one of them for my very good friend 🙂

For her birthday, I refused to buy  just an ordinary cake. So, even though I knew she would not like any cake I bought, I still insisted to buy her a branded 4-star-hotel-quality cake. I bought her Strawberry Tart of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Jakarta with full hope that she might like it.

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It tasted good. The crust was sweet and crunchy. The cream was soft and light. And the strawberries were fresh and delicious. It was not like any other tart that would make you feel full just by looking the cream. This was fresh and simply yummy. Or so I thought. She apparently she did not like it at all. She smiled and gratefully received it. She had a bite and gave the strawberries away and threw the rest of the cake in the trash in. Had I been sensitive, I would be very upset. But I knew it already, the chances were small for her to approve or even like the cake I bought.

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Food Cult: The Asia Restaurant

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Last month we celebrated Teachers’ Day at one of the most prestige hotel in Jakarta, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta.

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It was Friday and the commute from our school to the venue was awful. Trust me, when a Jakartan like me said awful, it’s really really damn awful. But we did not want to be ungrateful. So we tried  our best to enjoy what were served and not to compare to our usual, teachers’ day dinner at Hotel Mulia.

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Ecc 4:9-10

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February 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

It’s one of those days

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When I feel like someone has just died.

I wish I can buy her bread and make her coffee. And have morning prayer where she will share her deep insights of God. I wish I can start the day, any day, with her encouraging smile. And when even she might call me to rebuke or warn me during the day, she would at the end of the day, give another smile that feels like a pat on my back for doing my best that day.

I wish I can have those days back.

But now, it feels like she is gone so far that it feels like she has died in my life. And all I can do is just cry knowing that those days are long gone. And that l am crying over nothingness.

I feel like someone has just died.

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February 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Who’s who

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February 4, 2014 at 9:43 PM

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