Teacher // Educating

Patience and Inspiration go a long way – – a life time. 

Today, May 2nd, is The National Education Day in Indonesia. This event makes me remember some of my best teachers and my kids’ teachers. One of them is the teacher in the kindergarten, who taught my kid before, told me something I always remember & give me hopes when I find difficulties in helping my kids learning: 

Patience and attention is younger kids’ idols. / Sabar & perhatian itulah idola anak-anak kecil. By Teacher Puji Susanti (Ms.) 

Feeling Is Everything

​When you are dealing with feeling, it seems like you deal with everything.

Feeling sometimes is so overwhelming.

It seems like it’s bigger than power, order, objective, routine, fact, intelligence, and commonsense; even though I fact it is affected by them. Feeling is part of complex thinking process. Feeling, together with the information & logic we attain, provides us the drive to do something or to comply with, it also gives us the sense of urge & importance, and it leads us go towards direction of our future.

Feeling we have it inside.

Feeling, I do receive you, I do accept you.

I deal with you everyday, I befriend with you.

Feeling, would you help me to decide big things as well as deciding daily trivia things towards good big things?

Feeling, I think we can nurture it regularly with openess, interaction, knowledge, and goodness to result better.

Feeling, I think how we shape our feeling is one way how we shape our future.

Feeling, I treat you good,… would you also treat me good?

Basic Needs

​I think, we all need to fill our mind with enough dosage of knowledge & compassion everyday, to make it works well throughout the day. They’re our fuel.

We can find compassion in interaction with each other, works/labor with love, through beauty & nature as well as from art & music.

Knowledge & compassion are the basic needs of the human being, despite the existence of physical needs such as food, clothes & home.

East vs West

East is east, West is west. 

Even though I think I adopt western principles, in the reality I do think as easterner. However, some of my friends might think I do so. 

I thought I was the one of the most western adopters in my pack (of common easterners) in my way of thinking & daily practice, but in the reality, the westerners won’t think so, nothing looks the same as each other.  

What made me thought I was so west in the way of thinking or life was only that since my childhood I love reading some translated books written by Western authors (Laura Ingalls Wilder, Astrid Lindgren, comics of Charles Dickens, ‘Tarzan’ Edgar Riceborough) rather than translated books by other available authors (such as Japanese, Korea, Chinese) in my childhood. I found my childhood was happily filled & fueled by building my imagination from these books. Practicing the principles from these books also made me feel fulfiled even the result are sometimes good, sometimes not. 

But, in the reality, I’ve never studied & lived in the western world at all. I only stepped my feet to western world (Europe) once, just for 2 weeks, 7 years ago. 

I never make a friend with westerner(s) for a proper period of time, or have much interactions with them at all. Furthermore, I live in my country for my entire life. 

But, that’s okay. I keep on ‘that’ way, coz I think it’s one of the most fulfilling & suitable for me to face the world. 

That’s my thoughts, and I think that’s all for now. 


What I Learn This Week (1st & 2nd week of Oct 2016)

1. It’s time to put everything into perspective. This also includes remembering what I want to achieve & what I need to do purposedly.

2. What’s done is done, I can do nothing about it, whether it’s right/wrong, proper/improper.

3. Finalise everything that I put on hold for so long. Give everything I do a time frame.

4. Openess should always be reciprocal, I think. When you open yourself to other(s), you need other(s) to open up to you too, coz human is an emotional creature. I guess, I learn it the hard way.

5. I need to build, develop, make a lot of effort, spend more real interactions & relations with the real human/friends rather than virtual/blog. Human is a social creature. As a social creature, I do need learning a lot of this to have an proper social ability with other people. Sharing information & emotions, tolerance, how to handle them with others. I can’t learn these needed skills from virtual interactions/relations.

6. There is no use to do so many things in a very limited time abruptly. They have no results, we (specially kids, and I too) can’t learn anything from what we’ve done, and only cause stress to me (big stress) & other people involved (kids specially). Instead, I need to make a plan (including in the strategy is wake up 2.5 hours earlier daily), do it one by one, one thing at a time, and stick with the plan. If I do it patiently & persistently, in the long run, it will give us a good result.