Carpe Diem

This is the most determined thing I’ve ever made in the beginning of 2015. I join Blogger English Club (BEC)! Oh my God, could I survive in completing all those challenges? Could I keep posting an English articles every Friday? Hahahaa… Time will tell. 🙂

As Dani said, the theme for today’s BEC challenge is… What is your word for 2015?! 

Instead of resolution, the word can be your theme for the year, anything you plan this year may (or may not) based on the spirit of the word.

Uhhhmmm *thinking*. Well, frankly speaking, I have no ideas about what is my 2015 theme. I’m not the one that always come up with a list of targets, resolutions, what-so-ever, I’m not a detailed person. I just do what I want to do, I just say what I want to say… Like previous years, I just try living my life normally, seize the day, enjoy the moment, wait… it’s like… Carpe Diem

Yup. That’s how I should make my day!

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
Anthony Robbins

Well said, Robbins! Life recently drive some people become more ambitious. We want these, we want those, we want everything in this world! Unfortunately, we’re getting nowhere, because we have lot of dreams, but lack of skills or passion for getting those things. It’s getting worse, because for the sake of fulfilling our ambitions, we totally forget “our heaven” in this world. Working hard for getting more money, going to get some overtime schedules to boost up our working-performance, and… we forget that our family needs us. Our kids really need our presence. In terms of quality and  amount. So sad, eh?


Well, I’m not going to judge anyone. I just wanna make a #selftalk. My kid often complaining why I’m so hectic and so happy while working with the gadget; but rare to TALK with him?

“A real talks, not just ‘How was your day? What’s your homework?’ I want mommy chat with me. Let’s chatting, in this real world,” Sidqi says, slap me right in my heart 😦

So, let’s do something better this year. Instead of (always) having busy with all the achievements-things, I’d like to become “a real person”. Always mingle with a real families, having better interactions with real friends, and of course, this is the hardest: stop complaining about the “bad” things. Bad in quote-in-quote, because sometimes, our “bad” is “good” based on God’s scenario.

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” (QS Al-Baqoroh 216)

Sooo, cheer up! Enjoy the moments, feel the breeze, capture the joyful things, share the happiness, and welcome 2015…! Be nice to us…! Have a GREAT YEAR, everyone…!

PS: Doh. kemringet eikeh bikin postingan inih! Daniii… Mas Ryaaaan… Mba Nitaaa…!! Kalian bertiga kudu tanggungjawab karena menjerumuskan dirikuh ke ‘kegilaan’ ini, bwahahhaahaaa…!


Author: @nurulrahma

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52 thoughts on “Carpe Diem”

  1. Wow Mba Nurul. I am amazed. Really. This is good one.
    Seize the day. Yep. I am agree with you Mba. Many of us stop thinking for what we have now. They are chasing those things that would be nice for them.

    I read somewhere before: is it nowhere or now here? So i think i am totally gonna be in Now Here. Reading your post make me realize that i need to do it.

    Btw mba, reading your kid asked about it, make me remember the post i had before. The Social Media. Have you watch the video? It is really good.

  2. I mean nowhere= enggak kemana2 gitu hihihi. I already read your post about social media. It’ really muakjleeebhh… The illness is here… (Sakitnya tuh di sini hahaha *mekso)

      1. Hihi
        Saya mah selalu kagum sama yg pinter menulis pakai bhs asing itu, bhs asing saya mah pasif pisaaan, pokokna mah dudul lah, ya juga tinggal di LN tp bhs Inggrisna dudul .. huhuhuuu… kursus lg aaah….

  3. Write on !! I’m cheering you from here… I was once so determined to blog entirely in English but then gave up… Blogging in Bahasa Indonesia was apparently my way to become a ‘real person’ hahaha… ^___^

    1. Thankiiieeesss… Actually I feel like “trapped in a hell” when accepting this challenge hihihi… But,anyway,it’s just the simplest way to improve our courage and delivering our thoughts in English.

  4. Mbak Nurul.. how to join the BEC? I found it very challenging and exciting! My english is horrible but I’d love to try it, because I also want to do somethings different this year. Might I?

    About the Carpe diem.. I had to use google to understand the meaning 😀 and yeahhh… Let’s enjoy the moments, lets feel the breeze, let’s capture the joyful things, share the happiness, and welcome 2015…^^

  5. Great post to start the day and how to put it? a high bar to set since I have not written mine yet. Huahahaha.
    I do love and feel it by heart about talk in a true-est meaning of talk to our family member, thus i learn to control my urge to keep on checking my cell phone. My new policy is whenever I’m with my wife or kid I have to put my cellphone away. Once in an hour checking any messages is enough.
    Love it. Carpe Diem!

    Many many many thanks for joining the challenge and may we keep this through the year. 🙂

    1. What a fabulous comment :)) yep,because lots of distractions here (gadget things),we finally realize that ‘something’ is missing. I’d like to get the ‘warmth’ and ‘presence’ in my interactions with all member of family.

    1. Bwahahaha… A little bit different in some letters,but very muuuchhh different in meaning 🙂 kind of it,lah,bang. The point is,just count your blessings,be happy for everything you’ve got (not) and be present.

    1. Hahaha… It’s likeee.. working very-very-veryyyy harddd to develop only one article **sigh**
      Join BEC is very easy mbaak.. All you have to do is just, mention @danirachmat or @feb_ryan24.

      After that, you have to write in English off courseee, based on specific theme 🙂 Good luck, mbaaak! Welcome to the club :))

  6. Hai, lagi blog walking dan tiba-tiba mendarat di sini.

    Very nice motivation! Kayaknya memang zaman sekarang hape membuat kita merunduk terus dan tidak melihat kiri-kanan *lirik ke hape dan dorong dia agak lebih jauh*

    Hopefully you can seize your day a lot better and with your kid as well 🙂

  7. I cannot help my self not thinking about Robin Williams’s Dead Poet Society everytime I heard the word Carpe Diem . So ironic yet tragic.

  8. interest banget baca englishnya mbak,buat aku yang eng ing eng,lumayan paham….dan,selamat mbak,bikin aku suka bacanya.besok2 perbanyak ya tulisan english yg membumi buat aku yg lg suka baca blog bhs ingris hehehehe

    1. Come on join this club, Maaak.:)

      Tiap Jumat bakal dilempar “tema”-nya. Kalau “tema”-nya dirasa cucok banget, kita bisa ikutan. Kalau nggak, ya gapapa skip ajah. Ini cuman buat men-challenge diri sendiri aja siih 🙂 Colekin twitter @danirachmat yak. Blogger membahana itu loo :))

    1. Serious? You also get “kemringet”?

      Hihihi… Padahal udah yang blogger membahana gini hehehe.. –> Komennya pakai bahasa Indonesia ajah yaa.. udah ‘kriting’ nih lidah, eh otaknya hihihi

      Baiklaah, jika demikian, daku bakal makin semangat nge-English…! Yayyy…!

      1. Haha, pastinya kemringet… Tujuan utama aku bikin blog pakai bahasa Inggris biar keluarga suami yang gak bisa bahasa Indonesia bisa baca, secara blog-ku kan intinya tentang kegiatan keluarga kita… Plus buat belajar juga, karena sejak berhenti kerja bahasa Inggrisku semakin ancur2an…. Jadi bukan karena bahasa Inggrisku udah bagus 😛 Ayo, semangat!

    1. No need to worry. It’s not about good vs bad english.
      It’s all about encouraging and challenging ourself to deliver a simple post in English.

      Wanna make a try? Mention @danirachmat on twitter yak.

  9. So, your post is challenging me to comment on english mode :p
    It’s a good deal, you’re exploring your writing ability to new challenge. I have to follow you! 😀

  10. Mbak-eeeeeeee suka tulisannya!!! *pake bhs Indo aja ya, capek mikir berat :D*
    Itu cara nulis gitu gimana??? Keren pollll!!!
    Disamping itu, gadget memang mengalihkan dunia banget deh, udah mulai ditegur misua aku 😀

    1. Iyah mba, duh 😦 Gadget-addiction itu syusyaaah sembuhnya hahaha :))

      Hayuk mbak, ikutan ajah BEC-nya. Jumat depan (insyaAllah) temanya ttg buku yg kita suka banget sepanjang 2014. Mention ke @danirachmat yaaa

    1. Adududuhhh maaak… Aku nulisnya juga gemobyooosss (opo bahasa Indonesianya yak? Kemringet *halah* pokoke sensasional deh mak.:)) Ikut yuk, yuk, yuksss.. Tema Jumat depan (kalo ga salah) tentang BUKU apa yang paling disuka selama 2014.

  11. aaaaaaaah QS 2:216 that’s mine too!! the best ever…
    well, grammar is the scary ones [indeed] even ppl who has 1st language in English though..
    then @danirachmat ??? *drumrollssss am i have a guts to take this challenge? 😀

    1. Ofkooorrrsss you have that guts, young lady!! Kemonnn, join the club, feel the adrenaline rush *opo seh iki**

      See you next Friday yaaak… Can hardly wait to read your awesome post, sistaa :))

  12. A calm post, yet slapped me right in the heart :). I even made a wallpaper with a ‘carpe diem’ quote years ago, but the spirit is vanishing :(.

    For me who often procrastinate, yoour post is a good motivation. Thank you, Mbak 🙂

  13. I ever wrote “carpe diem” as my motto several times ago. And many people ask what was it. Thanks for bring some memories behind this word, Nurul. 🙂

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