Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Surabaya - Business Trip

Starting from May 24th to 28th 2007, i went to Surabaya for business trip.
My ongoing project is in the phase of Final Preparation for Go-Live next July 2007.
Thus, there i was in Surabaya for Training Support.

24 May 2007

Left home around 7.30 am to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. My flight was 9.00 AM JKT-SUB with GA 306. Arrived at Juanda Surabaya Airport at 10.15 AM. Mr. Edwin Sutresman (DKSH T Sby BM) has been waiting and we went straight to DKSH Tunggal Surabaya Branch at Rungkut area.

SD Module EUT for East Indonesia region has started from 9AM with 10 participants coming from Surabaya,Malang, Manado, Makasar,Jogyakarta,Solo,Semarang,Balikpapan and Samarinda branches. First day training finished around 6 PM.

Then, Mr. Kholili (DKSH T Sby Deputy BM) drove me to Novotel Hotel. I was informed that reservation was made for me. I checked in at Front Desk and tadaaa......my name WAS NOT there in the reservation. What the$%^&*()? after lots of phone calls here and there, i found out, that the secretary booked Somerset Hotel instead!!! oh dear!!! please deh, i was exhausted and expecting to rest in the next upcoming minutes.......Luckily, Mr. Kholili was kind enough to return to Novotel and drove me to Somerset.

My relatives from my Dad's side live in Surabaya, they could not wait to see me. Since it's been a while since i visited Surabaya. They arrived at Somerset shortly after i checked in. I took a quick shower and we went out for dinner at nearby Pujasera. Surabaya is a haven for great food indeed!! Tahu Campur Lamongan, Semanggi (Semanggi leaves, and special sauce made from tapioka), Mie Kluntung, Es Tape Degan yumyumyumm. Afterwards, i was back at hotel.

Arghh...long day indeed....

Click here for Day 1 Pics

25 May 2007

After breakfast at hotel, errghh so so breakfast. Somerset definitely need to improve their quality of food. Not much interesting happen today. I am happy to notice that training participants are quite receptive and proactive.

26 May 2007

It's Saturday!!! Weekend!! Yet, i would be spending it at work. I don't mind, this is one of most interesting phase of the project.
Ko Januar and Kong Fantjhiang picked me at at Rungkut office around 6 PM. We went to their house at Mulyosari area. My beloved Kong Fantjiang (He's my grandmother's brother in law. His wife is my grandma's younger sister), prepared Pangsit Mie specially for me. This family were in food business for a long time. I remember the old days when they were still living in Probollingo. They run small restaurant and every year during school holiday, with my family i visited them. And always fun spending time with them. We went for Jagung bakar after that and visit Ci Inneke in Argomulyo area. I was very happy to spend time with them.

Click here for Day 3 Pics

27 May 2007

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today, training session ended around 3.30. The ladies would like to do some shopping. I think it's ok, since we've covered most of the training materials and tomorrow we'll be able to wrap all things up.

Spend the evening with the relatives again, dinner and coffee at Tunjungan Plaza

Click here for Day 4 Pics

28 May 2007

Last day in Surabaya, check out from hotel early morning. Finalized the training, say goodbyes with the participants. It has been 5 great days spending time with them.
My flight was for 7 PM, i arrived at Juanda Airport around 5 minutes before 6 AM. Lucky me, Garuda offered to fly with the 6 PM flight, there were still seats available. Of course i said yes, they informed me that the 7 PM flight will be delayed 1.5 hourse...phiuuhhh..

Click her for Day 5 Pics

It has been a tiring trip, yet i did have lots of fun too.

Friday, May 18, 2007



Watch your thoughts; they become words

Watch your words; they become actions

Watch your actions; they become habits

Watch your habits; they become character

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny


Thursday, May 17, 2007

mental illness

i am sick and tired of missing you....
love is a mental illness....

everybody asked "why do you love him?"
the one who doesn't bother to love you as much as you love him
the one who doesn't care when you're in pain for missing him

i dont know, i dont know how, i dont know why
i dont care either....i simply feel...

is it love? is it infatuation? or obsession?
maybe it is love......and infatuation....and obsession....
why does it has to be you?... i dont know...i dont care..i simply feel

aren't you sick and tired too?

why can we just love?
pure and simple love.....holding on to each other

i am ill.......for loving you
for wishing you are here with me now.....

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


There are four things you cannot recover:

the stone after the throw,
the word after it is said,
the occasion after the loss,
the time after its gone.

I read this in one of newly favored Indonesian columnist, Samuel Mulia. He quoted his friend in his weekly column of Kompas Daily. Read on from here.

So true, we might regret what we throw, words which we've said, occasion which we've loss and the time after it's gone.

We might regret for not doing things differently, might regret for saying the words or even regret for NOT saying it.

I am in constant learning for not regretting anything.
Everything must have it's purpose in our journey.

Monday, May 14, 2007


We are blessed with WHOPPER - Burger King for dinner today.
For free of course, we are working to meet the deadlines.
So, the boss provides dinner. It has been weeks of this dinner pattern: Nasi Goreng Bakmi GM - Hoka Hoka Bento - KFC. And the round starts from Nasi Goreng again.

So...nyam nyam nyammmmmmmmmmmmm...ancur deh diet gue.....hahah

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Early Birthday Present - The Witch of Portobello

My birthday is still 2 months away, and today i got a lovely surprise.

I have always treasured Paulo Coelho's writings, and definitely his new book "The Witch of Portobello" is on my top book hunting list.

I asked Caca to buy it for me at Borders,today she succesfully refused my money for the book. Instead, she gave it to me as early birthday present. Thanks a lot ya Ca!!

This has made my day indeed............

Friday, May 11, 2007

Soltius Team for DKSH Indonesia - Pegasus Roll Out

Soltius Team (not complete though, since some were in meetings) for DKSH Indonesia - SAP R/3 Pegasus Roll Out

Faces before GO- LIVE....let us see what happened after weekends at office and Post Go Live support.

Pictures: courtesy of Krisna Dipajana

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Never Alone

Never Alone!

He can calm the troubled waters
When you walk in dark despair.
There is hope when you feel helpless
Knowing that the Lord is there...

Sharing in your sunshine moments
Or in valleys deep and wide,
He is always by your side.

There's no other friend so faithful
Through the sunshine and rain,
Through the teardrops and the laughter,
In your joy and in your pain.

We could never, ever thank Him
For His love He gives so free,
Never changing...never ending
Throughout all eternity.

Oh, the wonder of all wonders
As we live from day to day,
Knowing that we have a Father
Who is with us all the way.

Poet, Gertrude B. McClain

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


seems like i need to retreat and gather my energy and wisdom.
lately i am feeling like a evil witch....easily snapped, high pitch voice produced from my throat. Even the sound of it disturbed me sometime. I said many things that should not be said.
I react with emotions that were not appropriate. I feel things that should not be felt anymore.

dear kriwil

my kriwil..........

should not be missing you......
should not be thinking of you.......
should not be hoping you'll be missing me too.....
should not be hoping you'll think of me too......

my heart cries.....

i miss you....
i am thinking of you......

Monday, May 07, 2007


my notebook's fan just RIP few days ago, and i was just too lazy to go to my office to get it fixed.
Since, i've tons to do at my project, i barely can even fulfill my basic needs to pee frequent enough.......either stuck in front of the overheated notebook, or running here and there attending calls.

And this notebook bener panas....as in panas..i can barely place my hand on top of the harddisc area. So, walau hari ini kerjaan setinggi mount everest, i went to office anyway, daripada meledak kan. Sampai kantor, gak ada spare part, service ke service center kelamaan. I need my notebook to work.

And berhubung akan dicariin dulu spare part fan nya, sementara, i have to use "Notebook Cooler Pad"buset deh...tebel bener..........walo lumayan banget sih...but..gak asik aja dehhhhhhhhhhhhh

my brain overheated too......2 plus straight weeks leaving work after 8 or 9 pm.
bed-bathroom-car-office-car-bathroom-bed, that is my cycle of life these days......
although i like these period of phase in a project....the most interesting ;)
tapi basi juga ya.....ah well.....I am blessed.....

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Keys to My Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.