good bye, 2011! hello, 2012!

31 Dec 2011

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I still remember spending new year's eve of 2011 at Ipa's house like it was just last night. But then... KABOOM! It's December 31st again! Where did the time go?

2011 has been fun. Well of course I have my ups and downs, but looking back, it's not really that bad. This year, I have experienced:
+ losing my wallet (and getting it back intactly)
+ writing so too many blog posts in February, March, and April
+ writing an unsual motivational post
+ being the coordinator of Scrabble Competition in AECS 2011
+ going to Mr Boyfriend's house for the very first time and visiting Taman Bunga Nusantara
+ joining BlowUP! and then going to Jakarta and Bekasi with them
+ changing le blog's name from Sincerely, Putdar. to The Nerdy Elephant
+ getting stuck in the worst traffic jam ever
going back to Lampung with Mr Boyfriend for the Nationwide E-Fest 2011
+ turning 20
+ being very, very busy during November and December, preparing NATION

2011 has given me a lot adventures. I feel I have grown up a little during these past 365 days. May 2012 be better for all of us :)

And as for my resolutions... Well, I'm not that kind of person who can stick with her resolutions. I will surely forget them as soon as the calender turns into February. But I have succesfully fulfilled my 2011 resolution (yes, it's only one): wearing a better headscarf. The unpractical one. I realised that to be able to fulfill resolutions, I need to make them as simple as possible. So, for 2012, I wish I could:
+ be able to control my anger (my inability to control it has put me through a lot of troubles, actually)
+ try to eat healthy
+ try to be strict with money
+ be more fashionable and learn how to do make up better
+ try to stop procrastinating
+ start planning my final paper

Okay. They're not that simple, but I will try to fulfill all of them. I'll do it one step at a time ;)

I hope you have a wonderful new year's eve. How are you going to celebrate it? I myself will stay at home, watching good movies in TV while eating ice cream and drinking Fanta with my family. We're not going anywhere because Bandung will be very, very hectic with all those people from Jakarta celebrating new year's eve here. (I don't understand them. They have their own fantastic city yet they still want to invade my city.)


Happy new year!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

the good and the bad news regarding this little blog o' mine

30 Dec 2011

Check out the address bar in your browser!


Yes, my friend! sincerelyputdar.blogspot.com is now simply putdar.net :D

However, I still find an error when opening http://putdar.net (without the 'www') in Chrome, but the address works perfectly fine in Firefox. The old address still works, though. If you open this blog via the old url, you will be redirected to the new one.

That, my friend, is the good news.

The bad news is... well, yesterday I googled 'the nerdy elephant' (like I always do whenever I'm bored). This blog was still dominating the first page, but there was a Facebook fanpage which had a different description than mine. So I checked it out. Turned out someone had a website called The Nerdy Elephant. The site is brand new and still has nothing in it. My heart is broken. Completely broken.

So I might change the name of this blog. Again. Very soon.

I'm still thinking a new name, the one that (hopefully) could be a permanent name for this blog. I don't want to confuse my readers and followers, but since that person who has The Nerdy Elephant website seems serious about it (they even bought a .com), I think I should be the one who takes a step back.

I'm so sad. I got the name by thinking about it very carefully with Entin. I had done some research first by googling various names (like 'the dancing elephant', 'the jumping elephant', etc.) before settling down on 'the nerdy elephant'. Why didn't that person do some research before deciding to use it? :(

Now, do you have any suggestion as to what I should name this blog? (Or if you have any suggestion regarding The Nerdy Elephant)

Sincerely,
Putdar.



PS. NATION was a huge success! Gonna post about is as soon as I get the pictures from Richo (I was so busy that I didn't get the chance to take pictures). In the meantime, you can see some pictures over at Dini's blog or at NATION's official Tumblr :)

i'm taking a break from the reality

26 Dec 2011


Some people I know say that it is not good to overthink about the future. I know I should really stop worrying and just embrace whatever the future might bring, but I'm not that kind of person. I believe that the future is built by what I did in the past and what I do today.

Every night for the past few weeks, I go to bed very tired and uneasy. I don't sleep well and wake up every morning even more tired. I keep getting headaches every now and then. I know quite well that my body is in its full condition and that the headaches are actually the result of my ineffective night sleeps.

I've been thinking about the reason why I've been so weary. And this morning I came up with a conclusion that perhaps I think about the future too much. I'm afraid that all my past mistakes cannot be changed and that they could keep me away from the future I have designed.

It's breaking my heart to see all these things falling apart. What will you do if you know that something's gonna end soon?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

three more days!

25 Dec 2011


Yesss, people!
Only three days left until this event!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

dance, dance!

19 Dec 2011

Whoa! Where did the time go? It's already the 19th! It means that there are only 9 days left until NATION (the ABS event). My Lord!


And this afternoon, we practiced the dance for the flashmob, which is going to be held at the end of the event. Boy was it very tiring! I hadn't done any exercise in three weeks, so I found it hard to catch my breath after the dancing practice. But it was fun!

But I don't think that my gladiator sandals found the practice fun too. Hehe...

Sincerely,
Putdar.

insha Allah

18 Dec 2011

Years ago, I was playing skipping with my friends when I fell down and skinned my knee on a big rock. I immediately went to a mosque near by and cleaned the wound with water, then went back to playing. I didn't feel the pain back then, not until I came home. Right when I entered my house, the wound started to burn and it hurt like hell. I cried and my mum checked the wound. She asked me why I didn't go home right after I got the wound and I told her that it didn't hurt when I was playing. She then told me that when you were happy, your brain was too busy being happy that it didn't notice the hurt going on in your body.

Perhaps what my mum said was right. Perhaps we wouldn't feel pain if we were happy. Perhaps all this fatigue, pain, temporary hopelessness, etc., would disappear if I keep in mind that I'm doing this for the sake of future happiness. It's what I'm going to build and fill my home with.

Perhaps if I keep trying hard, keep fighting for it, then God will understand how much and how bad I want it. Perhaps He will grant all my wishes. I do believe in Him. Insha Allah.




Sincerely,
Putdar.

table manner class

16 Dec 2011


Yesterday I had a table manner course as a part of Intercultural Communication class. Actually, I already knew most of the rules, so I just want to comment on the food here. Well, it was oh so wow! Unfortunately, I couldn't take pictures of all the food. I just took the one with the main course in it. It was beef steak. It was a yummy beef steak. I love meat!

My main course

Me and my main course (see how happy I was?)

Me and my table mates

Sincerely,
Putdar.

what to do when the power goes out

14 Dec 2011


+ light a candle
+ lie on your back, look at the ceiling
+ draw silly (imaginary) pictures on the ceiling using a laser pointer
+ make a confession
+ fall asleep and don't wake up until the alarm goes off (or until the power is on again)

Sincerely,
Putdar.

on cussing on twitter

13 Dec 2011

If you're following me on Twitter, you might see some tweets where I complained about several things last night. I do believe that it's okay to blurt out negativity in social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. It's fine; as long as you know when to stop. It's alright to let out one negative tweet or two; but don't bitch all the time (I have a friend who complains in every single tweet she writes and I know that everybody would agree if I said that she is unfollowable). You must keep in mind that while you have all the rights to tweet whatever you want, your followers have all the rights to have their timelines free from negativity.

So, cuss whenever you think it's necessary (don't mind those haters!); but never too much.

And to kick all these negative thoughts out of my mind (and yours), I close this post with this song. It's my favourite one to listen to whenever I feel like a downer. Enjoy! :)




Sincerely,
Putdar.

is this for real???

12 Dec 2011


I just logged in to my account and this is what I found. IS THIS THE REAL LIFE??? (Or is this just fantasy?)

Sincerely,
Putdar.

days go by

11 Dec 2011


This is true. I should stop fooling around and start paying more atention to all these assignments I should finish ASAP: ESP's module, English for Business' texts, Intercom's mini research, and yada yada yada...

Sincerely,
Putdar.

30 before 30 (part 1)

4 Dec 2011

I once had this wish of traveling Indonesia alone before I turned 20. Sadly, I failed. I only managed to visit very few cities in West Java, Yogyakarta, Lampung, and South Sumatera. It wasn't enough. Plus, I didn't visit those places alone. That's double fail, I guess.

So, here I am, in the beginning of my 20s, taking the pledge that I, Putdar, will do these 30 things before I turn 30. Here's part one of my 30 before 30 list:

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1) Board a train to Yogyakarta
2) Daydream at Belitung's finest beach
3) Drive a car past midnight in New York City
4) Go on a vacation to Seoul
5) Ride a bike around Den Haag
6) Live in Surrey and work in London at least for one year
7) Go to Koln (and perhaps set a meetup with Nadine?)
8) Take some pictures of myself doing weird faces in front of the Sphinx
9) Watch Hey Monday, Boys Like Girls, The All-American Rejects, Lifehouse, etc. perform LIVE in the USA
(all of which I'll do alone)

"I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly. I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky."

Sincerely,
Putdar.

bedroom pinspirations

3 Dec 2011

This morning I woke up kinda late and thought that it was Sunday. I rarely get the chance to wake up late on Saturdays, but this week is different because I don't have to go to campus this Saturday. Yaaay!

So I spend most of the afternoon browsing through Pinterest, and so far I've got some interesting bedroom decors. Check them out!

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Someday, I may get my own room (or even my own house!) and I will arrange the furniture like my heart wants it to be. Hahaha! Anyway, if you have a Pinterest account, will you kindly follow me please? :)

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. I have new supporters. Check them out! ;)

runaway train

1 Dec 2011

*WARNING*
This post is image heavy.

Sorry for the unplanned hiatus. I never intended to stay away for too long from this blog, but my mind couldn't come up with anything to put on here. Sorry, sorry, sorry. College had taken its toll on me (again). All these stuffs about ABS keep driving me mad over and over again. After one problem, comes another one.

Monday night, I came home to a very tidy room. My mum tidied it up because she knew that I didn't have time to do that lately. I realised I didn't have time for myself in the whole November. So, I decided to take a train to Jakarta, all by myself because this might be the ultimate 'me-time' I really needed.

Tuesday night, accompanied by Day, I bought a ticket to Gambir plus a return ticket. And yesterday, I boarded the train.

the liebster blog award!

23 Nov 2011


I am so glad to announce that I got the Liebster blog award from Glo of Glo Sews! It is an award to recognise new blogs and blogs with less than 200 followers. Glo actually had contacted me a long, long time ago, but I didn't have the chance to list my top 5 favourite blogs that meet the requirement for this award (I've been very, very busy lately).

Now, it's time for me to pass the award to 5 other blogs. They are:

Here's what the winners should do:
+ Copy and paste the award to your blog
+ Thank the person who gave you the award and put a linkback to their blog
+ Pass the award to 5 other blogs
+ Comment on their blog to let them know

Thank you, Glo!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. I have another award to share later :D

something to brighten up your day (as it did to mine)

22 Nov 2011

Hello! So, apparently this week is a little bit less busy for me. Why, you may ask? Because I got the chance to watch two movies already. Isn't it great? Yesterday I watched Dorian Gray (which is very, very good) and today I watched Gnomeo & Juliet. I also got the chance to browse through YouTube and found some good music videos. I'll share one of them here. It is a song by The Weepies. I think it's cute. What do you think? ;)




Sincerely,
Putdar.

weekend to-do list

19 Nov 2011

My activity this Saturday

This Sunday is for:
+ waking up as late as possible
+ staying in bed as long as possible

Oh yeah...

Sincerely,
Putdar.

out of my bubble

17 Nov 2011


These past weeks I have wandered too far from my comfort zone. Honestly, I'm a socially awkward girl. I don't quite like to make new friends; I enjoy having just a small circle of friend. I prefer working alone to working in a group; if I really have to work in a group, I tend to work with those I already know. But in this ABS (Language and Arts Appreciation) project, where we have to create a show, I'm in the creative team with ten other people; eight of whom I didn't know very well. The creative team also have a very hard job to find/create the concept for the show, to conduct the practices, to decide what properties are going to be used, and such stuffs. For these past two weeks, I have to go home very, very late and I also have other assignments. I am so busy; I am so tired. But I keep trying to enjoy it. I have never been in a creative before and I didn't know that the job of the team would be this hard, but I try to enjoy it. The team is actually very solid and supportive. I love how I could easily fit in with them (who are majorly from the English Literature study programme).

I have pushed myself so hard to be away from my 'bubble', that comfort zone I have always been in. And it actually breaks my heart to see those people (outside of the creative team) who cannot be willing to get out of their comfort zone too for the sake of the show. I am very aware to the fact that our work is not perfect, but it really tore my heart to hear them say that our work was a 'bullshit'. I'm mad; I want to swing a wrecking ball. They have apologised and I have forgiven them. But I cannot lie; I forgive but never forget.

That day, I lost my respect for a lot of people.

I told myself that no matter how messed up the situation was, no matter how messed up my head was, I had to stay positive. No matter how hard that day was, I still tweeted positive things, cheering myself up, telling myself to never give up. But once again, someone threw stone at my head. Someone I called a friend sarcasticly tweeted something that made me upset. They didn't mention me but I know the tweet was for me (hey, haven't I told you that I have a very strong intuition?) I just didn't know that tweeting positive thoughts was bad. Perhaps I have to just rant and blurt it all on Twitter every time I'm upset. Is that how the society works? Do I miss something here?

They, of course, said that the tweet wasn't for me. Oh well...

Last Eid al Fitr, I told myself to stop hating. I had always been a hater of a lot of things, a lot of people, but now I realise that I cannot be friends with everybody. Haters and enemies are unavoidable. It's okay to hate, it's okay to dislike; as long as I don't forget to love those who deserve to be loved.

So, haters: There. I said it. This is your favourite part because, yes, I am really, really mad. And now you have something real to talk about, no?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. We just finished the script. Yay! :D

a hard day's night

15 Nov 2011


Oh yeah, I stole that from The Beatles. I cannot say that I love them, but I do love some of their songs which are covered by other singers; like a cover of If I Fell by Maroon 5 and a cover of In My Life by Matt Scannell.

But, no, this post isn't going to talk about The Beatles, Maroon 5, or Matt Scannell. It's just that... it really is a hard day's night. I had a very hard day today. Gotta go to classes and finish the script for scene 7 and 8, plus there was a case of misundertanding (again. Gosh!) I had to leave the FPBS building at 8 PM. I had never stayed in that building that late. I don't have any problem with that, actually; my problem is the parking lot, which was covered by a complete darkness.

Anywhoo, I had so much fun today. I watched The Lake House with some (new!) friends from ELF; had so much laugh with them, even though the movie itself was really touching. And then I also had dinner with Mr Boyfriend and his friends at Javan Steak, Sulanjana.

I learnt a lot of lessons today. One of them was that even in the darkest night, dawn will finally come. I am blessed with so many friends (old and new) who are very supportive. I love them :)

Now, let's go to sleep while we can ;)

Sincerely,
Putdar.

no weekend for me

13 Nov 2011


No jokin', seriously. On Friday, I had an audition; yesterday (Saturday), I had another audition; and today I wrote the script in the morning, and finishing my Teaching Evaluation in the afternoon. Let's just hope that my body will NOT give up in this time of the semester. No, body, not now!

Kay. I'm going to bed. See you very soon! Remember, you have to make the most of the remaining of the weekend.

Sincerely,
Putdar.

audition: day 1

11 Nov 2011


It's been a long, long day, my friend. We had an audition for the play. It began at 2pm and ended at 7pm. Five long hours, whoa! But I'm still alive. And it's not gonna get easier, at least until January. I even have to go to campus tomorrow (which is a Saturday!) because we're going to have the second audition. Not to mention that I haven't done the assignment for Teaching Evaluation. Lord, help meeeeeeeeee!

Anyway, have a great weekend, friends! If you have tons of assignments, please, please, please, don't procrastinate...

Sincerely,
Putdar.

le brief update from le busy college girl

9 Nov 2011


I'm feeling cute today cause I wear that blue ribbon. See? Hehe...

It's a crazy week for this elephant girl. It's the midterm test week and I had a deadline for ABS play script last night (which I finished right on time). Woot, woot, woot! But worry no more, baby, cause I had had the last midterm test this morning. Well, I'm actually exaggerating the term "midterm test week" cause I, in fact, only had to take two midterm tests this semester. But still, there are tons of substitute assignments. So, off I go to do the assignment for Teaching Evaluation...


Sincerely,
Putdar.

"what do you fear, my lady?"

7 Nov 2011



"A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire."
—Lady Éowyn

You might not know that sometimes I'm jealous with people who leave their family and hometown to study in a good university in a big city. I feel that leaving all the people you love and the comfort of your home to live in a strange place, surrounded by strangers, is a step toward maturity. I was born and has been living in a big city all my life. I don't know how it feels to leave my family and my bed to live in another city semi-permanently. I feel that I miss one step toward maturity.

I fear that I have come to be spoiled by the comfort of big city. Everything I want is available here. I'm so used to living in an easy way that I fear I may not be able to survive if one day I have to leave it all.

I once had this resolution of going out of town all by myself before I turn 20; take train and go to Yogyakarta or somewhere farther. It's so sad that I'm 20 now and I haven't even gone to Cimahi alone. My biggest obstacle is, of course, my parents. They will not let me go without company.

Things may not change before I get married. My parents are the ones who are responsible for me until then. And after I get married, it will be my husband. My problem is if my husband doesn't let me go, I can't go. I will be forever inside the cage.

I want to know how it feels to live in another town all by myself. I want to have a small house with a big garden. I want to taste that kind of freedom. And by freedom, I don't mean partying and drinking like crazy. Freedom for me is being alone, doing what I love. It's a simple dream but it's so hard to pursue.

Can I leave the cage?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

eid al adha

Eid mubarak, people! :)

This year, Eid al Adha was on Sunday, 6th of November. Praise the Lord, this Eid al Adha my family had the money to sacrifice 1/7 of a cow. It was kinda sad to watch the cow being sacrificed, but it was for the sake of religious service. The cow died for a greater good. I hope God accepts our sacrifices and put all the cows, goats, sheeps, camels, etc., in heaven. Amen :)






Sincerely,
Putdar.

this is how i wasted my saturday

5 Nov 2011


This morning I dressed up and wore a very special piece. It was that batik shirt Mr Boyfriend gave me for my 20th birthday a few days ago. I thought it was going to be a special day because I was going to a job interview. I applied for an English teacher position in a course institution for elementary school students. The office was not too far from my house. It was only 10 minutes by motorbike. I arrived there at 10 am.

I was greeted by a young man who looked like a receptionist. He stood behind a desk which was supposed to be the front desk, but it was empty. There was only a telephone. No computer, no sheets of paper, no sign. There wasn't even the institution's logo behind the 'front desk'. There were only the man and a telephone. I told him I was there for the interview. He gave me a form and told me to fill it, but he didn't give me a pen; I had to use mine.

While I was trying to fill the form, he kept asking me about nearby elementary schools. I patiently answered his questions, trying not to be rude because he might become my co-worker. When he finally left me alone, I finished filling the form and a girl came from inside the office and greeted me. She introduced herself as Intan. She was there for applying for the position too, but she had been interviewed. She took my form and brought it inside, and then came out again with an older man. The man then asked Intan to go to find nearby elementary schools with another man. After they went, the man greeted me and interviewed me.

At first, I was very nervous because job interviews aren't really my stuffs. I had only gone throught it once. But as he asked me questions, I found some odd things about the institution. It turned out that the institution, which had been there since one year ago, didn't have any students. I was like, Okay, that's weird... but I played along. He asked me when I had free times. I said I was free on Tue-Wed-Thur's afternoons. He asked me if I was free on weekends. I said Saturdays were fine, but Sundays weren't. He looked disappointed and assured me that they would need me on Sundays too, so I said yes.

And then, I was very surprised when he said "As I've told you before, our institution currently doesn't have any students. I know when you walked in to this building you were expecting to teach children, right? But we currently don't have any. We'd be very glad if you're willing to help us promote our institution. Of course without payment. Our staff members can only be paid by the money we get from students, but we don't have students right now. Therefore, we can't pay you unless we get students."

He was saying that I had to work without getting paid until they got students, which I didn't know when. Wait, what???

I don't want to be hypocrite here, but the reason why I applied for the job in the first place was to get money. He asked me if I could work there without getting paid. The answer, mister, was NO. I'm not going to waste my time for uncertain things like that, of course. Dear Lord...

It was such a waste of 30 minutes!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

new found camera app

2 Nov 2011

As you might have known, I love love LOVE taking pictures! Anywhere, anytime, I take pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have a good camera, let alone DSLR. I only use my phone's camera to take pictures you can find here in this little blog. My current phone is Sony Ericsson X8 and the camera is disappointing. It doesn't have flash, doesn't support zoom, and there's no auto focus so it's hard to take a picture of texts. But the good news is that my phone is an Android phone, so I can download some apps that can make the most of my camera. I have shared MyTubo and Retro Camera before. Now, let me introduce you to FxCamera!



Boyan looks chubby :p

There are actually more effects in this app, but I only got the time to use the Toycam and the Polandroid effects. I'm currently in ESP Material Development class (not listening to the teacher. Oops!) so I'll try other effects later.

Do you use Android phone? What are interesting apps that you think I should try?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

"never mind i'll find someone like you!"

30 Oct 2011

With all respect, I don't really like Adele's voice. I have some reasons, but I don't wanna to tell you right here. However, I'm so much in love with her song, Someone Like You. This morning, I tried to look up for the official music video for the song on YouTube but couldn't find any. (Is there an official music video for the song?) Instead, I found these covers for the song. They're all awesome! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)









Which one is your favourite?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

i'm officially 20 years young now

28 Oct 2011

On October 26, I woke up to this note lying on my door:


Yes. That day wasn't only my 2nd anniversary with Mr Boyfriend, but also my 20th birthday. I'm so thrilled that I'm already on my 20s right now. Man oh man, I'm no longer a teenager. Haha!

The day was quite normal. I had to go classes and BlowUP! weekly meeting. Little did I know, my friends from BlowUP! and Mr Boyfriend had planned a surprise for me. I was talking on the phone with Mr Boyfriend's mum, and when we finished talking, I turned around and they shouted "Happy birthday!" They had this little cake with a candle, and two presents: one from BlowUP! and the other from Mr Boyfriend. The gang gave me an elephant and Mr Boyfriend gave me a batik shirt, which matches his own shirt. Haha!



Thank you, guys! I love you!!!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. I got another award. I'll post about them as soon as possible :D

a confession: i fall in love again

26 Oct 2011

For all the twenty years of my life, I have never felt this way before. I have told myself a million times not to put myself in big trouble, to just play safe and carefully. But right now I feel like I'm not me anymore. I'm not the one I used to be. And now I have a confession to make:
I fall in love again.
With the same boy.
I fall in love again and again.
For the past two years.


Happy anniversary, Ayek! Two years of laughters. Two years of adventures. Two years of love. Two years of togetherness.
Two years and going strong.
I love you. 
 

Sincerely,
Putdar.

quoted saturday

22 Oct 2011

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"I'm not calling for a second chance, I'm screaming at the top of my voice. Give me reason but don't give me choice. 'Cause I'll just make the same mistake again."

Sincerely,
Putdar.

i'm back!

21 Oct 2011

Courtesy of Diana

I cannot say that I was 100% happy during my trip to Lampung for the Nationwide E-Fest 2011. The competition itself sucked a lot and I hate the committee of Scrabble Competition (I don't want to say a name). But the city tour was quite fun! We went to a beach in Southern Lampung and my skin got a bit darker (which is fine. Haha!)

So, how was the blogosphere while I was away?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. I'm trying to take my time to reply to your emails and comments. Please be patient :)

so this is goodbye

12 Oct 2011


Whoa! 56 followers? Really? I haven't checked my dashboard for the last few days and now I find out that I have 56 followers now. Yay! Oh and hello, by the way... My name's Putdar. Thanks for following my blog :)

In this post, I'd like to tell y'all that I'm leaving for Lampung tonight. I'll stay there for 6 days. I'll be back next Tuesday. See you! ;)

Sincerely,
Putdar.

PS. I'm going to reply to your comments as soon as possible.
PPS. I got an award! :D

this saturday through retro camera

8 Oct 2011


If you have an Android phone, then you should have Retro Camera installed on it. Why you might ask? Because it's totally awesome! Oh and PS, it's freeeeee... *die*

Today, my family went to Lembur Awi to visit a relative of my dad. Usually, it only takes an hour or so to get there, but there was traffic jam everywhere, so Dad decided to take a longer route, via Soreang. We got to see beautiful scenery all the way to Lembur Awi and I couldn't stop myself from taking pictures. And boy is Retro Camera so amazing!

How is your weekend so far?

Sincerely,
Putdar.

quoted saturday

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"Love takes hostages, gives them pain. Gives someone the power to hurt you again and again."

Sincerely,
Putdar.

tumblr, please...

7 Oct 2011


This morning, I got up at 4.30am and took a bath. At 5am, I already dressed up. But then I thought I might need another hour to sleep (as I only got 4 hours of sleep last night since I stayed up until 12.30). As stupid as I was, I forgot to set up my alarm. I woke up at 7.47. I had a class at 8.50 and I needed at least 30 minutes to dress up (again) and an hour to go to campus.

Long story short, I arrived at 9.53. I knew the teacher's assistant would let me in, but I decided not to even try. Everyone in the class would laugh at me for showing up that late. I couldn't take it. So there I was, sitting next to a big window, looking at the parking lot.

I really have to stop my bad habit of staying up late at night, Tumblr-ing. Please set me free from your spell, Tumblr!

Sincerely,
Putdar.

it's ok thursday

6 Oct 2011

Its Ok Thursdays


After weeks of only being a reader of this link up feature in Neely's blog, I finally decided to give it a shot. So, yeah...

I think it's ok...
+ to try to join this link up
+ to still try even if you don't have any idea of what to write, actually...
+ to want to be a model even though you don't have a 'camera face'
+ to send your pictures to an online model hunt to pursue said dream above
+ to keep a secret to yourself
+ to keep clicking 'next page' on your Tumblr dashboard even though you know it's already past your bedtime
+ to stalk a friend's photos on Facebook just because you love her style

I think that is all for this week. Do you link up with Neely too? If so, please leave a link to your post in the comment box. I'd like to check yours out ;)

Sincerely,
Putdar.

guess what day it is!

4 Oct 2011

Yesss, baby... It's my blog's birhtday. Yaaay!!! :D


Exactly two years ago, I created my very first post. I started this blog to fulfill the requirement in Bahasa Indonesia class so at first I wrote it in Bahasa. I abandoned it as soon as I got my A on the subject (circa January 2010). But, I resurrected it from its death in September 2010, so the hiatus was approximately eight months. Its name has changed from "Putdar di Sini" to "Sincerely, Putdar." and finally to "The Nerdy Elephant".

Some of my headers during the two years (I love headers!)

Unfortunately, I can't throw a party for you, little blog. But of course this calls for a toast:
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So, once again:
Happy birthday, love!
Thanks for being a place to share my silly everyday life. You are wonderful. I am working on making you even more wonderful. I love you! <3

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Sincerely,
Putdar.