Wisdom Quote from Best Friend

This morning I got message from my lovely friend, Floretta.. She's officially leave this town, Bandung, for good; back to her hometown, Jakarta. It was indescribable feeling read her message to us. One by one will have their own experience after graduation..

Is it true that life is like roller coaster. We'll see each other when we see each other. ;') One of my best said:
"Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world take us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends (karena mau segila apapun dunia ini ga akan ada yang merubah kita kearah putusnya pertemanan), we are still friends no matter how world make us crazy with all problems."
Well said. Let God do the rest ;)

The Valley Bistro Cafe, Bandung
Find Your Passion Again

Source: Klikhotel

It's been a week I realize I lost my appetite. Normally I love to eat any kind of food, not because I'm hungry. I just love to eat and it is one of my passion. Unfortunately, in the last 7 days I felt nothing. I just filled my stomach only because it's hungry and I need it for alive.

But today, I wake up and I imagined everything that I want to do to get my passion back, and FOOD is one of it.

So, me and my best friend went to The Valley Bistro at Dago Pakar, Bandung, West Java. We decided to order from Appetizer until Dessert for dinner.

First, we ordered Hot Apple Pie and Green Tea Cake. The Hot Apple Pie with vanilla Ice Cream is just good!
Second, we ordered our each main course, I ordered Combo Platter; Grilled Tenderloin, Sausage BBQ, Chicken Cordon Blue & King Prawn with potato and salad. It served with various sauce (BBQ and Pattaya; I LOVE IT)
Third, I want to ordered soup since the air is cold here. But for me is enough, because I finally find my passion back. So there's no the thrid? There is.. but it's not food. It was a deep conversation with my best friend ;)

It's a good place for romantic dinner; scenic view of Bandung Citylight! The service were good. Don't forget to bring jacket because the weather is colder than Jakarta ;) The price is a bit expensive but it's very worth it!

The Valley Bistro Cafe
Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur 28, Bandung Dago, Indonesia


I read Commited, book by Elizabeth Gilbert (Best seller Eat, Pray, Love). It's just a good moment to read this since I've lost "direction" (lets called it: Lost in Love. Ye-ha!)

While I'm enjoying my "me" time, I fulfill myself with new perspective(s), deeper philosophy (contemplation?), etc. Not only Elizabeth Gilbert, Life Lesson from Chicken Soup is a good book to learn Law of Attraction; How to make your dream come true (well, not only lost in love, maybe I almost lost my plan for future... what a mellow girl). The main point that I've got after read Commited is; learn to make peace with yourself.

Here I quotes from those book, in Indonesian:
Satu-satunya jalan keluar dari kekusutan emosi adalah dengan merasakannya hingga tuntas.

Tidak perlu menjadi seseorang yang jenius untuk memahami keadaan yang memaksamu untuk melakukan satu-satunya hal yang selalu kau benci & takuti, setidaknya hal ini bisa menjadi sebuah kesempatan yang menarik untuk tumbuh.

Semua kekasih bahkan para kekasih paling setia, berisiko ditinggalkan diluar kehendak mereka

Selalu ada kemungkinan kalian berdua tidak akan sanggup menyelesaikan masalah, tapi setidaknya di kemudian hari kau akan tahu bahwa kau sudah melakukan udaha sepenuh hati untuk mempertahankan keamanan dinding dan jendela hubunganmu, dan mengetahui hal tersebut bisa membuatmu tenang.

Dan jika kau mengkhawatirkan “masalah” yang akan datang di dalam hubunganmu, sebaiknya kau memahami bahwa masalah tidak selalu berarti sesuatu yang yang selalu “terjadi begitu saja”; masalah seringkali dipupuk dengan ceroboh dalam cawan-cawan jecil yang kita sebarkan di seluruh penjuru kota.

Kita yakin jika dua orang sungguh-sungguh saling mencintai, keintiman entah bagaimana akan datang sesuai intuisi mereka, dan hubungan mereka akan berjalan selamanya hanya dengan kekuatan kasih sayang. Karena yang kau butuhkan hanya cinta! Kau jelas-jelas tidak membutuhkan strategi, atau bantuan, atau alat, atau perspektif. Sehingga aku dan pasangan pertamaku nekat memulai hubungan dari sebuah titik dengan ketidaktahuan besar, dan ketidakdewasaan besar, dan ketidakpastian besar hanya karena kami merasa ingin menikah. Kami mengikat janji tanpa mengetahui sedikitpun cara untuk mempertahankan (komitmen) ikatan kamu agar tetap hidup dan aman.

Seandainya ada satu celaan yang tidak sanggup kuhadapi dengan anggun, itu adalah melihat orang-orang mengacaukan pribadi yang kupuja mengenai diri mereka.

–– Mixed Quotation of Elizabeth Gibert in Commited

Path of Life

Have you ever feel:
There is a heaviness in your head? 
Something that feel it punched through your heart make you hardly to breathe? 
Screaming out loud inside your body (in the fact you are not screaming)? 
Feels like an independent person (in the fact you ignore the one you love)? 
Easily give an advice of something, but when the question come back for you, suddenly you feel 'sick' and if you want to be honest, you don't feel comfortable around people asking for yourself (for the questions)?

Have you ever.. feel like that…?

In the end, you feel like you have a problem.. but… you don't know what it is… but you still asking yourself why you seems like have this problem.

You know what..
Yes you have a problem, and the problem is you.
Yes you are the problem, because you are TOO scared to face something that even couldn't be happen.
You are too over thinking and you forget everything around you in the present.
You feel like you will get something serious in the future.
You are not weak, you just put your energy in the wrong way.
And it creates negative aura in yourself.

It's life.

It's alright to feel like that, but if this make you questioning yourself.. it's not alright anymore.

You can choose to be a quitter, a camper or a climber in this situation.

I hope you chose to be a climber

Be optimist. Think positive. As long as you believe something good will happen, and you trust yourself you can get through this. It will work.

One day, at some point you will smile, and look backward and say "Hell yeah, I am proving to myself that now I am here, I passed those phase and I did it well!!!!!"

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Source: HomepageApple site, edited

Yesterday, I heard that Apple announced that their product come down in price. Today, Apple announced that he has lost a visionary and creative genius. We feel the same way. I feel the same way too.
"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind company that only he could have built, and his spirit will be forever be the foundation of Apple." 
(taken from www.apple.com
Goodbye Steve, you teach how life with passion can change the world.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown but your own inner voice. And the most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
–– Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Confession Part. 2

Today from about 2 p.m until 9.30 p.m I go and do my thesis at Potluck, Bandung. I always go there when I want to go somewhere alone. That place is so peaceful. And then suddenly I hear this song. I don't know why I feel so familiar (maybe I often listened but not really noticed). I fall in love with this song, just like love at the first sight. Can you guess?