BOOKS BOSS: Surga Tersembunyi Pecinta Buku Impor Bekas di Semarang

Udah lama banget pengen nulis ini dari jaman kuliah. Tapi akhirnya cuma nangkring di draft aja. Baiklah kali ini ijinkan saya menuliskan salah satu tempat favorit saya di Semarang untuk mencari buku impor bekas. Ini dia BOOKS BOSS! Saya bela-belain re-visit lho biar fotonya update sesuai kondisi terkini.

Untuk yang pertama kali ke sini mungkin bakalan bingung kok gag ada keterangan harganya ya bukunya? Eeeiittss…jangan salah, harga buku di sini memakai indeks warna gitu deh. Coba lihat foto di bawah, harganya murah-murah kan?! Gag lewat dari 150 ribu lho yang paling mahal! Selain itu tempatnya agak-agak picturesque gitu deh. Nggemesin pokoknya!

Gimana? Sampai sini udah makin penasaran belum?

Kalo kamu pecinta buku-buku impor bekas berbahasa Inggris, yuk lanjut baca tulisan ini! Hehehe… maaf ya tulisannya campur-campur bahasanya. Soalnya ini draft udah lama dan males ngedit dari awal. >.< Continue reading

Appreciate The Little Things In Life

For the last few months, I’ve tried to focus on myself and improving who I am in order to be a better wife and a better person for myself.  I’m thankful that I have seen the progress that I’ve made, but there are also those days that I feel that among all those steps I have taken forward, I take twice as many back.

Even if it seems like you had a hard day – give yourself credit for adulting and celebrate the little things. Y’know what? Sometimes, life sucks. If there’s one thing that has really hit home for me last week, it’s that life is always going to throw challenges at you. Your power is in how you choose to respond to those challenges.

As women, society has told us that we need to “having it all.”  We need to have that power-hungry drive in order to excel in our corporate careers.  We should want kids and be able to spend enough time with our family so they grow up, and bla bla bla…. Continue reading

Just Asking Why And What

My four y.o skating student is at this “adorable” stage (and when I say adorable I do mean EXTREMELY irritating part of her life), where after every statement I make she follows it with “Why?” And sure, it’s a phase she’s going through and most kids her age go through it, but I do admire her curiosity for life and as she continues to grow up, I would like her to continue to question the things around her and to not just accept something as is.

And if I want that for her – why don’t I do it as an adult?  So, lately, I’ve started asking myself “why” for things that I “feel” like I need to do.

It’s no secret that I’m busy, as most of us are.  I have a job. Between working, dinner, skating practice, finding time to workout, and getting ready for the following day – I don’t finally get to relax until 8-9pm.  And by then, there are tons of other things I need to do:  household chores, more work, and…oh – sleep! So, I decided to start asking myself WHY? Continue reading

FAQ : About Skate Lessons

Check out some of the most common asked questions here. It may answer your questions or help you to have better understanding.

Q1: Why do I need skate lessons, I can learn on my own, right?

A1: This is one recreational activity that you definitely do not want to learn on your own. Learning on your own will only lead to bad habits and unsafe skating. Even worse than teaching yourself, is to have a friend teach you who also taught themselves. My advice is to take professional lessons from the beginning and then practices what you learn on your own, this is the only real path to becoming a good all round safe skater.

Q2: What should I bring to my first skate lesson?

A2: Inline skate with a brake fitted, a full set of safety pads protecting your knees, elbows and wrists. No safety pads, no class. Please also take the Indonesia sun seriously, skate classes are a lot of fun but they are also very tough workout. Bring water, wear a cap and use sunscreen. Children under 14 must wear a helmet. Continue reading

Something Left To Say

I’ve been silent these past couple of days, partially because I’ve been trying to listen. Although I’ve been quiet online, I’ve been keeping busy. A lot has happened in the past few months. And yet I feel a vague sense of discomfort. PANAS EUY PANAS KALI SOCMED AKHIR-AKHIR INI!

Regardless of whom you supported at the polls, this year has been exhausting. If you woke up this morning feeling like you desperately need a break, you’re not alone. I’m not politician. I never liked the label for myself. I’d rather think of myself as a learner. Sometimes it’s not clear what exactly needs to be said, or what form it will take, or even whether it will have any impact on the world. I don’t always know how to sculpt the right words or paint what I’m describing. I have no idea whether it will take months or years to tell the story I want to tell. But as long as I feel I have something interesting left to say, I’m going to keep saying it.

Saya bukan Tuhan, yang layak memberi label hitam atau putih. Terlepas dari isu politik belakangan ini pun saya mungkin tak ada kapasitas untuk berbicara karena saya bukan siapa-siapa. Hal yang menjadi fokus saya adalah, betapa orang di dunia maya itu bisa menjadi begitu ‘luwes’ berkomentar lewat jari jemari. Mulai dari penampakan fisik orang lain, keputusan-keputusan yang diambil seseorang, kehidupan seseorang, gosip dan masiiiiih banyak lagi dari hal yang berat sampai yang receh-receh. Continue reading

DEEP SEA FISHING & A MINI TROPICAL ISLAND ESCAPE TO PULAU GEDE

So many conversations that I have been part of have involved fishing, and in little ways, the rebel in me started to resent it a little. I was unprepared for how choppy the water was and as the boat rocked back and forth with each passing wave, I felt both exhilarated and dizzy.

I didn’t want to add to the count of newbies that venture off for their first trip and spend half the time hurling their breakfast into the sea or hunched in a corner wishing they had stayed on dry land. To ease into it, I shut my eyes and quickly counted numbers out of order because it is hard for the brain to panic while doing so, and that seemed to work perfectly fine in keeping seasickness at bay. Later, Iting explained that another trick was to shut one eye and look out onto the horizon, something to do with the reason pirates stereotypically have an eye patch. You could even take certain medication to help your stomach hold firm. Continue reading