No Pet for Me

Am I animal lover? Well, at least I never throw a stone to stray cats or dogs. I let them enjoy their life in peace.

Am I a pet owner? Nope. I don’t have a pet and I don’t think pet is for me. I once a pet owner. One accident made me a bit trauma having a pet.

I once have two adorable hamsters. My friend gave them to me. My Mum called them Hamham and Taro. We didn’t know which one is male or female. We love them so much and fed them every day. Until one day, one of the hamster stop eating much and went to sleep almost whole day. It was Taro.

Me and my family kinda worried, what happen to Taro. We saw Taro still eating, so we keep gave them food. Until one day, I woke up with a big surprise. It was ordinary Sunday morning when I woke up. I saw Mum and my brother circling the cage. I asked them what’s going on.

“Taro gave birth!” said my Mum. I rushed and sat to her side and looking for the little hamster. There was none. “Where’s the baby?” I asked.

This time my brother answered my question, “Hamham ate them all!”

His answer made me almost passed out. Then my brother explained how he knew Taro gave birth and how Hamham ate the babies. That explanation really made my whole family sad. The most tragic thing, few days later Hamham and Taro escaped from their cage. Don’t ask how.

Since then, I declare that I’m not fit as a pet owner. No, Sir!

*Prompt 27 April: Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to? Menagerie


The Review

I would like to review my own life.

Maddy Pertiwi, to people who know her, is a lively person. She likes to make jokes. Considered geeky enough because she loves science fiction, especially Star Trek. Yeah, call her Trekkie. She has a good life with her family. However, nobody expect that behind her smiles, she hides secrets.

Secrets of her fears and worries. About life and love. Like layers, with each layers represent her true feelings about everything. To know about Maddy’s life, you can’t just sit down with her 5 minutes. Takes lot of probing and approach before she can finally trust you. Once she trust you, she will pour his heart out for you.

This attitude is part of her awareness. Many times hurt by someone she loved, she can’t trust people easily. To outsider, she can appear as a cold person. To someone who know her, she is completely different person. In front of them, Maddy is a cheerful person and love to laughs.

To sum up, Maddy’s life is like puzzle. You have to be patient to collect the pieces and put it all together. Once you put all the puzzles, you will know the story of Maddy’s life.

*Prompt 19 April: Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book. Four Stars


Isn’t it a painful thing to see someone you love go in front of your eyes?

I saw my parents marriage crumbled in front of me

I saw the person I love the most betrayed my trust

Yes it hurt me so bad…

Yet it’s not the end

When I saw my Mum passed away… that’s the ultimate painful of all

The pain that I must endured whole my life

Suddenly I miss my Mum…

*Prompt 25 March: Head to “Blogs I Follow” in the Reader. Scroll down to the third post in the list. Take the third sentence in the post, and work it into your own. Third From the Top

War of Burgers

With today’s prompt, I can’t help to remember one argument between my Grandmother and my late Mum few years back. It was hilarious and until now I always wondering what in the world they were thinking… I just finished my vacation so I have no intention to write something serious. Honestly,,, BORING!

It started with simple question from me,,, “Burger Queen or Farmer’s Burger*?”

Me: I want to treat my friends. Burger Queen or Farmer’s Burger?

Mum: Just buy Farmer’s Burger for your friends. Buy a Small Mac package.

Grandmum: Why Farmer’s Burger??? Better Burger Queen. They have lots of Whipping selection.

Mum: What?? Burger Queen?? It’s too expensive!

Grandmum: What do you expect from Farmer’s Burger? With the size of the burger, it’s overprice!

Mum: How come it’s overprice??? You have two layers of patties!

Grandmum: Whipping also had two layers of patties. They bigger than Small Mac!

Mum: Still, in terms of juiciness, Small Mac wins!

Grandmum: Burger Queen has Fried Onion. You only have nuggets!

I grew tired of their silly argument so I left them and took my friends to eat at fried chicken restaurant, instead. Over silly things, our house turned into battlefield between Grandmum and my late Mum. I kinda miss those moment, though. Especially my Grandmum…

PS. I changed the name of the restaurant but can you guess it 🙂

*Prompt 15 March: Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. A House Divided


When I decided to follow the Daily Post challenge, I committed to finish the challenge every day. However, I have to take hiatus for awhile, probably a week.

On 9 March 2015 afternoon, my boyfriend’s father passed away. The news hit me hard, also to my boyfriend’s family. Until now, I still in his house with his entire family. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2015.

After a week, I will back to finish my challenge. In the meantime, please pray for us,,,


Rest In Peace,,, Already miss you,,,

First Teacher, My Mum

If we’re talking about teacher, I have to tell you about my Mum. She was my first teacher. She was teaching me various subjects. Mathematics, Reading, Spelling, History, and the most important subject of all, she was teaching me about life.

Of course she was teaching me basic stuffs, like school subjects. What I owe her until now is the lesson of life. Started with my parents divorce almost 20 years ago. Suddenly, my image of ideal family was crushed to pieces. She taught me how to survive and be a good sister to my little brother.

We once had a talking session before we sleep. Mum always talked to us about her youth days. How she was having fun back then. Believe it or not, we also got our sex education from her. Maybe not too explicit but from my point of view, she was preparing us and we are more prepare than our friends. Mum also gave me some advice about having fun, especially in clubs. I always remember her advice.

The next lesson she gave me during her battle with cancer. In 2013, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. When we thought that everything was alright since her treatment finished, in 2014 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Me and my brother was devastated, but she showed us that she can hold it. My Mum wouldn’t give up until the end.

Luckily, she taught me to be strong person. Whenever she felt so down because of her condition, I always beside her and be her rock, like she always be. I remember when the nurse escort her to operation room, she hold my hand so tight and cried. That was the first time I saw her scared. I hold her hands back, tried not to cry. Luckily the operation went well.

The biggest lesson she gave me was about losing. Although the operation went well, her cancer spread again. My Mum finally passed away on 3 July 2014. So hard for me and my brother to accept the fact for the first 7 days. However, one letter changed us.

When we cleaned our mother’s room, we found a letter. We knew that’s my Mum’s handwriting. We opened the letter. The date was 1999. Apparently it was her will.  She prepared a will years before. The will was simple. She asked my uncle and aunt to take care of me and my brother. She was hoping that her children can live happily and become strong person. After we read the letter, me and my brother cried. Even in her death, she still care for us.

My Mum taught me to be strong person so I will be strong person just like her wish. Losing your parents is never easy and you have to deal it the whole time. I will remember her lessons for the rest of my life.

That's our last picture 2014
That’s our last picture 2014
*Prompt 8 March: What makes a teacher great? We Can Be Taught!