Tag: rants

2020 New Year’s Resolution: My Goals to Embrace the New Decade

Merry Christmas, everyone! 😀

As you may already know, I don’t really celebrate Christmas. But spiritually, I definitely love the holiday seasons as well as the season’s greeting that always comes up with gifts and cookies. Anyway, since I don’t really follow Christmas tradition as I grew up mostly in a Muslim household… I’ll take some time to write about my new year’s resolution for 2020 instead.

It’s gonna be exciting. New year, a new decade, and some more new place(s) to explore in the future… My new year’s resolution for next year definitely marks my adulting life. Why? Well, let’s see!

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10 Years Challenge: This Decade on My Beau, Beauty, and Travel Journey

I just got back from an event in Jakarta when I felt like I lost motivation to do almost everything, including updating my blog. It’s like, not only did I get some kind of writer’s block but I just felt like taking naps every time. It was only this afternoon that the 10 years challenge came across my mind.

I remember that this 10 years challenge was hyped a few months ago on Instagram. Well, I am not really active at the platform, but I figure I could also apply this challenge on my blog instead. After all, the end of 2019 is kind of special since it’s the end of this decade.

While I usually create a post to look back my whole year to match up with the resolution that I made earlier that year, I decide to make something different this time. Instead of looking back to 2019 only, why not trying to flashback and see my personal growth within this decade?!

No kidding, I even scrolled down my Facebook gallery to find some pics I took within the decade. I’ve been through a lot, and even just by looking at my Facebook gallery, I know that I’ve grown far from the bubbly 20-years-old I was 10 years ago.

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Girls’ Day (and Night) Out: How to Spend Quality Time with Your Mom as Adults

After our last staycation at Savoy Homann Hotel a couple of months ago, I recently just finished yet another staycation at another hotel in town. Again, my mom tagged along. This time, I planned out a visit to the new selfie spot in town with her.

As I uploaded a pic of me on Instagram, taken by my mom there, to my surprise I got some messages from my friends who somewhat got inspired to take their mom out too. They asked me what I usually did during the staycation. How to keep my mom entertained, etc.

Well, thanks to those messages because now I’m also inspired to create this article. Some content to give you an idea on what you could do to spend quality time with your mom now that you’re both adults.

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5 Lessons About Work That I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years as a Professional

Career talk, people!

I’m in the mood to talk about work today, because finally after 10 years of working different jobs, getting frustrated because of the job or the boss, I finally got to the point where I think I’m quite content with what I do.

Yup, it took me 10 freaking years to get to this place. To the place where I’m happy with what I do. The place where I complain less. The place where I think I’ve finally found the purpose of my life. The purpose of the skills that I could confidently offer.

Yes, 10 years and 8 jobs later.

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A Few Travel Questions You Should Avoid Asking on International Travel Forums

Do you also rely on international travel forum on several platforms to get more information before you travel somewhere? Maybe it’s some travel websites like Couchsurfing, or some travel groups on Facebook?

Well, since I do… I’ve noticed some pattern on several forums and that includes ignorant questions being asked by some people. I mean, it’s not like I’m being the hard-ass who would get offended by a lot of small things in life. But guess what? I get offended by some small things in life.

So, I’ll be here writing on my rants about a few travel questions you definitely should avoid asking on international travel forums.

Why? Because now that we’re talking about international travel, no matter how you think globalization makes the world flatter than ever, you could still feel the gap in some parts of the world. And when I said flat, I meant it metaphorically. I’m not a part of flat earth society, I swear. I believe in science. LOL.

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