~Audi alteram partem~

You know your part of the story. Now hear the other side.
Cos everyone just want to be heard

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How do you know what your dream is, you ask? It's when you can't stop thinking about it, until you do something. And once you're doing something to reach that dream, you can't stop moving.

What is passion, you ask? It's when you can't stop yourself from working for it. Even when everyone doubts you, mock you. Even when you question yourself. But you can't help to keep working for it.

Conor McGregor's obsession

I cannot have a normal colleague

I'm glad to report that my colleague with the incredible thoughts have moved back to her home country, ready for spawning. She's at her 2nd spawn right now. I hope she stops at two. I don't think the world can bear any more little incredible thoughts such as hers in this world.

But I can't catch a break. Even before the first is gone, the second came. Not only this second one has some similar incredible thoughts, she's outspoken too.

One outspokenness that bother me is, she really likes to report to me whenever she's going to the toilet for a big business. Or anything that's related to her big business, really. Usually it's verbal, but here's a written evidence of her favourite past time in office:

That's not the first time too. I just didn't get to screenshot her other reports.

I'm flattered that she feels the need to report to her senior in life, but I really do not need to know that particular aspect of her life.

“Planet Earth is the insane asylum of the galaxy.”
- Werner Von Braun 
"Simplicity is underrated."
- Evan T.

Aristotle quote
I found out how Donald Trump won the presidency.

Nothing changes until you do

“Let him that would move the world first move himself.” 
- Socrates

Spotted in Quora

Being rich is surely nice but being filthy rich is overrated.
After you hit US$20 million or something, it is the same nasi goreng afterwards.
-Anonymous in Quora

Heart vs Head

"Love with your heart. Use your head for everything else."
- Alan Melikdjanian


Remember some time ago I had a question: When two persons you respect are disrespecting each other, do you stop respecting either one?

I finally found a concrete answer, which is a resounding YES.

It might not be too clearly black and white. It might not happen immediately. But you will lose your respect for one of them eventually. I found this answer, unfortunately, through personal experiences. I realised, this tendency to lean towards one side is because of our values. Or more precisely, the conflicting of those values.

What are values? No, not the monetary worth of something. I'm talking about the other kind of values:
The principles or standards of behaviour; one's judgement of what is important in life.

Everyone has values. Positive or negative, everyone has their own view of what they hold as important, that they use as the cornerstone of their lives.

For the positive examples, some people value honesty, or honour. So in everything they do, they will try to be honest, or honourable, even though they might get into trouble (Ned Stark, anyone?).
For the negative examples, it could be materialism, the value that put things as more than human beings.

When you respect someone, I find, it's because you have similar values. If you're an honest person, you'll only respect honest people, whether you realise this or not.
So if the 2 people you respect, are disrespecting each other, most probably there's a contradiction of values there. But as we know from a wise man, contradiction cannot exist in one place, so you'll drop one of them in the end.
“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”
- Francisco d’Anconia

I find this true in love as well.

We might fall in love because of various reasons. But we stay in love when we share the same values. When a couple in a relationship don't share the same values, you'll see that the relationship will fall apart faster than you can say "Francisco d'Anconia".


It's ok to be sad. It's also okay to be angry.

“...anger could be thought of as an intermediate emotion. An event happens, the brain doesn't have time (or doesn't want to) to fully process the situation and it needs a reaction, so anger is what's used until there's more time to examine everything in more detail.”^

“It’s the one that tells us we need to take action to put something right,” she says. “Anger is a problem-solving emotion. It gives us strength and energy, and motivates us to act.”^

“Nobody ever gets into trouble for feeling angry. But people sometimes get into trouble for what they do when they feel angry.”^

The Piemaker

"Nobody remembers your father, Ned.
But they do talk about how you turn out to be such a nice, wonderful boy.

Man, even."
- Vivian Charles, Pushing Daisies

Ned Pushing Daisies

Image of God

"...if man is made in the image of his god, and man is a corrupt entity
- wouldn’t it stand to reason that god is a corrupt entity?"

Jika manusia diciptakan menurut rupa tuhan, dan manusia adalah sebuah wujud yang curang
- bukankah sebuah argument yang benar untuk mengatakan bahwa tuhan adalah sebuah wujud yang curang?

Why are we trying to save the world?
What has the world done for us, except hates us.
Kenapa kita berusaha menyelamatkan dunia?
Apa yang sudah dunia ini berikan pada kita, selain kebencian.

-Inspired by Harley Quinn and her love for Puddin'

Lessons today

"Being nice is not something to do."

"It's better to be the enemy of a good person,
than to be a friend of a bad one.
Lebih baik menjadi musuh seseorang yang baik, daripada menjadi teman orang yang jahat.

Nam Jung Gi

"Only money that makes you comfortable when accepting is truly yours.
Money that makes you uneasy when taking, it always comes back to bite you."

Wisdom from the dad in Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Gi


Alexander the Great quote


"You laugh at me because I'm different, 
I laugh at you because you're all the same." 

- Jonathan Davis

Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo quote


"The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish,
and I keep on paddling."
- Varys, A Clash of Kings

Just Vary's less cute, more epic way of saying 'keep on swimming'.

What family is

"That's what family is —People who hate you but can't kill you 'cause they're the first ones questioned."
- Max Black from 2 Broke Girls
"I spend so much time praying, I have awkward silences with God."
- Olive Snook

Olive Snook Pushing Daisies

From my most favourite ex-couple

"I knew I had to figure out a way to be different. Some way to get better. And have more to offer."

But I say, life's a mess, right? Best things come out of a mess.
Yes Jake, chaos is a ladder!