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Run Baby Run

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There are days when my body feels fit, and I can run following the beat There are days when there's many on my plate, and the routine is skipped with regret There are days when I can run a little longer, a little further, a little faster There are days when the runner's high hit, and I cannot stop my feet There are days when rain suddenly comes then I got sick for a week There are days when the sky is so clear, yet the wind has no fear There are days when friends can join in, but mostly the playlist and I are playin’ There are days when giving up is the easiest way, but endurance takes over straightaway   I just realize I have been going through a lot From the days with the most intended one, to the days I just go run Perseverance, resilience, and determination are gained over time Running itself is a journey, to know how we feel about our body To listen and thrive physically and mentally To connect with nature and the place we live in To celebrate l

Malaikat Tak Bersayap

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Ketika patah hati, setiap orang punya coping mechanism (mekanisme bertahan) atau cara pengendalian yang berbeda-beda. Sebuah penelitian menyebutkan lima cara yang umum dilakukan orang Inggris Raya ketika patah hati adalah ngobrol dengan teman (37%), minum alkohol (30%), tidak melakukan apa-apa (21%), makan lebih banyak (12%), dan berbicara dengan orang tua (12%)*.  Saya? Sepertinya masuk ke dalam kaum rebahan alias tidak melakukan apa-apa. Tapi ada satu kebiasaan yang saya amati ketika lagi ngerasa sedih: Saya cenderung menarik diri dari pergaulan, misalnya off dari media sosial dan tidak mau ngobrol dengan siapapun, bahkan teman dekat sekalipun. Ini terjadi ketika saya lagi ngerasa super sedih sampai rasanya ga ada tenaga untuk bersosialisasi, salah satunya waktu patah hati terbesar akhir 2017. November 2020, saya nonaktifkan akun utama di Instagram (lagi). Ya, saat itu ada kabar yang tanpa disadari bikin saya sedih sehingga saya putuskan untuk berjeda dulu dari media sosial. Te

Life Goes On

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Your eyes say it all Like a lover waiting for a call We spark like a firework in the sky Beautiful, warm, and fly high I forget that anything can happen No matter how strong our connection fasten All the sweet days turned as a reminder We ever celebrated this world together May time heal any wounds And let go all disappointment I promise to keep moving forward Though every fighter knows it's hard But, as my idol said, That life goes on So, let's live on! Bekasi, 8 Jan 2021

2020: Stay Alive

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“Kalender 2020: Januari, Februari, Pandemi, Desember.” @Fahrrur_ on Twitter That tweet is funny yet quite precise to describe how time flies so fast in 2020, a year when COVID-19 pandemic began. And I could say it’s probably true. It’s new year already. Thus, I want to leave notes on how I went through 2020.   1.        Stay alive I used to think that we, as a human being, should do better than previous year, should achieve more and more in life. Then the pandemic struck and changed the way I perceive life. It’s kind of hard to sum up this year into one conclusion; Are we doing better? Doing worse? Or going nowhere? Well, 2020 has its ups and downs, a year of uncertainty and absurdity. All we got to do is saving ourselves first. Thus, I decided to direct myself to do only one thing in this crazy year: Survive . I put aside the definitions of what so called “improvement”, “achievement”, "resolution", you name it, and just keep in mind to stay healthy, both physically a

Belajar dari Alam

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Seperti beberapa manusia lainnya yang ga tau mau ngapain di rumah selama pandemi, saya pun ikut-ikutan berkebun. Dimulai dari menggarap lahan di atap rumah. Dari semua penjuru, tempat inilah yang paling cocok dan memungkinkan untuk bercocok tanam. Lahannya ga terlalu besar, sekitar 5,5 x 3,5 meter. Kegiatan ini saya mulai sejak bulan Juni 2020. Selain ilmu tentang bercocok tanam, saya ga nyangka ada banyak pelajaran hidup yang didapat selama proses berkebun ini. And I’m happy to share it to you.   1.        Sabar, semua ada prosesnya “Kok ga tumbuh-tumbuh?”, “Kok belum berbuah?”, dan sederet pertanyaan menggebu lainnya. Selama berkebun, ini pelajaran paling besar buat saya pribadi: bersabar. Saya seperti diingatkan kembali agar kita tidak hanya melihat hasil, tapi juga memahami tiap proses yang sedang berjalan dan mampu menghargainya. Semua punya waktunya masing-masing. Waktu mulai berkecambah, mulai muncul daun, mulai berbunga, sampai mulai berbuah. Begitu pula dengan hidup. Tia

The Art of Friendship - Ryu

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Sebelum lupa, saya mau cerita tentang orang-orang yang berarti dalam hidup saya. Salah satunya Ryu. Saya dan Ryu suka lari. Kami bertemu empat tahun lalu di gunung (yep, lagi lari tentunya). Sejak saat itu, kami sering ngobrol dan bertukar pikiran. Ternyata banyak interest dan value kami yang satu frekuensi. Ryu orangnya asik, cukup kritis dalam berpendapat, good listener , suka menolong sesama teman, siap sedia kalo dibutuhin, dan penyemangat andalan. Selain ngobrol, kami juga sering night run bareng. Dari sekian memori sama Ryu, ada dua momen berarti yang mau saya bagi. Pertama, waktu saya ke Rinjani seorang diri. Saat itu rencananya mau rayain umur 26 di gunung impian, Rinjani. H-3 tiket pesawat belum juga dibeli karena saya masih ragu pergi sendiri. I need second thought. Saya chat dua teman dekat, salah satunya Ryu. Saat itu jam 10 malam. Teman saya satunya lagi sibuk nulis, unavailable . Ryu bilang “5 mins” tapi saya ga yakin karena ternyata dia lagi lembur di kantor. Lima me

28

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It's an unusual birthday as the pandemic occurred, but on the other hand, it’s like a break for me, giving time and space to think what truly matters in life. Here 28 things I learned from one last year.   About earth: We are a part of the ecosystem 1. This pandemic is a good momentum to restart our relationship with nature and rethink our behavior. 2. Let’s start by being a more responsible human. Our small decision might have a big impact to environment. 3. Before buy an item, think wisely about the waste it will produce. Choose sustainable products or less-waste options, if possible. 4. Start planting our own food, maybe? 5. We only have one earth, let’s make it a better place for living.   About other: Live not to compare, but to make it as motivation 6. Do not control something we cannot, e.g. people’s expectation, opinion, behavior. Things we can control is only our response. (Learned a lot about stoicism from Filosofi Teras by Henry Manampiring, must-read