Tagged with Indonesia

The Old Man and The Young Man

The Old Man and The Young Man


 * * If it wasn’t because of him, David Rockefeller and that kid Mark Zuckerberg might not have joined the cause. If he didn’t organize the dinner, those fat Chinese tycoons wouldn’t have learned a vocabulary that doesn’t exist in their language: philanthropy. He was the one behind this Giving Pledge idea and he had … Continue reading

Indonesian Tea Up for Grabs

Indonesian Tea Up for Grabs


Friends, Which of these poems do you like best? And why?   I Can Pour Light Into A Cup A Fleeting Moment of Surprise My Greetings to You God Invites You to A Party Dance, Dance Under the Rain Don’t You Fear the Unknown? I have three Teh Sari Wangi packages up for grabs. So … Continue reading

A Prayer for My Country

A Prayer for My Country


Today, 17 August 2012, Indonesia celebrates the Independence Day, so I wrote a poem, “A Prayer for My Country”. Merdeka! :-) * * O my Lord, My prayer is simple. * Let the water and the soil, the air, and the fruit of   my country be sweet, my Lord.   *   Let the homeless … Continue reading

Kopiko

Kopiko


* * * Sentot welcomed the students who had just entered the room with a smile. He then held a Kopiko package and offered them the candies. “Thank you,” said Namh Vuong who took two Kopikos from the package. “No worries”, Sentot replied while offering Kopiko to the student sitting next to Namh, Abdullah. “Thanks, … Continue reading

Sentot Just Wants to Speak English!

Sentot Just Wants to Speak English!


* * Sentot had been studying English at university for three years, but he hadn’t been able to speak the language fluently yet. Every time he wanted to utter a full grammatical sentence, he went speechless for no reason. Often he was engulfed in deep frustration, but he knew that he had to do something. When … Continue reading

Putri Ayu: The Next Sarah Brightman from Indonesia

Putri Ayu: The Next Sarah Brightman from Indonesia


Image Source: Wikipedia * Are you a fan of Sarah Brightman ? Whether you answer “Yes” or “No” to the question, it doesn’t matter. Just scroll down. Get the excitement rolling because we have The Next Sarah Brightman. :-) Yes, that’s right! A fifteen year old girl from Medan, Putri Ayu Silaen, has been declared by … Continue reading

Thank You, Beautiful Stranger!

Thank You, Beautiful Stranger!


Good morning everyone, My Blogging experience has been a wonderful one. What makes it even more wonderful and surprising at the same time is the fact that quite a lot of my post were Tweeted. My recent posts such as “A Quote from Pramoedya Ananta Toer”  and “Pantun: Your Heart is My Favorite Playground” were Tweeted twice; whereas other posts including … Continue reading

A Quote from Pramoedya Ananta Toer

A Quote from Pramoedya Ananta Toer


Indonesia has got a great author that we are proud of. His name is Pramoedya Ananta Toer.   * * If you are not familiar with him and are interested, please click on his name above. A link to his short-biography in Wikipedia is available there.  I don’t think I need to babble about him. The … Continue reading