nine years later

As I’ve mentioned in this post for Gramedia Pustaka Utama’s (GPU) birthday 9 years ago, GPU has been a pathway to my sanctuary: reading. 99.9% of people who know me personally (or pay enough attention to what I post on social media) must know how I’m such a bookworm. How come you love reading so…

alasan untuk tidak kembali sekolah

Akhir-akhir ini, sudah beberapa kali aku ditanya, “Kapan mau sekolah lagi? Kamu nggak mau ambil spesialis XXX?” Apalagi, sebagian dari mereka yang bertanya yakin kesempatanku untuk diterima di salah satu prodi cukup besar dan sayang kalau tidak diambil. Dari situlah aku mendapat inspirasi untuk bikin tulisan ini. My answer is no, and here are my…

[short story] between the shelves

Do you still remember our first chapter? That fateful afternoon in the bookstore near my school, where we met for the first time. You used to be my friend’s friend, and we’d known each other for more than a year via text messages. (This was before smartphone era, of course). That was why my social…

2005

I was just walking by myself in the hospital while suddenly an image came to me: a young girl sitting alone in a classroom, second row from the back. The desks in the class were for two students; the girl was the only one sitting alone, her schoolbag on the empty chair beside her. The…

MPASI dan dramanya

Saat menulis ini, Jethro sudah berusia setahun. Setahun penuh warna, penuh pengalaman baru sebagai seorang ibu. Setelah melewati baby blues yang berdarah-darah, drama ASI yang berujung pada exclusive pumping, pola tidur bayi yang sulit diprediksi… datanglah masa-masa MPASI. Sebelum punya anak, kupikir periode MPASI itu adalah ketika bayi berusia 6-12 bulan. Ternyata, periode MPASI itu…

book review: The 5AM Club

“Own your morning. Elevate your life.” Robin Sharma in The 5AM Club Do you want to become a productive morning person, but somehow it’s so hard to do? Then this book is just right for you. The title is clear: The 5 AM Club. Obviously, the writer’s aim is to ask you to join the…

part of me – sebuah cerpen

Catatan: Cerpen ini kutulis di tahun 2012 di BlackBerry. Beberapa waktu lalu, aku membereskan file lama di laptop, dan menemukan ini. “Neng, ada surat buat Neng.” “Surat? Dari siapa?” Sebuah amplop putih berpindah tangan dari Mas Yanto,  penjaga kos ke tanganku. I have no idea about the sender. Masih zaman ya surat-suratan? “Nggak tahu Neng,…

JENESYS – the story

Note: This article was published in my faculty’s bulletin back when I was still in medical school. I found this while sorting files in my old laptop, and think it’s a good idea to repost it here in my blog. JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme 2012 was held in…

book review: maybe you should talk to someone

Few months ago I signed up for a free 30-day trial account on Scribd in order to download a particular document. My plan was to just get the document then cancel my subscription before the trial ended, but I forgot and the next month, IDR 70k was deducted from my Jenius account. So I decided…

COVID-19 dan (Mis)Informasi di Sekitar Kita

Memasuki akhir bulan kelima di tahun 2020, virus corona masih menjadi highlight kehidupan manusia di berbagai belahan dunia. Sudah banyak yang terjadi sejak penyakit akibat virus corona itu memiliki nama resmi COVID-19 dan dinyatakan sebagai pandemi. Kasus pertama COVID-19 ditemukan di Wuhan, China, pada akhir 2019. Kasus pertama di Indonesia terdeteksi pada bulan Maret 2020….