“In short, to survive a heartbreak a young poet only needs: (1) A dazzling dress/shirt, no need to be new, (2) a piece of premium tissue, (3) a pair of undented running shoes, (4) a novel by an author with a visibly long name, (5) an empty instant noodles cardboard box, (6) the album Blue… Continue reading The Near and the Far, Vol. 2 — ed. David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short (2019)
Learning About Uyghurs from an Uyghur
When it comes to discrimination & persecution, I believe that we must always listen to those affected too. Which is how I came to write about a story of my Uyghur friend, Anisa.
Tank Merah Muda: Cerita-Cerita yang Tercecer dari Reformasi (2019)
— antologi: Raisa Kamila, dkk. Lama-lama Ela bercerita lebih jauh tentang apa yang dialaminya saat ada kekacauan di Dili. Rumah-rumah diserang entah oleh siapa. Tentara-tentara bertebaran di jalan-jalan dengan senjata yang menakutkan. Kendaraan tentara yang bernama tank muncul di jalan raya. Dalam cerita Ela, tank seperti punya dua sisi. Menakutkan dan mengagumkan sekaligus. Gagah dan… Continue reading Tank Merah Muda: Cerita-Cerita yang Tercecer dari Reformasi (2019)
Lessons from South Korea’s 5.18 and 4.3
Recently under the 2019 May 18 Academy programme, along with 14 other human rights activists from around the world, I had the chance to visit Gwangju and Jeju Island, South Korea, where we learnt about some of the most significant moments in Korean modern history: the May 18 Gwangju Uprising in 1980 and the Jeju… Continue reading Lessons from South Korea’s 5.18 and 4.3
YSEALI Fellowship Selection & Interview: A Comprehensive Guide
Pada tahun 2017 lalu, saya berkesempatan mengikuti program Professional Fellowship YSEALI selama sebulan di Amerika Serikat. Berikut cerita proses seleksi Fellowship YSEALI dan beberapa tips untuk kalian yang tertarik mendaftar!
The Lock and the Key
Ever since my first big, grand love skidded to an abrupt halt a few years ago, I’ve been fascinated in learning, and understanding, the theory of love. My current relationship has made me come up with one.
In Search of the One: “Complicated Considerations”
I — like everyone else — dream of finding “the one” and growing old with the love of my life. But I have always been more concerned on finding that person, rather than getting married just for the sake of getting married.
Travelling changes you. That’s something that goes without saying. What we don’t know, or would not know exactly until we do, is how. How would travelling change us?
Trekking Rinjani 101
Hiking is all about preparation and being well-informed, so here’s some basic information and tips for a successful Rinjani trekking trip!
The Impossible Beauty of Mount Rinjani
Mount Rinjani is said to be the mighty abode of Goddess Anjani, a goddess so beautiful that her palace reflects her beauty. I found out for myself through an arduous 4-day journey.