Q.O.t.D

Quote of the day:

‘I’m tired of reading’

comes from an phd student that works on the same room like me.

yes, phd student is  also human

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childhood dream

What comes up on your mind everytime you saw CNN news?

Some people will say striking news from all around the world, or the news of east and west is quite balance, or just simply it’s an american propaganda (if you are extremist moslem, you will think of it)

For me it reminds of my childhood dream, as a child we wanted to be different than other, while other child dream to be a doctor or a teacher, I’d like to be a news reporter, and not only some reporter who works on everyday life news but also a war reporter.

How do I even think about that? well, one thing my dad subscribed to ‘Tempo’ magazine (they put similar content like ‘Time’ magazine) and by the time I was 6 or 7 the news of Gulf war is all over the media.  On one edition they made exclusive reportage about the anchor of CNN who covers the gulf war, it was intriguing, and for a small kid like me it was fascinating, by that time I decided that I want to be a war reporter when I grew up.

Time passes, and naturally I forgot about that dream, right now I’m taking master degree on an engineering course, since I’m taking it in Netherlands I saw a lot of CNN news and also their coverage of Afghanistan and Iraq, I have to admit that it really makes me look behind and wonders what will happen if I remember and follow my dream as a reporter, definitely things will be diferent.

In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy my time here as an international master student and making a reportage of my life from my point of view, hopefully someday I’ll be able to write on national newspaper or even better making a reportage for national television about an event in Netherland (yes,yes, keep dreaming)

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youngest offshore engineer

I just came from my friend graduation presentation, it was really nice, he done his thesis very well, and yes he’s a cumlaude..

the professor said that ‘Congratulations for being the offshore engineer, you’re the youngest offshore engineer ever’

comes to think of it, my clever chinese friend is still on his 23 or 24 so no wonder he’s the youngest offshore engineer.

When I told this to my office mate he said

‘O, offshore engineer guy sure is lazy!’ (including him)

I suddenly burst into laugh!

You just made my day mi amigo!

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IndonesischeNederlands

I’m living in Netherlands but I originally come from Indonesia. Many people knew it, but for those who didn’t t know it Indonesia used to be colonized by Netherlands, but after 350 years of colonizations  that country didn’t leave anything left except some old historical building, some dutch word that become Indonesian  language with Indonesian pronunciation and off course a habit of corruption.

Unlike Suriname and South Afrikaans two country that also used to be colonized, Indonesian language is totally different with dutch, our language is more like Malay with touch of arabic, french, dutch, and english. Furthermore when I came here I never thought I’ll to master master dutch language. But oh well, times move on and condition pushes me to learn, tot nu ik begrijp nederlands als ik lees en luisteren maar als ik praaten ik heb geen confidence.

My friend and I has initiative to create IndonesischeNederlands, something that kind of mix dutch and indonesian language and we have a dream to make it popular between the student and take it back to indonesia. Something like Singaporean English and Vietnamese French .The following are the example form:

-alsjeblijft dong ah = please dong ah = oh come on..

-ik heb honger euy, eten yu (it’ll work if you used sundanese accent) = I’m hungry, lets eat

and many other forms, hopefully with our initiative we could improve our dutch and create a new trends 🙂

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mommy

I felt kind of lonely since Mrs.E left, I called my mom that I haven’t called for months, when I told her that I haven’t done anything for my thesis for these 2 days, she asked me whether I’m eating right, whether I’m lonely and such thing.

Mommy, you never judge, never try to push me to the limit, but yet your word encourage me, this day she said told me all the story that I missed about my family, she told me how she missed me so much, and she encouraged me by her word

‘this day, try to do something positive OK’

I guess, that’s the way of my mom to encourage me and she knows me too well

mom, thanks for everything

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Unique soul

Last tuesday I took my friend to schiphol, she return to Indonesia after finished her studies here.

When I told to my labmates that I’m late because I just arrived from schiphol he asked me:

‘Which friend, is it the hitch hiking friend?’

and I said

‘No, it’s the friend that didn’t want to tell me her graduation’s grade’

and he gave the eyes of oh-you-are-surely-has-a-bunch-of-weird-friends

guilty as charged my friend, all my friends have their own unique soul

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Spoiled girl

When I’m stuck working on my thesis, when I thought that my idea is totally against what people thinks, when I think I made a huge mistake on my life that I couldn’t even mend, I’ll always cry, by the time I cried I always hope that someone pat my head and say ‘there, there, good girl, this thou shall pass, what you did is good enough, now cry as much as you can and later you can laugh again’

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