Until One Day

One day, we’ll stop wondering how tomorrow will beginOne day, we’ll be linking our fingers again, exchanging giggles and stupid nonsenseOne day, we won’t take each other’s hugs for granted ever again Have you told someone you care about you love them today?

Half a Decade of Lost Love

When mortality hits in a cruel suddenness, in a split second it turned your life and all the hopes into dust of memories, filled with a lot of ‘ifs’. You lost yourself. Then found a new you. While that person you lost, henceforth from that moment… had to be referred in past tense, you, on…

Thoughtful Thoughts

What to give to someone who has everything? Have you ever had that problem in your life? I love giving gifts to people as much as I love going around shops and buying it from them. I remember one day I had four friends having a birthday in one month and I dedicated one Sunday…

to whatever the future holds…

I had a meaningful conversation with my fellow istri bule the other day. She is currently worried, about her future, about her husband, about work, about everything. Clearly, with Indonesian immigration getting stricter, it’s not as easy anymore for foreigner to stay and work safely here. Fortunately for me, the husband is currently safe — legal-wise. Then my…

For My Late Father: A Birthday Note

Happy Birthday, Papa! This day always brings me to regret of the past. Whilst there’s nothing to be done now, but there are a lot of should-have and could-have in my head. I am a God believer, so I pray today that may the soul of my beloved father, have rested well with my wonderful…

Monkeys and Sunshine

After a few months of travel-less the time finally came for me and the beau to go out and see the outside world again. His mom, Grace and her partner, Patrick came to Indonesia earlier this August. Like most westerner, Bali shall be on the list, of course. The couple booked eleven nights in a…

I am no longer blind, but I am deaf

You see pictures of friends with some other people with happy smiles and all. You see your friend’s face dolled-up by the new makeup set she just bought. You see your friend travels to different places. You see it, but isn’t it nicer if you hear it? You see things, and see, and see. You…

Birthday Wishes: God Bless Yana!

I turned 24 yesterday, and something happened last night left me speechless and teary-eyed. I was raised like a princess, spoiled by my mom until the age of 14 (she died when I was 15) and then spoiled by my dad until I lost my car and my house to pay his debts (for me)…

A Wintery Day in Ha Long Bay

After a very short and packed post on my Vietnam trip, I would like to make a single post for each place I visit. The first one, of course, as any other person would: Ha Long Bay. I have been long dreaming to go see this Descending Dragon Bay. It looks amazing from photos, photos…

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Ok, let me write you something personal. I don’t know what happened, has happened, or is happening now with myself but I am clouded with anxiety and worried. I have a loving boyfriend, caring friends, but every now and then I feel alone. Friendship wise, especially. I know that people change, things change and I…