Chiropractic Incident – Indonesia

Hey Humans!

A terrible news went viral in Indonesia, a girl named Allya died in August 2015 (read news here). It was allegedly said caused by a chiropractic malpractice. The chiropractic company and all the franchise was forced to shut down. Although it isn’t the chiropractic I go to, but my chiropractic is currently in jeopardy. One of the franchise of my chiropractic company that I go to just got shut down yesterday.

I have a sudden lost feeling.. Ever since I got treatments at chiropractic, it changed my life. I wouldn’t have understood my own body, I wouldn’t have become the person I am, neither would I be here today writing this post! My chiropractor is a very fun person to talk with, and all the other people who helped out are amazing people. I can’t imagine them forced to quit and find another job. They all have potential in giving a better life to other people.

I know that the news of Allya is very shocking, and scary. I’d have to admit I got afraid of chiropractic for a moment. But the 3 years going on 4 years of my chiropractic treatment helped my life a lot. Not did it just helped my life, but it helped all the people who worked there. I got to hear their stories, and they got to hear a lot of the patients stories. We weren’t just a boundary of patients, we turned to know each other when we pass by.

For now I can only just hope for the best of all Chiropractics in Indonesia. We all would never plan on hurting, it’s sad to have something like this happen. If every clinic had to close down, I’m glad that I got the chance to experience it. And I’m proud that chiropractic even succeeded to open in Indonesia in the first place, because Music Therapy is still so hard to start here. Whatever happens, I will always remember the times I had to come by to the clinic 3 times a week, walking around the halls of the clinic to show my clicking ankles to the doctor, and the time I first saw my wonky scoliosis back.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder

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Hey Humans!

This is my all time favorite Happy Birthday song! Stevie Wonder is a legend! Just yesterday was my 20th birthday. It’s time to leave my teen years behind….

I’m mostly shocked that I’m not a kid anymore… But I’m excited for this new years and the beginning of my adulthood. I’m excited what everything in life is going to show me. So happy birthday to me!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Motivation

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[Day 1 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!

I’m sure a lot of people has felt like they wanted to give up in 2015. Basically at anything. The problem, is that getting the motivation to become better doesn’t work in a blink of an eye. It comes from ourselves. So how do you get the motivation?

  1. Do you love what you do? Re-check why you’ve been hard achieving it. Have you been doing this for someone else or yourself? If it isn’t done with all your heart, whatever motivation you fine, I’m not sure if it will be done. I’m sorry to say this, but most of the times it’s true. Do something that you love, pour all your heart into it, and make a change.
  2. Listen to that voice in the back of your mind. Your instincts are your best friends. There’s no better trust than to trust yourself. No one understands you better then yourself. So let things flow as the way it’s supposed to be, and give yourself some trust.
  3. Other people cannot judge you more than you can to yourself. Whatever bad things people say to you, they don’t know what you’re capable of. They can’t be another voice in your mind. There’s only one voice in your mind which is yours! Forget the others, no one can let you down.
  4. Just keep moving. Whatever is coming in your way, keep going. Even if it’s just a step a day, if you keep it up constant for a year, you’ve already took 365 steps forward!
  5. You’ve worked, but no one has took noticed yet, so what? Let’s just say all that hard work was a practice, a resume, a proof that you’re committed on what you do. It’s okay, when ever you feel like no one has listened, to you, remember number 1-4. I’m sure one day there’ll be someone who’ll notice and look at what hard work you’ve done and see the best quality in you.

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYBODY!!!!!! I CAN’T HOLD DOWN MY EXCITEMENT FOR EVERYTHING. 2015 has been a blast. Let me just say this is my 100th blog post!! I’m so glad of what I’ve been through in 2015, and much much more excited for 2016!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Plan Your Trip

[Day 2 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!

You might be wondering “Where should I visit in 2016?” “I want to go somewhere, but what’s a nice place?”. Well you’ve come to the right place. I will help you plan your upcoming trip you’ve always dreamed of! Maybe.

Disclaimer: I love going to places more of the nature side, and I’ve mostly only traveled different sides of my own country Indonesia, Australia, Bangkok, and Singapore. But I will help you in any way!Collage.jpg

The most important thing before aiming your budget is when and how long you’re going. Are you going on a high season? Are you going for a week? When you’ve figured this out, your budget usually adapts to it. Note that everything on a high season is much more expensive and full!

Now you’ve figured when and how, it’s time to figure out whereWhere do you want to go? Is the timing right enough where you want to go? I mean, if you’re only going on a trip for a few days, but it takes you a 16 hour flight including a whole lot of jet lag, think again. You’re not even over the jet lag, then you’re out again, wasting 1/3 of the time of your trip on a plane. I might be exaggerating, but you get the point. So, find somewhere that suits your time.

So, let’s figure out on what kind of place you’d like to visit and why. Here is where your budget play a big role. Are you there for the nature, tradition, history, artifacts, or royal? What kind of place are you staying in; hotel, hostel, villa, camp? I’ll give you an example of going to Bali, which has many great views and artifacts. But there are also many stays like hotels and villas near the beach, rice field, villages, city. It just depends on what you like most.

Last but not least, with who you want to go? This involves with your budget. When you’re out with your friends you can at least divide some costs. If you’re backpacking alone you might want to find someone who lives where you’re going. My brother uses couchsurfing for that, and he’s very satisfied.

Maybe you know about everything I’ve said, but I really want to point out some small things to you. To where ever you’re going, figure out on how you’re going to places. Is your budget enough for that? Then what kind environment and traditions they have. Just search it up, it’s a lot of fun.

I’d love to give you advice on where to visit, but my advice can only go to people who wants to travel to Indonesia. I’m fortunate enough to have travel a lot of places around Indonesia. View my posts on Indonesia (here).

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Would You Be Fearless?

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Hey Humans!

This world is a freaky place…. That sudden noise you hear in the middle of the night – that moment when you have to turn the lights off and run to your bed – to that bug you see flying to your head. Of all those fears, would you want to live fearless?

I honestly don’t know what it feels like to be fearless, and I wouldn’t know what I’d become with out the feeling of fear. Would I want to try? I’d probably say yes… But I think my life would feel empty. I’d have no challenges in life; isn’t that what life’s supposed to be?

If there was no fear, this world would be freakier than it already is. Imagine people having no fear of hurting other people’s feelings.. Not just hurting feelings, but what about physically? Absolutely no! Even to the smallest things like when I run to bed after the lights are off, I wouldn’t ask to be fearless. It just becomes a thrill before sleeping.

What do you think? Would you want to be fearless? Let me know what you think.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Fearless Fantasies

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Quote of The Year 2015

[Day 3 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!

2015 has been a loooong year, but not longer than 2014… Hahah, get the joke? Not. Anyways many lesson learned, and many more to come in the future. There’s always a quote that I hold on to which is;

Life’s a climb, but the view is great.

When I was in my early teen years, I loved Hannah Montana so much. Then came out Hannah Montana The Movie. It honestly taught me a lot, and that is where the quote came from.

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Life’s a climb,

Why is life a climb, and then the view is great? Like when you work hard, you have to climb up to reach the top, then rocks may fall off on you, winds, and all that sort. But the result when you get through it, you get to reach the highest top and see the greatest view.

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but the view is great.

It doesn’t just stop there, there will be people judging and hating. But hey! You deserve it after the tiring climb. Just don’t forget to help one another to those who are climbing as well. Don’t kick them down, the view will be ruined if you do.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Healthy Well-Being

 

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[Day 4 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!

It’s that time of the year where people start writing resolutions (read my blogpost). You can start anytime you want, I’m just helping out for those who have the will to start. What is a healthy well-being? Who can say someone has enough health for a healthy well-being?

It really does depend on perspectives. But what I know for sure the only person who can judge ‘healthy’ on your own body is yourself . Doctors, friends, and family can only say but remember that they can’t feel what you feel.. Life is a choice, being healthy is your choice. How could it be a choice? A choice of what you do, eat, routines. I will not go full-on detail, but I’ll just explain the basic importance.

  1. Food. Everyone would say “Watch out what you eat” when it comes to diets and being healthy. It’s true, though it is only 20% part of the healthy well-being. By eating healthy also doesn’t mean cutting off hundreds of calories a day! You also need those calories for your daily energy. I’m not a food dietary expert, if you want to know more search it up on others’ blogs.
  2. Feelings. What you think and how you react effects on your well-being. These things can cause stress, depression, anxiety and many others. Also called emotional health, which is a problem that gives negative effects to the whole of your body not just the brain. People would at least need to be aware that this is a real problem. When someone you know has emotional health problems, don’t isolate them. They don’t need more of what they can do to themselves, but offer them help.
  3. Calm. I know I know, we all have that moment when we feel tired and overwhelmed with all our tasks. But sometimes we just have to re-think. Is what we do worth the stress? Is the comeback worth the pain? You deserve a timeout. Your health is the most important deal. Without your health, you can never say ‘yes’ to jobs.
  4. Sleep. This one word is the hardest! Yes, I’m saying this to myself. Many researches has proved that sleep deprivation can cause many health problems. Getting enough sleep is like taking your daily dose of vitamins. It helps you stay balanced in life.
  5. Activities. What you choose to physically do effects the most on having a healthy well-being. We all know that exercising is the best way to keep you healthy. But at least doing anything is better than doing nothing!  Except if your ‘doing something’ means sitting with your phones and laptops on. Get out the house and do something!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Boom Clap by Charli XCX

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Hey Humans!

For this past week I’ve been sitting in the car for over 700km around Java, Indonesia. And what better way to forget the pain in my bum than to listen to some music. This song was totally forgotten by me. I loved this song so much when the movie “The Fault in Our Stars” was coming out. I was so eager to watch the movie, so I just listened to the movie soundtracks to hold back a bit of my eagerness.

This song is so energetic and fun. It reminds me of the scenes in the TFIOS movie. When you’re sleepy in the car, this song is the way to hit it. Turn up the volume and sing out loud the lyrics “Boom, Clap! The sound of my heart, the beat goes on and on and on and on now!”. I just had to sing it while typing it out. Give this song a go…

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Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Create The Ultimate Bucket List

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[Day 5 New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!

We all know what a bucket list is, right? For those who don’t know, a bucket list is a list of the things you want to achieve in life. We don’t do this to compete with other people, but simply to make the best of the one life we are given. This list will help you be motivated to reach a goal, not just living the same old same old day everyday. I’d want to share some ideas on how you can create your own ultimate bucket list.

Remember that your life is your choice, what ever other people tell you to do, your actions are the thing that counts. I don’t know why, but I’m really sure of what I said. Let’s start with some questions… Figure the answers without thinking of your limitations economically, physically, or even mentally.

  1. What would you do if tomorrow was your last day?
  2. Countries you’ve always dreamed of yourself standing?
  3. People you’ve always dreamed of talking with?
  4. Conquering your biggest fear?
  5. The adventure of your lifetime?
  6. Learning a new skill?
  7. What doesn’t kill but makes you stronger?
  8. Revisiting a childhood memory?

Those are just some examples of questions, the answers are your bucket list! What ever limitations you have in your bucket list, I’m sure there is a way to achieve it. If not, maybe you can find a twist, or achieve it in a different unique way. Let this bucket list not just be a story that a goal has been achieved, but also a story of the process of achieving the goal. How you can earn something by trying the best you can.

My own bucket list you may ask? On top is to re-visit my childhood back in Australia, I’d want to walk down the memory lane. But what I’ve achieved? A lot are small things…

  1. Purchasing a mini oven for my dorm. To cook myself meals.
  2. Achieving a diving license. To enjoy the life underwater.
  3. Going to a Taylor Swift concert. To sing-along her songs in live.
  4. Creating a blog and youtube channel! To share and meet new people.

Create something that when you’re old you’ll always cherish those moments of the ‘highlights of your life’, a step to the person you’ve become. Let all those haters who doubted you to hate you even more for being successful! Remember, life is a choice. If you want it, there’s always a way to achieve it.

Cya soon,

SYra 🙂

A Special Giver

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Hey Humans!

It would be totally awesome if I were a genie and I could give people their wishes. Receiving gifts is one thing, but having the chance to give one and be so much appreciated is special. Of course if I were to choose, the top 3 people I would give out their wishes are my family. But let me just put aside the family and friends..

I would go out to the streets to fine these 3 people. As what I’ve seen around my country Indonesia, there are a lot of people in need. I would really find the ones who work their hardest, not lie and cheat because that will get no one anywhere!

  1. Someone who collects trash for a living. Without these people our country would be a mess! In Indonesia people collect trash manually using a cart. They pick up the trash and throw it in the cart. Sometimes we forget that they’re humans too! They need money as well as they also have health issues due to their work. They deserve more than this. Their health is as important as everybody else’s, also their families that they have to find food for. They would deserve a wish.
  2. A parent who awaits their child’s arrival. This is sad.. I’ve heard a couple of stories about parent’s who miss their ‘so successful’ children. They do get sent money, but is that really enough? All they want is to see their child not their money. Money is not worth a human being. Some even thought their phone broke because they never receive calls from their child. Do you think that’s funny? They deserve a wish.
  3. A child who lost their parents. They have to work for their own food, and forced to leave education. There are also many stories of the older sibling giving up education so their younger sibling can continue school. Most of us take school for granted. But there are many kids out there that WANTS to go to school! They deserve a wish.

Let’s all take a moment and think about what we could be grateful of, more than thinking of what we think is the ‘pressure of life’. We don’t need to exaggerate, there are real problems out there. So get yourself off the sofa, off your phones and laptops, and be joyful.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Generous Genies

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂