The Old Bike

I used to have an old bicycle and there was a time in my life when many late afternoons were spent on that bike exploring neighborhood after neighborhood following the direction where the sun was setting It was as if I was searching for something though unclear what, turning on what seems to be unending…

Symbol of Freedom

(Scroll down for Indonesian translation – Turun ke bawah untuk versi terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia) I read an article today about a book review. It doesn’t matter what the title of the book is or who wrote it, but there is a line in that review that caught my attention. It says that the story protagonist’s…

Kelekatan Duniawiku

  Akhir-akhir ini aku banyak membaca tulisan-tulisan dari internet untuk membantu pemahaman diri. Ada satu artikel yang paling mengusikku dan membuat jari-jariku ingin menari lagi di atas laptop. Artikel itu mengenai non-attachment atau letting go, melepaskan kelekatan-kelekatan duniawi yang selama ini mengikat kita dalam bentuk keinginan-keinginan. Misalnya, keinginan untuk selalu sukses dan berhasil dalam pekerjaan,…

Aku dan Senja

  Ada sesuatu yang selalu mengusikku saat bertatapan langsung dengan senja. Aku dan senja, seperti dua orang yang saling menginginkan, merindukan, tapi tidak akur bila bertemu. Bisa dikatakan, senja denganku memiliki love and hate relationship. Sebenarnya aku punya kisah cinta juga nih. Mungkin suatu waktu bisa dibuat cerpen. Siapa tahu laku, terus jadi pilem. Judulnya…

Defense Wall of Depression

I found out from my experience that most people don’t feel comfortable when facing a person who has a depression or a melancholic person. I first discovered this long time ago. Those who I have came out to about my depression and they still managed to stand there listening to my story (instead of running…

Fighting Depression

  An old enemy is back, officially. Is it an enemy or a friend? Actually, I’m not too sure, but the most important thing is, it is back. It has a name. It’s called depression. I’ve known it well. Had met it before, a few times. A friend or a foe, whatever it is, I…