Friday, April 23, 2010

Autism within Me

At this very minute i watch Rossy Show on one of TV Channel in Indonesia. Today show is about autism. Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life.The signs usually develop gradually, but some autistic children first develop more normally and then regress. Although early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help autistic children gain self-care, social, and communication skills, there is no known cure.

Knowing about autism, makes me realize how not easy it will be  to have a family member with this characteristic. Just imagine if they were your child, your brother or your sister. They live different. They notice things different. So we might feel that we can't connect with their world. Yet..One child with autism touches the lives of countless others. They can brings out the best in many of the people they meets throughout their life. They can be a source of inspiration for those around them as they leads a happy, healthy life in the process ( I quote this from Even when scientific says that it has no cure..successful autism people prove 'em wrong. They actually can be a professor, author, artist, musician,  a basketball player, even as an advocate.

In my life, i feel not much different with autism people.. i have my own world that other might not understand. I keep it down bellow the smile and sympathetic laugh. I cry when others a sleep at night. I put my self in the closet when i feel like I'm unhappy. Somehow,  it's only me and my own "planet". Some of my friend even find me so annoying that i couldn't stand still and always wandering to ask things.. (Hahaha.. but they are such a great friend to allow me to do that sometimes).

One think I'm sure that autistic are not much different than myself is the fact that they need others the most. Even if they have problem to communicate and developing the social life, they actually need others presence more than anything else in the world. Do you?? ^^

I guess autistic or not.. it's  a matter of what kind of world are we lived in. When the world filled with so many autistic people than we are the autistic one among them.

And as a closing statement.. i want to say that none of us is a Superman.. so why bother doing things alone ??

I'm No Superman by Lazlo Bane

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Unmarried Woman

It's been a while since my last post.. today i want to share about "Unmarried Woman".. I think maybe i can be that woman too, knowing I'm still single at the mid 20's.. but let's just say.. every women having insecurity feeling about this statement. Yet life doesn't always bring this to every girl.. some are happily married sooner than most of us.. some married and ends up crying some just decide not to involve with this sacred marriage life.

There are a lot of article about why woman can't find her true love or a suggestion event a tips on how to find the one..but i guess no one should bother with those kind of article.. Busy read 'em makes us forget who we really are. The best suggestion is to accept every situation with an open heart knowing that we are a living creature ..born.. to have a destiny.. I believe every woman have their own path and God plan our life more than just to find the right husband.

Let's go back a few years ago when a movie title "Mona Lisa Smile" hit the theater. I watch the movie with my girls form University. The movie was finished produced at 2003. It was directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Julia Stiles.

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Mona Lisa Smile tells the story of Katherine Ann Watson (played by Julia Roberts), a teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school who leaves her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States in 1953. To complete the story, the movie bring us to visit each life of the student, portraying the women life on that era. Era where women are suppose to cook and not to get higher education nor speak to man at the diplomatic table. The scene is narrated by one of Watson student, named Betty, who dedicates her last editorial to Watson, explicitly stating that Watson is "an extraordinary woman" and an individual who "seeks truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image."

This story inspire me much to be the true-self without being driven by circumstances and statement that come and go in our life. To be the strong woman to face everything in life with faith and belief. It's not about feminism's about appreciating woman as a creature as a human that has destiny and goal behind her softness and grace.