A journey to remember

I’m Beyond Blessed!

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Setelah menghabiskan 6 malam di kota Hangzhou (I’ll write more about that later), akhirnya gue kesampaian menginjakan kaki di kota Guilin, China. Rencananya, besok gue akan mengunjungi Li river yang terkenal indah itu!

Sesampainya di Guilin, seperti biasa, gue langsung norak foto-foto ruangan kamar gue. Gue udah bayar sedikit lebih mahal buat dapetin kamar dengan balcony dan juga kamar mandi menghadap ke sungai, rugi banget kalo enggak didokumentasikan. Sesuai prinsip auditor pada umumnya; not documented not done, hehehehe.

Selesai foto-foto, gue langsung retouch dan naik ke sky garden buat early dinner. Udah hampir jam 6 sore tapi gue baru sempat makan besar! Tadi pagi gue sibuk hunting foto di Hangzhou, lanjut meeting sebentar di kantor Alibaba (plus sempat-sempatnya belanja oleh-oleh di office complex-nya Alibaba), lalu setelah itu terjebak macet 2 jam di perjalanan menuju airport. Untunglah pesawat gue delay, jadi sempat makan cheesecake dulu di restaurant kecil di dalam bandara.

Begitu naik ke sky garden hotel gue di Guilin ini, gue langsung terpukau! View-nya malah lebih bagus daripada teras kamar gue itu. Sungainya, pepohonannya, ditambah suara jangkriknya!

Setelah puas ambil banyak foto pemandangan, gue pesan makan. Ini agak tricky secara sangat susah cari makanan halal di Cina ini, jadi sudahlah, gue pesan cream soup dan garlic bread saja. Sambil menunggu, gue sempat-sempatnya minta tolong mbak penjaga restoran buat ambilin foto gue! 😀 Dan si mbak ini niat banget lho bantuin fotonya. Dia foto gue dari berbagai angle yang dia anggap bagus. I like it!

Saat makanan datang, tentu makanannya gue foto dulu. Setelah itu langsung gue makan, dan nggak disangka-sangka, rasa supnya enak banget! Garlic bread-nya juga gurih dan terasa pas menyatu dengan cream soup-nya. Sambil makan, pandangan mata gue tidak bisa lepas dari pemandangan di depan sana. Hembusan angin, suara alam sekitar, dan rakit bambu yang melintas di sungai di bawah sana membuat acara makan malam gue jadi terasa sangat berbeda. Saat itulah, dalam hati gue berpikiran, “I am beyond blessed! This is exactly the life I’ve been dreaming of.”

7I’ve been spending a lovely week this week. Mengunjungi tempat baru, ketemu orang-orang baru, tinggal di dua hotel yang sangat fotogenik! Memang capek karena jadwal kerja di sini padat banget, tapi toh, gue masih sempat menghabiskan akhir pekan untuk acara jalan-jalan. What can be better than such a job like this? 😉

Emang sih, hidup gue ini banyak banget rintangannya. Tanggung jawab besar, tekanan besar, stres dan deadline yang tidak pernah ada habisnya… Belum lagi permasalahan pribadi yang terkadang membuat gue bertanya-tanya sama diri gue sendiri, “Did I do something wrong?” Memang tidak mudah menjalani keseharian gue, tapi, rasanya betul-betul menyenangkan! Ibaratnya prinsip investasi, higher risk, higher return, hehehehe 😉

Di saat hati gue sedang terasa luar biasa damainya, eeh, tiba-tiba di depan gue ada orang asyik pacaran! Si cowok sibuk mengambil gambar pasangannya, pakai kamera SLR, dan si cewek sibuk berpose secantik-cantiknya. Mereka kelihatan serasi, dan gue betulan ngerasa iri! Duh duh duh, manusia emang nggak pernah ada puasnya :p Sambil senyum-senyum sendiri melihat sepasang muda-mudi itu, dalam diam gue berbisik sama diri gue sendiri, “Someday, I’ll have my turn too.”

Sometimes, all that you really need is simply a break. Away from your own everyday life. Meet the strangers, get lost in some new places, have some times alone just to figure out the next big thing in life. When you finally find your peace in your getaway, you’ll eventually realize how grateful you are with the life you’ve been living in. At least, that’s exactly what I feel right in this moment.

Thank God for this decent life! Again, I’m beyond blessed! 🙂

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It’s very important to feel content about our own life. No matter how hard we try, the truth is, we will NEVER get EVERYTHING we want to have in life. I want to have more curves, I want to have a pair of cheekbones and a chin like a supermodel, I want to be married at 30 years old, I want to be a Math expert, I want so many things in life and some of them are just some mission impossible. It’s true that I’m a go getter, but I simply have no time nor resource to pursue everything I want in life. There are some things that I need to live with it probably for the rest of my life. But you know what? I never regret any of that. I would rather count my blessings rather than feeling sorry for my imperfections. I’ve tried to make the very best of every day in my life, and for me, that is way more than enough. I’m happy just the way I am, and I’m thankful for everything I have, everything I don’t have, and everything that I will never have.
Be a better you, for you. Dress up, wear heels, put some make-up on, for you. Live in your dream, be awesome in what you do, especially for you. Learn from your mistakes, get back up from your downfalls, for you. Be kind, be compassionate, also for you. Make yourself proud for being the very best of you, not to please anyone else but you.
Every people has their very own insecurity. They have flaws, failures, they all once did a couple of things they are not proud of. They have one soul crushing events they wish to forget. Their life is not perfect and nor is mine. I am no different with any other person I know. If there’s one thing I do differently, that one thing that many people is reluctant to do, is that I forgive my past. I accept my flaws. I make peace with my guilts and failures. It’s all simply because there’s nothing I can do to change everything that has happened back in my past. What’s gone is gone, I can only decide what I would like to do on the days to come. Rather than drowning in miseries, I moved on. I’ve seen many people turned their problems to a nightmare. They made their worst moments in life even worse than it should be. They pointed fingers, they blamed random innocent people, they pushed people away, they ran off from reality, they did nothing useful for their own life. Some of them even made their personal problems as someone else’s problems for no particular reason. They let their insecurities hurt people who has nothing to do with their downfalls. My life is no better nor easier than anyone else, but at least, I’m trying so hard to make my own life a better place. If I can do it, and so can you!

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