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Happiness and The ‘Tiger Cage’

My friends have told me, the place that I want to pursue my dream is a very uncomfortable place. Knowing their experiences and hearing what they said, I can imagine how hard it is, to be there, as if I would come in to a tiger cage. Can you imagine? Someone who wants to be there has to pay thousands or hundreds million rupiahs, but after that she or he has no more time left for their families even for themselves. Even worse, divorce rates, stressed, and depresion increase among…

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Miss You So

I woke up You were not there Didn’t know why There was a pang There was a frightening There was a longing In my heart Couldn’t imagine If you and me have to be apart I will miss you I even miss you so Now. Diemen, 10 March 2010 When my beloved one, goes for a while.

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and in The End

“When mortals are alive, they worry about death. When they’re full, they worry about hunger. Theirs is the Great Uncertainty. But sages don’t consider the past. And they don’t worry about the future. Nor do they cling to the present. And from moment to moment they follow the Way.” ( Bodhidharma quotes) Yesterday, I had a Grey day. Then, my husband sent me this quote and I was touched. It reminded me not to worry about the future and to enjoy the present time, moment to moment. I’m learning to…

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Make a list of your obsession

“Make a list of your obsession,” said Natalie Goldberg on ‘Writing Down the Bones and I agree with her. Although sometimes, I couldn’t write all of my obsessions, but make a list can make me keep writing. My obsession now is to write in English about everything I want. After writing two short essays, I think it is nice to write about something more personal in English because I get a feeling that if I write in this language, just few people will be interested to read my writing (for…

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Will It Be Wonderful in The End?

I’m crying, again. Everybody said that I’m a  happy person, always cheerful and my live is perfect. But nobodies know about my sorrow, my problems and what I feel, except my husband of course.  I always said to my husband,”If my husband is not you, maybe I have got depressed and ran away from this country.” Even though I didn’t have money to go back to my homeland, probably I could do anything to leave my husband, to fly away as far as I can. Fortunately, God gives me a…

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Why Do I Write?

“Why do I write? Why do I write? Why do I write?,” Just like a bee buzzing around flowers, this question come up to my mind ever and ever again, wherever I am. Yes, Why do I write? Isn’t it odd? I have been writing for several years, but I never ask this question, this fundamental question. This question keep bothering me since somebody suggested me to ask my self about it. Then, in a lovely evening, when my children was playing around me and my husband was working in…

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When Eleventh Comes

When eleventh comes, beyond tenth, our heart’s joy When eleventh comes, cudlle us, our lips smile When eleventh comes, wake us up, our soul flies

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