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31/1/10

out of my amazement

First of all, dreadful internet connection!!

Argh I should've bought the unlimited one if that's really faster. I'm using IM2 now and there's been lotsa down time! Not fun.

Anyway, remember I mentioned about renewing my IDs? Well apparently the extra Rp 10K my Dad gave didn't pay off, I haven't received my new national id yet. Oh well, there's always Monday for these kinda things.

But! It still amazes me how easy it was to renew everything here. Or even MAKE anything here. I remember the time when I came to the police station for the first time to get a driving license. I was told that all I needed to to was to come and take photo, so imagine me freaking out when one of the police asked me to come in a room with a overhead projector and some guys and maybe few girls sitting around holding pens. OMG I have to take a test? I tot that time. To my relief, the police handed me a test paper that had already filled in with correct answers. Well maybe someone crossed one or two wrong ones, but still. Don't you just love how corrupt our country is? Sarcasm alert. Next, photo, finger print, and I got my brand new-shiny driving license. Tah Daah!!

Renewing was almost the same, except that I didn't have to sit and 'take the test'. I came, a guy told me to wait in a room, someone called my name to take a pic. Inside, a tense looking police asked me my name. All I cared about was how thick his eyebrows were.

Bapak beralis tebel (BBT): "Jalan Sunan Kudus 46/60 itu yang mana?"

Well, I didn't know why my Dad started to write our address this way. Number 46 is actually his shop, on the other block of the street. Number 60, is my house. I mean, how far is it from 46 to 60! People must've wondered.

Me: "Oh, ehh...Yang di pojok jalan...sunan kudus sama emm apa ya? Yang di pojok itu lho pak.." omg udah lupa nama jalan di kudus!

BBT: "..."

Uh-oh, not convincing enough.

Me: "Emm, yang ada Suzuki Motor?" dagdigdug

BBT: "Ooh..." *sotoy*

Ah biar deh, me not gonna see you again, bapak...Take care and live your life to the fullest! It doesn't matter where Jl Sunan Kudus 46/60 is!

Anyway. I got my new driving license and took off immediately! Outside, my Dad gave some amount of money to the guy who helped me. Bukan sogokan, cuma uang makan kok. Bukan uang rokok, ntar dituduh bunuh anak orang.

Till later, people!

29/1/10

holy city.

Hello fellas, it's been a while since I came home that I lost track of time. It's very very boring here, all I do is watching dvds (got a stack from Jakarta - phew).

I guess I've learned this so far: Kudus is a small, smaaall town. Having yummy opor ayam, soto ayam, nasi pindang, n lentog is not enough to make up what it's lacking of. Geez.

Last week, out of boredom, I searched through the cabinets in my dining room- guess what I found! A measuring scale, few spatulas, cake knife, and a mixer. A stand mixer! However I found out quickly too, that the metal whisks are missing. So I gave up the thought of baking anything :p The next day, out of boredom again, I searched the drawers that I haven't checked and I found the whisks! Should I bake - was the question. As the oven is not working and I was not sure whether or not I could use the microwave oven, I asked my sist. As disappointing as it was, the microwave oven uses lotsa energy that my house's electricity went down after my sist warmed water in it. Oh wow. I miss my apartment in Melbourne.

My IDs - national and driving license will be expired on this August so I went around these days to renew everything. I went to renew my driving license the other day, my driver took care of everything so all I had to do there was to come and take photo. Same happened today with my national id. Hey I hate the new driving license, it's ugleh. I hope the national id will look better. My dad gave that old guy extra Rp 10K and asked him to finish it by today. But I haven't received it yet, hmm. Scary huh, everything can be done here in Indo with money.

What else, hmm. Ah yea when I was not around, my dad called the vet to groom Eagle! He told me that someone will come and pick Eagle up and bring him home later. Cool. All for Rp 35K. So yesterday I arranged Eagle to be groomed again. Someone picked him up early (when I went out at around 9 the cage was already empty :/), but hasn't returned him until around 4.30 so I asked. A while later Eagle got home, and running around wildly. Hmm I guess he misses home too. He's so cute when he's all groomed :3

19/1/10

icky and sweaty, but I'm home!

Why am I all sticky even tho I stayed inside aircon-ed room all day long???

And I am not exactly home. Yet. Still stuck in Jakarta, the city where Dewa Macet lurks...Well I arrived last wed and going back this wed, going back to my lovely holy city. Gosh I miss lentog tanjung!! Raawr~

Anyway anyhooo! The boy left today for Macau! Grr so jealous :p Awas kalo ga bawa oleh-oleh yah! Hehe. I'm kinda bored here already. Kerjaannya cuma makan n nonton dvd doang. Paling ke mall bentar. Which I don't really look forward to do... meh.

What should I do to kill time this hoool??? It could be my last one before I'm starting work oh noo D: