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Tentang Liburan Yang Paling Menyenangkan

Pekan lalu, seorang sepupu dan seorang kawan meninggalkan tanah air untuk menuntut ilmu. Satu ke Austria dan satunya lagi ke benua kangguru. Mendengar persiapan dan keberangkatan mereka, rasanya…

Untuk Ayah dan Ibu

Ayah dan Ibu tersayang, Selamat ulang tahun pernikahan ke-31! Maaf kali ini nggak ada kejutan maupun hadiah barang. Maklum, anaknya lagi superkere dan kelelahan bertempur dengan rimbaraya Jakarta…

Menggenjot Pengawas Mandiri Demi Menekan Korupsi (bagian dua)

(silakan baca bagian pertama di sini ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Hendro mengatakan pemerintah kini dalam tahap perampungan naskah desain Undang-undang, sembari berancang-ancang menyiapkan uji publik. Ia memperkirakan rancangan tersebut bisa…

Menggenjot Pengawas Mandiri Demi Menekan Korupsi

Bulan lalu, untuk pertama kalinya saya mencoba menulis berita agak panjang. Tapi meski menurut saya isunya penting bagi kemaslahatan hidup kita, ternyata isu ini kurang seksi, kesalip macam-macam…

Balkan Trip 6: Attila and Identities

(Please do read the previous Balkan Trip posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) T-shirts in a stall in Mostar’s old town. “Hi. Are you a tourist? Where are you from?” asked…

Balkan Trip 5: War Voyeurism

(For a bigger picture of the trip, please do read the previous Balkan Trip posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I thought I was well-informed about the Bosnian War. After all,…

Balkan Trip 4: Meeting Mostar

(Previously in this Balkan Trip series: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train, A Night in Split, and Dubrovnik Days. Enjoy! ) 26 June 2013. My bus from Dubrovnik passed through…

Balkan Trip 3: Dubrovnik Days

(If you’d like your readings in chronological order, make sure you’ve read Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train and Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split before…

Balkan Trip 2: A Night in Split

“Here is Marko Maruliฤ‡, the inventor of iPad,” said the girl who guided us in a free walking tour while grinning. She chuckled, inviting me to chuckle along…

Balkan Trip 1: Aboard The Budapest-Split Train

June 21st was the start of my so-called Balkan trip. So many changes happened even in the planning stage. Initially I wanted to have an ambitious Budapest-Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik-Mostar-Sarajevo-Podgorica-Pristina-Skopje trip…

Graduation Ceremony and (Lots of) Unfinished Business

Ok, so two weeks ago I got to get my graduation ceremony. It’s like a HUGE reminder that after almost two years of having fun hard work, the…