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Written by Vallaura

July 18, 2017 at 6:41 AM


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Do you remember one of my posts about Flood in Jakarta?

Well, last Friday, we got news that our salary was deducted because we were absent from work even when it was because of the flood. I was so disappointed. Logically, I could not go to my workplace because the water was flooding the roads. Did they expect me to swim to work? I was speechless when I checked my bank account to find half of million (in indonesian rupiah) was not there. I felt…. 😦

I stumbled upon this clip on youtube. It did not help much, but it helped indeed.

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.

Written by Vallaura

February 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Hello 2014

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I have been in hiatus for months. And it feels good to be back writing again. My friend visits this blog and makes a note through an sms and I decide to take a look of the last piece that I write. well, it’s always good to be back to a good ol’ habit. 🙂

Today is my first day of Semester 2 of the school where I am currently teaching. Guess what? Not only the students and teachers feel gloomy about it, the weather too! Rain, or may I say, constant rain keeps on pouring Jakarta. As a matter of fact if people living in US has Snow Day, we in Jakarta has Flood Day.

Daan Mogot

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Written by Vallaura

January 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

In awe

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Today was the closing day of the sport day at school. It was a great bonding time with my students. It was a bit heart squeezing when one of my house kids asked our vice principal to pray that our house wins because we were at the bottom list. Ahh… This thing is important for them. And at the end of the day we were so thrilled that we crawled up and sat at the 3rd place. Go Red Rhinos!!!!

To top of it, our dear vice principal gave us 1 min to scream out whatever inside us and I actually did scream to the to of my lung! Huurrraahh!

Now the school is off for a week. Enjoy the well deserved holiday everyone!

Written by Vallaura

March 22, 2013 at 10:18 PM


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Some people, lately, become one of those screwdriver type. And I find it difficult to rationalize their doings. Every move they do seems to screw me to boiling point. And I start to hate them with every cell in my body (which is a lot, I am sure).


I hope I have never been one of those people. Get ready for an awful Monday. Errrr….

Written by Vallaura

March 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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