#mylifeasawriter

This morning, right after I took Hayya to school and Zaki left for work, I sat in front of my computer, was ready to continue writing a serial for a magazine in Indonesia. I had this feeling that everything would go smoothly. I opened my file, sipped my coffee, turned on the music and I…

Di Bawah Pohon Berdaun Salju | Under The Snow-Leaf Tree

Di bawah pohon berdaun salju itu, kutemukan kita. Duduk berdua menatap ranting-ranting putih yang mulai merenta. Aku akan mengeluh kedinginan. Lalu kau akan merapatkan pelukanmu. Dan para tetangga akan bertanya-tanya. Untuk apa kita duduk berdua di bawah pohon berdaun salju. Saat suhu tak mau bergerak dari titik beku. Yang tak mereka tahu, di bawah pohon…

Finding Home in Sweden

When I first noticed that the slogan of IKEA, the Swedish-originate-Dutch-based home furnitures, kitchen appliances specialist, is: “Home is the most important place in the world,” I started to think that it’s indeed the best way to describe how house is generally perceived in Sweden (and also a smart persuasive message for the customer of…

That Restart Button*

Moving to a new place when you have a good career back home isn’t just hard; it IS a big decision. But a choice had to be made. And that choice brought me to Sweden, more than 10,000 kilometres away from my home country. I never thought that I would have to move to Sweden….