Ji Eun

*dedicated to Ji Eun and the Kim’s family I met Ji Eun for the first time when I was still a 4th-semester university student. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, I went to Ascott Apartment to meet my new “student”. It all started a few months ago, when I was hired to teach Indonesian language for…

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Meaning of Life

Saya sedang bosan sekali nih. Kerjaan lagi nggak seru. Nulis juga lagi buntu lagi. Sampai suatu ketika, saat saya sedang mengemudi sendirian di tol Cipularang tiba-tiba, lagi-lagi, saya berpikir tentang arti kehidupan. Sebetulnya untuk apa kita hidup? (see: ari’s blog) Hmm, sekitar tahun 2004, saya pernah menulis: “Hidup adalah meraba-raba dalam kegelapan, mencoba mencari jalan…

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Friendship. Is It Over?

“I always treasure friendships and always enjoy having friends wherever and whenever. But this time, I think I should given up one friendship. When the relationship is no longer healthy and one person feels hurt everytime they communicate but the other person is enjoying it and pushing too hard, then perhaps it’s better to call…

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