“Karena hati tak perlu memilih, ia selalu tahu kemana harus berlabuh.” ー Perahu Kertas (Dewi Lestari)
Seketika saya ingat potongan pesan dari salah satu novel – yang juga difilmkan – kesayangan saya ini.
Dulu mana setuju dengan pesan macam begini. Bagaimana pun hati yang akan memilih bukan? Perlu memilih?
Sekian lama waktu berlalu, selayaknya sekian lama saya menghilang dari dunia tulis menulis, banyak hal berubah. Rasanya sekarang saya paham makna dari quote tersebut. Paham kalau hati tak akan pernah berbohong.
Despite the hideous heat in Japan recently, I managed to spend wonderful time in Tokyo during this summer holiday . Did not go back to home country, did not go anywhere outside Tokyo. And it’s still great. Well, holiday doesn’t mean you have to go somewhere far far away 😉
On the first day, I decided to go to Imperial Palace for a morning run because it’s been a while since my last time running there. Then went to have lunch with friends. At the end, we went to cinema to watch Pacific Rim. Though I think the movie was so so. All in all, it was a great day.
The next day I went to Madame Tussauds and Legoland in Odaiba. Madame Tussauds was really fun! 🙂
After spending time at Madame Tussauds and Legoland then having lunch at Ocean Club Buffet. You wouldn’t ask for more when you could enjoy the beautiful view of Tokyo Bay during your lunch time. Another great day anyway.
Friday was such a lazy day. Didn’t go anywhere, just stay at home.
Saturday was hanabi day. My very first hanabi in Japan. Despite the crazy crowd after the show, it was fun to meet some new friends. By the way, it was right on Indonesia Independence day (August 17). So, fireworks for celebration! 🙂
All in all, it was a nice summer holiday. But life must goes on.
Let’s go back to office tomorrow. Hahaha :p
Karena satu dan lain hal tahun ini saya memutuskan untuk tidak pulang ke Indonesia untuk merayakan lebaran. Repot kalau harus menjelaskan disini, pokoknya kali ini tidak pulang. Titik. Hahaha.
Satu hari sebelum lebaran saya masih harus kerja bahkan ada les bahasa jepang pula saat malam takbiran. Sedih? Pasti. Jauh dari keluarga. Tidak ada gema takbir. Dan tidak ada ketupat serta opor ayam buatan mama. Tapi akhirnya saya bawa senang saja. Anggaplah ini pengalaman baru. Pengalaman pertama merayakan Idul Fitri jauh di negeri orang. Jauh dari keluarga tercinta.
Tapi alhamdulillah masih cukup banyak teman yang juga merayakan lebaran disini. Hari Kamis saya ambil cuti penuh satu hari. Bareng teman-teman sholat Ied di SRIT Meguro lalu menghadiri Open House KBRI. Lumayan bisa icip-icip ketupat dan pastel. Begitu saja sudah bikin senang. Haha.
Idul fitri itu sudah indah begitu adanya. Mau dimanapun akan selalu membawa kebahagiaan bagi kita yang merayakan. Lebaran di Tokyo kali ini menyenangkan juga ternyata 🙂
Mudah-mudahan tahun depan masih bisa bertemu Ramadan. Dan masih bisa merayakan indahnya Idul Fitri bersama orang-orang tercinta. Aamiin.
I still run. And I will keep running.
It’s been a part of my daily life and I couldn’t feel any better.
Went to this restaurant a few months ago and I can tell you the dessert (coffee and banana mousse with amaretto ice cream) was the best dessert that I have ever had in my whole life. Overall it was awesome. A must try 🙂
As I remembered I have started running since March 2011. It’s not because the trend or whatsoever. I just thought that I need to build a new life, a healthier one, since I didn’t do sports often back then. Moreover, despite my young age, I felt so unhealthy my body got sick here and there. Not good. So I decided to make a change. And I made it. At that time I ran at least 3 times a week, although the distance was not far. I started from 2 km then 3km and raised to 5km.
Moving to Japan then I had a break moment of running for a quiet long time. My running routine turned into a mess. Life adjustments here and there were the main reasons.
But I made a come back, after all. I ran again. Although not that often like I did before. Because living in a country that has four seasons is not easy. Weather has been the main culprit every time I had break moment. Especially during winter.
But you know what? I need to stop make excuses and make a better commitment to myself.
A few weeks ago I felt unwell and I thought it was because of lacking work out time. I need to do something. And improving my running routine was the only answer that come out of my mind. Then I pushed myself to reach at least 10km after one month break. I made it. I ran 10.5 km and that was the farthest distance by far. And it was my turning point.
This one week, I ran 4 times, total 34.25km. I couldn’t feel any better. I need to keep this up. And commitment is all that matters.
There are always be ups and downs. But someone ever told me, no matter how long you make a break if you really like something you will be back to do it again.
One of the best moments during this lunch time was having a nice conversation with Mr. Saito, the chef at my table. He even showed his pictures when visiting Indonesia long long time ago. Hope to see you again, sir! 🙂