Are you happy?

The words of the writer Colette had haunted me for years: “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” I didn’t want to look back, at the end of my life or after some some great catastrophe, and think, “How happy I used to be then, if only I’d realized…

Inside Job

“Happiness is always an inside job”

Perfect

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see imperfect person perfectly.” (‘Up’ movie) Krakow – Poland, Spring 2014 Love is in the air…

Tiga Gerbang

Kira-kira sebulan lalu ada salah satu postingan di newsfeed Facebook yang membuat saya manggut-manggut dan merenung. Postingan tersebut adalah foto di samping yang berisi tiga gerbang yang harus dilalui jika kita hendak berbicara. 1. Apakah hal itu benar? 2. Apakah hal itu penting? 3. Apakah hal itu baik? Kita tentu familier dengan peribahasa “mulutmu harimaumu”. Pada era…

Are you happy?

The words of the writer Colette had haunted me for years: “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” I didn’t want to look back, at the end of my life or after some some great catastrophe, and think, “How happy I used to be then, if only I’d realized…

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One peaceful and silent morning in Kurau, Bangka Island, Indonesia, 2009. Gratefully welcoming another week. Good night and good morning! 

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Have a nice and productive week, everyone! 🙂

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*Start from this week, I’ll post one quote every Sunday night to welcome a new beginning of the week.

The GNP Irony

“Yet the gross national product (GNP) does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It…

Memayungi Drupadi

“Dia membisikkan betapa dia mencintai kekuatanku. Kemudian aku bertanya-tanya: apakah dia mencintaiku karena aku kuat dan mandiri sehingga dia tak perlu melindungi seperti seorang Bima memayungi Drupadi? Atau karena dia memang mencintaiku karena dia tak bisa bernafas seandainya aku pergi dari sisinya? Mengapa aku tak ingin mencari jawabannya?” Vivienne Deveraux dalam novel ‘Pulang’ karya Leila…

I love you (almost) full

Jangan katakan “I love you full”, cukup katakan “I love you almost full”. Berikan ruang pada cinta untuk bisa tumbuh. (Anies Baswedan, 2013, sebagaimana ditulis di laman twitternya)