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27 Agustus 2020

On Aiming

I've come to realise that our research (and whatever else we're doing) doesn't have to save, or change, the world. We don't have to always provide a solution. It's okay aiming to "just" capture. Then understand. Then understand some more. And keep building upon it until maybe, just maybe, we're gaining insight on how to shake it up a bit. Then tilt the scale a bit. And keep building upon it. All the while still doing the "capture and understand" part again and again.


Do your part right, one step at a time.

12 Agustus 2020

On Writing and Posting It

In this "sawang sinawang" world of social media, I often find myself questioning my motivation to write (and to post it on my social media account).

Why do I write?

Why do I post it?

Who am I writing for?

Lately those questions bugged me again through a different angle. 

Why do I not write?

Why do I not post it?

Who am I writing for?

I won't deny that it is not that easy for me to write and post as freely as I did years ago. "Write to express, not to impress" is challenging when I think about the responsibilities of posting your opinion nowadays. But well, I think that is the key: responsibility. Am I ready to be responsible for what I write? If the answer is yes, then it's okay to post it.


Ah, that paragraph above reminds me of why I like writing. It gives me clarity. I realised the key is responsibility when I wrote the sentence before haha..


So, there. I am unlearn-and-relearn-ing to write and post again. And I guess this process includes the courage and humility to acknowledge the imperfection of my thoughts and modify them when I meet new information. It is not easy, but I believe it is necessary.

3 Agustus 2020

I'm Back!

This year has been weird and emotional for me (and I guess for many of you, too). Last month was especially crazy, I found myself losing the zen I achieved in the past two or three years.

And I just wanted to be back to my "root".
As I navigate yet another new phase of self-discovery, I know writing is one of things I should do.
So here I am, back to blogging after almost a year of hiatus.

I may be back for long, I may just be "back" for this one time and leave again. But well, here I am right now. It feels a bit scary, actually, but I'm doing it anyway hehe..

And so, how about you, dear friends?
How are you?
Let's catch up, shall we? :)

PS: I changed a few things in this blog to suit my 2020-blogging-self better. 
10 Oktober 2019

Randoman Dini Hari

Beware of the ego trap

Ga usah serakah, termasuk untuk membantu

Babaturan usum-usuman. Geus wayahna we eta mah.

It's okay, you are enough
4 Oktober 2019

My First Airbnb Experience

Akhir bulan lalu saya dan keluarga liburan ke Bandung. Karena bawa 1 balita dan 1 bayi yang kalau di rumah tidurnya beda kasur (biar si adek ga ketiban kakaknya yang tidurnya motah banget hehe), saya juga nyari tempat nginep dengan 2 kasur ukuran queen di kamarnya. Nyari-nyari hotel kok kamar kaya gitu ga banyak dan harganya juga di luar budget saya, jadi akhirnya nyari Airbnb deh.