“A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one. Time spent appreciating is time worth living.”—(via cosmiclovetsunami)
Finally there is a (definitely not good) news about MH370. The last position of that plane was around South Indian sea. So most probably, currently the plane is drown at the deep end of the sea.
I know, this must be the toughest moments for the families of the victims. It’s useless to tell them to be strong, cause this situation is hard indeed.
But I just want to say, all of this is God’s will. If some of you don’t believe in God, I just want to tell, there are some things in this world humans can’t take control. One of them is called ‘destiny’.
If, by any chance, there are family members of the victims who read this message, just believe & always keep in your mind that your loved ones are much happier now. They’re already relieved from the pain. All you need to do is bringing them in your prayers.
8 years ago, when I entered college, I had already known what I want in my life. I chose microbiology as my major because I would like to be a scientist and an academician. The plan was always be like this : college - master - PhD - securing an academic/research job.
But, you know, life always offer us countless surprises. Same thing happen to me. The road that I have taken towards my dreams was not that smooth. There have been some visible and invisible barriers I faced. However, thankfully I could go through those winding roads and have gained lots of experiences in this quite young age. There was a time when I thought that I should give up on my dreams because those dreams were too high to be achieved. Yes, I’ve been in that phase.
The plan was always taking a PhD after gaining my Master degree. I must say that life works in a mysterious way because suddenly a couple of days ago, I got an offer to do an academic job. I have heard people say that ‘If you’re meant to get a job, you will get it easily’ I won’t say that I did not put any efforts to get this job, but it’s like, there was “something” guiding me to find this job.
PhD can wait, but a work experience can’t wait. So yes. I’ll start the work next week. I’ll stay in Indonesia for a couple more years, I guess. Ummm….and I think Jakarta will be my home-base forever although this job will require me to travel a lot. I will always be back here. Maybe.
I still can’t predict what my life would be after this, really. But, I’m sure great things and great moments are waiting ahead of me. :)
And of course I praise the Lord for this. I thank my parents & brothers, my best supporters ever!
And my dear friends wherever you are….thanks so much for always being there, giving me great suggestions, doing brainstorming, exchanging ideas. I’m so thankful that I’m being surrounded with those amazing human beings.
Umur 19 tahun saya bisa apa?
Umur 19 tahun, saya masih kuliah tingkat 2
Baru-barunya jadi mahasiswa mikrobiologi
Baru ketemu sama sahabat-sahabat saya
Tiap hari kerjaannya ketawa-ketawa aja
Umur 19 tahun, saya masih rajin-rajinnya nyanyi di PSM
dan kemarin saya dengar berita, anak 19 tahun melakukan pembunuhan.
“Bapak heran masa hari gini masih ada suami yang melarang-larang istrinya kerja. Kalau bisa jamin hidupnya gak kekurangan sih gak apa-apa. Tapi, kalau hidupnya tetap susah? Itu kan gila namanya.”—my dad
It’s better to be the one who leave rather than the one who is being left. I used to be the one who leave. I left my family for studying in Bandung in 2006. Again in 2011 I left them for studying in a faraway place. A year later I left people in that faraway place to go back home for good.
I never know the feeling of being left until yesterday my brother left for study. He only moves to Australia which is just 6-ish hours by flight from here. But still, I miss him now already. No one teasing me anymore. So this is the feeling of being left. :’)
Now I know why my parents looked so sad at the day they left me at that small city located 14++ hours flight away from here, 3 years ago. Yes, there’s a technology called Skype, but it can’t replace a direct face to face communication. Now I know.
it doesn’t matter with whom I’m falling in love, The Beatles’ songs are always be my perfect companions. after moving on from the previous one, it seems that I don’t give my heart even a little bit of rest. haha. another one came unexpectedly. and he’s a Beatles’ die hard fans apparently.
so, what now dear universe?
The more facts I found about you, even make me realize that you’re not the one for me and I’m not the one for you. I guess, it’s really over now. :’)
It’s funny when I recall February 14th 2012 was the first time we officially did our activities together for a whole day long. It was almost two years ago. The days after that were another story. I hated you, then I liked you. Look at you, with that mood-swing! I hope anyone who will spend the rest of her (or his? hahaha..you know what I mean) life with you, can deal with your weird behavior.
Forgetting you is not easy. Because sometimes you could turn into someone nice and sweet. And when you’re like that, I could suddenly forget about your flaws.
Though everyone think you’re bad, I disagree with them. Everyone makes mistake. Just don’t make the same twice. That was what you told me, right? Haha..I guess you’ve done several different mistakes in your life.
One of the many things I really thankful for in my life is the opportunities I got to became friends with my friends. Thanks to the Lord for sending me such great people. Honestly, they’re my biggest supporters in every situations. Thanks a bunch, my friends for always bear with me all these years. You’re the best! :)
Belakangan ini, ibu saya sering berkata “harusnya kamu dulu jangan buru-buru ambil keputusan ambil master di Inggris. harusnya kamu dulu pastikan dulu bisa phd setelah kamu selesai master. kalau dulu kamu mau sabar, mungkin kamu bisa kuliah master di Jerman”
Penyesalan, katanya, memang selalu datang belakangan. Tapi, apakah saya menyesali keputusan saya untuk kuliah master di Inggris? TIDAK sama sekali. Kalau saya dulu tidak mengambil kesempatan tinggal dan belajar di Inggris, pasti banyak hal yang akan saya lewatkan dalam hidup saya. Saya tidak akan pernah merasakan keramah-tamahan khas Inggris. Saya mungkin saja tidak pernah bertemu dengan teman-teman hebat dari mancanegara. Saya bisa saja tidak akan pernah berinteraksi dengan profesor-profesor yang ahli di bidangnya. Kalau saya dulu tidak mengambil kesempatan kuliah di Inggris, siapa yang bisa menjamin saya diterima di Jerman? Tidak ada, kan?
Jalan hidup setiap orang itu, sudah diatur oleh Tuhan. Ke mana saya akan melangkah, Dia juga yang menentukan. Tahun 2014 ini saya akan belajar lebih pasrah dan lebih sabar.
Tahun ini sudah dibuka dengan suatu hal yang baik. Semoga keberuntungan berpihak kepada saya.
“Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.”—W. C. Doane (via psych-facts)
“Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.”—Terry Goodkind (via modernhepburn)