[Challenge] #1, Write A Short Autobiography

A Short Autobiography

This is part of the Writing Challenge that I have posted some times ago, and for the first challenge, I need to write some short autobiography. I needed to google how to write good short autobiography to complete this challenge because it should be different with the ones I wrote before, but I think I failed the attempt in this one. Nevermind. I’ll just have to pass the first challenge, right?

For the start, find my name on my profile page.

I was born on February 29th, and I am more than a quarter century old. It has been around seven years since the first time I started residing in Yogyakarta, which is perhaps the only province in Indonesia with preserved and continuous monarchy system. I spent a year in Kanazawa, Japan, studying as an exchange student in Kanazawa University, and I think I cannot move on from that place, because, really? I don’t have to reason it out in this post to explain why I don’t feel like I belong in here. My 12 years of compulsory education was completed in a small industrial city in Jawa Tengah, called Kudus, which is known as the home of the biggest cigarette industry in Indonesia, Djarum. I started working at the university where I graduated from, yet in different faculty entirely, probably around two years ago.

My baby Blutukk

I have seven cats at home: Mbu, female, the oldest, black furred; Blutukk, the oldest daughter of Mbu; Tugel, the only bob-tailed kitten at home, as well as the only male and son of Mbu; Cippon, the youngest daughter of Mbu, fur looking like a cow; and three little unnamed kittens (two reds and one gray) that were just born few weeks ago, the children of Blutukk. I spent most of my time at home with them because I have no wifi connection, and I still can’t find any co-working space to probably just chill out in there. It’s not like I come home quite so often, though, so I don’t really meet them often as well. Therefore, everytime I went home, I almost always took billions of their pictures and saved it in my Google Photo. Right now, when I’m writing this, I just miss them so much.

Yesterday evening, I watched the infamous Disney Pixar animated movie called Finding Dory, and began to think that probably I have the same condition with her, which is short term memory loss. However, unlike Dory, I still remember things and my brain can still function and I can still remember where I went yesterday. But I can’t remember what I ate the same day, or the day before yesterday, and so on. It feels like my brain often forces me to forget things. When I watched Still Alice, I even got so scared that I might have had early dementia. It’s so relatable and scary as hell! No! I don’t want that to happen! Well, I know it was just me being over-paranoid. The kind of “short term memory lost” that I suffered was probably because I’m used to force myself to forget unpleasant things, like my anxiety disorder.

My vision in the future is that I really want to get even higher education. I want to learn more. I want to do more for myself and my future. I’m not satisfied with only my undergraduate degree. I want a master degree, and a Ph.D., and a professor title in the forefront of my name. I’m interested in literature and I like studying texts, that is why I chose to study English Literature. I like Greek Mythology, but Natsume Soseki and Yukio Mishima a little more than probably J.R.R. Tolkien and Rick Riordan—that’s why I chose to take exchange in Japan. I like sociology in literature. I like to compare the literature that I am reading with the societ the time the literature is written, just like mimetic theory by Aristoteles. Although symbolism and metaphor are sometimes hard to understand, I enjoy finding it out. My brain keeps telling me to sharpen itself up like a knife, to be able to obtain more and more information about Post World War II literature, and I hope one day I will find a professor who’s willing to guide me to look more. With that much amount of knowledge, I want to convince people that books are important, and literature is the key to better understand the world.

That is all that I can say about myself. Actually, I don’t really want to talk about myself because, this blog is about me, duh. It feels like I keep telling the whole world about me and myself only, which is somehow contradicted with my inner conscience to not tell anything deep about myself in the first place. Anyhow, the first challenge is completed. Let’s jump to the fan-fiction challenge! That is probably my strongest point! Or so I suppose. Here's a recent picture of my self. And, hi, I've gained some weight.

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Please send me an amen for my Vision paragraph. Please please please please? o:3

See you later, folks!

Writing Challenge Accepted

So, as I have posted in my old rendezvous livejournal account, in which you might still be able to find somewhere in the other corner of the internet, I am interested in a writing challenge, or as you can the embeded picture below. There are only 14 points and I don't find any rules to do it for exactly 14 days or something like that, so I assume it is safe to say that I can write this everytime I like? Chehehe.

The first time I found this challenge was on Tumblr, and I posted a blog saying I would be taking it, but it never happened, until one day I found it again on Pinterest under the tag writing challenge. Now that I'm trying to be active in writing stuff again, why am I not taking it seriously this time? Although I might not be posting for exactly 14 consecutive days though lol.

I'm officially taking it!Wait for my post in the future!

By the way, here is a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemum to brighten up your day.

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Also, probably I'm going to post some make up/skin care products tomorrow because I have stuff delivered to me today! So excited!

[POEM] Untitled

I can write this a story. 

I can give it a pinch of sugar and I’ll make my character angelic, 
in my point of view 
and all other nonsense, not the least ashamed with the fact that when I turn to a mirror, 
all I see is the flame of the devil. 
I can sell it and people will believe and buy it and I’ll get the money for myself 
without giving credit to anyone, 
not even you, 
the oh-so-caring-and-lovely one I might write as 
the antagonist. 

I won’t, though.

- Pudy Kusumaningrum,
originally posted in wordpress on March 29th, 2017

What is Now Called, "Everything You Want's A Dream Away"

Hello, it’s me, Pudy, again. It’s been a while. How are you doing? Great? Cool.

I got an idea to revive this blog again after years and years of hiatus (and hiding in the shadows). I mean, maybe the last time I posted something (in a form of blog post) was early last year, under different blog entirely, with such an emo mood because of a heartbreak! I need to get over it! I said to myself. And indeed, this blog used to be made to accommodate my assignments for Creative Writing class I took in university. But as time went by and I began to ignore my hobbies and sulk in the depth of an ocean of feelings, I reached a decision to open this up again, because, hell, I need a place to load more traffic to the internet (lol). So this morning, I went to blogger and changed all the themes and layout settings of this blog whatever, and voila, here we are now.

How is life? Well, so much had happened between the last time I posted something in this blog. I think it was in 2013, right? Yeah. After the Creative Writing class was over, I had to take Community Service in order to graduate from university. But, it wasn’t enough, because of course you would never be able to graduate without writing any graduation thesis, right? In some cases, you might not have to do it, but in mine, it is a must. But I was very afraid of doing stuff I didn’t understand, so I took a program that I didn’t understand even more; I studied abroad! I lived in Japan for a year, studying in Kanazawa University! Can’t you believe that? Me, the stupid me. The evidences are barely there, though, so it’s okay if you’re doubting. I think I have very little numbers of pictures left because the first semester of my study there, I failed to back up my phone memories and they were all erased just like that. The second half of the year went okay, and I think I backed up the pictures somewhere. I just don’t remember where is that somewhere. Tehe.

Yes, and no, I wasn’t entirely going on hiatus these past 5 years (oh my god it’s been 5 years, already? Am I old??). I opened up another blog in livejournal to accommodate my dirty mind and wrote some r-rated fanfictions there until maybe two years ago. And as I mentioned, I also made a blog, based on wordpress, to express how bitter I was with my love life. I’m getting better at handling it, and maybe that’s why I can write this light-heartedly, maybe.

Oh! About hobbies! Yeah!

I stopped writing stuff. Lol. I mean, fiction. But I want to write one, anything good in the future. I feel like a knife that is not as sharp as it used to, but I promise I will try. What did I do when I wasn’t writing stuff? Being a musician. HA. No, just kidding. I was just sort of recruited by a bunch of weirdos in to a cover band called BST221B. It wasn’t what our band was called before I joined—somehow it just transformed into BST221B. We had a great 2 years of doing stuff, like public performance, etc, and maybe we will still be doing this years ahead. I will share my band’s performance video in my next post. Right now, I just want to settle back in and be known for who I am. Maybe posting more fictions in the future, or some subjective movie reviews based on my point of view. Maybe I’ll do some fashion coordinate showdown. Maybe, I will post my bass covers on my own Youtube channel (in which doesn’t exist up until now). Or maybe I’ll just rant about random stuff again!

Therefore, please bear with me. And, stay, because I want to know more people. I want to have more friends because I am not that type of person with the ability to communicate well verbally. At times like this, though I feel like I’m talking to myself. Does anyone read this comeback post? HAHA. Here’s a picture taken from my instagram account. Please visit me there, too.

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Thank you for listening and being my friend!

See you later.