But luckily, there were some events that can make me feel less miserable this passed April, for they were unique, exciting and informative! Now I’m glad to share them with you and it’s gonna be a long posting!
Finally the other visitors(who had also reserved the seat like us) came and the workshop started. The two foreigners are British but they have been teaching in Singapore for years. One of them is Mrs. Tanya. She explained a lot of things related to Jewelry Design and about JDMIS institute in SG. For instance, about jewelry industries, the course modules, some jewelry modelling, history and trends, and descriptions about designers, Gemmology(the study of jewels/gemstones), also about JDMIS itself.
After the slide show, Mrs. Tanya started to perform her skills and techniques in making jewelries, like using metal clay (this clay is sold in SG and contains lots of tiny particles, a.k.a silver powder) to make a silver ring! I never knew that making a silver ring can be so much easier than I thought (if we have the materials)!! She also made a beautiful necklace with stringing method. I got some brochures and booklet for further details. After the workshop, we went to another room to see the jewelries exhibition.
N.B: We also took a pic with a kawai woman in Yukata :)
There, the hotel staff taught us about the correct attitude and rules of eating at the formal situation, like social gathering, business contact, the origin, arrangement of menu and beverages, types of alcoholic beverages(like Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila,etc.), table d’hote setting, etc. Unfortunately, this seminar is not for free, hehehe… every participant must pay Rp 90.000,- to join this event.
But I think it’s worth the expense, for we had a short tour to the swimming pool, grand ballroom, Tian Wai Tian Oriental Restaurant to let us know more about this five-star hotel and also we could enjoy delicious meals after the tour,hehe…:-P
The appetizer was a plate of Caesar Salad-it’s yummy! And I finally know that it comes from Mexico!
Next menu is Soup(honestly, I don’t like it!) but after the main course came, haha…I had my appetite again! This was absolutely delicious! Chicken Steak with black pepper gravy, yum…yum! The steak is filled with vegetables and cheese! Hoho…!
Afterwards, the dessert was a plate of rich Chocolate cake with Vanilla ice cream! Sluuurp…!
I was too full when the last beverage came, a glass of Terong Belanda juice, and I just drank a little. That day was a nice day too! When the seminar was over, all of us gathered to take a picture at the lobby of Grand Angkasa.
After I went outside the lobby, together with my classmates, to wait for my Dad to fetch me, we saw someone coming out with several staffs. We were surprised to see that Mr. Syamsul Arifin and Mr. Gatot Pujo Nugroho were there! It seemed that they just had an important meeting at Grand Angkasa. Well… it’s great to see them directly! Hoho…
Yeah, this was a great month, I think. Lots of new things to see and hope this May is going to bring me more different and inspiring events!