Eternal siesta*

A blank sojourn in June amongst the trotters. My soul lit, prostrate within my rapture (Close the riddle of the banks, over the rain, pure), I rail against the denouncement of ecstasy and verse. One relents enervated, expiring on the boudoir Prominent on my leave to the absurd Come with a piano voicing rave unmeasured,Continue reading “Eternal siesta*”

Laskar Pelangi Orba – a film studies thesis proposal at UvA, autumn ’09

Title: “LASKAR ORBA: Abjection Your Honour!: (police-)state-imposed self-hatred in Riri Riza’s later movies” Supervisor: Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas, MLitt Student name: Mikael Johani Student #: B6761CLQ Outline: – both Gie (2006) and Laskar Pelangi (2008) are about products of private (high)school systems, the former a student of Canisius College (CC), an elite Catholic school in JakartaContinue reading “Laskar Pelangi Orba – a film studies thesis proposal at UvA, autumn ’09”

buat liu ching-wen

su tung-p’o   bunga teratai kering tak bisa lagi memayungimu dari hujan; tinggal seranting krisan bertahan melawan embun beku. kuingin kau ingat semua hal yang indah sepanjang tahun ini, terutama sekarang, saat sitrun kuning dan limau hijau menggantung di ranting.   *diterjemahkan dari terjemahan bahasa inggris burton watson, dalam the columbia book of chinese poetry:Continue reading “buat liu ching-wen”