(Holiday Blog) : How Portuguese influences us?


Portuguese is a Romance branch language spoken originally in westernmost edge of Iberia peninsula. It looks like sister language with Galician/Galego, great similarities to Spanish (as many similar spellings but different pronunciations) and distant similarities to other Romance languages. The Portuguese language is spoken as mother tongue by 215 million people and totally 250 million…

(Monday’s Reflection) : Happy Mother’s Day, Indonesia


Every parts of world has its own way and date to celebrate mother’s day. Mother’s day is a special day when we honour our mother as well as maternal bond, motherhood and influence of mothers in society. Mother is 24 hours a day and 7 days a week worker in our lives. From giving birth,…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Dreamy – Terbawa Mimpi


For this week’s challenge, I wanna share these photos. The old ones as those were taken almost 2 years ago during my 2 days visitation to Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java. I love to see sunrise from the top of plateau and seeing the steep valley in its other parts. I can imagine for living…

(Reflection) : Proud to Be 80-90s Generation


Maybe The 80-90s era was an unsafe eraWhen our voices were shut downWhen our expressions were bannedWhen our political freedom was taboo Maybe The 80-90s era was technologically boringWhen we still had to call through public phone boothWhen we still played game watch, Atari, Nintendo, SegaWhen we still only had one TV channel with such…

(Wednesday’s Thought) : Beautiful Names and Unique Names


It is based on my experience during teaching at a national plus private school in Tangerang, Banten. I’ve been there for more than one year and I learn many things including personal names. I teach in its elementary school and find many interesting things, particularly names. I think, more than 90% of students at my…

Daily Prompt : New Dawn / Fajar Baru


Dawn…I never wonder how many time I wake up early, as it’s my routines, my habit and automatically I wake up at the time I think before go sleeping. Since I was a child, I have been accustomed to wake up early because as Muslim, I am obliged to do God’s duty and if I…

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge : Technology/ Teknologi


Technology is created to ease human, increase productivity and save time.Every time, technology always changesFollowing times and into more sophisticated formsFrom the hardest to the easiestBut every eras has got its own technologyAfter the new one is inventedThe old one is about to be abandonedJust as for memory in dusty places Special for this challenge…

(Just Share) : Kari Ayam Medan/ Medan-styled Chicken Curry


Indonesia has got diverse gastronomy styles and influenced either locally or internationally since centuries. One of them is curry which originated from Hindustan, but then it was brought along with Hindustanis immigration to various parts of the world, and surely Indonesia. Sumatran curry is as spicy as its origins, while Javanese curry is less spicy…

(Sunday’s Note) : Happy Independence Day, My Beloved Indonesia


I have just returned home from celebrating Indonesia’s independence day ceremony in my workplace. The nuance is quite different than the last few years aback, because the independence day fell in Ramazan months and in 2014, independence day is on Sunday, where everybody should be on vacation or relaxes at home. The ceremony is a…

(Morning’s Poem/Puisi Pagi) : OBLIVION/TERLUPAKAN


Old poem, I almost forgot it….but when I opened my computer, I wanna share it Lonely au milieu the crowd As if a lonely remote deserted temple Dead as a dodo’s forerunner Unwritten in history Just alone Left behind, ignored Not know where the heart will be Thrown into the deep of sea For then…