(Bilingual Poem) : Mata – Eyes


  Matamu….mataku….matanya….mata mereka….mata kita Kadang sendu bak danau berselimut kabut Namun sekejap menjadi bak pisau belati Matamu….mataku….matanya….mata mereka….mata kita Menyimpan rahasia Suka, duka, canda, tangis, amarah, nafsu, dendam Kemana semua itu membuncah Matamu….mataku…matanya….mata mereka…mata kita Hatiku….hatimu…hatinya…hati mereka….hati kita Mata yang menjendela hati. ————————————————————————————————– Your eyes…..my eyes……her eyes…..their eyes….our eyes Sometimes as if a peaceful fogged…

(Renungan Hari Merdeka) : Merdeka dari Informasi yang Memecahbelah


Syukur alhamdulillah kini bangsa Indonesia merayakan usia kemerdekaannya yang ke-68. Berbagai perayaan yang selama beberapa tidak ada karena selalu bertepatan dengan bulan Ramadhanpun kembali diselenggarakan, kendati masih belum semeriah tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Namun tentu rasa syukur itu dirasakan oleh seluruh elemen bangsa Indonesia yang majemuk dari segala sektor ini. Rasa syukur telah menikmati hasil jerih payah…

(Reflection) : Be Proud of Your Regional Accent


Do you have your own regional accent? I think everybody has got it, particularly whose from provincial or rural areas. Do you ever think your original accent heard funny or awkward for others? Do you ever get bad experiences because of your accent? Do you feel ashamed with your accent? It is a problematic think…

The No-Bikini Miss World 2013?


Miss World. The 3-B chosen girls from around the world for getting one of the most prestigious beauty pageants. Sometimes I cannot differentiate between Miss World and Miss Universe, as they look like identical but different by sponsor. In general, their missions are similar, Beauty, Brain and Behavior. That’s the precious moment if you want…

(A Note from Dieng Plateau) : Telaga Warna/ Colored Lake


This is the beginning of my note. As long as I live in Central Java (I am from East Java), I have visited Dieng Plateau three times. On May 2012, July 2012 and yesterday. Every visitations, I came to different places within the beautiful plateau. With its more than 2000 meters above the sea level…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Sate Jamur/ Mushroom Satay


Mushroom.. In Bahasa it is called as Jamur or Cendawan. But for Indonesian sense, cendawan has got connotation as poisonous fungi and usually it has got very bright colour and surely they’re not edible at all. Mushroom can be created in accordance to our tastes. It can be part of our soup, omelette, fried, sauteed…

(Catatan Jelang Hari Pancasila) : Mengepakkan Kembali Sayap Garuda


Garuda perlambang kejayaan, keperkasaan, kekuasaan dan kegemilangan. Banyak Negara yang menggunakan simbol elang, rajawali atau garuda sebagai lambangnya. Kenapa? Karena masih bersaudara (termasuk juga burung nasar alias burung bangkai). Amerika menggunakan rajawali bondol sebagai lambangnya, sementara Meksiko menggunakan lambing rajawali menggigit ular derik. Saat saya melihat penanggalan, saya tersadar kalau ternyata tanggal 1 Juni merupakan…

One Gigabyte of Love, Setelah Dia Pergi


Special post but in Bahasa Indonesia : Setelah dia pergi, semuanya berpencar-pencar, berserakan entah berada dimana. Setelah bertahun-tahun kebersamaan itu terjalin, kemudian karena suatu kuasa, dan bagaimanapun kita berjuang, pada akhirnya dia harus berakhir juga. Saya sempatkan membaca buku One Gigabyte of Love yang sudah saya pegang semenjak hampir lima tahun yang lalu. Satu buku…

(Friday Post) : Similar but Different – Indonesian and Malaysian


This is what I think when for the first time I met Malaysians. Physically we are identical. Linguistically we can say mutually intelligible, our languages are derived from the same root, High Malay which developed from Johor-Riau Sultanate (divided into Malaysia-Singapore-Indonesia nowadays). Most of the time we can understand each other, but there are several…

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…

(Blitz Poem) : I See


I see you seeing a sea Seeing in a solitude solar system Foreseeing a future system I see your sea width eyes There’s a calm but lonely sea I see May I see your sea width heart Under a solitude solar and lunar system But not for being lunatic I just wanna see your deep…