My lover

Video Games

Playstation

Role-Playing Games

Martabak Manis

Indonesian-style anchovy

Any-style of squid

Swimming (New hobby)

Reading (A thing that I try to love but so hard)

Listening music (Pitchfork and Metacritic are my gurus)

Piano or cello (although my skill is below average)

Navy blue

Forest Green

Shopping (really?)

Internet

Internet

Movies

Cafe

Alone

Solitude

Daydreaming

Get depressed

Playstation

Playstation

Video Games

Video Games

Video Games

Understanding friends

Self-pity

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Learning Hypocrisy

I tend think that one of the decent human are people who spend all their life meditating. No idea what the purpose of it, but they look as if they had known the answer for the mysteries of life. For we live in this world just for a moment, of course it will not last forever. Resisting human crave and other intentions, because they already know the act is utter meaningless.

The popular monotheist’s grand aspiration is the afterlife. May not entirely true, but the main idea something goes like “good deed equals happy afterlife”. That’s it, there’s no other frills to think about. The majority of people in the world wouldn’t have to bother Capitalism if they believe the holy scripture is the absolute answer. Oh what a good world indeed if it filled with zealots, I’m sure it would feel like paradise on earth (ha ha).

Our modern civilisation mostly shaped by Capitalism that sprouts the fruit of innovations. We enjoy these innovations for granted and yes we thrive and fall from it. But innovations is just a mere glitter or toppings of life from the popular theism perspective and we actually enjoy it. Pampered by the touch of technology we assume that it might not be available in the afterlife so we accept it, make the most out of it while still living and use it without knowing the history behind it.

Living ostensibly normal is what humans good at.

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At first, I thought my ear was the culprit

And then, I guess it is my state of mind

 

 

 

I tried,

But I guess my neurons isn’t moving in the right direction

Perhaps my synapse busted? Or maybe it’s just the wind

Frankly speaking, my cognition seems more reliable back when I was kid

It felt cathartic

What happen?

 

I prefer to think that there is nothing happened with this body

but the more I think, the more I think more

Every present is robbed by thoughts

 

But it’s not the time that I’m thinking

It’s the pain in thinking about something

Something nonsense, too nonsense that you just can’t get it out

It pains you to the point that you felt guilty about yourself

It feels like the neurons just turned into balls of steel that pin-balling to-and-fro inside your very own skull smashing the inner wall

 

No last resort, it’s just a catch-22 that you have to let loose every single day

 

The Marriage of Digital and Fiction: Emergence of the Post-Truth Era

The truth can be proven if we experienced it with our sense. We heard a cat releasing the “meow” sounds and we approve it, we see the sun is shining bright in Gili Trawangan and approve that it is the source of light, we smell our mother’s cooking some delicious Beef Rendang and we approve the smell, we taste the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee and appreciate the taste. Those are facts and the way we feel about it is subjectively created in our mind. For a long time, our sense is the most traditional media we used to tell how we feel about something.

The Digital Media though, is a unique phenomena. This time bending machine spread texts like mad, really mad. Text about human experiences are in here, just by using our eyes, we can record many data from the written text from the monitor display to the brain and then you know at least how Antartica looks and feels like. Surprisingly, humans do enjoy the cyber world and have spoil them much until its credibility trustable enough for them. Whenever a story or news exposed to the consumer/audience/user in the digital media, immediately people will start to believing it without any preemptive caution.

The news is viral, it’s like a virus, but it’s a fiction in digital, a fiction that shapes the public opinion. This virus is the people who likes bending the truth far enough to cause a chaos in society. With a certain motives, an individual can make a news about how a Commercial Mineral Water is not distilled and purified well enough so it still contains unwanted substance. He spread it through WhatsApp and in picosecond everybody starts ostensibly buy other mineral water products and boycotting the mineral water from the bad news.

The use of Fictionized Truth or in popular terms we call it Hoax have often appeared in this 21st Century. With the help of Yellow Journalism it spreads faster than the real news itself. The first news that people take will often be the news they held firm. What’s bad is that this fictionized truth is a negative content, this will impact the publics concern and opinion with certain topics.

The Post-Truth Era is softly entering the world. And sadly it is more popular for the use of politics (see: Post-Truth Politics). We have seen Presidents using false rumors to gain publics emotion and to win the campaign. Some individuals fictionized the truth to debilitate some candidate’s/party’s vote. And some individuals use hoax just to gain popularity.

This is the age where our main teacher is the written text. We trust them by faith, yet text after text that we see or hear is written by people, a subjective individual. But I can assure you though that knowing this doesn’t make you intelligent in deciphering which is true and which is not, but a wise man should feed on the good deed, moral and what’s human. A wizard though, is a wise man who also write literatures of utopian dream and dystopian reality.

Where the heck is the World going?

Economic Growth, Happiness, Welfare are few elements important people talks about especially in politics. Based on religion and human rights, we struggle to build the utopian world we dreamed. We dreamed that every single person in the world will have a good quality of living. But what is considered a good quality of living?

Nevertheless, the main thing that keeps the people live is by working, working to get money–a trust transformed into a valued tangible object with society’s consent.

Work, in context of economic, are a bunch of acts human do in order to get a sum of money.

Work, though, in a more modern concept is not just a process to get money, but also to do the process itself according to your passion and expertise. Those are connected to Happiness.

The reality, most people who live in the city (which is the majority) haven’t found the happiness they needed. Sure they get the money, spent it for good things they need. But their mental health is always at stake.

Is Economic Development the answer to human happiness? Or is it only to produce new kind/type of problems?

If Economic Development ≠ Happiness, Where the heck the World is going?!

Nintendo Switch: a sneak peek

Nintendo is making their comeback with a new console, the Nintendo Switch. Basically is a hybrid of home-console and portable-console, with an embedded 2 joystick-the joycon-, and a multiplayer feature (online or through linking with nearby Switch console).

The marketing is a huge success, lot of exposure here and there from youtube channels and gaming medias. The innovation of the console collaborating with a good presentation really tempts you to buy and try it right away. Even the simple snapping sound they made for the Switch’s trademark immediately stuck in your brain.

And it really is, earlier on February Nintendo Switch Pre-Order had been cancelled at several US retailers. This included Target and GameStop reporting that they had ran out of their allocated Switch units and had to shut down pre-orders, which they resume a week later after got a new stock and apparently… still wasn’t enough.

Switch offer many new things to try and explore, one of them is “sliding”. You can see from many videos or ads is that you mostly interact with the hardware by sliding it, slide your Switch screen to the dock that tethered to your TV so you can play it through TV Screen or Slide the Joycon to the Switch Screen so you can play it mobile. It really is tempting cause it is quite innovative for a game console.

Of course it’s still short on games, apart from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Switch still has a little to offer, but I guess not long enough more great video games will make a debut to this console. You know when it can support video games like Skyrim.

But my point is how innovative this console is, it’s what a gamer wants. You still have that traditional feel in gaming (where you sit and play through your TV) and then you can continue your game in a snap shifting to mobile version. Not just that, but the way the console already packaged with two joysticks (Joycon), you can socialise with your friend by playing the Switch outside your home. Other friends that have a Switch can also play together with you by linking, how fun is that when you can play video games anywhere with lots of your friends.

That’s a pack of unique new behaviour in gaming. Considering the pre-order occurrence in the US, and if the success continues to other countries, it will give a big impact in society’s behaviour of gaming and set out a new bar for what a good console might be like. It just need great video games to make it a real game console that a hard-core gamers like. And it’s more perfect if it can reach a wide range of market.