let’s all meet up in the year 2000

jadi pertanyaan mereka pertama, hols, adalah apa ada yang baru dalam sastra indonesia setelah tahun 2000? aku bayangkan bakal ada 121 esei yang akan bilang: sastra saiber. tak usahlah kita permasalahkan kenapa mereka harus pakai kata menjijikkan itu, saiber, yang jelas aku bisa jamin 119 di antara mereka akan ngomong tentang bumimanusia, bungamatahari, dan blog.Continue reading “let’s all meet up in the year 2000”

BAU BEKAS ARANG BAKAR DI HANAMASA*

Bau bekas arang bakar di Hanamasamemanaskan nafsu kita.Seakan-akan harum buah pala turun dari dahan,ke haribaan. Malam yang melintasi Mahakammemang mengancam.Ada segulung majalah gratisan, katanya, dengan 6 ceritatentang lumut, jeram dan Lt. 6 Blok M Plaza 6 kiasan yang membujuk kitamengabaikan akhir, hinggakautetapkan tubuhmuke tubuhku, terus, seperti dulu. Tapi di luar teks:gultik dan kaligrafitak bisa lepaskanContinue reading “BAU BEKAS ARANG BAKAR DI HANAMASA*”

so you think your blog entry is self-indulgent

hi hank, i’ve just read all your blog entries. it’s funny how you sound kinda different to the hank i know in real life. not too different. just a little bit so. like a paint peel so. then it kinda makes me realise that maybe i’m also like that, the blog me is kinda aContinue reading “so you think your blog entry is self-indulgent”

return to sender, sender not cool enough*

dear mr. darnielle, like the best (worst?) of us, my fingers often, automaton-like, type random, stream-of-boredom, things in the google search and see what the web trap and prepare for us to consume this time. in the past two years i often type jakarta, followed by + then other things that might pass my mind:Continue reading “return to sender, sender not cool enough*”