What I currently read

“You may ask for books as many as you want; but no for video games,” said my parents when I was little. Guess what… now I love reading and collect many books in many genre. 

How to become a Modern Mama? This is the story of Imelda & myself.

Saya tidak pernah benar-benar memimpikan untuk menjadi seorang ibu; bagi saya menjadi ibu menjadi suatu hal yang dapat dijalankan begitu saja seiring berjalannya waktu, sambil mengerjakan banyak hal yang terasa lebih ‘penting’: karir, sukses, dan prestasi. Anda tentu sudah berancang-ancang mengajukan protes dan bantahan habis-habisan. Eits, tunggu dulu… Di buku ini kami ingin berbagi tentang cara membuat prioritas dalam hidup, membangun self image yang baik, menjaga diri agar tetap sehat, juga hal-hal yang dianggap remeh tapi penting, seperti organizing, menata keuangan, juga cara untuk selalu bisa memperkaya diri dengan berbagai wawasan dan pengetahuan, sehingga sosok Modern Mama bukan hanya berdiam diri di rumah, tetapi juga menjadi pribadi yang cemerlang. 

Modern Mama: Wake Up, Fight, Repeat!

Imelda Fransisca & ME

Working as a journalist carries out a lot of risk; in one side you need to fulfill your duty, but on the other hand you can lose your life because of it. The death of “What’s My Line” TV star and gifted writer (she lived around Kennedy era, so it’s OK if you cannot recall her) remains a mystery until today.

I like this book; the vague atmosphere of the 60’s always fascinates me. It’s like living with Don Draper from Mad Men, with a puff of Old Spice and Chanel no. 05. 

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

MARK SHAW

We know her as Fraulein Maria or Maria von Trapp from “The Sound of Music”, or Eliza Dolittle from “My Fair Lady”, or Queen Clarisse Renaldi from “The Princess Diary”. Her personality is so divine, she is the royal of showbiz. In this book, she described her life from her childhood, way before her big break in musical theater and silver screen. 

Very enjoyable, funny, and inspiring. I love this book. 

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Julie Andrews

The Kennedys, Bouviers, and Onassis’ are always perceived as all-time-classic American royalty. But how they put themselves into this complicated life (or how they drew their witty scenarios)?

Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with one and possibly both of Jackie’s husbands, in addition to her own three marriages―to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.

If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother.

Personally, I enjoy this book very much. 

Jackie, Janet, & Lee

J. RANDY TARABORRELLI