Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lucky

Here I am, sitting on my bed after long day working and transforming thoughts into actions. I feel so tired that what I need to do is only sleeping and hoping that hamsters won't shake butt and make noises all night long.

Today when I was waking up in the morning from my bed and trying to reach bathroom, my feet were slipped away that I almost fell down onto the floor. My head neither fell down nor hit the wall. With that, I felt so lucky.

Luck always comes into days, even at a point when we feel we are at the lowest level in life. There will be always smile and laugh for us. There will be always sun for us to forget darkness. For us, there will always be days to cherish and someone to love.

I was in Cimaja last weekend with fabulous P&Gers. We were four. But noise we made that day wasn't like one from four, at all. We felt so lucky that we were the only guest staying at Oddies.
And we were so lucky to see one of the best sunsets in the lifetime. Really. For me, it was really one of the best ones. Check this out.

I felt so lucky to have seen that sunset when I was back home to Cimaja; just like when I woke up this morning and nothing bad happened to me.

Namaste




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Monday, January 18, 2010

Kiwi Are Shy and Usually Nocturnal

“Life is far too important to talk seriously about.” Oscar Wilde

I never thought before that kiwis would make up my days. I thought kiwis, literally, are shy and quiet. I thought they were nocturnal, but then I realized that these kiwis are special.


They are not nocturnal, their sleeping schedule suits mine. Their dancing skills are just exceptionally good for Equinox so people just watched them and admired their butt-shaking skill. Even though they are not nocturnal, they enjoy late night conversation talking and bullshiting about seaweed, Fajar and balls. And oh yes, they used all of them in one sentence. We would love eating seaweed on Fajar balls soon.



And the other good thing is those kiwis didn’t eat my hamsters for the breakfast. Birds don’t eat mammals, I guess. Okay, OFF from talking about zoo. They’re gone now. Frankly to say, I miss those jokes and all night long laugh. I’m gonna find kiwis (literally) in the zoo later to check if they are funny too.



Gotta shake soul in the office today with tons of work to do.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

I (Think I) Can


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~Einstein
Many times I (think I) have lots of energy to do things. I (think I) can do anything, thinking that I should bring my life to the fullest.

I love traveling and many times I plan for 2-3 vacations in advance. I create future in my mind how the next vacations look like. Most of them run well. We shook soul like no more days to live. I thank all closest friends who have been bringing so much awesomeness into my days. You know who you are.

In addition, I love my job. It's been 5 years working for Procter&Gamble. I used to complain about everything at the first 2 years, I guess. Life is fabulous when I started thinking that being grateful is way better than complaining.

Those first two have taken lots of my energy. Don't get me wrong, I love doing those two things.

I join couchsurfing.com 4 years ago that allows me to meet many like-minded travelers who love hosting travelers. Not only has it brought so much happiness in my life, it also gives me chance to meet many locals in Jakarta and travelers from all around the world. Sometimes it takes my energy too much; karaoke, gathering, clubs, late night dinner and beer session. I love talking, bullshiting, shaking butt with new travelers and hosting them. Hosting is the perfect example of one of the best things in life; giving. Giving hugs to travelers, opening arms when travelers really need it.


Lately I has been growing up awesome creatures in my room. Two cool babies named Gratti and Gratte. Their names are the expression of world of plenty, grateful. Abundance feeling. It is such an alarm system that anytime I see them, I need to be grateful. It sounds corny, but what a heck. Most of the time they're funny and delicate, but sometimes they are so annoying when they made noises when I was sleeping. I am just enjoying the goods and the bads happening to me from the first time I committed to grow them up. Now from the cool G&G, I have 7 babies. It's even more annoying if I start thinking that they are annoying. Again, it takes lots of energy to grow them up.


Last month we just came back from some vacations, some of the best I think. We didn't go abroad; local beaches and mountains in Indonesia are as cool as ones in other countries. Needless to say, december was the biggest celebration of life for us with all Christmas dinners, soul shaking on the beach whilst surfing up, Dieng Plateau exploration which has brought so much good college memories, butt shaking session in karaoke and clubs, hosting, and many more.


All is good. I love them.

Days before NYE, I hosted Clayton from states and we had interview session with Koran Jakarta (it is published already). The first day I arrived in Jakarta after Dieng Plateau trip I got chance to host Sebastian from Germany, who is one of the most friendly guests I ever had.


With the hectic December and January, I'm really exhausted. Again I love doing all those things and I'm really enjoying the now. My positive feeling always says I can. It turns out I think I can. I need to let my body take its break for awhile.
Surfing time should be awesome.

Stay fabulous and be in love, everyone!


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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Live High in Dieng Plateau, 2090 Meters Above the Sea

I'm in the traditional village 2090 meters high above the sea, with fabulous friends from my college. While we were reaching the village, which is said to be one of the highest villages in Java, we couldn't see anything but smog. Which is cool and different experience for us. The village was so cool that fingers freezed. The warmth of Hindu temples stayed us warm inside and we admired the awesomeness this cool village. I'm giving my high five to the first villagers building this village; ancestor from Hinduism kingdom in Java.


This morning we climbed the peak of Dieng to see the sunset. We started when the sun was still down at the back of the mountain. The peak is covered by pine trees and the steps are quite steep. Been a long time I didn't work out, I tried so hard to climb it. It's that my body cells burnt the calorie to get some energy. I pushed myself to reach the peak; committed to see the light at the top. We finally reached there and the peak was pretty cool, surrounded by thick smog; feeling like being in the ground above the cloud.




"Dieng" itself comes from "Di Hyang" which means Above of the Gods. Dieng Plateau, located near Wonosobo, Central Java, is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex. There are about 8 small Hindu temples from the century of 7th and 8th. They are the oldest Hindu temples in Central Java and the first known standing stone structures in Java. The details in the temples here have similarity with ones in Angkor Wat, Buddha temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Temples structures in Dieng were generally smaller than Angkor Wat.

Be fabulous in life and safe travel back to where you started!

Live high!



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