America, finally we met!

August 27th, 2016

I remember, when I was in high school, I always said; “I want to go to America” when someone threw me a question about my future plan. Years have gone by and I entered college, the thought of going to America was just like a random childhood dream which forgotten when a new toy is found. In my first year at college, I decided to go to Europe, simply because of my senior got to study in the Netherlands. And as I have posted before, I finally did it. I went to Scotland to study and visited some European countries.

While pursuing my study in Scotland, some friends invited me to go to the US. It brought back the dream I had a long time ago. However, no one can defy the time from running so quick. I had to go back to the country where I belong and drew off that idea. Well, I was trying to think positive that it might not my fate to be there.

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A story of mind

July 10th, 2016

Woke up this morning and checked out the calendar on my mobile phone, it has been 11 months since I moved back to the place where I once introduced with all the things I have learned right now. It is hard not to say that I miss this place. The foggy morning with the warm yellowish sun light rises from behind the bluish mountains and the calm lake that fulls of mystery with all the fishers trying to catch up with life, not to mention the nature’s melody sings by the winds and birds, those are just so relaxing and making you forget the world outside for a moment.

In 11 months, I have encountered some life’s obstacles. Some of them are worth to save in my sanctuary memory box but some of them are just like the rain in the dawn, I may hear it or see it, but I would rather sleep than wait for it to stop. Those good memories are somehow driving me to the point where I always want to be. To be honest, I do not know exactly where it is but I feel it in my gut, totally. However, I still need extra efforts to make it happens. You can not just simply be in one place without doing something. Sacrifice is required, mind and time.

The wind is blowing softly right now, bringing me the smell of burning hay from the rice fields nearby. Yes, the farmers did it so they can use it as a natural fertilizer before the planting season is started. The clouds seem too hesitate to drop the rain, maybe it does not want to stop the fire from burning. I, however, sitting and leaning on my door, writing this random stuff and enjoying the moment. This week I will walk further to another journey that I was never expected before. Challenging and it might be filled up with surprises along the way. I hope I can find a taste-like-tiramisu-ice cream during this journey, but please no wasabi’s.

From that moment, another doors might be opened and ready to be unveiled. My mind is bursting with all the guesses about what the future is going to be, “que sera, sera”. Perhaps I just have to leave it to the hand of faith. Well, I should rest assured then.

Don’t Settle – The Life of Steve Jobs

August 10th, 2015

Lately, I keep looking for something to inspire me to do what I have to do before I start destroying my plans. So, out of nowhere, I found the infographic of the late Steve Job. I have planned to read his biography since last year, but as usual, I am procrastinating. Anyways, here you go, thanks to this article for sharing.

Wait, the infographic is not actually the one that inspire me right now. But there is a passage from his biography that quoted by the reference I use. In 2005, Steve gave speech during the graduation ceremony at Stanford University, he said: “You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don’t settle.

I hope you feel inspire too. After this, I will try to read his book as soon as possible. I have been too long thinking about useless stuff lately. Adiosss!!!!

Eka T. Samosir