Bye 12. Hello 13.

So the world did NOT end in 21-12-2012... which means I still have to finish my skripsi and face 2013.

Dan setiap tahun, being a Christian that I am, gue punya tradisi sendiri to wait on the Lord and let Him speak to me. You won't get it, unless you're one of those people who understands that this religion is supposed to be based on personal relationship. This I found very beautiful and ironic at the same time because a whole lot of these so-called Christians missed the beauty of Christianity! It gets frustrating but karena berhubung gue bukan pendeta dan blah blah blah, I'll just post what read earlier today.

"In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou has made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like."
II Chronicles 1: 7 - 12

Bring it on, 2013.

Only by His grace,
Athalia Karima Yedida Soemarko

Rumour Has It...

Kalau dunia akan berakhir pada tanggal 21 December 2012. Yay? Or nay?

Jujur saja a few minutes ago I wanted the world to end right now. Karena, well,... skripsi. Ha ha ha. How very Indonesian, is it not? Dengan berjalannya waktu dari Juli ke Desember ini I think I'm starting to understand why skripsi is such a pain in the ass. Menulis is not an easy thing to do. To be perfectly honest, nothing in life is an easy thing to do.

Tanpa terasa, here we are at the last leg of another year. Dalam waktu kurang lebih tiga minggu, Desember akan pergi dan Januari akan kembali. Dan seperti biasa, after another sleepless night as I wait for the sun to rise, I think. About a lot of things.

2012 was an interesting year for me. 2012 adalah tahun dimana gue belajar kalau sebenarnya... Gue masih harus banyak belajar. Funny thought, no? Tahun ini adalah tahun terakhir gue kuliah untuk menuntaskan perjalanan gue menjadi seorang Sarjana Hukum. Gue belajar banyak, secara akademis. Tapi... This is the fun part... Ternyata oh ternyata, I still have a whole lot to learn.

I do not have time to go into details... Tapi ini keputusan yang gue ambil sebelum mengakhiri tahun 2012: To learn, to love, to trust, to live without regrets, and to constantly remember to never forget all the great things that life begets. Dan kalau dunia pun musnah anytime soon, I don't mind. I can honestly thanked the Lord that He has given me a beautiful life.

Looking forward for 2013,
Athalia Karima Yedida Soemarko