The Moment

Taken with Fujifilm Qcam Film: Agfavista 400

Singapore. How it held too many memories. Back in the day it was a place my parents and I frequented and I’d always become so excited to go there, even if it was simply enjoying all the duty-free chocolates I wanted at the airport. This time, I came back to visit my cousin who’s working there at the general hospital and it’s been ages since we’ve all bonded. I was back, from the sugar-craving little kid (part of me still is) – from the girl who basically ran around the airport looking for the latest book in the Twilight saga, to a 23-year-old who’s now trying to build a life for herself. Yes, I still am that girl, and I don’t think we ever fully stop building. There will be more […]

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A New Chapter: The Postgrad Life!

When one door closes, another one has opened up new opportunities for me, such as pursuing a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies at Universitas Indonesia. Yes, I’ve decided that I’m so ready to go back to school and be a full-time student. Now, would I have liked to continue working? Of course. But really, when is ever “the right time” to do something? If you feel a new opportunity coming along, I say go for it. Is this scaring me? Oh you bet it does. There have been one too many accounts of me doubting myself; that I could even finish a Master’s within 2 years, that I could somehow change the world with only my love for literature. Then, I came across this video of Will Smith (yes) talking […]

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On Friends and Survival

On Friday, I spent the night after work eating at a mall food court with a good friend from university, Fahma. But first let me just notify you of one thing. In a big city like this, ironically, places  to catch up with friends and loved ones are limited with malls coming down as the easiest choices. No, really, there’s a math involved in making plans here in Jakarta (yes) even from the night before! You would have to calculate what time you had to wake up in the morning. Plus, there’s a big chance that you will contemplate getting up a few hours earlier than usual so you could get off work earlier to avoid traffic. Then, if you’re meeting someone in a restaurant, a reservation is kind of […]

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