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There’s a quote from Conan O’Brien when he was addressing Harvard students at the Class of 2000 Commencement Ceremony.

“A lot of hard work, a lot of your blood went into that thesis. And no one is going to care.”

An uproar of laughter came from the audience, but Conan…


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Last Sunday was World Mental Health Day. So today I’d like to share my experience with dealing with mental health, how I started seeking professional help, and what I’ve learned.

I’ve dealt with insecurities for the major part of the past 6 years, mainly during my university years. I’ve had…


Photo by Vishnu R Nair from Pexels | Completely unrelated photo of a party, but read the post, it’ll make sense I promise.

Welcome back to another short break.

I have been off of social media for god knows how many days now. I’ve honestly lost count.

I could count it if I wanted to. But there’s really no point.

The nice thing about dropping off social media is that people check in…


Berawa Sunsets.

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Today I learned about journaling and how to start. Apparently you just write down some thoughts and how your day went, and then you just do that every day. And then I realized that’s basically this short break.

So let me write down some…


“Open up my eager eyes, ’cause I’m Mr. Brightside.”

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Yesterday, I read through an Ask Reddit thread asking the question: “What song(s) come across as upbeat but the lyrics say otherwise?”

There were many great answers. Mr. Brightside is about someone who just started feeling confident and then sees the girl he likes…


Welcome back to another short break.

Today’s short break is truly going to be short. That was the initial intention of this series to begin with.

I thought I would be writing 200–250 word pieces, but it transformed into 400–500 word pieces. …


“Y’all know, what happens on Earth stays on Earth.”

Welcome back to another short break.

For the past few months, I’ve listened to music almost exclusively on Youtube. Not Youtube Music, but the video Youtube (the fact that I have to explain this just shows how much progress Youtube has made over the past few years).

There’s a couple…


Bojack Horseman S3:E4 — “Fish Out of Water”

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Everyone always gets on my case for eating super fast. If you’ve met me, you may be surprised at how fast I can wolf down food.

One time, my manager timed how fast I could eat a whole plate of Indomie Goreng Jumbo and…


“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.”

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My comfort show is quite unusual. You know, the show that you watch when you’re confused or need some background music for your lunch/dinner. Most of the people I know default to comedies like Friends/Modern Family/insert other popular sitcom name here.

But for me…


I’m trying something new. Again.

I’d like to write a lot more, and I just haven’t been doing enough of that. Call it life, call it work, call it emotions, something always seems to get in the way. …

Haikal Satria

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