Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Lika-liku hidup dan persahabatan adalah tema buku ini secara garis besar. Jika dikerucutkan lagi, buku ini sebenarnya berbicara tentang kehilangan.

Tsukuru, tokoh utama dalam buku ini, telah kehilangan pertemanan yang (sangat) dekat dan berharga. Menyisakan ruang hampa di hatinya sampai merasa mau mati. Tidak ada hentinya berpikir dan kemudian menelusuri apa yang salah pada dirinya hingga dicampakan begitu saja oleh teman-teman terdekatnya.

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Aku dan kopi :)

Tulisan ini terinspirasi dari seorang penulis favorit, penulis yang belakangan ini selalu membicarakan kopi sebagai inspirasi barunya. Tapi, aku bukannya mau membahas kopi seperti yang dia bahas, aku hanya mau menceritakan kisahku sendiri… bersama kopi 🙂

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Conquering the city.

A curious and adventurous girl: something I’ve just discovered from myself. I realized it now from the way I feel towards any place with its adventure possibilities–when I thought about that.

I love to explore new places, I feel it cool to go somewhere alone. Also, I never feel like a lost child to be somewhere alone, instead, I feel like the main character of a book or a movie. Seriously, there are so much you can do by being alone. Capturing some random pictures, talking to strangers, learning something new, or simply just clearing your mind. Hence, here I dare myself to make a trip to a city I’ve never visited before alone, maybe Surabaya or Jogja, this year (I hope). Not easy, I know. My trip to Malang last year just easy because I have a friend there who took care of me, someone I dearly miss now.

Yes, I love to be accompanied by friends too, don’t get me wrong. But I’m just not a type of girl who will cancel my plan to go somewhere just because there’s no accompany. I just think “why don’t go there and find what I can find alone?”. You don’t always feel lonely by being alone because there’s a huge difference between ‘alone’ and ‘lonely’, though. 

Lately, too, I’ve been thinking about what an ideal happy life is. And I thought about a city, a strange city I’ve never visited before. But this city, however, scrathed a smile on my face. I imagined myself woke up in the morning on my warm and comfy bed next to a window where a friendly sunshine happily said hi to me. I will dressed up, ready to look around the city by my bicycle or even just take a walk then stopping by on a bookstore or a coffee shop. Better if there’s a park with a river to simply just enjoy the moments. Alone, or with a lover 🙂