Menyederhanakan pilihan

Siapa pun tahu bahwa hidup berisi pilihan.  Setiap pilihan memiliki konsekuensi. Setiap konsekuensi harus dipertanggungjawabkan.

Berbicara tentang pilihan, banyaknya kata dan kalimat yang mengelilingi pilihan akan semakin membingungkan bagi pemilih.

Kemarin siang, salah satu teman kantor saya menanyakan pendapat saya terkait operasi yang akan ia jalani.  Pilihan pertama, operasi dilakukan sebelum melakukan wisata ke Menado: Gimana ya, B, kalo dilakukan 2 minggu sebelum wisata, gw udah pulih kan ya?  Luka operasinya masih terasa sakit nggak ya? Tapi gw nanti gak bisa makan pedas pas di Menado. Kan makanannya enak tuh pedes gitu.
Pilihan kedua: operasi dilakukan setelah wisata ke Menado: Kan enak tuh, gw udah puas jalan-jalan dan makanan juga ga ada yang dipantang. Abis itu baru operasi deh.

Pernyataan yang saya keluarkan setelah ditanya seperti itu adalah: untuk pilihan pertama, lebih baik operasi dilakukan sesegera mungkin, setelah operasi sebaiknya mengonsumsi makanan tinggi protein agar penyembuhan luka dan penngantian jaringan dapat berlangsung secara cepat.  Sepertinya sudah bisa wisata, setelah operasi, tapi memang ada sedikit batasan terkait makanan dan pergerakan tubuh, terutama area operasi. Pilihan kedua: kalo diundur terus operasinya, mungkin nanti malah gak dapet jadwal atau ada waktu jadi diundurnya akan lebih lama dari jadwal yang seharusnya.  Gangguan yang dialami tidak segera teratasi.

Teman kantor saya masih ragu dan mengungkapkan berbagai pernyataan.  Akhirnya, saya menutupnya dengan pernyataan “Kenapa gak dibikin sederhana saja,   terlalu pusing kalo banyak kalimat yang menyertai pilihan tersebut. Pokok utamanya kan memilih antara Kesehatan dan Kesenangan.  Pikirkan saja dua kata tersebut dan tanggalkan kalimat penyerta dari kedua kata tersebut.”

Mengapa senang sekali berpikir ribet, padahal dengan penyederhanaan, pemilihan prioritas akan lebih jelas.

Sederhanakan menjadi gagasan utama saja, lalu buatlah pilihan.

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Resep makaroni schotel

Makaroni schotel

Makaroni 250gr
Susu cair plain 400ml
Telur 5
Bwg bombay sesukanya
Daging giling sesukanya
Keju 200gr,  potong kotak kecil (enaknya pake keju mozzarella atau yg melted gitu)
Garem, gula, lada, pala secukupnya
Mentega

Makaroni direbus hingga setengah matang, tiriskan, lumuri minyak agar tidak lengket. Diamkan hingga dingin.

Panaskan wajan, beri mentega. Kemudian tumis bwg bombay dan daging. Beri garam, lada, dan pala secukupnya. Sisihkan, diamkan hingga dingin.

Lalu campur semua bahan tsb dan bahan lainnya. Tambahkan garam, gula, pala, dan lada secukupnya. Tuang di cetakan (cetakan sdh diolesi mentega atau minyak). Kukus hingga matang. Sisihkan, biarkan dingin.

Topping (saus bechamel):
1 sdm munjung mentega
2 sdm terigu
250ml susu cair plain

Lelehkan mentega di wajan, lalu taburi terigu sedikit2 sambil diaduk cepat. Stlh rata tercampur, tuangin susu sambil terus diaduk. Aduk sampe rada kental (kekentalan seperti fla puding). Matikan kompor. Taruh saus bechamel di atas makaroni schotel yg sdh didinginkan, taburi keju parut. Panggang hingga kecoklatan.

Tips:
* Ketika membuat saus bechamel, gunakan api kecil. Setelah susu mulai dituang, aduk secara cepat. Saus akan cepat mengental, jadi perhatikan baik2 tingkat kekentalan saus.
* Biasanya, saya memanggang schotel dengan menaruh wadah kecil berisi air di dalam panggangan agar schotel tidak terlalu kering.
* Variasi schotel dapat dibuat bebas. Penambahan sayur juga dapat dilakukan, potong sayur kecil2 (atau bentuk utuh, kemudian setelah empuk baru dipotong kecil dan dimasukkan ke adonan), lalu kukus sebentar. Campurkan ke adonan.

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Selamat memasak,
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Ketika hujan tak lagi syahdu

Hujan tak lagi sesyahdu dahulu
Ketika rindu meraja rasa
Ketika hampa berjabat dengan ikatan
Ketika kita hanya menjadi kita
Tanpa saya
Tanpa dia
Hanya kita

Hujan tak lagi sesyahdu dulu
Saat rindu membelenggu
Saat hati terasa pilu
Saat semua membahas tentang ragu

Hujan tak lagi sesyahdu dulu
Ketika kita merapal dahaga rasa
Ketika kita menginginkan hal yang sama
Ketika semua asa bertumpu pada satu kata

Hujan tak lagi sesyahdu dulu
Kini semua menjadi runutan rindu 
Kini kita meramu ragu
Menjadi keyakinan yang mengakar
Beranak pinak hingga berjuta
Kini, kita satu

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Di antara

Lengang
Lenggang
Lenting
Luntang

Sunyi mendekap mesra
Memainkan peranan rupa
Tanpa siapa
Pun tak mendera

Entah mengapa
Ada sahut yang menyapa
Tidak lantang
Hanya suara jiwa

Mengawang
Mengangkasa
Meletupkan rasa yang tiada
Menyembulkan tanya

Dan
Di antara tanya serta sapa
Di antara bulir air serta alurnya
Di antara riuh dan sunyi
Adakah dia, saya, dan kita?

Sejengkal jarak hati dan rasa
Menjauhkan harap dan asa
Bilakah tiba masa yang terbata

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About yoga

Lower back pain is the first reason of why I’m practicing yoga. The second reason is I think I need to exercise, I need a more flexible body and calms my mind. I want to exercise but I hate a fast-moving kind of exercise, I can’t swim,  I hate running, belly dancing and aerobics are just not my kind of exercise. So, I decided to take yoga class.

My first yoga instructor is not an actual yoga instructor, I mean I think she doesn’t know the name of the asanas. So, there I go, basic yoga like forever. The only thing that I’ve learned was how to control my breath while doing yoga.

Now, my second yoga instructor is having more knowledge about yoga. She teaches us asanas and the flow of the yoga is better, the initial asanas was meant to improve our ability to achieve a significant asana at the end.

Knowing that I’m having a better instructor, I decided to regularly take yoga class.  Bought a yoga mat, the TPE one so it doesn’t have a strange odour like the PVC one plus it has a small pores so it minimized the accumulation of bacteria on the mat. This make me happy.

Speaking the fundamental principles of yoga, just read it at http://www.yogalearningcenter.com/articles/ten_fundamentals because I don’t really learn about yoga that far. Well,  maybe in the future I would read and think about it. For now, I’m just going to practice and enjoy it.

There’s another issue regarding yoga, the worships Principe of yoga. There’s a statement that said that actually yoga is a form of nature and animal worshipping, which is very different from most of the religions in the world.  What do you think about that? 

Despite all the issues, guess I’m still going to do yoga for my own sake.  It makes me happy, knowing myself better, challenging and great for my body. I’ll do what my mind and body wants to do. 

Yesterday, on international yoga day,  I went to kebun raya Bogor (KRB) to do Surya namaskara there with yoga Bogor community. The only reason of my measurement is because I’ve been longing to do yoga there, doing yoga and surroundings by trees and birds. Thankfully the weather is nice and I’ve met gorgeous people, so I was having fun there. Been thinking to do yoga in a few different communities, sounds great, right?  Let’s just say that it’s my new adventure,  YoLing (yoga keliling) 😆 Though I’m not that good yogini but the idea of doing yoga in a new place and met new friends is quite alluring.

Namaste,
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Horror movie

Okay,  insidious 3 is playing in the movie theater.

I’m not a fan of horror movies.  Get easily shocked by the music and the apparently appeared ghosts. The visualization of the ghosts are going to stay in my head like forever.  And it’s not good, since sometimes I have to go to another city or island because of work.

My mom and sister are the contradiction of mine, they are a big fan of horror movies.  Actually, last night they were watching insidious 3. And my mom was like “what is so scary about insidious 3?  I don’t get scared at all because it’s all obviously made up,  I mean, you can see that it’s all fake. Unlike Exorcism, boy I love the movie, it gets me frightened and it’s fun.”

What is so fun by getting frightened by ghosts?  Okay, they’re fake, I know, but when you’re in a strange place and it was your first time there and then all of a sudden you’ve got this pictures of ghost in your mind, that is so not good.

And,  til this morning, my mom just can’t stop saying “insidious is not scary at all.” Does it means that she want me to watch it?  No, thanks.

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The (things that was left) unsaid

You are not the kind of perfect perfect
But you’re just perfect for me
That’s enough

There were times
When you were busy with your life
And I’m busy with mine
But we’re there inside each other

You probably don’t know this
I love you, sincerely
You don’t have to make me raptures
By being on TV or newspaper
Because you yourself have made me being carried away

It’s not boring
When you repeteadly talk about your life
How your parents doing
How frustrated you are
How you’ve talked about work
How we’re Skype-ing and the only thing that we do is look at each others, and smiling
When we said we missed each other

That was the happy and sad moments
Because in every words of “miss you”,
There’s a swords that severely breaks the heart
In every smile,
There’s a greater feelings of grateful for being able to know each other
In every gaze,
There’s a whole big aching wish to be able to be there.

Taking a step back

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The naming

He came right when I need someone to share my days and nights. Someone who I can talk to about anything, anytime. He’s that one significant person who brings joys and smiles to my day.  Finally, I can share my stories with somebody. The emptiness is filled.

I have my besties and families, even my sister is my besties. I can always talk to them about anything, anytime.  Those crazy, silly stories that we share are the best remedies even on a very bad day. But then, he came. I have everything that I need in life but then this one person just make it more than perfect.

Can you tell the difference between the two stories?  They both might named it “love”. Though I’m not so sure about love, how to define it into words, how to differentiate it from “like” or “needs”.

I don’t see that any of that stories is wrong.  Love can come in any different form, size and way.  It’s funny when people trying hard to compare their love with others, you just can’t.

Love is the most basic, simple yet the most complicated feelings in life.  You can be crazy over love or even badly hurt by love. When the love is somehow disappear, it’s your choice to keep only the good or bad memories of it. Because it’s going to stay in your heart, the alterations that might happen is its priority in your heart and life. 

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Long Distance Relationship

Have you ever dream that someday you’d meet someone who just so right for you but he/she is a thousand miles away from you?

I have never dream that kind of thing.  Why?  Because even if you’re living in the same city as your lover do, it’s not that easy to meet or even to have a long lasting relationship. Well,  maybe it’s just me and my perception of things. Not to mention when you get bored of that person,  but then it might not love if you feel bore. I don’t know.

Yeah,  of course I do realize that today’s information technology become very helpful for those who’s having LDR. You can talk anytime, you can even talk face to face, you just can’t touch them. That’s all.  Is that a problem?  Then you’re just not the LDR kind of person.

One time, my friend who apparently having LDR with her boyfriend said that Skype just doesn’t help.  It’s making things get more difficult because after the Skype session they missed each other even more.  So they stick to messages and a few phone calls every day.

Of course, there’s so much more interesting stories about LDR. I don’t know about the fruitfulness rate of LDR, because I’ve heard only a few stories of LDR.

Ah, love is a mysterious thing every now and then. I’d say, just enjoy it, don’t worry about the next day.  Love the way you wanted to be loved.

Xoxo,
B

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