Movie Review: Gifted

I don’t usually watch drama films. But this one is absolutely GREAT! About an uncle Frank Adler (Chris Evans) raising his genius niece, Mary, since her mother, named Diane–a math genius–committed suicide. Frank knows his niece is a math genius, but he tried his best to give Mary a normal life, so she won’t feel…

pasca cerai, berikutnya apa?

Tulisan ini sudah cukup lama saya konsep, tapi tak pernah menemukan waktu tepat untuk mempostingnya.  Awal Oktober 2016, tepatnya. Bermula dari salah seorang sahabat saya yang saat itu mengalami kejadian ditalak suaminya. Sahabat saya ini begitu galau menghadapi fase pasca talak. Mulai dari rasa takut hidup sendirian lagi sampai merasa tak tahan menghadapi konflik dengan…

Pudak, the sweet Pudak

You can say, Indonesia is a small glimpse of heaven. Being an archipelago nation of more than 300 ethnics (including 15 main ethnics), 5 large main islands, 3 medium (and dense) islands and hundreds more small islands, rich in rice fields, palm oil, and fishery, made Indonesia a culinary heaven. Not only main dish, but…

God gave you brain, use it

​Dalam memotivasi orang lain, manusia memiliki cara berbeda-beda. Ada yang dengan cara lembut, ada yang dengan cara tegas, ada yang dengan cara positif optimis, ada juga yang dengan cara sarkastis. Setidaknya itu semua di atas masih lebih realistis daripada berucap lezat menjanjikan, tapi isinya kosong. Saya punya beberapa sahabat yang sangat inspiratif, karena kehebatan mereka…

[Review] Me Before You (2016)

Just watched the movie “Me Before You“, starring Emilia Clarke (as Louisa Clark), Sam Claflin (as Will Traynor). It’s a romance comedy, with smart dialogues and sarcasms, which I love. You see, I rarely watch romantic movie. I didn’t even watch the “legendary” romantic movies Romeo and Juliet, or The Fault in Our Stars. Not…

to forgive yourself is hard

This morning, as my normal morning, I checked my email on the phone only to see if there’s a new video posting from Markiplier. Well, I watch him almost every single day. He’s my favorite youtuber, gotta admit that. Not because he’s gorgeous–he IS, really–but because he’s very smart, funny and goofy at the same…

[Opini] Tantanglah Diri Sendiri

Pagi ini saya teringat dua pepatah, dari hadist, insyaa Allah. “Bicaralah yang baik, atau diam.” “Sampaikanlah kebenaran walau hanya satu ayat/kalimat.” Saya menginterpretasikan dua pepatah itu ke dalam profesi saya sebagai penulis. Buat saya, bicara, berkata-kata, menyampaikan sesuatu, khususnya dalam tulisan, adalah salah satu cara berbagi ilmu, sekaligus mendidik orang yang membacanya. Untuk itu, penting…

Love is cosmic

Love is cosmic. The language of love is universal. It speaks of unconditional terms. In unlimited time and space. Love is not a perception, or the feeling of like and dislike. It’s just the way it is: illogical, irrational, but so damned real. Both the pain, and pleasure, are real. My man, he almost always…

[Movies] Spotlight. Truth

“Our story was about whether Bush fulfilled his service. Nobody wants to talk about that. They wanna talk about fonts, and forgeries, and conspiracy theories, because that’s what people do these days if they don’t like a story. They point and scream. They question your politics, your objectivity. Hell, your basic humanity. And hope to…

[Opini] Hormat Bukan Karena Jabatannya

Keuntungannya besar di dunia media dan dididik menjadi jurnalis lapangan adalah EGALITER. Kami melihat SIAPAPUN, KEDUDUKANNYA SETARA. Jadi, saya tidak pernah segan dengan SIAPAPUN meski dia presiden. Oh ya, saya pernah jadi salah satu di antara sekian wartawan yang mewawancarai (door stop) dengan Presiden Megawati dan Presiden SBY di luar Istana. Hehehe… lumayan lah door…

Men, Compliment your Ladies

Hello, dear KawaNina (Nina’s friends). Perhaps some of you, friends and family, already knew that I’m pretty much an otaku–Japanese anime big time fan. Yup. That’s me. Not so fanatic, though. I never fond of something too much, since I prefer to keep everything in modest way-possible. But, I do love cartoons since little kid. I…