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Music: Same Love

Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

When I was in the third grade I thought that I was gay
‘Cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight
I told my mom tears rushing down my face
She’s like “Ben you’ve loved girls since before pre-k tripping,”
Yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she?
Bunch of stereotypes all in my head.
I remember doing the math like, “Yeah, I’m good at little league”
A preconceived idea of what it all meant
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing god, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And god loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don’t know

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
I can’t change
Even if I try
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately
“Man, that’s gay” gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we’re saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don’t have acceptance for ‘em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

We press play, don’t press pause
Progress, march on
With the veil over our eyes
We turn our back on the cause
Till the day that my uncles can be united by law
When kids are walking ’round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up

And I can’t change
Even if I tried
Even if I wanted to
I can’t change
Even if I try
Even if I wanted to
My love
My love
My love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is patient
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is kind
(I’m not crying on Sundays)
Love is patient
Love is kind

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BJ: Love

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up. Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil. Love does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoice in the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tounge, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away – 1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 8

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Music: Don’t Judge Me

Chris Brown: Don’t Judge Me

[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna go there
We should never go there
Why you wanna go there
I guess I gotta go there

[Pre-Hook]
You’re hearing rumours about me
And you can’t stomach the thought
Of someone touching my body
When you so close to my heart
I won’t deny what they saying
Because most of it is true
But it was all before I fell for you

[Hook]
So please babe
So please don’t judge me
And I won’t judge you
Cause it could get ugly
Before it gets beautiful
Please don’t judge me
And I won’t judge you
And if you love me
Then let it be beautiful
Let it be beautifu-u-ul , let it be beautiful
Let it be beautifu-u-ul , let it be beautiful

[Verse 2]
Everything I say right now
Is gonna be use in another fight
And I’ve been through this so many times
Can we change the subject
You gonna start asking me questions like:
“Was she attractive? Was she an actress?”
Baby the fact is

[Pre-Hook]
You’re hearing rumours about me
And saw some pictures online
Saying things, got you so angry
Making you wish you were mine
Before we start talking crazy
Saying some things we’ll regret
Can we just slow it down and press reset

[Hook]

[Bridge]
Just left the past
Just be the past
And focused on things
That are gonna make us laugh
Take me as I am, love who I was
I’ll promise I’ll be, the one that you can trust

[Hook]

I don’t wanna go there
We should never go there

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Catatan: Perihal Kebahagian

Beberapa hari yang lalu, saya melihat akun Facebook salah seorang teman sekelas saat saya masih duduk di bangku SMA. Sebut saja namanya Lestari. Saya nggak pernah mengenalnya dengan dekat. Hanya sebatas nama dan beberapa prestasinya di kelas saja. Dulu bagi saya, dia hanyalah cah ndesa, nggak ada sesuatu yang spesial tentang dirinya. Dan sejak lulus SMA, saya nggak pernah lagi stay in touch dengannya karena berbagai hal.

Namun beberapa hari yang lalu, saya melihat akun Facebooknya. Saya merasa iri dengannya. Lestari looks perfectly happy! Dia terlihat bahagia dengan keluarga kecil yang dibangunnya dan pekerjaannya sebagai seorang guru SD. Setelah beberapa menit saya menelusuri akun Facebooknya termasuk membaca status-status nya dan melihat album fotonya, saya melihat bahwa Lestari sepertinya sangat bahagia dengan kesederhanaan hidup yang dimilikinya.

Saya termenung sejenak. Saya bertanya pada diri saya. Akh apa hebatnya jadi guru SD? Apa enaknya jadi ibu muda? Apa hebatnya tinggal di desa? Apa menariknya kehidupan Lestari? Pasti sangat membosankan! Tentu saja saya berkata demikian karena saya tidak sebahagia Lestari.

Dream and Achievement

Saya pun mendiskusikan hal ini dengan Heirwid, salah seorang sahabat saya dari Yogya yang juga bekerja di Jakarta. Saya bercerita tentang kebahagian Lestari (Heirwid nggak kenal Lestari)

“Aku bukan orang kaya tetapi aku menikmati beberapa kemewahan hidup. Aku punya banyak sepatu mahal dengan harga jutaan, baju bermerk dengan harga jutaan, mobil, pernah travelling ke benua Amerika dan Afrika, pergi ke restaurant mahal dan menginap di hotel berbintang. Tapi sepertinya aku nggak sebahagia Lestari. Rasanya masih banyak yang nggak aku miliki. Rasanya aku nggak begitu bahagia dengan pekerjaanku yang aku lakukan. Tapi kenapa Lestari yang cuman seorang guru, tinggal di desa, sepertinya nampak sangat bahagia?” tutur saya pada Heirwid.

“Well, aku nggak pernah nanya sih apakah Lestari benar-benar happy dengan kehidupan yang dimilikinya. Namun sepertinya dia sangat bahagia. Coba lihat foto-fotonya di Facebook! Kenapa bisa begitu?”

“Mungkin karena mimpi dia menjadi guru dan membangun keluarga sederhana di desa. Mungkin bagi orang lain Lestari ‘hanya’, ‘cuma’, ‘mung’ guru. Tapi buat dia menjadi guru adalah sesuatu yang luar biasa bukan mung guru. Dan saat ini mimpinya udah terwujud, tentu aja dia bahagia. Dia bahagia dengan keluarganya. Dia bahagia dengan pekerjaannya. Sedangkan kita yang punya mimpi yang istilah lebih tinggi masih berusaha mencapai mimpi kita, tentu kita nggak sebahagia dia.” kata Heirwid.

Buat aku say, kebahagian itu bisa dicapai ketika kita telah mewujudkan mimpi kita baik itu cinta, karir atau kekayaan. Terkadang jalannya mulus, kadang berkelok-kelok. Semua tergantung usaha kita. Tapi kalau semua cita-cita udah terwujud pasti kita akan perfectly happy… entah itu besok atau 10 tahun mendatang.

Benar kata Heirwid. Banyak orang enggak terlalu bahagia dengan kehidupannya karena mereka (termasuk saya) mempunya kehidupan yang rumit. Namun tentu saja, mimpi dan cita-cita orang itu beda-beda. Kita nggak boleh merendahan begitu saja karena seserhana apapun mimpi seseorang, mimpi tersebut memiliki arti yang besar bagi mereka.

Bersyukur, Being Grateful

Hari ini Bebek, salah seorang kawan dari Yogya, berkunjung ke apartment. Lagi-lagi saya membicarakan Lestari. Sama dengan Heirwid, Bebek pun enggak kenal Lestari. Bukannya saya nyinyir dan ingin menjelek-jelekkan seseorang. Namun perihal kebahagian ini sangat menarik untuk didiskusikan dengan kawan lain karena mungkin saya nggak sebahagia Lestari dan saya iri dengan kebahagiaannya dalam kesederhanaan hidup yang dimilikinya.

Saya pun menunjukkan akun Facebook Lestari. Nggak ada yang mentereng dari akun Facebooknya. Hanya foto-foto anaknya atau kegiatannya sebagai guru. Bebek pun berkomentar bahwa Lestari nampaknya sangat bahagia dan dia berkata.

Menurutku, materi bukanlah sumber kebahagiaan. Kadang-kadang materi justru membebani hidup kita. Dulu waktu aku masih punya apa-apa, aku nggak ngerasa sebahagia sekarang. Tapi sekarang saat aku hidup pas-pasan aku justru malah merasa bahagia karena aku punya kebebasan.” kata Bebek.

Sebenernya semuanya itu lebih tentang bagaimana kita mensyukuri apa yang kita punya. Tapi kadang-kadang manusia rakus dan nggak pernah puas dengan apa yang dimilikinya.” imbuhnya.

Bebek benar. Kita sebagai manusia cenderung enggak pernah puas dengan apa yang kita miliki. Ketika kita punya uang 100 juta, kita ingin 200 juta. Ketika kita punya 200 juta, kita ingin 300 juta. Dan seterusnya, dan seterusnya. Namun bukan berarti kemudian kita hanya bersyukur dan berhenti berusaha.

Mensyukuri apa yang kita miliki sebenernya mempermudah jalan kita untuk mewujudkan impian dan kebahagiaan kita tanpa beban yang berat. Saya selalu percaya bahwa kita kita mengatakan bahwa kita nggak bisa maka kita akan benar-benar nggak bisa melakukan sesuatu, namun ketika kita yakin bahwa kita mampu maka kita mampu.

Perihal kebahagian bukan tentang bagaimana kita lebih bahagia dari orang lain karena ini bukan kompetisi atau lomba. Bagiku, kebahagian adalah tahu apa yang kita mau, berusaha keras untuk mewujudkan mimpi kita dan terus bersyukur dengan apa yang telah kita capai.

Kita enggak perlu iri dengan kebahagiaan orang lain karena mereka telah mewujudkan cita-cita mereka sendiri dan merasakan kebahagiaan yang mereka inginkan.

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Buat kawanku yang merasa sebagai Lestari, terima kasih telah menunjukkan sebuah kebahagian dalam keserderhanaan.

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Music: Bad

Bad by Wale feat Tiara Thomas

Monogamy or whatever you call it
I’m starting to think it ain’t for everybody
Most of us is rushing into it anyways
Know what I’m sayin’

You ain’t rushin’ for love and I ain’t out here to judge
So lets neglect the what if’s and make it do what it does

Lets get it

Is it bad that, I never made love?
No I never did it
But I sure know how to fuck
I’ll be your bad girl, I’ll prove it to you
I can’t promise that I’ll be good to you
Cause I have some issues I won’t commit
No, not havin’ it
But at least I can admit
That I’ll be bad no to you (to you)
Yeah I’ll be good in bed
But I’ll be bad to you

Bad that, I never made love?
No I never did it
But I sure know how to fuck

Lets get it

Bad girls ain’t no good and the good girls ain’t no fun
And the hood girls want a smart niggaaaa
The college girls all want a thug
So it seems that fiend what we don’t need
Got a thing for a queen who know when to leave.
I ain’t about to judge you, don’t judge me
You ain’t gotta really sing about your rap sheet
Cause I heard you (bad no) yeah
In the literal sense I mean that
Rough sex saying I love you
But to kiss them saying you mean that (bad no)
I know I must be calling her mean ass
On the irony, got the bomb indeed
But the problem is probably a deep past
Still I’m feeling its something I need bad
Thinkin’ if I get her I get her to need this
I don’t need emotions to open your deep sea
I can see the ocean by going between your legs

Beg, nope, bed, floor, dope
Go, for it, couch, now, slow motion
Around, put it down
Lord know she as going for the morn
Hold up

Is it bad that, I never made love?
No I never did it
But I sure know how to fuck
I’ll be your bad girl, I’ll prove it to you
I can’t promise that I’ll be good to you
Cause I have some issues I won’t commit
No, not havin’ it
But at least I can admit
That I’ll be bad no to you (to you)
Yeah I’ll be good in bed
But I’ll be bad to you

She hurt feeling, she break hearts
She stay quiet, she play smart
She take pride, I’m going out
Getting hollered at, and saying nah
She no saint, but she don’t pose
She don’t wear make up by the boat load
Riding through the lake shore with the nose up
She don’t really date but it slows her up
She got haters but we all do
Heard you winter time cold, shawty fall through
Baby look at they approach how they court you
All those mind games never mind cause they all lose (bad no)
In the physical sense I mean that
I ain’t trynna kiss up, suck up, feed gas
I ain’t like them nigga you sucking your teeth at, nope
Play big trust me I’ll jumble your mean ass, look
Shawty is actually in prevent
Cause the one working in front
Is working with deep threat, yep

Bed, floor, couch, more
More, shower, Lord, perm
Done, love, nah
Called in the morning
Cell number wasn’t on, God

Is it bad that, I never made love?
No I never did it
But I sure know how to fuck
I’ll be your bad girl, I’ll prove it to you
I can’t promise that I’ll be good to you
Cause I have some issues I won’t commit
No, not havin’ it
But at least I can admit
That I’ll be bad no to you (to you)
Yeah I’ll be good in bed
But I’ll be bad to you

Bad that, I never made love
No I never did it
But I sure know how to fuck
I’ll be your ….

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Spirituality: The Prayer of Trust in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I place

I place my trust in You, O Sacred Heart of Jesus [2013: E O]

In all my temptations, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my weaknesses, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my difficulties, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my trials, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my sorrows, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my work, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In every failure, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In every discouragement, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In life and in death, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In time and in eternity, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

From: The Catholic Book of Prayer

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Fashion: Boyfriend Shirt

Boyfriend shirt [2013: E R]

Boyfriend shirt [2013: E R]

Hello readers….. I just wanna give a quick update on my blog today.

I have been in love with boyfriend shirt style lately. Somehow it appears very stylish yet sexy.  As I am going to do a lot of outdoor activities today, I decide to wear boyfriend shirt style with denim short and open toe heels.  It is very easy to wear, comfortable yet sexy, I think it is perfect for the humid weather outside.

Actually I was thinking to wear white flat shoes so I could move around easy. But flat shoes were never sexy and too casual. On the top of that, I would look extremely short. Therefore I decided to wear these manon heels.  It made me lil bit taller that I actually am. What do you think?

Have a good day!

Shirt by Massimo Dutti; Short by Massimo Dutti; Belt by Tommy Hilfiger; Glasses by Dior Homme; Neon Handbag by L.A.M.B; Manon Heels by Christian Louboutin

xoxo

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