Little Story About Jakarta

Time moves fast. I’ve been living in Jakarta for a year. Good things and bad things are all mixed-up and translated into teary eyes. I experienced culture shock for the first 6 months. Hmm 6 months for culture shock I think these were too long in terms of moving out from hometown to the capital city in the same country. I went to hospital back and forth, took some medicines and locked my self in my room. I even painfully went to church or work. People around me seemed sarcastic and I didn’t know how to handle it. I read books about culture shock and clinical depression, and what surprised me was that there were no cure for such things. The cure lies inside my brain, I should change the point of view of how I looked and deal with people and surrounding situations. I admit, it was not easy to get rid of culture shock. Somehow, I even still experience it with lower level. Continue reading

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Saya Ke Bogor

Sejenak melepaskan diri dari rutinitas umum di Jakarta. Ibukota ini bisa menjadi sangat membosankan. Tebaran mall dan apartemen di penjuru kota, gedung-gedung tinggi yang memuakkan membuat saya jenuh. Ingin rasanya ada suatu taman kota nan luas, penuh dengan bunga dan pepohonan dimana kupu-kupu melayang bebas.

Pada 20 Maret 2011 saya memberanikan diri untuk gone adios ke Bogor. Ini kali ketiga saya sih ke Bogor. Namun yang membedakan adalah kali ini saya menggunakan mass transportation. Saya pakai kereta listrik (KRL). Continue reading

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New Day of 2011

Can’t believe..Saya masih hidup saat memasuki tahun 2011. Beberapa menit yang lalu, saya membaca postingan-postingan di tahun yang lalu. Tulisan yang mengundang senyum di wajah saya..hehe.. Beberapa tahun yang lalu saya merasa begitu ‘ababil’ *penggambaran untuk anak-anak ABG labil. Mencari-cari sendiri apa itu kehidupan. Kehidupan macam apa yang saya inginkan, impian apa yang ingin saya capai dan cerita apa yang ingin saya tulis sepanjang tahun ini. Continue reading

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Christmas 2010

Yay..!! Natal akhirnya datang dua hari yang lalu. Natal kali ini sangat berbeda. Saya yang sebelumnya bernatalan dengan keluarga di Yogyakarta, sekarang harus berpisah. Saya merayakan Natal di Jakarta. Continue reading

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Wonderful Year

Lama sudah saya tidak melakukan kegiatan posting di wordpress tercinta. Ada banyak hal yang terjadi selama beberapa bulan terkahir. Begitu banyak ‘berkat’ dari yang Maha Kuasa. Terkadang saya bingung harus berucap apa kepada Yang Diatas. Serasa terkena stroke ringan *penggambaran lebay karena bingung musti berkata apa😀 Continue reading

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Delayed, Canceled, Whatever It Is

19 Agustus 2010 saya terbang bersama Mandala dari Jakarta menuju Yogyakarta. Jam keberangkatan saya pukul 9.50 am. Semenjak pesan tiket sebenarnya sudah curious, jangan-jangan saya mengalami delay super menjengkelkan lagi seperti yang pernah saya alami di Balikpapan. Namun, karena saya sudah cinta dengan Mandala, akhirnya kepulangan saya kali ini memilih Mandala. 18 Agustus 2010 saya mendapatkan text message dari Mandala, mengabarkan bahwa pesawat menuju Yogyakarta di reschedule menjadi jam 11.35 am. Well Continue reading

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The Padma House

….it has been few weeks..and i forget how to keep the flame burning…

A friend phoned me today, an unexpected call actually in my incredible busy day. She is my teacher, my sister, my debate partner, my best friend. She tell me the truth about me, about everything. Even though it’s hurt, only a true friend would be truly honest and i appreciate it.

I have dreams. We have dreams. However we’re in the middle of some kind of amazing cosmic convergence. Two vastly different worlds. Miraculously crossing paths, I didn’t know how we had managed to make a contact but it happened. When she phoned, she was talking about our plans, our dreams, and how hard we could achieve it. Yeah, it is not easy to achieve something we’ve been dreaming so long. How many have ever failed to achieve something significant in our life. I have paralyzed. I have no spirit like before. I forget how to keep the flame burning inside. I forget my dreams. I forget how to be me.  One thing that made me awake from the deep sleep was when she was talking about the Padma House. Oh yeah, the  Padma House in Northwoods. I remember that…Then suddenly she guided me to flashback. Continue reading

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