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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We Are Made of Memories.

Maybe it’s true, that our past doesn’t define us. But inevitably, our past will always be a part of our present; and our future. It’s something that will always stay within us, for the better or

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My Owl Jar.

It started out when I proclaimed my love of owls about 2 years ago. Since then, my friends had been tagging me whenever they came across cute owl pictures or videos, or ended up buying random

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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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Twenty-nine.

Seven months and a week after my 29th birthday, I turned 29. It happened yesterday. A Sunday. I was sitting at the dining table with a bag full of chocolate, a great book on love and heartbreak and

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Flow.

Dear H, On Friday, I met a dear friend, and I told her how good things seemed to flow into my direction very easily lately. I am thankful for that, of course, because a year ago

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Hate. Love. Life.

Hate. Ya, mungkin saja benci itu serupa ubur-ubur. Dia transparan dan seringkali terlihat menggoda. Kamu tahu dia bisa menyengat, tapi seperti anak kecil yang nakal dan penasaran, kamu menyentuhnya juga. Dan tiba-tiba saja racunnya menjalari dirimu,

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Oh, hi.

No wonder Einstein was so curious about time. Time, indeed, is a curious matter. The way it flexes still perplex me. Unstoppable, it marks you with invisible scars and unseen beauty. It’s like an old record

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it begins with you.

It’s going to be a silent beginning. Woke up early in the morning to bake some cakes, having fun with mixers, flours, measurement spoons and old recipe books. And then stayed lazily in bed throughout the

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sunflowers.

“I’ve learned that it’s best not to give a damn to those who are trying to bring you down. Came to think about it, people are just… people. They, themselves, might have undergone difficult times. Their

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Tears are words the heart can’t say.

Kamu sunyi dalam hiruk-pikuk itu. Mataku bertanya. Aku tidak baik-baik saja, jawabmu dalam sebuah kedip yang lelah. Aku tahu. Dan kita mencari sepi untuk meringkus sesak. Matamu sembap. Jelaga itu lekat padamu seperti sesuatu yang pernah.

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Rants from the Previous Years

Just because some people are smiling in a cheerful-looking way, it doesn’t mean that they live an easy life. Just because some people look depressed and carrying around a huge black cloud on top of their

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what it takes to believe is: believe.

Ada mereka yang belajar dan percaya setelah mengalami. Ada yang belajar dan percaya cukup setelah melihat atau bersentuhan dengan mereka yang telah mengalami. Sama seperti kita tahu bahwa tak bijaksana menusukkan ujung jari ke dalam dua

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Titik-titik

Hari Rabu adalah hari kesayangan saya. Tidak tahu persis mengapa atau bermula bagaimana. Seperti juga angka sembilan. Yang biasanya saya tunjuk ketika diberi pilihan. Mungkin karena ini juga nomor kesayangan pesepak bola Italia, Vincenzo Montella (love

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