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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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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