Best of 2018: A Reflection

It’s that time of the year again where malls get decorated with reds and greens of Christmas vibes, where people get all emotional over the things happening this year and share what they are excited about in the next year. Yes folks, this post might be the 1234567th times you have stumbled upon a 2018 favorites post please don’t get bored yet teehee.

Long time no see, internet! It has been quite a few months since my last post and I realized that 2018 is probably the year where my blog suffers from identity crisis the most. This year’s posts have been about books, k-drama, interesting places I’ve been to… I started Chapteriosity (under a different name) back then in 2012 initially for sharing my thoughts on books and connecting with fellow bookworms. Then a few years later I started posting tons of anime stuff on this blog with a couple movie reviews thrown here and there. Then college came around and I suffered from lack of time-management skills and fell into a deep black hole called Reading & Blogging Slump. It has been such an adventure! Continue reading Best of 2018: A Reflection

My Adventure in Taichung, Taiwan

Recently I had the chance to travel to Taiwan for a two-week summer program, in Taichung to be exact! The last time I went abroad was when I was in elementary school (7 or 8 years ago) and this time I was on my own with some friends. Heading off to unfamiliar region and a pretty far one with language I don’t speak really made me nervous in the beginning. Nonetheless, I was excited for my first travel to an East Asian country!

Taichung is the second biggest city in Taiwan after the capital city Taipei. It is located in the center of Taiwan. As expected from a subtropical country, it is summertime in July and the weather is hot! A different kind of hot from Surabaya. In Surabaya, even though it’s hot it would still be a little windy at times because Surabaya is close to the coast. However, the heat in Taichung is stifling — it’s not only hot but also humid as well. Continue reading My Adventure in Taichung, Taiwan

Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater

A few days before Eid Mubarak holiday, my family went to Ijen Crater. We planned this trip approximately two weeks before, since it had been quite a while since we went on a holiday together. My friend has been there before and he told me the view was magnificent. I browsed some photos on Instagram and was amazed by them! Especially the blue fire! So my aunt booked a hotel at Banyuwangi, a small regency in the easternmost of East Java Province which is closest to Ijen Crater. And then off we go~ Continue reading Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater

The start of something new

So much time has passed and it’s unbelievable how 2017 has hit its halfway mark! These past six months I’ve experienced a lot of new things — stuff I didn’t expect I would have the chance to do and I really want to share them with you guys here.

Wish me luck for my internship!

I applied as a volunteer in this organization at campus. There were several stages in the recruitment process and on top of that, the amount of people who applied for volunteers are not small. BUT I PASSED ALL OF THEM UNTIL THE LAST STAGE!! *throws confetti* I’m currently interning in this organization until they announce the final list of volunteers in late-July. I got a shit-ton of work here, but I love my co-workers and the professional atmosphere. Wish me tons of luck and let’s hope for the best result to come. Continue reading The start of something new

Three Weeks into 2017: A Collection of Thoughts

A belated Happy New Year! 2016 was a wonderful year filled with adventure and craziness — both with old friends and many new ones. Though I’m seemingly always reluctant to leave a good year behind, no truer words than a certain saying “life must go on” have ever been spoken.

Celebrating 4th Blogoversarry

Wow! I started blogging on December 27th, 2012 and back then, who would have thought that I would keep it this long? I know that in terms of quantity, my posts have gone down each year but I’m happy that the posts I do end up publishing on this blog are the ones I’m extremely proud of, the ones that I put heart and soul into writing them — if I were to be poetic.

Many changes have happened to this blog, ranging from name to the content (which reflects my fickle interest btw) BUT I hope I can do better this year in a lot of aspects. Better writing, better graphics, better management, etc. And consistency to be honest. I need it badly here 🙁 Continue reading Three Weeks into 2017: A Collection of Thoughts