Sunday, May 16, 2010

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

This past few weeks I've been obsessed with a song from Sister Act II.

It could be because the simplicity yet deep meaningful lyric, it could be because Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blunt sang it very beautifully. Nevertheles, I can't get the song out of my mind.

"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"

Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart fell lonely
And long for heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
A constant friend is he
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches over me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow

And I know he watches
He watches me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches
I know he watches
I know he watches me

He watches me. Everywhere I go, every step I take, every decision I made, He watches. He guide me all the way. There are time I choose not to listen, there are times I regret things. But He still watches.

This song remind me of classic Sunday School song, "Burung Pipit yang Kecil".

Burung pipit yang kecil dikasihi Tuhan, terlebih diriku dikasihi Tuhan.
Bunga bakung di padang diberi keindahan, terlebih diriku dikasihi Tuhan.

Not merely because both songs mention birds, hehehe.
Also because God is great, He loves His creations. Wild flowers and little sparrows, more over human kind which He create similar to Him.



A sentence from "3 Idiots" movie that I like (don't remember the exact words but it went something like this):
Our little hearts? They got scared easily.
So I pat mine when I'm sacred, and say "all is well"




Conclusion?
My scared little heart, He watches.
He watches, He understands.
So be brave, for He will guide you all the way.




lyric from www.lyric007.com
video links to Youtube.com


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Klasik

Ada tiga novel Indonesia klasik yang amat saya sukai.
1. Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk - Ahmad Tohari.
2. Salah Asuhan - Abdul Muis.
3. Layar Terkembang - St. Takdir Alisjahbana.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sagrada Familia

10 things I want to do before I hit the bucket:
- Watch Neri per Caso live in concert.
- Go to Sagrada Familia in 2026, when they've finished build the church.

- Spent a week in pretty city Haifa, Israel.
- ....
- ....
Ok so I don't have 10 things, those three are what I have in mind right now.

With this post, I add new label to this long lost blog: The Beauties. Tag in it are all kinds of things I find majestic like one of a kind building, nature scenery, designs,cities,etc.


Sagrada Familia, a church design by Antonio Gaudi, located in Barcelona. I think it's the only building I constantly think about.
Went there in 2004, when me and my sister went backpack (well in our case - dragging tiny wheeled suitcases) to Spain and Italy. We couldn't afford taking tour w/ travel agents, so my sister arranged a modest backpack trip for us. On train, no tour guide, stayed at student hostels, pete-pete like flight, almost got robbed in Stazione Termini, walked around from one tourist spot to another.... We were on a very tight budget.

-> you see why I think it's majestic?

Anyway. Wikipedia shall tell you better story about Sagrada Familia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia


Allow me to describe my feelings towards the church. It is the most beautiful, exciting building I have ever seen. I don't know much about buildings, but Sagrada Familia charmed me very much. Wikipedia describe Antonio Gaudi's design as highly individualistic. Could that be part of the reason I'm so attached to this particular building? The only building I'm attached to, mind you.





















Every part of the building has its own details. Non
e resembles exactly as the other. It has its own carves, sculptures.
Most buildings has cor
ners which looks alike. Not this one. It has cripple walls on this side, statues chiselled faces on the other corner, alpha and omega carving at the other, spirals here, mosaics there. Such fine work of art, for me.









statue chisseld faces ->



The pillars.
Pleaseeee let me tell you about the pillars. Standing below it made me feel like an elf in a magical forest. Each column, for me, feels like it has its own soul.

Imagine you're in Du Weldenvaren (from Eragon series. I know I know, I'm a freak).













Imagine you're in Ellesmera. The building should have pillars like the ones in Sagrada Familia. You walked through pillar which look like very tall trees, the branches so far up high and each grows little details.
How did Antonio Gaudi able to place, to design that every little on each pillars? How? How?

See the difference on these pillars? Some "fruits" look like clams, some look like pine corn, or is that pineapple?









If I were to live in Du Weldenvaren, my home definitely should has at least two pillars like Sagrada Familia. Or perhaps someday when I build my own house I could have two pillars like that? Oh it would be so pretty... I'd paint it cream, off white.

















Sagrada Familia would be completed in 2026. I am going to work my ass of so I can go there then.
:)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm Alive

It's been AGES since I last blogged.
August-October-November-December-January-midFeb = almost 6 months?!
Gee.

A lot has happened, a lot has changed.
It's been quite a ride this past six months. I broke up, went back together for couple of months, broke up again.
Yada yada yada, let the past be the past.
I'm thankful for what I have now.

Haven't been able to take any photograph because - I'm so please to write this - I'm now a permanent employee of Coca Cola Distribution Indonesia! Work as IS&T Implementator for four months and recently been promoted as Market Development Officer! Wohoooo!!
Allow me to repeat it again.
Promoted.

GOD IS GOOD!!

I'm no longer active in the Uni Choir, work is what happened.
Work is fun, it is exhausting, it involves a lot of learning new things I have never done before.
Which is very much enjoyable.
What bothers me is I don't read as much now. Not purely because I don't have time, mostly because lately I haven't been able to find a book that truly excites me.
Read some ok ones - gonna blog about this later - but none arouse me so much I can't put it down.

Now I tweet. It's amazing how addictive writing and reading brief sentences could be. You got news, you got gossips, flirtations, hatred, comedic lines, and of course the phenomenal twitter stunt by Joko Anwar. Hilarious!

I'm gonna back to bed now.
I solemnly promise will blog more, for the sake of being able to practice English at the very least.