river of dreams

Friday, October 19, 2007

shit happens

shit happens
when you have no idea how or why
when you think he always loves you
when you believe that you have done enough
it caught you off guard
just like everybody else

you said you were clueless, but you know that's not true
you have seen the signs
here and there
then and now
time to time
you just don't want to believe it
because if you do, then you must face it
why? because
shit happens

it happened to everyone else
you are not alone
but when it happened to you
you just can't take the same advice that you used to give to them
because you are the victim now
you have joined the "shit happens" club
like it or not

shit happens
but why, oh dear God, why
it must happened to you?

Thank you :)

Me and my boyfriend went to the Mal Puri Indah the other day, and something extraordinary happened.

We decided to park our car in Carrefour since the mall seemed crowded, and just when we passed the front gate and waited for some guy to walk across in front of us, he suddenly raised his right hand asking us to stop the car. We were clueless for a moment, didn't know what the hell he wanted. But then he went to this car that was parked near ours, opened the door, got in, started the engine, and then moved it outside of the parking lot as quickly as he could. So it was obvious to me and my boyfriend that this guy, that we knew nothing about (a Chinese guy, by the way), was kindly enough to offer us his parking space. He could have just take his free time to walk slowly and let us passed, not knowing that he was about to move his car (the parking lot around his car was full at that time) like everybody else used to do. But no, he did not. Instead, he stopped our car on purpose and give us the very precious parking space that were hard to find these days. Wow! What a really nice guy!

My boyfriend honked his horn to thank this guy when his car about to leave, and he waved his hand as a reply. Minutes after it happened, we still couldn't stop talking about what this guy did. Kindness from a stranger is hard to find, and when it happened to you, it felt like a huge relief knowing that there are still a lot of good people out there :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Thursday, September 20, 2007


Also funny...


by Toni Bowers
June 6th, 2007

How bad of a mistake you can make on your resume? Here are some real life examples from Dribbleglass.com:

- I am very detail-oreinted.
- My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable.
- Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!
- Enclosed is a ruff draft of my resume.
- It's best for employers that i not work with people.
- Here are my qualifications for you to overlook.
- I am a quick learner, dependable, and motivated.
- If this resume doesn't blow your hat off, then please return it in the enclosed envelope.
- My fortune cookie said, "your next interview will result in a job". And I like your company in particular.
- I saw your ad on the information highway, and I came to a screeching halt.
- Insufficient writing skills, thought processes have slowed down some. If I am not one of the best, I will look for another opportunity.
- Please disregard the attached resume-it is terribly out of date.
- Seek challenges that test my mind and body, since the two are usually inseparable. Graduated in the top 66% of my class.
- Reason for leaving last job: the owner gave new meaning to the word paranoia. I prefer to elaborate privately.
- Previous experience: self-employed-a fiasco.
- Exposure to German for two years, but many words are inappropriate for business.
- Experience: watered, groomed, and fed the family dog for years.
- I am a rabid typist.
- I have a bachelorette degree in computers.
- Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory; effective management skills; and very good at math.
- Strengths: ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.
- I worked as a Corporate Lesion.
- Reason for leaving last job: pushed aside so the vice president's girlfriend could steal my job.
- Married, eight children. Prefer frequent travel.
- Objective: to have my skills and ethics challenged on a daily basis.
Special skills: thyping.
- My ruthlessness terrorized the competition and can sometimes offend.
- I can play well with others.
- Personal goal: to hand-build a classic cottage from the ground up using my father-in-law.
- Objective: I want a base salary of $50-$60,000 dollars, not including bonus. And some decent benefits. Like retirement plan, health insurance, personal or sick days.
- Experience: provided correct answers to customers' questions.
- Education: graduated from predatory school with honors.
- Never been fired, although it could happen anytime now.
- I have happily been a kept manager for the last 10 years.
- Have extensive experience in turkey manufacturs as well as new product development and implementation.
- I am accustomed to speaking in front of all kinds of audiences. I make points as well as I can.
- Personal: five children. Dog: Jasper. Cat: Morris. Gerbil: Binky.
- While in military, was instrumental in creation of a treat detection system.
- My compesation package at my last job included a base salary of $64,500 with excellent benefits including flextime. I am looking for a position in which I can work a more flexible schedule.
- Hire me and you won't regret it-I am funny, cute, smart and creative, really.
- Referees available upon request.
- Previous rank: senior instigator.
- I have recently sold my home and now I live in a large RV so I will be able to relocate quickly.
- Reason for leaving: they stopped paying me.
- Cover letter: desire the chance to showcase my delightful personality, intelligence and superior judgement, which are so hard to find these days.
- Personal achievements: successfully played Chop Sticks on a toy piano with my big toes.
- Objective: to obtain a position where I can make a difference, infecting others with my professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication.
- Strengths: impersonal skills.
- Special interests: I like any projects that are fun.
- Please explain any breaks in your employment career: 15 minute coffee break while working at home improvement store.
- Vocational plans: Sea World.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Finally, I experienced the beauty of Bali for myself. I went there with three female friends on September 2-6, 2007. My birthday was on 31 August, so it was like a birthday present for me, coming from myself :p

Bali is definitely beautiful. Although the heat got my skin so brown, I hardly complained. I loved walking the streets of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak. The shops makes you wanna go in and buy something, even though you know you don't need it. But thank God, because of the size of my wallet, I think I've done a pretty good job controlling my shopaholic-wanna be instinct.

For that five days, me and my friend (Rahma) succeed watching different sunset. Day one, it's Kuta Beach. And the days after that was Jimbaran, Uluwatu (while enjoying Kecak dance), Dreamland, and Legian Beach. From all of the beach we went to, I must say Dreamland is my favourite. It's not as crowd as Kuta, the sands are so white and clean, the tide is high, and the sea is just... beautiful. A lot of tourists go there to surf.

Hmm, what else? I also experienced the thrill of riding banana boat and flew with parasailing. I went to see Tanah Lot, Bedugul, Taman Ayun, GWK, Kintamani, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Sukawati market, and other must-go places for tourists. For you who want to experienced Bali too, I think five days is the perfect amount of time to go here and there. But I recommend walking the Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak streets at night or at least after 4 pm, because the weather is much friendly and the lights from the shops and restaurants made them look much more interesting.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


kiera knightley (confessed she's so-not-into the celebrity thing such as getting famous and recognized by people everywhere she goes, her pictures taken and hit front page in every magazines in the country, paparazzis stalking her, no privacy at all... but hey, at least they pay you millions of dollars for just doing one movie to get over it, right?)

winona ryder (too bad she and johnny depp didn't make it... they seemed so perfect for each other. he's gorgeous, and she's drop-dead-beautiful. but even with all that good looks and celebrity label, i guess it's just not enough to resist the temptation to steal meaningless stuffs)

natalie portman (simply beautiful. even with those silly-pink-wig on, you can't ignore her)

ashley judd (she can dye her hair black or brown or red or blonde or any other color--you name it, and she'd still look this adorable)

They are some of my favourite most beautiful celebrities... even without any make up on! :)

Paul Rudd

Hmm, what can I say about this guy?

I adored him very much when he starred in Clueless as Alicia Silverstone's stepbrother-turned-boyfriend in the end of the film. He got this adorable green eyes and good looks that got me played those parts when he's around over and over again.

My favourite scene in the film? Definitely the one when the lovely couple sat on the stairs and he finally confessed how much he love his cute-little-spoiled stepsister. Lucky her!

(Too bad I couldn't find that scene's picture...)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Okay, this is also a very funny IT article...

Shiny, happy company name bites owners in ass shocka

by Andrew Thomas
Friday, 17 August 2007, 17.49

Corporate branding is a fickle mistress. Choose an upbeat name and when the wheels fall off, you tend to look like even more of an idiot than would otherwise be the case.

Spare a thought then, for Hurray!, a brightly-named Chinese wireless value-add outfit that sadly doesn't appear to have added an awful lot of value in the last few months, according to China Tech News.

Hurray! has reported rather tragic second quarter results showing net income was a meagre US$0.2 million, a decline of just 79.8 percent quarter-over-quarter and a mere 88.7 percent year-over-year. But is Hurray! CEO QD Wang depressed? No!

"Despite the current volatile market conditions and constantly changing regulatory environment, we got through the quarter in reasonable shape which is very encouraging. Going forward, we will strive to maintain stability in our WVAS operations while in the meantime continuing our efforts to carry out our strategy of developing proprietary content and diversifying distribution channels, our goal is to transform Hurray! into a leading entertainment content production and distribution house in China," japed Wang before announcing "Thank you! I'm here all week!"*

At least Hurray! isn't being chased through the courts by Yahoo! battling over the rights to an exclamation mark.

*We may have made this bit up.

Friday, August 10, 2007


I always want to go to Egypt. If I have enough money, I won't miss the chance to see the pyramids for real. I think they're so amazing, truly one of the world's finest building made by men--even though it didn't get into the 2007's list.

The mobile phone of my dreams have changed. It's no longer Samsung and Sony Ericsson, but the 9300i from Nokia. It's pretty small to carry everywhere, the keyboard is a big help when typing, I don't need any camera--I hardly use the one in my phones right now, and the design is just... perfect for me. So don't look very far to get my birthday present ok? :p

I'm crazy about Hershey's Kisses chocolate. A friend of mine gave it to me once, and I fall in love with it since then. Remember, buy the one with almonds. I used to buy it at Mustafa, Singapore. Anyone knows where I can get the sweets here in Jakarta?

Now that I've reached what they called the perfect age to get married, I got the questions all the time. "So, when?" "Got any plans yet?" "Don't forget to invite me, ok" "What are you waiting for?". It's irritating sometimes. I mean, will you get over it? Marriage doesn't mean happy ending. I want to have kids, believe me, but not until I'm positive I can support them. I want to raise a family of my own, trust me, but it's not going to happen just because YOU think I'm ready for it. Please, don't put me in YOUR shoes. You don't know what's best for me, even I don't know that. This is MY life. I'm the one who live it, deal with it, sick of it, down with it, and simply just... try to do the best I can. So, no pressure, okay? (Wow, so many emotions. But I feel so much better after getting all that out :p)