Me and Istiqomah

Maybe you experience to something that I struggle with so far. I find out that myself is difficult to stay consistent with something. In my religion, Islam, I am used to call it as Istiqomah. It’s difficult one. When doing something or if I have a new goal in my life or I want to have a new habit, for instance memorize Al-Qur’an. In the beginning of weeks, I feel so excited to finish my goal to become Hafidzah although I stuck in some ayah. But, when I have done my habits for long period, just feel my zest is kind of decreasing. If I stuck in a ayah, I want to emphasize, just one ayah that so difficult to memorize, I am triggered to reproach (honestly, it wasn’t me). “What the heck happened!”

During this holiday (I hope this truly holiday), I want to read a book which for a long time ago I really really want to finish it. But unfortunately, I haven’t. “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R Covey. I hope I can finish it before everything run uncontrollably.

Banyuwangi, 8 June 2018

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Is Our Earth Okay?

Since I got a lesson about a little bit knowing what my

faculty looks like (read : PSTH, Pengantar Sekolah Ilmu dan Teknologi Hayati),
I got a new insight about what have happend in my world I live in. My earth is
not okay right now. He is sick. Very very sick. I’m really sad abou it.

We have already faced
climate change. Something that my teacher always reminds her students every
time. When I was in senior high school, I got a home work to make a literature
about climate change. But, unfortunately, it didn’t have an impact on me. I
just thoght, it just an assignment to finish and didn’t even thought what
contributions I should took to save my earth. I didn’t care about it.

There is a quatation that says, “The older somebody, the
wiser they will be”. I readily agree with that. Maybe because I got a lesson
about climate change in PSTH and I have watched eleventh hour, they inspire me
a lot. I just realized that climate change is real and it will affect our whole
life.

I just watched a talk by Finn Haries, someone who inspires
me to take action regarding to climate change. If we want to take
responsibility to our earth due to what have we done to it, we can do simple
things.

First, educate. Second, organize, and the last is lead by
example.

Okay, I admit that we-human-have a lot of impact on our
environment and me made the problem to our society. But i doesn’t mean we can’t
take action to save our world. We can as long as we want.

Bandung, 3 May 2018

Difference

People say, “the older someone, the wiser they will be”.

In highschool, I used to live with the people that have visions, opinions, religion, native language, hobby, favorite book, and even religion that same as me. So, at that time, I lived happily and peacefully. And when I enter higher education, I realize something, life is not as simple as I think. There are many differences that I have never noticed before. When I used to talk about the teachings in my religion, now I can not go around discussing with all my friends. Because their religion is not only islam. They have various background, ethnic, native language, and so on. We can not impose each other’s will here. If we do that, There will be divisions among us. Learn to appreciate and understand difference because difference is necessity.

Banyuwangi, 28 Juli 2017

Education

Since childhood, I live in an area which access to education is limited. There’re some of my childmates have got married and they already have a baby. My friends who have a baby don’t graduate from junior high school. It’s because financial problem. They must sacrifice their education for their family. It’s easier for get ting married than getting education. Why does it happen? Well, because in my country, if we want to get education, we must sacrifice everything. You know, in here, education is just for some group that they have a lot of money. For us, education is expensive. And if we want to get that, we must give all of our efforts to get that. For my friends, if you have easy access to education, you must make use of this for getting knowledge well. You must study hard. Don’t be lazy. Don’t even give up. You must be successful, so you can help us to get good education. If we don’t have opportunity to deserve that, at least, our descent will have opportunity to study in school, even in college. 
Banyuwangi, 17 Juni 2017 | 22 Ramadhan 1438 H