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The Seventh Month

The third trimester of pregnancy is marked by various ceremonies in tribes of Indonesia. It may be derived from old animistic rites before the coming of “imported” religions…

Pregnancy

Initially, Yoga and I planned to postpone having a baby until a year after our marriage. We wanted to slow down a bit after all the hassles we…

About The D-Day

Things were pretty complicated in our wedding. It involved layers of issues: different religions, different tribes, different cities… So yeah Yoga’s Catholic and I’m Islam. We’d been dating…

Farewells and New Beginnings

I have been feeling somewhat mellow for the last few weeks.   It started last Lebaran (Eid al-Fitr), that I celebrated in Bandung like almost always. It would…

New Kid On The Block

A new job, a new desk, new responsibilities, new people, new habits, new lots-of-things. My desk in my new office   Several weeks after resigning from Tempo, I…

Letting Tempo Go

I’m moving on. Tempo has been an important part of my life, a significant label I proudly say right after my name in every introduction, since March 3rd,…

Three Reasons Why You Should Try Kürtös @fX

1. It is authentically delicious Kürtőskalács is my favourite pastry in my days in Budapest, and the Bread of Kürtös stall in fX is selling pretty much authentic…

Me, The Lady of The Ring

Because The Lords of The Ring is too mainstream, d’oh, last night I’ve become THE Lady of The Ring. Despite all odds, Yoga’s family officially proposed me to…

Balkan Trip 7: Meet Teo Karabeg — And Stay At His Place

(Forget not to read the other posts about the Balkan Trip HERE, folks.) In a nutshell: Teo Karabeg is the best airbnb host I’ve ever met so far….

Five Years… And Counting

This year is definitely a milestone for Yoga and I. Time seems to fly faster than ever before: today is our fifth anniversary already! This year we also…

Balkan Trip 6: Attila and Identities

(Please do read the previous Balkan Trip posts 😉 ) T-shirts in a stall in Mostar’s old town. “Hi. Are you a tourist? Where are you from?” asked…

Balkan Trip 5: War Voyeurism

(For a bigger picture of the trip, please do read the previous Balkan Trip posts 😉 ) I thought I was well-informed about the Bosnian War. After all,…