Random #22

Random 1
I don’t like groups. I always think groups demand commitment which I lack of. Plus, I don’t really work well with people. That adds more reason for me disliking groups. To be honest, I don’t really get along with other human. I selectively choose people whom I consider I like and I think I can be close with.

When my friend asked me to form a book club on Whatsapp, I raised my eye brow. I asked her, “Who else will be in?” She said just us and the other two friends. Because this book club doesn’t require high commitment and only has few members, I agreed to join.

Our first book to discuss is Bumi Manusia by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. It’s been years since the first time I read that book. I almost forgot what it’s all about. So, I reread it. I read carefully. I marked pages that I thought were important.

Just in two or three days I finished reading it. For a book with 535 pages that was quite fast. Soon after reading it, I wrote a review for Bumi Manusia. I wrote it in 3 – 4 hours. And, boy, that was the longest review I’ve ever written. Call me exaggerating, but I felt tired after writing it. It’s like writing the review drained my energy because I put serious effort into it. I guess I’m officially old then.

You can read the review here.

Random 2
It’s been a while since the last time I splurge money on books. That’s because I refrain myself from going to Gramedia or check online book store. But, I miss Gramedia. So, about two weeks ago I went there. I wanted to smell new books. You know what I mean, right? And I brought Kerumunan Terakhir home with me.

Intermezzo. I have written a review for Kerumunan Terakhir here. Feel free to check it out.

Back to my story. Before deciding to buy Kerumunan Terakhir, I was in a dilemma. There were, like, eight or nine books I really wanted to buy. They would cost me around Rp 600.000 – 700.000,-. Shoot. I didn’t have money that much to spend on books only. I know it’s my mistake for not making a budget or saving each month to buy books. I was too busy to buy skin care and make up products.

Last night, Om Ayah, adding more dilemmas into my life. He tagged me in a post on Facebook. He posted this photo below. He obviously knew my weakness because now I really want that book.

Random 3

I pick my poison and it’s you.


  1. I don’t work well in groups either. I think the best way to work in a group is to assign everyone their individual tasks and goals.

  2. Good blog you've got here.. It's hard to find quality writing like
    yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!

    Take care!!

  3. It's been a while since I drop by in this blog. Don't know where to leave a comment, but this random post remind me of the old days, with the # sign and numbers. I just checking out your review blog too. Do you still have an invisible fans?

    1. Thank you for dropping by. Have you read all my posts since the last time you came here? I wrote some good stuffs, you know. Hihihi. Btw, of course I still have (invisible) fans. My fans are every where! *me in delusion*


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