I’ve been through so many stupid, unexpected problems. have a little misunderstanding with friends, and the worst one is I’ve been tricked by people. For normal people, they must be mad, angry, especially they had lost millions rupiahs. But, me? I don’t know if I am too weird or my ‘abnormality’ is getting worst. Just like when I had that accident. I didn’t feel those bad emotion, i felt calm or maybe numb?, i (even) felt thankful *shrugged*
people said “learning by practice”. But as long as i live “learning by doing mistakes” happended to me.
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Indonesia
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Mystery - Criminal
Hiro Morrison, anak genius keturunan Jepang-Amerika, tak sengaja berkenalan dengan Detektif Samuel Hudson dari Kepolisian New York dan putrinya, Karen, saat terjadi suatu kasus pembunuhan. Hiro yang memiliki kemampuan membaca identitas kimia dari benda apa pun yang disentuhnya akhirnya dikontrak untuk menjadi konsultan bagi Kepolisian New York.
Suatu ketika pengeboman berantai terjadi dan kemampuan Hiro dibutuhkan lebih dari sebelumnya. Pada saat yang sama, muncul seseorang yang tampaknya mengetahui kemampuannya. Kasus pengeboman dan perkenalannya dengan orang itu mengubah semuanya, hingga kehidupan Hiro menjadi tidak sama lagi. (Goodreads)
This is the first Indonesian Science Fiction book I read. My friend who majoring chemistry (too) lent it to me. Like she said, the author has a “high” imagination but it’s good. She can write this good story and she was the first author I found who can make this type of story. Science Fiction or fantasy novels, especially the books I read, were usually written by non - Indonesian author. Well, I like this book. The story is amusing because there are some funny scenes to me. Most of it were caused by Hiro’s arrogance.
In this story, the main character is Hiro who has special ability to identify chemical matters by just touching the material. the New York police Department offered him a job as a counsultant to help them solve the cases. Hiro were described arrogant, blunt, and smart. Eh.. i mean genius. He can solve any cases easily, except the Helios bombs. He has to think harder to get into the clues of this terror….
I like Hiro’s when he’s with Karen. He’s acting cool and bossy to her but actually he care. I won’t say much because there’s no any romantic scenes here. Well, actually those were covered. Just read and find it.
Publisher: Gagas Media
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Indonesian Literature, Romance
Tidak ada persahabatan yang sempurna di dunia ini, yang ada hanya orang-orang yang berusaha sebisa mungkin untuk mempertahankannya.
Ini bisa jadi sebuah kisah cinta biasa. Tentang sahabat sejak kecil, yang kemudian jatuh cinta kepada sahabatnya sendiri. Sayangnya, di setiap cinta harus ada yang terluka.
Ini barangkali hanya sebuah kisah cinta sederhana. Tentang tiga sahabat yang merasa saling memiliki meskipun diam-diam saling melukai.
Ini kisah tentang harapan yang hampir hilang. Sebuah kisah tentang cinta yang nyaris sempurna, kecuali rasa sakit karena persahabatan itu sendiri. (Goodreads)
Refrain told us the story about friendship, relationship. The relationship between friends, bestfirends, and family. The main story is about friendship between Niki and Nata. People said that there is no friendship between male and female. It will turns to another relationship, people call it love. Sometimes they’ll fall for each other. Sometimes only one of them who fall in love. But sometimes the boy or the girl actually has the same feeling, too, but (s)he didn’t realized it.
Love. It comes to us so suddenly. Some people will realize it immediately. Some people are confuse, they doubt their feeling at first. That is the love between couple. But what about love in family? The ralation between parents and the child? Sometimes, in some cases parents don’t realize their children’s love and need. It happened to Annalise who has a super busy mom. Her mom is a famous model and fashion design. She works at many places. She always move to another country. Sometimes Anna will go with her mom, too. But sometimes she have to stay, too. It’s impossible to people to not have permanent place to stay. It’s impossible to people to always moving, not to have bestfriends because they know, in the end they will leave….
Beside the book, Refrain was adopted to a film, too. But I prefer to read the book than watch the film. I suggest you to read the book first before watch the film. In the film some characters turn to bad ones, for the example Oliver. Actually he’s a good guy. But because of the film i got the meaning of Refrain, the title of this book. You’ll get it too when you listen to the song at the end of the film. Refrain…. or Refrained?
And what else that make me love this book? The giiifftttt!!! While i open the book, there’s a blue envelope inside with a letter that said……
Publisher: Gagas Media, Indonesia
Genre: Chick Lit, Indonesian Literature, Romance, Young Adult, Fiction
Dari Paris, sepotong kisah cinta bergulir, merupakan racikan istimewa dari tangan terampil Prisca Primasari yang sudah dikenal reputasinya dengan karya-karya sebelumnya Éclair, Beautiful Mistake, dan Kastil Es dan Air Mancur yang Berdansa.
Ini tentang sebuah pertemuan takdir Aline dan seorang laki-laki bernama Sena. Terlepas dari hal-hal menarik yang dia temukan di diri orang itu, Sena menyimpan misteri, seperti mengapa Aline diajaknya bertemu di Bastille yang jelas-jelas adalah bekas penjara, pukul 12 malam pula? Dan mengapa pula laki-laki itu sangat hobi mendatangi tempat-tempat seperti pemakaman Père Lachaise yang konon berhantu?
Setiap tempat punya cerita. Dan inilah sepotong kisah cinta yang kami kirimkan dari Paris dengan prangko yang berbau harum.
Enjoy the journey,
“Setiap tempat punya cerita…” “There’s a story in any places…”
And this is the story of Paris. The story of Aline Ofeli, Indonesian student who continued her study in Paris. I got that Prisca describes her talented, strong but vulnerable, too. She has problem with her workmates, jealousy. Some of them are jealous of her talent that makes them hate her, arrogant.
She has problems with Sena, too, the boy she’d just meet. He’s attractive, talk active, outspoken, and mysterious. He shockingly appear and then disappear. Sometimes he’s unable to called but then he comes right in front of you. There’s something in him, something happens around him…
Prisca Primasari made this as a diary of Aline. It focuse on Aline’s feelings and her point of view of any objects of the book. And like Melbourne, another book of this series. A postcard with Eiffel picture slipped in this book. What a sweet gift. I’ve just found several great Indonesian novels, and Paris is one of them. It’sn not like Teenlit novels i read before which told the readers about Indonesian call it “cinta monyet” in high school. Ok, i admit it i used to like to read those kind of books, but now i prefer read the realistic ones.
I was touched by the part of Ezra. From the beginning of the story, Prisca never told us about his feeling. Well, actually once at he and Aline conversation part but it was more deepened described at this chapter, through the video Sena made. Aline cried while she watched the video and so did I. I, she didn’t, never realized how much he loves her. It’s like you’ve just found a treasure that had gone away…..
For anyone who likes Ezra, like me, Here’s the story of him. I’ve just found it in Prisca Tumblr :)
The opening of @ICF2014. Karawitan UGM, isn’t it? Like the other tradiitional musics, musik tradisi jawa memiliki keindahan dan nilai seni tersendiri. I like the music, i like their performance. #music #festival #culturalfestival #traditionalmusic