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11 Mar

Education Bill

at March 11th, 2011 by | permalinkpermalink | category Posted in Bohemian Rhapsody, Home Affairs, parenthood

I’m not talking about Indonesian Education Bill (Law) here.

This is about future Education Bill of Raissa (or her siblings :-) ), which makes me pass out every time I see it again.

The story began when TUM published a tip on how to estimate education bill of our children in the next 10 years. To calculate the future bill is very simple and uses excel. As Winnie the Pooh would say “I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me,” the tip is a no-brainer. It didn’t make my brain shed a sweat and I’m Pooh-Bear kind of a person, especially when it comes to math and accounting.

But, I do sweat a lot upon seeing how much I should save in a month for education bill alone, not including room and board, social & extracurricular activities, books, and other overhead cost. Pheeeewww! Okay, the article posted on TUM gives a budget estimate for Indonesia universities. Then, I had this idea to calculate how much would I need to save if Raissa is going to get her degree from abroad. Dadidadudadidaduu… And….. the price tag is… Are you ready fellas?? Really ready?? Here it comes:

You see the tiny number series below the box? That is the estimate cost (in Indonesian Rupiah) required to have your child spend 4 college years abroad.

The formula popped up a grand total of: IDR 8,959,644,270.00. That’s the estimate amount required to get a university diploma from abroad (Europe or USA) in 15 years. If I need to start my monthly saving now, I would need to put aside of IDR 49,775,802.00/month for the next 15 years. OMG, even if I combine my salary and Kris’, it would not reach that amount. Raissa will have to work on getting a full-scholarship for her college degree.

*passing out for the hundred times*

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10 Mar

Pooh Bear

at March 10th, 2011 by | permalinkpermalink | category Posted in inspiration

I love Winnie the Pooh since… forever! He might be, in his own word ” a bear with little brain..”, yet his simple words almost always hit me big time.

Image is taken from: click the pic

Some of my fave Pooh quotes:

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever”

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“I used to believe in forever, but forever is too good to be true.”

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

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