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To Be a Good Entrepreneurship Reporter, Don’t Be an Entrepreneur

So here’s the rule of thumb for entrepreneurship and business reporters out there: Don’t be the person you want to interview and write about. In other words, don’t be an entrepreneur or business person. This piece of advice sounds a … Continue reading

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Kutipan-kutipan Paling Berbobot dari Novel 1Q84 Karya Haruki Murakami (4)

“I am who I am, no matter who or what I am connected with – or not connected with.” – p 900 “But I found that the longer you teach, the more you feel like a total stranger to yourself.”- … Continue reading

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Elevator Girl

‎Do you know the feelings when someone – of all people you have encountered in a place this huge and tall you frequent – happens to know a book you are reading? Exactly know the book like you do! That … Continue reading

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Wildly Witty Quotations from “The Catcher in the Rye” (1)

“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” (p11) “I don’t give a damn, except that I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age.” (p 12) “Do you … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Book Launch

The coach mentioned, as long as my memory serves right, about this site called future.me. As he told in an exuberant manner on why everyone should visit the site and write down to his own future self, I got a … Continue reading

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Why Tablets Never Attract Me

‎Tablets belong to a clumsy, awkward and outlandish category of gadgets, which is why I cannot care about them less. They are too cumbersome as a mobile device we can use at ease on the go. They attract more people … Continue reading

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Life After the Book Launch

Nothing‎ changes after the book launch took place days ago. The blue boy still gets busy with his dreams, plans and future itinerary while time is floating subtly as usual. He goes to campus, attends classes, and takes notes. Everything … Continue reading

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The Book Launch Finale

‎I step into the room, hoping to see a huge number of audience. They could be clapping now or making a round applause after a considerably inspiring talk or ultra meaningful presentation. I feel like I came into a giant … Continue reading

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When Your Lover Turns into a Monk

AFTER she told the story, I almost couldn’t help myself for having hastened to grab myself a sheet of paper. This could be another big thing in the novel industry. Maybe I could turn her miserable love story into a … Continue reading

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Sang Motivator

‎PEKERJAANNYA memotivasi orang. Tak cuma satu dua kali aku menyaksikannya di panggung. Pria berkacamata itu selalu tak terlihat canggung. Ia piawai membuat tercengang orang-orang di hadapannya dengan kalimat-kalimat yang merangsang dan ‘menendang’. Aku bukan penyuka motivasi. Apapun bentuknya. Serasa diceramahi. … Continue reading

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Pen vs Sword

‎”The pen is mightier than the sword” I like the idea that to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want. This is where wordsmiths like me work every … Continue reading

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Writing as Id’s Way to Overdo Ego and Super-ego

‎Back then on college, I used to study Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. It was such a rigorous subject to handle almost no students in my class liked it, which is why I’ve been still questioning up to the very second: “So … Continue reading

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