Will Traveling Make Me Happy?

No. I don’t think so. I think traveling, especially when you’re traveling alone to someplace far away, will only enhance whatever feeling you’re feeling at that particular moment. The thing is this: our feelings can be expressed through different outlets. Those who are sad can wrap themselves up in a blanket or go out to party all…

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The Silent Contentment of Being Home Again, Wherever That Is.

Three days after arriving back home, still I haven’t unpacked, haven’t gone out, haven’t met anyone, and haven’t done anything productive—apart from replying some emails that need to be replied, and meeting deadlines. I am that kind of person. After being surrounded by a lot of people or being on the road for a long time, constantly…

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To You: Whom They Called A Strong Woman

They called you a strong woman. Because you’re independent, and always seem to be so confident going about your days by yourself. Because you seem fine all the time. Because you’re the one taking charge when everything goes out of line, and making it all once again calm. Because you’re the one that keeps trying…

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On How I Stay Happy All The Time.

I was having my cup of Papuan coffee this afternoon when a friend texted me. “How do you stay happy all the time?” she asked. I replied immediately with: “I don’t.” *** And I am telling her the truth. I don’t stay happy all the time—whatever that means. I am still a human being, after all. In…

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what it takes to believe is: believe.

Ada mereka yang belajar dan percaya setelah mengalami. Ada yang belajar dan percaya cukup setelah melihat atau bersentuhan dengan mereka yang telah mengalami. Sama seperti kita tahu bahwa tak bijaksana menusukkan ujung jari ke dalam dua lubang stopkontak–tanpa perlu benar-benar merayakan sensasi gelenyar listrik mengaliri tubuh terlebih dahulu. Kita juga bisa tahu dan percaya bahwa…

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Kegembiraan itu Menular! :)

Kenapa blog ini dinamai Squeezing Marshmallow? Because that’s one of the best feeling in the world. When I’m squeezing marshmallow. Lucu rasanya. Nyenengin. Sama seperti bengong mandangin tetes-tetes hujan dari balik jendela atau lari-lari di rumput basah telanjang kaki. Ngeliat bunga lili putih. Atau nebak-nebak bentuk awan yang lucu-lucu. Those are the things that make…

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