Two reasons why I decided to pick “The Queen’s Gambit” as my new favorite TV Series are chess and Anya Taylor-Joy.

In short, the story portrays an orphan and a prodigious introvert Elizabeth Harmon, who masters the game of chess in the 1960s USA. …


One thing that scares me is living a life without a sibling.

It comes to my thoughts that living as a single child in a family is tough. To me, the existence of a sibling is paramount for sharing purposes. …


Satu hal di hidup ini yang saya sadari adalah: semakin manusia bertambah tua, semakin sempit lingkungan pertemanan mereka. Hal ini seperti berbanding terbalik dengan apa yang saya pikirkan dulu ketika masih kecil.

Logikanya, semakin kita dewasa, jangkauan main kita akan semakin jauh. Lalu, akan bertambah banyak juga orang-orang yang kita…


Day 9 of the “30 days of writing challenge”. Today’s theme is a story about happiness.

I believe each of us has different ways to define happiness. It’s arguably a subjective matter. To me, there are certain levels in reaching the meaning of happiness.

Photo by Nghia Le on Unsplash

First, it means all about me…


I should tell you from the beginning. I don’t know sh*t about music. The chords, the melody, to sing a song, to play the instrument — you name it. I have no capability in doing such things.

But don’t get me wrong, I like music a lot. But excuse my…


Adalah ungkapan ‘kesayangan’ Agus ke salah satu sahabatnya, Doni, di film Jomblo (2006). Day 7 dari #30daysofwritingchallenge. Enjoy!

Sering saya temui beberapa teman atau kenalan memandang sebelah mata film-film Indonesia. Alasan mereka biasanya karena kualitas film. Melalui segi apapun menurut mereka nggak banget.

Padahal menurut saya, nggak semua film Indonesia…


In Southeast Asia culture, Indonesia especially, people define the perfect life is living life as a husband-wife partner. No matter how rich and successful you are in your career journey, if you are still single, your life is not perfect yet. It sounds unfair to limit the definition of a…


Day 4 of my #30dayswritingchallenge. In this section, I will be writing my story in Bahasa Indonesia. I think it will be more relevant to the story that I share.

Saya sering malu dengan diri sendiri. Sudah pernah travelling ke negara-negara luar sana, tapi terbatas sekali pengalaman saya berselancar di…


This story is a part of the#30dayswritingchallenge project that I am working on now, with today’s topic is “a memory”. You can find my other stories on my profile.

I worked in a blue-chip Danish shipping line company. My placement was in Jakarta.

After more than a year served as…


Today is Day 2 of my participation in the #30dayswritingchallenge.

Today’s topic is writing a piece concerning things that make me happy.
I froze for a while by staring with my blank eyes on my laptop screen, thinking of things that can make me happy.

Until finally, out of tons…

Arief Effendhi

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