Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau - We are so in love

November 20th & 21st, 2011
@Soekarno-Hatta airport

We went from home about 6 p.m and arrived in aiport about 08.30.. a little bit traffic.
We met with tour leader named Denny Eryandi. In the airport, we met some atlhetes for sea games.. They are all so cute.. >_<"
We went to boarding room and I saw three ethnics in front of me: chinesse, middle east, and melayu. nice view and unique. It reminds me 'How great is our God'

@ MAII

It was a long-long journey. Jakarta - Manila can be through in 3 hours 45 minutes. Arrived in Manila at 6 GMT+8
Bad moment happened here... there was some umbrellas on our bags and the immigrant officers said: "it's not allow to bring umbrellas on cabin" she gave an option to collect the umbrellas in a bag and checked it in. The officer took them on MY BAG and my sister took it directly and NO ONE ask my permission. They didn't know there was my passport there. *tepok jidat Aloi. lho?* hahaha.. and after they knew, they blamed me.. -_-"
Simply, the passport finally back to me with airport's officers help.
Special thanks for Mr. Marchadesch Jowellson.

November 21st, 2011
@Disneyland, Hong Kong
Our local guide named Mr. Christopher. He was very kind.
Hong Kong is so different with Jakarta.
It was rarely smokers, and almost no polutions. Believe it or no, my brother's acne dissapeared.. i don't know how it works.. haha..
Mr. Christopher took we up to Disneyland. Me and fam took so many pictures there.
Disneyland is so amazing... I can't describe it very well.
In my opinion, Dufan has more challanging game, but for technology, hygiene, and safety - Disneyland is so much better.

We went to Hotel at 6 GMT+8. We stayed at Harbour Plaza 8 Degree Hotel. My sister went shop to Ladies market. Me and my brother walked around Hotel. It was so cold night. The view was not really good. Building, building, and buildings.. and so quite as well.


November 22, 2011
Hong Kong

@JC Jewerly workshop & Ginseng Shop
skip those places.. nothing interest there for me.. xP

@Victoria Peak
We used peak tram (One Way). Semacam kereta, itu jalannya menanjak... sepertinya lebih dari 45 derajat. We can see the views of Hong Kong from highest.

@Jumbo floating restaurant
Had lunch there. We had to use a boat to reach that place.

@repulse bay
like a beach and a lot of sculptures. Indonesia's bays and beaches are the best.

@Avenue of Stars
We can see signature, footprints, and handprints of chinesse actors and actresses there.

In the night, we went to Shenzhen. About two hours to get there from Hong Kong.


November 23, 2011
Shenzhen
A local guide named Acun. He was not so kind. Hahaha.. talk to much.. and can't speak bahasa Indonesia very well.

@Silk Shop & Mineral Museum
Nothing interest there for me.

@Splendid China
Nice place. So much miniatur of China. Just like Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII).

@Lou Hu Market
So silly. How could I gave 20 HK Dollars for a hair band. I laugh at my self everytime I remember that.


November 24, 2011
Shenzhen - Macau

Local guide named Mr. Pieter. I think Mr. Pieter is about 70 years old. He looked so old.

We went to Macau at morning with ferry. We had city tour there. We went to Ruins St. Paul, a symbol of Macau City. Macau had been a centre of Catholic Religion but now it changes at all.. Macau is the biggest gambling in the world. We saw A-ma Temple - the oldest temple in Macau, Nam Van Lake, and Kwan Im Statue. We went to Macau Tower (233 m). Whoever brave enough to do bungee jumping there, he/she will get world record. Beside those places, we visited Grand Prix & Wine Museum. Then we went to City of Dreams and watched "Dragon Treasure Show". Two thumbs up for the technology.
After that, we went to Venetian (Casino). 14 hectares. Cool place. I bought some perfumes there.
All the things that be sold in Macau are original but I think the price is normal, not too expensive. Maybe because the things are tax free.

In the night, me and fam walked around the city. We went to Grand Lisboa, one of casino places. Many people there. I was so curious to play the gambling, especially Jackpot game.. You can get a million dollars only on a minute if you're lucky ($.$) *cringg crringg...* Hahaha.. but don't worry.. I didn't do it. xP


November 25, 2011
Back to reality

Computer's Macau airport was broken. and the flight was dellayed. Finally, we arrived at Manila. I wanted to call a friend who lives in Phillippine. I tried to find a phone, but it used credit card - I don't have any credit card. Hahaha..

From Manila to Jakarta takes about 4 hours.
Then from Jakarta to Bogor takes 1,5 hours.

Finally home.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
2 Corrinthians 2:9


and the last thing and least :P
I tell you a secret, please don't tell anyone.. I still can't use chopsticks correctly.. >_<"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"it's okay" is the most common lie in the world

sometime when I say "I'm okay" I just want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight, and say, "I know you're not"

:'(

Monday, November 14, 2011

Here I am LORD

"Here I am, LORD.., Is it I LORD?
I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go LORD, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart."

Words: Daniel L Schutte

Friday, November 11, 2011

am trying to stand firm

Oh Tuhan, perubahan kurikulum di fakultas membuatku hampir gila. Bayangkan saja,, seharusnya aku hanya mengambil satu mata kuliah di semester ini tetapi aku harus mengambil dua mata kuliah tambahan. Sebenarnya itu bukan masalah kalau fakultas sudah mempersiapkan segala sesuatunya dengan matang. Tetapi mereka memberikan mata kuliah dengan materi yang SEMUA nya sudah dipelajari di semester dua dan tiga. Lalu tim dosen memberikan tugas dengan tuntutan yang cukup berat menurutku.

Selain mata kuliah tersebut, ada mata kuliah lain yang mewajibkan kami bekerja minimal 72 jam kerja. Kami harus mencari tempat kerja sendiri dan kemudian meminta nilai dari supervisor kami. Setelah itu, kamu harus melaporkannya kembali ke dosen dan diuji. Yang paling buruk adalah mereka baru memberikan format laporannya kemarin dan jangka waktu yang diberikan dua minggu. Aku sudah kehilangan lima hari –hampir seminggu- untuk pembuatan tugas karena aku harus pergi ke luar negeri. Dan mata kuliah wajib untuk menyusun proposal skripsi ku masih dalam proses. Aku pergi ke BNN pagi tadi dan mereka baru bisa memberikan kepastian dalam waktu kurang lebih seminggu. Tuhan, aku merasa terlalu banyak yang harus kuselesaikan tapi terlalu sedikit waktu yang kumiliki.

Aku percaya Tuhan, ga ada yang kebetulan terjadi di dalam hidupku. Semuanya telah Engkau rancangkan untukku dengan matang-matang, termasuk perubahan kurikulum ini. Mungkin ini bagiku adalah sebuah kebetulan yang seharusnya tidak perlu terjadi.

Kalau aku belum bisa memahami maksudMu sekarang ini, setidaknya beritahu aku bagaimana cara menghadapinya ya Tuhan…

Menangis ataupun mengeluh, merasa diri sebagai korban itu tidak akan menyelesaikan masalah dan tugas-tugasku. Engkau sudah terlalu banyak menasehatiku Tuhan dan memberikan aku kata-kata penguatan. Dan Engkau berkata bahwa setiap kata yang terucap dariMu tidak akan pernah kembali dengan sia-sia. Oleh karena itu Tuhan, biarkanlah kata-kataMu bekerja di dalamku… Engkau bilang, semua bisa dilakukan bersama Engkau yang ada di dalamku..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

smile

"no matter how hard the situation is... there's always something to be thankful."

:)

another chapter.

After through a rough season of life - valley of darkness - I feel relief and can breath again.  I met someone a couple year ago. He seemed...