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A fuckload of classic literature: 1984 by George Orwell A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Aesop’s Fables by Aesop Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anna...
This is, ladies and gentlemen, a picture of sad perkedel. Sad perkedel, like its name, looks really, really sad. Miserably sad. It breaks my heart to look at the picture of sad perkedel. It looks like it’s there as a result of some cruel, arbitrary conception. A crooked sense of humor, perhaps. Only it was not initially meant to be a joke. Sad perkedel, dear universe, are my creation. ...
3,5 Peanuts in A Bowl
We count time in peanuts, my husband and I. And woot this is actually the first time that I refer him as “husband” in this blog. It sounds a little odd, but it feels right. It’s like that off-key note in a song that fits the music somehow, almost intentional. I like it. But back to the peanuts business, it’s a habit that started a while ago at times when we’re...
The Marvelous Misadventure of the Twosome Klutz #6
Him: Babe I got a question.
Her: *waking up* ... huh? What's up?
Him: Why did I sleep in the kitchen last night?
Her: Eh? Huh? What?
Him: Why did I sleep in the kitchen last night?
Her: But you didn't. You fell asleep here, next to me, last night. We were spooning and watching The Simpsons before we fell asleep.
Him: But I woke up in the kitchen.
Her: What do you mean??
Him: I woke up in the kitchen. I was lying on the kitchen floor with two pillows.
Her: What are you talking about???
Him: I was sleeping in the kitchen floor. How did that happen?
Her: How did that happen???
Him: Hey I asked the question first!
JGlobe Review →
“The lifestyle tips laid out eschew any spiritual claptrap; instead they jump between whimsical factoids and unambiguous notes on u nderstanding and surviving the daily routine.” - Jakarta Globe Click on title for the full review of my book ;) (Pic is courtesy of Siswanto Sidharta)
So I’ve been absent for a while....
What's On The Menu?
Vietnamese food’s amazing. But ask that question in a typical Vietnamese sidewalk restaurants or cafes, and you’ll always get unpredictable answers. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes you cant help but going wtf. But never boring. Never. Today me and Virginie stopped by at a random cafe by Tay Ho lake. It’s called Eva Club. Despite the bizarre cinco de mayo...
Rush Hanoi Rush!
A call woke me up today. It was one of the tenants in my apartment. She told me that my bike, parked in our basement, was leaking. Gasoline was all over the basement floor and the place’s now reeking the smell of it. That’s the perpetrator shown in the picture. A Honda Super Cub from the 70s. Actually, no. I sold that bike a year ago because being a vintage bike, it’s broken...
Je t’aime plus que tout la planete– followed with a silent sigh
From cracked.com: “… Over millions of years, most animals have adopted some kind of defensive strategy. An enterprising species might develop camouflage, sharp teeth or spines (if it’s smart, it’ll just go straight for the pistol-hands). But what if there were no natural enemies whatsoever? An animal could put absolutely all of its energy into eating and reproduction! On...
Fairy tales have always got to have something a bit scary for children - as long...– Roald Dahl
I was once told that I’m the queen of Freudian slip. But apparently that’s not all. Upon describing the concept of simple joy of life in my book, I made a series of poems and limericks, and above was one of them. It’s not until they have printed the book, and I re-read the whole poem, that I finally realized that it’s… it’s full of innuendo. Holy moly...
The Marvelous Misadventure of The Twosome Klutz #5
Him: *getting out from the toilet* What?
Me: The toilet's 20 m from where I'm sitting and I can smell... it.
Him: Say anything you want but I think that's manly. YEAH!
#BTDTGTTS is finally out there in the open!
That’s how awesome this week is for me. #BTDTGTTS is my first personal book project. A madman’s guide to living life to the fullest. It’s a collaboration project with Emeralda (http://emeraldanoorachni.tk/). This book was made for Dinda’s final thesis, she was a student of Visual Communication Graphic in one of the best universities in Indonesia. We finished the project on...
Everyone’s on Morrissey frenzy lately. So...
An attempt at Bjork’s Hyperballad on...
Painting by Chagall
Thunder rumbles in the distance, a quiet intensity I am willful, your insistence is tugging at the best of me You’re the moon, I’m the water You’re Mars, calling up Neptune’s daughter Sometimes rain that’s needed falls We float like two lovers in a painting by Chagall All around is sky and blue town Holding these flowers for a wedding gown We live so high above the...
The Marvelous Misadventure of The Twosome Klutz #4
Me: What's up, buttercup? How was your day, gamma ray? Anythin cookin, good lookin?
Him: So far so groovy, miss cheesy?
Me: If I were a cheese I would be gorgonzola. Just because it sounds so cool.
Him: Risyiana Muthia Gorgonzola, so true! It sounds cool!
Him: You wouldn't smell so good though.
Me: It's ok. I don't know any cheese that smells good.
A: I kept getting a feeling that, had she done things differently, you'd choose to be with her.
B: I can't say no.
(What's that sound? A broken glass? No. That's my heart)
Cinderella in Rubber Shoes: You Should Date an... →
cinderellainrubbershoes: due to insistent public demand by Charles Warnke Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when…
YH: Wha? Me? :))
Berkat Wonderbra yang mengcover Glorybox di...
Abandoned Amusement →
Beautiful chaos from the remains of Six Flags Amusement Park in New Orleans. Washed away by Hurricane Katrina, six years ago, never once rebuilt. What was used to be a 140-acre of amusement is now looking like a playground for Pogo the Clown. Click on the title link for the amazing set of pictures of this abandoned amusement.
Off with the foreskin or off with the head
It was couple of minutes to midnight. The boyfriend was still working on his thesis when he heard some loud knocks on the door. He got up to open the door and found two of his dearest friends, in a jolly mood, happily inebriated, but dead serious nonetheless. They were trying to convince him to cut off his foreskin. “You should do it man, if you’re going to convert to Islam....
Nigella Lawson's Caramel Croissant Pudding
Last Saturday I got three left-over butter croissants from breakfast and I know that if I didn’t eat them right away on the day, they’re just going to be stale and I will have to throw them away. So I googled some croissant pudding recipe and found one croissant pudding recipe from none other than the Queen of Food Porn, Nigella Lawson. It’s very easy and it tastes heavenly! I...
FAQ - Hanoi for Dummies (Part 2 - Eat, drink and...
So I skip the whole chapter about all the tourist attractions you could go, along with all the guest houses or hotels you could stay in. There are plenty of those in Hanoi, and you proud travelers are surely smart enough to use Google or Lonely Planet. Besides, this is supposed to be an insider (yet outsider, I’m not Vietnamese, you see) insights of the city, so I’ll answer those sort...
The Marvelous Misadventure of the Twosome Klutz #3
Him: Just got a message from my friend. His wife is kidnapping their kid, of two years old, and is nowhere to be found.
Me: Hey is it this guy you told me before, who was having financial problems and had to give up the other kid he has for adoption?
Me: That's so sad. But I sorta could understand his wife's decision, you know. I think it's maternal instinct, you'd do anything to protect your baby.
Him: What? Kidnapping the baby like that? I don't think it's right.
Me: Well he can't support the baby, and she's afraid that he's gonna give this one for adoption again. Can't really blame her. As a matter of fact, I think this is the perfect example why people need license to procreate.
Him: Yeah, and how exactly you'd measure which one would be legit to have the license and which one wouldn't?
Me: How do you think they do it for adoption process? Background check, financial check, yadda yadda, the system's already there.
Him: It's not that simple, and even if it works, what are you gonna do to people who procreate without license?
Me: Well, that means they had violated the law. And they shall be punished. Hard. Deterrent, baby. Deterrent.
Him: You sound like a conservative redneck.
Me: I'm not bleeding-heart.
Me: No, seriously.
Him: Well good, because I thought you finished your period a week ago.
Me: HEART, baby! Not HARD! O_O
FAQ - Hanoi for dummies (Part 1 - Getting to and...
I wrote this because, having been living in Vietnam for almost a year now, I got asked questions a lot regarding Vietnam and specifically Hanoi. And most questions are the same, so yeah here it is. Oh please note that I don’t claim these answers to be accurate whatsoever, these are just my point of view, based on my observation. And I’ve been told that I always see things from the...