Ramadan Talk

I was asked to write a text for an interreligious Iftar last week. That´s why it´s exceptionally in german. So this blog can be finally be called trilingual. (Maybe I could add some other languages…). It´s actually not the version I presented at that evening but closer to the original one. (The text was edited a few times to fit into the framework of the event.)

Warum fasten Muslime?
Eine vielgestellte Frage.
Eine Vielzahl von Antworten. … More Ramadan Talk

Going to the woods / A day out with the kids

The last week I had probably the happiest days in the last several… maybe month. Why? Bukan karena ketemu doi (emang ada doi? Ya tergantung definisi sih). Atau mungkin juga karena ketemu doi

I went to my parents home for the weekend and on one day there was a pengajian[1] (or sohbet in turkish), where I met again with my three beloved kiddos (the children of my mother´s friend that I know since their birth and I used to take care of sometimes) after I haven´t seen them for several month. … More Going to the woods / A day out with the kids

Cinta itu hoax? –Love is a lie?

(Indonesian and English translation)
We once got a task in school (in Indonesia) where we should define „What is love?“ (sounds like a title of a song –what it actually is). For me a quiet weird question to talk about as a school task. We were split into groups of boys and girls and should discuss about the question and our opinion´s towards it.
“Love are words…” was the first answer of a boy´s group.

I couldn´t agree. If love would only be expressed by words it would be worthless, without value. Just a human´s creation.
“Love is a lie” was the next statement. … More Cinta itu hoax? –Love is a lie?

A Love Letter

*This is going to be a bilingual post. If you don´t understand one part just skip it (or try to translate).

Hai kamu,

Apa kabar kamu jauh disana? Sudah lama tidak berjumpa. Aku mau nyampaikan sesuatu kepadamu.
Ga tau mau mulai dari mana. Daripada bikin ribet langsung to the point aja.
Aku merinduimu. Sangat. … More A Love Letter

Kehilangang focus

Actually I should be working on my study assignment right now. But my thoughts are just too far away at the moment to focus on things like study work. So instead of starring at the display or rather stalking instagram or old pictures that won´t improve the situation, I decided to write. Not what I am supposed to write but at least there is an output even though it´s not the output needed right now. This really won´t be something productive. So if you want to spend your time for something useful, don’t read this. … More Kehilangang focus

Film Review: Flipped

So today something not that deep like otherwise. Semester is coming to an end what means: a lot of work to do. But because everyone needs a break sometimes I decided to take some time for watching “Flipped” again, probably the seventh time, after some years. The reason I watched this one so often: It is my favourite movie. At first look you might think “Just another teenage-love-story”. But it is a lot more than that. You can get so much out of it. And it´s definitely not a common “teenage love film”.
A little spoiler because this was what made me first like the film: there is no kissing scene. Instead they end up planting a tree. What can be cuter? And sustainable at the same time! … More Film Review: Flipped

Dia ko lucu

Satu cerita lucu dimana “lucu” adalah kata utama. Why? Just read: Ini mungkin bisa dibilang pengalaman pertamaku dengan “rasa suka”. Ketika kelas 1 SD. No, bukan aku yang suka. Sebaliknya, ada yang suka… iya sama aku (sampai hari ini aku ga ngerti gimana itu bisa terjadi.) Jadi gini, tiap hari pulang sekolah aku ke semacam … More Dia ko lucu

Kenapa aku suka sama dia?

Kalau orang nanya: “Nisa lagi suka sama siapa?“ Aku pasti jawab: “Ga suka sama siapa-siapa. Kalau suka sama orang paling sebagai teman aja.” Lalu reaksi teman-teman seperti “Ah bosan” “Yah gitu doang jawabnya” “Masa ga suka sama siapa siapa” dan semacem itu.

Mungkin kalian sekarang mikir. “Terus Nisa ga pernah suka sama seseorang?” Pernah ko. Dan suka sama orang tersebut kurang lebih 4 tahun. Let´s say my first crush.
Tapi ga pernah dekat. … More Kenapa aku suka sama dia?