August 14, 2016
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I live – free verse

I live forever, When it I who lives forever. But I might only live for 70 years, When it is I who lives for 70 years. I decide to live forever, I who is riding planes – many different planes Travelling through time and space. Give me life One at a time. Then live forever […]

June 19, 2016
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Greek’s 40th Days Leaving Us Behind

40 days ago our dear cat lady, Greek went across the bridge and today we are remembering her being part of us.   She was such a beauty, dignity yet rebel and free soul. Oh yeah, free soul she was! She would hunt anytime she wanted and brought the hunted to us as gifts: grasshopper, […]

May 31, 2016
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A Visit To Moppy & Friends

Last weekend I went to Jakarta to meet our beloved fellow creature named Moppy. He is a dog to whom my love will always flow even later when he is gone. He’s survived a cancer — not surviving by curing but let me tell you that he is still alive although with a very painful […]

May 23, 2016
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Greek, fragrant spirit – haiku

Breezy, frozen dawn Wind’s blowing in through window A fragrant spirit. Greek passed away. She was buried in a descent way, wrapped in white fabric, anointed in musk perfume and prayed with sincere love. She might still want to see us at home — that’s when we smelt fragrance of musk in early morning. The […]

May 14, 2016
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Green valley – haiku

Two dogs and a cat Stroll in joy, breathing sweet air In a green valley. How big is my dream of having a green valley? So big…. Why? Because I want as many animals as possible to live happily in the valley, as many farmers as possible to earn good living in the valley,  and […]

May 12, 2016
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And It is A New Cycle, Greek….

Our dear cat, Greek just went across the rainbow yesterday May 10 15:15 Tulungagung time. She’d been sick for the past two weeks — one bump inside her stomoch above hind legs had become bigger and bigger, made her weak and her body coul not hold it anymore…. …. We said goodbye today…. Greek, thank you for […]

May 2, 2016
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Focused

She’s bulging her eyes. A brown dot in a ground street. Good God! It’s a dog! === A story of me and my fellow creature, a beautiful dog And I don’t know to whom I am asking these questions…. And, I find myself in the middle of a market…. Everyone is shouting, everyone is selling, […]

March 11, 2016
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Guilty is….

Guilty feeling is: When it took too long to decide whether to leave my MacBook on a table outside to get cat food or to stay while seeing a stray skinny hungry cat is around — and, when finally I decided to buy two pieces of fried fish, the cat was nowhere to find. Please […]

March 3, 2016
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Rindu

Nephew, niece, cats and dogs – things that can make me rindu….   12, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur – March 3, 2016 – 1:31am