Zhifa
A passionate young soon-to-be medical doctor with interest in writing and #HealthForAll

Lewis Capaldi

One of my favorite musicians of all time! Lewis Capaldi's newest album; Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is definitely my most played album of the year --most loved one, too! My commentary on the name of the album is... what a contrary! Imagine saying "uninspired" whilst produ…

On Audiobooks

I'm writing this while listening to Michelle Obama's "Becoming" audiobook... this is an entirely new experience for me. I was never really fond of audiobooks because I never tried it before this, of course, but also because it felt not like books... you don't get to hold it, …

Happiness is School-Made: Meeting My Bestfriends!

Yesterday I went to my friends’ Continuing Medical Education seminar in Royal Ambarukmo Hotel in Yogyakarta. They had lots of speakers, great insights, and so much food! I was also so happy because I got the opportunity to reconnect with my friends, it was amazing! Alhamdulillah.








Something About The Eyes and Other Things

Sebenarnya saya ingin bercerita banyak. Kemarin saya lihat langit Wonosari kelabu tapi panasnya menikam kulit, sudah beberapa bulan ini memang tidak pernah hujan. Ada yang berbeda tahun ini, saya rasa, harusnya bulan ini kota saya sudah diguyur, tapi belum ada tanda-tanda awan akan menangis; yang …

My Jakarta Takeaways

Why Jakarta? The past few weeks of Surgery rotation were filled with the idea that the girls and I should do an outing to another town for a day or two, just to get our minds off things. Initially, the choice was Surakarta, but then we thought it's too close and we didn't quite find what to…

Dear Pasien, Semangat!

Ada beberapa hal yang saya temui di rumah sakit yang ternyata kerap saya bawa pulang, bawa tidur, dibawa lagi ke rumah sakit, lalu dibawa pulang lagi. Hal-hal seperti lelah, atau kesedihan.

Dulu, semasa di poliklinik kesehatan jiwa, saya sering meneteskan air mata ketika melihat pasien atau keluar…

National Doctors Day!

"Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try." - Atul Gawande



Rooftop Rendezvous

Saya sedang senang! Beberapa hari lalu ikut serta merayakan pernikahan salah seorang sahabat saya; Wintang. Dalam kesempatan itu, kami makan malam bersama di salah satu rooftop restaurant di daerah Kotabaru, Jogja. Menghirup udara segar di kota kesayangan. Lalu saya berpikir, “seru juga ya kalo ke…

Ilmu Penyakit Dalam; Lelah yang Menyenangkan!

Saya baru saja menyelesaikan salah satu stase mayor untuk pendidikan profesi dokter, stase Ilmu Penyakit Dalam. Biasanya disingkat menjadi UPD atau Unit Penyakit Dalam; stase dengan jaga malam terbanyak sejauh ini, dengan seabrek konsulan dan pasien rawat bersama yang banyak jumlahnya. Selama saya…

Photographing Strangers

Artjog 2019

So happy that I had the chance to see @artjog.id 2019 exhibition, met my 2 best friends and did people watching! My sincere thanks, sisters. I'll see you again! 

Dear Naela, I Know It's Tiring, But...

Yogyakarta, July 9th, 2019
Dear Naela,
I'm writing this from the hospital's computer since tonight I'm on a night shift. You know how it gets when you're on a shift, right, luckily in the hospital I'm currently working in, we're allowed not to wear scrubs daily, but it'…

Anchor Up to Me, My Love

Dear Ika, Just Keep Going

Yogyakarta, July 8th, 2019


Dear Ika,
It was a Saturday night when I experienced my first patient's death. I was in the ER on a night shift, when my patient's vital sign dropped --for a split second, it felt like mine was dropping, too. You will never forget your first patient's death, t…

Dear Zul, Engineering Is Hard; Why Took It?

Yogyakarta, July 8th, 2019
Dear Zul, 
I cannot help but paying attention to your seemingly endless campus activities and the MUN-related ones. How amazing, I thought, for being able to do almost everything simultaneously. Which brings us to question number one, why you took it? I've had severa…

Dear Inov, Your Emotions Are Valid

Yogyakarta, July 3rd, 2019
Dear Inov, 
I often read that forgiveness is what you need to let go of a heavy heart, but as per June this year I realized that you don't have to forgive some people to let go of the burden of the heart. All you need is clarity. The clarity of what you really feel t…

About My Work: What Keeps Me Going

I’ve never thought that I’d be praying so hard for people I don’t really know of, for instance I only know their names, their ages, their symptoms and their diagnosis. Choosing this as a career has been the centre of my life, especially this year. For every prayer I cited, I believe they will come …

My Happy Place

Hadiah Idul Fitri untuk Diri Sendiri

Setelah 1 bulan penuh berpuasa sambil bekerja, meningkatkan kualitas dan kuantitas beribadah, penghujung bulan suci Ramadan datang jua. Idul Fitri kali ini dilalui tanpa mama dan papa yang merayakan di rumah, saya nebeng di rumah Oom A. M. Tuasikal. Salah satu percabangan Bani Amin  Tuasikal di Yo…