My Kind of Perseverance

Be brave. The world is going to judge you by your cover until the end of your journey on earth. Those who don’t are part of your blessings. So count them every day. . It is inevitable and you can’t make or force others to perceive you the way you want them to. Yet, you…

Adulting My PhD Journey

Within a PhD journey, it’s no doubt that studying is important. However, learning to make the time to be grateful & find joy while also making memories in between is also necessary. . I’m not a Google search engine. I’m not a machine. I’m vulnerable. I’m only a soul traveler who takes a learning path…

Preserve – conserve – reserve

For the love of green. . I may not be a vegan or vegetarian but I am a forever-tree-hugger. . I may not have a green thumb but I have unstoppable desire to talk to trees, plants, and flowers (besides cats😁) . I tried to be vegan and vegetarian. My tongue and tastebuds survived but…

Across the White Crosses

Such a lovely day with 3419 white crosses on the Fields of Remembrance at Salamanca Lawn site. . There will be upcoming addition of 1851 white crosses in the final year of 2018 which brings the total of 5270 individuals from Wellington region who died in World War 1 (WW1), 100 years ago. . May…

A Soul Traveler

I am given this body but I am not my body. Inside, I am shapeless. My soul travels to the infinity and beyond where only Allah SWT Knows. . I am a soul traveler. . Ya Rabb, when it is time for me to return to You, let it be all smile and grace. ….

Reflection of April 21st: What “Kartini” Means To Me (2)

Hari Kartini adalah sebuah hari dimana selebrasi dari hati ditujukan untuk memaknai suatu kemandirian yg berbudi pekerti dan berbudaya luhur. Kemandirian yang memerdekakan, mencerahkan, menerangi sekaligus mengasihi dan merengkuh relung hati yang “belum mandiri” karena “terpenjara” oleh kekuatiran, rasa takut, dan keraguan yg membawa energi negatif. Kemandirian yang tak akan pernah lekang oleh waktu dan…

Reflection of April 21st: What “Kartini” Means To Me (1)

  Selain 30 Agustus (When my late grandmother was born) dan 15 Januari (when my mother was born), 21 April selalu mengingatkan saya kepada dua orang perempuan luar biasa yang telah membesarkan saya dengan nilai-nilai kehidupan dan ke-asa-an yang akan senantiasa saya bawa serta sampai saatnya “pulang” nanti. “Hutang” saya tak akan pernah mampu terbayarkan…

#Peluru Kertas; The Art of My Own Gombalism

Beberapa waktu yang lalu, ada yang sempat menanyakan mengenai peluru kertas pada saya. Beberapa mengira itu adalah tweet page semacam quote yang saya gunakan sebagai referensi  untuk kemudian saya jadikan acuan nge-Tweet atau Nge-Wall status. Oh Well, bukan.  Peluru kertas itu sebenarnya adalah The Art of My Own Gombalism yang munculnya sekonyong-konyong koder. Kadang sadis,…

A Marriage To Me

  Every fight, every bitter encounter, every misunderstanding is worth it when our hearts still speak the same language and we can always learn better to love each other again. There’s no such thing as shortcuts or instant ways of a happily ever after in a marriage. It’s an underwater world where we have to try our…