Merdeka!

Independence means the liberty to be who we really are, to be what we love, to be where our heart is. After years of suspended animation, one artist sharpens his focus [June 09, 2012]. Independence means having the freedom to believe or not to believe in something. Four injured as mob attacks Ahmadiyah community in…

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Bali, Bursting in Ubud

I woke up to rain. To the faint smell of pandan leaves and frangipani. The sky was dark gray. The garden were glistening under the downpour. I watched the mist floating silently in the air, astounded by its ghostly appearance. A dark and wet morning in Ubud for a bunch of depressed writers. A perfect…

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November 2004.

sugar |ˈ sh oŏgər| verb [ trans. ] sweeten, sprinkle, or coat with sugar : she absentmindedly sugared her tea | [as adj.] (sugared) sugared almonds. • figurative make more agreeable or palatable : the novel was preachy but sugared heavily with jokes. Sesungguhnya saya sedang tidak ingin bermain-main. I was just feeling a bit… nostalgic. Saya menemukan kembali…

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I See You.

I saw you on a boat-ride from Bangsal to Gili Trawangan. You were sitting by yourself not far from the bow, resting your back on the wooden pole. You had a bottle of mineral water in your hand. It was hard to guess, at first (especially from this distance), whether you came from a Latin or…

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