Sunday, January 29, 2012

just for a while

this is another story of my recent life
well I feel so blessed lately that I got lots of extraordinary things I've never expected before
the first one is what I wrote on my last post, yes it's about my last architecture studio
and the second one, about my short internship at PT Airmas Asri
then, the third one is what I'm doing right now, my first internship in Singapore

okey, I've thought about posting those 3 things on separate post, but since everything starts here it brings me to an uber-busy-time this week, so I can just post about my studio
and know I'm posting that exciting only-one-week-internship at Airmas Asri

So, long story short I was accepted to have an internship in Airmas Asri and they ask me to do it in one and half month (it supposed to be 2 months but as I told them that I just have 1 month holiday so they make it that way) and started on 16 Jan 2012 (but then it becomes 17 Jan 2012 as the final period of my college project was delayed)

and here it goes..
first day:
They looked for a division and place where I'm needed. Pak Monasir, the one who was very busy that day, he went here and there just to find where I can be placed, where I can be sit and work. Finally, at about 11am I was directed to divisi 2 which is located on the 2nd floor.
I was told about everything there, then they started to explain me about a project which I'm going to work on.
And after that, surprisingly I was asked to eat together and it's free :D
There's a (something like) canteen where all employees eat together (almost) everyday. The room is quite cozy and it's located near to the stairs that act as the main circulation in that office.

second day:
I was introduced to all people in the 2nd division, and *again* surprisingly a nice kakak *what should I said it in english??*, Kak Amanda, asked me to go for eat together.. After that I ask lots of things to her, also some other friends.. and that's how everyday passed by, I had lunch together with them, while they told me some things about the office, architecture, and how their life there goes by..

third day:
I come a bit late.. Actually I feel happy and also nervous, why?? I know today I can no longer sit in my last desk as the one who sit there will come back, so it's kinda better if I come a bit late so I can ask where can I sit.. but also I feel nervous and regret it because I just have a month there so I should have done better..
But, *again and again* once I reach the office, the atmosphere is full of birthday celebration.. yes, one of the employee there, Kak/Mbak/Bu *I don't know what to call her* Theodora is having her birthday, and in the morning each of us got a piece of lovely chocolate cake..hmm I'm loving it.. then on lunchtime, we got yoshinoya.. they told me that if someone is having birthday there will be a special lunch menu.. okey, then it hasn't finished!! in the afternoon we got pizza from Kak Theodora!!! uyeahhh that's a very full of food day..

last day:
and here is it, the saddening part :'(
finally I decided to end this internship, and start my internship in Singapore
well I regret it a lot, if only I can have both of them.. if only I can make them in separated period, if only I apllied one of them earlier, if only......
I just can't stop regretting everything, but that's how life goes on, you must make a choice, you can't have all the things all at once..
That day I tried to do my best to finished everything they asked me to do, till in the afternoon finally I've to tell everything to Pak Fahmi
you know what I feel at that time?? sad, regret, nervous..
but *again and again and again* surprisingly Pak Fahmi said "It's okey.." wow I expected he would be angry and also regretting to teach and tell me everything then I just worked there for a week.. although he said it's ok and kept smiling but I know he must be regret it also.
and then, the next part: telling Pak Monasir.. well this is the hardest part I guess
you know he's the one who set everything for me related to this internship, I've been having an 'email conversation' with him for these recent months. I always asked everything that maybe bother him a lot, but he still accept me to work there :'( So i'm feeling really guilty to tell it to him. But you know what he said after listening to all my story aboit it?? "It's ok. It's your choice, it's your future, you must decide it by yourself. We can just facilitate you to have internship here" WOW!! Pak Monasir you're the best, I can't imagine getting an answer like that before.. and you know how I feel this time?? surprise, sad, regret.. can't say anything more and I almost shed a tear

So that's how my internship in Airmas ended just in a week
I feel so grateful having a chance to work there even just for a while
I love those friendly atmosphere, they try to help me in everything I don't know

Thanks to Pak Monasir, Pak Fahmi, Kak Amanda and some friends who always asked me to have lunch together (totally sorry I forget some names, as I can't memorize names easily), and also '2 orang bapak yang benerin komputer saya' (I give up to find how I explain it in english) thanks for getting hectic fixing the computer set for me..
Thank you for everyone there, especially in divisi 2.. I'm not mentioning one by one as I haven't really memorize all names but I do remember what you do for me.. thankyou :)

*and see, I can't even take any picture there since it's a very short period :( so I decided to put this pict*
image taken from google (source)

"there is always ending for every beginning"

Monday, January 23, 2012


how are you pals??
It's been a while since the last time I updated my blog.. Yup, it's 18 Dec 2011.. last year!!
So, I've missed new year without updating this blog, but still actually I do some blogwalking..
So this time I'd like to say: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 *I know it's totally late* and fortunately it's CNY so HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR for those who celebrate it :) gong xi gong xi!!
have you guys gone around to collect angpao??
too bad I can't do it this time, I'm in Singapore and being far apart from my family in Jakarta, they have their celebration with relatives that can be cancelled so yes I'm alone here w/out any family :(

Well, the main reason why I never updated my blog recently is my final project.. as I was in my 7th semester for the last 6 months, I was doing my final architecture studio project, and December to January was my most hectic time doing the finalizing of the project..

As it's my very very last project for studio assignment, I wanna make it as perfect as I can.. and somehow I was totally depressed by the curse of odd semester where my score used to decline..

fyi I feel like this is the most crazy semester during my college time.. I don't even live a normal life during those final period.. everyday I just think of how to finish it soon soon soon.. and sometimes I don't even think of having meal, bath, and sleep.. It seems that time passed by really fast that I can't finished my to-do-list even when I try to spend time without sleep.. Can you imagine doing such assignment like that??

And here I'd like to tell you 'bout this assignment..
started with redesigning a masterplan in a group from September 2011, then continued with the second project (this is the final project I stated before) which is done individual..
At the end of period, all of us should pass 3 stage (as what we usually done in previous studio):
Project Review by our lecturers.. the reviewers were switched among the groups in the class, so that we will got some new comment, advice, and suggestion other than what our own fasilitator said

Project Review by Professional Architect.. In this second review usually we got lots of comments that related to regulation.. They usually comment more about practical things, such as structure, utility, UDGL, whether the buildings we made will be beneficial or not..

3. FINAL REPORT - 17 JAN 2012
I think the title has describe what it is.. Yes it's the report where everything about our project will be explained.. and this time we make it with a thesis format, while we usually made it in a creative format with picts and graphic to explain everything.. It's such a difficult job for design students to write, isn't it??

 eksternal review - 10 Jan 2012 - 6th floor studio Gedung S Fakultas Teknik UI

and yes finally after less than 6 months of struggle with this subject,
finally I finish it
finally I finish all my architecture studio
finally I end it with a happy ending :)
uyeaaah.. this is what can be called 'FINALLY'
thx God for your awesome blessing..
finally I can finish it without any disappointment..

and of course thankyou to:
my fasilitator, Pak Kemas
1st project fasilitator, Pak Emir
internal reviewer, Pak Tiu

my mom,dad, and sis ♥

my lovely group 9: Fitri, Ira, Yuni, Lia, Tephot, Rizky, Arlex, Giga, Belly

my girls, Jessica Lie and Jessica Seriani..

my best friends..

my BB gank..
Stella Nindya and Nicholas Hakim

and of course ars 08..finally we made it guys!!

and bunch of thanks for all people who have helped and supported me during this final project period :)