Currently Reading… Gentayangan by Intan Paramaditha

If I could pack two things I love to for my own type of bliss, it would be literature and travel. Just like what I’m indulging in with the current book I’m reading right now by Intan Paramaditha called Gentayangan. Translated into English, gentayangan literally means to roam about, never being in one place, and always searching. This is exactly the type of experience mbak Intan presents with her novel, that we can pick whichever way our choices lead us along with our red sparkly shoes. To me, she is breaking boundaries with this book, packaging a “Choose Your Own Adventure Tale” with feminist spunk and touches of folklore that doesn’t throw you off. I read an interview that she did with Vice Indonesia, where part of breaking boundaries is through her notion of […]

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Infinite

On one Friday afternoon, my mother and I went to the grocery store with the sense of everyday normalcy. I was casually scanning the snack aisle like I would often do until I see an elderly figure at the end of the cookies section that looked strangely familiar. With his thin figure and that signature newsboy cap I thought to myself, “No, it couldn’t be.” So I rushed to her, brimming with excitement until she told me to go up to him and introduce myself. Then that’s what I did, I set aside any concerns for my disheveled look and went up to the one and only creator of in my humble opinion, two most earth-staggering sentences in the world of literature, “Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana” “I want to […]

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