#BookReview Flowers for Algernon [A Novelette] by Daniel Keyes

One year ago when I was still an avid reader of YA/romance fictions, a friend of mine recommended a book titled Flowers for Algernon. When I read the title, I was excited because I thought it was a book about love story or something like that. So I typed ‘Flowers for Algernon’ on Google search tab; turned…

#BookReview Critical Eleven by Ika Natassa

Let me be honest here: belakangan ini Tiara jarang banget baca karya-karya penulis lokal. Bahkan sepanjang tahun 2016 cuma beli tiga buku lokal: satu buku karya Tere Liye dan dua buku karya Ika Natassa. Berbeda dengan Tere Liye yang beberapa karyanya telah tuntas ku baca, pengetahuanku tentang karya Ika Natassa awalnya masih sangat minim. Aku baru tahu karya beliau…

What Keeps Me Going: Vanilla!

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I just survived a hellish semester. Yay me! Can you guess which subject I got the highest score during my three years of being (trapped as) an engineering student? ENGINEERING ECONOMIC! I should’ve really enrolled the Accounting major instead. So far the fifth semester has been the toughest and roughest semester I’ve ever…

Racauan Sang Pesakit

Sejak kecil aku bukan seseorang yang sepenuhnya sehat. Ketika teman-teman seusiaku menghabiskan sebagian besar masa kecilnya di tempat rekreasi—Dufan, Taman Safari, you name it, aku lebih sering menghabiskan waktu menunggu giliran bertemu dokter di rumah sakit. Radang tenggorokan adalah sahabat karib yang tak pernah absen bertamu setiap pergantian bulan. Salah makan sedikiiit saja berujung pada dua sampai tiga hari…

Brabbeltaal #009

The hopeless romantic side of me was grateful for the 104 degrees fever during the last three days; for the high temperature had burnt away all the thought of him.

Does Time Really Heal?

Never had I thought you’d be this cruel, My Dear Gus. You, whom I thought were blessed with the kindest and purest soul, were the one who cut open the scratch you’ve left me with and poured salts on the fresh reopened wound of mine afterward. I thought you felt regretful over those mistakes in the past, thus you let me have…

[Chapter W Project] CALL FOR ACTION: Kado untuk Perempuan Istimewa

Before I start writing here, let me show my gratitude. I was selected as a campaigner of this very, very generous ideas of Chapter W’s. Too bad, due to some reasons I couldn’t perform well during the campaign. Then here I am, trying to mend everything before it was too late. Every mankind should have…

Love in the Time of Cholera Excerpt: The Detachment

“This is not the place for a crowned goddess.” She turned her head and saw, a hand’s breadth from her eyes, those other glacial eyes, that livid face, those lips petrified with fear, just as she had seen them in the crowd at Midnight Mass the first time he was so close to her, but…

#BookReview Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Hello! I finally made it to the ending on a windy November 12 evening. [You’re right. Another long overdue post] I phoned Midori. “I have to talk to you,” I said. “I have a million things to talk to you about. A million things we have to talk about. All I want in this world is…

Serotonin Overflow

Hi! Just got home from campus. Today I successfully failed the LLE quiz but I felt nothing close to miserable because you know what, JOHN MAYER RELEASED A NEW SONG TODAY!!! It was all start days ago when he began to give us a hint on his Twitter and Instagram account. I was busy with uni-slash-personal life…

Brabbeltaal #008

Bagai kilat dan gemuruh, atau hujan dan pelangi, yang seringkali disandingkan, padahal akan bersama pun tidak.