Eegan, my son is almost 14 months of age now. And he’s in the phase of what i called as a “free will” phase, where he already has desires to do things or to go to places where he wants. Usually, when he wants some things or go to some places that he wants, he would then has a little crying session whilst pointing finger to the things or places that he desires – telling us to do as he wanted to be. When everything that he asks for are cool, we will usually let him have it, but sometimes he would ask for things that aren’t allowed yet for him, in this case, we have to say no.
Indonesia is known for the variety of cultures and peoples. There are 6 religions and tons of cultures mixed up in one country called Indonesia. Sometimes it even amazes people outside Indonesia of how we can live in harmony among all of these differences. Today, I’m very sad to tell you that maybe this “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity) is at stake in this country. This post is me screaming to all those people who intend to break this, “Don’t destroy my country!”
[IND] Setiap kali saya mendengar seseorang bercerita mengenai kebenciannya terhadap orang tuanya, saya tiba-tiba akan teringat dengan orang tua saya. (Baca pengalaman mereka lainnya di post : Everything Starts From Inside The Blanket). Dia adalah seorang ayah yang penyayang untuk saya. Dia tak pernah memukul atau menganiaya saya. Namun sayang, menjadi seorang ayah yang penyayang tidak membuatnya seorang suami yang penyayang bagi Mama.
[ENG] Every time i heard a story from a person who hates his parents, i’ll suddenly remember mine. (Read the other true stories in a post : Everything Starts From Inside The Blanket). He was a loving father for me. He never hit or abused me. Unfortunately, being a loving father didn’t make him a loving husband for Mama. He was a monster.
Setiap kali saya berfikir mengenai kehidupan, pikiran saya cenderung memikirkan segala pencapaian dalam hidup – apakah itu soal harta, promosi, kuasa atau jabatan. Sepertinya hal-hali ni telah menjadi standar pencapaian kita dalam hidup. Namun, benarkah demikian? Berapa banyak orang kaya, orang berposisi tinggi yang meninggal dalam penyesalan? meninggal dalam kesia-siaan? dalam kesedihan dan kepedihan? Lalu pertanyaannya, apa yang seharusnya kita kejar dalam hidup ini?
Every time I think of life, most of the things that I thought about is the achievements of life – whether it is money, promotion, power or position. Seems like these things are our standard of achievement in life. But is it really? How many rich people, high-positioned people die in regret? Die in vain? Die in sadness and sorrow? Then what are we supposed to be chasing after in life?
“you will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.” (Job 11:18-19) — Hope should be like a ray of light in the darkness. Hope should be like a water spring in the desert. But, can you deny it, that sometimes it takes more than just courage to hope? When does hope become a burden on our shoulder?