It has been more than ten years now but I could still remember him clearly, the old man who lived two units away from ours on Park St, Melbourne. We lived in a studio apartment across the Royal Park in Melbourne. It’s a small studio but cozy, just like a
Pergi ke sekolah itu sesuatu yang sederhana bagi anak-anak lain tapi akan menjadi rumit buatku. Lewat kali atau jalan raya? Setiap hari pertanyaan inilah yang harus aku geluti saat mengenakan sepatu, mengambil tas dan beranjak ke sekolah: Aku bersekolah di SD Inpres Oeba 1 di Kupang. Rumahku tidak jauh dari
Jam istirahat pertama, aku bersandar di tiang emperan kelas dan termenung memandang anak-anak kelas 1 berlarian di koridor depan laboratorium. Dari sudut mata, aku lihat ada seseorang yang datang mendekat dan berdiri di tiang lain tidak jauh dari tempat ku berdiri. Aku berpaling ke samping. Oh, rupanya si “John”. Kami
Gloomy Jakarta welcoming me back to the city, she knows I’m not too excited coming back here. Sunday – January 10, 2021 The street in front of our apartment in Taman Rasuna was unusually quiet even though it wasn’t that late in the evening. I could see from the balcony
I’m enjoying a cup of coffee at Periplus coffee shop waiting for the boarding call. What a week! I’ve been working from home in Kupang since the start of the pandemic last year but our rent contract is expiring very soon. I had to return to Jakarta last Sunday just
We had that experience when our laptop suddenly stopped working and all we could do was to press long the power button to restart. That’s how I see the year of 2020. I didn’t expect a drastic change of life in 2020 as we began the year but I did
“I’m thinking to renegotiate my contract so I can work part-time”. I said to my wife as we were about to sleep. It was around the end of February. All staff contracts were expiring in the following month and were being in the process of extension. My wife and I
It was around 1950 and I Wayan Geden was already working at the Mental Hospital in the city of Bangli, Bali when he heard the opening of the Police academy. Geden, was the third kid among his siblings, all boys. There were five of them, but one had passed away.