"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

Howard Whitley Eves, Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977).

Widen your circle of compassion is the key to not be living in the delusion.

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For me SMA Plus Negeri 17 Palembang is not just a decent senior high school. It’s the place where I discovered my dream univ and ways to achieve it, the place where I being taught to aim for the highest standard of myself, to be bravely pushing to the limit. In the name of commitment, dicipline and responsibility, I was eye-opened that no matter where we came from, we are not any less capable than others to accomplish achivements.

Happy 17th anniversary, our beloved SHS! Watching this video, you’ve become so much cooler than the last time I graduated :D

Exhausted and haunted by deadlines, yet still manage to watch 2 episodes of Star Wars movie. May the force always be with me. ^^

Exhausted and haunted by deadlines, yet still manage to watch 2 episodes of Star Wars movie. May the force always be with me. ^^

TI 06 yesterday’s iftar. It’s always great time meeting you up, fellas! :D

TI 06 yesterday’s iftar. It’s always great time meeting you up, fellas! :D

How about I’d be the last voice you hear tonight?
and every other night for the rest of the nights that there are

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Who doesn’t love the inspirational TEDx videos?

As for me, one of the most favorite videos is the one when Sam Berns was the speaker. Sam had progeria, a rare rapid aging disease that affects approximately 1 out of 4 to 8 million children. He died a few months ago at the age of 17. Above is when he shared his advice for living happily.

I was asked the question, “What is the most important thing that people should know about you?”, and my answer was simply: “I have a very happy life.”

"My philosophy for a happy life are:
1. Be OK with what you ultimately can’t do, because there are so much you can do.
2. Surround yourself with people you want to be around.
3. Keep moving forward.
4. Never miss a party if you can help it.”

Many times we found the less fortunate people know the meaning of being grateful, of appreciation for blessings, better. In this special month of Ramadhan, let’s simply be thankful for the everyday things that we may take for granted, things we’ve been given without even asking. In essence, thankfulness leads to happiness. When we can appreciate the good things in our lives, it leads to a sense of well-being.

Sam’s talk displays his great courage, infectious positivity and wisdom. May he rest in peace.

Congratulation dear lil sist for accomplishing your final project presentation yesterday! We’re proud of you indeed. :)

Congratulation dear lil sist for accomplishing your final project presentation yesterday! We’re proud of you indeed. :)

Apparently I got the equivalent to L4 certificate. Hehe

Apparently I got the equivalent to L4 certificate. Hehe

Spotting the rainbow upon the hill.

Spotting the rainbow upon the hill.

Smoggy panoramic scenery at the present moment, and this is in the middle of the day. Imagine how grey it will be tomorrow morning. :) #baturraden

Smoggy panoramic scenery at the present moment, and this is in the middle of the day. Imagine how grey it will be tomorrow morning. :) #baturraden

BCA Indonesia Open semifinal! :D

BCA Indonesia Open semifinal! :D

34,000 meters above sea level

34,000 meters above sea level

The casual chatting which then turned into foreign language tutorial. My English proficiency is even still nothing compared to others, but you know, practice makes it better from day to day ;)

The casual chatting which then turned into foreign language tutorial. My English proficiency is even still nothing compared to others, but you know, practice makes it better from day to day ;)

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* Any woman can instantly look pretty with make-ups, nice dresses and all. But to beautify the inside; behavior, way of thinking, state of mind and mood while facing problems… it takes a whole lifetime of crafting. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely timeless. It defines you as a whole package of person. Craft it well.

* A thousand miles journey always began with a single step. The hardest part is the courage to take that first step, moreover when the whole journey seems in blur. It’s okay for not knowing the whole reasons at once. Give it time, keep in faith, hold on to your dreams, be grateful.

* In research, assumption made by partial facts leads to invalid judgement thus can’t be considered as a conclusion. When people made judgements only based on the little facts you chose to show, well, you know none of them defined who you truly are.

Last week event’s candid snapshots :))

Last week event’s candid snapshots :))