Sunday, April 20, 2014

Holiday Savior

We want holiday! We want more! Hehe only if we rule the world we can have more.
I have some stuffs I will always bring on my holiday. 

1. Pins.
 That's right... Thumb Pins is  needed for my hijab - Islamic cover for women - no matter how expensive the hijab is ;p So I should bring it. The other pin has special meaning too. Sometimes we just tooo excited running in the beach and ripped our clothes. Again, pin can save our holiday from ripped clothes 😝

2. Compact tissues and hand sanitizer .
 I will never leave home without this. As often as we travel, as often we will go to toilet, visit places with unpredictable weather or condition and lots of taste food for sure!
So simple tissue can help us prevent the  super tiny germs or dust ruin our holiday. You don't wanna have some diarrhea or flu during holiday right!? Trust me I ever got those illness and all my faces in photos during that sick holiday was about frowning theme 😪😓

3. Coins.
This small thing help me to pay while shopping. Cash money always need coins specially if you love shopping in traditional market like me. Shopping target won't miss much when you get good price good negotiation, and you have more coins to pay extra.

4. Home key
Might be silly you travel so far and you don't bring this back! So make sure, keep the home key always travel with you. You can always have it in your personal bag. Please make spare keys for your home key. It's a big lose, if unfortunate things happen like you lost your personal bag or luggage, and you come home without key. Place your spare keys in safe place or person you know. Also with this key I save my self from my dad. Hahaha he always frown whenever I called him in the middle of his rest time to open the door, just because I don't have my key.😁✌️

Last but not least...
PLAN .... never run holiday without plan, even it is a simple plan. plan your clothes, accommodations and most of all MONEY! So many stories i heard people didn't  organize their money and they landed in nowhere land, trying sell some stuffs to get back home.
SMILE .... whatever had happened. Rain and cannot get sunshine for photo?Get over it, make you party in the rain.
Laa tagdhob - the hadeeth says -Don't get ANGRY.... Whatever had happened. Being traveler you learn how to handle unpredictable situations. You must conquer your anger too have better situations. Don't let the anger runs your holiday!

Have fun under the sun in your holiday!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Autism Awareness

2nd April is Autism Awareness Day. A day where the world remember about Autism. A day to let the world aware that person with Autism also part of the community.

Autism is not a disease.  Person with autism have typical behaviors.  Common behaviors are flapping hand, move around the room many times, play with unusual object, some can not speak at all,  some have limited vocabularies and many more. Most of person with Autism perfect in physical function.

Person with autism may have some basic signs:

Language - Communication Skill. Autism person has difficulties in way and how to in speaking, saying and understanding the whole process of communicating.  Include what is the content - meaning of the language. When we communicate, we use many skills. Firstly we need to be able speak, say the words. Then those words should be speak in phrase, sentence. Up to this stage, person with autism struggle to do it during they childhood. Normally 2 years old child could make sentence and say 500 words. That include the skill to identify the word in real object. Person with autism does not required with these condition. Since autism have degree, it could be very mild and possibly strong, they come in different conditions. Some have problem to say the word, but understand instruction. Some could say the word but don't understand have to join the words in sentence.

Social - Interaction skill. Autism build a huge wall of someone's life regarding their social needs. Human naturally interact with others and surrounding. Person with autism always enjoying being alone, separated from other people.  It might sounds like the introvert. But introvert could mingle when its needed by the surrounding. Person with autism prefer to stay alone, no matter how the world surround them so wild. Lets say in party. They might hate the crowd because they enjoy stay alone, they also might has issues with the crowd situation like loud music, people laughing and even lights become big problems.

When the person with autism ignore the people and surrounding,  they could read signs of emotion that people showed to them. Person with autism has difficulty to identify others feelings, as simple as angry to the max or simple caring feeling.

Find out more about autism   :
Autism Speaks
Wikipedia - Autism
Autism Research Institute
Yayasan Autisma Indonesia

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Kelas Pilihan #HappinessProject

Ketika masa SMU dulu, semua teman berharap masuk kelas jurusan favorit, IPA. Tapi  hati ini terpanggil ke sebuah kelas Bahasa. Hanya kelas ini saja yang mempelajari bahasa asing, sastra dan mengabaikan sedikit logika matematika. Eeeh tapi di mata beberapa orang, kelas ini dianggap kelas buangan. Hanya yang tidak diterima masuk ke kelas IPA dan IPS, akan masuk ke sini. Bahkan gosip berhembus soal kelas Bahasa adalah kelas anak-anak kelas bandel!

Apapun kata orang-orang, tidak membuat keinginan masuk kelas Bahasa mundur sedikitpun. Dan masuklah ke dalam kelas 3 Bahasa. Ada ibu guru wali kelas yang begitu perhatian, ibu guru funky dan juga pak guru vintage- ya secara kasat mata atau secara pola pikir- hihi.

Mata pelajaran di kelas ini sungguh menarik. Mana ada anak SMU belajar hurub Arab Melayu? Dimana tulisan pisang dengan pasang sama bentuknya? Ya di kelas Bahasa. Adakah kelas yang diajarkan untuk mendengarkan lagu? Ya cuma di kelas Bahasa lahhh. Pelajaran bahasa Jerman kami mendengarkan lagunya Oom Elvis Presley.  Sisa waktu kami juga main. Scrabble itu hal biasa di kelas Bahasa *pamer*

Teman-teman di kelas ini pun seperti warna-warni lolipop. Ada sang pemain biola, ada pengibar bendera dan juga pemain teater, dan sebagainya. They came with colors just like rainbow. Indah dalam perbedaan. Hijab tak berhijab, Muslim Kristen Buddha, we all united in kelas Bahasa.

Tak sedikitpun menyesal atau malu saat memasuki kelas itu. Seriously! The knowledge that I had in the class, shaped my personality and leaded my interest. Pengetahuan-pengetahuan yang ada di kelas Bahasa mengantarkan hati ini masuk ke jurusan Sastra. Ikut tes dan berhasil mendarat di Sastra Jepang UI.

Senaaang sekali hati ini ada di kelas Bahasa. Bahkan membuat  bisa membuat kemampuan akademis yang  cemerlang. Lebih bahagia lagi karena pilihan hati masuk kelas Bahasa direstui orang tua—nuhun pisan to Mama Papa. I was having happy time in kelas 3 Bahasa. One day, I will do the same to my kids, they are free to choose their own choice. So I will inherit the happy feeling too:))


Don't miss out April's Happiness with Hijabers Community Jakarta on HIJAB DAY 2014!!
Minggu, 27 April 2014 @ Skenoo Exhibition - Gandaria City Mall. 
What's cool there ? Get UR HC Member Card - Pengajian Akbar - Inspiring Talkshow - Mega Bazaar - Intimate Sharing Session - Hijabers Charity Concert