Sunday, February 12, 2017

the decade-long debutante

Japan, 2015

Being in the 20s, we spend lots and loads of time to forecast the future.

In an excited way or enveloped in a vague, matte, shadowed pod. Regardless, we are still moving. Trying to fit the projections into reality or at least the nearest future available.

They say that is the best thing of being young--unknown futures with unlimited possibilities. The only time when people would actually forgive your silly mistakes, understand your unforgivable acts and shrugs over your major turns and reroutes on life.

The 20s is a decade-long debutante.

To actually embrace the world with your new spectacles, form of maturity. Be it narrow or wide, circled or squared, with shades or clear.


May the odds be ever in your favor. Amen.


 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The wind-up bird chronicle



Currently dwelling into another Murakami's well. Too deep and dark I almost lost myself.

Apparently logic has penetrated deep into my deepest veins that along the pages I keep questioning the same question: why am I reading this? Murakami has been quite successful in bringing up those things and stuff I (didn't know that I) don't want to read such as human-skinning process and self-torturing. No, just no.

The usual Murakami topics such as existence, solitude and confusion are also equally irritating. Those used to be my favourites, a meta-part of me was always crave for them. Yet I find myself having a hard time to actually understand or even to have a little sympathy for the characters. Maybe Murakami is way  too god-like in this one, there is hardly a way for the characters too freely find themselves.

Or.. is it my ventures into Adult world that has swayed me from being.. me?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy Eid Mubarak!


Finally the Eid has come.

New beginning, a clean sheet of paper, sugar, spices and everything nice.
Wish you a wonderful holiday and year ahead ✨

Friday, July 1, 2016

Of Weekends and Life

2016 went fast and here we are approaching mid year. We are also on the edge of holy month. Frankly, it's been a better fasting month than previous years. So everything is doing better except my writing skill--lol, yes I should read and write more to get used to this again.

Anyways, this is a personal blog but I never really share personal stuff which I consider private i.e family, relationships and work. But my highlight of this first semester of 2016 is me moving into a new industry. Previously, I was in consulting and now I am in private equity so more on the owner side. It's been fun, I feel like finding a new domain to explore. So yeah, work-wise I'm in a good shape!

The better part? Tomorrow is finally Saturday and I have no schedule at all! I've been craving for this kind of free weekend where I finally get to catch up with my bed :p reminds me of my office colleague's quote "I have a fond relationship with my bed".

Been loving this, I'll go to their concert again. yes, one day:

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cappadocia: The land of fairy chimneys


During my AIESEC volunteer camp in Turkey, I got a golden chance to visit Cappadocia -- the very reason I went to Turkey, the top destination on my travel bucket list. After two days of preparing the trip and booking everything we could (while juggled between teaching schedules and other dorm activities i.e. long sahr chit chats), few of us took the midnight bus and ventured to Kapadokya, the land of fairy chimneys. Oh excitement.