Monthly Archives: February 2021

Pandemic Diary: Lebak in 1860 and 2021

Today I watched “After Multatuli Left” (2019), a movie made by Arjan Onderdenwijngaard, a Dutch guy who is also a human right activist living in Depok, West Java. His Indonesian is very fluent and thus he could communicate smoothly with … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Journalists Will Get Vaccinated for FREE and Tax Exemption

The bomb was dropped on February 9th, 2021. The president announced proudly that journalists are going to get vaccinated soon. And to add to the excitement, they are also exempted from income taxes. Amazing. Only for the formally employed journalists … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: It Feels Good and Sucks to Have Pets At The Same Time

PETS are another source of psychological and mental relief for those locked down at home. Because pets scarcely disappoint. With humans, you will never know the possibilities. Betrayal? Offense? Lies? With pets, you’ll never have these issues. They are cute … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Home Entertainment Binge

WIFI is everything I’ve got to entertain my bored mind now. My house in countryside doesn’t have this limitless internet connection so I kind of hate living there. All I can enjoy is the vast skyview and fresh air but … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: 11 Months into a Year of Pandemic

DESPERATION and deliberate ignorance are prevalent around us as the pandemic approaches its first anniversary. Yes, we’re bored. But we’re also mentally exhausted and jobless (or have overworked) and simply craving for freedom from the virus. In Indonesia, we are … Continue reading

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