Twenty Something: Kamu adalah Kamu

“Dia adalah dia, kamu adalah kamu. Bersyukurlah kamu adalah kamu karena banyak dia yang ingin menjadi kamu.” – AWD

Pagi itu, aku berdiri di teras rumahku menikmati angin yang membelai lembut tubuhku. Matahari tersipu malu bersembunyi di balik awan yang cukup tebal. Aku membentangkan tanganku, menutup mata, dan menghirup udara yang cukup segar. Sejenak, kupikir hidupku sempurna. Aku bersyukur atas apa yang telah kudapatkan selama ini. Namun, ada suara yang berbisik kepadaku, “Kamu puas?” Continue reading “Twenty Something: Kamu adalah Kamu”

Anomali Coffee – Menteng, Central Jakarta

Nowadays, we’ve been very lazy to go to coffee shop to capture some photos. That’s all because we thought that our photos will look the same somehow, so we tried to find other places such as dessert houses or gelato corner or something to chill. That day, we wanted to go to this place called Shophaus in Menteng but it was saddening because that place was packed up with hundreds of people and I just couldn’t wait more than 15 minutes. I don’t suggest you go there in the afternoon. You won’t find a place to sit.

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5 Signs of Wise People

People are trying hard to be clever. They go to the universities, attend courses, and do internship just to get those knowledge to let them go further in the cognitive zone. They often forget that cleverness is not all. Clever people could become a toxic person if they don’t use their cleverness in the right way. So, people always say they want to become wiser once they get older and older. But what is the quality of being a wiser person? There are 5 characteristics that wise people have or should have: Continue reading “5 Signs of Wise People”

The Last Message: The Story of the Lost Daughter

Today, I listened to a great sermon but it’s not just the sermon that’s good but the story too. Here’s my version of this great story. I named it “The Last Message.”

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Twenty Something: Hampa

Hai, namaku Nick. Aku seorang kutu buku berkacamata dengan gaya berpakaian cukup trendy. Aku bukan seorang yang percaya diri, bukan seorang pemberani, bukan seorang yang tampan, dan bukan seorang yang jenius. Aku menyadari ternyata aku bukan siapa-siapa dan aku pun tidak punya siapa-siapa.

Kalau boleh dikatakan, hidupku sangat hampa. Rasa sepi ini terkadang bangun dari tidurnya dan mulai menggangguku dengan bisikan-bisikannya. Ia selalu meracuniku dengan kalimat-kalimat yang membuatku mempertanyakan kemana semua orang yang menyayangiku, kemana mereka saat kuperlukan?

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Mental & Emotional Corner: 8 Signs You are a Lazy Person

“Laziness is sickness to success.” -Jonathan Celestin

I felt blessed this Sunday because I didn’t just get to listen to a great sermon but I’d rather acknowledged it as teaching about a way of life. This week theme was laziness, it’s aftermath, and the solutions. We will always have to face our own laziness for lifetime, It would be a lifetime battle inside your own self. I have never found any human who never dealt with laziness. It’s actually a common thing. Today i will write more about laziness.

LAZY |  la·zy  \ˈlā-zē\
adjective
The quality of being unwilling to work or use energy; idleness:

From the definition itself, we could directly understand that it was not a positive word. According to researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University, lazy person is a sign that he/she has high intelligence. Well, it could be the only thing you would be proud of from having habit of being lazy. Although you are a brainer, without hard work or physical activities, it could lead to sedentary lifestyle. Being a couch potato is not cool and it can’t buy you a Ferrari or even an iPhone 7. If you have this kind of lifestyle, maybe it’s time to wake up from your daydream unless you are already a billionaire with huge passive income. Even then, no billionaire had this lifestyle. So, wake up!

8 signs that you are a lazy person:

Takes a long time to do something habitually
When you have the habit of doing something and it takes significantly more time than anybody else, there are chances that you are a lazy person. I mean if you are told to do something, you will do it almost immediately, but it takes unreasonably long time to finish the task. Maybe you are scrolling down through your Instagram timeline in the middle of making presentation materials.

Procrastinate
When you are given tasks at hand, you will probably do it at the last day or last minute. Just because you don’t want to do it, not because you don’t have time for it, you have plenty of them. So, if this one happened to you, beware!

Likes to break promises
Breaking promise is a sensitive topic. Nobody likes when the other one breaks the promises they have made together. People will trust you less the next time you make promise with them. I know sometimes you can’t control some conditions that force you to break promises, but if the reasons are logical, believe me they will want to keep the promises by moving the date to future time.

Likes to sleep
Sleeping might be the thing that all human needs but when you have long sleeping duration, you might be a lazy person. You want to sleep all the time, not because you need sleeping but because you love the feeling of not doing anything.

Passive
This one might be a little subjective. A passive person doesn’t always mean he’s a lazy person, but maybe he’s just shy. This shy person might be more diligent than any of us. Just look at them from their works. In my opinion, a passive person is someone who don’t want to do anything about the task, he’s just taking anything for granted and let anything past just like that without any sign of doing any effort.

Don’t have the desire for self-development
Lazy people just don’t want to grow, they are comfortable with their current condition and without any harsh condition, they wouldn’t waste their time for self-development. We always have to be the better version of us. Small changes everyday will turn into big changes in years. So, keep digging what’s your talent and do something about it for your own good.

Bossy
They like to boss around while they are doing nothing. Lazy persons like to assign everyone with their tasks, but they wouldn’t do anything to follow up or help them in any way possible. Leaders give tasks but they will manage each of the member to give their best for the task, while lazy person don’t mind what the outcome would be.

Likes reasoning
Lazy people like to give thousand reasons on anything they wouldn’t do or they just want to avoid any responsibilities that will given to them because they are just being lazy. If the reasoning is logical then people will accept them, but if not, he’s just lazy.

“Lazy Persons won’t deserve any kind of success, unless they change.”

Oetara Coffee – Muara Karang, North Jakarta

Two days after the November 4th incident, scary news are everywhere through messaging apps. We were encouraged not to go out of the house that day but I heard from my friends that they had been to several areas in my neighborhood just to eat or have fun, hence I realized that everything had been settled and it was a great time to go on a trip again. To anticipate any dangerous events here and there, I was planning a short trip around my neighborhood. Continue reading “Oetara Coffee – Muara Karang, North Jakarta”