Fata Viem Invenient

Life is a gift. There's no reason not to cherish every second of it.
I write to celebrate it.

Have you ever struggle for something, that even from the beginning, you know that will be pointless, but you keep on trying?

Have you ever been in a relationship where the guy isn’t the right guy for you, and at the end you will have to break up with him, but you just can’t resist the temptation?

Have you ever preserved something, that you know, will be dissapear anyway?

Have you ever done something that you know the universe will forbid, but you ignore all the signs, until it doesn’t give you another options, but to stop?

I have, and I don’t regret it.

At least, I have experienced love.

Something that I haven’t felt for a very long time.

“Love is unique. You can meet bunch of people who fit all your criterias, but it’s hard to find someone who has soul-connection with you.”

“I miss you. Sometimes, I still think about you along the way. I wonder where are you now, what are you doing, etc. I have met another guy who is hotter, and at some points, better than you. But, until now, there is no one who can replace your position in my heart. Yes, sometimes, you fall in love with a person in most unlogical way.”

“With you, I feel like we are two tv series characters who were supposed to be love interests, where along the episodes, the audiences keep asking, “Will they or won’t they?”.”


I’ve briefly mentioned The Beresford Hotel before and it’ll come as no surprise to most of you that this example of Streamline Moderne is one of my favourite buildings in the city.

It was originally built a year before the outbreak of World War II (that’s 1938, history fans) to provide accommodation for visitors attending the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park. Unusually its architect was also the owner and managing director of the hotel, something which I’m sure your boy from Grand Designs would be furious about.

During the war it became a favourite haunt of American servicemen but it went into steep decline after the war and was sold off to Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in 1952 and was converted to offices.

It was sold again in 1964 to Strathclyde University who reconverted it into accommodation for their students and renamed it Baird Hall, both uses a far cry from the glamour of its original purpose.

The Beresford was converted again in 2003 to private apartments and, speaking as someone who used to live on Sauchiehall Street, they must be lovely and quiet at the weekends.

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For someone who’s stuck between college and graduate school, like me, there is no such thing called ‘weekend’. Everyday is like a holiday, until the school starts on September.

And, I don’t wanna call myself as ‘unemployed’. That’s part of self-respect.

  • Me: Bos, besok nyoblos ga?
  • Friend: Ga ada yang mau tak coblos.
  • Me: Maksudnya, pemilu -___-

It’s been a long time I haven’t wrote anything in this blog. I’ve been very busy with my graduate school application and IELTS preparation.

I am gonna take the official IELTS at the end of this month. Hope I can pass the minimum score to get accepted in any school abroad.

Talking about grad school application, it’s complicated. So many requirements I have to submit, and I kind of regret it not starting it earlier. Maybe, I’ll tell you the story later, after I have passed everything, but now, just wish me luck, okay?

“Sometimes, yep, sometimes, i think about you, then I remember my future, and I realize that you’re not worth my time.”