Lukis Indah Mimpi

Tak sengaja hari ini aku mampir ke situsnya kak Mesty Ariotedjo. Salah satu wanita Indonesia yang inspiratif ini telah memiliki segudang prestasi. Dalam bidang akademis, kak Mesty merupakan salah satu alumnus Fakultas Kedokterkan Universitas Indonesia, pandai bermusik, aktif dalam kegiatan sosial, selain itu juga ia cukup eksis dalam membintangi iklan berbagai produk. Cerdas, pandai bermusik dan cantik. Perempuan mana sih yang gak menginginkan sosok tersebut? Sosok inspiratif pada kak Mesty juga bisa ditemukan di sini. Ternyata, faktor di balik kesuksesannya kak Mesty ini bukan hal yang muluk-muluk untuk diraih, rahasianya adalah manajemen waktu yang baik. Manajemen waktu ini merupakan hal yang paling fundamental bagi setiap insan selagi masih hidup di dunia ini. Meski terkadang sulit untuk konsisten, kita harus yakin bahwa kita bisa meraih tujuan kita. 

Pada beranda situsnya ini, aku menemukan ada lagu karya kak Mesty yang dapat diunduh secara gratis. Kamu pun bisa mendapatkannya di sini. Mendengar alunan musik yang lembut, dan syair yang menggugah semangat, aku pun secara otomatis memainkan lagu ini berulang-ulang kali untuk saat ini. Menurutku syairnya begitu indah, dan memiliki banyak korelasi bagi wanita-wanita muda yang sedang menggapai impian. Pesan yang disampaikannya pun memberikan kesan penekanan yang luar biasa bagiku. Bait yang menjadi kesukaanku yakni: 
Lukis indah mimpi semu jadi nyata
Tak putus berdoa dan tak henti belajar
Ya! inilah pesan yang benar-benar saya butuhkan saat ini. Berdoa segiat-giatnya, belajar dengan fokus, dan sedapat mungkin berkarya untuk negeri ini.  

dinyanyikan oleh Dewi Andarini 

Putri-putri malu
Indah dipijak kaki
Sering tak disadari
Terlalu lama bulan kaupandang  
Hanya merindu khayal tuk menggapai

Ketika surya terang bersinar
Mengapa tetap pejamkan mata  
Kemana engkau hendak melangkah
Hatimu tahu, tapi kau tak tahu

Lihat tapak lurus telah lama menanti
Usang telah rapuh dan tak pernah kau datang 
Akankah kau pilih jalan yang bertekuk  
Hatimu bicara kau tak pernah mendengar

Garuda kecil pun mulai kepakkan sayap  
Menantimu terbang lebih tinggi bersama
Lukis indah mimpi semu jadi nyata
Tak putus berdoa dan tak henti belajar

Bukankah surya terang bersinar
Lihat tapak lurus telah menanti
Garuda kecil kepakkan sayapnya
Lukis indah mimpi, terbang, tak henti belajar

Terimakasih kak Mesty, telah berbagi karyamu yang inspiratif ini. :)


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Merinding, air mata berkaca-kaca mendengarnya. Siapalah kita di dunia ini berjalan dengan kepala mengadah ke atas, menganggap diri ini sudah cukup baik. 

Arabic Class

Assalāmu'alaykum dear readers,

I'd like to share you about my day today. Actually I am in the mid-term exam weeks. But the next exam I'm going to have is on Tuesday.. which is going to be about the Regionalism around the Middle East! Yes, I am so interested learning current studies on this semester, Alhamdulillāh. I also take an Arabic Language course at Salman ITB Masjid (Mosque) since late February this year. So, the vibe of Middle East is really impassioned on this semester. I think Salman is one public Masjid(s) I know in my town which is really 'alive'. I've hardly seen this place is deserted from the visitors  even on Sunday. It's not just a place for praying, but people are also busy seeking knowledges there. The people are busy learning, gathering, and do so many positive activities there. 

Since I am not studying at the college with islamic atmosphere, and moreover, I have never been into the circle of Keluarga Masjid or the Member of Masjid, I am a kind of newbie to experience the 'eagerness' in the true Islamic society. I've been passionated to learn Arabic language because I want to understand deeper about Islam, and perhaps it would help me in reading literatures for my focus study. And finally, I found one friend at college who has the same passion, and we finally signed up for the course together there. It's our 10th attendance today, and there are many new lessons I can absorb about it when the teacher talked relating to some surat(s) in the Qur'an, he also discusses about the root of some Arabic words. Subhanallāh, when I learned about this language, I am trully amazed. The language is just: SO AMAZING. How beautiful the script is, how 'flexible' the use of the words are, how the language itself is really broad in meanings, how there are so many things I can not find in  other languages I have learned (such as Indonesian, Sundanese, English, Japanese, and French). Truly, behind Allāh's decision.. there are so many beautiful mysteries. But for the use of the language itself, I still have to do so many many exercises and I must do that extra-memorizing thingy.    

Be Careless, NOT.


Today, 14th March 2013, 8:36 AM I’ve just been kicked out of the International Organizations mid-term examination. It’s because that I didn’t bring my:

KTM (Kartu Tanda Mahasiswa)
a.k.a the Student Card

I forgot to bring my wallet and every morning I was such in a rush. When I asked my brother in law to pick me up to campus, he has always been more ready than I am. So then, I don’t know why today I didn’t pick my wallet, which have been always there, the place where I put nearby my mobile phones and stuff. It is today. Yesterday I brought it though I was more in a rush than today, and mas (Javanese form from Mister/Mr.) 'M' (the lecturer & the overseer for Conflict Resolution mid term exam), didn’t mention a thing about it. 

BUT WHY TODAY. Today I was freaking forgotten to take it and put it in my bag! Could this be a warning from Allāh? I felt the start of today was joyful. I prayed my fajr prayer though I was quite late, I studied some materials for today’s examination, and then.. I had taken a bath, I made my bed up, I just didn’t feel any burden this morning as much as yesterday. The same thing happened today with yesterday is that I haven’t got any breakfast. And now if I’m gonna get some, I can’t. I just don’t have money to buy some. 

What kind of trial is this? I know that this kind of thing happened because of my own fault. MY OWN FAULT. Bad luck, today I have the examination, which has the exam’s overseer who is terribly strict to the rules, he’s the lecturer for this course too. If I didn’t bring the wallet yesterday, my only problem would only be the way I went back home. 

At 9.00 AM my brother in law brought my wallet (I am so sorry, & thank you so much bro! Jazakallāh khayran katsiran.. I wish you a great reward for helping me). And when I showed my student card to the exam's overseer, he’s still not giving me any chance.


I am questioning everything related to the bad luck happened to me today. After I have questioned these all, I learned so many lessons. Alhamdulillāh.. 

  1. Mama said that I was so careless, though I have been in my desk staring at my laptop screen for such a long time… I can be so careless for not bringing my wallet. So then, I must be more aware and be less careless next time. I’ve been realizing this bad habit of mine, but after experiencing this.. In shā’ Allāh, I’ll be more aware. It's true that, we have to prepare things the night before. (I've just been oversimplify).  
  2. Thanks to one of my friend; Yossi. She said that it’s better to have a certain punishment. It’s better to have my own lecturer for this course as the overseer. If it wasn’t him, perhaps there would be many steps I should go through.. and ended not getting any permission to join the examination. 
  3. I should be more eager to be actively participated in class. Because mas 'P' is a kind of lecturer who sees more the participation inside the class. The percentage for assignments takes 40% in scoring. The mid term and final examinations take 30% each. OK, be ready, and GAME ON!
  4. I can meet my Lord through dhuha prayer.
  5. Be connected though it’s just only a few word. 
  6. I MUST NOT HATE anything/anyone (my carelessness, my university's strict regulation/my lecturer). Now, after thinking some reasons, I must appreciate mas 'P’s decision. Though what I did isn't against the humanity or anything cruel, (and just for the sake of man-made procedure), what mas 'P' did is for obeying the laws, his decision is to create no more rebellion like me (well, that’s exaggerating). He's also the vice-dean anyway, so he must exemplified how does the rule go. This is one big point I try to learn: how to appreciate things I don’t like. I also have done the same thing once in the 2nd semester, and I have been warned not to do the same thing. That seemed fair. 
  7. This reminds me of one thing. I once read a hadith. It said that when we ease others in difficulty, in shā’ Allāh, Allāh will help us in the time when we are in need of other’s help. This got me think that I should not complicate others. SHOULD NEVER. Perhaps.. to my little brother, especially. Probably I have complicated him with stuff all these times. I have to learn to be a better teacher. 
But, the thing that sadden me about this is that I disappoint my mama. I am so sorry mama. But the most important is: we must remember that any trials we face in this life must have positive impacts for ourselves. Once again, remember: don't look after this temporary life in the dunya. Be more focus on the aspects for the akhirah. I shouldn't lie, or do reckless things just to get PARTICIPATED in that bloody exam. No, the point of life is not to reach perfection, become the bloody smart person, and get straight As in schools, or colleges. In life: man makes mistakes, man learns from their mistakes, man changes because of it, and man becomes a happy learner ever after. In shā' Allāh.      

I Suffered, I Learned, I Changed.

Life in Mono

Lime and Gray

Outfit on 08/03/2013
Fashion Formula:
New Look white long sleeved shirt + Floral jacket from online shop + Mom's skirt + Zara waist belt + Lacoste shopping bag + Green Converse + Black pashmina