My Family

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Hey Humans!
In this post I’d like to share about my family… My family are Indonesians just like me, duh. We all do very different things, but we still find that one silver lining.
My dad is very athletic. He does all the cool physical stuff. Like rock climbing, target shooting, knife target, diving, and and does important jobs on safety. I pretty much got my adventurous side from him.
Now, my mom is a forest conservationist, and lecturer. She specializes on frogs all around Indonesia. She does all the amazing travels and guides me well when I have problems on my uni stuff.
My big brother is a daring traveler, explorer, and big dreamer. He now lives in Australia and is planning to become a permanent resident. He’s a very well hard working chef, and he would do anything to get where he wants.
While me? I’m pretty much everyone jumbled into a small human being. I love the adventures my family has been through, and I look up to them. So they are my inspirations.

Cya soon,
Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

My Getaway Place

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Hey Humans!

I would totally do anything forย a vacation, ASAP! I’m so tired with the demands of uni stuff. Well that’s life right? Wanna be somewhere, do something. But we all have that point where we just want to do nothing although we have a ton of stuff to do. Right now I’d want to runaway to my fave places. Let me list it down for you..

  1. HOME. Period. I want to be at my home sweet home. A lot of times I miss home, and I miss it more right after I go back to my dorm. It’s just a nice safe feeling to be at home. Surrounded by the people you love, the atmosphere, and all the memories.
  2. BEACH. I’d want to go to any beach there is. I love the nice wind and the smell of salt water. It calms my nerves. I never get bored going to the beach. My favorite beach though? Cubadak Island was by far the best I’ve experienced. Want to know where that is, open my blog post in West Sumatra (link). And Gili Trawangan Island was also beautiful!
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    The amazing view infront of the Cubadak Bungalow.
  3. OCEAN. Well, not so far away from the beach. But to me it’s different, not all beach have the best view underwater. I love going snorkeling or diving, but I just don’t have much time for it. I’m honestly weird, because looking at fishes swimming and eating is somehow entertaining for me. I try to think like a fish when I look at them. My favorite ocean? The best diving spot I’ve been is Gorontalo, North Sulawesi. Amazing! Still very clean, beautiful, colorful, just very pretty. I will be sure to put up a blog post about this amazing place! Wait for it ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    A great shot by my dad, me diving in Gorontalo.
  4. FOREST. I love the viewย of sunshine through trees. It makes me feel happy. Going to the forest is a wide variety of life. Free fresh air all around you. My favorite forest? By far my favorite is Meru Betiri National Park in East Java. I got the chance to experience many adventures with my family. We got to go through 3 rivers, got our car stuck in mud, see a lot of monkeys, and let free baby sea turtles into the ocean! It was an amazing experience and I’d do it all over again. See my adventure here!
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    Our stuck car, the locals helped us out.

It’s obvious enough that I love being in the nature. Where is your favorite place to go? I’d love to know, maybe I can visit someday?

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Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

What Is Love?

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Hey Humans!

Everyone knows what love is, but has everyone felt love? People come from different places, and different stories. But I’m sure there is at least one person who love and care for you, it’s just how your perspective sees it.

To me, love is huge. Love is not just a word, it’s only called love so that people know what we mean. That’s why languages were invented, right? But even by just saying ‘love’, do you really ‘love’? How about the actions? Show the love.. I say love is huge because it can be anything. “I love eating chocolate”, “I love helping people”, “I love my pet dog”, “I love sleeping”. Whatever it is, no love is greater than other love. Why do I say that? If you really love something/someone then that’s love, period. Not more love than this than that. If you say there is a love that’s greater than other love, then it’s a competition. That’s not love. That’s why there’s always war.

I’m not sure if I’m making any sense. Love is endless and countless. I love everything around me, my family, friends, and all the great things I’ve been through, even if it was the worst times of my life. And I hope I can still seek for more love in this world.

What do you think about love? Maybe share your thoughts on love ๐Ÿ™‚

Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

Where Would I Be?

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Hey Humans!
I would have never been here if it wasn’t for all the ups and especially the downs I’ve been through in life. Everyone too…. To be honest, where I am now I wouldn’t have expected this a year, 5 years, and definitely 10 years ago!ย  But if I were to wish where I’d be in 1, 5, and 10 years ahead, what would I want?

In 1 year time…. I would feel a year ago was like just yesterday. A year goes by soooo fast. But what I’d wish for a year ahead, I want to go through my college life as smooth as it could be. Doing as best I can, and not failing. Another is i’d love to expand my network throughout youtube and blogs. There are many amazing people around the network, and I’d love to be a part of it.

In 5 years time I will be 24 years old. I would’ve probably graduated if my 1 year plan went out well, and I would’ve have a job by then. I’d wish that I’ve already settled my life goal and my partner. If you ask me now, what job I’d want in 5 years time? Right now my chances are to be a music therapist, musician, researcher, traveler, or just a freelancer for my passions.

10 years?! Wowwww.. I’d want to already accomplish something here. It could be anything, marriage, kids, a successful job, or even hearing great news from my family. Something that I could wake up every morning and have a purpose to live.

Basically, I just want to be happy. And what makes me happy, is to see the people I love happy. Wherever I end up going, I’m sure it’s for the best.

Cya soon,
Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

PET PEEVES

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Hey Humans!

When I first heard this saying I thought it was something like, “Pet what? What can I like about pets?”. Turns out it’s something a person isย annoyed at. Well, I have a lot of that. But I can only figure a few right now.

First, people who walks slow but blocks the way! I’m fine if you walk slow, but on the side and realize that there are people who just randomly likes to walk fast. I’m the kind of person when alone, not even rushing to a place, I would need to walk fast. So please if you’re either walking with a friend chatting or alone chilling, just move over to the side and save some space for fast walkers. Thank you.

Second, raw meat. I hate raw meat, raw egg, raw anything! I would have to use a plastic glove or fork. But if I use my fingers, I would need to wash my hands at least twice. Honestly, even using gloves I would still have to wash my hands. I just can’t handle it. I don’t know… Hmm… But, I need to cook and eat these, so I try to not letย my pet peeve in the way.

Do you have any pet peeves? Maybe you can share yours, and we can help each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

STRESSES

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Hey Humans!

December is soon to come.. The year is almost over.. Schools are preparing for an end of semester. Just like every other student, I get super nervous and stressed on exams. But honestly, I never was so stressed back in high school. But since university…. It’s hard for me to handle every end of semesters.

What’s stressing me out is having to play my violin in front of 5 juries playing at least 4 pieces memorized. Not to mention I play in a dark recital room with a spotlight towards me. Nerve wrecking… This semester is my 4th hearing exam, and I’m still not over the stress. But what I do? I go for it! I gotta do it anyway. So breath in, remember this is YOUR choice, let it flow.. It’s now or never people!

Maybe share me your thoughts of what stresses you out? We can support each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber

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Hey Humans!

I know some of you might love Justin’s songs, some might just hate by just hearing his name. Either way, his new album in my opinion is not like any of his other albums. Of course he’s more mature, but it’s more heartfelt.

My most favorite out of all the songs in the album is I’ll Show You. He’s basically saying that he has done wrong things, and he had to learn the hard way, but now he wants to show people that he’s not what people see on camera. Like, everyone thinks that they know him, but they don’t.

This song can relate to anybody really. And what makes this song better is the music video that comes with it. Unbelievable.. Amazing!

Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

FEAR

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Hey Humans!

Who likes ‘fears’ anyways? I don’t like them, neither do I like how I sometimes feel anxious at my own thoughts. I don’t want to go in too deep into myย thoughts, so I’ll answer it easy. My fears?

Escalators makes me feel anxious. I can go on them, I just have to wait and look at it a few moments. Sometimes I can feel drop down scared that no matter how full my hands are, I have to touch the railings. Because my mind is like, what happens if I trip on the next one, what happens if my shoe lace gets stuck in.

Raw eggs and chicken freaks me out. Not that I don’t cook them, I always do! But I just can’t bare touching them. I will always have to wash my hands very clean right away after touching them. OCD much? Maybe, I just don’t know why I have fear of touching raw stuff.

Do you have fears? Maybe you’d like to share around, maybe we could help each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cya soon,

Syra

 

Am I Awesome?

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Hey Humans!

I just took a quiz on brainfall to know how awesome I am. I surprisingly got a 93% and it said “Let it be shouted from the highest mountaintops across the land: “YOU… ARE… AWESOME!!!” Just remember to spend your awesome bucks wisely.” Hahhahaha obviously I did this for fun.

But really, what makes me awesome? I think it’s that I care people a lot. I would help someone when they ask, or even just when they look like they need on I would offer them help. It got to the point I would care too much and forget about my well-being mentally and physically.

I don’t regret any of it. But it would be nice if I was appreciated more. Anyways, I’ve realized how my well-being is important too. So I’ve learned to say “No” to people. And now I am more focused on my own well-being and my own passions.

If you go through something similar, just know your limitations. It’s worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Survive Braces

Hey Humans!

I have been wearing braces for over 2 years now! And I can’t believe it’s all over now. OVER! It feels so freeeee.. I will share you how to survive braces including a talk-over youtube video.

  1. Avoid eating hard food! I didn’t listen for a few times, and my brackets fell off a couple times. So my dentist had to re-glue it and I had to waste more money.
  2. Bring water around at all times! Rinse out your braces after eating. At least you can be hydrated at all times. Oh, and always check your teeth with a mirror to see if anything is stuck in between.
  3. Mouthwash or Floss! Honestly, flossing is hard when you have braces on, so mouthwash would be fine. I wore damon braces so it helps rinse out the dirt inside the brackets to open the wire gates.
  4. Use small little toothbrushes! It help getting those dirt between the braces.
  5. When prescribed with bands, wear it everyday! I didn’t use mine everyday so the time I wore braces was a lot longer than expected.
  6. Last, do not go to your appointment a month after your actual appointment! I did that, and not only that it adds the more time using braces but also how hard it was to open my damon brackets!

That’s all my tips I can give you…. I am now bracelesss!!!! If you’re getting braces, or wearing braces, good luck! And if you’re about to get your braces off, congratulations!!!

Cya soon,

Syra ๐Ÿ™‚