Untuk kesekian kalinya saya memilih untuk tinggal di rumah dan menikmati ketentraman kehidupan dari sisi yang jarang di pilih oleh banyak orang: I stay home, on weekends. When other people go out to the malls and have what they define as "fun", I stay back. I enjoy life entirely from the comfort of my house and my room.

Banyak orang bertanya, "How on planet earth could she survive staying home for days or even weeks?" I would say that the credits go all to my genius Mother. Kalau ibuku tidak merancang rumah yang kami tinggali saat ini sedemikian rupa, ogah deh gue tinggal di rumah. Dia punya persepsi sendiri waktu merancang rumah ini: Comfort is to be found at home; if it's not found, people would not stay and try to find it elsewhere. Tempat yang semua orang cari untuk mendapatkan comfort itu ya pasti dari kamar sendiri. Percaya deh. Kalau kamar seseorang itu tidak enak dan tidak sesuai dengan kehendaknya, pasti dia akan sumpek sendiri dan sebisa mungkin mencari ketenangan di tempat lain. My genius Mother merancang kamar-kamar di rumah untuk menjadi tempat yang paling nyaman, a place we look forward to be in after a long, tiring day. I have to say, she has done a swell job in doing so. Sekarang susah sekali untuk menarik saya keluar dari kamar, not in a bad way though.

Well anyway, I went through some websites and found these quotes lying around, unread. So here's a little some quotations to mend the lack of poems. I've been having poetic block. Maybe it's the final exam effect but anyway read and enjoy (:

"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness." Andy Rooney

"The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together." Erma Bombeck
Salutations from the comfort of my room,
Athalia Karima Yedida Soemarko.

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