Car-free Sunday in Jakarta

Jakarta could be classified as a city with horrible traffic and air polluted, so when Jakarta held Car Free Day the public supported and give positive respond to it. Car Free Day in Jakarta was first held on Sunday in 2007. It’s the day where the city closed the main road and cleared it out from…

What’s next after COMM 663 Social Media?

As D-day draws nearer and nearer there is an inevitable question: what’s next when the class ends? Well, more often than not when a class finishes it’s time for me to sell my books, unsubscribe to whatever I need to subscribe for the class, clean my bookshelves and put my notes away. After this class,…

You Can’t Sit With Us!!

So if you didn’t know today marks the 10th anniversary of the film Mean Girls. This makes me feel old (I was 14 when the movie came out)!! I wouldn’t call this film a classic by industry standards, but as a millennial this film is a classic in my book. As a 14 year old…

Talk Nerdy To Me

Is your second language Wookie or Klingon? Have you ever had friendship-ending arguments over DC vs Marvel? Do your pickup lines include gems like “Damn girl, you must be sitting on the F5 key… because that ass is refreshing!”? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you might just be a nerd. Don’t…

Good Bye, I will be missing you Reserve

Good Bye, I will be missing you Reserve! I have been working at the Reserve Thai restaurant and wine bar on 23rd street for the past 2 years, the final day came on Saturday April 27, 2014, which the owner decided to closed the door for the business after four years of operation. I will…

What would YOU do?

We all like to think we’re “good people” but what does that actually mean? When’s the last time you spoke with a homeless person or simply gave them more than a passing glance? Have you ever intervened during a stranger’s argument before it had a chance to escalate? What about helping someone up if they’ve…

…A Broken Heart

Have you ever suffered a broken heart? If not, you may be one of the lucky few who have never come across an individual you found yourself caring so much about that when you broke up, for whatever reason, you found yourself devastated. When we find ourselves falling in love, we tend not to think…

Epic fail….NYPD style

A few days ago, the NYPD decided they wanted the community to become more interactive with the department on social media. They created a hashtag called #myNYPD, in hopes that Twitter users would post positive comments and pictures with some NYPD officers. However, a massive amount of negative responses immediately came flooding in and before…

One night with Nicolas Sarkozy…

Thursday morning, as usual I woke up and red the French news. As I was going through the net, I saw a picture that called me out: Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni having a ride on a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park. I immediately called my former boss from the Elysée Palace who is still…

Dear Whole Foods Pt. 2

Over two weeks ago I had to part ways with my beloved Whole Foods. If you didn’t get a chance to read about that dilemma do so here. It was a hard decision, but it was one that hard to be made. The split was amicable with hopes of reuniting in the future… Unfortunately, that…

Montreal got me

  Let’s take a break from the New York art scene to take a look at what’s happening in a foreign country: Canada. I know, big word, right? Canada is so close from here yet feels so far, in a way. I went to Montreal for a few days, and I can’t help but thinking…

How it feels like to be a birthday girl/boy in Indonesia

In Indonesia we celebrate someone’s birthday a little different. We do have cake and candles to blow and have dinner with family and friends. However, the birthday person is socially pushed to treat their friends and colleagues for a meal. Myself usually take my family and my 4 best friends out for a lunch or…