Life

Will A Scar (Ever) Hide the Wound Beneath?

At the end of October 2017, I felt the urge to return to Maluku, specifically Ambon and Banda Neira. I couldn’t tell myself why, but it seemed that something drove me to be in those places and see. Just see. And I did. Meeting schedule in Jakarta limited me from …

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.

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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.

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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.

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Semangat Lokal untuk Wisata Lokal

Saya akan acungkan dua jempol dan angkat topi untuk pengusaha lokal yang mampu mendirikan jaringan akomodasi dan mengelolanya dengan profesional serta mempekerjakan penduduk setempat.

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Kaos Kaki Bau

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is still being mocked for the holes in his dress socks, which were revealed when he visited a Turkish mosque. Dengan jempol mengintip dan muka kesal saya berdiri di depan puluhan penumpang yang mengantri di belakang sebelum akhirnya memasrahkan petugas bandara lagi-lagi menggeledah saya dan senyum-senyum lihat kedua jempol saya nongol.