woman..

I found this posted as a status in my friend’s facebook wall. It’s in Bahasa Indonesia, but I tried to google translate it ;). Of course with some touch ups here and there :p (I can’t just copy-paste the translation without editing at all, can i? ) But as English is not my mother tongue so I have to apologize in advance that there are maybe some mistakes or weird phrases here and there :p

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A wise in his blog saying, “Women are always returns more to the man.” If you give her a house, then she will give you warmth in your home. If you give her rice, she will return to you cooked one. If you LOVE her, she will give you a lifetime of devotion. But if you give her betrayal, she’ll give you a prayer in tears of pain, and that means prepare yourself For millions of misfortune! ”

If yesterday you pray and you believe that she was the ribs, then accept her not as the perfect woman, but as the best woman.

God’s best is not she who never made a mistake, but who is always saying sorry for any mistakes and that she had a million forgiveness for your mistakes. She accepts your past and is ready to design her future with you. She is always anxious and lost her mind when you do not contact her.

She can give a positive impact in your life. She reminds you of the Lord. She invited you to be thankful even in hard times. She never forgets to mention you in her prayer. She would teach the purpose of life and life priorities.

If the spoiled nature made you laugh, if the jealousy meant love for you, if her tear was  heart wrenching for you, then, if now all of those things become the reason of letting her go, then take a moment to think. Because of this statement may be true! “Actually it’s not  spoiled nature, jealousy, or other vices that cause you dare to let her go, but now that you allow someone else to be the listener of your problem with her.” It is the betrayal that never realized by a man!

Merry Christmas 2012

There’s just a week left for 2012.. and it’s Christmas today. I would love to thank HIM for all the miracles and blessings that He has given me throughout the year…

I have to say that it has been a wonderful year for me… first half of the year, He gave me chances of working holidays in the most exotic place I’ve ever been (Buin Batu Clinic, Newmont, Sumbawa). He also gave me the courage to have an extended stay in the beautiful Gili Terawangan in Lombok. While in the same time, I could prepare myself for the Orthodontic Residency Program test well enough.. and I was accepted.

The 2nd half of the year, my life has been mainly as an orthodontic student. And it was great too. New friends, another new environment and new challenge. Though I have to say that I’ve been frustrated sometimes, I thank HIM for bringing me to it and through it so far.. 🙂

And Lord, I also want to thank you for all the families and friends that have given me care , love and support throughout the year. Also for some new good friends, thank YOU so much. Not to mention that for almost the entire of the year, You have that closest one for me 🙂 *well I guess he’s always there in every single moment in my life recently 🙂

And also, thank YOU for giving our family a chance to take care of grandpa in his last months of life. Thank YOU too for having us be in this family with grandpa and his thoughts. Merry Christmas Opa! :))

So much blessings that I might not deserve it as I’m a sinner, so in this miraculous day I really want to express my gratitude which I know can’t compare to those beautiful things You’ve given to me…

Happy Birthday my Dearest Savior, Best Friend, GOD, Lord Jesus

Merry Christmas to you all… 

 

A Goodbye

Today is our beloved grandpa’s funeral days. Has been suffering these few months until he said “it is finished” on the day he fulfilled Our Heavenly Father’s last calling. HE called Him to His church when grandpa was young, HE called him to teach us the children and grandchildren about GOD and HIS church, he taught us to call Jesus’ name and invite HIM in every occasion. And later in his life, he was trying his best to be our Lord’s servant by spreading the good news to his parochial and some other people, the things that we didn’t put so much appreciation back then. And finally, Our Lord called him to join the eternity on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm.

On this day, when we said goodbye to him forever as his body was entering his eternity home, I found this article of Paulo Coelho. And somehow it reminds me so much of our beloved grandpa and how he did try to be useful in his life with his own way.

Even if you were to study your own life in detail and relive each moment that you suffered, sweated and smiled beneath the sun, you would still never know exactly when you had been useful to someone else.
A life is never useless. Each soul that came down to Earth is here for a reason.
The people who really help others are not trying to be useful, but are simply leading a useful life. They rarely give advice, but serve as an example.
Do one thing: live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticising others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams. This may not seem very important to you, but God, who sees all, knows that the example you give is helping Him to improve the world. And each day, He will bestow more blessings upon it.
Manuscript found in Accra
( publication dates until May 2013: http://bit.ly/Ov0WK6)

Goodbye grandpa, your words will remain in our hearts and life. Send our hello to Jesus that you loved so much.. 🙂 Till we meet again!! :’) I love you!!

*/ Dear Opa, terima kasih untuk semuanya ya. Laura akan selalu ingat ajaran opa untuk panggil Yesus dalam segala perkara. Dan maaf untuk segala kesalahan yang pernah dlm bentuk kata2 maupun dlm hal kadang being ignorant. Beristirahatlah dengan tenang dan doakan kami yang masih mengembara di dunia ini.

*/ Dear Lord Jesus, welcome him into Your arms. Forgive His sin and let him join in Your eternal home in heaven. And thank You for giving me so many chances to show him all my love and serve him as his grandchild. I might missed those chances by not doing my very best when he was alive, and I apologize You for that.. :'(. but however, I thank You for letting me born in this family, with Opa as a part of my life. :’)

A Passage from Paulo Coelho

I surfed on facebook and found this passage shared from Paulo Coelho’s page. Great one I think.. 🙂
 
We deny our own beauty because others can’t or won’t recognise it. Instead of accepting ourselves as we are, we try to imitate what we see around us.
We try to be what other people think of as ‘pretty’ and, little by little, our soul fades, our will weakens, and all the potential we had to make the world a more beautiful place withers away.
We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be.
We stop being the moonlight and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it. Tomorrow, the water will evaporate in the sun. And all because, one day, someone said: ‘You are ugly.’ Or: ‘She is pretty.’ With those three simple words, they stole away all our self-confidence.
And we become ugly and embittered.

 

-Manuscript found in Accra-

 

 

Sweet treats of tonight

I was a bit hungry like an hour ago and thought about how nice a cup of hot tea with TimTam would be. -_- (don’t mention my weight loss program now)

And I just wanna say, those sweet treats brought back the sweet memories of T.120, a nice jungle home in Borneo. It was quite often that me and my housemate went to the commissary to buy TimTam, ice creams, or any other fattening product (which absolutely you guys can see how those product gave a damn long lasting effect up to now -_- ). And one night, a friend taught us a way to enjoy TimTam – bite a bit in each of 2 corners, and suck the tea with the TimTam. It was so much fun at that time, we tried with our own tea and TimTam and didn’t successfully manage to do so as the hot tea definitely melted the cookies even before we could feel the tea flow into our mouth. However, the soften TimTam tastes so great 🙂

And I just had it tonight. And this thing really brought back the sweet memories I’m missing so much of my jungle life and friends in Borneo. Was such a great retreat there. 🙂

TimTam and Jasmine Tea

definitely bring back the sweet memory of T.120 🙂
FUN and Tasty … Give it a try! 😉

Old Photos

I looked at some random old photos taken in my college years tonight and they remind me of the wonderful life I have had so far. Colorful and unexpected. I have no regret at all regardless whatever happened in the past because even the things we considered bad added some dark colors that stroke in certain boldness among the pastel ones in my life painting, which when I step back a little bit, I can see how perfect and beautiful the painting is. 🙂

And I found this great quote from the net:

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So I guess I have to say

LOVE my past, ENJOY my present and LOOK FORWARD my future

New life is about to begin

My closest friends would clearly tell you what my dream as a dentist is and how I’ve been working so hard for that dream. To be an ORTHODONTIST. Well, it means I have to be accepted as a graduate student of orthodontic program in the dental school. And they know too that I wouldn’t even try for the 2nd best although I failed in Universitas Indonesia last year. I always think that UI is the best regardless the gossips and intrigues I’ve heard before. I was graduated from UI’s dental school which is considered as the best University in Indonesia, and I just read a news that it’s actually the only University in Indonesia that is included in World’s 300 Top Universities. So, even though the competition’s considered to be the most difficult among the other public university in Indonesia (even more for its orthodontic program), I didn’t have any slight thought to enroll myself to another place. Call me crazy (some pessimistic opinions outside my circle), but for me it’s UI Orthodontic Graduate Program or not at all (stay as GP).

I remember how hard it was to gain the spirit back after failing the test last year. I mean, I actually don’t know in which part I failed, the only thing I know I didn’t make it to secure a seat in the class of 2011. But then I kept telling myself to do my very best for this year, see if GOD really want me to be there, and if not then this was my last attempt. If I didn’t make it again, I’d seriously define myself as a GP forever and be really good at it.

There were 4 days of tests and today is the official announcement of the result. And I-Did-It!! I didn’t expect as much as I did last year (coz I know I’d be good whatever the result is, and yea.. I’m pretty sure that He got a better plan than mine anyway)… but yeaaahh… I make it for this year!! Yaayy.. of course I’m so so so happy for that. And I thank HIM very much for the spirit, the supports from the beloved ones surround me during all of the preparation, for the last amazing 1 year that make me to be a better and more confident person I am now.

Per Angusta Ad Augusta

Through Trial to Triumph

 

Sunday morning has always been my time to go to the church after coming back home from my working trip. So, I kneeled in the church this morning to thank Him for everything. And it was like a flash back movie playing in my mind, remembering how miserable I was, kneeling in the same place last year. There was time that I came to the church almost everyday, to have a very private moment with God, cried myself mainly for my relationship problems and search for the inner peace which obviously didn’t come easily. But now I look back at those experiences, the lost I had last year, and be endlessly grateful seeing His amazing, unexpected and beautiful works on my life :’)

So… thank You GOD a bunch!!!!

 

Laurensia Limas, DDS – Graduate student of 2012 Orthodontic Residency Program, Universitas Indonesia 😀