I had so much love this morning. It was my fruit salad and oat breakfast (will share more about this power breakfast in the future), but more than that, it was a text that written with full of compassion that boost up the energy and the spirit inside of me.
Somehow, that morning text brought me to one of my science class in high school.
“The law of conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. The total energy is said to be conserved over time. For an isolated system, this law means energy is localized and can change its location within the system, and it can change form within the system, for instance, chemical energy can become kinetic energy but it can be neither created nor destroyed.” Wikipedia
As stated above about conservation of energy law, energy cannot be destroyed; it can only change its form. And what’s the correlation with love?
Have you ever wondered how parents will do anything for the sake of their children? Without a doubt, I believe it’s because of love. Love will transform the intention into thoughts, which will transform again into real act on how they can support their children wellbeing. The heart, mind and body will conspire to works towards it.
How wonderful it will be if love present in every human being heart, replace anger and hatred? I believe there will be no more barriers between one with another, and peace will eventually be with us. Sounds like a utopia? Not for me :)
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
“Most people try to convince you to do the same thing like they do, perhaps because they afraid if the things that they were and currently doing apparently was/is wrong. Or perhaps they only know the concept of right or wrong; and never know the other possibilities.”—Zia, a dear friend of mine. (via sayashtra)
It’s the second day of my stay in Bali, and there were loads of things that happened, whether it was good and bad. But everything taught me the same thing, I need to be aware on every thought, every word that I said, and every action. The conclusion is, I should be the master of myself.
Oh, I’m currently staying at Dukuh Village Homestay in Tegallalang, 5 kms from Ubud, before I finally found a kost. My dearest friend helps the owner of this homestay to manage it. Last night, I stayed here instead of staying at my friend’s house because there was someone staying at her place. I talked to the owner, 2 loving couple who are really kind to let me stay at her place for free, about why it’s important for us to be kind to anyone. Well, I do believe in karma, or whatever you named it. But it’s true that what goes around comes around. It reminds me of my mother. She’s one of the kindest people I ever know. And how the karma works, in my opinion, isn’t always an instant way. It could be return to you, but it also could return to your family, or in my case, my mother kindness to other people return to her children.
As a form of my gratitude, I’d like to promote her fascinating homestay :) The price is rather cheap (range from Rp 120.000 to Rp 350.000. Fyi, I’m staying at the Rp 350.000 room - FOR FREE). The facilities are: ensuite bathroom with hot water (Ubud is freakingly freezing!), kitchen (for the Rp 120.000 room, you can use the family kitchen), breakfast with fruits, traditional snacks, coffee, tea, or they will generously offer and share any food they have, oh and what makes it incredible is the pleasant service, a sincere Balinese hospitality, and the interaction with the family. You surely can feel when someone is truly kind, and that’s what I feel with them. You can check more about the homestay on their Facebook Fanpage. As an avid traveler, I highly recommend this lovely home stay :)
The homestay itself is surrounded by rice paddy. Sorry for the bad quality, because I took it with my laptop webcam.
I’m counting down to the day when I’ll leave Bandung.
In a couple weeks, I’ll teach kindergarten students in Ubud, Bali.
I always have a dream to have a kindergarten someday. This dream arose because of my concern on education issue in Indonesia, especially early childhood education. As International Law student, I used to dream to work for foreign ministry, or even UN (every international law student’s dream, eh?), and got a high salary, travel around the world, blablabla. But I reached a point when I asked to myself, what’s the point of that? Is that an effective way to contribute to the humanity?
I currently work for a community based organization in Bandung called Komunitas Sahabat Kota (KSK), that concern on providing alternative education for children in Bandung. The main issue is actually Bandung itself, on how its citizen could actively contribute to the development of the city. We believe that it’s important to raise the awareness of Bandung citizen with the problems that exist in Bandung through Education. If we don’t even aware and know about it, how we could contribute to it. You can check more about it here.
This August will be my last month working for KSK. 8 months as Public Relation Officer, and total one year involved in KSK, has contributed to my personal development. I met loads of inspiring people; gained a valuable learning experience; but most important is the life changing experience. Am I exaggerating it? Nope. Not at all.
The school that I’ll work for named Pelangi School. It’s a holistic school that located in a village in Ubud, and surrounded by rice paddy. I’m quite surprised that I got accepted. Because I don’t have 2 years of teaching experience in early childhood field (it’s their basic requirement). The process itself was… fun, I can say. After I saw the school website, I sent e-mail to them. 2 days after that, surprisingly, I received e-mail from the school director. We talked through e-mail several times, before I finally came to the school. And the school was amazing. The school environment, the happy face of the students, and the warm-hearted teachers, are enough to makes me dreaming to become part of this school. And 2 weeks after my visit, I received e-mail that asked me whether I still wanna work for Pelangi. Are you joking? There’s no doubt I don’t wanna relocate to Ubud!
Is it luck? Well, I’m not sure. I don’t really understand with the concept of luck. But it wasn’t a coincidence for sure. If I didn’t google about pre-school in Bali; if I didn’t send them message; if my friend didn’t get married last June (the main reason that I went to Bali & Lombok is because of this) and if I didn’t go to the school; and also another stuff that related with this, I wouldn’t be here, right now, writing how blithesome I am about this. Some people say it’s the Universe that conspires to realize it. Some people say it’s the result that we’ll achieve from hard work. But some people say it’s just merely luck.
23 days left, before I leave Bandung. Just so you know, I’m not graduated yet! Hhahahha. So there are surely tons of things I need to do. My thesis, my work in the NGO (2 projects left…), ‘coaching’ the one who will replace me as Public Relation Officer in the NGO, preparing the teaching material for Pelangi School, but the most important is to prepare my mental on how to handle my dog-phobia…
I remember the importance of being aware 24/7, with your feelings, thoughts, … .
By analyzing the feeling of disappointment, sorrow, or even anger, it’s actually come from our - or in this case, me - the desire that I have; the crave to fulfill my expectations; my longing for happiness, the feeling of happiness I’ve ever experienced; and once I can accept it, I can easily let my disappointment, sorrow, and anger, go.
If we think about it, it’s pretty amazing how we can control ourselves.
To accept things, let it go, and make peace with ourselves.
(Vesak in Borobudur. Photo courtesy of Yupi, edited by me)
I just came back from my 2 weeks-spentastic-trip, through Bali and Lombok. Incredible places, long trip on moped and boat, delightful people whom I met, and certainly, new insights.
I’m thinking to write stories about it in several parts. But this time, let me show you the beauty of Indonesia nature through photos. Oh, sorry if I captured too much sunrise/sunset. Somehow, it always astonished me.
It’s good to go to overrated places like Jimbaran, Dreamland, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua, or even Tanjung Benoa. But, do explore another part of Bali and you’ll get surprised! I don’t know whether the newest edition of Lonely Planet mentioned these places: Suluban (or known as Blue Point) beach and Nyang Nyang beach. But it’s highly, highly recommended place to visit. Less touristy, white sand, and of course, immensely pretty. Oh wait, it’s a secret! Tell this to no one. Because the more people know and visit those place, the higher risk of damage!
Suluban Beach - You gotta walk down the hill, pass this coral cave, and… you finally there!
Suluban Beach - Sunset
Nyang Nyang Beach - To get there, you gotta follow a rough and rocky dirt trail from the main Uluwatu road (look out for the small blue sign reading “Nyang Nyang surfing beach”) to where it finishes at the cliff edge. You’ll see a small shack of a shop and a house and from there, there’s steps that climb the Nyang Nyang escarpment.
GWK - With my friends and their trail bikes, I went to the upper side of GWK. Why I said upper side? This picture tells you why… You can see Vishnu and Garuda statue from afar.
From here, you can see the shape of Bali Island. And I was in the south part of the island.
On my 2nd time in Bali, I finally made to Ubud. Stayed there for 6 nights with my couchsurfing mate, made me enjoy the view of rice paddy everyday. Her place is 20 minutes from the center, and that means far from frenetic. Oh, and I dumbfounded with the amount of expats who live here in Ubud.
My trip wouldn’t be complete without discovering the underwater part of Bali and Lombok. So, I went snorkeling (since I got no diving license and surely, money matter), in Amed - Bali, and Gili Trawangan - Lombok. Gili Trawangan, I can say, is nothing compare to Amed. Well, I saw turtle and various kind of fish in Gili Trawangan (fish school too!), but Amed got way better coral reefs. I just had to swim from the coastline for 5 minutes, and the paradise was there, beneath me! Even the local said so. But unfortunately, food and almost everything is absurdly expensive, both in Amed and Gili Trawangan. And one thing that I wanna criticize is that the local shouldn’t rely on their tourism business throughout the year, because in my opinion tourism itself is changeable, tend to change according to time. Like at that time, I stayed in a really nice hostel for only 120k rupiahs (fan, cold shower), where the normal price is 200k rupiahs! Oh, I went for canoeing in Gili Trawangan. Okay, I admit that I just sat on the canoe and didn’t even row it. But that was my first time on a canoe, and seeing my friend row it by himself. That was real fun!
Amed - Sunrise
Lombok West Coasline
Gili Trawangan - Morning view from my accommodation
On my latest trip (another trip, ZI? Seriously?!), I crossed my path with an old man who was just devastated. He’s a truck driver, who goes from one province to another province in Indonesia, and one week before I met him on the bus that took me from Denpasar to Surabaya, he became a suspect of two people who were hit by his truck. One of the victims (victim from police point of view) has passed away, while the other one is still in coma.
I was pretty sad at that time, because of one reason. And made me think that, the problems of others are minuscule to my problem. Until, I met that old man.
Let me elaborate some facts of his case.
First, he didn’t even understand how there could be a moped lying under his truck. He stated that he didn’t even hit anything.
Second, he was imprisoned for several days, in order to make sure that he’ll be responsible for his act and wouldn’t run during the investigation. But since the only witness is the victim itself who is in coma, the progress of the investigation is a bit slower than what it should be.
Third, he didn’t see his wife and his 3 years old son for more than a week.
Fourth, he might go to prison, for an act that he’s certainly sure it wasn’t his fault.
What I learnt from this is that most of us, okay more specifically me, loves to be the center of the world. We are selfish. We want people to fulfill our cup, but rarely want to do the opposite. We love to exaggerate things, when life itself is actually immensely simple.
"When we identify ourselves with another, is that an indication of love? Does identification imply experimentation? Does not identification put an end to love and to experiment? Identification, surely, is possession, the assertion of ownership; and ownership denies love, does it not? To own is to be secure; possession is defence, making oneself invulnerable. In identification there is resistance, whether gross or subtle; and is love a form of self-protective resistance? Is there love when there is defence?
Love is vulnerable, pliable, receptive; it is the highest form of sensitivity, and identification makes for insensitivity. Identification and love do not go together, for the one destroys the other. Identification is essentially a thought process by which the mind safeguards and expands itself; and in becoming something it must resist and defend, it must own and discard. In this process of becoming, the mind or the self grows tougher and more capable; but this is not love. Identification destroys freedom, and only in freedom can there be the highest form of sensitivity.” - J.Krishnamurti
Found a great advertisement from STIHL. This company basically is a manufacturer of chainsaws. Wikipedia stated that STIHL is the world’s best selling brand of chainsaws. Well, I’m not interested with the chainsaws, but its advertisement. It’s true that real life can never be replaced by mere pixels :)
I guess many of us forget the importance of ‘The Present’. Well, I admit that I’m one of the people whose mind easily goes to the past and the future, and rarely think about the present. I realize it recently when I meditate. I don’t know much about meditation itself actually. What I did recently is just this kind of meditation where I sat cross-legged, closed my eyes comfortably, and relax (ah, and I also lit incense). Sounds pretty simple, but once you try it; you will know how restless our mind is. It’s wandering to the past and the future, but rarely present in ‘the present’.
“Our acts are the consequences of our thoughts. Our thought is powerful. It can be the source of innovation, prosperity, and peace; yet equally likely, it can also be the source of human misery, corruption, and tragedy. Ultimately, it is responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations throughout our recorded history. Those that can change their thoughts for the better are the ones moving forward to a better future.The right thoughts arise from clarity of the mind, and such clarity of the mind comes from the stillness within.”
Because our minds are always active and moving while also being pulled and pushed here and there, trying to get things done and organize it all at the same time, we don’t always see the deeper and more subtle parts of what is going on inside of “us”.
"We can look at this from a few different angles. Suppose that we were to take a bucket and scoop up some water, including a bit of muddy sediment, from a lake. The water is a bit murky because the sediment has been mixed with the water and is in motion. If someone was to ask what is inside of the water, would we be able to tell them? We might be able to make some good guesses. Maybe there’s a piece of a tire, maybe a shoe, or a license plate, or maybe a fish. In reality we would have to wait for the sediment to settle for us to really be able to see and then know."
One thing that I realized from the importance of meditation is that we can never bring peace in the world, if there’s no peace within ourselves.
Got word that father of my friend(s) passed away some time ago. This news brought to my mind memories about my mother’s death three years ago. Seeing the reaction by my friend’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) status, BBM display picture, or even their writing on their personal blog, clearly remind me how difficult it was for me to accept the fact that death itself is a certain thing that will be encountered by every living thing. I strongly agree with friend of mine who said that the immense pain of losing your loved is extremely excruciating that all other problems are minuscule in comparison. People will just say their deep condolences of my great loss. But they can never truly understand until they really experience it. It’s like learning how to cook by reading a cookbook. One doesn’t know the taste of the food until one really cooks it.
The sense of losing a mother for me felt like you lost the light from the candle which illuminate your pathway and it makes you to stop walking, because you can’t see anything clearly; yet you don’t know what to do, because the guidance which you are accustomed to its presence suddenly disappeared.
Loosing her has taught the most important things in my life. I was selfish, ignorance, self-centered, dependent, et cetera… The point is I was immature. Well, it doesn’t mean that now I’m a grown-up version of me. Life itself is an endless process of maturation, isn’t it?
My mother’s death – I can say – is a turning point of my life. At that time I began to question the meaning of life itself. He – the one who created us – should has a good reason to made all this living thing works, which eventually all this will end. Including our relationship with people we meet in our life. If life can be likened to a puzzle, people we encounter in life are pieces of the puzzle. My mother has contributed a great deal in helping me collect the puzzle pieces, but I realized that I can’t depend with her – or with anyone – to always help me collect my pieces. If we use my earlier metaphor about life – the candle and the darkness – and acknowledge that when we continue to rely on light from a candle that derived from someone (or something), with certainty the light will disappear over time.
It took 3 years for me to eventually realize that everything is impermanence (annica). Everything tends to change according to time and circumstances. I came up with conclusion that we can never rely on others to illuminate our life. We often forget that parents, brother, sister, friend, or anyone in the end are just God’s creation. We cling ourselves to things that are mortal, but forgot to depend on Him who is always there, untouched by time and space. Many of us are busy chasing the (materialistic) gift He gave, but forget the giver, which is the core of all things.
Sometimes, I can’t understand how the universe could work in a creative and unexpected way. Usually we can just sat pensively, talking to ourselves why this or that could happen to us; but somehow, in the end of the tunnel, we can finally see the light. We can finally understand the intent of the Director.
Our world isn’t dualistic, but our perception of it makes us believe it’s so. A simple instance is the rising and setting of the sun. You can’t have one without the other. However they appear to be separate things, when in reality they are a cycle of one to the other and back again.
“Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.” - Bhagavad Gita
“Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice.”—Osho
A popular story of the Middle East tells that a youth arrived at an oasis shore next to a town and approaching an old man asked, “What kind of a people lives in this place?”
"What kind of a people lives in the place where you are coming from?" asked the old man instead.
"Oh, a group of selfish and wicked," replied the young one, "I am happy I have left there."
To what the old man answered,”Same you will find here.”
That same day another young man approached the oasis to drink water and seeing the old man, asked,”What kind of people lives in this place?”
The old man answered with the same question,”What kind of people lives in the place you are coming from?”
"A magnificent group of people, honest, amicable, hospitable, it hurts very much to have left them."
"Same you will find here," answered the old man.
A man who had heard both conversations asked the old man,”How is it possible to give two different answers to the same question?”
To which the old man answered,”Each one carries in his heart the environment where he lives. That one that did not find anything new in the places where he stayed cannot find other thing here. The one that found only friends there, can find also friends here, because, to tell the truth, your mental attitude is the only thing in your life over which you can maintain absolute control.”
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When you always have a positive attitude you will find the true richness in life. If you look within you will know that you possess a great strength to give and to find all the good things in others. May you always find an oasis of peace!
I just took what so-called personality test (well, I’m quite curious why many people took this test). Hmmm… since I only had to answer 4 questions, I can say it’s a pretty good test hhahaha.. Well, to prove it whether it’s a good one or not, you should try it by yourself of course :) Here’s the link. Or, you also can try it in Indonesian. And here’s (the summary of) my result!
Spontaneous Idealists are creative, lively and open-minded persons. They are humorous and dispose of a contagious zest for life. Their enthusiasm and sparkling energy inspires others and sweeps them along. They enjoy being together with other people and often have an uncanny intuition for their motivations and potential. Spontaneous Idealists are masters of communication and very amusing and gifted entertainers. Fun and variety are guaranteed when they are around. However, they are sometimes somewhat too impulsive in dealing with others and can hurt people without really meaning to do so, due to their direct and sometimes critical nature.
This personality type is a keen and alert observer; they miss nothing which is going on around them. In extreme cases, they tend to be oversensitive and exaggeratedly alert and are inwardly always ready to jump. Life for them is an exciting drama full of emotionality. However, they quickly become bored when things repeat themselves and too much detailed work and care is required. Their creativity, their imaginativeness and their originality become most noticeable when developing new projects and ideas - they then leave the meticulous implementation of the whole to others. On the whole, Spontaneous Idealists attach great value to their inner and outward independence and do not like accepting a subordinate role. They therefore have problems with hierarchies and authorities.
Characters which describe your type: spontaneous, enthusiastic, idealistic, extroverted, theoretical, emotional, relaxed, friendly, optimistic, charming, helpful, independent, individualistic, creative, dynamic, cheerful, humorous, full of life, imaginative, easy to change, adaptable, loyal, sensitive, inspiring, sociable, communicative, unpredictable, curious, open, easily offended.
When you attain true bliss and happiness inside yourself, you will feel so overwhelmed with joy that no words can describe it.
No one can do this for you, you have to attain it yourself in order to understand how it feels. When you eat a chili, for example, others may ask you how it tastes, but you can only tell them that it’s spicy. They don’t really know what spicy means until they try it for themselves. Thus, you can’t describe inner happiness to others. You can’t attain inner peace for others and others can’t attain it for you. This is the truth of life. You must do it for yourself.
Almost everyone (in Indonesia) have a social network. It can be a facebook, myspace, twitter, or even the latest one, google plus. Without hesitation or even without asking whether they need it or not, voila… Indonesia became the largest cyber-social-network user! Cool, eh?
I personally, made my twitter account last November. It takes time for me to finally make it. Since I believe that emotion is an infectious thing, I don’t get the idea by sharing your anger, your complaint, or any other personal stuff on a public place like twitter or facebook.
This phenomenon doesn’t only occur among adolescents and adults, but also among children. In Indonesia, blackberry itself has become common things to use, even for elementary school students. The reason? I bet it because it’s hype and can easily access social network sites.
But, DANG! There’s question that popped up in my mind regarding this matter.
What kind of social network that is actually clings to us? A cyber one, that makes us forget with people who sit right beside us?
I myself isn’t interested to know what the intent of everyone to have a social network account. But if it’s only based on the existence and the exclusion of acquired essence, I think people should think twice over it.
Be a smart ‘echoes’, who can sort out which ones can be followed and which ones can not.
Early childhood is defined as the period from birth to 8 years old. A time of remarkable brain development, these years lays the foundation for subsequent learning - UNESCO ECCE Unit
Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an astounding rate and a very high proportion of learning take place from birth to age six. It is a time when children particularly need high quality personal care and learning experiences.
In Indonesia itself, there’s 6 services regarding Early Childhood Education: Taman Kanak-kanak (TK), Roudotul Athfal (RA), Kelompok Bermain (KB), Taman Penitipan Anak (TPA), Bina Keluarga Balita (BKB), and the 1st grade of Elementary School. This education is not compulsory for Indonesian citizens, as the aim of this is to prepare them for primary school.
One day, I went to the BKB KEMAS (Kesiapan Masuk Sekolah - Parent Education Group) where my Chinese friend working. To be frank, I was surprised. Based on The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), there are 10 signs to make sure children are in a good classroom, and only a few of these points are fulfilled. The fact that Indonesia expenditure on education is low (in 2005, it’s only 1.3% of GDP), and since there’s no government intervention, almost 0% goes to early education, makes it reasonable on how poor early education in Indonesia.
Since early education isn’t compulsory for Indonesian citizen, cost of education is borne by parents. In BKB KEMAS, from 28 parents, they only have to pay around US$ 1 per month. And that payment, used for the monthly expense, such as teacher salary and also for the not-cheap-maintenance of the school itself. With this fact, no wonder that there’s less people who wanted to become teacher and the building of this school hmmm let say, amazed me.
The unique thing of BKB KEMAS is that parents (mother usually) also join the class and sit right beside their child. The teacher said that this policy implemented with the intention that from 1 hour class in the school, parents can find out what their children learn that latter be reminded to children by parents at home. After all, teacher isn’t the one who responsible for the children, but parents. 1 hour at school and 23 hours at home? You know what I mean.
Well, that’s the theory. A good one, indeed. But what’s with the reality? The children usually just sit, eat, and talk with their friend. And, only few of them who pay attention with the teacher. Even, I found parents who wrote the lesson (at that time the subject was English spelling) and in the other hand, the children pay no attention with anyone who explaining in front of the class. And, whether parents teach back about what gained in school to their children, I don’t know. Didn’t make it to ask about that matter to the parents.
Woaaah… this topic is sooo interesting, for me. Currently reading report from World Bank about “Early Childhood Education for Development in Indonesia” (ECED). In the last part of this report, mentioned about comprehensive strategy for building an ECED system in Indonesia, which is:
Develop a system to ensure the quality of ECED services; and
6. Build the capacity of districts to implement ECED services.
As the end of this posting, I brought you some photos! :)
Suppressing your thoughts known as Thought Suppression is an attempt to avoid thinking about something we would just soon forget. For instance, if we get a bad grade, criticized from our boss, or do something embarrassing, we want to forget it.
The ‘Dual Process Model of Thinking’ explains how thought suppression succeeds or fails. The automatic part of the system, called the monitoring process, searches for evidence that the unwanted thought is about to intrude on consciousness. Once the unwanted thought is detected, the more controlled part of the system, called the operating process, comes into play. This is the effortful conscious attempt to distract oneself by finding something else to think about. When operating process functions, thought suppression occurs.
However, when we become too tired or preoccupied, the operating process does not work efficiently since it requires effort to function. This leads to failure to suppress thoughts as the effortless monitoring system continues to look for the unwanted thoughts (bringing them to surface).
Social psychologists and health psychologists agree that thought suppression is not the most efficient way to avoid thinking about something. They suggest that writing down your thoughts or talking about your thoughts work a lot better. I agree with them, because when you write or talk about your thoughts, you no longer require the operating process to help you hold back your thoughts.
Berbeda dari format TED biasanya yang berupa conference, di TEDxBandung Ngariung ini pembicara bisa ngobrol lebih santai dengan para hadirin, dengan jumlah kecil sekitar 50 orang.
Misi yang dibawa masih sama, yaitu penyebaran ide dan inspirasi, serta pembelajaran bersama.
Setelah acara perdananya di tanggal 5 Juni lalu, TEDxBandung akan mengadakan Ngariung lagi untuk kedua kalinya, tanggal 24 Juli 2011, pukul 16.00-18.00 dengan pembicara adalah Denny Darko (magician also mindtertainer).
Denny Darko adalah runner up the Masters Indonesia. Dia menyadari tentang betapa pentingnya mengejar passion kita, bahwa dengan menjalani karir sesuai dengan passion, kesuksesan akan datang dengan sendirinya. Ia percaya bahwa, tidak ada yang tidak mungkin di dunia ini.
Tema yang akan dibawakan adalah “Covert Psychological Misdirection include Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis applied to deceive the speaker”.
Tentunya, Denny juga akan mempertunjukkan magicnya yang bakal membuat kita kagum.
So, dateng ya teman! Mari mencari ilmu dan mencari teman baru!
Hohoho. This post is dedicated to my beautiful-guy-friend, @ibunbun, who makes such a lovely, entertaining, yet meaningful comics. Check it out! Ah, and don’t forget to check up on locomostrip website, facebook page, and his tumblr! :)
It seems that many of us tend to listen what-so-called logic, than to listen our heart.
One-Pathetic-Fact: Bad news is more likable than the good news.
That’s why it’s important for everyone to know and do what they love.
Good job is better than good idea :)
A beauty magazine will never be able to define the true meaning of beauty.
(True) happiness comes from a simple things.
What kind of education that we’ve got?
Because when we reached the top of the mountain, we could see where we were, and see the beauty of the universe.
Do we have lost a sense of sincerity within ourselves?
One day, father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?"
"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?"
"I saw that we have one dog and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."
The boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.”
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This story reminds me that the universe can never be compared with man-made goods. Unfortunately, many of us have forgotten the pleasure given by the universe and lulled with the pleasure of materialistic goods.