When Jakarta Went BlackOut August 4th 2019

The Time I wrote this…its still dark in my area.

Live in BSD City, about 48minutes from South Jakarta, its Sunday August 4th 2019.

Well..yeah…its a massive black out.

Most of everyone i know are complaining through their FB, IG and the whatsapp.

Meanwhile, as usual, I did not fully realized that it has started 8 hours ago. Euhhh..

Meanwhile, back at Home, I actually enjoying this moment.

I need this more than anyone😂. A Peace, a quiet moment.

My thought was just…well, we have forced the earth and nature and the Power source for soooo many times and probably overuse them.

We have wasted resources from earth, and not ever considering, that “they” have their own capacity. And maybe, maybe today…they need to take some time off.

Or maybe, People in Jakarta and My area are in need of some quiet time. To reflect. That..it will not always party here. And that we have not value our “real life”. We value more the digital life, the social life existency over quality…just maybe.

The Positive take outs

•Less Spend

•Save energy

•Mind Body Reflects

• Save MONEY HONEY as everything are close out early.

So what am i doing now? Finally, i sit and write down throu my Phone. Enjoy the quietness, I have time to reflect and just enjoying this time with a glass full of Ice water. 😁

What I did? I Put Haka to sleep earlier, soothe him and sang Lullabies.

What will i do next? Probably ordering more Emergency Fan, cause im living with Two MALES that totally can not live without Air Con😁.

Remember to be gratefull in every situation. Darkness helps us to see and find peace within along with the silence.

Xx

Britt

How She Does It All?

Pasca Lebaran! Gubrak gubrak jenng jeng jeng..ahey!

Hi,

Senang banget hari ini aku bisa balik nulis lagi. After 8 months??

Ceritanya I’ve been focusing my self a lot learning And Studying Pilates. And Long story short, yes I Have left my work as Group X Instructor.

And….anyway, this June, aku menjadi Pekerja Paruh Waktu yang dimana tetep belajar, Pilates, tambahannya Social Media consulting dan Agency yang dikelola sama sama temen kuliahku. Sambil terus terima PO Susu Almond Homemade (cobain yuukks) .

Awalnya semangat bingiits, sampai akhirnya Si Mbak Kadek yang cukup Lehendarys itu, pergi tanpa kabar. Wa gila sih macem LDRan abis.

Then how?? Gimana caranya gue tetep kerja, sambil ngangon si Haka yang beranjak gede ya, masak, ngepel, dan sebagainya.

Jujur, setelah kira kira 1,5 bulan, aku baru nemu polanya yang ngeKlik setelah berhari – hari sakit akibat stress di PehApe-in si Mbak, plus harus tetep kerja yah.

Jadilah setelah seminggu pasca Lebaran, aku singsingkan lengan, betat betat otot dengan pekerjaan rumah.

Apa sih sehari hari pekerjaan dirumahku itu? Atau what are my main house chores?

1. Bersihinin 2 kamar tidur itu pasti

2. Sapu dan Pel, nah ini minimum ya 2x shari. Entah gimana ya, debu itu banyak banget, dan lately baru ngeh bahwa ya bukan rumahku yang kotor (blagu..) tapi ya memang debu itu dibawa oleh angin dan udara (syedih..)

3. Nyuci baju, jemur

4. Masak

5. Ngangon Haka.

6. Nyuci Piring.

Ya elaah, gitu aja ya?

Ya iya sih kali gitu aja…ditambah sama kerjaan men. Yang meskipun sekarang banyak aku kerjain dirumah, pas senggang. Tapi tetep aja loh, cukup bikin tepar dan kalang kabut.

Akhirnya, si ayah bilang…dibawa santai ajaah.

Oke beklah…meski awal awal pake nyinyir semilir …ye iyee, pan gue yang beberes, situ mah nyante ajeee.

Tapi akhirnya aku berhasil scheduling semua untuk dijalanin.

Apa sih yang dilakuin?

No 1…Boong kalau aku buat Plan and follow the exact plan. Yang Jujur. I did plan my weeks. Hari Minggu, aku akan note apa aja kerjaan dan meeting serta appointment yang harus aku lakukan, termasuk plan jaga Haka, mau makan apa. Namanya juga niat, pas hari H, rada melenceng dikit gitu. But yes, please plan!

No.2 Koordinasi sama Nyokap dan Suami untuk jaga Anak. Nah ini aku mesti bersyukur juga. Semenjak Freelancing, aku bisa prioritasin mana dulu yang aku kerjain atau datengin. Of course tidak berarti aku leha leha males malesan ya. Tapi semua disesuaikan juga dengan kesanggupan si Ayah atau Nyokap untuk jaga Haka.

No.3 Lupakan Sejenak Menu Makanan Idaman Suami! Go Food dan paling bener..atau ke warteg kalau bener bener pingin makan rumahan. Masak pun aku simple banget, paling tumis tumisan, goreng tempe, atau ayam buat Haka sama ayahnya. Nah tips lagi ni, invest di Slow Cooker. Karena dengan punya Slow Cooker, kita tinggal celup, tidur, nyajiin besoknya. Dan slow cooker bisa masak apa aja, ga meski Sup supan.

No. 4 Bangun Pagi!

Ahey banget. Ini badan sudah otomatis kebangun pukul 4 bu ibuk. Ga tau lagi juga harus diapaain. Nah tapi keuntungannya, aku masih tetap punya jam “waras”. Masih bisa baca buku, surfing the Net, buka sosmed, lanjut bikin sarapan sambil nunggu cucian di mesin cuci. Nyiram taman, aduuuh enak bener deh pokoknya bangun pagi tuh. Warasss

No. 5 REST kapan pun bisa.

Jujur ni, aku ketiduran pas nyetrika. Dikala harus buka email, aku pilih tidur sebentar dulu. Demi recharge badan. Dan ga mesti tidur sih, kadang duduk depan TV nonton KUWTK juga sesi me time banget. Dari yang super kepikiran kerjaan terus, aku jadi restless.

No. 6 Give yourself a Reward.

Panggil tukang Pijit kalau buat aku ni. Udah. Itu doang! Paling bener.

Trus olahraganya kapan Britt??

Dengan semua kegiatan itu, dari yang setiap hari bisa ke Studio atau ke Taman buat Workout, aku cuma bisa lakuin maksimal 45min dirumah. Dan itu lebih dari cukup bikin otot ku cekot cekot.

But I Must. Aku sih tau banget, badanku tidak akan berfungsi benar kalau tidak Olahraga.

Workoutnya ngapain?

Pilates, H.I.I.T, even Yoga. Dan pastinya, pagi, aku ajak Haka jalan kaki keliling komplek sebentar kalau ga da client atau kelas. Itupun lumayan rasanya.

Lantas, gimana buat mama mama yang fulltime job?

Ive been there! For 9years!

We got to negotiate, and prioritize. Stress banget jujur. Aku ga akan bilang mudah. Tapi we can work on it. Akan ada yang harus dikorbankan. Entah itu konsentrasi atau dedikasi kerja, Me Time, social time atau bahkan waktu bersama anak dengan menitip mereka sementara pada orang tua atau kerabat.

Jangan takut Minta Bantuan, dan kalau belum dapat, coba siasati dengan berbagai Plan

Memang drama ART itu luar biasa, hanya aku sudah lelyaahh ngikutinnya. Kita bersyukur saja yuk, sudah ada Go-Clean, Go-Food, Go- auto, waahh…..dan segala fasilitas itulah. Semangat aja yah selalu. Pasti ada jalan.

Dibalik semua ini, yang aku syukurin adalah, aku memilih menjadi Freelance di momen dimana “Home Is Calling”. Padahal…jadi Freelance itu pun tetep harus yaa, kejar bola toh. Dan ga berarti jam kerja lo santai juga. Ok, sekian dulu curhat kerjaan yess.

Ibu ibuk, adek adek yang ditinggal mbak’e juga…sekedar berbagi kegilaan yang aku alami juga yah. Aku jujur aja sih ga mungkin ngaku “hidup gue baek baek aja” pasca lebaran.

Xxx

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90’s HITS to Boost Y(our) Mood

For those were born in the 80’s , i bet you understand this. Sometimes in those down low moments, i often reminisced great things on my 90’s. I was young, growing up listening to Debbie Gibson, Tommy Page (oh!), and Jason Donovan…not forgetting KYLIE MINOQUE! I honestly speaking, this listening these tunes really boost my mood.

Here’s a list  of favourite hits that you can actually listen in iTunes Radio 

  1. Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson
  2. I wanna dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston
  3. GOD by Joan Osborne
  4. VOQUE by Madonna
  5. Waterfalls by TLC
  6. Always Forever by Donna Lewis
  7. Gangsta Paradise by COOLIO
  8. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
  9. Ready To Go by Republica
  10. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

Can i Name hundreds more?

with the latest monthly paid iTunes Radio, i’m really happy listening to these tunes all day.

watch my mood now

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xx

 

Pic Source by Pexels

Stage Mom – Full Time Working Mom Fact

 

A fact that I never shared to public.

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I am a performer. I am a dancer, a teacher. And I was working for Les Mills Asia Pacific as Trainer and Presenter for 8 years. Who was presenting and lecturing in front of many people. National and through ASIA.

I started dancing at the age of 3. And yes, I was always performing. Traditional dance – Balinese to begin with until I was 5? And Fashion Shows, Talent Shows, Piano Concert, Ballet Performance for 11 years. Name it. I’ve spent my life on stage.

And today, I still work on many stages.

The stage is a big thing in my life. Not because of I’m a person who loves to be watched. That’s weird ha? But I just knew, that is where I belong. Being on stage always makes me nervous. Always. Everyday. Even to my regular classes.

Those who know me very close. Understand how I actually hate crowds. I hate crowds. For real. But when I was young, I had that moment where I just wanna let go and did not care about what people think. I sang in clubs. Night Clubs. So there was i…kinda lost it.

But you know, sometimes there is this lost opinions to this kind of job that I do. Stage Mom. They took it the wrong way. And start giving zero respect or honour the way we make a living.

34 Years. Today, I felt like everything slowly change. I still love being on stage, but its more about doing an artistic thing like a real dance show, or a real teaching session. And many people been asking me, why in the world, I no longer do Dance Classes that I always love doing. Or why won’t I pursue my Zumba?

Being on stage all the time, required a lot of preparation. And none of it should be done overnight, unless you received a last minute call in which i’m not a big fan of.

  • As an instructor – To teach a class, I will need to prepare a week before for one week ahead. I can’t just change the playlist or class theme on the spot. And sometimes, it is hard to say no to a request. But again, in my plan, i tried to mix and put the best workout.
  • As a Dancer – I refer this to my BodyJam™ or Sh’bam™ class. The beginning of my career, i practise everyday. For hours. I did not skip. But once i have Haka, everything changed. No it is not an excuse, i still did self practise, but this time it is hard to do everyday. And to me that is not enough. But the one thing stick to myself is that i know, i know that I love choreography. That I am able to absorb and review it asap. That is why, going back to BODYJAM™ is a natural thing to do. But these days, it was hard. Not that i could not, but it was hard to manage the time i have and with school activities. Priority needs to change.
  • As a Trainer and Presenter – Months and Weeks is a minimum period i prepare my module. I practise public speaking. I did research to relate the module content with whats happening in real life. I need to understand my preach and “practise” my preach. Practise by mean, doing what I taught.

Those things are important. You cant just do either one. And to me it was a lot.

I had that moment where I became so ignorance and just showed up with no plan. Or teaching without practise and make my class a stage rehearsal. Big NO.

And that was the reason I have to let go some of the role i have been handling this year.

I thank God i realise this earlier and had sometimes to think about. To review and reflect many things. And being with My child is what we all need for now. For him, for me and for my husband. I was not myself, and overwhelmed with many responsibilities that i have agreed before. I was not being consistent and somehow thing my self acting un-professional.

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Photo : by Lulu Artistika for Gold’sGym Stronger Day January 2017

But to those of you mothers out there. Who works as a Lecturer, Teacher, Singer, Dancer, DJ or another great job to make a living. Work double, work overtime. I think you understand this. When the curtain call, we are out there. We have to do it, even if we did not have an overnight to prepare.

We do it to make a different in someone’s life. It could be our audiences, our viewers, our trainees, students. We are there to make a different in their life.

Rise up whenever you feel guilty for leaving your babies or kids. Stay grounded when you have Golds in you pocket. Remain calm when you face the hardest storm.

This writing dedicated to All Mothers who are working hard or even a Part Time – Working From Home Mother.

Empower other Woman. Reveal our truth, our self.

 

XX

Britt