"It's only through writing that I've ever been able to suppress life's personal disappointments. When I can't write I feel anxious and out of sorts and am easily riled, though I'm usually able to control my emotions..."
- Pramoedya Ananta Toer (The Mute's Soliloquy: A Memoir)
["Hanya dengan menulis aku mampu menekan segala kekecewaan peribadi hidup. Bila aku tidak menulis, aku merasa cemas & tidak keruan serta mudah gusar, walau selalunya aku bisa mengawal emosiku..."]

Thursday, January 1, 2015


To whom it may concern, 

So what to be happy about when all around us are people trapped in disasters, when those who don't care found their way to party for the new year. Meanwhile those who care, mourn together with the victims. Am I trapped in a moment? No I'm NOT although I DO CARE. Therefore at home (drawing comics), on the first (almost end) first day of 2015, I just want to wish...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 to everyone.

"A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune."

Bad things happened to everyone, I had my share a few times and will happen again, I knew it. We just need to face the fact, no one escapes from bad things in life... not even the prophet. The only difference is how you and me co-op with the situation whenever bad things come into our life, maybe we're the same or maybe we're not.

"Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious."

Somehow when bad things happen to others, don't ignore, either we pray for their well being or donate something to ease at least some burden they're having: or both! If possible, at this critical moment, let them have their moment of grieve while we respect them with peace. But that doesn't mean we have to pause our other responsibilities. Like myself, I still have to draw comics and make sure I have my new year's resolution is in the workout, insha-Allah. 

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity."
And sometimes when we thought this life is having too much of a conspiracy to begin with, exactly it is not. That just happened when we assumed too much, thinking that we're always right while others are wrong. So get ourselves together, because there are things in life that don't need science and spy to get it answered, whatever it is... it just need faith.

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."

Yours sincerely,
Fakhrul Anour

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