Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Graduation and First Work Trip

Time has passed. I still remember that last year, expecting the new year to come, I hope I will get my bachelor degree. And I got it, thankfully, no matter what happened.

I, previously, thought I won't be present on my own graduation ceremony. Well, because it was very late for me, and I imagined it would be very awkward because no one would care anymore. But, as now I know doing undergraduate thesis, having to experience the sidang were not an easy thing, I didn't care anymore whether people care or not. This is my moment. I stopped thinking about whether someone would come or not. I, myself, must be present no matter what.

And it turned out to be a happy family day.

Yayy, I finally graduated.

Mama, Papa, Alin, and also my grandma were coming on that day. Nia, my sister, couldn't come because she had works to do in Jakarta. My graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday so working people like her won't be able to come.

Candid taken by Mama. I couldn't find any picture taken with my grandma (besides the studio one). So this one may be quite nice to be posted here. Hahaa.

Nurul has also graduated

OK! Now finished talking about my graduation, let me continue to another life updates. I blogged a bit of life updates in September here. Looking back at it made me amazed how things change so fast. I was kinda depressed at that moment because of confusion, stressed at work, quarter-life crisis (lol!).

Now I got a new job. Well actually, my life wasn't changed that much from two months before. I didn't get a job that suddenly makes me a millionaire. It's not even the so-called a dream job. But when the environment changed, and I finally got out from the tight situation, I felt like a whole new world is now before me.

I moved to Bandung a month ago. I'm happy I can move away from Jakarta. To be honest, this is the most exciting part of this new job, being in Bandung and be freed from Jakarta.

Another thing that makes this interesting is the chance to going out to other towns, like last week I had to manage the event held in Bali. I was glad that I could experience luxury once in my life. Hahahaha. Staying in a five-star-hotel of course was such a nice experience for me. Even though the places I visited in Bali were limited to these two hotels at Jalan Pratama. But I had no reason to complain, right?!

I was staying at Mantra Sakala during my visit to Bali. And the room was great.

Even though on the first day I arrived at hotel at 3 a.m. in the morning (then it was already the second day), exhaustiveness didn't reduce my amazement. It was such a rare experience to be there.

The view from my room

Obligatory mirror selfie

In Bali, what I need to do was to standby at different hotel from where I stayed, so at noon I was there, working and snacking at the restaurant.

But the hotel has a very nice view. Surely, working there became kinda nice too.

In the evening, I went back to hotel and spent the day watching Nat Geo People channel. And I was attached to Baking Good, Baking Bad show. Even I started the day watching it.

On day three, I managed to find time to try the famous Babi Guling. I went to Warung Pak Dobiel at Nusa Dua. And indeed, it was a very yummy dish. The taste was so rich. Someday I must try Babi Guling at other warung. So, to end this post, let me share the picture of the super tasty Babi Guling.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Indonesia Comic Con 2015

Last Sunday was so much fun because I finally could get my geeky nature pleased. I went to Indonesia Comic Con 2015 at JCC, with my fellow..let's say...geek, Nurul. Alin also came with me.

I was greeted by the giant poster of Star Wars. It made me feel more excited for the new Star Wars coming up in December. And everything there at Comic Con was mostly dominated with Star Wars theme, the cosplayers, the figures, the displays, all about Star Wars.

Darth Vader figure

Life size Lego C3PO and R2D2

Life size Han Solo in carbonite

What's more interesting than a life-size figure?!

Not only Star Wars, this time, Indonesia Comic Con was filled with Batman themed cosplayers, booths, toys, and figures.

Look at those cute Lego jokers.

Unfortunately, while I was wandering at Indonesia comic con, the police department of Gotham City was able to find me and proved me guilty for a certain crime. They took my snapshots. Nurul was also caught as well.

We must be the baddest villains, especially Nurul because her crime is so unforgivable. I knew she liked to steal candy from a baby, in The Sims 3.

But the story is still going on. We could not spend the rest of day being convicted as a criminal. Somehow, we brought out to be free again with the helps of these two superheroes. Hahaha..why the story keeps going lamer?

Alin also thanked them because they can bring her sister back. LOL.

But I almost got in trouble again when meeting these two villains. I could not resist because they are super awesome.

And I also met Captain Haddock. How lucky! Tintin and Snowy also came in a cardboard version.

So after that, I wandered and wandered until some magnetic power attracted me to come to the main stage. The magnetic power was a popular Vocaloid song. And there, Alin met her favorite DJ, sasakure.UK. He's known as music producer using Vocaloid.

Here in the picture, he played the 'Senbonzakura'.

The above blurry picture is a proof that we enjoyed the show, especially Alin. You can find a lot of pictures of Alin trying to prove that she really enjoyed it in my camera. She fell in love with sasakure.UK after seeing his performance.

I need to drag Alin away from the stage because I still need to find cute collectibles. And I found not the cute one but cool one from The Miniature History.

High quality depiction of history events now come as collectible miniature models. Isn't it beyond cool?! I spent a lot of time admiring the displays.

The cool wooden art by Kigumi also caught my attention. I even bought the wooden tree for hanging my accessories.

Not only that, the bearbrick below which formed the Indonesian flag became the highlight of the exhibition because everyone walked past them would wonder if they can make them collapsed. What a hot topic! But no, they were attached perfectly.

Other interesting spots at Indonesia Comic Con is the Secret Walls, the live art event that already been hosted in over 50 cities.

There was also Hello Kitty Gate that was so colorful and dreamy.

Hopefully, next year, Indonesia comic con will bring another joy, another special guests, and be much much more awesome than this year.

Lastly, someone want to hug you before this post ends. Baymax titan!