Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. I say this because it was a perfectly ordinary morning yet I feel so disappointed within. Its noon now and my mind is filled with negativity. It is one of those days when one wakes up and all of their life’s struggles and worst memories hit them like a storm. And the heart’s spirit sinks so low, there seems to be no hope of hope dwelling in it again. At such times, all one wants to do is talk to someone about it all. Just that. Be heard.

But time plays a cruel joke and one is left all alone, just on that very particular day, everyone needed seems to be busy with their life. It is quite ironic that when one wants to be left alone, they are flooded with suggestions, sympathies and empty words of comfort yet when one really needs them, they are left alone to deal with their misery. Such are the times when some realize the power of the Almighty. Continue reading

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Don’t Play God. Don’t Judge Too Much.

Belum lama ini, saya curi-curi dengar obrolan beberapa orang di meja makan sebelah di salah satu tempat makan di Semarang. Salah satu cewek di kelompok itu bilang begini, “Rumah dia kemalingan pasti karena kurang banyak sedekahnya!”

Saya cukup kaget mendengarnya. Orang kena musibah kok, bukannya bersimpati malah dituduh yang bukan-bukan? Lagipula, dia itu kan bukan Tuhan, maka dari mana dia bisa tahu segala-galanya tentang amal-ibadah temannya itu?

Percakapan mereka mengingatkan saya dengan salah satu teman lama. Saat orang lain tertimpa musibah, dia akan langsung bilang, “Itu karmanya dia karena bla bla bla.” Tapi saat gantian dia sendiri yang sedang punya masalah, dengan entengnya dia cuma bilang, “Kesabaran saya sedang diuji sama Tuhan.” Continue reading

Cool Stuffs You Can Say When You’re Older

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Seriously, getting old is not always scary at all. There are many cool stuffs that you only can say out loud after you have enough experiences to say so (read: after you’re getting older!).

You need me to give you some examples? Here we go!

When you’re in an important meeting and you’ve got to introduce yourself, “Hi, I’m Heni. I have more than 2 years working experiences at bla bla bla.” The longer you’ve worked, the more awesome it sounds. Continue reading

Mulutmu, Harimaumu

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First of all, mari kita ingat kembali… Pernahkah kita melakukan 3 hal yang saya sebutkan di bawah ini?

Mulut tidak berhenti mengomentari berbagai detail dari pernikahan seorang teman… Makanan terlalu pedas, makanan sudah hampir habis, AC kurang dingin, kebersihan kurang terjaga, make-up si pengantin terlalu menor, dsb dsb… Setiap kali ketemu satu tamu lain yang kita kenal, mulut kita ini langsung sibuk melontarkan berbagai kekurangan dari pernikahan teman kita itu.

Kantor sedang mengadakan kegiatan rapat kerja tahunan, dan kita tidak henti-hentinya menggosipkan kinerja panitia raker. Pengumuman yang terlambat, instruksi yang kurang jelas, koordinasi yang kacau balau, acara ngaret lima belas menit, dst dst…

Atau saat sedang pergi berlibur dengan beberapa orang teman. Kita terus menerus mengungkapkan kekecewaan kita terhadap furniture hotel yang sudah tua, tour guide yang tidak pandai berbahasa Inggris, makanan yang rasanya aneh, sampai live show yang membosankan dan bikin ngantuk.

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BYE BYE 2016

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It’s not the end of the year just yet, but this is the last post I’ll make for 2016. So as the sun sets on the past, let me share some parting wisdom to take us into 2017. Uhuuuuk!

Last night, while deleting some old pictures, I found this one. A blurry shot taken with a budget smartphone – it hardly looks like much. Yet, it was exactly what I needed to see.
What’s so special about this picture?

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#BunTingStory: Belajar Mengelola Keuangan Setelah Menikah

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Baru minggu pertama Desember tapi pengeluaran berdua sudah di atas 6,5 juta? Pppfftt.. Mengelola keuangan setelah menikah tentu lebih rumit daripada sebelum menikah. Setelah menikah, ada hal-hal yang harus ditambahi, dikurangi, dan dikompromikan. I know talking about money can be a little awkward; the goal of my post today is not to suggest that our way is the only way or to imply that we “have it all together” in every aspect of our life. It is simply to show some methods that have helped improve our financial picture and that are possible for everyone to try or consider.

Before I get into my list, though, I want to share my big, overarching secret with you when it comes to managing finances: It’s all about your mindset. SERIUS DEH! There have been times in my adult life where I have played the victim when it comes to our finances, thinking things like, “I wish we could just be normal. I want to go into one store and buy whatever I want without having to worry about shopping around for deals or staying under budget. I’m sick of tracking our spending,” etc., etc., etc.

And you know what?

I easily get off track when my mindset is negative. When I am excited about saving and meeting our financial goals, though, it almost ends up being like a fun game. It’s a challenge to see how much we can save and what we can do to improve our financial picture. Make it fun. Make it a challenge. Keep the big picture in mind, stay focused, and stay positive. That’s the real key to making this thing work.

Ini beberapa cara sederhana yang sudah kami aplikasikan dalam keluarga kecil #BunTingStory. Tentunya seiring berjalannya waktu ke depan pasti ada perubahan.

Ready to hear our secrets? Here we go!

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Keeping Myself Inspired and Happy On The Daily

It’s amazing how fast the days fly by, isn’t it? I’m pretty sure the older you get, the more time speeds up – every day is just a tiny bit shorter. Or maybe it’s all perspective. But it sure feels like we’re whipping past the days and weeks lately!

One of the most difficult parts of running your own show in your spare time (and the question I get asked more than any other) is how do you stay inspired and motivated to keep it going day after day?

Well, please know, first of all, that there are absolutely days when I don’t feel inspired. But there are things you can do to take full advantage of your creative spirit and keep the inspiration flowing for almost all of the time. Continue reading

My Productivity Tactics

Happy Wednesday, folks!! I hope you’re having a fantastic week, and an even better weekend ahead! …Is there such a thing as a bad weekend??

I have a question for you. When’s the last time you started something? An event, an organization … bla bla bla? What “thing” have you been wanting to start or maybe have already started but lost motivation for, that you can make a reality in your life?

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The act of starting something isn’t too terrible; in fact, it’s exciting! The beginning stages of anything new brings a whole new world to dive into, and it can be fun learning about everything and sharing this exciting new venture with friends and family.

What can be a little more difficult and maybe even seemingly impossible for some people? The finishing of that thing. I’m a finisher. I commits to a lot of things — meetings, events, projects, clients, the list goes on and on. And despite the extent of what I’m saying “yes” to, I inevitably will make it my purpose to finish that thing, no matter what. Continue reading

My Idea of “Enough”

Happy Satuday, babes!!!

I hope you’re having a fantastic week, and an even better weekend ahead!

I have a question for you. Is there a perfect age to own a business?

I think about this question a lot, mostly because it’s unavoidable to think about it. For the most part, we go through life thinking that success is achieved when your ideal lifestyle is met. What I never questioned, however, is how much money do we really need to bring us success and happiness?

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How I Deal with Negative Comments

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So today, let me share my thoughts how to respond to the negativity because I got negative comment on my blog. ^^

Social media…hmm yeaah it can bring out the best in people and the worst in people. No matter what business you are in, you are going to face times where peoples will leave a negative comment on your social media platforms. If there is one thing I want you to know, it is that you are not alone. This happens to everyone who puts themselves out there on social media. Truth be told, you don’t have to react to negative comments as though a crisis is taking place. Instead, you can choose to see negative comments as something you can build upon.

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