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Confession

Maybe  I want to thank those who visited my blog first.

Anyway, uh, yeah, so I want to- no, I have to admit have so much cons in writing. More like, blogging.

My teacher gave me a link to a page, which contains 81 tips from 24 bloggers.  That’s aa lot, but most of them are just the same.  And most them are something I haven’t done until now.  So, 3 of the most crucial thing that I need in blogging are:

  1. Consistency

I know I’ve been writing inconsistently lately, like posting 1-2 posts at a time and then not posting  anything for a few months. And that’s why I’m happy if there is -any- visitor, even though just one. :/

2.  Specific Theme

I admit this blog looks like chicken salad. But starting from now on, I’ll focus more on writing fiction, poetry, and answering questions from askbox (and blogging assignments from school too of course).

3.   Trying to write on different PoVs

An extremely difficult thing to do. Though I want to make my blog as interesting and useful as I can, doing it is actually not easy at all. If possible even, I’d be happy if my blog is useful for studying or you can get any inspiration from reading my posts 🙂

But, you know. Easier said than done.

Originica

 

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‘Horrible’

A Reply to A Question from the Askbox

April 25th, 2017

School, Jakarta

First, I want to apologize for the super-late reply (it’s been more than a month lol). Things going a bit hectic in my school by the time I write this. Second, I didn’t really expect someone to ask something. Last, I want to thank Crooked_shank  for asking the question. Let’s see the question:

“What would you do to get over something horrible in the past?”

As an adjective, horrible is a subjective, relative word. So let’s see the definition first.

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Okay, thank you google. In this case, we’re using the first definition, and I take ‘horrible’ as ‘likely to change you/your life because of horror and/or shocking it caused’. Or more like, something very bad that (unfortunately) happens to you.

For me personally, I always try to take the positive sides instead of lamenting over the negative impacts.

Horrible things will be kept in our memory, and perhaps we will recall it sometimes in the future. It won’t be as horrible as it was, but it’ll make me introspect myself a bit more. Like, how that happened, do and don’t, how I am now, etc.

Example. A boy who likes archery, gets a silly birthday celebration: being thrown with eggs which causes one of his eye to be blind. Maybe some people -know- how he feels, but maybe they don’t -understand-. As this boy falls into despair, since he probably can’t do archery anymore, he tries to cheer himself up. Despite of ‘why’ questions and sadness welling up in his head, he tries a new hobby. He starts drawing to reflect his memory, and he’s glad that at least he still has an eye left. And he makes sure that he won’t lose that another one.

He draws more frequently, and his drawings turned into a beautiful art with deep meaning. Who knows he’s good at art if he keeps up with archery, despite of try to draw?
This may not a splendid or expected answer, but that’s my personal thinking. Hope this helps, and have a nice day!

Best Regards,

Originica

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Difference Doesn’t Matter

A Letter for Everyone in This World

Mainly for fellow Indonesians, but I write this in English so everyone else can read. Because we want peace in the world, not just in Indonesia.

I am a gamer. Although I’m not a pro, and game is no more than just a hobby.
Like many other gamers, I like chatting with the other players. Even in a one-country server, the players vary widely. And my beloved country, Indonesia, is full with heterogenous people.

I do care a lot about another people’s health, mostly because they don’t really care about themselves besides their own happiness. So it’s not rare for me to ask them or remind them to take care about simplest things.

Which was how my relationship with most players in that game started.

Through various socmeds, I managed to find some informations about them. At first I thought most of them are from Jakarta, mainly because it is the biggest city and because if there will be any event, most likely it will be held in Jakarta.

But no. Compared to those who are in outside Jakarta, players who domiciled in Jakarta are quite few. Indonesia is quite large, but since I don’t know about the facility and technologies out there, so this was quite unexpected.

The players are heterogenous just like how Indonesians are heterogenous too. Still, most of them are boys.  And like I’ve mentioned above, I talked with some of them, a nice and positive chat.

From my observation, gamers rarely mind the difference between age, gender, race, etc. They respect me too, and though they like to tease me sometimes, I know they were just joking and they still know their limits.

One time, I had a long conversation with a player from another city. From his real name, I can know that he is a Moslem, while I am a Catholic. One thing that made me happy is the fact that this difference means nothing. We talked casually to the point I forgot that he has different religion with me. He didn’t mention any conflict happened in November 4th in Jakarta, but I’m pretty sure it’s not because he didn’t know anything. He’s willing to share some of his experience and knowledge. He’s willing to talk with me, despite of his uneasiness because he thinks that the way he talks is a bit rigid, which is caused by his main language is Javanese.

That goes for the other players too. They treat each other plainly, ignoring differences. Even sometimes they’re willing to help me with my school assignments. Although they were just giving advices, but it means a lot to me. Respect? Yes, but that doesn’t mean the younger ones have to obey the older ones. There were no “*specific race* are not allowed”.

Actually it should be something normal, but this kind of solidarity feels so rare at this matter of time. Because in the reality, there are so much conflicts, even ones caused by small misunderstandings.

Sometimes I wonder if everyone can relate each other like this. No conflicts, help each other, smile together, etc. I wonder if it happened just because our personality fitted each other, and the result would be difference if I was a different person.

But I wish, someday, everyone can hold hand together.

Special thanks to RinScarlet

With regards,

Originica

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Chronicled Life

A Random Letter for Everyone

I am a gospel.

Once, I was an open book. I was put on a table, and everyone was free to read me-
-if they want.
Amongst all books, no one bothered to read me.
Even if I put attracting picture with thousand colors, still no one bothered to just take a look on me.

I closed myself, knowing that it was useless to persuade them to read me.
Some bothered to read me. They opened, read, flipped some few pages…
But the further they read me, the more they get bored. Or, from what they show, I was getting more uninteresting, or even boring.

So, they left after reading first few pages.

Go away, go away.
I don’t need you to stay.

After my contract ran out, I was moved to another library. I did not expected any change, so it was not a shame that the readers in this library aren’t far different.

Although, certainly, there are still few readers who found interest in me.
Some of them left me after reading few pages, like the others.
But some of them stayed and keep reading-some even stay until now.
Some said because my storyline is distinct.
Some said because of the truth in me.
Some said because they like my genre.
Some said because of the style of writing is diverse.

What did I do? Something wrong, is it true?
We don’t argue, because we don’t want to.

Even though some of them have only read me virtually
without reading me in reality, they keep reading
and even urging me to open up and let them read me further.

It doesn’t matter even if I only have one reader.
But the way they stay and read me, without they realizing,
is what makes me happy.

They laugh in a cheery tone, they never let out a mocking laugh.
They give me positive comments to improve my writing.
If I can just bring goodness, joy, and happiness in their life,
it is more than enough already.
Because I know, they won’t leave me.

Time passes by, no longer I can count the amount of both of my readers and haters.

Nonetheless, no longer I can hide my smile and tears.

I don’t write lies. Not anymore.
How people take my writing, is what they receive, just like
how black see white as its’ opposite
and blend with another black.

Special thanks to my dear senpais and beloved friends

With regards,

Originica

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First Step of Blogging: Lessons Obtained in Liputan6.com

A Letter For All of My Readers

October 11th, 2016
Home, Jakarta

Dear readers,

I would like to share every experience and knowledge I got. On 4th October, I went to Liputan6.com with nine of my friends from blogging extraculicular, two from photography, and four teachers. So many things happened but fortunately nothing bad happened. is a new portal in Indonesia, and we can share our writings too in Citizen6. Liputan6.com’s redaction is located in SCTV Tower.

Oh, wait! Before that, perhaps some of you who live outside Indonesia don’t know where SCTV Tower is. But if you know where Senayan City is, you surely know where SCTV Tower is! Yes, because SCTV Tower itself is located in Senayan City, which is divided into two towers.

Thanks to Ms. Deasi, we can finally go there to learn how to write. If it wasn’t because of her patience and hardwork (of persuasion and demanding), we couldn’t have gone to Liputan6.com. This was a great chance to learn, especially because we literally just few things, or even nearly nothing about blogging.

Since we’re from Kalideres, West Jakarta, it took about a hour to reach Senayan City in Central Jakarta. We left the school at 8.45 by minibus. I fell asleep not so long after we hit the road, so I don’t really pay attention along the trip. Except for an upperclassman who asked the name of a certain river, and I answered his question with wrong answer. Still, for me it was a bit unusual for a student to know about some streets or even question a name of a river.

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Our Visit to Liputan6.com – Photo by Deasi Saragih

When we arrived there, it wasn’t so sunny, but it wasn’t cloudy either. We entered the tower immediately and (after took some photos) went to the 17th floor, where there were Hutomo who gave the opening speech and taught us about journalism, Karmin Winarta who taught us about popular essay, and Silvia Oetomo from vidio.com who taught us about making video.

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They even served donuts as snacks! Perfect for a moodbooster~

Although things went out of the schedule, but still no regrets. We had a lot of fun and learnt new useful things. My mother even said, “Isn’t it fortunate that you chose blogging for elective? They even take you for a trip, that way learning would be fun. God really has determined your path.” Of course! I know I won’t regret choosing blogging elective~ ^^

Something interesting also happened in the way back home. I went home with my mother, and she called Uber because it’s much cheaper than going home by taxi. The driver talked pretty much with my mother: about her daughter that currently learns literally nothing in her school, how he reduces smoking with driving, etc. But from every topic he talked, we could get several moral benefits for our lifes. Though everything depends on our perspectives.

I’ll share the lessons we got in separate posts, don’t forget to follow my blog to get notifications about incoming posts, full with useful and fun-to-read infos!

Best Regards,

Originica