Living Without Regrets

Death is the unbeatable ghost, always creeping ever closer. A few days ago, it hit me closely again – I found out that one of my friends from high school had passed away. This post is partly inspired by him, but also encompasses many other thoughts in my mind...

Jakarta is Writing

In my last post about Indonesia, I wrote Had I not been there, Jakarta would still have gone on, and the city wouldn’t have noticed. It was a one-way path – the city and country making a deep, intractable impression on me, but me leaving little impression on Jakarta....

Inspiration – Shut up and Write

It’s been three years since I first went to a Shut up and Write meetup in San Francisco. The meeting was at Crossroads Cafe, near the Embarcadero. Immediately upon entering, I was astounded. It was a wonderful place, spacious, with a small bookstore, and an...

The New York City Attitude

After a year, I’ve synthesized it down. What it is that I don’t like about New York. My normal caveat, of course, that this only applies to me. My dislike of NY doesn’t mean you have to dislike it to. Strangely, I’ve found many New Yorkers...

Time and Memories

Time flows unevenly. It’s pace depends on one’s place, locale, and also on oneself. Buddhist teaching says that time can be observed in its most subtle, tiny vibration from within your own body. Your state, your soul, strongly effects how time flows...

Press Conference – Jakarta Style

This is a bit outdated – but fun nontheless! Enjoy. — Everyone was going – and, of course, I was invited. Kehati was participating in a press conference to announce a partnership with Indonesian online gaming company UniPin. Essentially, UniPin would...