The Book.

“I think I’m going to move to Ubud for a while, maybe for 3-6 months,” I typed on my WhatsApp. It was a cloudy Monday morning in Ubud. I was sitting cross-legged on the front porch;

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My Saturday with Mishka.

“The tragedy is not that you’re gonna die this way,” my mother had said to me once, “it’s that you live this way.” [The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly.] I fall for words. Words of all

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My Life As I Know It.

So, it has been 33 days since my latest blogpost—and I haven’t had the time to write more about my India trip; which resulted in 4 pending blogposts for Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur and Delhi. In one

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Santorini | 4. Romance in a Bookshop

Wherever I go, I always find myself being drawn by tiny old-looking bookshop. Of course, gigantic bookstores like Kinokuniya or Taipei’s 7-storey high Eslite are amazing and jaw-dropping. But there’s always something romantic about a small

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#28hari: sneak peek

Rainy afternoon. A package arrived on my desk. And look what’s inside! A mood-lifter! 🙂 #28hari, a prose-writing collaboration project I’ve worked on last year together with @ndorokakung, was about to transform itself into a book,

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

Junot Diaz, 2007 | 352 halaman Pacar saya pernah bertanya, mengapa saya suka novel-novel dengan karakter utama yang ‘misfit‘*. Orang-orang yang kesepian, aneh, tidak dimengerti, terasing, dan seakan-akan nggak punya tempat yang pas di dunia. Saya

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One Day

David Nicholls, 2009 | 435 halaman You can live your whole life not realising that what you’re looking for is right in front of you. Kisah Emma dan Dexter bermula pada suatu malam, selepas wisuda. Keduanya

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