Research shows that the more time you spend on screen scrolling down you social media accounts the more stressed you’ll be. Especially, when you look at your timeline and you see your friends’ updates: some got engaged, some got married, some got babies, and some graduated for their masters and even doctorates already! Then your… Continue reading It doesn’t mean you have to.
Familiar with the picture? I bet you all are. We always worry about what people think or say about us. We always worry that we sort of have to please everybody around us. But the truth is, we don’t have to. Just like what we can see from the picture, no matter what they do,… Continue reading People will always have something to say.
I was talking with a good friend of mine about skin care tonight. We realized that we are kind of behind about this whole thing about skin care that in our mid-twenties we just started seriously paying attention to it. At the end of our conversation we encouraged each other that it is not too… Continue reading Just keep going.
Well, yeah, I guess we have excessively expected from our heroes. In order to be heroes, we subconsciously demand them to transcend their humanness. We want them to always look happy, we want them to always look pretty. We want them to always be successful and their business to always be fruitful. We want them… Continue reading Because heroes are humans, too.
That’s still taken from my latest read, Catatan Juang by Fiersa Besari. The news about Ahok’s file for divorce from his wife has been spread tremendously quickly in only a few hours. I mean, of course, we are talking about Ahok’s divorce here, the former governor who is sentenced two years in jail for blasphemy. Up… Continue reading Why do you think you need to know?
Yang terpenting itu bahagia atas semua keputusan yang sudah kita buat. Ini bahagia versiku. Kenapa harus mengikuti bahagia versimu? (Besari 256) That’s a quote from the last book I read, Catatan Juang by Fiersa Besari. I realized that there are two types of life in the eyes of society: the so-called normal life and the… Continue reading My version of happiness.
What are you thankful for today? I am thankful for books!! I have been an avid reader since I was a kid. I remember spending my recess time reading books in the library when I was in elementary school – of course I went to the library if I was bored fighting with the boys… Continue reading Thankful for books!
I love reading and I have read quite some books in the past. Through the books that I’ve read – from novels to biographies – I have gained insights and learned new things. I have some of my reflections recorded on my handwritten journals but now I think it is a good idea to have… Continue reading A new menu: Through the Readings
What do you see? This post is still inspired by a trip that I took to Jakarta by train yesterday. I am happy that I got to fill my Christmas break with some trips that are full with eye-opening experiences and life lessons. What a great way to spend a holiday for sure! Okay, this… Continue reading A lesson from a trip to Jakarta #2
What are you thankful for today? I realized that it is a good question to ask every day. Sometimes, we are just too busy making a living that we forget the gift of living itself, to enjoy every step of the way. I think it is good to just pause for a few minutes every… Continue reading A lesson from a trip to Jakarta #1