Welcome to my bloody hell. Get on my emotional rollercoaster. For maximum torture, please hold on to my physical pain. Enjoy.
“You are my personal brand of heroine,” whispered
Edward Cullen to Bella Swan of Twilight me to fiction stories.
Like other just-graduated-wtf-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life ambitious millennials, I read tons of self-help books. My eyes shining, “I hope of I get life figured out after page 182!”
One of the books I read was Business Model You. Its writer team wrote a question to figure out our passion: What do you love to do as a child?
My answer: writing (of course). Little that I knew, I forgot one other thing: catching Pokemon.
My life calling turned clearer when I catch my first Charmander on my mother’s sofa.
Living in Jakarta is not always boring.
There is something beneath the same old sunny traffic and overpriced coffee which–let’s be honest–you don’t like that much.
Last weekend, I went to the other Jakarta. Not malls and cafes. It was a weekend to remember.
Author’s note: Before this ancient Indonesian legend disappears forever beneath tons of megabytes of Nick Jonas’ new song, I rewrote the legend with a lot of pop culture references. I hope the kids can relate.
What if Lara Djonggrang had a Snapchat account?
When Indonesia was a land of kingdoms and magic, lives a beautiful Princess, Lara Djonggrang. Every prince had tried to ask for Lara’s hand in marriage to her father, the king. However, the king desired Lara to marry whoever she loves.
The king’s wish was respected by all princes, except Prince Bandung Bondowoso. Prince Bandung’s ambition was so high that he conquered 7 kingdoms, sailed 7 seas and ran a 7 million dollar tech startup. He was sure, Lara will love him too, like other fangirling maidens. He was wrong.
If this was a thriller movie, they’d show happy close up shots — sunshine that’s a little to bright, a pair of scarlet lips laughing, green waves rolling— along with a melody of dread.
If that kind of scene shows up on HBO, I wouldn’t care if the movie won 100 Oscars, I would still run for the remote to turn it off. I hate it.
I loathe feeling like something’s about to go wrong and I have little control to stop it.
No gossip. No “when will you get married” pressure shit.
[ ] Look pretty
[ ] Be successful in our career , but not intimidating so we can complete the next thing below
[ ] Build a relationship full of love
[ ] Complete those three while being overlooked
What are we? Supergirls?
Choose between love or career is tough.
Let’s hear what Emma Watson, Beyonce, and other successful ladies said about this “love or career” drama.
When I got a new iPhone, my friends ask me a few questions, “Is your time getting shorter?” “Are you spending the day on social media?” “Feeling miserable?”
I answered yes.