Sunday, January 18, 2015


In the middle of searching journals for my final essay about colorectal knowledge. It was bored and stressful. Then I found these, surprised because this is so unlikely written in a scientific journal, and thankful because I was reminded again. 

"With God, all things are possible. You see, I know people have reason to feel the way they feel, people have a reason that they believe the things that they believe, but it’s amazing what a positive attitude will do. Ninety percent of success is attitude. Attitude is so important, and if you’ve got a positive one, it’s so much better. I mean, the body will heal itself of just about most things, not all things, but most things. But it’s your attitude that you take. Attitude is extremely important, and people don’t seem to understand that. We’re not born with fear, fear is something we develop, it’s not something you born with. You’re born with power and with love and a sound mind. Fear is something that is developed. It’s important to me because I had a triple bypass, and I hadn’t had nobody cut me down to the bone or nothing, so I just left it up to the doctor, because I know he was God’s instrument. And I didn’t fear it at all, because I didn’t even know what a triple bypass was. So, as long as you live, and then there’s always that higher priority . . . Miracles can happen, they’ll think of some kind of way. A person would have to get in a good spiritual state of mind and to become above them. Cancer is something that you have to walk above." Selected Focus Group Quotes Illustrating Major Data Themes ; All quotes are verbatim statements with identifiers altered. 

- Knowledge and Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Urban African Americans, K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


For many museums and academic institutions, Art and Science exist at opposite ends of the spectrum of human activity. Art employs imagination and intuition. Science relies on testing and empirical data. Art plumbs the depths of human emotion. Science probes for facts. Art produces beauty. Science delivers the truth. But are these traditional definitions valid? Are the artistic and scientific processes really so different? What possibilities arise from merging the two? -dikutip dari sebuah pameran bertajuk ArtScience : A Journey Through Creativity.  Art and Science, mereka tidak berdiri sendiri-sendiri.. 

 (taken at Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta)

Pagi tadi, si kakak kedua pulang dari Kebun bibit untuk memompa balon (beneran). Ia pulang membawa balon. Tapi bukan itu, dia pulang membawa oleh-oleh, salah satu jajan kesukaanku namanya Rangin! Rangin itu jajanan tradisional khas Jawa Timur yang enak dimakan bersama bubuk gula putih.
Selagi panas aku makan aja ranginnya, satu lalu dua lalu tiga lalu lalu....
Tapi rejeki itu jangan dinikmati sendiri nanti kalau tua perutnya buncit, lalu aku suapin si kakak tertua yang sedang mengendong bayinya dan si bocah kecil lucu. Tapi kok mereka ngga suka yaaaa, Rafael seperti biasa nanya "apa ni apa tu" terus dicobain sambil senyum-senyum terus dilepeh gitu aja sambil senyum-senyum lagi.

"Aku ngga paham sama selera makananmu, ngga paham juga sama selera cowomu..", si kakak.

Yang diambil dari momen singkat di pagi hari ini adalah Rangin itu enak tapi ngga semua orang bisa ngerti enaknya dimana. Ha bukan...
Kita(aku!!) sering banget minta dimengerti orang lain, kayanya ngga akan bisa sampai titik mengerti. Tapi terimakasih telah berusaha memahami.