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 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 […]

November 10, 2015
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Animal Abuser in Jakarta

Some people are very insecure, they’re afraid of sharing this world with other creatures then they start to show their selfishness by hunting and killing animals that should not be killed. My dear friend, Jojo Lin, a stray cat feeder cum rescuer just shared with me a very sad story…. One guy riding a bike […]

October 15, 2015
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Bed of Death

I never deny that I was afraid of death. I don’t know what will happen after death. Will there by heaven and hell? Am I going to hell and how long will I stay there? Oh gosh! It really makes me crazy. Religion says there will be judgement to put me to fire or garden […]

October 2, 2015
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Blacky and Amie

I support animal lovers and rescuers by praying for them or when I’m able I’d like to donate or accompany them to take care of those animals. But honestly I mostly support them from a distance…. The lowest level of caring but the best I can. About two weeks ago a friend of mine texted […]

August 31, 2015
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Breathing – Haiku

Fresh air in and out, Pumping lungs, blowing blood Is joy of breathing. This haiku is a gift for two animals rescued by my fellow animal rescuers. Those two animals are Moppy the dog and Bima the cat shose noses are injured. Please send your positive energy for Moppy and Bima for their good life […]

July 5, 2015
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Greg – Our Beloved Tomcat

Greg, I heard from mother that it’s your 12th day not going home… Where are you? We hope you are ok. If only you have sent yourself to the other side, please be safe. Enjoy your new life in heaven. We’re sure you’re happy…. But if you are still out there, please go home. Your […]

March 14, 2015
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Wall

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.” Walls are massive construction that will keep you separated from the other side of them. Once you can penetrate the walls, you can discover what’s the secret….. But, why so curious? You are in the inside: whichever side you are in, that’s where the other siders […]

May 24, 2014
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The Power of Loss

I lost another cat of mine – Greece…. He is the cat coming to mom’s house in my latest visit to her. He came in early morning following our early cat, Greg who goes home every morning for breakfast. I sat on the front bench and Greece was shy, sitting under the bench – could not eat, […]

April 29, 2014
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You, Me, Shadow?

opening the door, will I see you? or, is it only your shadow? pretending to be you…. did I live with you? or with your shadow? is it now that you are real or shadow?   tears flow, flowing along the path pushing through the door at the end. what end? is there an end? […]