Three years ago, if you asked me who my favorite author was, I’d answer “Haruki Murakami” in a heartbeat. Yes, I was low-key obsessed with Murakami. Reading all Murakami’s novels and short stories was on the top of my to-do list. Since his books were ridiculously overpriced in Indonesia, I decided to borrow from libraries/relatives and […]Read more "Author: HARUKI MURAKAMI"
On my last post, I praised the biographical movie Coco Before Chanel. I indeed adore the particular movie, but that does not mean I view Gabrielle Chanel as a role model; she might be a hard-worker and an avant-garde, but she’s also a Nazi supporter.Read more "The Real Gabriella “Coco” Chanel was a Nazi Spy"
Today, as always, I was imprisoned by mundane life routines to the point that I decided to watch a French movie online called Coco Before Chanel — starring the beautiful Audrey Tautou. Watch: hereRead more "Movie: Coco Before Chanel (2009)"
This afternoon during my Microeconomics class, I kept counting down the time: hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds. It was only 12:55 and I could not wait for 12:56 to come. I counted 60 seconds down — 60, 59, 58, 57, 56 — until the clock on my phone changed to 12:56. I felt like I was going […]Read more "12:55…..12:56…. Tick-tock, the time seems to stop working"
When I first heard of the Japanese writer Ryu Murakami, I was naive enough to think that he was somewhat related to my then favorite author: Haruki Murakami. News flash, they both are not related. Ryu’s novels are more into psychological thriller, such as In the Miso Soup (1997). Kenji, the main character, is a […]Read more "In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami"
INDONESIAN INDIE MOVIE, A Copy of My Mind, written and directed by Joko Anwar. (watch here) The movie follows Sari (Tara Basro), an ordinary low-life beautician living in the rumbling city of Jakarta. Sari is an expert in facial; therefore, she chooses to work in a more technology-oriented beauty clinic with high-profile clienteles. Her hobby of watching […]Read more "Movie: A Copy of My Mind (2015)"
Picture these scenes for a moment. An innocent African-American adolescent lying dead on the pavement after being shot for holding a BB gun. An 18-year-old Pakistani girl, whose face got heavily disfigured after trying to escape from sex slavery and human trafficking for $12,800 by ISIS. A young Indonesian girl, getting raped by approximately 19 […]Read more "VOICES OF THE OPPRESSED"