October 6, 2017
rike jokanan

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To Write About Someone – ranting

It’s been a while that I could not write long stories. Haiku has been my choice. It enables me to put my ideas into concise version of long winding contemplation. Suddenly I want to write a long story about someone. Maybe about someone I’ve thought I know very well but in fact I don’t really. […]

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 30, 2015
rike jokanan

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Playing With Mom

I took pictures of some orangutans in Semenggoh Wild Center, Kuching, Malaysia – adult and young and got causght by this particular pose. Not really a pose made but let’s call it a pose — one orangutan mother was having lunch with her toddler. So playful and fun – yet nobody of the spectators expressed […]

March 9, 2015
rike jokanan

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Mother – haiku

Morning wind’s Breezing through open window Opened by mom. Thanks to all of mothers in the world for being valuable for their children…. Temasek – March 9, 2015 – 6:25am