Indonesia Book Fair 2011

Its a great week in Jakarta if you are bookworms, read-o-philes or simply just want to grab books with discount. Indonesia Book Fair 2011 is happening again starting from last Sunday until today at Istora Senayan. What can i say about this fair ? three words, mind blowing discounts.

Mouth watering book discounts

I come as a man with a mission in this fair, to check out the imported books. Read from twitter that not only local publisher but also foreign ones which took part in this year’s biggest book fair. Thats my catch right there, no way im gonna miss this event.

Pop economics books is my soft spot. Books like Freakonomics series, Gladwell’s paperback, Chris Andersons , Keith Ferrazzi’s and philosophical marketing from Seth Godin. I enjoy reading them untranslated to Bahasa Indonesia because of the obvious reasons, most of the translated one usually lack of context hence weird to read. Not all though, Keith Ferazzi’s Never Eat Alone published by Gagas Media is one good translated books example. Still, i prefer to read in English.

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Life is so full of openings

Ketika jaman kuliah dulu kegiatan yang paling enak dilakukan ketika menunggu kelas berikutnya adalah ngobrol  bareng temen  kampus di kursi L. Kursi L ini adalah tempat dengan view paling strategis di gedung teknik informatika ITS. Ok let me explain what strategic means, kampus SI berada tepat ditengah dua jurusan Teknik Informatika dan Teknik Industri. Kalau kamu kuliah di kampus ITS atau mungkin kampus teknik lainnya, teknik industri dan teknik informatika is where the hot chicks are. Dua jurusan itu terkenal karena mahasiswinya yang cantik cantik, still dont know why this rule applied tough. Kursi L menghadap tepat kepertigaan dimana tiga jurusan bertemu, thats where the traffic goes and hell yeah you can always see TI or TC students coming out and go for their classes. Dan seperti juga Indonesia yang diapit benua asia dan australia, kursi L was definitely the most strategic place in campus.

Dari semua mahluk mahluk cantik yang waktu itu sering kita liatin (cuman ngeliat aja, see how pathetic we were back then) ada satu mahasiswi TI yang paling sering kita bicarakan because you know she had this trifecta which is cantik, pinter dan cute abis. For the sake of this story, lets call her tiwi (bukan nama selengkapnya).  Pada saat tidak ada satupun dari kami (which is gerombolan geek kampungan miskin) yang berani untuk even have an idea untuk PDKT dengan Tiwi, because at that time she’s just too perfect and we are so much defect. Dalam fantasi kita Tiwi adalah putri cantik dari negeri makmur kaya raya sementara kami adalah kacung mediokre dari negeri kecil yang sedang perang saudara, not a slightest chance even to dream.  Langkah paling berani yang kita lakukan waktu itu mungkin cuman ngeadd Friendster dan secara pribadi rekor interaksi terdekat ku dengan Tiwi adalah kita satu kompi di Bakti Kampus ITS 2006 , just like that.

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