X'celent Crew 3rd Birthday

Well well, the Christmas atmosphere is everywhere! 
December is always a very sweet month that enjoyed and delighted by everybody, don't you think?
And in the middle of December, just a few weeks before Christmas, is the birthday of my best besties ever,
X'celent Crew!

Made this for this special day ;)

You know, time flies really fast. We always grew up too fast, sometimes not knowing which path we should take, or even made a terrible mistake that keeps haunting us for days -- 
But despite of it all, you always have that one friend - who encourage you when you're asking for advice, who will answer your calls when you're calling them for help, who will sit in silent and listen carefully to your thoughts when you have a problem, but at the same time not afraid to tell you how you've been wrong all those times.

To me, these are my true friends.

We fight a lot, miscomunicate often, well; that's okay. We didn't gather much because our busy days. We lost members. We didn't talk to others as much as we were. But these, these made we grew into who we really are.
In the end, they who stand here until now, until this very second, are what I can proudly call my true friends. My second family. :)

So I don't think if we're just a little group, or if we don't meet too much, but with them I can share everything - without over-thinking that they may stab you behind your back.

Here's some photos from our little dinner party --
at The Range, Golf Graha Family & Country Club, Surabaya.
Look at how BIG the pizza was.

The Ladies

Me ;;)

Kevin - Jennifer - Me - Dewi - Wen - Guen - Polo
So here's a toast for another year of X'celent - May the upcoming years tighten our friendship!
I really LOVE YOU GUYS! :*


Between the Deadlines.

Yes, it's been too long since my last post. I'm really sorry I can't keep my post updated like a normal blogger. You can try my major, for my excuse.

My final exam is coming in two weeks, and, for all the Visual Communication Design studesnts out there, they'll know what I mean by days-before-final-exams. It means DEADLINE and a tons of crazy assignments that has to be done in a very, very short time.
  Right now when I write this, I still have many tasks to do. Oh my.
I am now having this superb panda eyes. Heeeelp, I need more sleep. *sigh*

Well, wish me luck! I need to push myself more to achieve better grades this semester.
Will see you very soon, after my final exam. God bless yours too! :)


Visual Celebration 2012

This is one of the reasons why I couldn't update this blog last month.
FYI, 29th September was the birthday of my major, Visual Communication Design, from Petra Christian University, Surabaya. And for the very-first-time-ever in history, the head major requested a celebration for the birthday. The event called Visual Celebration, or the easier way to call it: VIBRATION!
I was joining the committee as Sponsorship Division. :)
You know what the best part was? Some of my best friends in college were joining the committee too, so it was super fun! Everything you do with your best friends, even if it's the most tired and boring thing, it will feels sooo much better. You think so, right? :)

Visual Celebration event took three days of September month: from Thursday to Saturday, 27th-29th.
We also had so many events! There were Bazaar, Poster Competition, DKV's Got Talents (D'gatels), and our main and closing event, The Celebration: Recall the Magical Moment.

Day 1
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
We officially opened our Events and Bazaar! The Bazaar was going for two days, On 27th and 28th September. And I am so proud of this Bazaar. Why? Because it was our responsibility, Sponsorship Division, to look for companies or shops who want to participate in our Bazaar. If we failed, the bazaar will be failed, too. Thanks God, you lead us through it :) We know it didn't come out as much as we expected, but it was our best efforts!

The Bazaar!
Temporary Tattoo Stand by Yoven
Fashion Bazaar Stand by The Committee
Periplus Book Shop
Arti Craftstore & Scrapbook
Caricature Stand by Coco
Tee 41
Soap Stories

Day 2
Friday, September 28th, 2012
Bazaar day two, and also the last day of Bazaar. It was also the elimination round of DKV Got Talents (D'gatels)
D'gatels was like the talent variety show that's been popular in television. We do it with our version for VCD students. There were so many talents and they were contending to go to the finals on Day 3rd :)
Oh, me and my bestgirls (Wulan from bootsydoopsy, Bk from bellespell, Ck, White, and Vivi) were having a sleepover at Vivi's apartment this day. We had to stay overnight because we and the other committee were going to decorate the auditorium, the place for our main event for the final day. We were so busy. Like, very busy. I slept by 5 am and had to woke up at 7am.. yeah.

The Got Tales

Exhibition of Poster Competition

Prep, prep, prep! 
Andrew The Cockroach Hunter
Ck, Me, and Vivi
You sure it were foams? ;)
The Pastel Moon
Silly couple :D

Me and Ck, (we're in the same division, she was the coordinator of sponsorship division) were preparing for our stand. We were going to open a drink booth in front of our auditorium (it's where the top celebration took place), to increase our profit :p
We were selling Rainbow Jelly Ice and Chocolicious! Yum-yum :9

Preparing the jelly

Day 3
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
This is the FINAL and the main event from Vibration! We were very busy, running here and there to make sure everything is prepared well. Me myself were busy selling the drinks!
The main event started on 2pm ad the schedule was so tight! There were the final from D'gatels, Dance performance, and the announcement for the winners of D'gatels and Poster Competition!

One of The Performer
The Winners!

After the Top Celebration event is over, we were having a dinner together! Students and lecturers, all gathered here. There was a photobooth too, so you can capture the very sweet moments!

Yes, maybe there were few things that didn't went well, problems keep come one by one, lots of miscommunication, drained energy, even lost hopes and faith..
But we did our best.
We fight and we have done it as one big family of Vibration 2012 :)

Thankyou, Vibration! 
Hope it will be better next year!


The lovable August 20th!

Maybe for some of you, August 20th is just an ordinary day. Or maybe this year, it was a little bit special because it was on eid mubarak holiday, so you don't have to go to school, college, or work.
But for me, August 20th has always been my special day of the year. :)

Yes, it's my birthday!
So let me tell you about what happened that day ;p

August 19th, 2012
Okay. Day-1 before my birthday. I met my hubby by evening, and he accompanied me until night. He wanted to wait until it's 00.00 am, to greet me his Happy Birthday. Well, no one has ever done that for me, so, thankyou, huni
He waited with all of energy left, because the day before he didn't slept well, only one hour maybe :\ He had a sleepover with some of his friends. He barely can open his eyes, and just lay there on my bed looking so exhausted.. :'' I told him to go back to home but he just shaked his head. That means "No, I'll wait".
Tick Tock, it's 12 'clock, I asked him to go home and he agreed. Before he get in to his car, he said Happy Birthday to me. But what surprised me was, he opened his car trunk and took out a cake! So silly of him, he haven't lit the candle yet. So he lit out the candle, but when he stick the candle to the cake, they fell. the candle was too big, hahahaha. But it's okay, we hold the candle together, I made a wish and blew it all. We couldn't take any pictures because our hands were full. Sorry :p
Next surprise, he gave me my first present! *By that time I didn't know he prepared more than one gift for me..* He gave me a piggy pot! It's a pot that used for cooking, but it's very cute because it's shaped like pig. Actually I didn't have any single idea about that pot. We usually joked about a piggy pot, but I never take it seriously. He saw it the other day on a store, and he bought it for me. Oh :*
So there I was, blowing my first 19th Birthday cake and holding my first present.

August 20th, 2012
Your birthday day always feels so damn good to you. And that was what I feel that day.
I woke up with a big smile. *After what happened the night before, it's impossible for you not to smile like a stupid pig.* For today, I've planned to spend it with my boy. Just spend some time at home, since it's holiday. But my parents asked me to went somewhere with all of my sister-brothers, because they're going to taking care of my house.
Long story short, we went to Galaxy Mall with my boy, too. The mall was crowded, so we decided to went to TGA Bookstore. After half an hour maybe, suddenly my boy asked me to go out from that place. No, he insisted me to follow him. I was confused and absolutely had no idea why he wanted to go. I left my sister and brother, but I took my youngest brother with me.
We went to the parking lot. I kept asking "What's going on?" and "Where are we going?" and "Are we gonna leave my sister and brother here?" and "What are we doing now?" and "Please tell me." and so many more. But he just answered, "Just wait and see."
So we went up about, two or three floors and TADAAAA, my best friends were waiting there!
I was so surprised, I really didn't expect anything, like any surprises, because it was a holiday time, I thought they were on their vacation somewhere. 
They sang Happy Birthday and pulled out a cake. I close my eyes, made a wish and blew it.
Now's for the present time.. My hubby gave me a 'carton box?' and asked me to open it. 
And thankyou, he had wrapped it so strictly with tapes crossing all over the box and I couldn't opened it easily, I have to tear it with a little scream :\. Everytime you've done torn those, there was an another box inside it again, and again, and again, and it was full of newspaper pages, and tapes. And none of them were willing to help me .____. Maybe I spent about 15 minutes (or half an hour?) to open it. 
And when I saw what's the real present is, I just.. Couldn't say.. anything. They gave me a blackberry! Ohmy! Yes, they complain much about how hard to communicate with me -since I'm not a blackberry user, while most of them uses bb- but I never, ever, had any idea that they will give me this. I mean, it's expensive, and  it's.. I just can't say anythinggggg

So, THANKYOU SO MUCH, hubby, and 
Xcelent crew (Dewi-Mita-Guen-Jennifer-Stevania-Polo-Kevin-Vina-Wen)
I love you all ♥ :*
It means so much to me to feel such this loved :') You guys are the best. EVER.

Oh, and on the first day of college, my friends in DKV and GG:* give me a little surprise! This one was unexpexted too. 
Thankyou for the delicious cake, DKVers!

Thankyou, Lord, for giving me them in my Life.
Thankyou for Your kindness, for everyday I only living by Your grace.
And I hope in this 19th year in my life, I will be a better person for You and for people around me. :)




Finally after a very long hibernation (read: busy) days, I can post something here *crying*
Sooo sorry I always didn't find such a time to keep updating my blog :( days ago was very hectic.
Please forgive :'''

I have a. lot. stories to tell you! Gonna post it soon. :*


Happy Birthday, hubby ♥

Yes, yess! I told you before on my previous post, this month is my hubby's 19th birthday! :$
His birthday is on the same day with the independence day of my country, Indonesia. It's on August 17th :)
That photo above is a few things I gave to him for his birthday. No, I won't tell you what's inside the gift box :p Just guess! ;)

Before the H day.
So, first, the cupcakes. I planned to make a MADE BY ME cupcakes for his birthday cake, because I want to make it special. This crazy idea came out to me about, hmm, maybe one month before his birthday? I don't really remember. Why is it crazy, you say? Because I never made a cupcake before .______. My grandma is a pro for making cakes and cookies, but I rarely help her make those. So after the idea popped, I grabbed a piece of paper and started to think what kind of cupcakes will I give to him. Well, since my hubby loves oreos, I want to make him cupcakes with oreo toppings. And the result is set, I'll make a Oreo Cheesecake cupcakes :D Because I loove cheesecakes :p hahaha. No no, a year ago, on my birthday, he and my friends gave me an Oreo Cheesecake cake, and he loves it. That's why I think he'll love this one, too
I surfed the internet for the recipe. At that time I was really-really not sure if I can make those cupcakes or not, but I keep noted every ingredients and steps to make the cupcakes. Since I've never made a cupcake before, I planned to practice first. Aaaaand there goes the problem again: I don't have an oven! By 'oven' I means electric oven. At home there's only my grandma's old oven that she usually used to make cakes, it looks like a big box and you have to put it on a stove to heat them. So, yeah. You know how I feels, right?
But after a few thoughts, I didn't think it will stop me. The oven may be old, but it still working anyway. It's like it was screaming to me, Give me a chance! Thank God it's still on my holiday time, so one day I went and bought all the ingredients with my grandma, and made it at home. He didn't know it, of course :p
Well.. I think it was quite succeeded. Hahaha. It tasted like cheesecake, and smelled like cheesecake, so.. I guess I've made it! And I thought, If I can made it now, I can make it for his birthday, too. And there they are! Tadaaaa. Looking very yummy and delicious :9
And the little blue box with a ribbon on it? It's his birthday present :p Oh, and the squared box with a tie thingy on it is his birthday card ;)

On the H day.
I woke up at 8.30am, because I slept very late, about 2am in the morning :\ I stayed out all night to make the birthday card. Hahaha how romantic I am. He already fell asleep before 00.00am, so I just texted him my 'Happy Birthday'. Sleepyhead. Haha. After woke up, I took a bath and started immediately to make the cupcakes. It took me about 2 hours to finish it. Then I store them in my refrigerator.
At first I planned some surprise with his friend, but it didn't work. He end up came to my house, we went to his friend's house *with a little pursuasion, of course* and they gave him a cake. After then he dropped me back to my house, because I had to go to church.
After church, I went back to home and he picked me to dinner with his family. I gave him the cupcakes, and the gifts. He looked a little bit surprise :p Maybe he didn't even think I will made the birthday cake by myself. Got you♥ We went to Moi, a chinese food restaurant on Manyar. We joined his family there, and started the dinner.
Everything went quite well!

The birthday boy, Jonathan Juwono
With his family. Cousins, aunt, and grandma :)

I promise that wherever you may go,
Wherever life may lead you,
With all my heart, Ill be there too..

Once again, Happy 19th Birthday, hubby
Wish you all the best for your years ahead. I love you always :*

Oh, can you guess what day tomorrow is? Hahaha. I'll tell you soon!
Thankyou for reading! :)


First Weeks of 3rd Semester

Hi hi everyonee ;)

Today is saturday! *dancing* Last two weeks is my first college days, but yeah, it went well. Kinda awkward though, because some of the lecturers didn't show up on their first class. No, that's very awkward.. And me and my friends end up going to someplace and chit-chat-ing allll the wayyy :p We have like, tons of new hot gossips :p Don't blame us, we're girls.

Well, not much to say, I'm going to write a post about my hubby birthday soon. I'm editing the photos right now ;) :p
Wait for it, will you? See you soon! :)


Month 8

It's august already!

I always love august. I don't know why, it has always been  my favorite month since I was a kid. Maybe because it's my birthday? hahaha. Or maybe it's because August means new semester in school, new friends, new this, new that, new, new, new. But now I love august twice more than before! My hubby's birthday is also on August, that's why :$
Got a lot of things to prepare! Gonna be a big month :) I'll tell you soon! :p

Anywayy, tomorrow is my first day on college, going on in 3rd semester with my major, Visual Communication Design. Hello deadline and sleepless night, we'll meet soon. *sigh*

Well, wish me luck, everybody!

What about you? :)
I wish your August will be as good, too! Hugs!


Katniss Everdeen, The girl who was on fire.

Finallyyyy I made this post. Sorry because it's so. very. late. My internet is like asdgfjflsjdfufhg .. Everytime I want to use it suddenly it becomes so sensitive.. Nevermind now. Here it is! Tadadaaa!
"Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And The Capitol wants revenge. "
“Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire, you have provided a spark that, left unattended, may grow to an inferno that destroys Panem,"

Catching Fire, the second book from The Hunger Games Saga. First thought before reading this book, I thought it woudn't be very surprising, because Katniss and Peeta have already finished their Hunger Games in book 1, and they won. And I started to think, "What's left then for them?" I keep thinking of random plots and stories, but I couldn't find one that suitable enough.

And as I keep reading and reading.. It's brilliant! Very thrilling, and surprising. Thumbs up for Suzanne Collins! The way how she plotted the whole stories, it was so amazing. And there are like, tons of surprises inside this book. The most shocking part of all, The Quarter Quell.
"When the laws from the Hunger Games were laid out, they dictated that every twenty-five years the anniversary would be marked by a Quarter Quell. It would call for a glorified version of the Games to make fresh the memory of those killed by the districts' rebellion."
 "On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors."
When I realized katniss will be going back to the arena, I was like, "What? It can't -- No you can't do that SNOW! How could you do that.." And as the story goes on, it's unbelievably shocking. The Games, the characters, even things between Peeta and Katniss. You better grab this book and start to read it! Anyway, I found this poster when I was googling, and I looove it. Take a look!

Can't wait to watch the sequel, they said it would be released on November 22nd, 2013. I hope it will be as brilliant as the book :)

“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol's plans. The symbol of the rebellion.” 

Katniss was saved from the Games. The rebels saved her from the arena, along with the other few victors, but not all. The Capitol has Peeta. And they destroyed District 12. The other districts are fighting in a rebellion againts The Capitol. Now what will she do?
“Sometimes when I'm alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.” 

Finally the last book from the series, Mockingjay. I have to make a confession, this is my favorite book from all the series. It brings a whole different atmosphere from the first and second book. It's more dark, but always shocking, and a little bit terrifying, I think. It's like, it's bringing you right into the storyAnd the book was so adventurous, so intense. I couldn't stop reading it. When I knew about what they The Capitol has done to Peeta.. I was so sad and mad at the same time. Do you really have a heart, Snow?
"Surely both, for he sweeps the doctors aside, leaps to his feets and moves towards me. I run to meet him, my arms extended to embrace him. His hands are reaching for mine too, to caress my face, I think.
My lips are forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.” 
Now he will never be the same again.
I kinda like the ending. Not like, I love it. I even wanted to type the whole epilogue in this post but I know it will spoil the ending for some who read this post but haven't read the book. My suggestion: Go to bookstore, grab the books, and start reading. NOW. You won't regret it.

After all, this series gave me so much to think -- about our loved ones, about our life, and courage. What if someday, suddenly, you're left with nothing? Your family's gone, your friends, your life.. Boom. Gone. Then someone try to control you. to break you, to make sure you'll lost everything. What will you do? Surrender? Or fight back? What will you do --- What will I do? I can't even imagine it.

Five Stars for this series! Now I have to add Suzanne Collins to my favorite author list. Thankyou for The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. You're soooo amazing!
My favorite line from Mockingjay:
“Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
Thanks for reading. Hugs!