Friday, September 23, 2016

Al Kaafirun & Bias Perspektif

 
 Say, "O disbelievers,

 
I do not worship what you worship.

 
Nor are you worshippers of what I worship.

 
Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship.

 Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship.

 
For you is your religion, and for me is my religion."
 
 Selepas shalat isya' beberapa hari lalu, saya tiba-tiba tergugah untuk membaca ulang terjemahan Q.S. Al Kaafirun. Ada makna implisit dalam surah tersebut yang baru saya dapatkan malam itu, yaitu tentang bias perspektif. Apa yang seseorang pahami tentang sebuah teori, bisa saja sangat jauh dengan kondisi di lapangan. Itu yang membentuk bias. Memaksakan pendapat akan menimbulkan peperangan yang terkadang tak perlu. Wallahu a'lam.





 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Salam Ahimsa

Several weeks ago, I "accidentaly" read an article of 'Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu'. That mantra used to pray for all sentient beings to be happy or in a peaceful state. Furthermore, it carries the spirit of ahimsa or no violence. The ahimsa concept reminds me of 'sin lam miim' Arabic triliteral roots in Qur'an.

For the first time I chanted it, then followed by mindful eating, it made me cried. I wasn't crying because of sad, but more likely being grateful. I was suddenly became aware to the food processing. How those rice grains planted by farmers or how does the farmers took care of their cattles then its meat delivered to my plate. And so on and on and on..... If I could describe that situation into one word, it will be PEACEFUL. I rarely have peaceful state of mind. So yeah, that was wonderful.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What is Normal?


Credit to: Warner Bros

Have you seen "The Accountant" trailer? One thing for sure, there's a catch phrase that I like, "Define normal."

For years, I've been battling my surrounding about what is normal. Most of my raport book from childhood to teenager been filled with "Lack of social skills and tend to be a loner" comments from various teachers. Extended family me for being "abnormal". "Normal" people, according to them, should be socialized and have a lot of friends. 

Little did they know, I don't have interest in making communications with a bunch of people. Especially the ones that demand affection. Showing affection towards other could be burdensome for me. I believe, the more communication, the more potential problems. Well, maybe I should correct that words. Communication is fine if its only on objective matter, such as biology; arts; neuroscience; etc. It is consider NOT fine when they demanding emotional attachment. Frankly speaking, I don't even have affection towards family. Sometimes, it is haunted me whether is it normal or not. It made me feel guilty, thus exhausting. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Normal & Abnormal

"Everybody is normal and abnormal at the same time because they follow their own norms & break others norms" - Me, on phone talking with Max

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Akar Kata Qaf Lam Ba Pada Surah Ali Imran (part 2)



In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Berawal dari pertanyaan Ibu, mengapa sekarang saya jarang "mengaji", mengawali proses saya untuk mengenali lebih dalam Al Qur'an. Untuk Mutya 10 tahun lalu, kedamaian bisa tercapai salah satunya dengan "mengaji" atau lebih tepatnya mengucapkan bacaan Al Qur'an. Namun, perlahan mulai muncul kegelisahan karena sadar, saya tak mengerti apa yang saya baca. Memang, sudah tersedia Al Qur'an yang tertera terjemahannya di pasaran, but it's something that I can't figure it out. I felt disconnected because it seems so "high"

Saya pikir, jika Al Qur'an adalah sebuah panduan hidup, maka saya butuh untuk mengerti bagaimana cara mengamalkannya daripada hanya sekedar reciting. Saya paham bahwa setiap manusia memiliki bias persepsinya masing-masing, pun tak lepas dari para penerjemah. Bisa jadi, ada konten emosional dari suatu kata berdasarkan pengalaman hidup pembaca kata tersebut. Oleh karena itu, saya membutuhkan suatu metode yang (diharapkan) bisa mereduksi bias tersebut, yaitu dengan pendekatan kuantitatif. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Eksperimen: Teknik Pernafasan Wim Hof & Solfeggio Tone

Sudah beberapa saat ini saya melakukan eksperimen independen terkait dengan teknik pernafasan dan terapi frekuensi suara. Tujuannya untuk menguji apakah teknik pernafasan dan frekuensi suara tersebut bermanfaat bagi fisik dan mental saya. Pada hari ini saya menggabungkan teknik pernafasan Wim Hof dengan solfeggio tones. Sebelumnya, saya sudah pernah melakukan teknik Wim Hof maupun solfeggio secara terpisah.  

Di percobaan pertama, teknik Wim Hof membuat kepala saya pusing. Sementara frekuensi 396 Hz, pada dua menit pertama membuat dada terasa tertekan, namun menit berikutnya memberikan rasa nyaman hingga mengantuk. Rasa nyaman tersebut tetap ada pada percobaan-percobaan berikutnya. Frekuensi 417 Hz pada percobaan terpisah memberikan rasa sakit di kepala saya. 

Pada percobaan gabungan antara teknik Wim Hof serta 396 Hz & 417 Hz, efek yang dirasakan berbeda dengan efek percobaan terpisah sebelumnya. Penggabungan teknik Wim Hof & 396 Hz memunculkan tremor pada tangan kanan, terutama saat berkonsentrasi di tulang ekor. Yes, 396 Hz kerap dikaitkan dengan root chakra. Lalu penggabungan teknik Wim Hof & 417 Hz memberikan rasa nyaman dan hangat di perut, terutama sekitar pusar. 417 Hz kerap diasosiasikan dengan sacral chakra. Nyaris tak ada tremor. Sebelum ini, saya sudah pernah mempraktekkan meditasi sacral chakra, tapi selalu memberikan rasa tak nyaman. It's quite interesting to know the reaction could be differ when I combine those two things. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Charlie-ism

Good day, people! Let me introduce you to the one who filled up my days & nights, recently, with his soothing voice & great musicality, the one and only Charlie Lim. Nay, not in real life. But I do wish my boyfriend (Hai, Mas!) will serenade me sometimes. Unfortunately, he cannot play guitar, yet. Enough for the blabbering. 

So, Charlie Lim! I know his music from indielokal channel on Youtube. Oh God, I think my ears falling in love at the first heard. Here I enlisted his top 5 songs, sequentially from number 1 to 5. 












I do wish someday, I could go to his concert. That would be awesome. Oh BTW, Charlie outlook reminds me a lot to one of my cousins.  

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bias Perspektif







Hari ini Mas nge-tag gambar perspektif tadi di akun FB-ku. Untuk mengurangi peluang konflik dengan orang-orang (teman-teman Mas) yang belum aku kenali sudut pandang; kepentingan; pengalaman; dan bias yang mungkin kami bawa masing-masing, maka aku putuskan untuk memberi komentar via blog.

Penjelasan Mas untuk gambar di atas:

Perspective bias of roots. Only if you understand deeply the quantity of scalars, vectors, and tensor, you may find the roots between expression varians. Similar roots, different expression, different perspectives. We are human, we are too smart to accept singular dogmatic perspectives 😀‪#‎damnedsapiens‬

Ada yang menarik dari gambar-gambar di atas. Gambar ujung kanan atas mirip bintang David. Gambar ujung kiri bawah mirip swastika. Sedangkan gambar kubus mengingatkanku pada ka'bah. Seolah hal yang nampak berbeda, sebenarnya mereka adalah satu. Fascinating.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Akar Kata "Qaf Lam Ba" pada Surah Ali Imran (part 1)

Sudah hampir 2 bulan ini, topik diskusi saya & Mas berkisar tentang akal; fikir; dan qalb. Berhubung saya masih awam dengan topik diskusinya, maka saya memutuskan untuk mencari referensi di corpus quran dengan metode melihat akar kata; sintaks; frekuensi penyebutan akar kata tsb serta keterkaitannya dengan akar kata lain dalam bentuk angka. Dulu saya sudah beberapa kali menggunakan metode ini minus hitungan matematika sederhananya untuk akar kata "hamzah qaf raa", "sin lam miim", "kHo lam shad".
Akar kata yang saya cari kali ini adalah ق ل ب yang disebut sebanyak 168 x dalam Qur'an. Di dalam surah Ali Imraan, ia disebutkan sebanyak 15 x, yang tersebar di 14 ayat ( ayat 7; 8; 103; 126; 127; 144; 149; 151; 154; 156; 159; 167; 174; 196). Jadi, pembahasan ق ل ب pada surah Ali Imraan hanya mencakup 8.9% dari total penyebutan ق ل ب pada Qur'an.
Saya pakai dua metode untuk melihat keterkaitan ق ل ب dengan akar kata yang lain di surah Ali Imraan ini. Metode pertama, menghitung frekuensi *eh, bener nggak istilahnya?* ق ل ب bersinggungan dengan akar kata lain. Kata yang saya perhatikan adalah verb, noun, adjective dan adverb, kecuali kata Allah. Untuk kata conjunction & preposition saya abaikan. Maka, top 5 akar kata yang paling sering bersinggungan dengan ق ل ب adalah ق و ل n(9/1722); ق ت ل N(6/170); ع ل م n(6/854)"; ك ف ر n(5/525); أ م ن n(5/879). Keterangan: angka awal di dalam kurung menunjukkan frekuensi singgungan antara ق ل ب dengan akar kata di depan tanda kurung di surah Ali Imraan, sedangkan angka akhir dalam kurung menunjukkan frekuensi total penyebutan akar kata di depan tanda kurung di Qur'an.
ق ل ب berarti to turn, return, repentance and grief, turn a thing upside down, change, change direction, turn it about to it's face and back, turn inside out, change condition. qalb = heart. mutaqallabun - time or place where any one is busily employed. munqalabin - place or time of turmoil, reverse, turn, the end. munqalibun - one who returns. *Yeah, saya malas translate ke Bahasa Indonesia karena nanti akan memperbesar peluang bias tafsir menjadi 3 tingkat dari Arab ke Inggris ke Indonesia*.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Between Hovhaness & Harrison

I've started to listen to Alan Hovhaness' and Lou Harrison's musics in the end of May or early June this year. There are two songs that attract me, which are "Main Bersama-sama" by Lou Harrison and the first part of "Harp Concerto: Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra op. 267" by Alan Hovhaness. Let's start to listen to both of them, shall we?




Is it true that both songs has similar note or is it just my ears that play me up? It's just that they played it in different tempo and musical instrument that makes them sounds different. I feel conflicted since AFAIK, gamelan is pentatonic instrument. CMIIW, Hovhaness and Harrison worked in the same era and have collaborated in making a composition.  Could somebody else that have been formally studying music confirm this matter? I will be much appreciate your answers :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

My Latest Playlist

Here I am presenting my latest playlist which consist of setlist from Jason Vieaux & Yolanda Kondonassis (Gary Schocker: "Elysian" from Hypnotized; Alan Hovhaness: Fuga: Allegro - Andante grazioso, Canon: Allegro from Sonata for Harp and Guitar "Spirit of Trees"; Maximo Diego Pujol: Vals, Candombe from Suite magica); Lisa Hannigan ("Knots", "Little Bird", "Passenger"); Main Bersama-sama by Lou Harrison; Chasing Pirates by Norah Jones; Getting Some Fun Out of Life by Nicki Parrott; Outlier by Snarky Puppy. Enjoy














Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to Overcome Insomnia


Kamu mengalami insomnia? Coba teknik pernafasan yang diajarkan James Reeves ini. Cukup meletakkan jempol kanan di cuping hidung kanan, lalu tarik nafas panjang & perlahan. Lepaskan jempol. Lalu hembuskan nafas panjang & perlahan dengan meletakkan jari manis & kelingking kanan di ciping hidung kiri. Lakukan sebanyak yang kamu rasa nyaman.

Saya sudah mencoba trik ini. Percobaan pertama butuh 2 menit. Percobaan kedua butuh 4-5 menit. Saya suka trik ini, karena bisa dilakukan dimanapun dan membuat kita bisa mengatur jadwal tidur. Lagipula, tidur penting buat survival. *Itu mah semua orang juga tahu, Mut*

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fangirling Time!

It's been a long time for me to stop doing fangirling. The last time I did it was on junior high school, for Westlife. It's cheesy, right? But at that time, me and my friends, thought that they were awesome. I even singing their song on my junior high school festival. I was reallllyyyyy embarassing moment!

Yup, that memorable hairdo


Today, I'm a CNBlue fan newbie, but not a hard die fan type. I like to see their talents, to be honest. Thanks to my cousins, who talked a lot about Lee Jong Hyun, on our way to a food stall. I've heard their songs years before my cousins showed me pictures of Jong Hyun. Since those pictures of this good looking man *credit to that gorgeous jaw line!* captivating my heart *tsaaah*, I keep looking their music videos and their appearance on We Got Married (WGM) program.


I prefer to see more of his normal version., on rock festival The one without massive hair gel. Just natural.  


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mutya's Lab: Bersih-bersih Peralatan Tidur

Hello! Welcome, welcome to my lab. Please, have a seat and enjoy it.

Hari ini mau sharing tentang dua percobaan yang terkait dengan membersihkan bantal & kasur pegas.

A. Cara membersihkan bantal

  1. Lepas sarung bantal, lalu bersihkan bantal dengan penyedot debu
  2. Siapkan campuran pembersih. Masukkan detergent; sabun cuci piring; pemutih. Kalau ada boraks, semakin bagus. Untuk detergent, sesuaikan dengan tipe mesin cuci. Saya menggunakan detergent untuk mesin cuci front load.
  3. Masukkan bantal ke dalam mesin cuci. Ada tips di internet yang mengatakan sebaiknya sekali mencuci, dua bantal dimasukkan. Tapi, hasilnya buruk. Bantal jadi berubah bentuk. Sebaiknya masukkan satu bantal saja.
  4. Setting mesin cuci dengan air panas. Saya menggunakan 90 derajat Celsius.
  5. Gunakan rpm yang rendah. Saya pernah menggunakan 850 rpm, hasilnya bantal berubah bentuk. Lebih aman menggunakan 550 rpm.
  6. Pastikan untuk memilih menu extra rinse.
  7. Jemur di bawah terik sinar matahari
  8. Cara ini hanya pernah saya coba untuk bantal berbahan kapuk.

Monday, April 13, 2015

How to Become Happier

Feelin' blue? Don't! Cause I have several ways to leverage good mood. Here they are:

  1. Listening some musics. Feel the groove of music that you like. I listened to Nathan Hartono & Cilla Chan lately. They are exceptional artists. But for other days, I like to listen gendhing; jazz; blues or folks.
  2. Having some exercises. I like doing stretching; practicing several silat movements; High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or sometimes a little bit running. I read that exercising will boost endorphin. I don't have a good understanding about biology, but it works. I get happier every time I finished exercising. I feel that my future house should have punch bag. Yeah, so whenever I feel angry and want to punch something, I could go to that room and punch it whatever I like.
  3. Doing meditation. It could be quite tricky, actually. Because you have to figure out what kind of meditation that suits for you. I've tried several types of meditation and found out that the awareness meditations works best for me. Either in drawing; eating; or just zazen. How to say that a meditation suits for you? Well, check your body; chi; and feeling responses after doing a meditation. Repeat it at least three times, then you'll know. 
  4. Go outside. Take your shoes off and having sun bathing for awhile. 
  5. Read and watch something humorous. I like reading Calvin & Hobbes or watching something "cheesy" like Roommate. Whenever I got tensed, I don't like to watch or reading something that require a lot of attentions. 
  6. Keep your hand busy, like doing cooking; drawing; sewing; writing; cleaning something or experimenting. 
  7. Avoid information flood, especially trashful information like gossip or something that too far to related to your life.