Do you agree with the title? Well I do. Planning a career is like traveling in a foreign places. The most interesting experiences for both cases are usually not in our plan. If I look back, my random one-day trip to Zurich with Fikri was one of the highlights of my one-month stay in Germany… Read More The Most Interesting Experiences Usually Aren’t Planned
This post is inspired by my sister’s post last week. I couldn’t agree more with her, and I am happy for her to reach this point in life, where she’s not highly dependent on social media anymore. For me personally, I have came to the point where I only open Path like once in a… Read More The Zen of “Being Disconnected”
You were given life; it is your duty (and also entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. –Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray and Love. And I think, we wouldn’t be able to see the beauty if we’re unhappy. I also think, we wouldn’t be able to feel content if… Read More Finding Our “Gifts” is an Obligation
In Life, there’s no shortcut to joy. Anything that is worth pursuing is gonna require us to suffer just a little bit. –Chris Burkard I agree. Like if you want to catch sunrise, you need to either pull an all nighter or to wake up really early in the morning 😉 But that quote doesn’t… Read More No Shortcut to Joy
When I was attending a meditation class several nights ago, my new friend was surprised to find me walking for 1.5 hours to reach the meditation venue, from South Station to Cambridge. That was just 4 miles-ish, and for me that was a completely “normal” route. I do love walking when I have the time.… Read More Walking, Exploring, Perceiving
I think I am officially Tokyo-sick right now. It has been just 26 days since I left Tokyo, but I already feel Tokyosick. I miss Tokyo terribly. I miss my wierd-Japanese-routine e.g. throwing away my burnable garbage every Monday and Thursday before 9AM (what a pain in the ass). I miss how everything in Tokyo is very organized,… Read More Tokyosick: How I miss my most-visit restaurants and cafes near University of Tokyo
Sama seperti kota-kota metropolitan yang terkenal lainnya, Tokyo memiliki beberapa wajah. Tokyo tidak hanya Shibuya dan Shinjuku yang selalu penuh dengan hiruk pikuk orang, kotor dan terang benderang. Ada juga sisi yang tenang dan peaceful di Tokyo, seperti di Kagurazaka dan neighborhood Azabujuban-Hiro. Tokyo bukan hanya Ginza yang dewasa, elegan dan mahal; atau bukan hanya Hibiya-Marunouchi yang serius dan penuh dengan… Read More Tokyoites Series: Referensi Jalan-jalan di Shimokitazawa, the Williamsburg of Tokyo!
I am who I am right now, because of her. That’s an understatement on how I describe her impacts in my life –especially during my chidhood time. I remember it was pretty rough and tough. I remember a day, right before the sun sets, and she saw me crying. I forgot whether I cried when I… Read More Happy Belated Birthday, Mbak Dini.
Chuo dori in Ginza is probably one of the most expensive streets in Tokyo, as for one square meter of land in that area costs over ten million yen slash IDR 1,147,664,547. Although I am not in the financial condition of easily throwing my money for (even) a scarf from Salvatore Ferragamo, I must admit this area is one… Read More Ginza and the Moment of Melancholy
Okay, I am not a homophobic. In fact, since almost half a decade ago, my life has been heavily interwined with gay and lesbian people. Some of the closest persons in my life whom I deeply love and care, are actually homosexual. I also believe that we can love someone based on their personalities, regardless their sexual… Read More On Religion and Homosexuality