Last Wednesday, Indonesia held our presidential elections. This is my second time voting and the experience is much different from my first time. When I voted five years ago, I’d been living abroad for four years, have no first-hand experience of what it’s like to live in Jakarta for more than three months a year, and wasn’t very up-to-date with political news at the time. Everything I knew about politics I knew through the people around me; my parents, my relatives, and a few of my friends who cared about politics.Continue Reading
If my life had an FAQ page, these two questions would definitely make the list. From 7th grade to the first half of 9th grade, I attended an all-girls school. The reason was because it was one of the best school in my city and plus, I’ve already attended its elementary school so where else would I go?
My 12 year old self was nervous. Beyond the usual first day of school questions like “Am I going to make friends?”, one particular question that I had in mind was “Will there be any mean girls?”. Growing up, the representation of female relationships in the media, be it in movies I watch and books I read, are always complicated. Female friendships are often depicted as full of catfights and backstabbing going on which leads me to that question in the first place. So imagine how surprising it was for me when I realised that girls tearing each other down at every corner might be a fantasy.Continue Reading
The title of this post was literally the question I had in my mind after I submitted my last assignment in university two years ago. TWO FREAKING YEARS. How time flies. I decided to write a post about this because my friends just graduated from university and it brings back so many memories of those moments right after I graduated.
Growing up, the cycle of life I knew was you go to school, you go to university, and then you get a job and start working your dream job. Is it really this way? Based on my own personal experience, not really.Continue Reading
You must have seen the book on Instagram, the news, your nearest bookstores, and maybe some of you have already picked up the books by now. I’m talking about #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso. The book is one of the 5 Coffee Table Books I want to have. I finally had the chance to get it and more importantly, read it.
At first, I was a bit skeptical of this book. I was never the kind of person who read self-help books or in this case, business entrepreneur books. “So why did you want to get this again?” you might wonder. It was purely for visual reason. It’s millennial pink, you guys! Another reason why I was skeptical about this book was the fact that #GirlBoss is one of the most hyped books among girls and women entrepreneur. The book is present in every single “must read books for female entrepreneur list” out there.
I have to say though that once I open the book and start reading it, it was nothing like I expected. Note to self: Never judge a book by its genre. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is a modern, informative, and down-to-earth book. The whole time I read the book, I felt like I was listening to a girl friend chatting away about her life experiences and the lessons she learned along the way. Sophia doesn’t sugarcoat anything; she tells it as it is. You will get to know the good, the bad, and the crazy side of creating your own business – all in one book. She gives you advices and examples while also sharing her mistakes. She throws in warning and precautions along the way as well.
I truly recommend you to grab yourself a copy of this book, but in the meantime here are some things I learned from reading #GIRLBOSS.Continue Reading