Little Tiara

Miss me while I’m away, okay?

Posted in moments in life by littletiara on September 30, 2009

I’m going to be away until Monday, out of town business trip! Ha! So I can’t go around the blogsphere and leave you all a comment :( I’ll make it up later, I think. I hope everyone miss me, haha.

And just in case you miss me too much, I’ll leave you with some pictures of me. Me and my friends were doing a little photo shoot few weeks ago and yesterday I received some of them ;)

Whenever I see this pic, I’ll only focus on one thing, my abs. Mwahaha.

Isn’t this one so fun looking? This is my favorite of all pictures. (and I was kind of the center of attention, lol)

p.s. anyone noticed I was using high heels in the pictures? Mwhaha.

Actually we did have more pictures in different outfits, but they’re still untouched, need more editing and all.

okay, one last picture, showing you how I don’t really want to leave the blogsphere (you see, the pout =P).

So, I’m off now! :D

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I’m planning

Posted in girl talk, words of the brain by littletiara on September 25, 2009

Yes, this is yet another post! I feel like blogging much lately. And you know what? I featured a lot of you here in this post!

You all know how much I love daydreaming about my marriage, right? I remember I’ve talked about how I want lollipops for my pre wedding shots. I think I would want even more balloons and candies and fluffed animals. (Now, where should I put my future hubby?)

I also remember telling you all how I want to invite you all to my wedding, right? It would be fun, meeting my virtual friends in reality, get them know each other, I really am serious about this. Internet is a big part of my life, my internet friends are too. So dear, I’m not just daydreaming here, I’m planning.

I’ll get as much money as possible, save up, tell my future hubby about it and he really should must understand this. Next, I’ll just book a flight, send each and every one of you the ticket and wait patiently for the plane to come :) I’ve even found the suitable bus to take you from the airport to the hotel.

Wait, I’ve even decided which hotel you all will spend your nights. It’s The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta.

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Actually I don’t really like how this picture make the hotel looks all grand, it’s grand, but unlike other modern hotels, this one has a really strong cultural feeling inside, and knowing me, the culture lover, you should understand why I chose this hotel. :d and I really love their swimming pool. I hope they’ll stay like this for at least five years.

Now, how cool do you think it’ll be to have:

the insomniac lolita,  Andhari to sing rap me the wedding song, what is it called? Bridal chorus? Ha! Dear insomniac lolita, maybe you can spare your insomniac time practicing this one special song for me? :P I hope she’ll have enough sleep before my wedding day.

Sarah (where on earth is she, though) and/or photojoy, to have a speech in Japanese and Kym in engrish which she’s mastering. That’s gonna be cool to have a Multilanguage wedding speech, mwahaha.

The toothfairy to make sure that I won’t have a toothache on my wedding and/or wedding night. Wouldn’t that be awful?

The stylish Clara Devi and Tina {luphia} to help me choose my dress, you know I’m not so experienced in this kind of thing. I always love weird looking dresses that gonna make me stand out, but since I’m the bride of course I’ll be stand out, right?

Abby and Manju to tell me funny stories so I won’t cry my heart out of nervousness, I’m pretty sure I’ll at least running up and down or fidgeting the whole two days before the wedding day. Prepare me your funniest stories girls, I might not even smile for I will be too nervous.

Anya and her cutest cat ever Kareltje will do keep me entertained as I love cat more than anything, I just hope he wouldn’t scratch me or I’ll hate him forever, lol. No way I can hate a cat, though.

Lisa, Mel, Emily and Nikolett can take turn to calm me down with their sweet and soothing words when I start act crazy and think crazily like imagining an earthquake happening when it doesn’t or act like the sky is falling down upon my head, or a giant dragon kidnap my dear future hubby, or well… anything that crazy.

And of course Dionne to help me organizing all blogger friends, since she’s so talented on doing a meet ups and arranging an events. I’m sure I’ll need heaps of her help. Wait, I think I’ll need her in the calming me down section too. Thus, I think she’ll need help, Jessica to the rescue! (more like rescuing me than Dionne, though.)

Katie, I’ve decided to contact her as soon as I know when my wedding is, she’s gonna be one of my photographer, of course. For my pre wedding pictures and all. I’m sure she and her ideas going to make my wedding a big ball of fun.

Jessica leigh, Kristen Sara, Kenna Christensen, Sheri, Lilize, Namine, Lilu, Khaay; girls, we really do need to get closer, I can’t find suitable job for you. Tell me, what would you like to do to help me on my wedding day? Buy me heaps of candies so I can get sugar high? That sounds like a good idea, toothfairy will be there anyway. Haha. (She’ll scold me for having such a sweet tooth, oh!)

Rad and Sebastian, don’t worry guys, you are, of course, invited. Well, only if none of you propose me, that would make you the groom instead of a guest, which one is better? Wait, the boys haven’t got any job to do, it’s unfair, I’ll think about it tonight, don’t worry boys, I won’t leave you jobless.

Did I miss your name? I’m so sorry, maybe we’re just not close enough? But that doesn’t make you out of list :D Tell me, I’ll think of what job I can give you.

For once, I feel like bossing around. No girls/guys. I wasn’t serious about all those jobs, haha, I’ll be a good host and accompany you touring around *wink.

Aren’t I a really neat person? I’ve got them all planned! Honeymoon? To Bora bora island I come! :D

Tumblr and a tag

Posted in moments in life, tag by littletiara on September 24, 2009

I have a lot of things running in my little head lately, and I can’t pinpoint as to which to write first.

first, I think It’s been quite some time since the last time I blogged, alright, five days ago, that is quite some time, right? Thus, I apologize.

next, I’ve been addicted to tumblr. lately, really addicted like I can spend my nights and days in front of it, seriously, lol. I found these pretty pictures via tumblr.

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and you can tell I’m much addicted to pastel colored pictures too. Argh, there are heaps of them over tumblr, reasoning my addiction.

And ah! Jessica from Jessicaleighlalou tagged me! Haha, one, I love her name and second I love doing tag game so I just have to do it, aha?

1. Two things you cannot leave the house without?

Would it be ridiculous if I say my clothes? lol. I mean, I can never, literally, go out without it, really.

2. Favorite Flower?

Sunflowers, daisies and dandelions (are dandelions even flower?)

3. Favorite Star Bucks drink?

Uhm, Would you be shocked to death if I said I don’t drink Star Bucks?

4. Heels or flats?

I don’t even have heels, but I’m planning to buy one, and I think I like myself on it so I’ll give it a go.

5. Favorite type of movies?

As long as it got no blood in it.

6. Favorite color?

RED. How ironic that I just said I dislike anything with blood few characters ago.

7. Do you drink juice ?

Of course! I’m so much in love with them, drinking Juice makes me feel healthy, lol.

8. Eyeliner or mascara?

Eyeliner, fo-sho. I’ve had enough experiencing mascara stained face, haha.

9. What type of shoes are you wearing right now?

Right now? I’m bare-footed right now.

10. What’s your favorite scent?

Something refreshing, like green tea, or breeze, or water.

And I tag, well, anyone who’s interested in doing so :)

My once upon a time story

Posted in moments in life, the best friend, words of the brain by littletiara on September 19, 2009

Let’s try my writing skill, it’s been a while since the last time I wrote a story, but I need to proof that I am still a literature student after all. The following story will be slightly different from my other blog posts.

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Crowded.

She looked around, Eid1 is around the corner and this very day was weekend. With discount everywhere there was no doubt this place would be so crowded, even without holiday and sales Malioboro2 always is the most crowded place in town. But in spite of everything, there they were, walking (or at least trying to walk) through the sea of people around them.

She sighed secretly, she never had claustrophobia whatsoever, but jam packed people was never really her favorite either. However, she had agreed to accompany him, no, scratch that, actually, she was the one who asked him to go out tonight in the first place. Consequence, consequence.

He continued walking before her, sometimes they made a little conversation, but most of the time they focused on their every step. Too focused that she didn’t realize the time they separated.

She was pretty sure he was walking beside her second ago, then why couldn’t she find him around anymore? Was he playing prank on her? She looked around, convinced herself that he was just hiding somewhere near, where could he possibly hide when there wasn’t even enough space to walk? Also, how could he play prank at this kind of time?

Wait, was he really playing prank on her?

Seconds ticked and she still couldn’t see any sign of him, She stayed a little more second until a realization hit her, no doubt, she was actually lost. Damn. All of a sudden she regretted asking him earlier to carry all her belongings including purse and bags and all, oh, but the cell phone was still in her pocket.

Once again, this time more panic, she looked around. She wouldn’t be able to go home without him, it was dark already and there was no public transportation she could use for her money was all on him. Looking ahead, she noticed the green plaid backpack, it was hers! And the guy with denim jacket? Phew! She found him! Quickly, she ran to his direction, not caring about the other people walking past through her.

He hadn’t seen her yet, his cell phone was in hand, ready to make a call when suddenly she appeared before him, couldn’t decide whether to feel relief or angry, he spontaneously scolded her, “Where the hell were you?!”

“I was lost!” she exclaimed, more like an announcement than anything, and with that he smiled, just like that, they continued to walk. She had learned her lesson decided she should cling to him all the time, so she grabbed her backpack (which he carried) and hold on to it.

He noticed, stared at her for a while before finally questioning, “Why are you holding on to the backpack?”

“Huh?” She answered (or not really), how should she answer it? Because she wanted to stay close to him? Because she couldn’t hold on to his hand instead? “I just don’t want to get lost again,” she finally answered, which rewarded her his smirk. Oh that famous smirk of him, can a smirk be any more adorable?

But she being herself, as soon as they arrived at the store, couldn’t help but sidetracked her eyes to anything more interesting. Quickly she hopped from one rack to another, forgetting that only minutes ago she was lost. When she realized that she couldn’t hear his voice anywhere near her, she started panicking again, damn! Why was she getting distracted so easily?

To her surprise, it didn’t take long to her to find him again; in fact he was there, right behind her. “What? You’re afraid of getting lost again?” He smirked yet again, and she could swear she heard him saying, “don’t worry I’m here,” but maybe that was just her imagination playing with her.

“You shouldn’t keep quiet when you get lost, you should scream, calling out my name,” he lectured her on their way home, which gained her raising eyebrow, sure she shouldn’t keep quiet, she planned to text him already if she couldn’t find him, but calling out his name amongst the crowd? That would be too ridiculous.

Eventually, she couldn’t sleep easily that night; thinking that he actually cared for her she realized that getting lost never really feel any better.

1 Eid is a celebration for Muslim after fasting month, usually people buy new clothes and all, thus the crowded places and discounts.

2 Malioboro, the most famous, most crowded street in Yogyakarta, you can find heaps and heaps of souvenirs here. They simply sell… well, everything.

Wait, have I told you that the girl in this story is me and the guy is, of course, the best friend? Yes, I was lost the last time we hang out.

And happy Eid Mubarak for every Muslim who celebrates it! :)

it’s tag game again!

Posted in tag by littletiara on September 18, 2009

this may seem like a long post, actually I just put too many pictures along, lol. So enjoy, well, you’ve been warned, alright?

The lovely Nikolett from Better than coffee tagged me this game, haha. Tag game is so very helpful when you have no idea of what to post, right? As I am currently out of my mind, this is really a big help :] so thank you so much, Nikolett!

Your last fb/twitter update:


This too shall pass

(It’s India Arie’s song, I have this tendency to write the title of the song I hear as my status, lol.)

3 TV/ Movie characters you can relate with:

(ah, this is a cruel question! I barely watch TV!)

1. Patrick Star

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To mention that I am sometimes (well, often) clueless and pink and shaped like a star, I think I can relate much to Patrick star. lol. Most of all, me and Patrick can relate so much in making stupid faces, (or being stupid) lol.

2. Chu Ga Eul

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I’m pretty sure most of you don’t know who she is, or even how to spell her name. It’s Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul in the super hit Korean drama; Boys before flowers. I don’t even watch the drama, lol. All I know is that this missy falling for the Casanova, believes in soul mates and love taking pictures of herself. sounds pretty much like me, I think.

3. Elle Bishop

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Spoiled, witty, kind of sadistic and loving slush-o! more than anything, plus she’s electric. Well, Elle Bishop portrayed by Kristen Bell is definitely one of my favorite character in Heroes.

Three countries on your travel list:
(my geography is bad bad, so I can’t/won’t differentiate between city and country, lol.)

1. Prague

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I have a friend living there, and he once showed me the beautiful city he lives in, I instantly fell for it, the classic aura wins my heart!

2. Maldives

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Seriously, I shall start saving from now on so I can help my hubby later on, because I’ve decided Maldives to be the place where we spend one of our honeymoons.

3. Thailand

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Why you ask? I don’t know, maybe for the beach, maybe for its rich culture, maybe for the transgenders. Although I’m kind of sure 100% if the best friend really be the hubby, he would never agree. He’s so very much afraid of them, lol. And if that’s the case, I’m ready to switch destination to Bora Bora island, French Polynesia.

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(you know what? I think I once dreamed of those water bungalow even before I saw this picture today! D:)

Hit the shuffle on your iPod – list out the 3 songs:

1. Lenka – Trouble is a friend

I love this song! Haha, Trouble is a friend of love, yeah, they’re just… always stick together, don’t they?

2. The academy is His Girl Friday

Just got this song from my friend, I haven’t even listen to it yet. Haha, I need some time to grasp the meaning of songs, so, no comment about this song.

3. Tidal Wave – Owl city

I am currently obsessed to Owl City, Adam Young is seriously a genius! The lyrics are beautiful, the tunes are soothing, and he made them all by himself? From vocal to all? How can he? How can he? I mean… How can he?!!

3 daily must-haves:

1. Internet

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For sure, no further information needed. It feed my soul, lol. From blogger to the forums to twitter and lastly facebook. A day without is so empty!

2. My girly friends the little miss sunshines

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Whether it’s a twitter chat, messenger, sms or face to face gossip, I need them to breath. (lol, talking about cheesy here)

3. Music

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Equal to food and air. Yeah, honest! Even if it’s just me humming random songs, admit it, you can’t pass a day without music, right?

3 things you’re confused about:

1. Why am I staying in love with the best friend?

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Seriously, if I made “the best friend” one of the labels, it sure will have the most post. I need to move on I tell myself, but then… have you ever heard Sara Bareilles’ song ‘Gravity’? The lyric resembles my condition much.

Something always bring me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do I’ll still feel you here ’til the moment I’m gone.

You hold me without touch,
you keep me without chain
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your rain.

(Sara Bareilles – Gravity)

Gah, I sounded like a little high school in love girl-oh, wait! I actually am! Except that I ain’t no highschooler anymore.

2. Why don’t I just start working on my thesis just yet?

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The professor who’s going to assist me writing my thesis is actually of of my favorite one, you can even say we’re close. So close that he even sometimes help me on my personal matters and tease me about the best friend, great! :D All I need to do now is to compose my mind and set it into serious mode instead of just playing around all day long.

3. Why can’t I stop listening to Owl City songs?

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I’m always someone who puts music player on random, I never like listening to one kind of music continuously, it bores me, but Owl City proved me wrong! I mean, how can you not feel romantic upon these kind of lyric?

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
lit up the world as I fell asleep

Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
from ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance.

(Fireflies – Owl city)

And let’s not forget the other songs entitled Strawberry Avalance, The Bird and the Worm, Vanilla twilight, and Super Honeymoon. They’re seriously addicting!

Browse your DVD rack or bookshelf – pull 3 out at random:

1. Compact Edition: French-English, English-French DICTIONARY

Lol. Seriously, that’s the biggest, the one most used/read in my bookshelf as I have no DVD rack.

2. 36 Business Strategies

I’m not lying, really. That’s the second book!

3. Inuyasha vol. 44

Finally something kind of normal, it’s a Japanese comic book (or they call it Manga?) about hmm… a half human half devil creature who falls for a human girl. lol. If I’m not wrong it’s my brother’s.

3 things you’d wish you’d known (earlier):

… This is kinda hard, hmm…


Oh, I wish I know how to answer this question, really.

If you had to date a celebrity, who would it be?

Why would you ask me this? The answer is obviously Mr, Ventimiglia! *squeals*

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If you were a celebrity, what would you be?

The wife of a celebrity is a celebrity too, right? So I’d be Mrs. Ventimiglia, lol. *here goes the daydreaming*

If you had to give your blog a face-lift, what would you tweak (layout/content-wise)

I found out that most of my reader love this simple layout the most, and I, do too. I mean, it’s been a long while since the last time I changed my layout, right? I hope I can write more interestingly, sometimes I feel guilty to make you all read some nonsense daydream I have, ah poor poor reader.

What about this: what would you want me to talk about for the next post?


edit: I forgot to credit the pictures! I got these lovelies from
tumblr, soompi, and of course Mr. Google.

kinda sweet, eh?

Posted in moments in life, the best friend by littletiara on September 16, 2009

9732_1158906226011_1628449008_388047_3199148_nMe and my high school friends, just as usual, held an annual reunion last Saturday. And this one is like one of my favorite of all pictures.

Why you ask?

Hmm… maybe because there’s a sweet little gesture between me and the best friend. (well, if you can’t tell me which one I am I’ll hate you I’m the girl one, lol. Who did that fish face-and the best friend is the one beside me who had the sweetest smile here. Gah, I should’ve smiled instead of doing a fish face, lol.)

Another love story

Posted in girl talk, moments in life by littletiara on September 11, 2009

This one post, is finally not dedicated to the best friend. Of course, as much romantic girl as I am as loyal too, I couldn’t help but having a little crushes here and there while I am loving dear best friend, so here it goes, my another unrequited love story.

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I have actually posted about this guy way back then, I just suddenly remember him today that I have to write about him (again).

Once upon a time, there was this Japanese guy studied Indonesian cultures. He spent almost two years in Indonesia (if I remember correctly). It’s not something that wonderful, though. As I am studying in the faculty of cultural science, there are a lot of foreigner students here in my campus.

The case was that I liked him.

We did constant gazing whenever we meet, but never really said anything.

Days went by and one day I saw him at the graduation, so he finally did finish his study, even until the graduation day we’ve never shared a single word.

That was only simple little crush, alright?

Until one day, when I thought I’ve already forgotten about him, when I thought he had gone back to his country, he came again. I was surprised, so I ran to the toilet to hide my crimson red cheeks. I ran, I literally did.

And when I finally could control my heartbeat, I went out of the toilet, only to find him standing there, in front of the toilet. My friends told me he was there since he saw me runaway (lol, isn’t it kinda creepy to wait outside the toilet? lmfao)

I didn’t know what to do, so I just smiled, he replied.

and…

that was all.

The next day he went back to Japan.

So dear fellow Japanese, if you happen to know this guy named Sho Suzuki, tell him “Hi” from me.

p.s. I’m not really good on writing a mellow post, aren’t I? lol.

Posted in Uncategorized by littletiara on September 8, 2009

I love reading poem, I have to say, short ones, and the ones about love (great, I’m a total romance sucker). My favorite would be Baudelaire with his desperately dark poems and Khalil gibran, his words are just so strong, (and it’s kind of wonderful how I can read and enjoy their long poems) and there’s Sapardi Djoko Damono from Indonesia which poem, from the very first time I read it, had successfully made me smitten. This poem, is actually quite famous, at least amongst Indonesians.

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Aku Ingin

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan kata yang tak sempat diucapkan
kayu kepada api yang menjadikannya abu

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana
dengan isyarat yang tak sempat disampaikan
awan kepada hujan yang menjadikannya tiada

I know, I know… don’t worry girls, I’ve found the English translation, lol

I want

I want to love you simply
In words not spoken;
Tinder to the flame which transforms it to ash

I want to love you simply
In signs not expressed;
Clouds to the rain which make them evanesce

[Sapardi Djoko Damono]

isn’t it beautiful? I am always amazed at the words they (the poets) choose to make it something so deep and meaningful.

p.s. Anyone other than me notice my posts lately are… kind of too sentimental? lol. I think I need to have a love-related daily blog. hmm…

don’t forget to join the competition!

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half giveaway. Win UGG Boots!

Posted in giveaway by littletiara on September 5, 2009

So, Alicia from Whooga Ugg Boots, offered me something.

What? Oh, what is that something?

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She asked me if I could help her promote her giveaway, and I said of course! so guys, can you too help me doing it? It’ll give you a lot of fun thing, I’ll tell you how and why.

Why fun:

By doing this, you’ll automatically be entered for the draw to get a pair of this lovely ugg boots. The free ugg boots competition draw is done every month, and if you leave the badge on after the draw you will automatically be entered into the next monthly draw as long as the competition continues.

How fun and easy is that? So if you don’t win this month, just keep putting the badge on your site and you’ll be entered into the next next next next months draw! :D

and also the very time you joined this competition/giveaway you’ll get 15% discount in the store!

plus, they shipped internationally so the winner can be anyone anywhere! And you can pick whichever is your pair of ugg boots, they look so warm, aren’t they? Plus they’re available in so many colors and some different types.

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how:

it’s really very easy. Just go here, and follow the instruction of how to put the badge on your site.

I’d be really thankful if you tell your friends about this half giveaway so they can see this post and click on the link.

and I think once I got 40 people joining, I’ll host my own giveaway! Yay!

and talking about giveaway, Nikolett is also having a giveaway to celebrate her 50th post, check it out! ;D

On your mark, get set, go!

Posted in moments in life, words of the brain by littletiara on September 1, 2009

Anyone misses me? Haha, I spent my weekend at Nanette’s house, basically her house is our base camp, that’s why. She lives in a good big house with only her sister and maid so we don’t have to be shy there, haha… her sister is just as crazy as us. =d

So based on the western calendar, summer is officially over and… great, where’s my post about my summer wish list? The pictures are still in Nanette’s computer and the soonest I can meet her again is next week so I think I failed, lol.

But hey! It’s an endless summer here in Indonesia so I decided to still do them all. I’ve visited the village and enjoy the greenery and has the pics with me! At least I have one thing done ;d

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Not so green, eh? The next week we went there all the paddy field were yellow! It’s harvest time! :D

By the way, school started last week, it reminds me that I am on my last year here, and that I have to work hard, so I settled my goals yesterday (when I skipped a class I decided to go to the library, that was how I remember I have to finish all this classes soon).

1. Get the online bookstore opened soon.

logo this logo still need some fixing, I’m doing it right now so I can start it as the office is now already ready, a-ha! Money here I come! :d

2. Get graduated

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Of course, I have to finish this all first, or else I’ll be distracted between making money and studying. I have no intention to continue my study, yet. Career is my aim now.

3. Buy a car

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-with my own money. My target is this white vw new beetle. I don’t think I’ll buy the convertible one, though. For it’s already too hot without summer here, lol.