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Constantly revise your conclusions.

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It was my iphone-me-time when I encountered masterclass commercial on youtube. This time, it was not Gordon Ramsay. She was actually a rather old and peculiar woman, offering online class on being a writer. And she took my attention greatly. She said, if I thought I was a writer, maybe I am. Interesting.

One video leads to another, I ended up listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. He is, of course, my favourite writer, need to be noted. While, I ended up on number 4, I managed to turn on my laptop and start writing this blogpost.

Malcolm Gladwell’s top ten rules for success. They include:

  1. Have the courage to pursue your idea.
  2. Try a new approach.
  3. Believe in meaningful work.
  4. Constantly revise your conclusions.
  5. Distinguish yourself from others.
  6. Practice.
  7. Explore.
  8. Be patient.
  9. Understand the rules of business.
  10. Outwork others.

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Written by Vallaura

January 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM

Blackball: cold Asian dessert

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imageOn my conquest exploring Asian dessert around my workplace before I leave, I came to the famous Blackball, Dessert House around PIK. 


I must say, I do not have enough experience to develop sensitive taste buds to distinguish the differences of oh-so-many new Asian dessert house in Jakarta, specifically in PIK area.


But I must say, as a non-chinese Indonesian, I am thrilled to see that this one provides wonderfully designed eating area while most of the others just give plain under-decorated plastic chairs and alumunium tables. You can see and feel the difference from the very step you enter in.


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August 30, 2014 at 3:23 PM

2013 in review

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January 21, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Giving A Person More Attention Because They’re Attractive: And We All Do It

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We all, indeed, do it!

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

Ever prayed more for someone just because they’re hot?

Come on, I’ve done that too. Let’s not act like we’re above judging looks here. We give more cred to someone based on their defined jawline and thinner waist than their less tangible patience and hospitality and compassion.

A very fleshy part of our human nature presumes that good-looking people are also just good, or that less good-looking people don’t really count somehow.

In church it’s easy to ask for prayer requests from the well-off, well-dressed, clean-cut, easily approachable mid-twenties demographic. Not the weird cat lady off the street, not the dude with the one rotten tooth who talks up a storm, not the pale socially awkward kid who says dorky things.

Most Christian books have the same problem: they’re geared to that same easygoing group of believers who attend the same megachurch in a crimeless suburban gated neighborhood with the…

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April 3, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Welcome me :)

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carrie-bradshawMe wanna be like Carrie Bradshaw as THE Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and The City.


but I have been biting my finger nails for the past five minutes….simply thinking what to write. So much for a writer, I supposed. The idea has been bothering me for the past months. But I just don’t know how to start less to maintain.

However, in the middle of my boredom, I opened my chat log with one of my friends. The last chat I made with him was 1 year and couple of days. As I went through the lines, I was shocked to know what kind of person I was at that time. Bewildered with that fact, I forced my self to open his blog. I am amazed that he has not change. And my guess is, even if he had some changes, those changes are absolutely positive.

I noticed that I learned so much from that chats records that I needed to keep recording my self, my days, my thoughts and everything, if possible. So here I am, at my first blog.

Help me to be Carrie Bradshaw ;p

on my own way…

Written by Vallaura

June 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM

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