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When I was taking this picture I didn’t notice there were two birds. I thought there was only one bird. #bird #sky #tree
Jul 17, 2014 / 6 notes

When I was taking this picture I didn’t notice there were two birds. I thought there was only one bird. #bird #sky #tree

Semenjak mulai gambar-gambar lagi kayaknya ini yang paling lumayan. Suka ngeliatnya.. bahkan ampe sekarang. *kenapa skrg jd sering main instagram pas subuh ya?*
Jul 17, 2014

Semenjak mulai gambar-gambar lagi kayaknya ini yang paling lumayan. Suka ngeliatnya.. bahkan ampe sekarang. *kenapa skrg jd sering main instagram pas subuh ya?*

Jul 15, 2014 / 2 notes

Is it a sin to love self-made song? Now I’m working on the english lyrics of it. The melody itself occured to me almost one year ago. #notaromanticsong #acoustic

Where did the 15 go? It feels like just yesterday, I was the pure innocent boy with a complete naivety. Whenever this question starts to get stuck in my head, I recall this excerpt. #miniblog #tuesdaywithmorrie #book #mitchalbom
Jul 15, 2014 / 4 notes

Where did the 15 go? It feels like just yesterday, I was the pure innocent boy with a complete naivety. Whenever this question starts to get stuck in my head, I recall this excerpt. #miniblog #tuesdaywithmorrie #book #mitchalbom

Kemaren2 mama sempet ngeforward sebuah tausiyah dari Guru yang mengambil Jerman sebagai contoh.. – View on Path.
Jul 14, 2014

Kemaren2 mama sempet ngeforward sebuah tausiyah dari Guru yang mengambil Jerman sebagai contoh.. – View on Path.

Jul 13, 2014

Thought via Path

Karena suatu hal jadi kepaksa baca sejarah sistem pendidikan singapura. Sejak era kemerdekaannya sudah ada 3 paradigma yang diadopsi. Kagum sama negara ini.. benar-benar sistem pendidikan by design dan terlepas dari plus minusnya, hasilnya kelihatan.

Sementara Indonesia, entah apa yang jadi visi besarnya? Sering tidak ada kesinambungan karena begitu ganti rezim sistemnya diubah lagi. Menteri ganti ego ganti sistem ganti.

Mungkin karena Singapura sadar bahwa survival adalah ideologi yang paling tepat untuk little red dot di antara negara mayoritas muslim melayu yang besar. Sementara Indonesia.. ah sudahlah. Paling masih ngeributin quick count. Masih sibuk gede-gedean ego antar pendukung capres. Heboh dengan euforia demokrasi.. (ya itu sekaligus sisi positifnya karena toh negara tetangga ini masih punya si “mbah”) – Read on Path.

Jul 13, 2014 / 2 notes

Sampaikan Pada Perpisahan

Terima kasih telah mengingatkan hamba pada kesunyian

Dalam suka angkara lalu lalang penghuni mayapada

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Sesaat dalam hening tunggal, cittaku berkelana

Menjadi wahana pengingat tanduk terpuji dan tercela

Menghujam rasa

Bahagia pun menyedihkan, duka kelak ‘kan disuka

Atas hal buruk, sakit menyakiti, serta sesal menyesali

Bertapa raga tuk beri ampun mereka dan diri sendiri

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Hadapi!

Perjalanan abadi ditempuh tiap pribadi

Dalam sunyi, dalam sepi

Perpisahan adalah kawan pasti

Menghantar jiwa merenung

Dalam relung, hingga tiba heneng henung

Jul 10, 2014
Udah puasa ketiga di singapore, baru kali pertama buka di mesjid. at Al-Falah Mosque – View on Path.
Jul 6, 2014

Udah puasa ketiga di singapore, baru kali pertama buka di mesjid. at Al-Falah Mosque – View on Path.

Jul 6, 2014 / 1 note

Mastin TVC (Cover)

Jun 29, 2014 / 1 note
Last story for today, capturing one of the best moments this week…

People around me always call me ‘the lucky guy’. From hero to zero, from zero to hero, I survive it all. I don’t buy it until two days ago I encountered this ‘serendipity’. I met the cast of the Indonesian TV series that I usually watch during boring time at lab.. Intially, I didn’t know she was filming Merry Riana’s movie in NTU. Then, a friend told me she’s in LWN Library just when I was watching her on YouTube. (Yeah, #truestory)


“But we have also become used to miracles. And we always want to see others.” (Paulo Coelho)


And..so.. I met her. I was stupefied. I could sense the strong personality. Her eyes said it. I couldn’t say anything. I was not even able to thank her properly. So here I want to say thank you, Chelsea Islan! You help me to get through my boredom (via TMG).. your acting is adorable, I don’t even realize you’re still 19! And I like it when Bintang starts crying :)) Keep up the good work!

And if one day you feel like you wanna talk to a stranger. Just let me know, I’d be glad to listen to your story. Nice to meet you, Chelsea! 
#miniblog #chelseaislan #NTU #phdlife #paulocoelho
Jun 28, 2014

Last story for today, capturing one of the best moments this week…

People around me always call me ‘the lucky guy’. From hero to zero, from zero to hero, I survive it all. I don’t buy it until two days ago I encountered this ‘serendipity’. I met the cast of the Indonesian TV series that I usually watch during boring time at lab.. Intially, I didn’t know she was filming Merry Riana’s movie in NTU. Then, a friend told me she’s in LWN Library just when I was watching her on YouTube. (Yeah, #truestory)


“But we have also become used to miracles. And we always want to see others.” (Paulo Coelho)


And..so.. I met her. I was stupefied. I could sense the strong personality. Her eyes said it. I couldn’t say anything. I was not even able to thank her properly. So here I want to say thank you, Chelsea Islan! You help me to get through my boredom (via TMG).. your acting is adorable, I don’t even realize you’re still 19! And I like it when Bintang starts crying :)) Keep up the good work!

And if one day you feel like you wanna talk to a stranger. Just let me know, I’d be glad to listen to your story. Nice to meet you, Chelsea!
#miniblog #chelseaislan #NTU #phdlife #paulocoelho

I once thought that doing PhD is magical, it could be my passion.. it could be my purpose. It’s the mission. So when I decided to quit from an apprenticeship program in a multinational corporation, I was dreaming to change the world. 

I remember, in my 1st semester, I didn’t find doing PhD interesting and could give way to change the world. I didn’t like it, so I was trying to find the ‘right job’.. sometimes I feel like I want to become a writer, a painter, or an indie musician residing in some remote area in one of the islands in Indonesia to collect natural inspiration. Sounds like fairy tale huh?

However, this quest of pursuing passion is very dangerous. It gives us the tendency to compare, and makes us less happy. And sometimes it makes us losing focus for what stands in front of us. For me, it successfully made me ‘Not Delivering’.. 

But after these two years, a lot of ups and downs, I eventually realize that ‘working right trumps finding the right job’ is true. So now I have a simple prayer and mission: trying to work right, trying to love what I do. I no longer dream to change the world, I work my backside off to change myself instead.

*kata-katanya sih keren, tapi tetep aja males ke lab dan cuman remote desktop :)) #miniblog #phd #passion #purpose #remotedesktop #deepcontemplation #edisimalesngeblogdiplatformblogging
Jun 28, 2014 / 3 notes

I once thought that doing PhD is magical, it could be my passion.. it could be my purpose. It’s the mission. So when I decided to quit from an apprenticeship program in a multinational corporation, I was dreaming to change the world. 

I remember, in my 1st semester, I didn’t find doing PhD interesting and could give way to change the world. I didn’t like it, so I was trying to find the ‘right job’.. sometimes I feel like I want to become a writer, a painter, or an indie musician residing in some remote area in one of the islands in Indonesia to collect natural inspiration. Sounds like fairy tale huh?

However, this quest of pursuing passion is very dangerous. It gives us the tendency to compare, and makes us less happy. And sometimes it makes us losing focus for what stands in front of us. For me, it successfully made me ‘Not Delivering’.. 

But after these two years, a lot of ups and downs, I eventually realize that ‘working right trumps finding the right job’ is true. So now I have a simple prayer and mission: trying to work right, trying to love what I do. I no longer dream to change the world, I work my backside off to change myself instead.

*kata-katanya sih keren, tapi tetep aja males ke lab dan cuman remote desktop :)) #miniblog #phd #passion #purpose #remotedesktop #deepcontemplation #edisimalesngeblogdiplatformblogging

It’s been 3 years. I think I’m still on the right track. Although it’s not as easy as I thought back then.. I was so lucky to meet those great people, to know the making of higher education policy in Indonesia. As the time goes by, I know more about the truth; how far we are being left behind.. and how far I am from my ideal.. and then, when these stuffs cross my mind, I pray to God, I say to Him “I know I’m weak without You, I know I can’t do anything without Your strength. So, God,  please give me the strength to deliver this mission.. I want to be the change that I want to see.” #contemplation #indonesia #highereducation #academia
Jun 27, 2014

It’s been 3 years. I think I’m still on the right track. Although it’s not as easy as I thought back then.. I was so lucky to meet those great people, to know the making of higher education policy in Indonesia. As the time goes by, I know more about the truth; how far we are being left behind.. and how far I am from my ideal.. and then, when these stuffs cross my mind, I pray to God, I say to Him “I know I’m weak without You, I know I can’t do anything without Your strength. So, God, please give me the strength to deliver this mission.. I want to be the change that I want to see.” #contemplation #indonesia #highereducation #academia

Hari ini berbagi makanan dengan seekor burung, awalnya gak rela, tapi yaudahlah, ga mungkin nyuruh burungnya ngelepeh makanan juga kan :)).. maklum kampus di tengah hutan, di kantin aja ada banyak burung cem gini.. bahkan suatu hari juga pernah ada monyet pincang di bus stop. at NTU Canteen 11 – View on Path.
Jun 25, 2014

Hari ini berbagi makanan dengan seekor burung, awalnya gak rela, tapi yaudahlah, ga mungkin nyuruh burungnya ngelepeh makanan juga kan :)).. maklum kampus di tengah hutan, di kantin aja ada banyak burung cem gini.. bahkan suatu hari juga pernah ada monyet pincang di bus stop. at NTU Canteen 11 – View on Path.