“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)
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.
— 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)
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
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!
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.
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?
Hiking is all about preparation and being well-informed, so here’s some basic information and tips for a successful Rinjani trekking trip!
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.