Life in 2012, according to my iPhone pictures…

Dimsum party for Wiwit's bday! at Chinatown restaurant, Halifax, Canada. jan 8, 2012

Dimsum party for Wiwit’s bday! at Chinatown restaurant, Halifax, Canada. Jan 8, 2012

Home cooked by Aunt Lilian. Jan 09,2012. Halifax, Canada

Home cooked by Aunt Lilian. Jan 09,2012. Halifax, Canada

Clay Pot Art with friends. This is my first clay art. Love it. Jan 14, 012 in Halifax, Canada

Clay Pot Art with friends. This was my first clay art. Love it. Jan 14, 2012 in Halifax, Canada

 

Celebrated Chinese New Year at Pak Ming & lulu's house. Jan 22, 2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Celebrated Chinese New Year at Pak Ming & lulu’s house. Jan 22, 2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Tried new recipe (Coconut Cream Cake) at Yen's house. Feb 05, 2012. Halifax, Canada

Tried new recipe (Carribean Coconut  Cake) at Yen’s house. Feb 05, 2012. Halifax, Canada

Girls's lunch party at Bianca's house + Haina Art. Halifax, Canada. Feb 08, 2012

Girls’s lunch party at Bianca’s house + Haina Art. Halifax, Canada. Feb 08, 2012

Cupcake Decoration with friends at our condo. Feb 11,2012. Halifax, Canada

Cupcake Decoration with friends at our condo. Feb 11,2012. Halifax, Canada

Gave a Peggy's cove a visit when we already fixed our plan to move for good to Toronto. Feb 19,2012. Nova Scotia, Canada

Gave a Peggy’s cove a visit when we already fixed our plan to move for good to Toronto. Feb 19,2012. Nova Scotia, Canada

Pre Farewell party at Chnatown Dimsum with Yen's family & friends. Feb 28,2012. Halifax,Canada

Pre Farewell party at Chinatown Dimsum with Yen’s family & friends. Feb 28,2012. Halifax,Canada

Said good bye to Pastor Sandy, March 03,2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Said good bye to Pastor Sandy, March 03,2012. Dartmouth, Canada

Visited Indonesia ( Jakarta & Jambi ) and met family & friends. March 14 - April 17, 2012

Visited Indonesia ( Jakarta & Jambi ) and met family & friends. March 14 – April 17, 2012

Did prewedding shot for my cousin. March 31,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Did prewedding shot for my cousin. March 31,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Hadi's bday. April 04,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Hadi’s bday. April 04,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Visited my Papa. April 10,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

Visited my Papa. April 10,2012. Jambi, Indonesia

At Soekarno Hatta Airport. Time to say goodbye. April 17, 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia

At Soekarno Hatta Airport. Time to say goodbye. April 17, 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Farewell party for us at Yen's house. April 21,2012. Halifax, Canada

Farewell party for us at Yen’s house. April 21,2012. And Last time at Steak & Stein (Our favorit Steak Restaurant)April 23, 2012. Halifax, Canada

On our way move to Toronto via Moncton - Quebec - Montreal - Ottawa, Canada. April 23-27, 2012

On our way move to Toronto via Moncton – Quebec – Montreal – Ottawa, Canada. April 23-27, 2012

Watched Super Moon with friends. May 05,2012 Mississauga, Canada.

Watched Super Moon with friends. May 05,2012 Mississauga, Canada.

Went to Hamilton with friends. May 12, 2012. Hamilton, Canada

Went to Hamilton with friends. May 12, 2012. Hamilton, Canada

Went to Rockwood with friends. May 19,2012. Rockwood, ON, Canada

Went to Rockwood with friends. May 13,2012. Rockwood, ON, Canada

Went to Toronto Island with friends. May 19,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Toronto Island with friends. May 19,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Wasaga Beach with friends. May 20,2012. Ontario, Canada

Went to Wasaga Beach with friends. May 20,2012. Ontario, Canada

Celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary at Japanese restaurant. May 22,2012. Toronto,Canada

Celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary at Japanese restaurant. May 22,2012. Toronto,Canada

Went to cycling with Om JeHa. June 02,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to cycling with Om JeHa. June 02,2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Park near our Apartment with friends. June 09,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Park near our Apartment with friends. June 09,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Waterfront Toronto with friends, while husband went to Montreal for business trip. June 23, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Went to Waterfront Toronto with friends, while husband went to Montreal for business trip. June 23, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Camping at Six Mile Lake with Friends. June 30 - 02 July, 2012. Ontario, Canada

Camping at Six Mile Lake with Friends. June 30 – 02 July, 2012. Ontario, Canada

My first lesson for canoeing at Cherry Beach.  July 14, 2012. Toronto, Canada

My first lesson for canoeing at Cherry Beach. July 14, 2012. Toronto, Canada

Celebrate my Bday at Japanese restaurant. July 20,2012. Toronto,Canada

Celebrate my Bday at Japanese restaurant. July 20,2012. Toronto,Canada

Picnic with Church fellas at Petticoat Creek. July 28, 2012. Onatrio, Canada

Picnic with Church fellas at Petticoat Creek. July 28, 2012. Onatrio, Canada

 

Picnic at Bellwood with friends. July 29,2012. Ontario,Canada

Picnic at Bellwood with friends. July 29,2012. Ontario,Canada

 

Visited Beby's house. August 04-05,2012. at St.Thomas,Canada

Visited Beby’s house. August 04-05,2012. at St.Thomas,Canada

Met Lulu & Anwars's Family. August 08,2012. Toronto, Canada

Met Lulu & Anwars’s Family. August 08,2012. Toronto, Canada

 

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Camping at Collins Inlets with friends. August 10-12,2012. Ontario,Canada

Went to Vancouver. August 17-20,2012. British Columbia, Canada

Went to Vancouver. August 17-20,2012. British Columbia, Canada

Went to Calgary. August 20-21,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Calgary. August 20-21,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Park. August 22-26,2012. Alberta, Canada

Went to Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Park. August 22-26,2012. Alberta, Canada

Cut my hair short. Sept 24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Cut my hair short. Sept 24,2012. Toronto, Canada

 

Went to Balsam Lake, Oct 08,2012. And Credit River Ontario, Canada

Went to Credit River Oct 06,2012 and Balsam Lake, Oct 08,2012. Ontario, Canada

Chrismat Photo Session for Church Fellas & friends. From Nov 11-Dec01,2012. Canada

Christmas Photo Session for Church’s Fellas & friends. From Nov 11- Dec 01,2012. Canada

Met Lulu again this year. Dec 23-24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Met Lulu again this year. Dec 23-24,2012. Toronto, Canada

Christmas's eve dinner at Winardi's house. Dec 25,2012. Mississauga, Canada

Christmas’s eve dinner at Winardi’s house. Dec 24,2012. Mississauga, Canada

Went to Park playing snow. Dec 26,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Went to Park playing snow. Dec 26,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

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New Year’s eve dinner at Lan’s house. Dec 31,2012. Etobicoke, Canada

Good bye and thanks 2012! and welcome 2013! <3

YuTan

Bye 2011& Welcome 2012

My favorite spot at Our Condo ^^

 

Tahun dua ribu sebelas sudah berlalu 1 1/2 hari yang lalu, kalo menengok kebelakang rasanya tak habis-habis rasa syukur. Pada tanggal empat Januari tahun lalu, secara sah dan meyakinkan Permanent Resident Canada-ku di approved.

Memiliki ijin tinggal yang sah tersebut otomatis menjadi ultimatum segala hal-hal yang terkait dengan menetap disini segera dimulai, seperti : mencari kerja, ijin mengemudi dan lain sebagainya. Masih ingat seminggu setelah empat Januari tersebut, daku mondar-mandir ngurus Kartu kesehatan, ngurus kartu SIN (semacam KTP?! lbih saktian dikit dr KTP krn nomor SIN rahasia) dan ikut ujian tertulis mendapatkan kartu ijin mengemudi.

Punya SIM itu penting disini, karena kartu SIM memiliki foto ID yang suka menjadi persyaratan mengurus macam-macam hal disini, sempat gagal ujian tertulis 1x, esok harinya ngulang lagi dan baru lulus nyaris sempurna (salah satu dari dua puluh pertanyaan), ikut kursus mengemudi dan ujian praktek yang lagi-lagi harus ulang sampe 2x *malu abis*. Summer kemarin kami pun membeli mobil pertama kami, Toyota Corola th. 2007 berwarna merah yang daku beri nama, Mimi.

Salah satu yang diurus juga setelah PR diapproved adalah belajar bahasa gratis di ISIS. Lembaga ini khusus lembaga nirlaba yang menolong para imigrant untuk belajar bahasa, belajar culture dan lain-lain. Kelas-kelas yang sempat daku ikuti antara lain : Portfolio class (kelas yg mengajari kita bagaimana mempunyai portfolio yang ciamik untuk melamar kerja), Full time EWB class (English for Workplace & Business), belajarnya tiap hari dari Senin – Jumat jam 1-4pm selama 3 bulan. Kelas lain yang diambil adalah Advance class for writing,reading,listening and sepaking, full time juga selama 3 bulan. Tak ketinggalan pronounciation class dan online basic writing class. Semuanya gratis tis tis. Dapat ilmu, dapat teman dan dapat mengisi kekosangan waktu yang masih berstatus sebagai pengangguran.

Tak ketinggalan juga punya employement specialist, yang bantu revisi resume dan ajarin tip dan trik menghadapi wawancara, termasuk ikut workshop/kelas di lembaga nirlaba lain bernama Job Juction, yang khusus fokus pada masalah mencari kerja, yang terakhir ini berlaku untuk siapa saja, bukan hanya imigrant.

Proses belajar dari Januari/Feb sampai dengan September, selama itu juga berjibaku mengirim resume dan melakukan beberapa wawancara kerja, dari kerjaan impian sampe kerjaan asal dapat deh, semua tidak membuahkan hasil yang baik sampai dengan suatu ketika, istilahnya kalo jodoh tak akan kemana. Prosesnya terhitung cepat di saat-saat keputusaan dan kemuakan melihat2 lowongan kerja, seorang teman mengirimkan lowongan kerja yang menurut dia cocok dengan pengalamanku. Tak buang-buang waktu, selain mengirim resume via email, daku juga lamar in person, bertemu managernya langsung dan kurang lebih seminggu status sudah karyawan dan kurang dari tiga bulan status menjadi manager * gak malu-maluin deh*

Di akhir musim semi dan awal musim panas yang indah, bersama suami dan teman-teman menikmati acara jalan-jalan keluar kota dan dalam kota yang menyenangkan. Liburan seminggu ke Toronto, wisata ke PEI, camping di Kejimkujik, wisata kuliner kebeberapa kota di Nova Scotia, seperti Lunenberg, Liverpool, dll. Trekking, hiking, dll.

Di tahun dua ribu sebelas juga, kami membeli rumah pertama kami *yay!!!* sebuah condo satu lantai, ukuran tidak terlalu luas juga tidak terlalu sempit, pas untuk kami berdua dan semoga kelak  kalo dipercayai seorang manusia lain ukurannya masih pas untuk bertiga hehe. Jadi menjelang 3 bulan sebelum dua ribu sebelas habis, pontang panting berberes dan isi rumah baru.

Tahun dua ribu sebelas ditutup manis dengan kehadiran keponakan baru di Indonesia bernanam Jocelyn Esteria  dan pernikahan adik bungsuku. What a year! Plan diawal 2011 kemarin hanya ingin PRnya di approved dan dapat kerja yang sesuai, Tak dinyana dikabulkan Tuhan beserta macam-macam bonus lainnya. Modalnya cuma percaya, berdoa dan terus berusaha. Berharap tanpa usaha sama saja dengan mimpi, berusaha tanpa iman percaya sama saja dengan bunuh diri. Tidak mudah, ada keluh kesah dan air mata, tp berkat Tuhan sungguh manis. Thank God!

Nah, di tahun 2012 apa resolusinya? one and the only one. BABY *nyengir 4 jari*, period.

 

Yuliana