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If Money Wasn't The Problem, What Would You Do?

In this extraordinary life, I would be a teacher still.  Helping people to understand even some little things to make them feel worthy and understand themselves better. It seems that teaching has become a calling for me. Not about teaching such specific subject like mathematics or so, but more like... I like to give new perspectives for people, and having them saying "Oh.... I see..." is satisfying for me. Of course, by teaching I can learn so many new perspectives from different people too. It's like the more I teach the more I learn, and that is so true. Maybe more like a guide. I like giving guidance to people who needs it. No, I don't like giving unsolicited guiding. I like to guide people who wants to be guided. I'd teach them how to love, love themselves first. Yea sure when we are talking about things, they would say "do useful things like engineering, plumbing, this and that" but they tend to forget that we need some balance in life. Not saying t

Mary Poppins (returns), A Shared Moment with Grandma


I signed up for Disney+ and just realized that I got a month free. I say, let see if I am gonna like it. I saw that Mary Poppins Returns is there. It was a very unique movie I'd say. But for me, it's more than that. I shared a moment with my grandma and my two sisters.

Probably the end of 2018 or earlier 2019, we watched Mary Poppins Returns. It was my grandma, my two sisters and me. I did not know what’s Marry Poppins until my sister told me. 

"Alright let's give it a shot then."

My sisters came to Malang and stayed for the holiday. It was for a week or two. My sister had her college holiday before the exam, I believe. She said, “I want to watch a movie in the cinema. Wish me luck and get paid soon so I can take you all to the cinema.” She was the assistant professor at her university. Later that evening she got her paycheck (paycheck paid every a few months or so). 

So we went to the cinema the next day, in the evening. It was raining, so damn hard that I even heard some bang. Maybe, the cinema was on the top floor.

I told her to go to Sarinah, nearby Alun-Alun Malang because it cost only 25K/ticket. The cheapest one in Malang. It was the second time to watch a movie in the cinema with my little sister. The first one was Coco and we cried in the cinema. It was that good.

But it was, I don’t know, it must be the last time for my grandma after a long time. She bragged about how often she spent time in the cinema next door back then and that she missed watching the movies in the cinema. Our old house was just a few steps to the cinema in town. But that cinema was demolished and turned into a clothing store. 

Bought some popcorn, definitely enjoyed the movie. The way my grandma talked about the movie was so fascinating. They "reviewed" the movie on our way back home. She told everyone that her grand-daughter bought her ticket to the cinema and she really enjoyed it. She would brag it for a week or two. 

Yes, it was her last time to watch a movie in the cinema. 5 months after that, she left us. It's pretty ironic as that was my first time watching a movie in the cinema with her, but it was the last time for her to watch a movie in the cinema.

I miss her. It's been a while I haven't write about her. I just miss her. The last time I visited her grave was the day she died. I am afraid I won't be able to joke around when I visit her. Damn, that happened when I visited my grandpa, a day before I got married. I couldn't say anything but cried as if he just left us the day before. The pain is still there. I guess I am just afraid to cry out loud.

Well, both of them now sleeping next to each other so I guess... I am pretty happy they're together 💚

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