it’s night. and i’m listening to the magnetic fields’ 69 love songs vol. 2. there’s a mysterious body of water on the road in front of pasar cipulir. is it an oil spill? or jeremy thomas’ hair? not much traffic on cileduk raya. the formula goes (commuting, going home): 5-7, better stay at plaza senayan,Continue reading “crazy for jalan cileduk raya (but not that crazy)”
Category Archives: Ruminations
my name where
When you forget things you wonder, how could I ever remember? So I was thinking of D– and how –A’s leaving now after less than forever and of the people that were there when she came and who left after and who replaced who and who got rid of who and who never stayed. SoContinue reading “my name where”
mungkin tidak selalu harus menyimpan tenaga untuk esok hari. karena yang diperlukan sekali lagi adalah kedalaman, dan kalau mau dalam, ya harus menggali, bukan menanti.
when you start to get not an idea, but this feeling of, i know i’m feeling anxious because i’m going to write something in the next week or month, i don’t know when, but i’m going to write something, i can feel it, but i don’t know what it is yet, and there’s nothing iContinue reading “strike”
kenapa goenawan mohamad suka sekali liburan di trevi?
“Your favorite place on Earth? A village in Italy called Trevi.” – dari wawancara dengan Goenawan Mohamad di The Jakarta Post Weekender Magazine, September 2007. cf. Trevi 1. There is a museum by the city wall where daylight lays its sepia on our skin, and you, seeking me, drunken, legless, two by two. Still theContinue reading “kenapa goenawan mohamad suka sekali liburan di trevi?”
i was going to search for more street art oeuvre but i then realised i don’t have to coz i’ve got danarpramesti on my dashboard. i used to want to take up more creative things like stencilling or rollerblading but then i realised danarpramesti already did all those things and more. i don’t envy her, iContinue reading “brot”
i feel like replacing the airplane mode button on my go switch bar with something more practical like the seven zen habits of highly consumptive people i eat capitalism for breakfast
I’ve been tryin to write poetry and failin. Someone tweeted many moons ago, about being a parent: join the ranks of the vague, disoriented and always tired. I feel like that whenever I try to put digital pen on digital paper. Everything feels like it is made of glass. I had lost a project thatContinue reading “king sheriff”
boil two saucepans of water. mix with cold tap water. dip hand in water to see how hot. if yer hand hurts then the indigo dyed selvage canvas will hurt too. ember too small to add more cold water to reduce heat tho so what the hell. hell to the yo. turn vest inside out.Continue reading “duck”
Sejak kapan mulai mengoleksi plat sejak 1992, begitu pindah ke australia untuk sekolah kelas 1 sma. Kenapa plat pindah dari koleksi kaset ke koleksi plat itu seperti pindah dari biasa nonton di laptop terus nonton di bioskop. good vinyl covers are just beautiful, apalagi yang double-fold, seperti pavement’s wowee zowee. atau yang ada fancy detailsnya,Continue reading “divinyls*”