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Soe Hok Gie - Catatan Seorang Demonstran

Catatan Seorang Demonstran
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New book in town! Thanks to Zulhabri and gang for his new effort in bringing excellent books from across the shores. Just to share this piece of news here; if you're interested into more alternative books head over to the "Arts for Grabs + KL Alternative Books" at The Annexe Gallery this weekend.

One of Gie's famous quote in his book was;
"Seorang filsuf Yunani pernah menulis … nasib terbaik adalah tidak dilahirkan, yang kedua dilahirkan tapi mati muda, dan yang tersial adalah umur tua. Rasa-rasanya memang begitu. Bahagialah mereka yang mati muda."

This roughly translates to English as "A Greek philosopher once wrote... The best fate is that of the unborns, the second one is that of those born yet die young, and the worst is that of those who die in the old age. I feel that this is right: Happy are those who die young." [Wapedia]

In the same event, Dr. Farish Noor will be presenting his lecture on Batik as a "Trans-Cultural Signifier". I really hope to settle off my work soon to attend the lecture.

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