prambanan

Once upon a time, there was a guy named Bandung Bondowoso. We shall call him Hunk. And also during that time, there was a gal named Roro Jonggrang. Let's call her Babe. Of course, Hunk wanted to marry  no less than "the" babe. So he went to...

if these walls could talk

The streets of Jogjakarta smelled of whisper in the middle of the day. As I quietly traced its pavements, they turned into more audible sounds and I felt like I was taking crazy pills heightened by my hangover from the last night. The walls seemed to talk. I...

Hello Stranger (finale): Bali, Indonesia

"i have always thought that each version of a story is better than the one before. how does one know, then, which is the final version? in the same way the cook knows when the soup is ready, this is a trade secret that does...

Hello Stranger (part 4) : Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

There's something romantic about places one never set foot before. It's enigmatic charm and the strangeness of everything about it is so stimulating. Like the local food for example, no matter how simple a nasi goreng was cooked, it is amazingly arousing like an aphrodesiac,...

Hello Stranger (Part 2): Beijing, China

Meeting random people on the road is an easy thing to do, but getting a more intimate connection is a social skill I can only possess under the influence of alcohol. I guess that's what they call "FUH-LIRTING!" "Hi are you blind?" "No!" "can you see me?" "Yes!" "...

Hello Stranger (Part 1): Siem Reap, Cambodia

"the tormented heart doesn't just find happiness, it becomes happiness". ¬umeed merchant. "the ground beneath her feet" by salman rushdie my feet drew me to the sound of rock. and you, i was not so sure. but it must be a constant sadness that made us roam...

Hello Stranger!

HELLO STRANGER re-collecting memories we often                                                  forget to re-member b e c a u s e   t h e y  a r e                                      f    l    e    e    t    i    n    g e s i and quick to r and mingle with  A  I  R. but such memories PERSIST...