A Taste of Home

Three days ago, I woke up to the smell of danggit which we had for breakfast along with fried rice, noodles and eggs.  It was a rainy morning and as we sipped our coffees, we watched the grey clouds and the raindrops from our window. We took our time to drink our coffees and had another round afterwards.

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Finding Peace In Chaos: 9 Hours in Velana International Airport

A few days ago, I was in Velana International Airport for my flight to Manila. I arrived at the airport at 11:30am and my flight is, still, at 8:55pm.

I’m good at wasting spending time alone however, 9 hours is quite long for an airport as small as Velana Int’l Airport.

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Book Review : The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics and America, wrought in electric prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, is a man of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in America after the end of the Vietnam War. A powerful story of love and friendship, and a gripping espionage novel, The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in Literature, film and the wars we fight today. Continue reading “Book Review : The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen”

On Lipstick And Other Stories

A few weeks ago, I received a parcel of excitement. Inside that box was a blush of joy and half a dozen of colorful lipstick happiness bought online from my recently discovered online cosmetic shop. I was on an online shopping frenzy and I tell you, I never thought online shopping can be this fun. The happiness doubles upon receiving the goods. Continue reading “On Lipstick And Other Stories”

Looking For Some Motivations on a Monday Afternoon

Today, an agent is visiting our resort for a familiarization trip and I have to meet and greet the person, show her the resort and probably host her for dinner and drinks. My job sounds fancy, at least to some because I am one of the few staff in the resort who is privileged to eat and drink in any of the restaurants whenever an agent or media person visits the resort.

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Book Review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

A man thrown backwards by the heartbreak goes in search of an artifact that could unsettle history. A woman carries her husband to a doctor in a suitcase. A Canadian senator begins a new life in a new country, in a company of a chimp called Odo.

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My Blog Posts Are Like My Kids + Giveaway Winner

An Indonesian author said, his books are like his children. On my case since I haven’t published any book yet, my posts are my children.

Each of my posts has their own story and character, just like kids. Some of them are too emotional, some too hilarious and some are full of angst. Though its not good for a mother to have a favorite child (or children), I do have several posts that are closest to my heart.

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Not Your Usual Blogging Tips: Things I Learned From 5 Years of Blogging

Just type ‘blogging tips’ on google and you’ll definitely find tons of articles which says almost the same thing. I’m not saying I’m so different but what’s on my list is a little bit personal. Things that I learned from when I started blogging till date.

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