Me Against YÖK (Yükseköğretim Kurulu)

For an international student, bureaucracy sometime becomes a backstop for education. Well, this is my story dealing with YÖK (Yükseköğretim Kurulu) or Higher Education Council of Turkey. My experience is quite rare actually because I’ve never met any other students –Indonesian or other nationality- shared the same problem. Let me cut the crap and straight …

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Inspiring or Just a Showing Off?

Bedanya menginspirasi dan pamer itu tipis, cyin. Sudah lama saya cukup teriritasi dengan beberapa postingan orang (yang unfortunately saya follow di media sosial) dan tidak cukup ‘berani’ untuk meng-unfollow mereka karena kekerabatan yang cukup dekat. Hal yang kemudian saya lakukan adalah: menutup permanen salah satu akun sosial media saya, yaitu Path. Maraknya pertumbuhan angka selebgrams …

Education and Behavior

Education is important. For everyone with no exception. What, where, and how you will get education is the question that should remain in ourselves. None of us, women and men, wants to be left behind because our lack of education. The thing is, what makes you being educated? Sorry if my question is quite sarcastic. …

Hati dan Logika ala Perempuan (Seakan) Realistis

Saya menulis tulisan ini sebenarnya rada gimana gitu. Well, maunya sih keep silent tapi gatal pengen komen soal si perempuan yang mengklaim dirinya realistis dalam menata dan memilah milih masa depannya. Iya, Selmadena Aqilla. Perempuan yang memilih realistis menerima pinangan Haqy Rais yang saat itu memiliki seorang pacar. Pasti kalian sudah membaca kisah ini. Pendapat …

2016 to 2017

2016 was over. It is January again. 2017. To me, 2016 was full of things that has changed me more or less. Having a lot of decisions to be made and everything was going ups and downs. 2016 definitely gave its stroke that would be hard to forget. Getting married was definitely not my intention …

Bravo!

I was thinking to step back when your smile filled up my brain. You know what, I’ve been busy altering my life, my future. And, simply you asked me to place you on top of my list. You asked me to make you my only one because you did the same way towards me. How …

Letter to Myself (?)

Hai D, Gara-gara secangkir kopi caramel macchiato ukuran raksasa yang kamu pesan tadi sore, kamu berakhir dengan menatap layar laptopmu bukannya meringkuk di atas selimut. Salahkan dirimu sendiri! Untung saja asam lambungmu bisa diajak kerjasama, jika tidak ya salahkan dirimu sendiri lagi. Tidak peduli betapa kamu tidak berjodoh dengan kopi, tetap saja kamu sok menikmati. …