Saturday, May 22, 2010


Quote from Deepak Chopra "I experience true freedom when I accept, understand, and move on from the conditioning of the past." Read somewhere unconditional love does not mean unconditional acceptance. Very confused at this stage.  All I know is I have to stop blaming myself and others for whatever happened in the past. I need to be patient knowing time will heal.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ignorance is bliss

My aunt used to tell me ignorance is bliss. I found that notion hard to digest. Women my generation are well-educated, smart and independent and I didn't buy into the idea of having to act stupid and behave domesticated to be happy (at least that was what I thought she meant).

Now I am finally understanding what that means. I've gotten it all wrong all these time. Ignorance doesn't mean stupidity. I think it means letting go of things that are beyond your control, learning to overlook things you can't change, accepting flaws of people around you.

And I now embrace ignorance is bliss.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Me, coffee and cafe

I love coffee; the aroma, the taste and the after taste.

Home-made Api kopi tubruk served strong and hot is enough to kick-start my morning. When I have coffee outside, the ambiance is as important as the quality of the coffee. Nothing annoys me more than having the aroma of my coffee polluted by the smokey environment. A cozy place is my preference. That translates to nothing glamorous, loud and flashy. These criteria eliminate many "coffee places" in Jakarta which are located in crowded malls where people hang out to see and be seen.

Coffee helps me unwind (wierd as it may sound). I like to just daze and unwind over my coffee either browsing through magazines and newspaper or scribbling on my journal. The new addition to my cafe habit is writing my 2 cents worth on Twitter.

My new favorite in Jakarta is Antipodean in Kemang and in Singapore I've found a great place along the river away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Kith.

Hope you like them as much as I do.