Monthly Archives: February 2014

If You Want to Write Long, Begin by Writing Short

Roy Peter Clark says so and I just can’t agree more. I can tell you I have done too much short-writing. Yet, I have no idea whether my brief pieces are quite good or just so so or mediocre. I … Continue reading

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Kutipan Paling Berkesan dari Novel Haruki Murakami ‘1Q84’ (Jilid 2)

Kutipan terbaik di buku ini menurut saya adalah… 1.”Jika pistol muncul dalam cerita, maka harus ditembakkan. […] Maksudnya, jangan memunculkan alat yang tidak semestinya dalam cerita. Kalau pistol muncul, ya harus ditembakkan pada suatu adegan dalam cerita. Chekhov suka mengarang … Continue reading

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Kisah Tikus dan Kucing Vegetarian

Kebohongan kadang bukan tentang memelintir fakta tetapi memenggalnya sedemikian rupa demi keuntungan tertentu. “Seekor tikus bertemu dengan kucing jantan besar di loteng kecil di bawah atap. Tikus itu terdesak ke pojok, tak bisa melarikan diri. Sambil gemetaran, tikus berkata,’Tuan Kucing, … Continue reading

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The Moment I Found My ‘Twin’

While waiting for the food I ordered at my regular eatery, someone came in. We saw each other – a few seconds of eye contact and nothing happened- and he ordered ketoprak, a food basically loaded with tons of carbohydrates. … Continue reading

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Stop Thinking B. K. S. Iyengar was Born That Flexible. He was NOT!

B. K. S. Iyengar is widely known for his masterpiece “Light on Yoga”, a thick how-to book that most yogis and yoginis refer to as ‘yoga bible’. The pictures are captivating and jaw dropping, too, especially if you’re a beginner. … Continue reading

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Farewell Practice

Katanya Cuma orang gila Yang nekat yoga Di musholla Padahal hanya karena Ini tempat  Yang kucinta Tapi mesti kutinggalkan Dengan segera Anggap saja Foto ini  Tanda perpisahan untuknya Musholla yang penuh suka duka Jakarta, 20 Desember 2013

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John Irving on Being Alone and a Writer

“Did you know from an early age that you would be a writer?” I was asked. I answered,”I didn’t know. I loved writing longhand, and still do now. I wrote longhand like a clerk for hours. I can stand it … Continue reading

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Bagaimana Jack Dorsey Akhirnya Menggunakan Kata “Twitter”

Sebelum menyebut layanan jejaring sosial yang ia buat sebagai Twitter, Jack Dorsey pernah mempertimbangkan untuk menggunakan nama-nama lain. “Kami saat itu akan menggunakan nama ‘Jitter’, lalu ‘Twitch’. Semuanya terdengar kurang enak dan kami ingin menggunakan nama yang artinya sensasi fisik. … Continue reading

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To Write More and Better, Get Disconnected. Totally.

Cerebral… I once said to my friend that being a writer means one should get cerebral. That entails the endurance of sitting all day long (or standing if you have that standing desk), working alone, without being and feeling lonely … Continue reading

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Just a Circus, Not Yoga

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6 Alasan Mengapa Hootsuite Aplikasi Terbaik untuk Berbagi di Jejaring Sosial

Pertama kali saya mengenal Hootsuite adalah saat saya harus mengelola akun jejaring sosial korporat. Sebelum bereksperimen dan akhirnya memutuskan untuk menggunakan Hootsuite, saya pernah menggunakan aplikasi lainnya yang juga tidak kalah populer seperti Tweetdeck, Buffer, dan Seesmic. Saya menggunakan semuanya … Continue reading

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Jakartan Yogis and Yoginis to Celebrate World Yoga Day on February 23

February 23rd is the D-day for you, yogis and yoginis in the capital of Indonesia (and the adjacent area)! The “Yoga Gembira” Community – a group of free-spirited yoga novices and enthusiasts, on-and-off practitioners, and seasoned gurus practicing at Taman … Continue reading

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