3rd week of July 09

These things happened :

…. 1st school day, Mila started 3rd grade and Alith to KG-1, hectic hectic hectic, but exciting

…. I collected Alith’s development report from school, and the owner with his blue marker make an X on his photo (which he didn’t approve because the pic was taken when he was 3, and now he is 4 almost 5). With the same marker, he made a little heart next to his favorite teacher’s name, and a big one at the last page because he loves all his school’s teachers. Waks…. the good thing is…. the book will not be used for the next year because he moved from PG to KG.

…. our family PC was broken, turn out it was the main board and the processor. The cost to fix the damage is quite significant I am thinking about purchasing a new one…

…. haircut haircut, shortest ever (for the last four year) – a bad sign??

…. new piano teacher for Mila, I hope she is good at entertaining the little girl so that Mila would not loose her interest to learn piano.

…. else? nothing but a long list of to-do-stuff


July 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

A long way to become perfect

It is bothering me that I spent the last 2 hours to learn how to present a nice slideshow in my websites. I know already how to make a standard slideshow using many application available for free, but I am not happy because they kept some ad links intact right under the slideshow – something I consider not so pretty.

After an unsuccessful attempt with a plugin that is suppose to be the one I need, I gave up and did some googling, this time my effort is quite fruitful. I have been keeping the pictures in my Flickr account, and I found this website:

And zap, I’ve got a new, not so perfect but quite satisfying slideshow for Kadoanak.com 🙂

July 3, 2009 at 11:10 am 2 comments

Working time was so bored I run into my collection of old MP3… there I found my love song from about ten years ago hehehe

As I searched through youtube I found the video clip, oh so romantic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1dqzXFw0as

SO BEAUTIFUL (Chris de Burgh)

I’m lying here tonight
Thinking of the days we’ve had
Wondering if the world would be so beautiful
If I had not looked into your eyes
How did you know that I’ve been waiting ?
Never knew the world would be so beautiful at all

I’m spending all the days
Dreaming of the nights we’ve had

And never knew that love would be a miracle
When I think of all the ones before
But now that I found you
I am flying
I never knew that love would be
So beautiful to me
I never knew that love would be
So beautiful to me

And then we danced to the rhythm
That’s burning like a flame
And when you touch me I can hardly move,
You take my breath away
You give me all that I want to feel
When we become as one
And then you take me to the heaven of your heart
Did nobody ever tell you:
You’re the best thing that has ever been ?

You are so beautiful
So beautiful

I’m standing here tonight
Thinking of the times we’ll have
I never knew that you would be
So beautiful
From the day you came into my life

I just wanna say you make me happy
Never knew that you would be
So beautiful to me
Never knew that you would be
So beautiful to me

So beautiful to me
So beautiful to me
So beautiful to me
To me

I’m lying here tonight
Dreaming here tonight
Dance with you tonight
So beautiful

May 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

Loosing appetite on books

Yesterday I finally reached the end of Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woo

(mind you most of the novels we have at home bought by my husband who has his own rules when it comes to choosing books. Tuesdays with Morrie by I-don’t-know-who, the narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe, and a short list of books that I read only the first few pages)

I read Junot’s due to my curiosity on the book that is said as a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Well, it’s quite entertaining… however my last book before Junot’s was a John Grisham’s (The Appeal) and it was way more interesting. Before Grisham’s, I struggle to finish the Paulo Coelho’s Valkyries (a real odd one)

During the process, I noticed two things. It took me more and more time to finish reading a book compared to my teen age. Is it a sign of aging or simply I lost interest. The second thing, I tend to feel it was a waste of time. A book with hundred pages took a while to read, and reading made me abandon my homeworks and worse yet, the kids. No more bedtime story because mommy was busy with her book. While it was somewhat (but not always) entertaining, I did not get any other benefit from this activity, no new knowledge whatsoever – or if there was, it is categorized as unimportant.

Or perhaps, things are quite different in older age, that’s all I can say.

May 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm 2 comments


It was tingling in my mind these afternoon and out of nothing I was thinking about this old friend of mine – Piet.

And I got the answer in the evening, among the new emails arrived today, this sad news brought me to weep. Piet Feddersen has passed away.

About five years ago, in the cold September he picked me up from Flensburg train station, managed to take my extra heavy luggage to the second floor of student dormitory, and was still able to make me laugh with his jokes despite of the miserable & depressing situation I had to face, being an alien in a strange place, leaving my family back home.

Later on I knew that he helped all of us, the international students who arrived from many countries. And he did more than helping us, he took care of us.

One day he had a heart attack. I and Antonieta were not allowed to see him in his room while he was hospitalized, so we decided to visit him soon as he was back home. He told us how he bravely call the medical aid right after the attack and that was how he survived. That day I got to know him better, he told us about his broken family, his long lost love, and his passion on the boat he was constructing himself. He was 68 years old in 2007 when he finally sail his boat which he named Lucky Castle.

The last week of my stay in Germany, he did me a big favor by help me to find a place to bind my final work – a four hundreds page document which was promptly rejected by 3 photocopy shops since they can’t handle the thickness.

Goodbye Piet, thanks for being a very good friend, for lending your helping hands, and for the courage you taught me even when you did not mean to do so.

Piet’s page is http://www.pietfeddersen.de/

April 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm 5 comments

On becoming older

Hmm honestly for me nothing so special about birthday, apart from some birthday wishes from close friends & relatives – which never failed to lift my soul.

…the best thing I had on that day was birthday wishes from two little kids who jumped up from their bed that morning and gave me a big happy birthday hug…

…plus a sweet phone message from dear hubby at 12:00

…and then 2 days later he arrived and brought me a bottle of burberry perfume, a lovely polo t-shirt and a john grisham book.

ps: definitely i should have nothing to complain about being older LOL

April 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Wake up early

Well I haven’t done it for a while, though it is my fave time to work but I usually sleep very late and therefore have problem to wake up early.

But this morning my hubby is leaving at 4am to the airport, I was supposed to drive him there but then pak Yusman – the hired driver – showed up (we thought he is not coming since we forgot to remind him). So, here I am in front of the computer. The lazy atmosphere is still lingering so I decided to write down some scraps in my blog. The good thing about a blog is that you own it and you can write whatever you like there, no matter how unimportant it is 🙂

March 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm 1 comment

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