Monthly Archives: December 2010

Auld Lang Syne!

It has been a great 2010 for me. Not that I have achieved something big this year. Not that I manage to catch a tiger or tiger catches me. The biggest accomplishment for me was reading 31 books in 12 months. That is enough for me. I wonder how I could do that. How I wish I could read more when I was a toddler. As many books that I have read this year, I felt that my comprehension level is still in turtle pace and my tenses are jumbled up. I am glad anyway to discover this wisdom-seeking and lifelong hobby. To say goodbye and ushering the coming New Year in just few hours, I would like to make just six-words-resolution for 2011: DO SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE. It is now time to reflect. Adieu!

By order of recent date I’ve finished reading:

1. Where There Is Love, There Is God by Mother Teresa

2. Seminary Boy by John Cornwell

3. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

4. Think Like a Billionaire by Donald J. Trump

5. The Soul Connection by Anne Jones

6. The Moneyless Man by Mark Boyle

7. Surprised by Truth

8. The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel

9.  Chinese Dilemma by Ye Lin-Sheng

10. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

11. What Makes Us Catholic by Thomas H. Groome

12. Why You Act the Way You Do by Tim LaHaye

13. Reasons To Believe by Scott Hahn

14. The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

15. The Wisdom of John Paul II by Pope John

16. My Faith Journey -Chances To Renew & God’s Will Be Done by Lawrence CH Er

17. The Story of Bakhita by Don Roberto Laurita

18. My Secret War by Mary Pope Osborne

19. Girl, a Smock and a Simple Plan by Daffey, Chris

20. Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life by Henri J. M. Nouwen

21. The Case For Faith by Lee Strobel

22. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II by Jack Canfield

23. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

24. Guide to Contentment by Fulton J. Sheen

25. Cat Nips: Life Lessons for Cat Lovers by Katherine Douglas

26. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

27. Getting to Know the Man in the Mirror by Patrick M. Morley

28. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

29. No More Christian Nice Guy by Paul Coughlin

30. Affluenza by Oliver James

31. Each Day Count by Fr George Cheruvil

Makin banyak

Dalam hidup ini…

Makin banyak belajar, makin banyak tahu.

Makin banyak tahu, makin bayak kuatir.

Makin banyak kuatir, makin banyak pikiran.

Makin banyak pikiran, makin banyak pekerjaan.

Makin banyak pekerjaan, makin banyak penghasilan.

Makin banyak penghasilan, makin banyak pengeluaran.

Makin banyak pengeluaran, makin banyak makan.

Makin banyak makan, makin banyak penyakit.

Makin banyak penyakit, umur jadi tidak banyak.

Janganlah kamu menjadi hamba uang dan cukupkanlah dirimu dengan apa yang ada padamu.

Ibrani 13:5

The wise quotes above were taken from my trip to Indonesia recently. It beautifully teaches and reminds me how to be content in every situation. The human heart is something that always longs for more. Even if we have everything that makes for a decent and comfortable life, we still yearn for more. To simply put, less is more. A fancy house does not make a happy home. But yet people ask, ‘How come less is more?’