Life in Yogyakarta

I remember back then when I was studying in Jakarta (around 2006), I used to dream about going to Yogyakarta. One my high school friends spent his bachelor in one of the renowned universities here. He always talked about how cheap living here and most importantly this city is also dubbed as one of the [...]

Angpao Prank

There has always been a fun yet meaningful story every time I teach. This one came from one of my Chinese-Indonesian students. So, last Wednesday I taught this kid with his 5 other fellow friends at 6 p.m class. He is a ninth grader student studying in one of private schools in Bogor. He has [...]

My Unique Student #1

Being a teacher is fun, not only I can teach students, I also can observe their behaviors. For these past 10 years I've been teaching, I've collected plenty of students from various ages and backgrounds, from children to adults, and from low, middle to high class families. Some of them are mischievous, some are calm [...]

5 hal untuk si Introverts

Introverts atau orang yang cenderung diam dan pemalu memang susah-susah gampang untuk ditebak. Mungkin, kebanyakan orang beranggapan bahwa hidup seorang introverts akan membosankan. Tapi, jangan dulu menghakimi. Introverts justru punya cara tersendiri untuk membuat hari-harinya menyenangkan.  Walaupun tidak sepenuhnya introvert, saya punya beberapa cara yang biasa saya gunakan untuk melawan rasa bosan ataupun penat dengan [...]


We have many memorable moments with the rain, in the rain city, in rainy days. He called me "my only rain". We sometimes dated in the rain, played with it. Nothing could be as romantic as it was. First date might have been odd, we didn't know what to say. But I knew, his smile [...]


It was 2 years ago I decided to move town, to move on, to heal wounds. I thought that new ambiance and new people would put me to perceive the world more brightfully. I was totally alleviated. I got a new job, I met new people. I never intended to meet a new lover. until [...]


My heart was pounding ... Nervous I tried to subdue my distorted feeling by gawking at the mirror. Funny... "was it that long?" I told myself "am I falling for him?" As I saw myself quite perfect, I showed up. It was the second time I met him, in the office. For a while, I [...]


My mind tangled, my heart twisted. I opened my eyes and sighed deeply. "what should I do?" I loved him, but he hated me. He expected perfection, but I had flaws, way too far from perfect. I looked at in the mirror and saw my self. "what did I do wrong?" He said I was [...]