When I was young, I thought having a life dream is enough Visionless, I’ve lost my way, thought I found it back, then lost again Now I learn to trust my heart when deciding which path to take The poem above is written following a sijo format. Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry fromContinue reading “Direction”

Hope After a Destruction

In celebration of the Thursday Tree Love, I picked this picture that I took 2 years ago during my trip to the city of Banda Aceh, located on the northern tip of the Sumatra Island in Indonesia. I don’t expect anyone to recognize the name Banda Aceh or the province of Aceh, but perhaps someContinue reading “Hope After a Destruction”

Balance (a senryu)

When life’s unbalanced I seek for the essentials… gratitude and hope I realize today that I don’t always need prompts from other people in order to write. I can search for a prompt from inside, from my own experience, which I have plenty of to pick. And I thank God for a day like today.Continue reading “Balance (a senryu)”


On a barren day like today the lure nagged more than usual gnawing the inside of my brain greedily little I could do to stop it I feel like grabbing the car key take off without anything in hands except an old heart and a pitiful mind they’re broken anyway, just like the rest whatContinue reading “Imagination”

A Message of Love and Hope

On the day of Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 10.30 am (local time), two suicide bombers exploded themselves in front of the Cathedral Catholic church in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Makassar is my hometown. I was born and raised there and attended mass several times in that cathedral during my childhood.Continue reading “A Message of Love and Hope”

Hasil Refleksi Pribadi dari Bedah Buku “Ada Aku di Antara Tionghoa dan Indonesia”

  Kita tidak pernah tahu pintu apa yang akan kita temui dalam hidup. Dan saat pintu itu kita buka, pemandangan seperti apa yang akan kita temui. Tuhan telah menakdirkanku untuk bertemu dengan salah satu dari sekian banyaknya pintu dalam hidupku belum lama ini. Ada Aku di Antara Tionghoa dan Indonesia. Powerful title! Saya masih ingatContinue reading “Hasil Refleksi Pribadi dari Bedah Buku “Ada Aku di Antara Tionghoa dan Indonesia””