Resolution: read more and travel more, and travel to new places
I read, I write, I graduate, I travel, I work, I lead, I study, I love, I hate, I fight, I win, I lose, I fall, I pray, I learn, I move.
That’s pretty much things done by a single person in a year :)
There’s always lesson from every journey I take. And I am very thankful for that. During my work trip to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap (Cambodia), I also got some lessons that need to be noted:
1. Work trip and pure travelling is very different. The latter is way more fun.
There are probably some people who believe in the idea of travelling while studying or working. This phenomena is really happening on my ex university, Universitas Indonesia, where students tend to race to participate in international event to gain knowledge, and/or (mostly) to travel.
Based on my comparison between these kinds of trip, pure travelling will give you much more life lessons than work/academic trip. Like during my trip 10 days in Malaysia and Cambodia, I visited some new places like Angkor Archeological Park, Royal Palace of Cambodia, Night Market Siem Reap and Russian Market Phnom Penh. But I can’t enjoy those places as my mind is full of work matters. Moreover, I couldn’t get to know other people and learn from them since I must stick with my teammate all the time. I also must compromise some of my interest such as to do backpacking or stay wherever I want because of that.
Yes, you will gain knowledge on your work trip. You’ll meet some people, networking, and all those kind of stuffs. But, the feeling is way different with pure travelling. I am here speaking of low-budget kind of travelling, and not the sophisticated way of travelling. There, you will feel more relaxed, you can enjoy the atmosphere, the place, the people without being burdened with any assignment. And thus, you will absorb more life lessons as your brain is more free. Sure sometimes it is unavoidable that we have to do work trip. But one thing I will remember, is never ever get satisfied exploring a place only through work trip ! Plan to get there again on pure travelling purposes and enjoy the air there !
2. Best friend is not always best (good) travel companion.
Every people have different style of travelling. The best travel companion is someone who has the same style as you, not merely someone close to you. You wouldn’t stand longer with someone who has different style of travelling with you especially if they are insisting type. So, be mindful in choosing your travel companion.
3. I might not be a good mom, since I can’t stand dealing with immature kids.
Ok seriously, eventhough I love the person, immature are immature. At first or second I can serve them, pretending to care all those bullsh*t they are talking about and get used with their spoiled attitude. But for the second or third time? I can’t. I can’t pretend to be care or even use my poker face anymore. Seriously, who would stand to deal with it every 30 seconds everyday in your life?
4. Trouble is a friend
Everywhere, there will always be problems. Be it on work trip or on pure travelling.
5. I always lost something…
Do I have a curse or a disease, but I always lost something during my travelling…Be it money or stuffs….
6. I am still imperfect leader
Well, nobody is perfect either. But I thought I am kind of leader who will stand on difficult situation since my ex-thesis advisor said I am best underpressure. Turns out, I still need to learn some more. When I fall sick, I tend to get more emotional. And if there are already some problems piling up, I would lose control and also my leadership would be gone. What lesson should I take? I still have to practice my leadership skills. How? Still unknown…
Having the job I always dream,
doing challenging things I’m passionate at,
with unexpected big salary,
and travelling abroad.
Tell me, nanny, why should I convert to my cousins’ job?
What their job can give to me?
And can it give me things above?
Most of times, I miss some good moments that happened to me in the past.
Whether it is only a hang out moment with besties or an event.
Sometimes all those breathtaking reminiscences occur as I visit the place.
Sometimes I just wake up in the morning and suddenly speechless as the memory came into my head.
I always ask why should change? Why all those good things don’t stick with me? Why good moments gone?
But then I realize. I’m not only living in good memories. I’m also living in beautiful dreams.
Those good memories strengthen me. Shape me into whoever I am now. They give me something to dream in my sleep. They give me something to remember in my leisure time.
But my dreams are the ones that wake me up. They give me direction to where I should go.
As far as I’m concerned, I also have present to enjoy.
So, thanks to all those good memories. There is nothing can portray my gratitude to have you. Without you I’m not gonna live this beautiful life. Although you are gone, but other good things will always replace you. And I will experience all of them in no time.
If you really believe in God, religion, and after-death life, it’s the young ones who will send you pray to make your after-death life easier. So be nice to them while you are still alive. It’s not us who need you, it’s you who need us most. Because once you left us, we can walk away just fine. But you, you will be very and can only be dependent on us in your life andyour death.
So think before you talk to them or else they’re gonna hold grudges against you. And if that happens, I tell you what, it’s gonna be your lost.
That awesome moment when it’s him/her who chat you first, and he/she asks many things about you as if they are excited about what’s goin’ on with your life.
you are chatting with your crush but you got nothing to say so you just silent still and do not reply him/her
you chat (only) “Hi” to your crush,
and she/he reply “Hello” with “!!” as if she/he really excited to chat with you.
it’s been more than 3 weeks with no chat with crush at all.
Ini hal yang sangat menyenangkan, fase yang lebih menyenangkan daripada pacaran itu sendiri. Masa-masa dimana masing2 orang sebagai anggota sebuah pasangan merasa bahwa pasangannya merupakan orang terbaik sedunia. Masa-masa deg-degan dan happy setiap kali sms/telpon/jalan dengannya.
Well, gw tidak tau apakah sedang berada dalam masa ini atau tidak. Tidak mau berasumsi terlalu jauh dulu nanti pamali. Tapi gw penasaran dengan perasaan dia. Hmm…killing ya? Yeah, killing or not killing sama aja juga sih..Belum tentu proses ini berhasil juga in the end. Kalaupun berhasil, belum tentu gw or dia mau meneruskan. Toh gw udah in a (painful) relationship dengan skripsi. Urusan pacaran mah belakangaaannnnnnn..pret..pret..
Tapi setidaknya gw senang ngobrol sama dia :D
PS: gw pake bahasa Indonesia karena dia gak ngerti bahasa ini dan bahasa ibunya bahasa Inggris. Jadi gw menghindari pake bahasa Inggris…hohoho