History of A Tree

You have to believe
Nature lives with you, ruling
Games in which you are.
See colours. Watch shapes. Seasons,
Patterns count the scores to make.

Fruits rot. Flowers sere.
Leaves fall. Trunks topple. Roots die.
This plant is a name
In encyclopaedia,
Memory of its climbers.


This body has expiry date. I’m seeing it deteriorates in time. What will be something of me left behind?

Temasek, Ramadhan 11 / 5:55am

dear sun, when you’re down, where are you and what are you doing?

Younger and Braver

Dry leaves fall or fly
Away from a tree, decay.
Absorbed by the tree—


What will I tell the younger me if I meet her?

Be you, bravely.

Dream even bigger. No one can stop you without your permission.

One more thing…. You know more than you’ve ever thought, you just don’t see it clearly; adjust the view finder and open your very eyes!

So much love,

The older you 🐣

from Pinterest, the wisdom sanctuary
Pinterest’s reminder

Climbing Vines

A tree, Beloved
Dies of climbing harmful vines.
Pull them to revive.


Pull away gently the harmful vines that climb a tree in a garden to stop them from growing too wildly and finally leave the tree breathless and lack of sun then die slowly….

Knowing which vines are harmful is the first step.

So excited about next year to plant a tree in the home base’s tiny garden. Thanks to a good friend in Ubud who is willing to graft her arum ndalu tree for me.

Dear Pandemic, be mild and friendly. Don’t you know I want to see my home for just one weekend. Please…. 🤕

This homesickness feels like vines that climb a strong tree.

Dear, Self. Pull them away gently….

May all beings be happy.

can’t even identify what tree it is

Useful link from which the photo is borrowed and some additional knowledge about tree and vines: https://www.nashvilletreeconservationcorps.org/treenews/what-to-do-about-vines-growing-on-your-tree