Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Time and tide wait for no man

Life certainly goes on. It doesn’t sympathise with anybody’s feelings or experiences – it slowly and steadily marches on.

Tick, tick, tick.

I still keep my younger brother’s mobile number on …

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Mission accomplished

I used to feel so embarassed to admit that I couldn’t drive – I made the excuse of the traffic in Jakarta and my reliance on the taxi network, and …

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Tuesday morning blues

I’m sitting in my quiet room at the moment along with a fellow student – as mentioned before, there were four of us in the room before but the other …

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Happy birthday, to where you are …

Today is my late brother’s birthday … his second after leaving us on 28th February 2008. If he were still around, he would’ve been 35 today …
Whilst the pain of …

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Here – oink! There – oink!

The swine flu has finally reached South Australia with two confirmed cases so far – two highschools have been closed off for a week as a precautionary method and the …

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

In Memoriam: Handy Sugiharto Tanusondjaja | 29/06/1974 – 28/02/2008


He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s …

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Rest well, Hanhan

Today is the first anniversary of my brother’s early departure. It’s a beautiful day here in Adelaide and strangely I’m not feeling emotionally sad – I had my dip earlier …

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

You Are Loved

One day closer to your death anniversary and my heart is growing heavier by the day … I wish I could reach inside my head, take you out from my …

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The healing wound is bleeding again

The first anniversary of my brother’s death is coming in about a week’s time and I am feeling the grief again already. I walked home from the bus in tears, …

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

The ebbs and tides of grief

In less than a week, it will be a month after my brother passed away. Even though life appears to go on – the bills to pay, my career to …