Kelam

Apalah arti menang atau kalah,
Apalah arti sengit,
Apalah arti sibuk,
Bila waktu sudah tak ada,
Semua itu tak berarti.

Waktu berlalu seperti angin,
Masa kecil yang kunikmati,
Masa remaja penuh tantangan,
Masa-masa indah dan,
Tentu tak lepas dari ketaksempurnaan,

Tapi apalah arti itu semua,
Bila mereka telah pergi,
Waktuku telah lewat,
Tanpa ku bisa memberi yang berarti,
Walau hal simpel dan basic seperti,
Waktu dan cinta,
Menikmati kebersamaan dengan kasih sayang.

Ampuni aku, Dad,
Ampuni aku, Tuhan.

Decluttering Updated, 30 Mar 2017 

After several an-hour-decluttering-session on Wednesdays & Saturdays and 10 minutes here & there, the result is I’ve got 3 significant places, that the new organisation I hope more efficient & effective in serving our family life.

1. My room

My room, actually the master bedroom (it’s for the 4 of us). Yup, the small table on the right. Before decluttering, it was full of kids’& my books, toys on it, and on the floor underneath the table. Yes, the study table on the left is still not decluttered yet, my next target. 

2. At the entrance: lockers

Before, at the entrance/guest room, we had 3 lockers like the 2 right lockers for kids books & toys including Legos.  I can declutter couple of toys so 1 locker is empty & then moved to upstairs into the guest bedroom/study room. Here in the photo is our one 3×4 locker & two 1×4 locker for tools, photo albums, hobbies (swimming, roller skate), kids book, toys, Legos – –  but the 2 top right I haven’t decluttered them yet. 

Another place is our guest bedroom/study room upstairs. Before, we had no locker. Now we have 1 for papers, photo paper, photoprinter, CD programmes, and a couple of guest things for the guest(s). 

3. More organised shoe rack

Yeah, I know it’s not a great deal, but I put name for each line & donate one kid’s shoe. 

I think that’s all I declutter in March. 

Thanks for reading. See you next time and have a great day. 

Cheers. 

One Persistence Positive Act Everyday is One Hope

Positive thinking for a child during child’s growing up stage, even just from one adult in the family, goes a long way from what people could think, specially when couple of turbulent environments surrounding the child. It gives hopes, even only one hope. With a hope, a child can look at & have a dream for his/her future. Positive thinking also gives confidence & at least the minimum stability a child needs. 

Negative thinking does the opposite. One with negative thinking, how clever & how successful one is, has almost no use in a child’s growing stage, if not harms or sends a set back message. He/she even blocks his/her positive qualities in the eye of a child. 

Moana Art

 By my oldest kid (will be 7 later this year) & me. Using pencil, marker & crayon. Sailing boats drawn in white paper then cut and pasted into blue paper. My kid is excited on  Moana things: the sailing boats, scenery, Mau I’m dancing, Heihei, Gramma’s stories, and how Gramma then become manta Ray spirit. 

My kid drew the composition by pencil: sailing boats, objects on sailing screen, mountains & tree on the right. I colored, drew mountains on the left, sun in the boats screen & waves, added patterns, sky background. My youngest kid drew the sun with crayon. And (oh, no… )  my youngest kid just now adds that blue streak on the sky. 

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Saat Malam

(Other version from the same stimuli in English is here)

Saat ku menyentuh,
saat gelombang cinta mengalir dari lubuk,
saat napas memadu, kehangatan cinta merasuk.

Saat ku merengkuh,
saat peluh keluh luluh,
saat damai memuncak dan asa berlabuh.

Saat malam merayap…

Note: my kids & me at night.

Decluttering Updated, 16 Mar 2017.

I didn’t do the routine Wednesday long decluttering session as committed, I didn’t wake up earlier enough to do that. However, I accomplish a couple of decluttering these 2 days:

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Toys & multi-purpose locker, @after the entrance. BOTTOM 2X2 of kids toys were done last week. The 2nd rows from TOP (Left : kids helmets & jackets. Right : drawing papers) are done today.

1. Two rows from TOP in above locker.
2. One big bag of various cluttered objects: toys, dolls, garment, kids socks, pencils & unused pen, kids papercraft/works.

Yup, not much & still insignificant yet. But I try to keep the ball rolling. Okay, that’s all for now. Thanks for dropping by.

Cheers.

Decluttering Updated, 14 Mar 2017.

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Our horrible closet cupboard. One for all 4 of us.
LEFT is mine, family towels, financial drawer, our medical documents & some other documents, pianika, some knick knacks, sanitary pad. CENTER, top is my hubby hanging long sleeve shirts & a few mine on the left. Middle is all kids’ cloth. Bottom is my hubby’s short sleeve shirts folded, few my hubby’s knick knacks. RIGHT, my hubby’s clothes & documents.

I’ve been reaching to the realization point that for kids, too many toys wouldn’t be better for them. Mostly, they confuse where to put back and forget where they put their toys in the designated place before. Because the toy cupboards/lockers have been fully loaded. This leads to they just only play with 1-3 of their most recent toys, which they oftentimes fight for them. I haven’t been doing much decluttering since last time, the beginning of 2017. I lost the momentum and overwhelmed seeing my kids lockers of toys, books, drawing/school equipment. But a week ago & today I did some decluttering.

Yes, I got an impulse to decluttering again. The reason behind my recent decluttering is the tremendous emotions; tensions in the effort to help my first kid to learn for his mid test, he needs lots of help. It’s no wonder I need to lose the steam out. And hope I get the momentum to transform my home into ideal, an efficient & effective home, which really help us to enjoy, enhance & explore our family life.

What I declutter in a week (a week ago & today):

1. Four racks of Kids toys’ locker. These racks look neat until today because I organise the toys per category better, quite a lot of toys were tossed, so they’re not overflow anymore. Including tossing mini white board & full set of magnetic letter-number-sticker tri and repair-needed big plastic water gun. All are 2 big bags to donate to my temporary domestic helper.

2. Baby things: Set of Richell potty training, baby musical light, toy. And one of my too small underwear. All in good condition. All went to the cousin family that has their 2nd baby, their first is 10 years. Another pot for milk powder & party long sleeve shirt went to my friend’s new baby boy. One rack in our clothes cupboard is organised.

3. While preparing for the yearly tax, I tossed quite amount of paper from the financial drawer.

4. The surface above the brankas (big safe deposit for documents/valuable things) is organised.

In order to make quick & comprehensive changes towards my goal, I plan to declutter for 1 hour every early morning every Wednesday & Saturday to tackle big tasks.

I think that’s all for now.

Have a great day. Keep healthy & take care.
See you soon.