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 little bit counter-intuitive as I thought it’d be much easier to understand the subject matters…

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 is what exactly what my friend feels today. He finally found someone who knew the…

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 feel absolutely no concern for your future, boy?” “Oh, I feel some concern for my…

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 shiver. “You can write down your own life plans there to your future self. And…

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 with huge thumbs and fingers, and sadly also more pickpockets and thieves. While you can…

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 a university student usually does. Or not. I just find out it’s the time when…

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 gut of a whale. And this whale is dying of hunger, which is why almost…

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 comedy every mainstream audience will watch over and over again until they feel dead bored,…

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. Cukup sekali sepekan sajalah itu terjadi. Baiklah aku akui. Buku Mario Teguh memang pernah kubaca,…

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 day. In terms of effectiveness, I can tell that writing would not always work but…

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 what’s actually the gist of it?” I took two separate classes of English literary analysis…