Monthly Archives: April 2020

“Sunset in My Hometown”: Another Writing-themed Korean Movie You’ll Like

Writing and publishing industry and writers are considered boring. They are worlds seen as nests of bookworms and nerds and scholars and ultra introverted, eccentric, soft spoken individuals sitting all day long at their work desks all alone. Somber and … Continue reading

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This Seemingly Endless Coronavirus Malaise

This national hibernation in Indonesia is expected to be prolonged. I guess you know why. People are not very manageable. They have no proper support system when a total lockdown is applied. Therefore they get of out of home to … Continue reading

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The Stubborn Ego

A friend shared this story of his wife telling her that he should not go to the nearby mosque for Friday prayers in time of pandemic. His wife in great length spoke that his actions could just put the small … Continue reading

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“Came to Me and Became a Star”: Love among the Financially-Challenged Middle Class Youths

Money is the root of evil. That might be true in many cases. But in this movie, money is the root of heartbeak and loneliness. So to speak. Gangseok is a young man who is so unlucky. Despite his looks … Continue reading

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Pentingnya Jaga Pola Tidur di Masa Pandemi

Hi guys! Welcome back to my podcast after a while yaaa. Haha. Sebelumnya gw lebih banyak bahas soal tidur sebagai perbaikan kualitas hidup. Nah, gw kayaknya masih mau fokus ke masalah itu karena seperti kita ketahui di masa pandemi dan … Continue reading

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7 Precious Lessons from My 30 Days of Working from ‘Home’

This week marks the fourth week of me working from home (which is not home at all because I’m away from my family). And I should say it has been a tormenting yet empowering experience. As a writer, I’m no … Continue reading

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Government to Ban Annual Festivity of Idulfitri But Sorry, It’s Too Late!

It’s officially banned by the government. Mudik or the annual ritual of going home to see parents, siblings and extended family members on Idulfitri is banned. But the timing is way too late… This alarming attitude of indecisiveness of Jokowi’s … Continue reading

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COVID dan Infeksi Paru

Jika Anda pernah menderita infeksi paru-paru, apakah risiko Anda tertular Coronavirus juga semakin tinggi? Jawabannya tergantung. Tergantung pada tipe infeksi paru yang Anda derita itu. Infeksi paru bisa dibagi menjadi dua kelompok utama. Yang pertama ialah infeksi paru yang meninggalkan … Continue reading

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Benarkah Lansia Lebih Rentan terhadap COVID-19?

Dari data yang dihimpun pemerintah, kita ketahui bersama memang mereka yang sudah berusia lanjut bisa berisiko lebih tinggi terinfeksi Coronavirus. Namun, seiring dengan berjalannya waktu diketahui juga ada pasien yang masih berusia muda namun meninggal dunia akibat COVID-19. Nah, kita … Continue reading

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COVID-19 dan Rokok

Seperti yang saya kemukakan di judul, di tulisan ini akan saya kupas mengenai hubungan COVID-19 dan rokok serta perokok. Kaum perokok baik yang pasif dan aktif ternyata rentan untuk mengalami gejala yang lebih parah jika terinfeksi COVID-19. Jadi merokok membuat … Continue reading

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Cara Tiongkok Mencegah COVID-19

Selama merebaknya Coronavirus di Tiongkok, warga Tiongkok terutama di provinsi Hubei dicekam ketakutan dan stres. Ini karena mereka harus berdiam di dalam rumah mereka selama berbulan-bulan hingga pemerintah memperbolehkan warga keluar agar penyebaran virus tersebut bisa dikendalikan. Warga di Tiongkok … Continue reading

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On Staying Sane in the Self Quarantine Period

Learning some of the tips of staying sane and healthy mentally and physically during this God-knows-when-it-will-end period of self locking. Tips from Scott Keely written on New York Times site has been a mini bible to those who are frustrated … Continue reading

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