Games For Holiday

I woke up so early this morning and helped my dad in making onde, a kind of meatball-like food made from flour. Onde is usually served during Indonesian Mother’s Day, which is on 22nd December. Yes, it’s supposed to be tomorrow, but for some reason we serve them today. Actually I didn’t help much, because I only made four. I did it by shaping coloured flour into my family’s Chinese zodiac :P. It took quite a while to make one as I had to carve its face, but it’s fun!

Family Onde

Left to right: tiger, snake, pig, monkey.

Oh yes, something good happened last Monday—I finally downloaded Harvest Moon game on my PC! Previously I had been wondering, “How difficult it is to find its file on the web…” I used to reckon that the suitable version of such game is required if we want to play it on PC. I just knew it from Wilson that day; we need to have a suitable program to play the game. When I opened it for the first time, it turned out that VBA (the name of that program) enables us to access GBA games. This is a good news to me and my sister—at least we have some entertainment for this holiday ;).

By the way, yesterday was our report day. I’m really grateful to achieve the first rank for this semester :D. Hope all of us can get better grades on the coming semester!


Reunion, at Last!

Sorry to keep you waiting, readers. Due to the slow internet connection, I couldn’t post for some time. But fortunately WordPress is accessible now, so I can publish a post :).

Besides the bad connection, my activities also became the cause of this hiatus. Many things turned out these days, which includes my new blog registration last September. I named it Fluttering Walnut. It’s my first blog on Blogger, and it’s also the first blog I write using Indonesian. Just like in Snow Footprints, the posts I made there are also about my daily life. And, of course, the content there is different from what can be found here. Everyone is welcomed to that site to read my entries in Indonesian.

But aside from that, I have another interesting experience to tell. A wonderful thing happened on last 20th October—I met my old friends :D! Thanks to Kathy; earlier she had invited me to the open house held at St. Nick (my previous school’s name for short). My sister was also invited by her old friend, so we went there together.

In the morning before going to St. Nick, both my sister and I had our reports. Not bad, except for PE. Then I noticed I wasn’t the only student with unsatisfactory mark on that subject; some girls in my class didn’t reach the passing score. We had to accept the truth that just by adding a little mark to our scores, we would have passed on that subject ;).

After having our reports, I and my sister went home to prepare ourselves. We arrived there around ten o’clock. And guess what? I was really touched by the time I reached my old school. It’s been a year since my last visit, and at the moment that building stood in front of me, with many people swarming over it. That nostalgic scenery made my heart pound, meaning I couldn’t wait to meet my old schoolmates…

Firstly I met Gresiella, Kathy, Velda and Jennifer. They were selling iced soy milk, so I bought one from them. Then grade 9A at their shop, selling foods like fried chicken. 9A’s shop was called Warung Te9Al—a modified form of Warung Tegal which means a kind of foods stall, if I’m correct. 9B also sold foods, and just like 7C in the last two years, they included suikiaw in their shop. I tasted the suikiaw, and it’s as good as before!

While I was wondering the whereabouts of my other old friends whom I didn’t met in the moment, my attention was distracted to the stage. The two MCs, Ms. Thessa and another female teacher, proclaimed that the dancing contest was about to begin. It’s a group dancing contest, and the first contestant was the representatives from St. Nick junior high school. To my surprise, they were Marcelline, Silvia, Shella, Angela and Fiona :D! I don’t know why did they performed in their poker faces, but their performance was great.

Even now I’m really thankful that I paid a visit to St. Nick during that day. All my old friends, including the boys, looked so glad by the time they met me. The same thing occurred to me—I was also pleased to see them again :D!