elyse: (bakanishi: bookworm?)
It's April Fool's day! ^ω^
March went by too fast, I almost didn't notice xD

My computer came back home last Saturday night after being repaired by my cousin (ありがとうございました m(._.)m). I spent the weekend night reinstalling all program files from scratch (because XP was reinstalled, so basically the C drive only had Windows XP SP 2 and Kaspersky... and nothing else -_-) until morning came. Chatted with a few friends while doing so. Reached 60% done when I went to sleep at 9a (on Sunday). Continued the reinstallations upon waking up. And when the weekend was over, I felt good because the whole process could reach 70% done in only one day ^^

By the way, this might sound unnecessary, but I'm tracking my sleep at Yawnlog since March 1st! xD My sleep cycle is totally messed up... as always! *lol*

I've been catching up with manga scanlations download after almost 1.5 years not doing so :P Countless manga to download! *_* I'm now dying to know the ending to Penguin Revolution. 1 more volume to go, please scanlate it asap *begs*

Last Monday I and [livejournal.com profile] caramichi had lunch at Pizza Marzano and computer session with tea at Starbucks, City Lofts. We picked that place because of the free wifi (well, obviously :P). It was our last hangout session before she moved to Singapore for college next week. がんばってね!

Tonight [info]nefretiriii and I are gonna have ramen dinner at Sing Sing Ramen, followed by karaoke session at Doremido ☆(^○^)☆
Can't waaiiiiitttt!
elyse: (nana: hachi - i need a break)
Since coming home from the hospital last Sunday (March 1), I've been extremely tired & fatigue that I hardly have energy to do something productive. I guess having been alert in the hospital for one week has drained the energy from my body (which in general has low immune system) and has increased my serotonin level. And after a full week of living in that condition, when I came back home, everything dropped back to normal (as well as the serotonin level) and I could totally feel the fatigueness afterwards.

I thought I could rest this week, but I had an average of 2 meetings everyday that mostly started from after lunch until around midnight. I mostly arrived home well after midnight. So to be honest, I haven't had time to really rest well to recover my exhausted body. I don't even have the strength to do anything other than regular computer stuff (still using my office CPU, although my CPU has been lying around for 2 weeks after being repaired by my cousin!), regular work & meeting preparation stuff, and regular community stuff.

I did have at least 6-7 hours of sleep every night, but somehow I never felt revived, and I even had a hard time waking up altogether. Oh, let's not forget the restless, waking-up-every-once-in-a-while-with-weird-vivid-dreams quality of sleep every night! In fact, I felt even more drained because of that! ~_~


Although my CPU is back, I need to reinstall every programs that I regularly use, because Windows XP was reinstalled after the last mishap, so the C drive in my CPU is empty right now! I just don't have the energy to do it, because I know that once I do it, I'm gonna do it until all programs are reinstalled. I'm not gonna stop until everything has taken into place like it once was. That means I need more than just a few hours (and most probably will lose sleep), because I need to put back all the lost files & settings (esp. those in Application Data in C:\). I'm gonna do it next week the soonest, after I have at least one full day free of any meetings and I can totally relax!


This weekend, albeit a long weekend (Monday - March 9 - is a holiday), I can't really rest because of the 3 days Java Jazz Festival ^^; As tired as I may be, I definitely won't miss it!
More stories about JJF after it's over this Sunday. I'm gonna recap the jazz report in one entry ^^

Now what I need is to crash bed! おやすみぃ〜(∪。∪)。。。zzzZZZ
elyse: (nana: hachi - friendship)
After 6 days of not being able to sleep properly, I finally had a good quality of sleep yesterday.
Thank God, because the next time I can have good quality of sleep is when mom will be dismissed from the hospital, which is around next week. Mom will enter the hospital tomorrow, have the major surgery on the following day (23 Feb), and will stay around 6 days (hopefully less) for recovery. I will spend most nights there, with probably having 1-2 nights substituted by my brother. For sure, I won't be able to sleep well at the hospital.

Anyhow, it's already 6.20 AM and I haven't slept yet although I have to wake up before 9!
I wanted to write this before I forget...

I had a beautiful conversation with God during my one-hour prayer 3 hours ago. Reflecting on how my close friends had been taken away one by one since 2 years ago (which mostly still remain as friends until today, but not as close anymore), I asked God, "How do I keep on trusting people with all my heart? Because each time I trust a friend completely, I always end up being betrayed... And then I have to do it all over again and my trust might slowly fade away with each try and I would end up not trusting anyone at the end of the day."

I heard Him reply, "I never betray you."

That didn't really answer my question, but my heart is content :3
elyse: (full metal alchemist: not a morning pers)
This is my third (and last) night in Singapore, and I can't fall asleep yet. Jetlagged? Maybe. But I'm back to my 'normal' sleeping cycle :P
On the first two nights, I went to bed after 6 am, and slept all day long until dinnertime! O_O And so, I skipped shopping, eating lots, and walking around Singapore, because my whole body wanted to sleep instead!

Actually, it's good to transit in Singapore for a few days before going back to Jakarta and starting work the next day. I can rest a lot and recover my fatigue body much better here. Fighting against the insanely cold weather of wintertime in Italy & Paris has taken quadruple the energy, and thus on Jan 2 (the day I left Paris en route Singapore), my body reached its peak fatigueness. I really wonder how I had managed to survive living in the USA for 5 years before (4 years with all the snow!). Well, I did manage to get sinusitis as the result >_<

Moving on to another topic:
There's a pretty funny conversation between me and a French immigration staff at the luggage screening point in Paris Orly airport, on my way to Lourdes:

Him (while checking my hand luggage): Are you Chinese?
Me: No
Him: Nihonjin?
Me: No :D Keep guessing ~~!
Him: Korean?
Me: No
Him: Taiwanese?
Me: No

- pause for a while -

Him: Je t'aime?
Me: ...... HAA!? O_O (silently in my heart: you think I don't know what that means, huh?)
He grinned, looking satisfied that I seemed to not know the meaning.
Him: American?
Me: No, I'm not American
Finally he gave up...
Him: What nation are you from?
Me: I'm Indonesian
(Many people had said that I look very North Asian, so no wonder he guessed China / Japan / Korea / Taiwan)

Actually, when he said "je t'aime", I had wanted to reply with "je ne t'aime pas", but I totally couldn't remember it! >_< I was caught off guard and couldn't think of a good answer, for I didn't see it coming. I mean, who could've predicted that a French immigration staff would've said "je t'aime" to test my French ability? O_O
Too bad I didn't say it, because I really wanted to see the look on his face if I had replied with "je ne t'aime pas"! xD

Paris makes me want to learn French again! My 1-year of French lesson in high school has totally disappeared... leaving me with only a few words and sentences that I could still remember.
elyse: (appare jipangu: eeeep! no!!)
Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever encountered one?

"Believe"? That word is an understatement.
How could I not believe if I had seen & sensed too many (and not only ghosts) since I was born? O_O

My little secret is finally out :P

That's also the primary reason of why I mostly go to sleep after dawn / sunrise, unless I'm too tired.
So I'm not jetlagged nor insomnia nor do I have DSPS (Delayed sleep-phase syndrome). I've become a night person since babyhood (is there such a word? *lol*) and I've since come to love the night.

It would probably be best to make use of this nocturnal cycle of mine to join the Nocturnal Adoration Society! :D If only there is such thing in Jakarta... I hope there will be one soon!

Added on 4 September 2008, 02.03 AM:

If you had to give up one of your five senses, which could you live without?

My sixth sense! :D

I'll give it up anytime.
And perhaps.... I could live normally.


"There are those relationships that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous..."
~ Carrie Bradshaw (from Sex and the City)

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