All posts tagged: English

Happiness is Homemade

First of all, I’d humbly say Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil ‘alamin. I’m so grateful that ‘Happiness is Homemade’, book written and illustrated by me has officially been published by Bentang Pustaka. Although this is not my first experience in book writing and illustration, it’s indeed my first book :’) Here’s the blurb: Happiness Is Homemade is a charmingly illustrated book, especially made to prevent us from stressing over this crowded digital world that often plagues us. A blogger, illustrator, and doodle artist–Puty Puar- shares her simplest yet deepest thought about life. What is happiness? Where do we find it? She tried to picture it; that happiness isn’t a matter of size; big or small, near or far, alone or together. The book offers a bunch of inspirations and some sources of happiness: Giving a sincere comment and accepting one. Unexpectedly finding money forgotten inside your pocket. Getting home on time, just before the rain started Deleting messages you thought you’ll never let go. Eventually, happiness is indeed inside our heart. And home is wherever out heart …

A Sad News and A Lesson

A few days ago, our best friends couple (both the husband and wife were classmates of my and my husband) lost their baby boy which was stillborn on the 37+ weeks of pregnancy. It happened suddenly and everyone was surprised because everything had been well. The wife seemed to have taken the pregnancy seriously with extra care and I, of course, naturally voluntarily had given her quite a lot of advice and tips and tricks (even when I hadn’t been asked, duh). She, as one of the nicest persons on Earth, of course, had listened to me wholeheartedly. When the sad news came, I couldn’t move. It took me some minutes to respond and forward the news to the other friends. I visited them the next day and hugged my best friend without words, just tears. That woman I hugged is a sincere and really kind woman, the happy friend who would genuinely congratulate on your success with no jealousy, probably one in a million nowadays. That moment, I felt too much and a question …