Feel Good Happy Moments

I feel a bit overwhelmed the past several months with the job, pandemic (who doesn’t?) deadlines and many other things. So I thought I’d post some “feel-good-happy-moments” pics here. 🤗🤗 Just a little reminder that eventhough sometimes life seems hard but in overall, it’s good! It’s been so f**king good ☺️

Speaker at a workshop in Bali attended by mid-level official as the participants and also speaker at several other Indonesian ministries. It’s an honour.

Received this beautiful post card from Manish Deo, an Indian friend I met years ago. You have no idea how my expression was getting this card knowing he sent it from the highest post office in the world! I feel wonderful, very special, and honoured, knowing someone remembers me during his trip and even putting extra effort by writing personal message and sending it like an old school. Sweet. This warmth my heart. Thank you!

Yeay for a sweet escape to Jogja. A simple family quality time yet very recharging. Did nothing but sleep, eat, swim, repeat with lotta laughter and love in between. I’m blessed! 🤗

Found the right conditioner. Say hello to my long smoother hair 🥰

Btw I get accustomed receiving compliments from various people in various occasions. I usually replied with simple “thank you”. But guess what, sometimes a frequently received compliment hits different when it was said just at the right time. Recently someone texted me, “Kamu cakep itu default.” I didn’t expect that and it made my day. So I am gonna include that as one of the happy moment here. Appreciating the right time of saying it.

Now, October has arrived and it’s gonna be another busy like a bee time. Oh hi, well… October let’s roll together.

Putting the Fun Between My Legs

Don’t you love the endorphins kick after exercising?

I like the sweats drop in every pedal I made,

I love the relaxed and happy feeling under the sun,

I like to see things through different eyes (from a moving bike),

But most of all, I like the small joy every ride brings in. For every pedal is a tiny holiday, a boost of good mood. 🥰🥰

Another 70km-ish ride!

Happy Sunday beautiful people! May you have wonderful day filled with lots of happiness. ☺️

My Ups and Downs Relationship with God

We all have that period of time where we simply decided not to follow any rules but ours. I grew up in a very strict Christian family as strict as my mom reads the bible every dawn and my dad would woke us all of his children with a loud religious songs from Radio Pelita Kasih at 6 AM. :mrgreen: So loud that I thought I gone deaf. Lol. Not to mention that we go to church every Sunday (no excuse or you’d get scholded) also attended mid week service. Well, those were not without reasons. Lots of our relatives from dad’s side are priests or pastors and even there’s a nun from my mom side. So yeah, religious activities and its values are something me and my siblings breath in everyday.

Those values lead my life well and keep me on track. I am forever grateful that my dad was putting a solid fondation for me so I wasn’t lost. But to certain point of life, I got bored. I felt like being restrained. In almost every situation, I always asked myself the WWJD question. You know, when in doubt, ask yourself, “What Would Jesus Do?” :mrgreen: So then I always behaved, always become the teacher’s pet and bosses’ fave person or something like that. To the point that I couldn’t enjoy my life freely the way I want it.

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Classic Hymns

Hingga sekarang saya masih terkagum-kagum dengan penerjemahan himne-himne klasik gereja dari Bahasa Inggris ke Bahasa Indonesia. Pilihan diksinya tepat sekali, indah, tidak mengurangi makna namun secara estetika tetap terjaga. Ah, Tuhan berkati mereka yang sudah jadi perpanjangan tangan mendatangkan damai sejahtera dan sukacita melalui pujian dan penyembahan.

Salah satu himne klasik yang diterjemahkan dengan sangat baik oleh E.L. Pohan di tahun 1975 adalah Pass me not O gentle Saviour karya Fanny J. Crosby (1868).

Pass me not O gentle Saviour,
Hear my humble cry.
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Saviour, Saviour,
Hear my humble cry.
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Diterjemahkan ke dalam lagu pujian KJ 026 berjudul Mampirlah, Dengar Doaku

Mampirlah, dengar doaku, Yesus Penebus.
Orang lain Kau hampiri, jangan jalan t’rus.
Yesus, Tuhan, dengar doaku;
orang lain Kau hampiri, jangan jalan t’rus.

Apa teman-teman punya himne klasik kesukaan?

Have a blessed Sunday!

The Lord’s Prayer

As a believer, I was taught to forgive your enemies. In Matthew 5:39, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” To turn your right cheek if they slap your left’s and bla bla bla.

I will not fight the Scripture who aged more than 2000 years. Have no guts, not that crazy. LOL. Furthermore, there’s nothing good coming from holding grudges. In fact by forgiving, we benefial more. So, about 2 weeks ago I start the process, resting my soul in God’s hand and it feels just right. After a long journey, I finally can let go, release and be at peace. 😊☺️ It’s relieving. So serene.

I still keep a safe zone though.

Monday has just begun and I’m gonna recite this Lord’s Prayer to start the day. Hope you guys have a wonderful day and wish you great week ahead. God bless!

Pic’s from christianitytoday

 

Training for a 100 KM Cycling

Inspired by @Dewikr and @tiyokpras who have been doing 100 km as easy as breathing, I plan on doing it too. So the past two months I’ve been rebuilding my stamina, developing my endurance and durability and training myself for this milestone. Boy, I am nervous. 😅

Anyway, couple of weeks ago I was challenged by Adrian to go for 60 km and I just did it! I managed to cycle that far. Hopefully soon can go for a 100 km. I’ve got the best cycling buddy who’ very determined on pumping my spirit up. Eventhough sometimes his short comments were quite annoying. 😅🤦🏻‍♀️

“Itu tanjakannya dikit doang kok. Pendek gitu.”

“Kan abis makan mie ayam, lewat flyover aja ya.”

“Baru 40 km, belum capek kan?”

“Average speed-nya dinaikin dikit ke 17-18kph.” (Padahal gue udah megap-megap 😅).

See, super annoying, right? 😅😅 Still I am aiming for a 100 km, wish me luck!

Best cycling buddy slash bodyguard. Lol

May is a Happy Sway

I thought they forgot but they didn’t ☺️☺️ Though it was no biggy since we were occupied with this church thingy. But when the bouquet came in the evening while I was busy preparing meal for dinner, I couldn’t be more thrilled. They really surprised me.

Aw, you guys…. Thank you 😍 Thank you for the love. Thank you for lotta hugs and kisses I received everyday. Thank you for being my guys.

Mother’s Day 2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world. Who have been working so hard expressing love to family, hubbies and children, sometimes sacrificing own interest for the interest of them. May God grand your heart desire for the best of your family and yourself too.

Putting the pic from Mother’s Day in 2020 here since I didn’t make any post last year. Lol. Once again, Happy Mother’s Day. Let’s sway in happiness, ladies! Our own created happiness. 😍😘

Emotional Residue

Recently, a professional whom I trust wholeheartedly encouraged me to write of how I feel towards something. To release whatever emotional residue left in me, to let all the anger out until nothing’s left anymore. Doesn’t need to be a long in-depth writing, small notes do just fine as long as it’s consistent.

Not there’s no reason behind it but because I skipped the anger phase in my healing journey. After 8th March , my soul was desperately sought for peace, I did anything I could to be at at that state including jumping a phase. Baca lebih lanjut