Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Dear Kukka: Winter... Errr... No. Lice is Coming!

Schatz... First of all don’t be angry at me for blogging about this. What I’m writing here is nothing to be ashamed of. Why? Because I think this is some kind of a phase that every kid will go through around Year 2 - Year 3. What kind of problem? Lice problem!!!! And man is this an annoying one!!!!!

It all started with you scratching your hair a lot for quite some time and I felt very sorry for you. Because you looked so annoyed and distressed. Long story short, we found lice and their eggs. Naturally I got panic because I never thought that both of us would ever have this problem. I mean come on! It’s 2016!!! I thought they extinct already or something!!! So the first thing we did was cut your hair. Too bad. Bapa was sad because he wanted you to have long hair for once. And thank God for you being born in modern age, nowadays there’s a hair salon that provides service such as lice treatment. So all you have to do is sit and watch movies while the Mbak is taking care of the lice. Me? All I have to do is pay :p You had it done in Snippet, a kids hair salon in Bintaro. I must say it’s a smart business move to have this kind of service. Very convenient for mothers like me heheh... You’ve been there 3 times already. The next thing I did was alarming the other mothers in your class. They thanked me for doing it and immediately checked their kids’ hair. So far so good. Or so I thought. 

Today Miss Anggi said she still found one walking around in your hair #gasp I mean, really???????? We’ve been to Snippet 3 times!!! I’ve also put a little bit of Peditox on your hair once for 15 minutes!!! Yet there’s still one running around????????? Arrrrrgh!!!! Must be a mutant one or something -__- Well, today you went to Snippet again and the Mbak said now there’s absolutely none. I hope she’s right. This time. For real. 

I remember when I had lice problem. I think I was also around 6 or 7 years old. Our maid (I forgot which one) was the one who took care of it. I had to use Peditox, which is very very smelly, and the maid combed my hair until the dead lice fell to the floor. She also had to run through my hair carefully to get the eggs and whenever she got an alive one, she killed it!! At that time there was no hair salon like Snippet. We had to do it at home. And just like I said, I think it’s a common problem. An extremely annoying one. 

Anyways, I hope everything is good now. I hope they all die, die, die!!! The ones in your hair AND in your friends’. If you were a boy I would’ve just shaved off your hair completely!!! But never mind that anymore. Let's take a moment and look at your new hairdo! What do you think?

I love!!! :*

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day. It used to be special to me. Why? Because I’m that kind of person who love to celebrate stuff and make ceremonial things a big deal. Well... At least I used to... I think. But now? Not anymore. Nothing ceremonial seems/feels special anymore. New Years, Valentine’s Days, anniversaries... Even birthdays!!! I wonder why... Does it have to do with age? Does it have to do with someone? Does it have to do with my illness? Does it have to do with anything? 

I’ve been thinking... So this is how those people feel. Those who always rolled their eyes at me whenever they saw me running here and there, thinking hard and save money like crazy. Just because I wanted buy something extra special for someone special on special occasions. But now it doesn’t feel like that anymore and I can’t stop wondering why. No. This is not a big thing. It’s just weird. It’s just... So... Not... Me. 

I think it’s also sad because it feels like I'm losing something inside me, you know... Something special. It doesn’t mean that I love him/her/something less than before or that I'm losing a particular interest or a certain faith about certain things. Or that I’m less happy to be somewhere or to celebrate something with someone or many. It’s just... Nothing. And the saddest part about this is that Kukka couldn’t see or get the enthusiasm that I used to have about these kind of things. It’s like she’s missing quite a big chunk of the person I used to be. 

Way before Kukka was born, I would imagine that someday I would have a daughter and with her I would do a lot of fun and exciting things. One of those things is...this. Celebrating. I’ve imagined that the two of us would brainstorm like crazy to find the perfect birthday’s, anniversary's or Valentine’s present for our beloved SiBapa. I could totally picture the two of us arguing because each of us would think that our gift idea for SiBapa was better. “I understand him more than you.” or “I love him more than you.” would come up in those brainstorming sessions. Or the two of us would totally agree on something and excitedly prepare everything to be perfect. Just for our beloved SiBapa. Or for each other. But now? 

Ya ya ya! The part of me who likes to make a big deal of things like THIS is still here. That's for sure. Haha. But the other part? Did something happened? Something so bad it made a part of me gone just like that? Where is it? Where did it go? I think I want it back. I want ME back. The whole package. At least for me and for my girl. I miss the thrills. I miss the moments. I miss the chance to write about those special moments in my blog and in my personal diary. I just... I ..................................

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Doc Rocksy Menjelaskan:

Supaya listrik di otak stabil, coba lakukan hal-hal yang disukai. Perdalam hobi, lakukan hal-hal yang bisa menenangkan dan menyenangkan hati. Hindari hal-hal, situasi atau orang-orang yang akan membuat pikiran menjadi jenuh atau kesal. Apabila tidak bisa dihindari dan kalaupun jengkel, tuangkan dalam bentuk tulisan di buku harian atau bercerita ke sahabat atau keluarga. Jangan disimpan sendiri. Hal tersebut bisa memicu sakit kepala di titik tertentu, seperti yang selalu dirasakan selama ini bila sedang teringat dan memikirkan masalah. 

Bepergian sendiri tidak membahayakan selama bisa memperhatikan dan mengenali kondisi diri. Jalan-jalan sendiri juga bagus karena sekaligus bisa melatih masalah Visuospatial-nya. Jadi tidak mengandalkan bantuan teman jalan/orang lain. Jalan sendiri juga bisa membangun percaya diri dan semangat untuk sembuh karena rasa ketergantungan terhadap orang lain jadi berkurang. Yang penting apabila sudah merasa ada sesuatu yang "aneh", segera istirahat dan cari tempat aman. Intinya, harus cukup istirahat, fisik dan mental. Traveling jarak jauh pun tidak menjadi masalah jika sudah bisa membaca kondisi. 

Menghadiri reuni sekolah adalah ide yang sangat bagus. Hal tersebut bisa membuat hati senang karena bertemu teman-teman lama dan kunjungi tempat-tempat yang dulu pernah didatangi. Di saat kita senang, listrik di otak menjadi stabil, hormon-hormon yang baik juga ikut terpicu. Saling bertukar-cerita bisa membantu memulihkan daya ingat tentang masa lalu. Tapi harus diingat juga: jangan overexcited

Kesimpulan: Kesehatan dan daya ingat udah membaik. Obat udah bisa dikurangi dosisnya jadi 2xsehari. Yang masih jadi masalah adalah Visuospatial. Tapi secara keseluruhan kesehatanku udah ada banyak kemajuan. 



Cari game atau aplikasi yang berhubungan dengan Brain Gym, khususnya yang melatih Visuospasial dan Memori.