October 4, 2014
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Hello, Humans

Hello, Humans…. How would you care about me? Animal that lives in the same planet with you…. Please respect me. If you have to kill us, it is not because of your sense of violence. If you have to kill us, it is because we are the chosen in sincere and beautiful way. Please don’t […]

September 17, 2014
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Out Of The Silo

Coming out from the silo is like going out of a dark cave – dark yet comfortable place to take care of my dwarf inside of me. Time flies and staying in this small room is not enough to breathe freely anymore. I am coming out of the dark. After so many years secluding my […]

September 14, 2014
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Shrines in Kyoto

Temples are scattered around Kyoto, Japan. I visited three of them…. Many remaining to visit in my next trip to Kyoto.     Bell Mr. Stork…. perching on the roof of the shrine gate The sky, blue…. Green and tidy…. Water from dragon mouth…. Lamp post, giant And summer flowers are just decorating Kyoto street…. Sweetly […]

September 12, 2014
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Nagoya, First Steps On Japan

Another business trip and I just can’t stop thanking the Universe for giving me the life of abundance of freedom and freeness. What should I do but working as the best performer in my own scales? No need to compete, no need to crave for more recognition ‘coz the deeds are the rewards themselves. Thanks . […]

September 8, 2014
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Water lily in Borobudur

A small terra-cotta bowl with water And water lily plant is resting on it Blooming; blossoms are happy under the sun    Emitting the spirit of eternity – living without dying, how? Spreading good deed and love to the globe….   The leaf is so near with the mud…. Living so close to the dirt – […]

September 5, 2014
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One Year Older

Birthday has never been so important for me except (maybe) when I was 17 years old…. Sweet seventeen, not really sweet but sweet enough to celebrate it with my all classmates in my third grade of senior high; additionally, tandem with a boyfriend (a friend who was a boy) born on the same day but […]

September 4, 2014
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Kangen

Rasanya kangen menjadi anak-anak ketika apapun tak membuatku dinilai – betas sebebas kucing mau tidur, meang-meong, berantem, berteman dengan siapapun tanpa ragu berbagi cerita. Asyik sekali jadi kanak-kanak. Memandang sesuatu tidak dengan penghakiman dan tidak takut dihakimi karena yang kutahu adalah suka dan ketulusan. Nggak takut orang nggak suka….  Mau bagaimana, sekarang sudah dewasa mau […]

August 20, 2014
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Hutang

Namanya orang hidup pasti ada hutang: hutang uang, hutang budi…. Normal. Malahan kalau nggak punya hutang hidup terasa kurang berwarna – at least itu prinsip saya lho….. Sedikit dan bertanggung-jawab penuh terhadap hutang kita. Berhutang  dan menghutangi adalah setara karena tidak ada rumus bahwa yang menghutangi itu lebih baik daripada yang berhutang karena ketulusan seharusnya […]

July 27, 2014
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It is Lebaran Tomorrow

Idul Fitri – many of Indonesians call it Lebaran – is welcomed after Ramadhan. It is a happy day on which muslims have a big fiesta after fasting for one full month. We gather to pray together on the first day of 10th month of Hijriyyah calendar called Syawal month, have breakfast after that as a […]

July 23, 2014
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Long Before

Long before I hug you under the shed of light, you have chosen me to do…. It is not my intention. It is your wish to do…. Wings folded, Halo un-rung, Down to me you flew…. To my life, to my heart, to get absorbed by my soul. And, Time to press the button: Last […]