Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Jeepney



I wrote my first "oleh-oleh" (souvenir) from the Philippines in my official blog, it's about "the jeepney".

Saturday, January 21, 2006

A proposal

Being a researcher, I deal with proposals so often. But there's one kind of proposal that I don't deal very often. Not everyday, nor every month, nor every year. This kind of proposal perhaps happens only once or twice in some women's lives. In my life, I dealed with it more than once or twice. It doesn't mean I have become an expert in dealing with this, though. I'm always a shy beginner. Amateurish. Unprofessional. Everytime this proposal came, I got surprised, encountered some confusions, and filled with mixed feelings. An awkward being of me.

So, it was two days ago. Thursday. Noon in LA, evening somewhere else. When someone suddenly came up with this kind of proposal. An unexpected one. He brought it to my face with his usual gesture, cool and confident. This guy I have known for sometime suddenly spoke out some words. Short, straight and shocking. He ended his proposal by saying, "Next year, baby, next year!".

So, now I have one year to consider his proposal. Perhaps I need less than a year to decide. But I'll make it a year anyway. A long, or perhaps a too-short, one year. Awaiting. Unpredictable (or predictable?) one. Nobody know what would happen in the course of one year. Twelve months. 365 days. What an interesting year I would have.

Cat and mouse in the information age



mer, los angeles, jan 20th, 2006.
my super-quick submission for IF, digital art (coreldraw & photoshop).

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Kembali ke "reality"

Akhirnya nyampe juga di rumah. Legaaaa banget rasanya. Tiba di LA International Airport jam 5 pagi kemarin, on Lucky Friday the 13th! 15 menit kemudian udah sampe rumah pake shuttle yang penumpangnya cuma aku sendiri. Seneng banget pas sampe rumah ngeliat karpet yang kering, bersih, segar, dan garing kriuk-kriuk...:D

Dua minggu terakhir sangat menyenangkan. Kerjaanku di Hawaii cukup sukses, menghasilkan proyek kerjasama LA-Hawaii. Hari terakhir kerja ditutup dengan menikmati Hawaiian sunset dan Tahun Baru aku rayakan dengan teman-teman Hawaii sambil menikmati kembang api di pantai Waikiki. Perjalananku ke Manila juga baik-baik aja dan the wedding day of my brother berlangsung dengan sukses.

Now, I am back to reality. Di LA lagi, di rumah tercinta, kerja lagi. Banyak tengat waktu menunggu. New blood, new spirit, new year!

P.S. Bagi yang suka musik, mungkin tertarik mendengar petikan gitar Deni (my bro) & beautiful voice-nya Rosette (Deni's wife) yang ada di CD (wedding souvenir). Semua lagu di CD ini diaransemen oleh Deni dan lagu no 1, 3, 7 dicomposed oleh Deni juga. Genre-nya adalah Christian hymnal. Bisa didengarkan di sini.