Notes: Brown People

Once upon a time, a Canadian personal trainer at one of Fitness Centers in Toronto asked me. "Do you know that brown people like to complain?". As an Indonesian with brown skin, I was surprised with his question. So I looked at him and answered "Do I look white to you?!". I swear.... It was the weirdest … Continue reading Notes: Brown People

Jakarta: Pasar Pocong

Selama lima tahun tinggal di Jakarta, baru beberapa bulan terakhir ini saya dolan ke Pasar Pocong, sebuah pasar tradisional di Kelurahan Menteng Atas. Hampir setiap pagi saya ke Pasar Pocong untuk  berbelanja kebutuhan sayur dan buah-buahan. Selain untuk mendapatkan sayuran dengan harga lebih murah, saya pun bisa berinteraksi dengan para pedagang dan mengetahui cerita masyarakat yang bekerja … Continue reading Jakarta: Pasar Pocong

Notes: Women’s Voices

When I published "Bule Hunter: Money, Sex and Love"  in September 2014, I received a stream of criticism in the net from many people. I would have understood that they criticized my book after they read it but they have not. They criticized it based on some media coverages. Those are including many Indonesian  women, … Continue reading Notes: Women’s Voices