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.
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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.
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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:
- Favorite subject at school? English
- What 3 words describe you best? Weird, Coffee,
- What is your favorite quote? I choose to be Happy
- Why did you start blogging? On and off since 2004
- What aspect of blogging do you love the most? Knowing other’s culture
- 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.’
- What’s your favorite hobby (aside from blogging!)? Crafting
- Who is your dream dinner party guest (whether they are still alive or not)? Oprah
- Where is your happy place? Right here, right now.
- How do you handle a stressful day? Take a deep breath with a cup of coffee on my hand.
- 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 ^^
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.
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:
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?