Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Reminiscing days of pursuing masters degree

So I'm reading my old blog posts about my days in Manchester... And for a moment there I want to go to school again as soon as possible. That feeling only lasted for a fey seconds though, because I realize PhD is far more difficult, I imagine.

But yeah, I will get another degree, I have to. Because I'm building a career in academics. Dosens these days have to have doctoral degree. But I'm not gonna do it in near future because:
1. My husband plans to continue his studies next year, someone has got to stay as breadwinner.
2. My husband should do his studies before me because he is older and so I can use him as an excuse to delay my doctoral plan.
3. I think it would be more convenient to continue my study when the kids are bigger. Big enough to make their own Indomie, maybe? At least big enough to shower and poop without needing help... My eldest is now 3 years old and the younger one is still in my tummy! Pretty legit excuse to delay PhD, don't you think?

But yeah, I do miss my Manchester days...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

2017: Went to Seoul

Didn't get bored of Korean food.

Went to Korean Church, attend English speaking service.

Met Idol Seohyun from AOA (i think?) at Seoul Tower.

Did a lot of commuting.

Dayen's expression when we came back.



So that's my story from a year ago lol. 

0 posts in 2017

You know what, I blame mini blogs. Like Instagram story etc.
They're so convenient it makes me forget about blog altogether in 2017.
I didn't even wrote about Game of Thrones.

Shame.
Shame.
Shame.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Concerts

I can't believe I only posted ONCE in 2016.

Shame. Shame. Shame. (ringing bell behind).

Anyhoo, let's bask up in memories again. This time I want to count back on how many concerts I have been to. I'm not much of a concert goers, hence the oh so many concerts missed during my study in UK. I wasn't interested in Coldplay concerts, how foolish was I. They were all over the country. All year round. Jamie Cullum didn't held any, Adele was pregnant or something when I was there, so she didn't held any either. However, I did have gone to several others during my lifetime. It's nothing impressive, really.

Let's try to remember and enlist them:
1. Christmas Concert - JPCC. Just last Monday!
2. Sheila on 7 concert. My first ever concert, back in junior high school.
3. Jamie Cullum. BEST one yet.
4. Boyz II Men. Got a free ticket from a friend, this was the only one concert I attend in UK lols. (cry in despair). Whyyyy did I thought too much and missed Lady Gaga. whyyyyy.
5. Tompi.
6. Santana. Java Jazz. Super awesome.
7. Diversity.
8. Trio Lestari. BEST as well!
9. Maliq and D'Essentials.
10. Sheila on 7. Different occasion, can't remember when, though.
11. SNSD! My God I believe this was the MOST CROWDED concert I have been to. People pushing each other, there were literally sea of humas. I moved like 10m from the first spot I stood on, because of all the pusing. It was insane.

Man, those are the only onse I can recall for now. Oh well. Told ya, I'm not much of a concert goers.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Winds of Winter - GoT tv show, season finale

I can not contained my excitement. Literally can't.

I've tweeted about the last episode. So many things happened.

The greatest fantasy story I have ever enjoyed. So good. So so so good.

That last few episodes covered way more than the last 2 books (I think).

Ok I'll try and start reviewing my thoughts on that last episode.




Maergery and House Tyrell along with the High Sparrow and everyone in the Red Keep at THAT moment when Cersei proves herself as the mad, ruthless lion. I like Maergery, but I've always known she is a supporting character. Not a major one. Why? Because she wasn't there at the beginning. She switches sides and play her part well. In the end she is but a spawn in the story, a tool to prove the frightening madness that Cersei Lannister truly is. I know House Tyrell wouldn't play that big a part in the Song of Ice and Fire. After all, House Tyrell came to power because their lord, House Flower went to the Targaryen's aid during Robert's Rebellion. And so the end came for Maergery, Mace, and the High Sparrow.

Cersei Lannister is finally THE Queen of Westeros. She paid a huge price, of course. Tommen jumped of the castle after witnessing his mother's cruelty. Hey! That's rather poetic, Cersei! You push Bran of the window, five seasons later your last son jump himself of off a window! But Cersei was probably ready. The witch in the woods has told her long ago that she will loose all her children and she would become The Queen.

Congratulations GRRM, DB, and DW. That was beautifully plotted.

Moving on to my favorite characters: Daenerys and Tyrion. It is true that their scene in the last episode was not as dramatic as the others. But that look in Tyrion's eyes when Daenerys named him The Hand of the Queen. The emotions that he diplays as he declares his believe in her and as she showed him grace. It was subtle, it was calm, and there I was soaking this television greatness. Tyrion has come a long way and so has Daenerys. Now both sails to Westeros (yeah! Daenerys is going to the Iron Throne! Finally!!) along with the Greyjoys, and the Martells and Tyrells waiting to join them.

To think that next year (or the year after), Tyrion shall face Cersei. Two siblings that hated each other. For right reasons. One as the Hand of the Queen and one as A Queen. Extraordinary, isn't it?

And finally, up in the North. Lady Mormont did not fail to impress us as she rally the other Lords to once again declare Ned's Stark son as the King in the North. Sansa smiled, but that smiled died when she saw Littlefinger. I hate Littlefinger. Who knows what other sick plot he is schemming. He has declared his desired to rule in the Iron Throne. Sansa has refused him, but only time will tell what he will do next. Lady Mormont is truly admirable, one must say. I would approve if she were to betrothed to Jon Snow, it is befitting. Unfortunately Jon Snow is not Ned's son, oh he is not. Bran continued his seeing and we all witness how the show confirmed that afterall, Jon really is Lyanna's son. Yes. R+L=J is confirmed. Aw, Man. We suspected all along, didn't we? That means Sansa is the Queen of the North! But wait! Bran's alive and is at The Wall!! Will he join his siblings?

And we move on to the last Stark kids: Arya. Arya served Lord Walder Frey a pie of his own sons (Frey Pies!!) and then slit his throat. All those pages and scenes I've spent frustratingly see Arya's slow development finally came to a great climax: her revenge on the Freys. It is so satisfying.

You know what? I think it should be Arya that kills Cersei. Nope. I change my mind. Sansa should kill Cersei. Sansa should face Cersei, both as Queens. Powerful, powerful stuff.
I'm crossing my fingers, hoping next year Jon, Sansa, Arya, and Bran will finally reunited. After all these years they all think that the others are dead and they are on their own. Except that they're not. They are the powerful, noble, dignified House Stark. Stark banner has risen!!

Conclusion. Powerful episode. The Winds of Winter is the epitome of Game of Thrones.
The last episode included the most dramatic reveals: Cersei ascending the Iron Throne, Jon Snow is indeed son of Lyanna Stark, Daenerys named Tyrion as The Hand of the Queen, and Arya kills Walder Frey.

I can not stop smiling.

Congratulations GRRM, DB, and DW.
Thank you for the wonderful Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

The Winds of Winter - GoT tv show, season finale

I can not contained my excitement. Literally can't.

I've tweeted about the last episode. So many things happened.

The greatest fantasy story I have ever enjoyed. So good. So so so good.

That last few episodes covered way more than the last 2 books (I think).

Ok I'll try and start reviewing my thoughts on that last episode.




Maergery and House Tyrell along with the High Sparrow and everyone in the Red Keep at THAT moment when Cersei proves herself as the mad, ruthless lion. I like Maergery, but I've always known she is a supporting character. Not a major one. Why? Because she wasn't there at the beginning. She switches sides and play her part well. In the end she is but a spawn in the story, a tool to prove the frightening madness that Cersei Lannister truly is. I know House Tyrell wouldn't play that big a part in the Song of Ice and Fire. After all, House Tyrell came to power because their lord, House Flower went to the Targaryen's aid during Robert's Rebellion. And so the end came for Maergery, Mace, and the High Sparrow.

Cersei Lannister is finally THE Queen of Westeros. She paid a huge price, of course. Tommen jumped of the castle after witnessing his mother's cruelty. Hey! That's rather poetic, Cersei! You push Bran of the window, five seasons later your last son jump himself of off a window! But Cersei was probably ready. The witch in the woods has told her long ago that she will loose all her children and she would become The Queen.

Congratulations GRRM, DB, and DW.

Moving on to my favorite characters: Daenerys and Tyrion. It is true that their scene in the last episode was not as dramatic as the others. But that look in Tyrion's eyes when Daenerys named him The Hand of the Queen. The emotions that he diplays as he admit his believe in her and as she showed him grace. It was subtle, it was calm, and there I was soaking this television greatness. Tyrion has come a long way and so has Daenerys.

To think that next year (or the year after), Tyrion shall face Cersei. Two siblings that hated each other. For right reasons. One as the Hand of the Queen and one as A Queen. Extraordinary, isn't it?

And finally, up in the North. Lady Mormont did not fail to impress us as she rally the other Lords to once again declare Ned's Stark son as the King in the North. Sansa smiled, but that smiled died when she saw Littlefinger. I hate Littlefinger. Who knows what other sick plot he is schemming. He has declared his desired to rule in the Iron Throne. Sansa has refused him, but only time will tell what he will do next. Lady Mormont is truly admirable, one must say. I would approve if she were to betrothed to Jon Snow, it is befitting. Unfortunately Jon Snow is not Ned's son, oh he is not. Bran continued his seeing and we all witness how the show confirmed that afterall, Jon really is Lyanna's son. Yes. R+L=J is confirmed. Aw, Man. We suspected all along, didn't we? That means Sansa is the Queen of the North! But wait! Bran's alive and is at The Wall!! Will he join his siblings?

And we move on to the last Stark kids: Arya. Arya served Lord Walder Frey a pie of his own sons (Frey Pies!!) and then slit his throat. All those pages and scenes I've spent frustratingly see Arya's slow development finally came to a great climax: her revenge on the Freys. It is so satisfying.

You know what? I think it should be Arya that kills Cersei. Nope. I change my mind. Sansa should kill Cersei. Sansa should face Cersei, both as Queens. Powerful, powerful stuff.



Conclusion. Powerful episode. The Winds of Winter is the epitome of Game of Thrones.
The last episode included the most dramatic reveals: Cersei ascending the Iron Throne, Jon Snow is indeed son of Lyanna Stark, Daenerys named Tyrion as The Hand of the Queen, and Arya kills Walder Frey.

I can not stop smiling.

Congratulations GRRM, DB, and DW.
Thank you for the wonderful Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Countries Ella has Visited

So I'm watching a travelling show right now and it makes me kinda want to reminiscing.

WARNING : this is absolutely a type of brag-y post. But who cares, I'm the only one who read this blog anyway.
*pathetic* *lagibanyakmasalahmbak?*

Countries ella has visited:

1. AUSTRALIA. Been here twice, when j was 2yo and 8yo
2. JORDAN. Been blessed to have visited this country twice as well. Praise the Lord.
3. ISRAEL. Idem with Jordan, twice visited. Haleluya. 
4. PALESTINE. Jerusalem is in Palestine's territory when we went there.
5. GERMANY. Puji Tuhan, stelah diingat2 sdh 3 kali ke Jerman. 2002 sm ortu, 2004 sm kakak, 2007 sm PSM UNHAS.
6. NETHERLAND. Puji Tuhan, also been there three times.
7. SWITZERLAND.
8. FRANCE. Puji Tuhan, dua kali sdh kesana. 2002 dan 2007. 
9. SPAIN. Been there once, would reeeeaaaallly love to visit again. Sagrada Familia is just too majestic, I wanna witness it again please.
10. ITALY. Only been here once, hampir kecopetan, libur backpacker, one of the greatest adventure ever.
11. EGYPT.
12. AUSTRIA. Once, when representing UNHAS with student choir.
13. SLOVAK. 
14. SOUTH KOREA. Once and was fed from emergency kitchen. Long story. Another adventure with student choir but also with H1N1 hahahahaha.
15. UK. The one year I spent living abroad. Miss you Withworth Park :'(
16. GREECE. Best holiday eveeeerrrrr!! First holiday that made me come to know the beauty of having peaceful long nap during holiday.
17. UAE. 
18. THAI.


Glory to God!
I have been blessed to have parents whom instead of buying me expensive toys, they chose to saved up for me and my siblings so we can go out and expand our horizon abroad. I never had lots of branded toys and clothes during childhood. My parents prefer to use the money to go see other countries instead. In order to become more open minded. Be inspired. I'm so grateful for them. Kita diajar untuk tidak berfoya-foya dalam kemewahan. Tp diajar memperluas wawasan dgn melihat kemajuan negeri orang lain utk mnjadi inspirasi, walopun ke negeri orang itu dengan budget pas2an ala backpacker. Dulu waktu masih kecil baju boleh murah meriah mainan warisan semua tapi paspor banyak stempelnya ;)

Also very grateful that God has allowed me to join PSM Unhas and competed on various occasions in the world. Prestasi, membanggakan almamater, dan jalan2 gretong yeaah.

Setelah kerja baru sekali bs keluar negeri, soalnya se nikah langsung hamil and my husband is still in school so we dont have time to go for holiday. But the good news is we have our most precious baby Daenerys. We also get to save up!! So when the circumstances are right, definitely want to travel again. At least Singapur dan Malaysia lah, mosok negara tetangga aja belummm... Really wish to go to Japan... China and russia as well. Someday. Amin.


Oke deh sekian sesi mengingat2 masa lalu. Maafkan klo saya sdh jadi batu sandungan dengan post ini, tak ada maksud.


Mery Christmas 2015!!! 
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Bucket List of Daniella Sampepajung

1. Visit Japan

2. Re-visit Sagrada Familia after its completion. I wanna soak in its architectural grandeur again.

3. Watch one of these groups performs life: Neri per Caso or Sweet Sorrow or Pentatonix 

4. See Aurora Borealis




Updated: 24 Desember 2015



Mmmm.... Just that for now. 


Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Graham Norton Show


I started watched talkshows on youtube since my days in Manchester uni dorm with its faster-than-speed-of-light internet speed.

Mostly I watched American talkshows such as Ellen show, sometimes Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman. Later on I began to like korean talkshow as well like Happy Together or Hello Counselor.

These past few weeks though, I started to watch a British talkshow called The Graham Norton Show. @GrahNot is a flamboyant irish comedian and i love that he always make sassy hilarious comments.

For example on the episode when Emily Clarke the mother of dragons did a eyebrows match with model Cara Delevigne


After he made the two beauties dancing their eyebrows 😂, Graham commented that the guests have the ultimatr scrabble names: Schwazenegger, Gylenhall, and Delevigne's. 
Emilia Clarke: oh bypass. just skip my name hahahah
Graham: Clarke? Who careees. Clarke? You're sensible shoes, who careees.

That cracked me up so bad 😂😂😂

The best thing about the show is they have the most amazing assortments of celeb guests. Usually hollywood's A list accompanied by British comedian or singer or actress and such.
And most of the time they pair the most unlikely to be seated together stars! 

Here we have Sir Patrick Stewart with Liam Neeson, how awesome is that??!! Seriously 

Sir Ian McKellen with one direction?? No way!! But yes the did

Harrison Ford with Benedict Cumberbatch


But of course many of the episodes are ones when celebs who have done a project together come to the show to promote said project.

Like when Hugh Jackman, Michael Fessbender, and the oh so sexy James McAvoy

That McAvoy dude is out of this world sexy, isnt he? I do have a thing for short dude....... 

Ok moving on.

My second favorite thing about the show is they serve alcohol to their guests!! It's not compulsory, mind you, to drink them. But most of the time the guests do drink the alcohol beverage served, which presumably are of their choice. Though sometimes they prefer juice or just water. Robert deNiro chose to stay sharp during his interview, he prefer water.

Not Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Hugh Bonneville though hahahahahah.
They drank so much, they were pissed drunk I'm telling you!!! Hahahahahh


"My favorite wooly jumper and red lippie" - Hugh Bonneville
"Best talkshow I have ever been" - Matt Damon
Well in response to Matt Damon's comment, Graham said "Yeah it's the wine not the host"
I love that sort of self depriciation jokes!!

The downside of the show is Graham Norton is not exactly the best in steering conversations, unlike Kimmel, Letterman, or Yoo Jae Suk for that matter. Believe me, I have spent countless hours wandering around youtube over the years I know awkward pause when I see one. 

However, I do love Graham's funny comments and here are some of my favorite moments of the show.

Joan Rivers with Jeremy Clarkson, Jake Gylenhall, and Jeremy Clarkson's co host from top gear.

Joan Rivers: "You need to moan and groan to the right ear if you have sex with an old man. Otherwise they wont hear you"

Hahahahhahaahhahahaha

Emily Blunt had a slight row with Russel Brand 😂😂😂

The British lady and gentlemen corrected Will.I.Am's grammar. Just brilliant. 😂😂

And like the other talkshow, the Graham Norton shows have games and segments as well. My favorite one is when one of the audience gets to tell a story and if they dont like it they flipped up the chair


The way he read Taylor Swift's fans blog cracked me up sooo bad I DIE DEADdddddd


Someone tweeted, "Zayn's single piece of hair is prettier than my entire face"
Graham, "we cant see her face, it could be true"


You're amazing Graham! ❤️❤️❤️

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Jadi

Don't be shallow. 
Stop pursuing superficial objects.
Strive for self improvement, not in superficial objects.

Seek wisdom, not belongings.

Pursue excellence, not average performance.