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EF#8 – Hey You…. Yes You

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Keep be true to yourself, that’s the most important thing. Remember that. 

Hey you…. a man with blue shirt, how are you? How was your 23rd birthday? I am sure you are not focusing on that thing now, but more into your weekend studies. Yep. I know you were so busy with it, in hoping to graduating soon enough with a great grades. But you know what, don’t just focus on those grades only, okay? Just enjoyed every moments you have day by day.

I am sure you are wondering, how come I know so much about you, right? That’s because, I am you, only 10 years older. No. I am not writing this letter to persuade you to change something in the last 10 years. I had lots of experiences during those years and really learnt a lot from them. I am writing this because I just want to say hello to you.

Hello to the young and fresh version of me, LoL. You know, thinking way back, I never expected that my life, I mean our life gonna be like this. I remembered, during your age, we were thinking to study abroad through scholarship. Well, we haven’t got that scholarship up until this moment, but we were already went abroad. And it was West Africa. Africa Man…. whom ever thought we would go that far. It was great experience lad, such as worked with those expatriates from all over the world and learnt from them. Let me tell you a secret, lad. We, Indonesian, can compete with them, we only lacked in language. So do please improve your international languages.

Taste the bitter one then you know the sweets taste
Taste the bitter one then you know the sweets taste

And if I went back further, many things happened in our life and changed our perspective, at least mine was changed. When those things happened, you were too focusing on the problems, but as time go by, you realized that those things made you stronger and the way you want to be at the end. You will be crushed and burned, almost to death, by people who you thought loving you with all their hearts. But, really, just enjoy the ride, lad. And you will see after, that everything was really happened for a reason and you’ve became the person whom you really looking for.

You’ve became working as an internal accountant – dealing with those numbers, reports and budgets – as you always dream of since high school. You also going to worked in Cirebon – this is the first time you were stayed outside your childhood town and learnt how to be a “anak kost”. You will taste how it felt to fall in love and also you will know how to have a broken heart, by the same person.

Sad? Don’t be lad. Because, like I said, they didn’t kill you (otherwise I won’t be able to write this letter) but actually they made you stronger and stronger. Made you realized that life is about having the whole package of coffee, the bitter taste of it so you know how sweet a drop of sugar in it. You won’t know the beauty of life if you weren’t see the darkness before it.

Okay… looks like I’m writing too long now. For the last thing, lad please remember that you will always have family who cares for you, friends who stand by your side, love from all those people around you and finally, you always have home in their hearts.


This letter was written to answer challenge from Blog English Club, EF#8 – Write to the Younger You. Maybe this week challenge going to be an emotional one for members. This quote and video are for all of you, members.

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. – Taken from http://www.brainyquote.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yjdxt2DsVs

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76 Replies to “EF#8 – Hey You…. Yes You”

  1. I like the flow of your writing.

    And so true problem from our past makes us stronger, and because of that I dont think we need to change anything from the past.

    1. Thank you Karina for your comment.
      Yes, why would you want to change anything. Because we don’t know also, if we change anything, things are going to be better right?

  2. Africa? wow… amazing dude.
    totally rare and awesome pace to visit.
    how you manage to land a job down there??
    tips plsss….

    xoxo from kedah

  3. Thank you for writing this beautiful post, Mas Ryan :). Since I barely had bitter moments in this life, I should prepare myself if something happens.

  4. OMG, Africaaa…. It’s on my list since years ago, but haven’t got enough courage to do that yet.. I envy you… 🙂

  5. From the letter, I could guess something big had happened. Having gone thru a lot, you should be proud and motivate the other who are in need 🙂 Because some advice from people who’ve been there is always the best one.

  6. We never thought that we will come this far ya Yan? Who knew that you step your feet on African soil and those kind of things. Cherish every moment and let’s continue our adventure! Somehow this challenge is a bit sentimental for me yet I wrote only a few words since I don’t want to interfere with my past. Guess nobody will ask me for a time travel. Haha. 😛

    1. Haven’t read your post Dan. So sorry. Yep. Really sentimental challenge.
      Really never expected that Dan. Step on France, even only at airport also. Hehe

  7. Why this week’s theme is so touching that nearly every letter had moved me?
    A standing ovation for you, Mas. You’ve experienced nearly everything that life has to offer, but you are very humble, friendly, and willing to share your experiences to us 🙂
    Thank you for writing such a post that I am trying to read it again now :hehe.
    Enjoy your day :D.

      1. Hiks. Ikutan nangis ah.
        Nangis di dalam hati hingga tak kuat menampung air mata *lebay error* hahahaha. Sukses ya buat besok. Semangat! Masa depanmu.

      2. Kalau aku ke Jakarta atau mas Ryan ke Bandung saling berkabar ya….
        walau tak bisa datang besok, tapi kalian selalu ada kok dipikiran dan hatiku *makin drama*

      1. Sekalian belajar bhs Jerman atuuh.. hehe

        Jam 6 udah hrs bangun, khan sholat shubuh trs harus nyiapin sarapan juga.. pengennya setelah pd pergi itu, bobo lagi… tp ada janji sama sobat-sobat mau pergi jam 9.. beuuh ini mata perlu ganjel korek api inii..

      2. Bhs Jerman itu, apa yg ditulis ya begitu pula pengucapannya…

        Ngga bisa juga kayanya tidur di jalan, mau jalan-jalan di luar saja Sambil nunggu sobat jemput..
        Lumayanlah minus 1 doang…

      3. Iihh kaya orang ngelindur dong, merem tp sambil jalan hehe

        Mau minum kopi dulu aaah… Eh tp ngga ngaruh juga sih, ngantuk..ngantuk..kopi..kopii.. hehe

  8. Sad? Don’t be lad. Because, like I said, they didn’t kill you (otherwise I won’t be able to write this letter) —> saya menangkap ini poin pentingnya

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