So long 2019 and hello 2020

Bismillah, Wow this blog has been gathering dust (and eating domain plus hosting fee) without me even bothered to write anything here. Hmm. To be honest, I have been feeling a little bit down lately. With life, with work, with the balance. Even the thoughts of traveling is not that exciting anymore. I don’t know…

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Finding your root

I always identify myself as Indonesian whenever I introduce myself to my colleagues or new friends here. I never hesitate to tell them what Indonesia is famous for or what should they do when they visit the archipelago. I will tell them proudly that I am wearing batik on October 2nd because it’s a National…

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The Beats of The Bahn

I stepped onto my train that afternoon. I was so tired I just wanted to go home and hugged my babies. But as usual, the Bahn never fail to tell me its stories *** The train stopped and the doors opened. A lady whom I thought looked like Korean entered. She hurriedly sat down and…

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{Short Story} Selfish

Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight, and say, “I know you’re not.” It was one fine night, but I still couldn’t sleep. I kept flipping right and left on my bed, tried to shake the fear and sadness away, but I just couldn’t….

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Family Schedules

Bismillah, GOOD MORNING FROM JAKARTA! (yes, I am on mudik mode now, so please excuse a might-be-too-friendly cheery greeting lol) Anyway, no. Not going to talk about our traveling experience (yet) because it was nothing but tiring. So there — it should sum it up nicely. Let me just write about something that has been…

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All the snuggles in the world

Being a mother of two is tough – and sometimes challenging. Most of my days are spent on being a referee and deciding what words I can say that will make everything’s fair for everyone. Some of those days were easy and smooth-sailing while the others were .. difficult and I needed to calm my…

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{Nostalgia} You’ve Got Magazines!

Bismillah, Nggak terasa tiba-tiba udah bulan April – dan udah sebulan juga bolos nulis blog, hehehe. Ga ada alasan lain selain it was some sort of a March Madness. Masa-masa penutupan kuarter pertama berarti saya berpacu dengan waktu untuk menyelesaikan projects baik di kantor ataupun personal. Anyway, now that that’s over, dan saya bisa bernapas…

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At 4 AM

Bismillah, I woke up – at 4 am. I looked at your face and I smiled in the dark. Your peaceful smile, your steady breath, your curly hair, and your full lips. I caressed your cheeks, feeling like my tears were going to drop. It has been a wonderful journey. And my baby, my prince,…

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