Sunday, October 30, 2016

Book Review : The Wager by Allen Kent

Dear guys, 

At last, I finished this book. It have been a long time since I get this book after it was selected from Kindle Scout. At first I have little problem with downloading it from Kindle Scout but managed to get it solved and read it. Now I am ready for my review. 

Synopsis : 

While investigating an extortion scheme involving high-priced call girls and some of America's most powerful politicians, special agent Adam Zak becomes embroiled in a deadly plot to manipulate the election of the next president of the United States.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Film Review : Doctor Strange

Dear All, 

Now I want to review my next film. To be honest I don't even have a feeling that I am gonna watch Doctor Strange in its opening weekend. Suddenly my sister just ask me to accompany her to watch the movie together with her friends. So here I go 

Doctor Strange is one of Marvel Super Hero franchise. One can expect it will be great because Marvel have good track record for their movies. The main character is Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Stephen Strange. I know Benedict Cumberbatch from Star Trek Into Darkness, so I kind of have an idea about the acting. Back to the story, I try to avoid spoiler (hope I can do it). Dr Strange is famous neuro surgeon that quite narcisstic. One day he get an accident and lose his hand nerves. Therefore, he cannot become neuro surgeon anymore. Because of this accident, somehow he go to Kathmandu and meet with earth supreme sorcerer. And the rest as they say is history. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Film Review : Snowden

Dear Guys, 

Now after reviewing several books, I'd like to talk about movie and review it. And for this first film review I choose Snowden. Why ? Because I have soft spot for hacker. he he. Here we go 

Snowden (2016) was created based on real controversial people named Edward Snowden. There are many books about Edward Snowden. But for this movie, it was based on book tittled The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. For information Snowden is NSA contractor employed by Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a whistleblower that revealed thousands of NSA classified documents to journalists. This movie tell Snowden story from his employment with CIA until his living arrangement in Russia with girlfriend Lindsay. Personally I don't like Joseph Gordon Levitt cas Snowden. It was not because he is bad actor, vice versa he is great actor. It just that he doesn't fit Snowden in my eyes. But it turns out he did quite good job. The movie was directed by Oliver Stone. For better or worse, I don't like the way he made this movie. Once again it is not because it was bad movie, but it feels quite boring. It was too long and slow. Based on the opening, you'd think there's gonna be big showdown between NSA and Snowden. But no, they keep moving forward like it was nothing. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Book Review : The 9/11 Machine by Greg Enslen

Synopsis : 

Dr. Donald Ellis lost his family on 9/11. But while others grieved, or plotted revenge, Dr. Ellis threw himself into a long-dormant research project. He traded his lab at the University of New York for an ugly riverfront warehouse in Brooklyn. What is he working on? And why does he spend every free moment at the warehouse staring across the river at Ground Zero? Because Dr. Ellis has a plan. He’s going to make 9/11 “unhappen. 

Friday, October 21, 2016


I don't think I can make it
It was too difficult to be done
One can only feel helpless
Seeing things turn out in a different way

I really try to do my best
Pray and pray with all my heart
And yet it was not enough
Wonder what other things I should have done

I am not ungrateful with my life
Even when it was not a fair one
Still I want to hope
There's fairness in this world

Too tired to smile and cry
Too tired to think and feel
Walking and talking without direction
Wish my life make a difference 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Review: Ugly Love

Audience rate: R21(This book suitable for 21 years old and above)


Tate Collins whom sister of Corbin Collins fall in love with Miles Archer, Corbin's best friend and his neighbour. They meet at the night which Miles in drunken state and they start to attract each other. Yet their love story is not as smooth as it should be, Miles has ugly memories about his first love which makes him does not allow himself to feel loved again. He try hard to avoid any love or any feeling but pain itself. This book tells about Tate effort to hide her feelings and finally get Miles's heart.

Book Review : Fuelling The Fire by Rolland Ladley

Dear Guys, 

Now I want to try to put my book review in this blog. I should have done this for a long time. Wonder why I don't do it already. Maybe because I am still not sure whether I can be good book review. Now I want to try to do it. I don't have any experience with reviewing book seriously before. My review may not coincide with your taste or style. Any good feedback was appreciated. 

This is my first book review that I put in this blog. I know about this book from Kindle Scout program from Amazon. I got this book for free via Amazon because this book was chosen by Amazon to be published as part of Kindle Scout winners. 

Disclaimer : I don't have any relationship with the author nor I get any benefit when someone purchase the book via my link. I just want to help the authors. 

Fuelling The Fire by Roland Ladley

Synopsis : 

"Why are so many planes falling from the sky? Why are two ex-CIA agents training terrorists in the Yemeni desert? Why is a religious cult transferring millions of dollars to bank accounts around the world? Are these events connected? If they are, is this the mother of all conspiracies? Can MI6 analyst Sam Green, desperate to establish why her only surviving relative died in the latest plane crash, put aside her grief and make sense of it all? Or is the clock ticking just too quickly even for her?"

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


I remember that night
I look at black sky
It was moonless
Wonder what's beneath the darkness

I am alone at the room
The wall seems far away
Ceilings are too high to reach
The light is dimmed

My life is dimmed
I couldn't find brightness in my path
Yet I am trying hard to get out from darkness
I am at dim state

The future seems blurred
Past seems unreal
The present seems dimmed
I am still here waiting..


Friday, October 14, 2016


I do not have any desires
Nor I have many needs
I only want to live
Simple life is all I want

I do not choose this life
Still I lose many things
All these screams were in vain
I wish for what could have been

People told me to believe
Things are not what it seems
I should follow my own path
Even when I yearn for what I see

I have been forced
And there's no turning back
Too many things have strayed from its path
I can only lives with envy


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Skin Care : Lip Ice Butter Ice Cream Matcha

Dear Guys, 

Now I want to share about my new lip butter which is Lip Ice Butter Ice Cream Matcha from ROHTO. I know I know that it is very unusual for me to share about my skin care products. But still I want to share about it because I am not someone whom like to buy skin care or cosmetic or fashion products. I used to do it but have stopped since then because I realized my skin is quite sensitive so I cannot buy cosmetic or skin care like before. I have to choose the products very carefully. 

My skin is very prone to acne. So after trial and error, applying varying cosmetic and skin care product. I choose the ones whom contained Matcha, green tea, aloe vera, bamboo, and etc. Normally, I don't really care about lip butter. But when I see it on Carrefour, I quickly get it because this is the first time I find lip butter matcha. I really love Matcha. Please don't ask me why because I don't know it myself. After I went home, I try to apply the lip butter. It was not what I expected. Instead of Matcha, it was more like Green Tea. For people who don't know even though Matcha is also one form of Green Tea, it was different. I am quite disappointed because it was not cheap. Still I like it because it feels very special. 

I can proudly say that I am Matcha lover ^^. Anyway, the texture itself is very soft. It was quite smooth on the lips. It was not too heavy but also not too light. My lip is quite dry. So I supposed I really need one and it really helps my appearance. He he. But maybe I wont't purchase it again because it was quite expensive compare to its peers ^^.

Have a nice day everyone. See you next time ^^


nb : Once again sorry for my incorrect grammar. I try to do my best. But if I care about grammar too much, I feel like I won't post my next post because my English are very bad. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Online Book Club : Professional Reviewer

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Dear Guys,

Now I want to talk about joining online book club that have very original name which is Online Book Club. There are so many online book club. Now what is special with this Online Book Club ?

It is because it was quite big. I mean it have many active participant both authors and readers. Now there's another feature in this forum that I think quite unique which is the ability to request to join review team and download book for free in exchange for honest review. Where did I hear about that before ? Mostly the authors request readers to review their books in exchange for honest review. In essence authors interact with readers directly. But in this forum to avoid authors influencing readers, there's no direct contact between authors and readers. In fact it was prohibited to maintain "honest" and "neutral" review. And if you have accumulated good points, you can also given payment for your reviews. This is a good perk for readers who want to get additional money. Still you cannot do it if you don't love what you are doing ^^

As readers, I love to read many books and review it on Amazon or Goodreads. It was called consumer review. But in this review, you were asked to become professional reviewer in which there are guidelines that you have to adhere in order for your review to be published on the forum. It was not easy especially for first timer "professional reviewer" like me. Still there's always the first time for everything. If you never try it, you will never know ^^

So currently as new member my review score is 0.2 of 100. It was quite pathetic. ha ha. But I intend to change that. You can do that by doing your "task". It was that simple. So for anyone who want to try to become professional reviewer, this is a good opportunity to learn. Why not just trying to post it on the blog yourself. I mean isn't it tempting to do your own professional review without strict guidelines ??? Yes of course you can do that. But in this forum, you were given feedback and you can test your skill. Anyway, cannot wait to review my first book professionally. Hopefully I can do it not too bad. But maybe it will be quite sometime because I have many books that I get for free in exchange for my review. Despite knowing that ARC have bad reputation, I still feel the need to do it because I believe not every authors are lucky enough to get their books reviewed professionally or get Amazon Vine Reviews for whatever reason. So I really want to help them. He He

Have a nice day. See you next time ^^

nb : this is my first time posting on blog using English. Please forgive my incorrect grammar. And I don't mind good feedback ^^

Warm Regards,

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Ebook Promotion Deal Sites

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Dear All, 

I know that many of you guys are avid readers. That's why I want to share many ebook promotion deal websites in which you can get ebooks for cheap or FREE. Some of these websites offer Advance Reading Copy (ARC). What is ARC ? ARC is copy given to you in exchange for honest review. Anyway, this list doesn't include pay for review site. If you found they give payment in exchange for review, please inform me and I will delete the site from the list. 

Here we go (no rank order). You can try which one you want first.  

These are websites / blog that I know that offer ebook promotion deal or ARC. If I know more, I will update the list. Thank you for reading this this blog. 

Have a nice day ^^


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Jakarta International Book Fair 2016

Dear All,
It have been long time since I last attended my book fair. Fortunately, I can take several photos this time.

Jakarta International Book Fair 2016 berlokasi di Jakarta Convention Center Assembly Hall. Pameran ini berlangsung dari tanggal 28 September - 2 Oktober 2016. Meskipun penulis sudah beberapa kali mendatangi Jakarta Book Fair. Namun, baru kali ini penulis mendatangi Jakarta International Book Fair. Lalu apa bedanya Jakarta Book Fair dengan Jakarta International Book Fair ? Ya, seperti yang diketahui perbedaannya terletak pada ada tidaknya peserta pameran dari luar negeri. Bila pada pameran sebelumnya, stand-stand hanya diisi oleh penerbit lokal. Namun, pada pameran ini, penulis dapat menjumpai stand dari negara lain seperti Malaysia, Arab Saudi, Korea, dan China. Pameran ini pun berlangsung dengan lebih nyaman, dikarenakan lokasinya yang lebih luas sehingga para pengunjung tidak perlu berdesak-an, kecuali pada stand-stand yang memang populer, seperti Mizan, dan Gramedia. 

Pada pameran ini, penulis pun menyempatkan diri untuk membeli 8 buku promosi yang murah meriah. Hehe. Namun, sangat disayangkan pada pameran kali ini sepertinya penerbit Ufuk tidak berpartisipasi. Padahal penulis mengharapkan dapat membeli buku promo terbitan Ufuk mengingat penulis lumayan suka membeli buku promo terbitan Ufuk dari tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Namun, sangat disayangkan waktu pameran pada hari Sabtu bersamaan dengan wisuda Unika Atmajaya (sebagai alumni Atmajaya, penulis jadi teringat waktu penulis wisuda). Hehe. Alhasil, parkir pun menjadi sangat ramai dan padat merayap. Namun, karena penulis menggunakan ojek online sehingga penulis tidak terlalu terpengaruh macet. Bagi yang membawa mobil, tentunya hal ini akan cukup menyulitkan. Meskipun demikian, penulis cukup puas dengan pameran kali ini. 

Cannot wait for next year Jakarta International Book Fair. Kedepannya harus lebih baik.