At Home

It’s afternoon here. The sun shines trough the window, showering my brother’s room in orange luminescence. I have been at home in Makassar since last Tuesday (13/07). I wish this holiday will last. But it won’t for sure.

It’s past-midnight. 2 AM. And I am in this room again. Through the window, I can see the build-up outside, setting its surrounding alight. I can hear the constant chirping sound of crickets. I know I should sleep by now. I have a schedule to fit today. In the afternoon, I am going back to Bandung. 

By the time I arrive in Bandung, I will miss everything. This room, this house, this family...this home.



This is my third month in Bandung. The days went by. Mondays come followed by Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, then  suddenly it’s Friday.

I am waiting for something to happen.


Gratitude: Today is A Gift

You think this is just another day in your life.

It’s not just another day...it’s one day that is given to you today.
It’s given to you. It’s a gift.
It’s the only gift that you have right now.
And the only appropriate respond is gratefulness.
-  from an elderly man in Nature. Beauty. Gratitude’ by Louie Schwartzberg