Month: January 2015

Hola 2015!

I guess I’m so over “losing weight & go to the gym” kind of new year resolution. On the second thought, I put such thing on the list anyway, HA. Well, as what I wrote, last year my focus and energy was mostly withdrawn by the wedding preparation and setting a new life. However, on the last quarter of the year, things were kinda back to normal and I spent a lot of time doing things I like; reading, drawing, writing, going on a solo trip and taking pictures. This year, I hope I can manage my time better so I can do more things outside office hours. I challenge myself to finish 20 books this year, be more responsible for byputy, write more and longer fictions, and guess what, learn a new language as an autodidact (Spanish, it is!) I guess I would be also busy (and broke) for moving into new house, Insya Allah. And the cliches: living healthier life, more jogging and running, and being a better person. Now, let’s move move move! :D …

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Short Story: Samskeyti / The Week That Plane Went Missing

Aida stared at the screen of her phone, unblinking until it dimmed due to inactivity. Her mind went blank yet jammed at the same time and stayed that way for the next couples of minutes. The breaking news on Twitter just told her that a plane flying to Singapore lost. A plane with flight code on Rudolf’s text that she suspected got multiple recipients; herself, his company chauffeur, and his wife. She didn’t know what to do, the news was unclear and unconfirmed. Based on an article she read on the internet, the probability of surviving a flight is 99.9999815%, much higher than surviving an affair in marriage. As she scrolled down the timeline, some people mentioned about praying. How long has she stopped praying? Should she start again? She decided not to get her mind stuck thinking about the praying option and used her cell phone to call the airline, hoping to gain some information. The operator refused to tell anything about it and suggested to pray while waiting for the official statement. Pray. She remembered how she wanted …