Monday, November 6, 2017

Writing Challenge: Day 7

DAY #7: List 10 songs you're loving right now

10. Happier - Ed Sheeran
09. Sweet Baby - Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway
08. High Hopes - Kodaline
07. No One Can Stop Us - Dipha Barus, Kallula
06. Something Stupid - Robbie Williams
05. Till It Hurts - Yellow Claw
04. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Joseph Vincent
03. Ruin - Shawn Mendes
02. What Do You Feel about Me - Ardhito Pramono (basically ALL Ardhito Pramono's)
01. Get Along with You - Yura Yunita

DAY #1 // Writing Challenge

Click pictures below to sing your mood along with me:

nobody really puts their past in the past
playlist for your rainy days
Christmas in June (psst, it's colaborative!)

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 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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Oryza sativa

​Underneath the twinkling lights where everything seemed in motion he asked, "How do you feel?"
"About what?"
"This. All of this."
"Happy." I replied with the sincerest smile. Maybe my head was resting on his shoulder. Or my hand tried to reach out for his. Maybe not.
He repeated my single-word answer in disbelief. "Happy?"
"Content, if I should say."
He looked confused. I refused to force him to understand something I couldn't explain.

The pictures of my grandfather's late life my youth had always been overshadowed by started to fade away. His overthinking, his Alzheimer's, the emptiness reflected on those tired eyes before the Universe finally took him away; those curses I was certain would be mine when my time finally came.

The beat expelled the anxiety. Whether it's the heart's or the music's, I had nothing to worry about.
For once I no longer lived in the future.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Writing Challenge: Day 1


DAY #1: List 10 things that make you really happy

1. My baby brother
2. Hitting the high notes perfectly
3. Tasty iced coffee in the morning
4. Being around people who let me be me
5. Warm, inspiring conversations/stupid talks that makes you laugh and snort at the same time
6. Being alone (+good movies +rainy days)
7. Seeing my mom laugh at my jokes
8. Good games that make you postpone everything
9. Post workout sweat (especially if you have to drag your lazy ass off beforehand)
10. Cozy coffeeshop with good music

10+1. Bandung

Anaknya gampang seneng.
You can easily tell whether I'm an extrovert or introvert, can't ya?

Monday, August 7, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

There is this one funny episode of House, M.D. I watched recently.


The tale was about a genius who drugged himself to lower his IQ so that he didn't feel "isolated or lonely".
It's funny because he HAD to do that in order to communicate with his wife, who, according to him, "was so happy and dumb".
Funny, because when he got his gift back, he was no longer in love with the wife.
Funny, because it proves my theory that you have to be a fool to be deeply in love. OR, vice versa, you'll be one once you're madly in love.

But eventually,

Yea. Say it. "You cynical, cold-hearted b."
I get used to it.