All posts tagged: birthday

Sepotong Cerita Ulang Tahun Abi Antariksa

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ABI ANTARIKSA!” Demikian kata-kata yang saya minta ke mbak-mbak toko roti-dan-kue-yang-cabangnya-ada-di-hampir-setiap-mall. Saya nggak sempat berpikir kata-kata yang lebih romantis atau ‘witty’, pokoknya yang penting tiramisu dan cepat pulang. Kemarin untuk pertama kalinya saya pergi tanpa membawa Antariksa untuk kontrol pasca lahiran ke dokter kandungan. Antariksa saya tinggal di rumah bersama Mbak Tuti (Asisten Rumah Tangga kami) dan Bunda. Selama di rumah sakit akhirnya saya merasakan yang dulu saya anggap sebagai “ke-lebay-an” ibu-ibu: baru sejam sudah kangen anak :p Pokoknya sibuk texting ke Bunda, “Bun, Antariksa nangis nggak?”, “Bun, lagi apa si Antariksa?”, “Bun, sukses nggak minum ASIP (Air Susu Ibu Perah) pakai sendoknya si Antariksa?”, dll. Intinya: LEBAY :p Pulang dari dokter kandungan saya buru-buru naik ojek ke mall terdekat untuk beli kue ulang tahun suami, walaupun sebetulnya suami saya orangnya bukan tipe yang harus tiup lilin dan potong kue. Begitu tiba di rumah, saya langsung menyusui lalu curi waktu setelah Antariksa tidur untuk cetak-gunting-tempel topper cake dan bungkus kado. Selesai urusan topper dan bungkus kado serta drama-drama menyusui di antaranya barulah saya buru-buru mandi. Pokoknya jadi seru …

25 Things I Did Before I Left 25 y.o

Al-hamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin, last week I turned 26! :) Nothing can express how grateful I am to live the life I’m living now, to be in a point where I question myself, “Is it too much to ask for more?” It was my 4th birthday in Balikpapan (because last year it was in Bogor) and a really good one. It started with A‘s long distance call and silly dubsmash video, then a little surprise from bestfriends (I seriously thought I was too old for birthday surprise, but who could resist martabak and beng beng?). In the morning I went jogging by myself as a moment to make promise that I’ll take care of my body better than before. In the afternoon I got my hair cut, ate bakso and had some coffee with Anggi (my bridezilla bestie). Later I called my mom and in the evening had fast-food dinner with friends and credit card 50% discount promo. During the day I got best wishes and prayers from the loved ones. Nothing fancy but somehow it …

Long Distance Birthday Celebration

Maybe you wonder why I haven’t talked much about Long Distance Marriage (LDM) and maybe you even expect LDM Survival Tips & Trick. At first, I just didn’t want to spread gloominess because unlike broken heart, distance is not something to heal but something to deal with. Writing is therapeutic and I just don’t like the idea of being in therapy, as if I suffer or something like that. I admit it that some nights, I cried because it would be easier if A was there but I was okay again in the morning, went to work and talked with friends. A calls me regularly and it always works. So yeah, it isn’t easy but it’s okay :) A turned 31 yesterday. Yesteryear I flew from Balikpapan to Jakarta without telling him and knocked his door around 10-11 PM or so (accompanied by my parents outside, a honored spoiled lady I was). The thing is: Egham’s out of my special-surprise-flight radius and apparently out of online-cake-delivery range so I just purchased something from Freya Art, an …