Testimoni Bukalapak

Hi guys! Rasanya udah lama nih ga ngepost testimonial di blog ini, maklum ya lagi book diet, jadi jarang2 beli beli online deh.😋

Nah e-commerce yang akan dibahas disini yaitu bukalapak! Pasti udah pada denger kan, dari internet atau iklan di tv. Keunikan bukalapak yaitu pembeli akan mentransfer uangnya ke rek. bukalapak, bukan ke rek. pelapaknya secara langsung. Kalo barangnya udah nyampe di tangan pembeli, baru deh pelapak akan menerima uang pembeli yg ada di rek. milik bukalapak ini. Hasilnya gimana yaa? Apakah tetep aman?

Nah dari pengalaman aku sih, ada 2/3 transaksinya berjalan mulus, salah satunya engga. Gini nih ceritanya:

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Book diet week three

Finally! I can’t believe I’ll made it until week 3! Recently, I had been visiting a bookstore not very far from my house, about 1.5 km I think. I was very passionately want to buy at least a book that day. And I don’t buy a book! I only bought 2 bookmarks and a folder for my sister. I’m so glad my book diet works really well😆

I’m not completely happy to be honest. There are a pile of (good) bargain books in the bookstore, for example: agatha Christie, roald dahl, penguin classics, Shakespeare, and Stephen king. I want to buy miss miss marple’s final cases and the green mile series. Normally, english books costs Rp 80.000 – 150.000 for paperbacks. These books only costs 30.000 thick or not. Isn’t it a good deal?

Well, my mom promised me, she’ll buy a book if I finished reading Quran. It’s so close. I think it’s about 30 pages left.

Here’s my to-be-read list if you guys wonder:
1. Pax (illustrated by jon klassen)
2. The nest (illustrated by jon klassen)
3. Brambly hedge
4. The seacrow island (by Astrid lindgren)
5. The chronicles of harris burdick

Book diet: week 1

Phew! Finally a week has passed! And all of my orders of Astrid Lindgren books has arrived!

Well, maybe most of you thought that “oh, that’s great! Your books collections increased! You must be having fun reading the books!”

Well, that’s not true.
Usually I can read 300 pages in one day, but yesterday, I finished emil and the sneaky rat in 2 days… My reading ability (also my sight) has decreased. I haven’t see an eye doctor yet, but I feel it. When I watch a movie with the subtitles on, and the caption taxt becomes 2… It’s a very bad thing

Besides, I lost very much hair this month. I read somewhere that there are 3 problems causing BAD hair fall: stress, and I don’t remember the rest of the causes, haha. I think about books and bookstore discounts too much. So far, I’ve missed 3 discounts promotions in several bookstore. And I’m very gald and proud about it, why?

For example, when I haven’t bought Astrid Lindgren’s books, I’m over thinking about it too much, I can’t sleep in most nights, I spent so MUCH time on the screen looking at the stuff I don’t need. When the stuff arrived at the door, I was thinking: “damnit! What did I do with these books? I just discovered that level again game and twenty! I dont need this stuff to killing my time!” Well, I don’t want to refund this stuff either…

When I look at my room, I realized that, my books has been spreading to the other desk in my room. I will get another difficulty and more time to tidying and arranging my stuff.

So, from my firts week of ny book diet, I learned that:
– I don’t have to buy books at every certain occasions (such as independence day discount, end of month discounts)
– I must be careful more next time when choosing a book in a bookstore (there are so much books that can be read at ince, but feel really boring and awful when I reread it again)
– I must pay very much attention to my health (I easily get dizzy after waking up or standing after crouching. In fact, I’m not 20 uears old yet)

So, this is my book ban. How’s yours? See ya!

Book Diet

Hej guys! Remember me?

Yes, my book ban has officially ruined a few months ago. Since July – August are my midsummer holiday, I keep buying books (most of them are preloved also limited edition). I won’t miss a chance to own those books, since the ebook wasn’t available. One of the books was already uploaded (the read aloud version) in youtube, can you guess it, which book was that?

Apart from books, I also doing some new kind of activities, like: tapestry weaving, playing with my cat, watch videos, bookstagram, vsco cam, wreck this journal, and so on.

And, before august will be end soon, I will ‘closing’ my book habit with increasing my collection of astrid lindgren’s books. Her books was published in the early 2009, it has a little chance to be republished again because it wasn’t sold really well.

Before making this decision, I also talked with a friend, she likes books too. Our conversation was like this:

*previously talking about allegiant*

Her: yeah, because there are many things that weren’t explained in the movies

Me: Hey, I need your opinion. Remember about the ‘the brothers lionheart’ I recommended for you? Just last night (to be honest a month ago) I discovered the book was available in an e-commerce! Do you think I should buy it? It’s rather expensive, Rp 100.000 (normally, kid lit genre only costs about max. Rp 30.000) and it also not new

Her: I think you should check its rating first

Me: It has big rating, 4.3/ 5. And the book will not be republished again.

Her: I think you better buy it. It’s really worth because it’s limited edition. Don’t miss the chance! Before it will be owned by someone else.

Me: ah thanks.

I know, last week I had a light family problem (about food scramble). It getting into my nerves…. because of it, I want to shops more of astrid lindgren’s books (my plan was getting 1 book). The budget reach at number 300.000….. I can’t think clearly when I’m depressed

And I also confused, when I ask something I REALLY REALLY want to my mom, she just responds “you have your own money right? Just use it” she said :’|

“Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” “Just use it” the words keep buzzing in my head, whenever I found something interesting

In my previous post, I accumulated my budget for books. It reach at number 1 million rupiahs. If it summed with my summer books shopping, I think it almost reach 2 million rupiahs, exclude this ‘closing book habit’.

My book diet will be ended at December, I have a big feeling that this time I will mean it! See you soon!

NB: the list of ‘what I will buy this year’ wasn’t running like I expected. I got ‘the invoice’ book for free from blogging for books. ‘The chronicles of Harris Burdick’ paperback version was just available in an import bookstore a week ago. So, I replace them with another books in my reading list

Hiduplah sederhana, supaya orang lain bisa hidup (Gandhi in Life lessons for women by Stephanie Marston)

Live simple, so others can live too (Gandhi in Life lessons for women by Stephanie Marston)

How to fix VSCOCAM troubleshoot ‘insufficient memory’ when importing a picture

Note: my phone is oppo neo 3 / r813k

Hello! Yesterday I tried to edit a picture with vsco cam app. The picture was taken from a dslr camera, so it has a bigger size and higher resolution. Previously, I had the ‘insufficient memory, please erase apps’ troubleshoot in my phone. However, It was fixed by uninstalling google play updates (the phone was fine for a few months). And then when I want to edit a picture with vscocam, the troubleshoot become worse. There’s a pop up message that forced me to uninstall my apps. Even I have 10 GB free space in sd card also 0.9 GB free in the phone/ system storage. The pop up message appear at least per 5 seconds. What a nerve right?

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About the upcoming book ‘The Invoice’ by Jonas Karlsson

Preface: before you discard this book because of my 2 stars, I just want you to know that I’m a loyal reader of Jonas Karlsson’s books. The first book I read from him was The Room. I don’t read satire so much, maybe this genre wasn’t written for me.

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Here comes the book!

The Invoice told us about a passionate film buff, works at video store, the company of a few precious friends, and daily routine that involves sunny day, ice cream pizza, and such. When he receives a mysterious invoice letter, written by random bureau authority. It said he must pay about 5 million kronor, which is not a small number for him.

For someone who just started read Karlsson’s books, his books were written very short. Each chapters only contain about 5 pages, no more. I love his diction, the writing is very light. I’m sure any elementary students can finish this book in a short period.

Nope, just no. I get the allegory. But it was all played after 30 pages. The only part of the book that was okay for me was about midway through when our nameless narrator discovering what kind of company that owes him that much of money. At least that provided a bit of story. After that? Our hero digging from his memory and tried to minimize the invoice, and his interaction between the-customer-service-lady on the phone, is mainly told in the story.

Thus begin 2 things, a semi philosophical, satirical examination of what happiness really is. Certainly there’s some humor in this one, I wasn’t impressive. The entire satire was based on such ludicrous of this insane tax, and the protagonist is just so bland and boring(part of the point naturally) that I came close to liking this at this time, and really wanted it to be a solid 3 stars at the very least, but I cannot honestly say that I ever actually liked it, just came sort of close at moments

I’m so sad that this book will be published on my birthday, but after reading this advance copy I rather looking for something else as my birthday gift.

Since this is his first book, I will ‘forgive’ him this time, I will still read more of his books.