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At the playground with Sean

The children romp around the backyard merrily. Those hopscotch-jumping, hula-twirling kids radiate a kind of bliss; the pure joy of everyday life, just through their echoing laughters from all corners, as I see and hear and feel the atmosphere.

I found an empty swing a few feet ahead, a boy ran away from the swings toward his friend who’s calling out to him from her basement: under the slide.

He got up, didn’t take too long to get himself together from all that swingin’, or probably just mesmerized by the girl’s sweet sound calling out his name – “Sean, dear! C’mere.” The heartthrob immediately steal his attention away from the moving clouds (he saw many sheeps!) he was staring at on that big, blue sky.

He ran toward her. Somewhere along the way, he tripped. He looked down on his bleeding knee – the red was running fast. Those little prickles of rocks hit him real hard. He blew away the pain hurriedly, holding back his tears. And the girl under the slide is no longer interested in the boy, for he is weak.

I stood for a while on the sandy ground beneath this swing, waiting for a moment until I’m ready to sit on it. All four corners of this old backyard surrounding me, now a void of people, makes no sense of that blissful haven each used to stand itself for.

I sat on the seat and start swinging really lightly, for fear that I might fall again.





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Apa itu CINTA?


August 2011


An insightful BBM chain message from my friend, as it attempts to define the meaning of love. Hope it brings a new shift to your thoughts on love~



Apa itu CINTA <3?

By: Michael Valentino



From an unsolicited post on Tumblr.


Apakah telapak tanganmu berkeringat, jantungmu berdetak cepat, dan suaramu tercekat saat berada di dekatnya?

Itu bukan cinta, itu SUKA.

Apakah kamu tak bisa melepaskan pandangan atau genggaman dari dirinya?

Itu buka cinta, itu NAFSU.

Apakah kamu menginginkan dia saat dia sedang tidak ada?

Itu bukan cinta, itu KESEPIAN.

Apakah kamu menerima pengakuan cintanya karena kamu tak ingin menyakitinya?

Itu bukan cinta, itu KASIHAN.

Apakah kamu ada disana karena dia memelukmu atau menggenggam tanganmu?

Itu bukan cinta, itu KETERGANTUNGAN.

Apakah kamu ingin memilikinya karena tatapan matanya membuat hatimu berdegup kencang?

Itu bukan cinta, itu TERGILA-GILA.

Apakah kamu mengatakan padanya setiap hari bahwa dialah satu-satunya yang kamu pikirkan?

Itu bukan cinta, itu DUSTA.

Apakah kamu ingin memberikan semua benda kesayanganmu untuknya?

Itu bukan cinta, itu SIKAP DERMAWAN.



True love

From an unsolicited post on Facebook.

Apakah hatimu sedih dan sakit saat dia sedang terluka, dan sebisa mungkin ingin mengobati luka hatinya?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu tertarik pada orang lain, tapi tetap setia mendampinginya tanpa pernah menyesal?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu menerima segala kesalahan dan kekurangannya karena itulah bagian dari dirinya?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu menangis saat dia sedih meskipun dia kuat?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu memaafkannya dan bersedia tetap bersamanya saat dia menyakiti?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu tetap setia apapun yang terjadi, baik saat gembira maupun sengsara?

Barulah itu cinta.

Apakah kamu bersedia memberikan hatimu, hidupmu, dan matimu untuknya?

















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Omurice オムライス

Sunday, 20 August 2011


Chicken rice splattered on tomato ketchup, then wrapped in creamy fried egg. A colorful meal to strike the appetite!



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