Before May

Good moments don’t come often and tonight I feel like framing it here. 

These are few good things happened this year. Such a short reminder about how these pass 5 months have been well-spent with many lovely people. Well-spent enough that the small cracks shouldn’t tear you down.

Life is good and better when you have a way to embrace it with gratitude.

Overtime Alert

Sometimes a question doesn’t need an answer, 

As when you see illogical things that is probably logic,
As when you meet persons unreal but real,
As when you find enemies which set you in between love and hate relationship,
As when you buy the greasy fried chicken with the best flavor in town,
As when you find a beauty spot which lies at the edge of the cities,
As when you work a job that takes away 12 hours a day of yours yet you add another one hour each Saturday and Sunday,
As when you study a major that hardly anybody wants but you,
As when you meet a girl you think you love but you don’t know who,
Or as when you meet a man that you think will be your last but turns out to be your first.

Sometimes it’s better to just see, witness, feel, and let your mind goes with the flow.

As for each thing that happens for a reason and as the part of your misunderstanding towards everything, they are still part of the things that just happen for their reasons.

Live it.

Jakarta, 24 November 2016

The Eyes, Not The Phone

Let’s say thank you to smartphone, any messenger application, good internet connection, which have taken down all the barriers in communication.

People no longer need to feel they are apart because of the Whatsapp, Line video call, Skype, and you name it. Those who live at a small town don’t need to worry of missing any new information for the secondly-updated news on the website. We no longer got left behind of any new innovation in make up, hair do, fashion, gadget, and whatever comes from the America, Europe, India, or anywhere else.

However, what has connected us also has turned to something that makes us apart. People at a dinner no longer talked to each other for phone screen is way more interested than person with eyes, ears, nose, and voice. Young couple at the cute cafe feel way more comfortable to stare at the phone rather than stare at each other foods (or each other’s eyes?).

Well, this is just simply post about how I miss the old days when I could talk to the person closely without them being so busy and distracted with the phone. Also how I appreciate person who can keep away their phones, when somebody’s around.

Put your phone away, please…

Taken from here


I Thank 28!

I thank this year for giving me such precious experiences in work, friendship, and community.
I thank this year for giving me a humble life and thoughtful mind to go through whatever obstacles that come pass by.
I thank this year for allowing me to meet many new friends, new colleagues, new teams.
I thank this year for granting me another great year to spend with my family (though the feeling of missing Dad still strikes today).
I thank this year for making me awake and spend a night before my new year with a sincere night prayer.
I thank this year for making me complete for I can do things with all senses I have, which hopefully will bring value to others.
I thank this year for letting me stay among blissful environment and companion.
I thank this year for that among all not-so-good things that happen to come, good things still win the first place. Thank you.

For whatever things stop by,
For whatever have left,
For whoever that leave,
For whoever that come and accompany,
I sincerely thank you all.

Nothing special out of today. It is still another Tuesday, another 18, another October. It’s the same as another 364 days you spent before.

If you want to make it a bit more special, just take the moment to reflect any good thing that come to you for the last 12 months. Bad things sure happened and will keep on happening. But, do believe that those are lessons to learn, and experiences to witness. Take the moment of your birthday as a start of the more positive and encouraging year…

Before today next year, greets you again.

Cheers to all human being who are celebrating their DAY!

She’s Getting Hitched!

The idea of committing a life with your partner (or what the society called “marriage”) can easily frightened me. Thus, deep bow to those who finally get that stage after whatever things happen in their relationship life, like two of my best friends. 

Every time I went to wedding receptions, my eyes ball fall to the bride’s eyes and smile. How she sees the guests, how she greets them, how she smiles, how happy she is. I witnessed some brides didn’t look that relax when greeting the guests. I didn’t know whether it’s the heels, the gown, the crown, or all the items worn on her body. But, somehow, I just felt that there’s something burdening them from their eyes and smiles. *sotoy.

However, there were other times also when I was at a wedding where both bride and groom look tremendously happy. Though the pain over high heels has been killing the brides for over 8 hours, the sincere smile was there. One of them was at Lauren’s wedding, 2 year ago.

Then, today. That moment come again.. 

“I ain’t that sync yet”, said she. I have no idea what the sync referred to. But, from her eyes to smile, I can say that she was totally happy. Not to mention the groom. Both were fantastic. And again, I am so happy for them.

As what happened to Lauren’s wedding, where I shed my tears when her mom was whispering her something before leaving the party, there was a second when same thing almost happened this time. But, yeah, it’s just almost. I blocked the tears like an expert! 😀

Dear Ilia, you look so pretty today. You both look great and fit each other perfectly. Hopefully this would be a good start for your journey ahead. I hope you’ll synced up soon. Whenever you need me, please place a call and I’ll be ready to talk over another slice of red velvet and a cup of coffee. Eh, have I told you that I am so happy for you? 🙂