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“Are you okay?” “Yeah.” “Are you sure?” “No, but I’ll get by.” Perhaps this conversation is familiar to you. Maybe you’ve been one of them – or just another bystander witnessing it all. However, ...


Be grateful that I’ve kept quiet as you blab to every pair of ear who probably refuse to hear your sob stories your endless miseries your unfulfilling company yours all yours you, you, you… of co...


Life is one hell of a rollercoaster ride or an open road…or whatever you’d like to call it. Basically, it’s the same thing. It offers possibilities, but only nothing still lasts forever. It’s nor...


You demand to be the centre of your lover’s attention as if she’s not allowed a life of her own It’s the double standard of the one feeling more entitled as you treat others like some backup pla...


How do you see yourself every day? How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Do you like what you see, so far at least? The harsh truth is, we can be such fools by doing one of these two (2) t...


“Oh, I am so ordinary.” Is that what you see, right there in the mirror? Can’t you be something more? You think you know you. That’s not what you do. You invent different personalities. You fabri...


If many people love “Kiss From A Rose”, then my favourite Seal song is “Don’t Cry”. It is one of the ballad tracks that has a calming effect on me. I listen to it a lot at certain times. Not just...


I’m enjoying my silence as you fall I could do the dance and amuse them all No, I’m staying still waiting for the news before going in for the kill leaving you with all the blues I know what you’...


“He’s a cold-hearted snake Look into his eyes Uh-oh, he’s been telling lies…” (“Cold-hearted Snake” by. Paula Abdul) I used to listen to that song a lot as a kid. (Yes, I am that old!) I’d enjoy...


He’s a fairy tale come true a prince charming, only for you The sunny days with him have kept you from going grim You believe he’s a soulmate Both of you, together by fate all full of love, no ha...


“You’re way too nice. That’s your problem. No wonder people make a fool out of you.” “Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.” These days, many might agree to both statements above. As cruel a...


They say falling in love is like this: You think of them and cannot breathe A day without them, what you’d rather miss Love and longing, what you continue to bleed They say heartache means to suf...


You miss your fasting month. It’s over a month behind you now. It’s been a great cover to calm you down, like it always is. Once it’s gone, you go back to facing your old demons. People who conti...


You can never stop time but there’s an illusion of a pause Turn off the phone Close all the windows Lock all your doors Lie down Keep your eyes shut Stay calm Breathe Keep your mind in one: You. ...


This is not the first time I heard complaints regarding Indonesia’s “Galau” (Maudlin) Culture. Some say that’s how the Malay influence has always been, overly sentimental. People here always pref...


I have to keep reminding myself: There are still worse heartbreaks than just breaking up or being cheated on. It’s always much closer than we often remember. Hopefully, we’re also not the ones ta...


We’re not in school anymore but grown-ups for sure although some are adults only by the digits of their age but with such questionable attitude No, I don’t take backstabbers seriously They’re no ...


What if I tell you that we’re not always the same person(ality) in people’s eyes? Even we see ourselves differently to how they see us. It’s normal and natural. It happens all the time, although ...


Hey. It’s the new me. This time, no mercy. I’ve had enough, you see? Brand new armour Thicker than before More solid, for sure What for? To cast away all monsters Never come back Don’t you dare t...


Have I ever told you that the beasts aren’t always ugly? Sometimes they are very, very handsome. They look more like charming princes than monsters. When they talk, they sound so convincing that ...


I read your sweet words on the screen enough what I’ve seen I bet you wish you were there right where she’s always been She’s had her head in the clouds She’s in love with you, no doubt I’m sure ...


I read your sweet words on the screen enough what I’ve seen I bet you wish you were there right where she’s always been She’s had her head in the clouds She’s in love with you, no doubt I’m sure ...


I’ve been getting ‘signs’ from the universe lately. No, I’m not talking about something superstitious or scary. Spiritual, yes. Religious? Hmm, let’s not get ourselves too far ahead here. Anyway,...


I can write about all the things I find alright I’ll let you think this is about you Aww, don’t get so touchy What makes you tick oh-so-easily? There many other topics I can write about I know pe...


It’s a common, annual thing for most people in Jakarta to go out of town during Eid holiday. Some are to see their relatives back home. Some just want to get away. For those who can’t, don’t, or ...