The Lotus Eaters

Long after finishing reading this novel, the story still haunt me. This well imagined and beautifully written novel feel so alive. After reading Haruki Murakami Norwegian wood, I never thought I would fall in love with another novel. Yet I am smitten with this one. Tatjana Soli tells the story of a female war photographer…

Paotere Port

This post related to the previous one. Mid-day at Paotere old port in Makassar was not bustling with activity as I expected it would be. However dozen of ships were moored at the jetty. Known as one of the most significant trading port cities in Indonesia, the ships carried goods from other islands to be…

A Day in Makassar

The rain seemed to be persistent these few days. Arriving in Makassar early afternoon we were welcomed by gloomy sky and wet ground. Either we came in the wrong weather or the weather was just paying its due. But it was holiday season. School holiday had just started and the kids were eager to go…

Dia Adalah Dilan-ku Tahun 1990

Aku tuh jarang banget baca buku novel Indonesia, karena menurutku bahasanya terlalu kaku dan alur ceritanya sangat klise. Sebagai aspiring writer, memang aku belum bisa menulis sebuah buku karya-ku sendiri, makanya, aku hanya ingin berkomentar terhadap tulisan orang lain. Biarpun orang yang ku komentari itu akan berkata, ‘jangan asal ngomong, coba aja tulis sendiri, pasti…

Happy December!

Hey! I know it is the end of the year. I know you are busy. With life. Work. Family. Friends. Busy achieving goals. Preparing for big event, especially those of you who celebrate Christmas. I am busy too! Busy thinking about my resolution I have left behind. Apparently my resolution and I had long took…

Small Things That Can Change Your Life : Make the Bed

Take those two minutes from your free morning routines and make your bed. “And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made.” William McRaven, a retired US navy admiral advised graduates at the University of Texas speech in 2014 saying, ‘If you wanna change the…

US Holocaust Museum Mengatakan Ada Bukti Genosida Terhadap Rohingya

Sebuah laporan yang dirilis oleh Museum Holocaust Amerike Serikat dan lembaga kemanusian Fortify Rights menemukan ‘bukti yang mendukung’ bahwa ada genosida terhadap muslim Rohingya. Laporan yang dipublikasikan Rabu 15 November di laman Fortify Rights tersebut berdasarkan wawancara yang dilakukan terhadap lebih dari 200 muslim Rohingya serta pekerja kemanusiaan menyebutkan bahwa pasukan keamanan Myanmar melakukan kampanye…

Songket Aceh

Songket is a traditional form of handwoven textiles that traces its origins to India and Arab merchants since the 18 century. Woven with colourful silk or cotton metallic threads, ‘menyongket’ which mean embroider is a work of lengthy process that require skill and finesse which create eye catching shimmering effects. It takes about a month…

Antara Kopi dan Lari

Seorang teman pernah berkata bahwa ia tidak menyukai kopi karena kopi itu pahit. Seorang teman lagi mengatakan bahwa ia tidak kuat untuk melakukan olahraga lari. Dua hal yang terdengar dan terlihat berbeda, namun menurut saya, berlari itu seperti meneguk kopi hitam tanpa gula. Di tiga kilometer pertama, rasanya seperti menanjaki gunung dan selalu ada dorongan…

Original Vs Vsco

I thought I would share this picture I shared on Instagram story yesterday since some people asked how I edited it. It is very simple actually since I do not use any other editing tools. I converted it to Vsco. As you all know Vsco has plenty of presets and some come free. And A6…

On Running (Pt.One)

I started to run back in 2013. Maybe I will not call it running at that time. I was just walking, I only ran like five-ten minutes and then I felt my breath was running short, my chest hurt, my tummy was not comfortable enough, so I just walked. And I did not do it…

Start Small, Start Easy.

Start Now! In my entire life of being an aspiring writer, what define me is my action. I told people I have passion in writing, I love writing. Yet the most crucial thing is I do not really write. Maybe I just love the idea of being a writer, or called a writer. A writer…