DAY 8: Write The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Yourself

It is not easy to say what is good, bad or ugly side of yourself. That is why, when I read this topic, I remember 8 years a go I joined some kind of challenge or game in Facebook. It is called ‘How well do you know me’. So, instead of thinking too hard telling what is good, bad and ugly side of me, I will let you read the answers from my friends about myself. Let’s check it out. (I copied this from my notes in FB 8 years a go)
Here is the question:


1) where you and I met?
2)How long have you known me?
3)The last time we saw each other?
4) Your first impression of me upon meeting/seeing me?
5)Am I funny?
6)What’s my favorite music?
7) Would you call me preppy, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, nerdy, snobby or something else?(what)?
8)Have you ever hugged me?
9)If there was one foof nickname for me, what would it be?
10)If you and I are stranded in an island, what would you bring?
11) Where so you think I will be in 25 years?
12)Will you repost this? so I can fill this out for you


From my Best friend since high school. Geng tukang jual obat is the way all boys in our school called us because we are too loud and noisy


Hahaha..Galak and Funny.


Nice and resek





Perut flat, lucu n berbulu..πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚


Galak, konyolπŸ˜‚


Cuman ini yang bilang ramah…πŸ˜‚


From my gank srimulat

So, according to the answers from my friends above….what would be three words that can describe myself? The ugly bad and the good one?




LOL…yes it’s a default setting that my face is so jutek..but how about galak? I think that maybe true…I am galak OMG!!

Am I funny? Well what do you think?

Anyway, you may write your comment about what is your opinion upon reading my journals in this blog (because we have never met before). Esp those who have read this blog for quiet sometimes or may be if we ever met before.

Ps: I hope after knowing me so ‘galak’, you won’t unfollow me.. Hahahahaha I am galak only if I am Hungry…so no worries…I won’t bite you..LoL…
Other than that, I am so soft and kind like princess keraton πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Joeyz the galak jutek funny


DAY 7: Book Recommendation

Honestly I haven’t started reading any books since 2017….gosh! And I only read 2 books last year : Intelegensi Embun Pagi and Architecture Of Love. Intelegensi Embun Pagi was one book that I have been waiting so impatiently. While, reading Architecture Of Love was because a bit dissapointment with Critical Eleven, a previous book from the same author. So I thought AoL would be different from CE. CE was the book that I read because of my curiosity about how “IN” (the writer) will develop her story. I read CE from a short story (kumpulan cerpen “Autumn Once More) and I think that was a good short story. However, when so many people saying the book was so amazingly good, vice versa I was a bit dissapointed. I can’t find what’s the conflict in it, whats the point? But the short story version is so much much better. Again, the style of her writing is still the same with the perfect chatacters: good looking guy, very rich and very pretty and rich woman and they live in a big city with urban life style>> and I get bored with this kind of metropop style. There is nothing wrong with very good looking guy and pretty woman and about luxury life style but I don’t know why but mentioning the famous brands in almost every page of the book is a bit annoying for me…sorry mba IN and sorry for her fans. I’d rather re-read all AliaZalea’s books (so cheesey but so damn good Hahaha). I don’t know if I will watch the movie version of CE (it will realease this year). The update about the movie on her Socmed is too much already and it kills my curiosity, again so sorry for the fans but I just can’t help it anymore. However, I am waiting for her next writing, hopefully she will go out from her comfort zone and write different kinds of book. The only book that I like from her is “Antologi Rasa”, I can see the clear conflict and good ending.

On 2015 I was able to read few books. Maybe around 7 books (Mocking Jay, Let it Snow, Eleanor and Park, Negeri Para Bedebah, Negeri Di Ujung Tanduk, Love And Bites, Allegiant ) Among them all, I was so facsinated with a book from Tere Liye “Negeri Para Bedebah”. I don’t know that reading this kind of political story would be this interesting. I thank Dani for recommending this book to me. It was a very good book. It gave us a picture of how dirty the politic is, and how greedy they are. I know there are so many parts that for me it was too good to be true but overall I love how Tere Liye telling the story, so intense and You cannot stop reading it.

However, if there is a book that I should reccomend you to read, it would be “PARTIKEL”, one of Supernova series by Dee Lestari. Why I choose Partikel? Why not ‘GELOMBANG?” Hehe I think Partikel is still my most fav book among all of Dee Lestari’s book. First, it was the first book I read from all her writings and it triggered me to read the whole series of Supernova. I never know that reading supernova would be this fun and made us relate to ourselves.

Partikel is such a complete story, it teaches us so many lessons about finding our true self, about life, about our relationship towards others and about chasing our dream. Here is a glimpse of my review about Partikel in my blog few years a go:

Dan dalam waktu 3 hari saya selesaikan dengan emosi yang campur baur…bahagia liat Zarah yang sukses sebagai wildlife photographer. tangis haru melihat hubungan Zarah dengan ibu, adik dan abah uminya, amarah terhadap Kozo sahabatnya yang berkhianat karena berhubangan ama kekasihnya yang bernama Storm dan penasaran dimana ayahnya Zarah si Firas itu… pokoknya aku tenggelam dalam karakter Zarah!

crazy!!! she’s a genius! I mean Dee is Super GENIUS!!!

saya sih ga terlalu tertarik dengan fungi dan ilmu2 biologi yang ada disitu apalagi ufo dan alien2. Tapi tentang orang utan…saya ampe nangis bagian dia mau pisah dengan Sarah anak orang utan yang 3 tahun diasuh Zarah….

Writing today’s challenge has made me realized that I should go back to my reading activities. I should stop or break for awhile from Kdrama (yes I know Kdrama is the main reason why I have no time to read books nowadays..duh my guilty pleasure😧). 2014 was my best year with books. A year where I can read 23 books. Wowwwww that was a big number for me since I am a mother of two and I work full time too.


My dusty bookshelf…Books I have read

Anyway, Sondang our favorite mamak who lives in Birmingham now just sent me 2 books few weeks a go. One is for me: Sophie Kinsella and the other one is ‘Pippi The Long Stocking’ for duo G. Thank you mamak Get123 for the package all the way from Birmingham. This should be a good reminder for me to read books again. I will try to read more and more books. Ok, I will read the Sophie Kinsella within this week (FYI, I have one week holiday..yeayyyy!!!!) Thank you Sondang!!! I love you so much deh. You know what? While Sondang was giving a trigger for me to read books, I trigger her to watch Kdrama. Hahahaha no I never ask her to watch Kdrama (but maybe I spread the ‘poison’ already by writing Kdrama all the time in this blog..lolπŸ˜‚) She was texting me yesterday that she has started watching Reply 1988…Lol..I was so surprised that even she did not comment on my writing about Kdrama thing, but she finally kepo to watch it Hahaha. But I am pretty sure…Emmmm No, I am VERY SURE that she’s gonna love it. I was so impressed that she can patiently watch it only 30 minutes per night. Hahahaha it means she will spend 3 to 4 nights to finish 1 episode because 1 episode equals to 1 hour 45 minutes. Lol… Happy watching Sondang, after Reply 1988 I hope she will not try another Kdrama Hahahahaha..but I honestly can’t wait to read her comments when she finish this series..LOL πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So, I can’t wait to get that feeling again, a feeling of falling in love to the characters in books. A feeling of love to Zarah in Partikel, to Eleanor and Park in ‘Eleanor and Park’, to Thomas in ‘Negeri Para Bedebah’ and many more characters in good books. I will try my best to spend time reading books again. That kind of feeling..oh I miss it so much.

*OMG this is kinda long post for 15 days writing challenge* πŸ˜ƒ sorry but I can’t help it…when talking about books.

See ya on writing challenge Day 8..yes is half way, baby!!!!

Joeyz- the book addict (tapi boong πŸ˜‰)


DAY 6 : Something That I Always Wanted To Do, But Haven’t. Why?

What is something That I Always Wanted To Do, But Haven’t. Why?

Ok, here they are:

1) Scuba Diving

Why? Expensive and I even can’t breath when I tried snorkeling few years a go. Ahh payah! but I will try it one day…sure I will try it. But in case I can never try this water sport, It would be great if I can try sea walker. OMG! I really wishΒ  to make this happen, soon! #LetsGoToBali πŸ˜ƒ

2) Beauty Make Up Class
I really wish to join make cup class because it is important for woman to know basic skill of make up. I can’t even put on eye shadow and eye liner properly. *sigh*

3) Attending Korean Language course

Since 2004 I really want to join or enroll myself to Korean Language course. Of course you know what is the reason…hahahaha it is too obvious Jo! I still cannot find the nearest place to my work place or house…so hopefully one day I will be….😊

4) Baking Japanese Cheese Tart

I love baking

I Love pie/tart

I Love cheese

And they all come together in a piece of cake, they call it Japanese Cheese tart. I haven’t tried the famous one ‘pablo’ and Hokkaido..but I am sure it is super delicious. One day I will try making my own.

5) Waxing

Hahahahahaha…seriously jo? Yes this hairy lady always want to do waxing in a real waxing place but haven’t tried even once. Why ? I just don’t know why but maybe I’m kinda scared…duh I want loose my ‘bulu-bulu’….can I wax my moustache too? Pleaseeee??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Joeyz-Still fighting for the 15 Days writing challenge


Day 5: If You Could Have Dinner with 5 people Who Could That Be?

I have dinner with my family almost every day, so not mentioning their names in this post about the list of people I would like to have dinner with is not going to make them less important (ribet amat bahasanya buuu!!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰) well sure you know what I mean, right?

It is a pleasure and an honour if I were given a chance to have dinner with some people that I adore. Even if it’s impossible, but lets give it a try:

1) Bill Gates
Why? Becuse he is one of the richest and smartest people in the world and I am going to ask him “Sir, do you even know how much money do you have all in all? How many houses and other properties do you have? In case you don’t know, let me help you to count and if you think its too many, you may share with me. Hahahaha (buntutnya ga enak)πŸ˜‚ >> lalu sodorin cupcakes akuhhh sekotak… πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

2) Ahok
Why? Because he is such a phenomenal leader. Please I will not discuss about politic here but I personally adore his brave heart. I am gonna ask him, “Has he ever been eating macaroni ngehe, seblak ceker and es cingcau capucino”? Hahahaha…because those food and bevarage are as phenomenal as himself. πŸ˜‚ Lol… seriously I won’t ask him about politic things but his daily life story.

3)Kim Eun Sook
Who is she? She is the lady behind all the top notch Kdrama we have seen on TV. All of the drama that she produced became hits. Goblin, DOTS, Secret Graden and many more. I am so keen to know what is inside her brain/mind, why she can write those interesting stories? I think she is one of the genius writer in Korea. So It is going to be an interesting dinner, imagining all characters that she has created. And before she left, I am gonna say please write another drama with more proper ending and longer epiloqe…. Haaaa!!!πŸ˜ƒ

4) Nina Persson
I don’t need to tell you why I choose her to have dinner with me. She is the vocalist of my number 1 favorite band. I adore her since I was a teenager. I met her once, she kissed me on my cheek and we took selfie. However, having dinner with my fav singer would be a very delightful and unforgatable dinner. Right after she finish her dinner I will invite her to the stage and, yayyy surprise!!! The whole band are there. Awww awww..I wave my hands and hug them one by one especially Bengt the drummer and Magnus the basist plus Peter the guitarist. They said its my birthday so its a birthday surprise and they were all there singing a birthday song for me and continued with my favorite song “Explode”. To make it more memorable, Nina even invite me to go to that small stage in front our dinner table to sing along with her. And we sing :………”Ease your trouble and pay them double not to look at you for awhile…explode or implode expoled or implode…” >> kalau ngayal jangan nanggung sis!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

5) Theo James
I will let him sitting in front of me so I can stare at him as much as I want. I am not going to ask him any question, becuse once he talk and look into my eyes.. I am afraid I might fainted and its kinda a waste and embarasing too. So he just need to sit there calmly right in front of me, while I am pouring a wine into his glass and offering him the buko salad I made. At the end of the dinner, he just need to say “Becoming fearless is not the point, Joice! That is impossible. It is learning to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” And I nod my head smiling at him and saying “Thank you Four! Thank you Tobias Eaton, and fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up.” (((DAUNTLESSSSSSSSSπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚))) He smiled back at me. And before I say goodbye, he said “Can you pack me your red velvet, I am gonna bring it home, may I? “. I was like “what?” Oh ok bungkusss massss! Not only 1 box of red velvet, I could bake you thousand of it as long as you are happy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but before all things above happen, I need to wake up because too much dreaming will kill you Jo! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ soalnya emang kalau ngayal jangan apa??? JANGAN NANGGUNG KAKKKKK!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


Joeyz- the daydreamer


DAY 4: What’s Your Favorite Childhood Memories?

What is more beautiful than your childhood spent by running freely on a hill with barefoot? Catching butterflies, picking beautiful flowers, climbing trees, collecting candlenuts that fell from the trees?

No tv,

no gadget,

no pocket money,

no expensive toys

..just us surrounded by beautiful nature and friends who play and giggle with you in a very beautiful place of what so called “Sianjur Mula-Mula”.


Toba lake and beautiful hills


I used to do that kind of chores too… washing dishes and carry them on my head


When I say hills, these are hills..so pretty


My background says it all 😍

I kept saying that a year spent in Sianjur Mula-Mula will always be my favorite childhood memories, and I wrote it here. Its a small village located in Samosir Island North Sumatera. A place where you can stare at Toba Lake as much as you want. A place where you can find peace just by seeing the stunning view around the village. Yes its a village surrounded by mountains and hills and facing the famous Toba Lake.

Well, If I should give one word to describe my childhood memories, it would be ‘Stitiches’. I got stitches on 3 areas of my body and I got it during my childhood.

First, on my left forehead ( I fell down from the bicycle to avoid hitting the ducks and ducklings who were blocking my way. Second, on my chin (when I was about to remove the manual water pump..errrrr). Third, the most scariest one: on my ankle (8 stitiches) it happened when I was 5 years old when I was on a bicycle wit my uncle. My ankle got stuck on the wheel of the bicycle.

Errr horrorrrrr😴 and not to mention how many times I got injured caused by my curiousty to climb many trees. Yes I was so possesive to some trees back then. I was thinking that climbing trees was so much cool and the more higher tree I can climb,then the cooler it will be. Hahahahaha…maybe thats why my mother really thought I was like a mokey (those hairy stuffs on my body and climbing some trees) except that I did not eat banana…HahahahahaπŸ˜‚

Children who live in a big city like Jakarta might say “Isn’t it boring?”. Well, I and many other kids were able to survive with lots of interesting stories to tell. I guess my childhood memories are memorable enough! Don’t you think so?😊


Joeyz- si anak bolang


Day 3: Tell About An Article Of Clothing That You’re Deeply Attached To

So what’s the clothing that I am deeply attached to? I think I don’t have to write long paragraph for today’ challenge. The picture below will tell you more about it, so please have a look (dasar narsis!!πŸ˜‚)

@kept__ is my favorite brand for clothing!! Simple and comfortable (anddddd fit me hahahaha)

Yes, I was so addicted to this clothing line 2 years a go , you can check @kept__ on IG. The three dresses above are from @kept__ and I found it in Instagram (the most poisonous Social media because of many cool stuffs you can peep and buy thereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

I usually wear them to the church and it feels so comfy and the colors are mostly black, white or grey. I actually trying so hard not to visit their IG anymore (because I can’t stand not to order and buy..hikssss the biggest temptation everπŸ˜‰). The thing I like from their product is, the simplicity and they look so comfy when we wear them.

For a casual attire of course I love jeans and t-shirt. However, I am no longer have a good relationship with jeans pants since 7 years a go (when I gain weight till 23kg) Its kinda stressful and feel pressured everytime I want to try or fit in to my body. I have a huge tigh ( always stuck there) so that is one main reason why jeans and I are no longer in a good relationship. I only have two jeans for now and I rarely wear them.

What to wear for work? Ok mostly I wear pants and shirt because I am dealing with little kids at school so I have to put on my most comfortable attire yet still look polite and semi formal. 3 or 4 years a go when Ikat pants were so famous, I ordered 1 from an online shop and then I have more and more (buying the cloth only and ask the tailor made the pants). I love those ikat pants so I wore them to school for about 1 year almost everyday.


Ikat pants almost every day

Ok thats all for Challenge day 3 (OMG, this post is longer than I thougt πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ)




Day 2: Write a (few) 6 Word Memoir (s)

It is actually kinda confusing for me of what to write for day 2. So I message mba Yo and I google too. Ok I have to write 6 words memoirs. Whattt ? 6 words? How could this talkative momma can tell something in 6 words? Well ok, thats the challenge. So here are the 6 words memoirs from me:

– Out of everyone, I chose Uppa

– Thesis defense is scariest than anything

– I was 50 kilograms back then

– Teaching kindergarten is so much fun

– I was once got motorcycle accident

That’s it.
I don’t know if those are memoirs…

Happy weekend fellaz!



DAY1 : 15 Fun Facts About Me

Even the day 1 has made me think so hard (as i said before, doing this challenge is like ‘nyari penyakit’ lol). It is not so easy to find fun facts about me. The fun only, right?

Ok here are 15 fun facts about me:

1) I was born with hairy stuffs on my body so I have a thick eyebrow (which is good so I don’t need to spend money for ‘sulam alis’haha) hairy hands and feet..However, those hairy stuff grows on my face too (my mom told me that I look like a real cheeky monkey before and she really thought I loook like baby monkey..mamakk!!! Teganyaaaa!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…), yeah and the most annoying part is I have moustache ladies and gentleman. Ok repeat, I have moustache!!! Errrr… thats the reason I don’t want to marry a man with moustache, because I have it already πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (anyway…I am so sensitive when someone talking or tease me about my moustache, so don’t you dare huh!!! I’ll give you ‘tatapan silet’and turn into an evil spiritπŸ˜‰)

2) I am scared like crazy of a mouse, rat and all of their families! Errrr

3) I hate eating banana( the fruit) but I love eating fried banana or whatever made from banana…but not the banana itself. Vice versa, I love eating stawberry (the fruit) but hate it so much when uppa put strawberry jam on my bread.

4) I am Kdrama lovers and all about Korea (of course you know it😊) Crazy about The Cardigans and No Doubt…Fangirling Theo James, reading Supernova,used to do muay-thai and I am easily fall in love with good looking actors just because they have sexy eyes and deep voice (hello Ethan Hawke and all kdrama actors which I cannot mention one by one)πŸ˜€

5) When I like something, I can be so annoying that I can talk about it non stop (just like when I am so in love with Theo James, Muay Thai, Supernova, Kdrama, The Cardigans etc) so please bear with me πŸ˜‰

6) My comfort food will be: Sate Padang, Asinan buah gedung dalam, Cheese cake, Quiche Lorraine and Es Podeng πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

7) I married uppa, whose 7 years older than me and we were churchmates since  we were kids. There are times when I suddenly saying this to him ” Eh, kok kamu disini? Kok jadi suamiku? Kamu kan abang2 yang di gereja?” Hahahahahaa what kind of question is that jo? Then Uppa will tickle me with his full energy πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

8) I lived in boarding school for 7 years (3 years during high school in Lawang east Java and 4 years in Bandung during my college life) And I feel grateful for that! Lots of life experiences I got during that time😊

7) I used to love bad boys back then ( I even had crush with my classmates whose a drug user)….they look so cool but hell yeahh not now.

8)I cannot put, fix or change the new gas cylinders to my stove πŸ˜‚

9) Washing dishes is one of the most tiring housework, but lately I (try so hard) to enjoy it. No choice πŸ˜€

10) I love tallking, talking and talking. I love sharing my thought so maybe that’s why I choose this path, being a teacher.

11) My skin is so sensitive to mosquito bites so that is why I have so many ‘gocapan’ on my legs back then (even until now, I still can see few ‘gocapan’ stuck there) anybody knows how to vanish them?😁

12) I can’t stand with the smell of balsam, the smell and the taste of mint. I can run as far as I can or if I should stuck, I will close my mouth and nose tightly…

13) New Zeland, UK, Ireland are my dream countries. Hopefuly I can visit one of them before I got 40 yo. Amen?

14) I have 3 ultimate skills that people might not now. I have once wrote this on my blog but let me write again in case you haven’t read or you forgot already about these important facts. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ First, I am an excellent mosquito catcher (I can catch mosquito without clapping. I catch them with one hand with ease) All of my family knows how good I am in catching mosquitos. FYI, I inherit this skill from my father. Lol!! What kind of skill is that?ckckckckckck what a non elegant skillπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
Second, I can make my sister laughing so hard just because seeing me making a teeth style like Tukul Arwana. Yes I can copy Tukul Arwana when he made a joke with his teeth. If you don’t have any idea of what is all about just google ‘gigi tukul arwana’ hahahaha. Another non elegant skill…πŸ˜ƒ
Third, My other ultimate skill is I can clean people’s ears with ease and with passion too. Lol…ok ok..there is none of the skills above that should be proud of. Haishhhh…πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

15) The last but not least. I used to hate ‘Marini Zumarnis’ for no reason. Who the hell is she? Just google then. LolπŸ˜‚
Yes my sister and my mom like to tease me about it. Oh I know why I dislike this lady, its becuse the way she smile looks weird and not sincere its like a fake smile plus she was once in one frame with my teenagers’ celebrity crush ‘TEUKU RYAN’ (yaelahhh Jo!! Receh amat hidup lo!!)πŸ˜‚ hahaha yes true, So there was once in my lifetime that I adore Teuku Ryan so much. When I was in Junior high school my friends and I went to Plaza Senayan and we met Teuku Ryan there accidently. Believe it or not, we followed him wherever he went. Lol…stalker being detected here.
So another reason why I don’t like Marini Zumarnis is, she was once starring in a ‘BALSAM’ tv commercial. Hahahahahaha…So Marini Zumarnis and Balsam is like a one pacakage that I hate so much back then. Lol…Lol…why oh why my life is so random!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚

Ok, those are my fun facts which you may never heard or read before so I hope by reading these facts you will know me better….

See you on Day 2



MARCH : 15 Days Writing Challenge

As I have seen too many Kdrama being discussed in this blog and I know its not good for some of my readers who used to read random stories of my daily life plus I rarely write my post in English, So I dare myself to join mba Yo for the15 days writing challenge. HELLO MBA YOOO..I’M WITH YOU…LETS SUFFER TOGETHER πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


I know it is not going to be easy, but I have conquered 2 writing challenges two years ago. So compared to the challenge before (30 days music and movie challenge) I believe (I must) complete this writing challenge. I am sure its going to be fun and I invite you to join this challenge too (so we will suffer together….Hahahahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) *NyariPenyakitIniNamanya* πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So here are the challenges :


Good luck for Me!!! πŸ˜‚