One of the great joys of teaching online is the magnificent encounter with strangers. One of my pair of students is a philosopher and a linguist from one of the best universities in the world. I thoroughly enjoy every single one of the class because of how utterly intriguing their questions are. Recently the philosopher … Read more Indonesian Prefix Ter- (The Relationship between a State and an Accident)
Introduction The catalyst for the end of the world according to Blindness is an epidemic of blindness. This contagious infection differs from the common pandemic plague in apocalyptic literature. Unlike the bubonic plague in Camus’s La Peste, blindness does not kill the infected. It merely cripples. Nevertheless, the result of this defect is still horrific. … Read more Saramago’s Blindness Review
A memória de casa veio de formas inesperadas depois de muitos anos vivendo em outro lugar. Me visitou numa noite tranquila, como uma pinha que subitamente caiu em cima da cabeça minha. Visitou em uma imagem de um cachorro falante, não real, por ele foi um desenho animado, gordo e de gravata. Estava falando em … Read more A memória
Tell me why you called me yours and remind me of the divine daughtership of a father who never left for another woman Remind me of a lover’s touch that marks one’s soul with full abandon yet without abandonment, leaving her blameless — a clean slate.
You would think the first colour To pluck out of the palette Would be a salty odour Besides a mermaid’s palate; But the sea is barely blue Instead, she’s a continuum Of yellows to greenish hues Hundreds of yarn on a loom How does the eye fail to see The minuscule lines of light Tracing … Read more Azul
The Bangka-Belitung province is located east of South Sumatra and it is easily accessible by plane from Jakarta. Return flights tend to cost just over Rp 1,000,000 and if you want to reduce that carbon footprint (which I am very guilty of), there is a boat (PT Pelni Lawit)that leaves twi ce a month from … Read more Belitung in 3 Nights
There are several things on my mind. I worry incessantly over my plans, actions, and words that I never get to publish anything on this website. What if my writing is infantile? What if someone dismisses my artwork? What if my analysis is faulty? A couple of good friends reminded me recently that 1) failure … Read more Turning Twenty-Five