Being a daughter of a flight attendance who often followed her dad fly to several Indonesia’s islands has made me fall in love with aircraft, and flying. My most favorite moment to fly is early morning, and late night. In the early morning flight, you will be able to see the sun rises right on… Read More Noisy airplane? Be grateful!
Amazing how a short moment of experience in life can change you–your way of life, your point of view–entirely. That’s what Senior Producer MerchantCantos Matt Elmes told me few days ago. I met Matt when my office assigned me to accompany him during his work in Surakarta (Solo) city, and Yogyakarta city, to take some… Read More how short moment may affect one’s whole life
You can say, Indonesia is a small glimpse of heaven. Being an archipelago nation of more than 300 ethnics (including 15 main ethnics), 5 large main islands, 3 medium (and dense) islands and hundreds more small islands, rich in rice fields, palm oil, and fishery, made Indonesia a culinary heaven. Not only main dish, but… Read More Pudak, the sweet Pudak
When I was on my way home, on our motorbike–my son picked me up from the office–suddenly, the idea of writing this story came out of the blue. It’s gonna be short I guess, but I have to tell you, this one is a story of a person whose heart so big, I wanted to… Read More [CerpeNina] beLIEve
Good Friday, I won’t post so long this time, I only wanted to say something.. I’m in love with Jake Gyllenhaal. And it was such a late feelings. 😀 I mean, I watched his early movies like “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Brokeback Mountain”, “Jarhead”, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and some more others–I’m… Read More in love with Jake Gyllenhaal ❤
One day, one of my children asked, “If Allah is The Most Merciful, why does He give us troubles and burdens, Mom? Why is there war on earth, and how come Allah let those terrible things happened to humankind?” I smiled to hear that. The exact same question was also asked by me when I… Read More why Allah let us carry the burden?
“God giveth and God taketh away.” I’ve heard that before. From a Bible, I think. In Islam, we learned, “For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (Q.S. 94 Ash-Sharh: 5-6) I know, those verses do not have the same “meaning”. But in my paralleled (and probably twisted) mind of… Read More imperfect contemplation
I live my last 20 years becoming a mother. Now, I’m a mother of three. I’ve been married twice, and divorced. It means I disappointed, twice. Then my dummy heart ask for another–someone to trust again, while my logic is severely wounded and stop believing in love. Never again. This is a battle of wounded… Read More serious as h*ll
I was walking from a Puskesmas (Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat, Indonesian government general clinic, per residency) to go back to the office when I met this stray cat. Local breed, but she has such a beautiful mixed color, orange-ish, fur. She was domesticated, I believe. Because when I called her, “Puss, tsk tsk tsk” with my… Read More poor kitty 😦
Last night, my son was about to leave the house when he heard a kitten’s cry on our terrace. He snapped a pic of the kitten, asked me what to do. At one glance I replied, take it inside, then my son left the house to pick me up from the office. When we’re back… Read More one tough kitty
Just watched the movie “Me Before You“, starring Emilia Clarke (as Louisa Clark), Sam Claflin (as Will Traynor). It’s a romance comedy, with smart dialogues and sarcasms, which I love. You see, I rarely watch romantic movie. I didn’t even watch the “legendary” romantic movies Romeo and Juliet, or The Fault in Our Stars. Not… Read More [Review] Me Before You (2016)