Open Letter: For Followers (Or Not)

This is an open letter for followers (or not.) Whether within context of social media, or not. Even when one is a follower in social media, does not mean that one does not follow. Go figure.

Today I’ve turned 42. I’ve written a letter to myself a year ago today. It’s like a year younger me sent birthday letter to myself today. I read it again. And I cringed.

It does not mean that I have to keep score of whether what’s inside my letter to myself has been fulfilled. It was just that I am reminded by myself of my purpose in life, a pursuit of happiness. It doesn’t mean that I preach about spreading happiness, nor that I know everything there is to know to happiness. I AM myself in my own pursuit of my own happiness. I am the embodiment of finding happiness, I am living the life, and I talk from my own experience; through thick or thin, ups and down, happiness or sadness, anger; everything is real and not made up. It’s raw.

Yes, in order for me to find happiness in this life I need to mate and find the right person to be joined in holy matrimony and walk this life as one. I need to find a person to marry, my wife to be.

I don’t care if you mock me (in any other way interacting with my life’s story); directly or indirectly (I find that most, almost everybody; mocks behind my back.) It is a consequences of the path that I have chosen to walk through, to write, to live. To write the story of my life IS to live it. And at some point in the past I have made a decision. Now I have a defining decision: to write the story of life I live BY writing it down. Because what I write is actual life, and if you are in some way involved with this story; conscious or not; you are more than welcome to join, we can write together. It will find a way. The story of finding happiness.

Back to my quest for finding my future wife, if you will (and you are qualified) let’s give it a shot. Let’s leave at the door what you do, your ego, your pride, your status, your wealth, your race, your age, your religion. Leave them. Just be you as is destined by God to mate; follow your instinct; and give it a chance.

Or not. Got to keep realistic.

Let the quest continue.

Happy birthday, me.
~Me today.

A Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness has been a thing people take for granted. It was never something that people confess that they really need. Maybe it is a bad label to be unhappy.

My realization of me needing happiness began from that one period of time I interacted with somebody in Twitter, and occurrences that follows was overwhelming. At first I thought that we can spread happiness in social media, thus inspired me to be a founder of Happinette. It has been quite a while now, and all along the things that happened in my interaction with her (and with everybody else) I came to realized that it’s not just that (we can share happiness on social media or whatever medium), but also that I AM in my own pursuit of happiness. Like the Will Smith character was doing in The Pursuit of Happyness. My current personal life (which I can not explain here) is not that great, and this is a real life personal struggle of me settling down and find the true meaning of happiness. Continue reading “A Pursuit of Happiness”

Selama Ini, Apakah Sebenarnya #NoMention?

Sudah lama saya pribadi merasa distereotipkan sebagai orang dengan kepribadian tertentu. Saya juga sebenarnya bingung apakah posting tentang #NoMention ini klarifikasi atau bukan, karena sebenarnya bukan hal yg besar, atau hal kecil yang dibesarkan. Atau bahkan tidak ada apa-apa, dijadikan ada apa-apa, atau hal yang besar, yang menjangkiti segenap penjuru Twitternesia.

Sebenarnya saya sudah menuliskan pernyataan pribadi dalam posting ini, tapi ternyata masih berlarut sampai sekarang, sehingga saya merasa perlu posting ini. Mungkin baiknya perli dibaca lagi klarifikasi terdahulu itu, agar mendapatkan konteks untuk posting ini. Continue reading “Selama Ini, Apakah Sebenarnya #NoMention?”

Happinette – The Novel

Nov 17, 2012 – Changed the brand name to Happinette

Dec 31, 2011 – This post was written on May 3, 2011 as a draft, never see the light of day until now, the last day of 2011. It’s about a project about something that has became a passion of mine for quite some time now. It’s about happiness.

Jan 9, 2013 – The initial post below is reposted in its original form, on its original time.

Koi Cafe & Gallery, 3 May 2011, 7.30 PM

Here I am, sitting here in this posh café on a long comfy sofa. Just closed a web design project deal but my client @imbipulungan has long gone for a yoga session. My MacBookPro is still displaying web browser with website I am working on. A twitter client also present on the side of the screen, displaying my timeline, scrolling down endlessly. Nothing there caught my eye though. Even the work on screen. My mind was wondering somewhere else. Exact same venue, but was on the old location though. When nothing happened. Continue reading “Happinette – The Novel”

I Am An Unhappy Man

Hi all. This is maybe my first blog post in years. So bear with me if my way of writing a little bit rusty.
I am an ordinary man. I live by myself. I come from a middle class family of 5 children. Actually my blood sibling is only 2. The rest is a step sister, and 1 comes from same father. My mom passed away when I was 8 from a breast cancer. My father remarried 2 years later (I think.)

Hi all. This is maybe my first blog post in years. So bear with me if my way of writing a little bit rusty.

I am an ordinary man. I live by myself. I come from a middle class family of 5 children. Actually my blood sibling is only 2. The rest is a step sister, and 1 comes from same father. My mom passed away when I was 8 from a breast cancer. My father remarried 2 years later (I think.)

Continue reading “I Am An Unhappy Man”