Wednesday, May 18, 2011

bali getaway

although it started not as a perfect plan, but turned out it was fine. we had fun. exhausted, but fun.
day 1: we arrived early so he could set up the CCTV in his ruko. so i just sat there, played the ipad and watched castle on my iphone and get bored. but only for an hour. then we headed back to airport to pick up the girls and had lunch. the first agenda was waterbom. we had so much fun, although he refused to ride some attractions and just sat there, waiting for us. the girls had so much fun. the most funny story of the day is meok being rescued by the pool attendant because she was stuck in the middle of the "climax". it's hilarious. climax is a n attractions which consist a steep descent and then a loop before it ends. meok kinda stuck in the middle after the descent since her bathing suit was closed at her back. so instead of going down the loop, she slided back to where she was before. and then she was helped to get out from there after the attendant blew the whistle as a sign of emergency. hahahaa..

day 2: we were doing our prewed shoot while the girls were on tour. they went to GWK, tanjung benoa to play water sports, dreamland and uluwatu. while we went to renon to shoot the first scene. it was awkward since there were other people there, watching me with full makeup and gown and so dressed up. people even sneaked snapping pictures at me. and it was painful since i had to wear my 9cm-heels to make me look taller in that dress. ughh.. i really hate it. but the pictures were nice. so just wait and see. the next stop was geger beach. he was having troubles since it was broad daylight and he couldn't see without blinking if the light was too bright. so the photographer had to think how to shoot us with marvelous background without causing him to shed tears due to the bright sunlight. when they said to wrap up and move to other place, i saw a man selling ice cream, so we stop by and bought one. the photographer instantly shot us again spontaneously. hahaa.. that was fun. the last stop was breathtaking. they called it brownies hills since there were so many cow's poop on the hills. brownies= the color of the poop. hahaha.. the scenery was breathtaking. and we had to wait for the sun to set a little bit to get the best view. and i had to change my clothes behind the bushes. hahaa.. all the hardwork and troubles, i hope it all will be paid off. and that's a wrap for our second day. ooppss...the shopping was closing our day, to be exact.

day 3: kuliner time...the first stop was naughty nuri's grill. it was pretty confusing since there were two nuri's in the same road. but the first one was deceiving. it was written mexico cuisine. luckily we found the second one.  and should we say more.. the famous menu there was the spare ribs which is the pork's rib. it was big and soooo...delicious. the sauce was perfect. the tenderloin (ipung chose medium one) was tender and juicy.. and it was good too... i could be dying to eat them again. but they didn't come cheap .. hahaha.. good food cost much apparently. after that we stopped by at the market while david slipped to bu oka's to buy 2 babi guling rice takeouts. and then we walked in the monkey forrest to cool down before deciding where to go next.  since it was only mid day, david decided to go back to town to buy some pie first and then heading to uluwatu to watch the kecak dance. although it was pretty confusing to find the pie (we had to try each brand before deciding which to buy since ipung forgot which one is the best), and the GPS and google maps unreliable since no signal on the way to uluwatu, but we managed to arrive there on time to watch the kecak dance. and it was the different dance so it was fortunate that he decided to watch it again. after that we headed to rock bar. hahaa.. other visitors were so dressy while us were so soaked in sweat since we haven't took any shower. hahaha... but the view was nice. the interesting part was, we were seated at the edge of the bar. although the waiter said that the tide never reached that far, but unfortunately, that night was different. nature decided to give us some bath.. hahaha.. the tide was so high that it splashed ipung and our chips. wakakkaa... but it was nice. the scenery was marvelous. and the moon....ohhhh.. i wish i had the chance to enjoy it again in the future. and that ended our third day

day 4: we all woke up late and just sitting in our rooms before we had to head to the airport. and then having a brunch and starbucks before leaving bali. hikss... i wish i could stay longer.... haaaaa.. but now i'm home and it's time to work. hiks. but it's a wonderful getaway.. thanks :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

new story? not really

started new job this monday. the coolest part about this new job is, i'm the only doctor there, so i don't have to wear a white coat! haaha.. and since i'm the only doctor there, no more people questioning whether or not i'm the doctor. wkwkwkw.. kinda amazing.. suddenly i'm in charge! hahaha.. bahayanya adalah.. if i wanted to prescribe anything not available there, i don't have my own prescription pad, so i have to use the clinic's instead. and today, another funny story happened. a grandma and her grandchild came to clinic, accompanied by their daughter/mother. they were so funny.. at the end of our conversation, the mother/daughter, asked me about my previous study and stuff. and then she asked for my business card.

mrs : can i have your card please? perhaps if we needed anything, we can call you
me : uummm... sorry..but i don't have a card
mrs: oh.. did you forget to bring it?
me: no, i mean, i don't have a business card.
(gyaaa.. suddenly felt so amateur.. wakakkaa.. )

and talking about shangrila clinic.. things were okay for past two weeks, but this few days there were pretty funny stories.
#1 sad enough, since the suicide bombing at the mosque, the security @ shangrila became more cautious. usually, there were no female security officer at the employer gate, but since the suicide bombing, they put a female officer there to do the body check for female employer. that sucks. now i have to do the body check. the funny part about the female officer, the first one, after checking my bag, where i put my white coat in, asked me where i was going. and then she stopped and realized, "'re the doctor.. please proceed" and she laughed and embarrassed for asking stupid question.

#2 another female officer. the male officer recognized me and he greeted me, " good afternoon.. noon shift, doc?" he knew that for past two weeks, i was on the morning shift. and i replied, "good afternoon, yes sir."
the female officer could've heard us, but then after checking my bag, again.. i put my white coat in it, asked me " are you here for collecting money?"
me: no.. i'm the doctor..
again, she embarrassed and proceed me without asking further. hahhaaa..

when i told the nurses about those two incidents, they laughed and one of them told me that i was lucky since she didn't hand me the "visitor" card. wakakkaa..;

#3 since i've enough body check, i decided to use the front door instead. plus, the HRD office moved near the elevator from the lobby, so today, i decided to use the lobby lift. when i waited the elevator, a man came and asked me, " after an interview?"
me: no..
man: so.. why did u here?
me: i'm going to the clinic.
man: (at the elevator) the clinic in the basement
me: yes, i knew that
i knew that after we reached the basement, there will be another scene, since clinic is turning left from elevator, but i had to go to the HRD first, which was turning right from the elevator. and i was right/ after i stepped out from the elevator and making right turn, he shouted "clinic is this way!"
and i replied "going to HRD first!"
hahaha.... i don't know why things like this happen to me, but i guess it's a refreshment to my boring and hard days.

Monday, May 2, 2011

chapter 2

okay..move on to chapter 2 in our premarital counseling. the easiest part is talking about finance. since marriage is a collaboration between two person, so is finance. when we married, there's no more "your money" or "my money", it's become "our money". since we've already agreed to be one account, so there's no problem in this discussion. furthermore, we just reviewed about our thought about money. both of us agreed that money came from God and we're just His servant in this world. so our money should be used for greater good and we had to work hard in order to get it. and don't forget to give back to God. so.. this discussion ended short. hahaa.. no need to discuss it further.

the harder part is parenthood. although we agreed to postpone pregnancy, we still have to discuss about parenthood. actually, before getting married, we have to have a blueprint, what our marriage will be. and we build our marriage based on that blueprint. and that blueprint contains all our agreement, including parenthood. and the other thing that we should have is togetherness. all problems, all differences should be talked and solved. and after we reached agreement, there shouldn't be grudges anymore.

back to parenthood, teaching kids nowadays is kinda hard. kids are more critical than before. we have to be extra careful with what we said, what we did, and what we told them to do. the first thing to have as parents is the solid ground of faith. if we didn't base our daily habits according to God's, our children will follow us, aware or not. so we have to teach them to know God and to live accordingly to His words. other things that we should note about parenthood: discipline, education plan, being a role model, and stuff. it's kinda a lot to digest in one time, so probably we should discuss it further. but our counselor thought that we will be ready for parenthood, since both of us came from good family, and we got the best examples from our parents, so they're not worry about it. probably, the best way so far in parenting is to adopt the good from our parents and combine it with our style and today's situation. and involve God. pheww.. i guess parenthood will always be a scary part.