Six Degrees of Separation – from The Road to The Diary of a Young Girl

I kept getting emails on these Six Degrees of Separation themed bookish posts, and I promised myself to join, but I kept telling myself “maybe next month”. Today, I decided to push myself to participate in this #6Degrees meme! So if you’re unfamiliar with this, Six Degrees of Separation is something like a challenge but…

Mini Gallery

There won’t be much to read in this post. Other than for the sake of this blog’s continuity, I also meant to share the photographs in my computer that I have kept for too long. This post is to document my footprints, to celebrate my happy places.

[Book Review] Don’t Blink by James Patterson

I’ve heard a lot of great things about James Patterson’s books. Don’t Blink is my first book of him. It’s a stand-alone, not a part of his popular Alex Cross or Women’s Murder Club series, so I think it’s a perfect book for me as an introduction to his works. The first thing I want…

[Book Review] A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A long sigh is mandatory before we discuss anything about A Little Life. A huge ass book. It is more than safe to declare that this book has officially outranked Oliver Twist by a whole hundred miles as the most devastating read in my life. Honestly I was intimidated by this book, big time. I…

Arrival

Authors note: Inspired by our own desperation in this quarter life crisis, I wrote this poem in collaboration with my best artsy pal Anggun from @drawme_please. We decided to create this mini project as an expression of our fear to start new, to get out of our comfort zone, and to land with both of…

[Book Review] Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl

If you can personify the gray area between courage and fear, it’s Anne Frank. I think I don’t need to explain much about what this book is about, since there are talks about it worldwide and the title is pretty self-explanatory. The book is the copy of a diary of a young girl named Anne…

The Moon and the Pine Tree

Between the moon and the pine tree, there’s a span of cold air million miles away. In the frozen nothingness, her messages to the moon dissolve in the air….

What is this “Real Life” concept and who the hell invented it?

You’re sitting on a stool in a small coffeeshop inside the university you work at. It’s a small cafe. The coffee is pretty good. The venue is cute. On your table you see Charlie Browns holding Snoopies, and their heads bounce as you touch them. The Eggman from McDonalds is just standing there behind them,…