Archive | December 2011

Life is Like a Mountain Railroad

Life is Like A Mountain Railroad

Life is like a mountain railroad, with an engineer that’s brave
We must make the run successful, from the cradle to the grave
Watch the curves, the fills, and tunnels; never falter, never fail
Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail

Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us
Till we reach that blissful shore
Where the angels wait to join us
In Thy praise forevermore

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The new year is coming.  It is time to introspect the passing year.  It is also time to make a resolution to the coming year.

There might be some people who afraid to make resolution(s). They might have no enough confidence to enter the new year. Don’t worry. Just like the song above (Life is Like a Mountain Railroad) says, our Almighty God is loyal and faithful. He won’t leave us until we reach that “blissful shore”. In Him alone is our confidence.

God bless you!

With love,

Margaretha (@etha_maggie)

Special Creation

Do you ever think to be like physically someone else? You want their body shape or hair style or whatever it is?

picture source: googleA couple days ago, I went to a salon. My original hair is wave and I wanted to do a treatement to make it straight. One thought in my mind was if my hair is straight I will be as cool as Ms.X (an actor I like). I was so excited to do the treatment. I kept smiling while the hairdresser worked on my hair.

And then… tadaaa… the hair is totally super straight, and I am also totally surprised. The looking was totally bad. Everything is totally messed up. I am not suitable with this style, in fact.  Before I decided to do this treatment, some people said the straight hair will fit me. Again, in fact, it’s not.

So, I came back with a sadness of my own stupidity. God gave me a beautiful wave hair, why should I change it? He is the creator overall. He knew and will always know the best for His creation.

I realized I was wrong, and nothing I can do but waiting patiently until the medicine is used up and the hair back to its original shape. FYI, it needs eight months to get it to the original shape.

However, I learnt something from this experience.

It makes me realize, whatever our physics look like, God has created it SPECIAL. The next step is our decision, whether to treat our body right or bad. Tall and short, black and white, straight hair and curly hair, all are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God.

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” (Ps. 139:13-17)

Can you see how deep His love is when He created us? So now, let us treat our body right. Take care of the body He gave. Additionally, do not forget to eat healthy food and do exercises also 🙂

With love,

Margaretha (@etha_maggie)

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Christmas: Us and The Magi

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This Christmas is the first Christmas I spent alone and far from home. An urgent reason made me not able to fly back to home. I said “Oh God, it is so sad that I had to be far away from Dad, Mom, and my lil’ bro”. No special food. No friends. I felt terrible.

To stop from crying and feeling alone, then I decided to read again the story about the birth of Jesus. There was one passage that was appealed to me: Matthew 2:1-12. It is about the Magi visit the Messiah. They brought best things to welcomed Jesus.

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh

Christmas is always identic with gifts. Unfortunately, most people think the gifts is for them, not for the Lord. Yes, it is for us. When God sent His only Child to this world, it is the greatest gift for all of us. Then, what do we give to greet Jesus? It is His birthday, isn’t it? 🙂

Just like the Magi, let us always bring the best to Jesus who was born and died for us.


May God bless you

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With Christmas love,

Margaretha 🙂

Love Behind A “Thank You”

Hi there! 🙂

How do you say “Thank You” in your mother language? Gracias? Xie xie? Dhanyavaad?

In Indonesian language, it is “Terima Kasih”. The title of this writing (Love Behind A “Thank You”) is related to “Terima Kasih”.

“Terima Kasih” consists of two words “Terima” and “Kasih”. “Terima” means to receive, and “Kasih” means love. So, if you translate any “Thank You” into Indonesiann language, it will be meant “to receive love / receiving love”.

I found “Terima Kasih” is unique. How anyone who say “terima kasih” must realize that someone is doing an action of love toward them, so they should thank for it.

Have you say “thank you” to anybody who already done any action of love toward you? 🙂

The Pistol: Have Faith. Nothing is Impossible

He is short, but he dreamed to be a pro basket player. Could it be possible?

Pete Maravich was not a popular kid at his school. He always wanted to join the team, but no one cared to him. However, this situation can’t make him down. He didn’t let anyone and anything let him down.

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His father, was the one who transferred abundant support to him. When people say bad words about Pete, his father will come and say the truth. Saying that Pete is the talented kid. He can reach his dreams, whatever the world is doubted about.

“It’s tough being a kid, chasing a grown-up dream. Through the pain and tears and confusion, I knew I had to keep pursuing my dream—for Pop and for me, whether or not anyone else ever understood what was happening inside. And the emotion and pressure would overcome me, I lost myself in drills Pop had taught me.”

He knew that reaching dreams will need sacrifice; will need a willingness to be mocked by people, to be said crazy. But he kept stand on his ground. He had faith.

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The pictures above are from an inspirational movie titled The Pistol, which was released in 1991. This film is dedicated to the memory of “Pistol” Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988). Press Maravich (Pete’s dad) play an important role in Pete’s life. Press Maravich gave an legacy to his son and to children everywhere that:

“Love never fails, character never quits, and with patience and persistence, dreams do come true.”

Pete was mocked as “hot dog” by some of his school mates. It also can’t extinguish his spirit.

“I must admit I never really understood why people wanted autographs in the first place; I guess people looked to me as a hero. Webster defines a hero as a man noted for his special achievements. Hero is also defined as a long sandwhich. Since a lot of people called me a hot dog during my career, either definition may have been the reason people wanted my autograph.”

– Pete Maravich, Heir to a Dream

Pete Maravich
After watching this film, it is guaranteed that we will learn much about hope, passion, persistence, faith, and the most important things self-image. Whoever you are, whatever you look like, remember one thing: you are precious. God didn’t create you as a mistake. Wake up and reach your dreams! 🙂
Do not forget to use the original copy ya 🙂
Happy watching,

Campus Today: Internship is COMING !

When everybody started to talk about “Christmas is coming”, I’d rather talk about internship. It does not mean that Christmas is less important, but internship thingy attracts me too much! 🙂 hehe

FYI, in the last year in President University, all students have to do internship for maximal eight months. In the previous post, I shared about Industry Insight Panel, an event held by ICC (Internship Career Center) President University to prepare the students for their internship. In this writings, I would like to share about my internship story.

I have done my Cover Letter (CL) and CV in the end of October. I would like to say thank you for Mr. I Nyoman Musiasa, MAMC. He is one of my lecturers and he helped me checking grammar errors in my CV and CL. Thanks very much, Sir! 🙂

After the CV and CL done, I prayed for it and started to send to several companies. Hoping that I’ll be interning in a good company. “Good” in here means, the company would let me work and explore my potential. Remembering some of my seniors felt disappointed with their companies because the companies did not let them to work, and they spent their days useless, I’m afraid if the company I’ll intern later will apply the same thing.

Well, someday, in November, a company called me for an interview. Wooh!! Really nervous! 🙂

PT. Intermatrix Indonesia is the company in where I had my interview. The interview goes well. Little bit nervous, but I covered it with smiling. For me, smiling is really helpful to calm down myself whenever I get nervous. You may try it out. Hope it also works for you 🙂

Can’t tell you how happy I am when the interviewer said “Yes, you can intern here!”. It feels like drinking cold water in a desert when the sun shines so bright! Hehehe. It was my needs and dream, and it came true! Thanks God! 🙂

I read some blogs about internship in Intermatrix, and none of the writers (who obviously had their intern in Intermatrix) feel disappoint with it. Instead, they sounded very grateful.

So, in short, starting from January 3rd, 2012, I’ll be interning in Intermatrix. Wish me luck! Really really, can’t wait for the time to come faster.

Ouh, I wanted to share a picture of me. It was taken in the day I had my interview. Because the interview went with miraculous (hehehe) and the interviewer accepted me, so I celebrated it by watching Ra One in 3D version at Blitz Megaplex Grand Indonesia 🙂 ouh, lovee my “career looks” 🙂

hey, do you have any internship experience? Please kindly share 🙂 Will love to hear bout it 🙂

See you in the next post. Have a good time!


Etha (@etha_maggie)