Pesona Abadi Jakarta di Mata Pengangguran

Ia baru saja lulus sekolah teknik menengah. Kepalanya gundul bak gundu. Rambut tak tersisa. Kulit gelap. Tingginya rata-rata. Wajahnya masih polos. Ah, aku terjebak menjelaskan anak itu seperti stereotip pemuda kampung yang baru masuk peradaban. Tapi begitulah anak itu terlihat sekilas. Tak banyak bicara. Entah karena malu atau segan atau acuh atau semuanya. Dialah salah…

Bencana, Ada tuk Ingatkan Mereka yang Lupa

Tak ada yang menyukai suasana rumah sakit, termasuk aku. Tetapi malam itu aku menemukan diriku tergeletak di sebuah tempat berseprai putih dengan pencahayaan yang bahkan remang-remang untuk ukuran sebuah fasilitas umum. Beberapa orang tengah berbicara saat aku terbangun. Aku tak tahu apa yang mereka bicarakan karena otakku sibuk merekonstruksi kejadian sebelum aku tergolek tak berdaya…

Menulis Lebih Giat dengan Instagram

Jumat (6 April) kemarin menjadi tonggak ‘bersejarah’ bagi pengguna handset Android yang sudah begitu lama menanti dengan sabar kelahiran Instagram for Android. Saya masih ingat pernah menulis tentang bakal datangnya Instagram di Android lebaran 2011 lalu dan baru sekarang terwujud. Sungguh penantian yang cukup lama. Pertengahan tahun 2011 saya sempat saksikan pernyataan seorang geek di…

6 Frequently Asked Questions about Phrases in English

I don’t know why I’ve lately received several questions related to English (again and again). Some are more inclined to teaching (which I almost know nothing of) ; whereas the rest are more of general English. But I’m absolutely pleased to share some key points anyone studying English out there. And tonight let’s talk about…

The Mysterious Stranger (A Short Story by Mark Twain)

Once upon a time an artist who had painted a small and very beautiful picture placed it so that he could see it in the mirror. He said, “This doubles the distance and softens it, and it is twice as lovely as it was before.” The animals out in the woods heard of this through…

WR1-5 – YouTube

WR1-5 – YouTube. Simply love this Korean Drama “Wild Romance”. Super ridiculous!

Tips for Building A Landing Page that WORKS

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SENTENCE CONNECTORS

Sentence connectors are used to express relationships between ideas and to combine sentences. Type of Connector Connector(s) Examples Subordinating conjunctions if, unless, only if, even if If you consider the financial rewards of high level positions, the stressful nature of these positions becomes less important. Conjunctive adverb otherwise You should remember the financial rewards of…

Verb as Complement

What is a verb complement? A verb complement is the arrangement of one verb as the object of another verb. This happens 4 ways in English: 1. With infinitives Examples: I askedĀ her to leave. I wanted to leave. I helpedĀ him to leave. I stopped for the child to cross the street.   2. With gerunds…

Pronouns: Meanings and Functions

Pronouns : words that are used in place of a noun (pronoun ialah kata-kata yang digunakan untuk menggantikan kata benda). Pronouns are divided into 4 types (pronoun dibagi menjadi 4 jenis): Singular subject pronouns: I, you (meaning: “kamu/Anda”), she (e.g. the wife, Sarah, our sister), he (e.g. Andy, your grand father), it (e.g. a street,…

Sixth Sense is Non Sense

I know two girls who keep asking people (including me) about their dreams. It’s enough! Let the psychics get sick of themselves…