Pesona Danau Toba in Vlog

Lake Toba — Exploring North Sumatera

Vlog yang merekam pesona Danau Toba di Sumatera Utara sudah banyak di YouTube, tetapi yang satu ini cukup berkesan untuk saya. Singkat dan mampu menangkap pesona itu dengan sangat apik.

Proses perekaman vlognya juga direkam dan dikemas dalam sebuah vlog terpisah. Vlog of a vlog. Vlog ini justru memperkuat vlog utama tentang pesona Danau Toba itu sendiri. Ini vlog behind the scenes—nya. Apik! 😊 👍👍

Lake Toba | Behind The Scenes

Nikmatilah videonya guys. Semoga waktu yang engkau gunakan untuk menontonnya tak sia-sia.

Entertained? Hopefully. 😊

With love,

Trees and Blue Sky

Pohon dan langit selalu menjadi objek foto alam yang menarik, setidaknya menurut pandangan saya. Warna hijau dari dedaunan sangat harmonis dengan warna biru langit. Lihat saja pada beberapa foto berikut.

Warna-warna alam memang tak pernah mengecewakan. Nature never disappoints. 😊

FYI, foto-foto di atas berlokasi di kolam limbah pengolahan sawit di pabrik tempat saya bekerja. Sambil walk around, sambil dipotret, dan yang terpenting… dinikmati. Ini hadiah gratis dari Yang Maha Kuasa yang harus dinikmati.

Have a blessed day, everyone!

With love,

Everyone Changes

Yet another beautiful song from Kodaline:

Kodaline — Everyone Changes

Here comes the lyrics, taken from Genius webpage.

[Verse 1]
We say that the hardest thing to do is say goodbye
This is the hardest thing (Hardest thing)
We tried to stitch it up and now I wonder why
Why is this happening to me?
[Pre-Chorus]
But it wasn't right, yet another fight
We were young but we never quite took flight
In another life, maybe you and I
We'll be walking down the aisle dressed in white
[Chorus]
I can see that all you need is everything I'll never be
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes
Say goodbye and let it be
I thought you were the one for me
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes
[Verse 2]
You say you left everything behind all because of me
But I gave you everything
Dreaming of future's bliss
A child and a family
Did they ever mean a thing to you?
[Pre-Chorus]
But it wasn't right, yet another fight
We were young but we never quite took flight
In another life, maybe you and I
We'll be walking down the aisle dressed in white
[Chorus]
I can see that all you need is everything I'll never be
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes
Say goodbye and let it be
I thought you were the one for me
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes
[Pre-Chorus]
But it wasn't right, yet another fight
We were young but we never quite took flight
In another life, maybe you and I
We'll be walking down the aisle dressed in white
[Chorus]
I can see that all you need is everything that I'll never be
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes
Say goodbye and let it be
I thought you were the one for me
But everyone changes (Everyone)
Everyone changes

Enjoy and have a blessed day! 🙂

In The End

Another beautiful song from Kodaline in June 2020 album, One Day at a Time. Feel free to enjoy the following lines while listening to the music, in case you may relate to one thing or two.

Kodaline — In The End
I was blinded by the power
Climbing up the ladder
Even pushed away my father
I was caught up in the rat race
Living in a dark place
Man, I wish I never bothered
[Chorus]
In the end, when all is said and done
In the end, we learn to overcome
In the end, we'll sing our final song
We forgive, we forget, and move on
I was standing there in silence
In a church somewhere in Ireland
It was there I was reminded
In the stakes that I corrected
And the people I affected
And the one's that I respected
[Chorus]
In the end, when all is said and done
In the end, we learn to overcome
In the end, we'll sing our final song
We forgive, we forget, and move on
And move on, and move on
We forgive, we forget, and move on

Such a calming and beautiful music, I think. It feels so good to me. How was your experience? Share below! 😉

With love,

A Little Reflection

During this coronavirus time, we are told to physically distance ourselves and to stay home. The world these days is not much like the prior time.

Some people say they have never once in their life experienced something like this. The effect of this pandemic is huge. Huge enough to force ourselves to distance ourselves one another and to shut down public facilities.

So what is the one simple message you can get during this crisis?

The essentials of life. God, human relationship, health, job, food, and shelter.

Image from https://www.goalcast.com/2017/05/17/10-benefits-of-knowing-your-purpose-in-life/

This coronavirus time reminds us that what really matters in life are those basic, fundamental things. The world has been so advanced and our attention has been so dispersed. We are busy with other non-essential things. We take those basic things for granted.

And this time is like a stop button for us. We are stopped from all distractions and it’s time to get back to the essentials.

All we need now is a good health, a job to make some money, food on the table available for today, and hopefully for the next days, roof above our head to shelter ourselves, and our relationship with our family members and friends, to whom we could communicate and share this crisis together, and our personal relationship with God, to whom we all surrender. In His wisdom our destiny is laid, and by His grace we would get through this.

Other than that? Most probably just some noise. Distraction. Non essential.

Those essentials are enough for a man to live on this earth. If you are healthy and you can make some money to buy some food and to shelter yourself, connected to family and friends, having a personal relationship with God, I think you are on the way to a decent life. And that’s all that matters.

So I wish you a good life even during this crisis. We hope this pandemic will be over soon. But anyway, keep doing good things. Stay sane and healthy. 🙂

With love,