Life

Being senseless

Thank you old blind man. You may be less perfect than me, but you have shown me how not attaching to one of your senses are actually possible to continue life.

Thoughts

Being a minority

When a nut meets its proper bolt or the two pieces of puzzle properly attached, things may seemed ideal. And this ‘ideal fit’ can be quickly perceived as truth. Worse, like a bird born in cage believing that flying is bad, a person born and grew up with given idea will believe that it is the only true idea. Traveling to places where I became part of its minority challenged me to re-question and redefine what constitutes to true and ‘truth.’

Thoughts

Walking, meditate on the move

With all the body senses required, walking is an active, focused and concentrated action. Waking is, to me, meditative.

Life

Happiness is only real when shared

Happiness is only real when shared.

Thoughts

You can be your real (and only) self when traveling solo

One of the reasons I enjoyed traveling solo is to meet strangers. Not only to learn about their life but also to re-learn about mine.

Thoughts

My kind of travel is simple

My kind of travel is simple: coffee, books, local cafe and heart-to-heart conversation with the person in front of me.

Life

The Guru

My guru is nobody or nothing. My guru is everybody and everything. I am my guru and my disciple.

Travel

Jangan Jual Keramahan Kami

Pertanyaan ingin tahu seperti “Sedang apa di sini?”, “Penelitian ya?” atau “Jual apa?” mewarnai perbincangan saya selama perjalanan di Nusa Tenggara Timur. Terlalu sering hingga kadang bikin saya bosan menjawab. Padahal keingintahuan ini ternyata tak lebih dari keramahan orang NTT. Ternyata yang dibutuhkan sungguh sederhana: lepas “kacamata turis”.

Travel

Cerita dari Secangkir Nasgithel

Hidup itu meriah. Penuh warna. Penuh rasa. Penuh pilihan. Tak heran, ketika traveling, sebisa mungkin saya melarutkan diri dalam kebiasaan penduduk setempat minum teh atau kopi. Teh dan kopi pula yang berada dalam daftar oleh-oleh kuliner saya. Tak hanya aroma dan rasanya yang layak dibicarakan, tapi juga beragam kebiasaan, sejarah hingga romansa yang larut dalam panas, legi (manis) dan kenthel (nasgithel) nya kedua minuman ini.

Society

Not A Charity, But An Opportunity

Opportunity. That is what persons with disabilities wanted. Unfortunately, due to lack of common understanding, they received more symphaty then what they need.