Dear New Me…It’s Me


Dear New Me, This is for the many times I see myself in the mirror. Sometimes I ask myself , “Is that me?”, “How can I look like this now?”. I don’t believe even in myself about what I have done so far. Happy? I am terribly happy whatever happened in my life recently. Sad? Little…

(Hometown Story) : End year visit to 2 temples


As I mentioned before, I would tell my hometown story not chronologically, but randomly based on my swinging mood everytime I can and not busy enough. By the way, for this edition I’d like to tell about my last day of 2015’s journey with my cousin’s son. I had an appointment for spending my 31 December’s…

(Monday Reflection) : Having a big feet is not so easy


Do you have big feet? What is your size? Is that easy to find the proper shoes or slippers in the nearby shops? In the past, when you ask it here, people will look at you strangely, especially if you have uncommon size. It is about my personal experience when looking for shoes for my…

(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,…

(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…

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge : My Interpretation of Fray


Honestly, it was hard to interpret the meaning of ‘fray’, as I rarely use this word. In bahasa Indonesia it means ‘percekcokan’, ‘kehebohan’ and many more…but for this case, I choose the ‘kehebohan’ or excitement. The exictement here when I made cassava balls called Gethuk. As a traditional Javanese cuisine, I sometimes make it when…

Travel Theme : Endearing Eid-Ul-Fitri


These are some photos I have during my Eid’s celebration. I went home to Malang, a cool city where I was born and raised up. I met my family especially my mom who’d just sick for a while. But meeting all big families during Eid holiday was very endearing for me. Here I share some…

(Bilingual Reflection) : DEJA-VU


Original versionSeolah kenangan itu terkuak kembali    Kejadian demi kejadian itu ada didepan mata   Asing…tetapi tidak  Tak pernah sua namun akrab Ku ada dijalanan yang asingTak pernah ku kemari tapi sangat Apa yang terjadi?   Apakah aku sedang bermimpi?   Iya…ini tempat yang belum pernah kudatangi   Tetapi aku mampu mengenalinya  Mengetahui setiap rinci tempat itu   Apakah jiwaku…

(Nono’s Note) : Jilboobs, Do Not Blame Them


This is my first opinion after months I’ve never written anything longer but photo sharing and following various wondrous challenges. Recently, particularly in social media, there is a trending topic called ‘jilboobs’ or ‘jilbabes’. At first, I didn’t know what it is, what is jilboobs? what is jilbabes? Everywhere now we can easily meet and…