My name is Beni Ananto. I am An INFP. I am from Jakarta, Indonesia. I graduated as an English student in 2014. I worked in Jakarta as an education counselor from 2018-2021.
I would like to pour my ideas or anything into writing or blog. I like writing about movies, books, traveling, lifestyle, short stories, novels, poetry, journals, etc. I start writing in 2009 now. I love writing. I hope it will help me to find a balance in life. I want to spread my knowledge or good information to everyone.
I have published some of the anthology books and a solo book. I write short stories and novels published on reading platforms online as Wattpad and Gramedia Writing Project or GWP.
I like watching movies, I watch all genres, my favorite movies are The Lord of The Rings, Seven, Lalaland, Interstellar, etc. I love watching movies anime and Japanese culture. As from Studio Ghibli, Makoto Shinkai’s movie, etc. And now I am learning Japanese. It’s pretty hard but I love it.
I love reading books, especially novels. I like novels by authors like Paulo Coelho, Haruki Murakami, Hemmingway, Leo Tolstoy, etc. I often my opinions about books I read on Goodreads. I joined blogger communities, book clubs, writing clubs, etc.
I try to be a minimalist effect I read a couple of books and documentary programs on Netflix about minimalism. I like to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki, and The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay. I watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things. And all of them have changed my life to be better, work-life balance.
I like listening to music too. Traveling to anywhere, and often solo traveling or going to other places. I like hiking, camping, and activities outdoor. I have hiked some mountains in Indonesia and this year I hiked Rinjani mountain. The landscape is very beautiful.
I have written a couple of books from the government's project in 2020. And to be a contributor writer on a traveling platform online in 2019-2020. I write on a platform online (Kompasiana).
I always write what I do, like, and feel on my blog. I shared my blog or writing to social media as such Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, etc
I have won a couple of short story competitions and published major publishing. I often rejected the publisher when I sent my novels or stories. I try my best for what I do. And always learning day by day and with anything or anyone. I remember the quotes from Haruki Murakami, Kafka on The Shore.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”