6 ways to get rid of your sadness: a tips from me.

Satu, masuk ke dunia lain.

Maksudnya bukan pergi ke alam gaib tempat mahluk-mahluk gaib berada atau ikut tantangan uji nyali jika program reality show itu masih ada, tapi masuk ke dunia lain: dunia selain dunia yang berada di dalam kepalamu–yang kamu pikirkan, sumber masalahmu berada, duniamu.

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Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Lika-liku hidup dan persahabatan adalah tema buku ini secara garis besar. Jika dikerucutkan lagi, buku ini sebenarnya berbicara tentang kehilangan.

Tsukuru, tokoh utama dalam buku ini, telah kehilangan pertemanan yang (sangat) dekat dan berharga. Menyisakan ruang hampa di hatinya sampai merasa mau mati. Tidak ada hentinya berpikir dan kemudian menelusuri apa yang salah pada dirinya hingga dicampakan begitu saja oleh teman-teman terdekatnya.

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Aku dan kopi :)

cat and coffee

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Tulisan ini terinspirasi dari seorang penulis favorit, penulis yang belakangan ini selalu membicarakan kopi sebagai inspirasi barunya. Tapi, aku bukannya mau membahas kopi seperti yang dia bahas, aku hanya mau menceritakan kisahku sendiri… bersama kopi 🙂

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Conquering the city.

girl

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A curious and adventurous girl: something I’ve just discovered from myself. I realized it now from the way I feel towards any place with its adventure possibilities–when I thought about that.

I love to explore new places, I feel it cool to go somewhere alone. Also, I never feel like a lost child to be somewhere alone, instead, I feel like the main character of a book or a movie. Seriously, there are so much you can do by being alone. Capturing some random pictures, talking to strangers, learning something new, or simply just clearing your mind. Hence, here I dare myself to make a trip to a city I’ve never visited before alone, maybe Surabaya or Jogja, this year (I hope). Not easy, I know. My trip to Malang last year just easy because I have a friend there who took care of me, someone I dearly miss now.

Yes, I love to be accompanied by friends too, don’t get me wrong. But I’m just not a type of girl who will cancel my plan to go somewhere just because there’s no one to accompany. I just think “why don’t go there and find what I can find alone?”. You don’t always feel lonely by being alone because there’s a huge difference between ‘alone’ and ‘lonely’, though.

Lately, too, I’ve been thinking about what an ideal happy life is. And I thought about a city, a strange city I’ve never visited before. But this city, however, scratched a smile on my face. I imagined myself woke up in the morning in my warm and comfy bed next to a window where a friendly sunshine happily said hi to me. I will dress up, ready to look around the city by my bicycle or even just take a walk then stopping by on a bookstore or a coffee shop. Better if there’s a park with a river to simply just enjoy the moments. Alone, or with a lover 🙂

AURORA

Found her (music). It’s like a treasure ❤ Her kind of music really fits me well. I mean, sure I have many favourite singers and songs beside her, but this one… I just lost my words for describing how good and beautiful it is. Not only the voice and the songs are good to hear, but the lyrics are also deep, I can feel her soul in it. And, somehow, I can so relate to it. I love the concepts of a girl wondering in the adventurous world, kinda lonely, asking for help but also brave: that’s what I get from the lyrics and the music videos. Just watch it by yourself, and you’ll see. If you like it and feel something when watching her music videos, then maybe our souls have something in common 🙂

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Syukur:

Setiap orang punya suatu hal yang harus disyukuri.

Setiap orang punya kekurangan, tapi juga punya kelebihan masing-masing yang patut disyukuri,

orang-orang mungkin lupa. Itulah sebabnya lebih banyak yang mengeluh daripada yang bersyukur,

tidak bisa disalahkan, karena sesuatu yang buruk memang lebih bisa mendistraksi pikiran dibanding sesuatu yang indah.

Kau hanya perlu melihat lebih teliti: di balik senyum “mereka”, pasti ada setidaknya satu resah di sana. 

Kau juga hanya perlu melihat dengan lebih teliti: di balik gundah dan keresahan, ada satu hal yang perlu kau syukuri.

(Seandainya setiap manusia memahami, setiap orang pasti akan berpikir seribu kali untuk menyakiti orang lain. Karena, setiap orang sudah berada pada masalah dan pertarungan hidupnya masing-masing.)