The Power of Love

People of Okinawa and Sarnidia are known to have a healthy long life-span. It’s not only because they apply healthy habits such as consuming more fish and soybean than the average, exercising regularly and sufficient rest. Based on the article I read on this morning, those group of people also have a very lovely culture, accordingly respecting elders. The feeling of having sufficient love, warm spirit, as well as a close friendship do have great impact over our healthy quality and wealthy.

The proofs of touching impact have been revealed by experts. Not to mention the benefit of laughter and social involvement toward the one’s healthy. All of them shows that the good interaction and relation with others are decisive in our healthy.

A research reveals that husband and wife, who receive enough hold and touch within their relation, have a stronger emotional binding than those who receive less. It’s also said that a child who rarely gets hug from parents feels less secure compared to children who get the sufficient affection expression from parents. Meanwhile, feeling secure is very important to the children personality development.

If one often has headache, migraine, insomnia and likes to see other disappointed and failed, maybe he/she doesn’t have enough love, rarely loves him/herself, and rarely get attention from her/his couple.

So, do you love yourself? Have you said that you love your friends? Have you given the warmth to your couple??? Better to start it right away because the power of love is exceptional.

Perspective; Refresh Our Appreciation of Friends

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, ‘How was the trip?’

‘It was great, Dad.’

‘Did you see how poor people live?’ the father asked.

‘Oh yeah,’ said the son.

‘So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?’ asked the father.

The son answered:

‘I saw that we have one dog and they have four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.’

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, ‘Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.’

Isn’t this perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all give thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

‘Life is too short and friends are too few.’

I Know How It Feels

I couldn’t belive what I saw at that time. All I expected ruined at once. Suddenly, I bursted into tears. I was failed. The things I endeavored seemed nothing. Useless. The question was” Should I apply again three years later?” When my age would be 25 years old.

I know how it feels when it’s failed, Sist. But as you know, there will be many things we’ll get in return. Maybe it’s obscured now by our reluctant feeling about the saddening result we get. I will support you and pray for you. Why? Because I know a talented with exceptional skills like you deserve great things. Why not trying again later? I am sure you can!!! Rin, you must be proud of quality you have. Don’t let this failure discourage you. Instead, use this to empower yourself!

Don’t loose hope and faith. I wish the best for you.

ps: for Nora, my sister. I just can’t believe that you’ll leave me this fast, leaving me alone in this city.’re one of the reason why I feel comfortable living here. And pretty soon, Australia will be next country to stay. And one more, you’ll get the master degree faster than me:). I am more than happy for you.

Nice Matter Award

Upppp..checking my blog this morning and found out from my friend, Utami, that She passed an award from me. The award’s entitled Nice Matter Award.

Intrigued by the award, then I clicked her blog and read it, trying to find out why I deserve the award. This what she wrote in her blog:

Karena isi blog Thea is always nice and positive. Hal-hal yang mungkin keliatannya kecil, tapi menyenangkan. From her writing, it seems that she really understand that life is built of nice little things. Even big things made of little things. So, Thea, keep your positive attitude, and keep shining yaa……

Uuugghh…I feel as If I were flying to the seventh sky..hahaha. Thank you anyway Kak Ami:)

Then another task for me is passing this award to another friend. Hhhmmm a little bit difficult I admit. From my point of view, the blogs by friends of mine all are good. Each of them has uniqueness. They write the blog in different style of writing. The topic discussed vary and I like them all. However, coz I can pass this award only to one friend, the i decide this award should go to Okky.

Nice Matter Award

Why Okky??? Because her blog is very interesting where she peels the humanity wittily. I love her writing about polygamy where she links the matter of polygamy and a piece of fried chicken. Curious??? Just check her blog.

Okay Ky…your turn to pass the award and I always look forward to your other writings.

Happy Birthday Mira



Happy Birthday my beloved friend.

I still remember the first time we met, in the lobby of International Relations Department

We spent time together, we had similar patron, we worked hard on our thesis and finally we graduated together in the date which’s exactly my birth date. It was three years ago, on 18th May 2004.

Now you are married and have a lovely daughter. Despite your young age, you really prove what you said to me when you said your marriage plane.

I am not afraid of marriage Thea

I am happy fot you Mira. May God’s blessing is always with you.

Anyway, you are still beautiful as always. No wonder many boys adore you so much:)

The God of Happiness

The source of happiness is not figures in my saving account. For me, the god of happiness is seeing my parents, spending time with relatives or hanging out with friends.

Seven days in Jogja of course isn’t enough for me. Though I could have my moments with my family, go out with friends and go around my new neighborhood, it’s still insufficient. I think I must have a longer time even though I don’t know how many days more I need.

I took moment by moment this Eid Ul Fitr thoroughly. I really enjoyed the time I spent with my lovely parents was. We worked on together the mess in our home when Lik Sus, our maid, went home to Wates. I could have a chance to profound my cooking knowledge. My Mum taught me how to cook rendang, Padang food which I always wanted to master at. And Ogi said it was delicious. Merci mon cher.

Then I realized how important the friendship I have. My friends are my power source. Last Tuesday, my friends and I gathered at Jimbaran restaurant. We were there to celebrate the birthday of Wipi, Nora and Ririn. Just like when we met many times before, this gathering was also decorated with laughs and jokes. Unbelievable, it’s been seven years we’ve been together. Now, we have our won story, go through our own journey. As my friend says, eventually we have our own life. Ririn who met her halve in KKN. While other friends ended up with broken relationship with their KKN-friends-turned lover, Ririn and Ipunk stay together till now. Arif, who will go to Brazil and plans to marry my best friend, Wippie. Indi who’s still chasing her dream. And me, what about me? I am still looking what I can do in the future.

I am glad. I am happy. I was recharged and now full of power. The god of happiness of mine, I have already met it.





It Means A Lot

This morning, I received an email from a friend. He sent the email to several recipients to ask consideration whether he should appear in TV show which is very popular right now.

He stated several reasons why he was in doubt to be in the show. Thus, he asked his friends, asking for suggestion, aimed at convincing himself for the choice he would take.

I replied his email. I suggested him to go on. Regardless his motives, I encouraged him to appear in the program. Appearing in that show didn’t mean reverting his grounds.
However, all is up to him. And just now, a new email came to my inbox. He said he decided not to appear in the program. The top of all, he still respects the TV show and the master:)

Note: Thanks for involving me. Maybe I don’t mean a lot to you, but it does mean a lot to me.


My colleague asked me to turn off the winamp when i played this song. Obviously, it left bitter memory for her. On the contrary, i like this song, especially when Lionel Richie sings it withhis sonorous voice.

Truly (by Lionel Richie) 

Girl, tell me only this 

That I’ll have your heart for always 

And you want me by your side 

Whispering the word that I’ll always love you  And forever I will be your lover And I know if you really care I will always be there Now I need to tell you this 

There’s no other love like your love And I, as long as I live  I’ll give you all the joy My heart and soul can give 

Let me hold you I need to have you near me And I feel with you in my arms 

This love will last forever  Because I’m truly Truly in love with you girl 

I’m truly head over wheels with your love 

I need you, and with your love I’m free 

And truly, you know you’re alright with me   



Delfin dan Mummy

This happy moment comes from my senior in HI-UGM. Her name is Rizka. I call her Mbak Rizka. She’s smart and beautiful. After graduating from colleague, she worked as journalist in private television. Then she flied away to the other continent, accordingly Europe where she worked in BBC London for two years. I never met her eversince.

Now, she’s married and got scholarship in communication study in University of Sydney. Two months ago, i knew that she’s already delivered a baby. A new-born baby boy has arrived in her world. His name is Delfin Sydney Tsalasi. You can visit him at

Frankly, I am jealous with her. She’s got everything and her dream in a very young age. Worldwide experience, opportunity to further study, marriage life and now a baby. In a moment with my best friend who’s studying in OZ, i ever moaned. “Why I couldn’t get everything, Wip?”.” Why there’s a woman who can get everything, career and love at once”. Wipi said,” Be thankful of what you got coz many people want to be at your position but they are unlucky not to have that one”.

Wipi…i want to have my own Delfin someday…..



Nothing to tell you about my last trip to Denpasar but the overloading job, combined with my unfit body, really drove me exhausted. But in the Saturday morning, I was rushed. I chose to have my breakfast in the airplane, not in the hotel, so I could arrive to Jogja 8 AM. It was for my best friend, Titi, who was married at 7-7-2007. Titi, has picked 7-7-2007, as her special date. 7-7-2007 was a date when she decided to leave her single matters. A moment when she heard her halve pledged that he would take care of her, no matter what, regardless anything. 

I am happy for your dear. I know it hasn’t been such easy for you to be able in this way. Friction, resistance, or whatever it was, didn’t discourage you from moving forward with your choice. Once you ever asked and wondered before this whether you might have a husband who would understand and accept you no matter what, we hope, you may find in him.  Once again, congarts babe!!!