Friday, December 18th, 2015

A Place Called Home

 
Knowing many overseas students and fellow migrants in Australia also means reading various statuses such as “I wish I were home this Christmas” or “Home for Christmas!”. Some who are ‘stuck’ in …


Monday, August 10th, 2015

Life is precious.

I can’t show the true suffering that my eldest sister’s enduring at the moment – so I can only show it in a manner that still preserves her dignity and …


Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Yogyakarta – An Epilogue and A Quick Guide

Yogyakarta Train Station
 
I promised another post about the attractions in Yogyakarta in my last blog entry. However, being caught up in meeting relatives means that there’s a delay in me …


Thursday, November 13th, 2014

No other town like Yogyakarta

Whenever I visit a new country or a new city, I sometimes get the feeling whether I like or dislike the place. Maybe it’s my judgmental side or maybe it’s the …


Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Indonesia: An Acoustic Arrangement

Having spent time away from Indonesia makes me appreciate by the country’s eccentricities – and at the same time be horrified by them as well. Let’s start with the beginning …


Friday, June 20th, 2014

In times like these …

 
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog entry – excluding the movie reviews that I post from time to time and posts about my thoughts about God, …


Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

All About Face

 
It is with bemusement that I follow the latest political ping pong between Indonesia and Australia.  It started with the allegation that Australia spied on the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang …


Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The unavoidable grief

 
Grieving is a peculiar thing – you thought it would be the same terrain that you went through before and then discovered that it was similar and yet different altogether. …


Monday, March 7th, 2011

A mild case of mancold

 
It’s just a bummer having a cold – it’s hard to concentrate when your throat is scratchy and your nose seems to be involved in some kind of periodic exercise …


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Of glorious food and strange coffee

 
I’m now in my final week of my ‘social trip’ to Indonesia – on Saturday morning, I will be flying over to Singapore for a daytrip and then flying out …