On An Evening

I took these photos on my phone, edited them a bit and they made me so happy. Why? Because it features my room! Now that I’m in my final semester A.K.A battle of the thesis, a lot of hours, especially the evenings will be spent here. However, I’m feeling extra special about it right now, since not only I have tidied up my room a little bit to prepare myself for the next 6 months of uni, but I have made it a sanctuary. I don’t know how to feel about it, whether to be mad or relieved but it just occurred to me despite how late it is, that I have never poured so much attention on this particular space of my house. So, I have recently changed my […]

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Here’s To 2018

As we are approaching the end of December, it might be the time for some to list down resolutions which consist of what aspects of our lives need 365 more days to improve. But on the contrary, I’d like to take a little time to reflect because nowadays I feel like social media has given us this unrealistic need to measure how much of our year has been successful. I’m not here to be a bum but this time, I want to express how much I’ve been blessed this year. I’ve been blessed with the ability to pursue a masters’, blessed with a family, a roof over my head, a bed for me to lie on at the end of every day, food to eat, new friends, reconciliations, and simple […]

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If It Wasn’t on Social Media, Did it Actually Happen? Welcome to Post-Reality!

On a lecture/seminar, our professor, Prof. Melani Budianta talked about our digital world with social media, and the disturbing spread of bogus news or information, or what we call now as hoaxes. Her answer, was the democratization of media over the years, particularly in Indonesia. Then, she reminded us that the only way to keep our sanity intact is actually by protecting our humanity. With that idea in my mind, she concluded the talk by encouraging us to keep the love of literature alive because it helps us to think critically. It was a brilliant talk, and it made me proud of the academic field I’ve chosen all these years. But for this post, I’d like to express one particular concern over this phrase that Indonesian netizens have been relentlessly […]

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