Author: Haruki Murakami

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. -Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami 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 […]

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The Art of Confinement

Confinement (noun.) : Any restraint of liberty; seclusion; imprisonment. Each one of us has different types of confinement. It could be in the form of love: confining yourself to the person who will never adore you back. Staying in a relationship with someone who is mentally & physically abusive. Going through thousands of miles only […]

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TV Show: Chewing Gum

The United Kingdom is often assumed as a nation of poise, elegance, and grace. Watch Chewing Gum and your perception of Britain might shift a little. If you’re the kind of person who thinks How I Met your Mother is funny, Chewing Gum is probably not for you. In fact, you might be disgusted by […]

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donald glover (childish gambino)

Donald Glover (a.k.a Childish Gambino) might be one of the most multi-talented person living and breathing here on earth — he can rap, sing, act, produce shows, write script, voice a cartoon character, and do stand-up comedy. All in all, Glover is so good in every areas that he has ever worked for, which leads […]

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june playlist

bunga tidur – Tulus duckworth – Kendrick Lamar lapang dada – Sheila on 7 easily – Bruno Major home – Bruno Major fair weather friend – Bruno Major hard feelings – Lorde location – Khalid amphetamine – Smino edgar allan poe’d up – Smino only girl – Kali Uchis big momma thang – Lil kim […]

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si parasit lajang by ayu utami: perception of marriage, female genital mutilation, et cetera

The other day, I read about Ayu Utami from her interview with Whiteboardjournal (here). Ayu is a critical Indonesian novelist whose novel Saman received international accolades. For so long, I thought Indonesian novels have only been about one’s romantic and religious adventures, as those are what usually put on the best-selling list in Gramedia bookstores. That was […]

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