Monthly Archives: November 2013

Behavior & Predictability

Was just looking at a “neighbor’s” behavior and it hit me that sometimes being predictable provides the certain form of security, especially for little kids.

 

So there was this time  when he got onto the bus, kinda squeezed in cos there wasnt enough space, he slammed the door when he got on, he slammed the door when he got off.

 

he kicked the door really hard, kinda normal cos the door was stuck.

 

But seriously, whether there is anger or not aside.. if I’m a child I’ll be frighten. “My dad has that kind of capability and strength to do that…”

 

and then the next day, he lost his usual seat, he commented ” <person name>, seriously?”

 

I didnt remember him asking to make a reservation.

 

 

If we put both of that incident together, me as a child would be damn frighten, because, “dad blames me for things he didnt make arrangement for… and he could have beaten me up with that kind of strength…”

 

I hope you get my point.. just saying that, dont allow your child to ever be frighten and feel insecure.
If possible, explain and be rationale.

 

Children learn from your behavior. Be the father they can look up to.

 

:(

 

Thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Exhausted

Oh … My … Tian …

I am exhausted …

 

Think its the 2 consecutive weeks of being occupied thats driving me this exhausted. Its so bad that I almost wanted the 2 whole days of a weekend to myself, completely skipping church and all that.

 

Like just wanna serve the net, blog a little and basically hide under the blanket…

introvert

 

I’m sorry if you missed me, I missed blogging too… thank you for coming by…

 

and as they say

whoever that came up with this beautiful graphic about introverts deserve an award

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thanks for coming by~ :)

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Different Language

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Was watching Mr Bean’s Holiday on tv the other day. His adventure while he was trying to get to Cannes for the film festival.

 

and it struck me, how would it be like if I were to travel and spend a little time in lands of language I do not know…

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Those countries that Speaks Spanish,

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Japanese,

Korean,

heck, even Chinese,

or where I am now, Bahasa Indonesia,

 

hmm…

 

I think the euphoria when who ever I was seeking help from and I finally figure out something together. :D

Or it’ll just be damn frustrating.

 

:D

I’m too trusting to be experiencing all these adventure I think. Too innocent, naive and ready to part with my resources I think. :D

HA!

 

My life is boring, because I seldom travel without a plan. Its almost to the extend that I plan things down to the dot in the “i” and the cross on the “t”.

 

Well thats if I’m alone.

 

But if i’ve set time aside to explore, I believe I would :D *as I did in Hong Kong.
Then again these are still residential and “civilized” locations.

 

I wonder if I would survive if its a nature park or some island with volcano? :D

 

Whats your adventure like?

 

Thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Hosting

Went by to a dinner event hosted by a friend, and the things that some of them mentioned evoked some emotions of mine…
Some said “its been long since they had such, so much fun”
Another that mention that they felt nervous.
and the crowd that was on the other end of the long table.
and of course the “the host would like to say some words moments”.

 

and I asked myself: “What happen to all that?” :D
What happen to the table for 10 at Old School Timbre Mount Sophia?
What happen to the table for 7 at Brotzeit?
What happen to the table for 4 at whatever Italian restaurant?
What happen to the table for 9 at Tonkichi?
What happen to all the bloggers invitation?
What happen to all the exclusive invite, event coverage?
What happen to the picnic at cemetry? :D

 

I laughed as I looked back. :)
Yes, been there, done that, hosted, front to the back, left to the right, *ClinKed* *Drunk* *Signed the Bill*
and I realize how fulfilling and blessed my life has been. :D

 

I think at 23yrs old I started hosting dinners and experienced the whole night of entertaining people. I applaude me.

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But as we move on with time, our lifestyle change. :)
I love me. and as I’ve mentioned, I am still awesome. :D

HA :D I dont think theres another as self-assured or arrogant as I am.
While I dont throw so much eat outs, I still love the small groups that I would hang out with at random nights.
While I derived adrenaline and little bits of happiness from interactions and events as such, I learnt that sitting by the river with a good cuppa, dessert and company. Just a few friends recharges me more.

 

 

What recharges you? Have you found that balance, that peace, that little sanctuary that you can go to in your life? That certain activity that restores your balance in the heart soul and mind, that clears it all up and prepares you to claim more land?

 

Go figure.

 

thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Soldiers?

Was just watching tv and a thought came to me.

 

So soldiers risked their life on war field and fighting for the country.

 

 

Then what happens after war?

 

Kinda like they lose their job isnt it?
Is fighting a war for the country really just a job?

Do they really go out of job after the war?

 

Whats left of the skills after that? How are they still relevant to the society?
Martial arts trainers?
Discipline masters?
Body Guards?
Security Officers?
Consultants?

 

Do they then continue on the new “job” with pride, or the broken and with wreck up mind?
All the brain jizz after the war… are they still mentally capable to handle it?

 

What about us then? How do we looked at our job?
Do we risk our life and go all out for our job?
Do what we do requires such dedication?
Who decides it anyway?

 

What if we take our job and really be liken to a soldier on the war field?
What would be left of us?
What would be the outcome of the tasks we uphold?

 

What would it be like?

 

What would it take for one to give everything that one has?

 

i-want-you

 

 

Thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Awesome expats

OKay, now I’m going to introduce to you 2 awesome blogs.

They are really awesome.

More awesome than mine.

and when I say its awesome. its awesome.

:D

They are basically my colleagues blogging about their adventure as really an expat.
not the fake expat like me. :D

 

Matthew: http://mattinindonesia.blogspot.com/

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Amber: http://amberslifeinjakarta.blogspot.com/

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If you are looking for locations and sites in Jakarta to visit, thats their blog. :D Mine’s my boring old lifestyle blog. :D

 

Go check them.

 

thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda

Magic!

I love my IT Department HOD!!!!!!!

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This magical device is called “Huawei Mobile Broadband E173″, It is very simple.
So simple that I need to figure out more menus to access the net from my mobile phone.

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thats like the most “wordy” screen of them all..

I can surf the net from home now! :D
*Muahahaha!

and.. well, while I don’t have a soft toy, I think this Random Doodles’ cushion is fantastic.
and indeed, “We accept the love we think we deserve”.

Check him out on Society 6~

 

thanks for coming by

 

Be Bless
Love,
Amanda