Lir

Apakah gerangan Lir? Atau mungkin mundur selangkah lagi: bahasa apakah gerangan kata “lir” ini? Dalam bahasa Jawa pun ternyata ia memiliki beberapa makna. Tapi untuk saat ini, mari kita berkunjung saja ke Lir, sebuah tempat ngobrol yang asyik, tenang, ndhêlik, dan…

Warung Kopi Bardiman

  Bardiman. Entah nama siapa itu kok bisa jadi nama warung. Salah satu pelanggannya malah bilang barangkali itu semacam pisuhan yang disamarkan #bardimantenan. Warung Kopi Bardiman adalah sebuah warung kopi yang buka 24 jam di Seturan, Yogyakarta. Bertajuk “warung kopi”,…

The Chronicles of Fumiko: Beginnings

Please welcome Fumiko, the latest edition of gadgets to join my humble collection. Fumiko is a Fujifilm X20, a sweet-looking petite camera from the land of the rising sun. I remember years ago writing down owning my very own DSLR…

Randomize Bandung

Sekali-sekali lah aku menulis lagi tentang perjalanan yang random. Bandung, kota yang aku ingin kunjungi dari sejak lama, bahkan sempat aku bercita-cita kuliah di ITB. Kota yang sebelum ini hanya sempat kusambangi hanya beberapa hari saja (kalau tidak boleh disebut beberapa…

Hostile Takeover

A few decades ago, it was common for institutions of higher education to provide affordable housing options for its staff. The common practice would be for the campus to buy a huge piece of land, break it up into lots,…

Scarcity Bias

Not long ago I consulted with an old friend on the best strategy to pay off the mountain of debts I had just acquired, which I need for payment of a piece of land I’m trying to buy. Because he…

Collateral Damage

When you’re in love, everything about that person becomes a source of joy. Their jokes become so funny, their little favors so precious, their mistakes silly and forgivable, their flaws nonexistent. When you’re hurt by someone, everything about that person…