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Diary Burning: Horrible or Usual?

Andy is a friend of mine who everyone will never thought to be a diary keeper. The 37-year-old guy looks too sturdy and manly. His biceps have girth twice as mine. So is his visceral fat level. Though I take … Continue reading

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How Smoking Writers Quit Smoking Successfully

Creative people and caffeine and tobacco are like a trio. When I was working at an advertising agency, I came to learn this fact the hard way. With me as an exception, everyone in the office is a smoker and … Continue reading

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Writers’ Commitment Renewal

Last night I discovered someone’s Instagram handle. Out of curiosity, I clicked it and I was led to a feed full of heavily edited travel photos, urban landscapes and social gatherings. Very typical, indeed. But what caught my attention is … Continue reading

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One Sure Way to a Better Writing

RAISE your hand if you hate reading a book that frustrates more than entertains you. Well, I’m no exception. I’ve recently started reading Yuval Noah Hariri’s “Homo Deus”. And in spite of the buzz that this book is extremely cool … Continue reading

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5 Most Valuable Life Lessons from Top CEOs

EXHAUSTED but relieved and elated.  That’s what I really feel right now. It’s perhaps similar to what a mother or father feels after a newly born baby finally in their arms. A gruelling nine months have passed and now it’s … Continue reading

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My Portfolio [as of September 2019]

Here is a collection of my published works in various media, both print and online. Some are written in Indonesian and some others English. They’re chronologically ordered, from most recent to oldest. Click on the titles of article to read … Continue reading

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Penulis Kelas Bulu

“Tidak bisa tidak. Kamu harus belajar tampil lebih tua,” tegas orang yang bernama Raksasa itu pada saya karena dalam pengamatannya rupa ini tertinggal cukup jauh dari usia kalender saya. Ia kerap menggunakan nama itu untuk membuka percakapan. “Tahukah Anda berat … Continue reading

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Kutipan-kutipan Paling Berbobot dari Novel 1Q84 Karya Haruki Murakami (4)

“I am who I am, no matter who or what I am connected with – or not connected with.” – p 900 “But I found that the longer you teach, the more you feel like a total stranger to yourself.”- … Continue reading

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Elevator Girl

‎Do you know the feelings when someone – of all people you have encountered in a place this huge and tall you frequent – happens to know a book you are reading? Exactly know the book like you do! That … Continue reading

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Wildly Witty Quotations from "The Catcher in the Rye" (1)

“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” (p11) “I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age.” (p 12) “Do you … Continue reading

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