It’s my (late) birthday!

Hey you guys!

So I just had my birthday last week yeaaay I’m officially a quarter century now! So last year I posted how I celebrated my birthday with my box (Click here). Aaaand I will talk about how I celebrated it this year

This year, everything has changed. It’s different from last year. I very very rarely go to the box again and basically my work is more time consuming now. I had a nice and quite birthday this year which is very relaxing considering that work has been cray-cray!

The night before, a colleague of mine who is also a good friend of mine at work, spent the night at my place. Because she needed my access to do her work as there was an issue with her access. Then the next day we went to the office late as we barely slept because of work haha. Yeah. Work. I know right?? Basically what she did is telling everyone. Literally everyone she met that it was my birthday. I also met her friends that day during lunch.

After I finished meeting with my boss and her as well, we went down to get Starbucks and my boss treated me a drink and told me to go home and enjoy the day. Oh wow. Such a nice boss! I got to spend my day at home and just enjoy the day! Before I went back, my colleague, again, told everyone, yes everyone, at Starbucks that this is my birthday. So people were congratulating me. It was pretty embarrassing but funny at the same time hahaha.

She told me “if I have more money right now, I’ll order a flowers like a stickwerk flowers and put it at the front gate of this building, put your name and face and says “it’s my birthday today!””


I was happy she got no money back then. Or I’ll be very embarrassed

Anyway that’s how I spend my birthday this year. A nice and quite one 🙂 a perfect way to celebrate it in these hectic days!



I’m Moving Out!

Hey you guys!

I just told my manager that I am going to quit my job to pursue my degree recently. Yep. I’m moving out. Out of this country. For how long? Who knows! The study will last for around 2 years but we never really know what the future has stored for us no?

I am soooo excited but feel kind of mellow about this whole thing. Well, I can’t see and physically touch my cats, parents, brother, other family members, friends. To be honest today, I’m looking at my room like this is it Kem. You will leave this room soon. I think the reason why I’m feeling like this is hormone. Yeah. I’m blaming you hormonal emotions. But also, after I told my mom that I got accepted, she said “oh I’ll be lonely then” don’t get her wrong, she’s happy but of course she will miss her kid. You see my brother lives in another island so there will be only the two of them now.

I used to be very excited and can’t stop counting the days/weeks to actually continue my study. But then, I don’t know. Somehow I get this whole mixed feelings. I’m sure this shall pass hehe maybe I’m just overwhelmed by the news.

Anyway, I’m going to talk more about this in the future. I also know that many people want to go abroad to continue their study as well so I might posts some of my story in Bahasa. Well, if you ever want me to make it in English, do let me know!



Travel Safety: Mind Your Belonging

Hey you guys!

It’s been a long time since the last time I updated my blog hahaha. So recently I just went to the UK (yeaaaay). I just fulfilled one of my bucket lists! Anywaaaay I’ll talk about it later. Yea yea I have at least 2 posts that I haven’t posted

Alrighty then let’s talk a bit about your safety. Yepp travel safety. No no, this is not because my background is from health and safety. Well maybe just a little heee. But this is also from my experience.

So during my travel to the UK, I lost my wallet. I lost it in Belfast, until now I’m not sure whether I dropped it or someone stole it. After I finished my GOT tour, I decided to dropped by Tesco and bought some food. I’m pretty sure I put my wallet in my rucksack as I put the change, 17 pence, in my pocket.

Anyway, I walked to the hostel, around 1 km from Tesco, then went to the kitchen. At first it was only me in the kitchen and I just put my bag on the table. Then I saw my roommate and waved frantically hahaha and by that time there was another person in there beside me and my roommate.

So anyway I still left my bag on a table (stupid right) and talked then cooked with her. The other person then went out. Then when I grabbed my bag, I realize I lost my wallet. But then I still try to act calm. I went to my room and searched my wallet. I let out all of my belongings from my bag and hope that I could find it. But no. Nothing. I went back to the kitchen and ate the dinner. Still trying to act (or look) calm. Then I went to Tesco again and asked whether I left my wallet anndd noooo there was nothing as well.

By that time, I started to panic a bit. I still tried to calm myself down and thought of any possible solutions. Then I thought, okay I still have my e banking and so I could just send the money to my roommate and asked her to withdraw it. TIDAK SEMUDAH ITU FULGOSO (Not that easy, Fulgoso; Fulgoso is the name of Marimar’s dog – a telenovela that showed on TV when I was a kid haha). She doesn’t know her bank account number. Yep. Dead. I needed to go back to London the next day and I needed at least 8 pounds for the bus.

She does not have much money either BUT she is soooo kind to actually give me 16 pounds :”””” FAITH IN HUMANITY IS RESTORED! Because of her I could go to the airport. But then, another issue was not solved yet. How can I go to London from Stansed?! What about food and everything?

I asked my friend’s friend, let’s call him Nuel, to store my luggage in his place before I went to Belfast. Becauseeee I flew with Ryan Air and bought no storage. I can’t call him and asked for a help because I don’t wanna bother him and I just met him once. And i was afraid that he will tell my friend, then it would cause an uproar back at the office. So, I hopelessly called my friend who studied in Newcastle. She apparently was in London that time but will fly to Paris the next day.

Miraculously, she knows my college friend who is currently studying her Master in London. And guess what, SHE WAS AT HER PLACE! I totally forgot that my college friend studied in the UK. LIKE WHOA. So she gave the phone to my friend, her name is Tita and Tita, if you’re reading this, I love you :”) thanks for saving me. So she told me that she would order an Uber for me to go to her place ah I am so relieved.

I actually already booked a room for my second week in London but the hostel canceled my booking on the day of my flight back to London. So I asked Tita if I could stay at her place. Luckily she has this nice sofa in the living room where I could sleep :”) I then decided to cancel all of my plan to go around South East England because my mood was kinda ruined and I had to spend more money than my actual budget

So guys, traveling is not always full of the joys of spring. Some bad things might happen, in my case I lost my wallet. Again, I’m not blaming anyone or anything, it’s pure because I didn’t pay enough attention on my surroundings. So please, be careful and stay alert during your travel. DONT ever leave your belongings unattended. I was lucky I separated my ID cards and other important card on separate wallet. I was lucky my passport was still with me. If it lost then I would definitely panicking.