Indonesia unite. :)

recently, Indonesia got a really hard time with peace. Especially that caught the nation attention right now is natural disasters that happened one after another. Two days ago, my Twitter’s timeline is flood with all my Jakartan friends complaining about traffic and flood. Flood and traffic are one common thing in this nation capital, but wait, this kind of traffic jam and flood are stated to be the worst ever happen in years. One of my friends took 7 hours to get from office to her house, which usually takes about 1-1,5 hours. The other one had to paid about 150 usd for taxi. The government blamed the drainage system the city has, it said was built 40 years ago where there’s much less citizen and buildings. (well, of course the people blame the government for an unreliable city drainage, who else they’re going to blame? the rain?). Many lost their home because of the flood and needed to be evacuated.

then, the next day, a natural disaster happened in Mentawai, an island located in West Sumatra. An earthquake at 7.5 richter scale shook the island, a tsunami was feared was going to happen, there is warning for evacuation. But last night, the government stated that tsunami threat is not gonna happen, but this afternoon, it did happen. As I writing this, 108 died and another 502 are lost.

and then, another hours, a volcano is erupted in Merapi, Central Java. The volcanic mountain, Mount Merapi has been on monitor to be erupted soon, so there’s warning and evacuations by the government. But still, it took life. One baby is dead, probably because all the smoke in the air and other 15 are burnt bad. As I writing this, a journalist reported dead when he tried to help the victims. How many is dead and lost is still unsure.

this last years, we encounter series of earthquakes and floods. In Sumbawa last August, and the unforgettable is in Padang, last year where it took 1117 lives and caused great damage to the city. The biggest probably the tsunami in Aceh that caused by the 9,1 Richter scale earthquake in Indian Ocean, 2006. 226.000 people were killed and went missing in the disaster, more than 500.000 were left homeless.

At time like this, some said God punished us for our behavior, some said it was us who neglected the mother nature and too selfish to care, some said well, things just meant to happen.

I said, let’s be thankful for what we have. For our brother and sister as this moment maybe lost their families, crying for death relatives, starving for food, uncertain of the future because earth took their home, and hurt.

let’s be thankful and help. Fellow Indonesian can help by donate to the account numbers below :

Palang Merah Indonesia: BCA KCU Sudirman . Account number : 035.311223.3 a/n Kantor Pusat PMI

Act for Humanity : Mandiri, account number : 1010005634264 and BCA 6760302021 both a/n Aksi Cepat Tanggap

 

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Life as I (and she) knew it

the question was simple, “are you happy?”

the answer was effortless, “yes I am”

and even though we’re smiling

and already put on those fabulous shoes and dazzling dress,

I knew what she knew too,

life is never been this hard.

as we sit face to face,

trying to said funny things and yes we smiled,

we also cried too when there is only moon hanging above us.

we know life is hard,

day by day went by and when the night comes

we knew we have to do it over and over again,

until there is nothing left.

when we were 15, we wasted our times

when we were 20, we thought we have the times of our life,

when we were 24, we thought we’re wise enough,

and now, we are 26 and why it felt that time moves too fast?

What her burden is I felt it too

What my pain is, I knew, she felt it too.

And we’re holding onto each other, trying not to fall deeper and deeper.

But as we know it,

like we know that the sun will shine tomorrow,

that God is Great,

that every breath we took is a bless

we know it too,

like how disappoint felt like,

how a shattered heart looks like,

and how sometimes our faith is not strong enough to save us.

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Life as we knew it.

 

 

 

turkish apple and cinnamon mint

I just completed my course for an General Introduction to Teaching English, so, yay! The course took a whole week and I spent my nights to do the task given. I was exhausted but had so much fun. It’s the first time since I can barely remember that I was tired by something I love to do. My next goal would be a professional English teacher, so I have to practice more, thank God I have my kids.

I also graduated from my postgraduate school and now a master in design, which I did not attend the graduation ceremony, but not really care anyway. Earlier this week I also met my good friend, Ruddy, who just got back from Dutch and gave me this funny flavored tea (Turkish apple and Mint Cinnamon). We talked and had a really good laugh and at the end of our dish (exotic blueberry-thingy yoghurt and tuna sandwich) he told me that I was different from my peers. I did not see this coming and thought, is being different is good? I know he meant nice and he said that because he knew how I handling this post-breakup situation but did he know that I cried too, like every other normal girl?

But well, I’m not crying and not feeling sad at most of my times, so I guess, maybe I’m handling this right. I thought as I sipping at my minty tea, hey I can handle this breakup. Sure I miss him (not Ruddy, but him you know who), but I kinda forget about him when I’m busy. But just like that, he dropped the line saying he missed me. And I was so mad at him for saying those thing. How could he said that, so casually, so briefly. I wanna shake him and shout at him, don’t-you-dare!

I did not reply because again, I was hurt. If he only knew how hard it is to get over him, I had to do it again and again and again. Tomorrow, again, and when I woke up, when I had my lunch, when I’m with my friend, when I went to bed. I do it again, I emptied the well, again and again and again. Until I’m too exhausted and too tired to feel sad. And then, sometimes I forget that I was once so miserable.

So, please keep it to your own mind if you missed me. I did not need those rubbish from you. Safe it from other girls who will turns head over heels for your words, because mister, I am different.

to Ruddy : Thank you, I guess being different is kinda nice. 🙂 Let’s have another those blueberry thingy.