Get Creative For Your Room

This time, I’m going to talk about room decoration that I normally do for room. I’ve been living by myself for the past 5 years right now. When I was in undergrad, I was living in dorm for 3 years and for my last year, I lived in an apartment with some friends. I got my own room, so technically I could do whatever in my room. As in I could decorate my room as much as I could. (Which, I regretted that a little bit because I had a lot of things to pack when I had to move out.)

But anyway, now I am also living by myself in a campus apartment. I got the best view ever to be honest. I’m living in the 10th floor and I have one of the biggest rooms in the apartment. So, basically I have 2 large windows that are facing to my campus area. Again, I live by myself. Well, still sharing an apartment but I have my own room.

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So, this is my another chance to decorate my room again. Before, I still kept those decorations that I used to use back in my old apartment. I asked my friends to send those decorations to me and it arrived in the beginning of this week.

Every of my friends know that my room always have 2 things: christmas lights and pictures.

This time, I put the same things. I had a bird cage – without the bird, of course – for extra decoration. I already had that bird cage since 2 years ago I believe. For my current room, I hung that bird cage on the ceiling and I put a little part of the christmas lights inside the cage. Also, some of the remaining of the lights were wrapped around the cage. Since there were 2 christmas lights (around 100 light bulbs for each string), I had so much to be hung on the ceiling. Below are the pictures of one of my favorite room decorations.

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Other than those lights, actually I put all my favorite pictures on the wall near my study table. I clipped the picture on the string and put them on the wall. I would like to show the pictures of it but there are some of embarrassing pictures of me and my friends so I won’t show it here. Hahaha I’m sorry. I still have my privacy, right? So, in this case, I will just describe it for you. Since I don’t have enough string to put all the pictures, some of the remaining pictures were pasted on the wall. But it’s pretty good. I call that part of the wall as wall of memories, because all those pictures are sweet memories that I’ve shared with other people in my life.

Do you have any of your favorite room decorations? πŸ™‚

 

K-pop Songs Fill My Entire Day

So, according to the Blog Challenge Month topic (which was posted on September 11th), today is going to be Daily Playlist!

Well, it depends on what I do actually. I’m currently listening to more Korean songs than others. Like, recently, I just discovered some videos in Youtube that play piano cover of K-pop songs. If you like K-pop, you will like it! It’s very calming and relaxing. I literally slept when I was listening to the songs. I also listened to it when I was doing my homework and I could actually concentrate. Hahaha… I am not joking. I finished one of my assignments today. Despite the assignment was quite hard, but I could manage to do it.

Here are some links of the videos from Youtube of K-pop piano cover if anyone would like to listen to them:

Beautiful K-POP Piano Music for Studying and Sleeping, Relaxing

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Also, I keep repeating to some songs from my playlist almost everyday. And yes. They are K-pop songs too. SORRY! I CAN’T HELP IT PEOPLE! I JUST LOVE THEM. Hahaha… Well, I have my favorite boybands and girlbands, of course. But I’m not a teenager anymore, so I still like old K-pop songs. It’s just that recently I found some good songs from newer K-pop boybands, which are pretty good. I would like to put link on each songs actually, but it’s going to be a lot. But, I would like to recommend some good songs that you would like to hear if you are interested in K-pop.

  1. Again – Turbo
  2. Gashina – Sunmi
  3. Pray (I’ll Be Your Man) – BTOB
  4. The Eye – Infinte
  5. My House – 2PM
  6. I Don’t Love You – Urban Zakapa
  7. You, Clouds, Rain – Heize
  8. Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Guy – LeeSSang
  9. Abracadabra – Brown Eyed Girl
  10. Stay With Me – Chanyeol, Punch
  11. Shake It – SISTAR
  12. Falling In Love – 2NE1
  13. On The Way To Love – Im Seu Long, Yoon Hyun Sang
  14. Gucci – Jessi
  15. Love Love Love – K.Will

Well, there are still some more songs actually. But I can’t write the whole thing here because there are A LOT. If you are interested to listen to any one of those songs, go to Youtube or Spotify. Most of the songs are already in Spotify anyway. If you are interested to listen to more K-pop songs, check these groups or singers: 2PM, 2AM, BigBang, Super Junior, SNSD, SISTAR, APink, 2NE1, BlackPink, K.Will, Kim Tae Woo, Kim Jong Kook, Jessi, LeeSSang.

How about you? What’s your daily playlist? πŸ™‚

Just One Of The Happiest Days

There were some days that they were just the happiest days in my life. Got my book chosen to be published, I successfully graduated from high school, I went for undergraduate school and then graduate school.

But I think my happiest day that recently happened to me was my graduation from my undergraduate school.Β It was just such a hardwork for the past 4 years. I thought I wouldn’t be graduate from undergrad within 4 years. I was about to graduate within 5 years instead of 4 years. But, nope. I did it! It was exactly 4 years and it was quite hard to graduate within those 4 years. Because there were some classes that only offered once a year. So if I didn’t pass those classes, I had to wait for another one more year. Right?

Well, it’s worth it! So much tears and sweat for those years. I was mentally, physically and emotionally tired. But, here I am. I am already in graduate school. Which also I am hoping I can get a good and proper job after I graduate school. Haha.

If I can tell one more thing, maybe the time when my book got chosen to be published. It was just… amazing! Out of more than 400 stories, mine was chosen to be Top 8! I couldn’t even imagine that I could go through the selection process. To be honest, I don’t remember exactly how much I sold that books. But, I don’t really care either. It was for fun anyway. To see the physical book of mine, the feeling was so great. Like, my name was on the cover of the book.

I know a lot of people asked me why I was (am) doing an Engineering, instead of Literature. I am doing this for fun, for a hobby. I might focus more on it if I really don’t get a job (Maybe! Haha). I like to imagine things, as in positive things, alright? But, yeah. It was just so good to see my own book in the bookstore. Can’t wait for the second one! πŸ˜€

Maybe the next happiest days would be my graduation from grad school, get a good job, get married with my future husband and get corgi puppies πŸ™‚

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Why Should I Regret For It?

For the past few years, there is something that I should never regret. I know it never go through the same way I wanted it. No matter how smooth I planned it, it will just never happened. It will happen eventually, but as of now, it never happened as what I wanted.

But… I don’t regret that.

That something isΒ knowing certain people.

There were some people that somehow I was wishing that I knew them for the rest of my life. But it just never happened. Either because I hurt them, or I got hurt by them. Either they were my friends or even my ex-boyfriends. But of course in this case, I am talking about my previous relationships.

I knew I went through quite a few relationships and it never happened as what I wanted. I knew I was still kid when I started my first relationship and it was definitely not happening. But as I started to know more people and got in to more relationships (Let me get this straight. I am not a playgirl! Haha… I’m a loyal person and I really take care of my relationships), I started to realize that I met quite a lot of different types of guys. From the cheater, till the one that is confused for what he wants. From the one that always tells lie, till the one that not sure if he tells lie or not.

One time I broke up with a guy and it was very painful. I talked to someone who was major in Psychology and she told me that sometimes, break-ups were more painful than someone’s death. Well, since I haven’t experienced it, I don’t exactly know how it feels to be left by someone I loved to another dimension. But, at least I felt a few break-ups and I could say that, yes, it was painful.

So, yeah. I thought that my previous relationship would be my last relationship because I thought there was a seriousness in between two of us. Well, it ended pretty bad. I could say this might be the worst one so far. But oh well. I know I deserve someone’s better than him. And I hope he can get someone that can keep him happy (You’re welcome. At least I don’t curse you, ya?).

But from all those experiences, no matter how pain it was, I knew I shouldn’t regret any of those. Because I can learn from all the mistakes I had done. I know I meet some people for a purpose and I can learn from my relationship or friendship with them. Either it was a good or bad relationship, at least I can learn from it. Maybe I shouldn’t trust a person easily. Maybe I shouldn’t love someone that deeply if I am not sure if that person is going to stay in my life forever or not. Maybe I shouldn’t easily to be opened to someone.

To be honest, yes, I regretted in the beginning. But eventually, I knew I shouldn’t regret for meeting certain people. Even though the ending was not good, but at least now I know I should just give distance to some people in the first place.

At least, this is one thing I don’t regret. I don’t regret for knowing those people.

PS: And I know I will know more awesome people in the future πŸ™‚

I Started This Because…

So, why did I start this blog? There were several reasons why I started this blog. Let me explain one by one and I hope you don’t get bored. Haha…

First of all, I like writing. As what I already wrote in some earlier posts, I really like writing and I am currently writing my second novel which I am hoping to be published next year. I am still trying to finish it off anytime soon and I am currently in page 160. Yay! I think the last time I wrote my novel was until 163. Anyway, yes. I started this blog because I just feel like writing something.

Second, to be honest I was kind of depressed when I started this blog. It was related to my current break-up moment. Not really current. I broke up since last December. But it was still painful. Now? Not really. I mean I am kind of over it and I am moving on. Which is good. Because that’s what everyone wants from me. But when I started this blog, I think I was kind of trying to divert my mind. Instead of thinking about my painful break-up, why did I not start writing a blog? Even when I was feeling depressed, I started to think of my second novel again.

Third, just for fun? It seems fun to have a blog. I don’t disclose my identity here and only a few of my friends know this blog. But I am enjoying it anyway. I like to share stories with people and I always hope people enjoy this too.

I think those are a few reasons why I started my blog. How about you? πŸ™‚

Just Keep Moving Forward

I went through a lot since I was in high school. I am not joking. I’m not a very smart person for sure. I’m not smart if I can say. In fact, I am pretty slow at processing information especially in studies. If my friends just need to study for 2 hours, I need to study double the time they study. And I will still get same score or sometimes lower score than them.

There is one quote that I always remember since my high school until now.

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa

This quote is the best quote I’ve ever heard in my life. Anyone of you ever heard this quotation? For those who watched Rocky movies, you definitely know this famous quote, right? This was the time when Rocky Balboa tried to give encouragement to his son. I think this is the last movie of Rocky. I don’t include “Creed” even though Rocky or Sylvester Stallone was there too.

This quote really inspires me and I will always remember till I don’t exist anymore. As I told you, I’m not smart. In my undergraduate, I failed one of important subjects and that subject could postpone my graduation. I might need 5 years to finish off my undergraduate because I failed that class. I almost gave up. Especially my major wasn’t easy either.

I remembered that quote. In the middle of my tears, I remembered about it. I know it was only one of the challenges that I had to go through. But there would be more in the future. I knew I felt down and it hit me, but as what the quote said, I had to keep moving forward. And yes, I did it. I could finish off my undergraduate in exactly 4 years and here I am in a graduate school pursuing another Engineering major.

This quote is very meaningful and powerful. I already used this quotation since high school and it gave me a very good impact even until now. I know if I am desperate, I can give up easily. But I always tried myself to look at that again.

Whenever I fall down, whenever I think I can’t wake up again, I have to force myself to stand up and walk again. Because no matter how hard I get hid, I can’t give up. I have to keep moving forward and overcome any challenges in front of me. These challenges will eventually make me stronger.

I hope this short story will motivate you! I wish I can write longer post but I have some other things to do as I am getting more stuffs each day. But, one advice, don’t give up no matter what.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I know each of us always have that stressful moment. Am I right? I had a lot of them. Especially for those college students who struggle a lot. I went through that. And in fact, since I am in graduate school now, the stress level is twice than before. I have to study, I just recently got an on campus job (Well, not that much things to do. But dealing with people is not easy either), find an internship or proper job for next year, etc. The thing is I have some expectations for myself that I need to achieve.

But… Hey! Don’t worry and be happy πŸ™‚

If you are feeling stress, there are some ways for you to get rid of that feeling.

#1: Listen to songs

As I said in previous post (I don’t remember when, but I mentioned about this) that I really love K-pop songs. So, recently I found in youtube the piano version of those songs I always listen too. And I love it so much! It is relaxing and calming. Especially with a very amazing view from my current apartment, it is just the best. At night, I would normally just turn on my christmas lights that I put near windows and it is just so good. All my worries seem fly away. You don’t have to listen to K-pop of course. But try to listen to your favorite playlist. You will feel better.

#2: Take a walk

Don’t stay in your room! Go outside and enjoy the weather outside. Either you like bright sunny day or rainy day. Whichever you like. Go outside, get a fresh air and then relax. I know at that point, maybe you have so much things to do. But take a 5 minutes break and just relax. Enjoy your short break. At that 5 minutes, walk around house or workplace or anywhere. If you want, take another 5 more minutes just to calm yourself down. Yes, you might be busy at the moment, but 5 minutes are good enough. Don’t stress yourself! You have to love your body too. So, take a moment to just relax outside and enjoy the fresh air.

#3: Workout

I’ve tried this and it worked perfectly! Last year, I was very stressed and tense. There were tons of things to do especially it was our first semester to do our final project. It was hella crazy! Project report almost every weeks. So, me and my friends decided to just take a break and go to recreation center. For me, I did a little bit of running and cycling. For the guys, they normally would go to weight room to gain some more muscles which I haven’t seen that much results. Hahaha… No worries. They are still good looking no matter what (you’re welcome, boys!). But, yeah. You will feel better and more relax and the good thing is you will concentrate better. So, try to workout! If you don’t want to run or do weight, it’s fine too. You can play basketball or any sports you like. Just enjoy the game πŸ™‚

#4: Coffee break with friends

I love this one! Coffee break! Everyone knows how much I love Starbucks. I could just go to Starbucks 3-4 times in a week. Yes, I spent a lot on those drinks. Don’t judge! Haha. But as of now, I already reduced a lot. I only drink Starbucks once in a week. Which is good, and I am proud of myself. I save quite a lot of money this time. Ha! But yeah. Coffee break with your friends are one of the best options. My friends and I normally would like to hang out in any coffee shop and talk. This will help you relax yourself. Sometimes, the presence of your friends will help you a lot more. You can share your problems with them and they can give you encouragement to do better. So, why don’t you try?

I guess, those are the best things you can do if you feel stress. Don’t worry! Everything will be fine in the end. And don’t stress too much because it is not good for you health. If you feel stress, put aside your work and do one of those things I wrote above. If you are still stressed out, here is a corgi puppy for you πŸ˜‰

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Their Presence Is Everything

It’s not hard to adjust in a new place for me. Because this is not my first time and I am used to it. Unfortunately, there are some painful memories that are trapped in this place and it is kind of hard for me to forget it. At this point, I realize I’ve been missing the presence of my best friends. Yes, I do miss my family but at this time, I need to say that I miss my friends more. They are the one who know most of the things that I went through.

I miss how they were always be there for me. I could call them or went to their place any time I wanted. I could just show up in their place without any early notice. I could just go to their kitchen and invaded their snacks. I could just go to their room and used their computer as if I was in my own house.

Sometimes I don’t know if I am in a right place or not. Maybe because I am still new right here as well and I still have a little bit of memories that I need to let them go. I feel like I am not in a right place. Well, I do have some friends but not that very close friends that I can do whatever I want in front of them.

I just miss how much we used to spend time together. I really want to spend my nights again with them. Talked about life. Talked about who would be our future partner, how were we going to get married in the future. I know it was just some random topics. But it was fun to talk about those things. Even talked about love. About how we used to like this person or that person, how we broke up or why, who would be the ideal partner, etc. That small random talks made us very close.

Not only that, we used to spend time together literally everyday. We had same classes, same projects, same team and same schedule. We were like brother and sisters that couldn’t be separated. It seemed we stayed together because I spent more time with them rather than with my housemates. But, well, it was worth it. Not that I didn’t like my housemates. I loved them too. But me and my best friends were literally inseparable. Wherever I was, there must be one of them beside me. So many memorable things happened between all of us.

Maybe because I am not that close with friends around here so I haven’t had time to talk about heart-to-heart topics. They don’t really know what is inside my heart or mind. I normally keep everything by myself right here.

Honestly, I am just missing their presence much.

You know Doraemon, don’t you? I wish I have one of his tools. That door that can bring us everywhere and whenever we want. I wish I have that tool so that I can just open that door and be in my friends’ house.

Siighh…

I wish I can just spend my time with them right now 😦

PS: Hey best friends! You know that I am missing you, don’t you?

Because Your Happiness Is On Your Hands

I realized I mostly spent my time alone these days. Not because I don’t want to socialize with people. But just like that. I don’t really go out much. If I go out, maybe I will go out by myself. I tend to not text or call people around here for just asking what they are doing or if there is anything going on.

I know sometime it is depressing. Or at least it sounds depressing for people. But I have some things that can make me happy.

#1: Pikachu

I’m not a super big fan of Pokemon. But I have this Pikachu soft toy since 2000? I think that was the time when Pokemon started to be famous, right? So, yeah. I have that soft toy since that time. It was supposed to be for my brother, but I took it and we are inseparable till now. I know I am old right now, but I still sleep with it. I used to bit its hands and now my Pikachu has no hands. Haha… I know it is disgusting. But I still love that soft toy. I don’t remember when the last time I washed that toy. I think it was my first year of undergraduate and now I am in my first year in graduate school. But whenever I look at my Pikachu, it reminds me of my family. I know it is just an object, but I’ve been with this Pikachu for a very long time. And whenever I feel lonely, I hug Pikachu and imagine that my family is around. I hope I am not weird?

#2: Coloring Books

You know about that color therapy that is quite famous right now? I have two coloring books. I remember the first time I came here, I literally had a few friends and I rarely hung out with them. I spent most of my time alone. So, I carried those books and sat down somewhere in my campus. I just colored some of the pictures. Color therapy is right. It calmed me down and made me happy. All the colors seemed alive in my eyes. Especially I went through a little bit of depression and anxiety. But it helped any way. So, maybe those people who are feeling depressed or frustrated can try this way? It helped me thou. I am not sure about other people. Because for me, those colors can really calm me down and make me happy.

#3: Writing

As of now, I am writing another novel, which I’m hoping I can finish off anytime soon and I can send it to publisher. But, really. Writing makes me happy. My imagination can run around my mind and give me so many ideas what to write. Especially I like romance and a little bit cheesy kind of novel. So, right now, I’m writing about love between two friends. I hope it turns out well. I really want to publish my second book and I hope I can publish it before I graduate. Writing really makes me happy. Like, I can imagine I am in that situation. Like maybe, go through similar love story? Hahaha… It’s cheesy, isn’t it?

#4: Pictures

Let’s don’t forget pictures! I have tons of pictures of me and my friends. I normally printed our pictures together and put them on the wall. I like to decorate my room with pictures and christmas lights. One day I will take a picture of my room and post it in this blog. I know everyone has so much memories with other people, especially family and friends. And one way to keep those memories are with pictures. I normally printed pictures that were the most memorable. I am going to print more pictures anytime soon. But, yes. Those pictures really make me happy and I don’t feel lonely after that.

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Correct me if I am wrong. But, if you feel sad or depressed, you can create your own happiness because your happiness are on your hands. Maybe I smile a lot, but I feel sad and lonely most of the times. I just never showed it to people because I don’t want them to think I am weak. Well, I create my own happiness when I have to. Because I don’t want to be sad. It is tiring to be sad. There are so many things that we can do in this life.

That’s it for now πŸ™‚ Maybe anyone would like to comment about things that make them happy? Feel free to do so πŸ˜‰

Because I Know I Am Awesome

So, today is about random facts about myself. Right? I think that was on my blog challenge list.

Fact #1: I am a writer

Legit. I am. Not because I write a blog. No. But I really wrote a book and published one of the books I’ve written. Now, I am currently writing another book but I don’t know if I am going to publish it or not. I hope it will be published anytime next year. I am still writing this book and I am sooooo excited because I love the story to be honest. But I am not sure if people are going to like it or not. My best friend gave me some ideas about the story so I will definitely give credit for him if I ever publish this book. But, yes! I am excited! I really wish I can publish this book. I am currently in page 106. My goal is to write at least 200 pages. Hahaha… I know it is a lot. But one of the publishers has a requirement to write at least 200 pages. Anyway, I don’t write books in English. I write it with my own mother tongue. I just can’t wait to get it done and write another story. Haha…

Fact #2: I am also an engineer

Long-story short: I SURVIVED 4 YEARS OF UNDERGRADUATE! And currently doing a graduate school in… engineering as well. HA! Yes. Don’t call me crazy but yes I am still doing my graduate school (first year) in engineering again. Different type of engineering thou. But, still. I just hope I can get a job with both my undergraduate and graduate degree.

Fact #3: I am good at making friends

First thing, I was worried when I came to this new place was, I was scared I wouldn’t have friends. Literally I was scared of it. Like the first time I came here, I had no one. Well, I knew some people but I didn’t know I was quite a shy person in the beginning. But, hey! It was just for like a week, I guess? Now, I have friends from inside classes, school and also outside school. Like some people who are already working. I realized that I am pretty good at talk. In a good way of course! Like I could be very nice to people and talked about any topics. All my friends told me that they were not worried about me for finding friends because they know I am good at it. I thought they were just exaggerating. But I realized, I really could make friends easily. It was not awkward for me to talk to other people. I am glad I am an open person that people would like to accept me in the community. Okay, am I boasting myself too much? Hahaha I am sorry!

Fact #4: I am a K-pop, K-show and K-drama lover

Well, I like the first and second generation of K-pop. So, if anyone of you mention about the new boybands or girlbands, I will say “they are okay”. It does not mean I don’t like them, but I prefer the first and second generation of K-pop. And yes, I LOVE K-POP, K-SHOW and K-DRAMA. I listen to a lot of Korean ballad songs almost everyday. Even though I don’t understand the words, but I can enjoy their songs. Sometimes it’s calming and relaxing. I just love them. If you want me to say which singers or boybands or girlbands that I like, I would like to say I like: 2PM, 2AM, BigBang, Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Sistar, Turbo (damn this is old!), Kim Jong Kook (one of the reasons why I like Turbo), IU, Ailee, etc. So, yeah. You can say I am a fanatic of those things. My most favorite shows are gonna be Running Man, Knowing Brother and Hello Counselor. For drama? A LOT! I can’t name each of them. Haha… But yes. If you never watched any K-shows I’ve mentioned or listened any K-pop songs, you can try now. They are good. Well, at least for me. Not sure for you all. It depends.

I hope by writing this, people get to know me better πŸ™‚ But for those people who are already close to me, you all know me! Okays?