I Gusti Ayu Azarine Kyla Arinta or Rinta was born in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia in 1992 to a Balinese father and a Bugisnese mother. A self-proclaimed geek and coffee-enthusiast, I Gusti Ayu Azarine Kyla Arinta works professionally as social media and content marketer while cultivating her interest and endless passion for literature, arts, coffee, and the use of technology for greater good.

25 July 2019: There and Back Again

“This is who I am, I am unapologetically filled with fire and passion and an endless yearning to live life to the fullest. I will cry with the world and I will laugh with the world, and maybe just maybe with my passion I can make the world just a slightly better place.”

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An Ode to Yogyakarta

Jogja taught me, taught us, that happiness is really simple and don’t require that much money either. So here’s my ode to Yogyakarta, the city I love and will continue to love, the city that has taught me how to survive and how to be grateful. Thank you for always allowing us who’ve resided there to come back and call it home.

On Acknowledging One’s Privilege

I dedicated this first post in 2019 for my mother and for my extended family who’ve become my consistent reminder that I have lived a life of privilege – the privilege of health, education, etc. and therefore with this privilege, I should live my life to the service of others and for the benefit of others. The irony of privilege I think is the fact that the life that I live now and the path that I choose – to work not for the sole purpose of money and profit but something with missions that will help empowered others – is only possible because I have a safety net and that safety net is my mother. My mother always taught me that what good is life if you just live it for yourself and I’m guilty as charged for being a self-centered elitist who’s trapped in the bubble of entitlement. This is one of my step towards a life worth living – to acknowledge my privilege and use my resources to do good for others.

25 July 2018: Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?

“I learned that I don’t have to be famous or changing the world to live a meaningful life – I won’t be able to end all suffering in the world or end a humanitarian crisis and that’s okay – as long as I never stop trying to give even just a little bit of meaning to someone’s else’s life by actually doing something instead of choosing to be apathetic and ignorant.”

India: 7 Hari Untuk Selamanya

Setelah lama absen jalan-jalan dengan Mamak akhirnya saya berkesempatan lagi untuk ikutan open trip kesukaan beliau. Kali ini tujuannya adalah negara yang sama sekali tidak pernah menjadi traveling bucket list saya: India. Ada banyak alasan … Continue reading India: 7 Hari Untuk Selamanya

Eksplorasi Wisata Pulau Bawean Melalui Program Literasi WriteVenture (Part 1)

Program ini dinamakan WriteVenture dan mengajak sepuluh orang gabungan penulis dan fotografer untuk menjelajahi pulau indah di utara Gresik yang menyimpan banyak potensi pariwisata yaitu Pulau Bawean. Berbekal waktu luang (yang sangat banyak), rasa penasaran, dan kaki yang gatal karena ingin jalan-jalan, akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk ikut program WriteVenture.