Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bad Day

Everybody is having a bad day right now. It definitely sucks.

How come?

My house-maid has been taking her day-off more than two weeks up till now. She didn't mention how long it's gonna take, and the worst thing is; no further information afterwards. No phone call. Darn.

Thus, there are no cooking meals available on the table for every single day since her left. My mom can't cook because she is busy with her job, so she decided to buy some (really unhealthy) frozen food so that I can make my own lunch and dinner. *sob* I can't cook! First time I made my own instant noodle the other day, it ended up overcooked and tasteless. My bad.

Another thing I need to get used to is to open the front gate and the garage by myself after class. Yes, all by myself. I also have to feed my turtles twice a day (that's my job when my maid is not around), even sometimes I might forget. *phew*

It was actually going pretty good, ... until today.

I am facing my final exams, for the next TWO WEEKS.. and the house is a real mess.

My mom. She is having a lot of papers to do (in a rush due to tight deadline) and force me to get involved; help her with typing and printing jobs. Gee mom, I can never refuse to do what you've said. That's why I spend most of the time for typing and printing my mom's job, instead of STUDYING. I'm cool with that. She has tough days recently making her temper clearly unstable.

My brothers.
Keisar has dropped out of his college and became quirky and more sensitive these days, especially when people talk about his future formal education. Don't ask how many times my mom mad at him because of this thing, cos you can see how often they have quarrels, including me.

Andrew is stressed out because he was a little bit too late to book his return ticket on the end of the year. The in-charge guy told that the flight was full-booked until January. What can I do, bro?? I'll try to do my best to gather information as many as I can to help you. So you'd better stop swearing and start to pray!!

Surprise surprise.. it's a family bad day! Welcome to the club.

*Image taken from wikipedia.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On Shoe Addiction

Are shoes better than sex? Are shoes to die for? --The Shoe Collector (British Film)

I love shoes as much as I love clothes and bags. Even though the picture doesn't cover all my footwear (of course I won't take my flip-flops and other broken shoes/sandals in), I can say this is it! My lovely collection of all, small but growing I believe *wink*. I still want more bright colors like purple, red, orange, etc. (y'know, Be Bold! is the latest trend baby!)

However I'm not intending to be another Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine First Lady who world's best-known as The Woman with 1000 pair of shoes. Sometimes I don't understand how she could manage to pick one to go, since she has like hundreds! *drooling*

It's not easy for me to get shoes in my size, especially here in Indonesia. I don't get it why most stores have their biggest size at EUR 39 instead of 40? I have a big foot! Darn. Of course I can find my size perfectly at expensive branded stores, too bad the tag price pull me off. *sob*

I was seeing one of Zara cone-heel-strappy shoes (in black) the other day and I really wanted them a lot!, but the IDR 949,000 put me down. I really do wish they are still available on mid-year sale with 50-70% off bwahaha! I wish.

About my collection...
I think I have pretty much in style; flats, boots, sneakers, wedges, peep-toe, pumps, mules, sandals, and slippers. Most of them in basic colors, as you've seen above. I'm in love with heels, doesn't matter I'm already 5' 6" tall, heels make me feel sexy. And if I have a chance to add some more to my collection, it must be espadrilles and peep-toe slingback wedges!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Audition

I don't know if I'm not supposed to write anything about the audition of this beauty pageant in details. Anyway, since it's something I've been through, I love to share and record it in my life journey. Sorry for taking so long to write it down.

It was held on May 23, 2007 at Bellezza, Permata Hijau. I came by around 1 PM after class. Somehow I was thinking it wasn't a really good idea because I had no preparation like others did; full-make-up face, fancy dress, hairdo, and mommy-by-my-side. She had some works to do.

Like many normal procedure, I confirmed my registration at the front desk. They gave me printed version of my on-line application, and told me to fill another similar form after measuring my weight and height. I waited for
like half an hour to get to the first round; written test.

Step 1: Written Test
There were 40 questions of multiple choice and 5 open questions. They gave us time 15 minutes to answer all of them
(they weren't that strict anyway). The multiple choices were all about general knowledge e.g. the capital of Swiss, mostly history and geography about Indonesia. It was a piece of cake. As for the essay questions; they asked about my opinion of how mass culture influence society culture nowadays (maybe it has something to do with Smackdown case causing some dangerous kids' play), what I'd feel if I were chosen to be Miss Indonesia (of course I'd be happy to beat other hundreds girls all over Indonesia :p), the rest is forgotten. My bad.

Step 2: The Interview
I guess the applicants were not abundant (I was the 125th), but how come I had to wait for six hours to get the interview? Gah. I was starving and felt so desperate. I was like
"why should I do this? I could've done something better". Luckily, I met 3 women who apparently already got bright careers; Sriwijaya Airlines stewardess, a lawyer, and a public relation girl. We talked so long and tried to kill time by trying to have some fun together. Not bad, actually, especially when we tried to memorize current ministers of Indonesia while were waiting for our turn.

In short, it was my turn. I sat on a chair in front of a panel of six (one I reckoned as Monty) with two studio light stand right to my face. I was very nervous. They asked me about -
as you know- North Sumatra; current governor, the port, and the famous exports. And some personal questions, doesn't matter anyway. I didn't give my best performance.

If I passed this step, I would manage to get photo session and beauty class workshop. However, since I didn't, I don't know the following judgment.

I'm ok. No worries.

(Image taken from cartoonstock.com)