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Pandemic Diary: Falling for Cikaracak Waterfall

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Some Flowers from My New Normal Getaway

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mr. Spruce

“Nama Anda seperti nama pembalap,” komentar saya begitu membaca kartu namanya. Sebagai orang asli suatu negeri lengang di belahan bumi utara sana, tingginya cuma rata-rata orang nusantara. Untuk ukuran keturunan suku Viking, saya pikir ia kurang menjulang. . Saya baca … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Everyone!

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”- Carl Sagan … Continue reading

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Plastik Biodegradable Tak Seramah Lingkungan yang Kita Duga

Jangan tertipu. Hanya karena ada awalan “bio”, tidak serta merta sesuatu pasti ramah lingkungan. Seperti itulah yang ditemukan oleh tim peneliti dalam sebuah studi ilmiah yang menyimpulkan bahwa zat tambahan yang umum dibubuhkan dalam plastik yang diklaim biodegradable (lebih mudah … Continue reading

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Welcome Drought…

‎It’s been 3 days since the last time when the water pump operated and managed to suck water from the bowel of earth for us to shower and wash our dirty laundry and whatever needs cleaning. Now, we are almost … Continue reading

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Kita Mau #indonesiabersih!!!

‎Kebersihan sebagian dari iman, begitu katanya. Indah dan ideal sekali. Nyatanya? Di negeri yang secara statistik dipenuhi muslim ini, konsep itu cuma LIP SERVICE! Cuma slogan, hanya motto, semboyan, kata-kata mutiara! Sepanjang mudik kemarin, misalnya, saya saksikan sendiri bagaimana tepi … Continue reading

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Aku Seneng Ono Sumur Resapan. Tapi Nggawene Rodo Cepet Sithik yo, Pak!

Koyo ngene kahanane dalanan ning kutha Jakarta nek wis bar udan. Opo maneh dina Jumat sore. Wis ora usah sambat nak meh lelungan karo nitih sepeda motor utowo mobil lan taksi. Mesthi macete. Mesthi strese. Mesthi mangkele. Soko pirang dino … Continue reading

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Indonesian Forestry Minister was Pissed off by Harrison Ford, as He Should’ve been

I’m glad Harrison Ford pissed him off, as he should have. Because when Indonesians like me can do nothing but keep quiet, we are destroying ourselves. I’m bitterly happy that someone out there, out of the nation, pays attention to … Continue reading

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Gardens by the Bay: Keindahan Alam Artifisial ala Singapura

Mengunjungi “Gardens by the Bay”, kata seorang teman, sama saja mengunjungi tempat-tempat wisata alam di tanah air.  Punya kita bahkan lebih alami dan menakjubkan! Saya terkekeh mendengar kelakarnya yang memang ada benarnya juga. Lihat saja, di bagian depan kami sudah … Continue reading

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