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…!



  1. Ryan · January 8, 2015

    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. bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

    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)

  3. nengwie · January 8, 2015

    Kamus mana kamuuus…??? 😁😁😁

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

      Your styleeeeee maaaak… (Gayamuuu maakk hihihihi)

      • nengwie · January 9, 2015

        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….

  4. deBagpacker|PatriCia · January 8, 2015

    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… ^___^

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

      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.

  5. Haya · January 8, 2015

    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…^^

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

      Mention @feb_ryan24 and submitting your English posting. As easy as one,two,three :))

  6. dani · January 8, 2015

    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. 🙂

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

      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.

  7. jampang · January 8, 2015

    kirain cape diem 😀

    mungkin mirip dengan quote “telur hari ini lebih baik daripada anak ayam esok hari</a.

    *sok teu *

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 8, 2015

      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.

  8. Andik Taufiq · January 9, 2015

    ntar Mbak, pelan-pelan kubaca dulu ya, agak lemot baca tulisan yg full english gini… >.<

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      Be my guest :))
      Eikeh juga ngos2an bikin tulisannya. Sutrisno bachir bingittttsss :)))

  9. mrsmuhandoko · January 9, 2015

    i’ve got a different atmosphere when read your article in english. feels like.. ciee… mbak Nurul cieee;) *sungkem* btw mbak, how to join the BEC?

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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 :))

  10. aquavintage · January 9, 2015

    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 🙂

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      Aaamiiin, aaamiiiin :))

      Thanks much for stopping by 🙂
      Have a GREAT day

  11. fee · January 9, 2015

    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.

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015


      IMHO, we’ve got the “extraordinary message” regarding this “Carpe Diem”. RIP Robin Williams

  12. HM Zwan · January 9, 2015

    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

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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 :))

  13. citramanica · January 9, 2015

    Love your post. Your English is good! I understand when you said “kemringet”, haha… I get “kemringet” too every time I write a post 😀

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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…!

      • citramanica · January 9, 2015

        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!

  14. Euisry Noor · January 9, 2015

    Nice post, Mak. Somehow I want to join this Blogger English Club too. But… Ah, my poor English… 😀

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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.

  15. Nadia Khaerunnisa · January 9, 2015

    cool ! i guess we’re on the same shoes, mbak 🙂

  16. Maureen · January 9, 2015

    Great job mbak! The word is a great one too 😀 Well done for stepping outside of your comfort zone. Keep on writing!

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      Thank you mbaa.. Anyway, Joining wellness wednesday could be my another stepping outside of my comfort zone. Roaaarrr :))

  17. riemikan · January 9, 2015

    I hear you! Taking advantage of the opportunities we come across in the day. Nice one.

  18. hildaikka · January 9, 2015

    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! 😀

  19. Sandrine Tungka · January 9, 2015

    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 😀

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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

  20. Ety Abdoel · January 9, 2015

    help me please..dictionary.ngelap ngeringet juga baca tulisan ini.

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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.

  21. dWi (@Ki_seKi) · January 9, 2015

    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? 😀

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      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 :))

  22. aminocte · January 9, 2015

    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 🙂

  23. dwihastutiarief · January 9, 2015

    I love the way you put the words, Mbak. So smooth, so delightful and so light, but so meaningful.

  24. Ola Aswandi · January 9, 2015

    It’s something I’d like to achieve this year too mbak! Love your post, salam kenal yaaaa 😀

    • bukanbocahbiasa · January 9, 2015

      Haaaiii mba olaaa… Senenggg bgt main2 k blog dikau yg so cuteee kayak orgnya :)) tengkiuu tengkiuu
      Salam juga dari suroboyo.

  25. ranselijo · January 9, 2015

    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. 🙂

  26. Ferdy Lpu · January 9, 2015

    what the language exactly from the “carpe diem”
    kalo bahasa indonesianya mengalir bagai air aja ya mbak hehe

  27. Dwi Puspita · January 9, 2015

    my english acakadul banget si i’m not confidence mbak hiksss

  28. Yanet · January 10, 2015

    BEC? Hmm, I think I should join this club, yet I dont think I can make a long and meaningful post like this. Well done, mak!

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  30. lieshadie · January 13, 2015

    Hos…hos…..hos…mana anduk buat lap abis baca postingan lalu acak2 kamus….btw, suka dengan gaya bahasa Inggrismu Mak,,,,tetep gahol abeessss !

  31. Titik Asa · January 16, 2015

    Huampun bahasa inggris…
    Saya gak kebayang bagaimana bikin posting pake bhs inggris, bacanya saja sudah grogi gini…


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