Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Honeymoon - Day 2

More pictures from the honeymoon. Check it out here.
Btw, wedding pictures are still in progress. Please be patient. ^_^

Friday, May 23, 2008

Honeymoon - Day 1

My husband has posted photos of the places we go to and the scenery of our honeymoon. If you like, check it out here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More Interesting Web Products Out There...

- Mockatoo
The idea is simple... you make a list of collection that people can see, but you don't actually put the files online. Why is this important? I guess so that people know who to ask for the file if they want it, without you violating the copy right thing.. (after all, sharing between friends are permitted ^_^)

- Joe's Goal
There are habits that we can do without, and there are habits that are very good to have. Joe's Goal lets you write down all these habits and give them points accordingly (+, 0, -). Every time you do any of the habits, put down a smiley face (or a frown face). You will be able to track how many of those you have successfully adopt (or discard).

- Copywriting Tips for Online Marketing Success
If you are a blogger, chances are one of these days you want to write about more than about "my life". This site provides tips about blogging, and business people might find it very useful. The links to some interesting topics follow.

- 5 Common Grammatical Errors that Makes You Look Dumb
The author gets it right. These mistakes not only make you look dumb, but also annoy the heck out of your readers.

- Marketing Blogging Tips by David Ogilvy
The title says it all, really.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hello, Vancouver!

Finally, after spending a month in my birth country, I am back in Vancouver.

My sister mentioned how different life is between the two countries. Indonesia is bustling with activities and noise. People are selling stuff everywhere. Cars honk every 5 seconds or more. Trucks pass by all kinds of road with little regulation. And our lifestyle there is very different -- no self-laundry, self-cooking, or self-cleaning up, thanks to the maids we hire (people power is cheap over there). Whatever we want can be fulfilled easily. We basically live like a princess.

Canada, on the other hand, has clean air and good road. It's cooler in temperature. And we do everything ourself. If you don't pick up your clothes, nobody is going to do it for you. If you don't cook, then you don't eat. Canada is also quiet. Cars don't honk. People do not shout.

When I was back there, life in Canada felt surreal. I saw how the women spend their days filled with things they like to do. They arranged their own schedules and they could drop everything at a moment's notice if emergencies should arise. Hobbies got done. I saw wives hanging out in a beauty parlor all day. Going to a gymn had become a social activity. Life in Canada surely would never be that 'easy'.

But now that I am here, life in Indonesia is but like a dream. Who needs a castle as a home, anyway? And I realize that those wives must have been bored out of their minds. Having a week or two with nothing to do but relax is a privilege, but having a lifetime of vacation is a thing I am not looking forward to.

Two countries, two worlds, two lifestyles.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Just Married!

Finally.. today was the day I got married. I am officially a Mrs. Wow!!!

A lot of married people told me that there would be disappointments, unmet expectations, and things go wrong in married life. I was sure there would be, but yet I was still optimistic about this.

Hahaha.. I guess focusing on the negative wouldn't make a good start of a successful marriage. I was definitely looking forward to this day. What would it feel like? Who would be there? Would all go smoothly? Time will tell...