3 Months With You

10 Feb

Aku mencintai kamu seperti aku mencintai Bandung,
Sejauh apapun aku pergi meninggalkanmu, aku akan tetap krmbali padamu
Sebab kamu adalah tempat dimana hatiku berada

Aku mencintai kamu seperti aku mencintai secangkir kopi sepulang kerja,
Kehadiranmu membuat aku merasa memiliki teman untuk berbagi, dalam kebahagiaan maupun kesedihan
Sebab kehadiranmu menghangatkan hatiku

Aku mencintai kamu seperti aku mencintai butter croissant,
Kesederhanaanmulah yang membuatku jatuh cinta
Sebab kamu dengan semua kesederhanaanmu cukup untukku

Dan aku hanya butuh seseorang yang cukup untuk melengkapi hidupku

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Happy mensiversary, dear!
I was in love with you 3 months ago,
I’m in love with you today,
And I will be in love with you tomorrow.

People Around Me

4 Feb

Kadang orang yang nggak pernah benar-benar kita kenal justru adalah orang yang punya jasa untuk kesuksesan kita

Seperti tukang sapu depan gedung kantor yang setiap hari menyapa “selamat pagi” yang tidak pernah gagal membangkitkan mood baik gue di pagi hari

Atau office boy yang nggak pernah lupa membelikan sekaleng kopi supaya gue bisa fokus kerja seharian

Atau barista yang membuatkan secangkir kopi yang enak supaya pikiran gue bisa lebih relax

Atau satpam komplek yang setiap malam bilang “selamat istirahat”

Mereka-mereka itu, dengan caranya sendiri membuat gue mengerjakan segala sesuatunya menjadi lebih baik dan kalau sampai apa yang sedang dikerjakan saat ini berhasil… gue nggak akan bisa mengelak kalau ada bagian dari mereka yang membantu keberhasilan gue… sekecil apapun bagian itu.

Selamat malam!
Selamat beristirahat, semoga tidurmu nyenyak!

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Falling In Love At The Coffee Shop

4 Feb

So, where (do you think) is the best place to fall in love?

For me, it’s coffee shop.
I love coffee shop so much and I think it would be great and sweet if I could fall in love with someone at the place that I really love.

It could be a barista who knows my name, ask me how my day was while I’m waiting for my order, put smiley on my cup, and can make a perfect cup of extra dry cappuccino.

It could be a regular customer who come to the same coffee shop like me at 7ish after a long day at work, just to enjoy a good cup of black coffee, or maybe doppio espresso, or whatever as long as it has caffeine on it.

It could be a first time customer who accidentally passing by the coffee shop and then thinking that it would be a good idea to have a cup of coffee before home.

It could be anyone… even the one I’ve never imagined to fall in love with before.

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And here goes my story…

I fell in love with someone who works at the coffee shop. The one who always put smiley on my cup, make me a perfect extra dry cappuccino, and remind me to take care before I go home.

For me, falling in love with you is not only sweet and great because I fell for you at my favorite coffee shop.

It’s also feel good because I finally realized what I’m looking for and it turns out that I’m not looking for someone who meets my requirements but someone who is enough for me.

It’s also feel good because I fell in love with… you.

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And falling in love with you at the coffee shop is the best thing in my life.

Another Love Letter For You

1 Jan

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Dear you,

Unlike you, I’m not the one who often leave a note or post it with “I love you” on it while you were sleeping so that you have a reason to smile when you wake up in the morning.

Unlike you, I’m not the one who like to record my voice while I’m singing a cheesy love song and send the voice recorder or simply put it on soundcloud and send the link to you.

Unlike you, I’m not the one who always say “I love you” in any language every night before we go to sleep.

Unlike you, I’m not the one who love to cook a meal or make a cup of coffee and remind you that no matter how busy you are, there’s always time for a plate of good food or a cup of coffee.

I’m the one who always smile when I read your note or post it with “I love you” on it.

I’m the one who always say “nice” everytime I hear you sing me a cheesy love song.

I’m the one who rarely say “I love you too” everytime you tell me that you love me.

I’m the one who always eat your homemade good food and drink your cup of coffee in the middle of my crazy work while enjoying the touch of your hand all over my body.

Unlike you, when it comes to show you how much I love you, I’m not expressive and romantic at all.

Dear you,

I’m at the moment when I was sitting on the window seat, on my way to Jakarta and suddenly I’m wondering my self about my favorite things or people.

Surprisingly, I have not much favorite things or people.

I have no favorite color though you can see my closet is full with dark colored clothes.

I have no favorite actor, actress, singer, writer, etc.

I have no favorite music and you can see it from my very random playlist.

I then realized that for an easily to get bored person like me, something or someone must be really special to be my favorite one.

Like coffee and Starbucks which never fail to give me inspiration.

Like mom who always there in my best or worst moment.

And like you… the one I love for no reason.

Dear you,

In case you are having a bad day and worry that no one love you, please read this letter and turn to me…

I’m the one who always there for you, love you with all I have, and you will always be my favorite person.

Another Random Thought

9 Dec

Jadi ceritanya waktu kecil setiap hari Sabtu dan Minggu orang tua saya selalu membawa saya ke toko buku, lalu sisa uang jajan mingguan saya boleh dibelikan buku apa saja. Tidak pernah ada aturan soal buku apa yang boleh dibeli dan buku apa yang tidak boleh dibeli oleh saya, selama tidak mengandung pornografi, tidak ada buku yang menurut orang tua saya terlalu berat atau terlalu ringan untuk dibaca.

Waktu kecil juga, setiap malam saya tidak bisa tidur kecuali orang tua saya membacakan cerita, lalu karena saya sudah mulai hapal dengan cerita yang dibacakan dari buku, papa akhirnya mengarang cerita sendiri setiap malamnya. Ceritanya sih seringkali tidak nyambung, tapi imajinasi saya justru dimainkan setiap kali papa bercerita.

Saya rasa dua kebiasaan itu yang akhirnya menumbuhkan rasa cinta saya pada membaca, menulis, dan membuat cerita.

Hari ini, dalam sebuah obrolan panjang dengan seseorang, saya berjanji bahwa jika suatu saat nanti saya punya anak, maka tempat umum pertama yang akan saya perkenalkan adalah toko buku dan sama halnya seperti orang tua saya dulu, saya akan mengajari anak saya untuk menggunakan sisa dari uang jajannya untuk membeli buku.

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Random Thought On Working Hour

27 Nov

Two days ago I decided to left a note on tissue at one of my favorite coffee shop saying:

“After about 10 – 15 visits to this Sbucks, 5 missing drinks (which I never complained about those), I finally have my perfect extra dry cappuccino and raspberry americano on the rock today. Thanks :)”

Yesterday, when I came to that coffee shop again, all baristas there suddenly know my name.

I never thought they read my notes and (even better) put the tissue on their locker. It makes my week.

Now, Starbucks Grand Indonesia become my number one favorite Starbucks.

My First Love Letter About You To You

22 Nov

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Dear you,

One day on our conversation over coffee I told you how much I love writing and I never really in love with someone until I write about and/or to that person.

Here’s the time when I feel the urge to write about you to you, so I’m just gonna write a love letter about you to you.

First, I want to warn you that even though I told you that it’s a love letter, you probably won’t read something sweet or romantic on it, but when you read it, please see this as an evidence of how much I love you that I can’t even help myself not to write about you to you.

Dear,

I know you already know that I love coffee so much. I love how coffee could make me feel better even in my worst day.  I love how coffee could bring me inspiration.

And as much as I love coffee, I also love coffee shop. I love spend my time with some friends at the coffee shop, talking about everything, bitching about life. I love sitting alone at the coffee shop with a glass of my favorite coffee, sightseeing, do nothing, writing, reading, or even just close my eyes for a while, thinking about how suck or how beautiful life is.

I love coffee and coffee shop so much… that much that I think it would be good if I could fall in love with someone who can make me a good coffee at the coffee shop.  Turns out I was wrong.

When I fall for you, the one who can make me one of the best raspberry americano on the rock, at my favorite coffee shop, it feels more than good. It feels… great.

Dear,

I remember how much decisions I have made in my life. Some of them are bad decisions, while some of them are good decisions.

I want you to know that the day when I decided to talk to you was the day when I’ve made the best decision in my life.

It’s not only about making a decision which finally made me know a cute barista who can make one of the best americano on the rock and has cool talent and good sense of fashion.

It’s about finally found someone who can bring back faith in me. Someone who finally make me believe that even things are hard for me right now, I don’t have to worry cause I know I can make it through. Someone who fill an empty space in my mind and my heart. Someone who made me feel complete. Someone who’s enough for me. Someone who I really… love.

Love…
To me, the word “love” is a hard one. I rarely use that word even to my mom, the most important person in my life, but this time I’m gonna tell you that I love you… oh no, I mean I fall in love with you and if there’s a word that has bigger and deeper meaning than love, I would use it right now.

I love you and after a very long time, I finally realize that love is enough for me.

After all this time, I finally realize that all I need in my life is not someone or something which is too much for me. I finally realize that all I need is someone or something which is enough for me.

And to me, you are enough…

Dear,
This is my last words on this love letter for you. I remember a friend told me that love is about learning to compromise.  I love you and so I’m gonna learn to compromise everything with you… and please learn it with me too.

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