I used to post an Instagram Story about things that happened to me on that very day; most of the times is a small token of kindness. On this year, I decided to dedicate one blog post for all appreciation in 2018; as a reminder for me, that I always encounter good things every single day, and that I will go to sleep in a proud and thankful state of mind.
Plenty of new networks and London internships (three places in a year! What could I ask more.)
My Master’s degree graduation.
Witnessed snow at Reading, my second home, with three of my dearest people in the world. It was my first snow in my life, as well.
Picked up my long-time best friend at the bus station; we had a silent cry while hugging each other.
Had a deep talk with my sister regarding her work (our very first time.)
Went to the Christmas Midnight service at Westminster Abbey; were given the best seat and delightful night.
Monday, January 1st, 2018
Watched my very first theatre show, Dreamgirls, and it was marvellous.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
The first day of work after Christmas and New Year holiday. Pak Nyoman gave us little treats from his Swiss trip.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Ate Bún chả aka Vietnamese salad at Hohaki, saw a bunch of handsome lads there (I should work in Aldgate area, d’oh!)
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Said goodbye to my very best friend after two-weeks together in London my Suci of Sweden.
Met two babies and their father on the bus. One of the babies said goodbye to me when he was alighting.
Friday, January 5th, 2018
Handled six Forex transactions for the first time and on my own (!!!).
Saw six planes altogether at the bright blue sky when I opened the office blind.
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Cracked two eggs with twin egg yolks (quadruple!).
Had a weekend lunch/dinner with my second family at Reading.
Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Finished my job assessment.
Went to see the painted ceiling at Old Naval College (a century lifetime chance!)
Ate the original pie, mash and eel at Goddards.
Discussing business idea (aka THE shampoo) with my super-marketer best friend.
Monday, January 8th, 2018
Managed to save company loss because I spotted the misquoted dealing price.
A stray/ lost cat walked me to the station.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Watched Mammamia! instead of Les Mis, glad that Nino enjoyed it.
My roommate turns out to be an art curator.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Had farewell lunch with my used-to-be-breakfast-buddy-in-BI-London, Bu Tiwi.
Off from work on time (which is a rare occasion).
Be happy for knowing that I do not have to come 30 minutes earlier to work.
Bought my Kindle as token memory after working in London.
Had (probably last) dinner, heavy discussion, and a long walk with Nino.
Cried at midnight, not because I feel like a failure, but the feeling of leaving good people I have met in such a short time.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Said goodbye to Ncik Ariani and Richard at their Sonning Common house.
Had a dinner with Bu Lala’s family.
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Was dropped at the airport by my Reading friend, Linda.
I’m going home, Indonesia.
Friday, January 19th, 2018
Hugged my mum and dad tightly (and three of us sleep together every night after that).
Seeing my sister smile upon her Ben’s Cookies I have brought.
Monday, February 12th, 2018
Celebrated my 26th birthday with my Mom, Dad, and little sister.
Five of my best friends came and we had a roast chicken feast (made by Bebek).