December 31, 2015

Highlight of my 2015

It's the last day of the year. I still cant believe how time flies so fast. I have experienced many things this year; I can say this is one of the best year in my life. Tomorrow will be 2016 and of course I need to make a new resolution and try to achieve the things I have not done this year.
Highlight of the year:
1. I managed to spend Chinese New Year with my family and had vacation with my relatives since it's a long weekend (if Im not mistaken)
2. My mom came to the town again for my birthday; I cant be thankful enough for always having mom here during my birthday for 3 years straight.
3. I watched T1ST0RY in Bangkok! Im a hardcore TVXQ fan and I was sooooo happy finally one of my dreams came true. Last year I also got to watch JYJ's concert in Hongkong.
4. My first time going to Europe and travelling alone! I was afraid at first but then everything changed since I went to Prague. I travelled alone without any knowledge about the city and internet connection, only based on the map I got from the hotel I stayed.
5. A month exchange in Budapest. This should be my best month of the year! To be honest, when they announced I would be doing an exchange in Budapest, I was scared at first. I didnt even know where Budapest was since it was really far from Indonesia and whether I would be able to survive there in my own. Turned out everything was fantastic; I met friends from all around the world and learnt a lot about the habit and culture. Budapest is definitely the most beautiful city I've ever visited. God always knows what's the best for us right?
6. Song Triplets is my pill of happiness for this year. In the past few years whenever I had problems, I watched TVXQ concerts and videos or listening to their songs. This year I have moved on to Song Triplets; they are really cute that I always forget my problems when I watched their videos. I even bought their calendar after trying so hard to find it. They will be leaving the show next February; everyone is sad about it but that's the best for them. They are so mature for their age and their brotherhood is just awesome. Please grow up healthily and happily ok Daehan Minguk Manse^^

And this will be my resolution for next year:
- A slimmer and healthier me (always)
- Graduated in May 2016
- Study hard play hard
- Travelling again (my checklist would be Iceland, Japan, or America)
- Good health and happiness for my family

Thank you for everything that happened in 2015 and Im excited to see what 2016 will give me. See ya 2016!

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hello guys it's 25 December, Merry Christmas! Im happy and sad at the same time though. Im supposed to spend the end of the year with my family in my hometown but because I have an exam in January so now Im stuck in this city where everyone is enjoying their holiday. However, Im sooooo happy because I dreamt about Song Triplets yesterday! This sounds ridiculous; I dont even know how I can dream about them. Perhaps because the latest episode of Superman had them interacting with people through volunteering and I wish I lived in Korea so that I will be able to see them. In that dream, I met them accidentally with Song appa and asked if I can take photos with the triplets and he said yes. Surprisingly he can speak fluent English and we communicate well lol I took selfies with the triplets! Yes, it was just a dream but it makes me happy! Anyway, Christmas has always been my favorite since I was a child; I love the hype! Too bad in Indonesia we dont have winter and Christmas market. That's why I really want to go abroad to celebrate Christmas. 

Merry Christmas from Song Triplets!

December 24, 2015

Movie review: 我的少女時代 (Our Times)

THIS MOVIE IS SOOOOO GOOD. I just finished watching it an hour ago and decided to make the review directly. The movie, literally translated as "My Teenage Years", is the biggest hit movie this summer. I had put this in my must-watch list when I saw the preview for the first time. Both main leads, Vivian Sung and Darren Wang, are newcomers and made their breaktrough roles through this movie. Our Times starts with adult version of Lin Zhengxin (Vivian Sung) telling the story of her life now and then reminiscing about her teenage years. She was an ordinary highschool girl having a crush on the school's most popular guy, Ou-yang Fei Fan. One day she got a letter containing a chain message saying that she would get bad luck if she didnt pass the message to 5 people. When she was confused about who she should pass the message to, she saw her crush was being cornered by school's gang leader, Xu Taiyu and decided to secretly put the letter in his bag. That day Taiyu was hit by a car and searched for the person who put the letter. Zhengxin was found to be the culprit and that was the beginning of her nightmare. Taiyu made her as his "friend" which meant his slave lol Accidentally she found out Ouyang and the school's prettiest girl, Tao Minmin, were dating secretly. She and Taiyu, who liked Minmin, decided to work together to separate both of them. As the time goes by, they started to like each other whithout realising it. Taiyu has stopped fighting and started to study again because of Zhengxin. Then one accident happened and Taiyu disappeared but this is not the end of the story. I had high expectation before I watched the movie and it's even beyond my expectation. The storyline, characters, main leads, and OSTs are just perfect. I smile, I laugh, I cry when I watched the movie. I really like the main leads' characters. Lin Zhengxin was ugly and no self confidence at first; after she befriends with Taiyu, she gains her confidence and also helps him to forget his pain and be a better person. Taiyu himself is a school's gang leader but then the story tells he wasn't like that before; a scar deep inside his heart has changed his personality. Not to mention his retro hairstyle that I like so much since not everyone suits that kind of hairstyle. Vivian and Darren are so great in portraying the characters; you know they aren't the pretty boy and girl type but rather the charismatic actors. Many people compare this movie to You Are The Apple Of My Eye because of the similar storyline. As for me who watched both of them, I would say this one is better. First, I like this storyline more. Both people are friends by accident and they helped each other to get their dream guy/girl but something happened. YATAOME has a more depressing story; he likes her and she likes him but because of misunderstanding each other, they separated. Second, the leads here are better; their chemistry is sooo good. Third, the confession part really touches me and the ending is a clean finish. As a bonus, there are also cameos of Qiao En as adult Lin Zhengxin, Jerry Yan as adult Xu Taiyu, and Andy Lau. They try to find actors with the similar features to portray the adult version. This movie is definitely worth watching! You can watch it HERE
NB: If you are curious why Lin Zhengxin is called as Truly Lin, it's because her name in Chinese is 林真心 where 真心 means "truly".

Rate: 9.5/10

 我們說沒事, 就是有事。
When we say nothing's wrong, it means something's wrong.
沒關係, 就是有關係。
When we say it's ok, it means it's not ok.

Official trailer:

December 22, 2015

The last block exam.

Happy Mother's Day to every mom in the world! Im not the type who stay close to my mom all the time but I try to say I love my mom (and my dad of course) whenever I can. People say you live everyday and die once so express your true feeling to your most loved one. Today marks the end of my academic year. I had my very last block exam this morning and the only thing left is my practical exam before I enter the clinical rotation. It's been a bittersweet journey for me in these 3.5 years studying about medicine; I have a love-hate relationship with it. Flashback to the first time I arrived in this city, feeling amazed and confused at the same time because the culture was so different with the one I had in my hometown. I cried a lot in my first semester; homesick was getting worse and worse. Slowly I started to adapt to this society, even though till now Im still not 100% comfortable living here. I dont know why; there's just something missing compare to my hometown. Im still trying to adapt till now so that I can get my truly comfort zone. It's 3 weeks more to the practical exam and Im supposed to study but the feeling is not here yet. You know the energy you have when the exam is right around the corner is always the best; you can study and exercise effectively and sufficiently lol I hope I can get a good result for my exam and proceed to the clinical rotation smoothly. Let's pray for the best. Aza aza fighting!!

Herbal Medicine (my last module) and motivation quotes.
I stick them in front of me so I can see them everytime and they motivates me more~

December 13, 2015

Juice Cleanse Day 2

So in the second day I also got 6 bottles consisted of 5 bottles of juices and 1 bottle raw almond mylk but because they made a little mistake yesterday, I got a free almond mylk so it's 7 bottles for today! Started a bit late this morning, I drank my first bottle at almost 11am and continued the second bottle at 12pm. The rest was consumed with 2 hours interval for each bottle. What I had today:
  1. Detox Hero (Booster): kale, cilantro, parsley, lime, white dragon (11am)
  2. Workout Buddy (Energize): carrot, honeydew, cinnamon (12pm)
  3. Flat Belly (Fuel): kale, banana, strawberry, lemon (2pm)
  4. Green tea raw almond mylk (Cleans) (4pm)
  5. Detox Hero (Restore): kale, cilantro, parsley, lime, white dragon (6pm)
  6. Red Roar (Rejuve): red and white dragon, beet, banana, lime (8pm)
Today was not as hard as yesterday; I felt fresh and energized when I woke up. I had my morning walk for around an hour and drank a lot of water. Since they delivered the juice later than yesterday and I didnt eat anything, I had presyncope this morning around 2-3x. It scared me; I thought I would faint if the juices didnt come at the right time. It was my fault that I didnt consult first with them that I had hypotension and I didnt think the side effect could be very severe. I felt good after my first bottle and continued drinking the rest without any problem. I didnt even think about food as much as I did yesterday. The Detox Hero wasnt really bad; there's no difference in the ingredients but it just tasted better than the one I had yesterday. Of course my favorite was green tea raw almond mylk. I love everything about green tea! The second day was much better and I didnt regret for joining this program. Now I know I cant really handle consuming only liquids throughout the day. I dont think I'll do the juice detox again in the future since the number of presyncope I had in these 2 days scared me. It's better to drink juice everyday to get maximum result. It's been a great experience for me and finally Im done~

December 12, 2015

Juice Cleanse Day 1

It's 12/12/2015 today! I did nothing, just relaxing all day long and enjoyed what I can enjoy at the moment. Anyway, I join a 2-day juice cleansing program for today and tomorrow. I try it because Im curious since people said it's good for health (cleaning body toxins) but based on what I browsed, there's pros and cons about it. Actually our body also has its own mechanism to clean the toxins.
The advantage of doing juice detox:
  1. Increase body metabolism
  2. Add your stamina
  3. Increase body's immune system
  4. Soft and moisturised skin
  5. Decrease body weight
Basically I ate nothing today, only drank juices. They gave me 5 bottles of juices and 1 bottle of raw almond mylk. There's a number on the cap of the bottle so you know which one you should drink at the desired time. They said I can eat boiled potato or something like that but I refrained myself from food. What I have for today:
  1. Detox Hero (Booster): kale, cilantro, parsley, lime, white dragon (10am)
  2. Ginger Bliss (Energize): orange, lime, white dragon, ginger (12pm)
  3. Flat Belly (Fuel): kale, banana, strawberry, lemon (2pm)
  4. Plain raw almond mylk (Cleans) (4pm)
  5. Detox Hero (Restore): kale, cilantro, parsley, lime, white dragon (6pm)
  6. Very Berry Good (Rejuve): strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, banana, lime (8pm)
This morning I have a 40-minute walk and started drinking my first bottle at 10am. Usually in the morning I have a bottle of yoghurt drink and eat 1-2 times a day. Skipping meal is not really a problem for me. Since last week, I joined healthy catering for lunch and that made me reduced my meal portion. I thought this detox would not be very hard but I was wrong. Maybe because I was thinking about food for the whole day. I drank a bottle every 2 hours and it helped to reduce my hunger because whenever I felt hungry then it's the time to drink juice again. I hated detox hero; it was all vegetables and no fruit at all (you can imagine how it tasted)! The rest was my favorite of course. I used to drink juices everyday for 6 years back in my hometown. I think to get soft and moisturised skin you need to drink juice everyday; it's not a result you can get by overnight. The only problem I had today was I suffered 4x almost blackout, probably because of my hypotension. I was a bit surprised to know that I experienced presyncope 4x today where usually I seldom had it unless I didnt eat. It's better to reduce your meal portion prior to starting the detox and stick with that meal plan even a few days after the program. Drink a lot of water during the detox is also very important. Besides the presyncope, I didnt have any concern except I felt a bit less energised today. The reaction is not always the same in each person since everybody has different rate of metabolism. This kind of thing is a new experience for me and Im curious how my body will respond for the second day. Ciao!

December 09, 2015

December, my favorite!

Hello it's December, my favorite month of the year! Christmas is coming closer and after that we'll face another new year. Im not ready for 2016 yet! I still remembered back then in 2012 there's a rumor saying the doomsday will come on 21 December 2012. Im so thankful to God that we're still alive till this day. Times flies so fast that Im already in my last block of my academic year and in January I'll have my last exam before entering the clinical rotation. Im a bit aware of my laziness in studying; will I be able to survive the clerkship? After my random blabbering last time, I felt better a bit since I cant tell anyone in my real life about it. It might be because I tend to overthink, but writing about it did really comfort me. Now I have a notebook to write about life quotes and it helps a lot; you get stronger each day when you read good quotes. I find this method when I watch a youtube video. Im not the type who writes diary; I prefer to write on my blog since it's easier if I want to search for the memories.

Judge less.
Love more.
If you want inner peace, resist the temptation to gossip about others.

Starbucks' red cup = Christmas is coming!

November 30, 2015

Kick out the negativity!

It's the last day of November! The end of the year is already right around the corner and in one month we'll face another new year. These days I've been thinking a lot (since Im already in my last year). Can I pass my final practical exam and be able to do the clinical rotation in first or second batch? What will I do when I have graduated and become a doctor? Where will I be placed for the internship program? What is actually my interest in this field and where should I continue for further education? I have this kind of insecurity. People said we should just live for this moment and enjoy it. I guess this might be true for person like me who is always overthinking most of the time. I hope I can reduce the negativity out of my life and be a more positive person in the future. Fighting!!!

November 16, 2015

Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Some of my friends from other faculties were asking if I'd done with all the academic things. To answer you, I havent. I might have finished my thesis but it's not the end. I'll do explanation on how the things work in my faculty. We have two classes, regular and international. Im in batch 2012 regular where we use different academic system with our juniors. We have 2 semesters for each academic year and usually we start around August-September. In our faculty, we use block system; you cant choose which material you want to study because it's been set by the faculty. One semester contains three blocks and one block lasts for six weeks. On week 6 we always have our final exam in one day and for only 100 minutes, so we need to learn all previous weeks' materials and have it tested in merely 100 minutes. In the end of each academic year, we have clinical skills exam which is Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). You should pass year 1 OSCE to be able to join the year 2 OSCE and so on. Today is the first day of my last block in the academic year which is Block 4.3. After we finish this block, we will face the OSCE Comprehensive which is the requirement to enter the clinical rotation. As for the thesis, here in my faculty we can choose which topic we are interested to, who will be our supervisor, and who will be our teammates so everything is up to us. If you can finish it early, you can apply for the thesis exam even though you are not finished with the official study yet. There is my friend who have done it in January when we were only in year 3. I hope this explanation helps a bit, if any of you is considering to enroll to my university.

November 13, 2015


It's another milestone of my life. Im unofficially graduated! Today I defended my thesis; the research started last year and after spending time to write and analyse the result, finally I made it. Im so happy that I reach another step of my academic year. It makes me realise time does flies so fast; Im already in my last year of studying theory and hopefully I will do the clinical rotation next year. Many things I achieved this year was beyond my expectation. The most memorable one should be my exchange to Budapest last July and the thesis defense today. I know I still have a long way to go but we should be thankful for everything that happens everyday right? Always be happy~

October 30, 2015

Drama review: Twenty Again

Finally my feels for blogging is back! This time Im going to write about a drama I finished two weeks ago, a day after this drama ended. It's called "Twenty Again" and tbh this drama is not even on my list. The premise is about someone who wasted her twenties and she got second chance to experience her twenty again. Im not excited about this; even after they announced the main leads would be Choi Jiwoo and Lee Sangyoon. None of her dramas were preferences; most of them were melodramas. As for Lee Sangyoon, I liked him since Angel Eyes which was really good in the beginning, flat in the middle, and suck in the end. 

The main character is Ha Nora, a 38yo housewife whose life is only about her husband and son. Her husband, Kim Woo Chul, is a professor and he's really arrogant and overconfidence. They are in the mid of divorce because he has been frustated by her act. She got married at 20 and moved to Germany; he thought she wasnt educated and couldnt chat with her. Her son, Kim Minsoo, is very clever and he looked up to his dad but not his mom. So basically her most important family members didnt even respect her. Before her divorce becomes official in a few months, she decided to enroll in a university secretly since she couldnt do it in the past and that has been her longtime desire. Accidentally her husband and son also enter the same university and she needs to avoid them. There she meets her highschool classmate, Cha Hyun Suk, a well-known producer and aspiring professor in the subject she enroll in. She recognised him but he avoids her making her confused. Turns out Cha Hyun Suk's first love was Ha Nora but he hated her for suddenly moving to Germany and left without any words. She didnt even come back for her grandma's funeral making him hate her even more. The story goes on with how Nora learns to adapt with the new environment in her campus, her bickering relationship with Hyunsuk, and how she finally realises what she really wants to do. We know during the whole drama that Hyunsuk still falls in love with Nora even after 20 years have passed but Nora didnt even realise her own feeling that she's also in love with him. Hyunsuk is the guy bestfriend who everybody wants. I think he's almost like Li Da Ren but of course Li Da Ren is still the best. He keeps on bickering with her; at one time he just got angry on her over nothing and at the other time he's the sweetest person ever. Actually Im so frustated when toward the end of the drama Nora still hasnt realised her feeling but luckily she did in the final episode. Cheers to the writer who did a very good job in this drama; I didnt even complain when the romance appears almost in the end of the drama because it's just in the right proportion of the story. I get many lessons from this drama. One should not give up her dream; sometimes you need someone to make you realise what you really wants to do, and be happy without thinking what others will think about you. No doubt Choi Jiwoo is the most suitable cast for Hanora; her youthful appearance and great acting are perfect combination. Lee Sangyoon did much better here tha in Angel Eyes; he shows us lots of expressions and emotions and makes his character lovable and hateable at the same time. You definitelyneed to watch this!
PS: The rating is very high for cable drama. Not to mention how much I like Na Soon Nam!!

Rate: 8.5/10
Ha No-ra once dreamed of becoming a dancer, but she unexpectedly became pregnant at age 19 and had to quit school and get married. For the next two decades, her life revolved around being a housewife and mother. Now 38 years old and on the brink of divorce, No-ra is mistakenly diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given a six-month prognosis. So she decides to go back to school and experience college life for the first time.[11] Among the incoming freshmen are her own 20-year-old son Kim Min-soo and his girlfriend Oh Hye-mi, who are horrified to have No-ra as their classmate.[12] Unbeknownst to No-ra, her intellectual snob husband Kim Woo-chul recently accepted a job teaching psychology at the same university, and her prickly theater arts professor turns out to be Cha Hyun-seok, who had a crush on No-ra in high school. 

the frustating Ha Nora

student Ha Nora!

Official trailer:

October 06, 2015

Drama review: Yongpal.

I watched this drama a few weeks after Oh My Ghostess ended because of the withdrawal syndrome I had. I like the casts of course; it's Joo Won and Kim Tae Hee. Joo Won is one of my favorite actor since Baker King Kim Tak Goo a few years ago where he's still a newbie but since then he rised as one of the hottest young talented actor. As for Kim Tae Hee, she's not really my favorite but most of the Koreans love her so why dont I give it a try? It started out with Kim Tae Hee as a princess of Hanshin Group (chaebol), Han Yeo Jin, who was held as a hostage by her own brother. She had an accident three years ago and survived but her fiancee died. When she did a suicide, it's a chance for her brother to made her into a coma and they continuously did a medicine-induced coma to her. She was treated in Hanshin Medical Center where doctors are not doctors but they are only a bunch of people who did their jobs for money. Here comes Joo Won as Kim Tae Hyun who is a doctor for the gangster known as "Yongpal" and also works in Hanshin Hospital; he did it if they mad a housecall. He works for money to treat his sister's illness so as long as you have the money you can call him. Things changed when he was called to "treat" Yeo Jin in the VIP room on the 12th floor but then he helped her to escape because she said she wanted to tear down that floor. She lives her new life like a newborn, started to feel the breeze, how to walk and feel about everything around her. The story continues with her lovey dovey moments with Taehyun and how he makes her back to her throne but then she started the revenge towards her brother and become more and more evil. The story is great because it is mixed with medical things and how we see that people can be really scary when they can be bought by money. Joo Won's acting is marvellous; now I know why he rised more than Yoon Si Yoon who was the main lead in Baker King. He had played lots of characters with different emotions. I watched Good Doctor and too bad the story sucks in the middle. His pairing with Kim Tae Hee is really adorable; they make a really good visual on screen. Kim Tae Hee is not as stiff as she was in My Princess proven by her acting here although the first few episodes she was only sleeping in the VIP room lol The drama itself has a really high rating with average around 20% and then they decide to extend two episodes. It's pretty common for kdramas to be extended when they had a good rating. I didnt have a high expectation towards the ending because I have experienced it when a drama has a very good storyline, they might have a really bad ending. I didnt know why this mostly happens in kdrama but yeah, it happens for real. The ending is still okay for me although it's a bit vague. As for me, I like the middle part of this drama where Yeojin starts her revenge and there is this moment when Taehyun said he regretted to have saved her from the 12th floor. You should give it a try. Not to mention how much I really like the promotional poster.

Rate: 8/10

Kim Tae-hyun is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay for his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong-pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical attention but who cannot do so publicly, dealing with criminals and corrupt plutocrats.[6] Joining a team of corrupt physicians Kim rescues "sleeping beauty" Han Yeo-jin, a chaebol heiress, from a medically induced coma, leading to unintended consequences.


Official trailer: