My Life Stages’ Magazines

I can’t ditch magazines from my journey in each life stages. I love them since I was learning to read by looking at the pictures, coloring them randomly, and as the time goes by, I made them as my source of information. I crave for magazines every month! But yes, I don’t always own them, though. Sometimes I read them in library or borrow from a friend. There are times when I have my own, too.
These days as the digital era play a big role in our daily, I have once thought that maybe I need to subscribe to the digital version to be more efficient. You know, having those stacks of magazines are quite a mess, especially when you live in a tiny place ๐Ÿ˜€
But to these days, I haven’t tried the digital subscription since I still prefer to read the paperback version to be sniffed ๐Ÿ˜› Maybe one day I will try it.

So here are some magazines that has been accompanying me all this long:
1. Bobo
Yes, this is the well-known Indonesian Kids’ Magazine. I learnt to read by the help of this magazine at the kindergarten back then. My favorite story is about Oki and Nirmala. I also love how Bona always helps Rong-Rong in every comic strips at the end of the magazines. My mom subcribed me this as long as I’m a toddler. The subscription stopped when I entered elementary school, if I’m not mistaken.
I also plan to subscribe this later when Cemplu turns 2 or 3, and I want to accompany her to make some artworks to be sent and be hopefully published in it. I wonder how happy she would be to find her name’s printed on it ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope this way could make her enjoy and love reading as time goes by.
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2. Fantasi
Well, actually it’s a tabloid, not a magazine. I didn’t subcribe to this but I liked to buy it when there’s a special edition about my favourite kids superstars. I still remember that time when I looked for the Amigos (a title of telenovela series) edition which was sold out everywhere. It was so sad if I couldn’t get it. But fortunately, I found one near my school and asked mom to give me some money straightaway! hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€
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3. Gadis
This is my end of junior high-schooler’s magazine. The most famous thing about this, is the cover girls’ selection (Gadis Sampul). I registered once but didn’t make it. BAHAHAHAHA *aiblama*

Courtesy by Gadis

Courtesy by Gadis

4. Cosmo Girl! Indonesia
I read this before Gogirl! existed. In senior high school, I regularly buy this magazine by saving my pocket money everyday to be able to buy this magazine for the next month. Yes, my parents didn’t give me a special allocation for magazine. They said it is useless, cause I read them for just some hours and then it’ll be left abandoned. They preferred me to buy some snacks instead of magazine ๐Ÿ˜›

Courtesy by CG! Indonesia

Courtesy by CG! Indonesia

5. Gogirl!
This is my all time favourite magazine!!! I love this soooo much! โค Gogirl! existed in the middle of my senior high school era. When I found this one, I started to buy this instead of the prior magazine. It was not because the last one was not good enough, but my best friend regularly bought them. So I thought if I bought this, we could exchanged ours. I love this magazine because everything is worth the price. The contents are fruitful and there are a lot of great articles inside. I love magazine with a big portion of the articles instead of fashion pictures ๐Ÿ˜› And Gogirl! is the one.

Courtesy by Wikipedia

Courtesy by Wikipedia


By reading this magazine, I was one having a dream of working in a magazine company as a copywriter or editor. But I don't know, this just remains a dream ๐Ÿ™‚ I had those stacks of this magazine back at home and loved to make a scrapbook from them. Aaahh the old days~~~
I stopped reading this magazine when I graduated from college. I feel like I'm out of its age range, knowing that this magz is mainly for 17 to 23 year-old-girls. By the content itself, I can't find it suitable for me anymore haha. But yes, this will always be my favorite magazine ๐Ÿ™‚ *kisskiss*

6. Reader’s Digest Asia
I bought this every month after graduated from college. I prefer the Asia version because it’s in English and I wanted to improve my English skill at the same time. How I love this magz for it’s content of great kindness of mankind. This magazine made me bellieve that there are still good people around this world.

Courtesy by FransiscoforMisano

Courtesy by FransiscoforMisano

7. Parenting Indonesia and Ayahbunda
Yes, those are my today’s magazines ๐Ÿ˜Ž Sometimes it amazes me how I eventually am on this life stage. Time Flies! Some years ago, I found this magazines boring and didn’t care anything about it. Unlike today, where I feel like it’s an encyclopedia ๐Ÿ˜€ These ones that make me consider the digital subscrpition, I kinda need them regularly.
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So, what’s your magz, guys? ๐Ÿ™‚

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85 thoughts on “My Life Stages’ Magazines

  1. Interesting!

    Dulu bacanya Bobo, lalu Donal Bebek, lalu GADIS (ini ketauan banget generasi lama haha), lalu femina (tapi masih belum bisa baca kartini haha), sekarang langganan National Geographic, TIME, The Economist sama Scientific American. Pernah sesekali beli majalah wanita macam Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair dst tapi nggak tahan liat isinya – kayaknya dunia ini pentingnya cuman baju, perhiasan ama asesoris dan seks.

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  2. aku baca majalah bobo sampe kuliah, dan sampe setua ini aku masih baca gogirl! *tutup muka* abisnya sempet coba2 beli yang lain tapi gak suka, gimana donk ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • iiih samaa~~ aku masih beli Gogirl! pas mereka ultah tiap februari karena hadiahnya selalu kereen! Aku stop baca Gogirl! karena artisnya kok ya muda-muda banget, aku jadi berasa ngecengin berondong hahaha ๐Ÿ˜›

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  3. Bobo, Gadis, Readerโ€™s Digest Asia, Spice (Dulu aku sukkaaaaa banget sama majalah Spice ini) Prevention (sekarang udah ga ada), Chic (juga udah ga ada), CitaCinta, Nova, Femina sama Cosmopoitan ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Kayaknya kitaaa satu generasi deh mba, ngehip nya ama tabloid yang sama (kecuali yang terakhir). Bobo ada online subscription nya ga? Mau baca oki dan nirmala lagi ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

    sekarang aku jadi bacaannya Vogue, Vanity Vair sama The New York Times (bukan majalah ya?) mba. Baca online semua

    Mau subscribe reader digest ama Time disini tapi ga ada yang English Version ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  5. My first magazine was… Bobo. A few months after that, since I’ve read all of the Bobos my parents could buy (they were second-hand Bobos), I read a huge bundle of Trubus magazines, all of its 1986’s edition. It was a wonderful experience, since I could see varying kinds of plants and animals. And I remembered reading something about gelatin, the article’s title was “Gelatin dari Tulang”. In there, we could learn about how to make gelatin from cow’s bones. Don’t forget about those huge fish photos, too! I’ve seen a lot of them on that magazines.
    Oh, how I loved Trubus :hihi. Ah, reading this brings back a lot of memories. Thank you!

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      • I wasn’t reading it. I just see the pictures. About the gelatin, it was because there was a chart contained pictures that explained how to make gelatin from bones :hihi. It was fun for me :)). But of course I’ve found that Bobos were entertaining, too. It’s just that I couldn’t get its every edition because of my limitation :)).

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  6. My most favorite magazines when I was a kid was Bobo (viva 90s generation!). I know they were secondhands, and often uncovered, but I enjoyed reading stories in it. Bona, rong-rong, oki and nirmala, Paman Kikuk, Husin, and Asta…ah, so nostalgic!

    I also read Femina, Kartini, Ummi, Health Today and Healthy Life, because they were available at my home, although I was too small to understand them thoroughly. I found Ayahbunda and Hai! Magazines too, so I just read them. When I was a junior and senior high school student, my friend introduced me to Animonster, so I bought it once and read hers at the next time. When I joined Islamic Study Forum, I knew Annida from the secretariat’s collection.

    Unfortunately, I rarely read magazines now because I prefer reading online articles ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for writing this post, Mba ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Aku juga penggemar majalah! Hehehehe. Semuanya sama bacaannya, kecuali Fantasi, Reader’s Digest, sama majalah ibu-anak.

    Waaaa… Baru tau sempet ikutan Gadsam juga. Aku dulu mah mana pedeee, padahal pengen bangettt ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. Bagus posnya Nad, jadi nostalgia. Ini majalah yang aku baca dari kecil sampe sekarang: Bobo, Kawanku, Ananda, Gadis, Mode, Femina, Dewi. Mulai tinggal di Belanda aku baca glossy ini: Marie-Claire, Vogue, Red. Sejak 5 tahun lalu berhenti langganan glossy karena seperti Eva bilang artikelnya direcycle terus dan berlawanan ya. Di satu halaman ada artikel harus kurus dihalaman lain ada artikel be yourself. Lagipula ngga tahan lihat iklannya, anti aging cream tapi model yang dipake umurnya masih 20an ๐Ÿ™‚

    Terus baca ini sampe sekarang National Geography, E-Commerce & Adformatie (majalah untuk Marketing communication professionals), Onze Taal (majalah Bahasa dan linguistik), Oog (history magazine), Reizn (travelmagazine), Elsevier (opinion magazine, Timenya versi Belanda), Zoom (photography magazine), GQ (Gentlemen Quarterly) dan majalah kuliner (Saveur, Delicious, Foodism dll).

    Bener ya Nad, lihat bacaan kita seperti lihat riwayat hidup ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • You really read a lot of magz, Mbak Yo! There are so many haha Iyaya kita mesti merthatiin juga buat majalah2 yg karakternya labil kyk gitu :\
      Iya, dari majalah cukup menggambarkan hidup per life stages-nya ya, Thank you for sharing, Mbak ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Bobo yang selalu riang gembira, mengajak kita semua, tamasya ke alam penuh warna syalalalalala… Bobo teman bermain dan belajar, B – O – B – O Bobo –> yang bagian terakhir ini suka diplesetin… ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. Bobo da mentari adalah dua majalah waji! Haha. Beranjak remaja bacaan ganti Gadis karena Hai dan majalah musik kagak paham. Karena itu kaliyes dulu malah jadi banyak temen cewek. Wkwkwkwk.

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