June 07, 2018

More Valuable

We have been taught a lot about giving charity (if you are moslem you would know the 2,5% formula, our income every months that should be allocated to someone in need). And by charity i meant money.

My Dad recently just taught me something similar, but so much more interesting. A social charity, not by giving money but giving something more intangible such as time, energy, effort, ideas, and so on. Something that most people avoid. They are actually being more rational because social charity would actually consume our resource much more than giving money.

Exhibit A:
A family member who has willingness to be the coordinator of family gathering, he has lots on his plate but takes it anyway. That is social charity.

Exhibit B:
An lower level employee who thinks effortly to find a solution in the middle of meeting, where he could actually sit and stay silent waiting until the end of session. That is social charity.

Exhibit C:
A daughter who drives a car to take her mother out of city just to make sure everything is fine and her mother is safe and sound. That is social charity.

Exhibit D:
A guy who who concentrate to listen to his other friend’s problem and be emphatic although he really want to go home and read his book. That is social charity.

Conclusion:
Giving money as a charity is great, but i believe that giving those above mentioned intangible things are way more valuable.

May 25, 2018

Something Real

Having a blog turns out good. It feels like having an album of your thought through life phases. I'm now 25 (still young) and what I mostly think right now is not all those deep/philosophical/inspiring things.

I'd now rather think about how I lead my little family, how to pay all my liabilities, how to make sustainable system in our apartment with my wife, how to understand all the must-learn stuff in office, and so on.

It is not a transformation into a robotic human, it is just something real a man have to deal with. We all will get there at some point.

I wonder what I would mostly think 5 years from now.

May 18, 2018

Currently in My Office

It's May 2018 and it's crazy how life has changed since the last time I checked this blog. I'm currently in my office after solat jumat (a usual activity for moslem around the world), and I'm reading my old posts and suddenly want to write again (although i'm not so sure if I'm gonna do it again soon after this).

Life has changed a lot. Obviously, because now I'm married with the woman I love. I still remembered how confused I was back then, back to the time when I literally didn't have any clue about whom will I get married to. And the answer came in November 14, 2016. Our parents introduced us (they were friends back in college). We're officially became husband and wife in November 26, 2017. And this is me and my wife.

(a valentines card I made her last February, just for fun)

And we're about to have our first baby (Alhamdulillah).

I actually want to share wonderful things like this in social media where everyone is able to see. But at the same time I don't really wanna show what actually happens in my life. I'd prefer to keep it personal and let my family and my closest (or daily) friends to know what actually happens with us. So again I thank this blog for being my personal media (accessible but not publicly known) to share these good stuff.

Enjoy life people, because the more grateful we are, the more happy life we get. Once again, Alhamdulillah.