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Type is Not a Static

Personal reflection of type based on Katharina Borsi’s “Drawing and Disputes” on Berlin’s nineteenth-century block and Rob Krier’s Winning IBA 84/87 Proposal at Berlin Ritterstrasse Nord The nineteenth-century blocks of Berlin have re-emerged lately in a lot of new master plans around Europe. This happening brings about the questions surrounding the block in itself but […]

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“Free Your Stuff Berlin“, Berbagi Barang Secara Gratis ala Ibukota Jerman

Hidup di kota besar bukan berarti segalanya serta-merta diukur dengan uang. Grup Facebook “Free Your Stuff Berlin” dan 170.000 anggotanya memungkinkan siapa saja untuk memberikan dan mendapatkan apa saja secara gratis, dari makanan dan pakaian hingga sepeda dan mesin cuci. Tanpa syarat. Penulis menceritakan bagaimana hari-hari pertamanya di Berlin turut terbantu oleh grup ini. Saat […]

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An inferior, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, but nevertheless still nice surprise about Berlin

So. Here we are again. It just occurred to me that it has been 15 days since I last posted about something, when I actually wanted to write more posts about some more things. But anyway… here we are again. In September 2019, I went to an event called “Berlin Graphic Days” in Kreuzberg and […]

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0101.2020

Happy New Year 2020! I wish everyone peace and wholeness this year forward. While so little has changed in our physical space from 23:59 the year before to 00:01 the next year (today’s magenta sky looks similarly tantalizing with one of yesterday); and the concept of weeks, months, years, etc. is the way it is […]

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In my room

I would watch (at least) two episodes of How I Met Your Mother while eating my awful stir-fry-tomato-cream-tortellini and smile along Ted, Barney, Marshall, Lily, and Robin (with her five dogs). I would stumble upon Amazon’s “Modern Love” trailer on YouTube, be brought to tears by it (will try to put a little context here: […]

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Short Stories about Crossroads

1.Paris, FranceImagine waiting to cross the road in a city in France where of course French is the official language, but when you look to your left, someone is speaking in some language you don’t know (but definitely not French too), and on your right, someone else is also speaking in another language. And when […]

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Short Stories from Łazienki Park

1.—“There’s nothing to look at.. They haven’t filled the pond after winter.”“Too bad. We shouldn’t have met here—or in Poland, even. Everything is either too cold, or too grey.. Couldn’t even get a proper pink on my coat.”“I presume so.. But if it was not for this place, we might not even meet at all!”“But […]

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Palanga

It depends on every person, how they would like to think about their memories. Well, I probably won’t keep the bad ones for too long, but I guess the nice ones will stay (in what I imagine) .. as mental pendants. A kind of charm, that you can always hold again and reminds you of […]

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A junior high reunion 5,000 km away (alternative title: a day trip to Busan)

If only Orville and Wilbur Wright knew how much they’d impacted the world through the invention of airplane.. Surya and I were friends in junior high school. We both went to a public school located near the northern end of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, just under the tip of Mt. Merapi. We used to take the same […]

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A change in the way I see photos (and should I worry about it? Let me know)

That, is a lengthy (probably also clickbait-y) title for a rather vague post, but I’m grateful that you’re here anyway. So yeah, let me introduce you to my newest life dilemma. I noticed this when casually looking through my recent photo stream (by recent, I mean ‘last year’). I probably took more photos in the […]