The Place I Belong

OneRepublic - Counting Stars. Play video for lyrics.

I just re-listened to this song thoroughly today, and realized that this is the theme song to my career turning point :)

Yes, I feel like I’ve given up a lot for the work I’m doing right now, but I think it’s totally worth it. I feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be. I’m in the best job I can possibly be in :)

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It’s My Life

It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I’m alive

It’s my life
My heart is like an open highway
Like Franklin said, “I did it my way”
I just wanna live while I’m alive

Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

Lagu ini masih terus terngiang-ngiang di kepala gue sampe saat ini, tetapi itu nggak bikin gue kesel (seperti mungkin umumnya lagu yang terngiang-ngiang di pikiran), justru bikin gue lebih semangat :)

Ya, baru dalam 4 hari kebelakang ini gue bener-bener mendalami lirik lagu ini, dan meresapi maknanya. Ini hidup gue. Hidup gue adanya sekarang; nanti, besok, lusa, siapa yang tahu? Only Allah knows. Gue punya pilihan untuk menentukan hidup gue. Mau seperti apa? Mau dibawa kemana?

Dan ternyata gue udah pernah menulis tentang pilihan loh di sini. (Baru nyadar, hahaha. Terus sekarang nulis apa dong yah.)

Oh, iya. Kalau gitu sekarang gue nulis tentang kesadaran deh. Bahasa kerennya (eh, Bahasa Inggrisnya ding) sih awareness.

Apa itu awareness? Awareness adalah kesadaran. (Lah, dibolak-balik doang.)

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Why Do I Choose to Focus on Education?

This post is mostly a reminder to myself, but I guess it’d be great if it gives any benefit to anyone else, so here goes..

First of all, I believe that there is an eternal life after death. I believe in the afterlife. I believe that how or where we end up in the afterlife, is determined on how we “perform” in this life on earth. Surely we would want to end up in the best place in afterlife. Therefore, there’s a purpose in this life. There are missions to complete. It’s all stated in the Qur’an.

I choose to pursue a career in education because I believe it gives me a wide opportunity to reach that purpose. Given the reality of our country’s education up until today, I realize that I have goals, ideas and wishes I want to accomplish in the field of education.

It’s true that learning is a never ending journey. We’re all actually learning as we live. Even so, not many of us realize that. It’s possible that it is caused by the way we’ve been educated in schools, where we usually don’t really feel the joy of learning. Well, do you? I mean, do you remember all those tests you had to take when you were in school? Did you actually enjoy learning all those things? Did you actually want to learn all those things? Or did you learn them just because you’re told to do so? Did you learn them just because you had to pass all those tests? Did you know why you had to learn all those things? Did you make use most of those things you learnt?

If you answered no to most of those questions, don’t be disappointed. I’m quite sure most people might answered the same. At least I did. :)

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What Really Makes You Angry About The World?

I’m angry about how unfair the world is. How it’s always one-sided, how they always have double standard. How the world empathizes with certain nations’ tragedies but completely ignores the rest. How they could easily kill a “terrorism” suspect in sight but very carefully investigate a corruption suspect.

I’m angry about how the world always sides with those with power or money. I’m angry about how it never seem to be enough for them.

I’m angry about how the government is so corrupted. I’m angry about how the people’s innovation and ideas are often held back due to the bureaucracy. How it’s so hard to make improvements due to  limitations and minimum support from the government.

I’m angry about how the media is no longer trustful. How they can easily manipulate the news, and people don’t know how to differ the lies from the truth anymore.

I’m angry about how people would easily cheat their way into getting what they want. I’m angry about how younger people could easily make an example out of it.

I’m angry about how easy it is for people to comment and discredit others, as if they were much better/could do better.

I’m angry about how impatient people are. How they always rush in doing anything. Where do they think they’re going anyway?

Tell me what’s wrong with society
When everywhere I look, I see
Young girls dying to be on TV
They won’t stop till they’ve reached their dreams

Diet pills, surgery
Photoshopped pictures in magazines
Telling them how they should be
It doesn’t make sense to me

Is everybody going crazy?
Is anybody gonna save me?
Can anybody tell me what’s going on?
Tell me what’s going on?
If you open your eyes
You’ll see that something is wrong

I guess things are not how they used to be
There’s no more normal families
Parents act like enemies
Making kids feel like it’s World War III

No one cares, no one’s there
I guess we’re all just too damn busy
And money’s our first priority
It doesn’t make sense to me

Is everybody going crazy?
Is anybody gonna save me?
Can anybody tell me what’s going on?
Tell me what’s going on?
If you open your eyes
You’ll see that something is wrong

Is everybody going crazy?
Is everybody going crazy?

Tell me what’s wrong with society
When everywhere I look I see
Rich guys driving big SUVs
While kids are starving in the streets

No one cares
No one likes to share
I guess life’s unfair

Is everybody going crazy?
Is anybody gonna save me?
Can anybody tell me what’s going on?
Tell me what’s going on?
If you open your eyes
You’ll see that something is wrong

Simple Plan – Crazy

Layanan Transportasi, Aksi Anarkis, dan Promo Gratis

Oke, postingan ini mungkin telat seminggu, tapi berhubung udah terlanjur ditulis, yaudah deh dilanjutin dan dipublish ajah.

Sejujurnya, gue gak terlalu merhatiin aksi anarkis seperti apa yang dilakukan (oknum-oknum) supir taksi tempo hari. Gue cuma sempet dapet beberapa foto dan video aksi-aksi tersebut yang gak semuanya gue liat satu-satu. Gue rasa ga perlu lah gue liat aksi anarkisnya kayak apa, yang pasti itu tindakan yang merusak, ga efektif, ga positif, bikin mood jelek aja kayaknya. Energi gue kemarin lagi positif, dan ternyata energi positif bisa bikin lo ga pengen merhatiin hal-hal bernada negatif. True story, bro.

Anyway, cukup tau lah apa yang dilakukan sama supir-supir taksi atau oknum-oknum tertentu ketika demo tempo hari. Follow up nya, hari berikutnya (Rabu, 23 Maret 2016) salah satu perusahaan penyedia jasa transportasi itu ngasih promo yang kedengerannya fantastis: GRATIS BIAYA ANTAR SEHARIAN!

Dan respon orang pun bermacam-macam. Gak usahlah sibuk liatin orang debat dan berkomentar di channel berita, di timeline media sosial pun bertebaran berbagai komentar, dari yang mendukung, yang skeptis, yang kritis, yang makan petis.. ah apalah. Segala macem komentar pokoknya.

Lantas?