Triwindu Antique Market, Solo.

Stretched along Bengawan Solo—one of the longest river in Java, and guarded by some volcanoes: Mt. Merapi, Mt. Merbabu and Mt. Lawu, Solo is a tranquil city of Javanese culture and tradition. There’s a certain ‘ancient’ atmosphere that will captivate you instantly: a certain feeling of going back in time; especially as you get closer…

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Heroes.

Today, I stumbled upon an article in The Jakarta Post from the year 2005. I was surprised when I spotted my name written in the article—at the time, I was still 22 ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t even remember how it got there in the first place. I think it was a short interview for the commemoration…

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Hate. Love. Life.

Hate. Ya, mungkin saja benci itu serupa ubur-ubur. Dia transparan dan seringkali terlihat menggoda. Kamu tahu dia bisa menyengat, tapi seperti anak kecil yang nakal dan penasaran, kamu menyentuhnya juga. Dan tiba-tiba saja racunnya menjalari dirimu, kata-katamu, pikiranmu, juga tindakanmu. Kamu lelah mencoba membuat orang yang kamu benci nampak buruk. Mencoba membuatnya jatuh tersungkur. Lalu…

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The case of santaploding lomo.

OK, you must have wanted to slap me since I kept tweeting and updating my status, uber-excitedly saying that I got a Lomo Super Sampler as a gift from (ak.’sa.ra) bookstore! (see, I just did it again) ๐Ÿ˜€ But, the fact is, I am probably the kind of person the marketeers would love. I don’t…

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Letters to A Young Poet.

Rainer Maria Rilke, 2000 (New World Library Edition) | 128 pages I‘m crazy about letters. To me, letters—especially hand-written ones, sent via snail mail (oh, and I love it even more when the letters are illustrated), are romantic. It levitates me: the sight of an envelope with my name written on it; the dampened stamp;…

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Quisiera Que Estuvieras Aquรญ โ€“ 5. Lisboa

I have found that the hour of separation does not prevail against the joining of our unearthly selves, as I have known with the first meeting that my spirit was your companion for countless ages | Kahlil Gibran Lisboa seperti kamu: yang mengejutkan pagiku dengan hal-hal lucu. Kota ini, seperti kamu, juga menyimpan ketertarikan pada…

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Quisiera Que Estuvieras Aquรญ โ€“ 4. Lagos

Aku jatuh cinta pada Lagos, kota pantai kecil di mulut Sungai Bensafrim—membentang sepanjang Lautan Atlantik di Algarve, Portugal Selatan. Dari terminal bis, aku sudah bisa melihat jembatan yang membentang menuju pantai, serta jalan menanjak ke perbukitan, tempat rumah-rumah musim panas dengan dinding-dinding putih dipenuhi wisatawan selama musim liburan. Aku jatuh cinta pada warna-warni terang di…

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