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Cages

It is now forbidden at my office to wear : dresses, jackets, scarfs, shawls, pashmina, nail polish Other restrictions : skirts┬ámust┬ábe knee high (not higher or lower) necklaces must be small (strand necklace, no chunkies) necklaces may only be worn inside of the shirt’s collar Goodbye there self expression, you have just been flushed down […]

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Your Job is NOT Your Career

Today I was on the verge of my wits’ end, and ended up googling the words “I hate this job” I am not a quitter, mind you. Never was, and hopefully never will be. I have always been one of those people that whenever someone tells me “You’ll never be able to pull it off”, […]

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Dinas vs Tamasya

Di kantor yang lama, perjalanan dinas selalu saya sambut dengan riang gembira. Kenapa? Karena eh karena, biasanya perjalanan dinas itu berupa sosialisasi kebijakan sehingga tidak makan banyak waktu. Pun umumnya dilakukan menjelang weekend. Alhasil, biasanya saya request penerbangan kepulangannya diundur ke hari minggu, supaya bisa puas sightseeing dan jalan-jalan. I consider it trip HRATIS melihat-lihat […]

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Cukup

Pagi di tepi jalan utama Jakarta, seorang laki-laki terduduk di trotoar. Dikelilingi dagangannya, entah apa, yang terlihat cuma warna-warni dan kilau plastik. Robot-robot kota Jakarta lalu lalang tanpa sedikitpun menoleh. Laki-laki itu sendiri, sebuah eksistensi sepi di sela padat ibukota. Benarkah? Ia kini sedang bernyanyi, lantang, meskipun sumbang. Tentu senandungnya bukan untuk uang, karena ia […]

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Insting Psiko Harmoni

Dear nurturing instincts, Now isn’t really a good time. Kthxbye. -Careerwoman

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Lunch Break

Sometimes I think I function a little bit better when I’ve had my first glass of the bubbly. It loosens my inhibitions just a little, allowing me to think more freely and talk more eloquently. I know I may come off as an alcoholic when I say this, but sometimes I wish offices give beer […]

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papercut

Each and every day in life, we meet the chance of getting hurt. It’s something not to be avoided. It can’t be avoided, as it is an essential process in life itself. I believe that when something doesn’t kill us, it makes us stronger. Adversity is the thing that allows us -or rather, force us- […]

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…failure to launch

semua orang punya mimpi. cita-cita kecil dulu adalah menjadi astronot. melihat bintang dan dunia dari perspektif yang lebih luas. pernah juga mau jadi detektif, mencari petunjuk dan menerka makna dibaliknya. satu cita-cita lagi untuk jadi arkeolog. keliling dunia, menguak sisa-sisa peradaban lain. kemudian belajar dari kesalahan yang membawa kehancuran peradaban itu. …. …. …. dan […]