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.

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

Mengapa Saya Membaca

Akar budaya baca Apabila keluarga diibaratkan sebagai akar, saya bersyukur kepada Tuhan karena diakarkan kepada keluarga yang memiliki minat baca cukup tinggi. Sejak kecil saya tumbuh dengan buku-buku bacaan, hasil … Continue reading Mengapa Saya Membaca

Notes from Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016: Day One – The Avonturir.

check out the notes I wrote on my collaborative blog with Rifda Amalia, The Avonturir, on the first day of the festival where I finally met Eka Kurniawan in real life and find out who his muses are and the many hidden treasures of Indonesian literature coming from Indonesia’s emerging writers