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"The habit of reading is the only enjoyment I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will be there to support you when all other resources are gone. It will be present to you when the energies of your body have fallen away from you. It will last you until your death. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live." — Anthony Trollope
What I love about reading fiction books is its ability in transforming you from one world to any unlimited imaginary worlds in instant. Like one second you’re just this decent exhausted worker coming back home, then in a flash, you’ve been in the middle of nowhere, drowned in the characters’ life conflict. What you’ve been facing the whole day suddenly don’t matter and just focus on what happened to those characters and how they overcome the life they’re living in. As you read word by word, books provide you to re-activate the imagination -which seems become increasingly dull with age and variety of issues we’re daily facing- an attribute other entertaining devices can’t accommodate.
"Books are good for the soul", I can not agree more with this statement. They keep you sane and young.
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Friends are those…
Who can turn your crappy mood into a cheerful one, just by being surrounded by them.
Who would randomly out of the blue greet you and casually start the conversation with "Rim, masih hidup lo?" *menurut L? -.-*
Who would always miss you, and indeed vice versa, to have fun and share stories with. Sometimes the invitation is sounded more like an insistence, only to make sure you will join the hangout. How touchy.
Who still care even though it’s been years you haven’t met up, and when you finally met up, nothing’s changed. The vibe always be as warm, fun and chatty.
Who would criticize you directly to your face, simply because they like to see you become better.
Who know you with all the weirdnesses yet don’t bother, even think those are what make you such a unique.
Whom sent by God to accompany you getting through day by day when your family are miles away; which is one of the things you’re always grateful for. Because life would suck and damn lonely without your beloved friends, wouldn’t it?