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 […]

June 20, 2015
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Never Stay Put

Arriving from Penang yesterday, I’m now packing for another visit to Penang (again) tomorrow. Not being so keen to Penang (except the durian), having some fun in Singapore for weekend is preferable than Penang (doing some laundry, tidying up the room, hugging my dear stuffed animal dolls). Going back from Penang, I’ll be in Jakarta […]

June 6, 2015
rike jokanan

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Gaia Sophia

Dear Mother Earth, For years this plane has lingered on your generosity, Enjoying the life with almost no edge. And, today — just today — the mind remembers again That you’ve been not only generously nourishing But also wisely enriching. If ever this plane has to unite with you, Please accept it with love. Please […]

May 14, 2015
rike jokanan

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Animal Welfare

Many people love animals. They have pets by buying animals from petshop, getting from family or friends as gift, adopting animals from shelters or simply taking the animals from the road. Do they love animals indeed? Yes or no…. Owning animals is not number one indicator of loving animals. The main indicator is how they […]