It’s going to be a silent beginning.

Woke up early in the morning to bake some cakes, having fun with mixers, flours, measurement spoons and old recipe books. And then stayed lazily in bed throughout the afternoon with Murakami and Junot Diaz, my fingers moved frantically over the keypad, enthusiastically channeling what’s going on to 1,300 km away. The distant sound of the telly wiped over me like a sweet melancholia. It was as if I got transported to certain scenes of My Blueberry Nights and Two Lovers. The alarm clock,  floral bed-cover set, still-empty photo frames I’m about to keep some of my shots in… and it crossed my mind: that wherever I’ll be this year, I just hope you’ll be there with me.

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*) Happy New Year 2011! Semoga tahun ini kita bisa menjadikan diri kita semakin bermanfaat bagi orang-orang di sekitar kita; and may this year be a meaningful & prosperous one for all of you 🙂

hanny

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  1. Telat gak ya kalo aku ngucapin selamat tahun baru sekarang? Ah, ga apa2 lah ya. Anyway, selamat tahun baru Mbak Hanny! May you have a wonderful year ahead! 🙂

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