Polyglot

Dictionary.com :

Polyglot (adj.) : able to speak or write several languages; multilingual

 

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I remember the first time I learned this word. It was when I held my dream as an English and Japanese native speaker. Behind the story of that dream ambition is simple, only because I loved watching anime in English subtitle. Such a simple minded person I was.

I still have this ambition, to be a polyglot. It’s not easy as I think before. Learning new languages require stability. Something that I still don’t have. Some said, to learn language, what you have to do is learn everyday, even only one word. When you said ‘later’, you know what it would end up. Procrastination. Laziness. Forgetfulness.

And when you suddenly feel energetic again, you open your book to learn some chapters or open language learning application….

*sigh* I already learned this chapter that time, but I forget it again. Do i have to start from the beginning again? When will I get the polyglot title if I am still walking in the same place?

Not trying to make people offended. I saw my reflection when writing this post (to my current self who’s a pro-procrastinator, wake up !).

The thing is, not only learning language, when we’re learning anything, if you don’t re-run through chapters or lessons in your book, materials, or whatsoever, you will meet forgetfulness.


Can I pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? It’s a lyric from Airplanes (part 2)

I really hope 2017 will be a year which I can learn English, Japanese, Korean, Russian and French, much more than what I did in 2016. Those unique alphabets and accents are the reasons why I keep my preseverance to be a polyglot.

Let’s learn more languages !

P.S: Duolingo, memrise, drops. Apps that I used a lot in the past to learn languages. It has helped me a lot.

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The Soaring Pines

As I sit and look up to the sky, I collect my thoughts. The giant pine trees surround me, standing soaringly through the sky, reminding me of how people around me continue to grow to be a better person.

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Pine Trees, captured with my beloved-but-kinda-old iPhone 4S

Too often, I questioned myself whether I grow to be a better person or not. As if it isn’t enough of that question most of the time, the time where I supposed to loose my mind didn’t make me feel ease. I really adore people around me. Some of them are having their passion burning, doing something specific, achieve goals, gain confidence and trophy as bonus. Meanwhile, some of them are spending their time with hobbies or anything worth to do, dropping their sweats, growing their eyebags, wishing that every second they spend worth for their future.

Me? I am included in the latter part.

Doing things endlessly without knowing my passion is, was actually exhausting. I am really jealous of how people know their passion and do it happily.

As I was reminded but those thoughts, “Ah, if i have to compare, I am only a tiny plant whereas the others are giant trees”

After a few minutes, somehow I regain my conciousness in mind, telling something that hits me

There’s no point to compare ourselves with the others. It only brings you down and makes depression closer to you. Compare yourself today with yourself yesterday, or yourself a few months ago.

And that’s it. I talked to my friend as I continue to wander, moving from that sitting place to enjoy the view and life. I looked to the sky once again, smiling ear to ear and whispering, “Thank you”.

P.S.

I enjoyed view of Pines on Imogiri, Bantul, Yogyakarta. The story I write in this post has some of my real thoughts, but at that time I sat, the thing that came to my mind is how to not be an arrogant person because I am still not, and never be good enough to be arrogant, while people around me who is good enough do not even have time to be arrogant. I changed it a bit because the story I wrote reflecting my current thoughts and portraying the photo best other than my thoughts that time.

Here is another photo I took.

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Pines everywhere

Not my best photo *sigh*. I wish I can visit Yogyakarta again, some time in the future.

A Trip to Remember : Days on Lombok (Prologue)

Hello fellas !

Finally a post after the laziness of posting in more than six months !!!!! I don’t know since when i’ve been telling myself to keep the writing habit on my-dusty-blog 😦 but what have i done so far this year? not writing much in 2016, yet 2017 will be coming in no time #cryinginthecorner

Anyway, have you ever felt so stressful and need holiday so bad?

I have. I think everyone, um, no, most people have.

This post is entirely based on my experiences on enjoying my f*ckin first time go beyond my comfort zone. Going and enjoying the breathtaking views with my college friends.

Setting : few months before graduation, on Yogyakarta

I had a discussion with my friend, to go on a holiday. She recommended to go to Lombok since she already went there 2 years ago. Well actually, she already had this talk before with my other friend and agreed to go there. She told me that more companions, the better vacation will be. That’s the motive of why she asked me to join.

I thought, “Ah it’s too far. Well from what i saw on Google (thank you for your pics anyway, dearest Google), the view at Lombok is amazing, especially the beaches. The crystal clear beaches…..ah, i want to see it. Ah, but it’s too far. Do i have money? I am not even graduated. Ah, but i really want to go there. Ah, but wait, will my parents give permission. Ah, too many ah’s………..”

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Further

To travel is to understand how amazing God has created this world for humans.

Traveling is, for me, a way to see what kind of differences this side of the world (red : my country) and that side of the world (red : every country). There must be the similarities and differences between each other. The similarities, of course, us, humans, also other creatures (animals, um…. should i mention it?) live in everywhere on this world. The differences? From the basic things like culture, food, music-until the complicated ones like politic, and many more.

These past years have been my precious experience to travel to a place, which is far from my home. It’s still in the same country, though. Not only travel, i’ve been given a chance to stay and to explore that place.

My point is… dear friend of mine, just travel, explore, further and further from your home. Remember to come home after enjoying your stay. Those places existed for you not only to enjoy, but also for a reminder, that the best place for every of us, is home.

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Traveling makes me realize how precious home is, how grateful i am to meet such great parents and family, friendly friends.