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Nightingale, The Best Music Player Alternative for Mac OS X

June 24, 2015 • Random

Recently I just switched my laptop with a MacBook. Due to the new hardware components on this early 2015 series, Linux couldn’t detect the SSD, even with the latest 4.0 kernel. Hence I have to familiarize myself with Mac OS X. The first thing to do beside migrating all files was to install all applications […]

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Speak Indonesian Like a Sundanese: atuh

May 14, 2015 • Random

A word that is often heard in many conversations: atuh. Though this is also commonly used in other dialects, the word has a few meanings when spoken by Sundanese dialect. The word atuh can be placed in front or at the end of the sentence, depending on the meaning. 1. Emphasizing Certainty One use of […]

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Speak Indonesian Like a Sundanese: mah

May 12, 2015 • Random

Continuing the series, we have previously discussed a commonly used particle téh. Now I will add another similar particle which is also commonly used in Sundanese dialects: mah. This particle is not unique to Sundanese, as we also often hear it from other dialects. 1. Subject Indicator Similar to téh, mah is also used to […]

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Speak Indonesian Like a Sundanese: téh

May 11, 2015 • Random

If you ever learn bahasa (Indonesian) you might have noticed that colloquial Indonesian is very diverse, influenced by local dialects. As a person who was born and grown up in Bandung, I didn’t know what makes Sundanese dialects different from Jakartanese, Medanese, Balinese, Javanese, or other dialects. Yet somehow, hearing non Sundanese tried mimicking Sundanese […]

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Bootstrap Oh Bootstrap

April 20, 2015 • Code

After a while working on a few projects with Bootstrap, I finally decided that I really don’t like Bootstrap. Okay before you continue reading, I should give a notice that this post might contain rants than reasoning. …ok so you decided to continue reading anyway… It’s been a while after Bootstrap became popular when I […]

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Perjalanan Mencari Urban Oasis

April 18, 2015 • Travel

Beberapa waktu telah berlalu sejak aku meluncurkan blog terbaru mengenai Urban Oasis. Ini merupakan salah satu target yang aku buat untuk tahun 2015, yaitu mencari dan mengumpulkan informasi tempat-tempat bersantai dengan nuansa alam di tengah-tengah kota. Ya, menemukan nuansa alam di tengah kota, khususnya Jakarta, memang sebuah petualangan tersendiri. Coba tebak, di mana kita bisa […]

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Moving Out, Moving In

April 17, 2015 • Random

After a while with Blogspot, and after a while using self-hosted WordPress for my other blog Urban Oasis, it’s time to migrate my blog to WordPress again. This time, I’m not using WordPress.com, but installing a self-hosted WordPress instead.

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Srengseng Urban Forest

April 12, 2015 • Travel

Located in the middle of West Jakarta, this could be the best getaway place from the city and relax in a very natural environment. Here you can hear sound of birds and crickets and breathe fresh air. Walking in this 15ha urban forest feels like being in a real forest. Trees surrounding the forest are […]

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Taman Kota Waduk Pluit

March 4, 2015 • Travel

Whoever read Indonesian local newspaper during year 2012 must’ve known this place. Yup, Waduk Pluit city park is a famous park built during Jokowi’s first year as Jakarta governor. This park is located on the west side of Pluit reservoir, and extended along Ali Sadikin street to the south side of the reservoir. When I […]

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Istilah yang Sudah Jarang Terdengar di 2014-an

November 20, 2014 • Random

Generasi terus berganti, begitu pula dengan tren dalam ungkapan-ungkapan percakapan. Tentu sudah tidak asing lagi mendengar atau membaca kata galau baik di sosial media maupun percakapan sehari-hari. Tapi adakah yang masih menggunakan kata gundah untuk mengungkapkan makna yang serupa? Catatan ini berisi istilah-istilah yang umum pada akhir 1990-an dan awal 2000-an namun sudah jarang terdengar […]

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