Remembering the Late Sapardi Djoko Damono (SDD)

Pada Suatu Hari Nanti pada suatu hari nantijasadku tak akan ada lagitapi dalam bait-bait sajak inikau takkan kurelakan sendiri pada suatu hari nantisuaraku tak terdengar lagitapi di antara larik-larik sajak inikau akan tetap kusiasati pada suatu hari nantiimpianku pun tak dikenal laginamun di sela-sela huruf sajak inikau takkan letih-letihnya kucari(SDD) That is the poem Sapardi…

From My New Normal Getaway (Part 2 – End)

[Read the previous part here: FROM MY NEW NORMAL GETAWAY (PART 1)] “Morning Has Broken” might be the right song to sing at 5.30 am on top of the hill ridge that very morning. I woke up at 4.50 am and got ready for a morning walk (or trekking as it involves uneven surfaces) with…

From My New Normal Getaway (part 1)

In the New Normal, people start to leave their homes and do whatever they can to stay sane by finding a place to destress and unwind. I am no exception. This week I was on a very very brief midweek getaway. And I can say it helped me dump all the emotional and psychological baggage…