6 am

Yesterday I saw a story from my friend’s instagram account.


@indonesia6am is an account full of amazing photos taken around Indonesia in 6am time. The account’s objective is to spread the beauty of Indonesia in 6 am time (and indeed, it is beautiful) through #indonesia6am hashtag. They also encourage us to wake up early to catch the sunrise, walk and take photos.

After seeing that post, I was inspired to wake up early the next day to take a walk around my neighborhood and take some photos in 6 am. So here is my neighborhood in 6am:

Empty.
Empty.
Closer.
Closer.
In frame.
In frame.
Morning rise.
Morning rise.
Mencari rezeki.
Mencari rezeki.
Gowes pagi.
Gowes pagi.
Lari pagi.
Lari pagi.
Masih sepi.
Masih sepi.
Sepedahan.
Sepedahan.
Sambil foto-foto.
Sambil foto-foto.
Kuda terbang.
Kuda terbang.
Morning dew.
Morning dew.
Beginning of the day.
Beginning of the day.
The biker's shadow.
The biker’s shadow.
Chase.
Chase.
Ngintip.
Ngintip.
Still strong.
Still strong.
Eh nengok.
Eh nengok.

So that was my 6 am moment. Indonesia is indeed beautiful. And 6 am photowalk is worth to try!

Enjoy!

All photos are taken using my iPhone 6.

To Finally Forgive

The holy day of Wid Mubarak has come.

This year is a little bit different.

Both my brother and sister are visiting my grandma in Jogjakarta, while me and my parents stay at home.

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Hingga akhirnya hari lebaran tiba, dan kami melangsungkan tradisi tiap lebaran: Sungkeman.

Ini adalah lebaran pertama kami tanpa nenek. Lebaran yang sepi karena sanak saudara tak lagi berkumpul di rumah nenek tertua kami. Lebaran yang sepi, karena adik-adikku mudik.

Tetapi ini lebaran yang paling bermakna buatku.

Hanya ada aku, ayah dan ibu.

Akhirnya, aku bisa berdamai dengan segala ketidaksempurnaan keluargaku.
Akhirnya, aku bisa membebaskan amukan dalam jiwaku. Dengan air mata.

Akhirnya, aku bisa memaklumi segala kesalahanku.

Lebaran yang paling paling bermakna buatku, karena akhirnya, aku bisa memaafkan diriku sendiri.

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Lebaran kali ini, lebaran yang sedikit selebrasi tapi sarat makna.

Semoga saya masih diberikan kesempatan untuk bertemu ramadhan dan lebaran tahun depan.

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#LearnSomethingNew: Introduction

After finishing my first hashtag project #100DPS, which I made to challenge myself to write more, I want to try a new hashtag project. It is called #LearnSomethingNew

In contrast to the previous hashtag project that only requires 100 post to finish, this one has no limitation. Which means I can use this hashtag as long as I can and as much as I want.

So, the objective of this hastag project is to challenge me to write a new stuff that I have learn. It can be anything ranging from a new word/term or even a new knowledge about history. Whatever it is, I will write it so that I will remember it longer.

I hope I’ll be consistent to post #LearnSomethingNew and, of course to learn something new 🙂

You should join too! XD

Can an Extrovert Become an Introvert?

Lately I’ve been feeling a little bit different about myself.

The girl I used to be was a girl who enjoy being with a lot of people, talk a lot, making jokes and everything. Also likes to hang out with a bunch of people. The very typical extrovert girl.

I got my energy by meeting a lot of people, talking to my friends and having such a busy day outside.

But, the girl I am now is a little bit different. Just a little bit. Now I prefer to spend my time at home, gardening and taking care of my beautiful plants. Reading books all day in bed. And if I were to choose between hanging out in saturday night with the gangs or sitting in a cafe with just a person, I’d choose the second.

I was afraid to watch a movie alone. I don’t know, I just can’t imagine the feeling of coming into the theatre and buy a ticket for one person. Like how could that be?

I never thought about going to a coffee shop alone and I couldn’t stand of people watching me sitting alone like a freak. But now? It doesn’t feel that bad.

Rejecting an invitation to go to parties also happens quite often recently. Being in a crowd makes me exhausted.

It feels a little bit weird and I started to think “am I shifting to become an introvert or what? Is that even possible?”

So I googled it and found this on Quora:

So the answer is yes.

However, in my case, I guess the change is only at behavioral level. I don’t think I really switch into an introvert. But yes, I do not enjoy doing some extrovert activities that I enjoy before.

Well, it is true about what Veronika Pooky said at quora that we become more mature, we learn more about life, and thus affects our attitudes over time.

Source: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-that-Ive-changed-from-extrovert-to-introvert-during-my-lifetime