Shila (Yuki Kato), daughter of a fisherman around Lake Toba, wants to go to favorite high school in Medan. But alas, Mother wants her to enter into the pesantren (religious boarding school). Shila complains to Father. This time Father agrees with Mother. Shila disappoints and their relationship is strained. Pesantren’s life is full of activities and disciplined, making Shila difficult to adapt. She becomes homesick. Even so Shila still dreams of being a novelist. Together with his friends, Manda (Febby Blink), Ayesha (Via Blink) and Icut (Vebby Palwinta), she discovers the meaning of true friendship. They even have a “pot of tears”, where they keep all of sad and happy tears. Shila’s life at pesantren is decorated with colorful typical problems of adolescence.