my lebaran break…

I wasn’t celebrate lebaran but surely I enjoy the break and the festive.

Friday…
My kids still go to school. I stayed home do some cleaning, cooking and mostly editing my dad’s autobiography. So sweet coz my husband came back after drop the kids to school, so . So happy to be home when the kids came back from school, when they call “mommy” and I welcome them, asked them how’s school, for a working mother like me, that’s a precious moment. At night we went to Pamulang for our Bible Discussion meeting.

Saturday…
Planned to go for some adventure, but we all running late, so after breakfast we went out, try to find a place for fishing, but it closed. We circle the zoo (on the outside) but got to go home because my son got sick. I cooked potridge for him, and made a cup of hot tea so he can feel better. In the afternoon, my husband and I attend a house-warming party of a couple in Lenteng Agung.

Sunday…
Go to church, supposed to have lunch and spend time with a couple but they didn’t show up. Doesn’t matter because there are always friends to talk to. Go home, watch our favorite Korean TV Serial, and snacking fried banana (our Sunday afternoon tradition)

Monday…
Spend almost all day @ my parents house @ Cinere. Taking pictures. The kids wear red top and the moms wear old navy t-shirt with American flag on the front. Our Camera is error, can only take pictures inside the house. So for the outdoor ones, I use my mobile. Not bad. Upload and sent them to my brother Pierre, whose son Sergelen celebrate his b’day today. @ Night went to the mall where my younger brother David treat us eat in the restaurant.

Tuesday…
The Lebaran is cancel, so we cancel our plan to visit our Moslem’s friends. We end visit Leo and Linda (my sister Christie’s in-laws) @ Shekinah Village. Then on the way back we stop by @ my parents house, My brother Joe took the kids to the hill and do sleighing on the grass. I thought it’s quite dangerous, but the kids seems to have fun. I insist to go back home sooner coz I have some cleaning to do.

Wednesday…
As planned we went to Pamulang for swimming. My kids had a great time with their friends. I was happy because we got to visit Susan, who still adjusting with her newborn baby, visit Vira’s house and getting to know her parents, visit Siska and see her dog with a new puppy, visit Bu Linda and just listen to all her stories. @ night we went to visit our moslem’s neighbours.

Thursday…
Leave the kids home, my husband and I went for a prayer meeting in the morning. It was @ my friend’s Rebi new house. It was very nice place, it doesn’t feel like in Jakarta at all. We had breakfast before we pray, and play ping-pong afterward. In the afternoon we went to Citayem Depok to attend my friend Nova’s baptism. I am so happy that she’s my sister in Christ now. After dinner we speed up to Gandaria City because my brother David invited us to watch movie together. I want to see “Kung Fu Panda” but he said we all going to see “Tendangan dari Langit” It was a good movie to inspired the kids to reach their dream, just like Wahyu.

Friday…
We join Maxie, Vicka and their kids to try Commuter line. We met @ Pasar Minggu Station and heading toward the city. It was a nice ride, the kids enjoy it. From Kota Station we walk to The Kota Tua Square which is very close. My kids having fun riding bike, Maxie fly a kite, Faith and Mercy enjoy the Bubbles, I took pictures of them. It was a sweet coincidence because we met Om Agus and family. After lunch we heading back home. I wasn’t feeling well, because of flu attack but quite enjoy the day.

Saturday…
In the morning doing some routine @home, then by noon I go to Cinere to help mom with the cooking. It’s my niece Cassie birthday today and we’re going to have a party for her later. My mom and dad went to her relative funeral, and came back in the afternoon. My sister Rannu and Debby help me, so by 6 everything ready and we all gather to eat. The event continued with family pray night. My brother David brought his son Bravely, so cute!

Sunday…
Went to Church. Great Sermon about Wisdom from Pdt Alex Sutjiadi. After the service went to Gereja Ayam Pasar Baru to attend my relative “40 days”. When we arrived the service is done, we just have lunch with the family. Then we went to Funeral home to pay respect for the late Pdt Stef Siahaya and her daughter Ivonne whom pass away a week apart from each other. On the way we stop by at our old house in Tomang. Tell my kids some stories about those days. Then going home so the kids can spend the rest of the day to prepare themselves for school tomorrow.

Monday…
My husband and kids leave for work and school, I stay home and finish editing my dad autobiography. I was happy because the gardener I’ve been looking for had a chance to stop by and clean the yard. In the afternoon an old friend Thea and her husband came to deliver her sister wedding invitation. Talk to them for a while, missed part of the Korean Drama. Then try to encourage myself to be fire up about back to work tomorrow.

Tuesday morning when on my way to work, I write my Facebook status “Love the holidays, but it’s good to be back to work”

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bali 2007…

DAY 1: On the Plane,  Grand Rama Hotel, the Room, Sunset in Kuta beach, first night

DAY 2: Breakfast, play at the beach (massage & hair braiding), check out. Sanur, trip to Amed

Day 3: Morning in Amed, Besakih Temple, Batur Lake, Tampak Siring

Day 4: Sanur, Denpasar, Jimbaran

Day 5: Denpasar, Airport, Back to Jakarta

sick of books?

I am a librarian, and the reason why i choose the major at the first place is because i love reading and i love books. But this is the time of the year when i am sick of books. why? because this is the time when all the students return all the library books and text books back to school, and it’s my responsibility to check them one by one, make sure all the school’s books are back. In a way i should be happy because all my kids are back to me, but imagine there are more than 300 students in this school and each students must return at least 5 books to me. I don’t even want to do the math. It’s overwhelming.

So when one of the parents ask me, “where are you going during the vacation?”, i answered “what vacation?”.  Teachers got vacation, but librarian not . In fact the mount of work for me during this time is greater than the work during the school year. So i can only ask for 2 or 3 days off so that i can take my kids swimming or something. Basically during this time i have to prepare books for the new school year. We bought new books for additional students, plastic wrap them, replace the broken plastic wrap from the old books, labeling all the books with students name, data Entry for new library books, and the list keep going on. I also helps teacher with their books, especially new teachers.

So don’t blame me for hating books right now. Overall I am grateful for this job, i am so thankful for all the  friends who are always helping me. Other than that the working hour in vacation only from 07.00 to 13.00. So i can go home early everyday. It’s my 5th year in this place, and i thank God for this job.