Archive for June, 2008


Yes, it’s finally here. It’s real, all-encompassing… and I am basking in its glory! 3 exams, 1 week.. the culmination of 3 months of readings, lectures and assignments. I should by now be an expert in:

  1. International Industry Economics
  2. International Monetary Economics
  3. Global Banking and Economic Institutions
  4. Finance

I’ve just finished my last exam for this semester, and I am looking forward to a four weeks of nothing-ness. Bliss! Big plans for the vacation, which starts tomorrow with shopping for a friend’s birthday present, then to the cinema to watch SATC and sushi for dinner with friends. One big girl’s night out.

Then on to Prince Caspian on Friday night, another dinner on Saturday night with finally Picasso exhibition on Sunday.

*this is my version of shouting on top of my lungs, “I’m doooonnneeee!” to the world. I’ll just write here, quietly.*

But before that, I’ll have a job interview on Friday for a waitressing job! My first part-time job interview!! Hmm, I’m not quite sure what to expect, and what kind of preparation I should do. And, oh God, what to wear? The suit I usually wear for “professional” job interviews? Help, anyone?

Anyways, I am now about to enjoy my first, of many, well-deserved stress-free sleep 😀

Good night, world.


Elly’s progress

I received an email yesterday from Kiva informing me that,

The loan you have made to Elly Widyawati has received a repayment of $45.00. The total amount repaid is now $45.00. This repayment will be divided amongst all the lenders who helped to fund this business, depending upon the percentage each lender contributed.

I’m glad to hear she’s progressing well and meeting her scheduled payment. I can’t wait for the next progress report. Go Elly!!

Stubbed, tripped and stumbled.

I stubbed my heel today. I know people usually stub their toes, but my forever awkward body decided to be different and stub its heel instead. And it hurt.

But then it reminded me of the other times I stub my toe/heel and other times when I stumble or trip. It usually happens when I’m walking home alone from/to Uni. It’s when I usually plan or analyze my day. It’s when I make excuses for my mistakes: not being as productive as I should, spending money I don’t have, saying things I don’t mean (or don’t say things I mean). As soon as I have convinced myself that all these reasons are valid, I stumble. When I accept my self-created justification for those mistakes, I trip.

And I am jolted back into reality. And it hurt, both the fall and the realization that I am not invicible, that those reasons do not hold up, that I am weak and imperfect, that I make mistakes, that I fall into temptation and fail to follow logic, reason and faith.

But always, always, I get up. I wipe the dust from my gorgeous new skirt 🙂 and thank God. Why? My fall was my wake-up call from God. It’s Her way of saying, “Wake up. Stop daydreaming. Accept it for what it is. Bear responsibility for your deeds.” And it’s Her way of showing that She still cares. And as long as She still cares, then I can still get up and recover.

So here’s to all my stubbing (?), tripping and stumbling.