I step out of Ethiopian Air Boeing 757 to be welcomed by warm sunshine, colorful flowers, and a building, not too big, proudly bearing “Kamuzu International Airport”. Welcome to Malawi! 😀 I take my first on the land of this country, full of contentment. A part of a dream has come true. A shuttle bus awaits us in front of the plane steps, just to … Continue reading Welcome to Malawi
I’ve traveled southward across the Mediterranean Sea. After 6 hours’ flight, I arrived in the ‘political capital of Africa’: Addis Ababa. I remember well how I perceived Africa during my childhood. I knew Africa as Ethiopia, South Africa, Madagascar, Sahara Desert, wilderness, and The Lion King. South Africa is Nelson Mandela and gold, Madagascar is lemur, Sahara is hottest place on Earth (Africa is extremely hot in … Continue reading Ethiopia: First Reminder on Perception
Today is my last day in Italy. After a full month’s waiting, I can finally proceed to the next step of my adventure. Where I am going and what I will be doing is a longer story. So I will save it for later. For the time being, I can gratefully say that I am leaving. I’m not saying that I dislike this country, not … Continue reading A Presto.
I come from the country with the most Muslim population in the world. But since the end of last year I’ve been living in another side of the world, where another belief is majorly practiced. This is not my first time fasting outside my home country, but this is indeed the first time doing it in another country for a full month. Fasting here, in … Continue reading This Year, Ramadhan is Something New
Accidentally caught some lyrics of this song when it was playing in my shuffled playlist. And – wow – it’s me. Duffy – Distant Dreamer Writers: Aimee Ann Duffy ; Bernard Butler Although you think I cope My head is filled with hope Of some place other than here Although you think I smile Inside and all the while I’m wondering about my destiny I’m … Continue reading Song of My Life
Entah kenapa, pagi-pagi buta begini muncul keinginan menulis soal salah satu hal yang saya cintai. Kecintaan yang beberapa tahun terakhir terkubur. Bikin kangen. Kecintaan itu adalah: teater. Awal Mula Saya mulai mengenal teater sejak kelas 5 SD. Saat itu saya bersama salah satu sahabat saya iseng ikut ekstrakurikuler Drama. Pada pertemuan perdana saat itu kira-kira ada 15 peserta yang berkumpul. Seperti umumnya anggota ekskul seni … Continue reading Tentang Teater