On Being Sad

“Kesedihan itu mengecil jika dirahasiakan, membesar jika dikeluhkan.”
I wish all the sadness befall you will soon go away. I wish all the sad people will be happy again. I wish we can all learn from sadness. I wish we will try our best not to make other people sad. InsyaAllah, Aaamiin.

Lost in Translation

This new year wakes me up with a new realization; I need a translator. I have been in the clinical clerkship for some time now and I'm having difficulty understanding and speaking Javanese. Majority of people who visit my teaching hospital are Javanese and, and, and I wish I had better learn t…