Tag Archives: Indonesia

5 Essential Elements of Storytelling Travel Writers Should Never Miss

TRAVELING is the best time for shopping! I mean, shopping of experiences, instead of goods. I am not an anti-materialism advocate in this case but I am hooked by the idea a thought leader said that “if you have money, … Continue reading

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Rayuan Pulau Harapan

Sebuah perdebatan mengemuka perihal negara mana yang memiliki jumlah pulau paling banyak di muka bumi ini. Ada yang berkata Finlandia; ada yang mengatakan Indonesia. Namun, menurut CIA World Factbook Indonesia-lah sang jawara. Kalau saya tilik laman Wikipedia, jumlah pulau di … Continue reading

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Tentang Jurang (Sebuah Catatan tentang Entrepreneurship Indonesia)

  Perempuan itu terlambat 17 menit dari waktu yang dijanjikan. Dalam surel, ia meminta maaf. “Maaf Akhlis, saya akan terlambat beberapa menit sepertinya,” ia membalas singkat. Saya sudah menunggunya di sana. Untung saja saya bisa mengerjakan sesuatu dengan komputer jinjing. … Continue reading

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On the Cleavage of Java

It all began when I read a short story on my college days. I was a junior, studying literary analysis with a shrewd lecturer whom I liked so much. She gave us a handout containing the piece. So here is … Continue reading

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What Jokowi Needs to Learn from Soeharto (Hint: Book Lovers will Agree)

‎As the honeymoon phase is slipping away, Jokowi has been getting bombarded with criticism (out of varying levels of disappointment) from some people around him. And now it’s my time to do so. It’s been almost 7 months since Jokowi … Continue reading

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Jangan Komersialisasikan dan Perlombakan Yoga

“Saya bisa celaka dengan uang…” Kalimat itu terlontar dari mulut seorang pria berambut putih di suatu siang yang gegap gempita. Namun, kehadirannya membuat suasana meriah mereda sementara. Kalimatnya tertata. Tampak otaknya yang renta — yang meski tak setajam para pemuda … Continue reading

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More Dramas, Fuel for the Journalism Industry

‎I plan to be a lot more optimistic in 2015 and here I am now drenched in the streams of information about the political drama. Last year’s epic drama seemed to keep us in high spirit and it still has … Continue reading

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Sekat-sekat Muslihat

Dalam berita yang saya pernah dengar menjelang malam Natal, yang biasanya saya dengar adalah aparat kepolisian disibukkan dengan penjagaan di Gereja Katedral Jakarta. Saya tidak banyak bertanya mengapa katedral yang kerap kali disebut. Jika saya cermati memang lebih jarang saya … Continue reading

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Ahok, "The Mad Man" of Jakarta, Tells Us More about His Views on Entrepreneurship and Jakarta (2- end)

Ahok previously touched on plurality and creativity as the nation’s potential. He was again pissed off as he found out a shocking fact. Upon knowing it took several days for a letter to reach his working desk, he casually went curious … Continue reading

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Ahok, "The Mad Man" of Jakarta, Tells Us More about His Views on Entrepreneurship and Jakarta (1)

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the complete name of Ahok – never tries to please everyone. Especially those haters. The relatively young, amazingly blatant and straight-to-the point leader of Jakarta seems to be undismayed even by the agressiveness of Front Pembela … Continue reading

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