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My Timehop showed me the photos of my undergraduate graduation which happens…. four years ago!!! Unbelievable! I can’t believe I have ever been young and full of dreams. Was it really four years ago? I can’t decide whether it’s been so fast or so slow. Because if you reflect on some time and making several points of your timeline as the base point, it will have different sense of pace, depends on where (or when) you see it. Get it?? Lol. You don’t have to because I know it doesn’t make any sense.

But I will make this point of time to reflect on my graduation, because.. my, I had the best graduation arak-arakan party ever! Big thanks for my juniors who arranged it very well! And as a tradition in every graduation party in my major, we got the messages written by our friends (juniors to seniors) to congratulate us. Our graduation theme was “British” (yeay!) so the design of the message holder is that iconic British post box. Like this 🙂

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I read the messages again after four years and I kind of getting sad. I missed my friends so much it almost hurts. I am still in here, doing my jobs, friends are getting masters, phd, jobs in another cities and countries…

No need to be sad.

So I will upload their kind messages here, to make sure that they will stay alive. I didn’t remember that we will have the messages and I was expecting very few messages because I don’t have any charisma or popularity or as inspiring as my friends but the messages I got was more that I expected!

So here they are..

From mafren ma gostip freeeenn ma five++ years college freeeenn :*

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From Dea Rahmatia (whose wishes to graduate is granted)

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From our angel Caci aka Sasri aka Dyah Dewisasri, the one that is beautiful inside and out. Congratulations on finding your Mr X, Sas!! Pray for mee.

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From Gita sagittarius_9174 Desrianti (lol)

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From Umek Umeee Umeee

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From Latifa Dwiyanti. Thank you for the Pixar wishes :”

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From Agastia. Love you tooooo :”3

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(Lol Riza, if it’s read with no context…)


The shorty

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From Adinata

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From Anshor. I never wish to have RBF, so… 😦

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From Amel, Evlyn, Rita, Etha. Awww thank youu girls 😀

The ones that make me regretful about not writing much to my seniors and friends..

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From Puti puti melati alibaba. The “makasih atas bimbingannya” always make me realize that I never really “membimbing” them 😦

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From the imbaest Daniel Widya, good luck to you too!!

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Aww kak Atin :’3 Thank you for coming to the graduation (Padahal mah ya karena ada Hasby).

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From Danny Wong, who also become my successor in 2 years, my LO in my graduation. Thank youu 😀

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Raheeess mafreenn. Sepertinya kita belum pernah jalan-jalan tim admin sampai sekarang :))

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From Aribowo (??) Thank youu for the wish!

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From the now-arrogant Marchy. Thanks and bhay!

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From the kindest Edo :”

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Thank you so much Tika yang sudah asik di Inggris bersama Faiz. Jangan lupa cari jodoh ya.. Hmm.. Ga lupa kok, cuma yha ga ada yang mau ajha.

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From Gurun, who also had his wish granted 😀

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From the prince Adhiguna S. K. yang sudah menjadi kahimku, I am sorry that I am not that good doing my job.. Thank you for letting me join your DE.

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From Ichal the super imbalance and genius 4.0

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Thank youu Faiz!!

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From Okihita. Thanks!!

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From Algooooo the cat master.

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From Ardian (?) Really surprised that you join the Internal Affairs Division because of me?? I think Ardian is joking 🙂

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Hapsyyy the purest one. I’ll invite you to my wedding….of course… If I ever have one..

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Thank youu Gilang! I see that you took notes of my observations and some of the programs are still running until now 🙂 Good job!

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Liooo. Thank you too!! Loosen up a bit???? Reallyy??? I am the most laid back person I know!!!!

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Hasboooyyy thank you for asking me to join your team in that competition!!! I learned a lot from you!!

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I don’t think I am a good head of division, but that “Aku sayang kak Nadin” melts my heart, Fani :”

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Ebeee, thank you for using your own paper to write the note. And now you’re getting married before me??? Bye!

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Auuul! You currently far far away, I hope you can learn French in the Netherlands! Hahaha.

The unidentifiable ones..

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Unidentifiable 1. He/she calls me Nadinos. There are several people hmm..

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Unidentifiable 2. I can’t read the name.. Akau? Auau? Aliau? Sorry :((

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Unidentifiable 3. The signature says SG but I can’t remember anyone….

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Unidentifiable 4. He/she is a junior, but I can’t identify the writings..

That’s all!

Every once in a while, I recall many moments in my university life and somehow I want to go back. There were the best times of my life so far.

Thank you for all the memories.

x,

N

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This very late post is about a project for Dea’s 22nd birthday on December 2013. Hahahaha. I know it is supeeeeeeeeeer late!! As usual, we discussed what to give for each other birthday and because Dea loves postcards, postcards it is! But of course, our postcards will not be ordinary. It will be from us, sent from Photoshopland from different places on Earth!

So each of us went to our dream places, took photos, and make a postcard out of it! These are our postcards, from the west to the east, started from Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Venice, Santorini, Moscow, Madinah, and Tokyo, we have come to Dea’s house to say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”.

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agast

bobi

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karinAt first I am afraid that the project will be failed or something but it turns out really good! Someday we all visit those cities, okay?! And not only on Photoshopland hahahah.

xoxo

N

Well, it has been two weeks since I started my so-called internship at Kompas Gramedia Bandung as a lame graphic designer. I have added one more task to do every morning: checking Kompas Klasika to see if my design is up or not. Yeah, the arrangement of advertisements depends on central office,and I am responsible of layouts of supplemental article. The example of articles are event reports, culinary things, discounts, and interviews with cool people. Latest interviews are with the student from my campus who won International Debate Championship or something. The other intern–the copywriter, Che–is the one who does the writings.

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Some of my works on Klasika Jabar Kompas. YEAH.

The most interesting part of the job is I can do it from home! As long as it does not cross the deadline, of course. Also, since Che must do her culinary and event reports alone, she asked me to come if she makes reports again (which means free food and entry lololololololol).

The bad part: the campus has started and I am still not finishing my proposal and now I am fangirling over a 37-year-old dude (Benadryl Cabbagepatch. MAN I LOVE HIS SHERLOCK!!). BYEEEEEEE.

xoxo

N

It’s been a year since my sister found an advertisement in Kompas Jabar regarding some internships including graphic design. I sent my CV a few days later…. But I was called for the internship….in 8 months. There were bits and bobs that make me could not do it in November, but here I am, designing layout for a half newspaper page with other copywriter intern.

2014-01-08 14.07.51I must learn InDesign from scratch but the software turns out to be fun to learn! At least I learn new skill this holiday lol although this internship is not even close to what I study in university. The only problem I got so far is there is no place to park my vehicle since there were only factory outlets around the office and they charge per hour. PHEW!! But it is okay, I’d rather walk a bit than pay more lololololol.

Happy holiday, happy internship, happy thesis (NOOOOOO)!

N

Menurut Wikipedia dan kamus Mirriam-Webster, mondegreen merupakan suatu istilah untuk menyebut salah dengar.

mon·de·green noun \ˈmän-də-ˌgrēn\

a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung <“very close veins” is a mondegreen for “varicose veins”>

Sip ya. Jadi, mondegreen adalah kata atau frase yang dihasilkan dari salah mendengar, baik itu kata-kata maupun lirik lagu). Contohnya adalah “very close veins” yang merupakan mondegreen dari “varivose veins”. Nama Mondegreen sendiri berasal dari salah dengar “laid him on the green” yang menjadi “Lady Mondegreen”. Hihi. Lucu ya.

Saya sendiri cukup sering mengalami mondegreen. Mungkin karena saya sering sotoy dalam mendengar lirik lagu. Kali ini saja, saya mendengarkan lagu dari The Groove – Hanya Karena Cinta, dan sadar bahwa selama beberapa tahun ini saya selalu salah mengira lirik lagunya.

Katakan padaku sayang
Jujurkah kau ingin pergi
Satu pintu ‘kan kuberi
Hanya takdir Ilahi kau kembali~

Selama ini, saya mendengarnya sebagai…

Katakan padaku sayang
Jujurkah kau ingin pergi
Satu pintu ‘kan kuberi
Hanya tak ingin lagi kau kembali~

JAUH SEKALI ARTINYA SAUDARA-SAUDARA! HAHAHA. Lalu ada satu lagi. Lagu Taylor Swift yang berjudul 22. Kali ini cukup catchy karena mondegreen terjadi di bagian reff.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty two~
Everything will be alright, if you keep me next to you~

Apa yang saya dengar selama ini?

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling SWIMSUIT~
Everything will be alright, if you GIMME next to you~

What on earth is FEELING SWIMSUIT?? LOL. Sebetulnya sih masih BANYAK mondegreen yang pernah dialami, saking banyaknya sampai lupa. 😀

xoxo

N

Just stumbled upon my Deviantart page. One of the things there almost make me burst into laughing tears.

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see the year, please

Well, 4 years later, and I still have not delete the artworks. Even the post itself is..kind of… unfinished, right? The blablabla thingy. Oh God, I don’t want to be lazy, but it is like in my veins. There are also MANY drafts on my wordpress, tumblr, and such. Keeping anything as open options is like in my blood.. my royal blood.. my Lorde blood.. WHAT DID I WRITE ANYWAY. Hope in 2014 anyone found the cure of procrastinators!

xoxo

N

Have I told you how much I love rainy days?
The way I seldom bring any umbrellas,
the way I always refuse when my friends offers me their umbrella (if it’s only light to medium rain),
the way it gives me chill,
the way “la pluie” is one of my first French word,
the way I listen to this even on these rainy days
should have told you how much I love it more than sunny ones.

xoxo

N