Month: July 2011

Hello, Goodbye, Repeat.

So, how has life been on my first week of this new life? It’s been pretty great :) On the first day, I was re-introduced to the operation geologists (yes, all are male). I earned a degree on ‘The Art of Being Newbie and Looked Busy Doing Nothing’, so it was okay. I’m really thankful that I had spent a month in this city before so, at the very least, I know what and how to register myself, and get to the malls (I hate to say this, but I do love malls). Then on the following days, I managed to get my badge, and my rig uniform (red shirts, helmet, safety shoes, etc). Also, I did loads of survival kits shopping: water heater, wireless internet modem, broom and other disinfectant products, and for sure, packs of instant coffee & cereals.¬†For my first weekend; yesterday I bought a bike, so I took myself around and tried my Bike-to-Work route. Other than that, I’ve been spending my time in my crib, watching TV, reading novels, and …


A new life has begun and I’m saying ‘hello’ again to Balikpapan. I know I still owe a lot of ‘goodbye’ back there, but life is too short to wait and too soon to happen. So here I am.