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Dominique Agisca Diyose:
Home Sweet home

JP/Indah Setiawati

Model Dominique Agisca Diyose stole the limelight after playing Ming, a mistress and wannabe actress, in Nia Dinata’s Berbagi Suami (Love for Share) flick. The role landed her Best Supporting Actress award at the 2006 Indonesian Film Festival.

Since then, the 23-year-old Agisca, as she is fondly called, landed another role in Karma, while continuing to tread the catwalk as a model, a career that she began at the age
of 13.

“Actually, I am a home person. I don’t go out too often except for work. I hardly ever go out to shopping malls during my leisure time. I go to malls only when I have work to do, or if I’m looking for something that I can only find there.

My favorite place to spend my leisure time on Sunday is at home. I love reading books, surfing the Internet, listening to music or downloading the latest songs.

I also use my free time to meet with my friends or give myself the opportunity to sleep and take a rest.

I mostly read fiction and literature. I have many favorite books.

Recently, I just finished reading two books. The first one is Kedai 1001 Mimpi (Stall with 1001 Dreams) by Valiant Budi or Vabyo. It is the story of a writer whose interest in the Middle East encourages him to become a migrant worker in Saudi Arabia.

The other book is Revolt in Paradise by K’tut Tantri. I like stories about daily dramas in everyday lives, and social issues.

But there are times when I take three or five days off just to go on a short vacation. But most of the time, I cannot plan my holiday in advance.

I will just quickly pick a certain destination and book a flight. I can go direct to Bali and maybe just stay for one night there, simply because it is really easy to book tickets and find hotels, thanks to sophisticated gadgets these days and easy access to the Internet. I also have some friends, who are willing to travel together with me at any time.

I like swimming and cycling, and I enjoy the beach and going on culinary adventures in Bali.

But there are times when I go to places like Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, such as the time when I visited a close friend who was staying in the city for a few days.

Actually, there are interesting places in Jakarta, such as the Old Town area in West Jakarta. However, the city’s notorious traffic jams along the way often pose a challenge, making me reluctant to go there.

And if I do go out on a day off, I also like to have a nice cup of coffee in a cafe.   

   
— As told to

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