On Acknowledging One’s Privilege

On Acknowledging One’s Privilege

I dedicated this first post in 2019 for my mother and for my extended family who’ve become my consistent reminder that I have lived a life of privilege – the privilege of health, education, etc. and therefore with this privilege, I should live my life to the service of others and for the benefit of others. The irony of privilege I think is the fact that the life that I live now and the path that I choose – to work not for the sole purpose of money and profit but something with missions that will help empowered others – is only possible because I have a safety net and that safety net is my mother. My mother always taught me that what good is life if you just live it for yourself and I’m guilty as charged for being a self-centered elitist who’s trapped in the bubble of entitlement. This is one of my step towards a life worth living – to acknowledge my privilege and use my resources to do good for others.

India: 7 Hari Untuk Selamanya

India: 7 Hari Untuk Selamanya

Setelah lama absen jalan-jalan dengan Mamak akhirnya saya berkesempatan lagi untuk ikutan open trip kesukaan beliau. Kali ini tujuannya adalah negara yang sama sekali tidak pernah menjadi traveling bucket list saya: India. Ada banyak alasan kenapa saya tidak berminat mengunjungi India; mulai dari berbagai tulisan tentang pengalaman yang ‘aneh aneh’ di India sampai dengan alasan keselamatan sekaligus cerita cerita dari […]

Cont;nue – One Year with a Black Dog

Cont;nue – One Year with a Black Dog

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”  In less than 48 hours, I’ll say goodbye to one of the hardest years I’ve been through in the 25 years of living my life. These past 12 […]

Please Leave the Introverts Alone (So We Can Bring More)

Please Leave the Introverts Alone (So We Can Bring More)

Please forgive us if we seem distant and somewhat anti-social, we just need time to face the world and gather our power in the world that never stop talking.

Mengapa Saya Membaca

Mengapa Saya Membaca

Akar budaya baca Apabila keluarga diibaratkan sebagai akar, saya bersyukur kepada Tuhan karena diakarkan kepada keluarga yang memiliki minat baca cukup tinggi. Sejak kecil saya tumbuh dengan buku-buku bacaan, hasil curahan kakak-kakak saya tentunya, mulai dari Petualangan Lima Sekawan dari Enid Blyton yang selalu membuat saya berdebar dalam setiap petualangannya, Matilda dari Roald Dahl yang […]