Sunday, 1 October 2017

September in Overview

Spent my first analog camera roll in less than a month—or was it actually a week?

September has always been one of my least favourite months of the year. It's always felt like that limbo—between summer and autumn, between holiday and uni, between the festivities of the previous months and my birthday month—without any particular significant date in my life. So I never really know how to feel in September—especially now that uni has re-started again, after a long break. Less has been going on this month in comparison to the previous months, taking a bit more time to work and slow down before the whirlwind of Inktober and Uni and birthday festivities—all I have planned is to have a cake on D-day. That being said, I've managed to catch up with old friends, relatively new friends and visited two local markets by myself—among other things. I didn't go out of town, though, nor did I get out of the house too often. But it was a nice month to learn and grow and let myself heal and rest.

Currently Reading

Starting with Ghana Must Go during my trip, because it was the last-minute book I decided to bring and it turns out to be quite a touching family story. Another African book to add to my bookshelf. The story is so unbelievably raw and unpredictable! Pushing close to my 25th birthday, I am on rushing-to-finish-my-book-goals mode right now, so I continued on with Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, which is a non-fiction memoir by a former drug-addict of 1970s Berlin. It is such an uncensored story about a 13-year-old who fell into heroin addiction and her years of struggle between trying to acquire money for more dope and to quit drugs altogether. Such a heavy story, to be honest, and it got me feeling really glad that Germany is a whole lot different now. Joining Goodreads Indonesia's monthly challenge again this month, I chose The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith a.k.a. J.K. Rowling. It's a crime novel about a suspicious suicide pursued by a glum private investigator and his newly-acquired, overqualified secretary. Not the best crime novel I've ever read, but it's not that bad and Rowling used the pseudonym thing right. Lastly, finally closing the Artemis Fowl series with its last instalment—can't say I was happy with it.

Currently Watching

Already at the start of the month was I instantly hooked into Wayward Pines, which was playing on re-run on TV. I've been wanting to watch this series for months, but never seemed to find the time to follow along. Now that I have a bit of free time on my hands, I decided to binge watch the whole 2 seasons. I can't believe how invested I was to the story and characters! I didn't really watch much else of note, except for Kingsman: The Golden Circle on cinema—which was just as hilarious and gory as the first one—and Fantastic Mr. Fox on TV—which I've never watched before but enjoyed immensely. Roald Dahl and Wes Anderson is serious match made in heaven! Love George Clooney's voice acting too. Lastly, I got completely hooked on Dan and Phil Play: Sims 4—which I prefer to call The Life of Dil Howlter. Their narrating and reactions are so funny! It's very refreshing and interesting to see someone take The Sims seriously. Dil feels like such a real person.

Currently Listening

This month has started off with hordes of podcasts, which is quite unusual for me. I've been getting into more podcasts lately and I'm so glad to find various of my favourite Youtubers have really good ones. The first one is Being Boss, which talks about how to become the boss of your own career—whether you have your own business, you are freelancing or you work at a company. It is really inspiring and helpful, perfect for listening during work, to be honest. The second on is a cute, segmented podcast—talking sometimes about conspiracies, about science and about culture—called Crash on My Couch by Arden Rose and Will Darbyshire. I absolutely love learning new facts and sharing ideas from this podcast—especially the adorable segment transitions. Lastly, probably the best one of all for me, is a really casual, advice-focused podcast by Lex Croucher and Rosianna Halse Rojas called Make Out with Him. I love their rather mature and intelligent opinions and statements. It's so good to listen to with a cup of tea and a bit of rain, I think.

Highlight of the Month

Meeting up with my old friend Tiara again (after 10 years!) // celebrating International Literacy Day // went to two local markets on my own and went home with awesome souvenirs! // another #TantanganBacaGRI contribution // meeting up with former uni mate Caro (and her thirdwheeling bf) // bumped into my high school senior Wulan who made the design for this model at WOG Exhibition // pre-class chilling and throwback sketches // Taco Tuesday with les best friends // daily view on the daily grind

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