Vamps shares her world – Week 36

It’s time for Cee’s Share Your World again! Week #36, time flies!

Before I realized, everyone in facebook is already starting to countdown to Christmas! Haha

Okay, so this week questions,

If you were a pen, what type, style and color would you be?

Pen… I’d probably will be a pen called “Standard AE7” with 0.5 tip!

They are my favourite, so comfortable to write and they last long too 😀

Funny thing is, I came from a small town called Magetan and license plat for cars in Magetan is started with AE.

How many languages do you you speak?

I speak fluent Indonesian, Javanese (informal), Suroboyoan (we kind of mix Indonesian, informal Javanese and Surabaya dialect language in Suroboyoan), and English.

I am currently learning Japanese, hopefully I will be fluent in Japanese in the future!

I speak a little Chinese (but to be honest, it’s fading away…..)

I can speak a little Korean (and read some Hangul too, but not fluent)

Javanese language is categorized as 3, informal (which is used in daily lives, sometimes often thought as “rude”),  formal (mostly used by older people, younger people nowadays choose to use Indonesian instead) , and polite (which not very often used). When people speak formal Javanese language to me, most of the time I can understand what they are saying, but somehow it is very hard for me to reply in the same language, my mind usually goes blank so I replied using Indonesian instead of I met people who’s talking to me using formal Javanese.

Are you a listener or talker?

I can be both, depend on the situation.

But I can only be a talker comfortably around people I’m close and comfortable with. If I’m surrounded by a lot of strangers or even people I know but not too close, I usually be a listener.

Rather Have:  Which would you rather have, 2 million dollars or true love? 

Since I haven’t met my true love, I’d love to have true love for now. Maybe then both of us can try to get that 2 million dollars later 😉

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for making my first sales on my newly set-up online store in one of Indonesian famous online market.

I am grateful that my Japanese class went well and even my Japanese exam yesterday went okay, not too bad.

I am grateful that I get to know more people in wordpress.

I am grateful that I get to meet my friends from university for a dinner last Friday, it has been few months since we all gather together. Even  2 of them who are married brings their s/o and children!

For next week, I don’t have anything particular I’m looking forward to. Just gonna enjoy what’s coming up next! 🙂



Vamps’ Share Your World – 2015 Week # 35

I came across with Cee’s blog and found out that there are so many challenges or I should call it “regular events” that I am so interested in joining. I had joined Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge here and this time, I am tempted to join her Share Your World challenge.

To be honest, when I read the title Share Your World, it reminds me of one of Tohoshinki’s song Share The World. I am a TVXQ fan (Tohoshinki is their name in Japan) so it’s only apt if I include this video on my post.

If you are an anime fan, you might recognize this song as One Piece OST 😉

What made you feel good this week?

I’m writing this on a Tuesday and so far nothing unpleasant happened in my week, which also mean nothing too exciting happen either. Work is monotonous, the work atmosphere is good as usual.

If we count week starting on Monday, the most time I’m enjoying so far is my Japanese language class. I am so into learning this language that I love every minute I spent in my classes. We re-viewed last week class, we learn some new kana (Japanese alphabet) and new grammar.

However, if we count one week back, there’s this simple gesture of care from a friend that touched me the most.

I am not sure if I can share too many details in public blog, considering that this friend is a very private person, I won’t share much on here. But overall, it’s probably the one that made me feel best in the last week(end). 😀

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

Well, potlucks is actually not very popular in Indonesia. However, our office sometimes have this “rujakan” – Rujak is like salad with sweet peanut sauce (sometimes spicy sweet peanut sauce) which consist of fruits, friend tofu, crackers and sometimes few select vegetable (usually cucumber).

2 weeks ago, we have rujakan at work and I brought fried tofu. I prefer to prepared it myself rather than buy it on street vendor. I quite like cooking, and if we have potlucks (me and my work colleagues have been talking the possibilities of doing this) most certainly I would prefer to cook myself. 🙂

Pictures below are courtesy of my work-mate Cecilia

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Photo credit: Cecilia

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  And what Country do you live?

I live in Surabaya, it’s the 2nd largest city in Indonesia so it is pretty crowded. I used to go to University in West Surabaya area and after I finished my university, I move to South area which is less crowded.

Traffic wise, I can say I prefer the south area, but entertainment wise, I can say that west area has far more options. But… if I had to choose my favourite part of the city…. I’m not sure I have any.

However, I have once joining a “city tour” held by a local church (I’m not a Christian and this is certainly not my church, I was invited by a friend and it turned out to be a fun event), and on this mini tour, we have a chance to visit a navy base and their museum and it enable me to saw this grand view.

Best sunset I’ve ever seen in Surabaya. and yes, that’s navy’s ship right there 🙂


Photo credit: Vina Oktavia

Complete this sentence:  My favorite place in the whole world…..

My room. Alone. And at home with my family.

I’m not a hermit, I do enjoy going out, but I like it best when I’m alone in my room. Sometimes I feel like outside world are just to noisy and solitary can give me some peace and I always enjoy accompany of myself.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

hmmm.. from last week..

well, the care gesture from my friend last weekend, I was grateful for. Also, we celebrated 2 colleagues birthday at work last week. It was another fun day at work that I thoroughly enjoyed!

I don’t particularly looking forward to anything this week or next week, but I will be going home for a long weekend in the next 3 weeks!! :)))

In response to Cee’s SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK #35