See You Again :’)

Finally this day is coming. I still have 2  more days in Jakarta, so I want to enjoy my time to the fullest. These past days was so hectic. There was a little miscommunication with the accommodation team of my university which nearly made me not getting a place to stay during my study for 1 year ahead. Thank God, finally that problem could be solved. I’ve got an accommodation now. Yeey! I’m also busy meeting my friends. You know, this is probably the last time for me  talking intimately to my loved ones this year. So yeah, I was coming to one reunion and other reunion. After this, we just can only set a virtual appointment through online social media. Yeah, I will definitely find new friends there, but no one can replace my best friends. They’re already like a family to me.

My flight gonna be on Thursday early morning, at 01.00 am WIB. This is probably the last blog post that I write from my lovely bedroom in Jakarta. Indeed, I will miss Jakarta and Bandung, the 2 cities where I have spent my memorable youth years and where I have found the meaning of a true friendship. Jakarta will always be my home forever.

I’m so excited to be given a chance to study in another country. This will be a start of a new phase in my life. I call it an “early adulthood phase”. 🙂 I promise there will be no tears when the time comes for me to leave Indonesia, 2 days from now. There will only be a hope deep down in my heart, that next year I’ll become a much more successful person.

Last but not least, thanks a bunch for you blogger friends who are constantly reading my blabbering in this blog. Especially for some people whom I knew from this blogging activity and lately has became my twitter followers. Thanks for all of your supports during my crazy preparation days. I really can’t believe that actually we’ve never met each other in person yet.

I’m leaving! See you again, my best friends. See you again, Indonesia. This is just because I really hate to say “good bye”. 🙂 Wish me a very good luck in other part of the world!!! Success will also follow your path, my friends. God bless you all. 😀

I will really miss all of my best friends in these pictures below!!! See you again, Nona, Aci, Ipi, Unik, Rohana,Dita, Kristal!!!

picture taken from here

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Dear God, This Is Me.

Apakah di antara kalian ada yang pernah secara khusus menulis surat untuk Tuhan? Saya sih belum pernah. Tapi, kalau “curhat” dengan Tuhan sih sering. Biasanya, ketika sedang ada masalah atau ketika lagi sangat bahagia, saya memperpanjang waktu doa malam saya untuk sekedar “cerita-cerita” dengan Tuhan. Kadang ada sesuatu hal yang saya rasa terlalu memalukan untuk di-share ke orang tua atau para sahabat. Namun, bagi saya tidak ada hal yang terasa memalukan untuk saya share dengan Tuhan.

Menyambung postingan sebelumnya tentang film “Letters to God”, saya ingin menceritakan garis besar dari film tersebut. Tokoh utamanya adalah Tyler, seorang penderita kanker stadium lanjut di usianya yang masih kanak-kanak. Dia rutin menulis surat untuk Tuhan, menceritakan hari-harinya. Tidak pernah ada nada keluhan di dalam tulisan-tulisannya. Yang ada hanyalah kata-kata penyemangat yang memacu dirinya sendiri untuk sembuh. Dia amat sangat percaya bahwa Tuhan pastilah mampu menyembuhkannya. Film ini menurut saya bagus banget dan sangat saya rekomendasikan buat orang-orang yang masih mencari-cari keberadaan Tuhan. Oiya, film ini juga based on a true story.

Saya belajar apa dari film itu? Saya belajar bahwa gak ada yang perlu ditakutin di dunia ini karena Tuhan akan memastikan bahwa semuanya beres. Jadi, kita tenang aja. Kegagalan dan kematian, itu mungkin 2 hal yang paling ditakutkan oleh manusia. Tapi, Tuhan (yang dipercayai oleh semua penganut agama) selalu bilang : “Jangan Takut!”

Pernah gak sih saya mempertanyakan dan meragukan keeksisan Tuhan? Jawabannya adalah “pernah banget”. Kejadiannya waktu saya berumur 15 tahun. Usia yang merupakan titik terendah dalam hidup saya. Sebenarnya masa-masa itu ingin saya kubur dalam-dalam dan gak pengen saya ingat-ingat lagi. Waktu itu saya sampai pada tahap di mana saya membuat statement seperti ini : “Katanya Tuhan itu ada. Kalau Tuhan ada, kok dia ngebiarin gw ancur kayak gini? Gw udah rajin berdoa, tapi kok gw tetep gagal ya?” Saya pernah berada di situasi seperti itu.

Tapi, berkat Tuhan emang selalu datang dengan cara yang misterius, yang menurut saya kadang malah gak masuk akal. Dan pada akhirnya saya cuma bisa mengucapkan “Terima kasih Tuhan”.

Jadi menurut saya betapa sombongnya orang-orang yang merasa bahwa mereka bisa berhasil tanpa pertolongan Tuhan. Saya tidak perlu melihat DIA untuk percaya kepada-NYA. Karena saya telah merasakan karya-karya tangan-NYA di dalam hidup saya. Itu luar biasa.

Anyway, buat yang belum pernah, bisa dicoba tuh ngadain “sesi curhat” dengan Tuhan. Ketika sahabat-sahabat dan orang tua kalian sedang sibuk, Tuhan tidak pernah sibuk untuk mendengarkan “curhatan” kalian yang se-gak penting apapun itu. 🙂

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window,
If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big

This is one of the soundtrack of the movie “Letters To God” I have just watched it, by the way. How did that movie touch my heart? I’ll tell you in the next post :). 

And The Adventure Ends

Piles of my “Harry Potter” books

Got the first copy when I was in 6th grade

Never miss every single series

Read the 7th book when I was in the 2nd year of university

Watched the first movie when I was in 7th grade

Never miss every single movies

Watched the last movie last week

Maybe those phrases can best describe my addiction to “Harry Potter Series”. An adventure of three kids in a school of witchcraft and wizardry named Hogwarts. I grew up reading their adventure and there was a time in my life when I dreamed of being in a wizard world. When I was in junior high school, me and my friends always talked about muggles, mud-blood,  Voldemort, and all of those spells they used in the wizard world (such as lumos, obliviate, occulo reparo, avada kedavra, wingardium leviosa, and many mores). I think we should revised our dictionary and adding those words in it. LoL. 😀

my first copy of “Harry Potter” dated in 2000

When I finished reading the last series of Harry Potter, I was still hoping for some more movies. But now, as the last movie had been released, I feel like half of my childhood had gone somewhere.

“Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2” was great with all of those amazing special effects. Speaking about my favorite, the best Harry Potter series are “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban” (3rd series) and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (4th series). And for the movie, nothing can beat the last part of Harry Potter series. Yes, I am more than satisfied!

I think my generation is so lucky to be given a chance to follow the adventure of Harry Potter right from the very beginning until the very end. Thanks, JK Rowling. You’re so brilliant.

And I promise I will introduce this amazing adventure to my future kids, someday. Just like my auntie had introduced me to some Enid Blyton’s characters back then when I was a kid. 🙂

…and this is the trailer of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallow Part 2” in case you haven’t watched it.

pictures taken from here and here.