A Zen master visiting New York City goes up to a hot dog vendor and says, "Make me one with everything." The hot dog vendor fixes a hot dog and hands it to the Zen master, who pays with a $20 bill. The vendor puts the bill in the cash box and closes it. "Excuse me, but where’s my change?" asks the Zen master.

The vendor responds, "Change must come from within."
Back to blogger!
Hi there! It's been a while and now I'm back! a lot things are done the way it supposed to be, and more are coming... :) But as for now, I will just give a short notice that I'm back and blogging again.. See ya!
I won't give up
When I look into your eyes..It's like watching the night sky
or a beautiful sunrise..There's so much they hold
And just like them old star...I see you've come so far
to be right where you are..How old is your soul? 

I won't give up on us..Even if the skies get rough 
I'm giving you all my love..I'm still looking up 

And when you're needing your space...to do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting..to see what you find
Coz even the stars they burn..some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn, God know we're worth it
No I won't give up

I don't want to be someone who walks away so easily 
I'm here to stay and make the differences that I can make 
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tool and gift we've got 
Yeah, we got a lot at stakes..

And in the end you're still my friend at least we did intend 
For us to work we didn't break we didn't burn 
We have to learn how to bend without the world caving in 
I had to learn what I've got and what I'm not and who I am

I won't give up on us..God knows I'm tough enough 
We've got a lot to learn..God knows we're worth it 

Jason Mraz
a quote
You are either living for yourself..or living for others... -Xu Wen Ting
Greeting from Nanjing! -since I'm posting this from Nanjing- Just borrowed my sister's laptop on my visit to Nanjing..Got this 4days off from Bali Bistro since last week was a hectic week for us, I decided to go visiting my sister and also to help my mom extending her visa to stay longer in China. 

Hm, it looks like I don't really have any topic to share, rather than what I post on my other blog, you can check it on here

anyway, life is hard..but you just need to adjust your sail.. :)
wine cap
Could you guys see it clearly? It's quite a coincidence that I have this wine cap written my special number on the top of it.. It's Italian San Marino D'Abruzzo, 19187 I had with Adi, Silva, and Christina..The night before Christina went back to Korea... Spent only a bottle, we had a bit damage on our brain, since the party for Gold Cider took place an hour before..a bit too much alcohol contains in the blood vessel..eh?

Adi came out later alone, since we tried to call Lisa to know that she was sleeping..and of course at that time her mother was in Shanghai..  

Anyway, the wine is good..and I should have kept the cap for my lucky number..19187, it's my birthday, isnt it?

miss understood
it's quite interesting to know how communication between two person with different background, different culture, different language, could lead in a misunderstanding situation.. how funny to realize how childish we are, bringing the ego of ourselves in our point of view..without regardless try to put our feet in their shoes.. 

hei, we still have a long to go, don't we? through difficulties, the bond will become unbreakable.. every moment that spent together shall be priceless..

and above all, the words misunderstood will be slowly turn into an understandable solution and matters. 

cheers, my miss understood!
hello! Greeting from Shanghai! :)

Do you believe in failure? What is failure if you enjoyed the whole process?? 
Therefore, I don't really call it failure, let's just call it a lesson.. :)

anyway, I like this Adele-Rolling in the Deep song, performed by Boyce Avenue.. Enjoy!

The Scars of your love remind of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all 
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling 
We could have had it all 
Rolling in the deep
You have my hear inside of your hand 
But you played it to the beat


#1 Principle
Greeting from Shanghai! -which had just experienced snow for an hour today-

Recently, I was very busy with Bali Bistro and found that I had a little time to share my life a bit, so I just share it..=) Up until now, I'm reading a good book by Jack Canfield, titled The Success Principles.. It's been fascinating from the first chapter that I learned quickly afterwards.. It is a formula, the very basic one.. I remember Bill Gates once quote this "If you were born poor, that is not your mistake. But if you die poor, that is". The formula which I learned more about, is this equation : 

Event + Response = Outcome 
E + R = O 
The basic idea is that, everything happens in your life, happiness, sadness, success, failure, or whatever, is the result of how you response to your previous things in your life. This is quite a good guidance for me, in order to survive in my workplace now. There are a lot of factor that put me in frustration, pressure, and whatsoever, but I think I will just change the way I respond it, change the way of think, change how I communicate, to bring the outcome I'd like to have. 

Anyway, I'm now preparing for the next Valentine Promo here, so I hope everything turns out well. Shanghai is cold, as always during the winter time..but Europe is much colder than here..Wishing they could survive the cold there.. 

time to move on again

HA! Akhirnya liburan saya di Indonesia berakhir juga.. Tak terasa waktu berjalan cepat, 1bulan sudah lewat semenjak Desember yang lalu setelah 2tahun saya pergi meninggalkan Indonesia. Liburan yang sudah ditunggu-tunggu dan juga terasa sangat spesial karena liburan ini saya bisa merayakan 3even besar bersama keluarga, kerabat, dan sahabat...

Ulang Tahun ke 80 Engkong Tercinta, Sutedjo

Happy Birthday Kong! Di usia yang ke80, semoga Engkong tetap semangat menjalani kehidupan, meskipun kadang merasa sendirian dan kesepian, tapi Engkong nd sendirian, ada Tuhan yang selalu menjaga Engkong..

Natal 2011-Tahun baru 2012

Natal dan tahun baru kemarin ini saya merayakan bersama keluarga di GKI Tm.Majapahit, kebetulan Gaby Geboy, adik saya ini, mementaskan drama musikal berjudul Inn Keeper bersama teman-temannya. Berjumpa dengan wajah-wajah yang familiar memang menyenangkan. Serasa menjadi bintang film dadakan juga karena banyak orang menanyakan bermacam2 hal... Well yang paling penting ya bisa natalan bareng mami papi n Geboy, setelah sekian tahun.. #lebay

after 4 years, maybe??

Tanggal 30 dan 31nya, kami ber4 memutuskan untuk berlibur ke Jogja, karena disamping tidak begitu jauh untuk tour yang tidak direncanakan, kebetulan keluarga Om Aris dari Singapore pas ada di Jogja juga, jadi sekalian bersilaturahmi dengan keluarga Om Aris.. 

Om Aris-Tante Evi-Mom-Nida-Qori-Gaby-Papi-Me
Sepulangnya dari Jogja, kami langsung menuju ke Gardenia untuk merayakan tahun baru bersama keluarga Om Dede dan Miss Lusy, sayangnya lil ken ud tidur.... Anyway, it was fun to have gather like this... 

Last but not least was, my 25th Birthday

YEp! Ulang tahun saya yang ke 25 kali ini dapat saya rayakan di Indonesia, bersama keluarga..setelah kurang lebih, 4tahun juga saya tidak merayakan bersama mereka.. kalau dipikir2, memasuki usia ke 25 ini artinya sudah 24tahun saya berada di bumi ini.. resolusi apa kira2 yang saya miliki ya?? ah, saya simpan saja jawabannya untuk saya sendiri..dan sayalah juga yang akhirnya dapat membuktikan kepada diri saya sendiri... =) 

and when the parties and fun are all over, it's time for me to move again.. Only God know what lies in front of my journey.. and with the support of my family and my friends, I believe it won't be an impossible task to do..coz God makes the impossible possible.. 

See you all next time!! GBu abundantly!!

jowo vs english
Halo! Greeting from Semarang nih sekarang.. baru saja dapet update Whatsapp'an dari Ik Lusy,maminya Kenan yang lucu itu.. (Kenannya lucu, maminya juga lucu kok).. Katanya, ternyata bahasa jawa itu lebih efisien dari bahasa Inggris.. 

E: Walk slowly on the edge (side) of the road
J: Mlipir 

E: Fall backward and the hit own head
J: Nggeblak

E: Got hit by a truck that is moving backward
J: Kunduren trek

E: Talk too much about unimportant thing
J: Cangkeman

E: Smearing one's body with hot ointment or liquid and then massaging it
J: Mblonyoh

E: Going without notice/permission
J: Mlethas

E: Taking the longer way to get to the destination
J: Ngalang

E: Riding an old bicycle
J: Ngonthel

E: Falling/tripping forward (and may hit own face)
J: Kejlungup

E: Side effect after circumcision 
J: Gendhelen

E: Hot pyroclastic cloud rolling down from a volcano 
J: Wedhus gembel

E: a small, sharp thing embedded inside one's skin
J: Susuben/ketlusupen

E: Spending a lot of time doing nothing
J: Mbathang

E: Feeling uncomfortable because there is something that smells bad
J: Kambon(an)

E: Things getting out from a container accidentally because of gravity
J: Mbrojol

E: Get hit by thing collapsing on top of one's head/body
J: Kembrukan

E: Drinking straight from the bottle without using glass, where the whole bottle tip gets into the mouth
J: Ngokop

E: Cannot open eyes because something is shining very bright
J: Blereng

E: Something coming out from one's rear end little by little
J: Kecirit

E: Hanging on tightly to something in order to be inert 
J: Gondhelan

E: Falling/tripping accidentally because of a hole
J: Kejeglong

E: Being overly active carelessly 
J: Pecicilan (Pethakilan/Pencilakan)

E: Feeling unwell because of the cold temperature
J: Katisen

E: Making too much noise, disturbing other people
J: Mbribeni

E: Tripping over accidentally caused by wires, cloths, gowns, etc...
J: Kesrimpet

E: Being alone (or with a companion) in the corner of a place/room doing something suspicious
J: Mojok 

and those are only some little words from many more that we can think, as a Javanese.. (Iku nek wong Jowo yo sithik tok)... 

Wis ah, itu dulu.. ngantuk nih ternyata... update soon! bleeeh bleeh bleeh...

Trolling from prison

An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plan his annual tomato garden, but it was difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament : 

Dear Vincent, I'm feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa. 

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Papa, don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie. 

At 4a.m the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day, the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Papa, go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances. Love you, Vinnie.

Well I'm trying to be more artistic this time by taking some picture using my phone camera.. Some said it's to be called Iphoneography.. There are a lot of good pic in instagram, taken by good cam apps and edited by good apps too... and I just want to share some...

Jing'An Temple, 20:30 

Christmas is in the corner!! -Bread House, Westin Hotel,Shanghai-

Big Lens app + PicFrame app + Typoinsta recommended by @nicogunnar

Wiyang @ThePowerofLove SIF Christmas celebration

That's part of the pic I took and I could share for now...  yeah, Christmas is in the corner guys! and finally after3years, I'll be home for Christmas!! Looking forward for it!=) 

ps.I hope the Christmas Fest at Bali Bistro will run well without me being here... 

Greeting from Shanghai!!