Breathing – Haiku

Fresh air in and out,
Pumping lungs, blowing blood
Is joy of breathing.

This haiku is a gift for two animals rescued by my fellow animal rescuers.
Those two animals are Moppy the dog and Bima the cat shose noses are injured.
Please send your positive energy for Moppy and Bima for their good life and joy. However long they live, let them decide.

Singapore – August 31, 2015 – 11:00pm

Silent Chinese New Year – 2015

I’ve got a long weekend for Chinese New Year will fall on Friday and Saturday. And, ’ve got an even longer weekend since my company grant us two more days off on Monday and Tuesday so that Chinese colleagues can enjoy more time with their family. Six days! Thanks, Tim!   🙂

Just going back to Jakarta last week to enjoy the Kenduri Cinta in Taman Ismail Marizuki so I decided not to go home to Indonesia this time with some reasons: expensive ticket, short period of holiday (inconsistent with my earlier statement that this weekend is long even very long weekend), time to contemplate….

Expensive ticket is a kind of trend. In holiday season many Singaporeans fly out. The bigger the demand, the higher the price. So be it. It might not be a problem because we can buy economy seat or use frequent flyer points to get a ticket but it won’t worth the time enjoyed…. It is a long weekend indeed but my home is not around Jakarta anymore and so it takes longer travel time. Now I like going back to my mom’s home where family reside including those cats that – I believe – miss me so much 🙂

So, long weekend short…. And I want it to be a silent year start – Chinese year….

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Need a stationary time. Noble silence. No work, no chat, no talk, just me. Won’t call it “me time” because it is not for me, it is for…. I don’t know whom it is for – I just wanna do it. 🙂

Noble silence and creative contemplation will be the proper terminology. Will be enjoying the long weekend in this city country. Known already it’s gonna be short in feeling….

Equipped with a sketch book, a box of color pencils, photography tools and an EZ-link card I’ll wander around this island…. And, see what I can generate at the end.

Assalamu’alaikum….

Singapore – February 18, 2015 – 3:51pm

Picture borrowed from http://www.therufus.com/product/rumi-on-silence-poster/

I Do What I Believe Is Right

When I was a teacher years ago, I didn’t stop telling my students that all deeds are based on our intention and our intention is based on our belief. “Never stop asking yourself whether or not what you believe is right,” said I at that time. And, I’ve got tested every now and then — I guess the Universe wants to show us that I walk the talk.

And, yes. I walk the talk. I do believe what I believe is right, with reserve. Challenging our own belief is kinda routine task scheduled in life. With that, I don’t bother anymore what people are saying about what I’m doing or even what or who I am. This is a good life to travel and this path is already set, planned in the space somewhere by the Core of the Universe…. Why bother by fellow traveler?

I’m not a teacher anymore and recently I’ve been tested by a fact that some people are just sucking energy like vampire sucks the blood. Don’t worry, they are not that powerful. They suck, but weakly — not as strong as they think they are. They think they suck your “blood”, your “real life spirit” to dry but actually they only suck the “sweat”, the daily emotion that act as rubbish of our day. So, the best treatment for those suckers is only one: just smile and play seriously….

Play seriously? Yups, don’t entertain them. Just treat them as friends who have nobody to share and cry for bucket to puke all their stress of life. Not seldom they would try to make you jealous (to them or to others) or angry by sending you stories or news…. But, that is the worst scenario. They just need your attention so give it to them. And, I believe it is right — paying attention is right!   🙂

It is weekend and ‘ve got laundry to clean up so nothing much I can do to entertain those kinds of things. Ignore.

Again, I do what I believe is right and ‘m gonna keep doing it till I think I don’t believe what I am doing is right. Nothing to explain to the outer world.

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Dinner with a bunch of workaholic and global trekkers 

Singapore – January 17, 2015 – 12:35am

Into The Nature

Happiness and joy are represented by those two children playing in the rice field. Running and laughing, chasing each other in the sloping road…. Framed by terraced land of paddy, roofed with blue sky, and founded on the strong brown soil they enjoy their early journey of life.

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Oka and Asti

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Catch me if you can, Mbak Asti….

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Grinning Oka

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Smiling Asti

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Pretty ladybird

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Nephew and aunt

Temasek – January 9, 2015 – 1:02am

Explain, please? No, Thanks!

People need others to understand what is going on, it is normally in interview or interrogation room. You’ll explain what’s your expertise, or why you are here, or what you expect people to know about what you’re doing. And, you’ll explain when explaining it will get the work done. Aside from that, no explanation is mandatory.

If you think what you are doing now need others’ understanding, it is not totally correct. Sometimes it is only feeling detecting one’s being guilty of having people misunderstood or totally lost about what is happening to us. No worries. The show must go on — as you wish. It’s your life, it’s your choice to do whatever is required to get your life DONE. As long as you don’t disturb others’ life — others are others, any other creatures.

Don’t let yourself like either the ostrich or the zebra in my below picture. Either or them is enjoying their life. The ostrich might think the zebra is annoying — I don’t think so because before this scene the zebra was with the rest of its group enjoying the green fresh grass until the ostrich got crazy breaking the zebra lot. The other zebras just went aside to another corner of the grass, while this one zebra was going around and around entertaining the ostrich…. Are they enjoying? The ostrich was, the zebra was freaking out!!!

So, the best thing is enjoying and starting to stop feeling guilty. People should be busy with themselves instead of bothering others.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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Temasek – December 6, 2014 – 3:38pm

Maru and Hana

Just logged in to youtube and found that mugumogu uploaded another video of Maru and Hana just three hours ago. This pet owner has uploaded many of Maru the cat and Hana, Maru came earlier and Hana joined the gang just recently. Seems that mugumogu treats those cats like her own kids.

Those two cats have brought joy to this life, showed humans how fellow creatures should live together in harmony, enjoyed now&here to the fullest. Not easy (for me for sure) but it’s doable.

Here is the latest post meant…

Makati SRL, November 23, 2014 – 5:56pm

 

Good Weekend (bilingual)

Living being is just the same, everywhere you are some negatives are coming in any form they’d like to be. What’s your response? Up to your good deed.

Just last week my friend was withdrawn from her function in a big company as immigration specialist. She’d been a contractor administering all ins and outs of expatriates matter in that office. A good job and contracted to a good big company, good money and bunch of good friends and colleagues – unfortunately, she could not expect a good boss. Her boss never thought her job was well done even if it was because she didn’t get sufficient support from her immediate supervisor. What could she do? All her work could just proceed only with official stamp from another level up high which she could not obtain.

Not gonna talk about her in detail…. Just wanna highlight: No matter what you’ve been facing this all week: bad clients, bad customers, bad bosses, bad co-workers, bad friends, bad food, bad health, anything bad: Just ignore them ALL and have a good weekend!!!

Namaste….

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Orang hidup dimana-mana sama, yang negatif-negatif bisa datang dalam bentuk apapun asal mereka suka. Respons kamu gimana? Tergantung niat baik.

Minggu lalu teman saya ditarik dari fungsi dia sebagai spesialis keimigrasian di sebuah perusahaan besar. Dia ini pekerja outsource yang ditempatkan di perusahaan itu oleh perusahaan outsource tempatnya bekerja untuk mengurus tetek-bengek keimigrasian para ekspatriat. Kerjaan bagus dan di-outsource di perusahaan besar yang bagus, uang yang bagus, teman-teman dan kolega kerja yang bagus – sayangnya dia nggak bisa ngarepin boss yang bagus. Boss dia nggak pernah puas dengan kerjaan dia yang dianggap kurang beres dalam beberapa hal; padahal yang terjadi adalah supervisor dia nggak memberikan dukungan yang cukup supaya dia bisa menyelesaikan pekerjaannya. Bayangkan deh kalian mau menyelesaikan tugas tapi tanpa stempel atasan kalian nggak bisa menuntaskannya. Masihkah itu salah kalian?

Nggak mau ngomongin dia secara detil kok…. Cuma mau stabilo-in: Apapun yang kalian hadapi minggu lalu: klien yang nggak ngenakin, pengguna jasa yang nggak ngenakin, boss yang nggak ngenakin, temen kerja yang nggak ngenakin, temen gaul yang nggak ngenakin, makanan yang nggak enak, kesehatan yang buruk, pokoknya semua-mua yang nggak bagus: Abaikan SEMUA itu dan nikmati akhir pekan sebaik-baiknya!!!

Salam hormatku….

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A good team always earns good luck (an Indian, a Filipino, an Indonesian won Tarot’s a queen, a king and a wizard)

Singapore – November 9, 2014 – 3:14pm

Not….

Found that all those things don’t cater my needs. Found that all those don’t introduce my face. Found that all those are covering layers. Found that all those are just in my very blurred sight….

That is not what I want or what I need.

Ooooooohhhhhh haaaahhhh!

Tired of googling to find where is the one.

Just waiting, in this couch while enjoying my very self.

 

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Singapore – June 2, 2014 – 1:11am

 

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Approval (is not for personal matter)

The older I am, the more stupid I am thinking I am…

 

Sometimes I need more approval from others to ensure myself that I am good enough. What for? Life is for self enjoyment – not for others’ happiness. Even if someone should be useful for others it is self fulfillment, kind of dedication in life, not too much care about they have done to others. Success in making others happy is just side effect of being happy with oneself.

 

Yesterday I opened one card of mine and it was bison on it.

Bison is symbol of abundance – all is provided to…. None in my life should not be thanked. It is such a wonderful state to be thanked, enjoyed and most importantly shared….

 

What a wonderful story to write in this blog.

I believe that next life would still consider me exist when it is recorded somewhere. Hey, I am thinking those all drawings in the cave were made by unpopular cavemen in their isolated loneliness. They were not the considered-best people in their era but they were actually brilliant enough to be a good memory of their times. Popular people in that time were probably too busy with politics and some more intriguing happenings. So, why should we are craving for others’ approval? Life is just chains of expression to survive its memory. Yeah…. We are just afraid that we lose our memory, that people will forget us, that time will ignore us. in fact, big no no. Let’s just be free soul to write, to draw, to speak, to sing, to do all things OUT LOUD!

 

So, let’s just leave all kinds of approval behind our personal life. Let our work be the ones with approvals. The rest, let’s surf with all our heart…..!

 

 

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