Hey… new world, I am Coming

Now if someone will ask me, “what is your job? or what do you do?”, so I will answer, “My part time job as scholarship hunter, and my full time job as dreamer”. I do not give the answer, “I am a job seeker”. Oh no mamen -_- It is mean that I am ‘pengangguran’ :-/

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Route Master: A Biography of the London Map

I wish I can go back there 😉

Adam Greenfield's Speedbird

I’m beyond honored to have had this piece — a love letter to London and its maps — commissioned for the launch issue of the revived Journal of the London Society. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. For the record, the impeccable choice of title was theirs.

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I very much doubt that there is a city on the face of this Earth better mapped, over a longer period of time — nor more potently associated with the image of the map, as cultural and practical artifact — than London.

I’m sure some of the reason behind this stems from the need to assert administrative control, assess taxation and clarify property rights across a bewildering profusion of boroughs, wards, parishes, liberties, districts and councils. Part of it, certainly, arises from the way in which successive mobility technologies have allowed the city to…

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