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?*
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
Kemaren2 mama sempet ngeforward sebuah tausiyah dari Guru yang mengambil Jerman sebagai contoh.. – View on 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.
Terima kasih telah mengingatkan hamba pada kesunyian
Dalam suka angkara lalu lalang penghuni mayapada
Sesaat dalam hening tunggal, cittaku berkelana
Menjadi wahana pengingat tanduk terpuji dan tercela
Bahagia pun menyedihkan, duka kelak ‘kan disuka
Atas hal buruk, sakit menyakiti, serta sesal menyesali
Bertapa raga tuk beri ampun mereka dan diri sendiri
Perjalanan abadi ditempuh tiap pribadi
Dalam sunyi, dalam sepi
Perpisahan adalah kawan pasti
Menghantar jiwa merenung
Dalam relung, hingga tiba heneng henung
Udah puasa ketiga di singapore, baru kali pertama buka di mesjid. at Al-Falah Mosque – View on Path.
Mastin TVC (Cover)
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
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.