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Sunday, November 25, 2007

holy crap

Hahah, been 3 years already. Almost completely forgot that this blog ever existed..... took me a good hour to figure out the damn weird username. But then luckily google account could be used to login. Pheww.... It's just fun to read through the old archives from years ago. N those old pics... :D

Not that life is less n less interesting, it's just pure laziness.

To sum it all up...


Only doing part-time jobs, which has been fortunate, especially when there are Pasar Malam (PM) or some night events. This year there was about one PM per month (actually more, but Sunda Kelapa (SK), the restaurant where I work at doesn't wanna participate more than once a month). Every PM has 4 full days of work (Thu-Sun). Full, i mean...full.

Oh by the freakin way, here's how we do PM's generally....

On Thu, u come to SK at around 12 pm to go get the stuff needed to build ur tent in PM, load them all in ur boss' minivan. It might take like 2 hours to get the stuff, load them n have lunch a bit :D . And then u leave SK with ur boss (usually 5 people), try to get to PM location asap (which sometimes can take u 3 hours, since every PM is located in different towns). There u build ur tent, set the electricity n some big heavy stuff, decorate, set the lights, dine, pee, poo etc. Finish at 8 pm (if u work with smart-ass fellas) or 10 pm (if u only get stupid orcs to work with). Then get home.

On Fri, u come to SK at 8.30 am, help the cooking for PM, prepare n pack the food, recheck, load them all in minivan (lots) n leave at 11.00 am. Arrive at PM (let's say 14.00 pm, which is too late since PM starts on Fri at 13.00 pm), unload the food, place to the serving trays, recheck all stuff, decorate, n get ready for the real work. One cashier, two people for preparing the food (nyekep), one person for warming the food and doing the final touch of each plate, one person as waiter. U do one of those til 11 pm. Clean ur tent, get rid of all the remaining food, load them all in van n go home. U arrive at SK at 2 am, unload all dirty stuff as fast as u can n go home (ur boss drives u home). I guarantee u smell like shit so dun forget to take shower n stuff n go sleep. Usually at 3 am u snore already.

On Sat, u wake up at 7 am, ready ur ass to go to SK...arrive at 8.30 am n do the same stuff as yesterday. Note that today has always been the busiest day, so more food to load. N during ur work, if it gets crowded dun ever look at the line of customers since it will paralyse u (somehow) n knock ur head off u won't be able to know what to do. Dinner time will be twice harder for u to think, especially if u're the one who makes/prepares the food. Expect to see some receipts of weird orders, e.g. 'one plate of one-third white rice, one-third fried rice, one-third bakmi, with rendang no semur, a half balinese egg, 2 stokjes chicken satays one with sauce n one is without (what the hell, it's in one plate u m**********r), a bit of sambal goreng buncis, no serundeng but lotsa acar n lots of lodeh n lotsa kuah soto.' It's not hard, but considering how u must read through the receipt n check each one while behind u there are still hundreds of receipts waiting to be made O.o u're gonna wish if people could be like u; order the damn simple NGRS (nasi goreng rames) or BGRS (bakmi rames) or even just buy krupuk n get the hell out. Anyway, once u finish u're gonna feel like u're in heaven...for a few seconds, then clean the stuff n do the yesterday's routine.

Sunday, last day (yuppiee)...dun get excited, today can be as asskicking as on Sat, or even worse. U do the daily routine, but faster, since PM today starts at 12 pm. Get to the PM, start working....at 2 pm more n more customers come, at 4 pm u see a similar view like yesterday, n the stupid receipts with stupid orders. The good thing is, today PM only opens til 8 pm. So, less hours of hell. The bad thing is, u do the yesterday's routine along with getting rid of ur tent n load all the stuff in the minivan. All the stuff including the reserved food, big n heavy stuff, all the............stuff. Use every inch of the space behind ur boss' minivan, nothing left, til there's no air, til even a fly can't get in. whatever... Let's see......we usually finish at 11 pm. Arrive at SK at 1 am. Unload allll the stuff. Place the tent stuff to the storage, food stuff to the kitchen etc. Finish at 2 am. N at that time, u take a deep breath n feel the wonder of life. U get the money n ur boss will take u home, chitchat a bit, cekaka cekiki. U arrive in front of ur room at 3 am. Open the door, turn on the light, n look at ur sleeping friends to see some peaceful faces :P n finally look at ur PS 2. Turn it on n be with it til u get sleepy n finally in slumber. N next day u just look at ur wallet, be happy n realize the stink of ur ass. Holy crap, me no shower yet!

Well, that's what we mostly do during such events like PM. Since i got more free time I could work my ass more. Per PM usually gets me 250-350 euro for 4 workdays. Also doing other part-time jobs so it's enough. Next year I'll get to manage SK so hopefully things will be better (financially ^^ ) and can return to get focused on my study.


Sunday, November 06, 2005


Woot woot, been months w/o blogging lol...
Just a few hours before b-day...dunno what to do. exam's over [yes, it's only one xD], assignments as well.
Have to go to den haag to meet my Dad's friend, but needa resort bux, for food etc.

Well, gonna post again some more after calling indo. ^^


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Recovery Time

A lot has happened during these months without blog.

College thingy: Planning on taking Media and Art specialization next year, as this is one of those interesting fields nowadays. Well, at least in Holland...advertising stuff needs more creative n original ideas, a challenging aspect to be at higher recognition above everyone else. But first of all, take care of last year's assignments. No problem tho...^^ Ups, I havent returned that book to the library yet XD....aww, will i get a charge cuze of this? Also, the consultation meeting...errr, nothing needs to be discussed with the tutor.

Work thingy: no income yet. Next gardening, however, will be much busier than usual, since the boss has been taking a vacation for 3-4 weeks. Maybe 50 euros per day, enough to buy phone cards...but not for paying home rent...huuhuu..im poor... :D been asking jobs to everywhere through private mails, but still avoiding restaurant offers. Oniichan has another job for me to work with him at 'Pasar Malem' from Friday to Sunday during this summer. I have to take that offer asap!!!

Leisure thingy: none to tell. online game, chatting with homemates, watching movies etc. O yeah, I almost made real money from it by selling my char to everyone else who was interested. Unfortunately, another char seller has higher level n better items, so goodbye 1500 euro :( Thats why, maybe it's better if I lvl my char n get better items n then sell for even 2000 euro. That will be nice :D
As u know, lvling char in KAL takes months, n with my char at lvl 55, its worth 1000 euro..even more. At least to help Mom n Dad ^^.

Etc etc: I have been sending sms to Dad, Mom, Granma n Lil Bro for their b-days even before the due dates. But maybe sms.ac doesn't work anymore, so, until i can buy a phone card, meanwhile i hope U wont mind i say greetings here:


Ok, till next time ^^
-will post more often during this summer-


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Nearly finished :D

OK, we finally made a sales video presentation. Marc as the main actor [or whatever], me as the supporting actor, Sully as the scriptwriter n director, Ama as the spectator n editor, n Hailong as the inventory supplier XD

The making's supposed to be at One but got delayed cuze we needed to find a room with more spaces than a small project room. There's one available at Three so we had to wait til then. Meanwhile I read the script...hehehehe, I only had a few lines. Didn't need to practise it. But Marc had at least two pages that he needed to memorize some of them. He was unprepared to do this stuff so we needed to take more shots than expected. Don't wanna put the script here since it's a bit long for a 5-minutes presentation. Only the main part, then.

Marc acted as an owner of a big event organizer company, but his new idea was not accepted and always got thrown away by his colleagues. He kept talking to himself about his Dubai Desert Formula One concept over n over again, til Adji came. This Adji's his pal n was concerned about Marc being stressed out. So they talked n talked, Marc spoke so enthusiastic while Adji tried to understand every bit of his words. Marc explained about the concept, the benefit of this event, the security aspect, the exciting moment etc [as this is the main content of this presentation]. All of those things were told n Marc was so sure that his idea would be perfect, which somehow made him space out, staring at the wall...dreaming about his idea being real. Adji kept yelling at him, tried to bring him back but useless. So he left his pal alone. After Adji's gone, Marc started to talk to himself again, said as if this concept was real n he'd gain much profits etc etc.......so late that he finally realized Adji's not there anymore. "Adji...Adji, where da hell r u? Adji!"
N the video ended.

Actually I was not too satisfied with this script since it's less appealing and not persuasive enough [if this is a sales presentation, what was the idea about getting our concept refused by public at the first time?]. But I hated to comment on Sully's script since I got tired n wanted to go home. As long as it's finished then fine. I did my part, n the rest would be Ama's job to edit the cut. OK then, go home, go home :D

1. Study Guidance Appointment with Jennifer on Thursday at A1-32 14.00 [bring ur PDP].
2. VAR Market Meeting.
3. Personal Process Report.
4. Spanish Language Assignment.
5. Leisure History n Connection assignments, Financial Management Exam.
6. Group Evaluation Meeting on Monday.
7. More to come...


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

At the end of the day...

...our group finished all of them. 'THEM' refers to the Group Product Plan, Research Report, CRM 13 Strategic Steps, Process Report n Logbook with shits. Only one and has been the same problem all over these years: Copycentrum. Dont wanna talk craps about it, cuze we've got tired of it. Also the tutor and the consultant were both unavailable at their offices today, meaning our reports would not even be read for this week [if they do not show up on tuesday, they would usually not show up for a whole week...that's the typical thing for us, ILM students :P].

Nine o'clock in the morning was an exam about CRM that we have done. It had 4 questions and each of them needed at least half of an A4-paper answer. Not that difficult, since CRM was my thingy and Hailong's [and i bet the other group members had somehow found some of the questions hard :P].

Meeting was held after the exam. Yolanda didn't even -for once more- call that she was sick, which would be hard for her cuze we almost decided to kick her out. She still didn't contribute to the group much [as Hailong most of the time did her part] n this would be very very very very hard to keep her in our group. I hope she realize this before having tomorrow's meeting... I dunno, by calling Ama or Marc about her absence today instead of sending message to Hailong very late :(

O yeah, last night we had a very good time fighting together. It's been a long time not doing this:
- Elvin with her Lei Fang
- UC with his Ein
- AJ with his Kasumi
- Haryo with his Helena
- Beni with his Bayman
And two more guests:
- Onii-chan with his Ayane
- Ti-Q with MY Kasumi :(

N guess the strange circle of death between us was still rolling on, tho now it changed. Lei Fang's more powerful while Kasumi's weaker XD, spent half an hour only to beat the goddamn Ninja couples in a tag battle etc. But anyway, it's so exciting as ever, hehehehehehe....

I beat Haryo's Femme Fatale!!!! This fatal couple [Storm, Rogue and Psylocke] used to finish my chars in no time. But now I have also my own couple: Homicide Hombres [Magneto, SpiderMan, Hayato]. It's not easy to fight Fatale, but at least I won once XD and either way, I still got my ass kicked by him a couple o times...X.X

Nice days guys!!!^^

Agenda for Wednesday:
Exam for Leisure Trends at 9 in D111, 80 Y/N Questions.
Meeting for the video presentation after that n about Yolanda.
Individual Process Report.
--dunno what to put more--

Ok, see tomorrow!