Weekly Writing Challenge : Bambang is My Name and I’m Proud of It…


Bambang (pronounced Bum-bunk) is my name… When I was born, I was given “Alfiandi” or something else by my parents. But my elder auntie told them for changing it into another name, and finally the choice was in “Bambang”. My complete name is Bambang Priantono and it is one of typical names among Javanese, and…

Weekly Writing Challenge : Through the Door, Through History


I have got an exciting experience about the door. If I have a free time, I always spend my time visiting one or several ancient temples scattered in Central Java and Jogjakarta ( I am Indonesian and living in Indonesia). When I visited there, sometimes I just keep silent in front of its entrance door…

Weekly Writing Challenge : Between Ik and Jij


I am from Indonesia, live in Indonesia and genetically bilingual since I was younger. I am raised up speaking two languages naturally, natively but sometimes mix each other. Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese (Basa Jawa). English is my third language and others come one by one. This challenge reminds me something about my own language. Indonesia…