Self-motivation

Loneliness: Are you lonely?

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Some time ago my friends praised me for doing well albeit living alone far away from my family, from my country. Previously, she asked me about loneliness. B: jUwa, how do you deal with loneliness? A: Loneliness? Hmm I don’t know. I’m kinda introverted so I enjoy being by myself. You know I’m not really […]

Self-motivation

Patience: Are you patient?

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Have you ever been told to be patient? Or not to be upset or angry? To calm down? What is patience anyway? I’ve never thought of myself as a patient person. But if I have to define patience, then, for me, patience is not the absence of anger; it’s the ability to control our fury. […]

Self-motivation

Life lessons

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Life lessons. Many people might have been tired of hearing or reading things in relation to life lessons. Why? Well, because everyone learns the lessons from their experiences in life, and these might differ from person to person, so sometimes certain life lessons just don’t apply to everyone. Nevertheless, here are life lessons that I […]

Self-motivation

Fake it till you make it

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“Fake it till you make it.” Have you ever heard someone say it? I forget who I heard that slogan from, but there are times that I think it is necessary. We do need to fake it till we make it. This time I’m not going to exemplify using dreams and chasing them or stuff. […]

Life in Tucson

Permias Tucson, my extended family.

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Yesterday, December 16, 2017, I had a gathering with the Indonesian community here in Tucson. Oh, wait, I haven’t told you about Permias, no? Permias stands for Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Amerika Serikat, meaning Indonesian Student Association at the USA. Permias exists in each state of the US as long as there are Indonesian students […]

Self-motivation

A part of something bigger

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Hi, today I want to talk about life purpose. But before that, allow me to quote one of my most favorite speeches ever. It’s by Mark Zuckerberg when he’s giving a speech at Harvard’s commencement. He says, “One of my favorite stories is when John F Kennedy visited the NASA space center, he saw a […]