Monthly Archives: January 2021

6 Kiat Menulis Lebih Baik

Buku The Reader’s Brain: How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer (Cambridge University Press, 2015) yang ditulis oleh Yellowlees Douglas, pengajar komunikasi manajemen di Unversity of Florida, memberikan perspektif baru pada para penulis mengenai bagaimana cara menulis dengan lebih … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Stock Investment Craze

DID you hear that people in Indonesia are getting so desperate they start to get infatuated by stocks and investment lately? They think as the market crashes, they can take advantage of the economic malaise and reap the benefits. Instantly. … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Large Scale Social Restriction in Indonesia Is Just a Joke

This is what happens when your country ignores science from the very beginning. Ignorance after ignorance and pig-headedness that accumulate in the head of uninformed heads filled with swirling hoaxes on WhatsApp ends up in a semi public health apocalypse. … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: People Wear Masks But Forget to Wash Hands. WTF!

Why is it so important to wash your hands even if you already have worn a mask? Because the surfactan in the soap/ detergent destroys the coronavirus at a certain extent. This is easy but lots of people are ignorant … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Indonesia Is in a Mess

The best thing about living in Indonesia is the amount of freedom you can have. Do whatever you want, as long as you don’t get noticed by the law enforcement, you’ll be fine. You are so free because the government … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Using YouTube as a Source of Serious Learning

We all know YouTube. It’s a platform for video makers who want to monetize their skills, capture audience’s attention, and be famous, etcetera. I do sometimes visit and enjoy YouTube. Not sometimes but most of the times. Almost every day. … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Vaccine, Please Save Me!

So the government of Indonesia has proudly declared that they have imported vaccines from  China.  The Chinese vaccin is considered not so effective because the efficacy rate is only about  60 percent. Pretty low for the  efficacy rate of vaccines, … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Vaccine Approved, What’s Next?

Pandemic creates an endless supply of stories for us. Indonesia is trying not to lose the momentum. Its Clerics Council has recently issued approval of Sinovac Vaccine. It’s HALAL and thus no muslims have no reason to reject Covid-19 vaccination. … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Headlines that Killed It

As a writer, I need to read a lot. Even that means reading something less classy. No offense. This is the typical headline in the local newspaper distributed around Jakarta and the greater areas. The newspaper has its online presence … Continue reading

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Galeri Semarang Berkomitmen Lejitkan Seniman-seniman Anyar

Berlokasi di Kota Lama yang kini menjadi areal pariwisata, berdirilah sebuah galeri seni. Galeri Semarang – demikian namanya – menempati salah satu bangunan tua di sana dan kemudian direnovasi untuk dapat digunakan sebagai galeri seni kontemporer. Lokasinya dekat Gereja Blenduk … Continue reading

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Dolorosa Sinaga dan Filosofi Gelas Penuh

“Jangan hidup seperti gelas yang sudah penuh,” tandasnya berapi-api. “Tak bisa lagi diisi.” Wanita itu tampak amat menjiwai perkataannya tadi. Ia hidup dengan pikiran yang terbuka, siap menyambut berbagai dialog, interaksi, dan pertukaran gagasan. Dolo, demikian panggilan akrabnya, tak pernah … Continue reading

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In Search of Deb Ng

Today feels like just another day in a monsoon season in Jakarta. Wet and windy and somber. So I decided to just enjoy the morning by sitting and starting to work on my laptop. I’m handling a couple of writing … Continue reading

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