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Tentang Kebahagiaan


About 30 to 50 percent of happiness is genetically determined;
about 10 to 20 percent reflects life circumstances (such as age, gender, health, marital status, income, occupation);
and the rest is very much influenced by the way we think and act.
(Gretchen Rubin in her book “Happier at Home”).

Anybody agrees with Gretchen Rubin’s research-based-thought? 😉

Bahagia itu relatif. Bentuk relativitas yang sangat tergantung pada standar tertentu yang dibuat setiap orang. Bisa sama dan mungkin banget berbeda.

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Pearl Island, Memories Remain


It was a place where she arrived enthusiastically, nearly five years ago, as a newly wed, thinking about nothing other than spending time with her other half.

It was also a place where she realized that living faraway from family means she got to manage all things without any intervention, which was a good thing, but she’s not saying it was easy.

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Virtual Friend vs Real-life Friend

Virtual friend gave you his/her ‘Like’, real-life friend gave you a bold hand-shake.

Virtual friend commented on your status, real-life friend gave face-to-face advice.

Virtual friend sent you emoticons, real-life friend shared with you real emotions.

Virtual friend sent you a ‘hug’ emo, real-life friend gave you a warm hug.

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