Thursday, 28 March 2013

The End of My Journey with Ernst & Young

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! FAREWELL, I HATE YOU!!! Of all events, I hate farewell the most :(

Yeah, today is my last day working at Ernst & Young. I've been there for 2 years and a month. I finally know the feeling of resign, this is how it feels. Cleaning up the locker, completing the clearance procedure, etc. I shed tears when I cleaned up my locker. I flashed back and remember many moments both sad and happy moments. I keep my stuff in this locker for 2 years and now I have to leave. Not only this locker that I left behind, but also my laptop and my friends. This is very heartbreaking.

My locker, laptop and EY ID Card.

 Farewell gifts from my friends. The bag is from my team and the wallet is from some friends :) Thank you, dearie! I love it!

The greeting cards. I want to reply some words to the greetings:
To Fitria: Although our time together was very short, but you've been a great friend to me. Don't be sad, cheers! =]
To Buddy: Hahaha.. From JKT to Sorowako? That's an unforgettable memory!
To Mas Ojan: Thank you for your guidance and everything, including approval for my OPE and overtime :p
To Oggy: Sure I will be happy happy joy joy! Thank you! (^_^)V

To Kami yang tertinggal, masih belum move on, masih mencari tmpt lain: Hahahaha.. This is hilarious! Semoga kalian cepat move on, sehingga tidak merasa tertinggal lagi XD Kiss Kiss Muach! BIG HUG! Gonna miss you all!

Another gift from my friends =]
According to Lidya, this is a body shop lipstick and mascara. See, how weird she is. LOL! We don't need to bully her, she bully herself excellently. Hahahahaha..
But in my eyes, of course this is a lovely hair clip -_- And I love it!
To Verina: makasiii veerr.. ditunggu ya undangan lu.. hohoho..
To Lidya: gw kurang happy klo ga bisa bully lu.. gmn dunk? hahahaha.. *I will miss you! muach!*

See, my friends are so heartwarming, they are so nice! In the future, I really hope to gather with all of you once in a while. I wish all of you and also the firm may success and all the very best for the future =]

And oh, I also wrote a farewell note to my friends, I sent it via my office email before I left. The subject of the email was: A Letter from ME to YOU. Actually I want to include more pictures in the email, but I was shy ('_'#) I post my farewell email here, so that I may read it again in the future :)

21 February 2011 was my first day at Ernst & Young. And today, 28 March 2013 is my last day being here. My apologies if I could not meet you all personally to say my farewell. Two years and a month, it's not a long time but it has been a wonderful journey. What I love the most about EY is the people, hence it's hard to say that time has finally come for me to bid you farewell. I'm trying so hard not to cry today :( Leaving comfort zone is not easy, really. I enjoy having all of you around me so much. I hate farewell, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with good-bye. Rather than saying good-bye, maybe better if I say see you soon =]

In this opportunity, I would like to say thank you to Bapak Isnaeni Achdiat and Ibu Monika Prasodjo who has given me the opportunity to join ITRA big family. ITRA has been my second family who accompanied me through thick and thin over the last 2 years. I could never say thank you enough.

Also thanks to my team, Binawan Fauzan, Audry Adikara, Buddy Setiawan and Fitria Mutia. My deepest gratitude for guiding and assisting me during my time at EY. My apologies if I can no longer assist you in your endeavor with Ernst & Young. Mas Ojan has been the most possessive manager I've ever met, he will never share his staffs with other managers again since that INCO engagement. Hahahaha.. And he is also a manager who never get angry. Whenever I saw him, he will smile at me :) Oggy has always been the superb nice senior, he is very understanding. Fitria, I am so sorry that I have to leave so soon. You are the first staff who joined my team after myself. It's a pity that our time together was very short. And Buddy, we're best friend. There are so many things that we went through together. We are a package, no matter where we go, we always go together *in the matter of work of course, not personally*. Where there's Buddy, there's Yanti. That's so sweet! >.<

And looking back to INCO team, Riza Arfani, Evelyn Hendrata, Denny Masran, Ricca Purnomo and Buddy Setiawan again (see, we even went to the middle of nowhere together!! lol). INCO was the most stressful engagement yet most enjoyable and memorable. We were so worried and anxious, there are laughters, tears, every emotion was here. We worked until midnight in the working days and we played hard on weekends! Remember the house we lived in, Mawar 29 and 31? TAB where we had our meals? Pizza Lousiana where Mas Riza told us many funny stories? Pantai IDE, Pantai Kupu-kupu, Pulau Kucing, Underwater Cave, Air Terjun Matabuntu, Taman alat berat, Ricca's favorite Baso dan kelapa muda pasar F? We visited so many places and it was FUN! I will not forget how it felt when I was forced to jump into Danau Matano. I was so scared, I can't swim! And I remember that Denny tried to take away my buoy (pelampung). Oh, he was so meanie. A BIG THANKS to INCO team, I learned many things from this engagement and got many valuable experiences. Legend said that if you drink the water from Danau Matano, then you will definitely go back to Sorowako again. So, did you drink? Me hopefully didn't. Hahahahahaha! I will never forget our togetherness in this engagement.

I also would like to thanks ITRA-ers (in alphabetical order): Afriyandi Amin, Albert Winadi - you're a very heartwarming person, berti ^^, Albertus Adrian, Alexander Agustinus, Alvie Deliana, Alvin Furyadi, Anissa Retmasari, Annisa Hasan, Arief Bayuni, Bun Bun, Cempaka Pradipta, David Kusnadi - the Mr. Nice Guy, Dina Rianti (R), Elizabeth Verina - titip mbok, klo dia bandel, gelindingin aja :p, Erina Astri - wish you happily ever after with the prince charming, cik erin, Evan Winata, Evarista Julyanti, Firlyanti - thanks for guiding me as my counselor, ci firly, Fransisca Polyani - thanks for gossiping with me, sis!, Friska - gw bakal kangen gmn rasanya terobos 3 in 1 ama lu!, Go Edwin, Handika Masbudi, Ilham Budiman, Indira Syafira, Indra Widijanta, Indrajaya Bombom - forever KOREA!!! DAEBAK!!, Irene Suryadi, Ivan Santoso, Jefika Gunawan - gw ama sasa uda R jee, kapan giliran lu? haha.., Jonathan - jangan demot terus joo, tar tempat harddisk lu gw kirimin ke kantor ya, Josef (R), Karina Sari, Karl Beltazar, Kenji Wijaya (R), Kunti Ulima (R), Liana Danilian, Lidya Octarina - sedih, ga bisa bully lu lagi.., Marko Suswanto, Marsha Atmodjo (R), Nadhila Putri, Nelly Margaretta (R), Niko Sutiono, Nitingke Ong, Normandia Yulianita, Paramasatya Sularso, Pradipta Sidi - stay cute!, Pradita Susan, Pratiwindya Wardana, Rachma Heyder - tas lu tar gw kirim ya, siap-siap dapat paket :p, Ramos Rajagukguk, Rakean Harun - jangan ngeliatin foto mobil-mobil aneh mulu, hahaha.., Reis Bunda - tetep cantik ya sis!, Renya Riandini, Retnani Hapsari (R), Ria Angelina (R), Rian Sagara (R), Riana Putri - ayo cepetan move on riii, lol, Rudi Yonatan - the most gentleman friend, do not count the calories while eating, enjoy the food! haha, Sarah Hutagalung (R), Stanley (R), Stella Clarissa, Steven Anwar, Tinnike Lie - semoga kita sering ketemu lg di tempat makan favorit lu, Trya Mukna - di EY juga byk loh perempuan yg bs merajut, ibu-ibu sekretaris yang di tower 2 lantai 6 hobby-nya kan merajut.. hahaha..., Vonny Martanegara, Weiniati Meilancye - jgn lembur mulu weinii, you need to pay more attention to your health, Wicaksono Agung, Willy Budiman, Windy Widjaja, Wita Luis, Yori Arifiyatno.

Not to forget, many thanks to other colleagues: Febio Keynando - thank you for being our single fighter during ASSR 101 & 102 training, Junita Mandasari, Nuryanto, Rendi Pratama, Diana Chen, Olivia Teresa, Bintar Prabowo, Dwi Rachmawati, Eka Cynthia, Hendra Han, Laurentia Dermawan (R), Supriyanto Prabowo, Jesica Meryanti, Metaria Gunawan, Andrew Hartarto, Agnes Tambayong (R), Ary Witoyo, Hardy Suteja, Hilman Prakosa, Diana Limas (R), Henny Dewanto, Ira Lukman, Fricilia Sheila (R), Maria Oktawiyastuti (R), Lia Hutagaol, Nadyarini Sianipar, Robert Suwanto, Pau Line, Reinarda Gozali, Farid Widjaja, Apriawati. Also thanks to Pak Achmad Nasum, Mbak Nining, Mas Ipul, Mas Fahrul, Pak Anjar Deliawan, Mba Upik Aprilda, Mba Sri Purwani, Pak Mamat, Mba Vetta Tovanneu, Mbak Letetia Sjahbuddin, Pak Dendi Suhendi, Mbak Alshamira Hamid, to all EY back office staffs, and all of you whom I can’t mentioned here one by one.

Please kindly accept my apology for any mistake or inconvenience that I might have caused in the past. It is my hope that we will stay in touch (yang married jangan lupa undangannya :p) and may our path come across again in the future. Actually there are still many stories that I would like to share with all of you in this letter, but somehow this letter has turned out this long >.< Maybe I will share those stories in my blog some other time :) This 2 years staying at Ernst & Young has been a tremendous experience for me.

Best Regards,

Yanti Rostarina
Mobile: *not gonna publish my mobile number in my blog* XD
Also find me in social media such as facebook, twitter, instagram, my personal blog, etc =]
Many ways to keep in touch, aren't it?
P.S: Try not to access my blog from EY's network. EY block some contents of it, hence the layout become terrible O_o

It is not easy for me to say good-bye to you,
We've shared so much life and laughter.
I'm so grateful for both the good and bad times we've shared.
I will really miss those times when we had our lunch together.
You will always stay in my mind and in my heart,
No matter how far you are :)
Whenever I join, however long I stay, the exceptional experience of EY will last a lifetime! That's me :)

-The End-

So, this is the end of my journey with Ernst & Young.
Here are other photos taken in my last day and one day before =]

I will definitely miss you =]

Sunday, 24 March 2013

May Daddy Rest in Peace

I rarely talk about my family, but in this post I want to tell a little about my family especially about my father. One day if I suffer amnesia, I can read this post to help me remember =]

My family consists of mom, dad, me, one younger brother and one younger sister. My mom was born in 1970, dad was in 1965. I was in 1990, younger brother was in 1993 and younger sister was in 1998. We live in Batam. We once had a family business. Dad and mom opened a stall at foodcourt *in Batam foodcourt is called PUJASERA*. We sell seafood, it was SUN KEE SEAFOOD. My dad was the chef, mom was the one who take order from customers and she also the cashier. That time I was a junior school student. When I was in high school, I often went to help my mom and dad with my younger brother. Younger sister was still very young at that time. Sounds like a happy family, isn't it? Haha..

Honestly, we were not a happy family, thus I seldom talk about my family. We don't even have a beautiful family portrait :( Mom and dad often fights due to daddy's bad habit. My dad like to gamble and got drunk. When he got drunk, his behavior was very very awful. He also often jealous with my mom. At foodcourt, the tenants compete at getting customers. Therefore, my mom has to dress beautifully in order to attract customers. Well, mom and dad fight for many reasons. As my dad like to gamble, there's no doubt if he had many debts. And mom is the one who have to pay the debts, it made mom very angry and sad. Not to mention that dad sometimes will also hit mom.

Then in 2008, mom and dad divorced. They live separately and all of us (the children) live with mom. From that moment, mom was officially a single parent. Then how about dad? He would occasionally give us a call or come to look for us. What about SUN KEE SEAFOOD? It was closed down some time before mom and dad divorced :( Now my mom runs another seafood restaurant at other foodcourt.

Time was ticking very fast. One week ago, on 16 March 2013 in the morning, I received a horrible news. Dad had an accident. I was told that he was drunk and when he drove home, the accident happened. He injured his head badly and he had to undergo a surgery. After the surgery, he was in a critical condition and coma. On 18 March 2013, at 04.00 AM, he passed away. Dad was cremated on 22 March 2013 at 11.00 AM.

He had a very high fever. When he passed away, the fever was 42 celcius degree. I was very upset with the hospital and the doctor. When dad arrived at the hospital, they said "Oh, no doctor!" This is so funny, you are running a hospital without a doctor, is that making any sense? The doctor who was on duty to perform the surgery came about 8 hours later. Every time we asked the nurse "is the doctor coming?", they answered "he is on his way". Oh, the doctor was on his way for 8 hours. I think I don't even need 8 hours to travel Batam from east to west. Batam is a small island. Geez, I was so angry. During that 8 hours, they were only able to perform first aid on my dad. If the doctor came sooner, maybe my dad would have a chance to live.

I also noticed something weird. Dad had a horrible accident, but why there is no scratches on his body at all? His face also has no scratches. He was only injured in his head. And mom also noticed that there's hand grip on dad's arm. His motorcycle also alright, nothing serious. We and dad's family didn't believe that this was an accident. Thus we went to the police. Police said that if we would like to investigate further, dad need to be put in an autopsy. Hence, we dropped that idea. If what we thought is actually the truth, whoever did this will receive retribution from God. Karma do exists, isn't it?

My dad, he loved us very much, deep in my heart I know that. I never hate him for all of his behavior. I was upset. Dad was a hard worker, even though his expenditure was greater than income. Let's say he earned 10.000, he spent 15.000. That's why his debts were never end. He was a very kind person, he loved to tell jokes. But he chose the wrong path of life.

He used to cook for us. His cooking was always delicious, no matter what he cooked. Currently, I really miss his cooking. And oh, I remember that he loved chocolate very much! I am so regret that I've let him live a lonely life these years. I am so sorry, daddy. Now he is no longer in this world. Although in the past he was not a good example, but he is my dad. He raised me up. I love him. I want him to be the one who hold my hand to walk down the aisle when I get married. But I don't have the chance to tell him about that anymore.

Whenever I think of daddy, I will shed tears and it can't stop. I remember this feeling. I once had this feeling a year ago, when my grandma passed away. Oh God, please stop taking the lives of people I care about. My friend, she told me that God has His plan. He has a better plan for me. Well, daddy passed away is a better plan for me? Should I believe that? I think it's not. :( After all, time is not rolling back. What I can do now is pray for daddy, may daddy rest in peace. Daddy will forever stay in my heart. Amen.

This photo was taken about 7,5 years ago, on my younger sister's 7th birthday.
From left to right: Daddy, younger brother, younger sister, grandma, me, mommy. The little girl in front of me is my cousin.

Friday, 15 March 2013


Remember a friend of mine whom I once told you in my previous post, here? I specially made this beautiful harddisk pouch for her. Her previous harddisk pouch was eeeerrrr, not in a very good condition *if you know what I meant* :p I’m so glad that she’s so happy with her new pouch that I made for her. If we were not in the office, she would have jumped and screamed, I guess. If I were to describe her expression in one word, it would be “kegirangan” in Indonesian. Too bad I didn’t take a picture of her on that day. Haha! XD

Taa-Daa!! Sweet? =]

You know what? She is a really good friend although sometimes I often bully her. I meant no harm, really. She got shy easily and her reaction always made me laugh. Sometimes I did not mean to tease her, but somehow she showed some weirdness that made me WANT TO tease her. Ha Ha! However, she is a very great friend. Well, Lidya, you know that I won’t bully you forever, right? Actually not WON’T, but I CAN’T. You know that I’m counting days. So, in the time being, just let me bully you till drop! Ha Ha! I’m an evil friend! (\(#^_^#)/) From some of the stories she told me, seems like not only me who love to tease her, but her other friends also like bully-ing her XD

In the working days, we would get off from work together, went to locker room, hide from our manager and go home on time. People called it “tenggo”. In my office, people tend to work overtime till late, so if you want to go home on time (on 05.30 PM), you have to do it quietly. Sneak out like a thief! LOL. It’s not that you may not go home on time, just feel unpleasant, as if you are very guilty. Me and Lidya live near to each other, thus we often go home together. We waited for bus at the bus stop *sometimes it took forever for a bus to come* and when the bus arrived, we rushed to it as if there’s no tomorrow. We were very desperate if the bus is full and we can’t get in, we have to wait again for next bus *till unknown time*. We also often dine together near our house, rebus-rebus, sate, nasi goreng, nasi padang, Tinnike's favorite place, that avocado juice, etc. We shared stories during our meal and then we walked home together. In the morning, we did not go to the office together, our wake up time is different, right? Haha! But sometimes we met at the bus stop by coincidence. I don’t know since when, she has become my best friend. What’s funny is that both of us have a very low dominance level, therefore it was very difficult when it came to making decision things. We discussed for a very very long time just to make a simple decision, such as “where to eat?”.

Things like this, maybe in the future we can’t do it so often like we’re doing now. I will miss you, miss our silly talks and also your weirdness. Muahahahahaha! I won’t be able to bully you anymore T_T.. Oh! worry not, I will delegate this “bully-ing you” task to Verina. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I'm pretty sure when she read this blogpost, she will smile sillyly *does the word sillyly actually exists?* Hahaha.. She is too kind, so sometimes she can't stand up for herself. Due to her kindness, she has many friends. People would love being her friend, as I am. I wish that our friendship last long and do not lose contact. Beautiful is what our friendship shall be =]

Friday, 8 March 2013


First week of march has passed in the blink of eyes. It's like I haven't done anything yet, and tomorrow is already the 9th. Oh, at least I managed to crochet a rainbow GALAXY Note pouch for my friend! yeay! *cheers* =]

It's rainbow color =]

This pouch is really simple and quick. You just need to relax and sit down for a few hours, and continue doing double crochet in round 'till you met the desired size. And Taa-Daa! Here it comes your rainbow pouch (^_^)v The color is cheerful and FUN. You may add accessories such as buttons, flowers, etc, if you would like to. But I prefer it with no accessories =]

My friend, whom I gave this rainbow pouch, is my teammate. She joined the firm about 3 months ago and she's very friendly. She was the first to join my team after two years I've worked in the firm I'm currently working at. Yes, my manager did not hire anyone after he hired me -_-! We just get to know each other and I'll have to leave her soon. Thinking about it really break my heart. I really wish I could stay longer. I'm sorry, my friend :(

Sometimes I do wish that life is simple and easy. Well, life is simple, but it's just not easy. I want to do many things, but I can't or not able to due to some circumstances. There are decisions I need to take, people I need to put in my considerations. Every decision I made will determine my future. There's one thing that I have considered for a very long time. And I finally made my choice. Please be advised that I am very bad at making decision, it's not as easy as crocheting this rainbow pouch :( My mom once told me that once you start to love the people around you, you will feel hard to leave. Yeah, now I'm feeling it. I really love the people I'm working with, I love my friends, but I don't have the passion to do the job. I realized that it's time to move on, no matter how hard it is. I'm doing this with an open heart. I know and understand what and how my future will be. I know where my passion is and I'm gonna go to it =]
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. -Lyman Frank Baum

Friday, 1 March 2013

A Handmade Hard Disk Pouch

It's March. People tend to make a wish in the beginning of months. And I wish for happiness. What's yours? =]

Time goes by so fast, as I have been working for 2 years and a week in the firm I'm working at. During my time here, I made many friends. The working environment in my work place is very great. I love the people *not the job, sigh!* It's happy when there are new people joining in and vice versa, I'm sad when I saw my friends resigned. Although farewell is not goodbye, but STILL, I'm very sad. Well, people move on and pursue another path of their life. And my turn to move on is coming soon =] Thus, before I leave the firm, I would like to give some memorable items for my friends here. What I would like to give, is LOVE, through my hand made crafts. Am I sweet? ('_'#) *shy*

So, this is my first craft to give out, a hard disk pouch. My friend, when I asked her what she wants, she said a hard disk pouch, not a girly one. I was so confused, what color should I use? I prefer girly colors so most yarns I have are in girly colors -_-. And finally I came with dark grey and pastel green. Actually, I would like to make it pink for the outer line. Dark grey and pink would create a sweet and feminim color, I thought. But she doesn't want it to be girly, thus I discard that idea. It isn't perfect, but every stitches were made with love. Here are some pictures of it =]

 Still sweet and girly? >.<

 You can see that there's a little curl in the right pouch where I put the hard disk cable in. I made a mistake there, I crocheted too many chains :(

Hope she likes it =]