Letter to My Younger Self

Solo, 20th May 2015

Hi, buddy. How are you doing now?

It feels hot here, in Solo. I live in a cheap dorm with my friends since 2013. They are sleeping now. Someday they would be your friends.

I put this letter beside your bed. I wish you would read this in the morning. Because tomorrow is your 12th birthday, may I sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you? Baca lebih lanjut

Merunut Waktu: Sebuah Novel di Masa Bocah

Bang Ade, si empunya blog limaunipes membuat saya tertantang untuk berbagi kisah manis ini. Ini tentang kapan kali pertama kamu menyelesaikan baca dengan tuntas sebuah novel.

Tentu kamu tahu majalah Bobo, bukan? Saya penggemar berat majalah ini sejak di Sekolah Dasar. Dari majalah ini saya memperoleh kegemaran membaca buku apapun hingga beberapa tahun ke depan. Baca lebih lanjut

Book Review: Young Waves’ Tales by Adele Parks

young wives tales

Young Waves’ Tales by Adele Parks – personal image

This is a thick book I read by long time. Started on early January 2015, finished before 18th February 2015. It was not because of bad story, much pages, or tired book. No. If you read this book, it will be like a book diary.

The stories in this book told by Rose, Lucy, John, and Craig. Actually, Craig didn’t get much pages. He has only given one chapter from 50 chapters in the end of the book.

Title: Young Wives’ Tales
Author: Adele Parks
Pages: 592 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Publisher: Elex Media Computindo, 21st May 2014
Price: IDR 94.800
Rating Goodreads: 3.73/5 (average from 1,447 ratings)
Rating from me: 4/5

Rose was a devoted wife. She has Peter before Lucy, her friend, stole him from her. She was left with two twin sons, 9th years old (I think). While, Lucy was a perfect mistress. After married to Peter, she have Auriol. In this story, Auriol was 6th years old. Thus, this were 6 years Rose have been being a single mother.

Rose didn’t mad to Peter or Lucy. She kept her normal life on. She try not to bother Peter’s new family. She perform as a good mum. She never break the rules for her sons, such as time together with their dad, Peter. Rose loved children and good in every housework. She make her own meal, instead of buy from store like Lucy always did.

But Lucy was a pretty wife like a princess. She was a hard worker. She was always busy for her jobs, similarly with Peter. She has no time for Auriol. Then there was Eva, household servant. Although, Lucy loved her daughter so much. Probably Lucy believe that Auriol got her pretty character, including taste of fashion.

Then, there were Rose’s friends (Lucy’s too), Connie and her husband, Daisy (Rose’s sister) and her husband. They supposed Rose to get partner for a date because Rose’s life was devoid of passion and romance. When Rose heard her friends advice, she was mad. She was not a desolation woman. She told that she was fine. She didn’t need man for escapee.

John was Craig’s best friend, whereas Craig was a plain guy. John was known as a playboy, but he was good for Craig. He helped Craig until Craig got his one-and-only worship woman.

This is good stories. I was never getting bored. Because of late climax, I read this book slowly. Every chapters much with inner conflicts. The book urges us to find solutions for Rose’s, Lucy’s, and John’s problems.

When you read this book, you’ll admire the way Adele Parks made her characters in this book. She divided her stories into three (four at last) point of views. She made difference between these three of characters. She is good in it. I love her intelligence. When she act as Rose, the story told by a nice mum. When Lucy told, she told us like she was a good mistress, with unsteady emotions, and bad scenes. When John took part in the story, Adele wrote as a bad boy with impure mind.

Read this book, then you would find how English life, how is their cultures, and how is their way in interaction with each others. This is a good love and relationship book. I recommend you to read this before have a baby.

Mr. Sing

Masa-masa paling canggung dalam hidupku terjadi akhir-akhir ini. Sebagai tetangga baru mereka aku merasa perlu mengakrabkan diri. Setidaknya setiap hari berkunjung ke rumah orang yang berbeda. Kuharap, dengan begitu mereka akan mempertimbangkanku sebagai tetangga yang ideal dan tepat diajak kompromi. Baca lebih lanjut

BEC is Something Like…

Blog English Clube

Blog English Club

I’ve got this post revised. Then, you read the good post. Haha. Mbak Mikan helped me a lot. Here it is.

Just like a spirit the God is giving back to a dead body, BEC (Blog English Club) is like that for me (such as a second spirit for my english). In junior high school, I joined AMEC (American English Course) and graduated after taking part in beginner, and intermediate classes. That was in 2006 until 2007. I save the Baca lebih lanjut

Book Review: I Found You in Natuna (Agusta K’s Novel)

image by me

image by me

I got this book free from the writer. Lucky me! This is one of reward from his giveaway contest.

Actually, this book sent to my home on October 2014. But, because of my college bussines in Solo, I need to wait until time for going back home come. And finally this February 2015 I come home, then found this book with 2 others (gift from Agusta too) were unsealed. I know, my siblings read all of them before me. Huh. Baca lebih lanjut