when i read the synopsis of the north water, i doubted i will finish reading it. it’s not my type of story and theme. but the book was claimed to be one of the best of book of 2016, so i gave it a try.
the first couple pages of the book was so gloomy. it’s about whale hunting. funny thing the previous book i read, bajak laut dan purnama terakhir also mentioned about whale hunting. but as kept reading the book, the story got more and more interesting eventhough it’s still dark and gloomy. i imagined it’s something like in the movie the revenant.
the books i read lately are depressing.
it’s probably a trend to create a depressing story to get an award.
when i got the latest book adhitya mulya, i was glad. finally. a funny story. a different theme from the rest of the book he wrote before. a history novel. and still made me laugh. my favorite part was when they revealed their undercover.
the fishermen is a great book from the debut of chigozie abioma. the story set in 1990s in nigeria about some brothers, told by the fourth one. it’s tragic and some part of the story really scared me. but this is well written. and the story stayed in my mind.
they sell the sleepy eyes wall decoration in instagram in wood version and wall sticker version. the dimension of the wood version was too small and i was afraid the wall sticker version will ruin the wall paint. while thinking which one i should get, i suddenly got an idea to just print it on thick paper.
i went to the nearest snappy and printed each eye on A4 size paper. just the size i wanted. and i use masking tape to stick them to the wall, so they won’t damage the wall.
voila! my DIY sleepy eyes for jingga’s room. anyone interested to get the drawing? just email me. i’ll send you for free. here’s my email: email@example.com
when i was a kid. i loooove drawing. i spent hours just for drawing. such an introvert habit.
on the other side, jingga loves more into sport activities, such as swimming, dancing and just running around. but sometimes i need to keep her calm and put her on the desk to do something. and here they are: drawing, coloring and just working on her busy book.
another great book but also a tragic one. i felt sooo heartbreaking reading the story. the other thing i found interesting about the book is the set of it. at the end of western australia. and about lighthouses. not many stories included lighthouse as its main object.
both are just okay, but not bad at all if you have free time.
china’s rich girlfriend is just the sequel of crazy rich asians. the same characters but storywise, i like crazy rich asians better. something caught my attention in this book, it mentioned about the puli hotel in shanghai. this hotel was designed by an indonesian.
inspired from some photos in instagram, i created some photos of fruits with wiggle eyes. it’s sooo fun. i will do more of these. probably not only fruit but maybe with other kind of food or any kind of object.
i’ve heard about the goldfinch a few years before. but the cover and title made me believe it would be a boring book. but i was totally wrong. it’s one of the best book. something you can’t put down white reading it. i just hate the drug parts.
the story set in a less unknown country in africa, rwanda. other than the genocide in the 90s, not many thing i heard about this country. the story is more about lives there nowadays from the eyes of a tanzanian cake maker. each client who ordered cake has their own story.