Mas Adi Berkisah.

Lagi lagi dia keluar. Setiap hari Mas Adi selalu ada janji dengan teman-temannya yang kami sekeluarga nggak akan tau semua. Memang, aku punya mas yang baik, perhatian dan bukan cuma ke aku, bapak dan ibu tapi juga di luar rumah. Banyak cerita yang kudengarkan sebagai adik bungsunya. Mungkin menurut mas adi aku belum bisa mengerti bermacam masalah itu ketika kecil. Tapi sampai sekarang kebiasaan itu tetap ada sampai sekarang. Dan aku tak bosan-bosan mendengarnya berkisah.

Sore ini dia kembali menceritakan harinya. Ini sudah sabtu keempat, tiap pekan ia pulang bawa kue untuk sambil kusantap.

“Jadi tadi mas kenalan sama lina. Dia itu sama seperti mas, kuliah sudah semester akhir. Ternyata dia sudah satu tahun bayar uang semesternya minjem sana sini, soalnya untuk kehidupannya sehari-hari saja udah pas-pasan tik” mas adi mulai bercerita.

Mas adi suka bercerita padaku karna mataku berbinar katanya, seperti semua yang ia ceritakan akan aku pahami, akan berguna untukku nanti. Aku memang kagum dengan kisah-kisahnya itu. Tapi aku lebih kagum lagi dengan masku yang ganteng ini (ya menurutku ganteng). Sibuk untuk urusan orang lain setelah memikirkan dirinya sendiri. Mungkin memang begitu seharusya, makanya aku kagum. Begitu Mas Adi membantu Kak Lina mencari biaya untuk kuliahnya.

Apa yang akan terjadi jika semua orang seperti Mas Adi? ya, impossible. Tapi kalau setidaknya aku ingin membantu Mas Adi, atau aku bantu yang lain. Jika di dunia ini saling membantu, will we make it better?

I hope so. Ya kan mas?

Suatu hari diantara yang lain

Judul yang aku tulis 2 jam sebelum ujian 2 hari yang lalu, ternyata cukup untuk mewakili tulisanku kali ini. Quote yang cocok untuk mengawali tulisanku yang mulai mengalir lagi mungkin :

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller

I started this day with a panic feeling and a quick look at my clock “what time is it now?”, “what should I learn today?”, ” do I have exam today?”. I woke up and realized I already planned today not to be planned.

Hari ini waktu yang pas to stop and look around once in a while. Iya, setelah pekan – pekan semester ini diisi dengan ngumpulin tugas tiap hari, dan pekan terakhir dengan 3 ujian + showtime project. I feel like I can finally breathe again. fyuh.

And yeah, my life seems pretty fine. A pretty fine day with me not actually learn for my exams. Which actually feel weirdly nice. I’m not used to this. I’m not even used to spending my time writing on this blog about how things went on. It feels weirdly nice to have a cup of coffee, not to keep me awake, but to accompany me reading a novel. even a novel in my hands feels weirdly nice too. A pretty fine weirdly nice day.

Well, this weirdly nice life, thanks for having me. I will look up to another joyful ride. Tapi sekarang biarkan aku di satu hari ini. Suatu hari diantara hari yang lain.

Hope you all have your pretty fine weirdly nice day too!

Tentang Mimpi

Kita semua masing-masing tanjaki gunung yang tinggi. Ya, kita semua yang punya mimpi. Mimpi yang setinggi awan.

Apa kabar kawanku? Ingatkah dulu kita ada di perhentian, sejenak duduk untuk tertawa bersama. Kisah yang indah kini melambai tangan dari jauh.

Apa kabar kawanku? Semoga tak lelah kita saling menyemangati. Beruntunglah mereka yang tidak kehabisan kata untuk bertegur sapa. Karena sebuah senyuman semangat begitu berarti di jalan yang panjang.

Jangan pernah lupa kawanku, masih banyak kisah yang belum kita tulis, masih banyak asa yang bisa terbang tinggi.

Dalam tanjakanku kudoakanmu.
Sukses selalu.

Baik-baik saja

Memang berjuang tak sebercanda itu,
Tapi ijinkan aku meringankan ayun langkahku.
Mennjalani hidup tak selucu itu,
Tapi di antara isak tangis, aku tertawa.
Apa kabar senyumanmu?
Semoga selalu hadir dalam hari-harimu.

Wardrobe: Have what you need

In a modern living with everything available on demand, what we have to do is to sort out what we need, to make sure we don’t own everything we don’t need.

A story came from this full wardrobe of mine, approx. 2 years ago, when i totally excited discovering my fashion taste in Berlin after arriving. It’s like I want to have every color existed. What’s tickle my mind first was, when I woke up and realize, every time I want to go out i keep staring trying to choose from all clothes I have. I came to waste my time on this everyday routines. Oh! And just how many were unfortunate having no clean clothes for their day to start, I’m here ‘wasting’.

Then I started my adventure on this journey.

I found an interesting video from tedtalks: 10 item Wardrobe, her meeting with madame chic from the chic family with a small wardrobe and looked fabulous. The basic idea is to filled our wardrobe with our styles and wear it often over again. She call it the ten-item-wardrobe. But don’t worry, you wont have only 10 items of your clothes.

I really like the idea and went to try it myself. After disposing 50-70% of my clothes, I still can’t believe to still maintain the habit until 2 years. The feeling to get up and easily get ready, and not tempted by the discount banner. Make me feel grateful for what I already have.

Maybe some people will think its such a waste to put so much thoughts for just dressing up. But this is our daily life, and effect our routines. Dressing up couldn’t get easier.

And then I found this post that explain the steps to do it.
So, the first thing to do is to take all your clothes out, ans ask yourself these five question for every piece of your clothes:

  1. Does this fit me?
  2. Is this age-appropriate?
  3. Is this my true style?
  4. Do I love this?
  5. Do I wear this?

With the clothes you have left, build some outfits with basics and so on. I also have some best clothes for special occasion. For those living in 4 season country, store pieces you don’t need for the current season.

For the other clothes, my best advice is to donate to people that need it more, or maybe friends that will be more grateful to have your piece. It will be a good thing both for you and surroundings!

Last but not least, hope you’ll be more grateful for what you have, and be less tempted by the discount!