Thursday, September 25, 2008

Car accident at Toll Cikampek

Actually it was happens almost 3 years ago............

I was mean to celebrate 2005 new years eve at Bandung with my friends, there were 4 persons, Me, my sister, My friend Dewi and Elly drove elly's boy friend car.

First, i drove the car.....but then at next to the toll gate, Elly insist to replace me, even though her driving skill is really really not good, she currently learning it. Considering the car is her boyfriend car so i let her do it. I move to sit in the back of passenger side, and my sister in the back of driver side.

We passed the toll gate and nothing happens, but after about 2 kilometers from Cikampek gate, suddenly a motorbike running towards in a high speed, Elly feel shocking
and swore to the left, to right, to the left again without press the brake pedal......until we jump in to a dell and still move forward until we crash on a house wall. BRAKKK!!! Now we STOPPED!!!, so this is the brake.......the wall is the brake HUH!

While it's happens i bow and cover my head behind the passenger site and hold that things when my car throw down forcefully, my body stay stable and safe.

But when we finally stop and look up, first view that i see is my sister huddle under the steer next to Elly the driver, i spontaneously scream and jump out of the car and pull her body, when i pull it, i see a fresh blood dripped from her head, i screamed as loud as i can, looking for help. In a second so many people come around and help us.

They sent my sister and Dewi who get a brake arm to the nearest hospital, my sister collapse but i still hear Dewi shrieking. I collect my stuf before i left to the hospital.

The nearest hospital is Efarina Etaham hospital, Elly and i take care of the hospital administration in the front area and answering the question from the police officer.

Then i came up to the emergency room where my sister get an emergency help. She has a long wound in the back side of her head, now hey have to suture it, the medical staff ask me how she get the wound, so i explain, they said is she suddenly puke or not, because if she suddenly puke it's mean she has a concussion of the brain. Fortunately she puke after a while, it's mean she puke because she get a headache.

My sister chops looks bulging, when i ask it to the doctor, she said she don't know why.....Ha?

Then i spent the night from one test to another test for my the middle of the bight, the doctor came to our room and congrats us a "Happy new year everyone!!!!" ......actually i really don't want to hear something like that this time, so i just look at to the doctor eyes and say nothing.

Next day, my family came from Bandung to pick up us.....we transfer my sister to the AMC hospital in Cileunyi Bandung. She get an immediate response from the doctor in Emergency room, she call the specialist to get an immediate analysis......about 10 minutes the specialist come, he open my sister head (which is already sutured by Efarina Etaham doctor before) because the contaminated thing in my sister head is still uncleaned up then he suture it again . And about the chop, he said that it's because the chop is crack, that's why it's bulging, to repair it, she has to wear a brace for 1 to 2 months.

Hem, now i see the different beetween AMC hospital and Efarina Etaham, and i wonder why i spent more money at 1 night Efarina Etaham compare to 7 days at AMC Hospital.

Now my sister already ok, but this accident still remains in my mind until now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How to remove a black spot on your skin

Spent 8 months at Banda Aceh has remains so many freckle on my face, and sometimes it's make my face looks like dark shadowed.......hiiiii

I think Banda Aceh sun is so different with another part of Indonesia, it's so hot and nettled, leaves a big black spot in my face.

Now i have to remove it........hem, trust me, it's quite hard to do. I try a repair package, something like Blossom Brand, made by a dermatologist, it's a day and night cream, a whitening serum and a soap........until i empty the whole package, the black spot is still there HUHHHH!!!!

Next, i buy a Jelly Gamat, because i read in a forum that it's works to remove things like i buy these online, i try this product for about 1 month......well actually i don't know is it really works or not, because there's no significant result on my skin.

Then i try another dermatologist, she give me a similar things, a day and night cream, a blending lotion and a soap, i try this package in pain and suffer, because my skin getting red and caustic, when i contact my dermatologist, he said it's ok because this is the way it's working. After 2 weeks in suffer, i stop using this product, and how the result? Nonsense!!!! i only get a smarting skin and scaly like a snake. Fortunately it's getting normal again after i stop using the product, but my black spot???????'s getting darker WHOA!!!

Now i already bored with this things, so i let it's status quo, i don't care anymore about the black spot, now i use Olay total effects for daily use, and it's comfort for my skin.......

S if you ask me how to remove the black spot on your skin? trust me there's no other way to remove it........unless maybe laser hiiiiii it's horrible.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Postcard from heaven

Actually i've been thinking that i wont go home this LEBARAN, but suddenly i received a postcard from heaven, which said that i have to see your home and show how i still care about you MOM...........

Now, i can't even imagine how can i ever think to wont see you this year? do i have been losing my mind? and it's all just because our family not in a good situation anymore.......but now i know that whatever happens, there's a place where i can always go home....To you.......Mom!!!!

And this song is for you.........

Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight

Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pronto restaurant

Yesterday, my office held a gathering called "BUKA BERSAMA", it's a break fasting event for whole employee.

And this occasion was held at PRONTO RESTO, an all you can eat Italian Restaurant, located at Pondok Indah Mall 3rd floor next to the food court or actually maybe it's at food court.

Unfortunately not all of employee deign to come, it's only about 70 or 80 people come around. But it's still merry, almost of my friend (mostly the girl, ooooh how weird) take a lot of food and eat it!!!

Lasagna, pasta, spaghetti, sausage, ribs, chicken wing, variation of salad, pudding, fruits, soup hemmmmmmmm a lot of food man.

i start with salad, but i can't chew it because of my brace, so i skip the salad and start my bologna and continue with 1 piece of chicken wing......and finish with lasagna. Whooa, usually i'm a picky eater, and i eat in a small size, but today is different, when i see my friend eat a lot i feel like i wanna do the same thing he he.

Actually if i had to choose where to eat, maybe i will not choose this one, because the ambience is not really cozy, the tables and the chairs look so cheap, and the food taste not really good. But just because of so many friends around and they all happy and eat a lot so all of the weakness is forgettable.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pay your vehicle tax

Here in Indonesia there's an annual tax for your vehicle, and it's written on your vehicle license (STNK).

My car annual tax has to be renewed this month and change the owner name all at once (i bought this car as a second owner), i never do this by my self before, especially here in Jakarta. But since my brother is busy so i have to do it by my self.
I start searching where is the tax office or also referred as "Kantor bersama or SAMSAT" Jakarta Pusat.

From the internet i just know that SAMSAT for Center Jakarta is at Gunung Sahari, near Mangga Dua square. So that Saturday when i don't have to go to working, i drove to SAMSAT early in the morning since i know that for Saturday they only opened for half day.

The process is, i came to the front of a something like a cashier room, then i tell them that i'm gonna pay the tax and also change the owner name. They give a paper to scratch you car machine number and a white form to be filled by the officer.

I have to drive my car to the front of the officer, then he start scratching the number which placed in the front side of the machine, after that he fill out the form.

This session is finished, i move to the other side of the office and give the BPKB (Vehicle Owner Certificate) and STNK (Vehicle License Number) and the scratched paper to another locket, after this all i can do is wait, and the process is finish in hours.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Never use your handphone while it's charging

Yesterday, one of my technician was repairing some electrical problem in our client location, and it's 20 meters above the land ......then suddenly somebody call him, he spontaneously hang the phone....and then in a second bammmm! he glance off from 20 meters high with burned skin.......uh shit!!

It seems there's a high tension up there, and the phone call has activated it......uh what a pitty.....

The other worker made off him to the emergency........well i think he still lucky, he still alive, although with scald all over his body. my friends say he could be die .....

The chief technician said that, we always be careful with the electrical and handphone, never use your handphone while it's charging, otherwise the same things will happens to you WHOA!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Facility management

I've been thinking about my future, what i'm gonna do for tomorrow, for my life, to enhance my career. Since i was working in a facility management company, now i'm really interesting to learn about it more comprehensively.

Have you ever been heard about facility management?

Let me tell you a little bit about this, every organization uses buildings of some sort and their occupation incurs recurrent costs for rent, rates, cleaning, energy consumption, water, security, etc, amounting in time to more than the capital cost of creating the buildings in the first place. Facility Managers have the responsibility of ensuring that their employers’ premises assist them in fulfilling their core business objectives, retaining their capital value through appropriate maintenance, as well as obtaining value from their day-to-day operating costs. This program recognises that the facilities manager requires an understanding of business finance and management information as well as the technical areas of buildings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the strategic objectives of the organisation, and the way that facilities contribute towards their realisation.

then i start to searching about facility management pstgraduate, and what i found is, no university in Indonesia had facility management as a major. University who has a facility management major is University of Arizona in USA, Saxon university and the nearest university that i can apply is University of Malaya in Malaysia, they had a post graduate Master of science (Building) and facility management as a research area. Hemmmm well it's better then nothing i think.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Being single in a city like Jakarta, for me it's like a gate to a loneliness time......

When nothings more i can do in the office, and have no plan to hang outs with friend, when friends finish call in the phone.....hemmmm come to the empty room of your heart. Television, radio, internet.......they can't help me out of this loneliness. By the time i'm start thinking about my life, my worship activity, my mom, my career.....ahhhhhh all the sadness of my life.

But i have to fight this feeling, i have to be struggle.....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My experience wearing an Orthodontic Brace

Years ago my mom was sent me to the dentist to set an orthodontic brace, yes i set it but then i feel so uncomfortable, so i release it by my self....then my teeth is getting worst.

So now i realize that i have to set it again, in my's a lot difficult, needs a longer time and more money....

I go to a dental clinic somewhere at Bendungan Hilir and i have to pay Rp 8.000.000,- for the brace, and Rp 125.000,- each control time every 2 weeks hiks hiks it's a lot money....and i have to do this for 2 years or more, OMG!!! Well nothing is cheap to be beauty yeah.

The dentist said, newest methods in orthodontic is first you don't have to yank out the teeth, only to push it to the direction you want.......after 6 months, the dentist will decide is it need to yank one or two of your tooth or not.....

First, my dentist cleaning out my teeth, then she put a liquid at my teeth surface, believe me the taste is really not good, i think it's some kind of glue to patch the brace on every single teeth. She put something like a ring at my molar, it's a main hook for all the brace, then she fasten a single little wire upon my molar, finally she put the rubber at every single brace.....DONE!

Uuuh first time i use the brace, it's really really uncomfortable, i feel a shooting pain, especially in the worst part of my teeth......when i start eating, i can't event chew it, so i didn't do it i just put the food in my mouth and swallow it he he, my eating time is getting faster now. And when i finish eating, the rest of the food hook at my brace, so i have to gargling or brush my teeth. It's really annoying when i have to eat with my friend in a restaurant.

Every 2 weeks my dentist changes the wire and the rubber.......hemmmm wellcome to Ugly Betty world.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The hardest thing in fasting

If you ask me, what is the main problem in fasting? I would answer bearing the anger!!

Yesterday was my hardest day in fasting, part of my duty at work is dealing with supplier, i got a quotation from a security system company (one of the biggest company in Indonesia), and the quotation price is more more expensive than other competitor, it's about 100 % i call the sales person only for verifying why ;
"Hi Mr Enriko, i've got your quotation for a door strike, which is more expensive than another vendor, how it's could be happens?" i asking him with a gentle and professional voice, and then he answer....."Well mam, if you got a cheaper price than us, go a head buy from another vendor!!!" Hei what the fuck with you man (heart speaking), then i answer him "No sir, i mean is that your stuff is better qualification or something?", he said "No, it's just we have more miscellaneous fee" Hemmmmm actually i really want to jump to his face and speak a dirty words, but i can't....first it's because i'm in fasting and's phone call, i can't see his joker face....Ha ha

Well fasting, fasting, fasting.........hungry and thirsty is not a challenge for me, but anger.......uh it's a big big problem.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Taraweh (a nonobligatory evening prayers during fasting month)

I never do taraweh pray for about 5 years although i'm still doing fasting and regular five times prayer.

Last night i decide to go to a mosque, somewhere in South Jakarta to do this......and you know what, i forget the order of praying in the fasting month, when somebody finishing his muezzin, people rise, i though they start to isya pray, so i do that. But then they only do this in 2 rakaat (unit), actually i start to confuse but i still finish my 4 rakaat. After that all the people sit until somebody give a command to rise then they start Isya pray.......i follow them and i just realized that i pray Isa 2 times, the first pray is have to be Tahiyatul Masjid (a 2 rakaat pray at the first time we came into the mosque)uh so pathetic i am.

That's why we have to frequently go the mosque, so you'll never forget it.

After Isya pray, there's another Tahiyatul Mesjid once more, then we start for a taraweh. But this mosque doing taraweh in 2 rakat times to 10 and finish it with 3 rakaat of witir, wow it's so weary, usually i do taraweh in 4 rakaat times 2, then finish it with 3 rakaat of witir.

The uniquely of Islam, we have different interpretation of many things.

The rude mechanic at ITC Fatmawati

One day my car is broken, the transmission is stuck so my car can't rolling back. just because my car is next to ITC Fatmawati, auto car part center in south Jakarta so i decide to repair my car at that place. It's a place where so many shop sell car part and also install it.

i see the mechanic, a grim visage old guy. i tell him about my car.......then he check my car, he found that my car need replacement for clutch, ball bearing, transmission bar, engine mounting and so on.......whoa and it's need a lot of money, i think i wanna cry.

But i have to repair it, so i give him my car key and leaving for work. Next day i see him again, still with his grim visage......when i start to ask about my car he looks like more angrier, he drop his tool with a loud voice and look so annoyed.

Suddenly i feel uncomfortable to talk with him any longer so i decide to leave, when i ride my car i found that my car is getting better in clutch part but getting worst in another part, the other part which is in good condition before now it's damaged, huh i don't know what he's been doing.

I'll never repairing my car at ITC Fatmawati anymore, never ever ever!!!!

I also buy a car shampoo, Carerra brand, things which i usually buy about Rp 9.000,- in this place they sell it Rp 15.000,- What the fuck ........

Well.....i think i'll better go to Ace Hardware to buy a stuff like this.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Teaching Bahasa Indonesia for expatriate

Actually I never had an experience to teaching Bahasa before, what I’ve been doing is teaching English for kids when I’m still in college. But since I was graduated from pedagogic university so I think it’s cool for me to try.

My first student is an Indian, he is working for United Nations in Indonesia for next 6 months. He doesn’t need a complicated Bahasa, all he needs is only how to say hello, permit, how to speak to his driver, how to speak to the waiter at restaurant…….something like that.

At the first time I do it, I feel soooooooo nervous, I don’t know what to do, I buy a book from the book store to find out how to do this, the I can prepare the syllabus, but still I feel nervous.

Fortunately my student is really compromises, he help me to be relax and take it easy, I told him that it’s my first time and he’s understand.

After that…..the exercise is flowing like a water. I combine vocabulary with games, song, story telling, ……well I just find out that it’s not as freaky as I think.

And beside that…..the money is quite good for me hemmmmmmm

Now he can text me a message like this "Hai Ivy, saya mau makan siang hari ini, apakah kamu mau bergabung?" He he i think i'm a good teacher......

Looking for a job

You know what it's need a month for me to find a new job in Jakarta since i come back from Banda Aceh......i searching from every source, Jobsdb, Jobstreet, Kompas daily paper and also information from friend.

I don't like to sitting in my home and nothing to do, so i try soooo very hard to find a job. Meanwhile i also teaching Bahasa Indonesia for expatriate....or helping somebody who want to build their house, i can estimating the cost, or make a project drawing.......or anything, anything that can make money...

Then finally after 1 month.......i get a job!!!

actually not a really good job, moreover if i am thinking my last job before this is in United Nation, which is one of a biggest organization in the world, of course i can't compare my current job with my latest one, considering the salary ... hem it's take 1 week for me to spend it all ha ha, but i know that it's not easy to find a job with good salary, with comfort environment....yeah so i just try to enjoy my new job while searching a better one.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Find a 'kost' in Jakarta

Just because my office is too far from where i'm living now (it's need 1,5 hours driving) which is really spent my energy, i decide to take a 'kost' place.

kost = a rent room, mostly 1 bed sitting room

Well, i just realize it's not easy to find a kost in Jakarta. the main consideration is, the kost room is has to be near to our daily activity, clean, complete and not too many rules. Off course, we need to be free...we pay for it right?

I start to search at South Jakarta area, but then i think south jakarta had a high traffic almost all day then i take a smaller area to fatmawati. i search on the internet and information from friends.

First place i found is next to D'Best Fatmawati, from D'Best you wards to Panglima Polim, about 100 meters you'll find a narrow street, you turn to the left until you find a padang restaurant....but whoa it's such a horrible place, dark, old and really miserable.....for you guys who need a place which looks like a cemetery, it's the best place to choose.

Then i see another place, it's cilandak.....from fatmawati you have to find a Dunkin Donuts, next to Dunkin Donuts there a narrow street, come to this street and go straight you'll find a boarding house.....Rp 1.250.000,-/month you get a personal bathroom, bedroom and air conditioner. it's quite good actually but i can't bear it, the matron offer me another room, a pavilion with personal bedroom, living room, bathroom and small pantry Rp 1.800.000,-/month. but i guess it's not for me, too large.

Next i found another place at Haji Nawi...a brand new house, with clean cut design....really simple. With Rp 1.050.000,-/month you get a bed room with air conditioner and laundry, the house also has a whirl pool. Just because it's feel like home to me, i choose this one. Beside that, it's only take 5 minutes to Pondok Indah Mall.

My mother is.......

My mother is my hero,she holds me tight in my worst days.
she protects me when something goes wrong.
shes always with me when i need her to be.
she cares about me like if i'm the most special person in her life.
but one day she's fade away.
and i won't have anyone to hold me tight,to always be with me or to protect me.....


Another poems for you....

You didn't always want me.
You didn't always care.
But when it came down to it,
You were always there.

I may not always thank you
For everything you do.
But I know it's out of love
and I want you to know, I love you too.

You may not be a perfect mom.
Perfect daughter, I am not.
But you should know that
I regretted each time we fought.

A Tears for Mama

Dear Mama......

Do you know that last night i cry almost all night long, just thinking of you
thinking about how i am repent to ignore you when you are here
Now you're up in the high.........
are still can see me? are happy for me?
are you happy for us.....your daughter and son who never get along each other
Always fighting in a thing.....for Dad who has his own life
Mama, do you know that i really really miss u...
Mama, tonight i feel so lonely....again like another hundreds night without you, just me my self and i.
When i go home i found an empty room and empty heart........Mom, please send me someone who can fill my loneliness, it's so cold without you showering my heart

Let the broken vow....

Tell me her name I want to know
The way she looks and where you go
I need to see her face, I need to understand
Why you and I came to an end

Tell me again I want to hear
Who broke my faith in all these years
Who lays with at night when I'm here all alone
Remembering when I was your own

I'll let you go
I'll let you fly
Why do I keep on asking why?
I'll let you go
Now that I've found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow

Tell me the words I never said
Show me the tears you never shed
Give me the chance, that one you promised to be mine
Or has it vanished for all time?

I'll let you go
I'll let fly
Why do I keep on asking why?
I'll let you go
Now that I've found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow

I close my eyes
And dream of you and I and then I realize
There's more to love than only bitterness and lies
I close my eyes

I'd give away my soul to hold you once again
And never this let this moment set

I'll let you go
I'll let you fly
Now that I know, I'm asking why

Ill let you go
Now that I've found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Jakarta Night Life


One thing for sure that i'm really missed about Jakarta is Jakarta night life, back to Jakarta back to nightlife....

Dude, there's nothing like this in Banda Aceh he he

First time to go clubbing since i back o Jakarta is going to X2 at Senayan area....with new friends......

Then, next week end with my old friends......

But.....unfortunately i have no friend to go to my favorite place and my embassy group is no longer contact each other.....huh where are you guys going now, do ya know that i missed you all

Back to Jakarta

Here we go again...........

Back to life back to reality, it's a song i sing when my plane touch the land of Soekarno Hatta airport, here in Jakarta.

almost 7 months i didn't see Jakarta, actually nothing really change except the casablanca street in the front of United Emirat Arab embassy getting a little wider.

Now i feel a cultural shock again he in Jakarta people not greet each other, or even smile....not like in Banda Aceh, they love to smile, even to a stranger. People always in a hurry......

And the traffic....whoa welcome to the jungle!!!