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…

Budget Shopping for Newborn Essentials

Shopping for your new baby is an exciting and a fun part of being pregnant. Imagine yourself go to a baby shop and see all those cute Scandinavian designs, how can you resist the temptation? Wait until you realise that there are only three price categories in Sweden: 1) Expensive 2) Even more expensive, and…

Lund, Jogja dan segala sesuatu di antaranya

Pulang tahun ini bisa dibilang sedikit di luar rencana. Awalnya kami berniat pulang ke Indonesia di akhir tahun, sekalian mengungsi dari musim dingin Swedia yang ajaib. Juga menunggu tabungan agak ”mendingan” dulu setelah libur panjang musim panas tahun lalu 😅. Tapi dua kabar baik di bulan Maret membuat kami menata ulang semua rencana perjalanan. Pertama,…

#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…

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….