If you’re visiting UWRF in #Bali next weekend, we’ll have #JBCmeetup in the afternoon and spooky book reading at night (Oct 29). Let’s have fun together! Are you brave enough? PS. This is a potluck event. Please contact officers@jakartabookclub.com if you need more information.

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Does Pilates have the same effect like Yoga?

“Endurance is not built (within) a day,” said one of the wall quotes at Fitness First. True that. 
Sweating like a bucket, but doesn’t feel too tired. Thinking of what someone said about switching from #yoga to pilates last Sunday. I guess i’m doing’ this merely to build stamina, patience & focus, and it has become like bread and butter (or nasi) to me. Started doing yoga seriously in 2012, I feel that I have to “conquer” myself every time I’m on the mat; and no matter how hard it gets, everything will pass. It also has a relaxing effect, so when I’m done I feel like smiling a lot and my sleep quality has improved over time. 

I’m no so sure if #pilates can give the same effect… 

Weekend theory: By 18 you want to move out of your parents’ house, by 21 you want to date as many guys as possible, by 25 you think you want to travel the world, by 28 you think you want to buy a house and settle down, by 30 you THINK you already now all types of guys. Lol, the truth is, the memories you had when you were 18-27 will stay in your subconscious mind. Something that will last and be recognized as “the youth”. Or what people often say, “When I was young…” 😄

Well, I think life after 30 is even much better because you know what you want and you don’t really care about what people think. If by this age, you are still in the “searching soul” and care too much about pleasing others, there is something you haven’t fulfilled in the past. Go past it, and you’ll become a stronger person.

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Our friend from Iran ordered this book from @bookdepository to deliver it to us in Jakarta, because she really likes this audacious novel and the photo of “Orgasmic Man” on the cover of this old edition. Since she can’t go to @ubudwritersfest this month and meet @hanyayanagihara in person, she sends her best regards and a request for an autograph to Ms. Yanagihara. See you in Ubud, soon! #jakartabookclub #JBCinubud #igreads #bookclub #bookstagram #uwrf2016

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Journey of an Asian solo female traveler