Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The meaning of Marriage

The current generation of marriage is totally different in essence, ethics and morals compare to our older generations, simply our parents and grandparents.

I think there is a large gap since the growth and development of social media contribute to the extensive knowledge of other cultures and sub-cultures in other societies. They influence many of our opinions and interests, extending our power even more less than yesterday's knowledge.

But I wonder if people especially in my culture, in this country that I live in especially those close to me know the real meaning of marriage.
What does it mean to be married?
Is it only vows that you spoke of in front of the altar, then you forget about it the next day when you have arguments.
Or, you run off to someone for simple matters?
Or, do you forget that being married also involve to your larger families (extended families)?

I can't judge anyone because I am not a judge, yet, an imperfect human being on that note.

On this blog, I would like to impose that marriage takes adulthood, takes responsibility of your spouse's feelings more than yourself on many and most occasions, balancing your own feelings towards your in-laws if you don't like them etc, or even to give an objective opinion because HONESTLY, who knows what they think of you!

Bottom line, I can't judge and I don't want to judge, I just wonder, why they deplete so much, selfish and cowardly.

I, dont, know.

XOXO
sasa


Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015: a 3 year off from my Blog

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....


I forgot what I posted last time since I don't want to look back.
BUT, I graduated. From USYD (Sydney Australia), AND CHIBA UNIVERSITY (Japan). 
*CLAP CLAP CLAP*



 So, I  want to fast forward everything. I have moved back from Japan to Sydney, looked for a job and didn't make it in Sydney.

Somehow, I got an interview in Jakarta then worked in a Japanese company, received numerous promotions and I quit my job after 3 years just when my GM wanted me to take over and entrust me with his whole division. He wanted me to write all 3 departments' Standard Operating Procedures then become a trainer for everyone in the company while at the same time watching and supervising system documentation since our division is the first in the whole Japanese Group *Globally* to integrate such system. I spent like 3 months working alone to write down a system manual handbook and shipped off to China as a sample for their system. I am bragging yes I know but seriously, I worked my butt off.

Damn, I love my work, my job, my career and all the late nights I spent with my beloved computer at work. lol I sound like a workaholic.

But now, I quit my job just almost 10 months ago. I guess I needed an early retirement, NOT. Gotchaa

WHY?

This is me when I was in the job-search process.

Because I am now a married woman, I have a wonderful 8 month-old son and a very caring husband.

I love my lifeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee even though I don't work anymore *SOB SOB*.

OK, so what is my plan?

I, melloniser, promise that I will return to blogging I PROMISE. I LOVE BLOGGING. It is just that the contents will be a lot different since now I have a cute baby who I love to cuddle kiss (which he will squeal in between).


So in the meantime, stay tune. 
I loveeeeeeeeeeeee you all.
xoxoxoxoxo
SASA


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mellon in Jakarta UPDATE!

Hey girls and boys,

I have currently been working as an executive secretary in a Japanese company exactly 5 months and been in Indonesia for 6 months (roughly)!
My working hours is not that crazy, I wake up at 6.45 am and I finish work at 6.30 pm, Monday to Saturday but only half a day on Sats.

What I do in my company is not what most think about secretaries.
I don't put on make-up and do touch-ups every 15 minutes, maybe because I prefer brains over beauty. LOL
I assist 13 corporate officers including my president director, whether they are locals or expats mostly from senior managers, general managers, directors, commissioners and up to the President Director, liasing with our overseas counterparts, and I never discriminate. Always keep on low profile.

I do handle administrative works but I actually assist on the growth of our company.
For example, designing letters/envelopes/stationeries for the better good of the whole company, I do take care of their residencies (expats), banks, schools, invoices, payments, attending events and every day is never the same! I do translating, interpreting, speeches, helping the credit department/accounting/finance/general affairs/human resources departments and also suggesting ideas for the development of our directors.

It is a challenging job and it is not only about multitasking but also on how to utilize your common-sense.
There are many smart men/women out there, book smart, but not street-smart. I am usually a bit reckless but my hardwork pays off in their eyes ha ha ha ha ha I never take things for granted.
That is why, many people supply me a lot of food!!! yeayyyyyyyyyy

I do drive and for many of you who have been in Indonesia, you must have thought I am out of my wits.
Women drivers are rare.

But I have to survive.

I usually handle the job of the other 2 secretaries, not because they are incompetent, but they never think out side their own job-desc.
But, maybe it is because I don't have a job desc hahahahahahaha
My policy is NEVER COMPLAIN, but MAKE A SUGGESTION and PUSH! ha ha ha ha ha

I also sometimes play the role of an Office-boy, a messenger/courier. I do everything.

The key is to always enjoy what you are doing.
I do realise I am underpaid for the things that I do and from what I have contributed.
But I think God's plan is marvelous.

5 months on, I am struggling to find my successor, I have been promoted to a new division where we are starting to kick-off our Corporate department.

I mastered and got the general idea of the consumer department, now my immediate boss (shachou) finally released me from being his secretary. The General Manager lobbied him everyday so that he can let me work in his department haha ha ha h a ha

Maybe the best compliment from the President about me is not "you are good", but "what can I do without you, I will be in trouble, no one is good as you." He almost made me teary....

But I always think, there is always somebody out there who can replace me. It is only a matter of finding.
But I do doubt, whether that person can have the same mentality, remembering not one single soul has the same exact methods/thinkings/set of principles. Maybe she will do a better job than me.

Only a few days left, I need to speed up to catch up on my secretarial job. I need to make a hand-over manual for my successor, write a job desc which describes this role etc.

I am also being challenged to speed my understanding about the operation systems/software so that we can kick off our new division. I can't wait for this challenge.

The agenda is there, now I need to execute.

In the meanwhile, I do face a lot of struggles and hardships, but I found someone who makes me fluttery.
He is lovely and I love him, not for what skin he is in, but for his faith in Jesus and also his 'never-give-up' attitude and maturity which I envy. haha ha h ah aha

Okay, I am going back to my house and shop in Gancit Mall hahahahaha

Update u all laterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

LOVE
SASA
xoxoxoxoxoo

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where have I been?

Hahahahaa.....
I am back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am still alive and well, I have not lost that much weight, still chubby and never really thought on anything that's related to dieting. :D


Anyways, I just took this picture trying out this gorgeous dress, for around 40AUD. Not bad ey?
I didn't buy it FYI.

OK, let's talk about what have I been doing.
Well, please forgive me for neglecting this blog, but it's never my intention !

I've been quite busy working, yes, thanks Lord, finally I nailed a job in this hard time.

But, it does not come with a cheap price, well I can't disclose many things here since the internet is a free space, with no privacy.
Well, I got a job offer back in the middle of December and currently been working for almost 2 months. 3 months is the probation period, and hopefully afterwards I get reviewed on my work performance.

I pretty much enjoy my job without the politics, don't everyone wishes so? :p
The pay is alright, the friends are cool and I get to greet guests from Japan. Most lunches are paid by my bosses ha ha ha ha

But of course, with such treats, the price is high. Sometimes I dreamt about my bosses yelling at me LOL

But nevertheless, I am just grateful to God for all the things He has done for me. I just need to trust my life in His Hands and that He will take care of me.

I truly pray that when believers pray together with their wholeheart, there's nothing that can't be moved by us.

So, I will definitely keep on updating myself and sorry for not writing much earlier.
I've been sick and tired due to overwork. :D

In the meanwhile, have fun people! God bless!

Oh, my man is cute... LOL

XOXO
Sasa

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas and its Miracles


It feels so surreal that things pass by real quick this year.
I never thought I'd get through another year without getting older, yeah I wish. ha ha ha

Only less than a week and we welcome a brand new year, maybe a year that exceeds our expectations, or maybe a year much less than we expect, but nevertheless we must embrace all possibilities with open heart and open mind.

I have been MIA for quite a while, so sorry for the lack of updates.
As you all know who keep up with my blog posts, I went on a holiday the day after my JLPT exam.

With the lack of good connectivity in my home country, I can not be blamed :P
Phone carriers are trying their best to cater all their consumer needs but anyway, I'm disappointed with Matrix carrier, the reception is weak even in my house!
Telkomsel is the best ha ha ha ha

Anyway, cut the story short, I went diving in the island of Sulawesi, the pic is right there on top of my post.

I dived around Bunaken Island!
Well, I wanted to dive in their world recommendation sites e.g. Tanjung Kopi, Depan (Muka) Kampung and Mandolin Point, however our diving club took us to Fukui Point and Lekukan #3 (it means Bent #3) and the last diving spot that I didn't dive is quite horrible. Lucky I didn't dive, I was playing in the ocean in the middle of 2 meters waves because of the tide.

I got bruises on the half of my left torso LOL....... oh well.... I had fun by myself getting carried away by the current, the ship chased after me though so I am fineee.e..e.e..e I think I drank a lot of sea water... yuck. ha ha ha

Anyway, I did have lotsa fun and I wish to write more detailed stuff but I guess people will get bored.

Lastly,
Happiness is hard to achieve if you expect too much.
From now on, I enjoy little things that I experience even taking cold shower at 5 am. he he he

My life in my home country is not as easy as my life in Australia but most hardships will mature you.

I am just so grateful that I have Jesus Christ, the God many people make fun of, but I truly believe He is in our hearts and taking care of us and knows what's best for us if we believe in Him.

Some things are just impossible but many of my prayers are answered and they are always right in His time that in the end is beautiful and of course, makes me speechless, REALLY!

I wonder what New Year Resolutions people have brainstormed for 2012?
If you ask "what about you Sasa"
Well, I just got to say, I leave my resolutions all onto the hands of Jesus. Nothing to worry about.

he he he he

Okay, I wish you all a lovely night, lovely christmas Eve with God, and family.
Man, all the malls here are covered with Christmas trees and pressies. he he he he
Truly feels like CHristmas.

ANd, happy holidays! I will keep on updating this blog.

CHill Out and thanks for reading,

Love
XOXO
Sasa

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Separation?

Beloved said ""Every time I close my eyes your image is at the back of my eyelids". I cant explain more how much youve made this feeling so meaningful to me".

Such feelings being evoked from within because of somebody else worths millions more than diamonds.

It's hard to understand the meaning and their worth unless you experience things first hand.

So many smart people neglect and do not realise such emotions.

Everytime you are in a relationship and end it, you will always learn something out of it, even if you can't help it anymore....

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yes, I've just finished my JLPT (nihongo nou ryoku shikeN) today.

Result? March.

Do you think I will pass? Only heaven knows.

Did you study? Yes I did, ijikan mae. LOL

Conclusion? Blah...........

After the exam, I fell flat on my bed and took a 3 hour nap.

Then I cooked dinner, and..... packing away to my holiday. LOL.

But oh boy, JLPT N2 2011 burnt 90% of my brains. If I can't remember things correctly today, at least you know what happened. ha ha ha ha ha

for the rest of you, good luck for your results. :D :D
Oh, but I think this year's not that bad. hehe

Cheers,
Sasa