Weekend is for...

30 Sep 2012

1. ... going out to watch my team beat Arsenal 2-1 in a London derby on a Saturday night with my sis and my favourite person.

2. ... going to Bandung Air Show with my mum and my niece.

Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung, 30 September 2012

How was your weekend?

Quoted Saturday

22 Sep 2012

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of people be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved integrity. Do not lose your knowledge that our proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it’s yours. (Ayn Rand)

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20 Sep 2012


At one moment in your life, you might be so broken that you would start thinking "How could I survive this far?". I mean, it's not like you've never had a broken heart before. You've loved and lost. You've had your heart and feeling bruised and battered. You've fought some wars. But now there's this scar, an enormous scar that doesn't seem to be able to heal as easy as the other scars before.

Someone built you up so high, only to let you come crushing to the ground. He picked up the pieces of you, only to throw them back all together.

And you can't stand this city anymore. Because in every street, every building, every place, you can smell his perfume. Every song you listene to reminds you of his smile & his laughter. Wherever you go, you'd hope that he happened to be there too (either by pure coincidence or because you read each other's check-ins on Foursquare). You read between the lines in his newest blog post, you watch his Twitter's timeline; looking for a sign if he's still thinking of you the same way you think of him.

All you want is for him to come and knock on your door. Once again.

But things are complicated. Things have been said and done. You want to be mad, but not sure at whom. In the end, you only hate yourself even more than before. All your friends (bless them!) keep telling you to watch the warning sign, but you're just too dumb stubborn to listen.

You keep believing in someday.

So tell me now, how could I survive this far?

Because I don't think I'll survive this one.

Rip Van Winkle

17 Sep 2012


Last week we were assigned to read Rip Van Winkle in the form of a ballad as well as a drama script for the Exploring Drama class. I hadn't heard the story before, so it was the very first time I read it. All Americans (and probably the rest of the world) already know the story because it is considered as a classic in the US; but if you don't know what the story is about, here's a tidbit of it:
Rip Van Winkle is a story about the title character who goes up to the mountain to run away from his nagging wife. There he meets a group of ship crew who are playing ninepins. He drinks their gin and then falls asleep, only to wake up twenty years later, when the revolutionary has came and passed.
Basically, the story is about a man who falls asleep. This is what's been happening to me too lately: fall asleep. I fall asleep easily. This morning, I woke up at 5.30, took a bath, prepared my clothes for today, and then I fell asleep in my bed. I had to cancel an appointment this morning because of that. And tonight, just as soon as I came home, I fell asleep again. Luckily, I was still able to wake up just before midnight to do an assignment for tomorrow.

What is happening to me?

Weekend is for...

16 Sep 2012

... going out to have some ice cream and teach tenses to the boy.

McDonald's Istana Plaza, 15 September 2012

How was your weekend?

Quoted Saturday

15 Sep 2012

I've just found the secret to happiness: BELIEVE that you are, indeed, happy. Then all the other things won't matter anymore.

Welcome to my blog!

12 Sep 2012

Me, greeting you with under-eye bags

When I logged in to my Blogger dashboard this morning, I was kinda shocked to see that I've gained so many new followers, thanks to the blog hop I co-hosted yesterday. The blog hop is a good idea to find new amazing blogs as well as get found by others. (I really suggest you to join as a co-host in the next blog hop link ups). I haven't visited each one of my new followers, but I surely will do that as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can always drop a comment or two to introduce yourself and your blog.

Thank you for following me! XOXO

GFC Blog Hop

11 Sep 2012

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!

When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 

One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!

If you are interested in co-hosting the next GFC Blog Hop send an email at melissa@thelifeofanotsoordinarywife.com

Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?

RULES are simple:

1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below

2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 8 links below

3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.

5. Tweet about this blog hop

6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!

(Join the hop after the jump)


10 Sep 2012

I've been holding on to this word, someday, so hard that my knuckles start to get numb.

There are only seven days in a week—and someday isn't one of them.

Someday. That's a dangerous word. It's really just a code for 'never'.
(Knight and Day)

Someday I will understand
In God's whole plan
And what he's done to me
(Britney Spears)

Or not.

Weekend is for...

9 Sep 2012

... spending time with your favourite people.

Waroeng Steak & Shake Dipati Ukur, 8 September 2012

Darajat Pas Garut, 9 September 2012

How was your weekend?

Quoted Saturday

8 Sep 2012

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and and why you no longer need to feel it. (Mitch Albom)

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I hate being a girl.

6 Sep 2012

Let's take a break in this beautiful Thursday morning for a while to talk about how I hate being a girl, shall we?

Of course all of you girls may hit me with thousands of argument on how wrong I am and how I should really love being a girl. Yes, my fellow girl friends... Yes. I absolutely enjoy being a girl. I can wear cute skirts and pretty shoes and put on colourful make up. I enjoy gossiping, shopping (and windows shopping too, come to think of that), watching chick flick, reading chicklit, et cetera. Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy being a girl.

But there's one thing I really, really hate in being a girl: menstrual pain. Isn't it the worst? Ugh!

Every time I'm on my period, I get stomach cramp and my whole body aches. My mood goes very, very bad; every single thing seems wrong and every single person I deal with seems as annoying as that itch on your back that you can barely scratch. I even want to yell at some people who ask me "What's wrong?" Just. Leave. Me. Alone. Ugh!

And yesterday, while browsing Tumblr for some things that might cheer me up a bit, I found these:



"Get yourself a soft, squishy friend to hug when your real ovaries are wreaking havoc on your body!" I don't know what to feel about these stuffs :|

September giveaway on Myurbey's blog.

5 Sep 2012

Belinda, the girl behind Myurbey shop, is having a giveaway on her blog. Go visit this link or click this button below to enter. Good luck! ;)


Are you ready for the new term?

2 Sep 2012

The new term will start tomorrow. If everything goes well, it's going to be my last year as a college student. I'm supposed to make the most of it. However, judging by the state of how I start this term (carrying a broken heart, having to go to the same classes as my ex, yada yada yada...), I'm not sure it's going to go well for the first months.

But of course, being such a pessimist won't do me any good.

Plus, as written by Anna on her her blog, college flies by. I might as well enjoy my last year because I know no matter how messed up it is, I'm going to miss every single day I spent in college. Cheer up and chin up, my dear fellow college students!