All posts filed under: Inspiration

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

The closer I get to the due date, the easier I’m to get exhausted by physical activities. I guess that is what additional 18 kilograms do (including the little baby weighing approximately 3.1 kgs!) I actually do walk and practice some labor poses everyday, for an hour or two, to start the morning. However, the rest of the day is mostly spent by doing 2 things: Playing childhood favorite PC game, Pharaoh Reading (Um, honestly I also do non-productive things like keeping myself update with the latest Indonesian celebrities’ news and gossips, BuzzFeeding, and online shopping, haha!) Well, due to the pregnancy, I’ve been reading quite more books in these 38 weeks than I usually read in an entire year. Thanks to Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Jakarta last May, I still have some stacks of book unread and for that, I created a special shelf on my Goodreads account called Big Bad Wolf Book Haul just to make sure that I read them :p So far, I’m happy with the books I bought there (and their pretty crazy prizes) and some …


Let’s Go Reading: Bukumu Duniamu (Your Book, Your World)

Last December I posted about my ‘little project’ of creating free downloadable printables for motivating people to read more. I’m so happy that some people really print them and use them :) Some tagged me on the photos. In case you want to download them, the links are on the post. So yes, as I have always believed, that a good action will attract other good ones :) One day in January, a girl from President University contacted me. She told me that she and her friends are making a campaign to gain awareness in reading books titled ‘Bukumu Duniamu’ (Your Book Your World), Gerakan 1000 Buku (1000 Books Movement). They have been collecting book donation (so glad that they give my printed bookmarks for those who donate books) since January 18 and they will make a little library in Desa Labansari, Cikarang Timur, West Java. They will also have some events including teaching, sharing session, coloring competition for children, and other activities this February. Here is the poster. I told them that I’d love …

On Being Strong

“The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” – Hadith Sahih Al-Bukhari References: Al-Bukhari Book of Good Manners #135 Al-Bukhari 6114 Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 135