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Merah Putih

Gw sama Indonesia itu ibarat dua sejoli dalam love and hate relationship. Gw terlahir di tanah yang diperjuangkan orang-orang terdahulu. Nggak keitung berapa juta nyawa hilang untuk itu. Gw bersyukur gw nggak perlu lagi bawa bambu runcing untuk merebut negeri ini dari tangan penjajah. Sejak sebelum nikah gw mulai "berteman" dengan birokrasi dua negara. Birokrasi dari Belanda, tentu saja tidak seribet birokrasi di negeri ini. Segala macam email akan segera dibalas dan dibantu untuk dihubungkan ke pihak terkait atau yang menangani itu. Bahkan untuk permintaan Schengen visa tipe kunjungan keluarga di masa pandemik ini diberikan high priority dan email dibalas dalam sekejap. Sedangkan di Indonesia, aaahhh yaaa gitu dehh.

Tapi, nggak akan pernah gw pungkiri tiap kali gw denger lagu Indonesia Raya gw selalu mewek. Tiap kali liat bendera Indonesia, gw diam sebentar  berterima kasih atas nikmat bisa tinggal di negeri ini tanpa perlu memegang senjata. Gw bener-bener marah saat suami g…

Do You Celebrate Valentine?

@HipDict - @9Gag
So today is 16 February, and this is Chinese new year. Happy Chinese new year!

Usually people celebrate valentine on 14 February. Not everyone, but most of people. I realize few things : some people really waiting for that day and seriously celebrate it, the other people use it for fun, and some people don't give a shit about it.

It is not a serious day to be celebrated for me. Well, maybe, usually when I was still 'active' outside, most of friends gave me chocolate (not only me but they were so kind and buy so many choco to share with people). But other than that, no. I never have a special celebration for valentine. Not even cute romantic special dinner, not even a flower (lol gw minta nih sama suami, gatau doi peka apa nggak).

So last year, I still remember, I was still working and spend my February 14th with my colleagues by eating chocolate that I had from everyone. You know it was like the only one who didn't share chocolate is me! And my fianc…