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Indonesia Raya August 31, 2010

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2 days ago I heard Indonesia Raya played at Aula Simfonia Jakarta. I felt proud and magnificent. I just realized it is such a powerful national anthem. I remember when I had to sing this at school, it is always taken for granted, could not fully realized the true meaning of the song. Well I do know now, as a proud indonesian I must not forget where I have been brought up.


Free Train Ride August 9, 2010

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As part of cityrail employees strike, we don’t need to have ticket to travel by train today. The gates are wide open. Here I am, going home by train for free 🙂

Busy July 31, 2010

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Finally after around 2 years “makan gaji buta” I got busy with my work as my colleague has been moved to another client. I feel quite happy with this change because the day goes faster but the consequence is I don’t really have much time to update the blog (well, another excuse for my laziness :))

Sometimes I miss the time when I had to work for long hours back in Jakarta although I don’t think I will be able to do that again. I’m kinda amazed by my pass ability to sleep less than 6 hours a day, even on Saturday. Right now I feel sleepy if I sleep less than 7 hours, especially in Winter. Is it because of me getting older?

We’re back June 23, 2010

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Postingan pertama setelah idle 1.5 taon…bahkan tadi udah gak inget sama sekali passwordnya. Haizzz. Moga-moga setelah ini gak males lagi deh 🙂

Back from holiday January 8, 2009

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First of all, apologize for the lack of blog posting after holiday.

We got back from holiday (Indo) on 1 Dec 08, arriving at Sydney in the morning, using …. Singapore Airlines A380. It is the latest one (from the registration number 9V-SKF CMIIW). A bit of delay when boarding at Singapore, probably some technical problems. When I got the time, I will put some photos on my photoblog. One funny thing, there are 2 girls sitting right across us. They started to cry when the plane was taking off. Overwhelmed to fly A380? Hehehe.

We celebrated our 1st anniversary by having dinner at Meat & Wine Co. Nothing fancy, just kangaroo meat and rib eye steak.

Then, came back to work on Dec 3rd. Our church presented a musical Christmas celebration on Dec 6, and it was really beautiful, fantastic, spectacular. I felt honoured to document this event. Photos can be seen here and here for the behind the scenes :).

On Christmas day, went to church, taking photos as usual :). Results can be seen here. After that, went home and got a bad headache so stayed at home for the rest of the day. Mean while some of my friends, they queued at DJ to get some vouchers from 2AM. It is for the first 100 people standing in the queue. I think I will do this thing next December :). Then, went to the city on boxing day, bought nothing even there are sale everywhere.

So now, we are back to normal life, no holiday anymore, we can concentrate on buying our first pad :). We are still deciding which home loan we will take. Currently, the choice is with ANZ because all the good & brilliant people at my workplace recommend it. Anyway, we will go to a mortgage broker so we can compare home loan products.

Dinner at Crocodile Senior Thai November 6, 2008

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Yet another culinary adventure with friends after church in the evening. We found out that Daruma (in Prince Centre) actually closed on Sunday nights so have to try it on other days, maybe we’ll go there on Saturday afternoon.

When we came in, was greeted by some waitress in quite sexy outfit hahaha. Maybe this is some sort of marketing ploy to get more people come to the restaurant. So, we quickly perused the menu and decided to order some basic Thai foods. Maybe if we come back again, we’ll try some fancy ones 😀

Since the room is a bit dimmed, all photos are a bit dark with no flash used.



So many delicious foods hmmmm …

Som Tum Thai & Pu
Green papaya salad with small crabs. At first bite, it was not that hot, but when the foods in the mouth, the chilli started to kick and my throat on fire. LOL. Was good but I like the ones from Saap Thai better.

BBQ Pork Neck
It is grilled pork neck laid on bed of lettuces, with some dipping sauce (soy sauce). As expected, pork is tasty as always. Hahaha


Green Thai Curry
Man, this dish really hit the spot and we all agreed it was fantastic. But we wonder is there any MSG used ?


Stir fried chicken with chilli basil (hot)
Like a normal stir fried chicken everywhere else, with some chilli and thai flavour.

The staple foods – sticky rice.

Recommended 🙂

Best 1 Barbecue – Burwood October 3, 2008

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We decided to watch Eagle Eye at the cinema after work. Went to Burwood as it is quite near from Rhodes. Reached there by 5.30 and quickly bought the ticket. So we have around 40 minutes spare time before the movie starts. Decided to walk around (despite the soaring hot weather outside) and ended up at this restaurant.


After we seat, the waiter quickly put down the bowls, teacups and tea pot. We ordered only 1 meal – roast pork rice and paid straightaway at the counter.

The soup came before the meal (normal practice at chinese rests).
Tasted a bit sweet with pork meats scattered in the soup. Quite nice!



Roast pork with rice – $8
We shared this meal as the rice is quite generous. There are some chinese cabbage included in the meal so it is not all meat. Roast pork tasted OK, I put some chili oil which is not hot at all and it make the taste even better (wondering if there is any MSG inside the chili oil). In the end, we were quite full only from this 1 plate. Amazing ! Very cheap eats ! 😀

Movie verdict : do not watch Eagle Eye. The storyline is confusing, even in some action scenes I felt bored. When the plot was uncovered near the end, I felt dumbfounded that a computer really can control all of that events to kill the president of USA.

Tomorrow is Diana’s birthday, so to celebrate it, I am planning to get around Sydney with here on public transport from breakfast til dinner. Wait for those posts, should be an interesting !

A small cake from our colleague – Christina. Thank you very much !

Welcome to our first ever blog! October 2, 2008

Posted by adriandiana in Personal, Uncategorized.
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A short introduction.

We are Adrian Christianto & Diana Octavia. Married back on 1 Dec 2007, we live in Sydney Australia. We are still Indonesian citizen but live permanently here so we are not trully OZ yet 🙂

We, like most young married couple, would like to have our own place someday, so we are in the process of saving up for that new place. But we still love traveling, eating out and etc so we can still have some fun while saving up 🙂

This blog will follow our life so we will post just about everything if we want to do it and feel like to do it 🙂

Adrian has his own photo blog which he posts photos from his Canon SLR.