"DEATHS BY SELFIE"

What’s going on in the world these days? Instant popularity leads the souls astray. Technology helps them to do what they may as if it’s the only to fill their days. Everybody wants to be seen. Excessively taking pictures of themselves, they’ve been. The road to fame is just a click or two. Hey, maybe you can do it too! It’s not just all about looking pretty. They also want all the glory. They’re more than keen on getting the world to see that they are really, really ‘somebody’. But they a...

21 May 2015, 05:38 AM
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"OH, CHARMING ABUSER!"

You buy her everything all your money can bring even that 24-carat diamond ring in hopes they’d make her heart sing. You take her to fancy places your fancy car can reach in a winning race. You show her off to those admiring faces like she’s your trophy, your most precious property. Oh, yeah. I bet you always have it your way. Everything should be under your control, they say. Obedient, you wish for her to stay. You may be perfect for some other girl who only cares for diamonds and pearls,...

19 May 2015, 03:13 AM
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"AN AUTHOR IN THE MAKING..."

A struggling author in the making. Yeah, I guess that’s just how I see myself these days. So, my very first book is finally coming out on May 25 in local bookstores. YAY! Congrats me. It’s a start for a dream come true. I’m on a brand new journey... What’s next? Keep on writing, of course. Keep looking for another job too. Unlike in some other countries, being a novelist (especially for the very first time) here doesn’t always automatically make you rich that you don’t have to keep your reg...

18 May 2015, 06:12 PM
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"SLUT-SHAMING"

Your lame effort makes me smirk, wince, and want to puke my guts out, yet I’m just sneering at your double-standard, because I know what you’re all about. It’s just your not-so-subtle way to justify your forever perverted thoughts. You say it’s part of the rules. You don’t care if it’s cruel. Imagine it’s your sister. Would you let them do that to your daughter? You say it’s all about mentality and personality. What do they have to do with one’s virginity? It’s none of your business, don’t ...

16 May 2015, 07:29 AM
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"ENOUGH."

Here we go again. I’ve never thought that once again, you did that. You just had to, didn’t you? It was your childish, irrational tantrums that had to stop. I’ve had it. We all have had it. Enough is enough. This is not the first time, and I’m afraid it won’t be the last until we put a stop to it. Right, where do I start? Damn, girl! Your drama’s getting way too old. Get over it and grow up. Move on, we’re not in high school anymore! Yeah, I got your message. Apparently, you sent that to e...

16 May 2015, 06:52 AM
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"WHEN ALL'S BEEN SAID AND DONE..."

Rome wasn’t built in a day, yet many can be destroyed in seconds. Toxic can spread from the words you say, leaving poisoned hearts rotten. What do you expect? Like instant noodles in a package? First, make up for what you personally lack. Perhaps, we can minimise the damage. Oh, yeah.... no worries. I’m also familiar with freedom of speech. You just want to be honest, like your advice is the best. In your case, freedom of speech is a one-way-street. Your only concern is ...

14 May 2015, 11:01 AM
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"YOUR PROFESSION"

I remember you and the first time we met. We were at a friend’s party at the club that night. You walked up to my side, wondering why I just stood in the corner and watched the band playing and other people dancing. I told you I just wanted to enjoy the music and the band’s performance. Besides, I’m no dancer. And soon I’d be going home anyway. Why? You asked me. I told you that I wasn’t the clubbing type, but it was an old friend’s party. Besides, I could use this experience as a writing id...

09 May 2015, 02:27 PM
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"SAVE ME!"

Save me! I didn’t know the ground would shake so badly. It was so scary. Try searching for where I might be, perhaps you could find me, even if it were just a body, and my spirit might have flown freely. Save me! I don’t know everything, you see? I was just following orders. I should’ve asked more questions. But they lied to me, while I just needed money. Now they’ve left me alone to die here. Save me! Please, just save me. Don’t let me drown to die in this slow, painful apathy. Show me tha...

09 May 2015, 03:25 AM
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"THESE HARD TIMES: SLEEPLESS NIGHTS"

There was no point in that sleepless night. Your eyes hurt under the bright sunlight. You can’t enjoy the day. All you want is a hideaway. “Why so worry?” he often asks me. “Sometimes you just need to let it be. Perhaps it will set you free.” Still, it is hard to deny. If only I could lie that everything is alright, yet my instinct keeps telling me to fight. We’re still quite far from the dreams we’ve been chasing. Don’t let them die yet, ‘though our spirits feel like sinking. Say you won’...

27 April 2015, 03:04 AM
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"THICKER THAN BLOOD?"

It’s the same old story; one that remains untold. The characters acting happy as reality remains cold. “Everything’s okay,” they always say. “It’s always just another ordinary day.” Oh, say whatever they may! I wish it weren’t so, but I guess some things can be thicker than blood. I can only be as far as I can go, even with what I’ve got. Tell me you love me. I know you always will, but how come those words sound so empty, like this numbness within that slowly kills? “You’re not making an...

20 April 2015, 12:36 PM
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"THE NIGHT THAT OPENED ME UP"

That had been one hell of a getaway. No wonder they call it The Island of Gods. It did feel like a paradise to me, eventhough temporary. It was the place where you could relax for a while, forgetting about reality behind you. Once in a while, you feel like doing something different. You know, like breaking the rules or going off your principles. Well, just a bit. It was a breezy late afternoon. My best friend Hazel Eyes and I were meeting up with his friend and former roommate – who always...

19 April 2015, 12:42 PM
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"OUR LAST SUPPER: A MOTHER'S CONFESSION"

Welcome. Come on in. I know what you’re up to. You want to know, just like everybody else. You want to know why when you look at me. Why did I do that? Why did an ordinary woman like me do such a thing? Everyone is still talking about it. It’s still the hottest news – a waiter from that restaurant...murdered. It didn’t take long for you guys to figure me out, eh? I get it. You all want to know why, so let me tell you a story. This is about a boy named Billy – and our last supper together. ...

18 April 2015, 04:23 PM
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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMY!"

Let’s forget our real problems for a while. Walk these familiar streets with our smiles. I know reality can be demanding. Let’s face it: some people might always be irritating. Let’s talk of something lighter; probably about the weather. It’s been a while since we last hung out. What have you been doing about? Do you miss him so much? Yeah, so do I...a lot. Let’s hope he’s at peace there, and he knows that we’ll always care. I may not always be around, but please remember, my heart is fore...

10 April 2015, 08:25 AM
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"WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?"

What are you afraid of? You’ve always convinced me that this is love, yet you never let me be the person I am meant to be. What are you afraid of? You say you love me for me, yet you want me to change my personality. Are you crazy? What are you afraid of? Really, what is it? Are you scared that I might grow out of you, bit by bit? Oh, I think I know what you’re actually afraid of. Your insecurity has shown me enough. That’s why you always find me so tough. I think deep down, you’re just to...

08 April 2015, 03:18 AM
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“A TRIBUTE TO JAKARTA’S COUCHSURFING WRITERS’ CLUB”

I’ve wanted to write something special for you guys as a small tribute, so here it goes: I am thankful that I’ve found this amazingly creative club called The Couchsurfing Writers’ Club in Jakarta last year. It started when I went to a rock concert with my colleague Lies and she introduced me to her friend Michele. Michele later invited me to attend this club gathering once she’d learned that I loved writing. However, it had taken me a while before I finally turned up to see them all at my ...

07 April 2015, 12:27 PM
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"THE SWEET PRINCE OF THE ISOLATED CASTLE"

The Sweet Prince has found his princess. It is believed that she is the best. There is no second guess. All there is to do is make it last. Let God do the rest. His eyes stray on The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle, wondering if she remains the lonely soul. But The Ex-Guardian just smiles, silently congratulating him through the light in her eyes. “I am not in endless misery,” that’s what she says. “Solitude has never been the killer for me. I am still living up my days.” “Let them say ...

03 April 2015, 05:34 AM
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"AFTER A YEAR OF LIVING ON MY OWN..."

It has been a year since I moved out of my family’s home. How is it going so far? It’s going great. It’s probably not much of an issue to some people in the world, but it is still quite one in this country despite the many practitioners here – most especially in urban areas. It’s even a much bigger issue if you happen to be a single woman. No kidding. No matter what you do, people will always judge you. Whatever choices that you make, they will always question and scrutinize you. In other ...

02 April 2015, 07:29 PM
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"YOURS TRULY, YOUR WARRIOR PRINCESS"

I would like to give you the world, but I don’t even own it. None of us do. Even so, you’re one of my VIPs in this universe, more than I’m just one of your kids. I wish I could do more, just for you. Don’t worry. Just believe that I am still strong enough for this. I have to hide all my mental scars again, so you’ll let me be the warrior against reality’s deadliest kiss. I’ll pretend that I don’t feel the pain. Let’s just hope the storm’s not taking too long. I’ll just fight even harder for...

30 March 2015, 02:41 AM
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"DANNY AND DELLA : NOVEMBER 2014"

DANNY: “So, Danny – tell me.” Danny looked at the curly-haired, stocky woman sitting in front of him. “Tell you what?” he challenged. The woman just stared back calmly, ready to take notes out of his statement. “Tell me about November 2014.” Danny sighed. He knew this was coming. Every time dr.Anna Nolan came, she always asked that question. Danny always gave her the same answer. He had to protect Della. His twin sister needed her. “I’ve told you what I know,” he said, gritting his teet...

29 March 2015, 05:19 PM
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"ALL OVER THE PLACE..."

How can you tell when your mind is actually all over the place? For me, I am afraid a lot. Like, for example – I have written an entry before and ended up deleting / not posting it. Why? I just didn’t feel like it. That’s all – as simple as that. So, what am I going to write about now? I’m worried about a lot of things lately, so I’ll try to push away other issues that don’t really matter. I don’t need any drama that has no relevance to me whatsoever. However, I am worried about my life n...

29 March 2015, 03:54 PM
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