Junk Of The Heart

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo Buscaglia

May 15, 2014 10:57 am 10:56 am
"There are times when you don’t know yourself. There are times when you don’t want to know yourself. There are times when you want to be what you have never allowed yourself to be before."

Aidan Chambers (via psych-facts)

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10:56 am
"When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most."

Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via psych-facts)

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March 17, 2014 1:06 pm

Miracles

"Some people say there are miracles, and some people say there’s no such thing. But in moments of urgency, people inevitably pray and wait for a miracle. Thus, miracles need to exist—so that in all times of urgency there is some glimmer of hope for people to dwell on. Miracles need to exist."

"But miracles are miracles because they aren’t common. There are far more misfortunes we don’t think of than miracles we don’t expect. That is the world. Life is too cold and harsh to live believing only in miracles."

"In the end, miracles are a matter of probability. Miracles only exist to one person, and to the 9,999 others, are simply empty talk of that thing they call miracles. Life is cruel with its absolute and overwhelming probability. But still, miracles are needed. Rather than the despair of a zero probability that will never come to pass, a ten-million-to-one chance is better. That is how hope exists."

March 2, 2014 10:44 am

Why again

And then the pain happened to reoccure again with one question, “have you been doing well?”, see, rather than asking me “how have you been doing?”, you chose that words because you’re afraid of the consequence of the answer that I’m unwell compared to the fact that you’re doing so well, at least that what’s shown. If you expect an answer like that, how am I supposed to answer you? Why bother asking…

January 25, 2014 2:09 am January 5, 2014 11:45 am
"I already said too much. I already shared too much, and I want all my secrets back. I hate getting close to people these days, I always regret sharing too much, caring too much, doing too much, feeling too much."

Anonymous (via khalu)

somehow me too..

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11:39 am

Day 3: Why Do I Blog?

I blog here because I’m fond of learning everything. In tumblr I’ve been learning how people live and think in different areas around the world. It’s amazing to see how diversed we are, yet we are the same, human ;)

I also love bogging for it could be a place for me to share my unspoken thought and ideas. I believe that by keeping them here would be useful someday. At least they could be a reminder or even just memory in the future.

11:35 am

Day 2: Meaning of My Blog Name

When I first had this tumblr, The name wasn’t “Junk of The Heart”.

But when I was in my 3rd year of university in 2009/2010, I begun listening to The kooks. I grew fond of this band. In 2011, they came back with “Junk of The Heart” as the album tittle. I fell in love at the first sound. I thought those words are just beautiful and it represent my blog well.

Sometimes in my daily life, I have things I can’t say, I have things I can’t manage to say, I have things I can’t show, they become “junk” in my heart until I transfer them here, so … This tumblr is the junk of my heart.

11:16 am

Day 1: Intro and Recent Photo

Okay, I guess, I’m going to start here.

This is my recent photo, I’m not fond of self-camera so I don’t really have a selfie, hehe..

This photo was taken by one of my friend on last December 25th. I had a short trip to Pangandaran Beach in West Java, Indonesia.

II gained weight a lot ast year, so I’m thinking to eat less this year :D

10:59 am

31 Day Blog Challenge

Hello, Tumblr!

2013 had been way too nice for me. I had a lot of things to do and a lot of things to explore. I could say that it was one of the busiest years in my life.

I had some upgrading related to my teaching. Our school has been improving our materials to be multimedia and CEFR-based. I felt like I had no days free without fixing them here and there, basically, new materials are like new roads for me, teacher. I sometimes stumble and I need to learn the way to get up. I was also busy preparing my kids for Cambridge ESOL Examinations. That what I’ve been doing these past one years with other fellow teachers.

Tiring, yes, but more than that, I felt satisfied and rewarded.

I admit I don’t really have time to think and post things here and in my other social media, but after hearing about this 31 Day Blog Challenge, I feel like I have to do this. Think about how fun this would be ;)

well, I was going to do this from 1st of January, but, better late than never, here we go!

10:55 am
theperksofbeingamarshmallow:

Gonna run this for January 

I’m in! :)

theperksofbeingamarshmallow:

Gonna run this for January 

I’m in! :)

January 2, 2014 10:14 pm
"Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction."

Bobby Sommer  (via fusels)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via burstingofpassion)

December 28, 2013 5:58 am

Looking back on 2013 (pls)

  • 1: What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
  • watching a foreign musician concert, Sungha Jung
  • 2: Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
  • I basically dont fancy new year's resolutions.
  • 3: Did anyone close to you give birth?
  • anyone close? I dont think so
  • 4: Did anyone close to you die?
  • no. as far as I could remember
  • 5: What countries did you visit?
  • Vietnam
  • 6: What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013
  • money? haha no I mean I want to be more focused in teaching, it is.
  • 7: What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
  • 11th of December, it's my birthday and good things have always happened on this date, I got messages, cakes, surprises, and even gifts from old students
  • 8: What was your biggest achievement of the year?
  • I teach better as a teacher, I learn about collaborative learning, and I learn to teach more professionally from amazing teacher like Kaye and Hoskin
  • 9: What was your biggest failure?
  • I failed the common knowledge tests to be a civil servant, I wonder if I was really Indonesian
  • 10: Did you suffer illness or injury?
  • Thank God, no biggies, just flu or cough.
  • 11: What was the best thing you bought?
  • My tab, It has been a great help for my daily activities
  • 12: Whose behaviour merited celebration?
  • my youngest sister I found out this year that she's the most assertive among us sisters.
  • 13: Whose behaviour made you appalled?
  • i cant think of anyone
  • 14: Where did most of your money go?
  • my living expenses and my sister's
  • 15: What did you get really, really, really excited about?
  • Travelling to Vietnam and meeting David Kaye
  • 16: What song will always remind you of 2013?
  • Betty's a bombshells-Grouplove
  • 17: Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
  • a. happier
  • b. fatter
  • c. richer
  • 18: What do you wish you’d done more of?
  • keeping in touch with old friends
  • 19: What do you wish you’d done less of?
  • browsing the youtube
  • 20: How did you spend Christmas?
  • I dont celebrate christmas
  • 21: Did you fall in love in 2013?
  • I'm not sure
  • 22: What was your favourite TV program?
  • "Dad where are you going?"
  • 23: Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
  • I dont even remember those I hate
  • 24: What was the best book you read?
  • "Life Traveler"
  • 25: What was your greatest musical discovery?
  • "Sungha Jung"
  • 26: What did you want and get?
  • I want to be happy, I've had happiness
  • 27: What did you want and not get?
  • I want a brother
  • 28: What was your favourite film of this year?
  • "Now you see me"
  • 29: What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
  • myself, I love myself more
  • 30: How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
  • the I-dont-care-what-you-think-as-long-as-I-enjoy-it look
  • 31: What kept you sane?
  • my faith and my family
  • 32: Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
  • kwon jiyong
  • 33: What political issue stirred you the most?
  • err... no idea
  • 34: Who did you miss?
  • a lot, I miss all the absents
  • 35: Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
  • I learn how to trust myself more, I learn how to depend on myself more, I learn to close my ears and listen through my heart. I learn how I mingle with fake people, I learn how I love them too much more than they care about me. I learn how I often ignore good people that have been attentive, i learn to apreciate them more. Most importantly, I learn how to stay away from those who suck happiness out of me and I learn to make people who sincerely love my good and my bad, happy.
  • 36: Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
  • "Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
  • And I cant help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear take the wheel and steer
  • It's driven me before, it seems to have a vague
  • Haunting mass appeal
  • Lately I'm beginning to find that I should be the one behind the wheel
  • Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
  • With open arms and open eyes"
  • (Drive-Incubus)
December 27, 2013 5:31 am
"1. If you like someone, wait.
2. Give lots of compliments, even if you’re shy. Everyone else is too.
3. Change. Get a haircut, try new perfume, get new sheets. Become better than you were before.
4. Eat healthier. Learn to cook something fancy.
5. Get up earlier and watch the sun come up.
6. Wear soft clothes, take a bath, drink something warm.
7. Meet someone new, even just a friend.
8. Become closer with your friends and your family. Call your mother. Cry with your best friend. Tell everyone how much you appreciate them.
9. Keep your room clean. Buy some candles. Let the natural light in.
10. Make a list of reasons why you’ll be better off without them. Believe they are true, because they are.
11. Listen to new music.
12. Write everything you’re thinking and feeling. Write letters. Write happy letters, sad letters, and angry letters, even if you’re never going to send them.
13. It’s okay to be sad, but not forever. Sadness is not as beautiful as music makes it seem. Lack of sleep makes your eyes droopy, not deep. Wake up every morning and tell yourself you’re going to have a good day.
14. Go to the library. Don’t forget to look in the music section.
15. Remove them from your life. Get rid of the things they gave you if they make you sad. They’re not worth it. You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.
16. Make new memories.
17. Try to find something to appreciate in everything you do or experience.
18. Being alone is okay, you don’t have to surround yourself with people.
19. Become your own best friend. Buy yourself coffee and drink it alone in a cafe. Take your time.
20. Learn to love every bit of yourself."

How to feel better and become better by timidgeek (via shittyteenblog)

Take tips.

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Will do :)

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