Thursday, March 24, 2011

Passed Away

- March 23, 2011 7.36 AM. In my room. It's raining heavily outside. -

Tuesday evening in the office. I was working in front of my notebook when I got a text message from my bro. My grandma passed away. In a blink of an eye, my mind flew nowhere. "A month ago I met her, now I have no chance to meet her again."

My grandma underwent a diabetes since few years ago. She lost one leg because of this disease. Once she was ever in the worst health condition. Everyone was in the hospital to be ready for the worst. So was I. I thought she would leave us that time. I regret that I didn't put my faith on her that time. She recovered eventually. She danced. She sang. She was passionate about life. She overcome death. One of my notes 2 years ago showed how impressed I was with her passion about life. I really was.

But she left us yesterday. Eventually.

She is one of the most important people in life for my family. When I was ten, we moved to Jakarta and lived with her. We had no money. We took risk to build our life peace by peace. We left Palembang with faith that life would be better in mega city. The laughter. The time we spent together. The love of grandma to her grandchildren. The time when I was hiding from her when she got mad.

Now I am at 29th floor of my apartment. It is raining outside. I am supposed to have off site with friends in Hua Hin but I chose to stay to prepare for my trip back to Jakarta.

Life isn't waiting for us when we get there. It's happening right now. With the death of my grandma, I learn that every second of my life is destined for something. For a reason. To be thankful for one more day to live. To express gratitude for all flavors I never know existed. For realization that people come to life and go leaving us in a blink of an eye.

I stay grateful.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Baby Steps for Today

Nobody can predict the future. Your husband might leave you. You might come to your doctor and got a cancer diagnose. You might unintentionally throw your blackberry onto the road and broke it into pieces. Your Feb 14th might be the day your girlfriend cheated. You might come to office on Monday morning, excitedly, and your boss said that your masterpiece was a crap. You’ve been proud of your wedding but you might find it came to an end.

When that bad news punches you on your face, you always have two options. Take a baby step for today to choose the right attitude.

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

2011 is a mind blowing and full of discoveries year!

Recently human has just made mind blowing, once-in-a-lifetime discovery that one of the Saturn moons, Enceladus, could harbor life. The towering ice water erupting from the South Pole was the first sign viewed by Cassini spacecraft. It started the journey to Enceladus. Later on the team found interesting fact that may answer question if there’s another life there outside the earth.

Under the surface of the moon, team has found there is ocean and internal heat source that cause eruption. It also contains salty water, complex organic compounds which may supply energy to life. Imagine one day we make the voyage to the geyser of Enceladus. Just because it’s only about time. Just because we can.

Human is created for discovery from time to time. I have discovered 2010 was a year of full discoveries. That I finally could stand on the surfing board. That I finally moved to the place where I always wanted to live. That I finally improved the way I see life – positive rather than negative. Life is gratitude; and we’re all the master peace of it.

And 2011 for sure will bring more discoveries to my life. I hope it will too to yours. I am sitting here in my couch, looking at the first night sky after new year and writing an important note which may be a come-back for more notes after dormant period; I see 2011 will be legendary!

Happy Now Year 2011 everyone!


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