Bahagia Itu Walaupun, Bukan Kalau

Aku tergelitik untuk menuliskan pengalaman saat membaca informasi dari Satu Persen. Yang diminta adalah membagikan tips untuk berbahagia dengan caraku sendiri. Bahagia? Aku termenung membacanya. Dalam kondisi dunia kaya gini, pandemi, banyak bisnis mati suri dan orang kehilangan pekerjaan, masih pantaskah mengejar rasa bahagia? Untungnya, aku segera sadar. Kebahagiaan adalah …

Kafka on the Shore and Princess Scheherazade

I’m in the middle of Kafka on the Shore by Mr Haruki Murakami and had finished Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Mr Salman Rushdie. Both have surrealism (or magical realism, I suppose) elements in their stories and I’d like to give my two cents. I know that …

Numbers

Yesterday my colleagues and I discussed something about the Wuhan outbreak. It was inevitable that the victims, alive or dead, were becoming numbers on a spreadsheet or news items. Somebody quoted, “It’s said that a human’s death is a tragedy. But collective demise is statistics.” True, this was an honest …

Done is Better than Perfect

Done is better than perfect.At first, this idea appalled me. How come done is better than perfect? Are we settling for mediocrity now? Is it the trend? But having subconsciously following this mantra for more than 2 years yet, I found the grace and beauty in it. It is not …

Reality: Inside or Outside?

I finished reading 1984 by George Orwell, A Beginner’s Guide of Reality by Jim Baggott, and halfway through Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I find the underlying common theme of the three books is about the existence of absolute reality or the lack thereof. The Orwellian universe in a state …

Delightful UX: Yoga Challenge App Kano Model

Let the cat out of the bag. I feel an aversion toward daily exercise. By writing this, I make myself admit this publicly. Surrounded by high achievers who still find time to run or go to the gym to stay in shape, I feel so bad about my overall body …

Apa yang Kau Lakukan Tiap Pagi?

This post was originally published on griyatawang.wordpress.com, my beginner blog. Pertanyaan remeh, sekali lagi. Namun menyambung dari artikel sebelumnya, menghayati mukjizat dimulai tiap pagi sebagai awal hari. Pertama, saat membuka mata, ucapkan syukur : Tuhan, terima kasih aku boleh bangun lagi. Tuhan Allah berhak mencabut nyawa kita setiap saat, dan …

Menjadi Murid

Mengapa aku memilih menjadi murid? Karena, pertama, murid berasal dari bahasa Inggris “disciple” atau dari akar katanya discipline, artinya pengajaran dan didikan yang keras. Tuhan mendisiplin kita. Menjadi murid adalah kewajiban sebagai pengikut Kristus sang Guru. Murid tunduk dan patuh pada kehendak Guru/Rabi. Kedua, secara awam, menjadi murid menyadarkan kita …