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my mango waffle nights

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Somehow my mango waffle with vanilla ice cream I just ate, brought me to Wong Kar Wai’s ‘My Blueberry Nights’ last scene. The one I keep coming back to because the entire film is meant to come up to this point. The kiss scene. The cuts to the blueberry pie with melting ice cream. Love found. Life accepted.

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The new moon has finally been spotted, signalling the breaking of the Ramadan fast and the start of Eid.

May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends & may it fill your heart with wonders. Happy Eid Mubarak 🙂

my pocket size of sky

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For future daughter and son, niece and nephew, neighbor kids, students, and you.

When you learn that this life will hit you, hard. I want you to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily but do not afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.

“I create my own sky,
we may dissolve in the enormous breeze.
And you ask ‘what if I fall?’
Oh darling, what if you fly?

I create my own sky,
with colors of peach, plum, and pear.
And you ask ‘what if I feel sad?’
Oh darling, what if you feel right?

I create my own sky,
we glue the sparkles to unbounded space above.
And you ask ‘what if I lost?’
Oh darling, what if I embrace you in the midst of the stars?

I create my own sky,
the pocket size of sky.”

–your mom, your aunt, your teacher, your neighbor, and your friend.

kota ini

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Di kota ini, tertanam keluh dengan kepenatan dan sesaknya keramaian. Pintu ke pintu bis kota, rel ke rel kereta, kota ini memberikan kelelahan. Kota ini yang pernah ditinggalkan dan kembali lagi. Mungkin saatnya belajar mensyukuri kemarin, menikmati hari ini, berharap esok, karena di kota ini juga saya menanam rindu untuknya. Hari ini saya merasakan romantisme manis dengan kota ini, merindukan melalui jalan-jalan kecil, menikmati pergerakan di setiap sudut, berjalan kaki mengarungi terik dan asap, lalu kemudian kembali bersyukur.

Lima tahun kembali pulang. Dan bertahan.

evening thought

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This is what I believe my great-great grandmother looks like since I have no any picture remains of her. I wonder she’s a kind of brave girl who was willing sail across the ocean from China to Java island then marrying a local guy and living hundreds miles from her homeland till her last breath. That’s why Chinese thingie especially their own cuisine will always have a special place in my heart. It might be her DNA is sailing in my blood and craving something what she was deeply longing, her home. Tian mi mi. Rest easy beautiful soul.

from raden to gadjah

a very short trip to raden saleh exhibition at galeri nasional and then musium gadjah jakarta. and so happy that i found out a lot dazzling patterns there. what a bless sunday 🙂

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look at the illustration on it. totally love it.

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nico in heaven

i was taking these pictures using nico digi camera with fish eye wonderlens. i love the tones!