I don’t want to be political but the primary reason that my supposedly one month visit to Kazakhstan turned into a long stay was due to the local government’s policy that put the country in a lockdown as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I had no idea that the global pandemic would have affected my life in the way it had affected the lives … Continue reading How the Lockdown in Kazakhstan Changed the Way I Perceive Life and Budged Away the Negativity
The Mango tee is 100% organic cotton, the Pull & Bear jeans are eco-friendly, the River Island clap handbag is made ethically and the Aldo trainers are designed to last forever and despite all these sustainable pretexts along with the beautiful country-side that reminds me of England, the picture after all is not totally green. It is obvious, right there, on the left side of … Continue reading A Little Picture That Creates a Huge Impact on My Life and The Earth
Jakarta… Oh, I could never run out of a story about this particular city. It sits in a special place in my heart. Stepping into Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals, Jakarta is my New York. Having used to be the connecting port for trading vessels from Portugal, The British Empire, China and The Arabian Peninsula, the now cosmopolitan city never fails to make me … Continue reading Jakarta is My New York!
Recently, I shared a story about my journey of being a nomad. I listed down many aspects that created the person I am today. Several times, I mentioned about my childhood, my origin, and my father. Yet, I precluded mentioning my mother. I didn’t do it for no reason; I deliberately postponed her appearance since I wanted to make it personal through these words. So … Continue reading I Have No Photograph with A Woman I Call Mother
During my brief time of being nomads in Jakarta, quite often, I received criticism from my inner circle, telling me that I have made a mistake by moving out of the comfort zone. When hard time hit, frequent questions they had bombarded me revive, compounding in my mind and making me believe that I did make a mistake by moving into the big city. For … Continue reading How Living a Nomad Life Led Me to Find a New Self-Image and Awareness