{Life List}: A Non-Fiction Workshop

Let me start it with a nice quote on pinterest.



I love learning and get very excited when ever I had an opportunity to learn something new -especially for free. For me, it doesn’t matter if at the end I didn’t like it. Its the willingness to learn and the effort to enjoy the process that matters.

Last Saturday, I joined a short workshop on non-fiction writing. A friend of mine informed me about the workshop and I just signed up. No hesitation at all. I even forgot that I had it on my life list. Turned out that I wrote about Joining a writing course there. Its amazing how universe brought me to fill my forgotten list. I just feel the need of going out and having new experience.

So.. the workshop was held in Millenia Book Store -never been there before-, a not so big book store (comparing to Gramedia) but somehow I like the air of the store itself. The speaker/mentor of the event was Said Al-Khudry aka. @profesorcintaid, the author of ‘Pacaran Mulu, Kapan Putusnya??’. I honestly haven’t read the book but at least I already have it now. Will definitely read it after finish reading my on -going one.


The workshop was fun and exciting. We watched  this video before starting the workshop (I recommend you to watch it). I even got a notebook for giving my opinion about it. Then we talked about the definition of non-fiction itself before we go deeper into material on premise, writer’s block and writing techniques. What make it more fun is that we had a chance to practice. Yup. We practiced how to create a premise, how to write a paragraph from 3 words given and basic knowledge on Mind Mapping. I remember that I have read a book about Mind Mapping from Tony Buzan years ago. Seems that I have to read it again 😉

As in my personal opinion, above all the given material, I got new knowledge on how a script turn into a book -since the moderator was from Mizan Publishing who explain a lot about it. I learnt that every one (actually) has the probability to be a writer. No matter their background is. The important is, to be consistent in what they’re doing. I think almost every successful person done it. Consistent.

In that case I will take a baby step for myself. I challenge myself to (at least) post twice a week on March 2017. *fingercrossed







Good Monday everyone! Week 26 here we are! The theme is Architecture!

These was taken months a go. Monas in Jakarta, Borobudur Temple; Ratu Boko Temple and Tamansari Water Castle in Jogjakarta.

If you like to join The Girl That Dream’s Awake 52 Week Photo Challenge as well, here’s what to do:
  1. Create a post entitled 52 weeks photo challenge:week-Theme
  2. Create a ping back to this page or leave a link to your post in the comments box
  3. Tag the post ’52 weeks’


Wish you all a good week.



I always fascinated with trees.

How they grow so big throughout the year even when nobody seems to care. How they look strong and steady even without leaves.

I like picturing them -in my mind- as a save shelter which never ask too much, never complain, never shout any negative comments. They just stay and be there for me.

If you like to join The Girl That Dream’s Awake 52 Week Photo Challenge as well, here’s what to do:
  1. Create a post entitled 52 weeks photo challenge :week (which week)-(the theme for the week.
  2. Create a pingback to this page or leave the link to your post in the comments box.
  3. Tag the post ’52 weeks’



42/366: Sunshine

I was nominated for this award by David from Chapeblog. Thank you soooo much. I think I still owe some other award from some fellow blogger here. Will catch back soon..

So.. here we go:

  1. Favorite subject at school? English 
  2. What 3 words describe you best? Weird, Coffee, 
  3. What is your favorite quote? I choose to be Happy
  4. Why did you start blogging? On and off since 2004
  5. What aspect of blogging do you love the most? Knowing other’s culture
  6. What do you feel is the most important takeaway for your readers (from your blog)? I think in some point my reader will say ‘Hey… she’s weirder than me.’
  7. What’s your favorite hobby (aside from blogging!)? Crafting
  8. Who is your dream dinner party guest (whether they are still alive or not)? Oprah
  9. Where is your happy place? Right here, right now. 
  10. How do you handle a stressful day? Take a deep breath with a cup of coffee on my hand.
  11. What was one of the most unusual experiences you’ve encountered? Hmm… what do you mean by unusual? Everyday is unusual 😀

Thanks again, Chapeblog!!

I’m sorry I can’t nominate other blog since most of my fellow blogger already turn their blog into Award-free ^^



Oh…I’ll be Just Fine

Your life without a computer: what does it look like?

Life After Blogs

I think it will as great as today.

No computer means I will write a lot. Literally write, using my hand with paper and pen as my mate. It’s not bad at all. Instead, I think I will have a neat handwriting because of that.

No computer means I have my mail delivered by Mr. Postman. How I miss those moment. I honestly do. I don’t know about you, but I truly missed the warm feeling I had every time I receive a mail or postcard from a friend or even an Eid Card from families who lived across the town. I missed those moments.

No computer means I have more time to read a book. Exploring each page, traveling to the other world. Reading e-book is fun, but holding a book in you hand, it’s such a different feeling.

No computer means more time to go out, breath and see real people. Having a real connection with people.


Short Term Goal: The Achievement

A few month ago I joined Blogging201. One of the task was to write about my short term goal for my blog. At that time I wrote this:blopost

feel free to visit here for details.

And by the end of November 2015, I accomplished goal No. 2 and …. half of No. 3 (I did read one blog every day but still have difficulty in commenting). Yeay for me 😀

This is really something for me. Especially for my blogging world as I never set any goal before.

So … how about if I set another short term goal. Maybe 250 post by the end of December 2015.

What do you think?