Brabbeltaal #010: (not-so) Super WTF Moment

Hi, guys. Has something so bizarrely coincidental ever occurred to you, that you went all “wtf” when you realized what has just happened? Earlier today, something bizarre just happened to me. For the second time this year. The first one happened on the night of May 1st. Around 9 PM (GMT+7), the thought of how Stephen King’s…

Being Freed from Cage (and Doesn’t Like It)

Hello! It’s July already and my timeline is literally full of people talking about Game of Thrones S07. So fed up with it—not because I’m that “hey I don’t watch GoT, you basic” kind of snobs, but because I’ve only watched the first two seasons I couldn’t keep up with the updates. LOL. For now let’s…

[Writing Challenge] #3: 10-Things-that-Make-Me-Happy List.

As I start this blog post, a deep feeling echoes: all these twenty years, have I ever been happy? To be frank, listing ten things that make me happy is not as easy as I thought it would be. Despite the temptation to write a long ass predicament about that aformentioned thought, I’m going to…

[Ask Author + Giveaway + Winner Announcement] The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (feat. Penerbit Spring)

Quick question: apa yang pertama kali muncul di pikiran kalian saat mendengar nama “Aladdin”? Kalau aku, blue genie! Let’s think about it. Kisah Aladdin ngga akan lengkap tanpa sosok jin biru besar super lucu yang dengan setia mengikuti petualangan sang majikan. Keduanya benar-benar ngga bisa dipisahkan. Coba bayangin apa jadinya Aladdin tanpa blue genie atau blue genie tanpa Aladdin? Atau, gimana…

#BookReview Luka Dalam Bara by Bernard Batubara

Halo, semua! Kembali lagi di Tiara’s #BookReview. Tulisan kali ini bukan hanya tentang ulasan salah satu buku yang beberapa minggu lalu aku baca, tapi aku juga mau sedikit share tentang sebuah aplikasi yang sangat membantuku untuk baca novel-novel berbahasa Indonesia, yaitu iJakarta! Belakangan aku cukup sering pinjam buku dari perpustakaan digital ini. Gratis dan praktis (aye, you should use this…

[Writing Challenge] #2: Welcome to My Playlist

Put your music player on shuffle. Write about the first five songs that play and what your initial thought is. Before we go any further, please hold back your “why the fuck do you download a song you don’t listen to” question whenever you feel like it. よろしくおねがいします. So, welcome on board! Initial thought: “Ah, this song!! It’s been…

[Writing Challenge] #1: The Place I’d Like to Move to/Visit.

The first thing that ping my brain when I read the prompt is the land of the rising sun, 日本. The idea of visiting, or even moving to Japan has enchanted me ever since. I am very aware that this part is going to be ridiculous, but talking about Japan is not complete without talking about…

[PROJECT] Self-made Writing Challenge

Hello, everyone! A month has passed since the last time I posted something here. I truly miss blogging but these days I just did not have something to bring up. Thank God, two hours ago I came up with a superb idea that can help me to become a more productive blogger: a writing challenge! The writing challenge I…

Now I’ve stopped watering the dead flowers

I am so fed up with my current uni life. Everything becomes a mess because of things called group projects. As far as I know, group projects are actually meant to lessen the amount of works to do and to ease the burden. On the contrary, what really happens to me is the exact opposite….

[Blogtour + Giveaway] Giveaway Winner Announcement and a Pinch of Gratitude

Selamat hari Rabu! On Wednesday, I announce the #BlogtourGolden giveaway winner. And the lucky winner is… *drum rolls* Rina Fitri Congratulation Rina untuk hadiah notesnya! Kamu bisa kirim identitas diri kamu (nama, nomor handphone yang bisa dihubungi, dan alamat lengkap) ke emailku: tiara.lesmana@hotmail.com secepatnya. Nanti kalau kelamaan hadiahnya buat orang lain, loh. (Ngga deng, bercanda) Buat kalian yang…

Never Been Your Fault; It’s Mine

This afternoon I realized my misjudgement: you did not change. You are still you, the endearing guy who never ceases to spread the benignity. As I realized that, I felt so bad for accusing you. Little did I know that I was the wicked one. Have always been, will always be. Here I write something for you, if you care enough to read….