All posts tagged: quote

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 …

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

Personal Note on Being Religious and Being Kind

“The sharia is like a candle,” said Shams of Tabriz. “It provides us with much valuable light. But let us not forget that a candle helps us to go from one place to another in the dark. If we forget where we are headed and instead concentrate on the candle, what good is it?” Being on my mid 20’s in such chaotic world with infinite access of information, I must not be the only one who is questioning about religion. For God, I never had a single doubt about God although as I grow up, I, myself, keep learning that God doesn’t work the way I thought and was told at school. But religion? Does it make a human being kinder? Does it make Earth a better place? I know that more and more people are analyzing it and even more are dropping it. On the other hand, those who stick tightly are struggling harder to convince that to be religious means to be good. Some of them are very strict about it that everyone …