(Friday Reflection) : Ring of Fire


Indonesia and its volcanoes Foto source : here Malang, East Java, Indonesia 1994 When I went to school by bicycle at around 6.00 a.m, I saw the sky was cloudy but it’s dry season and no rainy signs. I had already worn my jacket and biked to school, however, there was rain hard. Not water,…

(Thursday Reflection) : May Day…May Day


Good Morning everybody and nobody (oops) When I woke up this morning, I thought I had to go to the bathroom and prepare for work. But I forgot that for the first time, Indonesian government had declared 1 May as national holiday. Yes, International labour day or in Bahasa is called ‘Hari Buruh Sedunia’. I…

(Friday Reflection) : QUADRILINGUAL


What is quadrilingual? According to Meriam-Webster Dictionary , it is an adjective to describe using or made up of four languages, or speaking/having knowledge of four languages. When I visited someone’s site (Valeriu Barbu of Romania), I was inspired because he always writes his poems trilingual (English, Romanian and Italian) and I tried to do…

(Quadrilingual Sunday Reflection) : SELFIE – GAYA SENDIRI


This is my reflection about the trendiest thing in the world nowadays : Selfie. Sometimes I do it, but not so often because I realize it is not healthy and it can make you addicted. For this moment, I share my reflection in four languages. Bahasa Indonesia (my second mother tongue), English, French and Basa…

(Saturday Reflection) : A Mystical Morning


When I woke up in the morning It was so magical I saw a smokey mist wandering around It roamed into my mind Created a misty mystery Then, I looked at a small light behind the mountain It got brighter, brightened my lonely heart The mist gradually faded Slowly, smoothly, passionately Sunshine brighted the mist…

(Wednesday Reflection) : EARTH HOUR


Earth hour Blackened out your electricity for an hour Followed by (al)most all parts of the world Intended to save our energy Rescued earth’s longevity Recharged earth’s vitality Stayed over dark for an hour Earth hour.. Earth hour.. A global movement But … Not valid for areas which are often blacked out As lack of…

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…

(Contemplation) : While I was Hiatus


Hello there? It’s been a while I am away. Away from virtual life. Away from all activities related to blogging and social networking. I know there are many things I’ve missed during more than a week hiatus. But at the time, I feel like I’m lonely, I feel like alienated from my real world where…

(Weekly Tri-Lingual Poetry) : Dari Jendela Ini – From This Window- Dans Cette Fenêtre


Saya persembahkan puisi tiga bahasa saya yang kedua…..selamat menikmati I present for you my second trilingual poetry….enjoy it Je vous presente  ma seconde poésie trilingue….joyez-en Terima kasih – thank you – merci Bahasa Indonesia / Indonesian/ Indonesien Dari jendela ini Aku dapat melihatmu Membacamu Merasaimu Menerokamu Menikmati indahmu Mensyukurimu Dari jendela ini Mataku terbuka Memandangmu dari…