Monthly Archives: March 2021

Pandemic Diary: Falling for Cikaracak Waterfall

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Pandemic Diary: Children Are Smarter than You

Recently there is this discourse about opening schools back. In the upcoming academic year, the government is ambituously pushing teachers and school administrators to reopen their school gates for the first time after the pandemic. But the thing is the … Continue reading

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Spread Too Thin

I’ve been asked about the podcast I initiated last year when the pandemic started to hit. I just ditched the idea of podcasting since I’m not a speaker type of content maker. I’m a texter. I love to text and … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: No ‘Mudik’, No Cry

How much is our life disrupted by the pandemic? I guess we can measure this scale of ‘destruction’ (or disruption?) by observing how much we have to change our habits as humans. So again, this year we have to succumb … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Monetizing My Writing Skills

To survive this pandemic unscathed, I decided to more intensively monetize my writing skills by becoming a writing ‘whore’. Sounds disgusting, but let me explain. I’m always living ideally. Well, choosing this profession itself is an idealisme per se. This … Continue reading

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Yawatahama Sinbun’s Obituary

A Japanese newspaper was dying and it left legacies. It was Yawatahama Sinbun, a local newspaper in Ehime Prefecture that got a lot of readership back in its heyday. The dying newspaper was a sign of a dying small town … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: The Government Pathetically Shows Mixed, Confusing Messages about “Love and Buy Local Products”

Every citizen has something to say about their government every single day regardless of the country they live in. You cannot feel satisfied and content with your current government. Imagine for example if you live in the US, you may … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Indonesia’s Badminton Reputation at All England Gets Ruined by Coronavirus

Everyone seems to be angered following the decision that Indonesia’s team at All England 2021 must be isolated for days after it was found that a passenger taking the same airplane with the team tested positive for Covid-19. Badminton is … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Children’s Gadget & Internet Addiction Surges

ANOTHER day in the pandemic-ridden world, another issue coming up. The more children are made to stay home, the more they are prone to internet and gadget addiction. They have to learn online and they also find solace and entertainment … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: “Ikatan Cinta” Helps Indonesians Forget the Miserable and Confusing Pandemic Life

Aldebaran and Andin have been household names in Indonesia. They are the main protagonists of a soap opera titled “Ikatan Cinta”, aired on RCTI. No no, let me tell you I am not a fan. I saw this at a … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Living in the Contemporary Dark Age

I read on Wikipedia that Dark Ages were a period in the history when human race experienced intellectual darkness. The stark difference is that in our contemporary Dark Age we witness the abundance of records. Everyone, literally everyone, can make … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Sanity amidst Lunacy

I kept telling myself that I was so lucky to have a superior this generous and highly understanding. I keep his words in mind that working to satisfy a super demanding employer is never worth our life, our sanity, our … Continue reading

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