Monday, October 29, 2012

Indonesian Blogger Day

I've been blogging since April, 2004.
I forget the exact date, but I still remember how it started.

That day I read a novel by Adhitya Mulya, Jomblo, and I noticed a web address written on the book which he called as his blog.

Blog? I got a big question mark in my head along with the curiosity.

So, after I finished reading the book, I visited his blog. His writing was so funny, so I was compelled to read nearly all of the previous posts. Then I started to click link listed on the blogroll.

The first link led me to Enda's blog. An entry entitled '8 Sebab Utama Memiliki Weblog' had made me tempt to create my own blog. I read the next post, 'Panduan Mudah Membuat Blog', and shortly afterwards I created my very first blog on blogspot.

There are many blogger community in Indonesia and I joined Blogger Family. But since I live outside Jakarta and also faraway from other major cities in Indonesia I never attend any blogger event.

I was a regular silent reader of numerous blogs at that time (and until now). I am amazed with their transformation. Lots of them have become successful through blogging.

Those veteran bloggers now rarely update their blogs. Some of them created twitter account, and I become their followers. Yeah, I know them, they don't  know me. But I'm okay with that.

Last Saturday they reminded me that October 27, 2012 was Indonesian Blogger Day.

Whoa! It encourages me to sit down and write this entry, to recall the day when I started blogging.

Congratulations to me to keep this blog alive until now. :)

picture credits to hgjohn  on Flickr

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mommies' dirty little secret

It was not just me as a mother who ever pinched her daughter or son.
I was relieved when I read this entry (including the comments).

I'm just human who made mistakes sometimes.
Not a super mom with infinite patience. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

First time

Last night, I pinched Mira for the first time.

I felt bad afterwards. She didn't deserve that. :(

I'm (definitely) not a good mom.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

At first I thought this book was about another love story. I needed a light reading after office hours, and didn't want to read anything that force me to think hard.

Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan.

It's a story about what happen when you pursue your dreams. When you follow your passion of life. Not always a great picture though.

It's about Issy Randall, who's made redundant from her safe corporate job, choose to jump into baking business. Well, baking is her passion (and talent). But the business? Imagine about marketing, dealing with local bank manager to get loan, paperworks, rent, employee, you name it.

And also a love story. :)

An inspirational book. And these lines had slapped me in my face.

"... You have talents and skills but I just don't see where they've been used with you running around chasing up expenses and timesheets. It's like you just wanted to hide away doing something safe and a little dull, hoping nobody would notice you."

"... And I will say that if you end up doing the same job for someone else... I think you'll probably be as dissatisfied there as you have been here."

This book had forced me to think afterwards. To think about my own life.