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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Home

…is now where I’m going to start and end my daily routines. If grasping a new rhythm in Jakarta was one thing, I’m now adjusting to a new one back in Bogor. Nevertheless, I’m feeling quite blessed beyond measure right now because, at the end of the day, I get to rest under a roof of a house my mother has passionately rebuilt. She’s also adjusting to a new set of habits right now while happily being away from Jakarta’s migraine-fueling traffic all the way in Alam Sutera, and I do hope that this will refresh us and help us grasp new outlooks on life. Anyways, here’s what I’ve been loving so far about being back home, and how drastically different it is as opposed to Jakarta’s chaos. 1. Being […]

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Updates, Food, Body Image

Hi everyone! Apologies that I’ve been missing in action lately. As you know, I was in Manado with my dad and his family a few weeks ago. That was a much-needed catch-up and I was so pleased that it went really well, that everything was cleared up to make room for peace and so much more. After that, classes and assignments are starting to really gain traction. However, I’m happy for the change of speed because that means a Master’s degree is clearly underway and is THAT much closer with passing time. Another, well perhaps not so important update is that I gained a little bit of weight! So I’d just like to blab on a little bit about it because I mean, that’s why I started a blog honestly, haha. […]

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