Writing 101: Death to Adverbs

Today I only had a class in the morning.  After the class I decided to go to the gagak cafe for breakfast.  I went there with my friends.  The place is crowded with students from INTEC.  They just come back from their mid term break.  I chose to ate some fried macaroni with fried rice.  A guy before me bought six cheese rolls and its look delicious.I went back to my friend who is playing a game and asked her “dont you want to eat?”.  So, she went to bought her own meal.  I started to eat my meal but  to my disappointment it is tasteless.  My friend came back and sat next to me, I’m surprise to see her meal.  She bought nasi lemak with anchovies, cucumber, chicken, hard boiled egg and sunny upside down egg. She also had a purple drink, I don’t know, maybe a grape cordial.

p/s: I hope I do it right.  I’m not sure whether there is no adverb in my post or not.  Someone please let me know if I make any mistake.  I would love to learn more to improve my writing.  Hopefully one day I can write a good piece.

Writing 101: Unlock your mind.

OUR LIFE: SINK CHALLENGE

We are five independent girls who live together in a small and shabby flat.  Our landlord only care about the rent.  We only met her once when she gave us the house key.  After that we look after the house like our own.  We make sure that everything is fine; the house is always clean and in a good condition.  After one and a half years, suddenly, the sink was clog, although we clean all the waste from the sink daily and pour hot water weekly.  Instead of calling our landlord to solve the issue, we decided to settle it ourselves.  But we must use the cheapest method available.  First, we try to pour more hot water.  As a result, the water overflowed from under the sink.  Next, we used a wire as a drain snake but it cannot bend to the left.   Feeling frustrated, we tried to consult with my father.  He asked us to buy an acid for plumbing at a hardware store.  Of course we are afraid to use an acid because you know, it is an acid.

I am too lazy to read, so I just google for an image and tadaa…here is the solution:

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We used the second and the third method.  In the beginning its look like a bad decision because black foam started to overflowed and it emitted a sickening smell.  So, we just left it overnight and we only hope that it will be better the next day.  Luckily, as the sun rise with a new hope and our problem seems like it never exist.  Unfortunately, the smell stay with us for a few days.

writing 101:commit to a writing practice

so 15 minutes is not a very long time but when you have to commit the same amount of time every day for something it is quite challenging.  I must admit I’m not really good with my time management.  I’m an early riser but I usually waste my time on trying to rearrange my stuff or make a plan for the day.  I made a lot of schedule and I hardly follow it.  right now I am at the faculty library.  I am listening to a westlife song something about hunny you make me feel funny.  It is not my own song collection, just something someone downloaded in the fac computer.  alright 3 songs that i can relate to myself.  Lets see, the first song will be layskar pelangi from nidji.  it is a theme song for lasykar pelangi movie.   the movie is from a book with the same title.  the has been translated to english version, titled “the rainbow troop” if i’m not mistaken.  i read the book in a malay version but i wont really have problem to read it in Indonesian language as it is almost the same as malay language.  after all we are from the same “rumpun”.every time i think of lasykar pelangi my heart will feel very enthusiastic.  forgive me if i didn’t put the word well.  honestly, i am trying to write without stop for this precious 15 minutes.  I cant hardly think of the write word.  so, what else? yeah, I just finished my phonetics and phonology class.  today our beloved suthagar showed us an example of how glottis and vocal fold work.

hurrmm…I am speechless. ok.  the second song. lets see what will  come to my mind.  the song that i’m listenign right now.  “what will i do without you?” “what am I do without you?” it will be great if someone sing this song to you.  its make you feel important.  but of course i’m sure it will annoys me if someone become to dependent on me. oppss…4 minutes more.

ok, the third song.  its look like i dont type fast enough..keep on deleting the word that i wrote.  this is wrotng totally wrong.  i am not suppose to think, to edit or anything.  i nee dto let it go.  the third song is azfar song, it always make me feel depress when i listen to it but i just llove it…. “the sky and the earth is my faithful companion” “matahari bersinar seolah tak berpihak padaku” langit dan bumi setia menemaniku”  so for your info, it is my language.  malay language.  a beautiful language that is rarely appreciate by its own people.times up..bye2

Writing 101: A room with a view

As I sit here in front of my laptop I find it hard to think of a place that I want to be at this moment.  If I’m given a choice, I crave nothing more than to dwell in my own dream, to be in a small and cosy room with a beautiful hand made water fountain.  Sitting in a worn out arm chair and listen to sound of my kids playing in our back yard.  My eldest son become a private who conquered an island with his little brother and sister as his faithful sidekick.  The dream seems so far away from where I am right now.  But sooner or later, I will make sure I make my own water fountain.  Even though I am a lousy artist.

P/s:  A cup of coffee made by my man would be great as we share our stories about the stressful workday.  Love in a cup of coffee.

Once again a student

I already decided to quit my study and start working in order to support my family.  It is a very hard decision to make as I love what I’m doing.  Alhamdulillah my elder cousin help me out.  She promise me to give monthly financial assistance for me to continue my study  I am really thankful for the fact that I am able to become a full time student.  I might be the oldest student in my class but still it does not prepare me to enter the working world. Not yet.