Wow, we have passed 3 months already this year. As I think more and more, there are many things that changed in my life. New friends, new workplace, new job, and new family member.
My little sister got married early last year and still in the same year we got a new family member, a beautiful niece. Her parents named her Rayhana Khairadilla. During the time of giving name to our niece, we had a hot discussion. From naming her with Rayhana Khairusyifa, changed to Rayhana Khairunissa, and finally after little word-fight with brothers and sisters, a suggestion from my brother-in-law’s uncle, my name was attached. At first, I felt happy because of that name-attachment. But, to think it again, will our niece feels that her parents were not creative enough to give her a name, since her aunt’s name is there, too. Hope this story will tell her later that her parents hated the atmosphere when her name was created. Well, more than just a name, Rayhana or Hana, is very very cute baby girl. She doesn’t cry a lot, even she is sick. And she talks a lot, too. She’s just too cute….
I have completed my master study in October last year and now I’m officially one of the faculty member in University of Indonesia. Even I’m not a fulltime lecturer yet, but I think in the near future, I will be.
Just like other people, we need regular income. NO MATTER how much it is, it should be earned regularly. Otherwise, then I’m still a high school student who asked for pocket-money from mom and dad. Alhamdulillah, I didn’t waste so much time after came back from abroad to get a temporary job. What I did was only being a full-responsible and first-approaching person. two days after I arrived Jakarta, I phoned Mrs. Christine who was the Head of Korean Language and Culture Department and told her that I have finished my study and ready to work at campus. She was happy and amazed that I immediately called her. After that, I was introduced to Mrs. Rostineu, who gave me a job as Korean language teacher at LBI FIB UI. By only teaching once in a week (every Saturday, 4 hours), I can get minimum monthly income.
I continue to teach English at English Course owned by dad’s friend. How many months have passed? almost 5 months. Well, since I decided to focus more on Korean Studies, after few months I think I will just quit teaching English. I am waiting for another 3 months-term to complete before resigning.
I’m currently writing a book about learning Chinese for those who never learn Chinese before, together with old friend who is attending master program in Shanghai right now. Deadline is approaching and I am almost done with the contents. I think I will not have much time to let an editor checking how reliable the book will be.
One by one of my friends got married and some of them got babies already. It’s very pleasant to know their updates through facebook and twitter about their little family. I always wish for their happiness will last.
Talk about healthiness, one thing that I’m really proud about my self. I have stopped eating instant noodle. Yes!!! I have reached the level where I hate eating it and whenever someone is boiling it at home, I just can’t stand with the smell. Another is I have managed the habit of drinking water 2.5 liters per day. Actually the target was 3 liters a day. But I think this level is enough.
One more thing that is new. Together with other 3 friends, we’re trying to build connection with FIB UI graduates through scholarship program. Gather them and ask for their contribution by giving scholarship to students in FIB UI. It’s still in the period of pre-launching. I have scheduled for making it publish next month. But, It will always depends on how hard and diligent we are to complete all tasks in time.
Many things changed. Did I become better as a person this year?