Kadang-Kadang Kita Enggan, Tapi Suka Teringat

Berhubung badan masih sedikit lelah dari rangkaian kerja pekan ini, maka saya mengajak Anda mendengarkan cerita beberapa teman saya lagi kali ini. Sedikit berbeda dari yang sebelum-sebelumnya, rangkaian cerita yang Anda baca hari ini agak susah dirangkai. Maklum, temanya sensitif. Tidak seperti yang sudah-sudah. Mengajak mereka mengingat-ingat lagi pun perlu waktu agak lama dari biasanya.… Read More

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Dor!

Berhubung saya masih sepertiga jet-lagged, jadi kali ini saya biarkan teman-teman saya yang bercerita ya. Satu Me: “Deg-degan gak waktu pacar nembak elo dulu?” KL (teman, 33 tahun): “Deg-degan lah, gila!” “Berapa lama dari deket sampe akhirnya berani ngomong?” “Kayaknya 3 mingguan deh.” “Lumayan lah ya. Ngomongnya gimana?” “Kalo gak salah waktu itu dia ngajak… Read More

Namanya Juga Hidup

(Senin, pukul 5:45 pagi) Seperti biasa, Mat memulai harinya dengan ponsel. Saat alarm di ponselnya bunyi, dia bergegas mematikan. Setelah alarm mati, dia masih terbaring di atas kasur dengan mata terbuka. Setelah nyawa mulai terkumpul, dia meraih ponsel untuk membaca notifikasi yang masuk. Email bisa menunggu. Celotehan obrolan di beberapa grup WhatsApp bisa dibaca nanti.… Read More

Some People

Some people stay longer than expected. They carve abundant of memories in us. They hope that each one of them is taken as a token of remembrance. The choice is for us to keep, or not. Some people pass by quickly. They bring out temporary joy without intention to stay. Often surprisingly, we are left… Read More

… Karena Seluruh Dunia Tidak Harus Selalu Tahu

Correct me if I’m wrong, please. Tapi setahu saya, tanpa googling, belum ada film atau karya populer lain yang bercerita tentang “how to go through a breakup in social media”. Seingat saya, film-film terkait media sosial biasanya berkutat dengan isu-isu serius, seperti The Social Network atau Catfish. Untuk hal-hal ringan penuh romansa, sepertinya kita harus… Read More

“I Love You”

Whenever we talk about love, we often talk about it in the context of romantic relationship between two people. Books are written based on it. Films rely on it. Songs are made out of it. Poems derive from it. We spend our lifetime crushing, finding, and repairing it. What is less celebrated or glorified is… Read More

Eternity

When I was a kid, I always thought that I would end up living with the first person I have a crush on forever, until the end of time. Of course, the concept of “until the end of time” at the time was thought to be that we, the two of us, would leave the… Read More

Just Because …

… because it always feels good to love first, to spare a space in heart and mind solely for one other person, and no one else, just no one else but this special person, he or she who gets us up and about every single day, to think of nothing but giving our utmost thought… Read More