FINALLY ENGAGED: Preparation for The Event

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Setelah tanggal fix dan semua tiket sudah dibooking, saatnya mikirin gimana konsep lamaran yang bakal dilaksanain. Waktu itu penentuan tanggal tergantung dari jadwal off Avis, yang mana baru bisa ditentuin kurang dari dua minggu sebelum lamaran. Untuk lamaran sederhana dan nggak banyak mau, persiapan 2 minggu itu udah cukup banget kok.

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FINALLY ENGAGED: The First Step

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Setelah menikah beberapa bulan lalu, banyak teman yang menanyakan bagaimana proses persiapan lamaran sampai akhirnya menikah. Berhubung waktu persiapan pernikahan beberapa waktu lalu saya juga bergantung pada cerita-cerita di blog, saya berpikir untuk berbagi saja bagaimana proses persiapan pernikahan saya di sini. Yang utama dalam persiapan pernikahan itu bukan pemilihan vendor, tapi membangun hubungan antara orangtua dan pacar kamu. Berlaku juga sebaliknya.

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It’s been a year

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It’s been a year since I start working here. So many things happened so far. Happy ones, sad ones, shocking ones, furious ones, everything. And I still thinking that there’s a lot things to learn and the fact that I’m still a newbie in this business.

After one year, I learned a lot of the business process of coal mining and government work. It’s definitely not simple and my ‘a lot’ is still only 1% from the whole things. So I got placed in Coal Business Services division? It’s like the division that focusing on drafting and analyzing mining contracts and licenses, pretty suits me whose a legal bachelor. I like being here. I think it’s a great place to start since you need to cooperate with almost all division in this Directorate General and get to know the process. Here, I attend so many meetings inside and outside the town, either with the companies or other ministry. I went discover Indonesia which is out of my mind when I applied here. And I learned that bureaucracy sometimes really annoying, but without that, we could lose our process, and it means hell. Continue reading

2016’s Resolutions

It’s at the end of February, yet I still writing my New Year resolution here. It isn’t like I don’t have much to write it down, maybe it’s just hard to start writing. Now, I just got back from two weeks English course from the office and sit in front of my sister whose studying hard for the quiz. We’re at this restaurant with pleasant vibe and delicious savory pancake. It’s not crowded even though on weekend and the other customers just open their laptop and write. I think it’s time for me to start writing again.

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I write my resolution here just because my life (blog) feels incomplete. I keep thinking of what I’m going to do. It’s like I don’t have any goal to reach this year. Well, even though I don’t always give the check sign to all of them, at least the list of resolution kind of made me have guidance for a year. So this is my list for this year:

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2015 Resolution Check and Recap

So, here’s my accomplishments for 2015:

  • GET A JOB.
    Got it. A job that I never regret in 2015.
  • Hafizh Al-Quran juz 30.
    Nope. But at least my recitation of surah has increase.
  • Khusuk at shalat, increase the recitation of surah, reading Al-Quran and its translation, and do shalat sunnah
    Alhamdulillah that my work environment is so nice so I can pray freely, but not khusuk enough. That’s a problem from myself.
  • Learn to crochet seriously until I can make a tablecloth.
    Done. But all the granny’s squares I made was used to make a cushion cover handled by mom.
  • At least make one hanging weaving object so my weaving loom becomes useful.
    I made 3! And I was joined a weaving class by Livingloving.net. It was really useful.
  • Diligently write this blog.
    Am I diligent enough? Nope.

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