September 27, 2014

Between Luck and Miracle

Sometimes things just happen beyond expectation. When people stare at you, and you silently whisper to yourself, "is it true?" - you just hope it is not real, but it is. Sadly, you are awake. It is not a dream.

The law of achievement - 90% of hard work and 10% of luck. Luck is created by bless - untouchable hands come from prayers and the traces of good things that can't be explained rationally.

I am on that position. I feel so nothing, but miracle happens.

Rabb, is my gratitude enough? Rabb, Thank You. Please, give me strength. Because days are much harder after they were.

But, still, people's expectations are the hardest.

September 21, 2014

Sabtu Bersama Bapak

"Jadi suami."

"Kenapa takut, Mas?"

"Sebenarnya bukan takut, sih. Tapi berat."

"Apa yang bikin jadi suami itu berat?"

"Ketika seorang laki-laki dan perempuan menikah, laki-laki itu meminta banyak dari perempuan.
Saya pilih kamu.
Tolong pilih saya, untuk menghabiskan sisa hidup kamu. Dan saya akan menghabiskan sisa hidup saya bersama kamu. 
Percayakan hidup kamu pada saya. Dan saya penuhi tugas saya padamu, nafkah lahir dan batin.
Pindahkan baktimu. Tidak lagi baktimu kepada orangtuamu. Baktimu sekarang pada saya. 
Itu, tiga perkara yang pria minta dari perempuan. Banyak laki-laki yang saat menikah tidak tahu bahwa mereka meminta ini. Banyak juga laki-laki yang bahkan kemudian hari, mencederai tiga hal ini."

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Salah satu kutipan favorit saya dari buku Sabtu Bersama Bapak di halaman 220-221. Buku yang sangat bagus dan mengharukan dari Adhitya Mulya.


Pas dibaca di hari Sabtu, saat kangen dengan Abah, ataupun dibaca berkali-kali karena penuh pelajaran hidup: pelajaran tentang menjadi bapak, menjadi ibu, menjadi suami, menjadi istri, menjadi anak, menjadi keluarga :)

September 20, 2014

Nostalgia tentang Matematika

Tulisan kali ini terinspirasi dari postingan yang menyebar di media sosial dimana tiba-tiba orang-orang meributkan perkara 4×6=6×4, yap tentang Habibi dan tugas matematikanya dan nilai 20 yang diberikan gurunya. Dan, tulisan saya kali ini bukan dalam rangka ikut-ikutan menghakimi, tapi gatel pingin cerita... karena kasus ini seperti dejavu di masa lalu saya. Uhuk! :D

Memang benar, perkembangan zaman, kebebasan, dan keterbukaan informasi menjadikan tantangan mendidik anak baik sebagai guru dan orang tua semakin berat. Tidak hanya itu, bahkan di pekerjaan apapun. Isu-isu kecil bisa dengan mudah dihembuskan di media sosial dan menjadi bahan perbincangan banyak orang.

Ceritanya throwback di masa saya duduk di bangku kelas 2 SD, errr tahun 1996, sama seperti Habibi. Sepertinya pengalaman itu membekas sangat dalaaaam di memori jangka panjang. Saat itu kami sedang belajar perkalian dengan metode "loncat" di garis bilangan. Lalu kami diberi tugas sebanyak 5 soal, mulai dari 2×3, 3×4, dan seterusnya. Mirip konsepnya dengan soal yang diberikan guru kepada Habibi.

September 19, 2014

Long Semester

Believe it or not, it feels like the longest semester ever in STAN. I am so thankful, the final exam is over. And, the best thing is... to say goodbye to the weirdest subject in this semester. HAPPY. However, three days after exam, I still could not move on. I had to force myself to accomplish the rest of unsolved practice exam in one night. Thanks for being deadliner, O-blood type! And, I did it. HAPPIER. You really don't know how strong you are until you've EVER tried. I got headache because I didn't sleep. I tried to sleep but the problems haunted in my dream. I woke up and tried to finish it again. I slept on the morning, got terrible face, and gifted myself with the present: face acupressure! Been soooo long I didn't have massage or go to beauty shop. The big day's gonna come but I have not got any special treatment yet................................ :)))))))

Thousands and millions gratitude to Allah, because the list of preparation completed one by one. And, we did most of them by the only two of us. The tiredness hits every weekend. But it feels like an adventure. The real adventure. Laugh is everywhere though the saving is declining sharply, yes! I am so grateful that I have the best partner and team mate like him to deal with these. So, what's still not being checked from the list? Wedding picture! Aaaargh, so difficult to ask him to have cute picture only for one capture *cry* But, I've made a deal to do it on the beginning of October. Wish me luck XD

I get a week free before welcoming another new semester. I have abundant me time: reading old novel, watching Pride and Prejudice over and over for the sake of seeing Mr. Darcy, printing labels and sending invitation, enjoying my room before moving, googling with keyword "life after marriage", "how to be a wife in first days" *really, I have no idea* and packaging hundreds of souvenirs alone. LOL. Once in a life time, it's very happy to feel the excitement of preparation to the fullest.

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God....and until today, sometimes I'm not sure it's real. It is not a dream. It's real. Thanks Allah, I'm blessed :)