these are the songs that i’ve been listening to in the month of december: golddigger – kanye ft. Jamie Foxx seventeen – Alessia Cara four pink walls – Alessia Cara child’s play – Drake (he’s too overrated tho) cash machine – D.R.A.M caroline – Amine okaga, CA – Tyler the Creator 2seater – Tyler the […]Read more "december playlist 2016"
Growing up in Indonesia, I have always been told to be fluent in English. When I was a kid, teachers and elders brainwashed me into thinking that mastering English was all it took to be called brilliant. They said I had to always practice my English by speaking it every damned day. My grandmother used to […]Read more "it’s okay if you are not fluent in english"
Popular cultures always depict black people in a certain type of way. Most of the times, black people are only used as props to their white acquaintances. These stereotypes can be seen a lot in every Hollywood movies and “New York Times appointed” bestseller novels — black women are constantly pictured in mainstream media as […]Read more "issa rae: killing the stereotypes of black women on mainstream media"
I came across this poem a few years ago, and have been reading it whenever I feel down: Few years down the road, you won’t remember why you cried tonight. Few years down the road, the person bothering you now won’t be a problem anymore. So if few years down the road, these […]Read more "few years down the road, it will not matter"
Strange Weather in Tokyo is an easy, quick, 170-pages novel written by a Japanese writer named Hiromi Kawakami. I read this novel during my finals, and frankly.. the story is nothing revolutionary. Instead, it’s simple and to the point — a perfect 5 PM and tea read. The novel itself is about a 30-something woman, Tsukiko […]Read more "strange weather in tokyo: a novel by hiromi kawakami"
Starboy is the third album by The Weeknd that came out in September 2016. Before this album was released, I only knew a couple of The Weeknd’s songs: “Can’t Feel my Face” and “Earned It”, which was used as 50 Shades of Grey‘s OST. Honestly, truly.. I was not that familiar with the other songs besides those two. […]Read more "starboy (2016) by the weeknd"