Review: War & Peace (2016, TV Mini-Series)

Holaaa guys and gurls! Kali ini aku akan me-review mini-series keluaran 2016 berjudul War and Peace. Ada yang sudah nonton belum?

Series ini merupakan adaptasi dari novel klasik fenomenal berjudul sama yang ditulis oleh sastrawan kenamaan Rusia bernama Leo Tolstoy. Kenapa novel ini fenomenal? Sebab War and Peace adalah salah satu novel terpanjang dalam sejarah sastra. Tebal bukunya itu loh, 1392 halaman! Belum lagi tema yang diangkat menjadi cerita lumayan kompleks, yakni mengenai peperangan dan intrik para keluarga aristokrat paling berpengaruh di Rusia; menjadikan buku ini semakin ‘sulit’ dibaca. Selain itu, dikarenakan ketebalan dan kejadulannya—serta minat terhadap sastra yang cenderung rendah, terbilang sulit untuk menemukan dan memiliki hardcopy novel ini di Indonesia (dan mungkin negara lain). Maka tidak heran bagi kalangan penyuka sastra menyelesaikan War and Peace merupakan kebanggaan tersendiri (read: bisa nyombong). tongue Continue reading

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Graduation, But Not Really

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So, last weekend, last Thursday, 1st Dec 2016 to be precise, I finally graduated, got a diploma degree in analytical chemistry.

Yep, now it’s official that I’m jobless, no more a student.

To be honest, I was not even looking forward to the day. Mainly not because I’m unoccupied—it’s because I am not even proud of what I’ve achieved (the diploma degree in analytical chemistry with a so-so GPA). Also, I don’t really know how to interact with a bunch of friends (read: colleagues) after such a long long long time didn’t meet them.

To emphasize it, I’ve been through a very rough year. I’m struggling with so many things that deal with my (hidden) emotions (which is my weakest side). Let’s say I’ve been in grief, resentment, frustration, disappointment, heart-break, despair, bitterness… A complete package of negativity which leads myself even into a worse state of mind: social anxiety and depression. I’ve had those since I was younger, but this year those things come and sweep me away every time. I’m not usually like this.  Continue reading