Long-lasting Jet Lag After 25H Flight

The 25h long-haul flight I flew from Porto-Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Banjarmasin was completely different compared to the one I took when leaving Indonesia. Not only because I, probably, already get used to it, but also the stories that I was carrying all the way to Indonesia by then. It felt like I was having my radio on while playing the setlist that … Read more Long-lasting Jet Lag After 25H Flight

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Dilema Menjadi Indonesia Seutuhnya

“Aku paham,” ucapnya singkat sembari mengembangkan sedikit senyum kepadaku yang sedari tadi dilanda kebingungan. Banyak hal yang ingin kuutarakan, namun ada banyak hal pula yang menghalangiku untuk berkata demikian. “Aku meninggalkan keluargaku, teman-temanku, negaraku, bukan karena aku tidak sayang mereka, tapi sebagai bekalku menjadi prbadi yang lebih tangguh lagi,” jelasnya yang kubalas dengan anggukan kecil tanda setuju. Karena memang tidak … Read more Dilema Menjadi Indonesia Seutuhnya

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Membaca Mimpi dari Ujung Benua Eropa

Sudah teramat sering gue berbicara soal mimpi. Cerita tentang kegagalan, penolakan, malu, keluh kesah, hingga keberhasilan sudah pernah gue tuliskan sebagai memori. Tentu tidak semuanya, tapi sebagian besar pengalaman gue bergulat dengan mimpi telah dibagikan di blog ini. Harapannya, agar kelak cerita manis sebuah pencapaian tidak hanya sebatas foto bahagia yang terpampang di Instagram atau Facebook saja. Melainkan ada perjuangan … Read more Membaca Mimpi dari Ujung Benua Eropa

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What We Could Learn from Portuguese (Part 2)

In the previous article, I already mentioned three things that we, as human-beings, could learn from Portuguese. I know that those things don’t merely belong to Portuguese. Since I’ve been living here for a couple of months, I noticed that the life is going to be easier and happier if everyone could apply them in daily life. 1. Power of … Read more What We Could Learn from Portuguese (Part 2)

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What We Could Learn from Portuguese (Part 1)

As an Indonesian living abroad, I’ve been experiencing an abundance of great things ever in my life. I met a lot of people with pretty much different stuff like age, language, culture and you name it. Not only is it shocking, but also it’s either challenging. Fortunately, I’m living in Porto, Portugal, short of a perfect city to stay and … Read more What We Could Learn from Portuguese (Part 1)

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