Monthly Archives: August 2013

JOB VACANCY: An Experienced Social Media Strategist

For job seekers interested in social media, this job vacancy may be what you exactly need. Continue reading

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Gonjang-Ganjing Rupiah (Indonesia Belum Kiamat)

Indonesia seperti tertampar. Sanjungan-sanjungan super manis mengenai betapa cerahnya prospek ekonomi negeri yang baru saja merayakan ulang tahunnya yang ke-68 bulan ini seolah menguap seiring makin merosotnya nilai tukar rupiah. Inikah realitas yang sesungguhnya? Lembaga pemeringkat investasi Fitch juga sudah … Continue reading

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Ketika Suka Ria dan Nestapa Sama Saja

W. S. Rendra dan puisinya Continue reading

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No One but Hardgainers will Understand

(Having dinner) mr. ahn: still eat? me: yeah (taking a glance at my fried rice) mr.ahn: itu mau habis me: not yet… (showing him my second meal) mr.ahn: dua kali? me: yep …(still munching) mr. ahn: u want kimchi? me: … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? I’m … (Insert any Nouns Here)

After watching BBC’s documentary series “Who Do You Think You Are?”, I decided that it must be cool to know my family history. I saw the episodes of J. K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Kim Catrall, Emilia Fox. And I felt … Continue reading

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Attachment or Sense of Belonging?

The two can be mistakenly understood because no one can define the fine thin separating line. What seems to be a sign of attachment can be one of sense of belonging and vice versa. It too happened to me once. … Continue reading

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Treasure Your Memory. That’s What Makes You Humans.

Humans are creatures of memory. You cannot remain yourself when you lose your memory. That explains why some people with dementia, like my grandmother, are losing their identity. They’re not who they used to be any longer and that’s kind … Continue reading

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Catatan Singkat dari Memoar Elizabeth Gilbert “Committed”

Sebenarnya bukan catatan juga. Hanya sekelumit kumpulan kutipan yang menggelitik untuk ditelaah lebih lanjut. Misalnya nih: “Kau memiliki seseorang untuk sementara waktu lalu orang itu pergi.” (Hal 206) Cukup menohok juga terutama karena baru saja saya kehilangan sepupu tercinta. Memang … Continue reading

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Someone Needs a Wig

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Getting to Know the First Novelist on the Planet, Murasaki Shikibu

According to historical records that were mentioned and cited by penghuni60.blogspot.com, Murasaki Shikibu is the first novelist on earth. My skeptic side keeps asking what made this believable or acceptable as a fact. I have nothing to prove otherwise, so … Continue reading

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My First Graduation

Taken in June 1989, this photograph reminds me of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. I wish to trade the aging me for the eternal youthful look. But being more greedy and ungrateful than the dashing Mr. Gray, I would also … Continue reading

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