Always Awkward

The relationship between you and your ex boy/girlfriend is always awkward. Period.

I do not care if you are the nicest person in the whole world or your ex is the nicest person in the whole world or you guys had a decent break-up or you guys still maintain some kind of friendship over the years – the relationship between you and your ex is bound for awkwardness. Everyone who says otherwise, I am very sorry, I would never ever agree with you.

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Elementary Sweetheart (Part 4)

The highlight of grade six was – of course – his confession.
It was once upon a Monday.

I stayed in the class as I hardly bought anything from the school canteen and always brought my own snack to school.
Having been injured on a tennis game the day before (yeah. he was such a jock), this crush of mine decided to stay in the class with me.
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Habibie & Ainun: Bukan Sekedar Kisah Cinta

Saya baru saja menyelesaikan buku Habibie & Ainun karya Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie.

Habibie & Ainun

Saya merasa sudah menjadi kewajiban saya untuk menulis pendapat saya tentang buku ini.

Yang harus saya tulis pertama kali adalah saya bersyukur karena telah membeli buku ini saat ada potongan harga besar-besaran di toko buku Gramedia. Jika tidak ada potongan harga, saya rasa buku ini terlalu mahal untuk dimiliki seseorang.

Hal kedua yang harus saya tulis sebelum saya menulis pendapat saya yang sebenarnya tentang buku ini adalah isi pemikiran saya tentang cara saya menulis.
Saat sedang membaca buku ini, saya mulai memikirkan cara-cara penyampaian pendapat saya tentang buku ini.
Akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk mencontoh gaya menulis Pak Habibie yang sungguh sangat mencerminkan sisi ke-insinyur-an dari dalam dirinya, yaitu gaya menulis dengan mengutamakan poin-poin terpenting yang memang ingin disampaikan.

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Elementary Sweetheart (Part 3)

We got back in the same class in grade five.
As we see each other everyday, all day long, our ‘relationship’ did not go along well. He was too shy to talk to me in person and he kept on teasing me. We ended up having lots of fights all over again, just like when we were in grade one or two.

Further more, the thing that irritated me the most was the ‘wispher game’.
The truth was, no matter how cute the ‘whisper game’ could be, I eventually got tired of it.
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Elementary Sweetheart (Part 2)

By the third grade, this ultimate enemy of mine was over his super heroes fantasy. But he could not stop teasing me about all sorts of stuff.
Now, I don’t remember any of the things he teased me about. The only thing that I remember was that we fought a whole lot.
And by that time, not only the elders (who were trying to separate us when we fought) that teased us but also our fellow friends.

In grade four, we were put in different classes, my ultimate enemy and I.

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Elementary Sweetheart (Part 1)

I think it’s funny that I don’t have any high school sweetheart.
You know, the person whom you fell in love with in high school.

Especially because one of my friends just told me a story about her brother who got married with his high school sweetheart and they now live happily ever after.

To tell you the truth, I haven’t been able to admit that I have fallen in love with any particular guy in my life. I haven’t.
But anyhow, please ignore my ‘love fact’ for a while, as I’m not writing about it now.

So, I have no high school sweetheart.
But I may have an elementary school sweetheart.

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