Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The price migrants pay

 
Today, I was reminded again of the hidden cost of being a migrant.
One of our friends at church lost her Dad this evening – I could feel her pain as …


Monday, September 14th, 2015

Remembering my sister: Erly Tresnawaty Tanusondjaja.

My sister and I, probably sometime in 1973
 
It was a month ago that I lost my eldest sister – even that does not sound right, as we didn’t really lose …


Monday, March 23rd, 2015

RIP Lee Kuan Yew: 1923-2015

 
 
Having worked in Singapore in the early 2000’s, I came to learn more about Lee Kuan Yew‘s vision and principles. The man who, arguably, single-handedly transformed Singapore from a marshy …


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Unconsidered Consequences

Ngku A’am, Dad, my sister Juli, my cousin Cie E’eng, my sister Suzan with Ngkim behind her, my sister Tjoetjoe, with my extended cousin in front of her, my Mum …


Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The fragility of life

I had my childhood in a busy street in Bandung, a hop, skip and a jump away from the local wet market.  Mum managed the store that grandma bequeathed to …


Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

When it’s all been said and done

 
It’s three minutes shy of midnight – usually the time that I find most productive to write my blog posts. Yani is asleep on the couch in the living room …


Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Judge not.

 
On such a special day of the year – a date that only comes every four years, I thought of posting positive, heartwarming message how my life is progressing at …


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Death, where is your sting?

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:55 (NLT)
Taking a break from my thesis data, I checked the news website online and found out that …


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, June 27th, 2009

Two deaths and one birth

 
It’s early Saturday  morning (00.50am) and as usual, I’ve just had a shower before I head to bed. Because tomorrow (well, technically today) is Saturday, I can stay a bit …