Spending a Day at library@orchard

Last year in December my dad and I did a quick trip to Singapore. My sister was moving to a new place and she was moving the day after I did my bi-monthly infusion in Malaysia. So we thought we’d drop by to help her out.

(I didn’t exactly help her out in the end as I was down with a really bad migraine. Woopsy. I gave her my moral support though :D)

We had a day spare and we decided to spend it at library@orchard. I already went once with my mum but it was too short of a trip. This time I wanted to spend more time and read more books. My dad was excited too as he had never been here before.

It started to shower when we got there, so we were happy to be inside this awesome library. This is a public library and it is located inside Orchard Gateway. Apparently it is a boutique library meant to attract young adults.Read More »

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My 2017 in Books

This year I completed my Goodreads Challenge of 70 books (I even read a bit more than planned)! In November I thought I wouldn’t make it but eventually I did. I actually had less time to read this year since I had to do lots of work for Astanya but when things get super hectic, reading is what keeps me calm.

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So, here are some of my favourite books of 2017:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This book actually broke my heart, but it is one of the best books I read this year. The book talks about a girl named Starr who witnessed her best friend called Khalil got shot by a police officer. His murder brought a lot of anger and confusion to Starr and also to their neighbourhood.Read More »

Cara Mudah Scan Foto Analog

Penemuan yang bikin seneng sendiri pada minggu ini adalah: Google PhotoScan.

Gak sengaja banget nemu aplikasi ini karena sedang download yang lain, terus saya iseng download juga.

Ternyata aplikasi ini memudahkan kita untuk scan foto-foto analog dengan mudah. Di rumah, saya punya banyak banget foto analog dan memang pingin banget saya simpan secara digital tapi bayangin harus satu-satu dimasukin ke scanner dan nungguin satu per satu discan aja saja udah lelah. Read More »

A Book for You to Read

{Day 7} Recommend a book for us to read. Why do you think it’s important?

I really enjoyed reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is a graphic novel about Satrapi’s early life in Iran. She is the great granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor. Her story shows of how it was being a young woman in Iran, of finding herself in the midst of the country’s ever changing state, of being an independent and free woman in the face of so many restrictions.
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I’m not going to go into any details, but I found it really moving and I love how completely honest it is. Her story is compelling and somehow I could relate to it though my life is nothing compared to Satrapi’s.

The fact that this book is written in a graphic novel way made it easier for me to understand the struggle of Iranians at that time. Satrapi also injects a little humour here and there which makes it refreshing despite the heavy topics projected throughout the book. Go and grab a copy!


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My Burumpi’s Year in Books

So this year I set myself a Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 books. From 2014-2015, I hardly read any book, I was so focused on being sad and miserable that even books couldn’t cheer me up (they usually do a pretty good job).

Earlier this year, I stared at my piles of unread books and started to go through them. My love for reading came back and I couldn’t be happier.

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In total I read 72 books, which is actually quite amazing given that I’m an extremely slow reader (I’m the type of person who takes each word slowly, imagining each scene inside my own little imagination factory). Usually I only read contemporary romance/young adult books, but this year I decided I wanted to read anything that sounds interesting.Read More »