A thank you note to Krista Tippett’s On Being I was one of the few lucky Indonesians who had the chance to study in the USA, to be immersed in English in and out of school and to have their life transformed by this powerful and unifying language. All of us international students gleefully absorbed… Continue reading How to Practice English from Podcasts
The magic of writing with two thumbs Despite having multiple notebooks for different purposes, I am pretty convinced that I still write probably more on my phone. By phone I mean my Gmail, Monospace app, Evernote and Google Keep. And by write I mean from blurts of thoughts to stories of hundreds of words. I… Continue reading Making the most out of your smartphone as writer
Maybe it all started since I began commuting for an hour to school when I was six. When long rides forced me to shift my focus to this delicious hazy aether of dreams. It was cotton candy. That’s the best way to describe it; looking back to those long moments of imaginative child-like thoughts, haven… Continue reading How daydreaming is just as important as writing
This small blue dot earth sparks arousing beauties and exuberant cultures and people, uncontainable to a single human experience. It's always a funny thought to me of how microscopic our perception of life is in comparison to the extremely minute, ever-evolving lives on earth. It's really when you can live as every single human being… Continue reading Why we turn West?
I'm fascinated with Time. This thing that rules over our world and limits our life. It's always a question whether it is relative or not. Time is such a big word for me. To me, it encompasses, identity, memory, consciousness, god-likeness, collective consciousness, universal purpose, and even universal truth. It's an enemy to us humans… Continue reading Introducing The Time Series
There are nights, there are days, there are afternoons. That brief period of time when the city bustle with people rushing home, when day stress melts to evening melancholies, and when reunions with the loved ones take place. Far out from the bustling city life, afternoon in Ubud is a wide range of tropical sounds… Continue reading Afternoon Melodies of Ubud, Bali
In the world of ideas, the wild imaginations, the controversial edges or the sensuous imageries are probably the most important factor in storytelling, but I’m learning that timeliness is probably the invisible number one factor. Elizabeth Gilbert once shared her unusual experience about her story idea that ‘flew’ somewhere else and made a stop in… Continue reading The Consciousness of Ideas