Yes, I am alive and kicking.
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My house in Budapest

My, my hidden treasure chest,

Golden grand piano

My beautiful Castillo

You

Ooh, you

Ooh, ADIVIDO

(actually it’s I’d leave it all)

 

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunboat by Little Suns

"One apple, one palm fruit, 

thirty pounds stewed dog-root

Three children play loudly

along a sound valley…”

Got it from the k-drama It’s Okay, That’s Love or It’s Okay, It’s Love. Currently, I am obsessed with its amazing list of background music (plus the cast and cinematography).

It’s a bit rare for k-drama to feature many foreign musician but boy does the one in charge of music in this drama does it good. 

"The Street Life of Ho Chi Minh City"

Two years ago, me and my friends went to HCMC for our first group-travelling journey. One of the reason I found appealing about HCMC is its hectic street life. It was huddled, there are many pasar tumpah, and sometimes downright scary particularly when we tried to cross the street. But at the same time it felt homey, those vibrant crowd are so akin to many that we got here in Indonesia.

Vietnam and Indonesia are both new emerging country in terms of economy. Both countries located in South East Asia and are members of ASEAN, an up and coming sexy integrating market, and both bolstering economic growth for the past few years. But both also have citizens that fight each and everyday with blood and sweats to earn a bit more money, a bit more education, and a bit more future happiness. 

What I saw as same rush hour boisterous, chaotic, and jam-packed street in HCMC and many cities in Indonesia mirrored the fight that has to be fought by both countries’ citizens. We want some more money and we want more education to secure our future happiness. And everyday we stuck ourselves for many amount of minutes or even hours in the street. We are a crowd of everyday-life’s fighter, an army of our being, and a grass-root backbone of our countries’ emerging economic growth. 

And I sense some of camaraderie in there, those lively street life of HCMC, as I am also one of those fighters in Indonesia.

"Let Fall"

be those drop of vivid paint

or my soul to the vast ocean

another memoirs in the beautiful Tanah Papua

"…young people are supposed to be the lenses through which we see ourselves living beyond this life…" - Hannibal in ‘Savoureux’ Episode

I remember through the eyes of the camera

with them, “Young People”, as one of the lenses

This time, I re-learned

for the future to be bright promises and not threat

education should be the assurance

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden (via bookmania)

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