Category Archive: Books

Menonton Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Nah, karena buku scriptnya baru keluar minggu ini dimana-mana, saya ingin sekali diskusi soal Harry Potter dan Anak yang Terkutuk, atau dikutuk? kurang yakin. Saya nonton pentas ini beberapa minggu lalu, kalau mengikuti… Continue reading

Running Amok & Man Tiger – Reflection on two books.

Did you know the phrase ‘Running Amok’ meaning a person is out of control, usually in a specific space or environment, creating chaos, came from the word Amuk or Mengamuk in Indonesian/Malay? I… Continue reading

Freud – Graphic Novel

Did I ever tell you that my knowledge comes from reading graphic novels/comic books? Well this one certainly told me a lot about Freud, not in a children-knowledge kind of way, but in… Continue reading

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

As the writer and illustrator, Isabel Greenberg, said on the book ‘This book is nor a real encyclopedia’. Isabel, instead, wrote her version of mythology, how the earth was created, with the usual… Continue reading

Taste the Infographic Book of Food

Most food related book are beautiful, with mouth-watering images of scrumptious food. Even the vegetarian cook books has photos of artistically displayed food, but when I cook it looks like a total mess… Continue reading

Mango and Bambang – an illustrated book on a Tapir

Generally a striking black and white animals are well known, I mean look at Panda, zebra, badgers and skunk. Who doesn’t know them, there are plenty characters on children’s book that involves these… Continue reading

Starts 2016

This is not a resolution, because resolutions always fails me. But I will try to….this is going to be good, prepare yourself… I am going to …

Oh No! Asterix, why?

I just found the problem of getting your information from comic books, that it could all be misleading. I know, I know, they are work of fiction and exageration. Of course, there is… Continue reading

A Book that made an impact

This request of discussion was posed by Deny, when I asked my readers what do they want me to write about. A lot of books have impact on me. I think if you… Continue reading

A – Z Indonesia Inspired Font

The booklet caught my eyes with its combination of unusual colours and traditional pattern. If you have been following me for a while you’d know that I am into illustrated A-Z s books,… Continue reading

Indonesia Etc – A Must Read – An Indonesian Perspective of the Book

Hardly ever I say to anyone I know: You must read this, or you must watch this. I obviously share my thoughts on things, but would recommend books only if I am asked.… Continue reading

Conversation about Culture – Arranged Marriage or Match Making

In Indonesian Literature there is a book called Sitti Nurbaya, written by one of the country’s famous writers Marah Rusli published in 1966. The story is so well known in Indonesia that it… Continue reading

Rob Ryan – Inspirational Illustrator

Visiting Columbia Road the other day I happen upon a closed door. A very curious door indeed. When I went back on Flower Market day on Sunday, I went to look at what… Continue reading

Once upon an alphabet – Oliver Jeffers

This book has just been released yesterday, I was so crazy about Jeffer’s work (I’ve talked about him before here) that I joined amazon prime just to get it as soon as possible.… Continue reading

A Compendium of Collective Nouns – Illustrated

In Bahasa Indonesia, I don’t think we have a replacements for a group of something, or collective nouns (correct me if I am wrong Indonesian friends). I think we have counter indicators like:… Continue reading

Balthazar n’a pas peur du noir et Pépin presque pas non plus

That is a hell of a long title right? It just say what the book is about. I bought it because of the beautiful illustration obviously. The story is about Balthazar who is… Continue reading

Pick-Me-Up exhibition haul

What I actually want to buy was this print by Lucie Sheridan from the Brighton based creative shop, Unlimited Shop, at Pick Me Up. But I don’t think I am ready financially to spend… Continue reading

Setelah membaca buku The Fault in Our Stars oleh John Green

This will be my first update totally in Indonesian. I don’t know why but in this particular subject I want to. Also it has nothing to do with Indonesia. Sudah lama buku ini… Continue reading

Tintin – Flight 714 – Indonesia, a tiny review

Another book that I have re-read, saying that I have no recollection of what I thought about it. Flight 714 is where Tintin was heading to Australia, but after landing at Kemayoran Airport… Continue reading

Gulliver’s Travels – Indonesia – a tiny review

I just discovered that the version of Gulliver’s travels, I read when I was little was the very abridged one. I was reluctant at first to read a book I thought I’ve already… Continue reading