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A Date with Sakura Meat


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Food tourism is more than just eating food but can become a source of intercultural encounter, a model of experience economy and cultural capital economy, and also a form of status and prestige.

First Impression

At first, I have no idea what to do for this project, especially when I was asked to decide what is the most interesting thing I would like to explore here in Kumamoto. Praise to the advancement of technology, I finally managed to find interesting topic by looking through the internet.  Recommendation from internet sparked my interest and I decided to get to know the most famous dish in Kumamoto. Kumamoto is famous for horse meat. Since Japan is also famous for its sliced meat raw cuisine called Sashimi, horse meat also have its version of sashimi called basashi.  Since then, I decided to choose basashi as my topic.

I have limited knowledge about Japanese language that was one of my difficulties to gain information directly from local people. I finally got help from my friends, Tsuji Nozomi and Adachi Yu. They agreed to accompany me to come to the restaurant. After discussing about the place, we finally decided to go to Uma Sakura (馬桜) in Shimotori. We chose the place because it has a good reputation and review from internet. At 25th of November, we finally met and came to the restaurant.

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            Picture: Information in front of the restaurant

Before getting into the restaurant, I read some information. Usually the information is related to the restaurant’s menu and price. Here I can also find welcome message with four different languages. It was written in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and English. This information perhaps just nothing more than message for some people, but for me it means that people from another country have come or expected to come to this restaurant.

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Picture: Table setting in the restaurant

The interior inside the restaurant is influenced by modern design. It echoes elegance and luxury. People usually come in groups, for example friends, and family. When I came over there, I saw two tables were already occupied. One table had more people and looked like they were co-workers while the other table belonged to a couple. The atmosphere felt relaxing and was really comfortable. At that time, I did not see other people from the other country came.

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Picture: Menu from the restaurant

After we sat, the waitress came and gave us the menu to choose. Because the waitress couldn’t speak English well, I was worried I might not be able to order. They apparently has English menu but I was lucky because I brought along my friends, so we can just order by using the Japanese menu. They helped a lot when I wanted to ask something. Nozomi asked the waitress if I could take picture of the menu. The waitress also explained that their customers mostly came from Korea and another Asia country.


Picture: Menu from the restaurant explaining which part of horse is available in the dishes.

We finally ordered four different dishes with different way of serving and part of the horse. First dish, we chose a set of horse meat from different part of the horse that can be eaten raw or cooked using the grill in the table. Second dish, we chose basashi served with avocado and unions. Third dish, we ordered Miso Nikomi which was a mixed of horse intestines and another inside part of the horse. The last dish, we ordered pizza with sausages made from horse meat.


Picture: Four horse meat dishes we chose in the restaurant. 

The thought of finally eating raw horse meat had me surprised at my self. It is already uncommon from my origin country, Indonesia, to eat something raw let alone eating raw horse meat. But I got to try it here, in Kumamoto, as it is a famous dish in here (aside of being the object of my research).

The taste is definitely delicious. My favorite one is basashi served with avocado and unions. It was tender and made me feel fresher after eating it. I was expecting the strong smell of raw meat but surprisingly the horse meat did not have strong smell like other meat. I personally avoid lamb or goat meat to eat because of their strong smell and strong effect after eating those meats like headache or strong warmth that will make you can’t sleep. I was kind of expecting those effects in the horse meat but I was happy when I found it extremely healthy and delicious. What a superb combination.

My Friends Opinion

After eating horse meat for the first time as a tourist and as a student doing small research about it, I was wondering if my friends from the same country felt the same or even have different experience of it. I interviewed three of my friends to get more insights about eating horse meat.

The first one is Mia. She once went together with her Japanese friends to eat and celebrate one of their friends’ birthday. They ordered sashimi and basashi. At first, she was hesitate to eat basashi because she expected it to be tough and chewy and someone who had eaten basashi before told her that it was not that good. At the same time, she also wanted to try it so bad because some of her friends who had been in Kumamoto or had the chance to come to Kumamoto recommended her to try basashi.

Unable to hold her curiosity any longer, she finally tried basashi. She was really glad she did it because she liked the taste and the texture of the meat. Contrary to what she had believed before, the meat she ate was actually tender and fresh. “I was worried if I couldn’t eat it, this is the most famous dish in Kumamoto we are talking about. I feel like I missed something if I had been here without eating basashi,” she added.

The second one is Anggita. She also got recommendation from her friends a lot about horse meat in Kumamoto. Different from the rest of us, Gita had tried eating horse meat satay before in Indonesia. She would like to compare the taste and experience she had with horse meat. She went with her tutor to the same place as me in Uma Sakura. She said the meat did taste different. Horse meat satay in Indonesia was tough and a little bit chewy while it was tender here. “I think it was because of the way they treated the horse. Perhaps in Indonesia they just use old horse or the used for transportation one while in here they have big horse farm. I looked it up from the internet,” she stated.

The last one is Georgius. He joined Kumamoto University Summer program before. He said, he tried half-cooked horse meat in the hotel where they stayed during the program. He had a bit of bad impression about horse meat because of it and avoided eating another bit of horse meat when he joined in Unesco Cultural Heritage Program Held around October. Now, after he listened to our opinions about horse meat and basashi he would like to eat the meat again. “I think I would like to try again before leaving here. Perhaps I can erase my bad impression I had before and try the meat in the place you recommended to me. It will not be a good thing to disregard the culture here just based on that one impression I had,” he said.

Horse Meat in the Form of Tourism and Intercultural Encounter

Technology and transportation advancement have big contribution to tourism and travel. It is now possible for large numbers of people to travel and experiencing things that spark their interest in some aspect of the cultural difference they encounter with local people. The interesting part of this is how locals react to being on display, and how far their presentations may be considered to be authentic (Hendry, 2008).

Boniface (in Ahn Vu, 2013) explained the factors of food tourism. These factors are summarised as follows:

  • Urbanisation is a cause for human’s separation with agricultural and rural culture from which food is rooted. (farm visit, fruit picking, vineyard, etc.)
  • Agriculture industry is changing towards tourism alternatives. (food tourism as a subset of rural tourism).
  • Individual responses toward globalisation and localisation.
  • Consumers are increasingly knowledgeable in consuming food and drinks.
  • Consumers find curiosity in cultural differences and exchanges
  • Consumers consume food and drinks as a form of cultural consumption to enhance individual identity.

These factors help us to come to an understanding that since technology has developed, we can easily gain knowledge regarding the local places just by looking through the internet. Just like what I did when I was looking for interesting topic and when we wanted to decide the place we would like to visit. We become more knowledgeable thus driving us to be more aware and grow our interest about several things.

In this case, horse meat consumption culture in Kumamoto has developed more leaning toward display type and for local people economic development. From my experience, the consumption of horse meat is no longer just for its taste but more likely to buy the experience and the term of being “proper tourist”. At the same time, the local people providing the food shifted their focus not just as the provider of the food but also provide things that enhance the experience of tourist that will give them more profit or economy oriented.

It is understanable for tourist if the horse meat has high price because of their rareness and unique experience they will gain. This habit shows how food tourism developed more as an “experience‟ under a concept of “experience economy” by Pine and Gilmore (in Ahn Vu, 2013).  As the world is moving toward an era of the “experience economy” in which what is offered is experience.

This phenomenon can also be explained by the cultural capital theory. Tourists who possess the cultural capital to appreciate and enjoy foreign food at home are the ones who are more likely to experience the local food at the destination. Since eating out is a necessary element of the vacation experience, and almost all tourists eat out, destinations become a playground for accruing as well as deploying one’s cultural capital (Shenoy, 2005).  Finally, the tourist can also motivated by local a status and prestige. As tourists can build their knowledge of the local cuisine by eating as the local do and exploring new cuisines and food that they or their friends are not likely to encounter at home (Mak, etc, 2011).


From this research, I finally got to be more aware about my identity as a tourist and explore more things about food tourism. This helped me understand the motives and reasons people try different things as a tourist. Food tourism is more than just eating food but can become a source of intercultural encounter, a model of experience economy and cultural capital economy, and also a form of status and prestige. It allowed me to reflect on my experience and my friends’ and developed a new way of understanding about this phenomenon.

#This is a report for Introduction to Global Culture and Society class by Mr. Joshua Rickard. He asked us to conduct a small ethnography research to unveil interesting information about Japan especially in Kumamoto. I will share more exciting topics in this class later. 



Ahn Vu, Ngoc. 2013. Promotion of Food Tourism on Websites of Tourist Offices: Cross-content Analyses of Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Lyon.

Hendry, Joy. 2008. Sharing Our Worlds: An Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology 2nd Edition. New York: New York University Press.

Lee, Anne H.J. 2012. The Creative Food Economy and Culinary Tourism through Place Branding: ‘TERROIR’ into a Creative and Environmentally Friendly Taste of a Place.

Mak, Athena H.N, etc. 2011. Factors Influencing Tourist Food Consumption.

Okech, Roselyne N. 2014. Developing Culinary Tourism: The Role of Food as a Cultural Heritage in Kenya.

Shenoy, Shajna S. 2005. Food Tourism and The Culinary Tourist.



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Changed Thoughts


“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”   -F. Scott Fitzgerald

My perception about Japan as assigned to us before, when we just started the class, talking about my first impression before and after coming here for three weeks. I stated before that Japan and Japanese are like sparkling diamonds for me. They are really great and valuable for most of people. But for people like me, they are too expensive and seems untouchable. I was overwhelmed by this new whole thing about Japan and felt distant.

Before coming here, I had been such an admirer that I could hardly wait. I had huge expectations about Japan, its people, and environments. I was too blinded by the ‘Cool Japan’ policy that I hardly understand that my expectation cannot all be true. Especially since I entered the class, I finally got to think about many things and started to develop critical thinking. I started to see Japan from different perspective and can’t help but feel disappointed.

I thought that Japan is an independent country and rise without the help of others, but then I got to know that Japan actually developed deep relationship with United States and even formed parental-level dependence in terms of security. I was also surprised that even in Japan caste system existed and even treat their people poorly just because they are from Burakumin. I also found out that Japan and Korean Citizen had a dark past and still struggling to work on it. There are many things concealed in the deep and I started to find pieces by pieces.

But then, I realized that it was my fault for thinking that Japan is a flawless country. I should have known from the first that everything has light and shadow. I should be grateful to learn the shadow aspect of Japan and everything may not be as good as it seems to be.

For me, if I am allowed to make an association, Japan is like my celebrity crush. All I had ever known before was Japan is the best country with their advancement and huge fame. After I got to know them I finally understood that Japan too, like human, may have flaws and that is normal. I am grateful of this piece of thought and the chance to develop friendly and equal friendship with Japan, not with idol-fan logic anymore. We can take the good things and learn from their mistakes.

After all, it is about trying to do our best, isn’t it?

*This paper was written around February 2016 as a final paper for International Community and Japan class. Ms. Kako, our lecturer, wanted us to compare our impressions before and after taking the class. What a wonderful class.

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Sparkling Diamond


My View on Japan, Japanese Society, and Japanese People

Japan has always been one of the top Asian Country that recognized by people around the world[1]. It is also one of the most desirable destinations for travelling and study[2]. Japan has this extraordinary charm that enable traditional and modern blended effortlessly. The people are even better since they are very famous of their self-discipline, kindness, and they value time more than half of the people in the world. Both are the very reasons why I wanted to be here, in Japan, and join the program.

In my tiny little brain, positives light of Japan (including the society and the people) are always there. After I spent around three weeks in here, I started to think differently. For me, Japan is like a sparkling diamond. Yes, they are valuable. Yes, they are made of something that needs a lot of hardwork. Who do not want to have a beautiful diamond?

‘Positive stereotypes’ that people mostly gave to Japan are very valuable and it may form various expectations. This expectation leads to a diamond-like projection and become too valuable in terms that if someone does not behave the way the expectation, it can create dissappointment and distrust completely if the foreigners do not have some understanding about the situation and just take the case for every life aspects.

I came to this conclusion as I experienced myself that Japanese people have the proud they held strongly that makes me feel like I am unwanted and unfit to this society. I do not know if this is only happening in my head or just a brief impression but I spend my time thinking about that. I know I came from not so well-known country, not the developed one either, and not really as talented as other people here but I feel insecure about myself. It feels like I am just an ordinary person who cannot afford to have or even deserve to have that sparkling diamond.  I am just a passerby who can only see the diamond from the distance.

I also had another experience once, when I was going to perform in front of several Japanese people. We, Indonesian performance team, have made an appointment with them at 10.00 am. When they finally came at 10.30 am, I was a little bit startled and that triggered me to think deeply about my impression and started to see this from new light. I do not want to be trapped by stereotype anymore.

My point is, eventhough Japan is sparkling diamond, sometimes we – the people looking through the diamond display- have no idea about the process the diamond went through. We only care about how precious and valuable they are that sometimes we forget that Japan also has another story that concealed in the deep. It is important especially for me that I have to understand because sometimes diamonds are so valuable only because people think of it highly, not because of the diamond itself.

This was written around October 2015 as a paper for International Community and Japan class assignment. Our lecturer, Ms. Kako, asked us to write our impressions of Japan before coming and had been living there for about three weeks.  


The Top Tens. Top Asian Countries. Accessed from .

Higgins, Conny. 2015. Japan Voted Best Country in The World. Accessed from

[1] According to The Top Tens, one of the famous website that list top ten of every categories voted by people online. More information

[2] Japan voted as the best country in the world (and several other categories), according to 2015 World Countries Award, the most prestigious international award ceremony in the world. More information


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A Quick Glance of Omiyage

Omiyage (お土産)?


Source: wiktionary (

From explanation above, we get the meaning that it was part of Japanese culture for giving your co-workers or friends sweets after coming back from other places.

“Omiyage is translated as “souvenir” in English, but the two are a little different. A souvenir is something that the person who is doing the traveling buys for him/herself to remember the trip. In Europe and the United States, train station and airport stores are filled with key chains and other non-food items for this purpose. But Japanese omiyage typically consists of food items produced in the area the trip was taken in. Also, omiyage is not intended to be consumed by the traveler and is instead given out to coworkers or friends.

Yuichiro Suzuki (author of Omiyage and the Railway) in an interview with Yahoo! Japan. (Japan Today, original article here)

There it is, a thorough explanation of Omiyage, but why do I have to talk about it?

I just recently came back from Japan. Well, time is relative but I guess a month is still considered as recent- anyway– according to the custom, I should have bought foods rather than keychains and any other stuff from Japan for my friends and family. That is such a waste and –yeah- you can put your disappointment all around.

Perhaps, I can offer something better to anyone interested.

I created special category in this blog and named it as OMG (Omiyage). This category will contain many things I have encountered, experienced, and learnt while I was in Japan. It is perhaps just a simple collection of stories I would like to tell to anyone interested. So, instead of giving real food, I am gonna feed you all with the stories and you can feel OMG.

As a teaser, I am gonna start with simple habit that perhaps really useful and easy to do but we unconsciously ignore it.


Picture above is just a simple box that usually contains food. It is usually distributed if you participate in events such as seminar, workshop, or meeting. I don’t know if it is common in another country but it is the kind of thing you expect the most when you are interested and want to go to the events in Indonesia (at least for me). Don’t ask me specifically what this yellow box contained but I can say it was tasty and free. Hahaha.

Before coming to Japan, I used to just throw it away in the trash can or designated place for the trash. I never realized that if many people do as I did, it will never be enough because the box is so big. And to think that I will carry that box until I get the nearest trash can. It is so troublesome. Never gave it second thought before.

After living in Japan for several months, due to very strict way of treating your garbage, I then realized that it is something good to apply and minimize the space needed for the trash can. Problem solved!

Here is the step to make it easier to carry the box trash.


And voila! I just can’t believe it that I realized it just now. I could have saved myself from the trouble but hey, better late than never. So, from now on, I will always try this and will spread it to as many people as I can. Saves us the trouble, doesn’t it? I can even put it on my pocket if I am too lazy to find the nearest trash can.


Suit youself! I hope this is useful for all of us. Now, this is just a hello snack, are you ready for another one? Keeping up with Omiyage, I suggest.


P.s : Just in case you guys are wondering if I am an endorser or brand evangelist, yes I am for Japan and my friends, but not for Larizo. I was just too lazy to cover the brand names.

Posted in Self Reflections

Moving Away


Five months got to live in the land of opportunity, and now time to get back to reality.

At first, I was enchanted by new people, the place, and many other things. As days passed, everything became routines and sparked my boredom. I tried to fill it by getting close to many people and creating memories. By the end of the program, I was quite surprised that time did fly so fast. Up until this point, i am finally trying to reflect on my own experience of moving around and try so hard not to think about it in sad ways.

I started living far away from my family and my hometown since high school in 2008. At that time, i only went back once in three or four months. After that i live in Yogyakarta to pursue my higher education in Universitas Gadjah Mada which is even further than my high school location. I only got to back home once a year due to high transportation cost.

Not that I am complaining about how hard it is to live far away from family (hmm, a little bit), it is just so hard at this one particular thing. In fact, i can confidently say that everyone thinks it is hard to deal with this. This particular thing is Goodbye.

It is just frustrating how hard it is to say bye to your old friends, habits, and places when it feels like the air you breath everyday. I mean, new places is exciting and we have yet many things to discover but somehow you can not handle the pang in your heart that you are not gonna live your life the way it was.

My first goodbye was easier at first. It was motivated by my oh-i-am-so-brokenhearted-and-i-am-gonna-prove-i-am-better. The thought of being independent (not financially, yeah i know) without constant nagging from my Mother and constant reminder of my failure was liberating. I hoped my highschool story was gonna be awesome.

It was awesome, indeed. But then again, at some point, I just can’t help but think that things would have been easier if i had been with my family. Once i became sick and all of my housemates were in school, the thought that no one was there by my side was so painful and i cried because of my lonely feeling rather than the pain that was actually happening. My dad used to buy me chocolates when i was sick. Oh man, how that memory engraved at my head was killing me at that time. Nevertheless, whenever i remembered the pain i felt at that time, i laughed it off and think that it was necessary pain i should have been through to grow up.

And I had no idea at that time that i was gonna face worse thing.

After getting used to things and suddeny i had to move to another place. Leaving lovely people whom i had no idea if i can see them in the future. And how thankful i was for them to be there and helped me went through my teenage life. Chances are we have minimum possibilities of crossing path with each other.

When i moved to Yogyakarta, i thought things would be easier. But being a minority and not be able to catch up with my new friends set of standards frustrated me even more. When I couldn’t understand the new language (since my friends tend to use Javanese Language rather than official language and my ethnicity is Bataknese, so yeah), couldn’t find my old buddy from high school or my hometown area (which my friends mostly have since they came mostly from Java), and couldn’t fit in because i am not those cool kids. All of that problems joined their forces and tried to break me down.

They almost succeeded if my best friend wasn’t there for me. Luckily, I managed to have a beautiful best friend and several other wonderful people that understand or at least always try to understand my situation.

Then back to the present time.

I just got back from Japan and i lived there for such a short time around 5 months (even a baby will not be born). I thought that since I’ve been through so much goodbyes, i am gonna be fine this time. The hell…


No i was not fine. I became sadder than ever even before i say goodbye. I even tried to push some of my friends away just because of the thought that I am gonna be the one who is hurt while they are gonna be awesome and go on with their life perfectly without me. I couldn’t believe it my self how shallow i was, but that thought was haunting me. I couldn’t help but feeling worthless at that time.

And i realized, this is part of my contract with the Creator of this life. That i have to let go of things and disown everything, because i have never had the rights to own anything at all. This time, i should learn about letting go with my adult consciousness.


Yep, learning to start over, that is the real work.

Surprisingly, as i came to the realisation, things became really clear and i began to see it in new lights. Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Why on earth did i think so hard when i can just make as many memories as i can and can cherish it as much as i want. Life must go on. Just like Regina Spector said, just because everything is changing doesn’t mean it has never been this way before.

I just have to make as many beautiful memories as i can and think of them as the gifts i should be thankful of rather than think of it as a curse.


We can all go on with our lives, but we should remember that we are thankful for the chance we had and be happy about it.


Picture source is from Webtoon series How to Love by Dorris

Posted in Self Reflections



How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

What have I done to come this far?
Do i deserve this?

The questions keep echoing in my mind since the first time i arrived in here. I am at the southern part of Sakura’ s land, thinking that i had my life figured before coming here, and suddenly i am lost again.

Lost in the long tunnel of hopes, dreams and of course, time.

People may think that i am living my dream now. Part of it is true since coming and studying in Japan has always been my dream and i am enjoying it right now. But the other part keep bouncing around the edge and waiting to be realized.


Is a mystery, yes. Everyone is working hard for it, yes. Gives us a headache, yes. And still the possibility of having it is something i should be thankful for. But on the other hand, I can’t help but think that i may as well go with the flow and let the time decide my fate. I feel like i am not fighting anymore. And that makes me even disappointed at myself and ends up irritating me.

What makes me confused again?

After several encounters with my friends in here i began to see different approach and way of thinking. Didn’t mean I was not expecting these possibilities, i just did not expect it to influence me so much that i began questioning my goals i had created before. Sometimes i even feel like my dream was destroyed and my mind was blown.

Luckily i still eat a lot of foods. That means i still want to fight and survive in this world.

At times like this, i’ve been lucky enough to find wonderful people who remind me of being grateful and see something in positive lights. That is totally fine and normal to have your mind, your thought, and ‘other yours’ keep changing. We are still evolving and that does not mean we are inconsistent. That it does not mean you are wrong or right all along and it is totally okay to be in between, you don’t have to choose.

Again, What have i done to come this far? 
Do i deserve this?

Well, honestly i still have no idea and i am still trying to find the answers.

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Robert H. Schuller

I guess i just have to wait until ‘spring’ come and have it figured out at that time

Posted in 31 Hari Menulis - 2015

The Process: An Abandoned Beauty


Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.

Rick Warren

Begitu banyak pelajaran yang sudah membantu saya hingga berada pada titik ini. Saya sangat berterima kasih untuk semua yang telah terjadi, entah itu saat memiliki hasil yang kurang baik entah itu saat memiliki hasil yang sedang baik sekali. Semuanya bermuara pada satu kata penting yaitu proses.

Sejak saya kecil, saya hidup dalam ritme pendidikan yang berorientasi pada hasil. Seringkali disisipi dengan nada-nada perbandingan untuk melihat siapa yang memiliki hasil yang lebih baik. Bukannya untuk memotivasi, sistem seperti ini justru menghasilkan kompetisi tiada henti yang tidak jelas ujungnya.

Menjadi anak terakhir, otomatis saya menjadi bulan-bulanan perbandingan dengan kakak-kakak saya. Sepanjang masa kecil hingga remaja yang saya tahu saya hanya mengejar target sesuai ekspektasi orang-orang di sekitar saya. Pada satu titik, saya bertanya apa keinginan saya sebenarnya. Pemikiran itu saya singkirkan untuk fokus pada apa yang kelihatannya baik bagi orang sekitar saya.

Sampai semester dua, saya bertemu dengan seorang guru yang benar-benar mengajarkan saya pada proses dan memberikan contoh nyata mengapa proses itu penting. Pertanyaan saya terjawab sudah, saya mulai menemukan mozaik yang menyusun pemahaman saya akan proses. Salah satu dasar utama proses adalah mencoba dan belajar tanpa henti, karena di tengah proses menyimpan banyak hal yang dapat dimaknai.

Maka saya hanya fokus untuk mencoba terus menerus dan menyampingkan dahulu pendapat orang sekitar saya tentang apa yang baik dan apa yang tidak. Maka saya terus mencari proses lain yang menyimpan banyak teori sekaligus praktik yang layak untuk saya pelajari. Maka saya mencoba, meski itu berarti saya harus lebih sering menghadapi rasa sakit.


Untuk itu, saya beranikan diri untuk mengikuti 31 Hari Menulis karena di sini saya dapat berproses menghasilkan tulisan yang bermutu. 31 Hari Menulis juga mengajak saya belajar mengikuti proses teman-teman lain dan membantu saya memetik pelajaran di sela-selanya.

Hari terakhir ini, sebagai menutup proses panjang 31 hari yang menyenangkan ini, biarkan saya membagi sedikit kegembiraan saya atas proses panjang sebuah mimpi dan keinginan. Bukan hanya hasilnya saja, tapi proses panjang ini mengantarkan saya pada pertemuan berharga pada pribadi-pribadi yang membangun dan menyemangati saya. Sampai ujung proses ini, di mana saya merasa lebih dekat dengan-Nya, semoga mengantarkan saya ke perjalanan proses yang lebih baik.


Sampai jumpa di proses dan kesempatan lainnya.

“Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”