aetherna: (chibi2)
There is a real difference between the world of school and the world of work.

I graduated at the end of October 2015. After a long journey for 5 years, I am finally, officially a doctor! ...Sometimes the title does feel so heavy a burden given how empty my head is. But anyway, it marks the end of painful days of studying, scoring, assignments, exams, and everything else. It sounded impossible previously; I looked back at my posts here at this journal, how exhausting and stressed I was during this journey. I was not even sure about my final exams. Unending gratitude for everyone (and God) who supported me throughout those years.

Despite no longer titled a student, it doesn't necessarily mean I can practice my knowledge freely. I have yet to gain my official license, which can only be obtained after I pass one-year internship period at a remote area. Currently still in the process of working on that department: registration, collecting information and testimonies regarding various area, and getting ready in general. I can only hope I won't pick the wrong choice.

Besides enjoying my free time by trying to write in this journal again, browsing around at forums, replaying Persona 3 Portable for the only-God-knows-how-many-times-has-it-been times, trying to play Persona 3 FES but waiting for the USB-joystick Mom is going to send soon, watching more and more Korean drama, watching another Chinese drama, and just sleeping when I have any time left after doing all those things, I am working as a research assistant at campus. Ophthalmology is one of the fields I'm interested to study even more (though it is actually half-surgery, duh!) so I am quite happy I can get a work here. I had to send my applications few times to different people until I was finally accepted. That hit me quite hard because I didn't imagine the world of work is that competitive. It's been a great experience, though. From handling samples, taxes for the honors, and working on monthly assessment of patients' treatment. Fun work is fun.

I also recently found out the lovely feeling of making your own money. That pushed me as far as making my own PayPal account and thinking about what I can do to bring more income. Posting is one possible option, but I'm still experimenting with what I can do. I need ideas!

/me goes to that place where all brilliant ideas are produced

If you really don't know what it is... )
aetherna: (artistique1)
Now this is supposed to be my comeback post instead of the previous one, but whatever. Spreading the love for an amazing group like 4MEN is more important!

Anyway, yeah, I returned. For now. Not sure if I will disappear soon again, but let's just enjoy the time and company we have at the moment. Nothing too stressful.

As for updates with life, well, I have recently finished the eighth semester of my medicine major. Well, technically, I just had the last exam today, but the results are not out yet. I think I did just fine to be able to pass without problem... Can't help getting nervous, but I can only wait, so I may as well enjoy my time. And with the end of semester coming, it means holiday! The best part is going to come. Because...

I AM FINALLY GOING TO JAPAN!

My parents gave me the permission and support for this upcoming trip. It is like, totally awesome sauce! Japan has always been the country I want to visit after getting addicted to its otaku culture. Although we are not able to visit Tokyo due to high cost, I am still dead sure it is going to be an amazing, unforgetable trip. I am going there with two other friends, for ten days, starting July 15th.

Lately I try not to think about the future too much. I am so close to the end of the preparation and the start of, what, a very rocky road ahead. Last year, graduation preparation, various national tests to pass before that, life decisions, internship, work, possibly more study, and so on, and so on. Too much. I will try to digest things one by one as they come closer. That will work, right? I am worried if I am too laid back, but worrying too much will not help either, I believe. And I know I can do it! I have to! Yeah! Raise the hope high!

...Or I am just that ignorant. I probably am.

Now allow me to return to my gaming world of Persona 3 Portable. That shall be discussed in another post, someday!
aetherna: (chibi8)
I think I will post a more detailed update of myself in another post, after this one. At this moment the need to share these two amazing songs is stronger than a boring update about myself.

I was late checking the new release of one of my favorite singer group, 4MEN. And when I did check the songs out, as usual I regret why I did not do it sooner. From their newest, fifth album, titled "1998", these two songs hit me hard on the face.



Though I can’t talk with you, though I can’t hug you...
It’s alright.
You are a dazzling star.
And I live in that light.


The song title is Star. Before I went to search for the lyrics translation, I did not expect its meaning to be a song from fans for their idols. Very sweet. It was a novel idea for me. But then the quote above, a part of the refrain, brought tears to my face for some unknown reasons. I think it was because for me this song is not only for idols on TV, but also for idols in real life, those who are so far away for me, unreachable, but I will always hold them dear in heart. Because there is nothing else I can do. This song is supposed to make me happy, so I find it funny that I'm crying.



Even if you go clubbing, I’m OK.
Even if you get plastic surgery, I’m OK, because you are my love.
I’ll pick the stars for you, I’ll give you the moon.
Even if you get sensitive once a a month, it’s OK!


Very simple title with very simple (full) lyrics. I love it because of the fresh melody and powerful voices combined with simple lyrics; honest, straightforward, and sweet. Most probably because we are used to hear words organized beautifully. But no, this song does not need it. And that is why it is so charming. That is why I love it.

Long story short? I love 4MEN to death. If you have not checked them out and are a fan of ballad songs, they are worth your time. Always.
aetherna: (chibi2)
Watching MasterChef Indonesia Season 3 today breaks my heart. That one deaf participant that I mentioned previously had to be eliminated because he failed the challenges and pressure test. A shame to see him go because he actually had talent, but as mentioned numerous times by the judges themselves, he had been a great inspiration for everyone, not only in the field of cooking. Best of luck for him from now on!

And the badminton games have been very satisfying so far. Many awesome moments, all the attacks and defenses are amazing. Even though Indonesia lost on the quarter final thanks to China (as usual), it was still a great game. And now I can't wait to see the final between China and South Korea tomorrow; a battle of two strongest badminton nations so far! <3

I guess I was sad yet inspired from many things. And I also listened to this inspirational song by the heavenly Philippine Madrigal Singers, or mostly known as MADZ.

For whatever problems we may have, let's not give up hope. Because those who try will be paid equally.

aetherna: (chibi6)
More than a week without updates. Busy, busy...

The title this time is taken from my tweet a while ago when I was watching MasterChef Indonesia Season 3. I remember watching MasterChef US with a participant being blind, and she was as awesome as any other normal participants -- if not better. That was something amazing. This time I saw one of our participants being someone deaf. I thought, in cooking you need sight more than hearing, but then if he couldn't hear the instructions or not knowing when the bell ended as a sign or when he couldn't hear the voice of something boiled as you cooked it... It sure is hard. So thumbs up for both of them. So much inspiration.

Life has been busy but slightly fun, I guess. Finished with the national biology competition yesterday. Not too tired since I didn't really do much, but I enjoyed it. After all it's the last chance to enjoy the competition as official committee members; next year I'd just be a visitor who decided to help.

Today I had my first TV shooting, whee! So my church was invited to join in a Catholic discussion program on TV. A choir group was selected, and I was asked to help to play the music. We recorded the sound last week, today we recorded the people involved, haha. It was my first time being recorded for playing instrument too, not singing. Just minor make-ups and our usual clothes. Looking forward for the result!

My tablet returns to life! After letting it die for a while, I pressed the power button for few seconds and it rebooted. I was sooo happy.

And ultimately exams are coming. What have I done? I know you can guess. Seventeen lectures materials to review for the exam, and not to mention that those were superficial so I need to read textbooks too...

Life is so cool.