Monday, March 25, 2013

Enjoying New Life in Ngrambe, Ngawi

How are you dear readers? :D
It's good to be back again! After a week spent in city of Ngawi, we finally moved out to one of the village named Ngrambe, which located about one hour journey by car from the town. 

We have been already working in Puskesmas Ngrambe for (more than) 3 weeks. So far I can enjoy the new atmosphere I have to adapt. The people here are very friendly and nice. Hope I will be able to make new friends here!

One day, I had a chance to attend DDTK (Deteksi Dini Tumbuh Kembang) which held in dusun Manisharjo.  I was lucky to have time playing with kids, and I loved to take photos of them, they're incredibly photogenic! The midwives and kader were kiiiiiiinnnddd, and when it's finished and we were about going home, they offered us durian. Yum! I have eaten five pongge (okay, I'm ready to blame) until my partner, Mas Ari, said "Yesterday, when I was on my shift at emergency room, I got a patient with heart attack after eating big packages of durian. You must be careful then." I stopped chewing and soon after we arrived in puskesmas (health center), I asked friend to measure my blood pressure. Thank God it showed 100/70, I was afraid I got sudden hypertension attack et causa eating too much durian. Phew. Anyway, look how cute the kids my digital camera caught! They're effin' adorable! 

And today, we held health seminar about HIV-AIDS to barbers who works in Ngrambe. It went well, the audience kept paying attention to what we presented, and the crowd was gooood. Next, another same-themed seminar in Balai Desa. Yosh! 

The post won't be complete without me telling you the culinary track here. Here are some of my fave. No more sushi, no pizza, no friend chicken, but I enjoy the food which tastes delicious. Yet, nothing can beat my mom's cook :p

Most Favorite! Since I am a noodle lover, I acclaimed this is the best noodle in town, eh, village!

Bakso Bakar, suitable for your afternoon snack. :p

And this!! I made Abon Ayam on sunny Sunday with Ibu Kost. She's very good at cooking!

That's enough for this post. Gonna update soon! Wish me not to be homesick and be able to stay strong living separated from home, please. Thank you for stopping by! See ya!

Saturday, March 9, 2013


I miss everything about her.
Her smile.
Her laugh.
The way she walks.
The way she talks.

God, I miss her! I've been living in hell since she left me.
I often caught myself staring at her picture.
I remember the day I saw her, even though it wasn't love at first sight. We went to the same university. I knew her but she didn't know me. She was somebody else's girlfriend. But I knew one thing at the first time I saw her. She's got something that words can't tell.

(Test Pack - Ninit Yunita)

Is that nice if there's someone who falls in love with you that deep and never give up on you? May we find one. Amiiiiin. :)

Voice of Ngawi-rica

Yooo wassuuuuppp....! :D
Finally I arrived in Ngawi, my new place called 'home' for the next one year. 
I'm excited, but also lil bit scared about the adventure of it all. To be getting in new work place, to meet new people, to survive getting out from my comfort zone... Well, who doesn't feel afraid? 
Thank God for sending me good friends for accompany. They are the precious ones who will help me going through this challenging year. Since I'm far far away from home, they're all my new family. :)

L to R: Kenny, Ari, Iji, Aini, Elix, Dian, Ervina, me, Intan, Novina, Lisa, Wina, Putra, Leo

The first week in Ngawi, we had to complete the orientation (yes, just like what new employees do before start working) at Dinas Kesehatan Ngawi and RSUD Dr. Soeroto Ngawi. All the staff were nice and friendly. Hope all is going well. :D

And on March 8, one of our beloved roommate, Aini, had her birthday! We brought her baked brownies as birthday tart subtitute. Otanjoubi omedeto Ai! Wish you aaaalllllll the best!