Distant Sky (Manhwa Review)

What if, the moment you woke up and opened your eyes all you can see it’s total darkness. Nothing you can see. There is no light. You left alone, struggling to remember what happened, why all the city such in a mess..

PhotoGrid_1432616909176[1]Distant Sky merupakan salah satu Manhwa yang diterbitkan secara berkala melalui aplikasi Webtoon. You can download it from playstore and just setting it in English so you will have many variety of Manhwa. I can say that I’m pretty amazed of this free-manhwa-application. Pilihan-pilihan ceritanya sangat menarik dengan beragam genre. Selama ini gue selalu stick di genre thriller dan cerita yang paling menarik hati gue adalah Distant Sky.
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Komik ini mengingatkan gue akan karya Junji Ito, tapi ada perbedaan besar di antara mereka. Cerita yang ditawarkan Junji Ito berputar di suasana kelam, thriller, dan hopeless. But, this story, despite all the darkness ahead it’s still give you hope. Although they were produce the same horror in the story.

Well, Distant Sky bercerita mengenai Kota Gangnam yang diliputi kegelapan yang mencekam. Kota hancur. Muncul serangga aneh. Ada manusia kanibal (yang buta dan bergerak berdasarkan insting). Anjing galak. Dan survivor tersisa hanyalah satu anak laki-laki (yang di awal cerita dia bahkan lupa namanya siapa) dan seorang anak perempuan bernama Heyool.

Si Main Character (MC) tidak sadar dia pingsan berapa lama sampai diberitahu oleh Heyool bahwa kejadian ini sudah berlangsung selama 2 (dua) bulan tanpa ada tim evakuasi yang menolong. Heyool sendiri (dalam beberapa episode) diceritakan telah melewati berbagai macam suka duka selama di Gangnam yang gelap. Teman-temannya sendiri sudah “menyerah” terlebih dahulu, and she’s the one who left alone. Or, the one who doesn’t give up.

Penyebab ketidakhadiran cahaya disebabkan kota ini ‘tenggelam’ entah berapa jauh hingga cahaya pun tidak dapat menggapai Gangnam. Ehm, too much spoiler? Hahaha.

Manhwa ini pun masih menunggu kelanjutan dari Season 3 (I just cant wait they translate it in English, helppp!).

Dan karena ini diterbitkan sebagai e-manhwa untuk smart phone or tablet user jadi sensasi mengejutkannya sangat terasa. Walaupun panel didominasi warna hitam dan putih, author-nya tahu sekali bagaimana memainkan emosi pembaca.

Well, at least buat kamu pencinta thriller, you should put this Manhwa on your list.

Ps: for you who doesn’t, there are several genre like ‘heartwarming’, ‘comedy’, etc, that might suitable for your. After all, this application is really worth to have. 😀

Blabbering (Updated no.5)

So, I had a random thought and accident lately:

1) One day in the morning, I woke up so sudden (because I need to pee!), after 3 steps I fell and hit the floor. I’ve loosen control of my legs. My friends said that after you wake up it’s better to ‘idle’ for a while before stand up. Hmm, must be very careful next time.

2) I wonder why people are so focus on the east Indonesia as the most poor region. Yea I know, there are the poorest region. So thats why all the aid focus on them (have you heard cynical stereotype about the island of aid). But, I just wondering about the same problem in here. Big city, urban problem, that the distance between rich and poor are so extreme. For example, every morning while I’m on my to the office using train I always pass the slum area. Where people sleep on the street, even pee and do other things! In here, sanitation problem still big deal.
And, funnily I heard someone who gave a (silly and naive) comment about Indonesia status became Middle Income Country. She said, as the status rise so (supposedly) we already leave the status of poverty, hunger etc (she against the project of zero hunger btw). I think she’s being funny. Number is just a number. Yes, eventhough Indonesia now a MIC but it still has more complicated problem. I was hardly hold my laugh.

3) Still related of number 2, so my conclusion is Poverty is a trap. I did a whole day research about poverty. And poverty doesn’t have any related with how much money you have. But with ‘what will you do with the money’. It’s pretty obvious why poor people stay poor. Because they clearly not had any idea about the finance literate. That’s why BLT or Bolsa Familia didn’t give any improvement to reduce poverty BUT the Grameen Banks did. Although, it’s still need years of experience and research to adapt the knowledge here. Microfinance surely is a great topic.

4) To empower any human being (I don’t want to use any gender nor age nor religion for this term) is about to bring any groups (that separate by the terms I’m using before) become balance and in the same level. The first thing to do is to cooperate with the dominant groups. Involve them to make it happen. yes, it’s still utopia but everything starts from a dream, right.

5) Do you think that hunger is big problem? Just tell me about food waste. How many food wasted a year and compare it with people who can’t afford decent food. It just breaks my heart. Food waste also a BIG problem. N’oublie pas! Order food that only you can finish.


“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” (Agatha Christie)

So, next month I’m going 25. But all I can think that I will have 3 (three, troi! yes, true) different test for my French Course.