Monday, October 23, 2017

A Few Days Without Social Media

So last week I deactivated my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Path. The deactivate length was varied. If not because I want to celebrate the achievement of numero uno person in my office I wouldn't have activated my Instagram.

So how's life without social media?
It's wonderful.
I came home to have dinner, shower and then sleep. Yes, I got perfect sleeping time. Waking up in the morning without checking social media and straightly go to the bathroom.
Life without distraction was peaceful.
I got my focus to do my task. Much more productive.

As an avid user of social media, you guys don't know how much it impacts me to just take a break for a few days.
Sadly, Twitter has a limit for deactivating period, it only gives you a month for a break. Deactive more than a month, and your account will be deleted.

There are some reasons why I still reluctant to delete my social media. As for FB, it doesn't do any harm for me as I rarely checking it. And for Path, only certain people are on friend list, then again they don't post annoying content. It's rather difficult for me to avoid Instagram, why because I love photography, I love cats, I love the creativity people share on that platform. I can just go to Pinterest or Tumblr but I don't like Tumblr, as for Pinterest I only specify for several topics.
The struggle is to avoid being tempted checking social media once the phone is within my reach.

So what am I goin to do next?
Well, I don't know. Maybe I keep my social media on, maybe I'll take a break a little longer, maybe I delete it permanently, or maybe I get better at control myself over social media. Maybe.

But one thing for sure, taking a break from social media is definitely.....liberating.
Are you game for this?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ROoooArrr !!!

So this outfit contains 3 of my favourite items:
1. "Macan Cisewu" sock. When I found out there was local produsen who sell a sock with macan cisewu face printed on it I just couldn't resist to buy.  
2. Embroidery tiger design on oversized sweatshirt by H&M. The size of the sweatshirt is actually XXXL, but it's so cute and I love sweatshirt so... 
3. Nike AF1. I'm obsessed with Nike AF1. Period. I don't have to explain this legendary classic shoes. Oh, and btw, I've been craving for this shoes more than a year, but during that period my size never available on Nike Store. So when one of my friend's friend went to Japan, I dropped a purchase request.

So it's my on-the-go outfit.... 

Friday, September 15, 2017

WTF 2017: We The Fest. What The Fun!

Sebenarnya sudah jauh-jauh hari event WTF ini dibicarakan oleh teman saya, namun karena saya terlampau kurang update, bahkan tidak tau ada event konser Spotify hingga H-1 yang mana menghadirkan salah satu boyband kpop kesukaan saya: NCT 127 (terakhir saya juga tidak tau bahwa G-Dragon pun konser ke Jakarta), maka seiring berjalannya waktu saya tidak mengikuti perkembangan info WTF ini. Suatu hari ketika sedang browsing saya mendapati bahwa Phoenix akan menjadi salah satu bintang di WTF, ohhh damnnn....I can't miss this. Phoenix adalah band Prancis favorit saya jaman SMA dulu, albumnya yang berjudul Wolfgang Amadeuz Phoenix tidak pernah terlewat dari playlist di iPod saya. Meskipun selepas SMA dan seterusnya saya tidak mengikuti Phoenix lagi, entah mengapa saya ingin sekali menonton Phoenix, lagu-lagunya so legendary. WTF sendiri adalah event music yang berlangsung selama 3 hari dengan 3 panggung berbeda dalam waktu bersamaan menampilkan musisi-musisi baik lokal maupun internasional. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Love Yourself

Sometimes we make mistakes,
sometimes we get so lazy to do our task,
sometimes we take for granted all the blessing come into our life,
and other action or decision that will lead to regret later.
So I just found the key to avoid ourselves from having regret over the decision we made.
it's simply by loving ourselves.

Now how we mostly define love is reflected with how we want to give the best, be it for parents, family, significant other, pet, or anything. 
You want to keep them happy, satisfied, having the best, all the efforts made come down to one purpose: to bring joy over their life.
This does apply to nonliving things as well, we might have some favorite toys, stuff, anything. All we do to keep our belonging we love the most is to treat it pleasantly.

However, we might forget to love ourselves first.

This is the key I've been missing out during my whole life, until this thought stroke my mind during my contemplation not long ago.

Basically, anything we do for our life should be based on the amount of love we give to ourselves.
We can apply it from the small step on a daily issue before we move towards something bigger; life vision for instance.

Try to connect and relate anything with the love to ourselves when we take an action.
I'd start from the simplest thing; 

  • if you love yourself and you want to have a good life span you ain't gonna eat recklessly. Perhaps you have eaten McD's burger, fries, and chicken two days ago and now you are craving for it because the salty fries, the crunchy chicken, and the delicious patty make your mouth watering, but then you think about the consequence in the future how unhealthy those junk for your body so you turn your direction into another resto which offers healthier menu, that's how to love yourself.
  • If you love yourself you'd do your best for your job because you don't want to make all the blood, sweat and tears you went through during the process go in vain. You might be so lazy or demotivated but you realize if you don't perform well it might harm your career because when the company sees no passion in their employee they don't bother to consider promotion not to mention hold your position. Instead of being lazy, you start to look for a better opportunity or just giving the best, that’s how to love yourself.
  • If you love yourself, you ain't gonna surround yourself with the people whom you know that they are wrong since the beginning besides bring no merit because you know yourself is much more valuable. We are becoming who we are because the amount of time and quality we spend with the surrounding and when you know your surrounding give no value for your present and future life even at some point might jeopardize your life you decide to lessen your time around he/she/them, that's how to love yourself.

Loving ourselves first drives us to think about the future two or three steps forward during the decision making process.

This is not loving ourselves in terms of narcissistic way nor being self-centered, it's about acknowledging that our existence means something and we deserve to get the best from ourselves.

We don't have to master everything, we just have to know what's not good and what might be harm to our future and having the determination to avoid that.

Medan, June 4th 2017.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sweater Wheater

I know, this blog post's title sounds so boring but I can't think any of another title as sweater is my fave outfit, no matter what the weather is, to be honest.
Anyway, this is just my regular outfit tho I change my style to be a lil bit girly on some occasion. I also prefer to carry my backpack rather than having handbag cuz it's just practical, I also wish to collect more colour of Kanken backpack, maybe it's redundant but I believe with their quality so I'm sure I will use it for a long period.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Not So Bad - Badminton

So I had this interest towards badminton. I still recall every childhood memory when I was screaming for Susi Susanti or Taufik Hidayat after they beat the opponent with their powerful drop shot or tricky net shot, watched them on television while standing and jumping as if my chant from home would help them reach victory. I ever dreamed of being a professional athlete...hey, a 7yo kid can dream of anything, right? They are truly inspiration anyway.

Ever since I terminate my subscription in one of fitness club here I rarely do sport. Well, if yoga and zumba can be considered as sports...
However, here in my new office, there is a sport hall which consists of 3 badminton courts, 4 ping-pong tables, and a billiard. Along with my colleague, we play badminton after office hour every Friday. Sure I'm just an amateur, I don't wish to be a pro either as I dreamed when I was 7. During the first game, my arm felt so painful immediately, I just remember that it might have been 7 years or more since I play badminton. But that's okay, cuz people say practice makes permanent.

One more thing I realize is that we can create simple happiness by doing something we do really enjoy. Yes it is tiring, but I'm just happy that I can go back to do something I like since I was a kid. I feel refreshed and more energized.
Another good news is, my dad will come to J-town and bring me a brand new racket special for me.