Photo Gallery | Snow Country “Entrapment”

The snow is getting higher and higher. It is not February yet, though. Just enjoy my time in “jail” (merely dorm room, kitchen, class rooms, computer room, library and no rarely outside world). #okesipp :) Continue reading

Book Review | Snow Country: A Novel Which Brings You to Minamiuonuma in Classic Era

Title: Snow Country (Yukiguni)
ISBN: 978-4-8053-0635-2
Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Translator: Edward G. Seidensticker
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Singapore
Pages: x + 175

Mayumi-san, a Japanese friend of mine, pretty knows and memorizes so well every single word at the very first paragraph of Snow Country. “I red it long time ago and still remember,” she told me. My other pal, Brad, also enthusiastically said that the novel is one of classic masterpiece of readings. Continue reading

Minamiuonuma Original Kyodoryori

How Japanese education system creates “young entrepreneurs”

Note: in order to respect school regulation and protect students’ privacy, no picture to upload

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Ini Bukan Perpisahan

Kisah tiga “aku” – ayah, ibu, dan anak– dalam pusaran peristiwa yang acap disebut “perpisahan” Continue reading

Equinox Musim Gugur

Menikmati hari yang mana panjang siang sama dengan malam. Continue reading

Restu Ibu Guru

Hati ini akan selalu tabik padamu.

NAMANYA PUJI SETITI. Beliau guru akuntansi SMA aku saat kelas dua dan tiga. Aku sekolah di SMA Negeri 1 Pati. Bu Puji, begitu beliau aku panggil, yang “menemukan” aku dan membuatku terobsesi satu saat nanti harus kuliah jurusan akuntansi di kampus bergengsi. Ia yang memilih aku bersama beberapa kawan untuk ikut lomba akuntansi mewakili sekolah. Ia yang melatih kami guna bersiap menghadapi sejumlah kompetisi, baik secara beregu (cerdas cermat) maupun perorangan (olimpiade). Continue reading

(Late Post) President Candidates, Let’s Talk about Tax

Note: I submitted this article to an English daily newspaper based in Jakarta last June. The article was about how dare president candidates propose taxation issue as their campaign material. The article was rejected to be published.

On Sunday, June 1st, General Election Commission (KPU) officially announced candidates of president and vice president: Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa and Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla. In the next phase, during campaign period, public will be waiting for their programs and plans. Continue reading