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Pernahkah Kau Merasa Begitu Diberkahi?

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Gw baru-baru ini merasa kayak gitu. Kalau boleh mundur sedikit ke belakang, gw ngelamar Mbhem tanggal 1 Desember 2007. Itu hari Sabtu. Hari Selasa-nya (04/12), calon Ibu mertua dateng ke Manggala untuk booking gedung. Alhamdulillah langsung dapet tuh, tanpa basa-basi: 15 Maret 2008. Tanggal yang tadinya cuma main-main aja antara gw ama Mbhem ternyata kejadian […]

March 15, 2008

Friday, 29 February 2008

My Father’s Doing Okay, Thank You

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Just in case you’re wondering about my father’s health condition – you know, after the liver cancer stuff – nowadays, I can tell you that he’s doing fine. Very fine. He know goes to his office – his old office – daily, gained enough weight to match his pre-illness days, and is currently frequenting the […]

My Sister Graduated with Flying Colors

Monday, 12 November 2007

On November 2nd, all members of my family gathered round in Surabaya. I flew from Jakarta and my father from Tarakan to join my mom and sis who were already there from the previous Monday (10/29). We were all there to attend my sister’s graduation ceremony the next day (11/03). After 4 years, she finally […]

Bitter News from Japan

Friday, 28 September 2007

I got wind of it just yesterday evening: Pakde Mo’s liver cancer couldn’t be removed. It has now spread to his right liver lobe and even to his lungs, so his doctors wouldn’t step further into a surgery. He will undergo chemotherapy and TACE – two rather painful treatment method – instead. Pakde Mo is […]

Pakde Mo’s Back in Japan

Monday, 24 September 2007

On September 18th, my uncle – my father’s second oldest brother – traveled back to Japan. He will undergo another surgery for his liver cancer. This will be his second surgery, following the previous one last March. My father’s doctors has stated that there will be a 50% chance of recurrence of his liver cancer. […]

On Why I’m Dabbling in IT

Monday, 24 September 2007

I recently found out why my father has supported me strongly throughout my childhood about my interest in computers & technology at large. It wasn’t known to me until this discussion we had about a month ago. Pop: I knew that you’ll have your way in IT back then. Do you remember the time I […]

Non-soccer Fan’s Hunt for Soccer Tickets

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

I never really liked soccer. I’m just an occasional spectator who once in every four years managed to slip a little match-viewing time into my schedule: the world cup. Other than that? You wouldn’t want to bet anything on my doing anything more than that. Two weeks ago, several of my colleagues were somewhat anxious […]

Pictures from the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

I literally was being a snapshot-obsessed tourist during my stay in Japan. During the course of my eight days stay there, I managed to take nearly a gigabyte worth of pictures and videoclips. A personal record! I’ve upload some to my Flickr account, just in case you want to see how did our adventure in […]

Returning to the Chaos That Is Jakarta

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

My family returned to our beloved home in Kedoya on Saturday (05/19) night, at around 10.30 pm (UTC+7). The journey was protracted and to be frank, quite exhausting. I can’t count how many times I wished that I’d had been at home during the journey. The long trip home started at 04.30 am (UTC+9) in […]