2013 in Review

31 December 2013

Many things happened in 2013, just like in 2012. The following lists what have happened to me in 2013:

Here comes the end of 2013, happy new year 2014. This blog is never been this crowded before. Thank you for being an audience of my stories. May the blog be filled with more posts in terms of quantity and quality.

P.S. see my year in review from Facebook.

The Wonder of Science

13 May 2013

On 11 May 2013, our juniors held the event “The Wonder of Science” for the first time. This event was held in our supervision. We just watched and give suggestions for them. It was small but quite crowded as the location plan is better. They chose a small area so it could look crowded. Overall this event was good although some section didn’t do anything wonderful like astronomy: they just showed us Stellarium, aww it’s boring! For my field, actually the juniors must prepare the attraction but this junior is super lazy, he asked me to do it, well in the last week the head of the committee told me to help him, so I accepted his request. Here it is: link. (Warning: works in Firefox only; expect some bugs) It was adapted from the Android and iOS game, “The Hardest Game Ever 2” stage 11. The game was to calculate simple maths with some bugging hand which will cover one of the numbers so you need to calculate and in the same time memorize the numbers.


Chinese New Year and TWoS

Is it a coincidence? Last year’s TWoS was around Chinese New Year too. Haha

Okay, this week I had a special Chinese New Year. On the first week, which was this week, almost every day I and my family went out to have lunch or dinner.

9 February:

The big family gathering in Medan to have a big lunch, not dinner. This year, we celebrate the family dinner in just 5: I, my brother, my sister, my father, and my mother. The dinner is at Restaurant Garuda, which was unusual because it is Minang food, not Chinese, like the previous years. I continued playing Roller-Coaster Tycoon.

10 February

We went out like the year before to “hunt” for red pockets. I’m not in a very good health this day, but my body’s temperature was a bit higher than normal. And after I search the Internet, it wasn’t necessary to take medicine that lower body’s temperature if it is not very severe (above 39 degree Celcius). When we went back to Malibu’s home, we opened a grape juice and drank it all. I continued reading “The Hound of Baskervilles”.

11 February

On this day, we ate our lunch at Sakae Sushi, a Japanese restaurant at Hermes Place. Just a usual place, like other Japanese restaurant.

12 February

This day we went out to have a big lunch at Duck King at Cambridge City Square, after that we went up to the apartment to visit our cousin; and then visit the swimming pool. I’ve been working all day on TWoS preparation.

13 February

We went to Brastagi on the morning and went back to Medan at the evening. There, I read some magazines, took a nap, and continued reading “The Hound of Baskervilles”. Back in Medan, I continued my effort on perfecting TWoS preparation.

14 February

First day of school. It’s a tiring day at school. At the evening, the other family came to Medan and invited us to attend their dinner at Taipan Restaurant at the Capital Building. We managed to take photo with the Valentine’s Day event held there. :P

15 February

Just usual day at school except I, Edward, and Sylvia having a follow-up test on Mandarin at the Teacher’s Room. At home, I accidentally fall asleep and when I woke up, I felt having slept for long hours. I was just feeling nothing to do. And then I browse Wikipedia to find out that I have been an administrator of Indonesian Wikipedia. As promised, my first move is to start translating Twinkle, an administration-related tool for admins and non-admins.

16 February

We have TWoS on this day! Also, my group (for music class) got rehearsal in minutes before TWoS started. The event went well, especially for my part: there was almost no complain on the performance of the game, except on Steven’s laptop where I think the Firefox version is outdated. Also on this TWoS, I got a souvenir from Geoscience stall. It was my first souvenir after following many TWoS.

At the evening, my family went out to have dinner at Waringin Seafood. It was the dinner before my brother departed for Singapore the next day in the morning.

17 February

Today was tiring. Although I woke up around 6, I got out of bed around 7 to use the toilet and then went back to sleep. That moment, I saw my brother in his SNU jacket preparing to go to the airport. Around 10, we got news that he arrived there.

Around 12, we went out to YSPP to attend Chinese New Year celebration event. The event food was prepared by Maxim Restaurant. It was quite unique. The event overall was crowded as there were four additional tables which were placed outside the room where the event was held. But like previous years’ lunch, this year’s was quite nice.