The One Thing I Would Never Change About Myself

{Day 11} What’s one thing that you would never change about myself?

I used to think that my flaws make me less of a person, but now I embrace them because we are all imperfect and everyone has flaws. Trying to cover them up is a tiring and endless effort, therefore I choose to embrace it. Besides, what is flaws to us may show an entirely different thing to the eyes of others.

So, I don’t think I want to change anything about myself (except the bad and ugly stuff of course). However if there was one thing it would be my ability to adapt to any kind of environments.Read More »

The Best Day of My Life

{Day 9} Describe the best day of your life to date.

Well this is really hard because I am blessed enough to have experienced several best days of my life, but I really don’t want to bore you with my long stories.

However though, one of the best days of my young adult life was the day that I flew from Indonesia to France by myself to take my masters degree. It was an important point of my life because I had tried so hard to get a scholarship to study abroad. I failed several times, got disappointed over and over again, then finally succeeded. Read More »

A Book for You to Read

{Day 7} Recommend a book for us to read. Why do you think it’s important?

I really enjoyed reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is a graphic novel about Satrapi’s early life in Iran. She is the great granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor. Her story shows of how it was being a young woman in Iran, of finding herself in the midst of the country’s ever changing state, of being an independent and free woman in the face of so many restrictions.

I’m not going to go into any details, but I found it really moving and I love how completely honest it is. Her story is compelling and somehow I could relate to it though my life is nothing compared to Satrapi’s.

The fact that this book is written in a graphic novel way made it easier for me to understand the struggle of Iranians at that time. Satrapi also injects a little humour here and there which makes it refreshing despite the heavy topics projected throughout the book. Go and grab a copy!

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