[EF#8 – Weekly Challenge] A Letter For My Younger Self

This is a response post for EF#8 Weekly Challenge – Write a letter to younger you, where you have to say something to yourself 10 years ago.

Hi, young man.

You don’t know me. but trust me I know you so well. At this time, you’ll enjoy playing PlayStation and studying around. Don’t worry, that’s fine. You will be great person and get admiration for your achievement. One little advice, don’t forget about your family and friends. Even though it looks like you are the one who struggles a lot, their support is irreplaceable. Be thankful by supporting them back, saying gratitude, and giving special attention for people who worked hard for you.

When you face challenge or anything unpleasant, just remember this short advice:

Try harder.

It’s better to be worn out. The pain will lost in time. However regrets won’t leave your mind easily. You better don’t have little regrets disturbing you for not having matters done right.

I don’t have secret intentions on giving this advice. I just hope you could learn something very important in your life earlier.

Yours, always.


[EF#7 – Weekly Challenge] Snap and Tell a Story – When It Rains

This post is a response for Blog English Club EF#7 Challenge. The community here is great and I want to join it. Writing together is always better.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

Foto pemandangan perkebunan Jawa Barat Bandung Subang

When it’s raining hard when you are on the road, find yourself a shelter and enjoy it

It was about a year ago, in rainy season like these days. My friend and I went to tea plantation in borders of Subang and Bandung. We were preparing for initiation of Student Activity Unit newbies. The unit’s name isn’t shown here to make sure future generations will not find it :P. You know, college students have such tradition. Some would say that college initiation is inhuman and useless. I’ll tell you, the days where oppressing seniors rule the college were long gone. Our target was to pass down all cultural and organizational value in difficult situation. We understood our duty and responsibility. We made sure everything run safely and smoothly. That’s why we were willing to ride motorcycle 40 km away.

Back to the main story, one day we were on the road while raindrops are starting to fall. Gentle at first, then it turned out furiously dangerous. Strong winds and intense rain were too much. Raincoats were useless. Unfortunately, we were in tea plantation area. No shelter around. My friend pulled the motorcycle faster. Thank God, we could find traditional coffee shops and rest area after few hundred meters.

We ordered some coffee, then having conversation. Feeling bored after waiting for almost an hour, I took a picture of tea plantation around. One picture above is my favorite.

So that’s my story. Just remember to bring good raincoat, or suffer in this rainy season.