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I'm just an ordinary girl who is used to be called as Gretta. The full name of Gretta is actually Margaretta Carolina. Does Carolina her surname or something like that? Hmmm... How can I explain this? This is kind a complicated story so better not to discuss it here. Hehehe. You may assume Carolina as my surname. :P

Gretta is now going to be a 20 years old not yet mature girl since she is really into animes and mangas specially Sailor Moon. She is also into figure skating so much. Unfortunately she can't improve her skills as good as when she was in her home country, Indonesia. She is also crazy of designs. Well this theme of her blog is designed by Leen (thanks for the cool skin)!!! She is a perfectionist. All the things she does have to be well done, and NOT half done (it's scary if I have to watch some blood on my meal!! (>,<)

She's now hardly studying architecture in the Netherlands. She speaks more Dutch than English nowadays - ever since she attends a Dutch university of appliances (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). She may not speak English fluently as before (or even her writing skill is becoming worse), but she can still understand what people are saying.



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ARTIS - THE ZOO part 2
Sunday, August 31, 2008 6:45 PM
Part 2 of the previous post.

YAPH We're off to the part 2 of my adventurous day in the zoo of amsterdam.
Well. There was also a building full of the "water living things". Yeah, full of the animals that live under the water. I took a look and there was almost nothing interested. Except two things, the first is these first two pictures. Lets have a look.
Aquarium that shows living things under the Amsterdam City 1
(parking cars on the edge of the river)

Aquarium that shows living things under the Amsterdam City 2
(broken bicycle and a seagull)

The second thing that was a quite-shocking thing was this. I didnt (and dont) even know this living thing was kind a FISH or a MAMAL. It DID have fins, but four legs too as well. And it DID have something like red horn on its head. This animal was so strange but hell it's alive. I took a picture of the "black edition" of this animal. lets have a look. :)
The STRANGE ANIMAL (white version)

We went around and found this unique bird. I thought this was a flaminggo. But i'm not sure bout it, since we gotta rushed to another direction. hehe... bye bye flamingoo!!

This following picture was actually taken "luckily". That was a Gouden Leeuwaapje in Dutch, and if we translate it into english it would be : Gold Lion monkey. Yeah. sure because IT WAS REALLY BLOND AND IT REALLY HAD GOLD GOLD GOLD HAIR!!! Unfortunately the golden monkey didnt look at us. :( and if you know dutch, it was called the Gouden Leeuwaap'JE'. the 'je' is an addition of a noun to show that that noun has a small size or something like that. And this monkey was so small and cute and, i just felt like i was seeing a monkey doll.The Golden Lion Monkey (het Gouden Leeuwaapje)

I only put things that i like or that are quite interesting on my blog. I'm an Indonesier and I had never seen the real Kangaroo!!! I could only see them on TV or in the book and I JUST CAN SEE THEM CLEARLY WITH MY EYES AND THEY LOOKED SO DAMN CUTE!!! I wished i could have cuddled them!!! Yeah... i wished. i wished. i wished. *one more animal missing in the artis is the koalas. they didnt have them* :'(
The SUPER CUTE Kangaroo!!! Wanna cuddle him!!!

OK. Now we went to the LAMA'S. I'd just heard from Claire that the Lamas love to SPIT! I just couldnt believe that!! whahahahahahaha.... Since i had heard it, i didnt want to get any closer to this mamal. OH MY GOODNESS, what should i do or what would happen if i got spit by this innocent-face Lama? Honestly, i love this animal. its shape is nice to be seen somehow... :d
A relaxing Lama

Yeaph. we went then to a part where we could cuddle or touch the animals. But, WHY DIDNT THEY JUST LET MORE ANIMALS TO BE CUDDLED besides those GOATS AND SHEEPS? ayayayaya... those goats i had SEEN SO MANY TIMES in Indonesia. Especially when it's almost the Idul Adha. The day of the moslems where they should have slaughtered some qurban (can be a cow, goat, or buffallo ~if im not mistaken sorry if i made some mistakes). And that time, i just feel like I'm HOME!! They smells like what they meant to be. And it takes me back to the past, SOMEHOW...
Touching the black goat.
(seumur hidup gw baru sekali megang kambing!! dan ternyata matanya kambing tuh serem abis!)

In the "kandang" where Jesus was born.

Okay, this following animalS are called "stekenvarken" in dutch (trans: stab pig / stabbing pig). PIG! How could this creature be a PIG? It's more like hedgehog! And this is my very first time seeing this hedgehog.
The headhogs

Just were playing around like childrens... haha
Gretta and Claire

All the skill of these kind of seadogs were performed their ability when they were fed. I should upload the video to my youtube.

This one stopped me breathing new air. Why are they so like-a-gorilla-costume?
Walking gorilla

One more time, the LAMA's

The last thing i really love!! The pinguins!! Claire told me a story of pinguins when i was taking their photos. She told me that IF a pinguin has found his or her partner, they would live their life together. Always together no matter what. What i knew was that the male pinguins are gonna take care of the eggs while the females should find the foods!! aarhhh.. what a nice story then i got this snapshot of the pinguins. What do you think after seeing this foto? Give me your answers by posting some comments!
Lovely Pinguins!!!

OK i'm dying and should make my fu**in collage. Gotta have some sleep for about 2 hours then i should start making that thing. ah!! should find some interesting pictures on the internet first!! geeezz.. ok then...

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