Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Spelling Difficulties

Is this related to the "aging process" or what? Hohoho.. every time you deteriorate, you blame this "aging process". Maybe you just need to "refresh" your English lessons.

Recently, I often found difficulties in English writing. I often forget what's the spelling of the word. Is it "double l" or "single l"? Is it with "i" or "e"? I have to look up in the dictionary more often. And it becomes annoying.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

I remember "Fraggle Rock"

Fraggle Rock
Plot Summary for "Fraggle Rock"
Doc and his dog Sprocket have a hole in their wall, behind which live little furry creatures known as Fraggles in a place called Fraggle Rock. The Rock is also home to the Doozers (who are knee-high to a Fraggle) and the Gorgs (who are giants that think they rule the Rock). One gang of Fraggles (Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red), under the guidance of the all-knowing Trash Heap (Marjorie), learn about each other and their neighbors and eventually befriend the Doozers, the Gorgs--and even Doc and Sprocket. Meanwhile, Gobo's Uncle Matt explores Outer Space (our world) and sends postcards to his nephew about the Silly Creatures (that's us).
Summary written by Kathy Li {kli@qualcomm.com}
Credit: IMDb

In the middle of "Kartini Day" and the "Asian-African Summit", suddenly I remember "Fraggle Rock". Believe me, this is the best TV series of all time! This TV series came from Jim Henson's Muppets. But, in my opinion, it's better than the "Muppet Show". I wish I could see this series again. Ah, if there were a DVD collection of the Fraggles..

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Mommy Turns 75

My Mom turned 75 on Friday, April 15, 2005. Alhamdulillah she's still healthy and fit (of course according to the standard of her age). Alhamdulillah she's still with us today. She and Bapak (my parents) live in Pejompongan, just the two of them.

She still does household chores, visits friends, attends arisan, reads news. She runs the house. I can't imagine the house without her around.

I can't imagine growing without her accompanying me. She taught me little things, such as tidiness and being considerate to others. She taught by giving examples. When she asked me to do something, she explained the reason why (I had to do it). That made me, as far as I remember, never felt reluctant doing tasks from her.

To be honest, sometimes I feel I was neglected by her or she didn't guide me enough. But, I don't regret this. Not at all. That's because she believes in me. I remember her saying, "This must be a big problem for you to come to me. If this is only a small problem, you will solve it all by yourself." That's true, I've never come to her until I stucked to a very, very big problem that I can't stand it alone.

My Mom, she's very patient with me. She accepts the good and the bad in me. And you know, Mom? That's the source of my courage, from there comes my strength, made me believe in me. Or maybe, because I know you always pray for us in your soft whisper.

I remember back in around 1993-1994, I bought a bicycle. I like biking. Mom joked me, "May you could buy a car!" Me, buying a car? Kidding; I was even afraid to drive! I never used my driving license. (And what was more important: where's the money from?) And you know what? I bought a car in 1995! My first car. It was a secondhand car, though. What a prayer, a mother's prayer.

Now, Mom is 75. All her daughters are married. She has 3 grandsons, 1 from Widy and 2 from Ita (and 5 more grandchildren from my father). But, her biggest attention is for my father (husband, of course). Sometimes I still feel her lack of attention. But, it's allright. I'm OK, so far. What is important is her prayer for the whole family. Somehow I know that Endra and me are included in the prayer.

Ah, her soft talkings, the examples she gives, all the remembrance of her, bring comfort to me. Ibu, selamat ulang tahun ke-75. Thank you for the many-many big things and uncountable little things you've done for me. Forgive me for all my wrong-doings (I know you've forgiven me. You used to say that none of your daughters cause you any trouble. Ah, what a Mom :-)) Mommy, remembering you in your 75 birthday, I can only pray, may God always bless you. And let me tell you this (with a BIG hug): I LOVE YOU, MOM!

Thursday, April 14, 2005


You should be kind to others, but you must know when to STOP. You tried to please other people but did you realize how much it cost? And the impact of the act? Don't you learn from the previous lessons? Isn't that ENOUGH?

How so? How so? I felt like I was bumped with something huge and heavy until I lay thin and flat on the ground!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Endra, my hubby, was promoted to a higher position at the company. Congratulations 'nDra! Wishing all the best for us. Amen.

While Endra works hard (or smart?) at the office, here I am at home, browsing the internet here and there; accompanied by Queen. It's a long vacation after all, 4 months.., hmm..

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

What Gender Is Your Brain?

Your Brain is 73.33% Female, 26.67% Male

Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

What Kind of Blogger Are You?

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Endra's portable harddisk is cracked down (is it right to say this, instead of "broken"?). He reported it this afternoon through YM (Yahoo! Messenger). The problem came right after he's trying his new USB cable.

Dik Naski sent us his design for our house renovation. Thanks Dik Naski. We'll check and discuss it. I've asked Endra to print the design. Poor us, we haven't had a printer, yet.

I've sent email inviting my sisters, nieces, and nephews to come to my Mom's birthday party. My Mom will be 75 this Friday, April 15, 2005. The party will be held on April 16, 2005, at lunch time. The venue will be in our (Endra's & Ati's) house. I've ordered tent, chairs, and tumpeng for the occasion. Hope it will be fun!

I've ordered eyeglasses only for the minus correction. According to the latest examination (Friday, April 8, 2005), my left eye is-2.50 and my right eye is -1.00, and.. and.. and.., both my eyes are +1.25! With these "+", you cannot fool anybody that you are still under 40. You are 40+. Uhh.......! However, I postponed the intention to buy progresive lenses. I still can read without reading glass, but I find difficulties in looking long distance objects. Can't wait till Thursday, when my glasses will be ready. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; Tuesday...

A meeting preparing "25 years of ITB'80" will be held tomorrow at Fauzi Imron (TM?/TA?)'s office. I usually came to the meetings, representing PL guys and girls. Endra usually picked me up after the meeting. But now, he doesn't drive the office car; he cannot pick me up after the meeting. Who will be available to represent PL'80 at the meeting??? Who..? Who..??? I have to find the guy! (Knowing PL'80-ers, you know it will be a VERY, VERY, VERY and a thousand more VERY, VERY, VERY HARD job! ..) .. sigh!...

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Can't Go On Like This

It's more than three months: no product at all. Is this a sign of irresponsibility?
God, please give me strength, show me the way.
Pressures from the other side, I can feel it. Unfortunately, I cannot comunicate it, I can't.
Can't go on like this.