“If you don’t have ADD today, you’re not paying attention.”

I totally can relate to this video. FOMO and the endless signals fighting for our attention could be deafening at times. As usual, Jason Silva is being a utopian, but this regard I’m with him. There should be a future where technology could help us navigate through the limitless choices so our mind would not be consumed by them. To push things further, maybe in the future humans could tweak ourselves and “redesign” our capacity to handle a myriad of information.

The future will come sooner than we think and it’s gonna be exciting.

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β€œThe Zahir, in Arabic, means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed. It is someone or something which, once we have come into contact with them or it, gradually occupies our every thought, until we can think of nothing else. This can be considered either a state of holiness or madness.”

From 1998 to 2014 my Zahir was L’Arc~en~Ciel. I must say that it’s a bit daunting now that they no longer occupy my mind like they used to. It’s like having something that is rooted deep within you being pulled out and you don’t know what to do with the gaping hole. You actually have some space, some sense freedom and relieve that you never know you could have. The thing is… I never knew freedom and relieve could be so suffocating.

Good night.

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For a magazine called ‘Puan Pertiwi’ (roughly translates at Indonesian Ladies) with a tag line of ‘Suara, semangat & peran perempuan’ (women’s voice, spirit and role), you would think that this magazine would have inspiring articles for Indonesian women. But, noooo… The headline was on how to lure in rich foreign husbands as if that is the ultimate goal for Indonesian women. If this magazine is voicing the spirit and role of Indonesian women, I would like to see the source of the voice gagged.

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Confessions before dawn.

Actually I didn’t have any plans to go out today. I planned that I was gonna do some budget revision, making pig ears and snouts for Ghaida and just wait for something to happen. If nothing had happened, I might end up seeing The Fault In Our Stars (again, for the 3rd time. Let me spare you the details about why I watched it 3 times).

Then, Rena called to update me on a venue we had planned to use for an event and we decided to meet up in the 7 eleven downstairs in my apartment building. Being the bum that I am, I thought, “Nah, I don’t need to shower before going downstairs”. Wrong.

Turned out that 7 eleven was full and we went to Central Park instead. “Did you shower?”, should you ask. “It’s only five minutes away from my home’ I’ll shower when I get back.” Again, wrong decision.

I had received a very tangible email from a Japanese business colleague. In regards to that we had to go to Grand Indonesia to have a meeting with him… with me in the state of un-showered.

If that weren’t enough, my boyfriend said he was free tonight and ask me out for a date. But it didn’t end there, because someone spotted me and came up to chat. He was the guy from Google who is interested in doing some collaborations with JS.

So yeah, of all the days not to take a shower, I had to pick this particular day =-= But no worries, even though I’ve been through all that, I still smelled decent πŸ˜„

#Unexpected #UMad #YYuNoShower #Confession

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