Monday, October 23, 2017

Writing Challenge: Day 6

DAY #6: Five ways to win your heart

​“I will burn the heart out of you.”
“I have been reliably informed that I don’t have one.”
Moriarty and Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes (S1E3)

So, yeah, “five ways to win my heart” is more like five ways to win... nothing.
Here, I tell you how to make me find you attractive instead.
  1. Let’s talk about something I’m interested in, like how House could not be considered misantrophic, or whether internet should use capitalized I or not. Or tell me your best jokes and make me laugh uncontrollably.
  2. Sing something, beautifully—sing with me, but never for me—and let’s call it an accidental show-off.
  3. A. If I’m drunk, stare at me deeply when you smile for more than 3 seconds.
    B. If I’m not, deeply still, but not too long. You’ll scare the hell out of me.
  4. Be confident like you know exactly what you’re doing, but NEVER act like you know you’re cute.
  5. I’ll know if you fake anything.
That’s all, folks.

Monday, October 2, 2017

What does the rain do
besides playing the Oasis' songs on repeat
or recalling the softness of your striped blanket
wrapped around my cold, cold feet?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Writing Challenge: Day 5

DAY #5: List five places you want to visit

1. Pasar Malam
© Fajri

2. Shakespeare and Co.

3. Abandoned Amusement Parks

4. Central Park in Winter

Monday, August 28, 2017

So when I was in Seoul drinking with my bosses and colleagues, I had this epiphany.

"This is what we don't have back in Indonesia," I said.
"We don't drink with colleagues. As the matter of fact, we don't drink. But this is what we actually need. You need to let it loose when you want to get to know somebody who is not your friend; and drinks surely help, right?"

I'm sure those were not the exact words, I was kinda light-headed so there might be an inappropriate joke in between, but, yeah, you get the point.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Writing Challenge: Day 3

Maafkan ketidakkonsistenanku.

DAY #3: What are your top three pet peeves?
  1. Being rudely interrupted. I do get mad when people do this. There was this video of me secretly recorded by a friend when I received a call from mbak-mbak kartu kredit and got rudely interrupted. I didn't yell at her, but I did my "Sebentar, Mbak, saya masih bicara" in the tone of "Shut the fuck up, bitch."
  2. Good books with terrible grammar. Especially Indonesian books in which si penulis nggak bisa bedain "di" preposisi dan "di-" imbuhan; atau pakai kata "acuh" untuk menggantikan kata "cuek"; KBBI daring kan gratis.
  3. Dimwits who queue right in front of the elevator doors. WHY JUST WHY.
  • Pushy people who obsess to have everyone agree upon his argument
  • When "literally" used in figurative sentences
  • Spitting in public
  • Three blank posts in a row on Instagram
  • Close-mindedness
I can give you 2840169 more.