December 07, 2005

please excuse the mess...

i'm upgrading to movabletype 3.2, thus the current awful mess of this weblog. hopefully, everything would be back to its...


July 28, 2005

these days

ok, enough with the depressing entries. i was reading through my blog yesterday, and goodness gracious, there hasn't been any...


July 12, 2005

40 hari

i miss you, papa......


July 10, 2005

annoying people

god, i hate hypocrites! why is it so hard just to be honest? don't say one thing and then do...


June 05, 2005

nothingness

"I froze before the keyboard. I couldn't think of a damn thing to say. No poems, no prose, no words....


June 02, 2005

until we meet again, papa

an sms at 6 o'clock in the morning woke me up. it was my sister. "dad has gone with jesus,...


January 12, 2005

last day at work

oh it's so sad. can't believe i'm not going to this office anymore after i leave today. everyone was so...


January 02, 2005

please...

it's 140,000 and counting. do whatever you can to help. donate a few dollars or help in other ways... what...


January 01, 2005

end of another chapter

as of january first, i'm officially homeless. everything's moved out, and the keys were safely slid under the door. it...


December 27, 2004

let it snow... let it snow... let it snow...

it was a white day-after-christmas... there's SO much snow! it hasn't really stopped snowing for more than 24 hours now....


December 25, 2004

season's greetings

merry christmas and happy new year! may your days be filled with joy and an abundance of blessings now and...


December 23, 2004

a night of fun

nightwalks around boston harbor and little italy in the north end. drowning in the smell of freshly baked warm cannolis...


December 22, 2004

blue days

bad things often come at the worst possible time. this xmas, bad things come to me not only in threes,...


December 16, 2004

furious

when someone breaks your trust, can you just pick up the pieces and glue them back together? wouldn't it be...


November 30, 2004

counting the days

i finally bought my airplane ticket home today. honolulu-jakarta, one-way. tuesday, february 1st, 2005 at 8.55 am. just like that,...


November 12, 2004

first snow

it's snowing!!! i can't believe it's winter again......


October 31, 2004

a surprising fact

it's only been 3 days, and i find it surprisingly easy to slip back into the old solitude. it feels...


October 28, 2004

for G

"Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and...


Go Red Sox!

after 86 years, boston red sox finally beat new york yankees and took the championship of world series! they swept...


September 15, 2004

it's not up to you

by bjork i wake up and the day feels broken i tilt my head i'm trying to get an angle...


September 08, 2004

goodbye maui sun

so i'm back here again in gray, rainy boston after spending five fabulous sun-drenched days on the beaches of maui;...


July 26, 2004

canned pineapples & everything else...

taken from Chungking Express: He Zhiwu, Cop 223: Any canned pineapple that expires on May 1? Cashier: You know what...


June 30, 2004

michael moore, concerts, gmail and death valley

went to see michael moore's fahrenheit 9/11 on saturday. it was the 4pm show (which is usually pretty dead), and...


June 14, 2004

another year older

i'm gonna start saying that i'm 22 from now on, and just see how long people would actually buy it......


May 28, 2004

friday updates

yay, weekend! and summer hours start today! i'm off every friday at 1.30 from now thru end of august! ain't...


May 24, 2004

psychotic bosses...

"where they came from and how to get rid of them." that's one book i'd like to have for sure....


April 19, 2004

updates

it's been a long while since i had time to actually write something here that's longer than 3 sentences and...


March 18, 2004

late march snow

there's no such thing as spring in boston. we skip right through from winter to summer. can you believe it?...


March 01, 2004

burnt out

there's a limit to human endurance. i am just me. let me out, i need to breathe. i might just...


February 11, 2004

hyperfreakpanic mode

it's official. i'm a legally certified workaholic corporate slave. there's no light at the end of the tunnel cuz there...


January 28, 2004

it's only wednesday

annoying little things today: it's snowing again / my new haircut is too short / my blog was spammed by...


January 21, 2004

distorted reality

a snippet of a random wednesday morning chat... ------------------------snip------------------------ ****** says: (11:19:36 AM) kayaknya lu & gw ... going on...


January 16, 2004

popsicle weather

just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. -6F (-23C) with a f*%&ing wind chill of -27F...


January 15, 2004

sweet beautiful austin

in the midst of -2F weather, i'm hopelessly and pathetically missing my old home austin. sweet beautiful austin. here are...


January 13, 2004

insomnia

drinking coffee at 11pm on a monday night is a bad idea. even worse when it's followed by half a...


January 12, 2004

snowy monday

it's snowing again last night, so the temperature is up to a warm and toasty 27F (-3C); much improvement to...


January 09, 2004

back to school?

yesterday i got a voice message from the admission office, telling me that i've been admitted into the educational media...


January 05, 2004

back to reality

it's definitely hard to get off the post-holiday denial. i need more sleep! the gray sky, icy rain and dropping...


December 08, 2003

yucky monday

why did the snow have to stop today? why can't it continue at least until mid afternoon or something, so...


December 07, 2003

crazy snowstorm

it still hasn't stopped yet. 20 inches(!!!) of snow and counting... the snow in front of my apartment building is...


December 06, 2003

white all over

the snow hasn't stopped since last night, and will continue through tomorrow... last night in front of my apt... this...


December 05, 2003

winter is here

the forecast says there's gonna be a huge snowstorm coming tomorrow. yikesss... what bad timing. we're gonna have the annual...


November 25, 2003

Selamat Lebaran

Untuk semua teman yg merayakan, Selamat Idul Fitri, 1 Syawal 1424 H. Mohon maaf lahir dan batin kalau selama ini...


November 04, 2003

halloween

halloween weekend was a lot of fun! will post details later in the week, as i barely have enough time...


October 27, 2003

movie marathon & the middle east

who'd ever thought that a little tiny seemingly non-threatening flu shot can have such a devastating effect? i got sick...


October 15, 2003

foliage trip pics

i only scanned a few for now... will hopefully post more soon...        ...


October 13, 2003

kill bill & fall foliage

it was a fun and busy weekend. but i wish i had tomorrow off for columbus day like everybody else....


October 02, 2003

and the winners are...

yay gigih!!! congrats!!! :D for those of you who've never seen his amazing submission to bubu, check it out here......


September 30, 2003

another smoking ban

tonight is the last night for smokers to light up in cambridge before it becomes smoke-free tomorrow. oh no!! ever...


September 26, 2003

moving on...

finally!!! no more memorizing any more of those weird vocabs that no one knows how to pronounce... no more agonizing...


September 22, 2003

studio mx 2004 updated

oh yeah baby!!! guess what, the company somehow got this deal where we got FREE upgrade to studio mx 2004!!!...


September 18, 2003

gre sucks

*sniff* yet another failed attempt to study for gre... and it's only 8 days away!! (i was already studying for...


September 14, 2003

inner child

hmmm... should i be concerned about this test result? "The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether I'm off...


September 13, 2003

please have some courtesy

yesterday i got quite pissed to find a few sites have been hot-linking some of my images. i mean, at...


September 11, 2003

studio mx 2004, etc

i'm currently pathetically salivating over this particular one. a brand spanking new toy (WAY cool!) from those geniuses at macromedia....


September 01, 2003

bjork!

finally went and see bjork tonight! oh, she's so awesome!! she sang mostly from the "homogenic" and "vespertine" albums, but...


August 22, 2003

procrastin-x

the gre is less than 5 weeks away, and i'm not even a third way through the book yet. should...


spaced out

after work, i was supposed to be doing my portfolio, which has changed dramatically yet once again since the previous...


August 20, 2003

happy belated birthday, indonesia!

no, i didn't forget that the indonesian independence day was aug 17th. i just didn't get the chance to blog...


August 14, 2003

a better day

well, seems like the week is ending pretty well, afterall... definitely an improvement compared to the past few days. first...


August 13, 2003

restless

these past few days i've been feeling very restless... part of it is my anxiety about taking the GRE at...


August 07, 2003

arrghhh!!!

don't you just hate it if you have to clean up other people's stinking ugly mess? it would be so...


August 05, 2003

sickening

this morning when i opened my email at work, i found an email from my ex-coworker saying how she'd heard...


July 28, 2003

last weekend

it was dini's farewell on friday night. sniff sniff... bye darling... good luck with everything! we'll miss you! :( the...


July 21, 2003

joao gilberto

last night i finally went to see joao gilberto, the father of bossa nova, at the wang theatre. i bought...


July 11, 2003

xpsession: 02

the long-awaited second edition of xpsession artbook is finally launched! [good job, everyone! yay mono!] enjoy, and have a good...


July 09, 2003

another one of those days...

yeah, you know which ones i'm talking about... when you feel like you're about to collapse at any second, and...


July 04, 2003

4th of july

so it's 4th of july again... major streets near the river are closed and everywhere you can see street vendors...


June 16, 2003

monday blues

has there been any scientific research done to explain why monday always sucks, almost without exception? it's cold again today......


June 15, 2003

trio

it's definitely been a while since last time i went clubbing. last time was halloween night at avalon with paul...


June 12, 2003

another year older...

thanks to all my beautiful friends who came by at midnight to give me a surprise party! thanks for the...


May 25, 2003

after 5 years...

do we accomplish anything with reformation? read what goenawan mohamad has to say about it... today at the seminar i...


lesehan

oh man, stuffed myself with so much food today, i think might just broke this year's personal record! and since...


May 23, 2003

YM sucks

argghhh... so annoying! when i first installed YM for OS X, it worked fine, until i logged off and tried...


rainy friday

lalala... and friday (friiidayy)... is the last day... and then it's w.e.e.k.e.n.d... it's weekend... *singing arling & cameron's song: w.e.e.k.e.n.d*...


May 22, 2003

what's it like next year?

much went on these past few days. many of my friends graduated last week, including my cousin last sunday, which...


May 09, 2003

nyc trip to be cont...

whoa, i didn't even realize that the nyc trip entry has become so long. and i'm not even nearly done...


May 08, 2003

nyc trip

just came back from nyc a few hours ago. there was the annual company meeting at the ny office i...


May 05, 2003

smoking ban

the smoking ban in boston officially starts today. i think it's a ridiculous law, not only because i'm directly affected...


May 03, 2003

fantasizing

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." - Albert Einstein this...


cuz i'm a dufus sometimes...

yesterday i messed up my main user permission setting for my blog, which resulted in me not being able to...


April 28, 2003

nice day

such a nice day! for the first time after 6 months, it's almost 80 degrees today in boston! yay! is...


April 24, 2003

indo night pictures, etc.

you can see what the hustle and bustle was all about here... as i said, the becak was the superstar...


spring theme

yeah, still no essay just yet... x( at least i was productive! *defense mode on* to compensate for the fact...


April 23, 2003

under construction

excuse my mess while i'm trying to fix this layout... ohhh... why is it so hard??? *pulling out hair* i...


procrastinating

sometimes i'm amazed at the sheer varieties of excuses i could make up to procrastinate... like tonight, for example, i...


April 21, 2003

hari kartini/boston marathon

in a tribute to kartini's birthday today, the guys at the forum suggested that all the female designers created something......


rhythms & colors of indonesia - the event

i think the event was a success, the dance performances were really good, with the saman dance from aceh as...


April 20, 2003

easter + enid blyton

happy belated good friday and happy easter, everyone!!! i found this site a few days ago containing a complete collection...


April 18, 2003

one step at a time

ok, so i've decided that i'm just gonna apply first to the scholarship and the program. if i got accepted,...


April 17, 2003

well...

didn't really mean to be so gloomy there... at any rate, the temperature has gone back into the 30s again,...


April 16, 2003

austin

they were featuring pictures from sxsw 2003 in austin at k10k. there was this picture of club de ville, used...


graduate school?

well, i've finally decided that i'm going to apply for the master of education program at BU instead of all...


April 09, 2003

park square?

apparently, the area where my office is located was a seedy neighborhood in the late 80s with strip bars and...


April 07, 2003

daylight saving time

...sucks!!! it's so hard for me to drag myself out of bed this morning. i had to wake up an...


April 05, 2003

anyway...

wendy had an idea that we should do a blog project together... she was inspired by a quote i put...


going public

i've finally decided to take the plunge and go public with this blog... heheheh... it's kinda accidental, anyway. this morning,...


powerbook

i finally got a 15" powerbook g4 from ebay. it came on tuesday evening, so i've been playing with it...


March 30, 2003

saturday...

when i went out of the apartment today, i thought i was on a different street altogether... there were SO...


March 22, 2003

March 20, 2003

kenshin

i've been a completely hopeless kenshin addict these past few days... i finally gave in and bought the complete series...


February 18, 2003

snow day!

oh joy! i don't have to go to work because of the blizzard yesterday. :) the snow was really pretty...


January 29, 2003

winter blues

not sure why, but i've been so restless these past couple of days... i started smoking a lot again, like...


January 23, 2003

a good day, afterall

it was 3F this morning when i was getting ready to go to work and checked the weather. 3F!!! i...


groningen

today i've been feeling a very strong urge to write just about anything that comes to mind. i don't know...


January 22, 2003

cold

can you believe this weather? translated to celcius, it is -11C, but feels like -21C! and it's going to...


January 02, 2003

new year's eve

we were hoping to see boston's first night fireworks from billy's roofdeck... but turned out that there was a building...


personal vs commercial

hmmm... just finished watching episode 8 of meteor garden 2 (yup, i'm one of them :P) and read some of...


December 27, 2002

white christmas

MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY!!! i just got back from new york about an hour ago... tired and in desperate need of...


December 20, 2002

vacation - day 1

today is my first day off. i'm so psyched that i don't have to go to work today, and tomorrow...


November 27, 2002

first snow!

it's not very heavy yet, really light.... but the tops of all the cars outside are already white, covered with...


October 23, 2002

this is exactly why...

the reason why i desperately want to move to somewhere sunny like california......


October 22, 2002

pluto

excuse me but i just have to explode explode this body off me wake-up tomorrow brand new a little tired...


October 21, 2002

lazylazylazy

it's definitely not easy to go back to the cold harsh realities that is boston after spending days under the...


October 15, 2002

October 09, 2002

:|

arrrghhhhh!!! i need a clone!!!...


October 04, 2002

client-bashing

brought to you by k10k... it's the perfect representation of my feelings and frustrations today, the only difference being that...


September 30, 2002

outlet

hmmm... i guess shopping is, afterall, the common (effective) cure for end-of-summer blues... went to the wrentham outlet yesterday and...


September 28, 2002

:(

only one little phone call, less than 18 minutes long. but enough to make me all sad and blue. why...


September 25, 2002

100th

here's a useless happy fact: it's my 100th entry in the blog! :P anyway, finally went to see spirited away...


September 18, 2002

therapies

went to b&n after work on monday and bought two books by banana yoshimoto (one of them is a collection...


September 16, 2002

just so out of it

well, what can you say... it's monday again! yuuuccccckkkk... and it's so dark and gloomy outside. i guess it's gonna...


September 13, 2002

restless...

if he doesn't call, why should i care? it's friday, and i should be excited for the weekend, not wasting...


September 12, 2002

boredboredbored

blecchhh.... x( 2.5 more hours to go... don't know what to do with myself... not in the mood to browse...


August 30, 2002

new place

ahhhh.... LOVE my new place! :) got the keys today, and decided to walk over to see how it looked...


August 29, 2002

packing...

aarrrrgggghhh! i hate packing! been doing it for the past 5 hours and there's still a ridiculous amount of s**t...


August 26, 2002

now is...

a surprisingly intense feeling of a loss... and yet a hope of something new... butterflies in my stomach... and maybe...


sleepyhead

i woke up jumping off the bed this morning at 9:30... i was supposed to be at work already at...


August 17, 2002

saturday

all my projects are finally done!!! yay!!! all 6 sites were launched on friday and the freelance presentation piece was...


August 13, 2002

the girls

jen, liz and me posing in between dancing at jen's party... hmm... wouldn't it be so nice to have another...


August 12, 2002

tired

man, it's been a very long day... just finally got home after staring at the computer at work for more...


i hate monday

don't tell me that after slaving away all weekend i'm not gonna get paid for it??!!! ok, so it...


August 11, 2002

weekend again

stayed at work until 5:30 on friday... yuckkk... and the summer fridays are almost over, too! i should've just gone...


August 05, 2002

nice weekend

went to sophia's for merengue and salsa lessons on friday... i had no idea that merengue is SO sensual... it...


August 02, 2002

so hot!!! x(

it's ridiculous! WHY didn't i just buy the ac last week? why do i keep torturing myself like this??? i...


July 30, 2002

solved! :D

and it was quite unexpected, too! not only was the flash compatibility issue solved, but the templates were also reduced...


July 25, 2002

energized!

for some unknown reason i feel very happy and energized today... could it be: 1) the improved weather? 2) the...


July 16, 2002

July 12, 2002

perk up those meetings!!!

a friend sent this joke today, i thought it was hilarious! Do you keep falling asleep at meetings? What about...


long weekend

it was a very busy weekend for me... went to see fireworks at the esplanade on the 4th... it was...


June 30, 2002

six flags + jen's party

:D (... too exhausted to write, but i had lots of fun!)...


June 28, 2002

dini's bday @ 33

fun! :) kinda weird that the whole downstairs area was filled with 90% indonesians... it almost felt like i was...


June 27, 2002

hysterical!

i was completely bored out of my mind at work, and was having this email conversations about robot animes in...


June 23, 2002

the party

me & liz blowing the candles... apart from the rain, the party was successful... lots of people and lots of...


June 19, 2002

regarding mummies...

went to the mfa (finally!) after work with mina + jimmy... we spent the whole 3 hours looking at the...


June 17, 2002

tired...

just realized that i've been going out drinking every night since wednesday... it was a lot of fun, but i...


June 14, 2002

woohoo!

i got the apartment!!! yay!!! :D...


paul van dyk

...was just AWESOME!!!!...


June 12, 2002

what a nice birthday :)

the most wonderful day i've had since so long... everybody's just so nice... i'm quite surprised at the number of...


wish list

i'm writing this NOT because i'm hoping people would see the list and get me presents... it's a personal thing......


June 11, 2002

new hobby?

ok, believe it or not, i just found out that i draw from live model better than i do still...


June 10, 2002

productive me

i was very strangely productive today, thanks to my unusually stimulating weekend! i finished all my tasks at work before...


:)

it's been a fun, busy weekend... new places, new people, new things and new activities.... just my kind of weekend...


June 05, 2002

nielsen + flash???

yikes.... found this article on flash kit. is this the end of flash as we know it? will we only...


June 04, 2002

featured links of the day

here's one... can't believe i got sucked into these things... but it's kinda fun if you're bored like me... take...


dinner...

...he offered to go to sonsie, so we went there... had a nice glass of white wine and salmon ravioli......


June 03, 2002

imagine yourself in lego

they didn't have a short-haired girl option for the head... so i chose this princess-leia style hair instead... i...


mercurial

"Life is a roller coaster for those with the Mercurial personality style --- and they'll insist that you come along...


apartment

went to see another apartment on beacon street on friday evening... it's really nice, nicer than the last one, but...


June 02, 2002

nice day

this is what i would call a perfect relaxing saturday... woke up at 11:30 this morning... had 2 cups of...


June 01, 2002

fp

it's funny how the smallest, most trivial incident can trigger such a strong wave of memory and the emotions associated...


May 31, 2002

hmmm...

this guy is starting to freak me out... 5 emails and 2 calls in just a couple days? it's a...


aqua

mmmm... me like aqua!!! :) just tried this new place downtown in the financial district called 'aqua'... it's really nice,...


May 29, 2002

neighbor problem

you would think that people had much better things to do other than sniffing their neighbor's door.......


crushed

this is just not a good day for me... it's just one bad thing after the other... found out that...


May 28, 2002

yuck

i don't like people....


May 27, 2002

raking up the past...

finally met with leli today for the first time after literally a decade!!! she drove up to boston with her...


the next chapter...

of the book i'm gonna co-wrote with nael (from the stairsteps-conversations series) will be titled "companionship, intimacy and alcoholic habits...


May 26, 2002

finally found an apartment!!!

it was the last one i saw today... and i think it must definitely be karma... cuz there were so...


May 23, 2002

....

i tumble down on my knees fill the m o u t h with snow the way itm e l...


another nice evening...

went to yet another graduation party... congrats shella!!! :) was kinda bored at first cuz didn't really know that many...


May 22, 2002

a nice evening

dinner with jen + mike and kiki at the middle east in cambridge... it had a really nice relaxed atmosphere......


May 21, 2002

the tragic end of doraemon

michiru told me that the last episode of doraemon in japan was unexpectedly heart-breaking... it turned out that nobita has...


May 20, 2002

moody

been in the strangest mood lately... feeling like i'm fading into a transparent non-existence... just floating through space without really...


May 19, 2002

dini's graduation

CONGRATS DINI!!! went to her graduation this morning at bentley college (even though it's FREEZING cold and i didn't even...


May 18, 2002

37 degrees & raining!

excuse me, but isn't it supposed to be summer????...


May 17, 2002

rain

it was raining again in boston this morning... but at least it's friday... so much work to do, though... crappy,...


homesick blog-addict

i've officially turned into a blog addict... it's unbeliavable how i can suddenly spend 5 hours straight sitting still in...


May 16, 2002

i LOVE mt!

finally have movable type up and running... it is SO awesome!!!...


May 15, 2002

payday! :)

hmm... i wonder what i should have for lunch today? definitely NOT au bon pain again, even though they have...


May 14, 2002

south beach, miami

hmmm... tuesday already.... the weekend seemed very short... wish could hangout a little bit longer (if not forever!) in south...