Sometimes awareness come to our mind after we experience hardships in life. I heard the term ‘Rock & Roll Awareness’ the first time on @Komunitas1111 meetup. We were talking about Awareness and one of our friends, @PittaSekar, who just lost her dad to lung cancer 2 months ago, share about the last days of her [...]

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Before I start: No, it’s not my son in the pic, it’s my nephew It’s 11pm and I tried to type as fast as I could so I can post this before 2014 :)) I usually post my New Year’s Resolutions earlier, but this year I decide to read and gain insights, as much as [...]

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“How come there’s no Auntie’s Day?” That’s what I asked this morning to embrace Mother’s Day. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. My only way to show my motherly love is to shower my baby nephew, or other people kids, with presents. I’m the sweet Auntie O. I have another technique to pour [...]

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It’s a special day. I was invited to be a guest lecturer at ESQ Business School to talk about creative writing. Of course this is kind of suprising for me, because it’s a business school (unusual to have creative writing lesson in a business school) and I usually invited to talk about entrepreneurship. So this [...]

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The first time I have interest in Poetry was when I visit Dublin, Ireland in 2011. There, in a small bookstore near Trinity College, I saw a whole shelf full of Poetry books and I thought, I never see something like this in Indonesia. Poetry has been stamped as an ‘art’ that could never be [...]

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Ramadan is the best time to review our life and check if we have done something that Allah dislikes. And surely, because we’re only human, we will make mistakes. Unlike the Angels, that will only act on Allah’s command, human will initiate a lot of actions in his life according to his brain and common [...]

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It was unforgettable moment for me, to be able to witness more 700 young people of Makassar, gathered in Fort Rotterdam and enjoy, really enjoying, poetry reading at the closing ceremony of Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) 2013 @makassarwriters. I said to Josephine Chia, fellow speaker & writer from Singapore, “Josephine, this is big.” Josephine [...]

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