The writing that helped Hayu re-find herself*

The move to Sweden became a major transition for Hayu Rahmitasari. In order not to feel idle, she took up writing. Now she has released her first novel – which may be adapted into series. December 2016, Hayu Rahmitasari moved from Yogyakarta, Indonesia with her then six-year-old daughter. Her husband, Zaki, had received a doctoral…

Moving to Lund Evokes the Passion to Write*

Hayu Rahmitasari writes about life in Lund for a website called The Newbie Guide to Sweden. Recently, she published her first novel in Indonesia. I always try to see the golden edge. Hayu Rahmitasari left a good job in Indonesia to start a new life in Lund. The move was  a challenge but at the…

The First Anniversary (of Living in Sweden)

Today marks one year since me and my daughter moved to Sweden. Yes, we arrived exactly on this date a year ago. So, happy first anniversary! Haha. I know it’s not really something to celebrate but we’re glad we had quite a wonderful first year (and are excited for the following ones). I can hardly…

Cara Lain Merepresentasikan Indonesia

Hari Jumat kemarin (1/12), sekolah anak saya, Lund International School (LIS) mengadakan Winter Fair, acara sosial tahunan untuk menyambut musim dingin, di mana pihak sekolah dan keluarga saling berkumpul untuk mengenal satu sama lain sekaligus mengumpulkan dana untuk keperluan siswa (fundraising). Event ini juga merupakan momen untuk memamerkan karya-karya siswa, pasar murah, pertunjukan seni dan…