Begin Again

Never crossed my mind before that I would have to learn a totally new language when I’m already 30+. I mean, I’ve been doing just fine with my English skill. I don’t find any difficulty to communicate here in Sweden as most people speak English fluently. I also mostly work in English environment, so there…

“Lund dingin ya, Hay?”

Dua minggu terakhir ini, rumah mungil kami kedatangan tamu-tamu dari jauh. Rombongan tamu pertama, teman SMA saya yang sekarang bekerja di Texas, Amerika Serikat. Rombongan berikutnya, teman-teman kuliah S1 suami saya (yang kemudian jadi teman saya juga) dengan komposisi cukup unik: yang satu saat ini sedang bermukim di Jerman sedangkan yang satunya tinggal di Jakarta…

Things You Might Want to Know about Lund*

It’s old, it’s small, yet it’s full of charm: It’s Lund! Less known than cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, Lund is actually one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Its roots can be traced back to the Uppåkra settlement from around 100 BC. For this reason, Lund is rich with history and remarkable landmarks….

Menu-menu Gampang di Perantauan

Salah satu hal yang sering dikeluhkan ketika tinggal di luar negeri adalah soal makanan. Lidah Indonesia yang terbiasa dengan nasi dan makanan yang dibalut berlayer-layer bumbu membuat makanan luar jadi seolah tak berasa. Tidak mengenyangkan. Atau minimal membosankan. Makanan adalah juga salah satu hal yang kerap membuat orang Indonesia homesick, alias kangen rumah alias tidak…

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…