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I Was A DUFF

I was a DUFF. Designated Ugly Fat Friend.

Being in a group of popular people might be some achievements for someone - and for me at that time. Pretty girls, sassy and being 'respected' around the junior students, like we have special power over the others. I thought I was one of the popular until I watch a movie, DUFF.
This movie is telling about a status of someone in a group. In that group, there must be someone who is not so popular and unattractive. They are being used to be the informant for the boys who want to make a move on their popular friends. And.... I was a DUFF when I was in junior high school. Besides being an informant, I used to be their source of happiness for they made fun of me. They gave me nicknames and made fun of it. Only those who care enough would defend me and they were not my friends in the group.. 
I was ugly back then, I admit it. Sometimes I feel ashamed of how I looked. I deleted most of my junior high school pictures from my facebook. My skin …

Kasihan ya, makannya 'hanya' tempe...

Sepertinya sangat gampang untuk mengasihani orang lain. Ketika melihat seseorang tidak bekerja di perusahaan yang besar, atau perusahaan yang "biasa saja," kadang orang lebih mudah untuk mencetuskan kalimat, "kenapa enggak kerja di sana aja? Gajinya kan lebih besar, ada jaminan kesehatan juga. Pokoknya hidup kita terjamin, deh!" Kita belum sempat bertanya, "bahagia enggak kamu kerja di sana?" atau bertanya, "Kamu nyaman ya dengan pekerjaanmu?" karena kebanyakan orang mengukur kenyamanan dan kebahagiaan hidup dari materi yang dimiliki.

Perkenalkan. Nama saya Audrey Gabriella. Umur 26 tahun dan tidak memiliki pekerjaan tetap. Saya seorang penerjemah lepas dan admin akun media sosial lepas juga. Penghasilan saya tidak tetap. Kesibukan saya yang pasti adalah belajar bahasa Perancis sampai saya mendapatkan diploma DELF B2 agar dapat melanjutkan sekolah S2 di Perancis pada tahun 2016. Apakah saya bahagia? Sejauh ini iya dan saya cukup bangga akan apa …