Elections 2016: Feeling Like a Deja Vu

It was 2014. I remember how I felt every time I turned on my computer and logged in to Facebook or any other social media sites. I felt shame, disgust, and a high dose of uncomfortable. I felt like I wanted to delete all my presence in social media because I could not handle it […]

Online Dating, is it bad?

So, consider this as a part two of my last post where I talked a lot about the letter from the 2014 Crystal to 2015 Crystal. It was a post in Bahasa Indonesia, but if you’d like to read it, you can access it through this link. In the letter, the old Crystal gave wise words […]

What a Difference Two Years Make

Sudah beberapa bulan ini, gue merasa diri gue berubah. Bukan berubah ke arah yang lebih baik, tapi malah ke arah yang lebih buruk. Gue jadi gampang banget cemas untuk hal-hal yang mungkin hanya ada di pikiran gue, gue jadi gampang takut menghadapi hari esok, gue jadi terlalu banyak mikirin hal-hal yang belum tentu kejadian… bahkan beberapa […]

The True Definition of “Girl Squad”

A few years ago, one of my favorite singers launched her album called ‘1989’. Yes, it was Taylor Swift. Along with her fresh music in her new album, she also coined a new movement which soon became one of the most used hashtags on the digital world, #GirlSquad. It was a term to describe the […]

Don’t Call Me ‘Exotic’

“Gue pengen deh punya kulit kayak warna kulit lo, eksotis banget.” “Pantes aja dia cepet dapet pacar bule, kulit dia kan sawo matang gitu, bule kan suka sama cewek-cewek yang eksotis kayak gitu.” Pernah dengar, atau melontarkan kalimat mirip-mirip seperti kalimat di atas? Selamat, anda telah ikut berpartisipasi dalam rasisme terselubung abad ke-21! Mungkin kata eksotis jarang terdengar ketika kita tinggal di Indonesia. […]