What I Know About Graduate School, So Far

Going into graduate school, I never knew how important analytical reading is until now. For my bachelor’s, I’ve had the incredible blessing to study what I loved, which was literature. There was joy in realizing the power of stories, from Shakespeare, Miller to Orwell, I experienced nothing but a thrill in getting deeper into all sides of human nature. Right at its moments of pleasure, bliss, contentment and greed, jealousy as well as self-fulfillment. Furthermore, it allowed me to not just look at the pages in wonder but to peel every word to see what they actually entail which made me be more analytical. So, it gave strong grounds for me to know what I wanted to study next which was cultural studies. Sure, I was initially drawn to this […]

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On Friends

So recently, I met one of my best friends, Briana. Now we’ve been there for each other since day one – of university life, that is. It was the time where we were about to discover who we really are and who we wanted to be in the future – even if it still seems a little bit uncertain up til’ now. And that’s okay, really. It was during our faculty orientation, and we were all seated in a line. She stood out with her short bob and that tomboy gait so I decided to talk to her. From one casual ‘hi!” we ended up having so many things in common such as our addiction to Pretty Little Liars (come on, I know it was a series you couldn’t get enough […]

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The Joy of Walking

Taken with Fujifilm Qcam Film: Agfavista 400

Do you know what has been a source of joy for me lately? Walking! Yes, it recently dawned on my how therapeutic this effortless action is. You barely think about it yet it’s incredibly tedious for some, even if you don’t want it to be when you live in a chaotic city like Jakarta. However, going back to university has refreshed everything for me, topped with the insane amount of walking I had in Singapore. Everything there was within reachable distance both by public transport such as buses, the MRT and by foot. On top of that, we were actually supported by a conducive environment to walk around! Heading to bus stations and the MRT required so much of walking and when we first arrived, I was panting and sweating […]

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