“Mendingan gue vape daripada ngerokok.

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“Mendingan gue vape daripada ngerokok.”

“Mendingan gue vape daripada ngerokok,” benarkah lebih baik vape daripada rokok? Beberapa dari teman saya yang tadinya antirokok pun, akhirnya memutuskan untuk vaping. Glamor iklan-iklan maupun standar kekinian yang selalu mengikuti tren tidak luput menginklusi rokok elektrik, atau e-cigarettes, vaporizer.Vaping, lebih sering didengar sebagai kosakata untuk menyebutnya di masyarakat.

Vape merupakan e-cigarettes generasi ketiga, dengan generasi pertama yang berbentuk seperti rokok (cigalike), generasi kedua dengan bentuk pena atau obeng dengan katrid (cartridge) dan kapasitas baterai yang lebih besar, dan sekarang muncul vape sebagai generasi ketiga dengan menggunakan sistem tangki dan mudah dimodifikasi. Popularitas vape memang sedang melonjak tinggi lantaran modifikasi yang bisa dilakukan sangat bervariasi dan maraknya penjualan online semakin memudahkan orang untuk mendapatkan produk-produk vape.

Produk vape mengandung beberapa senyawa, salah satunya nikotin, sebagaimana terdapat pada rokok konvensional, yang merupakan zat yang menimbulkan adiksi…

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A Prince in a Republic

​#SelesaiBaca | A Prince in a Republic

Sultan HBIX mulai dikenal sejak masa studinya di Universitas Leiden karena keaktifan organisasinya. Mengirimkan Dorojatun (nama panggilan Sultan HBIX) ke Barat untuk studi merupakan strategi Sultan HBVIII untuk membiasakan anak-anaknya dengan lingkungan, kultur, dan kehidupan intelektual di Barat. Hal ini umum dilakukan oleh keluarga sultan pada tahun 1900an, termasuk Sunan Solo, Sunan Mangkunegara dan Pakualam.
Keaktifannya di lembaga mahasiswa Leiden membuat Minister Welter “full of praise for R M Dorojatun” dan membuat nama Dorojatun melejit “because he seemed the kind of Western-oriented prince.”
Saat Sultan HBIX diangkat menjadi Sultan, tanggal 18 Maret 1940, yang artinya Yogyakarta masih berada di bawah jajahan Belanda. Governer Adam (Belanda) menambahkan “You have had, I believe, no reason to complain about my good faith,” yang kemudian ditanggapi oleh pernyataan Sultan HBIX: Al heb ik een uitgesproken Westerse opvoeding gehad, toch ben ik en bliff ik ej de allereerste plats Javaan.” Dengan kata lain, “I have had an extensive Western upbringing, yet I am and remain above all a Javanese.” Pernyataan singkat yang mengundang beberapa interpretasi, misalnya apakah ini pernyataan nasionalisme atau Sultan hanya memikirkan Yogyakarta? Sultan hanya menyebut dirinya Javanese, bukan Indonesian. Strategi yang menarik.
Lalu saat kemerdekaan terjadi, HB IX punya pilihan: menolak Republik dan beraliansi dengan Belanda, deklarasi Yogyakarta sebagai daerah independen, /wait and see/, deklarasi dukungan untuk Republik dan merelakan Kesultanannya, atau opsi terakhir (yang akhirnya beliau pilih) mendukung Republik dan mempertahankan Kesultanan. Keputusan Sultan HBIX ini asal usul Yogyakarta disebut sebagai Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Taktis.
Perjuangan tidak berhenti sampai di sana, banyak gejolak setelah deklarasi kemerdekaan. Namun ada satu bagian yang menurut saya pemikiran Sultan HBIX relevan dipelajari untuk diterapkan sekarang. Ketika ditanya adanya kemungkinan revolusi sosial di Jawa seperti di Sumatra, Sultan menjawab perilaku seperti itu tidak mungkin terjadi di Yogyakarta. Tapi jika “revolusi sosial” yang dimaksud adalah terciptanya daerah modern, eliminasi iliterasi dan peningkatan taraf hidup sosial, ini adalah tujuan Republik yang mendapat dukungan Sultan sepenuhnya.
Testimoni dari P.J.A. Idenburg tentanf Sultan HBIX: HBIX as a high calibre Javanese prince who had managed to maintain his standing even in the difficult Japanese period and had shown a keen appreciation of the new circumstances. HBIX has endless patience and is not a figure who would act in a spontaneous and unprepared manner when the aims of the action are not assured.
Tokoh Indonesia yang paling saya kagumi sampai saat ini, dan buku ini paling komprehensif menceritakan setiap detail perjalanan hidup beliau. 👌

Peter’s Doubt

Peter’s Doubt

2016 is a road.

There is no starting point, it is simply connected with the previous year, but ended somewhere. Right now. I was sitting with a random, thoughtless, not-so-cool pose after my sister hustle me. I guess it’s a normal request cause Sumba cars may take turns to run all over my body. As you can see, I seized the moment and pose effortlessly. We laughed off that picture, and sure it leaves a warm memory. I have a faith that my sister will notice what’s behind me, be it a car, a motorcycle, or a person. She won’t let them hurt me under her watch.

I picked “I will walk by faith, not by sight” to be my 2016 guidance. I tried to live but I didn’t bear much fruit. I was drowned in a whirpool of my own feelings instead of trusting His promise. As I continuously doubt Jesus and His Plan, I unconsciously walked back to my own mediocrity. I walked by sight. I didn’t trust Jesus like I trust my sister back then on the road. 2016 was definitely ran all over my body.

I (The devil in me) told myself 2017 is just another year. It doesn’t matter. New Year Resolution doesn’t work. Rolf Dobelli, explained it very beautifully in his book why New Year Resolution is just a hype.

However, it is really helpful (for me) to pray and pick one verse/one principality to practice it throughout the year. I felt that if I’m being specific about which spiritual attribute I want to improve, I shall be growing into a more Bible-encompassed person instead of world’s ever-changing standard. Ultimately, as a Christian, being the manifestation of Christ’s love.

Several days ago, God touched my heart when I read a line from Bill Wilson’s book: “everybody wants to walk on water but nobody wants to leave the boat.” Apparently, it’s correlated with Peter’s story. Well, Peter actually left the boat, but he almost drowned when he was terrified, then Jesus said Peter doubt Him (Matthew 14;31) that’s why he drowned.

Then I realized, I repeatedly doubt. I’m a Doubter. I know it sounds like daughter but no, don’t make prove my biological sex.

Bill Wilson said when he came to New York to start Metro Ministries, it took measure faith. But to stay for 28 years, it took extreme faith. To be able to walk on water to come to Jesus, it took extreme faith. To leave to boat? Measure faith!

Do I have the measure faith to leave my boat before I asked Jesus to let me walk on water? Am I going through the process from measure faith to extreme faith by walking with Him?

I have prayed and decided, in 2017, I want to learn to two things: to leave my boat when Jesus said come, banish out doubt & have faith in His supremacy.

Maybe I’ve been asking Jesus for miracles; God, let me walk on water!  Maybe Jesus hasn’t tell me to come? or maybe Jesus already told me to come, but my doubt drowns me? Or am I still on my boat?!

I drowned so many times in 2016, but He always immediately reached out and grabbed me. In 2017, I will conquer my fear to leave my boat. I will walk on water, through the wind and storms, without doubt.

Then Peter called to Him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?

Matthew 14:28‭-‬31 NLT