I liked reading comics when I was a child: from Donald Duck to Doraemon and Dragon Ball, and I even routinely saved my pocket money to buy Naruto. But when I was about 12, my father came home one day carrying my first full-blown roman–Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets–and I became totally sold on novels. I bought many more after that: the three Lord of the Rings, all the Narnia series, the Harry Potter ones, and even Twilight. (Yeah, I still think they have their own values and I completely understand why people like them as YA novels. So sue me.)

Other than reading, I don’t know exactly why, but when I reached my teen years, I got this longing for adventures. I purposefully chose a high school out of town, travel to places I’ve never been before, stayed out of my comfort zones. In 2008, I got lucky and got chosen to go to Ukraine to present a paper in an international conference. I think it was there that I realised that this world is so huge, that I am so small, and that there are still lots of things that I don’t know and can learn.

Over the years afterwards, I got some friends, met great people, and finally, got myself a scholarship for a Master in Nancy, France. During that time I learned French, met even greater people, got some friends again and had awesome tutors I learned a lot from, and finally, it paved a way to where I am now: a Ph.D. student in his last year, about to complete his thesis and living with a family of his own.

This blog, originally called Nulis Hujan, has taught me a lot. But around 2017 I realised how much of a crap my writings here were, and I deleted most of them and vowed to start anew. Cependant, c’est un peu difficile Γ  faire car j’ai encore une thΓ¨se avec plusieurs milles des expΓ©riences au labo. It finally nearing its end, though–my thesis, is–and seeing that soon I’ll move on to my next aventure (can’t tell you yet, but I will soon), I thus decided to revive this place. This blog has introduced me to a world of writing, enabled me to meet many great writers and allowed me to publish a novel, short stories, and translated books. It has taught me a lot and I’ll be da***d if I don’t utilise it again for my future.

Obsessed with: fried rice, fried noodles, learning new languages, reading books (Western philosophy, self-development, and horror novels), and exploring France and Europe in general, where I currently live with my wife.

103 thoughts on “About”

    1. Salam kenal juga! Wah, suka alternative rock? Ada artis favorit ga? πŸ˜€

    1. Halohalo mbak… Silakan nongkrong di sini sepuasnya! Cuma maap, kopi, burjo, ama teh lagi kosong… jadinya nikmatin tulisan-tulisan aye aja ya mbak. Makasii :mrgreen:

    1. Halo Gita… Lama nggak bersua… πŸ˜€
      Kamu lagi di Cilacap kan sekarang?

      1. Iya, lagi di Cilacap πŸ˜€ Tapi lebaran udah pergi lagi sih. Kamu di Cilacap? Udah nyobain Dafam? Hahah

      2. Belum, belum pernah ke Dafam, wkwk.
        Seminggu ini, sebelum lebaran, kosong ga? Main yuk sebelum balik.

      3. Ada Ferdina, ada Wisda, dan ada Teuku Faris sama Cut Farah (kenal ga? temen-temennya Ferdina tuh). As a matter of fact, ntar sore pada mau ngumpul di Gunung Simping buat buka puasa bareng. Mau ikutan ga? :mrgreen:

      4. Yaah, anak SMP1 semua gitu -_____-. Bukan nggak kenal sih, tapi nggak enak ah…
        Yaudah lain kali aja mungkin dri πŸ™‚

      5. Oke πŸ™‚ Hmm… atau mau berdua aja? Kencan gitu? #eaa
        Jalan-jalan? Kamu di Cilacap kegiatan ngapain aja, sibuk ga?

      6. Huahaha. Ada yang ngamuk nanti :))
        Nggak kok. Aku justru malas-malasan di Cilacap :”>
        Kalo udah di kampus lagi susah soalnya :p

      7. Wah, udah ga jomblo juga rupanya, wkwk :mrgreen:
        Lagi malas-malasan kan? Baguuus… hkeke…
        Kamu ada nomor hape ga? DM ke Twitterku dong, @alkadrii . Ini ngobrol di kolom komentar gini lama-lama rempong juga.

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