Counting Your Happiness

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Do you usually count your happiness in a day? What’s happiness to you? Happiness is always around you, it is just you want it or not. Happiness comes every time in anywhere. I read a post from Alodita about “counting your happiness”, and last night unfortunately I found Tara's post about same thing too. She followed by Alodita’s post and made her own happiness list.

There’s a lot of happiness I got recently, well… every day! Let’s see what I got here:
  1. Started from Tuesday, I’m officially becoming a piano instructor. Okay, or just call it simple… piano teacher. 
  2. And the next two days, I got a very nice compliment from my friend about something that I’ve done.
  3. Yesterday when I was in class, my Mom sent me pictures of my dog at home and I couldn’t stop to laugh! She’s very adorable dog! Now I miss her.
  4. My boyfriend and his brother came back to Guangzhou two days ago from a business trip. Although their flight was delayed because the bad weather, but thanks God they arrived safely.
  5. I cooked today for lunch, tasted good but… I AM SO FULL NOW! *pokesbelly*
  6. I learned to play a new song from Israel Houghton, “Jesus at The Center” with my friend, I used to learn this song before, but now I can sing and play thing song. I’m so happy! <3
  7. This is a guilty pleasure. But I didn’t know why I spent my money for a portion of chicken wings plus chicken nuggets from McDonalds few days ago and ate them alone in my room. I feel bad. Really. But, it’s weird now I’m writing it in my happiness list.
  8. Fransiska (the one I mentioned before on previous post) is on her birthday today! Me and some friends are going to give her a birthday present tonight. I hope she will like it!
  9. My brother finally got his very first job too in Bali! As a piano instructor too, how cool is that! Yeah! *high five*
  10. Finishing this list and I’m so very very happy. 

Chasing Childhood Dreams

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Few days ago, me and my friends went to my boyfriend’s living apartment to play monopoly cards and eat some food together. We arrived earlier and my boyfriend wasn’t at home yet, so we stopped by at a playground around his apartment.

It was drizzling through day, so no one’s there to play. We were playing happily like five years old kiddos. Well, we know we’re not in that ages anymore, but it just happened spontaneously, like we never knew about our real ages! 

I didn’t write this post without reason, I have something to tell you about. 

Last night, I checked on Cassandra’s formspring (yeah I'm such a stalker lol) and as usual, she got so many questions from her fans. Then I got a very interesting question, “I am curious of being 20s, it’s like the age of losing childhood dreams, is it right? What’s your opinion?” So Cass’s answer is, “I disagree. It is the age of CHASING childhood dreams.” Okay, now you got my point, right? Hehe. When I read this, I was like… yeah, that’s so true! 

I’m in my 20 right now (and going to be twenty one in next few months). Before I reached this age, I was worried about future. I was not ready for part of growing up. I always wanted to be free, happy and I can do anything I want. But after I reached this age, my opinion was totally wrong. Still worried, but not as much as in the past. Being 20s, is the best time to pursue your dreams. Maybe you don’t know what will happen in the following five, ten years. But at least, you can imagine if your dream comes true. Remember when you were young, you will do anything to get what you want. Kids never being tired about their wishes, they have like what we called now, passion. They want a toy, they must have the toy. Cass is right, being 20s is the age of chasing our childhood dreams. I don’t know maybe some of you getting tired now or thinking about to give up and stop to continue your journey. No, you don’t have to and never think about that again! Trust me, you will be regret, a HUGE one.

So, whatever you are dreaming about, keep dreaming about it. A wise line from famous person in the past, Waltz Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”, this is the power of dream and the most important, don’t forget to keep in faith in your dreams. Good luck!

P.S: Post without photos, not really nice. So, here are some pictures we have from the playground. Please don’t laugh, we are just kids. LOL! 

My good friends: Fransiska and Agustine (first picture above on the left)

Apakah Harimu Menyenangkan?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Kamu tau bagaimana cara memulai hari yang menyenangkan? 

Ketika kamu siap untuk melangkahkan kakimu keluar pintu melihat aktifitas dunia, jangan lupa memilih sepatu yang nyaman untuk dipakai. Seseorang pernah mengatakan, sepatu bagus yang memberikan rasa nyaman padamu, akan membawa dirimu ke suatu tempat yang tidak akan pernah kita pikirkan. Setelah memastikan sepatu ternyamanmu, jangan lupa berbisik kepada dirimu sendiri, “aku bersyukur kepada Tuhan dan aku siap untuk hari ini!”. 

Ketika kamu sedang menjumpai dunia, jangan lupa untuk terus tersenyum. Senyum membuat segalanya indah, senyum membuat semuanya terasa hangat. Kamu bisa memberikan senyum kepada sang penjual kopi di mana kamu membeli sarapanmu, kamu bisa memberikan senyum ketika melihat anak kecil berlari dengan riang menuju sekolahnya. Senyum yang akan mengantarmu kepada hari yang positif.
Ketika kamu sedang berjalan, aku percaya akan banyak kerikil dan batu-batu kecil yang berserakan di jalan. Kalau tidak hati-hati, mungkin kamu bisa terjatuh. Sama halnya ketika kamu berjalan dalam kehidupanmu, perjalananmu nggak akan selamanya mulus. Seringkali kamu tidak hati-jati dan terhatuh. Jangan menangis, jangan mengeluh. Berdiri lagi dan jangan menyerah untuk melanjutkan perjalananmu.
Ketika kamu sedang memandangi dunia, amati dan diamlah sejenak. Banyak sekali kejadian yang akan memberikanmu sebuah inspirasi atau sekedar membuatmu kagum akan karya tangan-Nya. Langit yang mempunyai warna gradasi biru dan putih, itu hasil lukisan-Nya yang indah. Sepasang kakek dan nenek yang berjalan sambil bergandengan tangan di taman, itu adalah cerita cinta yang paling romantis yang Ia tulis. Apakah kamu pernah memperhatikan itu semua sebelumnya?
Ketika  kamu mengakhiri perjalanan hari ini, jangan lupa mengucap syukur kembali kepada Tuhan yang memimpin perjalananmu. Jangan lupa beristirahat, dan melanjutkan kembali perjalanan yang menyenangkan esok hari.
Apakah kamu sudah memulai dan mengakhiri hari-hari yang menyenangkan?