Showing posts from January, 2017

Day 3: The Power of Dream?


It happens all the time: when I strive to have something, I don't get it. Similarly, I get bunch of things when I am simply take it easy.

I still remember when I ambitiously want to win a news anchor competition at Universitas Indonesia back in 2012. I ended up just being one of the 10 finalists. Contrary, I became the 1st winner of an essay competition at Universitas Pasundan when I just sent my writings and didn't care about it anymore.
It makes me confused and feel uncertain pretty much about 'the power of dream'. Because many movies, books, and television shows put much emphasize on the power of will. That the universe will conspire in making your dream comes true, as Paulo Coelho said in 'the Alchemist'. Likewise, man jadda wa jadda or who's being determined will be successful, as Ahmad Fuadi said in 'Negeri 5 Menara'.

The power of support and prayers also affect me the same way. Every time I compete for something, and …

Day 2: Love Doesn't Work The Way I Thought


I was talking with my Aussie friend, Nicole, today, when I realized that love doesn't work the way I thought. I used to believed in true love. That one person will find his/her partner to settle down happily ever after. Build a family, grow old together, as seen on Disney movies.

But love is not that simple. We need to experience a lot of opportunities and rejection. We might find our crush often, but then they don't have mutual feeling as we do. They have a feeling towards someone else, who has a feeling towards someone other else.

On the other hand, we refuse or at least ignore people who like us, but don't attract us. Even if they already confessed their feeling, he/she is not what we are looking for. Isn't life unfair?

So we stuck in the circle or condemned cupid arrow. Our feeling is just a one way signal, no feedback received. I've been there so many times before. But I was too focused on how many people that rejected me. And I forget t…

Day 1: Sophisticated New Year's Resolution?


When I visited the gym today, I saw bunch of people are doing workout there (not to mention tens other applying new membership). This gym is not always this bustling. But today was different, we know the booster: not so surprising but undoubtedly, the new year's resolution.

New year brings new hopes, targets, and resolutions. They embodied our spirit of being a new and better person. Some want to be in shape, get scholarship, settled down, new job, start business, save more money, you name it.

People then change so sudden out of nowhere. They stop smoking at once, try new strict diet, cut spending, etc. They put obsessive targets that are wonderful to be written, but apparently not applicable and against human adaptation. Consequently, it's not that unusual if most people will easily give up by the end of January, or in some cases in February.

This over-excited attitude is problematical. We put too much enthusiasm in the beginning and th…