I come from a big family. I am the fourth child and I have 4 siblings: 2 big brothers, 1 big sister, and 1 little sister. The age gap between the oldest and the youngest one is 15 years. My mom has 7 siblings, she is the first and my late dad has 4 siblings, he is the third.
Paling cengeng dan penakut di keluarga, tapi sekarang paling jauh dari rumah dan (terpaksa harus) jadi lebih berani. Waktu kecil panggilannya kinoy (adeknya unyil yg cengeng itu loh), jaman SMA dipanggil junkies (due to my super slender body), dandijulukin miss complain sama besties dari jaman kuliah (julukannya ga ada yang beres ya hahaha).
Alhamdulillah dikasih otak yang lumayan dari Allah. Di SD dapet NEM paling tinggi di sekolah, pas SMP masuk tiga besar NEM tertinggi juga, dan di SMA dapet NEM tertinggi di sekolah (nomor 3 se-Jaksel dan nomor 7 se-DKI Jakarta untuk jurusan IPS). Untuk kuliah S1 walopun ga begitu spesial hasil akhirnya tapi sama Allah juga dimudahkan pas masuknya – saya diterima di FHUI melalui program PMDK.
I was a dancer back then. A traditional dancer during my childhood (kindergarten and elementary period), and a contemporer dancer in my junior and senior high period (gayayahhahaha).
Pernah ikutan kuis Superdeal 1 Milyar (yang host-nya Nico Siahaan), dandipanggil ke depan buat ikut game-nya! Walaupun ga maju sampe deal-nya tapi alhamdulillah masih dapet hadiah 2 juta (hadiahnya cair 3 bulan setelah tayang dan kemudian dibagi-bagi dengan tim 10 orang haha).
Jaman SMP punya geng namanya “Zombies” hahahahhaha. Aib. Trusdi SMA punya geng namanya TR alias “Tim Rumpi”. Semasa kuliah punya geng namanya Geng 13 dan geng Sistas PK VI. Duh banget yah hihihihi. Kami masih berteman dan suka ngobrol dan kumpul sampe sekarang btw. All of the gengs 😊
Pas SMA pernah diculik bareng temen geng trus digencet sama kakak kelas. Disuruh ngisep rokok Dji Sam Soe 2 batang sekaligus hahahaha, trus temen ada yang disuruh mijitin, jadi tour guide, dan ada yang disuruh ngerayu pohon, bahkan mejeng dipinggir jalan sekitar mahakam situ dooong. Untung aja salah satu dari kami asma-nya kambuh (blessing in disguise!) jadi si senior langsung jiper dan ngebubarin kami. Gara-gara kejadian ini 4 orang senior dikeluarkan dari sekolah (dua dari mereka anak pindahan yang juga bermasalah di sekolah sebelumnya) dan kami dibuatkan surat segel untuk ga melakukan hal yang sama ke junior kami. Those dark days.
Since I was a kid I almost always have a short or medium hair. The only time I grew my hair longer than normal was during my study period in NL in 2009 (and lasted until end of 2013). This was merely because I didn’t dare to cut hair here and it was too expensive for me 😝.
Jaman dulu pas RCTI baru siaran suka banget nonton “Wok with Yan” hhahhahha. Amazed banget sama kemampuannya dia masak, apalagi pas dia chopping bawang putih ato jahe trus lempar-lempar masakannya dari wok-nya.
Back then when I was here for study, I tried to avoid dating a Dutch, but eventually now I am marrying one 😀
My friends in NL used to call me a “cactus killer”. This was mainly because I have killed 4 cacti – all of them were not mine. My Italian flat mate once asked me specifically to take good care of her cacti when she was in Italy for holiday. The cacti were quite special because it’s a special type of cactus and she got them from her friends from other city. I said yes because I thought how hard it could be: people said that taking care a cactus is so easy you can do it with eyes closed. What happened after a week was a disaster. The cactus got rotten from inside and they went dead. I tried to replace them with other cactus I bought from Ikea but then it went dead again hahaha. I finally gave up and confess to my flatmate. Luckily she didn’t piss off and said it’s ok (at least in front of me haha).
It has always been my dream to become a diplomat, mainly because I like traveling and imagined that if I became a diplomat I would have a chance to live abroad. But then the faith has led me to another way which is not less interesting and in a way was pretty much coherent with what I have dreamed of. I have been traveling to few countries (including South Africa!) and quite some cities in Indonesia – thanks to my work. And also for the part of living abroad. Partly because of my job, I could apply for a scholarship and then got a chance to continue my study (and live) abroad 😉
I once won a teddy bear from the vending machine. That was my first time playing this kind of machine and it was during the kermist in Tilburg. If I’m not mistaken, it cost me like €1 per chance and I tried two times. The second time I got lucky =)
I cannot stand smelly people. Pernah ada cerita sewaktu SMA. Jadi ada salah satu temen kami di geng BB parah, tapi dia kayanya ga sadar. Ditambah lagi dia bilang kalo dia ga suka parfum dan deodorant wkwk. Suatu waktu temen saya udah ga tahan, akhirnya ngasih temen yang BB ini bedak MBK dong! tau kan bedak MBK itu apa? Saya tadi sempet lupa namanya trus langsung aja googling pake kata kunci bedak ke**k langsung deh gambarnya bermunculan wkwkwk.
I think that I am a kind of person who like to just go with the flow. For a Leo, I am not that ambitious. Oh, and I believe that everything happens for a reason. To a certain level, I consider myself as a religious person. To me, being religious doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be mean or showing it off to others. It’s just the way how I committed myself to what I have chosen to believe.