Month: July 2015

I Think Indonesians Should Make “Reading” Cool Again

“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.” — John Waters Well, don’t take the quote literally but I agree with the idea. I actually got this urge to write about it this morning, after reading a reply from a girl who asked me how to order a custom illustration. Previously I sent her a page of ‘order guideline’ which clearly mentioned how to do it. Then she just wrote me back, “So, how can I order? How do I pay?” At the end of her email it was written, “Sent from my iPhone”. I assumed she had her iPhone in English so it wasn’t about language. She just didn’t read what I sent. As a person who takes reading & writing as the best form of communication, it disturbed me. So I’m writing this, putting a risk that later you might call me smarty-pants or wisenheimer. That’s fine. Actually, the girl’s case I mentioned above happens all the time. I don’t …

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It’s been 13 years

In 2002 I started 3 things I couldn’t imagine growing up without: blogging, knowing a great woman named Julisa, and getting a great crush on 21-year-old Iker Casillas during World Cup. Now it was 13 years ago, I’m still blogging, I barely keep in touch with Julisa because she’s too awesome and busy globe-trotting and saving the world (but I always text her on her birthday), and Iker Casillas is now 34 years, a father and no longer plays in Real Madrid. I grew up liking Casillas and watching football regularly for a few years. Then I lost interest in watching sports. Well, maybe I just realized that it was pointless to watch sports I hardly ever did. Now I occasionally watch International matches but not more than that. However, my personal adoration to Iker Casillas stayed. I never lost a high school girl inside of me who made a dream to visit Santiago Bernabeu, where Casillas started his career and went on for about 16 years. Moreover, I got interested in Spain as a …