Direction Of My Traveling

So, Where???!

Skyscanner, tripadvisor, agoda should come along as well as individual airlines -specially cheap ones- 😛

This was my chit chat round the bush conversation with friends now and then. Hey! We are teachers, we need to get out of routine and similar faces to stay in our sanity… Well, but of course you have to tell me first what is considered so called ‘normal’. And actually being with ‘insane’ if not ‘crazy’ people around WILL bring back your sanity! HAhahaaha… So That is IT!

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There! I said my direction for my travel. It is not about where to go as the consideration upmost. OK…that tooo.. But being with who and what you wanna do -For ME play an important part. 

As you travel…It’s not merely your physical that should feel the joy but also your mind. I am not only talking about the comfort zone but also challenge. What do you fear of? Go for it!!! But know your limit… You don’t want to end up drop dead, eh??! 😛

I was saying…Take the challenge of what you hesitate to do and feel the content and satisfaction of doing something NEW! So there’s no regret of not doing it…rather knowing that that was a bad idea and won’t do that shit again if it was so! 😀

What??! Do I sound like I’m about to die tomorrow?! Exactly! Think that way, so you got the courage! 

Rintihan tulang yang menjelang rontok..who wants to do lots of things! Hahahaha!! 

On the way you will gain bonus by having lots of friends and if you are lucky….some best friends!! 😉

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Suatu Ketika…

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Suatu Ketika

Suatu Ketika…
Bulan tampak bulat, sempurna
Memercikkan api-api kecil
Aaah, bukan.. Itu bintang! Ya, itu bintang!
Malamku… Terang!
Aku Suka!!

Suatu Ketika…
Matahari tampak cerah, mempesona
Mengiringi langkahku
Menikmati bukit, padang rumput, gunung Dan lautan!
Siangku… Tak pernah mati!
Aku Suka!

Bulan menawarkan banyak filosofi
Penuh misteri
Bak fatamorgana di malam hari,
Yang kadang membuatku bungkam
Dan, berpaling pergi…
Kemungkinan yang tak mungkin
Diantara
Ketidakmungkinan yang mungkin…
Aaah..aku pergi..

Matahari tampak nyata Dan indah
Dengannya mudah kutata rangkaian mosaic
Yang kutangkap satu per satu
Diantara
Beribu keping yang berserak.
Aaah… Tapi bentuk apa itu??!!
Tak bernyawa…
Tak Ada nyawa..!!!

Suatu Ketika…
Aku berada di satu waktu….

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Emergency Critical Situation!

Today was one of the Emergency Critical Situation we had at school, only this time is caused by flood that happens in Jakarta and surrounding areas. Many of the students could not come to school and some who managed to come will have to go home early as well as some of my colleagues.

It’s been raining all day long for several days now, but that is not the worst. Tonight, it was confirmed the news said there will be the biggest flood coming down to Jakarta as Bogor floodgate will be opened as it cannot hold the water debit anymore (something like that).

A quite chaos and confusion at school…. Some teachers needed to go home other wise they couldn’t go home. As the result, I had to cover some classes.

Planning with watching a movie to make the day easier 😛 we had an interesting discussion with the 3 graders about flood instead. As they were asking why they were putting together, where are the teachers? Discussion went from flood to weather changes, went to atmosphere and what we have done that impacted the environment. It was became a nice discussion with big group. 🙂

Back to school issue with flood…. Tomorrow school is closed!

In my quiet room, I remember this poem I knew from one of my workshop -can’t remember which one- It really inspired me and always want to spread the spirit.

Here it is…….

STARFISH POEM (adapted from an essay The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley)

One day an old man was walking down the beach just before dawn.  In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea.  As the old man approached the young man, he asked, “Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”  The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.  The old man exclaimed, “But there must be thousands of starfish.  How can your efforts make any difference?”  The young man looked down at the starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said,” It makes a difference to this one!”

At times in our lives, we are all the old man, the young man, or the starfish.  Sometimes, as the old man, we don’t see the purpose to actions.  Sometimes, as the young man, we persevere and make a difference.  And sometimes, we are the starfish who just need a little help.

No matter how small the good thing you do to make a better changing…. It matters. Don’t STOP! 🙂

Salam

Simplicity

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I’m not posting the picture under a certain religion. Just taking the wisdom it offers which represent how the life works. Our days are ‘built’ by all of our action and…COMPASSION toward others..
Ini adalah satu pemikiran sederhana yang tidak sama sekali baru…yang juga tidak akan saya akui sebagai milik saya.
Tapi seperti banyak hal dalam hidup ini yang perlu untuk selalu diutarakan.. Bukan untuk mengajari… Bukan untuk menasehati… Namun hanya untuk berbagi.
Meskipun kemudian mengundang kata ‘tidak’ dalam ke’iya’an yang tersampaikan.
Dan itu wajar..manusiawi. 🙂

KALI INI..
Saya akan hentikan sampai disini. Hanya sejauh ini saja. Saya tak kuasa bertutur.. Ketika langkah masih kerap berhianat pada kebaikan. Hanya sepenggal ini yang bisa kukatakan: kau adalah peringai Dan hatimu!

Dan KALI INI
Waktu adalah hadiah terbesar..
Untuk senyummu hari ini
Saja.
Atau dengan senyum nya…nya…dan nya
Yang terbalut senyummu di kemudian?
Terserah kamu saja..
Buat karmamu..
Kan kujalin karmaku..in simplicity

Kan kututur lagi,
LAIN KALI.

Selamat Tahun Baru 2013..!!! Feliz Año Nuevo 2013..!!!

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Standing outside looking up to the sky that sparks with fireworks… Colorful…beautiful..guapa indeed! The trumpets echo from all directions racing with the sound of the fireworks explosion. The seconds of 2013 has started…
Resolution…yea that word is suddenly famous at the end of December every year. However…SAMSARA.. Is the word that flash in my head.
Introduced by a friend to a beautiful documentary movie called BARAKA means blessed in Arabic. This then led me to SAMSARA, which then I found out, it means a new life, a new beginning…or in Buddhism can be recalled as reincarnation.
A new year…a new life…a new beginning.
Having lots and lots of BARAKA in the year passed…how you respond to it, will lead you to your new beginning. –> reincarnation.
Being positive of your being that things are happened for reasons.
Bad things happen to teach us to be aware and learn from them.
Good things tell us that there always hope to pursue.
My SAMSARA….en 2013
Coménsara..Will begin….!

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What If….

Today as I passed a neighbor’s house, an old lady in a wheelchair smiling at me. She used to be greeted me as I passed her house. No wonder I hardly seen her these months. She’s getting old. She can’t walk anymore but she still shows her nice smile.
The issue of being old struck my head lately… Too often as a matter of fact 😛
Have I used my time wisely…is the question.
If I have 1 year left to live what would I want to do the most? What would you?

Penggalan mosaic

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Bertemu dengan sahabat kecil saya

Dari entah buku karangan siapa yang saya baca (Ginko Biloba needed here..hehehe), berbekas dalam pemahaman saya bahwa hidup ini adalah perjalanan kita mengumpulkan potongan mosaik yang terberai untuk kita pahami dalam setiap susunannya. Dan untuk mengerti itu kita perlu mencari koneksi dalam tiap kepingnya. Dalam kemisteriannya untuk ditemukan itulah petualangan hidup yang penuh ‘kebetulan’ saling mengkait. Dengan pemahaman itu apakah kemudian suatu ‘kebetulan’ itu benar ada atau hanya menunggu untuk di ‘temukan’?