Month: January 2014

Impulsive Purchase of The Year

It’s still January yet I’ve done ‘Impulsive Purchase of The Year’. Well, it was Ramda who told me that Ólafur Arnalds is coming to Mosaic Music Festival this March. When I checked the line-up, I saw Young Dreams on the list. Young Dreams is a Norwegian indie band from Bergen I was recommended a couple of years ago by a local and it made it to my playlist. I thought about coming but I was like, “Nah, not that they’re my favorite band or so.” A week or two later (which was actually “yesterday”), I realized that I have a day-off that would be expired by the end of March. I asked my fiancé for suggestion about it and he said, “Didn’t you mention about an event or so in Singapore?” I thought quite a lot around 08.00 AM like how was I supposed to be saving and so. I thought less than ever around 09.00 AM and purchased the ticket for Young Dreams, and Lucy Rose, plus round-trip ticket to Singapore. Plus booked the hostel near …

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A bit of Fremantle,with a (Not So) Old Friend

Looking back one or two years ago, I worked with a lot of nice people on the rig. ‘Living’ on the rig didn’t give people choice whom to work with or without. On being myself, I would prefer building personal relationship rather than going fully professional so I made some good friends. We chatted and laughed, had lunch or supper together, and I even spent many special days with them (yes, I posted quite a lot about spending birthday, Eid, Christmas, and New Year on the rig :’)). One of them was Aldian, one of the best engineers I’ve ever worked with. Not only because he’s professional and responsible, but also genuinely helping and kinda funny. Teaming up with Himawan, Felany and Sathira, they made days easier back then. I had to admit that I started with zero of real-experience about drilling and rig stuff, and having friends like them was a blessing. Long story short, I moved to the office. Some friends were transferred, some resigned, and some just stayed. Aldian was one of …