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Pandemic Diary: Bukti Nyata Akhir Pandemi Masih Lama

Hari-hari pandemi terus bertambah. Ibarat napi di tahanan, kita udah capek coret-coret dinding bikin turus. Satu, dua, tiga, empat, lima, enam, tujuh, delapan, sembilan, sepuluh, coret… Begitu lagi dan lagi. Dua lebaran sudah lewat ditelan pandemi. Jumat siang tadi saya … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: Livin’ Covida Loca

I saw this App Store flyer saying: “SING ALONG THIS EID.” I uploaded the screenshot on my Twitter feed and commented in a miserable tone: “How could I???” But really today is the second Eid we Indonesians celebrate without any … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: That Lost Sense of Justice, Equality and Fairness

The last time I ranted about this mega wedding, I never thought the scale was increasingly insane. And now all heads turned to the social media faux pas of our head of state and minister of defense. They were attending … Continue reading

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Pandemic Diary: The Philosophy of “Tahu Bulat”

“Bulat bulat lonjong lonjong Tahu bulat dan kosong Digoreng dadakan Hangat hangat Enak enak enakkk….” That is exactly what you can hear around Jakarta when you see a motorbike with a small truck behind it, where a guy usually holds … Continue reading

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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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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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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: A Year of Being (Mostly) Locked at Home Away from Family

This month marks a single year of my pandemic diary. Well, nothing to celebrate really. Because what is to be proud of or what is exciting about it? Oddly enough, I do have several things to be proud of. I … 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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