Everybody has his or her avalanche some times. I’m having it. And I will be having it until December when the ASEAN-India Working Group wraps up. Hopefully it will be held one day only on the 3rd, because otherwise I will have to celebrate my birthday with all those foreign people I call Excellencies :p

So that’s my new job. I’ve been very productive for the last 3 weeks. I get up early, arrive work by 9 (because I can’t make others have my finger no matter good a witch (or bitch) I am), work (less chatting and facebooking), drink more coffee, leave work at 7 or so, socialize when I need to, go home and check my e-mail and work accordingly, get some sleep, dream about work, get up and here we go again.

So this is my 3rd weekend and the first one I have money :)) And what is my idea of a perfect weekend? Making it productive. Sleep! I’ve been having too much sleep my head spins. I’ve watched the latest Desperate Housewives and Supernatural I downloaded. And now what? Reading some background paper on potential ASEAN-UNESCO cooperation, probably. That’s why I call it avalanche. I risk myself buried all the way. If you pity me, please don’t. Just get me a date. A good one, please.


Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet

I’m Not Surprised
Not Everything Lasts
I’ve Broken My Heart So Many Times,
I Stop Keeping Track.
Talk Myself In
I Talk Myself Out
I Get All Worked Up
And Then I Let Myself Down.

I Tried So Very Hard Not To Loose It
I Came Up With A Million Excuses
I Thought I Thought Of Every Possibility

And I Know Someday That It’ll All Turn Out
You’ll Make Me Work So We Can Work To Work It Out
And I Promise You Kid That I’ll Give So Much More Than I Get
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet

Mmmmm ….

I Might Have To Wait
I’ll Never Give Up
I Guess It’s Half Timing
And The Other Half’s Luck
Wherever You Are
Whenever It’s Right
You Come Out Of Nowhere And Into My Life

And I Know That We Can Be So Amazing
And Baby Your Love Is Gonna Change Me
And Now I Can See Every Possibility

Mmmmm ……

And Somehow I Know That It Will All Turn Out
And You’ll Make Me Work So We Can Work To Work It Out
And I Promise You Kid I’ll Give So Much More Than I Get
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet

They Say All’s Fair
And In Love And War
But I Won’t Need To Fight It
We’ll Get It Right
And We’ll Be United

And I Know That We Can Be So Amazing
And Being In Your Life Is Gonna Change Me
And Now I Can See Every Single Possibility

Mmmm …..

And Someday I Know It’ll All Turn Out
And I’ll Work To Work It Out
Promise You Kid I’ll Give More Than I Get
Than I Get Than I Get Than I Get

Oh You Know It’ll All Turn Out
And You’ll Make Me Work So We Can Work To Work It Out
And I Promise You Kid To Give So Much More Than I Get
Yeah I Just Haven’t Met You Yet

I Just Haven’t Met You Yet
Oh Promise You Kid
To Give So Much More Than I Get

I Said Love Love Love Love Love Love Love …..
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet
Love Love Love …..
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet

For those ‘happy and looking’ singles out there πŸ˜€

Who says I’m always sarcastic about love? And I’m now hopeful not because I just got a handsome (although a pain in the ass) boss! Mmmm… what are the odds he might google me and find this blog? Hahahaha…


open relationship

Hare geneee HTS-an? That’s what I thought when I heard that word. HTS (Hubungan Tanpa Status) or friends with benefit, open relationship or whatever you call it is not a relationship. At least in my dictionary. It’s not a relationship if one party keeps guessing, wondering where this is going. And it sucks if the other party thinks it’s normal if they sometimes share intimate moments such as holding hands, hugging, gazing at each other. Well, define ‘normal’. And define ‘intimate’. OMG, this is exhausting, right?

For you who are in a HTS and feels happy, I can only say, be honest with your feelings. And stop asking questions. Because when those questions start to pour, you’re done. You will ask him those questions and you’ll end up beat and depressed (more likely). Just enjoy the ride, avoid risky conversations about love, relationship and commitment. And don’t expect too much from him. If he can see you today, that’s good. If he can’t, that’s even better. It serves as a reminder that he’s not your boyfriend and you can’t expect anything from him.

Last but not least, don’t kiss! You can hug him, lean on his shoulder, sleep in his bed (or vice versa), touch him affectionately, call him ‘dear’, ‘sweetie’, ‘hunny’. But don’t kiss (and forget the first base, second base and so on). You don’t get to the first base. Remember, you don’t even share the field!

Dos and Don’ts in Public Swimming Pools

If you swim in a private swimming pool, please excuse yourself and refrain from reading the rest of this crap because truth be told, it’s not relevant to you.

This is for those who are not fortunate enough to have access to private swimming pool. If you are doing what is mentioned in don’ts list, please don’t do it in Senayan City Apartment pool. Why? Because I swim there. Please don’t make me sick.


1) Wear a nice and normal bathing suit (for guys: swimming pant)

Why? Because people can see underwater. And the least they want to see is your white brief hanging loosely, leaving little for imagination. I know you got balls (hehe) to wear it. It’s disgusting, you know? You probably have worn it for hours before you take it into the water. Ick!

2) Know how to swim

I think they should put a sign “NO NEWBIES ALLOWED. GET BACK HERE WHEN YOU”RE READY” in every public swimming pool. Why? No use to put yourself in danger in the presence of strangers. Chances are you will learn more effectively if you learn somewhere quiet. Try your friend’s private swimming pool. Or Sunter Lake, perhaps?

3) Swim

It’s annoying to see those who just stand against the wall in the pool and chat. Or make out(!). Can’t you do it up there? Dry and all? It would be more interesting to see you skinny dipping πŸ˜‰

4) Wear goggles

Don’t hurt your eyes. It’s a public swimming pool. They don’t fill it with gazillions gallons of Evian. Trust me. Even if you are wearing contacts, there is a strong chance one or two of them will pop out and join the H2O.


1) Wear a tube top

I wore it once and it turned out it slipped easily as I moved underwater. One should not be in a position to choose between one thing they like to do (and come to do) -swim- and another thing they secretly like to do -flaunt certain body parts riskily. And it’s not fun, swimming with your one hand holding your top. Making you look like a single-handed kodok.

2) Take other’s lane who came before you or swim the width of the pool

Why? It’s impolite. Everybody wants to swim in the inner side of the pool, I know. But the one who gets there first, deserves it. Wait until they finish and you can take their lane. And.. swimming the width of the pool… what are you? A third grader? It interrupts others’ perfect swimming laps. And, it makes you look stupid.

3) Take pictures while you’re in the pool

I saw two guys (or gay) one afternoon. They didn’t swim. One of them was in the pool and another was at the side, taking pictures of the first guy. The first guy is certainly a narcissist, showing off his muscles in an awfully provocative manner with that ‘senyum mesum’ on his face. Look, I have nothing against homosexuals. But please do it somewhere else? Especially not in my lane!

4) Socialize

I got it like once or twice so far. When I was taking a short break, a guy next to me asked me my name and introduced himself. Have you heard, swimming pool is the new coffee shop? I haven’t. Nobody has. Don’t start the hype. PLEASE!

5) Pee

It’s been said a lot and yet people do it πŸ˜€ I know how much we love the sensation (I did it when I was a kid) of feeling the warmth coming out of us but for hygienic purpose, please don’t do it. You or others can get UTI, for starters. Or diarrhea if someone accidentally drinks it (it happens even to the best of us πŸ˜› ). Well, you can fart πŸ˜€ Hell yeah I do it often πŸ˜› Making bubbles heehee…

Have more things to add to the list? Please feel free to do so πŸ™‚