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#RecommendationOlympics: Shows about Eating to Watch When You're Eating

Saya suka makanan. Suka makan dan suka nonton orang makan, asalkan bukan via video para YouTuber. Ya, saya tahu hobi ini mestinya membuat saya tidak berhak mengeluh tentang badan yang beratnya luar biasa, tapi mari kita kesampingkan dulu topik itu. Tiap kali…
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"Hana Yori Dango" vs "Hana Nochi Hare": an overall review

"...But nothing has even started between us, you know." The tears on my cheeks haven't dried . Mata saya masih merah dan bengep saking kebanyakan nangis. Hati saya masih baper jungkir-balik nggak karuan. Saya baru saja selesai menyaksikan sebelas …
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Unconditional love

Unconditional love is that one concept I can't seem to grasp perfectly . Banyak orang bilang bahwa unconditional love ―atau 'cinta tanpa syarat'―adalah milik seorang ibu terhadap anaknya. But I've known rather plenty examples of horrible parents…
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I want a normal life.

I have always wanted a normal life. The kind of life I've seen in movies. The kind of life I've read in novels. The kind of life I'm seeing when I scroll my own Twitter feed, posted by people looking back through their past experiences. The kind of…
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#RecommendationOlympics: The Books in My Childhood

Setelah beberapa tulisan sebelumnya topiknya berat (kayak badan saya), sepertinya membahas hal yang enteng-enteng dan nostalgik tidak buruk juga. Kali ini saya ingin mengungkit sedikit buku-buku yang menghiasi hari-hari masa kecil dulu. Eh tapi yang dimaksud…
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I think I was once an extremist apologist. And I was only 12.

Minggu, 13 Mei 2018, bukanlah akhir pekan yang menyenangkan. Terjadi pengeboman tiga gereja di Surabaya yang dilakukan oleh satu keluarga . Menelan korban jiwa termasuk di antaranya anak-anak dan puluhan orang luka-luka. Membaca berita demi berita terkini yang…
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Now, let's have a quick talk about "not my cup of tea".

Saya tidak meragukan apabila ada orang yang berkata tidak suka Harry Potter , The Lord of the Rings , trilogi Mistborn , hingga yang makin  hype belakangan: A Song of Ice and Fire , karena mereka tidak menyukai genre fantasi, baik high fantasy maupun epic fantasy
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"Between me and your work, which one is the more important?"

From my (self-proclaimed) rather extensive Asian dramas and movies repertoire―especially Japanese, I can dare myself to say that despite various level of script quality, executions, tightness of pacing and all that, there has been ONE THING that continuously …
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