A Country Celebration

Today supposed to be a special day for us, here at work. It suppose to be an event called ‘COUNTRY CELEBRATION’

BUT unfortunately due the chaos situation around Jakarta, it was postponed. This celebration turned into an ‘ordinary’ buffet lunch. I was thinking (before I decided to write this) whether to post this or not. Is it wise to post this FUN moment while my city mourning?

I think again, and I decided to post it anyway. A FUN day we had even there’s a slight of fear in our heart.


Hey terrorist or who ever you are behind today’s chaos. You may take away our freedom since lots of us can’t go anywhere today. BUT you can never take away our right to smile, to have fun, to be HAPPY.





Special day for GDC Indonesia.. as today @YourSevice – Boss Service Day. The day where our beloved Managers -up- treated us like a prince and princess.



Always found a new spirit, new reason to do the best every time I listen to Mr. John’s speech. He’s been in Indonesia for 20 years and still counting ^^.

He said, ‘He’s proud with GDC Indonesia. Proud to see how it grows, and proud to consider it as his legancy.’ Another heart warming thing that he said was (more or less, I don’t remember the exact line), ‘Take everything that we provide here in Nokia. Take the lesson, learn a lot then go explore the world and go great things.’


One of the best day. Our Managers and Head, they really was serving and pampering us with good heart and good food. While handing the plate.. most of them said, ‘Thank you for this good year. Keep up the good work.’

I really had a good time. We really had a good time. We’re happy and full. Hmm.. and eventually ready to do more in our daily basis.

Thank you mam… thank you sir…


Happy (belated) Batik Day !!

{Late Post}

Since UNESCO’s designation of Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2nd October 2009, batik has grown its popularity. Nowadays we’re not only wearing it on formal occasion only. Moreover, not only old generation wear batik but youngster too. Especially when batik comes in modern style as in fashion.

I remember when I was a kid, my late grandma has collection of batik which basically a long seamless fabric with certain pattern. We will wear it as a skirt on special occasion like wedding or any other traditional ceremony along with traditional outfit such as Beskap (for man) or Kebaya (for woman).

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So Long, Farewell …

It’s never easy to say good bye

The thought of uncertain future wondering around

The feeling of loneliness haunt us.

With a lot of question in our mind;

Will they ever miss me? or Will I be forgotten?

Will I ever see you again?

and the BIG question ever, ‘Am I making the right choice?’

Today is the last day of one of my colleagues. She takes a HUGE step. Resigning from work to be a FULL TIME MOMMY for her 3 kiddos. I’m not married yet nor have any kids, but I believe that resigning from the place that give you a lot (I’m not talking about money) will never be easy. However, it’s been made anyway, so the show must go on.

Mba Lulu




See you soon Mba Lulu ..


And like what wise man said:


From Pinterest

So, see you soon…



We Call It Halal Bihalal

This blog of mine is like a life journal. A place where I mostly share about what happen into my life. It is true that I’m not an artist or politician or a famous philanthropist so my story might be boring for you. Then again, we are different people who lived in different place and might be in different country. Even if we’re in the same area, I believe we all have our own custom, our own signature.

This morninLots of ticketg was special for me and my colleagues. We had a chance to skip few hours from work and that, with permission from the Line Managers (LM). They even treated us to watch Mission Impossible in the nearest movie theater. WHY?? It’s simply because a tradition called HALAL BIHALAL.

Here in Indonesia, we have tradition of HALAL BIHALAL after celebrating EID. It’s we gathered around with family and friends to celebrate EID although we held it after EID. I suppose that’s because most of moslem in Indonesia do ‘mudik‘ on EID. Hmm.. I think I should tell you about mudik, someday soon ;).

Okay, back to HALAL BIHALAL. Mostly, we held this event a week after EID. Well, sometimes 2 hbh weeks after EID. The point is, as long as it still SYAWAL Month (Islamic Month), you can still held this event. You can held it in a resturant or in someone’s house. It’s totally up to you. If you held it at home, the food which served are usually the common food that we eat at EID like ketupat, opor, or rendang. If you held it in a restaurant, well.. I think depends on the menu they served. It’s doesn’t matter anyway. The point of HALAL BIHALAL is a celebration after a month of fasting. And the best way to celebrate anything is to be with family and or friends. Am I right!?

EID is never complete without asking for forgiveness and forgiving our beloved family and friends therefore, by attending Halal Bihalal, you have chance to do it.

Today, our Halal Bihalal was quite different. Like I mentioned before, our LMs treated us to watch the action of one of the handsome man on earth, Tom Cruise. Well, I like Jeremy Renner though. One of our LM said (in his speech), they choose that movie because in some point they see us like Tom Cruise who’s working on impossible mission related to our daily task. In some occasion we’re succeed in completing an impossible so that it was no longer impossible.

Soon after the movie end, we gathered around, shakes each others hand, asking for forgiveness, forgiving without any hesitation, without any doubt. And that’s my friend… the essence of HALAL BIHALAL in Indonesia.

Can you guess which one is our HR and which one is our LM??