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Living In A Small Town And How I Feel About It

This topic has been in my mind for a while until today. I decided to write down this post because I have just read a good blog post of my fellow blogger. He wrote about the pluses and minuses to live in a small town.
Well, my town now is not really a small town, but it is smaller than my home town. I have been living here in Madiun for almost 6 years now. Before that I lived in Tangerang Selatan, a city close to Jakarta. Before that, I lived in my home town, Jogja, where I spent 31 years of my life there.

Madiun is a medium town, not small, but not big either. Once I stepped into this town I didn’t expect too much about this place. I thought that Madiun was quite, peaceful and reachable from edge to edge. But I found myself wrong. Madiun is more than that. It is bigger than I thought and merrier as well. It has some malls, great dining places and a beautiful green town square.

Besides those not-as-what-I-thought things, there are somethings I miss here: book stores and book fairs. I l…

Beauty From Indonesian South Sea

I’m captivated by its beauty from the first time I saw its picture. I thought that it was covered by gold, but it wasn’t. Its color is definitely golden. Its round shape was shining and looked immaculate. I knew I fell in love with it and dreamt one day I could have one. Can you guess what it is?

It’s the Golden South Sea Pearl.


Originally comes from Indonesian South Sea, this amazing beauty is one of a kind. Nowhere else in this planet produces this gift of nature, but in South Sea. In Indonesia itself there are many pearl farms. Bali, Lombok and Papua are the heart of the farms. Lombok’s pearls are well-known internationally. As in Papua, the native island, Raja Ampat region is where the oysters that produces these beautiful pearls live.

I once wrote about the pearl in my Indonesian article: Mengenal Indonesian South Sea Pearls


South Sea Pearls come in wide variety of colors, from silver, golden, cream and pink. The price is high in the market as it is very special. It takes 4 year…

She Is Not Assertive Enough

I was told to be more assertive to other people when I was younger. A quiz told me that I was not assertive enough. This could lead danger to myself and other people. How was it possible? I have a story for you. Here it is.

I felt a little disappointed this morning. Two days ago I asked for help to one of my neighbours to assist me in housekeeping. I asked her for monthly job. She said okey, and when I told her about the salary, she also said okey. I told her to start working today at 8.
It’s common here to ask for assistance from neighbours to work in our house as long as both the employer and the employee agree about the job description, the working hours and the salary. She usually works as a part-time house keeper. She usually cleans the house,  does some laundry.

Related article: Why Moms of Today Are More Fragile Compared to Their Seniors?

Before this I usually hire her at certain days only, but for now I asked her to work at my house for a whole month. Ofcourse excluded Sunday…