Jul 20, 2010

Sightseeing Surabaya

Left to right: Juan, Evan, Jeanina

My family, no, my mum's family is huge. My mum has 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Let me calculate the children of them....

Auntie Shiane : 4 children
My mum: 3 children
Auntie Meliani: 3 children
Auntie Susan: 2 children
Auntie Meliana: 3 children
Uncle Wahyudi: 3 children
Auntie Yohana: 2 children
Uncle Ronny: 3 children
Auntie Ivy: 1 child

Okay, 24 children!! And oh yeah plus 2 grandchildren! Grandparents should be proud of us :)

Auntie Yohana and Auntie Ivy regularly come to Surabaya whenever the school holiday comes. They come with their kids: Juan, age 11 and Jeanina, age 10 (Yohana's) and Evan, age 9 (Ivy's). For mums: it is a good excuse to go to holiday with kids because you can do shopping too :p.

This holiday they stayed in my house for 2 weeks. When mums do shopping in mall, kids do playing in time zone, watching movie, or buying NDS games. When mums do manicure pedicure, kids do NDS-ing.

I think all the hi-tech games (NDS and time zone) make kids know nothing about the real world. I mean literally real. Kids now, rarely play on the ground or garden, or visit the zoo and museum. I don't hate the hi-tech games, i do love playing it sometimes. But kids do need fresh air too, don't they?

So I decided to take them to a cool and smart program called: Surabaya Heritage Track

All you have to do is make a phone call to do a reservation, as simple as that. The track was: House of Sampoerna - Hotel Majapahit - Grahadi Building - Arca Jokodolog - Halo Surabaya Restaurant - House of Sampoerna. The bus was good, spacious and comfy. And there was a tour leader who tell the story of historical buildings while we are on the bus. I wonder how he memorize all the historical names and dates and places.

Inside the Bus

Majapahit Hotel

Grahadi Building

Halo Surabaya Restaurant

I was happy to show the kids another fun things to do when holiday. Yes, me too enjoyed the sight seeing. The SHT program makes history fun and real!

Jul 5, 2010

A job that worth to my capability

It's been almost a month since I took the GT Sampoerna test, and up to today there is no news. I guess I do not make it. I read on kaskus, they've been discussing the GT too, and it seems every body who pass the test will be noticed in 2-3 weeks. So that's the end.

Fyi, Sampoerna is one of the leading tobacco companies in Indonesia. And this GT (Graduate Trainee) Program promises a high salary compared to others. It is 4 times compared to mine now. Gosh! I know, you may say I am material person or anything. But I do need the money. We all need the money, don't we?

I am happy with my job now, but I am not very happy. Everything is good: the bosses are kind, the friends are great, the toilet is clean (yes, it does matter), except the salary that I can not complain about. My job description worth to that amount of money. And I know I can do more. I have more to give.

One of my friend got a job in a bank. she was in marketing. Her salary was almost twice compared to mine. But she worked in high pressure and stressful feeling. She gave up at last.

High salary but painful or so-so salary and happy?

Heck, I have to look for another job. A job that worth to my capability. I need high-salary-and-happy job.