Tuesday, July 04, 2017

What is one accomplishment you are most proud of?

This post was originally an answered on my Quora on 4 July 2017

One day after work, I hung out with my colleague. I was telling her my plan to bring my mom on a holiday now that I already earn my own money. My mom loves to travel so I really wanna make her happy and plan to bring her to Taiwan because she has been wanting to go there.
Literally the next day, I woke up to many messages in the work group chat congratulating me. Confused, I checked my email and saw this:
I re-read the email 3–4 times to make sure I read it right. Frankly speaking, at first I was not sure what President’s Club is. I remember seeing an announcement email from boss of the boss of the boss about President’s Club before but I barely remember what it’s all about and I thought it’s something that would never happen to me, so I just browsed it through.
Turns out it’s one of the most prestigious award in the company. It awarded the top sales of the company. My manager at that time nominated me and I think she was very convincing until I was chosen as one of the winners and the only one from Indonesia for that year.
The following email came and it said that I can bring plus one to join the trip. I have not gotten married yet so my mom was the first person that came into my mind.
I told her the news and that I would bring her to Turkey and she was sooooo happy she can’t stop smiling all day!
She kept telling me it’s okay we can go to Taiwan anytime, but Istanbul??? She never thought she would be able to visit that city (me neither, mom).
So yeah, with that one single thought that I told my friend, I managed to bring her to Turkey.
But that’s not only it.
When the day came, we finally boarded the plane, we passed by the business class seats. I had random thought “when will I be able to bring my mom travel by business I wonder. Ok I need to work hard.”
Then we boarded, reached Istanbul, enjoyed the event so much. We’re placed in Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul, it’s so luxurius, I could tell my mom was very happy.
She kept saying how happy she was. She was very amused with the city, the event prepared by the team, the people she met, my boss, my colleagues, she admired every side of the hotel, she could not stop taking picture and that makes me content.
One night before our flight back to Jakarta, I wanted to do online check in, but I somehow couldn’t choose any seat so I couldn’t proceed the online check in. I thought probably some website error, and went to sleep, thinking I will just do check in on the airport.
It was late night the next day when we reached the airport, our flight was supposedly at midnight. When I reached the check in desk, the staff sighed heavily after checking our reservation.
She said “please follow me to the office”.
I was confused, my colleagues from other countries were confused too seeing us leaving to the office.
They asked me to wait and after a while they explained to me that, turns out, my flight had been doubled book and both of us have no seat on the flight.
I was in denial and fear that I have to spend the night in the airport as it was already midnight.
The lady then continued, “I have found alternative flights but it’s not direct. You will need to fly to Doha first and then continue from Doha to Jakarta. You will ride in business class in your flight to Jakarta and we will compensate you each €xxx (I forgot the amount lol, I think it was about the ticket cost, but then it was paid by the company so I had no idea) we are really sorry about this Ma’am.”
I couldn’t believe what she said and I repeated it to her to make sure I heard it right.
Yap, I got to bring my mom fly business class from Doha to Jakarta and I still got compensation as much as the ticket price, which I did not pay in the first place.
My mom happiness level times 1000x when I told her.
She couldn’t stop smiling and she kept saying “we will sit in business class and they still give us money???”
When she reached home, she couldn’t stop telling everyone of her friends and relatives how happy she was that I bring her to a such luxurious trip.
So that, by far is my proudest accomplishment, making my mom proud and happy. Although it mostly thanks to luck rather than me.
To many more happiness for you, mom <3 p="">

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Hello 25.

This post was originally posted on my Dayre on 7 May 2017.

Time flies. It feels just like yesterday I just had my 24th birthday, with all the loves I received. Why suddenly it's my birthday again? =O

I wanted to blog it in my blog but
- the blogger app is not working? It keeps clashing
- the blogger in mobile web also not very supportive, very hard to write there
- I did not bring my laptop charger and it has no battery hahaha so I can only write it here now
- I will not have the time if have to wait till I am in Jakarta and only blog
I am in Changi airport now, waiting for my flight back to Jakarta, which has been delayed for an hour T-T

Bf has already flew back to KL so I am all alone waiting for my flight. And to kill this time, rather than I walk around and spend more money, might as well I do some blogging.. something that I have been ignoring haha.

This time around I wanna jot down about my 25th birthday!

I was actually in Korea during my birthday lol. I sorta run away (?)

#dayretravel #dayrebirthday
Back in October, me and Nia plan to go Korea and with all the public holidays, 13-24 April seems the best time to go, with only 4 days leave, we get 10 days lol.

And not every year I get to spend my birthday in Korea!

Birthday starts midnight with Nia wishes me, since she is the only one who is right next to me hahaha.

Then the bf calls!
Line video call allows us to do this. So cute. Lol. Virtual celebration lol.
Then Nia gives me this. Apparently bf has given this to Nia so she can give it to me on my birthday 😳 he painstakingly folded every star hahaha inside is every wishes that come from my close friends. He managed to contact Nia and Sandy to collect the wishes πŸ‘πŸ»
Then what comes as a surprise next is this 짱지 였빠 sent me cake voucher. He asked me to redeem it at any Tous les Jours 😳
And all the wishes start coming in. So I kinda spend the day replying everyone's message lol.
We went to Common Ground that day 🎈
And then Nia got me a pretty bouquet of pink dried flowers 😍 hehehe thank you Seoul sister! (Soul sister upgraded)
I told Nia I wanna wear hanbok on my birthday lol so we did lolol
Will wear no other color yo! πŸ˜›
Birthday dinner. Supposedly we wanna find Mazissim but turns out the one in Hongdae has already closed! So we opt for other other restaurant as we're already so hungry.
And on our way back home (we used airbnb so it practically was our home haha), Nia bought chicken and we redeemed the birthday cake and have our mini birthday celebration!

It was much more than I expected though. I never expect to blow any candle that day since I was in Korea but the fact that someone being so thoughtful and managed to send me one is overwhelming.

I also never expect any celebration but Nia made one for me. Grateful ♥️
So here's my first bday cake πŸŽ‚
It was 6 days after my birthday only I reach back in Jakarta. I honestly don't really expect anyone to still celebrate my birthday since it has already passed almost a week. However, on the other hand, I know some thoughtful people will still do their best to celebrate my birthday despite it has passed 6 days lol.

And my heart is overwhelmed with all the love. Apparently I love surprises hahaha.
First surprise when I reach back home comes from these ladies ♥️ literally a surprise coz I neverrrrr expected them to suddenly come to my room while I was unpacking my korean stuffs lolol. And I had already wore my pajama hahahaha.

They apparently teamed up with my brother, asking him when I had already reached home! <3 br="" nbsp="" style="box-sizing: border-box;">
They brought me macaroons🎈
Not long after that, my high school friends come. This one is not a surprise as they had already asked me when will I be back in Jakarta coz they wanna come to my house. Hahahha. Even before they came, Michelle actually called my home and asked whether I am home. And my brother gave the phone to me lololol.

Then:
L: halo
M: leni nya ada?
L: kenapa sel?

Then she hung up. Wtf hahaha
She line me afterwards saying "just checking" lololol
What surprised me is they recreated my 17th bday cake LOL. This got me laughing so hard hahahaha. And they forced me to laugh like what I did when I was 17, but I can't hahaha.
High school buddies ♥️ we know each other too well, we know whatever happens, we will still be there for each other 😽
Oh and they thoughtfully prepared the 25 candle and chocolate to replace the 17 as well. Not bad! Thanks gengs ♥️
Next day, which is 25th April, have to go back to work already and it has already 7 days since my birthday but because I just come back, everyone just starts sending in their gifts 😳 now I feel bad for missing on my birthday haha.
One of my distributors send "Tumpeng". They said cake is too mainstream lol and these tumpeng can share with lots of people. Happy lunch!
Everyone has already been waiting to eat the tumpeng lol
And then come a present from a workmate turns into a close friend πŸ™†πŸ»
Inside is a set of pajama with very sweet wishes!! Thank you. πŸŽ‰
Then my sweet little Jenny sends me pretty roses 😍😍😍
This really made my day 😍 although it can only lasts for a while but still so much loves 😍
My Fanny from UK unexpectedly sent this!! HAHAHAHAHA it says "let's finish all 'nasi tim (steamed rice)' in this world" LOL

We both love nasi tim, we probably shall do that lol.

And it's so pink πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Epic πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
Someone sent me a kate spade bag!!♥️ major major loveeee ♥️😍

It's a small pink sling bag which is so me πŸ˜‚ and so cute and I really loveeee it. But I did not take any picture πŸ˜‚ maybe I should.
Another distributor sent me another cake πŸ™†πŸ»
Ok that's the kate spade bag lol. I did take a picture apparently.
Comes the next day, someone whatsapped me say he is from grabcar and he is gonna deliver me flowers. I ask from who, the he sent me this picture lol. My two romantic friends πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
Before the grab car reach, my receptionist deliver me another package and she wrote from central park. Central park is a mall and I don't think I have anyhow associated with the mall lol. I ask her who send this. she said it's delivered by gojek. when she ask from who, the apps clash so the gojek driver can't see the sender name. She ask where it from and it turns out from central park.
There's a card inside so I know who sent it! Haha thanks buddy 🎈
My colleague asked me to take picture with brown so my face doesn't look that round HAHAHAH
And then come the bouquet from my two besties πŸ˜πŸ’
In the morning, when I opened path, there's memories from 2 years ago where these 2 brought me to a fine dining. I screenshot that and send to our group and demand them for another dinner together coz I miss having dinner with both of them! But we can't coz one of us is currently not in Jakarta :(

Then in the afternoon comes this bouquet 😍 I iz happy πŸ’πŸ˜ ok lo din get the dinner but still get the loves hahaha
How my workstation looks like πŸ’πŸ˜
Then went to one of my business partners office to send flowers coz 25th was her birthday. But turns out they prepared cake for me as well. Dang. πŸ˜­πŸŽ‚. Why ah everyone so nice to me. 😭
Next day (again), Thursday, 27 April 2017, the SMB & DCG team in the office gave me present πŸ™†πŸ» it's a Tory Burch bag yooooo 😍♥️ actually I know they will give me this lol coz the one buying has already discussed with me hahahaha. Nevertheless I still loveeee it so muchhh 😍 in fact I am using it now to SG lol.
After receiving that bag, we went to lunch. During lunch time, an unknown number called me. I almost did not answer it. Hahaha. I literally said "unknown number.. must be banks lol" but I answer it in the end.. and it turns out from a courier and he delivers this BIG FLOWER to me LOL.

We had to get permission to put this in the building lol. Sandy (the one ordered the flower) was with me during lunch so I ask her to get the permission together with me. Lol. She laughed so hard when we see this
And during that day, a lot of people sent the photo of this flower and send to me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can only laugh and thank God for funny colleagues. What's work without them πŸ˜›
Even until late at night.. someone still send it to me hahahha
At night before community cell, meet up with Shelvy! She brought me small cake πŸŽ‚
πŸ™†πŸ»πŸ™†πŸ» we used to chat up a lot back in Malaysia hahha she was one of my saviors when I had no place to stay, she let me stay in her room ♥️ thank you baby girl.
At night, after community cell, the girls managed to surprise me again! I did not think they will surprise me again πŸ˜‚ it's been 9 days! But they manage to create very pretty cakeeee for me I super like!! 😍😭😍😭
Hahaha since I love to travel a lot, they make this cake that represents me so well hahahaha. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ˜ always made by my one and only Rowena 😍♥️
I am sooo happy I know them and can call them family. It really is a blessing!! To have a community to support you spiritually ♥️ so glad God gives me these girls 😭♥️
The next day, this comes. Often I wonder what have I done that God loves me so much?
And also this. Another bouquet from my soul sister, Nia πŸ’♥️ she knows how I love dried flowers lol and she thought I did not manage to bring back the flowers she got me in Korea, so she sends me another one! πŸ˜­πŸ’ like why ah she knows me so me and loves me so much 😭
So I thought my birthday celebration has come to an end. It has been 10 days lol.
So I posted this collage pictures to thank everyone and to show my gratitude, which only a picture and caption can't even explain. I truly am grateful beyond words, being loved this much...To have a lot of people thought of me, thought of making me happy during my bday.. it's priceless. It really affects me so much. It makes me feel wonderful. Thank you. ♥️

So I thought my birthday celebration has come to an end.
But then this comes on Saturday haha. After family dinner, when we reach home, this is already at my home. Sent by ci Ipii πŸŽ‚ always my role model for generosity!!
πŸ™†πŸ»πŸŽ‚♥️
Andddddd Sunday... ratna my bestie came and brought me another cake lol. Before she reach, I just discussed with Nia, I hope Ratna did not bring me another cake... but she did lol. She said I am important so she has to celebrate my bday. Hahahaha love her!!
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Me and my bestie πŸŽ‚♥️
Andddd she gave me this present!! Love love love!!

So I thinkk that's the end of my 25th birthday celebration hahahaha.

Can't thank God enough for these people who shower me with all the love 😍♥️ often I wonder what have I done to deserve all of these coz I think I don't.

My wish this year is to be used more for God's glory. I have been blessed very much by Him, I want this life to be used for Him ♥️
To God be all the glory. Thanks for another great year, God!

I am blessed, indeed.