Senin, 21 September 2009

Family Vacation

Lebaran this year is different from last years. Couple years ago, I used to spent my Lebaran's holiday by going to Kebumen with my family. Kebumen is my father's hometown. Usually we spent 2 days there, and after that we go to another city or island, like Bali, Tawangmangu, Dieng, Yogyakarta, Pangandaran, or Baturraden. But lately, we never visit Kebumen anymore. We usually spent our Lebaran's holiday in Puncak or Bandung. And that's boring. But this year we went to Tanjung Lesung. Actually that's my idea, because some of my friends said that the beach in Tanjung Lesung is beautiful.

Some people don't know where Tanjung Lesung is. Do you know where it is? Well, Tanjung Lesung is in Banten, West Java. If you know Anyer and Carita, Tanjung Lesung is near them. Yesterday, me and my family went there by car. Actually, it's quite far from my house. It took 4-5 hours to reach there. But that's alright, because the road was good. And finally we arrived in Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort and we went to the Beach Club. It wasn't too crowded. Strange, because it was a holiday. But well, I like it. Because when it isn't crowded, then it is cleaner. And it felt like I'm having my own beach. hehe. And it's true, the beach was beautiful. The sand was white, the water was blue, the sky was clear, the air was clean. Oh, HEAVEN ON EARTH!! And you know what, there was no wave there. So, it felt like swimming in a swimming pool. And that's great! There was also water sport there, like banana boat, jet ski, canoe, and sailing.

After we were swimming at the beach, I thought that we will spent the night in a hotel in Tanjung Lesung. But no, it wasn't. My Dad took us to Carita to spent the night there. Well, that's cool! 'Cause I've never been to Carita. We arrived in Carita in the evening, and we directly went to the hotel to take some rest. This morning, we woke up early and went to the beach. It was more crowded than in Tanjung Lesung. The sand was darker and the water was more wavy. But the wave was good. Me and my brothers went surfing and riding a banana boat. While my Dad and Mom were lying down under the tree, enjoying the panorama and air, and drinking coconut water. It was nice to see them together.

After we played at the beach, I thought that our next destination is home. But not yet. My Dad took us to Karang Bolong. It's near Carita. When we arrived there, it was so crowded. I don't know why. And it looked dirty. But actually the panorama was good. Karang Bolong is also a beach but there is a unique big coral with a big hole at its center. Cool! We can also climb up the coral. And the view from the top of the coral was SUPER GREAT!! Karang Bolong was the dating place of my parents. So, i think they were kinda remembering their sweet past time. hehe.

Then finally we went back home, with sunburned-skin. The side effect of swimming for 5 hours at the beach. Nevertheless, I'm SOOO HAPPY for this vacation. I had SO MUCH FUN with my family. This Lebaran is very memorable for me. Thank's God for everything..

Jumat, 18 September 2009

Lover Undercover

I don't need anything more than I got
I'll make it simple when others may not

Whenever you need some company
Some love of a different kind
Come to your lover, undercover
And let me ease your mind

Whenever your heart beats heavy
And worry has got you down
Come to your lover, undercover
And I will turn your mood around

Why you wanna leave when it's so easy just to stay?
Lying wrapped up in my arms, until break of day

Whenever you need a soft touch
Know my demands are small
Make me a lover, undercover
Or don't ever love me at all

[Melody Gardot - Lover Undercover]

This song is awesome!! Best part --> Why you wanna leave when it's so easy just to stay?
It's kinda: I'll give my best to you. Just come to me. As simple as that. You know that it's easy just to stay. But why do you wanna leave?

Jumat, 28 Agustus 2009

Sunshine Cleaning

I just watched a good film, "Sunshine Cleaning". It is the story of two sisters, Rose and Norah, who work in a very unusual condition. They work in the field of biohazard removal and crime-scene cleanup service. You know, when people die, it can be kind of messy. So, what they do is, they go in and clean up the mess and make sure that everything is clean and sanitary.

Norah used to be a waitress in a caffee. But she was fired because she was too lazy. Rose used to be a maid. But she never told any of her friends about her job. Her friends have rich husband, so they don't have to work. While she was just a maid, with one kid and no husband. One day, she met one of her friend accidentally. Her friend asked her about her job. But she didn't tell the truth. She said that she had a real estate business.

Rose's son was dropped out from his school. So, she had to put him in a private school. But study in a private shool needs much money. As a maid, she didn't earn that much. So, she had to find another job which can give her more money. Then she and her sister decided to work as crime-scene cleanup service. It's a hard job. They have to deal with blood and something smelly (very smelly!). But the money was good. They can earned $500 for one place. They start their job as an amateur. They just clean the place with simple equipments. But then, after several works, they become professional. They come to a seminar about Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP). It's important because some people don't realize the safety risks involve in the removal of blood and body fluid. They work using specialized equipments. And they have their own bussiness, named "Sunshine Cleaning".

When Rose's friends heard about her job, they underestimate her. But one good point that I like about Rose is, she still thinks in a positive way. She doesn't think that her job is bad. She likes her job. She thinks that her job is helpfull. She says, "We come into people's live when they have experienced something profound and sad, they have lost somebody, and the circumstances they're always different, but that's the same, and we help. In some small way, we help." And I agree with that. Her job is fine. Nothing's wrong with it. She just want to live her life, and her family.

Well then, this film gives a good point of view for me. The moral of the story is, don't ever underestimate a job. If you have a friend in Rose's position, don't underestimate her/him. Maybe she/he just needs money and that's the way she/he can do. Find a good job is not easy, you know. So, support her/him. If you are in Rose's position, don't be ashamed of what you do. Be proud of it. Don't care what people say. Don't fill up your head with he-said she-said. As long as what you do is good, do your job. Live your life.

Jumat, 14 Agustus 2009

Me Vs My Parents

Me versus my parents. It doesn't mean that I against my parents. But it is our thoughts. We always think in a different way.

Here comes the story. Since I was in Elementary School until Senior High School, I didn't have any problems. I was happy with what I did. In elementary school, I was always in the top 5 or 10 in the class. In Junior High School and Senior High School, I was always in the top 3 in the class. I like Biology, and my Biology score was always excellent. I also love to study the human body. When I was in the third grade in Senior High School, I decided to take medical school, because I wanna be a doctor. But suddenly my dad didn't allow me. He said that medical school is too long. He told me to take engineering. I didn't want it. I don't like engineering. I also don't like math and physics. If I study engineering, then I must study math and physics. And I don't want it. I don't want to be an engineer! I wanna be a doctor!

But, my dad still didn't agree. So, yeah, I took Pharmaceutical Engineering in a university located in BSD. At first, I felt so hard to study engineering, because basically I didn't like it. But I didn't want to dissapoint my parents. They have spent so much money for my study. Then, I struggled so hard to study engineering. Sometimes, an envy feeling appeared in my heart if i looked to my friends who study in the Medical school. But then I kept myself to stay in the line. Stay in what I've taken.

Finally, I've finished my study as a Bachelor of Engineering. And now, I am facing to choices again. Should I start to work? Or should I continue to Master's program? If I should continue to Master's program, which faculty should I choose? Biotechnology? Business? Or another engineering? Actually, I wanna take Master's program. I wanna take Biotechnology. In Germany perhaps. But as always, my Dad wants another way. He wants me to work. So does my Mom. It doesn't mean that my Dad doesn't agree if I take Master's program, but he wants me to work first for somewhile, then after that I can take Master's program.

Well, ur wish is my command, Dad. I know, we always argue, but I always obey u. We'll see what will happen next. I'm just hoping the best for me and my parents.

Nights in Rodanthe

One of my bestfriends recommended me a drama romantic film, "Nights in Rodanthe". I just watched it last nite. Yeah it's an old film, I know. But better late to watch it than never 'aight? hahaha.

And yes, the film is very romantic and sad. I cried when I was watching it. hahaha.

After I watched it, some thoughts appeared in my mind.

- I want a future husband like Richard Gere in that film.
- I want a house near the beach.
- I want that blue room.

Hahaha silly.. Well, at the end, I just wanna say that it's a great film. Can't wait to watch the other film!

Selasa, 11 Agustus 2009

Life isn't Fair

There's one statement that is always bounching in my mind.

"Neighbor's grass is always greener than mine."

I'm agree with that.
I just feel that my life's not fair.

I want a miracle. God, please make it happen.