The Volcanic Mt. Sibayak – First Summit

The Volcanic Mt. Sibayak – First Summit

In preparing myself for my quest I bought myself a proper hiking shoes that will accompany me to 8 different summits this year. And 2 days after I bought it, the opportunity presents itself to me! My friend has been wanting to hike Mt. Sibayak (the closest mountain from my city) and it’s happening as soon as I can ever imagine! It happens exactly as what my favourite author, Paulo Coelho, said: So with no experience of climbing any mountain…

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2018 Resolution – 8 Summits.

2018 Resolution – 8 Summits.

  Happy New Year 2018! New Year is always that exciting moment where everyone is making new year resolutions, committed to new projects, all in favour of becoming a better version of themselves. Myself included, am pretty excited for the year 2018 to make shits happen, quoting one of my best friends’ words. But this year, I’m kicking it off slightly different with a bigger challenge for myself. I’m on a quest. I will climb 8 mountains this year. 8…

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Random Act of Kindness

Random Act of Kindness

I went to the traditional market with my grandma today and that’s where I noticed the beautiful act of kindness happening. My grandma is the type of person who buys fruits from someone she’s familiar with, because she will leave the choosing part to the person. In other words, she doesn’t quite know how to distinguish “pretty” fruits from the “not-so-pretty” one. The trustworthy seller will choose it for her. But this market we are going to is not the…

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Sunday with Yourself

Sunday with Yourself

Warning: This is a reading that requires your commitment. I realise how often that as we get older, we get distracted more and more from things that matter from us. We might be doing things that does not actually matter in 10, or 20 years time, yet we keep doing it. Hence, when I heard the idea of ‘Sunday Review’ from Brendon Burchard, it’s something I’d like to commit in doing. What Sunday Review is, literally, a 20 mins of…

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Thank you, teachers.

Thank you, teachers.

Upon coming back from NTT, I had another chance to volunteer as a one-day teacher to the remote areas near my city. This time round, it is under the program of Travelling and Teaching with 1000 Guru Medan. I am never good with kiddos, nor do I have any experience as a proper teacher, but the help and support given before we went off prepared me a lot. The volunteers were divided into a team of 3 and we were…

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Life Changing Journey – Timor, NTT Trip

Life Changing Journey – Timor, NTT Trip

The friendly-looking woman sitting next to me on my flight to Kupang is from Atambua, the border city of Timor island and Timor Leste. When she learnt that I’m from Medan, that I came to NTT (East Nusa Tenggara) on my own, she asked the same question that everyone asked me, “What makes you come here on your own?” and “Where did you find the courage to do so?”.   Life-Changing Journey is one of the several projects of Tangan…

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Eccentric self

Eccentric self

It is never easy to truly live your authentic life, the life of who you want to become. If you are ‘different’, you might be seen as an eccentric. I know how eccentric is often associated with negative connotations, but I love this definition of eccentric from the book, The Power of Kindness.  Eccentrics are the people who are honest with themselves, who have not had the slightest intention of pretending to be other than what they are, and who profoundly  honour…

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Minimalist Journey

Minimalist Journey

Time is what I want most, but what I use worst. If time is money, then I am broke. And I think all of us are. Jeff Shinabarger How many of you were like me, who feel like that exact words speak right through your heart? How many of you feel like 24hrs a day is not enough, that time passed so fast without you realising it? How many of you spend time on things that seem urgent and seek your…

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Discover Yourself Again

Discover Yourself Again

Isn’t it interesting when you discover new thing about yourself each and every day? When you dig deeper and found out the reason why you were attracted to certain stuff? I’m not sure how many of you have heard about Fingerprint Analysis, how many of you have done it, and how many of you are sceptical about it. I was in three of those categories. I’ve heard of it before, I’ve done it when I was young, and I remained…

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Actions, not only Intentions.

Actions, not only Intentions.

How often do we make endless resolutions and get distracted halfway? Then we arrive in the end of the year, and when we look back, we haven’t actually done much to achieve that goal yet. Does this sound familiar? Or it may just be me. I have a daruma doll in my room that I bought from Japan last year. There is this cute tradition in Japan, where you paint on one eye of the daruma Doll when you make…

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