Books I Finished in March

13 Apr 2017

Books I Finished in March - Hola Darla
My husband reminded me to start controlling my spending on books because I spent almost 1m for books alone last month! Isn't that crazy? He keeps sending mixed signals, though, because he's actually the devil behind it all. Whenever we are in the bookstore he's all like "Just buy it!" every time I touch a book. I hate him! (Also I love him for that LOL)

So, anyway... Here are five books I read in March:

1. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's Witness of Prosecution - Hola Darla
I normally loathe it when a good book gets its movie/TV cover, but this one literally caught my eyes right when I walked into the bookstore (they're so damned smart at displaying!) I regret buying this book because as I read on I realised half way that I actually had read all the stories. Compulsive book shopping is not good, kids!

2. 20 Cerita Detektif Diambil dari Majalah Bobo: Lukisan yang Dapat Mencuri
20 Cerita Detektif dari Majalah Bobo - Hola Darla
For Indonesian 90's kids, Majalah Bobo is a part of our childhood. It's a kids magazine with short stories, comics, science articles, etc. This book is a compilation of 20 detective stories taken from Majalah Bobo. I've been thinking about writing stories for children, so I read this book for inspirations. All of them are actually quite simple but I can see that children will get absorbed to the stories. I love all the stories!

3. Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries Series by Robin Stevens
Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Series - Hola Darla
Oh my god this series! I'm so so SO in love with these books. I was looking for A Study in Charlotte at the bookstore when I saw these colourful books on display (again, they're so smart!) They didn't have A Study in Charlotte so I picked one of these colourful books to read the synopsis on the back cover. Turns out, it's a detective series too. It's about two school girls who form a detective society and solve murders together. I bought the first one of the series (the blue one), took it home, and finished it in 6 days. Then I bought the second one (the green one) and finished it in 2 days! I also finished the third one (orange) in 2 days. I was obsessed, okay?

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That is all for March. As for this month, I've already finished two books so far. I'm currently reading two books and yesterday two more books I ordered online had arrived on my doorstep. It's gonna be a busy month!

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24 Mar 2017


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This is what life looks/feels like lately

20 Mar 2017

Dara at Kedai Seni Djakarta | Hola Darla
It's been almost 2 months that Afief and I live separately. He landed a new job in Jakarta and had to move there immediately, while I still have to stay here in Bandung because I still need to teach my students at least until SBMPTN (uni entrance test, which is around May/June).

Everything happened so fast. Afief left his previous job on October and had been freelancing for a project with a community from Australia. All the while, he had been interviewed by this company several times since December. By the end of January, he had had about five interviews with them but still no news about whether he was going to be hired or not. And then, on Friday, 3 February, he got an email from them, saying that he was accepted and he would start on Monday, 6 February. So we went to Jakarta on Saturday to find him a place to stay and he moved there on Sunday. Just like that and I've lived alone since.
Empty bed | Hola Darla
Little Ungil | Hola Darla
I must admit that I've always wanted to live alone since junior high. But since I went to a uni in town, I didn't move out of my parents' house. And then just a few months after graduation, I got married and moved in with Afief, so I had never really lived alone. I adjusted to this solo living quite well, though. But it gets lonely sometimes, especially when I come home late after night tutoring and there are just cats greeting me at the door. There are nights I want to cuddle, but there's only Chop-Chop (the other two are not cuddlers) and then Ungil comes and bugs Chop-Chop to the point that he goes out of the house for the rest of the night :(
Argo Parahyangan Kelas Ekonomi AC | Hola Darla
Old carriages in Purwakarta Railway Station | Hola Darla
We visit each other every weekend. We take turns; last week was my turn to visit him in Jakarta, so this week is his turn to visit me here in Bandung. So, there have been a lot of solo train rides. Long distance relationship is expensive haha! But we will survive. It's only temporary and I'm joining him in Jakarta later this year. We only need to figure things out about where we are going to live in, because surely we can't live in a small room with three cats (I'm not going to give them up!) so we need to find a house. And finding a house in Jakarta won't be easy. All fingers are crossed and all prayers are sent.

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