About Haze

I rarely speak up about the issue currently happened, but as for now, I cannot hold myself to say something about it. After realizing that my love for fashion polluting water, now I have to face other sad-fact about my lifestyle.

It has been several months since the news about haze in my beloved Indonesia – Sumatera and Kalimantan – appeared. Never thought before that my need for manufactured products may be the cause of this disaster. Never thought before that my love for processed and fried food also may be its cause. As I am looking around, not only me, this habit becomes one of things people love so much.

Nah, I’m not telling you to stop eating, since who am I having control over food you eat. I know we somehow blame the government and the industry for being blinded by money, but we give our money to them. They may just fulfill our demand. We are the one can control the product we buy. The more we buy, the more they burn spacious forest area, habitat of numerous living creatures, turning it into mono-culture planted area, consists of palm only.

As I think we are well-educated enough or at least wise enough, to prefer conserving the earth we live on than following the sound of our tummy, may we be a smart consumer, may we educate others to be smart consumers. I know it is hard not to eat our favorite food, but as a human we have mind to think, heart to feel, not only desire to follow. Please, be considered that we need fresh air to breathe, clean water to live, shady trees to ensconce, and absolutely cute animals to show our next generation.

It is not the only way. There are many other ways you can do. A little action we take may contribute much for preserving this earth, for giving our (grand) children a chance to see a good world by their eyes. I know it is something we cannot realize solely, so let’s take others with us (it is the hardest part, but at least we are not quietly watching those industries degrading our lovely planet). Together, we can make it happen.

PS: Go over Google and search about Indonesian (and other countries) forest degradation, palm plantation and products, human greed’s impact on earth, and other things related and maybe you can tell the world your thoughts about it.

Maybe, the simplest way to get things done is by simply getting through them all

You’ll never know what kind of situations you’ll face in your life.

I do think so, couldn’t agree more for the saying.

I can not tell how many I skipped the class.

I can not tell how much I said “I am tired”.

I can not tell how much I wanted to cry.

But

I can not tell how much I learned.

I had never expected those thoughts be in my mind before this semester started. The fact, this semester is full of things I’ve never expected. Likely couldn’t avoid routines of each day.

To be walking in a rush at day from one place to another, to be going home when everybody has fallen asleep, to be sipping coffee while going through sleepless night, to be working your ass off to catch up with the deadlines.

It is stressful, troublesome, and exhausting, yet the long awaited moment comes at the end of the day – a moment you finally can loose your mind.

To be relieving – as you still be given a chance of standing on your own, of making things right, of going the day well enough, of seeing your loved ones happy and healthy. All the cries you hold on your eyes blown, pouting lips you put on all the day gone, and you’ll be smiling while recalling every single thing happened today, you couldn’t ask for more, you couldn’t ask any better than what you’ve had today, and indeed, Allah is the best planner.

Here I learn about letting go of things have gone.

Here I learn about having patience and holding anger.

Too many lacks within myself that for these may not burden me, instead enlighten me to be a better one.

If it couldn’t be easier, may we be stronger.

With all my might and love,

Regards.