When a Yogi Falls Sick…

…Everyone would think one of these: 1. “Look at him. In spite of being thin, he would never listen to me. Eat a lot, for God’s sake! What is going through his mind? Does starving himself really pay? So eccentricly addicted to healthy life style. What’s the point of that? Now he’s sick and ..oh…poor…

Yoga Membuat Nafas Anda Lebih Panjang

Entah itu berarti dengan beryoga, hidup kita jadi lebih panjang? Sangat asyik berdebat tentang hal itu tetapi terlalu banyak faktor X yang bermain dalam menentukan usia seseorang dan satu pembahasan singkat tidak bisa mengkomodasi itu semua. Yang hanya kita temukan hanyalah debat kusir tanpa ujung. Tetapi yang satu ini benar adanya. Jika Anda seorang penggemar…

How to Succeed When You Have No Past Hardships

I notice that extremely successful people had painful past and hardships during their younger times. My big boss, for example, lost his father before reaching his 12th birthday. The deceased father seemed to die after having been abducted by the Japanese troops known for their brutality. “He must have been dead as a prisoner,” he…

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity: “Don’t Be Daunted. Just Do Your Job”

If you really want to be a writer then just do it. Just write. Don’t complain you’re running out of ideas. Don’t moan you’re always disturbed by noise around you. Don’t find any other excuse to validate your being slack in reinforcing self-discipline. Don’t ever feel intimidated by a fear phantom whispering that you’ll lose…

Day 1 #WritingChallenge: How to Begin?

I take on the challenge. I hate being called a loser, especially by myself. And here I am now. Still on my netbook, typing this very blog post I don’t even know how to begin. I simply type anthing on my head. I don’t judge . I just type. That’s what those prolific world -class…

And Wake Me Up When January Ends

It’s been a tumultuous month for me, personally and professionally speaking. The wrath, the disappointment, the confusion, the haste, the expectation, the hoplessness, the tiredness, the ambition, all these are ‘inharmonious’ in some way but that’s the way it is. I won’t say much here but one thing for sure is I learned a lot…

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Frantically I searched for his name, that God-damn reporter name. his name sounds like a star constellation. I’d called him for like a thousand times but what I could talk with was his coworker, “Where’s he? What? Just go get him, knock on the rest room’s door if necessary. NOW!!!” The elderly pundit seemed restless,…

Clinging to the Thinnest Strand

Just an ill-fated afternoon in 1994. I woke up only to find that I completely had no idea where I was. I was lying in bed, with my right leg banded all over. “What’s going on?” I wished I could’ve blurted a word out of my mouth. But I held my tongue, casting my sight…