I didn't go to the cinema this month for various reasons. My brother was sick. I was sick. Basically everything went south on this month and it took a great toll on myself. I hated that. November was probably the hardest month in 2017 for me. I wish I could undo and do it better. I'll spare the details in the yearly recap. Soon!

The movies I watched were pretty nice. I finally finished La La Land after three attempts to finish — I think I have a short attention span. It was magical, but I kind of feel underwhelmed. Whiplash was far superior to me but this one gets more half stars because the songs are so good and I am so smitten by the opening sequence. Will Emma Stone's performance stood the test of time and be A Classic™? We'll see.

I also finally got to check Deepwater Horizon and boy, it did blow my mind away. It was amazingly well done. I heard the budget went very very high yet halfway the movie went I wonder where they are. BAM. The explosive scenes are top-notch. The story is also pretty good. It kept me on the edge of my seat and the casts did well. Unexpectedly, I like it.


Movies Watched, November 2017

12/18/2017


I didn't go to the cinema this month for various reasons. My brother was sick. I was sick. Basically everything went south on this month and it took a great toll on myself. I hated that. November was probably the hardest month in 2017 for me. I wish I could undo and do it better. I'll spare the details in the yearly recap. Soon!

The movies I watched were pretty nice. I finally finished La La Land after three attempts to finish — I think I have a short attention span. It was magical, but I kind of feel underwhelmed. Whiplash was far superior to me but this one gets more half stars because the songs are so good and I am so smitten by the opening sequence. Will Emma Stone's performance stood the test of time and be A Classic™? We'll see.

I also finally got to check Deepwater Horizon and boy, it did blow my mind away. It was amazingly well done. I heard the budget went very very high yet halfway the movie went I wonder where they are. BAM. The explosive scenes are top-notch. The story is also pretty good. It kept me on the edge of my seat and the casts did well. Unexpectedly, I like it.



With everything happening in my life, somehow the reminder to post the monthly recap gets relegated to the very back of my mind. Guess I'll save everything for the year-end recap. I am currently well despite some gastritis problem and I'm hoping you are. Also I've been behind in blogwalking and I felt bad considering how warm your response to my previous post but I promise I'll get back to you soon. I promise.

October was adventurous. Revisiting old faves and checking out some much-hyped movies from earlier years. I managed to catch Thor: Ragnarok which was super fun. Kinda regret I didn't go to do the second watch (hopefully soon! It's still in theatres!). Everyone looks like they're having the time of their lives and afterward I came out of the theatre grinning from ear to ear. It's a bit bummer that the movie went the usual Marvel-esque typical story by the last third but everything is amazing. Thor gets the movie he deserves. Well done, Taika Waititi.

I also checked out the critically acclaimed Blade Runner prior to its sequel in which I missed alongside Wind River. So bummed. I grew up with mangas and animes inspired by Blade Runner and I have to say it's even better than every inspired work after. Years after and it's still hold up. The cinematography is perfect, the realm is even better. Then, to a friend's recommendation, I watched Ghost in the Shell for accompanying material to Blade Runner. Strangely they fit together rather seamlessly -- with GitS being the inspired work et al. It was somewhat surreal experience and I enjoyed both a little too much. I am so going to repeat that.


Movies Watched, October 2017

12/04/2017


With everything happening in my life, somehow the reminder to post the monthly recap gets relegated to the very back of my mind. Guess I'll save everything for the year-end recap. I am currently well despite some gastritis problem and I'm hoping you are. Also I've been behind in blogwalking and I felt bad considering how warm your response to my previous post but I promise I'll get back to you soon. I promise.

October was adventurous. Revisiting old faves and checking out some much-hyped movies from earlier years. I managed to catch Thor: Ragnarok which was super fun. Kinda regret I didn't go to do the second watch (hopefully soon! It's still in theatres!). Everyone looks like they're having the time of their lives and afterward I came out of the theatre grinning from ear to ear. It's a bit bummer that the movie went the usual Marvel-esque typical story by the last third but everything is amazing. Thor gets the movie he deserves. Well done, Taika Waititi.

I also checked out the critically acclaimed Blade Runner prior to its sequel in which I missed alongside Wind River. So bummed. I grew up with mangas and animes inspired by Blade Runner and I have to say it's even better than every inspired work after. Years after and it's still hold up. The cinematography is perfect, the realm is even better. Then, to a friend's recommendation, I watched Ghost in the Shell for accompanying material to Blade Runner. Strangely they fit together rather seamlessly -- with GitS being the inspired work et al. It was somewhat surreal experience and I enjoyed both a little too much. I am so going to repeat that.


A reminder for you to pause, breathe, and remember all the (not-so) simple things
Please read with a light heart and a cup of coffee
A few months ago, a friend LINE'd after a long time. We swapped stories and she asked what I've been doing. She laughed at the lack of traveling I did in the past year and compared me to another friend of ours' escapisms here and there. She said I need to sort out my priority to be able to travel. My response?

"That's the thing. I don't set my priority to travel."

Currently, there's this increasing trend among Indonesian people which is to travel someplace trending on Instagram. A trend in which always get my hardest laugh. Whenever there's a new 'it' places somewhere, rest be assured flock of people with their phones and SLRs will swarm the place. Not to mention there are so many cheap travel tours and packages nowadays, which make traveling super accessible for more people. Don't get me wrong, it's great to travel someplace new. It's lovely to see other places. I'd love to. Heck, give me time and money and health I'll go. Have opportunity, will travel.


But I also can't help but notice: traveling has become a trend.

It has become an identity. An explanation of ourselves. A symbol of existence. You're seen as how far you've gone.

Yet, to travel is a choice.

As it grows to be more accessible, people forgot that traveling itself is a privilege. Some sort of reward to ourselves. It should not and should never be a priority. Some people set a particular time in a year for leisure traveling, nothing wrong with that. It becomes wrong when people imposed the necessity of traveling to everyone. Even more so to impose it as a priority for everyone.

No.

As I think of the lack of traveling I had throughout the years, I constantly reminded that I am also privileged in another way. To be able to relax on the weekend without a pile of jobs waiting to be done by Monday. To be able to sleep eight hours a day without wake up every 2-3 hours for no reason. To enjoy the house and empty neighborhood on the weekend. To be able to do whatever the fuck I want on the weekend because I finally have all the time to myself. To chill. To be free to be me. To finally be apart from so many people.

I will forever envy all of my friends who could go here and there, filling their passport with stamps from various countries, posting their adventures. But to people who travel for the sake of being hip, for the love symbol they earned, to be regarded as matter yet laid waste in places they went to, no. Never. I couldn't care less.

So go. Go where no one has boldly gone before. Go where the swarm of people is. Go because you want to. Because it's a place you're dying to go to. But don't go to add to your mileage only. Don't go so that you'll get labeled as hip. Don't go to take a photo then put it on Instagram just to prove you made your mark. Go for your heart, not for the likes.


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Simple Things: On Traveling

11/13/2017

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A reminder for you to pause, breathe, and remember all the (not-so) simple things
Please read with a light heart and a cup of coffee
A few months ago, a friend LINE'd after a long time. We swapped stories and she asked what I've been doing. She laughed at the lack of traveling I did in the past year and compared me to another friend of ours' escapisms here and there. She said I need to sort out my priority to be able to travel. My response?

"That's the thing. I don't set my priority to travel."

Currently, there's this increasing trend among Indonesian people which is to travel someplace trending on Instagram. A trend in which always get my hardest laugh. Whenever there's a new 'it' places somewhere, rest be assured flock of people with their phones and SLRs will swarm the place. Not to mention there are so many cheap travel tours and packages nowadays, which make traveling super accessible for more people. Don't get me wrong, it's great to travel someplace new. It's lovely to see other places. I'd love to. Heck, give me time and money and health I'll go. Have opportunity, will travel.


But I also can't help but notice: traveling has become a trend.

It has become an identity. An explanation of ourselves. A symbol of existence. You're seen as how far you've gone.

Yet, to travel is a choice.

As it grows to be more accessible, people forgot that traveling itself is a privilege. Some sort of reward to ourselves. It should not and should never be a priority. Some people set a particular time in a year for leisure traveling, nothing wrong with that. It becomes wrong when people imposed the necessity of traveling to everyone. Even more so to impose it as a priority for everyone.

No.

As I think of the lack of traveling I had throughout the years, I constantly reminded that I am also privileged in another way. To be able to relax on the weekend without a pile of jobs waiting to be done by Monday. To be able to sleep eight hours a day without wake up every 2-3 hours for no reason. To enjoy the house and empty neighborhood on the weekend. To be able to do whatever the fuck I want on the weekend because I finally have all the time to myself. To chill. To be free to be me. To finally be apart from so many people.

I will forever envy all of my friends who could go here and there, filling their passport with stamps from various countries, posting their adventures. But to people who travel for the sake of being hip, for the love symbol they earned, to be regarded as matter yet laid waste in places they went to, no. Never. I couldn't care less.

So go. Go where no one has boldly gone before. Go where the swarm of people is. Go because you want to. Because it's a place you're dying to go to. But don't go to add to your mileage only. Don't go so that you'll get labeled as hip. Don't go to take a photo then put it on Instagram just to prove you made your mark. Go for your heart, not for the likes.


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I was pleasantly surprised knowing I clocked 22 movies throughout September despite my life had been on the down low. It was a month of good movies at work so I had some (if not many) good movies to watch, mostly last year's box office which I didn't have time to check out. Some of them were good — if not monumental, and some just didn't live up to the hype. Baby Driver is simply amazing and Memento was a wild ride. Nocturnal Animal still got me on the fence, though.

Let's talk about Sully a bit, though. I mean, IT WAS SO GOOD. I have no doubt over Tom Hanks but the movie absolutely blew me away. Rather than a triumphant act of heroism (i.e Captain Philips), it was a subtle display of immense strength under pressure. So delicate yet powerful. Especially the scene where Sully was informed of how many survivors in the clinic. His relieved expression just gets me. So beautiful. It requires a lot of focus but it pays so much. Probably my current favorite movie and I'm glad I finally check it out. It was that good that I have to rewatch it again during breakfast by the next day.

Also, can we talk about how gorgeous the minimalist poster of Sully is? It's so beautifully made by Pete Majarich of Craft and Graft and I got a permission to put it up for this blog post. I think it captured the essence of the movie so well and I really have to share it with you.


Movies Watched, September 2017

10/16/2017


I was pleasantly surprised knowing I clocked 22 movies throughout September despite my life had been on the down low. It was a month of good movies at work so I had some (if not many) good movies to watch, mostly last year's box office which I didn't have time to check out. Some of them were good — if not monumental, and some just didn't live up to the hype. Baby Driver is simply amazing and Memento was a wild ride. Nocturnal Animal still got me on the fence, though.

Let's talk about Sully a bit, though. I mean, IT WAS SO GOOD. I have no doubt over Tom Hanks but the movie absolutely blew me away. Rather than a triumphant act of heroism (i.e Captain Philips), it was a subtle display of immense strength under pressure. So delicate yet powerful. Especially the scene where Sully was informed of how many survivors in the clinic. His relieved expression just gets me. So beautiful. It requires a lot of focus but it pays so much. Probably my current favorite movie and I'm glad I finally check it out. It was that good that I have to rewatch it again during breakfast by the next day.

Also, can we talk about how gorgeous the minimalist poster of Sully is? It's so beautifully made by Pete Majarich of Craft and Graft and I got a permission to put it up for this blog post. I think it captured the essence of the movie so well and I really have to share it with you.


I felt like cheating because I introduced COSRX before the brand that opened the gate for proper skincare to me. First time I saw Hada Labo was when I mindlessly flipping through Japanese fashion magazine. This brand caught my eyes because they claimed to use water as its main substance and sold one bottle every two minutes. Sounds too good to be true, right? Afterwards, a friend recommended me to use Shirojyun one to brighten and hydrate my skin. Being curious, I bought one and it never leaves my vanity ever since.

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My Skincare Stash: Hada Labo

10/04/2017

I felt like cheating because I introduced COSRX before the brand that opened the gate for proper skincare to me. First time I saw Hada Labo was when I mindlessly flipping through Japanese fashion magazine. This brand caught my eyes because they claimed to use water as its main substance and sold one bottle every two minutes. Sounds too good to be true, right? Afterwards, a friend recommended me to use Shirojyun one to brighten and hydrate my skin. Being curious, I bought one and it never leaves my vanity ever since.

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It was Ramadan.

Grandparents' house was a stone throw from mine so I always spend time after school there. Papa and Mama worked all day so me and brother always at grandparents'. Bro was out playing. I was watching TV.

"Hey, let's go home."

It was Mama.

She stood in her nightgown. That same old green nightgown I can't picture Mama without. She loved it so much. There was a smile as she held out her hand to meet mine. That very same hand she used to cuddle me through the night all those years. All the veins and softness.

I reached out and we walked home together.

We said nothing as the sun sets on the horizon. I held her hand close. She smiled throughout our walk, watching me. What was she thinking? Was she happy to see me? Or was she happy to take me home? Or was she happy that I'm her daughter?

I didn't ask. I held her hand tighter.

"I put my home in a person. An entity." - September 27th

9/27/2017

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It was Ramadan.

Grandparents' house was a stone throw from mine so I always spend time after school there. Papa and Mama worked all day so me and brother always at grandparents'. Bro was out playing. I was watching TV.

"Hey, let's go home."

It was Mama.

She stood in her nightgown. That same old green nightgown I can't picture Mama without. She loved it so much. There was a smile as she held out her hand to meet mine. That very same hand she used to cuddle me through the night all those years. All the veins and softness.

I reached out and we walked home together.

We said nothing as the sun sets on the horizon. I held her hand close. She smiled throughout our walk, watching me. What was she thinking? Was she happy to see me? Or was she happy to take me home? Or was she happy that I'm her daughter?

I didn't ask. I held her hand tighter.

August was a particularly hard month. I had some misfortunes at home, deteriorating health, and so on. My mood and mental health took a hard hit out of everything so I decided to take a small break — as seen in the shortage of post. My watched list reduced rather greatly compared to last months due to such cause. Thought I'd give a longer commentary here just to compensate.

Movies Watched, August 2017

9/11/2017


August was a particularly hard month. I had some misfortunes at home, deteriorating health, and so on. My mood and mental health took a hard hit out of everything so I decided to take a small break — as seen in the shortage of post. My watched list reduced rather greatly compared to last months due to such cause. Thought I'd give a longer commentary here just to compensate.


Originally I want to combine July and August recap but I don't think it would look good in archive (do laugh). I have no idea I watched so many action movies in July! Also, I went to a friend's house and we spent whole afternoon watching Forrest Gump over pizzas and coffees. I ticked off Spider-Man: Homecoming once it's on theater and it worth all the wait. Can't say the same with The Darjeeling Limited. I tried hard to like it, I really do — which shouldn't be hard because Adrien Brody is the lead. But it just doesn't do anything to me unlike The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Movies Watched, July 2017

8/29/2017


Originally I want to combine July and August recap but I don't think it would look good in archive (do laugh). I have no idea I watched so many action movies in July! Also, I went to a friend's house and we spent whole afternoon watching Forrest Gump over pizzas and coffees. I ticked off Spider-Man: Homecoming once it's on theater and it worth all the wait. Can't say the same with The Darjeeling Limited. I tried hard to like it, I really do — which shouldn't be hard because Adrien Brody is the lead. But it just doesn't do anything to me unlike The Grand Budapest Hotel.


By the beginning of the year, I vowed to step up my skincare game this 2017. I am done looking at the mirror and kept hating myself. I will never be pretty, maybe, but at least I can feel damn good about my skin, and that's important! I will live with it for the rest of my life and the mere thought of living with a soggy skin full of blemishes in my 50s scared me.

I have always been intrigued with Korean's 10 steps of skin care despite my previous experience was 50:50. The opportunity came around April. After a long search and asking questions here and there, I decided to start with COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid. The rest followed suit. After using them for more than a month, I'm happily reporting my progress to you.

My Skincare Stash: COSRX

8/16/2017


By the beginning of the year, I vowed to step up my skincare game this 2017. I am done looking at the mirror and kept hating myself. I will never be pretty, maybe, but at least I can feel damn good about my skin, and that's important! I will live with it for the rest of my life and the mere thought of living with a soggy skin full of blemishes in my 50s scared me.

I have always been intrigued with Korean's 10 steps of skin care despite my previous experience was 50:50. The opportunity came around April. After a long search and asking questions here and there, I decided to start with COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid. The rest followed suit. After using them for more than a month, I'm happily reporting my progress to you.



Ticking off long awaited movies one by one. I kinda have a long list of must watch this year but I don't push it. Still a bummer that I missed some such as Power Rangers and Kong though. If you look closely, I spent most of my time in one mall just near by the office and started watching after working hours. I found it more comfortable to watch on weekdays simply because I couldn't handle weekend traffic jam. Ain't got no time for that!

Warning: reviews may contain spoiler.

2017 Movies Reviewed, First Half

7/26/2017

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Ticking off long awaited movies one by one. I kinda have a long list of must watch this year but I don't push it. Still a bummer that I missed some such as Power Rangers and Kong though. If you look closely, I spent most of my time in one mall just near by the office and started watching after working hours. I found it more comfortable to watch on weekdays simply because I couldn't handle weekend traffic jam. Ain't got no time for that!

Warning: reviews may contain spoiler.


I spent June rewatching all the good action movies aside of two Indonesian movies. The highlight of the month is definitely Kubo and the Two Strings. I can sing endless praise on how the movie made me feel. It's incredibly underrated but really lovely. June coincided with Ramadan so I didn't go out to the cinema and spent my evening at home instead. Anything for more time to wind down and relax at the confines of home.


June 1st to June 30th. Total: 16 movies



  1. Captain Fantastic (2016) - wasn't much of a letdown, but for Viggo to be nominated for Oscar? My hopes were too high
  2. Cold Comes the Night (2013)
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings* (2016) - perfectly beautiful. A must watch
  4. R.I.P.D. (2013)
  5. Ghost Rider (2007)
  6. Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
  7. Batman (1989) - the OG
  8. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  9. Superman Returns (2006)
  10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  11. My Stupid Boss (2016)
  12. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
  13. Letters from Prague* (2016) - probably my all time fave Indonesian movie alongside The Raid
  14. Pacific Rim (2013)
  15. Ant-Man (2015)
  16. Jomblo (2006)

Movies marked with an asterisk were watched in cinema. For a full list please go ahead to my Letterboxd. Also, for a real-time update, hop on to my diary where I (might) wrote slightly longer review on the movie. Here's my list for January, February, March, April, and May.

Originally I want to post lengthy Half Year Movie Review but alas, the morning sun has been too gloomy to take photo of my stubs. But I promise it'll be up soon! 2017 been treating me well and I can't wait for more goodness in the upcoming month. In the other hand, I started July with Spider-Man: Homecoming and going to watch Dunkirk soon!

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Anything you watched or looking forward to watch? I'm open to some new stuffs!

Movies Watched, June 2017

7/19/2017


I spent June rewatching all the good action movies aside of two Indonesian movies. The highlight of the month is definitely Kubo and the Two Strings. I can sing endless praise on how the movie made me feel. It's incredibly underrated but really lovely. June coincided with Ramadan so I didn't go out to the cinema and spent my evening at home instead. Anything for more time to wind down and relax at the confines of home.


June 1st to June 30th. Total: 16 movies



  1. Captain Fantastic (2016) - wasn't much of a letdown, but for Viggo to be nominated for Oscar? My hopes were too high
  2. Cold Comes the Night (2013)
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings* (2016) - perfectly beautiful. A must watch
  4. R.I.P.D. (2013)
  5. Ghost Rider (2007)
  6. Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
  7. Batman (1989) - the OG
  8. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  9. Superman Returns (2006)
  10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  11. My Stupid Boss (2016)
  12. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
  13. Letters from Prague* (2016) - probably my all time fave Indonesian movie alongside The Raid
  14. Pacific Rim (2013)
  15. Ant-Man (2015)
  16. Jomblo (2006)

Movies marked with an asterisk were watched in cinema. For a full list please go ahead to my Letterboxd. Also, for a real-time update, hop on to my diary where I (might) wrote slightly longer review on the movie. Here's my list for January, February, March, April, and May.

Originally I want to post lengthy Half Year Movie Review but alas, the morning sun has been too gloomy to take photo of my stubs. But I promise it'll be up soon! 2017 been treating me well and I can't wait for more goodness in the upcoming month. In the other hand, I started July with Spider-Man: Homecoming and going to watch Dunkirk soon!

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Anything you watched or looking forward to watch? I'm open to some new stuffs!












A little after Eid Al-Fitr, I went to a mall just outskirt of the city. If you've been to Japan, then you must've heard AEON Mall. This one is their first branch in Jakarta and been open for around two years. The main attraction is definitely the food court filled with a variety of Japanese food in the ground floor. There's also ramen village on the top floor along with a handful of stalls opened here and there. Not to mention their main attraction: Sakura Park with illumination lights in the outdoor area.

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But actually, I came to this place to meet this wonderful lady 👩👈👩

Peni and I have been friends since LiveJournal days, back to more than ten years ago. I couldn't quite remember how we could get connected but we oftentimes talk through comments in respective blogs. We talked back and forth and suddenly it's years after our meeting and I realized we haven't met yet. So during the holiday we talked and finally we met.

Listening to her stories going here and there across the world is beyond marvelous. From streets of Paris to Machu Picchu and Japan (check out her travel instagram too!). We bonded along the way in her car, talking about practically everything as if we're never short on stories. Stuffing our tummy with the abundance of food and beverages here and there, going window shopping, a lot of conversation in between, it was nothing short of amazing. Honestly kicked myself, Why didn't I try to meet her sooner? But then again, maybe I would hear less of her traveling stories so it was a perfect time.

I met Peni years after our meeting in the internet and honestly, I can't wait to meet you guys too. Fingers crossed for that day in the future.

Trip to AEON Mall and Conversations in between

7/07/2017












A little after Eid Al-Fitr, I went to a mall just outskirt of the city. If you've been to Japan, then you must've heard AEON Mall. This one is their first branch in Jakarta and been open for around two years. The main attraction is definitely the food court filled with a variety of Japanese food in the ground floor. There's also ramen village on the top floor along with a handful of stalls opened here and there. Not to mention their main attraction: Sakura Park with illumination lights in the outdoor area.

More info: 





But actually, I came to this place to meet this wonderful lady 👩👈👩

Peni and I have been friends since LiveJournal days, back to more than ten years ago. I couldn't quite remember how we could get connected but we oftentimes talk through comments in respective blogs. We talked back and forth and suddenly it's years after our meeting and I realized we haven't met yet. So during the holiday we talked and finally we met.

Listening to her stories going here and there across the world is beyond marvelous. From streets of Paris to Machu Picchu and Japan (check out her travel instagram too!). We bonded along the way in her car, talking about practically everything as if we're never short on stories. Stuffing our tummy with the abundance of food and beverages here and there, going window shopping, a lot of conversation in between, it was nothing short of amazing. Honestly kicked myself, Why didn't I try to meet her sooner? But then again, maybe I would hear less of her traveling stories so it was a perfect time.

I met Peni years after our meeting in the internet and honestly, I can't wait to meet you guys too. Fingers crossed for that day in the future.
Photo by Lillian Soup. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Lillian Soup. Taken from Unsplash.com




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Ramadan is a month of more. More time for Him. More time to pray. More time for family. More time for others. More time for the unfortunates. More time for ourselves. More time to remember things. More time to forget things. Quieter. More tolerance. More food. More blessings. More loving. More sharing.

Ramadan is a month of less. Less time to sleep. Less time to eat. Less concentration. Less awake. Less emotion. Less grudge. Less spending. Less extravagant. Less noise. Less intolerance.

Ramadan is a month of blessings. More focused working hours due to no break. Coming home early. The array of various snacks, some sold annually, here and there. Warm food for iftar. Small bites and water running down the throat after a day full of fasting. Incredible. Marvelous. Thankful.

Ramadan is a month of struggle. Of trying to wake up early enough. Bleary-eyed, uncoordinated, incoherent. Trying to stuff as many foods as possible. No coffee for a month. Dragging self to work two hours early. Struggling to stay awake once the clock hits noon. Still falling asleep. Too lazy to do everything. Trying to hold up the emotions. Good emotions. Bad emotions. No gossip for a month. No dirty thoughts. No cursing in the head. Nothing should be too much. Taking longer and deeper breaths. Hard. Little sufferings. Torture.

Ramadan is a month of respect. Respect ourselves who fast. Respect others who fast. Respect others who not fast. Respect the body. Respect the soul. By being mindful of what we eat, what we drink, what we say, what we see. Respect. Mindful. Because fasting is what we give and give. Never what we take and take.

Ramadan is a month of wake up call. To stay quiet and focused. Don't let anything ruin your fast. To constantly be thankful for everything. To constantly be grateful for everything. To take things slower. To do things more efficiently. To never let little inconvenience disturb you. Zen. Calm. To not eat too much more than what you can take. To eat mindfully. To eat healthily. To eat accordingly. To sleep early for even earlier suhur. Alert. Awake.

Ramadan is a month of regret. Regret for eating too much while another sister is in hunger. Regret for eating more than my tummy can take. The regret of throwing rotten leftover food left for the sake of "I'll eat it later!". Oh, who am I lying to? Regret for saying bad things that disturb my fasting. Regret because unable to withhold my emotions. The regret of awake for too long. Regret for falling asleep for too long. Shameful. Why, self?

Ramadan is a month of sharing. With the unfortunates. With the close ones. With the loved ones. Making sure no one lacks food albeit not much. Making sure no one sleeps in hunger. Making sure everyone who fast could break it conveniently. Share the food. Share the joy. Share the love. Share the blessings.

Ramadan is a month of getting closer. To God. To loved ones. To close ones. To the old friends. To new friends. To those people we rarely contact with. Gather together. Iftar together. Bonding over food and desserts. Endless chat and laughter after. Praying together. Catch up and share goals with each other. Togetherness. Gather. As if time never truly passed.

Ramadan is bittersweet. A month of mixed up feelings. I am grateful to be able to experience another Ramadan with loved ones this year, but also bitter because it's not the same because some of them are gone and away. I am grateful for having able to experience Ramadan but also bitter because I let my emotions overcome when I should've done better. How good was I? Have I become a better person as Ramadhan ends? Will I have the privilege of having it again next year? Who am I going to experience it with? Will I be able to do it better?

Goodbye, Ramadan. You were amazing. I'm sorry I couldn't make use much of you. Hoping to meet you again.


A Ramadan Endnote

6/23/2017

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Photo by Lillian Soup. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Lillian Soup. Taken from Unsplash.com




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Ramadan is a month of more. More time for Him. More time to pray. More time for family. More time for others. More time for the unfortunates. More time for ourselves. More time to remember things. More time to forget things. Quieter. More tolerance. More food. More blessings. More loving. More sharing.

Ramadan is a month of less. Less time to sleep. Less time to eat. Less concentration. Less awake. Less emotion. Less grudge. Less spending. Less extravagant. Less noise. Less intolerance.

Ramadan is a month of blessings. More focused working hours due to no break. Coming home early. The array of various snacks, some sold annually, here and there. Warm food for iftar. Small bites and water running down the throat after a day full of fasting. Incredible. Marvelous. Thankful.

Ramadan is a month of struggle. Of trying to wake up early enough. Bleary-eyed, uncoordinated, incoherent. Trying to stuff as many foods as possible. No coffee for a month. Dragging self to work two hours early. Struggling to stay awake once the clock hits noon. Still falling asleep. Too lazy to do everything. Trying to hold up the emotions. Good emotions. Bad emotions. No gossip for a month. No dirty thoughts. No cursing in the head. Nothing should be too much. Taking longer and deeper breaths. Hard. Little sufferings. Torture.

Ramadan is a month of respect. Respect ourselves who fast. Respect others who fast. Respect others who not fast. Respect the body. Respect the soul. By being mindful of what we eat, what we drink, what we say, what we see. Respect. Mindful. Because fasting is what we give and give. Never what we take and take.

Ramadan is a month of wake up call. To stay quiet and focused. Don't let anything ruin your fast. To constantly be thankful for everything. To constantly be grateful for everything. To take things slower. To do things more efficiently. To never let little inconvenience disturb you. Zen. Calm. To not eat too much more than what you can take. To eat mindfully. To eat healthily. To eat accordingly. To sleep early for even earlier suhur. Alert. Awake.

Ramadan is a month of regret. Regret for eating too much while another sister is in hunger. Regret for eating more than my tummy can take. The regret of throwing rotten leftover food left for the sake of "I'll eat it later!". Oh, who am I lying to? Regret for saying bad things that disturb my fasting. Regret because unable to withhold my emotions. The regret of awake for too long. Regret for falling asleep for too long. Shameful. Why, self?

Ramadan is a month of sharing. With the unfortunates. With the close ones. With the loved ones. Making sure no one lacks food albeit not much. Making sure no one sleeps in hunger. Making sure everyone who fast could break it conveniently. Share the food. Share the joy. Share the love. Share the blessings.

Ramadan is a month of getting closer. To God. To loved ones. To close ones. To the old friends. To new friends. To those people we rarely contact with. Gather together. Iftar together. Bonding over food and desserts. Endless chat and laughter after. Praying together. Catch up and share goals with each other. Togetherness. Gather. As if time never truly passed.

Ramadan is bittersweet. A month of mixed up feelings. I am grateful to be able to experience another Ramadan with loved ones this year, but also bitter because it's not the same because some of them are gone and away. I am grateful for having able to experience Ramadan but also bitter because I let my emotions overcome when I should've done better. How good was I? Have I become a better person as Ramadhan ends? Will I have the privilege of having it again next year? Who am I going to experience it with? Will I be able to do it better?

Goodbye, Ramadan. You were amazing. I'm sorry I couldn't make use much of you. Hoping to meet you again.



My watched list is slowly decreasing by each month. I can't say that it's a good thing, though. I always treat watching movies as a form of 'me' time and incredibly blissful while I'm doing it. The numbers somewhat indicated how many times I indulge myself and it's been deteriorating. Kind of frightening. In other note, the whole May has been packed with rewatch. A good kind of nostalgia. I only managed to watch Wonder Woman in cinema and skipped King Arthur because of a friend, a King Arthur enthusiast, really slammed it off which is rarely a good sign. There are not many good movies on May in the cinema anyway.


May 1st to May 31st. Total: 14 movies



  1. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
  2. X-Men: First Class (2011) - gaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy
  3. Maleficent (2014)
  4. Now You See Me (2013)
  5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - so rich. So profound. So full of hope.
  6. I Am Number Four (2011)
  7. Taken 2 (2012)
  8. RED (2010)
  9. RED 2 (2013)
  10. The Avengers (2012) - will I ever get tired watching this? NEVER.
  11. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  12. Taking Lives (2004)
  13. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  14. Wonder Woman* (2017) - Steve Trevor my chiLD *clutches kokoro*

Movies marked with an asterisk were watched in cinema. For a full list please go ahead to my Letterboxd. Also, for a real-time update, hop on to my diary where I (might) wrote slightly longer review on the movie. Here's my list for January, February, March, and April.

In TV department, May saw me watched Speechless, half of season 3 of The Flash and season 2 of Supergirl, Genius, K-drama Signal, and geeking over Superheroes Decoded. All of them are fun! Can't say the same while rewatching Cheese in the Trap though. On June I'm looking forward to Spider-Man Homecoming, of course. And some cinemas already played The Lost City of Z and The Whole Truth so I'll try to make some time for them. I'm also trying to start on The Handmaid's Tale, Legion, and American Gods.


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Anything you've watched or looking forward to watch?

Movies Watched, May 2017

6/19/2017


My watched list is slowly decreasing by each month. I can't say that it's a good thing, though. I always treat watching movies as a form of 'me' time and incredibly blissful while I'm doing it. The numbers somewhat indicated how many times I indulge myself and it's been deteriorating. Kind of frightening. In other note, the whole May has been packed with rewatch. A good kind of nostalgia. I only managed to watch Wonder Woman in cinema and skipped King Arthur because of a friend, a King Arthur enthusiast, really slammed it off which is rarely a good sign. There are not many good movies on May in the cinema anyway.


May 1st to May 31st. Total: 14 movies



  1. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
  2. X-Men: First Class (2011) - gaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy
  3. Maleficent (2014)
  4. Now You See Me (2013)
  5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - so rich. So profound. So full of hope.
  6. I Am Number Four (2011)
  7. Taken 2 (2012)
  8. RED (2010)
  9. RED 2 (2013)
  10. The Avengers (2012) - will I ever get tired watching this? NEVER.
  11. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  12. Taking Lives (2004)
  13. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  14. Wonder Woman* (2017) - Steve Trevor my chiLD *clutches kokoro*

Movies marked with an asterisk were watched in cinema. For a full list please go ahead to my Letterboxd. Also, for a real-time update, hop on to my diary where I (might) wrote slightly longer review on the movie. Here's my list for January, February, March, and April.

In TV department, May saw me watched Speechless, half of season 3 of The Flash and season 2 of Supergirl, Genius, K-drama Signal, and geeking over Superheroes Decoded. All of them are fun! Can't say the same while rewatching Cheese in the Trap though. On June I'm looking forward to Spider-Man Homecoming, of course. And some cinemas already played The Lost City of Z and The Whole Truth so I'll try to make some time for them. I'm also trying to start on The Handmaid's Tale, Legion, and American Gods.


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Anything you've watched or looking forward to watch?






May 13-13th, 2017. Ennichisai Little Tokyo in Blok M

Familiar places. Familiar faces. Familiar tenants. Familiar language. The always happy and enthusiastic crowd. The smell of takoyaki and okonomiyaki in the air. Shouts of "Come in!". Broken Indonesian language. Broken Japanese language. Endless laughs and cheers. Japanese people. Ojisan in haori. Colorful yukata. Ever so shiny omikoshi. Music. Loud music. Traditional music. Modern music. Cover songs. Cosplays. Family cosplay. Girls in pigtail and ponytail. Discounted goods. The smell of grilled squid/ikayaki. The first bite of ikayaki. Tenderness and juiciness of ikayaki. Rows and rows of merchandises. The tenants' mascots turned celebrities. The couple who asked me to take a photo of them together under the lantern in golden hour. The photo was lovely. Golden hour. Orange sky. Hesitation and confusion over dinner. Yummy and too filling karaage made by a very lovely aunt. Feeling so bloated and unable to move afterward. The night filled with neon lights. The endless wave of people. Familiar scene.

Also, discovering what is HDR for. Damn.

Ennichisai Little Tokyo 2017

6/09/2017







May 13-13th, 2017. Ennichisai Little Tokyo in Blok M

Familiar places. Familiar faces. Familiar tenants. Familiar language. The always happy and enthusiastic crowd. The smell of takoyaki and okonomiyaki in the air. Shouts of "Come in!". Broken Indonesian language. Broken Japanese language. Endless laughs and cheers. Japanese people. Ojisan in haori. Colorful yukata. Ever so shiny omikoshi. Music. Loud music. Traditional music. Modern music. Cover songs. Cosplays. Family cosplay. Girls in pigtail and ponytail. Discounted goods. The smell of grilled squid/ikayaki. The first bite of ikayaki. Tenderness and juiciness of ikayaki. Rows and rows of merchandises. The tenants' mascots turned celebrities. The couple who asked me to take a photo of them together under the lantern in golden hour. The photo was lovely. Golden hour. Orange sky. Hesitation and confusion over dinner. Yummy and too filling karaage made by a very lovely aunt. Feeling so bloated and unable to move afterward. The night filled with neon lights. The endless wave of people. Familiar scene.

Also, discovering what is HDR for. Damn.


I watched Wonder Woman alone last Wednesday. A movie I've been so hyped for since knowing the last Chris remains ™ was taken by DC (so that Marvel doesn't have the complete set). Yes, I came for Chris Pine. But I'm not gonna lie. Gal Gadot's portrayal of Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman on Batman v Superman last year was also the factor that dragged me to the cinema.

Seeing Gadot brought Diana to life in BvS was a major fangirl moment. Not gonna lie. She's strong, with a goddess-like stature and fights like a warrior. Saying she hard-carried BvS was also pretty apt to state. Somewhat a saving grace. I came out after feeling good and positive about the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

It's proven right a year after.

But also there's this conflicted feeling. Hesitation, some sort, over Gadot.

Gadot is Israeli. An Israeli soldier before her Hollywood days. In her Facebook back in 2014, she posted support over Israelian military who fought over Hamas, Palestine. I'm not going to delve deeper on the subject of Palestine vs Israel because I believe you have access to Google. Also, Lebanon has banned any screening of Wonder Woman (FYI Gadot served in 2006 and during her period IDF killed 1100 Lebanese and injured 4400). This makes her a Zionist.

I'm not highly religious nor political person. But I'm not gonna lie that this issue shocked me a bit. I'm a woman, Muslim, and a moviegoer at that. I've turned a blind eye over so many things people in this industry have done but also supported the other lot (don't get me started on Casey Affleck controversy and how on earth Brie Larson should hand him the award). And this one issue also felt close because how come feminists chose to overlook this issue and coming over her shaved armpits instead? Is it because as long as she brought the character to justice? Do they realize by still consuming her works then there will be studios who are willing to overlook her beliefs as long as she makes money?

To quote Affinity:

How can you praise the new Wonder Woman movie when she is being played by someone who condones the horrible crimes committed by Israel for years? How can the new Wonder Woman be someone who dedicated a portion of her life to serving in that military, which goes against the character’s values and beliefs?

Isn't that the truth?

Are we being permissive because of those actors, those artists excelled in their field so that their belief shouldn't affect us from enjoying their works? The actor who abused a woman, the artist who have killed another man, the singer with tons of controversies, to other people who supported wrong beliefs yet still appear here and there just because there's a demand.

This is a question of integrity for some. Others chose to turn a blind eye. I am aware of my decision to watch Wonder Woman would get a side eye from some people. Currently, my feminist side is screaming, also the moviegoer in me is confused as hell. This post is all over the place and I'm aware of that. On the core, I'm still conflicted but I also know I have integrity, there are beliefs I fought and fight over, and I should've planted myself harder.

In short, a dilemma.



P. S. This post is nowhere made to discourage you from watching and I'm simply posting because I knew I'm not alone in this internal struggle. I'm open to disagreements and different perspective, not just on Gal Gadot but entertainers in general.

Should We Draw a Line Between Artist and Personal Controversy?

6/02/2017



I watched Wonder Woman alone last Wednesday. A movie I've been so hyped for since knowing the last Chris remains ™ was taken by DC (so that Marvel doesn't have the complete set). Yes, I came for Chris Pine. But I'm not gonna lie. Gal Gadot's portrayal of Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman on Batman v Superman last year was also the factor that dragged me to the cinema.

Seeing Gadot brought Diana to life in BvS was a major fangirl moment. Not gonna lie. She's strong, with a goddess-like stature and fights like a warrior. Saying she hard-carried BvS was also pretty apt to state. Somewhat a saving grace. I came out after feeling good and positive about the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

It's proven right a year after.

But also there's this conflicted feeling. Hesitation, some sort, over Gadot.

Gadot is Israeli. An Israeli soldier before her Hollywood days. In her Facebook back in 2014, she posted support over Israelian military who fought over Hamas, Palestine. I'm not going to delve deeper on the subject of Palestine vs Israel because I believe you have access to Google. Also, Lebanon has banned any screening of Wonder Woman (FYI Gadot served in 2006 and during her period IDF killed 1100 Lebanese and injured 4400). This makes her a Zionist.

I'm not highly religious nor political person. But I'm not gonna lie that this issue shocked me a bit. I'm a woman, Muslim, and a moviegoer at that. I've turned a blind eye over so many things people in this industry have done but also supported the other lot (don't get me started on Casey Affleck controversy and how on earth Brie Larson should hand him the award). And this one issue also felt close because how come feminists chose to overlook this issue and coming over her shaved armpits instead? Is it because as long as she brought the character to justice? Do they realize by still consuming her works then there will be studios who are willing to overlook her beliefs as long as she makes money?

To quote Affinity:

How can you praise the new Wonder Woman movie when she is being played by someone who condones the horrible crimes committed by Israel for years? How can the new Wonder Woman be someone who dedicated a portion of her life to serving in that military, which goes against the character’s values and beliefs?

Isn't that the truth?

Are we being permissive because of those actors, those artists excelled in their field so that their belief shouldn't affect us from enjoying their works? The actor who abused a woman, the artist who have killed another man, the singer with tons of controversies, to other people who supported wrong beliefs yet still appear here and there just because there's a demand.

This is a question of integrity for some. Others chose to turn a blind eye. I am aware of my decision to watch Wonder Woman would get a side eye from some people. Currently, my feminist side is screaming, also the moviegoer in me is confused as hell. This post is all over the place and I'm aware of that. On the core, I'm still conflicted but I also know I have integrity, there are beliefs I fought and fight over, and I should've planted myself harder.

In short, a dilemma.



P. S. This post is nowhere made to discourage you from watching and I'm simply posting because I knew I'm not alone in this internal struggle. I'm open to disagreements and different perspective, not just on Gal Gadot but entertainers in general.


Guess I should give some heads up on things changing on this blog as of late. Nothing major, though. But grab some coffee indeed. Let's have a chat here.

Around Here

5/30/2017

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Guess I should give some heads up on things changing on this blog as of late. Nothing major, though. But grab some coffee indeed. Let's have a chat here.


I went on A Walk to Understand on March 25th. A walking tour to places of worship of some religions in Pasar Baru area. In short: Indonesia acknowledged six religions: Islam, Christian, Catholic, Buddha, Hindu, and Confucianism. Despite so, place of worship of other religion is allowed to build if the community in its surrounding area approved the building.


A Walk to Understand

5/24/2017


I went on A Walk to Understand on March 25th. A walking tour to places of worship of some religions in Pasar Baru area. In short: Indonesia acknowledged six religions: Islam, Christian, Catholic, Buddha, Hindu, and Confucianism. Despite so, place of worship of other religion is allowed to build if the community in its surrounding area approved the building.



April was an interesting month. I seemed to pick up my pace but definitely not pushing it. I worked on several old movies, which are lovely. Also, it was a month of foreign movies as I watched five of them -- well, Naruto was dubbed. Was that count? Two French, two Japanese, and one Korean. I always forgot how feel-good Japanese movies are. I managed to watch the long awaited Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and I love it. In other note, I rewatched and finally watched some of last year's blockbusters. It was a pretty quiet month but I like it.

Movies Watched, April 2017

5/09/2017


April was an interesting month. I seemed to pick up my pace but definitely not pushing it. I worked on several old movies, which are lovely. Also, it was a month of foreign movies as I watched five of them -- well, Naruto was dubbed. Was that count? Two French, two Japanese, and one Korean. I always forgot how feel-good Japanese movies are. I managed to watch the long awaited Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and I love it. In other note, I rewatched and finally watched some of last year's blockbusters. It was a pretty quiet month but I like it.

Photo by Green Chameleon. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Green Chameleon. Taken from Unsplash.com

It just felt silly.

One day I woke up with a realization that maybe being so honest about my days wasn't a good idea. Despite me trying to limit everything I shared here, I still feel like I let the readers know a little too much. What if my true intention of sharing never really transmitted well? What if some people I knew actually laugh seeing my misfortunes?

And everything scares me.

On Highs and Lows

4/28/2017

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Photo by Green Chameleon. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Green Chameleon. Taken from Unsplash.com

It just felt silly.

One day I woke up with a realization that maybe being so honest about my days wasn't a good idea. Despite me trying to limit everything I shared here, I still feel like I let the readers know a little too much. What if my true intention of sharing never really transmitted well? What if some people I knew actually laugh seeing my misfortunes?

And everything scares me.


March was weird.

It started high. I even went to the cinema to watch Split and Logan on separate weekdays. I was enjoying every new release and super looking forward to Power Rangers. But alas, things have gone downhill in A Series of Unfortunate Events™. Rendered me hopeless and distracted, which affected my sleeping pattern and mood to this day. That's how bad it was. I skipped Kong, Power Rangers, and Hidden Figures because I was busy consoling myself. Dammit.

Nevertheless, I managed to clock 22 movies last month, with Logan and Beauty and the Beast being the highlight.

Movies Watched, March 2017

4/18/2017


March was weird.

It started high. I even went to the cinema to watch Split and Logan on separate weekdays. I was enjoying every new release and super looking forward to Power Rangers. But alas, things have gone downhill in A Series of Unfortunate Events™. Rendered me hopeless and distracted, which affected my sleeping pattern and mood to this day. That's how bad it was. I skipped Kong, Power Rangers, and Hidden Figures because I was busy consoling myself. Dammit.

Nevertheless, I managed to clock 22 movies last month, with Logan and Beauty and the Beast being the highlight.

Photo by Arno Smit. Taken from Unsplash.com

I took two weeks off from writing because I had shitty weeks. Almost disastrous. Bad things kept coming from every direction, family, friends, office; and I just couldn't take it anymore. I figured if I took some days off, I'd write things fresh. Without feeling overwhelmed and less sound like a whine -- in which I'm afraid this blog have turned into, a big site of whine. I'm deeply sorry for people who stayed throughout my posts and reading and thought that way. I'm terribly sorry.


Highs and Lows 13 + 14/52

4/11/2017

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Photo by Arno Smit. Taken from Unsplash.com

I took two weeks off from writing because I had shitty weeks. Almost disastrous. Bad things kept coming from every direction, family, friends, office; and I just couldn't take it anymore. I figured if I took some days off, I'd write things fresh. Without feeling overwhelmed and less sound like a whine -- in which I'm afraid this blog have turned into, a big site of whine. I'm deeply sorry for people who stayed throughout my posts and reading and thought that way. I'm terribly sorry.



It started low but definitely picking up along the way 📈

Highs and Lows - 12/52

3/27/2017

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It started low but definitely picking up along the way 📈

Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky. Taken from Unsplash.com

I lost count how many strangers asked me the same thing.

When will you get married?
Don't you want to get married?
Are you not interested in marriage?


Apparently being 28 and not having a spouse is considered freak of nature these days.

Stop Asking When Will I Get Married, Dammit

3/23/2017

Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky. Taken from Unsplash.com
Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky. Taken from Unsplash.com

I lost count how many strangers asked me the same thing.

When will you get married?
Don't you want to get married?
Are you not interested in marriage?


Apparently being 28 and not having a spouse is considered freak of nature these days.




Quick post because this is late. Like, real late. I couldn't get a hold of any PC until Wednesday because Mother have been ill. Thus why. I apologize for text heavy post but I really need to get this posted because I'm looking forward to post my thoughts about marriage sometime around Thursday or Friday. And I'm looking forward to your feedback!

In all, what a long dreaded week. It was pretty much full of lows but then again the highs weren't that bad. I spent most of my time at home, nursing menstrual cramp and tried to stay away from coffee. I found that it's the source for major headache during period. It was agony. The weather's been pretty lovely throughout the weekend, and as I type this, it's been breezy. It rained quite heavily on Sunday though. But overall it's been very nice. I hope it could stay for quite a while, I haven't quite prepared for the sunny days!


Highs and Lows - 11/52

3/21/2017

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Quick post because this is late. Like, real late. I couldn't get a hold of any PC until Wednesday because Mother have been ill. Thus why. I apologize for text heavy post but I really need to get this posted because I'm looking forward to post my thoughts about marriage sometime around Thursday or Friday. And I'm looking forward to your feedback!

In all, what a long dreaded week. It was pretty much full of lows but then again the highs weren't that bad. I spent most of my time at home, nursing menstrual cramp and tried to stay away from coffee. I found that it's the source for major headache during period. It was agony. The weather's been pretty lovely throughout the weekend, and as I type this, it's been breezy. It rained quite heavily on Sunday though. But overall it's been very nice. I hope it could stay for quite a while, I haven't quite prepared for the sunny days!




My office would be moved to a new place sometime around April, to a place twice the distance from home. Pretty much in the center of Jakarta. Not to mention it's an actual working environment, unlike the current office that built near people's neighborhood and school. Last Saturday, I feel like wanting to see the new place plus trying a new mode of transportation to get there: train. I want to measure the distance and see which stops I should take to reach the office. So off I went.

What A Trainventure!

3/17/2017



My office would be moved to a new place sometime around April, to a place twice the distance from home. Pretty much in the center of Jakarta. Not to mention it's an actual working environment, unlike the current office that built near people's neighborhood and school. Last Saturday, I feel like wanting to see the new place plus trying a new mode of transportation to get there: train. I want to measure the distance and see which stops I should take to reach the office. So off I went.


So I had a colorful week. Soaked wet from the afternoon rain, became a Maneki Neko, adventure by train, and a quiet weekend. It was a pretty nice week aside of snide remarks by a Go-Jek driver, in which makes for a good blog post later on. Photos above were taken on a different day! What a difference a day makes.

Highs and Lows - 10/52

3/13/2017

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So I had a colorful week. Soaked wet from the afternoon rain, became a Maneki Neko, adventure by train, and a quiet weekend. It was a pretty nice week aside of snide remarks by a Go-Jek driver, in which makes for a good blog post later on. Photos above were taken on a different day! What a difference a day makes.


February was rather weird. I really promised myself I won't watch too many movies but yet here I am. Clocking 37 movies. Channels weren't too big on showing Valentine movies and they replaced it with action movies. I wouldn't really mind if they don't keep showing the same movies. But I'm glad there were many fresh ones though not mostly delightful. Also, this month I only managed to go to the cinema once to watch the long awaited John Wick: Chapter 2.


Movies Watched, February 2017

3/10/2017


February was rather weird. I really promised myself I won't watch too many movies but yet here I am. Clocking 37 movies. Channels weren't too big on showing Valentine movies and they replaced it with action movies. I wouldn't really mind if they don't keep showing the same movies. But I'm glad there were many fresh ones though not mostly delightful. Also, this month I only managed to go to the cinema once to watch the long awaited John Wick: Chapter 2.


A Wordsmith.