2017 Book Recap + Mini #BookReview

Such a huge mistake to come up with an idea to blog a year’s worth of books recap slash review, especially after a quite long hiatus. It’s been ages since I wrote book review on my blog, so honestly I struggled a lot during the writing process I had to put it off for a…

Brabbeltaal #011: Anxiety, Avoidance Coping Mechanism, and Whatnot

Malam ini balik lagi ke blog ini dan memutuskan untuk menulis post ini karena gue sedang merasa cemas dan takut sementara gue ngga tau mau cerita ke siapa. Mau cerita ke temen tapi belakangan ini gue tidak merasa punya teman yang bisa gue percaya untuk cerita tentang hal-hal macam ini, mau cerita ke orang tua…

2018 (so far)

I started 2018 with an impulsive act that drastically changed my life: decluttering my bedroom! It was a casual night of January first. I was laying on my bed, scrolling through my social media’s timeline, trying to return to my reading (it was “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami), but…

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…