Si Sodom dan Si Fanatis Ayat

Apa sama kaum Sodom dengan hooligan agama? Keduanya gemar gumul serupa. Yang awal senggama raga, yang kemudian senggama ayat. Tapi saya lebih musykil terima si fanatis ayat. Mereka eksklusif, tak terima orang macam saya yang ditafsir kafir. Keistimewaan yang mereka buat-buat sepenak birahi itu lantas buat si pemakzul Tuhan merasa superior, anggap punya hak untuk zalim pada yang bukan. Sudah sombong, tamak pula. Barulah setelahnya … Continue reading Si Sodom dan Si Fanatis Ayat

Character Development (Part I)

Kemarin IDS memberikan pekerjaan rumah tentang character development dalam membuat film. I think I’m going to answer the quiz here. 1. What does she think of his father? What does he hate and like about them? What influence did his father have on him? For Akasha, father figure is both important and irrelevant. She has a father, but he is just not there. She grew up with his father always besides her, … Continue reading Character Development (Part I)

Cinta, Rangga, and the lucky number thirteen

In approximately five months, Indonesian movie lovers will be pampered, be reminded on how good the country’s motion picture industry was during the early reformation era. We, the people, will be presented with a sequel of one of the finest Indonesian movies of all time. We will dive deep into the reminiscence, the memory, the strong impression left by the first movie, when we eventually … Continue reading Cinta, Rangga, and the lucky number thirteen

Reshuffle Kabinet dan The Clicking Monkeys

Pada pagi hari ini, Rabu, 12 Agustus 2015, diberbagai akun berita online yang saya ikuti di Twitter, berhembus kabar bahwa Presiden Joko Widodo akan menata ulang (atau yang lebih dikenal dengan istilah reshuffle) kabinet yang Ia pimpin. Sejumlah nama dan posisi yang akan diganti pun mulai beredar, terlepas dari apakah kabar tersebut dapat dipastikan validitasnya atau tidak. Menteri yang kabarnya akan diganti diantaranya adalah Menko … Continue reading Reshuffle Kabinet dan The Clicking Monkeys

Path, Selebriti-Mikro, dan “Perubahan”

Baru (atau “Sudah”) sebelas bulan saya menggunakan Path sebagai salah satu media sosial saya. Sudah sebanyak 577 momen yang saya abadikan dalam platform ini. Artinya, dengan asumsi sederhana bahwa satu bulan terdiri dari tiga puluh hari, maka di setiap harinya rata-rata saya mengunggah 1,748 momen. Mari sederhanakan bilangan tersebut dengan melakukan pembulatan ke atas sehingga rata-rata status update saya setiap harinya adalah dua momen. Momen … Continue reading Path, Selebriti-Mikro, dan “Perubahan”

Peace Be Upon Us

I have always been fascinated by the idea of peace, whether if it is peacemaking, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, or anything related with the condition of absence of violence (at least at the surface level). People who are considered to be pacifist such as Mahatma Gandhi or Dalai Lama, those who lived through implementing the idea of inner peace, opposing violence whatsoever, are the people I admired … Continue reading Peace Be Upon Us

‘Anak Politik’ dan ‘Politik’

Saya ingat beberapa bulan yang lalu, saat saya mengunjungi Birmingham untuk pertama kalinya, seorang teman saya bernama Evraim Licardo Sitepu, atau yang lebih dikenal dengan sebutan Dodo, menanyakan hal berikut: “Kenapa kok anak politik malah ngga mau terjun ke politik ya, bro? Malah banyakan anak teknik lho”. Saat itu saya kebingungan untuk menjawab pertanyaan yang Dodo lontarkan. Kebingungan saya tersebut dilandasi pada beberapa hal. Pertama, … Continue reading ‘Anak Politik’ dan ‘Politik’

Paradoxes

In the last couple of weeks I have been thinking about some contradictions and paradoxes in my daily routine. Mainly, those concerns are related to how stability and progress are in fact could live hand in hand simultaneously. I spent three years of my undergraduate years believing that stability could not coexist with stability. These two terms just embodied an extremely separated ontology, thus their … Continue reading Paradoxes

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Oftentimes, the use of hashtags in multiple social media platforms is associated with an attitude. People want to appear bold and be assertive, so they used hashtags. People want to show their support to a particular issue, so they used hashtags. We transform hashtag not only as a code to show numerical sequence but also a symbol of social expression. As far as I remember, … Continue reading #