“..and say goodbye to yesterday.”



And just like that, it’s all over.

I’m still trying to register in my mind that I’ve actually finished yet another year of school. Heck, I still can’t believe I actually  managed to do some more studying. Who knew that this pea-brain could actually muster the strength to quit working and life in general to dive back into law textbooks and student life? Me, the one who originally had sworn herself off of studying back in 2009. I guess we all get that change of heart every once in a while, eh?

So I finally went and did pretty much everything one could ever think of in one short year. Moving out of my hometown to live on my own, studying in a completely different environment, a shocking change of lifestyle (I’m proud to say it is for a better one, though!), to all the random #YOLO shenanigans my old self wouldn’t have done 3 years ago. And look at me, I survived.

It’s been.. remarkable.  The friends I’ve made, the perils I’ve gone through, the challenges I had to face, the drama I had to overcome, the tiny steps that lead me to who I am now. And of course, the happy memories that came with the whole package. Nobody can ever take that away from me. As tough as it may have been, I wouldn’t have chosen to live my life this past year in any other way.

As the great wise Dan Wilson (of Semisonic of course, cos my music taste is forever stuck in the “some years ago” phase) said, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. And looking at how it is now, it’s time for another new beginning. Pretty sure I’ve learned a few things from living and studying in Singapore now, hopefully they’ll carry me somewhere decent 🙂 And I quote Modest Mouse this time, “And we’ll all float on, alright”. Amen to that.


Cheers to us all, NUS LLM class of 2014. It’s been mad awesome indeed. Time for the Indonesian hobbit to sign out now 🙂



“The roads, the times, breaking up your mind”

“You’ve gotta tie yourself to the mast, my friend And the storm will end”

(line taken from The Verve – One Day)


I know generally I should be doing better than anyone with a job right now, but the truth is that we are all just fighting our own different battles. This one is just 111 days away from the finish line. P.S: shock, surprise. I’m still alive. This blog is actually till here.

“Better stop dreaming of the quiet life, it’s the one we’ll never know.. “


Yeah, I know, I know.. I should’ve been updating this blog with so many exciting posts on how awesome life is in Singapore, right?

Trust me, I wish I could.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like it here. Honest to God, I do. There’s no such thing as getting bored in this place. And while I do plead guilty for not posting anything about all the stuff that went on throughout this term (Colour Run, all the fancy schmancy places, Upacara Bendera at the Embassy, having friends over from home, having parents over from here, adjusting to living on my own for the first time, being the only Indo in the whole year, heck knows what else. Too much to mention, seriously.), I honestly just couldn’t find the time to do so. Not even “hectic” can half-describe it.

Well, let’s put it this way. I’ve been having trouble finding time to even sleep, let alone post updates here. So.. *shrugs* But hey! at least now I’m here typing this post, right? This counts, no?

Yep, I’ve managed to stay alive so far. It’s been fun, for real. But for the most part, it’s been challenging. And by challenging, I mean it’s almost at the point where I’m actually wondering if I could even survive this whole thing. But seeing that I’m almost at the end of the first term, I guess it hasn’t been a total bang-up job so far. Almost halfway through! I know, right? Little ol’ me, who didn’t even think she would get through to NUS in the first place, has actually been keeping her head above water for all this time!

Hopefully, when I get into the semester break, I’ll manage some sort of recap on things. But for now, I guess this’ll have to do. Consider this my “Hi, I’m still alive” note. And now that you’re reading this post, wish me luck on my assignments and upcoming exams?

In the meantime, this hobbit shall return to her assignment and readings..