The Minions’ Hoo-Ha 😂

So, my Minions closed this year with their Dubai Superseries Finals’ title and a new world record: the first Men’s Doubles pair who ever won 7 Superseries titles in a calendar year 😭❤

Oh, and they won BWF Male Player of the Year 2017 too.

I’ve had the faith that they’re gonna win it all.

And they did.

And they totally deserve it.

Their perseverance and hard works.. semangat juang dan sikap pantang menyerah di lapangan.. dan terlepas dari Sinyo (Gideon) yang cedera leher dan bahu di hari pertama di Dubai tapi memutuskan untuk terus bermain…

You made us very proud, Minions. Super duper proud.

But what’s kinda shocking me is what comes after that. Karena Minions juara dan memecahkan rekor dunia, liputan dan berita mengenai mereka jadi banyak banget, and it finally came to… *eng ing eng*

Dari mana nama julukan Minions berasal?


I mean, my Twitter followers (I guess) knew about it since long time ago, dan dulu pernah ada tulisan tentang ini juga di, LINE Today, plus tweet mimin Djarum Badminton yang baik hati dan tidak sombong, hehe.

Badminton World Federation juga beberapa kali menggunakan nickname ini di artikel mereka.

But this time… it’s really a hoo-ha 😱💕

I woke up to this article last Monday, and almost got a heart attack. Hahaha.

Kompas is one of the biggest (or it is) Indonesia’s news portals and I got my name mentioned there? Totally jaw-dropping.

The next day is even more overwhelming, as Kak Putra Tegar from CNN Indonesia (who is my favourite sport journalist, o-em-jiii) contacted me and ask if we can have an interview about Minions’ nickname.

Trying to pinch and telling myself that it is real, we did the interview and the articles (yes, I got 2 articles 😱💕) were written magnificently heartwarming (as always) by Kak Putra Tegar.

Click on the image to read the full article 🙂

Oh my, I’m so happy I can burst into tears of joy. Not because of myself, but because all that Kevin/Gideon have achieved and I, somehow, considered as a (tiniest) part of it.

I’m nobody. I’m just a badminton lover who happened to came up with the nickname and apparently people like it because it resembles Kevin/Gideon perfectly (mini, but super-fast and attractive, lol).

But while I still had the goosebumps, on the same day, I saw my Twitter notification tab got exploded by mentions from my followers…

What is this? 😱😱😱 I made it into national TV’s prime time new program? And they said I got my social media profile zoomed there? TV???

So when I reached home that evening, I searched for the news on YouTube and here you go… (videonya gue cepetin di bagian yang ada guenya, tapi lo bisa nonton berita tentang Minions di beberapa menit sebelumnya)

Goks. Super duper goks 😳

Luckily, I didn’t put any alay pic on my Twitter. Thankfully, they screened a tweet about Minions there, not the tweet about my curcol abis-ini-bakal-ditinggal-nikah-idola *ya kaleee*.

But still, never once in my mind I imagined that it would go this far. I’m good with seeing Minions playing happily and winning titles… I am content. The spotlight is theirs. After all, it’s about their achievements. Nickname Minions juga ga bakal ada tanpa tokoh utamanya: Kevin/Gideon 😚

Nevertheless, thank you, buat semua yang ikut mempopulerkan julukan Minions. Ikut RT, quote tweet, mention kalau ada gue “nyelip” di berita, heheu. Dan makasih banyakkk untuk semua media dan account yang sudah menulis tentang julukan Minions. I really appreciate that 😭❤

Semoga nama Minions bisa terus menjadi berkat dan mengharumkan nama Indonesia ya.

Salam Minions!


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How Much are You Willing to Pay?

So I was listening to Hillsong Worship’s Grace to Grace when this thought strucked my mind.

How much are you willing to pay to have someone’s heart?

I mean, I’m that kind of person who give it all when I truly love something. By “all” here, I mean time, energy, attention. You all know that I’m so into badminton, I travel just to watch a tournament. I spent money (that my friends would normally spend for holiday or staycation) to buy tickets for badminton events.

And I love makeups. Duh. I do 😂

And you don’t wanna know how much I spent on those lipsticks. Trust me.

But for someone… how much are you willing to pay?

It’s easy if that someone is your dearest. Your spouse. Your child. Your boyfriend or girlfriend. Your dad. Your mom.

But how if this someone is someone who is on-and-off to you? Someone who, most of the times, take you for granted. Someone who keeps disappointing you. The one who does not keep his or her word. Someone who intentionally and/or unintentionally hurting you. Someone who fails you over and over again.

How much are you willing to pay to have this particular person’s heart?

To have my heart, Jesus paid it with His life.

When I said someone who is on-and-off, who takes for granted, who keeps disappointing, who does not keep her words, who intentionally or unintentionally hurting, who fails over and over again, I was referring to myself.

Yet, I bet, Jesus has never regretted that He has paid the price to have my heart. Not a single second.

And I’m forever grateful for that.

If having my heart was worth the pain
What joy could You see beyond the grave
If love found my soul worth dying for

If freedom is worth the life You raised
Oh where is my sin where is my shame
If love paid it all to have my heart

How wonderful
How glorious
My Saviour’s scars
My chains are gone
My debt is paid
From death to life
And grace to grace.