The writing that helped Hayu to 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 filmed. December 2016, Hayu Rahmitasari moved from Yogyakarta, Indonesia with her then six-year-old daughter. Her husband, Zaki, had received a doctoral position in…

Embracing the Typically Swedish habits*

Living in a new country brings its own excitement and challenges. The first years are usually dubbed as the honeymoon phase. This is the moment when everything seems so bright, fresh and exciting. Then soon, things become routine and less fascinating than before. In a matter of time, we started to settle and eventually adopted…

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…

To The Daughters of Mine

“Setapakmu, Kelak mungkin akan berbeda arah denganku. Lajumu, Pasti akan jauh melampaui kecepatanku. Tapi jangan lupa untuk sesekali melambat. Agar kamu bisa merekam apa yang belum terlewat. Tak perlu tergesa. Karena yang sudah terencana akan sabar menunggu di sana. Dan setiap kali kamu pulang, Kita akan berbincang tentang sepatu-sepatu yang kita kenakan.” *** “Those little…

Kali Kelima

Kami pindah rumah lagi! Ya, awal April lalu kami pindah rumah lagi. Dan ini adalah kepindahan saya yang keempat, serta kelima untuk suami. Sewaktu mengunggah foto terakhir di Stångby beberapa waktu yang lalu, sejumlah kawan mengira kepindahan kami adalah back for good. Bahwa program S3 suami sudah selesai dan kami pulang ke Indonesia. Itu hoax….