Just Remember…

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt : Matyr.

This week, tell us about a moment in which someone asked you a question you weren’t sure how to answer, whether because you didn’t know, were too uncomfortable, or thought you might offend or confuse the other person. – Tough Questions

WARNING : This story contains a hint of character death.

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[Book vs Movie] The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2)

First of all, like always, I gotta say I might or might not accidentally reveal some of the things you should never know before reading or watching it by yourself. In other words, this post will contain hundreds- tons of spoiler.
So if you haven’t read the book or watched the movie and planned to do so (and minded with spoiler), DO NOT- I repeat, DO NOT read this post.

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To Understand, To Be Understood

People.
They are, in how I see it, hard to understand.
They are, in how I see it, easy to ask for understanding.
They are, in how I see it, easy to blame.
They are, in how I see it, hard to say sorry.

They said I am ruining the fun, the moment they had.
Because of- what? Because I was trying to ask them not talking about that?
But then, what do I have to do when I am cringing, hating the topic so so badly?
Just. Stay. Laugh. Be quiet.
Like that?

Can’t I, even for a little bit, asking them for an understanding?
Can’t I ask them for not talking what I hate- deeply, sincerely?
I don’t even ask them to hate what I hate, nor to agree with the hate.
Just- allow me to not see it, to not read it, or to not hear it.
Can’t I?

Is it that fun to making fun of what people’s hate?
I tried to respect them.
I tried to just accept their rage, to admit the mistakes.
To say sorry for what they’ve felt, though I never meant that way.
To try changing myself, so that no souls will get hurt anymore.
To not say anything about what they hate, what they want to avoid.

They asked for respect, and I was, am, and going to give that to them.
But can’t I get a respect- just a little bit one for this?
Not because of the age, not because of the status, or anything.
Because we’re human, them and I.
Because humans are varied, and it is okay.
And moreover, because we’re, if I’m not mistaken, friends.

Can’t I?

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sad soul in a far far away world

[Book Opinion] [Indonesian] Dari Datuk ke Sakura Emas – Short Stories Collection

ISBN : 9789792269826
Contributors :  Ahmad Fuadi, Alberthiene Endah, Andrei Aksana,Asma Nadia, Clara Ng, Sitta Karina,Putu Fajar Arcana, Indra Herlambang , Dewi Ria Utari, M. Aan Mansyur, Icha Rahmanti, Happy Salma, Avianti Armand, Dee
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Number of pages : 168 pages

Tak ada yang lebih membahagiakan Datuk Batungkek Ameh selain mengabdi kepada suku. Namun kepergiannya untuk meminpin upacara adat di Padang membawa misi lain. Haruskah ia terus mempertahankan wibawanya sebagai Datuk? Kisah ini merupakan salah satu cerita pendek dalam buku ini. Cerpen lain berkisah tentang keputusan Amelia untuk, “Aku akan menikah dengan dia. Tapi kamu adalah suamiku sepanjang hidup.” Ikuti pula kisah Kei, seorang gadis Jepang yang mempertanyakan kenapa ia harus bersekolah di Higa International School. Apa karena semua anak rekan bisnis ayahnya bersekolah di situ?

Empat belas cerita di buku ini ditulis oleh empat belas penulis kontemporer Indonesia. Mereka datang dari beragam latar belakang, beragam tema, beragam gaya, dan beragam genre penulisan.

*) Seluruh royalti buku ini akan disumbangkan oleh para penulis kepada Pusat Dokumentasi Sastra HB Jassin

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[Book Opinion] [English] 1Q84 (Book 2) – Haruki Murakami

March Reading Challenge : A Book with One Word Title

ISBN : 9879799105684
Translator : Ribeka Ota
Publisher : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Number of pages : 425 pages

The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.Something extraordinary is starting.

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[Book Opinion] [Indonesian] Shopaholic #2 : Shopaholic Abroad – Sophie Kinsella

ISBN : 9789792203226
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Translator : Siska Yuanita
Number of pages : 496

Bagi Rebecca Bloomwood, hidup ini sunggup mudah. Ia muncul setiap pagi di TV, manajer banknya sangat baik hati, dan soal belanja, motonya adalah Hanya Beli Apa Yang Kauperlu – dan ia sungguh-sungguh mematuhinya!(Kira-kira begitulah). Dan hidupnya lebih sempurna ketika kekasihnya, Luke Brandon yang terkenal, menawarinya kesempatan untuk bekerja di New York.

Astaga, New York! Di sana kan ada banyak tempat belanja hebat seperti Saks atau Bloomingdale’s. Atau Barney’s. Dan obral-obral sampel misterius tempat kau bisa mendapatkan gaun Prada seharga seratus dolar, ya? Ha, rasanya dolar bukan uang sungguhan, rasanya seperti main monopoli.

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