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What Matching Colors Really Are

What Matching Colors Really Are

Sering kita mendengarkan orang berbicara tentang “matching colors” atau warna yang cocok. Warna yang cocok atau serasi ada dimana-mana. Ketika kita memilih baju. Ketika kita memilih perabotan rumah tangga. Ketika kita memilih warna cat rumah. Ketika kita memilih sepatu. Ketika kita berdandan…

Blogger’s Block

Blogger’s Block

I felt like I wanted to be lazy; doing nothing instead of being productive. I still read though. The two books I’ve been working on are “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, and “Wind/Pinball” by Haruki Murakami. Kerouac’s done more than half of the book, and Murakami’s done with “Wind.” For the time being…

Is Life Simpler These Days?

Is Life Simpler These Days?

This question really struck me one morning in a conversation with my aunty. She was cooking veggie soup, while I was washing some dishes. She asked me some suggestions to improve the taste of the soup. So, I suggested her to add pumpkin she bought the other day. “Would it be good?” She asked…

How Hollywood Shapes The Way We Think About America

How Hollywood Shapes The Way We Think About America

Admit it or know, the way we think about the US is heavily influenced by the US. During my high school, I always think to live like those characters on Friends’ the serial. It would be very great to share a room with your friends, and we’d live nearby from other friends. At that time, I developed a strange and excite…

What I Learned from Living out of One Suitcase

What I Learned from Living out of One Suitcase

When I was two weeks staying in the States, I only brought one suitcase. It was only 13 kg in weigh. It consisted of two pairs of long pants, two running shorts (off course the bright colour ones), a few shirts & t-shirts, another pair of shoes & sandal, and some emergency foods I brought a long with me as well as…

Opportunity Cost

Opportunity Cost

Pilihan sekolah bagi saya adalah sebuah opportunity cost. Ketika (mungkin) saya memutuskan untuk sekolah lagi, lebih banyak opportunity cost yang harus saya bayar. Mungkin, saya akan kehilangan lebih banyak jam tidur, jam bersenang-senang, jam untuk melakukan apa-apa yang aku, doing nothing…

Life’s Good

Life’s Good

Kemarin siang ketika saya menikmati coklat panas dari termos yang saya bawa dari rumah, nikmat sekali. Coklat panas ini dibuat dari coklat bubuk campuran dari Jawa Barat dan Bali. Saya tambahkan sedikit gula aren dan vanilla yang saya beli dari keluarga petani di Bali. Dan, saya masak dengan santan kelapa…

Because I Crush On You, Dr. Reid

Because I Crush On You, Dr. Reid

Dan, kalau kita juga melihat CSI atau NCIS, di masing-masing lembaga itu memiliki in-house autopsy. Jadi, kalau semisal ada korban begitu, otopsi tidak dilakukan di rumah sakit, tetapi di dalam markas CSI/NCIS. Ingat kan kita si Abigail selalu melakukan otopsi forensik baik untuk korban ataupun barang bukti…