A simple diary of an enthusiast in the story-telling business.

#nofilter at the goldenhours

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My favourite bank. Sand bank! – at Pulau Bair, Tual, Maluku

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Had a blast visiting DMZ, and made sure that we don’t take that one way ticket to Pyongyang 😱✔️ – with Azzura at DMZ 장단콩두부마을

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If pictures can say a thousand word, will it describe the deep conversations that we had? The uncanny jokes we invented? And all the memories we shared?

Am gonna miss this trip and these ladies like how Germans love consonants.

Ich liebe dich my Krakenhousers. ❤️ – with Filia, Asrie, and Isya

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Beautiful day in Geneva. Cable car, cruising, paddling, and an inside tour by UN staff!

#ilovegeneva #summer #travel – with Filia and Isya at Genève | Geneva | Genf (Genève)

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Toastmaster Jakarta Conference : Changing the world via communication and leadership

“If you want to change the world, educate people about communication and leadership.

Because most wars in the world, stem from misunderstandings between parties. And only if we want to communicate more, brave enough to take initiative~ we can relate more, understand each other, and bring peace in the world.
-Ibu Maimunah

(Distinguished Toastmasters, 74 y.o., single mother of 4, grandmother of 16, 5 years served in Saudi Arabia)
#Toastmaster #MagicalJakartaConference

Dear Dewi Lestari, Thank you for Supernova!

Dear Dewi Lestari,

“I love it” is way too simplistic to describe how I feel about the final version of Supernova series. I felt deeply connected to each story, and felt rushing pulses each time Ive finished a book. A selfish love that does not need reprocity for its monolog has given so many real-moments that will be enough for a lifetime of imagination.

Thank you!
#supernova #IEP #ADDeection

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We are only accidents waiting to happen. And how to wing it.

We live a life, waiting for accidents to happen.
When you’re in a plane, when you ride your car.
Each and every routine of living itself carries an authentic set of loosing.
So, why are we so afraid doing something unfamiliar, most of the times?

I guess the secret to a meaningful life, is not always about being happy all the time. But, it is about not being afraid of living, and co-exist with the possibility of unhappiness.
Living life passionately and unafraid of the where the course leads, is indeed a perilous path. But- since when, the very concept of life is not itself dangerous, intrusive, and risky?

No matter of what pathological childhood nor emotional hang-ups from past life you may carry, choose other weapon rather than avoidance; and be brave to brace yourself tightly. Most of the times, you will be on your own. Life; is not a wish granting factory. Avoiding defeat and not admitting depression; are at the very tip of igniting depression.

But, what about destiny?
Won’t destiny change your life?
Isn’t everything you do is predestined anyway?

I guess, destiny is merely a guess. A guess that thinks it knows what you would do, and what will happen to you like the intuition of a mother. But you can change it, and there is always room for improvisation. The best time to be alive is not when finally you can strut and brag about the things you have~ but on the contrary, is lowering yourself to the beggar position and trying to be the one who is kinder, loving deeper, and sacrifice braver. LET YOUR GUARD DOWN. Nobody can come across if you built it too high.

The only times I got really cut open are the times I’m not listening to my heart and let my rationales lead the way and crushes everything. My heart tries to create ridiculous standard for myself and my rationale “ratios” it down.

But by all means, you only get one chance. It’s THIS LIFE, It’s NOW or NEVER; so please do create ridiculous standard for yourself and then savour the inevitable failure. Let your heart learn from it and co-habit with the thorn until it became a part of you. Let the ground cracks and rocks crumble, that’s how something amazing grows~ through the cracks.

We are not always in the search of beautiful things, in fact, we are in constant pursuit to make things around us, beautiful.

Some Thought in the streets of Jakarta

This Heineken Ad Made We Wanted to Drink it With Friends

Although a football case is quite irrelevant to me, but this prank captures the very essence why you would drink beer in the first place. Because they are enjoyable with friends. Unlike other pure alcohol where you could drank anytime alone, beers are friendship elixirs. Heineken, you got this! Rock on.

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