Tuesday, March 31, 2009

give me my visa!

so, today i went to the visa office to extend my visa. today was like my third time went there. in the last two, they said i need more documents because i applied for F visa, business visa. then i've prepared all of the documents, sit there waiting my turn, hope this was the last time i should go there.

when i went to the desk, i was served by a woman. she started asking me questions, in english, about what i do here, until when, what i do in indonesia, what my education background, blabla. and then she went, maybe to ask someone about my documents. when she got back, she talked in chinese to my friend (who accompany me), from her voice tone, i knew something went wrong. she gave my documents back.

and i asked, "what?"
"rejected," she said.
"what? what should i..."
"no, you can't get your visa. it's only 30 days. you should go (to indonesia) before tomorrow."

i can't say a word. how can i go back before tomorrow???

and my friend had an idea. she took another queue number, so maybe we could go to another officer. she took three times, in three different time. just in case one of the queue number would be that woman again -_-

the first number was the officer right beside that cruel woman. and i said, no! no, no, she could recognize me. then we waited for the second number, prayed hard that the officer wouldn't be that woman. and yes, the second number was a man, two or three desks away from the woman. he talked in a normal tone, asked about me to my friend in chinese. he was nicer than the woman. but then he gave me back my documents. he said i should get another document, the one that i brought was not enough.

for god's sake.

well, at least he didnt say that i should go back before tomorrow...

but my friend wanted to go to another officer. then we waited again for the third number. and we prayed again it wouldn't be that cruel woman or the second officer, and should be a man!

and yes, it was another officer and a man. fiuh.

surprisingly, he said the document was ok, i just need to copy one of the document.

hah. freakin crazy.

i remembered when i applied for this visa in china embassy at jakarta, the women officers were not really nice, too. i dont like their tone when they talk to me. what' s wrong with these women???
when i told my day today to my other friend, he told me that they gave your visa depend on their mood. if they dont like you, they wont give it.


lesson learned:
1. for AIESEC traineeship, just get tourist visa!
2. men are nicer than women. pick them.

Monday, March 30, 2009

five sentences

Dear Lafrania,

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately, you were not accepted into the IMMIT programme. Your GMAT test score is too low for acceptance.

We wish you all the best in furthering your education.

With kind regards,

International Student Services
Tilburg University
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

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Friday, March 20, 2009


few things i noticed since i got here...

1. people are staring, i mean like STAAARIIING at you. sometimes i looked back at them, then i looked to another direction and when i looked back at them again, they were still staring at me! wew. yeah, a veil is a very very rare in china, plus i dont look like a chinese also. now i know how celebrities feel when everybody looks at them. well, i'm getting used to it. hehehehe...

2. i like the transportation, bus and subway. a bus should stop at the bus stop, passengers should get on and off at the bus stop. i've seen an oldman knocking at the bus door when the light was red. the driver just shook his head. that's what we should do! law is law. and why there's no subway in indonesia? busway is not enough, we still can get a traffic jam. hail subway!

3. manners. i found veeery rare, people give their seat to elders. i don't know if it's not include in their norm. and i don't know either how it is now in indonesia. i used pubtrans a.k.a angkot which all the passengers have their own seat. how about on the bus?

4. parks! looooooove the parks! not too close to the roads, with the trees, bench, bridge, lake, and singing birds. hmmmm..i bet it's really beautiful in autumn :)

5. the apartments. yes, they need lots lots of apartments to accomodate lots lots LOTS of people. not like in indonesia where apartment is a prestigious place, here everyone lives there. and all i can see is clothes hanger outside...

6. the products. well, what can i say? sengihnampakgigi

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


in the bus. with new friend.
new friend: so, you watch G*ssip G*rl?
me: yea!
new friend: me, too..
me: i think, my last episode was 11, 12 or 13. i don't remember.
new friend: oh, i think the newest is 16.
me: so, do you watch it on tv or you download it?
new friend: download it..
me: ooow...can i copy it from you?
new friend: yeah, sure...


me: oh, great! that's great! what else do you watch?
new friend: mmm...H*w I M*t Y*ur M*ther?
me: oooh! i like that one, too. but i just watched several eps in season 1...
new friend: i also only have it like..until season 3..
me: do you have the first season?
new friend: yeah, i have it..
me: GREAT! can i copy that too?
new friend: sure!


new friend: ok, what else do you watch?
me: mmmm...B*g B*ng The*ry?
new friend: oh! i love Sheldon!
me: yeah, i like him, too. he's sooo funny!
new friend: yes..
me: can i copy that too?
new friend: of course. but you have flashdisk or something, right?
me: yeah, flashdisk, harddisk, laptop, i have them. you dont have to worry about it!
new friend: ok..

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