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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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Erasmus+ Napak Ruang Refleksi

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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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 […]

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Berlin on a Tuesday

March 27, 2018. After 16 hours of sitting on an almost empty bus, mostly filled with Russian-speaking passengers (effectively nullifying me from any sort of linguistic comprehension during the entire ride), I finally stepped out at Berlin’s central bus station. “It is a vacation,” I assured myself. “It is my vacation.”

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Omah Kasongan: Sebuah Cerita

Barangkali diantara kita ada yang mengetahui atau pernah memiliki sebuah kotak berisi pengingat dari peristiwa-peristiwa yang terjadi di dalam hidup: foto masa kecil, jam tangan pemberian Paman, atau tiket pesawat kita yang pertama. Kotak tersebut masih terus kita isi, dan terkadang kita buka kembali saat dirasa perlu mengingat apa yang membawa kita sampai di sini. […]

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Tom Fisher dan Pilihan-pilihan Arsitek (yang Seharusnya Sudah Jelas)

Beberapa saat yang lalu, saya menonton lagi paparan Tom Fisher (University of Minnesota) tentang Desain dan Etika Berarsitektur yang disampaikan dalam acara Solutions for the Other 90%, yang dulu juga pernah disampaikan di salah satu kelas Etika Profesi. Fisher mengungkapkan bahwa sebagai arsitek dan desainer, keberpihakan kita dalam merancang secara nyata memberikan efek yang permanen […]

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Who Does An Architect Design For?

“You know, Zaha Hadid did something in Vienna too.” A friend of mine, who isn’t an architect but strangely very knowledgeable, told me. “Let’s go there since you’re into those stuff.” He continued. – That’s my first encounter with Zaha’s design: the library of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien/University of Economics Vienna. I don’t know if it’s just […]