Coffee Flavored KissesPagi hari menatah malam tadi dalam imaji yang tereduksi: hujan, 5 pitcher Heineken, lagu-lagu Mariah Carey, asap, kotak-kotak kosong Dunhill dan Marlboro Lights Menthol, antrian panjang di depan toilet yang cuma satu-satunya, pecahan gelas yang berantakan.

[Selamat pagi…]

Aroma yang kukenal baik. Kopi tubruk. Susu cair. Dan kamu.

Do you realize that you have this lovely peppermint smell I’m totally crazy about? So refreshing! What was that? An after-shave cream? A toothpaste?

Kamu menjengukkan kepala dari balik jendela; terang membuat pucuk kepalamu bercahaya, seperti malaikat. Ada mug besar berwarna hijau muda dalam genggamanmu. Kafein bercampur Chambord dan Baileys. Memabukkan hanya karena kamu yang menyajikannya untukku. Tetapi bukankah tiap kehadiranmu itu memang selalu memabukkan?

Kamu tersenyum. Mengapa kamu tersenyum? Did I say that out loud?

[Have your coffee first before it gets cold.]

Semuanya terasa hangat. Matahari. Senyum. Kopi. Pagi. Telapak tangan. Hati. Coffee-flavored kisses. Juga bingkisan kecil di atas meja: an all-access ticket to do whatever I want with you (and your heart). I couldn’t ask for more.

hanny

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This year, I learned to accept the days when I don't feel motivated, tired, or a bit grumpy. I learned to allow myself to sit with this feeling instead of feeling guilty about it and forcing myself to be productive, socialize, or just get things done.
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In the end, self-care is not always about doing the things that make us feel good or give us instant gratification. It's also about doing the RIGHT thing: something that is good for us in the long run—even if it may feel hard at times.
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Hi. I'm HANNY
I am an Indonesian writer and an artist/illustrator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I love facilitating writing/creative workshops and retreats, especially when they are tied to self-exploration and self-expression. In Indonesian, 'beradadisini' means being here. So, here I am, documenting life—one word at a time.

hanny

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