About Me

Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Olive. I come from Manado – Indonesia. I have several experience as a full-time worker but then I quit because I found it much more enjoyable to work as a freelancer.

Singing in choir, listening to classical musics, writing, and reading are some of the things that I am interested in. I used to travel a lot but since I got married, it seems a bit hard for me to manage my time. I love calling myself a dream catcher. It’s almost been a year since I tried to make my childhood dream come true: learn to play piano in my 30’s!

Now, I am in the middle of catching another old dream: writing! Thank goodness, I could start writing on my newly created blog here. Hope it’s all worth-reading. I can’t wait to see your comment on every post I write.

Happy reading!

Thanks to Judy for nominated me with this Lovely Blog Award! I really really appreciate it!


41 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Olive! I just found your blog. I love it! I love your pictures from Indonesia! -Lori

  2. Hi, Lori! Thank you very much.. 🙂 Hope someday you could come & visit Indonesia 🙂 🙂

  3. amelia tumiwuda

    Woww,, what a striking white flower! I can feel it’s always morning when seeing it. 🙂

    • You know what?!? It was taken in the morning, really! @ Jalan Salib Suci Mahawu 🙂 I learned that you’ve been several times there, right? 🙂

  4. Andrie

    blog yg bagus olivia. salam kenal

  5. hi Olive I just found your blog recently and I enjoy touring around, you shared an amazing photo’s and great piece of information, thanks for sharing… 🙂

  6. Thank you very much for your recent visit, comments & likes, willofheart!! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  7. Hi Olive….welcome to blogging! I love what you have to say about yourself. And I really like your photo in the header. I’m looking forward to reading your work. Thanks for stopping by my blog, so I could get the chance to come here! 😉

  8. Hello, Judy! Thanks for your warm welcome & comment! 🙂 I love reading your blog and enjoying your great photos..feel like having a mentor in doing daily chores at home 😀
    Cheers!! 🙂

  9. Hi Olive….I am nominating you for the Lovely Blog Award. Congrats! Your blog is so lovely.
    There are no rules for this award. You can just sit back and bask in the love of your fellow bloggers. You can post the award if you want. You can pass the award to others if you want. No questions to answer or ask of others. Here’s the link for more info: http://jayjaysfavorites.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/the-academy-of-blog-awards/

  10. Woww!! That’s very nice of you, Judy! I’m so excited, thank you!

    I’ll look to see how it works because it’s a new thing for me in this blogging world 😀
    You are the very first blogger who nominated me with an award so maybe it will take time for me to learn how to make it visible here.. 😀

  11. Hi Olive – Thanks for following my blog! You have a lovely blog and I noticed you’re in the travel business. I also just finished schooling to be a Tour Director to take people on trips. First, I’m thinking about going on an extended trip by myself. I may come to Indonesia, it looks beautiful! ~Sherry~

    • No problem. I love reading your stories & enjoying your great photos! 🙂 Actually, I was in the travel business and now I’m just trying to keep a record of all my trips in the past before I become too old to remember them..hahah..I can’t thank HIM enough for those great jobs HE entrusted me! 🙂

      Become a Tour Director sounds great! Please let me know when you manage to visit Indonesia (especially to Manado/Tomohon) & I would be glad to help you with anything deal with your trip 🙂
      Thank you for your kind visit & comment! I really appreciate it 🙂

  12. Hi Olive! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the “Like” on a recent post. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog and your pictures are amazing!

    • Thanks to you, Rick! I’m glad to find your blog & reading your faith-strengthening posts 🙂
      Thank you for checking out my blog!

  13. Olive, Your interests are my interests as well! 😀 Glad that I have stumbled upon your blog!

    • I’m so glad that we share the same interests! 😀 Thanks for reading, Ristin, I love your blog too, you are such a talented girl!

  14. orchid

    i worked in Jakarta for 3 years and most often, people thought that i am Indonesia and from Manado.
    they say that Manado women are the prettiest 🙂

    nice blog youi have here 🙂

  15. sweet

    Mantappp 🙂

  16. Eva Silahoy

    evain debora silahoy telah mengunjungi website anda


  17. selah

    Hi Olive, thanks for visiting my blog, and for following it. you have a lovely blog here. the header is beautiful. 🙂

    • You’re welcome, Selah, thanks also for stopping by 🙂 I enjoy reading your posts & your beautiful pictures as well 🙂

  18. Hello! Your blog is lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog, as well. I look forward to reading your posts!

  19. You’re welcome, Becky! and thanks for commenting 🙂

  20. Hi Olivia,

    You have a wonderful blog up here! Well done! Keep penning and inspiring. I am sure there are lots of people out there are in thirst of knowing a lot more about our country! 🙂

    And thank you for following my blog. I do hope that you have a joyful ride in each of your visits. Thank you and have a lovely day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  21. Good luck with the blog. Will be looking forward to your thoughts!

  22. Hello, Subhan Zein!

    Wow! ..makase banya.. (thank you very much) for your compliment & motivational words! Your blog is so inspiring as well, really!

    I’m glad that we share the same vision for our country.

    Keep up the good work! 😀

  23. Dear Olive, thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog (and the white flower as header) looks wonderful. I hope your writing and musical efforts will make you happy. As far as I can oversee, you have a lot to show and tell to your audience. Have a lovely Sunday,

    • It’s my pleasure! 🙂 Thank you for the compliment. Your blog is also lovely & I like your drawings! 🙂
      O yes, writing and piano are two things that I enjoy the most lately. And hopefully, I can share more of my world through the coming posts 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by & commenting, Paula! I really really appreciate it 🙂
      Happy Sunday to you too!

  24. I love that you’ve pursued your piano playing dream! Your blog is LOVELY. 🙂

    • Thank you, August! I am going to have my first recital this month (April)..hahah..I feel so excited but also nervous about it, but hopefully I can handle it well 😀
      Thank you for visiting my blog & for your compliment! I love reading your posts as well 🙂

  25. Congratulations, Olivia! I nominate you for One Lovely Blog Award. 🙂 If you accept the award, please visit: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/awards-galore-2-0/
    and you can nominate some other bloggers for the award.

    Let’s spread the joy! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  26. I’m back on WordPress

    If you want to follow my blog again:


  27. Hi Olive,

    I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award!” Please follow this link: http://lorischulz.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/versatile-blogger-award/

    Blessings to you!

  28. Hi Olive! I nominated you for 3 awards. Check out my blog for details http://imexcited.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/generous-awards/ Happy blogging!

  29. Olive, I started blogging again: http://pastorgilsblog.wordpress.com/

    Let’s connect again.

  30. Open Up Life

    Namaste Olive and welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog “A Universal Life” Love your blog and your message. If it is your heart’s desire to learn to play the piano, you can, doesn’t matter what age you are! Anything is possible if you just believe in yourself! Have a beautiful day! Peace, love, blessings. Tammy

  31. Chris

    Hello Olive. Thank you for posting all of your excellent photos and comments. I ended up here at b4twilight for kind of an odd reason. As a hobby, I build add-on scenery for flight simulators- especially scenery from WWII in the Pacific Theater. While researching the airfield at Langoan (sp?) I also learned about the seaplane base at Kakas- or at least that is where I believe that it was. In any event, I am trying to establish for myself just where along the shoreline of Lake Tondano the concrete jetty is located and am wondering if you would be kind enough to tell me? It would be much appreciated. Maybe go to GoogleEarth, get a lat/long reading and email it to me? Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you.

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