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Video / On History!

There is a reason why I prefer to enjoy the ideas conveyed through video. I enjoy the way creators process complex things to be a format that is easier to understand—even sometimes easier to understand than reading a book. And lately, I have new favorite, it's called Frame and Sentences—a YouTube video essay series on issues and topics that affect the current generation of young Indonesians. It’s a channel created by two fellow Indonesians, Andhyta Firselly Utami (Afu) and her husband Wikan Anantabrata (Wikan). What I love about this is how Afu and Wikan provide us with fresh yet progressive perspectives. Throughout the last two years, they unpack some of their topics, which range from expectations on women, national politics, and marriage to the 1965 genocide.

There have also been perspectives that I disagree with them, but this is exactly why I dig the channel! I want to learn the concept of "agree to disagree" more and also exercise to give my own arguments rationally…

Self-Love / On Minimalism

How is my style now?
Practical and simple, though I'm still keeping my odd pants :p

Kalau kamu mengenal atau setidaknya pernah mengobrol dengan saya, pasti menyadari betapa vokalnya saya membahas soal minimalism.Saya bahkan punya sebutan ala-ala untuk minimalism versi saya ini: "Practical Minimalism".

Well, aksi gaya-gayaan yang bagi saya berarti hanya menerapkan minimalism sesuai karakter, kemampuan, dan kebutuhan saya. 

Saya belum punya rumah sendiri, jadi minimalism ini tercermin dari personal style dan ruang tidur yang minimalis dengan barang-barang sedikit barang. Hal yang sedang saya usahakan selanjutnya yaitu, menyederhanakan pola pikir saya yang cenderung ribet ini, GodI overthink about almost everything. 

Minimalism saya pilih karena ingin kebahagiaan saya yang tidak terpatok pada inventaris kebendaan. Walau dalam kenyataannya saya masih jauh dari cap "hemat dan cermat" dalam konsumsi, sih, Namun, sekarang saya puas bisa mengalokasikan anggaran pakaia…

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Personal / This Is Us

For completing the “Turning 30” theme this month, I decided to post this photo of us as a couple.

What does he mean to me?
Well, the complicated chemistry created by two people who care about each other has always warmed me to the bones ... because I used to struggle so much to get how it’s even possible.
There I was, waiting to be found, hopping on and off buses, making friends with strangers in events I’d never been to, taking lessons of people’s love stories.  Until I found him, in the most perfect moment, at the cutest healthy restaurant (as cliché as it sounds), the seconds between my panic expression and his smug smile, in the intense eye contact I had rarely had the courage to sustain with someone. At the end of that night, smiling through our ride together, I couldn’t help but accept this warm feeling of this mutual, thing I call attraction.
My soul rests. I feel at peace.
Being 30 can be very scary, I genuinely feel like I’ll be ruined if it wasn’t for Allah, my Mom—my family, and…

Personal / Turning 30

I'm turning 30 by the end of this month, probably the only age that I've ever look forward to. 
I mean, life is still totally terrifying, and my thirties will probably full of sorts of new exciting developments, like work challenges and marriage and kids and unpredictable situations, that will scare the shit out of me. But (hopefully) I'll never face the sheer terror I felt in those years right after graduation, when I constantly thought I might be the only person on this planet who was not going to figure life out of all.
But still, the older you get, the faster things start changing at the very rapid pace. So I want to start these posts where I go briefly over what my life is like at this moment of time. A way to document my life toward back and re-live how things were at this point of my life. 
This is for the start ... and this is me.